Akira At The Los Angeles Animation Festival


The Los Angeles Animation Festival is an annual event that celebrates animation at its finest. Now celebrating its third year, the LAAF has announced that Akira will be part of the presentations. Akira is the only anime title presently being screened by the LAAF.

Akira is a huge Japanese anime classic that was released in the year 1988. It showed the world that anime isn’t just about classic novel interpretations or giant robots protecting the earth from an alien threat. Keep Reading

Hatsune Miku Celebrates Miku Day!

The poster for the live Miku Concerts

Hatsune Miku just keeps getting bigger and bigger and there’s no stopping this twin-tailed Vocaloid from taking over the world!

On March 8 and 9, 2012, Hatsune Miku will be holding a concert in Japan which will also be broadcasted live via the website niconico.com. These live concert events are two different events but are all under the Hatsune Miku Special 39’s giving day. On the 8th of March is the “Hatsune Miku Live Party 2012” while on 9th is the “Hatsune Miku Concert Final 39’s Giving Day”. Keep Reading

Cameko Interviews: Lanz Chester Enterina From The Philippines

Lanz Chester Enterina

This week, Asgard takes a break from interviewing cosplayers and this time, interviewing the unsung heroes of cosplay events. Let’s face it, cosplayers make their huge breaks with photographs and they owe it to the people we know as “camekos”.

Although some camekos get bad raps, here’s a cameko who’s does things professionally. Enter Lanz Chester Enterina. Tall, smiling and a complete gentleman, Lanz is a cut above the rest.

Asgard: What got you interested in cosplay photography? Keep Reading

Black Jack Returns With A Contest

Black Jack

The legendary Osamu Tezuka’s medical manga, Black Jack, returns this year with a big bang. Weekly Shonen Champion recently announced that the manga will be featuring medical stories that have been experienced first hand by the readers.

For those unfamiliar with the manga, Black Jack is a brilliant doctor who lends his talents only to those who have the largest amount of money to offer. His ominous appearance and cold, calculating character doesn’t make him popular in the public eye. Keep Reading

Cosplayer Interviews: Veronica Nicole Edmilao From The Philippines

Reino Akatsuki as The Golden And Endless Witch, Beatrice from Umineko

Loving sister, power cosplayer and young entrepreneur. Veronica Nicole “Knaix” Edmilao, also known by her cosplay stage name as Reiko Akatsuki, is a sweet, bubbly and charming young lady who made her mark forever on 2011’s Cosplay Tournament of Champion’s 2 (TorCH 2) as the Golden and Endless Witch, Beatrice from the anime Umineko No Naku Koro Ni. Let Knaix’s quick wit and charm bowl you over in this awesome interview. Keep Reading

Rock Lee Gets His Own Show

Rock Lee in Rock Lee No Seishun Full-Power Ninden

Weekly Shonen Jump has proudly announced that on April 2012, an anime adaptation of Naruto’s spin-off manga Rock Lee No Seishun Full-Power Ninden starring Rock Lee himself will be released.

Rock Lee was introduced in the first few episodes of Naruto as a ninja without a talent for both ninjutsu and genjustsu. Instead of being let down by his peers, Lee persevered and was taken in by Maito Gai. Perpetually optimistic and hardworking, Lee is easily indentified as a younger clone of Gai-Sensei, both having the very same bowl-shaped hair cut and eyebrows that could rival even the fuzziest caterpillars. Keep Reading

New Godzilla 2012 Movie News

Godzilla 2012 concept art by Legendary

Godzilla is one of the most prominent faces of pop culture that would instantly remind people of Japan. Appearing in one form of incarnation to another in movies, video games and even in children’s cartoon program, Pucca, Godzilla will always be a part of the media. From news that circulated two years ago, 2012 was the proposed release year of the new Godzilla movie. 2012 has already arrived and fans are eagerly waiting for news of the return of the King of Monsters. Keep Reading