Shannon McNaught

Shannon is originally from New Hampshire in the USA, the land of lots of trees and moose. A love of Japanese music inspired her to study Japanese, and after a year of study abroad during university, she decided to move to Tokyo in 2014. She’s been working, rocking out, and exploring Japan ever since. Shannon currently works as an English teacher and freelance translator. She also manages her own Visual kei news site (linked below). Despite having a wealth of knowledge about more recent music, her ultimate favorite bands tend to hail from the 90’s. Shannon will be happy if you give her tea, pizza, or a cat.

All Stories by Shannon McNaught

Olympic figure skaters cosplay as game characters in new Magia Record commercial 【Video】

It turns out that Olympic medalists aren’t only amazing at sports – they’re also great cosplayers.

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The surprising source of the Ohmus’ voices in Ghibli’s Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

You’d never guess how the sound effect for an Ohmu’s voice was produced.

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Fate/Grand Order anime game will head to conventions in the USA for a tour this spring!

Experience more than just the game in your town.

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Hamster chills out in mandarin orange skin, looks adorable 【Video】

If I saw this inside my mikan, I don’t think I’d be angry.

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Ruined Doraemon doll is repaired by friend in heartwarming story

It’s amazing what a little TLC from a friend can do for your childhood memories.

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Meet Japan’s adorable otter YouTuber, Chiitan!【Video】

Are you this adorable sleeping in a tiny futon?

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One Piece announces Tony Tony Chopper bridal rings, DIY jewelry service

One Piece and accessory store U-Treasure had two awesome announcements just in time for the holiday season.

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How we enjoyed Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea’s Christmas parades

What better way to celebrate Christmas than in the Land of Dreams?

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Terrifying and mysterious missing-person poster found in Tokyo neighborhood

Have you seen a person with soulless eyes lately? They could be anywhere from four to 20 feet tall.

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Sturgeons in Japanese village outnumber human population, used as marketing strategy

Sometimes, the best way to get your message across is with humor. Fish humor.

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Attack on Titan laundry detergent on sale in Japan for a limited time!

Who can aid you in doing “laundry with no regrets” better than Captain Levi?

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New iPhone XS commercial features a tricked-out “dekotora” truck with a tear-jerking story

It’s not just about being flashy – it’s also about serving others.

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Founder of Japanese supermarket chain arrested on charges of receiving prostitution revenue

Would you still shop here knowing what you know now?

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate commercials feature super catchy song【Video】

You may think you’re already pumped for the release of Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on December 7, but you’re not truly prepared until you can sing this jingle.

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Junon Super Boy Contest finalist wows the Internet with his beauty

He’s like a pretty boy manga come to life.

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Tokyo Disney Parks’ Christmas menus include Jack Skellington sandwich!

If you’ve ever wanted to eat Jack Skellington’s face, now is the time to do it.

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Japan’s Camoufla-view products help you slack off with your smartphone in secret!

No more suffering through those long and boring meetings…until someone recognizes what you’re holding.

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Godzilla and Gundam battle in awesome collaboration video!【Video】

Did you know that Gundam can repel Godzilla’s heat ray? We sure didn’t.

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Abandoned subway station in Tokyo open to the public for a limited time!

Whether you like trains or really old buildings, you’ll want to check out this limited-time attraction in Tokyo.

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Taiwanese cook makes amazing replicas of Japanese characters out of food

Sure, you can do a pretty good doodle of Gudetama, but can you make Gudetama gyoza?

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