The Tokyo Game Show: An Overview
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The Tokyo Game Show: An Overview

This video game expo, sponsored by the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA) and the Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. is held once a year over a 3 or 4-day period (This year it was held June 28th), and is currently the largest of its kind. The first two days are for businesses only and the last two are … Continue reading

The Fantastical Hayao Miyazaki, Head Guru at Studio Ghibli
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The Fantastical Hayao Miyazaki, Head Guru at Studio Ghibli

Labeled the “god of anime” and one of the world’s most influential Asians, this Oscar-nominated animator is best known for the popular films My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, and Spirited Away. With his refreshingly organic style, a departure from the mechanical, … Continue reading

Cowboy Bebop: Check it Out, if Like Me You Live Under a Rock And Missed It the First time.
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Cowboy Bebop: Check it Out, if Like Me You Live Under a Rock And Missed It the First time.

With a pastiche approach approximating the idiosyncratic style of Bebop music, this 1998-1999, anime TV series, directed by Shinichiro Watanabe and written by Keiko Nobumoto, is as much of a maverick as its space cowboy main character. The story focuses on the 2071 adventures of bounty hunter, Spike Spiegel and his struggling crew: Jet Black … Continue reading

Japanese Superflat Art Movement: Kawaii Meets Outer Space Oddball Awesome
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Japanese Superflat Art Movement: Kawaii Meets Outer Space Oddball Awesome

This mass-produced, Postmodern Art movement, founded by Takashi Murakami, is heavily influenced by both traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking and the underlying impulses of contemporary Japanese manga, anime, and street culture. Superflat arose around the turn of this century in response to the increasingly generic nature of the Post War Japanese consumerist culture. It seeks … Continue reading

Sci Fi Lullabies: Not the Song, But A Make Up Line Inspired By Sci Fi
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Sci Fi Lullabies: Not the Song, But A Make Up Line Inspired By Sci Fi

I am a woman, but while I am not the most girly of girls, this morning, looking at the new Ariel make up from Sephora that is inspired by The Little Mermaid, I couldn’t help thinking about whether there were any make up lines inspired by Sci Fi. I am sure there are more, but today my Googling kicked up … Continue reading