If you're into the ancient world or the Greco-Roman era like I am, this book is for you. Thermae Romae, or Roman Baths, is yet another gem in Yen's prize-winning arsenal. By female writer and illustrator Mari Yamazaki, the two-book series tells the story of a Roman bath architect, Lucius Modestus, who is magically transported from the Roman Empire in 100 AD to modern-day Japan, and back again. The book has won both the Manga Taisho Grand Prize in 2010 and the 14th Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize, and it shows: Not a single page is extraneous to the storytelling. Each chapter is a self-contained short featuring the main character and a look at some segment of Japanese bathing culture, in honest but uplifting ways. The story progresses well and imaginatively. The art style superbly suits the aesthetic principals of ancient Rome. This book is everything you could want it to be. Originally written for adults, the humor is frank. So too are the topics covered and their depictions, whether it be in caring for the elderly, going to fertility festivals, or being mistaken as the new pet of Emperor Hadrian. But that's exactly why it shines: Yamazaki lightly ...
Sony has released a blurry teaser trailer hinting at what the PlayStation 4 will look like.
The video, which you can check out below, includes brief glimpses of the console so, if you're a fan of black or cross-hatched vents, then have a change of pants nearby.
The company has also confirmed what many of us expected; the PlayStation 4 hardware will be shown off at PlayStation's E3 Press Conference on June 10, which starts at 6:00pm Pacific Time.
We'll be there when it is, so be sure to stick with us throughout E3 to get your first full look at the console along with all the latest gaming news.