Interviews

More From Nikita Mugi, a Kenyan Mangaka

Nikita Mugi is a talented Kenyan mangaka whose knowledge, expertise, and passion for manga is evident 🙂 Today, we continue our interview with him. Enjoy!

(Read the first part of the interview here.)

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Interviews

Kenyan Mangaka: Nikita Mugi

I hope you’re all having a lovely 2016! After a (longer than intended) break for the holidays, The Wondercores are back! We hope you missed us as much as we missed you 🙂

We’re starting off the year with an interview with Nikita Mugi, yet another talented Kenyan mangaka (we featured Shin a couple of months ago). This interview has been in the works for weeks but unfortunately life and then the holidays got in the way. Sincere apologies to Mugi-san for taking so long to publish this! 🙁

Let’s get started!

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Anime, Culture

Japanese References in Films and TV

One of the most exciting thing for me while watching a TV series or movie is coming across a reference to something I’m interested in. I get that nerdy tingly feeling when I discover an easter egg, understand an obscure detail in the plot or hear a line or dialogue in a language I’m learning or one that is my native tongue. *cues moment in Star wars: Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens when Kikuyu is spoken*

Japanese culture is a very essential part of pop culture in the 21st century and as such there are a lot of references to Japan and Japanese culture in movies and TV shows these days. Here are some of my favourite references from TV shows and movies that I absolutely love and the fact that they have that bit of Japanese touch makes them all the more special for me.

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