March 30, 2008
I was describing the madness that has been committed by the most certainly warp-touched people of Saitama prefecture in their latest attempt to milk the cash cow that is Lucky Star.
It has been reported that Satte City in Saitama Prefecture decided that the introduction of the Lucky☆Star Sake was not sufficient, so they decided to take it further by introducing Lucky☆Star street lamps. (insert WTFness here)
"100 of the street lamps in Satte City already have Lucky☆Star design acrylic boards mounted onto the panels.
The city intends to install more of these Lucky☆Star design acrylic boards on 530 of the street lamps, so that the entire town becomes one with Lucky☆Star."
As a LS fanatic i am happy that the anime is being warmly received by the Saitama folks but certainly the should be a limit to that. Do they actually intend to turn the whole city into a Lucky Star shrine?
March 27, 2008
There is a god after all because he gives us more Clannad. My love for Kyoani has been restored.
CLANNAD After Story will be made, with no changes to the cast and staff.
Thats is all at the moment.
Source: Kurogane, RIUVA
Lets now hold a vigil for less or NO FUKO!!
EDIT: Now with a promo video.
March 26, 2008
I dont think i would be getting Kyon though because of my phobia of male figures. Quite sure that i would be getting Nanoha though. It is also a possibility that we will see a Fate figma later on but that is just speculation at this moment.
sauce: Wcloudx (kumo)
March 23, 2008
Yesterday on the 22th of March I attended the ACGC 2008 at Berjaya Times Square, a shopping complex in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. My main objective of the day was to cover the cosplay competition and meeting up with local otakus for the day.
Somehow, as if the wheels of fate conspired to thwart me I ran into a string of problems to reach my destination such as traffic jams etc. To further dampen my mood, the event was more centered on the gaming aspect. Even with advance warnings that gaming was the main event, I could not shake the feeling that the anime part of the event was used to lure otakus into it. To heap more misery on me, I found out that the cosplay competition was actually slated for Sunday, March 23rd. *insert facepalm*
But still I soldiered on and managed to take some rather acceptable photos of cosplayers. The event location was indoors and it played havoc with my camera as the lighting was terrible and my camera’s flash was nowhere near capable enough to provide adequate lighting.
The main highlight of the day for me was meeting up with the local network of otakus. They were a really nice bunch of folks who took a newcomer like me in without hesitation. (Surprisingly enough I remember that one of them actually thought I would be a girl. LOL?) Thanks to all of you for showing me a good time. One of them was actually my senior from college whom I had known all along but never suspected him to be an otaku vice versa. I guess it really is a small world.
And now, I present to you the pics. Please don’t expect too much. Also, I was unable to attend the second day of the event due to personal reasons so I did not cover the cosplay competition.
March 15, 2008
Also, I met fellow comrade e-jump there and had a really nice time hanging out with him. lanie-emon, did you go? didnt see you there.
The event attracted a large number of cosplayers this time around. Most likely because of the loot given out by SONY. Remember folks, larger financial backing = better event. Well, most of the time anyways. Money is still no substitute for RAW passion.
Didn't go around the booths much this time around. Too many cosplayers to steal my attention.
Enough of talk now, time for pic-dump. Lulz (pics are arranged in chronological order BTW.)
(recreated from NGE when Rei broke through the AT field of an Angel to plant a N2 Mine. Not shown, a mini nuclear reaction the irradiated both men and turned them to ashes)
Darth Nihilus from KOTOR 2 pwning a Jedi with Force Lightning.
(Not shown, the exploded head of the Jedi. deemed too extreme for publishing)
Feel the Intensity!!
(looks like he got an upgrade again, note the rebreather?)
(not shown in image, me getting sliced in half by the lightsaber and cooked by Force Lightning.)
Note. My dad did quite a few of those shots. I guess you can tell them apart easily from my crappy ones. My old man im proud to say has some really cool skills.
And now, for a quick summary of the event.
1) Lots of cosplayers
2) Great venue
3) The Force is strong in this event
4) Larger crowd this time around
5) Captain Jack Sparrow!!!
6) Had the support of the Science Fiction community. Great folks they are.
1) Weather threatened to rain. I think it did some time after i left.
2) I still see Naruto and Bleach cosplayers ......... needs more variety.
3) Still feel its a bit over commercialized.