Otakon 2009 Reports Coming Soon!

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It was a arduous Otakon this year, but we are back and almost ready to tell you all about it. Expect updates in the next few days with all of our comments and reports on Otakon 2009.


Wakeshima Kanon US Debut

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Fantastic news for Vampire Knight fans and audiophiles: Wakeshima Kanon, singer of the Vampire Knight and Vampire Knight Guilty ending themes, is making her US debut at Otakon 2009.

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Wakeshima Kanon

Though she is a newcomer in the world of music, Wakeshima has already proven to be an excellent vocalist and highly skilled musician. She began her foray into music with the cello at age three, and by age 15 was already performing in classical ensembles and giving voice to a pop/rock group. She found her big break during an audition held by Sony Music Japan, winning an artist deal with Sony label DefSTAR Records.

Wakeshima’s first album, Shinshoku Dolce, was released in February 2009 and reached record-breaking sales in France’s biggest CD retailer, FNAC. Plus, the performer won the 2009 “Best Newcomer” Shoujo Beat Music Award.

This talent has been well-recognized, attracting the attention of Visual-Kei star Mana, resulting in him becoming Kanon’s sound and visual image producer for her debut single “still doll.” Gothic and Lolita fashion (also Mana’s specialty) meshes extremely well with Kanon’s music, resulting in a visual and audio sensation. Wakeshima also provided both endings for the popular anime Vampire Knight the first of which Mana was the producer of.

Fans have quite the talent to look forward to in July.

You can view the press release for Otakon as well as hear a sample of her work here


Asleep on the Job

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In anticipation of the start-up of this blog, much of our staff have been dozing off in the corner…While we slowly wake them up and chain them to their desks, this site will be experiencing some changes.  Nothing too big, but some posts might change, some might disappear and others we might leave well enough alone.

The plan is for this site to be amazing by the time it’s all done and ready.  New, regular content should start coming in as well in anticipation for Otakon and the new issue of Tsunami.


Tsunami 2009 Theme

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We have decided to announce the theme of our 2009 edition of Tsunami. This year is is going to be “Undead…and things that just wont die” Look forward to exciting editorials, news, reviews, art and more at Otakon 2009.


Tsunami 2008

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Here is the cover from our 2008 issue of Tsunami.

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Top Ten Hentai to Avoid; A consumer’s guide by Erogenous Bosch

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CAUTION: The Following May Not be Appropriate for Anyone

(The following deals with hentai and some graphic imagery, you have been warned)

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Maid in Akihabara

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It’s two o’clock in the afternoon. You’ve been waiting in line for the past hour and a half just to visit this one café together with your friends. Finally, the door opens for you and a cute Japanese girl, wearing a French maid outfit with frills abound and ribbons in her hair, opens the door. As you walk in, all the other maids currently engaged in serving, stop to greet you in full smiles with a choir of “Okaeri nasaimase, Goshuujin-sama, Ojou-sama,” (Welcome home, Master, Madam). As you are led to your seat you see that several other customers are getting their pictures taken with a maid. The maid hands you your menu, and leaves for a while. When she returns, you place your order: One of you gets a parfait and tea, one orders the pasta dish and another decides just have a soda. While you wait, you see a customer in the store ordering “play a game with a maid.” Both customer and maid proceed to the game corner beside the bar seats. After rolling a dice to decide which game they’ll play, they pull out an old looking toy similar to Rock’em Sock’em Robots. After three minutes of playing, the customer has bested the maid and as a reward receives a coin, which he takes to a machine beside the stage. He uses it to receive a sticker or a button of some sort.

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