Friday, November 30, 2012

OtakuNews Star Driver movie 2nd trailer out

The official website for Star Driver the Movie began streaming the full trailer on Saturday. The trailer features the theme song "colorful" by 9nine, the same female idol group who performed songs for the original Star Driver television series. And let me just say guys i had a fangasum from this seeing a slew of new seens and re drawn seens mad me so happy this is not just a quic cash grab sumone thare rely whants to make this into a rely good movie and that me be one happy otaku

Thursday, November 29, 2012

OtakuNews Minna! Esper Dayo manga gets live action show

2013's first issue of Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine is announcing on Monday that a live-action television adaptation of Kiminori Wakasugi's All Esper Dayo! (Minna! Esper Dayo!) manga has been green-lit. The psychic comedy follows an ordinary (virgin) high school boy named Yoshirō "Yocchan" Kamogawa. His life changes overnight when he wakes up with the ability to read other people's minds.

Yoshirō is not the only one to gain powers in his town. Teru-oichan, an (apparently virgin) worker at a café near Yoshirō's school, gains telekinesis — but he uses it for sex toys. Yōsuke Enomoto, a (probably virgin) senior and former basketball player at Yoshirō's high school, gains teleportation — but only while naked.

Wakasugi launched the manga in Weekly Young Magazine in 2009, shortly before he ended the popular comedy Detroit Metal City the following year. Kodansha has since published two compiled book volumes of All Esper Dayo!

Wakasugi's other ongoing comedy manga is the Fist of the North Star spoof Kappei. Viz Media published Detroit Metal City in North America, and New Pictures released Toshio Li's live-action film adaptation with Ken'ichi Matsuyama (Gantz, Death Note, NANA) in the lead role.

okay am I the only one that thinks that this live action project will turn out to be one of thows WTF japan shows.Im still intarested in how this will turn out and it seems to have sum good talent behind it but still two of the charters just make the show seem like alot of weird stuff is going to go down

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

OtakuNews first of the three new berserk movies hit shelfs in the US soon

North American anime publisher Viz Media began streaming a 32-second commercial on Tuesday for the Berserk: The Golden Age Arc - The Egg of the King film. Viz Media released the film on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on Tuesday.

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc - The Egg of the King is the first of three films in Studio 4°C's theatrical adaptation of Kentarou Miura's Berserk manga. now I have alredy given my thoughts on the manga and I have seen this moview but have yet to review it if you guys wulf like a review just ask

The film previously premiered on Viz Media's Neon Alley service last month. The film won a Silver Award in the Oregon Film Awards' Animated Film Competition category earlier this month.The second film in the series opened in Japan on June 23, and the third film will open in Japan on February 1, 2013.

Monday, November 26, 2012

OtakuNews shonen jump alpha gos on line january

North American manga publisher Viz Media announced on Monday that its Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha digital anthology will release its manga chapters on the same day they come out in Japan starting on January 21, 2013.

Viz Media's Executive Vice President of Publishing Alvin Lu had revealed in October that the anthology would be moving to a simultaneous model with Japan soon.

Viz Media also posted two trailers for Naoshi Komi's Nisekoi: False Love manga, which joined the Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha lineup on Monday. Viz Media has also released the first volume of the manga in English digitally.

Shonen Jump's English website describes Nisekoi's story:

Raku Ichijou may be the heir to a yakuza group, but he's a normal high school kid who dreams of peace and quiet. However, when he meets super-hot but violent transfer student Chitoge Kirisaki, his life takes a sharp turn for the worse!
Viz Media also noted that it plans to add more series to the Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha's lineup.

otaku news New York Time list this weeks top ten manga

hey guys otaku nick hear with a new story i dont rely cover as I find these top ten best sellers list dont rely intrest me. And I rarely cunsiter them news but the list hear dose bring a topic to mind that Id like to talk about but first the rankings.

1. Naruto Vol. 59 - Week 2
2. Blue Exorcist Vol. 8 - Week 2
3. One Piece Vol. 65 - Week 2
4. Soul Eater Not! Vol. 2 - Week 1
5. Bleach Vol. 50 - Week 2
6. Bleach Vol. 51 - Week 2
7. Alice in the Country of Clover: Cheshire Cat Waltz Vol. 3 - Week 1
8. Vampire Knight Vol. 15 - Week 2
9. Sailor Moon Vol. 8 - Week 3
10. Rosario + Vampire: Season II Vol. 10 - Week 2

Okay with that out of the way i have a little question for you guys. for thows reading say any one of the big three or all of the big three how do you keep hold of all of them the largest volumed colection I have is samuria deeper kyo witch is a 38vol(34 in the US) and thats a pain to display as it takes up so much room how do you guys with the big three do it

Sunday, November 25, 2012

otakunews dog days season 3 is a go

Dog Days manga artist Takuya Fujima reported from the "Special Promotion -Flonya Festival 2012-" event on Sunday that production on a third season of the Dog Days anime has been green-lit.

