- John has been on an NES gaming kick and it led to us digging up these vintage Legend of Zelda commercials. I don’t know what’s better, these 4Kids-directed rapping kids in America, or this Michael Jackson-style flashmob in Japan. (Read all about the making of the latter, including the exact dance moves, here.)
- Fellow otaku journalist Colette Bennett interviewed Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and described her as “a cute bird” in a Facebook post, which sounds exactly like I picture her. Also shared by Colette—What’s Behind Japan’s Obsession With Cuteness?
- Remember the guy who did that addictive One Punch Man English cover? (If no, dare you to listen to it just once.) He’s now released a My Hero Academia English cover that’s just as good. Now I can sing along!
- Nathan wrote about the unique experience of being an indie game developer with ADD, or as he calls it, “a hyper mind.” I’m excited for part 2 of this series.
- Pokémon Go has gotten me out of my house and walking a lot more than usual. But is it leaving disabled players behind? A disabled player discusses ways to make it more accessible. HT Zoe.
- Adam argues against backstories in comics in his uniquely philosophical writing style. Does seeing a character’s background, he argues, change the way that in the present?
- Joseph Luster interviewed the creator and director of Mob Psycho 100, which seems to be summer’s most promising anime. A highlight: “I wrote the manga, but it’s like I’m experiencing Mob Psycho for the first time with the anime.”
Image of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu via.