Posts Tagged ‘Otaku’

Hyper Japan 2014 In Pictures

August 7, 2014 2 comments

The UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture!

Hyper Japan 2014 logoEvery year since it first began back in 2010, the annual London event Hyper Japan keeps getting better and better, not to mention bigger and bigger, and this year’s extravaganza held on 25 – 27 July at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre was no exception.

The fantastic line-up catered to all tastes in Japanese pop-culture from traditional dancers and musicians like the very popular Hyper Japan regulars Hibiki Ichikawa and Akari Mochizuki, who this time around were accompanied by guitarist Hide Takemoto, to contemporary Read more…

DVD Review: Princess Jellyfish Deluxe Collector’s Edition

September 29, 2012 3 comments

Welcome to the world of the fangirls!

Princess Jellyfish centres around the Amamizukan, a small household of otaku women and particularly on the life of Tsukimi Kurashita, a young woman with a love of art and sea-life, specifically jellyfish. Each of the women in the Amamizukan have their own unique obsessions, ranging from traditional Japanese fashion and dolls to trains, older gentlemen, Japanese history, manga and yaoi. 

During her time in the city, Tsukimi visits a small spotted jellyfish she has named Clara in the window of a pet-store. She is shocked to Read more…

Press Release: London Anime Con 30th June – 1st July 2012

March 5, 2012 3 comments

An event that caters for both anime and gaming fans as well as cosplayers!

London Anime Con is an epic 18+ anime and gaming event of over a thousand people taking place on June 30 to July 1 in London at The Rocket Complex, Holloway Road. You can signup now for London Anime Con HERE. Pricing will be at a reduced £15 for two days or £8 for Saturday and just £7 for Sunday if you register and pre-pay now! Read more…

Confessions Of An Otaku: David Blandy In Conversation With Manga Artist Inko

January 28, 2012 3 comments

Talk & screening Thursday 16th February 2012

Time: 18.45

Venue: Asia house 63 New Cavendish Street London W1G 7LP

Video artist David Blandy unravels his obsession with Chinese and Japanese popular culture. From philosophical conversations with Bruce Lee to the quandary caused by Read more…