(Other considered titles: Japanese Culture Shock, Weeaboot Camp)
I really enjoy reading Topher Cantler's writing. However, there's a problem, one that I just realised only a day or two ago.
I don't actually know what the hell he's talking about half the time. This is due to the fact that I am basically completely ignorant of Japanese pop culture in general. I figure playing through The World Ends With You and getting 3/4 of the way into Okami doesn't count towards "Knowing stuff about the place it's set." I was wondering is you intelligent people in Forum Land could help me out in explaining what's worth knowing about in terms of anime, jrpgs, and the like. Thanks.