Namco Ltd (株式会社ナムコ, Kabushiki Gaisha Namuko) is a company based in Japan, best known for developing video games. Some of the company’s most famous games include Galaxian, Pac-Man, Klonoa, Rally-X, Galaga, Bosconian, Dig Dug, Pole Position, Xevious, Mappy, Soul Calibur, Time Crisis, Tekken, and the Ridge Racer. As of September 29, 2005, Namco was merged with leading Japanese toymaker Bandai to form Namco Bandai Holdings Inc, one of the largest entertainment companies in Japan.
Lupin the 3rd (ルパン三世, Rupan Sansei) is a manga and anime series created by Kazuhiko Kato in 1967. The series follows a gang of thieves, led by Arsène Lupin III, as they steal treasures and escape from the law.
Kasou Taishou (欽ちゃん＆香取慎吾の全日本仮装大賞; Kinchan and Katori Shingo’s All Japan Costume Grand Prix) is a semi-annual show on NTV in which various amateur groups (or solo artists) perform short skits, which are rated by a panel of judges. Especially in recent years, many of the skits have revolved around clever methods of “faking” cinematic special effects on a live stage. The most famous of these skits, and the most successful at “fake special effects” was a skit which is widely known as “Matrix ping pong”.
The marshmallow is a confection that, in its modern form, consists of sugar or corn syrup, beaten egg whites, gelatin that has been pre-softened in water, gum arabic, and flavorings, whipped to a spongy consistency. The traditional recipe used an extract from the mucilaginous root of the marshmallow plant, a shrubby herb (Althaea officinalis), instead of gelatin; the mucilage performed as a cough suppressant.
Breakout is a Pong-like arcade game introduced by Atari in 1976, with a follow-up, Super Breakout, appearing in 1978.
Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂株式会社 Nintendō Kabushiki-gaisha) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889 in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. In the mid-twentieth century, the company tried several small niche businesses, such as a love hotel and a taxi company. Over the years, it became a video game company, growing into one of the most powerful in the industry. Aside from video games, Nintendo is also the majority owner of the Seattle Mariners, a Major League Baseball team in Seattle, Washington. They are also are the partial owner of the Atlanta Hawks, an NBA team in Atlanta, Georgia.
Wire-flying is a theatrical stunt which involves suspending an actor from from high-tension wires, normally with a harness concealed under the costume to simulate the action of flying or falling, especially in the presence of other actors. (When other actors are not in the scene, a visual effect would more often be used to simulate this for reasons of both safety and cost.)
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Traditional Chinese: 香港特別行政區 ), commonly known as Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港), is one of the two special administrative regions (SARs) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), along with Macau. Comprising more than 260 islands, the territory is located on the eastern side of the Pearl River Delta, bordering Guangdong province in the north and facing the South China Sea in the east, west and south.