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Niconico Chokaigi 2014: Sumo, Knights and Zombies!

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Mostly I’ve been attending conventions to film the cosplay scene but Niconico was an event I wasn’t even sure had cosplay. I heard about it from a friend and looking it up online I could only discern that it was an event aimed at making people smile. So I decided to check it out and soon discovered that not only was there cosplay but also many, many other things to see. Most Japanese conventions are largely spectacle with big booths to check out upcoming attractions and buy merchandise. While they’re not nearly as social as America’s, it’s still fun to check out the interesting displays. And that’s where Niconico surpassed all of the Japanese events I’ve attended thus far.

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TGS 2013: Pics and Vids and Stuff!

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TGS 2013 is over. Kojima disappeared under the stage, game booths were packed, b-rock was a bunny, and Vampy filmed with us. Take a look at our totally comprehensive review, footage from the Cure Cosplay Collection Night and a Shingeki dance performance.

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Comiket 2013 Cosplay Showcase!

The crowds have dissipated, the sun has set and the all the hentai sold. Comiket 84 is finished. But the cosplay lives on in this music video (which a quick youtube search suggests) is the very first to come out of Comiket in Odaiba, Japan.

Special thanks to the rockin idol, Yuriko Tiger!


Wonder Festival 2013 Cosplay Takeover!

Here’s the music video from Wonder Fest, courtesy of some talented Japanese cosplayers.


Summer Wonder Festival 2013

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Yesterday I had a chance to stop by the Makuhari Convention center in Chiba to check out what Japan’s Wonder Festival was all about. The convention focuses on figures and lots of companies had booths set up to reveal upcoming releases. However, there were many other things being showcased and sold including steam punk gear, a giant King Ghidorah marionette, and some damn creepy statues to name a few. The halls also had some elaborate anime decorations (like the wall from Shingeki no Kyojin) and there was an anime concert at the end of the day. And of course, wherever crowds of otaku gather, cosplayers are not far behind.

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Anime Cast 0001! ATTACK ON TITAN

It’s the first podcast from our new podcast section because what Japan-based show is complete without a strong dose of anime? We’ll be periodically updating whenever we find shows that we’re all willing to watch (blame b-rock and his tastes). First up: Attack on Titan.

Warning: This podcast compares the anime and manga as well as offers some crazy theories into the Titan lore. Thus spoilers abound.


Rescue the Princess! Casual Cast 0004!

RtP! chats about Wreck-It-Ralph, upcoming movies, Metal Gear Solid 5, and the exciting Attack on Titan anime! We also take part in an interesting thought experiment: What would you do if you lived the same 3 days over and over again for 100 years? (Did we mention that whatever you take into your room magically stays there?)

Also, Ben is a dog.


Rescue the Princess! – #0013! To You, Mark Hamill!

It’s episode THIRTEEN of the podcast and it’s a special one with a special guest: Shawn of Rogue’s Gallery! If you like comics, you buy them there or may a goblin toss you off a bridge! But wait! It’s a REALLY special podcast because it’s the last time you’ll see Cooleto on the show! He’s been hired by Rocksteady Studios to write the script for a Batman dating sim where you get to hook Batman up with a variety of characters, including Harley Quinn!

So yes, it’s the COMICCAST semi-uncut, dedicated to Mark Hamill and his glorious voice! Rescue the Princess talks about comics, videogames, and how some are done right and how some are done terribly, terribly wrong! Then we discuss the XTREME 90s, the comics we’d like to see as games, and movies of summer 2011! The Walking Dead videogame is being made by Telltale Games, by the way! From the team behind Sam & Max? Boy, we’re definitely in for some laughs! NSFW podcast like always!

Videogame spoilers (not really, more like topics):

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • DC Universe Online
  • Dead Space
  • Dead Space 2
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2
  • Spider-man: Maximum Carnage
  • Spider-man: Shattered Dimensions
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Comic spoilers/topics:

  • Marvel’s Civil War
  • Scott Pilgrim
  • Shingeki no Kyojin (Advance of the Giants/Attack on Titan)
  • The Walking Dead

And that’s it! No more talking about Spider-man on Rescue the Princess ever again! What are your favorite videogames based off comics? What comics would make excellent videogames? Should Shawn replace Cooleto as the new co-host? Email the show or post some comments!

Opening music jacked from “8-bit Escape from L.A. Theme”. Erotically edited by b-rock.