Article Archive

Updated 11/18/12

Cosplay Photography 
Cosplay Photography: Basic tips to improve your pictures at con (12/17/10)
Cosplay Photography Etiquette (1/13/11)
Cosplay Photo Shoots: Tips for Cosplayers (1/22/11)
Candid Photography in Conventions (2/18/11)
Anime Expo 2011 - Cosplay Photography Panel (6/2/11)
Anime Expo 2011 Plans (6/25/11)
What is Cosplay? (6/30/11)
Anime Expo 2011 Photos  (7/7/11)
Choosing the Right Cosplay (8/4/11)
What is a Photoshoot? (8/10/11)
15 Cosplay Characters I would like to see in 2012 (11/19/11)
Cosplay @ Riverside Lunar Festival 2012 (11/30/11)
Photography Equipment 2011 edition (12/1/11)
Cosplay 101 - Getting into cosplay (12/8/11)
My 8 Most Memorable Photo Shoots of 2011 (12/11/11)
The Value of a Photographer (4/6/12)
Cosplay Photography: The Canon 85 f1.2L Review (6/15/12)
Comic Artist Tony Harris Creates Controversy: A Few Thoughts in Response (11/13/12)

Manga
Underappreciated Manga: Fudanshism - Fudanshi Shugi (12/21/10)
Why does manga cost more in the USA? (compared to Japan) (1/6/11)
Gender Bending 101 (1/20/11)
Sailor Moon and Sailor V announced for USA release (3/18/11)
Tokyopop Publishing Folds: Why did it happen? (4/15/11)
Review: Cheeky Angel (manga) (5/11/11)
How an Anime or Manga gets Licensed (6/15/11)
Bite Sized Manga Reviews #1 (8/24/11)
Bite Sized Manga Reviews #2 (8/31/11)
Bite Sized Manga Reviews #3 - Peach-Pit Edition (5/5/11)
Sailor Moon volume 1 gets another 50,000 printed (10/14/11)
Bite Sized Manga Reviews #4 - Princess Power (10/16/11)
The Foresight of CLAMP’s Chobits (10/21/11)
Arina Tanemura goes Freelance (11/11/11)
15 Cosplay Characters I would like to see in 2012 (11/19/11)
Getting Your Parents into Anime and Manga (12/15/11)
Codename Sailor V: Series Review (12/12/11)
Harem Anime and Manga 101 (1/19/12)
Bite Sized Manga Reviews #5 – Import Reviews (1/27/12)
Gender Bending 102 (2/24/12)
Steampunk in Anime, Manga, and Video Games (3/12/12)
Rhythmic Gymnastics in Anime and Manga (8/4/12)
What's an Industry Bubble? (10/21/12)

Video Games
Figure Review: Atler's General Selvaria Bles (Valkyria Chronicles) (1/13/11)
Anime-inspired Video Games: Xenogears (PSX) (3/4/11)
First Impression - Ar Tonelico Qoga (PS3) (3/23/11)
Behind Her Blue Flame – Selvaria Bles (5/20/11)
E3 2011 Hopes and Dreams (6/5/11)
PlayStation Vita Thoughts (6/8/11)
What happened to SquareEnix? (6/10/11)
Hyperdimension Neptunia Review (7/22/11)
Nintendo drops price of 3DS to $169.99 (7/28/11)
Sony Gamescom News 2011 (8/15/11)
Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 Released in Japan (8/19/11)
Grade Inflation and Reviews (8/27/11)
Persona 4 for PS Vita and Persona 4 Fighting Game Announced (9/1/11)
Tales of Xillia Released in Japan (9/8/11)
Happy 12th Birthday Dreamcast!! (9/9/11)
Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 gets USA/EU 2012 release (9/15/11)
Atelier Rorona (PS3) Review (10/3/11)
Valkyria Chronicles 3, what went wrong? (10/12/11)
Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland (PS3) (10/18/11)
Anime-inspired video games – Growlanser II: A Sense of Justice (PS2) (10/24/11)
Atelier Meruru Gets USA/EU release (11/16/11)
15 Cosplay Characters I would like to see in 2012 (11/19/11)
The Rise of Q1 Releases in the Video Game Market (11/23/11)
Final Fantasy XIII-2 sales disaster (12/22/11)
Review - Soul Calibur 5 (PS3) (2/5/12)
Hyperdimension Neptunia + Mk2 Artbook Review (2/28/12)
Steampunk in Anime, Manga, and Video Games (3/12/12)
Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 (PS3) Review (3/15/12)
How Tablets and Smartphones are Changing Gaming (3/28/12)
SEGA posts 7.1 Billion Yen Loss, Cancels Projects and Restructures (3/31/12)
A Primer on the Tales of Series (4/14/12)
Turning Around the PS Vita (6/14/12)
PS Vita Sales Issues (8/9/12)
Happy 13th Birthday Dreamcast (9/9/12)
What's an Industry Bubble? (10/21/12)
Rose and Camellia 1 & 2 Review (11/9/12)

