While overseas, I managed to attend C2AGE (Cosplay, Comics, Anime & Games Exhibition) 2013, in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. This would be my second event outside of North America. I was excited to attend and unexpectedly I met Alodia Gosiengfiao. Overall, I had a great time and would attend C2AGE again.
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.
With the release of Shingeki no Kyojin (TV), also known as Attack on Titan (TV), and it’s catchy opening Guren no Yumiya by Linked Horizon. Similiar to the meme, Guile’s theme goes with everything. It has sparked another internet sensation among and possibly beyond the anime community. For those who haven’t heard of the series before the anime was released. The original source, a manga series by Hajime Isayama, is known for its intriguing story and artistic style. That has taken the current trend of giants being silly into a different view of one where giants are a threat to humanity. For those who were getting tired of series such as K-ON or Girls und Panzer, and want something different from the current mainstream anime series. Give Shingeki no Kyojin a try (the series is available online via Crunchyroll http://www.crunchyroll.com/attack-on-titan.)
This is the opening of Shingeki no Kyojin, Guren no Yumiya by Linked Horizon.
(Opening to Shingeki no Kyojin)
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. Read the rest of this page »
This is the interview article is with the author of Sword Art Online and Accel World, Kawahara Reki.
This article contains SPOILERS! If you do not want to be spoiled on Sword Art Online (including the light novels up to Volume 11) or Accel World. My suggestion to you, Read the light novels or if you wish not to read the light novels. Watch the anime adaptations of Kawahara’s light novels. Another way to avoid major spoilers on Sword Art Online. Head over to Cosplay Victoria and read the Press Interview with Kawahara with no spoilers named: Press Interview with Kawahara Reki @ Sakura-Con 2013
For the interview transcript in this article. I wanted it to be as close to the interview experience I had with Kawahara. Even though I had to correct the grammar of the questions, answers and statements. Luckily these corrections are minor and I did my best to maintain the word for word feel, from the interview. Before the interview began, we were asked not to take photos of Kawahara Reki during the interview. As a result, there will be no photos from the interview. However, while you are reading the interview transcript, I have provided a few photos from Kawahara’s public Question and Answer panel as your visual aids. A few of the questions, asked by other members of press, can be answered with more information by checking out the author’s notes in the light novels. To help find which volume to refer to, I made a note below Kawahara’s answer; “Narmi’s Tidbit: [Information]”.
This year at Sakura-Con 2013, Cosplay Victoria was given the opportunity, to be a part of the group press interview with Toshihiro Kawamoto. We took the opportunity and this article is a transcript of that group press interview. Enjoy.
“Hello everyone, I am Toshihiro Kawamoto. This is my second Sakura-Con. I am really looking forward to having a good time and relaxing. I will do a brief introduction and profile. I work for BONES, which is a creation company. As an animator, I was involved with Cowboy Bebop and Wolf’s Rain as the Character designer. I was the Character Animation Director in Space Battleship Yamato 2199 last year and for the later half of last year, I worked on Eureka Seven Ao. I can not announce any titles right now, but there are two things that we are working on, that are unannounced by BONES. I really want to announce these two upcoming titles but unfortunately, we need to put off the announcements a little bit more. So, I won’t be able to answer questions about those and I am really sorry but, if you would like to ask anything about my experience as an animator or about BONES. I will be happy to talk about that.
Thank you very much.”