Published February 21, 2010
Cosplay , J-Culture , Otaku
Tags: akihabara majokko princess, Cosplay, kirstin dunst, McG, pop life tate modern london, takashi murakami, the vapors, tokyo, turning japanese video
Spot the animes! Hmm... Haruhi, Kuroshitsuji, Bakemonogatari...
Kirstin Dunst stars in “Akihabara Majokko Princess”, a short film by Takashi Murakami and hollywood director McG, where she sings a cover of “Turning Japanese” while dancing around Akihabara, Tokyo in mahou shoujo cosplay.
EDIT: Okay so for the… let’s see… 3rd time, the YouTube version of this video has been deleted.
So please go here to view Akihabara Majokko Princess on Vimeo (where hopefully, it will not be removed).
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Published December 20, 2009
Food , J-Culture , Life
Tags: chinatown, christmas, contact lens case, hello kitty, ice cream sushi, phone charms, roll ups, rubiks cube
I just realised – it’s only four days until Christmas!
Continue reading ‘Chinatown + Ice Cream Sushi’
I am so excited to have finally gotten my hands on the highly-anticipated Otaku Encyclopedia by Patrick W. Galbraith. Picked this one up from Kinokuniya in Sydney CBD. Continue reading ‘Otaku Encyclopedia’
Published August 15, 2009
Anime , Art , Conventions , Cosplay , Figures , Food , J-Culture , Otaku
Tags: 2009, Anime, convention, Cosplay, day 2, manga, photos, Shuffle, smash, Sunday, sydney
It's time for SMASH! Day 2, Sunday!
I’ve got to say… The second day of SMASH! was as fun as the first. Sunday was significantly quieter than Saturday, but there were still some familiar faces of other 2-dayers around. This time we got the chance to visit the wonderful Maid Cafe, as the lines were a lot shorter than the day before, as well as watch the cosplay competition.
But just a note for anyone thinking about attending SMASH (who hasn’t attended before) – make sure you go on Saturday, because by Sunday some of the best stuff (e.g. figures) are sold out. I was very, very glad I attended both days, because otherwise I would have missed out on my lovely new Tsukasa figma! =D
And now, as promised… here are my photos from Sunday.
(If you are looking for photos from Day 1, Saturday, see this post)
- DAY 2: SUNDAY -
This Sebastion crossplayer (Kuroshitsuji/Black Butler) was SERIOUSLY AMAZING. She had the cutlery between her fingers, the red eyes - everything. I think she won judges choice in the cosplay competition too, although I think she should have won the entire contest.
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Published August 13, 2009
Anime , Art , Conventions , Cosplay , Figures , J-Culture , Otaku
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, dollfie, figma, manga, roundhouse, smash, smashcon, sydney, unsw
My small but decent selection of loot from SMASH weekend (note the Tsukasa figma - will be posting about that later!)
Let me start by just saying SMASH con 2009 was A W E S O M E ! (and Iif you don’t know what I’m talking about, firstly shame on you! But secondly, SMASH! is one of Sydney’s major anime and manga conventions.) I attended with two friends and we were the Shuffle! cosplay group (did anyone happen to see us?) for both Saturday and Sunday. We originally planned for Death Note on one of the days, but wig troubles stopped it from happening. Hopefully we will be doing this for Animania in a few weeks instead! xD And thank you to anyone who said hi or recognized us… or took our photo – which was a heck of a lot! We must have been stopped about 50 times for photos. At one point our group was sitting side by side on a long couch and we were swamped by photographers! So many flashes going off… but it was awesome-fun (we felt like celebrities, lawl.)
ANYWAY… Enough of my jabbering. Here are the best of the Saturday photos (I will be uploading Sunday photos in another post shortly). See if you can spot yourself! So without further delay, please enjoy!
EDIT: Photos from Day 2, Sunday can now be viewed in this post.
- DAY 1: SATURDAY -
This is a first look at the inside of SMASH (the Roundhouse at UNSW). Could already see a couple of Rankas.
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Published July 21, 2009
J-Culture , Technology
Tags: 3D girls, dance, hatsune, idol, idoru, loli, miku, ni shite ageru, ogura yui, vocaloid
This dance certainly gives Hare Hare Yukai a run for it’s money. May I present to you, Miku Miku ni shite ageru, danced by a real human loli:
Aaahh KAWAII! Her name is Yui Ogura and she’s a 13-year-old idol. So I think I may try and learn this entire choreography – I’ve already mastered the Haruhi dance, so how hard could it be?
Also check out the comparison version. It just goes to show that 3D girls have just as much capability as 2D ones!