Thursday, October 8, 2009

September edition of the "related articles in the media"

Here's the batch of articles to show up in the media from September, regarding anime, manga and related stuff. Seems to have been a pretty slow month. The big story was the confirmation that the creator of "Crayon Shin-chan" had fallen from a cliff, and even that was under-reported in the English papers Japan Times and Yomiuri. It was a big story in the Japanese papers though.

Japan Times

Description of month-long CoFesta event
I went to CoFesta last year. Mostly, it's a series of smaller events that banded together because none of them on their own could come up with a decent advertising budget. Unless something really catches my eye, I won't go this year.

New fund bets on 'anime' character

DPJ pulls plug on 'animation pantheon' plan

A Polish producer based in Sweden creates a J-Pop album, Orion" featuring a photoshop-originated singer, "She".
She
Official Site

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Metropolis

It's funny that Galbraith will run a rant against Japanese anime fans who like visiting real-world sites featured in some manga or anime, then go all drooly about an L.A.-based tour agency that offers the same package to U.S. fans.
Anime Tourism


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Other

Crayon Shin-chan author confirmed dead.

Review of "Air Doll" movie (based on a manga by Yoshiie Goda)

Gundam Director and AKB48 hit New York

Manga gives girls "mote" fashion tips

Lead-in to Tokyo Video Game Show

Japan Times had a picture of the statue both in the paper and on-line, but they pulled the online story the day after they ran it. And the Yomiuri doesn't return results on searches for Tetsujin or Gigantor. Instead, here's the link to the people actually building the monument itself, with photos of the progress.
Kobe Unveils the Life-size Gigantor



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