Month: November 2003

  • Magazines Make the World a Better Place

    Picked up the latest issue of GIANT ROBOT today, mostly because it featured a cover and interview with Japanese artist 326 (click here to see the cover, as the image I had linked to doesn’t seem to be loading anymore). I really like his artwork, even have a few postcards bought years ago, but I’ve…

  • Apple Store Ginza Pics

    The Apple Store in Ginza opens today, and here is a gallery of pics. I think I’ll go tomorrow morning. Edit: Glad I didn’t go today, as Mr. Antipixel shows us in his nice little photo essay. I’m even wondering if it’s worth trying to go tomorrow morning. There’s no way I’m waiting a couple…

  • Paranoia Agent

    Got some news on the Satoshi Kon series from AICN. It will be a 13 episode series (the norm) called PARANOIA AGENT. There’s already an official site up for the series, including a trailer (there will be 3 links in the middle of the screen, click on the one to the right). The trailer, although…

  • Waratte Iitomo

    I would love to see this WARATTE IITOMO, (the comma is part of the title) video mentioned in this week’s OUT OF TOKYO column by Tetsuya Ozaki over at REALTOKYO, that won the Kirin Art Award 2003. The original show it remixes, WARATTE IITOMO, is something we usually have on TV everyday at lunch time.

  • The’s

    THE JAPAN TIMES has an article on the Japanese all-girl garage-rock band that was featured in KILL BILL’s House of Blue Leaves scene, The’s.

  • Apple Ginza

    The new Apple Store opens in Ginza this Sunday, and now comes news that they’ll also be opening a store in Osaka next year. A look at the event schedule for the store shows tons of things happening every month, and the press release mentions the presence of “Mac specialists who speak 10 different languages…

  • Samue

    Some samue out to dry.

  • Onimusha Buraiden

    There’s a new game out called ONIMUSHA BURAIDEN, part of the Onimusha samurai fighting series, where you can fight 4-player battles. The CM they’re showing on TV is hilarious. It simply shows a battle taking place, with a pro-wrestling Spanish announcer calling the action. Priceless.

  • Metroid Prime

    METROID PRIME for the Nintendo Gamecube has taken over my life these past few days. I found it cheap (only 2500 yen) in a used game shop last week, and now I can’t get enough of it. Such a beautiful game to play. Scanning things (important part of the game) is a bit annoying as…

  • Satoshi Kon in Time

    This week’s Asian edition of TIME has a nice article on Satoshi Kon, director of PERFECT BLUE, MILLENNIUM ACTRESS, and the new TOKYO GODFATHERS. I can’t wait to see his TV series next year.