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Pika-CHU! An interview with Ikue Otani, the voice of Pikachu

Posted by Glenn Kardy at

You might not know her name. You probably wouldn’t recognize her face. But if Ikue Otani were to speak just one simple word, you’d immediately know who she is. “Pika-CHU!” That’s right; Otani is the voice of everyone’s favorite Pokemon character, Pikachu. As one of Japan’s most in-demand seiyuu, or voice actors, Otani has brought dozens of anime characters to life.

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All Aboard the Sardine Express

Posted by Elle Chu at

 

I’d been warned about the craziness that is the morning rush hour in Japan, but I definitely underestimated its severity. As a student in Boston, I’ve experienced the 5 o’clock rush to get home — everybody just wants to relax and fill their tummies with some warm dinner — so I thought I was well-prepared for the Japanese subways.

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Nice to Meet Chu!

Posted by Elle Chu at

Ichii Farm in Kiyose

Hello! My name is Elle Chu, and I’m interning with Manga University for this fall semester. As a native Californian, seasonal Boston inhabitant and current Japanese expat, I’ve been doing a lot of traveling lately. Time and time again, I am reminded of how big the world actually is, and how there are so many different cultures living inside it of it!

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