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!

Kiyosumi Garden, Tokyo

Almost exactly 2 years ago today, October 23 2012, I was on the first full day of my third trip to Japan, a month-long excursion I called “Nerdtour 2012” (I blogged it on this site).  One of the best places I went was this little slice of old Tokyo park design, called … Continue reading

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

“Miss Veedol”

Most people have heard of Charles Lindbergh and his historic non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in his “Spirit of St. Louis” airplane, but how many have heard of Clyde Pangorn and Hugh Herndon, much less their airplane, the “Miss Veedol?” In 1927 Charles Lindbergh set out from New Jersey, … Continue reading

Nerdtour 2012 flashback: Brilliant fountains of Yoyogi Park

In the middle of Yoyogi Park there’s a small lake with two fountains. During the day they alternate how high they shoot up, but at night they are both lit from below by constantly changing colored lights, which create fantastic displays of light and motion.

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