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.
Akihabara would be it’s Medina. Since it will be Comike tomorrow, we limited our visit quite a bit as we will come here again after
new year More >
we are spending our end of the year in Japan this year in conjunction with Comiket! For
starters, we will be posting some pictures from our first day here More >
Well that was the question that we asked three anime industry people during the last Anime Festival Asia 2012 at Singapore. This was in regards to the earlier news of Masaki Yuasa’s decision to use crowdfunding, in this case KickStarter to fund his upcoming movie, Kick Heart. This was something quite new in the anime industry, and we were quite curious to heart other people’s view about it, especially ones that are involved in the industry. And we have the perfect opportunity during AFA, as we asked this question to Shinichiro Watanabe, Kamiyama Kenji as well as Tomohiko Ishii. So what was their answer? Read on More >
The latest Rebuild of Evangelion movie has exceeded expectation, even with lower than expected reviews from viewers. As of today, 4 days after the cialis low price initial airing (17th of November 2012), a total of 1 Million viewers have watched the movies in cinema, raking in around 1.5 Billion yen in sales.
With such a strong showing it might no be long that it will grace the cinemas of other countries
If you guys missed the recent Anime Festival Asia, and despaired the thought that you can’t watch the Day 1 Watanabe Shinichiro Panel and Day 2 Kamiyama Kenji Panel, we have recorded it for your viewing pleasure! More >
Sometimes, the simplest things can be the funniest, and indeed, this is funny. We found these posters of Malay movie adaptation of popular Japanese animes on facebook, and we must say, we are actually looking forward to watching some, if not all of them for real More >
Bullying is a quite unique subject in Japan. Traditionally it’s rampant, where people of power bullies much more weaker people. In workplaces, schools, heck even online like the 2ch boards are not safe from it. And yet it’s like an open secret, something that should not be talked about even if it’s happening in front of you (the recent government of Japan cover up of suicide/bullying incident comes to mind). Thus it’s quite a surprise to see such an reaction over a recent bullying incident revolving around a current anime series, Kokoro Connect More >
It’s not always that we have a chance to talk with a western anime and cosplay fan, and hence we contacted Maridah, a cosplayer from the United States which became well known due to her high quality Saber (Fate series) cosplay which was featured in Otacool 2. Much to our delight she agreed to this interview. And thus we are quite honoured to have her featured on our site.
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Emina? We had a special podcast session with some of the peeps from them last week! Hear it on it’s entirety below