With this post, we celebrate our return from our hiatus! There were plenty of hardships along the way, but thanks to our friends and your support, we have been able to endure to this day.
Our photographers for this year were: t, valkyria, blaming fate, and alex. All editing by GreenVirus.
The video from this event is now online! Hardcore Tano*C release party held at the Shibuya Womb, featuring DJ’s from USAO, REDALiCE, kenta-v.ez, Hommarju and others. Genres vary from J-Core, Speedcore, to Dubstep and others.
Last year I tried doing a series of posts that would cover each day of Anime Expo, but that failed quickly! The thing is, it’s not really an organized thing to go to an anime con. Sometimes I hung out with friends, sometimes I went out to get lunch, sometimes I bought things, sometimes I went to the dance, and the rest of the time, I actually went to the panels and screenings. Anime Expo is close to me, so we may not necessarily treat it as special as other individuals do. For us, it’s a casual thing that we do every year. However, there is one thing we did all the time, and that was taking pictures of beautiful cosplay.
So without further ado, here are the details of the event! This is meant to be a single, informal ramble about the things we did while showing the very best images we took at the con. I may sometimes go off-topic.
Following in a similar to that of Haunted and Killed Dancehall, this is the third album in Alstroemeria Records’ repertoire of this series of danceable music. Unlike the other two albums, Camellia takes the cake for the best song in this one for catchy beats, creative lyrics, and of course, for use of Mei Ayakura’s lovely voice.
Video subbed by our guest, Succubus. Translation by Kafkafuura.
It’s a game for girls, by the way.
You can run around, call your dad the king a poopyhead, kick the shit out of monsters, make drugs and weapons, deliver pies, recruit supermodels in your party, unlock hidden content, bring back characters from the previous games, send homunculi to hunt for you, and even construct a hot spring. This is Atelier Meruru, the third and final installment in the Atelier series, and it’s a JRPG for the PS3 that focuses mainly on item creation. I got this on a whim when it was released up here because of the irresistibly cute artwork.
I didn’t know about the Atelier series until I got this game, but now I’m compelled to get the other two in the series. Of course, you don’t have to play Atelier Rorona or Atelier Totori to enjoy this game, but you’ll enjoy this one more if you do. Contrary to most JRPGs, your time will mostly be spent on collecting ingredients and developing the small kingdom of Arls instead of fighting and grinding your characters. It’s surprisingly good for a game I just happened to get, but then again, I’m a huge sucker for these things.
The concept of this music album was to create a comfortable workplace through the use of background music.
01. on_line – tigerlily
02. Nightbreak – void
03. Original Fire(Original Mix) – 月代 彩
04. Android System – Naturegraph
05. Valentine Snow – syzfonics
06. Back Ground Moment – MYTK
07. NoName NoMoney – Atomic
08. Thinker – RIN
09. MAD FACTORY – 削除
10. Another Bloom – satella
11. FAST YOUR LIGHT(original mix) – RANDO:
12. morning morning – 吉田敬
13. mind controller – b
14. Welcome to My Office – morigasigeru
My favorites from this album have to be Valentine Snow, Mad Factory, and Android System. This is the first time I listen to Naturegraph, but Android System is a glitchy d&b track that sounds great. It’s an excellent track to have in the background while you’re working, though that pretty much applies to all the songs here. Valentine Snow by syzfonics is a very refreshing example of euphoric trance. And then, you have Sakuzyo with Mad Factory, which adds an industrial feel to the entire album. The variety here is quite good.
The complete album is on Youtube. You can use the annotations above to navigate through the songs.
You can also purchase it here:
Works.2 was released this C81, but I haven’t been able to get ahold of it yet. It’s a two-disc album and I’ll make a new post once I have it.