We had the gracious opportunity to sit down with DJ SiSen at Anime USA 2013 for an hour plus press conference. And we kicked it off with a rock-paper-scissor contest!
“Well, I have to do what you tell me to.” The top buttons of Mr. Stanley’s crisp white shirt were undone. His suspenders framed the stylish sight with titillating precision. Picture such a deliciously dressed butler delivering the above phrase in a thick, obedient voice and with his enchanting eyes slightly downcast. In that instant, […]
I am in love. With the Maid Cafe. And with my maid. You will fall in love too. My Cup of Tea was the ichiban event I looked forward to at Anime USA since my magical visit last year. Like last time, I declined to choose my maid. There’s something about picking a person like […]
Shizuka and Monsieur LaMoe were at the Porno Graffitti concert at AX 2013! Here are there impressions, as well as some of the best photos from the show.
We proudly present some terrific photos (by Shizuka) of the Porno Graffitti concert from Anime Expo 2013! This is the first of three articles about the band; next is the press conference transcript, and finally a full review of the show.
Maid Cafe returns for its sophomore year at Otakon. In hindsight, my lack of excitement beforehand foreshadows my conclusions. I feel bad because in some respects, it isn’t exactly fair to make comparisons. After all, Zagat rates restaurants on individual merit and this should be no different. That said, my lukewarm feelings toward Otakon’s Maid […]
We had the privilege of privately interviewing singer Chiaki Ishikawa at Otakon 2013. FInd out more about her time with Yuki Kajiura in See Saw, how she writes lyrics, and more!
I was supposed to attend Kit’s panel on Utena and Madoka after my Chiaki interview but Mori was too punk for Otakon so I made my way over to Seki’s panel. I am glad I did. I knew nothing about the prolific voice actor beforehand and still know very little. I just have an iota […]
As an East Coast member of Anime Diet, the largest anime convention I’d ever been to was Otakon 2012. That’s in the past tense, because in late June, I found myself somehow able to consider going to Anime Expo 2013. In many ways, these two conventions are opposites: West coast vs. East coast, Industry-focused vs. […]
Animazement 2013, a three-day convention held on Memorial Day weekend, has steadily grown the past few years it has been held. 8,855 attendees came to Raleigh this year, roughly 10% more than last year. Predicting this growth, Animazement’s layout at the Raleigh Convention Center (RCC) and Marriott City Center dramatically changed this year, streamlining traffic, […]
Katsucon’s Maid Cafe, only accessible from the elevators near the first floor lobby, used the Gaylord National Harbor’s 18th floor nightclub as its venue. The location of the nightclub offered a beautiful view of the harbor. These elevators were far away from the rest of Katsucon’s programming, making it a commitment to attend the Maid […]
Per usual concert protocol, doors opened late even for VIP and press members. Inside the Main Hall, the impressive long line outside did not even fill a third of the pit. Hundreds of chairs sat neglected including empty seats in the first row. A lone glow stick shone like a distant star in the vast […]