Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Otaku Takes American Idol
You might have caught this on the recent American Idol if your A/V receptor gets this program.
A young singer appeared in the latest season of Idol proudly showing off her otaku-ness alongside her vocals.
I won't spoil what her result in the contest was, but check out the judges' reactions!
Mark my words, I think she will be better known for her appearance as this public otaku character than her time on Idol overall.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Beautiful Daicon Artwork from Cult Films
I recently found this discussion thread where fans have assembled some great information about the Daicon films.
Included in the thread is some pictures of a rare Daicon bunny girl garage kit:
As well as some really very gorgeous fan art, more of which can be found on the DeviantArt page of Daikikun:
If you know me, I'm a big fan of these little movies! And for good reason too; they've had quite an impact on otaku for decades since the first films were screened at the DAICON conference in Osaka, Japan.
Just in care you are looking for more information and other artwork and stills from the films... have you seen my other article yet?
Monday, November 02, 2009
Japanese TV: Human Powered Hamburger Vending Machine
Put a few coins in... and watch! But if you want a second... you'll have to wait for him to reload it xD
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Japanese TV: Pan kun goes to a magic show
Our favorite Japanese chimpanzee stops by for a magic show. His reactions are great!
Friday, September 04, 2009
Back To School Dramas?
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Report from the Meido Kentei
The Japan Maid Association meido kentei -a grueling test and lecture, lasting for hours on end, forcing the most diligent apprentices to miss the highly anticipated Comiket, instead they are instilled with the virtues of... maidliness- this is the big one!
The kentei, which happened last week, saw just under 30 eager, potential maids attend the test to learn proper cleaning and serving skills (even the honorable legacy of the maid), then go out and test their knowledge.
Akibanana breaks down the two hour lecture as such:
The Background & Era of the Birth of the Meido
As you can see, it is not all fun and games for these girls. Though some did come to the test dressed in moe maid or punk maid costumes and others may have picked up some experience working in maid cafes, the duty of the meido goes beyond these superficial considerations!
Many of the girls in attendance are already studying for careers in hospitality and maid servitude, so it only seemed fitting to them to take the level three test offered that day and achieve another level closer to being a full-fledged and endorsed meido.
Meido kentei take place frequently throughout Japan. Students who pass receive a level-specific certificate in maid proficiency.
Friday, August 21, 2009
You must thaw the tuna before you put it in the sushi!
In 1997, a team of Japanese scientists embarked on Antarctica to perform experiments in its sub-freezing temperatures.
As Antarctica is not well known for its nightlife, baseball games, and great television shows, it can get pretty boring in the great white vastness of the snow country.
Therefore, it is up to the expedition chef to keep everyone entertained at the dinner table, well-fed, and sane from going stir-crazy.
Masato Sakai stars as Chef Nishimura in this dramatic comedy released in Japan today.
Have a look, I have a feeling it will make its rounds to English film festival theaters soon!
Via Film Asia.
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