Tamodachi/Tomodachi(友達; ともだち; or トモダチ) is a Japanese word meaning "friend(s)". It can also refer to:
Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people. Friendship is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an association. Friendship has been studied in academic fields such as communication, sociology, social psychology, anthropology, and philosophy. Various academic theories of friendship have been proposed, including social exchange theory, equity theory, relational dialectics, and attachment styles.
Ketsumeishi (ケツメイシ) is a four-member Japanese pop and hip hop group that incorporates singing and rapping into their music. They have had several major hits in Japan, including "Sakura", which reached number two on the Oricon yearly chart for 2005 and was featured in the Japanese game Taiko no Tatsujin. Ketsumeishi is a Japanese word for a type of medical herbs made from the seeds of Senna obtusifolia, which is often used in Chinese medicine.
Milk & Bone are a Canadian electropop duo based in Montreal, Quebec, consisting of Laurence Lafond-Beaulne and Camille Poliquin. Their debut album Little Mourning, released in 2015 via Bonsound, was a longlisted nominee for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize. Although both of the band members are francophones, they write and record in English.
The discography for Japanese pop/rock duo Puffy AmiYumi consists of 13 studio albums, 4 compilation albums, 2 remix albums, 12 video albums and 32 singles. Their first single Asia no Junshin became an instant hit in Japan where it sold more than a million records and help to catapult the group. Jet-CD is their most successful album , Kore ga watashi no ikiru michi is their most successful single. They have sold more than 15 million records worldwide.
20th Century Boys is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoki Urasawa. It was originally serialized in Big Comic Spirits from 1999 to 2006, with the 249 chapters published into 22 tankōbon volumes by Shogakukan. In January 2007, a sixteen chapter continuation titled 21st Century Boys ran until July, and was gathered into two tankōbon. It tells the story of Kenji Endō and his friends, who notice a cult-leader known only as "Friend" is out to destroy the world, and it has something to do with their childhood memories. The series makes many references to a number of manga and anime from the 1960s–1970s, as well as to classic rock music, its title being taken from T. Rex's song "20th Century Boy".
Kōbō Abe, pen name of Kimifusa Abe, was a Japanese writer, playwright, photographer and inventor. Abe has been often compared to Franz Kafka and Alberto Moravia for his modernist sensibilities and his surreal, often nightmarish explorations of individuals in contemporary society.
Simon Higgins is an Australian screenwriter and author of books for young adults, born in 1958 in England. He arrived in Australia in 1963 after first living in Nigeria, Africa.
Yūsaku Matsuda was a Japanese actor. In Japan he was best known for roles in action films and a variety of television series in the 1970s as well as a switch to a wider range of roles in the 1980s. His final film appearance was as the villain Sato in Ridley Scott's Black Rain.
Tomodachi Collection is a life simulation video game for the Nintendo DS, released exclusively in Japan on June 18, 2009. A sequel, Tomodachi Life, was released for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on April 18, 2013, and in North America and Europe on June 6, 2014.
Tomodachi Life is a life simulation video game developed by Nintendo SPD and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS. The game, which is a direct sequel to the Japan-exclusive Nintendo DS title, Tomodachi Collection, was released in Japan in April 2013, June 2014 worldwide and July 2014 in South Korea. The game received positive reviews and good sales records. Many reviewers praised the gameplay, but criticised the minigames.
Operation Tomodachi was a United States Armed Forces assistance operation to support Japan in disaster relief following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. The operation took place from 12 March to 4 May 2011; involved 24,000 U.S. servicemembers, 189 aircraft, 24 naval ships; and cost $90 million.
Tomo-Dachi was an anime convention based in Derry, Northern Ireland.
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Metroid is a science fiction action game franchise created by Nintendo. The series is primarily produced by the company's first-party developers Nintendo R&D1 and Retro Studios, although some games have been handled by other developers, including Fuse Games, Team Ninja, Next Level Games, and MercurySteam.
Batman is a fictional superhero appearing in comic books published by National/DC Comics.
Kyu Sakamoto was a Japanese singer and actor, best known outside Japan for his international hit song "Ue o Muite Arukō", which was sung in Japanese and sold over 13 million copies. It reached number one in the United States Billboard Hot 100 in June 1963, making Sakamoto the first Asian recording artist to have a number one song on the chart. Sakamoto, along with 519 other passengers on the flight, was killed in the crash of Japan Airlines Flight 123 on 12 August 1985; the deadliest single-aircraft accident to date.
