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Ota-cool Incoming: All the anime. ALL. THE. ANIME.

September 9th, 2016

News tends to travel in cycles around these parts. There are times when not much is going on, allowing me time to play my phone games and plot out points on the Pokemon GO Hawaii Guides map (1,800+ Pokestops and gyms on five islands mapped so far, another 700+ in the queue!), and times whenREAD MORE


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


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