Fanime 2013 Cosplays

One of the things I love about ani­me con­ven­tions (or any con­ven­tion for that mat­ter) are the inva­sion of cos­play­ers. It was awe­some see­ing Down­town San Jose being infest­ed and tak­en over by cos­play­ers and my fel­low geeks and weebs. Peo­ple might have been pissed by the traf­fic we caused and the end­less lines we […]

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Ragging on Japan for no reason — not doing the research

7:19 “…What am I say­ing to these girls? No mat­ter what I choose they always seem to have sex with me.” ‑Gamespot Yeah. Yeah, this guy is a moron. Jok­ing about Japan’s per­verse media is all in good fun. That is, when it applies. When it does­n’t, you just come across as a giant big­ot. Which is exactly […]

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The Podcast With No Name — Episode 1: Popping the Cherry

On the agen­da for our pilot episode, we have the upcom­ing Lit­tle Busters! ani­me, Spice & Wolf and oth­er light nov­els, Da Capo III and oth­er untrans­lat­ed visu­al nov­els, Tales of Xil­lia being local­ized, and of course, plen­ty of extra top­ics because we can’t stop talk­ing. Intro Music Title: cam­po de giras­sol Artist: Shibayan Circle: […]

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RE: The roots of our fandom

Yume­ka of Mainichi Ani­me Yume wrote an arti­cle where she harkened back to her child­hood and exam­ined the ori­gins of when her love of ani­me first began and, of course, why it still per­sists in her heart today. She asked her read­ers if they could trace any instances of ear­ly “ner­dom” with­in their child­hoods that […]

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Why do the Japanese draw themselves as Caucasians?”

Fun­ny thing is, they don’t. The belief that ani­me char­ac­ters “look white” is all based on a nar­row per­cep­tion that peo­ple tend to have when they are brought up in coun­tries that have a large Euro­pean influence. 

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Top 10 Xenophobic/Ignorant Attitudes Aimed Towards Japanese Media

I’ll give you a cook­ie if you can name all three char­ac­ters and where they orig­i­nat­ed. 😛 The list is in no spe­cif­ic order. #5 may apply to oth­er coun­tries, as well. Also note that I’m against these opin­ions, not sid­ing with them.

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Cosplay Corner: Nakano Azusa

Writer’s block calls for… Azusa cos­play dump. Do not pro­ceed if the thought of ran­dom Asian girls in cute out­fits dis­gusts you.

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The Problem with Live Action Adaptations in Hollywood

First name: 安昂 Last name: Brown… Wait, what? Most of us tend to despise live action adap­ta­tions of the anime/manga and car­toons we love, most­ly because there is always some­thing wrong with them. Whether it be adap­ta­tion decay, white­wash­ing, mis­cast­ing, char­ac­ter derail­ment… you name it. Most of the live action adap­ta­tions I’ve ever hat­ed come from […]

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Cosplay Corner — Asuka Langley Soryu (Arisa Mizuhara)

Arisa Mizuhara is hon­est­ly one of my favorite Japan­ese cos­play­ers. Along with her absolute­ly adorable appear­ance, she has real­ly high qual­i­ty cos­tumes (I believe she makes them her­self :P) that make her look absolute­ly kick­ass dur­ing the final prod­uct. Her male cos­play is great too, even bet­ter com­pared to real male cos­play (er, no offense […]

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