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Happiness in a Box

My whole life growing up, I loved receiving mail. When your life isn’t filled with car payments and utility bills, what is there to dislike about mail. Mail always meant either a new videogame magazine or maybe a hallmark card celebrating some occasion (which often came with money or giftcards in tow). But even better […]

Sac Anime: A look at the cosplayers

Sacramento, CA has a bi-annual anime convention appropriately titled Sac Anime. The Con isn’t very old, and I’ve known about it for a few years, but never actually got around to going. But this year, the event happened to coincide with me moving back into the campus dorms. Not only that, but the hall Sac […]

Haruhiism and the Power of Social Media

Today I get to talk about two of my favorite subjects which rarely overlap: Anime and Social Media. Say what you will about Web 2.0 and Social Media, but these buzzwords and the ideas they represent are changing how we digest information and how many companies do business. Anime is just one of many industries […]

Yoko Nendoroid Confirmed!

Speaking of Gurren Lagann: my dream has come true! I’ve been hoping that GoodSmile Co. would create one of their famous Nendoroid figures of Gurren Lagann’s heroine, Yoko Litona. Well, sure enough, they have. Blogger Danny Choo made a lengthy and photo-filled post this morning about the upcoming Figma and Nendoroid releases, and among the […]

The Extravaganza of Haruhi Suzumiya Nendoroids

A couple weeks ago, I briefly mentioned that a new set of Petit Nendoroids were going to be available this Fall. Although the release features two sets of five, I’m not too interested in the Day of Sagittarius Nendos. I’m for more interested in the concert set based on this artwork, especially the girls. Originally, […]

Gurren Lagann English Dub Premieres Tonight

Attention, Anime fans: the Sci-fi Channel is showing the English dub of Gurren Lagann Monday nights starting tonight @ 11pm. You can learn all the details from the Anime News Network. I just finished watching the Japanese subs this weekend and I was very impressed. In fact, I tweeted about it extensively afterwards. The show, […]

$80 for an Artbook?! You’ve got to be kidding me!

Today, I learned from Penny Arcade that Capcom is releasing a Street Fighter Tribute artbook in celebration of the series’ 20th Anniversary. The book compiles art from many (relatively) well-known artists of characters from the games, including Penny Arcade’s own Gabe. The catch? Capcom is charging $80 (plus $20 for shipping) for the artbook on […]

The Great Boss Lady Challenge!!!

I have been challenged by the powers that be (at work) and I’ve accepted their task! The Boss Lady at work is tired of never understand my blog posts; specifically the ones dealing with Anime and Anime subculture. So I have been tasked with giving her an Anime crash-course this summer. I have a mere […]

Interstella 5555: Daft, Punk, and a Funky Musical

Techno group Daft Punk seems to have had a resurgence in the last 6 months or so, thanks to the Kanye West song “Stronger” and the popularity of YouTube videos such as the Daft Punk Girls and Daft Hands. But I’ve known about the band since about 2002, when songs from their album Discovery – […]

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This is the blog of Jeff Staple