Bump of Chicken is a Japanese alternative rock group from Sakura, Chiba, Japan. The band members are Motoo Fujiwara, Hiroaki Masukawa (guitar), Yoshifumi Naoi (bass) and Hideo Masu (drums). Since their conception in 1994, they have released twenty-three singles and eight albums. They are a popular group in Japan; every release since their third single, "Tentai Kansoku," has charted in the top ten on the Oricon Weekly Charts. Their music has been used in various video games and as theme songs for movies, television shows and anime in Japan. The band's name means counterattack from the weak man.
WarioWare: Touched! is a minigame compilation video game released by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS. The fourth installment of the WarioWare series, and the first of three on the Nintendo DS, the game involves rapidly completing "microgames" — simple minigames lasting extremely short periods of time — as quickly as possible. The microgames are exclusively controlled with the Nintendo DS's touchscreen and microphone.
Sakamoto is the name of two villages in Japan:
Yoshio Sakamoto is a Japanese video game producer and executive officer at Nintendo, where he has worked since 1982. He has directed several games in the Metroid series.
The Legendary Starfy is a video game series developed by Tose and published by Nintendo. The series is the only franchise for which Tose owns the copyright, which they share with Nintendo; as a result, Tose, which normally does not put their company name on their games, does so in the Starfy series. The series began in 2002 with Densetsu no Stafy for the Game Boy Advance, and four sequels were released. For its first seven years, Starfy games were not released outside Japan. The fifth game in the series was released as The Legendary Starfy in North America on June 8, 2009.
Kyu Sakamoto Memorial Best is an album by Kyu Sakamoto released in 2005 by EMI in the UK. The songs are the best known of Sakamoto's career.
Kyu Sakamoto CD & DVD The best, is a Japanese album with 13 songs performed by Kyu Sakamoto and recorded by Toshiba EMI. A DVD with a live performance with Kyu Sakamoto also follows with the CD.
Taiko no Tatsujin, literally translating to English as Taiko Master, is a series of rhythm games created by Namco. In the games, players simulate playing a Taiko drum in time with music. The series has released games for the arcade and for console and mobile platforms including PlayStation 2, Advanced Pico Beena, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android and Japanese Feature phones.
A Mii is a customizable avatar used on several Nintendo video game consoles and mobile apps. Miis were first introduced on the Wii, and later appeared on the Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Nintendo Switch and various Nintendo smart devices.
Nintendo Software Planning & Development Division, commonly abbreviated as Nintendo SPD, was a research, planning and development division housed inside the Nintendo Development Center in Kyoto, Japan. The division had two departments: Software Planning & Development Department, which primarily co-produced games with external developers; and Software Development & Design Department, which primarily developed experimental and system software. The division was created during a corporate restructuring in September 2003, with the abolition of the Nintendo R&D1 and Nintendo R&D2 departments.
Yakusoku wa Iranai is the first single by singer Maaya Sakamoto and was released on April 24, 1996. This was her debut single under composer Yoko Kanno. The songs were used in her debut anime The Vision of Escaflowne. Both songs were included on Sakamoto's solo debut Grapefruit and "Tomodachi" was re-recorded in English and presented as "My Best Friend".
Yo-kai Watch is a mixed-media franchise of role-playing video games and toys, created and developed by Level-5. The first game in the series was released for the Nintendo 3DS in 2013. 3 main sequels and several spinoffs, on both Nintendo and mobile platforms, have been released.
Tomodachi × Monster is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiko Inui. The series began publication in Futabasha's seinen magazine Manga Action on 17 June 2014, and the third and final volume was released in June 2015. Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga for publication in North America.
Hamtaro is a series of video games based on the Hamtaro anime series.
Tomodachi is a song recorded by Japanese-American singer-songwriter Utada Hikaru,featuring Nariaki Obukuro from her sixth Japanese studio album, Fantôme (2016). It was written by Utada herself, while its production was done by her, her father Utada Teruzane and her long-time collaborator Miyake Akira. "Tomodachi" is a R&B and bossa nova pop which features both singers singing passionately over a repeated acoustic guitar performed by Tanaka Yoshito. Lyrically, it talks about a homosexual person who accidentally fell in love with his/her friend. It was acclaimed by music critics who praised both singer's vocals.