Category Archives: Announcements

Listening/Reading/Playing feature: Intro

Updates has been lacking these days and both of us has pretty much lost sight on how we should move forward with this blog.

Today, I’m introducing a few upcoming blog posts, about what I’m listening, reading or playing and of course, they will (most likely or else it won’t be related to the blog, do they?) be part manga, anime or any other media that I have found them.

The keywords are self-explanatory: [reading], [listening], [playing] and a bonus feature (if they are not in any of the keywords above), [intermission].

I have no particular time frame for each blog post so it’s pretty much on my own whimsical pace. I may insert some Japanese here and there (if I couldn’t express it better in English …) but then, it will still be mainly English.

Well, I’ll see you next time ( ´・‿-) ~ ♥

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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 ^^

 


Theme change ~♥

Hello there ^-^/~ It’s me again and I’m here to announce the theme change (again) for this blog o^w^o The sidebar is now on the left which is quite interesting ;D while the font and design is very lovely ^w^~ ♥

On another separate note, this blog will probably touch more on otome targeted subjects?! Maybe my thoughts of doujin otome games?!

Let’s get started then. Otome games are games targeted at the female audience. There are two types, commercial and doujin. Doujin otome games can be further separated into 2-3 categories, which are freeware, shareware and paid ones. Major game companies that produce such games are Koei, Idea Factory, to name a few. Their genres aren’t just limited to love simulation (or dating simulations) but also sound novels, love adventure games and so on.

I’ll take my leave for now ( ´・‿-) ~ ♥


Once again reporting Corda ~

Alrighty~ As the title says, I’ve decided reporting Corda, including Corda 3!

Though it may not be as frequent before sometime around December, please stay tuned for more information  ・ w ・

Mariko


Happy New Year and let’s welcome 2010!!

Hi there guys, some of you have yet to pass the New Year mark but it’s already 2010 on my side 🙂

I hope you all have a splendid year ahead of you and thanks for reading our blog, fellow Japanese fans, I’m really happy that this happened!

I’ve set up a webclap so if you like this blog, please click the little character (still nameless, must think of a name) at the bottom of the ‘Welcome’ on the sidebar~

Love to all and thanks for reading our blog!

We hope to continue this but public exams are coming so please don’t be surprised if we stopped without notice (but I’ll try to give an advance notice).

Amaya and Mariko


Kaichou wa Maid-sama! staff list announced!

Hi there! I didn’t realise that this was already up but I was lurking around the Japanese Wikipedia and there’s a change in my watchlist for Kaichou wa Maid-sama!’s page, it was updated with a staff list and a link to TBS’s page for the series!

Okay, for starters, the series is going to be animated by J.C.Staff, directed by Hiroaki Sakurai, series composition by Mamiko Ikeda, animation character designs by Yuki Imoto and music composed by Tōru Motoyama.

Personally, I have yet to watch any of Sakurai-san’s work as well as Motoyama-san’s music composition and Imoto’s character designs. For Ikeda-san, I’ve watched a number of series that were under (or at least scripts written) her, Keroro Gunso, Princess Tutu, Emma and Midori Days.

About J.C. Staff, they are absolutely great! I first saw J.C.Staff in R.O.D The TV then Honey and Clover and Nodame Cantabile! They were great in doing justice to a mangaka’s artwork. Not to mention both Honey and Clover and Nodame Cantabile~ This company doesn’t have a distinct animation style but rather has the style of bringing out the original creator’s style of art to life.

Tokyo Broadcasting System’s page for Kaichou wa Maid-sama! is already up here. The page’s image was first seen as the cover art of chapter 2 =) The series will be co-broadcasted by Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) and BS-TBS~

[Edit]: I searched around the Net and found out that Yuki Imoto will be doing her first animation character designs for the series. She’s previously done key animation for Shakugan no Shana, Honey and Clover, R.O.D The TV and Nodame Cantabile, just to name a few.

Tōru Motoyama’s name isn’t Satoshi Motoyama (he has the same characters as the Japanese F1 racing driver of the said name but the only difference between their names are that their pronunciation is different.) as stated in Anime News Network’s encyclopaedia.

[Note by Mariko]: Sakurai-san directed the anime adaptation of Daa! Daa! Daa! or also known as UFO Baby.


Fate/stay night – Unlimited Blade Works

It’s the title for the theatrical film for the Fate franchise by Type-Moon, set to be in Japanese theaters on January 21st, 2010.

There’ll be booths for Fate/zero and Fate/stay night – Unlimited Blade Works at Comiket on August 14th to August 16th, 2009. The booth numbers are 325 and 232 respectively. There are collectibles for sale exclusively at Comiket! Watch out xD

The staff and cast has also been announced! The theme song will be performed by Sachi Tainaka.

Staff

Original work: Type-Moon
Director: Yūji Yamaguchi
Script: Takuya Satō
Character designer (Animation): Megumi Ishihara
Music: Kenji Kawai
Music supervisor: Kōji Tsujita (I’m not sure…)
Animation: Studio Deen
Distribution: Frontier Works, Geneon, Universal Entertaiment
Production: Fate Project

Cast

Shirō Emiya – Noriaki Sugiyama
Saber – Ayako Kawasumi
Rin Tōsaka – Kana Ueda
Archer – Jun’ichi Suwabe
Illyasviel von Einzbern – Mai Kadowaki 
Sakura Matō – Noriko Shitaya
Shinji Matō – Hiroshi Kamiya
Rider – Yū Asakawa
Kiritsugu Emiya – Rikiya Koyama
Caster – Atsuko Tanaka
Sōichirō Kuzuki – Kazuhiro Nakata
Berserker – Tadahiro Saizen
Kirei Kotomine – Jōji Nakata
Assassin – Shin’ichirō Miki
Lancer – Nobutoshi Canna
Gilgamesh – Tomokazu Seki

As stated, the seiyū for the respective characters will return for the film, the script is written by series composer of the TV series (Fate/stay night) Takuya Satō.

Music still being done by Kenji Kawai! Thumbs up for that ^__^

Watch for more updates~
Mari

PS: You can visit the official site here, and please take note to use the menu on the left (at the site) to navigate.

PSS: Update on August 12th, the official site states that distributors for the film are Frontier Works, Geneon, Universal Entertaiment. However, the Japanese Wikipedia states that it’s The Klockworx Co., Ltd., so does ANN.