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International Saimoe 2009 – Round 5

So, like all otaku, I did my duty.  I climbed Mount Kunlun to pay homage to Haruhi and vote in the International Saimoe League 2009 Aquamarine Period — Round 5 elections. I am a blogger of Anime Diet, moritheil, making an obvious reference.

International Saimoe League 2009: Draw upon the power of your moe to breathe in space!

While this isn’t the original Saimoe we all love to gripe about, ISML is vastly simplified.  This directly benefits the participants in that it does not feel like working a second job.  The staff have also gone to extra lengths to be inclusive of international crowds and their submissions – some might argue too inclusive.  See this for Touhou-related drama.

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Another Anime great ascends to Otaku Heaven.

From ANN

Bones Co-Founder Hiroshi Ōsaka Passes Away at 44

Posters on the 2ch message boards have noted a mixi social community site’s diary entry that reported the passing of Hiroshi Ōsaka, the co-founder of the BONES animation studio and animation director of several works including The Vision of Escaflowne, Cowboy Bebop, and Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie – Conqueror of Shamballa. Animation director Kazuaki Moori (Pokémon, The Daichis – Earth Defence Family) confirmed on his official website’s diary that his colleague Ōsaka passed away on the morning of September 24.

Ray’s take: actually I don’t know if he’s an anime great, but at least he’s in Otaku heaven. One can find his presence when he travels to Gaia, I guess. Someone get Ed to revive him! One thing I notice is that a lot of creative artists in the anime industry die young. Damn…