Wonder Festival 2012 Winter was held yesterday, February 12th at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Tokyo, Japan, and Heisei Democracy was there. I’m leaving for Seattle in a few minutes, so for now I’m posting a few highlights and will update this post with a more thorough report when I’ve regained my bearings. Some […]
Wonder Festival 2012 Winter approaches! The date is Sunday, February 12th, and the place is the Makuhari Messe convention center, as it was last summer. Catalogs for the event went on sale today, providing both the official entry ticket and a glimpse at what many of the exhibitors are planning to show at the event. […]
Up before 5 am this morning to prepare for the day’s festivities, I got everything assembled and was out the door by around 6:40 – plenty early, it turned out (note to self: get one of those battery > cell adapters before Comiket. Also a set of highlighter markers). I picked up some sunscreen to […]
Tomorrow is the summer incarnation of the biannual Wonder Festival hobby convention. It will be the first since the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan last March, and initially there were fears that the disarray would prohibit the event planning committee at Kaiyodo from processing amateur sculptors’ requests to sell copyrighted material under the standard […]
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- Alice Vocal Collection 2
December 8, 2011 | 3:45 pm
In 2010, eroge maker Alice Soft’s sound director Shade produced an album that compiled some of the most memorable songs from the brand’s 20+ year history of games, bringing new instrumentation and assembling a cadre of elite vocalists to lyrically empower the formerly instrumental-only tracks. Now, a year after Alice Vocal Collection was released to […]
- Decompression, Phase 1
December 6, 2011 | 11:09 am
The week before I left Japan was a blur of packing, preparation, and taking care of loose ends of my life and work there. Somehow it all came together at the last moment, resulting in the shipment of 33 boxes via seamail across the Pacific to my new home in Seattle. Two months later, they’ve […]
- Summer 2011 Events
July 17, 2011 | 6:31 pm
I went to Takasaki today and stopped by Melon Books to pick up the catalogs for Wonder Festival Summer 2011, which is next Sunday (July 24th), and Comiket 80, which runs from August 12th through the 14th (Melon was giving away a free plastic carrying case with the Comiket catalog, which is the other object […]
- Rance Quest Official Site Online!
April 21, 2011 | 7:30 pm
The official website for Rance Quest, the 8th installment in the Rance series from Alice Soft, went live today. Among the details released are that the game is scheduled for “Summer 2011” release, requires a 1024×768 display, is a 3D isomorphic sprite-based RPG with up to five characters in the party, and includes recurring characters […]
- To Heart 2 PSP Dungeon RPG site open
January 27, 2011 | 6:18 pm
Aquaplus opened an official site today for To Heart 2 Dungeon Travelers, a 3D dungeon RPG for the Playstation Portable scheduled for release on May 26th, 2011. The game is more fully scooped in a Famitsu update that was posted today as well. The initial impression is of a playstyle similar to Final Dragon Chronicle […]
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Next in the series of Inoue Takuya-illustrated Chichinoe+ Pin-Up Ladies is unveiled at the Orchid Seed blog! See here for the source image.
Alter’s Panty of Gainax’s Panty & Stocking is now available for preorder, May 2012 release.
Storm of the X-Men coming from Kotobukiya’s Yamashita Shunya-designed Marvel Bishoujo PVC figure series, May 2012 release.