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[INTERVIEW] Yoshitada Fukuhara

※日本語版のインタビューは英語記事下に記載 1. Welcome to Los Angeles! Can you first introduce yourself? I first started working in the music industry since I was a university student. I got interested in anime production through my friend who introduced me to…

Anime Anonymous Panel [Recap]

What is Anime Anonymous, you ask? It is sort of like Alcoholic Anonymous, except of discouraging from drinking alcohol to achieve wholeness and happiness, it encourages one to embrace and find fulfillment with anime, manga, and gaming. To…

AX 2019 Day 3 [Recap]

Although I missed the second day of AX 2019 because of other commitments, I was not going to let that get in the way of enjoying the third day with the same energy and excitement I had on the first day. The main point of interest was the…

[INTERVIEW] Ryo Kitamura at Anime Expo 2019

※日本語版のインタビューは英語記事下に記載 1. Welcome to Anime Expo! Is AX your first North American anime convention? How’s it so far? Yes, it is. I rarely have a chance to join this type of events even in Japan, so it’s my very first anime convention overall.…

AX 2019 Day 1 [Recap]

Regardless of the one hour delay, starting close to ten a.m. instead of nine a.m., when AX 2019 commenced, there was no holding back the plethora of otakus who have been anticipating this event all year round, walking up the stairs into the…

This is MANGA – the Art of NAOKI URASAWA

JAPAN HOUSE LOS ANGELES WILL HOST JAPANESE MANGA ARTIST NAOKI URASAWA‘s exhibition, “This is MANGA – The ART of Naoki Urasawa” from January 23, 2019 to March 28, 2019. This is Urasawa’s first North American exhibition. Urasawa had his debut…

[INTERVIEW] Hiroshi Kitadani

We had an opportunity to interview an anisong legend, Hiroshi Kitadani! Hiroshi Kitadani was born in Yamaguchi, Japan. His first major debut was with the 3-piece band Stagger in 1994. After his other band, Lapis Lazuli, broke up, he started…

[INTERVIEW] Konomi Suzuki

We had an opportunity to interview anisong singer, Konomi Suzuki! Konomi Suzuki was born in Osaka, Japan. At 15, she won the all Japan Anisong Grand Prix and made her debut with the song “Choir Jail” with lyrics produced by Aki Hata. She…

Kao Nivea released limited design Nivea Cream

Kao Nivea released a limited design “Nivea cream” illustrated by cartoonist Momoko Sakura who died on August 15th at her age 53 on September 8th. Momoko Sakura is one of the most-famous Japanese manga creators who was best known…