Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Two Post Day with 2 Ns

Wow, two posts in a day.

I have added two new entries to the Anime Companion Supplement. Both start with the letter N.

nikaisen (two time battle) 二回戦

Nurarihyon 滑瓢 or ぬらりひょん

That's it for now. Enjoy.

Fanime 2012 recovery

Fanime 2012 was great. I even went into fanboy mode and got Kia Asamiya's autograph in my copy of the 1993 Studio Tron book. Yamaga-san showed me a dojinshi Carl Horn made for him, it was impressive.

My panels did well, the turnout was so high they had to turn people away from the Japanese Sex Trade in Anime and Manga presentation. For that reason I'm likely to repeat it with updates next year.

For those of you who approached me with requests that I put the information from that panel online it already is.

All of the topics I covered are (or will soon be) in the Anime Companion Supplement, specifically under the following index headings:




Sunday, May 20, 2012

My FanimeCon 2012 schedule

Here's my current itinerary of panels and events for FanimeCon 2012.

This is subject to change so check the schedules at the information desks in the convention center for revisions.


 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Stage Zero: Opening Ceremonies

 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Panels 2: The Japanese Sex Trade in Anime and Manga


 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Saint Claire Atrium: Yamaga Party (Meet the Guests)

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Panels 2: Anime (and Manga) for Parents (and other Grownups)


 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Panels 1: Universal Gundam vs Other Gundam

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Fairmont Regency: Autograph session


 Approximately 3:00 PM, TBD: Closing Ceremonies

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Watching one thing leads to reading another thing

I've been busy with too many projects. Currently I'm trying to reduce the number down to one major one which I expect will take up a great deal of my time for the next year.

In the meanwhile I am of course still watching anime reading manga.

Just started watching Princess Jellyfish, I know I'm going to like this one.

The Mayaya character's obsession inspired me to dig out a book I have not read in over 25 years. In fact I bought it in Cartesian Books, a store that had just opened in Berkeley, and since that time the owner aged and eventually retired. The book? The Romance of the Three Kingdoms in the C. H. Brewitt Taylor translation. Cartesian Books had just opened a few days before I discovered it, I walked in, the owner said "are you looking for anything in particular?" I replied "yes a complete translation of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms", he then reached over his shoulder and pulled the two volumes off the shelf behind him and handed them to me. I became a regular customer.

I now know what I'll be (re)reading on my morning commute.