Wednesday, December 23, 2009

fullmetal alchemist cosplay

fullmetal alchemist cosplay

Monday, November 30, 2009


This is a list of notable manga that have been licensed in English, listed by their English title. This list does not cover anime, light novels, dojinshi, manhwa, manhua, manga-influenced comics, or manga only released in Japan in bilingual Japanese-English yuki cross editions.cosplay

Monday, November 23, 2009

Japanese comic heroes come to life at Cosplay

Japanese comic heroes come to life at Cosplay
PRINCESSES in flowing ballgowns, pilots of futuristic vessels and gigantic robots competed

on a level playing field at the national Cosplay championship at the weekend.

The grand final of the "costume play" event, held in an Albert Park hotel, brought together

Australia's most fervent supporters of Japanese comics and cartoons, better known as manga

and anime. Rather than just read or watch, people like Adelaide's Jenita Naipal spend

hundreds of hours making costumes of their favourite characters and then parading about in


"I've had 3½ months to make it - that's a short time in the costuming world," the 24-year-

old said, struggling out of her robot suit from Laputa: Castle in the Sky.

"The arms are 190 centimetres, the head would be another 30 centimetres on top of that. I'm

five-foot-one-and-a-half [155 centimetres] so I'm walking with my hands above my head … I

was dying in there."

The fifth-placed Naipal won products from anime distributor Madman, which put on the event.

"I can definitely improve," she added.

Melbourne's Nicole Collis, 21, has just finished a digital arts course at RMIT, but her life

has been "full-time costume pandemonium" since then. The competition's runner-up is widely

known as Siera, her pen-name on internet forums, and she portrayed Rue from Princess Tutu, a

manga with a similar story to Swan Lake.

"I love the performance, being in character, it's a unique and creative way to express

yourself," she said, twirling in her pink and burgundy ball gown.

Her parents and friends were not particularly surprised by her hobby, she said. "They think

I'm a bit more than just crazy."

The competition's winner, Christie Lee of Sydney, was overjoyed with her prize: a trip to

Japan to attend next year's Tokyo Anime Fair.

"It hasn't really sunk in yet,'' she said.

In two outfits - a blue Victorian dress and a tight red number - the 21-year-old explained

how her favourite series was like a "twisted version" of Lewis Carroll's Alice in


"I did a character named Alice from Pandora Hearts. Pretty much a girl who has a super power

and turns into a demon killer bunny," she explained, casually.

The surfing story

SURFING has taken seven-time world champion Layne Beachley around the world, but she never

thought she would end up in an exhibition.

A new collection celebrating the sport opened at the National Sports Museum at the MCG

yesterday, thrilling the wave-loving Beachley.

"I know, I was in a surfing museum before I was dead," she said, laughing.

"Never in my wildest dreams did I think that boards would be hanging up at the MCG."

Collections manager Jed Smith said The Long Ride: 100 Years of Australian Surfing traversed

the origins of the sport through to the professional circuit of today. The exhibition

stretches back to 1909 when Manly's Tommy Walker brought a board from Hawaii and started to

ride. (It was previously held that Hawaiian champion Duke Kahanamoku was the first to ride

local waves in the 1920s.)

Until interest spiked in the 1970s and '80s, surfing was amateur and recreational, he said.

"So to get hold of boards to see the evolution, it's quite extraordinary."

Beachley said her first boards were thick, wide and long. "We'd be encouraged to learn on

'moving sidewalks'," she said. "Now the craftsmanship is just amazing, and it's great to see

it be honoured and admired and appreciated."

The exhibition runs until the end of February.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Umi Monogatari

Umi Monogatari ~Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto~ (うみものがたり 〜あなたがいてくれたコト〜?, lit. "Sea Story") is a 12 episode anime series, directed by Junichi Sato and produced by Zexcs. It began airing on Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting on June 24, 2009. An unaired 13th episode is to be featured in the final DVD volume, released on March 26, 2010.
The anime is based on a popular pachinko game manufactured by Sanyo Bussan.
The anime uses two theme songs. The opening theme is "violet" by Marble and the ending theme is "Tōmei na Inori" (透明な祈り?) by Masumi Itō. Lantis has released three soundtracks for Umi Monogatari ~Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto~. The first, "violet", was released on July 23, 2009. The second, "Treasure!? ~Kimi to Deaeta koto~" (Treasure!~君と出逢えたコト~?), was released on August 5, 2009. The third, "Tōmei na Inori" (透明な祈り?), was released on August 26, 2009.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

doujin gallery

I find a wonderful Dounjin Gallery in

That's amazing

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The corporate lab as ringmaster

The Internet has changed many things, of course, but one of its more far-reaching effects has been to transform the economics of innovation.

The nation's big corporate research and development laboratories--at IBM, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard and a handful of other companies--have their roots and rationale in the industrial era, when communication was costly, information traveled slowly and social networks were fostered at conferences and lunchrooms instead of over the Web.

Crowdsourcing and other new, more open models of innovation are really byproducts of the low-cost communication and new networks of collaboration made possible by the Internet.

Monday, June 22, 2009

What is Accutane?

Accutane is a form of vitamin A. It reduces the amount of oil released by oil glands in your skin, and helps your skin renew itself more quickly.

Accutane is used to treat severe nodular acne. It is usually given after other acne medicines or antibiotics have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms.

Accutane may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


第1条 この法律は、盗品等の売買の防止、速やかな発見等を図るため、古物営業に係る業務について必要な規制等を行い、もつて窃盗その他の犯罪の防止を図り、及びその被害の迅速な回復に資することを目的とする。
第2条 この法律において「古物」とは、一度使用された物 品(鑑賞的美術品及び商品券、乗車券、郵便切手その他政令で定めるこれらに類する証票その他の物を含み、大型機械類(船舶、航空機、工作機械その他これら に類する物をいう。)で政令で定めるものを除く。以下同じ。)若しくは使用されない物品で使用のために取引されたもの又はこれらの物品に幾分の手入れをし たものをいう。
【令】第1条、 第2条

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


治疗方法模範を 解説する:趙麗萍、瀋陽市足部は健康な法研究会事務局長を分けることを反射して、主治医師、高級な按摩師。brは現代で生活する繁忙緊張、もし隻の心それ で仕事することの不注意な身体に、すぐ苦労が重なって疾になることができる。常見病に対して、物理治療と薬物は同様であり重要であることを治療する。中国 医学は考える:脚は根中の根で、人の屋敷二心が汚れることです。足部はそれぞれの臓器の足部に対することが可能に有効に活性化することを分けることを反射 することにマッサージをして、人体を大いに増強可能な内臓機能と免疫力! BRBRの本スライスは対する諸般の常見病のこと予防と治療、人体のそれぞれの大きさ系主要な器官に基づいて足部の反射地方、貴方のために諸般のを伝授す ることは疾病足部療法を常に見かけ方法と治療が法にマッサージをすると診断する。医学原理は透徹していることを解説して、技が掌握することが容易にしなけ ればいけないことにマッサージをして、貴方に即刻これらの終身受益した健康な療法を教わる。

Thursday, March 26, 2009