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15 minutes of fame: A chat with "Kubo" director Travis Knight

August 26th, 2016

It was on my first day back at work after my recent Comic-Con Honolulu vacation that I got the offer from our features editor, Christie Wilson: Would I be interested in doing an interview with Travis Knight, director of Kubo and the Two Strings? Was I ever. I mean, it’s not every day that yourREAD MORE


Ota-cool Incoming: Art and squeeeee~!

August 4th, 2016

So many events! So little time. So much Pokemon! So little happiness. To the calendar! Special events Draw Story: Art and Process of Visual Storytelling: If you’ve ever wondered about how your favorite comics develop into something you can read, or if you’re just a fan of work generated by our local community of comicREAD MORE


[Comic Con Honolulu 2016] The day is Takei's

July 30th, 2016

Today is George Takei Day. I’m not just writing that because the venerable actor/activist/probable reason why a lot of people are going to be attending Comic Con Honolulu has a panel this afternoon (2:30 p.m.!) and autograph and photo sessions throughout the day. I’m writing that because Mayor Kirk Caldwell made it so. Indeed, justREAD MORE


The Con-athon 2016 players, part 3: Comic-Con Honolulu

July 28th, 2016

We’ve made it to the midpoint of Con-athon 2016, our coverage of this year’s major local anime/manga/pop-culture conventions, and … whoof. Man. I don’t remember Con-athon 2015 being as much of a grind as we’re seeing this year. A quick recap: Kawaii Kon kicked off the convention season strong in April; Amazing Hawaii Comic ConREAD MORE


Momoiro Clover Z tickets on sale this week

July 18th, 2016

Ahh, Momoiro Clover Z. Since 2008, the five-member group — Kanako Momota, Shiori Tamai, Ayaka Sasaki, Momoka Ariyasu and Reni Takagi — has carved out their own little niche of the J-pop female idol group market. Anime fans know them as the group that did theme songs for recent installments of Japan’s “holy trinity” of animeREAD MORE


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