Monday, November 24, 2008

The Anime Companion Supplement reaches 500 entries

With this weeks entries The Anime Companion Supplement now has 500 entries, enough for another volume.

Not that I'm jumping into editing things for another volume yet, I have plenty of other projects to finish first. However if my books continue to sell that encourages me to work on new books, hint: buy them as holiday gifts.

In any case I hope you enjoy:

amakudari (descent from heaven) 天下り

enchô (extended service) 延長

oyaji-gari (old man hunting) 親父狩り or おやじ狩り

raito noberu (light novel) ライトノベル

That's right four new entries instead of the usual three, I decided I wanted a nice round number for this week.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Police assistants, relationships and minorities

This past week I posted on a couple of professional mailing list a request for suggestions on what to add to the Anime Companion Supplement, much as I have done here in the past.

The first reply asked about minorities and ethnic groups so I created a new category in the topical index for:

The three new entries for this week, including one one the Korean minority of Japan, are:

okappiki 岡引

oyabun - kobun (parent role - child role) 親分 - 子分

zainichi kankokujin to chôsenjin (Koreans in Japan) 在日韓国人と朝鮮人

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Yesterday I received in the mail a copy of Books and Beyond: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of New American Reading. Volume 2 has my essay "Manga and Anime".

The book actually came out a few weeks ago, however I now have physical confirmation that it really exists.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Dancers, fashion; line 'em up now.

This week I have three items I have wanted to add for some time. I already had the game renju (five-in-a-row) 連珠 picked out to write on for this week. Then more information on Juliana's Tokyo ジュリアナ東京 arrived. Having an entry on Juliana's meant I had to have a link to bodikon (body con) ボヂイコン from it which meant I needed to write a bodikon entry.

What will I do next week? Haven't decided yet so feel free to make suggestions.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Pollution, purification and the seven.

As rough a week as this last one was I seem to be holding up rather well.

Here they are, the weekly three! Two are religion related and one has a connection to the seasons and food.

kegare (ritual pollution) 穢れ

monoimi 物忌

nanakusa (seven herbs) 七草

Titles cited are:
Spirited Away, Shonen Onmyouji, Otogi Zoshi, Shadow Star, Peacemaker and Yagyu Ninja Scrolls: Revenge of the Hori Clan.

Now on to getting some chores done, but first I think I'll fix lunch.