Category Archives: Anime/manga news

Love Chara Kouryaku Sweets Recipe~: Intro

Hakusensha’s LaLa magazine has a page of recipes just to capture your boyfriend’s heart >w<~★

One for each male protaganist from LaLa magazine’s serializing manga series, Vampire Knight, Ouran High School Host Club, Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, Natsume Yuujin-chou, Kisu Yori mo Hayaku and Ookami-heika no Hanayome.

Love Chara Kouryaku Sweets Recipe

Ouran’s feature will be the celeb-like boyfriend, Suou Tamaki with a recipe for a Chocalate Bavarian Cream. Vampire Knight’s Zero Kiryuu is up with Chocolate Mint Pavé for those cool boyfriends >w<~

Nyanko-sensei is featured with a Sweet Potato Mont Blanc as a cute boyfriend feature while Kaichou wa Maid-sama!’s Takumi Usui is not left out as the outer-space boyfriend with a Chocolate Gummy Fondue ❤

Kisu Yori mo Hayaku’s adult-like boyfriend,  Kazuma Ojiro is on with a Coffee Chocolate Cookie recipe. Ookami-heika no Hanayome’s Reishou Haku as the boyfriend with an age-gap featuring a recipe of Chocolate Sesame Chinese Manjuu! ^w^

Quickly take down those recipes, and get ready for Valentine’s Day!

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Comic Fiesta 2010’s highlights

Hello there ^^/ Comic Fiesta is back for another year with a spectacular line-up of events that’s gonna make you come over for a visit, even for a little peek >w<

Their wonderful line-up of events in a glance ^-★

  • Comic Fiesta Digital Competition (more information here)
  • Comic Fiesta Cosplay Competition (more information here)
  • Comic Fiesta Side Quests ∑(Owo;) What’s this about!? A definite must-check! (more information here)
  • National Manga Competition (more information at the main site ^w^)
  • NIPS Copic Challenge – Open to all visitors! Why don’t you give it a try? (more information here)
  • HOYU at CF 2010! – Oooh, strike a pose and stand a chance to win something(*^ー^)ノ (more information here)
  • CHILL Mobile Illustration Competition (see more below)
  • Lim Kok Wing DOtA Challenge – Wow, test your DOtA gaming skills in the public (`∀´)
  • GEMPAK Autograph Session

and the core of the event, at least the biggest thing in this event is (drumroll)

  • Industry Seminar
  • Meet Phil Yeh and Phil Ortiz
  • Portfolio Pavillion

More information on the Industry Seminar, Portfolio Pavillion and ‘Meet Phil Yeh, Phil Ortiz’ session are all here

The seminar will be graced with various creative veterans, CODEMASTER (a British independent game development studio has created many acclaimed works since 1986 and their branch in Malaysia has worked on Race Driver: GRID and F1:2010), Micheal Chuah and Jack Lim, Phil Yeh and Phil Ortiz!

Starting with the CHILL Mobile Illustration Competition, let’s start with what CHILL Mobile is all about. CHILL Mobile is a new, up and coming weekly comic magazine. However, it is not in the usual media, but in a digital format and only a download away! Readers are able to experience full colour comic strips, quizzes on their cellphones. When readers browse the mobile site of CHILL, they are able to browse the CHILL store and download wallpapers for your cellphone 😀 Unlike all comic magazines, readers can download and browse all issues of CHILL without taking up any space anywhere and where they are.

CHILL’s 1st issue has been released for free at http://www.lepakchil.com on the 19th of November. Aie G, a cartoonist will be at Comic Fiesta 2010 togethert with the CHILL crew for a special appearance! An illustration contest, CHILL Mobile Illustration Competition will be held on the second day, the 19th of December and the best work will be published in CHILL. Complete information can be found here.

The artists that are attending the Autograph Session are as follow

Saturday: Kaoru, Keith, Neko, Little
Sunday: Kaoru, Keith, Nishiki, Joe

I guess that’s all for now ^^

 


Aira Yuuki with voice roles!

Aira Yuuki has updated her column (located here) for the second time. It reveals that she will be voicing Sereia in an 60-minute footage, animated by J.C. Staff based on the RPG pachinko slot game of the same name titled Sister Quest II along with Minako Kotobuki, Aki Toyosaki, Haruka Tomatsu and Ayahi Takagaki as the seiyuu for the 4 main characters.

On another note, she also had voice roles in both of Strobe Edge‘s drama CD as Tamaki (tell me if the romanisation is incorrect).

That’s all for now ◕ ◡ ◕


Neoromance ♥ Starlight Christmas 2010!

