TOKYO (MAY 5th 2012) – Danny Choo, Producer of the worldwide TV series “Culture Japan,” today announced his collaboration with Japanese hobby maker Good Smile Company to release “Moekanji” – a set of 87 illustrated cards to help individuals learn first grade Japanese Kanji which include the “On” and “Kun” readings written in hiragana.
The Moekanji cards feature the mascots of Culture Japan which include “Mirai Suenaga” and characters of the TV show and website “Culture Japan” and are illustrated by the Japanese illustrator Ikkyuu.
Event to be graced by Japanese J-Pop and ‘Ani-Song’ Star May’n
Singapore / Kuala Lumpur, 5 March 2013 – Following last year’s successful Animax Carnivals in Malaysia, Taiwan and the Philippines, Animax (Astro Ch 715), Asia’s first channel specializing in anime, is set to bring its signature event back to Kuala Lumpur. To be held on 16 and 17 March at Sunway Pyramid, Animax Carnival 2013 will be graced by Japanese guest star, J-pop and ‘Anisong’ (songs featuring in Japanese anime programs) diva, May’n (Macross Frontier, Shangri La, Accel World).
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If one would measure an event success with the numbers of people visiting it, then Animax Carnival 2012 was a resounding success. For a first time event of this scale, it’s quite normal to scale down your expectations, but Animax Carnival promised us a good time, and it delivers on it’s promise. How so? More after the jump More >
Most people don’t like Japanese anime to be dubbed into different language. To be fair, some of the Japanese don’t like games or animations from other countries to be dubbed in Japanese like that Modern Warfare 2 being localized in Japan. In Malaysia, we are blessed with many animations like 2D cartoons or even 3D to be dubbed in Malay language. This does not applied only to kid shows. Dramas from Japan, Korea, Philippines, Venezuela and other Latin America countries were dubbed into local language. While we still retain some of the shows to be in its original language, it can’t be help when majority of Japanese anime, that being considered as cartoons for kids, to be localized. More >