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So a nice surprise – you can watch a ton of anime shows (in some cases complete seasons!) on Youtube now. Here is the link:

http://www.youtube.com/shows?p=None&s=None&b=2

Anyhow I haven’t watched a whole lot of anime in a while, but two of my favorites are Kiddy Grade (all 24 episodes in English) and Moon Phase (only 4 episodes sadly).

Moon Phase was originally called Tsukuyomi Moon Phase in Japan. Not quite sure why they changed the name, but its a pretty interesting series. Best description I can come up with is female Dracula, with cat ears meets a relatively weird boy who specializes in paranormal photography – its kind of horror/comedy – pretty fun, dark and bright all in one show. Sub means Japanese language with English subtitles – which is useful to watch if your practicing pronunciation.

Kiddy Grade is a bit weird I have to admit, but if you like gothic space opera (best I can describe it) with a lot of strange plot twists – its definitely for you. I really like the character design in this show actually – even thought it changes a lot towards the end.

Oh almost forgot – don’t miss Nurse Witch Komugi – a tv series that is almost completely fan service (nurses, naked apron, catgirls, and even references to 2chan – so you’ve been warned).

So keep an open mind – one thing to remember is most all anime is deeply intertwined with Japanese culture so what may seem strange probably has a perfectly normal explanation :).

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Fun video > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1prn8Urmmo


Sakura-con was for the most part fun. I think this will however be my last time I go, unless a friend wanted to it. Its just way to difficult to do alone anymore.

Sakura-con is still better organized than Anime-Expo, but just barely. I really think their “staff” need more training. You can 10 of them the same question and get either a “I dunno”, “no just line up”, “you’ll need a pass for that” etc. Rather than focus on that however I’ll just break it down to things I liked – things I didn’t like.

Cons: Preferential seating for hotel guests. This was a lousy way to promote hotels, a better way would have been to take a page from Anime-Expo – hold in hotel events for convention attendees. Preferential seating was basically a big screw you to all the locals who have supported this convention for years.

Pros: Excellent events, M.O.V.E was really cool. Having one guy sell CD’s for 30,000+ fans = bad idea.

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Found this on Danbooru I think it would look good on a t-shirt: