Copied from DaiCon's official website:
On her tour to South East Asia for the first time, Miss Chihara Minori will be holding a Q&A panel with the fans on Saturday, 11th July 2009 and a special performance on Sunday, 12th July. Be sure to witness this historic event at DaiCon!
Check out the video here.
Will this be as great as May'N's live at AFA08? I can't wait to find out. Rest assured i will be snapping up VIP tickets regardless of the price. Hopefully the organisers won't be such an ass when it comes to photography as with what happened during AFA08.
INSERT AWSM REACTIONS HERE.
It doesn't get any better than this! Every week, there is this feeling of familiarity that can be derived from the obvious nods made by this anime towards, among other films, including:
While it seems there is the insinuation of plagiarism on my behalf, I for one, do not mind at all, as I thoroughly enjoy spotting these references, being the self professed pop culture junkie. While the story has begun revealing its grittier side, Eden of the East is still able to put a smile on my face with its humor and light-hearted moments that hardly seem out of place. Further insight into the Selecaos' objectives and purpose was certainly intriguing but the revelation of the cleansing of the NEETs that shuddered me, since I am able to identify with them Pity Kondou had to die so early, but I suppose it was to move the story along, by introducing the "Supporters", whose roles apparently are to eliminate the likes of Akira and the others once their credit runs out. And speaking of the phone:
PIG DISGUSTING OPP- Oh screw this. Why do you torment me so, Kyoto Animation? In just within a single episode, you've negated all that defines me as an anime otaku, including my oath to never love females with anything bigger than delicious flat chests. After this episode, I became so conflicted that I am unable to confidently proclaim myself as one of the true zealots of delicious flat chests. Do I betray my beliefs and continue loving Mio unconditionally and embrace that one flaw, or do I remain true to my ideals and be bound forever to my preferences. Why Mio? Why must you possess above average sized breasts that needlessly go ボイン ボイン, for every bounce of your mammaries translates into a stab into my heart
Feels bad man. I hate to admit it, but I guess I have no choice but to go against my own word; I will love Mio unconditonally, accepting whatever (physical) flaws she may have
I've always been a fan of the whole genderbending concept, since among other things, it makes being gay for certain characters acceptable... K-ON! is the latest Kyoto Animation offering to go through this treatment, though whether or not its popularity will ever reach the feverish heights that Suzumiya Haruhi attained remains to be seen. I'm not particularly hopeful myself, but here is my 2 cents anyway:
Her dream has finally came true.
Admittedly, the journey wasn't easy. There were times where she felt hopelessness, there were times when she felt doubt. Of course, there were times when she started thinking "just what did we get ourselves into?"
But thanks to Hirasawa Yui's membership, the light music club Tainaka Ritsu has always dreamed of came true.
Together with their keyboard player (and token wealthy girl) Kotobuki Tsumugi, and her childhood friend Akiyama Mio; Ritsu proclaimed their final goal - to play in the Budokan before they graduate as high school students!
It's official, this show is a definite keeper. Although my reasons for loving Eden of the East is somewhat different from say, people like Hinano, I do appreciate the well executed character interaction set pieces. It made me go all DAAAAAAAAAAW, a reaction somewhat alien for a ℳℴℯ❤ fanboy such as myself, since most of the times I would be going all HNNNNNNNNG. But above all else, this episode seem to have delivered on what I've been hoping for the moment Akira showed up with a revolver, cellphone and the arousing lack of clothes; an intriguing espionage thriller.