Click the link below to read the rest of this intriguing story, readers! From Zero to Hero- Saburō Sakai-The Samurai of the Skies Feb 26, 2019 Billy Moncure, Guest Author With over 60 victories and over 20 confirmed kills, Saburō Sakai was a legend among Japanese pilots. Not only was his record of victories remarkable, … Continue reading The Eastern Ace
Yesterday I joined Anthony Marchetta on the Superversive Livestream to discuss anime, the Pulp Revolution, and the pulp tales of yore. We spoke about many other topics as well. It was a fun two hours, readers! There were some technical difficulties with the stream, and we went silent or at least too low to hear … Continue reading Bulletin: A Return to the Superversive Livestream!
I think the title says it all. Click the link to learn more, readers: ‘Those are Japanese planes!’ By John Raughter NOV 20, 2020 A rising sun was the first sign to Sterling R. Cale that something was off. But rather than the sun, it was Mars, the god of war, that became his uninvited and … Continue reading He Saw Years of War….
Many forget that when times are tough cash is a great asset. When the world goes crazy, hard currency can open doors which will remain firmly shut otherwise. That is why people throughout history have buried coins and other valuables in their backyards or kept them in hidden nooks in the houses, since they can … Continue reading Treasured Discovery in the Land of the Rising Sun
Nope, this isn’t sushi, readers. The dishes described in this fascinating article are all from the Ainu tradition. An ethnic minority in Japan, the Ainu’s history is long and storied. But they are generally not well-received by other denizens in the Land of the Rising Sun. There are efforts being made to improve the Ainu … Continue reading Exotic Cuisine in…Tokyo?
One that should help you write that fight scene you have been wrestling with, future authors! Take a look at this demonstration on how to disarm a sword-wielding opponent with nothing but a rope – ninja style! Ninja Rope Fighting Technique - Rope vs Sword https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4meBZnP2c8
Details of the fighting in the Pacific Theater during World War II are not well recalled in public memory, especially these days. The most recent films to deal with the subject are Midway*, Unbroken*, and Hacksaw Ridge*. But even these excellent films do not necessarily capture the entirety of events which occurred in the Pacific. … Continue reading Honor in War
While researching an anime series she has come to enjoy titled Kabaneri no Koutetsujou (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress), this author was introduced to an important interview with the show’s creator. Araki Tetsuro, who worked on landmark series such as Death Note, was interviewed by Sugoi Japan about his new series in 2017. He began … Continue reading “To Be Loved by the Audience”
No, I have not begun watching the Demon Slayer anime. While I have nothing against it, my schedule only permits me to have a set number of anime to watch. At the moment, there is no room for Demon Slayer. There is, however, enough room to marvel at the beautiful blade pictured below. One of … Continue reading A REAL Demon Slayer!
Proposals today have become fairly elaborate endeavors. Now paying to have the name of one’s beloved written in the sky isn’t enough; men have put themselves in Disney movies and spelled out “will you marry me” with Christmas lights. But as the story below demonstrates, this is not a totally new trend: This Army wife's … Continue reading Now That Is a Dress!