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    Baki Hanma returns in new Netflix anime series

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 02/01/2019

    » Well-known among fans around the world for its hot-blooded, epic martial arts battles and out-of-the-world muscle-bound fighting, Baki, one of Japan's most iconic action mangas, is celebrating the franchise's 25th anniversary with the return of the brand-new show for a new Netflix anime series. The anime premiered in Japan in the summer of 2018, and now Netflix is releasing it worldwide with a total of 26 episodes, split into two seasons.

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    Celebrate a Japanese summer at EmQuartier

    Life, Published on 10/07/2019

    » A 5m-tall Maneki Neko and his lucky family will be standing tall at the Quartier Parc of EmQuartier to welcome lovers of all things Japanese to "EmQuartier Japan Remix", which takes place from tomorrow until July 21.

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    A classic's latest incarnation

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 15/09/2017

    » Like all entertainment franchises that have ever been described as phenomenal, Death Note has had no shortage of adaptations. Born as a 12-volume Japanese manga series (2003-2006), Death Note has since been adapted into an anime series, five live-action Japanese films, a TV drama and a musical.

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    Sisters are doin' it for themselves

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 22/06/2017

    » Call it teen power. Or the epitome of kawaii culture. Or a great marketing idea. Some may also detect a strange, Lolita-tinted vibe. But with their own TV, anime and manga series, as well as the record for "highest selling musical act in Japan in terms of singles sold", AKB48, with 48 members, are a long-standing Japanese idol girl-group known for their super-cute style and catchy tunes. It has been described as a national phenomenon in its country of origin, with a devoted fanbase that has followed the band's songs and merchandise since its inception over a decade ago in 2005.

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    Chit Phumisak, on stage

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 07/09/2017

    » Splashing Theatre returns to the stage with Teenage Wasteland: Summer, Star And The (Lost) Chrysanthemum, a play inspired by the life and work of Chit Phumisak. At times moving, at times frustratingly obscure, Thanaphon Accawatanyu's ambitious new creation makes a subtle statement about institutional violence against Thai youth and political dissidents.

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    Thai and Japanese pop idols unite

    Life, Published on 02/11/2017

    » Thailand's girl-idol group Sweat16 will be sharing the stage with leading singers from Japan during the "Sweat16! Tokyo Connection 2017 powered by MCIP" concert at Asiatique The Riverfront, Charoen Krung Road, on Nov 11 at 4pm.

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    Buddhism for children

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 04/09/2012

    » Cartoon character amulets & wall paintings, part of one temple's approach to get children interested in Buddhism & its teachings.

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    What's next on Netflix

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 14/12/2018

    » Netflix has taken over all of our lives and we've sat back and welcomed it. "Netflix and chill" is now meant in the literal sense rather than being used as a euphemism back in the day i.e. a year or so ago. With the recent boom of the streaming service, it's no surprise that they show no signs of stopping. Having released a huge amount of new content this year, they also announced exciting releases for 2019 at the "What's Next" event at Singapore recently, with series from Thailand, too.

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    I want it all!

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 30/03/2020

    » As the amount of those infected with Covid-19 continues to rise, one of the best ways the general public can help limit the spread of the virus is to stay at home and practise social distancing. To make this seemingly indefinite self-isolation and working-from-home period more enjoyable, it's time to make use of streaming platforms to pass our time. Here are five platforms for you to start binge-watching your favourite shows:

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    Anime festival at Siam Paragon

    Life, AKIN, Published on 20/07/2016

    » Fans of pop culture should not miss Anime Festival Asia Thailand (Afath), one of Thailand's largest Japanese anime and pop culture events, to be held from Aug 19-21 at the Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon department store.

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