I dont know about you guys but i myself am rely happy about this dog days is the type of show I love to see heare and that just good old fun nothing to hard hitting or depressing but since this is from the same guy that gave us nanoha im kinda hoping for a time skip for the third season like the one we had between As and strikers

Friday, November 23, 2012

otakunews a Letter to Momo wins the Best Animated Feature category at the 6th APSA

Hiroyuki Okiura and Production I.G's A Letter to Momo won the Best Animated Feature category at the 6th Asian Pacific Screen Awards on Friday in Brisbane, Australia. Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (Royal Space Force - The Wings of Honnêamise, Appleseed) received the 2012 APSA FIAPF award for Outstanding Achievement in Film, and he performed two pieces from the films Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence and The Last Emperor live at the awards ceremony.

A Letter to Momo competed for Best Animated Feature against Goro Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's From Up On Poppy Hill, Kônosuke Uda and Toei's Rainbow Fireflies (Niji-Iro Hotaru ~Eien no Natsu Yasumi~), Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu's Wolf Children, and George Miller and Warner Brothers' Happy Feet Two. This is the first Japanese win in this category since Makoto Shinkai's 5 Centimeters Per Second took home the honor in 2007.

The film held its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2011, and it opened in Japan on April 21. The film received the Grand Prize for Best Feature Film at this year's New York International Children's Film Festival and won the main prize in the "Feature film" category at the Czech AniFest. GKids will release the film in theaters in 2013 to qualify for the Academy Awards that will be held in early 2014. But you guys will not be needing to wait till then for a review of this movie I have a coppy and will be watching and reviwing ir shortly probly by the end of the week depending on when I have a day off from work

Thursday, November 22, 2012

otakunews naruto back on toonami

Jason DeMarco, vice president of strategic marketing and promotions for the paired television networks Cartoon Networkand Adult Swim, announced on Thursday that Naruto will run on Adult Swim's Toonami block on Saturday, December 1 at 12:30 a.m. EST/PST (effectively Sunday, December 2 in the morning).

The anime will run uncut, starting from the first episode. DeMarco emphasized that Disney still has the rights to the follow-up series Naruto Shippūden.

The new Toonami weekend schedule will be as follows:

12:00 Bleach
12:30 Naruto
01:00 Tenchi Muyo GXP
01:30 Thundercats
02:00 Samurai 7
02:30 Symbionic Titan
03:00 Eureka 7
03:30 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
04:00 Cowboy Bebop
04:30 Cowboy Bebop
05:00 Inuyasha
05:30 Inuyasha

Naruto previously ran in Toonami when Toonami was a programming block on Cartoon Network. Both Naruto's Cartoon Network run and Cartoon Network's version of Toonami ended in 2008.

well I dont know about you guys but this story rely dosint saprise me nor do I rely care. naruto rely keeped toonami aflote during its last years. but with toonami taking the place of adult swims anime day and with that taking anime that only ran on adult swim having naruto seem kinda stupied as the shows popularty had faded. dont get me rong plenty of people still like naruto but alot of older naruto fans have moved on. truth be told the only thing that rely cout my eye was that thare is a tenci show on toonami again witch is good even if ita a tenchi anime that tenchi himself dosint show up in  a toonami without tenchi just dosint feel right

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

otaku news we may get more gundam rage(age) in one form or another

The official Twitter account for the Mobile Suit Gundam AGE anime posted a rough sketch of the characters Asemu and Zeheart by designer Michinori Chiba on Wednesday. According to producer Masakazu Ogawa, the staff is considering plans for presenting more of the two characters' story in some form. The staff did not say that more anime has been green-lit. Chiba drew this sketch for these tentative plans, which Ogawa previously mentioned in September.

