Pikmin Link

Thursday, 25 February 2010, 14:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Cosplay Excellence

My first cosplay snapshot reveals an avid cosplayer by the name of “Pikmin Link.”  This woman has cosplayed for over twelve years and works as a professional cosplay modeler.  She has been featured in several magazines (i.e. Nintendo Power and Cosplaymix) sporting a variety of cosplay costumes; however, she is most recognized for her Legend […]

Snapshots of Cosplay Excellence

Thursday, 25 February 2010, 12:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Cosplay Excellence

Starting this week, I am going to introduce you to prominent Bay Area convention attendees: ranging from professional to blatantly silly cosplayers. Each person (or group) features a specific trait that has made an impression on me. I will discuss these cosplayers’ strengths and weaknesses to better understand the meaning of excellence within the cosplay community.

Anime Synopsis: Sora no Woto

Thursday, 11 February 2010, 10:00 | Author : Ludovico
Category : Newly Released Anime

English Title: Sound of the Sky Kanata has a keen ear for musical notes but no skill or talent for actually playing instruments, so she joined the military as a bugler in order to learn to play. Now she has been assigned to the remote village Seize, defended solely by a small all-female squad in […]

Anime Synopsis: Durarara!!

Tuesday, 9 February 2010, 10:00 | Author : Ludovico
Category : Newly Released Anime

Mikado has just transferred from a small village to a new school in Tokyo, rejoining his old friend Masaomi. Mikado is a little wary of all the unsavory tales he’s heard, so Masaomi takes him on a tour of the city where he encounters a number of strange and interesting characters. Meanwhile, a group of […]

Anime Synopsis: Baka to Test to Shokanju

Thursday, 4 February 2010, 10:30 | Author : Ludovico
Category : Newly Released Anime

English Title: Idiots and Tests and Summoned Beings At Fumizuki Academy, all students are placed in a hierarchical system based on their grades. The best-scoring students attend the luxurious class 2-A, while the worst students spend their time in 2-F, a rundown room full of broken furniture and low expectations. The only way the students […]

Winter 2009 Anime Recommendations

Thursday, 4 February 2010, 10:00 | Author : Ludovico
Category : Newly Released Anime

As we ring in this new decade, we are busy keeping an eye on anime trends, which includes sampling all the new anime released this January. We’ve delighted in the good and suffered through the bad to bring you this list of new shows to keep an eye on. Each mini-review highlights one of our […]