Monthly Archives August 2015

Cosplay Corner: ACosplay

Today in the cosplay corner: a great Dutch cosplayer!! She’s hardworking, passionate and of course amazing! Read the interview with ACosplay!

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How did you find out about the existence of Cosplay?
When I was around 7/8 years old my sister was watching some anime series, I started to watch those to and was very curious so I googled for more and then I found out about the existence of cosplay.

When did you decide to cosplay yourself?
Hmm… that was around 15/16 years ? my friend found out about conventions in the Netherlands so we decided to go there, so I searched the whole internet for a nice cosplay and I did ! My first cosplay was Yuki Cross from Vampire Knight, and my first convention was Tsunacon 2012.

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Photo by KJC Photography

What was your first Cosplay?
Yuki Cross from Vampire knigh...

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Review: The butterflies-in-your-tummy candies

Have you been dreaming about romance and being loved? Have you ever wondered how it would be to be in love? How it would feel? Well.. Look no further!

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With these instant butterfly-in-your-tummy candies even you can learn how to feel in love!

All this above sounds like one of those weird cheesy bullshit selling telsell programs! However, they say this candy can make you feel like you’re in love! From the light feeling in your head till the butterflies in your tummy, and ofcourse I couldn’t help to purchase and try out these weird sounding candies! Sadly I don’t know the Japanese name since it’s in japanese and I can’t quite read it, that’s why I made up the name myself! :D

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The candies are packed really well. First you have a plastic bag with the picture of the cute animeboy underneath it...

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[Cheemchi Academy] Chopsticks Lesson 2.3 : Chinese etiquette

The summer vacation is (almost) over! Schools are starting their lessons again, so we also start our lessons ! Here one about the Chinese chopsticks etiquette.

China is one of the traditional chopstick cultures, along with Japan and Korea. If you want more information about proper chopstick etiquette, go to the Japanese etiquette lesson. There is one major difference between the Chinese chopstick and the Japanese chopstick. Chinese chopsticks are usually round unlike the square-sided Japanese kind. Also they don’t come attached , so you don’t have to snap them apart like Japanese ones. 

Like the other etiquette ( the proper chopstick etiquette) it’s not allowed to wave with your chopsticks around over different dishes trying to select what you want, don’t stick the chopstick ends into the...

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Special Edition Opening

Hey everyone!!

Sunday, I went to the second day of the opening of the new anime and manga shop in Dordrecht! They’re called “Special Edition”. Here you can see how it went/looked.

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So when i arrived there were people standing outside, just hanging around. The front of the shop looks pretty neat. There is a lot of glass and the showing rooms were filled neat and nicely.

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The atmosphere was nice and peaceful. The staff of the shop is nice and helps out where needed. You can choose from many different items and candies. They have Lolita clothes, a big manga wall, cold drinks, candies, figures and more. It’s a nice place to stroll around for your favorite manga’s.

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At the end of the shop you have a door to the game room...

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Chibi Hangout

On the second of August the first Chibi Hangout was happening in Rotterdam. We, of course, were there to see how it is.

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The Chibi hangout is founded by 2 fellow cosplayers. They thought it was a nice idea to organize a hangout between the cons, since there isn’t much to do, except for the meetings. They decided to try and hold the hangout every 2 months from now on.

The first edition was a fine start. For a small price of 3,50 euro you had a lot of  qualities. They had a game room, a nerf room and places to draw, watch YouTube videos/anime, food and drinks and a small shop. Airu bubble tea was also on the scene, Formerly known as Nom Nom Bubble tea.
There were about 40 people in total, of course a lot of people came in cosplay...

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Anime review: Mirai Nikki

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Japanese name: Mirai Nikki

Translation: Future Diary
Episodes: 26 + OVA
Genre: Action, Psychological thriller, Suspense, Romance

Plot:

The story is about Yukiteru Amano. A rather lonely boy who spends a lot of time on writing a diary on his phone and talking to his imaginary friends. One of them is Deus, The God of time and space. One day Deus decides to give Yukiteru a special diary. The next morning he woke up, he found out his diary was been written in advance. He didn’t believe it at first, but slowly he came to believe in it as everything that was written turned out to be happening! Deus then forces Yuki and 11 other participants with diaries to play a game of life and dead...

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Asian Tour in France, Muffy on Vacation !

Hello everybody !

How is/was your summer vacation?

Well, mine was very good! On my vacation, I always search for Japanese or Korean stuff and since a few years they have a lot of anime. Back then I was really surprised to see something from Naruto. From that it started to grow bigger and bigger. So I want to talk with you what I discovered this year.

Every year I go on search for Anime, Japanese or Kpop related magazines. If you want find some you will have to go a shop which sells magazines and sometimes at the Hypermarché. Search in the ‘teenager’ section ( I think it’s called adolescent there) and you will find Japan and Anime related magazines.

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In the supermarché you find more Japan/Anime related things...

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