No Game No Life Zero dub: LA Anime Film Festival debut

This weekend is an exciting time for anime fans in Southern California, as
the first ever Los Angeles Anime Film Festival will be showing a whole host
of animated features!

Indigo Ignited: a new animation project

We’re excited to spread the word about Indigo Ignited, the pilot for a new
an American made animation project!

Color Me Outrageous

Characters with bizarre, unnatural skin tones are a staple of anime and
manga. But now it’s becoming part of cutting edge Japanese fashion, too.

Reigning Samurai Cats and Dogs

Your cat or dog can embrace their inner Samurai warrior now, with armor in
their size!

Oh Chute! The Summer Festival Somen Game Now Has a Home Edition!

Your parents probably warned you against playing with your food. However,
there are some times when Japanese custom allows for this, most notably at
Summer Festivals. Nagashi Somen is one of those times. Usually Nagashi
Somen requires some pretty involved equipment. But now Takara Tomy, the
Japanese toymaker, has released the home version of this game.

Wearing Hijabi-Lolita in Kuala Lumpur

Hijabi-Lolita started as a way to honor one’s identity as a Muslim woman,
but also participate in Lolita fashion. Hijabi-Lolita actually started
among Muslim girls in Britain, Canada and the US. It has spread to other
countries with Muslim minorities, and then to predominantly Muslim
countries. Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia in particular have picked up
the Hijabi-Lolita look, and Anime/Manga conventions in those countries have
Lolita fashion shows and high teas as part of the events there. 

Your Name. Your New Favorite Anime Film. Seriously, It’s THAT Good.

This is the story of two teenage kids (isn’t it always?) separated by
distance and by one of them living in the Tokyo megalopolis and one of them
living out in a remote, rural part of Japan. Mitsuha is a girl from a
family who has tended a Shinto shrine for hundreds of years. Mitsuha
doesn’t like being trapped into a life she doesn’t entirely believe in
either. One day she wishes upon a star that she would be reborn — and soon
— as a boy in Tokyo.