June 25, 2006 / nodus
It seems like the gathering I mentioned before, is going to be missing a lot of people who originally said they would come, so I'm not sure what's going to happen with that. If it comes down to it, I'll see about crashing someone's hotel room or using my own for some casual gaming since I don't really care that much about tournaments; I just want to play a bunch of different people. I'm thinking of hanging a spatula off my backpack and a sign saying "Ask me about Doujin Fighters"...
June 18, 2006 / lief
Just enough time for a real quick update with the latest Pic of the Week.
June 11, 2006 / kapok
Anime Expo is just around the corner, and the guys over at World of Eternity are thinking of having a gathering. Make sure you also check out the official information thread if you're interested. I'll definitely go, since I'm planning to go to Anime Expo again this year.
So far, my success rate with his contests is 75%. I'm looking forward to the next one...
June 4, 2006 / imago
As usual, I was trying to extrapolate the Japanese identity through a popular subculture when I happened upon the following pic from Keroro Gunsou.
This is particularly interesting since the main character of Densha Otoko is a fan of Keroro Gunsou. Given the amount of devotion he has to this series, such subtle messages only cause people of his disposition to further shun society. To insinuate a negative point of view into something as innocent as a clothing department store goes beyond the moral and ethical boundaries for animators in Japan.
The issue of "submarining" regarding seatbelts, tends to be a topic under the radar of most people who watch shows that have pre-pubescent twins. Serious injury can result from the ill-fitting safety belts, and I'm surprised that references to this topic are quite lacking in anime.