J-Rock Tuesday: Awoi to Disband!

 Posted by Paul on April 22, 2014 at 9:36 pm  No Responses »
Apr 222014
 

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Oh no!!! what a sad day for Jrock fans!! Awoi has decided to disband later this year on October 22nd Their tenth year anniversary. Of course before the disbandment they will be releasing a best of album sometime in August, followed by a final single in september. They have a few more live shows  planned for August and September. I really enjoyed Awoi and their music, they had a unique sound in a vast ocean of cookie cutter jrock bands. I wish them all the best and will now go on my ipod, put Awoi on shuffle and cry.

Cons This Weekend: April 25-27 2014

 Posted by Paul on April 21, 2014 at 9:27 pm  No Responses »
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While the snow is kinda gone, Why not bring out those sexy cosplays and check out a con this weekend! Continue reading »

WTF Japan: Kit Kat Pizza

 Posted by Paul on April 7, 2014 at 8:13 pm  No Responses »
Apr 072014
 

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Well, We all Know Japan loves Kit Kats, and their green tea flavored ones are particularly amazing!! Any lovers of kit kats would enjoy that flavor, but on the other hand, do Kit Kats really go well with pizza? Not like on the side or anything but literally in the pizza! Not a great idea, well according to normal sane people but several pizza and cafe chains in Japan will be offering special menus for a limited time, featuring Kit Kat Pizza. Continue reading »

Cons This Weekend: April 10-13 2014

 Posted by Paul on April 7, 2014 at 7:43 pm  No Responses »
Apr 072014
 

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This weekend has a bunch of cons going on! So if you are awesome and get the weekend off(unlike me ), check out one of these cons below! Continue reading »

J-Rock Tuesdays: Listen To: 8-eit

 Posted by Paul on April 1, 2014 at 7:20 pm  No Responses »
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I have really never cared for Jazz, but then I heard 8-eit. This Japanese Jazz band is amazing, their songs just make you wanna move and just put you in a fun, good mood. Formed in 2005 the band has only one album and is actually on hiatus but its a damn fine album. This seems to be the case with all the bands I discovery, they either have disbanded or go in hiatus. I never have any luck ><, but its alright Im happy with actually tuning my ears and enjoying a genre of music I never thought I would. Tsubaki has very unique and fitting vocals for this type of music. Kinda scratchy and creepy, but fun and full of life none the less. Have a listen to their song l’amant, off their album Swingy Swindle after the break. Continue reading »

Commercial Break: Yakuza 1 & 2 for Wii U

 Posted by Paul on February 12, 2014 at 8:27 pm  No Responses »
Feb 122014
 

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Time for a commercial break! Are you tired of you’re daughter always trying to watch anime while you play games, and you’re wife never staying out long enough so you can make lustful eyes at a video game character. Well then you should get a Wii U where those problems can be solved.


Gearing to Go: Anime Milwaukee 2014

 Posted by Paul on February 11, 2014 at 8:23 pm  No Responses »
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Anime Milwaukee is happening this weekend, February 14th-16th! So all of you that don’t have a date for valentines day, Come to Anime Milwaukee and fall in love. Joygazm is gonna be there, getting photo and video coverage. be sure to say hi if you see us, and look forward to our full con report after the con! See you all there!

 

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Tiger & Bunny: The Rising will be premiering in the US and VIZ has just announced the theaters and cities! I didn’t even know there was a movie already made! Guess thats what I get for living under a rock and having no friends. I never really watched Tiger & Bunny but I remeber it being really popular in 2012. I saw cosplaers everywhere doing that show. With the release of this movie I see people getting back into the series again. Check out more information about the film from VIZ and the full schedule for the movie after the break! Continue reading »

WTF Japan: Slap that Bass

 Posted by Paul on January 31, 2014 at 9:11 pm  No Responses »
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If only all Bass players looked as cute as that. Unfortunately we get bass players that look like in the video below. I will say this, he knows how to slap that bass.


 

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Are Otaku really the problem?, I know the word Otaku in the US has a much different meaning to that of its Japanese origin( I wrote a article describing those differences HERE ) but of course I figure Miyazaki is referring to the Otaku of Japan(US nerds are safe….kinda)! In a recent television interview the renowned directer of long lasting classics is quoted saying that the anime industry is in trouble because industry staff is made up of otaku who “don’t spend time watching real people” and are “humans who can’t stand looking at other humans.” Sounds a bit harsh, but Miazaki explained that animating people can only come from people who have observed other people. I guess people who are social and can get the mannerisms down and regular motion of human beings. Otaku’s of Japan are not social and I guess thats why he see’s the anime industry is suffering. What do you think? Does the anime industry need a change of the people who work in it?

{Via Rocket News24}