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Fanart GLEE: Gundam Wing

 

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Fanart by prodigybombay @ deviantart

Riding on a bit of an anime nostalgia train at the moment and how do I forget one of my first weeaboo awakening? Gundam Wing.

Sure, just like any other Asian girl who grew up with Sailor Moon, anime has always been a part of my life. It wasn’t until I fell into the deep, fandom hole of Gundam Wing that I discovered there is a level of love for anime that I’ve never explored before. Slash fiction? Pining for supposedly 15-year old boys who pilot war-rigged mecha robots? Fangirling with no concept of shame? Sign me up.

This edition of Fanart GLEE is dedicated to the five boys who defined what “doki doki” meant to me.

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SDCC 2015: DragonballZ Won’t Settle for Anything Under 9000, You Guys

One of the most prominent anime series in the minds of US otaku is definitely, totally, and probably always will be, DRAGONBALLZ. One of the longest running series in all of nerd-dom, it continues to reinvent itself only just enough so that it tickles our nostalgia, making us nod knowingly about leveling up, or talking about going Super Saiyan.

At San Diego Comic-Con, we were pleased to see the franchise represented in the most kick ass way possible, as Funimation rolls out one after another super fun, fan-focused promotion for their upcoming August release of the English dub of DragonballZ: Resurrection ‘F’.

Nestled on a balcony of Conival’s huge event held in Petco Park during SDCC, the DragonballZ crew went all out to test fans’ power levels to see if they could join Frieza’s army in an event called “FRIEZA FORCE: GALACTIC ARMY BOOTCAMP!” Costumed actors yelled out to passerby to recruit them to the army and test their skills!

Check out this video of one of the most unique and fun marketing experiences set up at SDCC.

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The One Spring Anime I Didn’t Recommend [but should have]

So a few months ago, I posted about how there wasn’t a whole lot of anime that I was excited to watch for the Spring season. I recommended two, and moved along.

I’m here to tell you, as spring anime season comes to an end, that I have led you astray, my friends.

When I was looking through the list of anime back then, I saw an anime called Seraph of the End, and was interested in the art style, but then read the synopsis:

One day, a mysterious virus appeared on Earth which killed every infected human over the age of 13. At the same time, vampires emerged from the world’s dark recesses and enslaved mankind. Enter Hyakuya Yuuichirou, a young boy, who along with the rest of the children from his orphanage, are treated as livestock by the vampires. Even in captivity, Yuuichirou dreams big. He dreams of killing vampires. He dreams of killing them all.

So you see, I read this and I thought. Eh. Kids? I don’t like kids. Vampires are okay but with kids? Pfff. Post-apocalyptic? Ehh. Over it. I guess this is part of the problem with my tendency to just pick animes based on first impressions, and not look into anything [like the manga] before making decisions.

I have learned my lesson, everyone.

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Cosplay Round Up: Anime Expo 2015

Another year of Anime Expo flew by, closing it’s 24th year.
As we’re coming down from our AX high, and gearing up for San Diego Comic Con, here’s a cool round up of cosplayers and cosplay gatherings we saw this year.

This year there was an abundance of love for classic shoujo manga like Sailor Moon, classic CLAMP Series, League of Legends. We also appreciated the abundance of sport anime cosplay, and the funny memes.

Many cosplayers were also able to make use of the pre-made photo sets that AX brings back every year, as well as the cosplay repair stations.

What other cosplays did you guys enjoy at AX this year?

Photos by Yume Ninja
Additional photos provided by Nicole Eng

Cosplay Showcase: Code Geass

Photo by Ngan Phung

If you’ve known me for at least five seconds, you’ll know that Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion is one of my favorite anime.  It is the beautiful yet explosive heartbreaking tale of an exiled prince-turned-terrorist and his best friend. And Pizza Hut. What’s not to love? And you have to have a lot of love to cosplay Code Geass. From the student uniforms to the elegant ballgowns, one has to do a lot of work to put into bringing the outfits to life.

I could honestly do a cosplay showcase for every character from this show because there’s so many stunning and thoughtful photos but here’s just a snippet overall:

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Unfinished [Anime] Business

We all have our favorite anime – the ones we will perpetually always tell friends they just have to watch with a crazy look in our eyes as we grip their shoulders tight [btw you should watch FMA: Brotherhood no srsly go watch it WATCH IT NOW]. But what about the ones that don’t make the cut? What about these anime turns us away before even finishing one season? Or stopping in the middle of one?

I’m generally not a very picky person when it comes to being entertained, but there have been some anime in my life that I have stopped watching, and I decided to go through and figure out what it was about some of these that got me to stop.

Please note that I am not saying these anime are bad. I’m simply stating what I, personally, didn’t enjoy about them. thx <3

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