Asemu was the main character of the second generation in Mobile Suit Gundam AGE anime, and Zeheart was a major antagonist of his. The television series premiered in October of 2011, and it ended on September 23, 2012, shortly before Ogawa mentioned the tentative plans.

okay I know the show rely went down hill in the latter part of the last genaration and the second gen rely didint get much. so please dont hate me for hopeing that we do get more of the seconed genartion in anime form. out of all three I think the 2nd gen had the most potenchal out of the three to do sum cool stuff. But being that it was the 2nd gen it rely didint get the love it deserved. so Im going to be optamistic about this okay guys.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

otakunews Grave of the Fireflies' 25th Anniversary Theatrical Release Planned in U.S.

The distribution company GKids announced on Tuesday that it has acquired the North American theatrical rights to Isao Takahata and Studio Ghibli's Grave of the Fireflies film from Toho

GKids is planning a 25th anniversary theatrical release in the United States. The film will also be added to GKids current Studio Ghibli retrospective that is touring the country.

Sentai Filmworks is re-releasing the film in North America, and the company released the film for the first time on Blu-ray Disc in North America on Tuesday. Both Central Park Media and ADV Films have previously released this acclaimed adaptation of Akiyuki Nosaka's wartime novel in North America.

Okay this is sum thing I am rely intarested in they have not put a list of states and theaters. So I holding out hope MA will get sum love and we get this hear I would rely love to drag my friends who havent seen it yet to the movies.

otakunew Louis Vuitton is going to Designs Hatsune Miku's Costume for a Opera?

For THE END opera that will be held on December 1 and 2 at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media in Yamaguchi City, director Toshiki Okada and digital music artist Keiichirō Shibuya decided to collaborate with French fashion brand Louis Vuitton. Louis Vuitton artistic director Marc Jacobs is designing the outfits that Vocaloid idol character Hatsune Miku will wear onstage.

No humans will appear onstage during the opera, even to play the instruments. Instead, Vocaloids will take their place, taking over every aria and recitative. The "actors'" onstage images are designed by artist YKBX (also known as Masaki Yokobe), who is known for his video "amazarashi." Shohei Shigematsu, an architect and a partner of OMA New York, is designing the stage.

The clothes Hatsune Miku will wear are clothes based off of Mark Jacobs' spring/summer 2013 collection that were altered in order to fit the virtual singer's body type and unique style. As this is the very first time that outfits from Louis Vuitton will lack the label's signature monogram symbol, the outfits will instead be using a pattern similar to the Louis Vuitton's familiar diamond pattern. The purses have been altered from the standard Louis Vuitton bag into cubical and square shapes to accentuate to the geometric themes.

Tickets were available for pre-order for 3,000 yen (about US$37), but were sold out as of November 14.  you know I rely cant wate to see how this turns out I hope they sell coppys of the praformense cose i think I am going to whant one

Monday, November 19, 2012

otakunews Seed Destiny getting a HD remaster too

The official live stream of the 50th and final episode of the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed HD Remaster Project ended with an announcement on Friday of an HD Remaster Project for the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny anime.

The Gundam Seed HD Remaster began streaming on the Bandai Channel service last December before running on the BS11 satellite channel and the Tokyo MX TV station this year. The fourth Mobile Suit Gundam Remaster box will be released in Japan on December 21 with a price of 15,485 yen (about US$191).

I dont know about you guys but I rely do think this is a big wast of bandais money. The seed franchis is no ware as big as it once was and even if they only do a bare minimum of upscale like they did for the first seed remaster this will probly cost more then it could bring in. That is unless for sum reson there is a massive group of seed fans perficly willing to get riped off by paying outrageus prises formost bare bone relese

otakunick reviews Abenobashi Mahou Shoutengai (Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi)


  Hey guys otaku nick hear with a new review today its Abenobashi Mahou Shoutengai or as its beter known hear in the US Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi. Now befor we get to the brake down let me just say I love this show back when I was in middle school my lintier week revolved around getting home and looking thew OnDemands anime network for the new episode I loved this show. and it acholy was not till a year latter that I leered why I loved it so much you see this is a co-production by sum of my favret studios gainax and madhouse thats right the same two studios that respectivly gave us Evangelion and black lagoon worked to geather to make this show

   the story is as fallows Imamiya Satoshi, "Sasshi" to his friends, has grown up in the Abenobashi Shopping Arcade in Osaka, along with his childhood friend, Asahina Arumi. Now, all that was stable in his life is in ruins. His family's bath house has closed and been torn down, and Arumi's family is moving to Hokkaido - and taking her with them. In the midst of all this, something happens to the framework of reality, and Sasshi and Arumi slip into a weird parallel world. It's still Abenobashi, but not their Abenobashi. Strange things are afoot, and Sasshi must find out their meaning, in order to reach a goal that he barely understands. Now then I know this dosint sound as good as Im makeing it out to be but trust me when I say that this story is good in fact Id say the energy of this show is more akin to gainaxes FLCL that aird one year erlyer

