Archive for the ‘Japanese Entertainment’ Category

Go-Go-Gaijin: ComiPo! Vocaloid For Comics!?

Maybe this software should be called “Comicoid”, because after five minutes of tinkering with it I realized right away who this software was for. Vocaloid, the hit music software that allows musicians and composers to create vocals for a singer-less song, took Japan by storm and has been a huge inspiration to up-and-coming songwriters. I […]

Posted on September 20, 2011 at 05:18 by Brooke Stephenson · Permalink · 9 Comments
In: Anime, Comics, Japanese Entertainment, Reviews, Webcomics · Tagged with: , , , ,

Go-Go-Gaijin: Lost In Translation, The Movie Quiz

Going to the movie rental store in Japan to find an American movie to watch can be a little aggravating. I know the English title of the movie, but often that’s not enough. I need to know the Japanese title, and it’s not always the simple matter of translating English into Japanese. When bringing movies […]

Posted on September 19, 2010 at 23:30 by Brooke Stephenson · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Columns, Japanese Entertainment, Movies, Opinions/Editorials · Tagged with: , ,

Keeping Tabs: Avatar sequel unlikely to win animation Oscars, and other stories

Ever since Spirited Away was the second movie to win the Best Animated Feature award and the first anime (and non-English language) movie to win, anime and animation geeks have been keeping a close eye on this Academy Awards category. The newest change in the rules of the category, amongst other rules changes, were announced, […]

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 19:47 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Around the Intertubes, Columns, Comics, Japanese Entertainment, Movies · Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Digital Manga to “hire” scanlators to translate manga

Erica Friedman, your questions have been answered. Earlier this week, the founder of ALC Publishing (a GLBT-themed manga publisher) posted her musings about how the problem of fighting manga scanlation piracy could be solved. In short and apparently after two months of thinking about it, Friedman concluded that that someone with more money and more […]

Posted on June 18, 2010 at 00:32 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · One Comment
In: Japanese Entertainment, Manga Adaptations · Tagged with: , ,

Go-Go-Gaijin: Baseball Mascot Misnomers

Japan loves mascots. I mean, anything and everything gets a smiling, fluffy, easily recognizable official symbol for bumper stickers and keychains and whatever other marketable venues there may be. The police have a mascot, the newspapers have a mascot, the national broadcasting association even has a mascot. But with the mascot demand as high as […]

Capcom and Zazzle Tag Team Bank Accounts Everywhere

In what may be my favorite clothing-related news item of the year, Capcom has entered a merchandising partnership with web-store Zazzle. This arrangement has already birthed shirts, mugs, hats, and more, bearing logos and characters from games many thought abandoned by Capcom. Japanese favorite Monster Hunter has the largest section so far, being the only […]

Posted on May 21, 2010 at 07:36 by Rajiv Miller · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Fashion, Japanese Entertainment, News, Video Games · Tagged with: , ,

Ghost to get remake… in Japan?

Though I am quick to enjoy a good “nerd rage” on the idea of yet another remake or readaptation being announced, I do have to say that the news that there will be a remake of the Patrick Swayze/Demi Moore 1990s hit Ghost is making me just a little bit giddy–because it’s going to be […]

Posted on May 13, 2010 at 07:27 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · One Comment
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