Since 2006, most Tokyo game centres have housed dark rows of glowing pods that look like a clandestine genetic experiment from The X Files. Inside these nerd incubators are rich supplies of gamer nutrition flowing to every available inlet of the body.
Wangan Midnight is a typically epic Japanese comicbook streetracing story that ran from 1990 to 2015. Older gamers grew up with it like a sibling. To younger gamers it’s more like a parent – present since before your world existed. Just a fact of life, presumably eternal.