  the are is well prbly the weekest part of the show dot get me wrong for the most part the art could stand up to anything that came out this year but I can only say that because I am a fan on the lat 90s and early 2000s art styles but I do get that the mix of realistic  traits and exaggerated ones in anime has long fallen out of favor its normally one or the other now a days but for this show and all the weird stuff that happens it rely good to have a mix of the two

  music is your standard affair for a comedy for its time up beet and energetic but one this still pops into my head all the time when thinking of this show and that its opening this was the first anime I watch witch had a oping that didint just souns like it was made for the show but was a song in and of it self witch for me up to that time was unheard of please note back then I was manly watching anime from the 60s and 70s so most ops where in fact made for the shows and even the 90s anime had yet to rely brake that habit.

  Now for the voice work I know this is probly going to get me plenty of flack but I am a big fan of the ENG dub of this show. I have watched in both English and Japanese but I thing the ENG dub just has a bit more to offer in the comedy department. But both versions are good I myself just like the ENG version more.

  But yea over all i say give this one a look for its time it was funny as hell. Tho I will admite that the jokes may fall flate in this day and age but I rely dont care as no mater how many time i wath this show I allways find sumthing to laugh at.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

otaku news Noboru Yamaguchi back in the hospital

Zero no Tsukaima (The Familiar of Zero) author Noboru Yamaguchi reported on Sunday that he has been readmitted into a hospital for another surgery. He had just returned to work, and he wanted to resume his Zero no Tsukaima novels at the beginning of next year. However, he thinks this is now unfeasible and apologized to his readers for the wait. He vowed to continue writing when his health returns "no matter what," and thanked everyone for the words of encouragement.

Yamaguchi had confirmed last year that he had advanced-stage cancer that was originally considered inoperable. However, during an unrelated gallstone surgery, the cancerous growth was confirmed to have shrunk in size. Yamaguchi then learned that there was surgery that he could have that might cure the cancer. He reported later that August that this surgery ended without incident.

He returned to the hospital at the end of last year and spent Christmas Eve there since his health was not back to normal yet. However, he left the hospital and was planning to resume his work this year.

Yamaguchi had been writing the final series arc of the Zero no Tsukaima light novels, and had planned to end the light novels this year before his cancer diagnosis and subsequent operation. Zero no Tsukaima F, the fourth and final anime series premiered this past January.

I dont know about you guys but I rely feel bad for yamaguchi. All the man whants is to get back to work and when ever it looks like he will be able to his health just drops like a rock in the ocean. I myself havent read his light novels but I have watched the anime based off his work including green green witch is a show I reviewed right hear. So I hope youl all be with me in wiching MR yamaguchi a speedy recovery.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

otaku home up on puppy hill to play in North Hollywood till tuesday

GKids is playing Goro Miyazaki( Hayao MIYAZAKI's son)and Studio Ghibli's From Up On Poppy Hill film at 1:00 p.m. daily at the Laemmle NoHo 7 theater in the North Hollywood district of Los Angeles until Tuesday.

Up on Poppy Hill played at the same theater on Friday as part of the GKids Animation Showcase. GKids has submitted the film for consideration in the 85th Academy Awards category of Best Animated Picture.

GKids is also showing a special sneak preview of A Letter to Momo on Saturday at 9:45 p.m. at the same theater.

   You know guys this is the second story Iv posed this month about anime movies being shown hear in US theaters. And gess what just like the modaka movies Im not going to be able to go see this one ether because I live in Massachusetts insted of california. Its not rely that big of a deal in the long run But it rely just gets to me sumtimes you know. MA is home to one of the USAs largest anime conventions around but when it comes time to show a anime they chose plases that dont rely make much seces to me. But what ever anime Boston is more of a compasation for this little upset.

Friday, November 16, 2012

otakunews J-Cast: Gainax Not Contacted About Victoria Secret's Evangelion plug suit Lookalike

The J-Cast Japanese website reported on Thursday that Gainax indicated that it had not been contacted by Victoria's Secret regarding the Evangelion lookalike outfit (pictured at right) that model Jourdan Dunn wore during the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion show held in New York City on November 7. J-Cast added that Gainax only learned about the outfit from the Internet and was perplexed by the situation.

