Fall in Love With Kiki's Delivery Service All Over Again With This New Translation of the Original Novel
Studio Ghibli fans are well familiar with Hayao Miyazaki’s 1989 film Kiki’s Delivery Service, about a young witch who flies to a new town for a series of adventures. But have you ever read the book that inspired the movie? Emily Balistrieri’s brand-new translation of Eiko Kadono’s 1985 fantasy story is out today, and…
In 2000, after a pair of PlayStation games that were more science fiction than swords and sorcery, I wanted a Final Fantasy that skewed heavily towards classic fantasy fare. Final Fantasy IX, released on July 7, 2000, in Japan, was exactly the game I was looking for.
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First revealed last Summer with an intended release to coincide with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Sony’s wearable personal air conditioner is finally available for sale to help you battle the summer heat when you occasionally step outside to brave the sun’s rage and the ongoing pandemic.
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