For this year, I had the opportunity to see ORIGA live and interview Yamaguchi Kappei, Furuya Tohru. If those names didn’t get your attention. Yamaguchi Kappei is the voice of Ussop in One Piece. Along with that, Yamaguchi has voiced Ranma and Inuyasha. For Furuya Tohru, think of Gundam, and now think of Amuro Ray. Yes, THE Amuro Ray from the Gundam Universe. If that didn’t interest you, what about Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask or Pegasus Seiya from Saint Seiya? Either way, it was great being able to meet Yamaguchi and Tohru. To ask a few questions and have the opportunity to have a photo with them. Along with that, just like any other convention I attend, there will be cosplay photography.
My reaction to Rozen Maiden: Zurückspulen episode 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcJFdCmN98s
Remove the food and insert; character designs, animation, and voice acting. This was my reaction. Looks like I am going to enjoy Rozen Maiden: Zurückspulen.
The first episode reminded me of why I love Rozen Maiden. Can’t wait to see the adapted story from the manga sequel of Rozen Maiden.
Within the past month, I was asked to be at Vocaloid Magnet Wedding themed shoot at Granville Island, Vancouver. The shoot itself was pretty fun and it was quite interesting doing the shoot with seven photographers. One of the few things I learned at the shoot, seven photographers can be hectic but interesting. Especially when everyone can assist each other by being assistants and trying to get the cosplayers to look at their cameras.
To see the photos, head over to the gallery using this link. http://narmi89.deviantart.com/gallery/43589311
As of now I don’t have any shoots planned however, I have been asked to do some photography that is not cosplay related. If things progress beyond the planning stages and we get a few things up. I will place an update about it.
If you are curious, I will give you a hint. It is related to mental health awareness.
With Sakura-Con 2013 being my third Sakura-Con and the weather being favorable. This year was another enjoyable year. The variety and skill of the cosplays at Sakura-Con 2013 was, again, impressive., thus satisfying one of the main reasons I love attending Sakura-Con. Even though the guest list wasn’t as many as many stated, the guests present at Sakura-Con 2013 were great. Regarding guests for Sakura-Con 2013, Haruna Luna, Aoi Eir, Kawahara Reki (the creator of Sword Art Online & Accel World) and Toshihiro Kawamoto caught my attention and it was quite an experience to be able to interview all four guests. Due to the lack of resources, I had to limit the events covered, guests interviewed, and cosplay photography. However, while going from one event to another or outside of the main events & interviews, I managed take photos of a few cosplays that caught my attention. (more…)
For those who love Japanese Pop and/or Rock. I have been asked to contribute the photos taken of Aoi Eir and Haruna at their interview and live performance. To collaborate with JPopJRock on their coverage of Haruna Luna and Aoi Eir at Sakura-Con 2013! Below is the first article out of a few that will be released by JPopJRock. In collaboration with SutoraikuAnime, Japanator, Japan-A-Radio, and Cosplay Victoria. To read the interview, please use the underlined hyperlink “Haruna Luna Interview…”
For my first time as an official member of press. I am happy I am able to contribute to the community that loves the same thing I like.