AnimeJapan 2019 – Convention Report Part 6 (22/7 – Nanabun no Nijuni)

Possibly one of my favorite highlights at AnimeJapan 2019 Day One was the performance of 22/7 (pronounced as Nanabun no Nijuni). For those not familiar with the idol group, 22/7 is a Japanese idol group and anime series project by AKB48/Nogizaka46/IZ*ONE producer Akimoto Yasushi, Aniplex Read More …

AnimeJapan 2019 – Convention Report Part 2 (Ita-Bags and Netflix goes full force at AnimeJapan)

As I visited each booth in one exhibit room and busy taking photos of booths and booth girls/guys, the attendees haven’t arrived yet but already I was starting to sense the enormity of this event and how it has changed compared to previous years. I Read More …

AnimeJapan 2019 – Convention Report Part 1 (Before the opening to the public…)

From March 23-24, AnimeJapan 2019’s public event took place at Tokyo Big Sight in Koto Ward. While we have covered AnimeJapan since Tokyo International Anime Fair and Anime Contents Expo (and those two events prior to AnimeJapan), one thing that interested us in seeing how Read More …

Neo-Tokyo 2099 Q&A Rewind (May 2013) featuring “PSYCHO-PASS” Executive Director Motohiro Katsuyuki, Director Shiotani Naoyoshi and Producer Wada Joji

With the announcement of the “PSYCHO-PASS” Stage Version for April-May 2019, we present a Neo-Tokyo 2099 Q&A Rewind from May 2013 by J!-ENT’s Dennis A. Amith and Michelle Tymon from Sakura Con 2013 in Seattle, Washington. In Japan,Motohiro Katsuyuki is a respected director. From directing Read More …

NEO-TOKYO 2099 INTERVIEWS: An interview with artist, Ibuki Kuramochi (Interview by Dennis A. Amith)

I have been to many galleries, exhibits and museums in Japan and have had the opportunity to meet a variety of Japanese artists. There are those who have their own significant unique style when they showcase their creative style on canvas. But there is one Read More …