The annual event features the undergarment and lingerie chain's "Angels" models showing off the company's latest designs accompanied by popular musical artists. The fashion show will air in the United States on CBS on December 4 at 10:00 p.m. EST/9:00p.m. CST.

Victoria's Secret has yet to make an official comment to the press on the issue. I dont know about you guys but I absalutly love news like this. consitering thars is no way in hell that Victoria's Secret can even try to denie the resemblence of there new product to Reis plug suit from gainax's  Evangelion anime wich mind you came out in the 90s. meeing that the designer knew exsactly what he or she was doing witch rely puts Victoria's Secret in a place they probly rather not be in cunsitering evangelions popularity. I will be shore to report on any new develaments for this storys that I can find as I myself would like to know what going to happen from this point on.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

OtakuNick reviews kokoro connect

   Hey guys otakunick hear befor I get to the review I would like to point out the ads yes I have found other ad revenue services other then google. So if you can spare sum time please click on one or two every now and then to help me out. If enuph of you do this on a daly dases i could acholy make this blog my full time job witch truth be told would be great but thats rely just a pipe dream. also please let me know what you think of the news storys and just what storys i should keep my eye out for as I sift thew hundreds of them a day so if you let me know what you whant to see Il know what to look for.

Anyway to the review kokoro connect first aired in japan last summer but thanks to a story synopsis that truth be told sucked I over looked it. In fact if not for my good friend cloudsora (co host of the podcast yes thats still alive just hard to get everyone togeather) I would have never even picked the show up. But Il say this now I am so happy my friend watched it then tell me it was good because that is just it this show is rely good.

   The story fallows five members of a schools Cultural Research Club - Taichi Yaegashi, Iori Nagase, Himeko Inaba, Yui Kiriyama, and Yoshifumi Aoki  who encounter a bizarre phenomenon one day when Aoki and Yui switch bodies without warning. The same begins to happen to the other club members, throwing their daily lives into disarray.

   the first think youl probly notes in the anime is the art the Character Design and for good reson. you see the Character Design for kokoro connect was also done by the same person that did the Character Design for K-on a one Horiguchi, Yukiko and Id like to remind everyone she also did the Character Design for one of my personnel favrets lucky star. so yea the arts nice

  Now you all know Im not one to rely dewll on music and Im not going to sit hear and type on about sumthing that is so completly subjectiv that reviewing it rely seems poitless. But I liked the sound track it did its job portraing the mood of each seen and wasint to intrusiv seeing as this is a show whare youd rather hear the charters talk rather then the music is a good thing.

  And speeking of hearing the charters talk I must now talk about just how great of a job the voice cast did on this not only did they get into there own charters but when playing other charters there pulled it off perfectly. And truth be told I do not see any ENG dub cast being able to pull this off. Dont get me wrong I dont heat dubs but in the resent years the number of good dubs are far out shined by the number of bad ones. So when and if this show comes to the US I hope the person in charge of casting rely stops and thinks about this as casting a good voice crew will ether make or brake this show. 

  but over all I have to say I am a fan of kokoro connect its got good art a good OST and a great voice cast to sport interesting the insightful story.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

otaku news( Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne ENG dub info)

 Hey guys otakunick hear with sum more news for today. North American anime distributor Viz Media began streaming an English-dubbed sneak peek video for the Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne anime series today. Viz plans to stream Lagrange dubbed and uncut on its Neon Alley streaming service on the PlayStation 3 console in January. Viz previously streamed an English-dubbed trailer for the series last week. The dub cast stars Kira Buckland(Kamiki, Izumo from Ao no Exorcist) as Madoka, Sophie Roberts( Lamperouge, Lelouch from code geass) as Lan, and Karen Strassman(Soi Fon from bleach) as Muginami.

now then I wasint to much of a fan of this show dering its run in japan and this sneak peek realy didint make me whant to watch this anime in ENG. But if you liked this show and the voice acting dosint turn you off to the show then I say give it a trie atlest for thows that have acses to  Neon Alley. Althow I will give them one thing it looks to me like they are using the Blu ray for there master so atlest it will look better thern the first run in japan did 

Otaku news (lodoss wars browser game )

so yea this story just snuck up to me witch is rely sad as I love lodoss wars but yea thar will be a new browser game of the erly 90s OVA Record of Lodoss War and tolken like fantasy sotry for thows that have never herd of it hears a over view of the story

Created from the aftermath of the last great battle of the gods, Lodoss and its kingdoms have been plagued by war for thousands of years. As a quiet peace and unity finally become foreseeable over the land, an unknown evil begins to stir. An ancient witch has awakened, bent on preserving the island of Lodoss by creating political unbalance throughout the many kingdoms and keeping any one from maintaining central control. Only a mixed-race party of six young champions, led by the young warrior Parn, stand between this new threat and Lodoss' descent back into the darkness of war and destruction.

