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How to become big in Japan

Added a new agency for movie work in Japan, Frame-In

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Game of Thrones - March to War: Who pulls the puppet strings - Major Spoilers

Sei-G and his wood block Game Of Thrones series

Sei-G and his wood block Game Of Thrones series

Sei-G a Game of thrones fan made these awesome art pieces made in the style of traditional Japanese woodblock painting. Check out more of his art at redbubble.com

duel between Robert Baratheon and Rhaegar Targaryen

Sei-G:”This is the iconic duel between Robert Baratheon and Rhaegar Targaryen that preceded the series by seventeen years. Instead of a war hammer, Robert wields a Kanabō, a club-like samurai bludgeoning weapon. His antlered helmet is…

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The Rain Isn’t Working

The Rain Isn’t Working

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The Japanese do not handle the rain very well.

“It’s going to stop.”

“What is?”

“The rain. The rain’s going to stop. Any minute now.”

A thunder-clap absolutely rolls across the dark grey sky covering Tokyo and I look up at it from my seat on the balcony.

“Maybe you should say that again. I don’t think it heard you.” Another bolt of lightning and the sudden thunder; right above us but a little…

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Maps of Game of Thrones

Maps of Game of Thrones

Lately I’ve been getting into the Game of Thrones (GoT) Universe.  I love the intrigue and scope of the series and more and more people seem to be catching on.  The growth and popularity of the show is incredible with the amount of legitimate viewers increasing each episode.  In addition to people watching on HBO, Game of Thrones is also the most torrented show in history.

Recently I started to…

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The Tokyo Execution Grounds

The Tokyo Execution Grounds

beheading at kodenmacho
cleaning up after decapitation

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We’ve talked about other haunted Japanese hot spots in the past but I came across an excellent breakdown of the 3 great execution grounds of  Tokyo over at the Japan This blog.

Japan has a long history of capital punishment and thousands of people were put to death usually by beheading but they were also big proponents of death by fire and crucifixions. According to the Japan…

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These Russian kids are crazy.  Even with a gun pulled on them they don’t care

FACEPUNCH: How to power low kick (without snapping your shit up))

FACEPUNCH: How to power low kick (without snapping your shit up))

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How to power low kick (without snapping your shit up)

One of the staples of kickboxing is the low round house kick to the opponents leg. It hurts. Man, it really hurts.  This is why it’s so often employed and has been used to topple many a would be boxer turned kickboxer.

Recently, however, there has been a lot of speculation about the use of this technique in the light of two high-profile…

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Original Oil Painting of Bubbles and his Kitties on the Iron Throne sold on Ebay for $676.66

Original Oil Painting of Bubbles and his Kitties on the Iron Throne sold on Ebay for $676.66