How many Anime Diet readers are HOME MADE 家族 fans? I realize that it has been a while, but after clearing through some of my photography archive, I realize that there was one more Otakon article that Anime Diet has never ran.
Flashback to Otakon 2010, this was the first year that I was at Otakon, writing for Anime Diet. 2010 also had HMK as Sunday Music guests. At the time, Jon Tsou was guest correspondent for Anime Diet, so these images were taken by him. This was HMK’s first appearance on American soil, and this was their set list at the time.
At the time, there was a press policy of photos for the first four song, and these photos may have a bit of motion blur, if you don’t mind that aspect then swing on by Flickr for the rest of the HMK concert set.
Notes near Body Parts in Belgium Linked to Death Note
La Dernière Heure, a French daily newspaper in Belgium similar to United Kingdom’s The Sun or America’s New York Post, reports that two identical messages linked to the Death Note manga were left near severed body parts that were discovered Friday afternoon in the forest of Belgium’s Duden Park. According to the newspaper, the two paper sheets both say “Watashi wa Kira dess,” an apparent misspelling of the Japanese phrase “Watashi wa Kira desu,” or “I am Kira (Killer).” This is a catchphrase from writer Tsugumi Ooba and artist Takeshi Obata’s Death Note suspense manga series, in which a high school boy discovers a notebook which allows him to kill people by writing their names in it.
Ray’s take: So…copycat crimes, Stand Alone Complex (since the stories in Death Note isn’t a real), or just a fanboy turned psychotic? I guess now the Shin Morality Squads so prevalent in US and in other conservative countrie, like say, China, is going to ban “Death Note”. BTW, a certain Japanese serial killer back in the late ’80s was the first “Otaku”, which is why this term has always been associated with negative connotations.