Kurumi’s heart was broken by the sudden death of her boyfriend in a tragic airplane accident. Forced to carry on without her beloved Hal, she fell into a reclusive and joyless existence. Kurumi had given up on the world, but a brilliant scientist devised a plan to win her back. By melding futuristic technology with the binary equivalent of human emotion, they created an ultra-lifelike robotic surrogate to take Hal’s place – and lure Kurumi from her shroud of solitude. Resistant at first, this shattered beauty slowly yielded to her feelings of longing – and took comfort in the company of a robot. Though their unique bond grew stronger with each passing day, Kurumi and Hal would soon discover that nothing about their artificial love story was quite as it seemed. Contains both DVD and Blu-ray versions of the film in collector’s packaging, with both original Japanese language with subtitles as well as the English dub. Extras / Episode List: Actor Commentary Making Of: Production Process Making Of: Animatics & Scratch Tracks Original Trailer Textless Closing Song Collector’s packaging 20 page booklet translated from the Japanese release Awards and Reviews: “Hal is definitely a success, [...] it’s exciting to see original properties from up-and-coming creators out there.” Otaku USA “This is the film that you show people who say that anime is all the same and that there’s nothing worthwhile out there. This is worthwhile.” Fandom Post “Hal is worth watching” – UK-Anime.net
If you're like many people just getting into anime and manga, you may be wondering how to join the culture. This audiobook is specially designed to help you get into the Otaku culture by informing you about all the different parts of it in an informative manner. Authored by an industry worker and enthusiast, this audiobook is professionally made to give you accurate information about Japanese culture. This will answer many of the questions that you may have about the strange fandom and what it entails: Learn about the different genres of anime and manga Realize why things in anime take place only in high school Learn to survive a con and not lose all your money on collectibles Learn how to save more money on collectibles Understand the basics of Cosplay Everything you ever need to know to get started as an Otaku is right in this enjoyable audiobook. Each chapter is dedicated to covering a hot subject that even some of these most knowledgeable fans may not fully know about. This audiobook also makes the perfect gift if you're trying to explain Otakudom to a friend or family member! About the author: Jessica became interested in Otaku culture as a child and even studied Japanese culture during her schooling. As an adult, she works as a professional journalist in both the anime and video game industries. Thanks to this, she has learned a lot about the culture surrounding Japanese media, as well as, researched the social aspects of the communities she works with. In her personal time, she loves to help push the communities she loves and helps others find themselves by experiencing new forms of media. In her spare time, she also likes to participate in community activities and enjoys studying different cultures. HowExpert publishes short how-to guides on unique topics by everyday experts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Quinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116549/bk_acx0_116549_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Tofu Records was a US record label of Sony Music Entertainment Japan which was launched in 2003 to distribute Japanese pop Sony artists in the United States, and closed in 2007. Tofu Records first signed T.M.Revolution to the label, and used the anime fandom community to spread the word. T.M.Revolution's initial U.S. concert debut at Otakon 2003 was successful, drawing an audience of over 5,000. Tofu Records' second signing deal was with L'Arc~en~Ciel, a successful Japanese band. The label kicked off publicity for the group with a concert at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland during Otakon 2004. L'Arc~en~Ciel made 1st Mariner Arena history by being the first music group from Japan to headline there. The concert drew an estimated 12,000. As of 2006, Tofu Records had also published the Splurge album by pop duo Puffy AmiYumi. They also represented Nami Tamaki, High and Mighty Color, ZONE, Miss Monday, Rhymester, Soulhead and Polysics.
Anime and manga fandom is a worldwide community of fans of anime and/or manga. The fandom has a large collection of websites dedicated to it, some of the most notable being Anime News Network, MyAnimeList, 4chan, and AnimeSuki. Many anime fans communicate mainly by means ofinternet forums, and some also gather in real life in anime clubs and anime conventions, at which some participate in cosplay.
Aoi House is a sh nen harem Original English-language manga series written by Adam Arnold, with art by Shiei, and published by Seven Seas Entertainment. The story follows the misadventures of two down-on-their-luck college guys named Alexis "Alex" Roberts and Sandy Grayson who are thrown out of their college dorm and join an anime club dominated by crazed yaoi fangirls. It first appeared as a 36-episode webcomic written by Adam Arnold and illustrated by Jim Jimenez. It initially ran from 24 January 2005 through 15 April 2005. Aoi House quickly established itself as a "fandom harem comedy."
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Youmacon is an anime convention held annually in the Metro Detroit area during November. Youmacon's inaugural year brought a variety of guests together from various facets of anime and Japanese culture inspired fandom. These guests included well known American voice actors in Japanese animation, American television and film actors (Power Rangers), professional and fan-based music performers, and comic artists and creators. Youmacon 2010 will be held from October 28-31, 2010 at the Renaissance Center in Detroit.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Sailor Uranus is one of the central characters in the Sailor Moon metaseries. Her real name is Haruka Tenoh , a masculine schoolgirl who can transform into one of the series' specialized heroines, the Sailor Senshi. Haruka is one of the most famous out lesbians in the anime fandom. Her masculine persona (by sh jo standards) is one of the standard archetypes in yuri.
This inaugural volume on anime and manga engages the rise of Japanese popular culture through game design, fashion, graphic design, commercial packaging, character creation, and fan culture. Promoting dynamic ways of thinking, along with a wealth of images, this cutting-edge work opens new doors between academia and fandom.
Time to put some Pro In Your Con - with Convention Career Connection! Using a simple five-part system, this book helps you create career-oriented events for your anime, science fiction, or other media convention. Loaded with ideas, suggestions, and resources, this is your toolkit for helping people take their fandom farther!