Instead of returning to her command couch as she usually did to emphasize she expected orders to be followed, she remained where she was.
And manhandling her as her earlier captors had, he shoved her through a portal and then thrust something small and hard into her hands.
Hanami (cherry blossom viewing) "season" (it only lasts a week) is a fantastic time to be in Japan. Enjoyed across the nation by young and old alike, it is a festive occasion that has been passed down from generation to generation for some 12 centuries.
"I'm not sure yet; I'm working on it. It's fat data, whatever it is." A whisk of Deshel's hand threw a graph above his console.
The countdown is on until the release of Hollywood's big-budget action-thriller adaptation of Shirow Masamune's Ghost in the Shell. Both highly-anticipated and highly-reviled, the movie has become the epicenter of long threads on various social media sites. Much of the hype surrounds the intensity and beauty of the special effects and hope for an interesting storyline, while derision centers on the casting of Scarlett Johansson as Motoko Kusanagi (renamed "Mira"), the protagonist. Equally understand-able is the trepidation that some fans feel considering what a strong presence "the Major" – as she is referred to by fans and her underlings alike – has throughout the franchise.
Everyone loves to celebrate something, and the Japanese are no different, but a few Japanese companies and organizations have taken this to a whole new level. In an effort to promote a product or event, they petition the Japan Anniversary Association for certification. Perhaps the most well-known of these in the West are White Day (3/14) and Pocky Day (11/11).