Count-I-Con 2016

Count-I-Con 2016

Lake County’s biggest Comic, Toy, Game and Art convention. Count-I-Con 2016 will be held at the Lake County Fairgrounds convention hall on August 27th and 28th. Now with extended hours!! We will also have a special event on Friday, August 26th! Friday, August 26th 6pm-10pm (Special event TBA) $5 Saturday, August 27th Noon-8pm $7 Sunday, August 28th Noon-5pm $5 3-day pass: $10 (ticket available here: https://www.showclix.com/event/count-i-con-2016-pass) Kids 12 and under FREE. Active military FREE.

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Mitsuwa Bon Festival Chicago 2016!

Mitsuwa Bon Festival Chicago 2016!

Every year Mitsuwa holds an annual Bon Festival! This year it lands on August 13th 2016. Held at: Mitsuwa Marketplace in Chicago 100 E. Algonquin Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005 Time: 2:00pm – 8:00pm ( Market Hours: 9:00AM – 8:00PM ) Free Additional Parking: 2121 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005  Scheduled Performances: 2:00pm  Tsukasa Taiko Performance 3:30pm  Karate Performance 4:00pm Okinawan Music & Dance 6:00pm Tsukasa Taiko Performance 6:45pm Awa Dance Part I 7:25pm Bon Dance 8:00pm Awa Dance Part II Check out their website for additional information! Don’t forget to to check out our album from the previous year by clicking on the pictures below! 🙂  …

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Summer Anime List 2016

Summer Anime List 2016

Food Wars! Season 2 Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara (Ecchi-School-Shounen) Yukihira Souma’s dream is to become a full-time chef in his father’s restaurant and surpass his father’s culinary skill. But just as Yukihira graduates from middle schools his father, Yukihira Jouichirou, closes down the restaurant to cook in Europe. Although downtrodden, Souma’s fighting spirit is rekindled by a challenge from Jouichirou which is to survive in an elite culinary school where only 10% of the students graduate. Can Souma survive? BERSERK (2016) (Action-Adventure-Demons-Drama-Horror-Military-Supernatural) Black Swordsman is back in this new anime adaptation of the Berserk Manga.  This new series will go beyond any previous animated Berserk story. 91 Day…

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Anime Chicago – Symposium Series 2015: Osamu Tezuka

Join AnimeChicago at the Cards Against Humanity Theater for an afternoon dedicated to the life and work of Osamu Tezuka, God of Manga. Tezuka, creator of Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion, among many others, is widely credited with making anime what it is today. His works have influenced such luminaries as Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) and Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball). The event will feature different presentations of his work, including talks by Ada Palmer (author of TezukaInEnglish.com) and Natsu Onoda Power (author of God of Comics), two of the foremost Tezuka scholars working in the English language. Stick around for rare cuts of some of Tezuka’s greatest works,…

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Ramencon 2015 Review!

Ramencon 2015 Review!

Ramencon, as the name implies there was mountains of ramen everywhere.  There was all types of flavors and you could eat as much as you want.  Sounds awesome right, but sadly that’s not what went down during the weekend.  It turns out it was just a ordinary anime convention with no ramen, however we still had fun. 😀 Ramencon 2015 convention was held at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville Indiana, on September 18-20th.  This is its 5th year and still going strong.  This will be our second year attending and just by those two years alone, this a great convention to check out! There so many unique…

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New Lupin III 40th anniversary Anime Series

New Lupin III 40th anniversary Anime Series

The first time in 30 years, “Lupin III” new TV series. Set in Italy, the Republic of San Marino , it draws the success of Lupin gang. Not only is it set in Italy, BUT the anime will be premiering on August 29th in Italy! Then will regularly broadcast October 2nd 2015 in Japan. If you are a Lupin III fans you will note that the titular thief now has a blue coat, following his earlier appearances in green (first series and some OVAs), red (the second series as well as most films and television specials) or pink (third series) Animator Kazuhide Tomonaga, who did key animation on The Castle of…

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