Saturday, August 31, 2013


- My tastes and their tastes come together as well as oil does with water or better, Seiji Kishi and video game adaptations.

- Honestly, this guy's a joke. He thinks he's funny, but he's not. I-it's not like I enjoy reading his blog, b-baka!

Friday, August 30, 2013

August Rush

As the dog days of summer fall further behind me, I almost always find myself reflecting upon thoughts, feelings, and actions at this time of the year. It's hard for me to articulate, but I get a little sad when it comes time for the inevitable change of the seasons. I won't hesitate to admit that I rather enjoy all of the hustle and bustle of the warm spring/summer weather. People go places, do things, and everything just seems to come to life. Even with the egregiously hot temperatures of late, I simply love all the energy that the summertide brings. When it all comes to (what almost always feels like) an abrupt end, I can't help but get this sinking sensation of finality for one reason or another.

With that said, it seems like it's been forever and a day since my last blog post. For those who may be wondering where I went, the vast bulk of my 2013 convention schedule was in August. I literally had one convention right after the other for three consecutive weeks (with only a handful of days between them all) so to say the least, it was very much an eventful month for your's truly. Ranging from moments of amazing fun to instances of downright tragedy, I can say that I'm glad to be home in one piece, and ready to get back in the saddle.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Anime Music Tournament 2013 Bracket Guts

Do these have Guts? I'm hoping they do, as definitely had some pretty damn good songs like that.


secret base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~ (10 years after ver.) - (Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai ED)

Shinichiro Watanabe Reveals Anime Serial Space Dandy

Directed by SHINICHIRO WATANABE (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) has revealed in its questioning panel at Otakon that he directed the anime series SPACE DANDY at studio BONES. Watanabe said that this anime is "anime that should not be taken seriously." This is the first anime series directed comedy.


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Single of the Week: Shiki No Uta by MINMI (Samurai Champloo ED)

REMINDER:is an array of periodicals here at CB Nonsense where I choose an anime song of my choice, every week, and offer you a brief overview about the song, the artist, and maybe even a bit of insight on the anime as a whole. I love music. And here is a peak at my varied playlist.

Samurai Champloo is an anime that is well known for its urban atmosphere and freestyle nature. And I'm not just referring to the animation and the music. These factors are carried out from the characters, to the story, all the way to the dialogue and character designs. Everything about this series spells out the meaning of "cool." And I honestly have no other way to describe it. However, my favorite aspect of the show is definitely the music.

Since a young age, I grew up listening to a diversity of music. From rock, to pop, to hip-hop, and r&b, I've never been one to settle with just one genre. I even listen to country. Plus, I speak two languages and that adds a little more flavor to my playlists and elongates my list of favorite artists. But, considering that I also listen to Japanese and Korean music, due to the amount of time I spend within the anime community, I can never fully appreciate any of their songs because of the language barrier.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

My Top Eighteen Anime

Take two

Picture not related, or maybe you can pretend that is me gazing into the wonderful world of anime.

The League of Hot Geeks Will Be in Attendance on Saturday 8/24 ONLY

7/29/13 Breinigsville, PA - Anime Ate My Brain Magazine announced last year that they will be

hosting a convention called SaikouCon. SaikouCon, which means "best convention", is the Northeast's

Anime Vs Cartoons: Is There Really A Clear Distiction?

Rozen Maiden fanart Suigintou by Riichu


Friday, August 23, 2013

The New Doctor Announced Peter Capaldi

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Otakon 2013 Time

Once again I'll be attending Otakon this year, from August 9th to the 11th. This time it's their 20th Anniversary, and they've pulled out all the stops with amazing guests such as Watanabe Shinichirou (director of Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Kids on the Slope) and Kanno Yohko (composer for Turn A Gundam, Cowboy Bebop, Kids on the Slope, Aquarion, and many many other shows).

I won't be doing any panels this year but I'll be wearing the above image in my badgeholder. If you know me or recognize me, I'm always open to talking Genshiken.

The Anime Music Tournament 2013 Bracket Charlotte

Very late with this one, as the have already closed, though I was a little busy with other things, namely having a good time at Otakon 2013. That being said, let's get into the swing of things again.


A Samurai Champloo Review: Son of a Battle Cry

Samurai Champloo is a lesson in contrasts. 'Champloo' roughly translates to 'mash-up' in old Okinawan dialect - and nothing could be more of a mixture than ancient Japanese samurai legend meeting the 1990s American hip-hop scene. While it may seem an incongruous or even appropriative blend, director Shinichiro Watanabe pulls the "mash-up" off with finesse, flavour and a sense of fun - just like he did with space-opera meets blues in his previous work, Cowboy Bebop.

Samurai Champloo introduces us to three distinct personalities. Jin is a ronin (or wandering samurai) with a mysterious air of sophistication in his manners as well as in his fighting skills; while Mugen is a violent foul-mouthed womanizer with incredible strength but erratic use of it; and Fuu is a ditzy but well-meaning waitress. Jin and Mugen clash like fire and water, leading much of the show's conflict and action, but it's Fuu, who they pick up on their travels, giving the series a sense of direction: enlisting the duo to help her find "the man who smells like sunflowers".

Cinematheque Hosts 'Cowboy Bebop' Screening & Panel

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PR: 3 Reasons Why You Should Come to AnimeUSA 2013

Hey fellow Otaku! Are you looking for a way to meet other geeks while having fun? Check out Anime USA 2013 from September 13-15. Anime USA, affectionately referred to as "AUSA" by fans, is an annual three-day fan-hosted gathering taking place at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. Here are three reasons you should check it out!

1. Theme! Each year, Anime USA selects a theme for the event. This year's theme is "A Journey Back to Edo Japan". This theme provides a great opportunity for anime fans who don't know much about Japanese history to learn about this significant period and see how modern Japan was shaped. Popular anime series, such as Samurai Champloo, are based in the Edo Period. Throughout the weekend, Anime USA will host a variety of cultural demonstrations, performances and activities. For more advanced fans, Anime USA will be bringing in expert panelists to focus on specific issues of Edo culture and history.