Thursday, 29 April 2010 18:12

Anime Conji Report 2010

I first learned about Anime Conji back when I attended PMX with Aisu a few months ago. A San Diego anime convention was something that a few of us had been discussing in various forums, but actually putting it on ourselves seemed to me to be rather…too much like work, heh. So here was a guy passing out flyers for the first, and hopefully annual, anime convention for San Diego here at PMX. For those that are wondering, Pacific Media Expo is the convention that was started by Mike Tatsugawa after the management dispute of Anime Expo '04 and takes place in Los Angeles, California. At the time, like a complete dumbass, I took the flyer and forgot about it. It wasn't until a couple weeks before the convention that I saw a message on Facebook from Traci Hines who noted she'd be going there to put on a small concert with a few others. Smacking myself in the head, I immediately started the work I'd need in order to attend the convention. Given Anime Expo's recent issues, and likely decline, not to mention the problems we've occasionally had with some of their floor personnel over the years, another nearby convention to go to seems like something that would be best to cultivate if at all possible.

A the people...the good and...the evil. This. Is. War.

You know, for a song that embodies the warning we should have had during the series and movie this article tends to cover, it has a really nihilistic ending. I'm getting a bit ahead of myself, however.

On August 8th or 9th of 1986, depending on where you lived in the world, there came a movie to the theatres that etched it's mark upon the soul of the men and women of my generation and is the subject of much discussion even today. That movie was Transformers: The Movie, one of the many film entries into the toy/cartoon marketing craze that was all the rage in those days. Back then the whole toy/cartoon tie in was beginning due the relaxing of certain laws which limited such practices, so we wound up with all sorts of new and exciting shows aimed at little girls and boys as retailers and marketers experimented to see what worked. You won't find too much in the way of such variety now, and often what variety you do find has been imported and localized from our esteemed neighbors in Japan…though they too are falling into this trap. Back then was a golden time for such local entertainment, and never shall we see its like again.

Sunday, 13 December 2009 02:36

Pics From Pacific Media Expo 2009

Someone should shoot me for taking so long at this. In any event, in the November timeframe I went to a small convention for about a day called Pacific Media Expo to meet up with an old friend who, while being an old friend, I'd never seen in real life. While there, I did what I typically do at a convention, and that's to take a few pictures.

Published in Events & Conventions
Wednesday, 11 November 2009 00:21

Airbending with the best of 'em

In what will hopefully become a more common occurrence now that convention season is finally caught up with, I present a review that rather surprises me that I'd have done. For your viewing pleasure, I give you Avatar: The Last Airbender. Yes, a local production, very much anime inspired, but with a western flavor all its own, and quite literally one of the best things I've ever seen. So much is surprising about this series, that one can only marvel at it, not only that it overcame all the hurdles it must have just to get made, but that it did so, and excelled nearly beyond every standard of excellence set forth before it came about. Needless to say, I recommend it highly, but check out my review for more details.

Published in New Reviews
Thursday, 22 October 2009 20:54

Anime Expo 2009 Masquerade Torrent

Having finally managed to resurrect the Platinum Dragon as an undead Lich (J/K man, heheheh) I once again turn my attention to the final torrent of this season's convention videos, that being the Anime Expo 2009 Masquerade. It was entertaining, but I must admit, nothing stood out in my mind this year, other than the half time show. Either way, it was a fun time.

Published in Events & Conventions
Tuesday, 29 September 2009 23:05

One Piece: The Abridged Series Episode One

The East Blue Players proudly present, a Galley Master Masami production, One Piece: The Abridged Series Episode One! Got to admit, I'm glad Masami started this project as it was a lot of fun working on it with Masami (who has basically put the whole thing together himself, as well as being a VA for it), Drakstern, and Moonie as fellow VAs. I'm certainly looking forward to working on future episodes with them. Now, without further ado, click More to view the video.

Published in General News
Monday, 21 September 2009 21:38

Anime Expo 2009 Battle of the Bands Torrent

As promised here is the long overdue and second to the last video I'm going to release of the Battle of the Bands from Anime Expo 2009.

If you want to get yer ass rocked off, this is something to watch. Recorded in HD and 5.1 surround sound, it will be sure to blow your mind.

Published in Events & Conventions
Sunday, 20 September 2009 23:21

Anime Expo 2009 Article

We're not dead yet, but we're working on it real good, heh. Finally, though, the last of the reports is done. I sumbit for your approval, or not, the Anime Expo 2009 Report where I put to parchment the many trials and tribulations suffered and enjoyed this particular Anime Expo.

Published in Events & Conventions
Sunday, 20 September 2009 20:03

Anime Expo 2009 Report

Anime Expo. Fuck, what a year this was. I mean, of all the strange, outright and utterly weird ass shit that went down; things that happened that didn't need to happen; things that didn't happen that probably should have; and the painfully obvious fact that this year AX was strapped for cash. Hell, I could go on, and I will momentarily, but the overall theme of this year was me leaving the place with a "What the fuck was that?!" attitude.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:51

Fanime 2009's Article

Well, it's that time again. Almost done with all the convention stuff. Here we have Fanime 2009's report. In this particular report I take a different approach to writing in rather than detailing my day by day activities, I talk more about the convention in general as I saw it.

I hope you find this both entertaining and informative.

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