Anime
Looking Back at Sailor Moon (1/27/11)
Tenchi Muyo! The most complicated harem Anime ever created (1/29/11)
Underappreciated Anime - Kaleido Star (2/10/11)
Review - Summer Wars (3/17/11)
Review - Evangelion 2.22 You can (not) advance (3/31/11)
Review: K-On Volume #1 (Blu-Ray) (4/23/11)
Anime that will stay in Japan: Yosuga No Sora (5/5/11)
What can Cirque Du Soliel teach Anime? (5/14/11)
Behind Her Blue Flame – Selvaria Bles (5/20/11)
How an Anime or Manga gets Licensed (6/15/11)
Rise of the Fansubs and How the Anime Industry is Adapting (6/18/11)
Angel Beats! Blu-Ray Review (8/2/11)
Anime that makes you Feel Good #1 (9/11/11)
Fall 2011 Anime Season Preview - Part 1 (10/7/11)
Anime-inspired video games – Growlanser II: A Sense of Justice (PS2) (10/24/11)
15 Cosplay Characters I would like to see in 2012 (11/19/11)
Getting Your Parents into Anime and Manga (12/15/11)
Bandai Entertainment Closes Down (1/7/12)
Harem Anime and Manga 101 (1/19/12)
Review: The Secret World of Arrietty (2/18/12)
Studio Spotlight - P.A. Works (2/25/12)
Steampunk in Anime, Manga, and Video Games (3/12/12)
Rhythmic Gymnastics in Anime and Manga (8/4/12)
Summer 2012 Anime: Kokoro Connect (8/22/12)
What's an Industry Bubble? (10/21/12)
Voice Actress Spotlight – Yoko Hikasa (10/29/12)
Joukamachi no Dandelion Review (8/27/15)

Review
Figure Review: Alter's Mio Akiyama (K-On) (12/28/10)
Figure Review: Atler's General Selvaria Bles (Valkyria Chronicles) (1/13/11)
Anime-inspired Video Games: Xenogears (PSX) (3/4/11)
Review - Summer Wars (3/17/11)
First Impression - Ar Tonelico Qoga (PS3) (3/23/11)
Review - Evangelion 2.22 You can (not) advance (3/31/11)
Review: K-On Volume #1 (Blu-Ray) (4/23/11)
Review: Cheeky Angel (manga) (5/11/11)
Hyperdimension Neptunia Review (7/22/11)
Angel Beats! Blu-Ray Review (8/2/11)
Bite Sized Manga Reviews #1 (8/24/11)
Bite Sized Manga Reviews #2 (8/31/11)
Atelier Rorona (PS3) Review (10/3/11)
Bite Sized Manga Reviews #3 - Peach-Pit Edition (5/5/11)
Bite Sized Manga Reviews #4 - Princess Power (10/16/11)
Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland (PS3) (10/18/11)
Anime-inspired video games – Growlanser II: A Sense of Justice (PS2) (10/24/11)
Codename Sailor V: Series Review (12/12/11)
One Year Anniversary!!! (12/17/11)
Bite Sized Manga Reviews #5 – Import Reviews (1/27/12)
Review - Soul Calibur 5 (PS3) (2/5/12)
Review: The Secret World of Arrietty (2/18/12)
Hyperdimension Neptunia + Mk2 Artbook Review (2/28/12)
Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 (PS3) Review (3/15/12)
Cosplay Photography: The Canon 85 f1.2L Review (6/15/12)
Joukamachi no Dandelion Review (8/27/15)

Interview
Behind the Convention: Richard Phon (part I) (12/22/10)
Behind the Convention: Richard Phon (part II) (12/24/10)
Behind the Cosplay - Katx (Part I) (5/6/11)
Behind the Cosplay - Katx (Part II) (5/8/11)