 Any way gameOn will began accepting applications for 3,000 beta testers on the "ultra-tactical card battle role-playing game" today. The application period ends next Monday, and the closed beta test will run from November 22 to November 28. Those who take part will receive a rare Gacha ticket and a limited item.

GameOn announced last year that it acquired the global license to make an online game for computers and mobile phones based on the Record of Lodoss War fantasy franchise from Kadokawa Production and Slowcurve. Ryo Mizuno, the novelist and co-creator of the franchise, is serving as supervisor on the development of the online game.

Players can form a party with the main character Parn from Mizuno's novels and subsequent anime, and search 3D dungeons. Players can then engage enemies with card battles.

GameOn's development and distribution license is worldwide, and the company intends to run the game not only in Japan, but throughout the world. wich makes me rely happy I cant what to get my hands on this game when it makes its way to the US

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

otaku news(modaka movies to be shown in Ohio, Seattle, Pittsburgh)

Hey guys otakunick hear with sum more news for all you modaka fans in Ohio, Seattle, and Pittsburgh I have sum rely great news for you Aniplex of America announced on Tuesday that the first two Puella Magi Madoka Magica films will play in December in the following theaters:

Cleveland Cinemas - Plaza in Akron, Ohio on December 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Cleveland Cinemas - Cedar Lee in Cleveland, Ohio on December 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Grand Illusion in Seattle on December 9 at 1:00 p.m.
The Hollywood Theatre in Pittsburgh on December 16 at 12:00 p.m.
Tickets for each screening are now available for purchase. Each theater will also be giving out a limited number of Madoka Magica film posters.

 the MovPuella Magi Madoka Magicaie Part 1: Beginnings opened in Japan on October 6 and Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal followed on October 13. The third film, Gekijō-ban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica Shinpen: Hangyaku no Monogatari (Puella Magi Madoka Magica New Feature: Rebellion), which will not be the end of the Madoka Magica story, will open next year.

The films are playing in eight countries and territories between October and December. Other countries and territories that are screening the films include France, Italy, San Marino, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

so all you modaka fans in thows states i would sajest checking this out if you can its rely not everyday sumthing like this happens and truth be told Im prety jeluse thow I dont care to much for the show(I am more of a nanoha guy) I wouldint mind an exscuse to get out of the house with my pals and have a good time

Monday, November 12, 2012

otaku news(Lucky Star's Washinomiya Shrine Hosts Moe Festival)

Hey guys ots me otakunick I know my posting has been speratic at best and thats manly due to the lack of rely intrest in just review anime week after week so I figered I would try sum thing new by trying suming old lol thats right its the return of my storys from japan posts witch have been renamed the otaku news but for thows thathavent been with me from the start let e fill you in back when I was just getting started with otaku home I prodomanetly posted weird and wakky storys that came out of japan after that I got into reviewing and we all know whare that ended up so yes now il be posting reviews when I dont have any fun news to report

this weeks post comes to use from our good friends at anime news network

The annual "Moe Fes" festival celebrating moe subculture was held on November 3 at the Washinomiya Shrine in Saitama prefecture.

16 people participated in the first event of the festival, the "Yell Out Your Moe in the Heart of Washimiya" event, where participants yelled out confessions and statements about moe on stage. One man yelled, "Kagami, marry me!" Another female middle-school student yelled, "What's so bad about being rotten?!," a reference to the word fujoshi, which literally means "rotten woman" and can refer to female otaku in general.

The yearly festival, which is free, launched in 2009 and is now held every autumn. More than 50 people from outside of the prefecture participated in the event. Other events for this year's festival included "Itasha of the Year" (itasha are decorated cars), and an impersonation contest. The festival also hosted a "Moelympics" event, which included athletic events such as a relay race, a tug-of-war contest, a three-legged race, an obstacle race, and a jump-rope parade.

The Washinomiya Shrine was used as the basis for a location in Kyoto Animation's 2007 television adaptation of Kagami Yoshimizu's manga Lucky Star. It has since become a popular destination for anime fans, who make "pilgrimages" to the shrine. The Kuki City neighborhood that also served as the backdrop the series has been hosting Lucky Star match-making events for otaku since 2010, and the neighborhood held another event earlier this year.