29
Apr
2015
29
Apr
2015

Anime Matsuri 2016 - Wishlist

It is hard to believe that Anime Matsuri was just a short 4 week ago. With AM 2016 9 months away (give or take) I think we are all thinking, "What can we do in 2016 to make AM even better?". Because let us be honest here, there is always room for improvement.

The following are just a few of my thoughts on what I would like to see done in AM 2016 including a few of my wishlist guests that I would love to see.

23
Apr
2015
23
Apr
2015

Anime Matsuri 2015 - Nerdlesque Show

First of all I have to apologize up front for the delay in this post. I had wanted to post my images from the Nerdlesque show at Anime Matsuri earlier but I wasn't quite sure how I was going to edit them for public viewing. I decided now that going forward I will simply censor them using small icons over the iffy parts.

I know, I know some of you wanted uncensored versions of the pictures but I need to protect myself and my business. The last thing I need is some pictures that I took and posted online becoming a liability. If you want to see the show in all it's glory I suggest you buy a ticket for next year. ;)

20
Apr
2015
20
Apr
2015

Houston Japan Festival 2015 - Day 2

Day 2 of the Houston japan Festival is proof that Houston weather is just plain wonky. While yesterday was wet, overcast, and muddy; today was hot, sunny, and still muddy. Did I mention we had a lot of rain recently? ;)

Today was a perfect festival day. Well perfect as can get for a Houston Spring. The skies were blue and the wind was mild. I got to the festival a bit earlier today than yesterday and I managed to catch quite a few shows this time.

18
Apr
2015
18
Apr
2015

Houston Japan Festival 2015 - Day 1

It is that time again in April. Time when the Taiko drummers start sounding, the cosplayers come walking, the Tea House is humming, and the food vendors are cookin. It is Japan Festival Time. I goto the Houston Japan Festival every year and it is one of the few events that I try to keep going to no matter what.

One thing that was different this year from previous years was that a lot of people that several people that I met at Anime Matsuri decided to meet up again at the Japan Festival.

17
Apr
2015
17
Apr
2015

The Journeyman Project: Pegasus Prime

As the final credits begin scrolling on my screen I begin to feel a great sense of relief fall over me. I can't believe what I had just done. This is something that I have been waiting for almost 20 years to finally accomplish. I finished The Journeyman Project: Turbo. Well to be precise I finished Pegasus Prime, the remake, but that is just as good!

Why do I feel this way? It is a long story.

13
Apr
2015
13
Apr
2015

Anime Matsuri 2015 - Day 3

Well this post should finish off my weekend review of Anime Matsuri 2015. I have to say I had a really great time going this year. It is amazing how much of a different experience you can have at one of these conventions just by meeting people and going around with friends. It really is a world of difference.

So what do you do on Day 3? Honestly....not much. That is a little disappointing in that a con that is so jam packed with activities all weekend long when Sunday rolls around it just kinda whimpers off into nothing. I would like to see more big events on Sunday and extended hours but maybe that can be something for next year.

12
Apr
2015
12
Apr
2015

Anime Matsuri 2015 - Day 2

As much fun that I had on Day 1 of Anime Matsuri, Day 2 was where the real action was at. This was C-Day, or Cosplay day. Today is when many of the cosplayers came out and do their photo shoots and participate in the Cosplay contest. If you are a photographer this is the day to come on out.

So what did I see and do on Day 2? Well I went to the cosplay contest (obviously), took a ton of photo's, did an impromptu photoshoot, went to the Nerdlesque show, enjoyed a hentai panel, and went into the rave for a little bit. All in all it was a really good day. Here are my Day 2 AM pictures.

10
Apr
2015
10
Apr
2015

Anime Matsuri 2015 - Day 1

If I haven't posted something in the past month or so it was for a very good reason. I have been preparing for the 9th Annual Anime Matsuri being held at the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX.

I had discovered Anime Matsuri a few years back and last year was my first time going. I went with a standard 3 day pass, by myself, and I missed a lot of the late night stuff. This year though I upgraded to a Superpass and a 3 day 2 night stay at the Hilton Americas.

12
Feb
2015
12
Feb
2015

2015 Winter Anime

It's a new year and that means it's a new anime season. I know I am late in posing this. After all the new season is almost half way done. What is even worse is that as I was looking up the shows for this season I realized that I had started some series but had forgotten about them already.

You see I tend to use these season preview posts as a way for me to remember everythgin that I am going to watch so in restrospect I should never forget to do these posts so late. Now my backlog of anime is even larger. -.-

12
Feb
2015
12
Feb
2015

Crest/Banner of the Stars

Back before we had services like Crunchyroll and Netflix it used to be that the only way one could get access to Japanese Anime was by either going to the video store or the library and checking something out. Back in 1999 getting information on the newest anime series from Japan was even harder. You could only really get information by either learning Japanese and reading content over there online or via print material.

When Crest of the Stars was first animated in 1999 I didn't know anything about it. It wasn't until I saw a 2000/2001 (ish) article in Newtype USA that was discussing it's impending DVD release here in the states that I first became aware of it. Ever since then Crest/Banner of the Stars has ranked continuously in my all time favorite anime list. Here are a few of my reasons why I adore this franchise.

Pages

Subscribe to Kemralight.com RSS