Otaku Trip: 9 things to know or do for your trip to Japan

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We did not post anything in February because, as you may know from social media, our most frequent writers were in Japan! We did not post a travelogue and we are sorry, however, our internet access was spotty and we were quite busy. As a result, we ahve decided to make a quick list of our Japanese top 10. These are either things to know to make your trip easier or things we did that should de

This was our greeting at Narita Airport

finitely make the agenda of anyone travelling to the Kanto or Kansai areas.  It is the obligatory weeb post after our trip, however, we are going to try to avoid some of the obvious hits, like Akihabara and the 1:1 Gundam maybe go a little further afield from those points. (our trip did, so our list is going to as well.) Continue reading Otaku Trip: 9 things to know or do for your trip to Japan

Clothing vs Cosplay Conversation

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So when I decided to write about this a little bit, I got stuck on what to call what this post is going to be-now quite a rant, not quite a discussion. Basically, I am laying out the reasons thatI am in favor of treating cosplay similarly to clothing.  By this I mean a couple of things-one of which is that if you have specific requirements or preferences in clothing that


Cosplay Vs Clothing
A plan for Otakon-these light costumes are great in summer heat. and the shorts provide enough volume for pockets while their sturdy cottons construction makes cleaning a breeze



A plan for Otakon-light clothing that’s comfortable in the summer and has secret spots for wallets, etc.can be carried over into cosplay (such as having pockets, glorious pockets) do so. Several people I know do this makes a difference in how comfortable and convenient your cosplay are to wear.  Continue reading Clothing vs Cosplay Conversation

Local Convention List

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This post is a list of many of the conventions in the DMV area currently, along with their general or last known locations. We have also included a little mini-description of each convention to help people plan. We run into many people asking us to recommend conventions that are small and intimate or are very family friendly, etc.  Basically, recommendations or discussions of specific types of conventions. We are hoping that this post helps to answer some of this need. There are many sites such as convention scene that list dates and locations, but these sites often don’t offer additional information. So we compiled an admittedly incompleted list with some additional information.  Continue reading Local Convention List

Review: Dai-Guard

A while ago I found this little gem at the Discotek Media booth at one of the many conventions I travel to. This was Dai-Guard: Terrestrial Defense Corp., a mecha series which I had heard of, but never watched. It looked entertaining, so I decided to pick it up.

I finally got around to watching this a few weeks ago, and I really swept through this series. Now to the fun details.

Dai-Guard is a sci-fi mecha series created by XEBEC and directed by Seiji Mizushima, who directed both Gundam 00 and the original Full Metal Alchemist anime series. This is a quaint story about a security company in the year 2030 and their giant robot…also paperwork.

Look how huge it is!

Dai-guard is robot that was created by the 21st Century Defense Security after an attack by a large monster known as a Heterodyne. Unfortunately, they disappeared after the first attack, and it became nothing more than a attraction for years to come. Continue reading Review: Dai-Guard

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