Convention Reports
Anime Los Angeles 2011 Thoughts (1/9/11)
Anime Conji 2011 Convention Report (3/27/11)
Anime Expo 2011 Photos (7/7/11)
Anime Expo 2011 Day 1 Convention Report (7/9/11)
Anime Expo 2011 Day 2 Convention Report (7/10/11)
Anime Expo 2011 Day 3 Convention Report (7/12/11)
Anime LA Orange County Picnic (7/18/11)
Anime Expo 2011 Day 4 Convention Report (7/21/11)
Nisei Week 2011: Cosplay and Parade thoughts (8/15/11)
Largest Anime Conventions in North America - 2011 edition (9/30/2011)
Convention Report - Comikaze Expo 2011 (11/6/11)
Convention Report - Pacific Media Expo 2011 (10/13/11)
Anime/Comic Book Conventions 2011 - A year in review (11/18/11)
15 Cosplay Characters I would like to see in 2012 (11/19/11)
Anime Los Angeles 2012 Convention Report (1/8/12)
Riverside Lunar Festival 2012 Report (1/29/12)
Convention Report – Wondercon 2012 (3/19/12)
Anime Conji 2012 Convention Report (3/20/12)
Contributor Convention Review – Rich-Con 2012 (4/1/12)
Anime Expo 2012 Convention Report (7/5/12)
Nisei Week 2012 – Cosplay and Parade thoughts (8/13/12)
Animegacon 2012 Convention Report (8/30/12)
Yaoi-con 2012 Convention Report (10/16/12)
Pacific Media Expo 2012 Convention Report (11/15/12)

Educational
Cosplay Photography: Basic tips to improve your pictures at con (12/17/10)
Why does manga cost more in the USA? (compared to Japan) (1/6/11)
Cosplay Photography Etiquette (1/13/11)
Gender Bending 101 (1/20/11)
Cosplay Photo Shoots: Tips for Cosplayers (1/22/11)
Candid Photography in Conventions (2/18/11)
Tsundere: "It is not like I wanted to write this article or anything."(2/25/11)
Culture Shock - School Uniforms (3/14/11)
Bad End, Why does it happen? (3/16/11)
Tokyopop Publishing Folds: Why did it happen? (4/15/11)
Convention Survival Guide - Preparing for a Con for 3-4 Days (4/27/11)
Convention Survival Guide - Lexicon of Convention Vernacular (4/29/11)
Anime Expo 2011 Guest of Honor - Kalafina (5/7/11)
Anime Expo 2011 Virtual Guest of Honor - Hatsune Miku (5/13/11)
What can Cirque Du Soliel teach Anime? (5/14/11)
Behind Her Blue Flame – Selvaria Bles (5/20/11)
Anime Expo 2011 Guest of Honor - Miyuki Sawashiro (沢城 みゆき) (5/31/11)
E3 2011 Hopes and Dreams (6/5/11)
PlayStation Vita Thoughts (6/8/11)
What happened to SquareEnix? (6/10/11)
Valkyria Chronicles 3 will not see a USA release (6/12/11)
How an Anime or Manga gets Licensed (6/15/11)
Rise of the Fansubs and How the Anime Industry is Adapting (6/18/11)
California Anime Conventions (6/22/11)
What is Cosplay? (6/30/11)
Choosing the Right Cosplay (8/4/11)
What is a Photoshoot? (8/10/11)
Grade Inflation and Reviews (8/27/11)
Culture Shock #2 - Rail Transportation (9/6/11)
Why Staff an Anime Convention? (9/13/11)
The Unlucky Childhood Friend (9/26/11)
Largest Anime Conventions in North America - 2011 edition (9/30/2011)
Valkyria Chronicles 3, what went wrong? (10/12/11)
The Foresight of CLAMP’s Chobits (10/21/11)
What is Yandere? (10/30/11)
15 Cosplay Characters I would like to see in 2012 (11/19/11)
The Rise of Q1 Releases in the Video Game Market (11/23/11)
Cosplay 101 - Getting into cosplay (12/8/11)
Getting Your Parents into Anime and Manga (12/15/11)
Final Fantasy XIII-2 sales disaster (12/22/11)
Harem Anime and Manga 101 (1/19/12)
Dealing with Creepers and How Not to be seen as one (2/9/12)
Making a Great Villain (2/16/12)
Gender Bending 102 (2/24/12)
Steampunk in Anime, Manga, and Video Games (3/12/12)
Culture Shock #3 – Valentine’s Day and White Day (3/13/12)
How Tablets and Smartphones are Changing Gaming (3/28/12)
The Value of a Photographer (4/6/12)
The Expo Line: What it means for Anime Expo (and other cons at the LACC) (4/9/12)
A Primer on the Tales of Series (4/14/12)
The Power of Memories (4/27/12)
Turning Around the PS Vita (6/14/12)
Japan Expo News (7/11/12)
Running a Convention Fan Panel (8/2/12)
Rhythmic Gymnastics in Anime and Manga (8/4/12)
What's an Industry Bubble? (10/21/12)
The Comic Convention Explosion (10/23/12)
Voice Actress Spotlight – Yoko Hikasa (10/29/12)
Comic Artist Tony Harris Creates Controversy: A Few Thoughts in Response (11/13/12)