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gloria-oliver's picture
Sep.05.2012
  This past weekend was Animefest! It was totally fun and I got a bunch of awesome costume pics to share. (Way too much to do in way too little time is why I had to skip the usual Sunday and Monday posts. Wah!)     I loved that he was able to get the two swans for the backside...
gloria-oliver's picture
Mar.02.2012
  The Secret World of Arrietty     Starring: Bridgette Mendler, Will Arnet, David Henry, Amy Poehler, Moises Arias, Carol Burnett, Gracie Polleti, and more. (US Version) Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi From the Novel "The Borrowers" by: Mary Norton ...
keiko-amano's picture
Feb.16.2012
    Achoo!  I love the way it spells the sound we make.  More than that, I love the sound itself on a page.  Last few days, Rebb and I have been discussing about howl, poems, and onomatopoeia.  I think it is ripe time for me to blog about it and memorize how to spell...
dale-estey's picture
May.07.2011
Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor (movie)   ©2007 Koji Yamamura / Yamamura   Animation, Inc. / Shochiku Co., Ltd. Alternative title:Ein Landarzt (German)Kafka Inaka Isha (Japanese)カフカ 田舎医者 (Japanese)Copyright notice:Plot Summary: A hapless country doctor describes with breathless urgency a night...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Mar.30.2011
In Japan’s most popular cultural genres known as manga (comic books) and anime (animation films and series), there’s a recurrent theme in which the country is routinely devastated.  Tokyo, home to more than 30 million people, is destroyed so often in the Japanese collective imagination there’s an...
jeff-seely's picture
May.02.2010
It opens with an enchanting choral piece, sung in beautiful soprano, voices blending into an almost spiritual melody. Soon, the heavenly choir gives way to a woman with a strong, loud, smoky voice, proclaiming through song a message of the blue sky and freedom, and of death and dreams. The choir...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.30.2009
Yes, Kafka enters the Gaming World - well, maybe. I'm not sure how he would react to being transformed into this anime animation, but he did understand a thing or two about metamorphosis.   Kurayami - Developer: Grasshopper Manufacture | Publisher: TBC | Out: TBC Suda51 (or Goichi Suda to his...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Dec.25.2009
Anime: Tragedy Replaces Happy Ending in Fairy Tales New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Dec 27, 2009  Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time in a village full of ninjas there lived an orphan named Naruto. When he was born, the chief of the village sealed a powerful and malevolent...
lakisha-spletzer's picture
Oct.26.2009
Well my Sunday was better than my Saturday. I had breakfast, checked out and parked in the free parking garage across from the convention. So no worries about towing. (Throws a very pointed glance at the Publix supermarket lot behind the Hilton Hotel.) The voice acting class was awesome. Jeff had...
wendy-nelson-tokunaga's picture
Sep.04.2009
New People J-Pop Mall in San Francisco's Japantown I visited the new New People mall in San Francisco’s Japantown a few days after its grand opening the weekend of August 16. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a sucker for Japantown’s, Little Tokyo’s, Japanese malls, stores, urants, etc....