No, there wasn't an announcement, but wouldn't it be awesome if someone (someone other than GONZO) produced a modern adaptation of the Wing Commander? Perhaps even reimagined Christopher Blair as a magical girl? The games themselves had a Visual Novel built in, so that's already done. There was also a …read more
Gia on creepy Asuka
Gia asks if anyone is familiar with the creepy dolls. By accident, I am, because Christopher Fritz, mostly known for The Pink Sylphide, a blog of kind and gentle anime, has a Flickr photostream full of them.read more
Google on Sankaku Complex
Google selected the Sankaku Complex story to lead the report on the election results in Japan (see screenshot) -- in fact, to lead any blog reports period.
What a world.
UPDATE: The screencap is that of default Google Blog Search homepage, before a search is entered (I freely admit that I …read more
BD sales in Japan are 50% anime
This is just what John reports:
GfK Marketing Services Japan reports that more than 50% of the money Japanese consumers spent to purchase Blu-ray discs during the first half of 2009 went to anime discs.
What about other countries?read more
Brickmuppet needs urgent help w/Tokyo
I'm my own Oricon
Interesting dispersion, with counts falling sharply off the top. And the counts are higher than I expected.
Obviously, the correlation with the strength of the track is approximate. I'm pretty sure 1st Priority benefited from a proximity to tracks of Stellvia on the playlist, it's not one of my all-time …read more
I knew about Hinano's international shopping since she twittered: "omg my bra from Japan came! that was fast! and it's cheaper and nicer than if I got it at Victoria's secret!"
God, I so love capitalism. The same invisible hand that has built airplanes, airports, banks, credit cards, and warehouses …read more
Bad news for lolicons
BBC reports from Australia:
Justice Michael Adams said the purpose of anti-child pornography legislation was to stop sexual exploitation and child abuse where images of "real" children were depicted.
But in a landmark ruling he decided that the mere fact that they were not realistic representations of human beings did …
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