The September 2022 issue of the Dee Dee Zine is NOW LIVE!

Rilakkuma, literature and Xenoblade Chronicles... what a jam-packed issue!

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If you love your games and art from Japan, then the Dee Dee Zine is for you. Each month we pack 56 pages of analysis, interview, feature and essay on everything to do with Japanese art, entertainment and culture. The September 2022 issue is no different… in fact, this is one of our biggest yet!'s Dee Dee Zine September 2022 issue is now live!

– The philosophy and psychology of the Xeno series – where did Xenoblade Chronicles come from?
– Essays on Ryu Murakami and an introduction to Japanese queer literature.
– Rilakkuma – Japan’s newest soul mascot.
– On the return of Ryza, everyone’s favourite alchemist, for a third game.
– The unique challenges of writing a visual novel.

We also have plenty of puzzles – a crossword to test your knowledge of all things Japan, a sudoku and a nonogram. There’s a comic and story featuring Dee Dee & her friends, as well as a summary of the upcoming games for the month, photography, and more.

Every single page is packed with information, art, and more. Not a single ad nor sponsor in sight – this magazine is purely supported and funded by fans of what we do.

How to get the magazine

You can buy the magazine for just $5 from our PayHip store. You’ll get a print-quality pdf in return which you can use to print out parts (or all!) of the magazine, or load it up to your tablet or reading device of choice. Buy it here.

Alternatively, everyone that supports us on Patreon gets the magazine as part of that support. As you can support us there for just $1/month, you get both a discount on the magazine cost, and it’s the cheapest “subscription” you’ll ever find. Support us here.

Either way, thank you so much for your support – because we don’t take advertising we do rely directly on our reader’s generosity. Enjoy the magazine, and please do let us know what you think!

Matt S. is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of DDNet. He's been writing about games for over 20 years, including a book, but is perhaps best-known for being the high priest of the Church of Hatsune Miku.

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