I’ve many regrets, but fighting for this cause with such effort is not one of them.
At any anime, comic or game convention cosplayers tend to attract a lot of attention. As such, there are a number of rules, informal and formal, that both cosplayers and their viewers should follow to make sure no one gets offended.
Many of them are just common courtesy. If you’re an observer, don’t take a cosplayer’s photo without their permission. If you’re a cosplayer, don’t show excessive amount of skin.
However, there’s one cosplay regulation seen frequently at Japanese conventions that some would argue doesn’t make very much sense: no cross-dressing.
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This week’s Tune for Tuesday, “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” by the Eurythmics and I have a long, awesome history. I first fell in love with it when I was four years old, when I heard it as part of a commercial on television for a collection of hit songs from the 1980s. Then, at the Bat Mitzvah for one of my cousins, this was one of the songs that played during the party. Throughout the time I was in school, when I was riding in my dad’s car, I’d go nuts whenever I heard this song come, be it from whatever radio station we were listening to or when it popped up on my dad’s iPod playlist, something I still do to this day. And this past weekend, at the wedding of a different cousin, towards the end of night, this amazing song came up yet again while I was tearing up the dance floor! So all I have left to say is sweet dreams, everyone!
This is a guest article by the very talented Matthew Jessup.
July 18th, 2011: The day the internet exploded. It was a day where you couldn’t go on any gaming forum without fear of being trampled underneath the hordes of rampaging fanboys, screaming for justice and the heads of Capcom executives on sticks. It was a day where people sat in their squishy chairs and sobbed their poor broken hearts out at the loss of something which by all means should have, could have been legendary but will now never see the light of day.
The day MegaMan Legends 3 was canceled.
All right, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit here. I don’t think anyone really slit their wrists over the cancelation of MegaMan Legends 3, but it was a big loss to the gaming community and a huge blow to Capcom fans and MegaMan fans alike. MegaMan…
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This week’s Tune for Tuesday, “Time to Say Goodbye”, is in celebration of RWBY’s second season, which will be starting up later this month. For all its flaws (and as much as I hate to admit it, the first season did have some issues objectively), RWBY has plenty of shining gems that make it so worth watching in my opinion.
In other words, I’m super pumped for Volume 2!
Okay, so one might expect that my first Tune for Tuesday since my return from my five week trip to Japan would be something from Japan. Not exactly. You see, not only is Pharrell Williams HUGE in Japan right now, especially his song “Happy”, it’s thanks to a wonderful friend I made there that I discovered this incredible song to begin with. And honestly, I really wish I’d found this sooner. Not only are the music and the video cheerful and upbeat, his voice is amazing! It’s so pleasant, charming, uplifting, smooth, and charismatic! I’m happily impressed!
I have both good news and bad news. The good news is that this week’s epic Tune for Tuesday, the Final Fantasy song “Clash On The Big Bridge” as performed by The Black Mages, is coming to all of you right before my last exam for the semester, and about two days before I leave for Japan for five weeks! Yahoo!
The bad news is that I’m going to be taking a break from Tune for Tuesday until I get back. Just seems like it would be a whole lot of trouble given the huge difference and everything.
But enough expository banter! Let us bask in awe of the great Gilgamesh’s glorious theme! Now we listen respectfully like adults! And children! And exhausted college students!
…On a side note, anyone else think that a Final Fantasy game starring Gilgamesh would be absolutely amazing?
This week’s Tune for Tuesday is in honor of the newest member of the Toonami line-up: Attack on Titan! I am peeved that they couldn’t play the full version on the air, but considering one of their previous tumblr response videos, I know that the folks at Toonami ain’t too happy about it either.
The original song “Guren no Yumiya” is by Sound Horizon (also known as Linked Horizon), but this particular cover appears to be a large cooperative effort between various individuals, all of whom are incredibly talented. Check out the video on YouTube for further details!
This week’s Tune for Tuesday, “Ai Just On My Love” by Sharam Q, happens to be the opening theme to one of my closest friend’s favorite anime of all time: Sorcerous Stabber Orphen. Unfortunately, despite being a top-notch show in terms of story and character, it’s pretty obscure, even more so than my own favorite anime Outlaw Star (and THAT is saying something!). So even though it isn’t until Saturday, this is my way of wishing my dear friend a happy birthday! Enjoy!