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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

The Great Otaku Calendar of All the Things, July Edition

July 7th, 2016

There isn’t much time to explain why I’ve been away for so lo– … OK, fine, so there’s that. But seriously, there isn’t much time to explain why I’ve be– … yeah, OK, that too. But that’s really everything that’s been distracting me at the mo– … umm, let’s just get to this month’s eventREAD MORE

The Great Otaku Calendar of All the Things, June edition

June 10th, 2016

Before I get too far into this month’s event roundup, a quick shout-out is in order to Joelle Lee and the rest of her Moanalua High School team — mentioned in this space last month — which made it to the finals of the Vans Custom Culture contest. While they didn’t take home the $50,000READ MORE

Anime Matsuri Hawaii cancels 2016 convention

June 6th, 2016

One of the biggest burning questions of Con-athon 2016 — aside from “Can our otaku community really support six major conventions in one year?” and “Should I get the Cardcaptor Sakura Blu-ray box set or four Nendoroid figures?” — has been “What’s going on with Anime Matsuri Hawaii?” Sure, there was the promise that theyREAD MORE

The Con-athon 2016 players, part 2: Amazing Hawaii Comic Con

May 19th, 2016

It’s race day once again. To recap: Throughout the year, I’m going to be previewing the participants in Con-athon 2016, this year’s gauntlet of six major anime/sci-fi/fantasy/comic conventions on two islands and a whooooooole buncha smaller events in between. Kawaii Kon was first out of the gate in early April, and they set a ratherREAD MORE

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