Did you know that the Yuri Railway is one of the most famous in Japan? Nope, I didn't know either. People come from all over Japan to see and take photos of it all throughout the year.
In fact in the 3 years I lived here I only rode the train twic [...]
This year's Animania seemed a little smaller than last year. And I said that last year too! Not a good trend eh? Nevertheless, I hit the timing jackpot, because there was no shortage of great cosplay at all.
No single series dominated this year, w [...]
My first Smash! was on the weekend, and what a cold day it was!
Still, the Convention Centre was filled with so many attendees and cosplayers that one could hardly turn around without bumping into someone. Indeed it got a bit too crowded to take m [...]
The Japan Foundation Sydney has a new staff member! Hikari has joined as the new mascot to promote the foundation's motto of "Bringing Japan to You". I met up with her briefly today.
Hikari has been busy trying out different roles at the found [...]
Another year of Animania and I was glad to see so many familiar faces out there (in great new cosplay)! I arrived a bit after 2pm and the first thing security said to me was "You're so late"! I'll try to be earlier for the main event in September!
This year's Animania seemed a little smaller than last year. Despite that, there seemed to be more characters that I couldn't identify! I could only assume they were all Pokemon characters...
You can also view this year's mini festival and last [...]
Japan - Kingdom of Characters is an exhibition by the the Japan Foundation Sydney. Through the end of May, life-sized figures of famous Japanese characters and information panels will be on display at the Japan Foundation Gallery in Chifley Plaza. [...]
March brings us Animania mini in Sydney 2011. It was quite a bit smaller than the main event last Sept, and due to the never ceasing rain these few weeks there didn't seem to be many big props around. Nevertheless, there were still some good cospla [...]
Animania 2010. This year it seems that Bleach, Code Geass, and Naruto were the big ones. There were also a lot of classics and also stuff I didn't know.
Pokemon also had a following, probably in no small part due to the visit from voice actress [...]