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How to Start Learning Japanese

Posted by Tomas & Sebastian on

Learning Japanese is intense. Even figuring out where to begin can be overwhelming. We have put together a small guide on how to start learning Japanese, based on our experiences.

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Paying our Respects to Nujabes

Posted by Tomas & Sebastian on

In June of this year we took a two-week trip to Japan. We one-bagged it (for you fellow light travellers out there) and had a great time. We spent most of the trip exploring Shikoku and Kyushu, with a few days at the end in Tokyo. Now that it's been a few months since our trip, we thought we'd share a story from our time in Japan that relates to who we are as a company. We're both fans of Shinichiro Watanabe, and a number of his series have inspired our designs, such as the Swordfish and Bang from Cowboy Bebop. For both of us,...

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Anime NYC 2018

Posted by Tomas & Sebastian on

This year we got a vendor booth at Anime NYC, New York City's largest anime, manga, and Japanese pop-culture convention. This was a major milestone for us, as our last convention was Toronto's Anime North. At Anime North, we had a table as a part of the Nominoichi - the fan-run anime flea market. It's a short four-hour event where con-goers can sell their own merchandise including figures, posters, anime, manga, cosplay items and much, much more. The flea market at Anime North was our first real foray into the anime convention scene, and a great way to get our toes wet. In...

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Substitution Jutsu

Posted by Sebastian Ko on

When we wanted to do another Naruto-inspired design we knew we had to do something just as iconic. What was something that any fan of the series would instantly recognize? But also, something subtle and minimal - so that it would just look like a cool design to someone who hadn’t seen the show.

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Crests & Emblems

Posted by Tomas Flecker on

Take Hiroshima for example - the flag is a stylized katakana of ヒ (hi) , and Kagoshima is stylised map of the prefecture, with Sakurajima in the center -- pretty nifty stuff!