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Posts Under Anime Expo 2011 Category
You might have heard about the various troubles we’ve encountered with the Mikunopolis concert videos we shot. This is the inside story of what happened.
What it was like working in the trenches—and in the aftermath—of this summer’s big conventions.
Miku’s back! And now she lives on our own servers.
Anime Diet interviews Izumi Matsumoto, the original manga artist of Kimagure Orange Road! We ask him about what inspired that legendary manga, what he wished he’d seen in the anime version, and the future of Hatta and Komatsu, among other things. Right now, Matsumoto is at work on a new manga about his experiences with [...]
Anime Diet’s exclusive interview with Toshiyuki Morikawa, best known as the voice of Griffith in “Berserk” and Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children! He also has been the Japanese dub voice for many famous actors like Tom Cruise, Adam Sandler, Ewan McGregor, and others. We ask him about what it’s like to act for [...]
Anime Diet interviews the J-rock band Nirgilis at Anime Expo 2011′s press junket! We talk to them about their music, magical girls, herbivore men, and more. Nirgilis is perhaps best known as the artists behind the ED to “Deadman Wonderland,” one of the EDs to “Eureka 7″ as well as the newer “Birdy the Mighty [...]
At long last, the first of our numerous junket interviews with Japanese Guests of Honor! Up first is Maon Kurosaki, the Akiba idol and singer of the ending themes for High School of the Dead.
A few years ago, when I was employed with a video game magazine, one of my more enjoyable duties was meeting and making contacts with new upcoming artists. I would wander the artist alley at different conventions, in search of hot new talent and talk to them about artwork and possibly doing some commissions for [...]
Nico Nico Douga, one of the largest sites in Japan, recently opened an English beta of their website. With its famed running on-screen captions over videos, it’s a cornerstone of otaku culture in Japan and hopes to make a similar splash here. We spoke with the CEO of the English site, James Spahn, at Comic [...]
The best things in life are pleasant surprises. Nirgilis, a band I’d never heard of prior to this year’s Anime Expo, is one of them.
Maon Kurosaki, what a goddess! The whole Club Nokia was totally fired up by her awesome performance. Yes, she was 神 (kami), divine! Akiba Godess!