Nerdtour Japan 2018 – Birthday washout…

Nerdtour Japan 2018 – Birthday washout…

Well, I was here in Tokyo for fireworks on my birthday, but Nature conspired to send a typhoon my way, which forced Tokyo to delay the fireworks.  It wasn’t a total washout, I did manage to celebrate by going to Akihabara, which turned out to be much closer to my … Continue reading

Anime USA 2015!

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I managed to attend Anime USA for the first time in over 4 years, since they moved away from the Crystal City Hyatt to the Wardman Park Marriott in DC. I didn’t get to see everything, but I did manage to get some photos, so enjoy!

Otakon 2015!

Otakon 2015!

The next-to-last Otakon to be held at Baltimore Convention Center has begun! I decided to take a leaf from others and take some photos around the convention with one of my anime figures, “Danboard” from the manga “Yotsuba and!”. There are a lot of people in Japan and other places … Continue reading

Katsucon 2015

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Decided to put the gallery here instead of on a page, that most people wouldn’t see. These are shots from Katsucon 2015, held February 13-15, at National Harbor outside of Washington DC. Enjoy!

Flashback: “Noir”, an atmospheric anime

Back in the early 2000’s, I was just getting into anime watching heavily, and one of my favorite shows from that time was “Noir”, a mystery about two young women who work as assassins for hire. Their assignments mostly involved killing people who deserved to die, at least as determined … Continue reading

“Gisoku no Moses”, a delightful anime short inspired by Gene Kelly

Leave it to Japan to combine a catchy Gene Kelly tap-dance number from “Singing in the Rain” with a cute anime ghost girl, to create one of the sweetest, cutest anime shorts I’ve seen to date. A lot of the world seems to agree, since the YouTube video is now … Continue reading

Anime music: “Witch Hunter Robin” opening and closing themes

So, in honor of “Throwback Thursday”, I present the opening and closing themes to one of my favorite anime from a few years back (12!), “Witch Hunter Robin”. The opening theme is called “Shell”: and the closing theme is “Half Pain”, both songs by “Bana”: Very moody and evocative, much … Continue reading