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Many readers of the blog are probably familiar with doujinshi, the Japanese term commonly used to refer to fan comics of anime series, at least as the word is used in the United States among anime fans. In Japan, doujinshi can refer to all kinds of self-published works, from original [...]
Just got back from AnimeBoston, our big local annual anime convention! This was my third year at the con, and it was the same huge, energetic event as before, with a final attendance count of 17,236, up 2K from last year.
Not quite anime-related, but this certainly might be relevant to some of your interests.
Here’s one item I recently crossed off my List of Things To Do Before I Die: to see Utada Hikaru live in concert! As part of her first US tour, the beloved Japanese pop diva stopped by Paradise Rock [...]
Mamoru Hosoda will be hosted by MIT for the screening of the New England premiere of his film Summer Wars (open to the public). The screening will be followed by a Q&A. There will be additional conversation and pizza reception events at Harvard and MIT respectively. Madhouse Producer Saito Yuichiro may be there as well. [...]
Philip Tan, US director of the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab (readers may remember his Hatsune Miku lecture from this post) is currently working to play Project Diva, the Vocaloid game for the PSP, as part of GAMBIT’s Complete Game-Completion Marathon, a lab game marathon raising money for earthquake relief in Haiti. His goal is [...]
In today’s society, it’s obvious that music is becoming less about the sound and more about the visuals. You can be beautiful and a famous musician but have no talent or skill. (It’s gotten to the point where society EXPECTS musicians to be beautiful. One name: Susan Boyle…the ugly woman who’s good at singing omg [...]
So Mio’s birthday (from K-On!) was this Friday and Jennifu, J and I decided to do a ronery party for her, only it really wasn’t that ronery as there were three of us… We made french toast that, if I do say so myself, was to die for, and then we made cake all for [...]
wah’s post on Japan’s anime hotspots last month gave a great guide to the world’s otaku paradise, but for those of us whose frequent flyer miles don’t quite reach the Land of the Rising Sun*, or for those who, like me, speak broken Mandarin but dead Japanese, there’s another island nation that’s the next best [...]
Happy New Year everyone! I had meant to write this sooner, but holiday festivities interfered. No more shall they stand in my way, however!
Anyway, I bring to your attention the show To Aru Kagaku no Railgun (“A Certain Scientific Railgun”).
This is the main character:
… and this is her railgun.
Essentially, the main character, Mikoto Misaka, has [...]