Monday, April 5, 2010

March edition of the "related articles in the media"

Here's the batch of articles to show up in the media from March, regarding anime, manga and related stuff.

Generic New News
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Japan Times

This is kind of funny. Kyodo news ran this story on Feb. 22, but it took the Japan Times over a week to get around to copying it. Since the DPJ nixed the development of a manga resource center in Tokyo, it's up to the local communities to show the big guys how it's done.
'Otaku' Subculture Arts-Business Complex Eyed In Kitakyushu

Ok, this following story will be of most interest to builders of the Gakken kits living in Osaka. One of the kits was an 8mm movie projector that worked by bouncing light off of paper through a lens and then to the screen. This kit was based on a commercial projector common in Japan 70 years ago. The below story mentions a hall in Sakai that had screened one such animated movie on Mar. 31.
Paper-based movie to be screened

It's so close to April First, you really got to wonder how much of this is real.
Mrs. GeGeGe

A 'great leap forward' for Chinese 'anime'

'Doraemon' museum set to open next year

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Metropolis

Otaku Dining

Whadda ya know. Galbraith can write about a subject without outright ridiculing it. Almost.
Touhou and Hetalia

21st Century Boys

Thermae Romae

Dolls Party 23

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