I don't often come to these themed cafes, primarily because they charge a lot for what I consider meagre excuses for served food and drinks. However since this one was a little harder to get in, and a nice friend invited me for an extra seat, I thought I'd take the chance and splurge a little. It actually wasn't disappointing, fortunately.

written by astrobunny \\ akihabara, cafe, idolmaster, iori, japan, minase, theme

Our awesome cosplaying kickboxer Nagashima Yuichiro has returned from his long days of training in the remote mountains of Gensoukyo and is back to pwn all those who dare challenge him in the K-1 WORLD MAX kickboxing championship. Shown in this video is his escort back to the real world: All the awesome youkais and onis he made friends with during his exile.

Thanks OgataRina!

written by astrobunny \\ awesome, cosplay, entrance, 自演乙, 長島, 雄一郎, gensoukyo, girls, k-1, kickboxer, nagashima, theme, touhou, yuichiro, 東方

Yes folks, I iz in AKL infiltratingz ur armegedonz. Armaggeddon Auckland was quite a bit bigger than Armaggeddon Christchurch, but contrary to my expectations, apparent anime fandom is not directly proportional to the size of the event. Here's my scoop on this event that I was actually heavily anticipating.

I'm sure everyone has already warmed up quite nicely to Kadokawa's youtube airing of their short series Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu. To be honest, I think the comical and sktechy approach to it is a very nice change to KyoAni's magical production, and Haruhi being depicted as being clumsy and rushy is gaining popularity with me. Also, the OP (Imamade no Arasuji) is catchy too, and I am just a sucker for good OPs. And with Great OPs comes Great Lyrics. Lyrics after the break. (Don't get me wrong. The animators are STILL KyoAni)