Neoromance ♥ Starlight Christmas is an annual Christmas event held by game company Koei; it is mainly targeted towards female audiences. So far, there are only 3 franchises under the Neoromance series; namely Corda, Haruka and Angelique. Each of these franchise has expanded and has many game sequels, spinoffs, TV animation adaptation, books, CDs, goods and much more.

Character designer for Angelique is Kairi Yura (illustrator for popular ongoing light novel series Saiunkoku Monogatari written by Sai Yukino) . Moreover, Tohko Mizuno for Harukanaru Toki no Naka de (serializing Kimi ni XOXO in Hakusensha’s LaLa) and Yuki Kure for Kin’iro no Corda (serializing manga adaptations of Corda in Hakusensha’s LaLa, LaLa DX and LaLa Special as well)

In addition, Koei has also launched a Neoromance Game Novel for mobile phones titled Love φ Summit. Voice actors from the series are new additions for this year’s event.

Back to Neoromance ♥ Starlight Christmas 2010, it’s set to be held for 2 days on December 4, 2010 ~ December 5, 2010 (Saturday and Sunday) at Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall. There will be two sessions for each day. The first session held during the day and the second held during the night. Please continue reading for more information.

Those attending are voice actors of respective characters in the Neoromance series. Here is a list of confirmed attendees for the event.

※Please take note that it might be subject to change, thus updated accordingly in the future.

Day 1

Angelique

  • Ken’yū Horiuchi
  • Mitsuaki Madono
  • Fumihiko Tachiki

Harukanaru Toki no Naka de

  • Kazuhiko Inoue
  • Tomokazu Seki
  • Kōsuke Toriumi

Kin’iro no Corda

  • Kentarō Itō
  • Hideo Ishikawa
  • Satoshi Hino

Neo Angelique

  • Daisuke Hirakawa

Love φ Summit

  • Hikaru Midorikawa
  • Kenji Nojima

<Special Guest>

  • Mitsuo Iwata (Angelique)

Day 2

Angelique

  • Ken’yū Horiuchi
  • Rikiya Koyama
  • Daisuke Namikawa

Harukanaru Toki no Naka de

  • Kazuhiko Inoue
  • Naozumi Takahashi

Kin’iro no Corda

  • Yūya Uchida
  • Hideo Ishikawa
  • Satoshi Hino

Neo Angelique

  • Daisuke Hirakawa
  • Taiten Kusunoki

Love φ Summit

  • Kenji Nojima
  • Takashi Kondō

The convention hall’s lobby would be opened at 11:00am, while the entrances are opened 30 minutes before showtime. The event’s first session begins at 1.30pm with the second beginning at 6:00pm.

3 types of entry tickets are sold for the event. Prices are inclusive of tax. Information as follows:

  • the SS seats – ¥7,800
  • the S seats – ¥5,800
  • the A seats – ¥3,800

Lastly, an official site for the event can be seen here.

Angelique series

Harukanaru Toki no Naka de series

Kin’iro no Corda series

Neo Angelique series

Love φ Summit


Aira Yuuki’s Hoshi wo Motomete released!

It’s been a long while ^^/ Amaya here to report Yuuki-san’s 8th single, Hoshi wo Motomete, literally ‘Seeking for the Stars’ has been released on October 27!

Yay~ It will be the theme song for the OVA of Armored Trooper Votoms Case;Irvine which will be shown in Japanese theaters starting from November 6 ^-^

The title track is written by Aki Hata with composition by Katsuhiko Kurosu, who composed her track for oratorio, sola’s image album, Miageru Ano Sora de. The coupling song, Chivalry Story is written and composed by Hiroyuki Ohno.

Kurosu’s composition is brilliant and I can’t wait to listen more! ^O^ Ohno’s composition for Chivalry Story sounds wonderful and this is a very solid track, from the previews that I listened. I can’t wait to hear more from both composers! You can find Kurosu’s home page here (http://katsuhikokurosu.com)

You can preview the songs here http://amzn.to/a6USYI

On another side, Aira Yuuki has been hosting a digital radio show, Yuuka to Aira Radio Hako’iri Hime on Chou! A+G with Yuuka Nanri.

You can find their blog here http://hako.sblo.jp/ and their past episodes in NicoNico Douga ^w^Their title in Japanese: 侑香とアイラのRadioはこいり姫

That’s all for now ~ ❤


Aira Yuuki and Yuuka Nanri hosting radio show!

