Otakon 2009

Oh man I’m a lazy bastard…I have not updated in 7 months. The chances are, that Comiket report will probably never happen (see couple posts below).

I begin to realize that laziness sets in when I have to write large amounts of text then layout pictures.

So from now on I will only do one, not both.

With that said, let’s see what happened at Otakon.

A picture is worth a thousand words, so I will just post picture highlights…

1) The man, the legend, the director god himself, YAMAKAN / Yamamoto Yutaka / ヤマカン

Yamakan 2

(He blinked, Orz. He was extremely impressed about my AX 2007 Haruhi poster which I fought an arm and leg for.)

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This picture amused me

This set of picture amused me:

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It’s Mizuki Nana and Hirano Aya posing for pictures together (left from Nana’s blog, right from Aya’s blog). I can just feel the horde of Nana fanboys around the world collectively pop their veins when they see this picture while cursing profanities (“Get away from our goddess, you filthy woman!” etc.) Is there anyone out there who is a die-hard Nana fan and doesn’t hate/laugh at Aya, or is a die-hard fan of both? If you are, please disprove me and leave a comment – I wish I am proven wrong.

I admit (which is no secret by now) that I am a huge huge huge Hirano Aya fanboy/worshipper/follower, but I have never been one to laugh at / speak bad of other seiyuu and singers. But from my experience in the seiyuu otaku world, the ones who badmouth Hirano generally fall into the following categories:

1) Mizuki Nana fanboys
2) Horie Yui fanboys
3) Tamura Yukari fanboys
4) Fanboys of other seiyuu

Seriously, are fanclubs and fanboys so insecure that they feel the need to ridicule other popular seiyuu icons in order to make themselves feel better and superior? I for one have never felt the need talk down fans of other seiyuu in order to show my support for Aya. I admit that she’s not perfect – she still needs to work on her singing during live performances (she’s already much better from what I see in Animelo 08), she needs to fire her make-up artist, and I did laugh a little @ Aya Style bikini. But there are many things which she excels and cannot be replaced by others – voice acting (I dare anyone to say with a straight face that strictly in terms of voice acting, Nana is better than Aya), her energy, stage presence, etc.

As for those rumors / slander about Aya originating from 2ch (e.g. “she’s using seiyuu as a jumpboard into the mainstream entertainment!” or “according to animation staff, in reality, she’s a stuck up snob!” or “She’s getting so much coverage because her dad’s a powerful dentsu executive!”, etc.) Well guess what, I really don’t give a rat’s ass about them. Neither should you. Since when can the crap coming out of 2ch ever be taken seriously? INTERNET, SERIOUS BUSINESS!!!!!11111I like VIP and 2ch culture and I find it extremely funny, but anything coming from 2ch should always be taken with a grain of salt because there’s so much trolling.

Just some random seiyuu ota ranting from me…

MACROSS FRONTIER OST2: NyanTora….DAILY ORICON ALBUM #1!!!

http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/ja/d/

I am at school right now so I can’t post a lot, but CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ENTIRE MACROSS STAFF!

Macross Frontier OST2 ranked #1 on Daily Oricon rankings for Oct 8. Of course I helped too…because already pre-ordered a copy.

INCREDIBLE! AMAZING!

Haha my copy of Nyan Tora came today in the mail courtesy of HMV + EMS. So fast. This is literally same-day international service XD. Pics later.

Also our goddess Hirano Aya’s new single Namida^3 (too lazy to type all 3 out) got #10 on Daily Oricon Singles Rankings. Job well done.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MS. HIRANO AYA, お誕生日おめでとうございます、われらの平野綾さま!

Happy 21st birthday. If she comes to America she can drink alcohol XD

21歳のお誕生日、おめでとうございます。アメリカでお酒が飲める年齢ですwwwwww

I will continue to support you!
これからもずっと応援します。がんばってください!

Hirano Aya’s works in the fall season:
Nonomura Ayumi, Hyakko
Miu Kujo, Linebarrels of Steel
Nagase Minato, Akaneiro ni somaru saka

Lion climbs to #2 on Oricon and tidbits about Nakajima Megumi and May’n (Macross Frontier)

In an unusual turn of events, Lion has climbed to second place on Oricon yesterday (Aug 23) even though it officially debuted on Aug 20. (Thanks to samada-san that I was able to find out about this. さすがに私も毎日オリコンをチェックしませんねww)

For some reason, while Porno Graffiti has fallen to #5, Arashi is still on top!
*Shakes fist* Curse you Arashi!!! RAGEEEEEE (actually I won’t use the RAGE tag for this post)

Mamegu-memo now ACCEPTING QUESTIONS for Nakajima Megumi (Ranka Lee)…

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Nakajima Megumi and May’n goes to karaoke. Karaoke box implodes under DECULTURE

(This is worth of celebration. My first seiyuu post.)

Gentlemen, I like Macross Frontier. Gentlemen, I like Macross Frontier. Gentlemen, I LOVE MACROSS FRONTIER.

諸君、私はマクロスFが好きだ。
諸君、私はマクロスFが好きだ。
諸君、私はマクロスFが大好きだ!

So this post will be some stuff about Nakajima Megumi (a.k.a. Mamegu), the seiyuu for Ranka Lee. Her blog is as posted in the celebrity blogroll to the right. There will also be some stuff from May’n about the Lion/Northern Cross single.

Recently, in Mamegu’s blog, she has declared a “special one year anniversary” in which she will answer questions some questions from fans one month after  September 1, which is the 1 yr anniversary of her blog. So if you have something to ask her, keep checking her blog because she said she’ll let everyone know when to start asking her questions. If you don’t know Japanese, leave me a comment and I will try to translate it and post it on her blog. I want to ask her if she’s interesteed in performing in America 😀

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