Last night, I conducted an informal and clearly unscientific poll on Twitter. There were 31 responses.
Thanks to everyone who participated! For those of you who want in on the fun next time, feel free to follow me! Twitter: @blitzwingjp
Question: “Who is your favorite character in Madoka Magica?”
Last night I decided to photograph some stuffed cats I’d won from a UFO catcher machine. The perfect excuse to whip out the flashes and mix-it-up with some Sword Art Online Niitengo mini-figs! Follow the jump for some behind the scenes on this shot.
Canon Powershot A60, rockin’ full auto. Rabi-en-Rose and Dejiko, (possessed Ver) c.2005
As I’m an avid amateur photographer, from time to time I might post some random photography stuffs here. :D
So let’s talk about flash. Flash is a double-edged sword. It’s a great creative tool if used properly, but if you’ve ever tried using the flash on a point-and-shoot camera at a party, you’ll know what I mean. Deer-in-the-headlights look, or worse.
Recently, I picked up a new flash (SB-700, woo!) and have been trying to learn how to use it in a multi-light setup, especially for figure and con photography.Continue reading »
Number 4 in Good Smile Company’s Madoka Magica 1/8 PVC Figure Series, enter Miki Sayaka! Short_hair, zettai_ryouiki, swords, mmm… the tag-list goes on. Though she may have an innocent smile and sweet teenage charms, piss her off and she’ll cut you up good! :D
Recently, there’s been talk about the possibility of a new Full Metal Panic! work. My bet is it’ll be another novel, so please prove me wrong Kadokawa Shoten! But any FMP news is good news, which means it’s time for a Shimokawa Mikuni post!
“Anime Expo 2012” is a light-hearted series that definitely draws inspiration from the likes of Genshiken, Comic Party, and the classic “Otaku no Video.” The plot is centered around slice-of-life segments strung together under the unifying banner of subcultural context. With heart-warming moments aplenty, exceptional concert scenes and even some nailbiting-action sequences, it definitely doesn’t disappoint. Pacing was a bit rushed at times, and it sometimes felt as if there were too many new characters being introduced without adequate opportunity for development.
Nonetheless, one can hardly fault the director for being ambitious– as a package, everything fits together nicely. Sound was generally pleasing throughout. Animation was done in a very realistic, almost three-dimensional style, which really contributed to the […]
This is a translation of a Toyosaki Aki and Taketatsu Ayana interview from Animedia Dec 2011. The dynamic duo behind YuiAzu really shine in the K-ON! Movie, and quite frankly, I can’t get enough! Get the latest scoop and some insight and impressions on the movie from Yui and Azunyan after the break!
This is a translation and gallery post of part of a thread from 2ch that was summarized here (via Houkago Anime Time). There were a ton of comments, so I just translated the main ones.
People posted (somewhat poorly taken) pictures of bonus filmstrips that they got from seeing the K-ON! Movie 3 times or more. Naturally these strips are all raw cuts of movie film, so there are plenty of shots from the movie! In theory, if enough people gather their pieces together and arrange them accordingly, they’ll be able to recreate a silent film! :D
The K-ON! Movie has finally opened in Japan! I’m a big Azunyan fan and adore K-ON!, so, armed with great expectations and a bottle of Mugi endorsed 午後の紅茶 (Afternoon Tea), I set off for the local cinema with a friend! Sadly the limited edition tickets were all gone, but we snagged tickets for the late-night show at 1200 JPY a piece (about $15 USD).