It has been revealed through their updates by Space Craft Group, their management company that the both of them will be co-hosting a radio show which will be starting a week from now, October 9. The show will start broadcasting on Nippon Cultural Broadcasting’s Chou! A+G digital radio from 1-1.30 am on October 9, 2010.

This digital radio broadcast will enable analogue and digital radio listeners to listen to the broadcast.


National Manga Competition launched!

 Liquid Media is back for the second year with the National Manga Competition. The competition jointly organised by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) has some big names on tow this year with Canon Marketing Malaysia and Novotel KLCC on board as a sponsor, Animax as the Official TV & Online Partner, Comic Fiesta as the event partner and is further endorsed by the Education Ministry of Malaysia.

Open for participants from the tender age of 7, this year the competition is expecting a significant increase in entries from its first appearance.

The competition started with a big bang launch officiated by H.E. Masahiko Horie, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Japan and accompanied by MDeC Representative, Mr. Saifol Shamlan, Vice President, Industry Development Division, Ministry of Education Representative, Mr. Mohamad Jamal Bin. Ujang, Deputy Director of Policy Unit and Mr. Richard Yeow, Senior Director and General Manager of Business Imaging Solution Division, Canon Marketing Malaysia

The inaugural competition last year started a local pool of raw talent to build the local manga and anime industry. This round will grow that pool further and these participants will play an integral part towards developing the local scene. Economically, this is a booming field whether it’s for the artist, animators, producers or channels which carry this art which originated from the land of the rising sun,” enthused Mr. Desmond Flaivel, Associate of Liquid Media Communications the organizers of the competition.

Animax, Asia’s first and leading anime and youth entertainment TV destination, continues to be the official TV and online media partner for the competition in its second year. Available to some 40 million viewers from 27 million homes in 19 countries across Asia and reaching over 2.1 million viewers in Malaysia1, Animax’s reach is a reflection of the immense popularity of anime and manga outside Japan. Just as Animax appeals to Asia’s youth and young adults, the competition targets to be a platform for aspiring talents in the same demographic group to express themselves and to share their love and passion for the artform.

Another party with interest in the progress of the field is MDeC, Malaysia’s multimedia development arm, “We are keen to open up new avenues in the creative field to realise the dream for a high income economy. The field of Manga is versatile and we can see it as a multi prong economy driver in the next 5 years.

Hence we are lending our cooperation to nurture young talent and with the emergence of this competition we have our finger on the pulse of the Manga and Anime environment,” said Mr. Saifol Shamlan, Vice President, Industry Development Division, MDeC

The traditional Manga market was worth a whooping 400 billion yen in 2007 for the Japan economy and has been termed as a soft power in the nation’s recovery plan in 2009. This soft power will grow through transfer of knowledge and expertise with other countries in the Asian region who have shown interest like Malaysia.

We are a booming economy and as far as I have realised, the Manga industry has nothing but grown over the years. The art and its artists are no longer confined to Japan and like our Canon brand, Manga and Anime has become a global icon for the creative world.

Our sponsorship this year is in line with our industry which is much based on visuals, imaging and creativity. We hope our support will wheel in more talents and the local industry will grow to be as lucrative as our Japanese counterpart,” shared Mr. Richard Yeow, Senior Director and General Manager, Business Imaging Solution Division of Canon Marketing Malaysia.

Canon is sponsoring cash and RM 12,000 worth of Wedoo (formerly known as Canonfoto) products to be given away as prizes. “The Wedoo is our local initiative in the photo book field. It is a great tool for the Manga artists to compile and showcase their works in a professional presentation. The winners will receive a printed and bound copy of their work entered for the competition,” added Yeow.

The National Manga Competition will begin from 30th June 2010 to 30th November 2010 and features 3 categories; Amatuers (18 years onwards); Secondary (13- 17 years of age); and Primary (7-12 years of age). Cash and prizes worth RM 15,000 will be up for grabs.

This year’s Competition will go one step further by organising a regional roadshow for school students in the states of Penang, Putrajaya, Malacca, Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur.

Further information the National Manga Competition 2010 is available at www.mymanga.com.my.

About Liquid Media Communications (M) Sdn Bhd

Liquid Media Communications (M) Sdn Bhd was set-up in Malaysia primarily as a concept writting outfit for the creative and advertising related services industry. Its primary focus is to create fresh and niche avenues for advertising while promoting the various creative components in the country. 

Editorial Contact:

Desmond Flaviel

Liquid Media Communications

Tel: +603 7785 8129

Fax: +603 7785 5253

Email: des@i-works.com.my

1 Source: A.C. Nielsen, Cume reach viewers 4+ 2009.