Category Archives: Anime
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QqT1P4VO30&feature=player_embedded Simply amazing: the above short, “Fumiko’s Confession,” was completely animated by one person, a student known only as “Tete.” Please, studios, give this person some money to produce a series or a film. Via Japan Probe. Update: The short … Continue reading
Matt Alt highlights a few bits on the recent state of the Japanese anime industry from a report in Cyzo magazine on the Japan Anime Collaboration Market 2009 symposium held earlier this month.
Patrick Macias has a new episode of his Hot Tears of Shame podcast, and fans of otaku culture will not want to miss it. “Otaku Internationale: The Shinjuku Summit” brings together Patrick #1, Patrick #2 (that would be The Otaku … Continue reading
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf-uGHIfTqU&feature=player_embedded The next film from Mamoru Oshii (Patlabor, Ghost in the Shell, Sky Crawlers) is Assault Girls, a live-action sci-fi flick starring Meisa Kuroki — who I must admit I have a crush on — and Rinko Kikuchi. It’s a … Continue reading
Patrick Macias gave a lecture this past week at California State University, covering “Theoretical Perspectives on Manga, Anime and Otaku,” and he’s now made if available as a download as an episode of his Hot Tears of Shame podcast series … Continue reading
I’ve mentioned it a few times already, but let me take some time to try and convince you why you should be picking up a copy of The Otaku Encyclopedia: An Insider’s Guide to the Subculture of Cool Japan. The … Continue reading
I’m sure you’ve all heard about and seen the giant 1:1 replica Gundam statue in Odaiba, but have you seen lit up at night? Very nice gallery here, courtesy of Pink Tentacle.
More depressing news on the state of the Japanese anime industry from Matt Alt.