Makoto Kikuchi Birthday Parade – 2017 Edition!

You could say this is a belated birthday post, but I like to think of it as one magical night that spread across six more nights…

For good reason, since some artists needed time to get that ahoge just right. Even your’s truly took part in the celebration:

Belated fanart of Makoto Kikuchi receiving her birthday present (by me)

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…I’ll try better next year :~;

But here are some pros that were able to capture the cute/handsome idol prince. Continue reading “Makoto Kikuchi Birthday Parade – 2017 Edition!”

Get LADY! Idolm@ster: Cinderella Girls preforms at Anime Expo 2017

The power of smile works (or begging in desperation with half-hopes of becoming true).

Southern California anime convention Anime Expo announced a selection of the cast from Idolm@ster: Cinderella Girls will preform as part of the Anisong World Matsuri* concert on June 30.

Premier badge holders can already buy tickets, but general attendees can purchase theirs on May 3. Ticket link is here.

Prices are:

  • Lodge: $45
  • Orchestra: $65
  • VIP: $130 (also an invitation to a “Special Goodbye” event. Kind of an ominous title for fans to see performers…)

Cindere participants in the concert include: Asami Takano (Frederica Miyamato), Haruka Yoshimura (Mika Jougasaki), Hiromi Igarashi (Anzu Futaba), Rei Matsuzaki (Kirari Moroboshi), Tomoyo Kurosawa (Miria Akagi), and Yuuko Iida (Kanade Hayami).

That’s a wallop of a lineup! This selection of seiyuu voice characters that are quite popular in the series, so it isn’t as though they selected random characters (over a hundred), paid the seiyuu to make an appearance and call it a day.
Interestingly enough, this selection is an almost-complete lineup of units from the series:
  • Decoration (凸レーション): Kirari Moroboshi, Miria Akagi, Rika Jougasaki
  • Familia Twin (ファミリア ツ イン): Mika Jougasaki, Rika Jougasaki
  • LiPPS: Mika Jougasaki, Frederica Miyamato, Kanade Hayami, Shiki IchinoseSyuko Shiomi
  • Ankira is the only complete unit with Anzu Futaba and Kirari Moroboshi.

It’s nice to see a few familiar faces from when I last them at the 10th anniversary Idolm@ster concert in 2015. Being held at the Microsoft Theater also means even if I’m only able to get lodge seating I’ll still get a better view compared to when I was at the Seibu Prince Dome. A lot less sweaty, too.

This is a big splash for Imas fans attending Anime Expo. Aside from a fan panel and cosplay gatherings, this was what we had to resort to in lieu of an actual concert:

*Wake Up, Girls!, JUNNA and Minori Suzuki from Walküre are also set to perform at the event. Love Live’s Aqours, as well, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Saori Kimura: from the volleyball court to the stage

When I first saw this idol walk onto the stage with a volleyball I thought it was some quirky shtick so that they could stand out (Cinderella Girls has tainted my mind forever). Either that or she’ll spike the ball into the audience when things get too crazy. In any case, it is intriguing, but the most obvious didn’t come to my mind… Continue reading “Saori Kimura: from the volleyball court to the stage”

V-Day Illustration drop!

Did you enjoy your Valentines? Or are you putting your passion into fighting the chocolate company capitalism conspiracy on the streets? If the latter, quit being so angry all the time! Instead, put some sweets in you with some funny Valentine illustrations. Continue reading “V-Day Illustration drop!”

Secret Anime Santa 2017~ Shin Atashinchi, My Neighbors the Yamadas and Barakamon

Another year of anime I get amped up to see, another year I’m late.

There is a good reason for it this time. The anime series “gifted” to me this year was a punch to the gut that I needed. Sometimes you have to get hit low to look up! I say that because when I looked up the series recommended to me I asked, “What in the hell is this, Santa?! Get these present away from me!” Continue reading “Secret Anime Santa 2017~ Shin Atashinchi, My Neighbors the Yamadas and Barakamon”