anonymous asked:

will there be an event to continue the one we just had featuring the second batch of samurais? apparently, I'm Hide trash xDD thanks :)

Er, I was just answering a few question regarding Tenka AU event, so… do you mean Tenka (Japanese app) or SLBP?

I’m assuming you mean SLBP, haha, since the Tenka one is all mixed up.

Anyway, there will be more events, but not too soon (unless SLBP reorders events again). After this, the next story event should be with Nobu and co (I think this is the event where we get the lottery with the big Nobu doll/avatar thingy). 

Then it’s a ninja event, featuring Saizo, Hotaru (Saizo’s brother), and Fuuma. 

Then first group lords event again.

THEN finally the second group lords.

As you guys may or may not have seen already, the Yuri on Ice production team aired a pre-Grand Prix Final special event today featuring the creator of the anime, Kubo Mitsurou, and the Japanese voice actors of Yuuri Katsuki (Toyonaga Toshiyuki), Victor Nikiforov (Suwabe Junichi) and Yuri Plisetsky (Uchiyama Kouki). (You can watch the special here.)

You may have seen a variation of this picture in the past few hours and that comes from said special event (the people in the picture are listed above, going from left to right):

What I want to do here is compile the most relevant translations of what they said during this special event in this post. Also, they openly addressed the kiss scene in episode 7 for the first time ever during this special, so you might wanna keep reading for that!

I’ll be going more or less chronologically.

They highlighted that the recording sessions for YOI were way longer than most of the other anime series they played in during their careers. They said that recording the voices for one episode took around 6-7 hours (whereas for other anime usually it would be around 3, 4 at most). They said that they spent that time on redoing scenes and creating all the proper nuances in the characters’ speech/reactions etc. They agreed that it was tiring, but fun in the end. Suwabe admitted that his image of Victor and the director’s image of Victor were different (especially at first) so getting on the same page and agreeing on the proper sound of the characters was crucial and also took some time.

Toyonaga said that during the recording of the first episode, he sat down with the sound director and discussed in which direction they should take his acting for Yuuri for a long time. They decided that Yuuri should not have many typical anime protagonist antics and quirks (acting-wise) and should sound as real and realistic as possible. In the end, they came up with the natural, raw-sounding voice and that’s what they went with from the first episode until the last. Toyonaga said that this is also something that is rarely done in the industry and what makes acting for YOI feel special.

^Toyonaga’s face when Kubo said that, the moment she heard him in the audition, she knew he was the only one for the role.

Kubo said that after the first episode aired, many male manga authors contacted her, saying how much they liked her new anime. She was especially moved by the message from the author of “Hajime no Ippo” George Morikawa who said that he really enjoyed the first episode and was really impressed with Kubo.

Kubo was asked whether she got to interview any skaters or got to see the backstage of any skating events and she said that she didn’t get that opportunity at all and in fact had to pay for her own tickets to go and see the skating rinks we see in the anime (apparently she even went to Russia for references for the anime).

^Suwabe casually feeding Toyonaga some katsudon. (Foreshadowing?)

They also talked about the scene where Victor first meets Yuuri in the hot springs and had a long discussion about Victor’s nipples and how the writers weren’t sure what color or shape or size to give them but they ended up reaching a consensus and that’s what we can see in the anime. Kubo also said that they hadn’t decided what Yuuri’s nipples would look like but she had to draw them for that one poster in that one magazine and again it was a difficult decision because there’s such a variety of nipples out there that it’s hard to choose. They concluded that Yuri on Ice had nuance even in the nipple department.

Then they discussed THE scene from episode 7 and I found this part quite exciting because this is the first time the creator/voice actors addressed it directly and openly. And well, they called it the hug/kiss scene. Kubo said that she got a lot of tweets from all over the world, asking her for clarification (and some private messages, to which she responded with the truth, but she didn’t share what ‘the truth’ was during the event (she was smiling like all hell though so I think it’s pretty damn clear that it was a kiss)). In the end, Kubo explained that she doesn’t want to push only one way of seeing the scene onto the viewers and she thinks it’s better if the fans decide what they’re more comfortable with themselves.

Which I’d say is fair enough and doesn’t take anything away from the scene, because it’s all about how we the viewers see it. She basically admitted that both interpretations are true. So we’re good.

Random bonus: They all agreed that JJ’s song (Theme of King JJ) was memorable to them because the entire cast had to gather during that recording session to record the audience singing that song. During recording sessions, there is usually a break before the A-Part and B-Part of an episode and on that occasion the sound director told them to listen to the song during their break and memorize the lyrics so that they can get it recorded immediately after. They all agreed that they struggled a bit because it was so sudden and the lyrics were entirely in English. Uchiyama also said that Miyano Mamoru (JJ’s VA) learned the lyrics quickly and started translating and singing them in Japanese and the rest of the cast just sort of glared at him.


^Embarrassing hugs.

I think my translations are accurate, but feel free to check them with the video! I found this to be a very interesting and amusing event and I sure hope we’ll get another one, addressing the events in later episodes *cough airport scene and engagement rings cough* directly, eventually.

Hope you found this post educational or useful otherwise! (And if you have any questions, feel free to message me!)

When will the date for the premier of S2 of Yuri on Ice be announced?

There will be a large event featuring many of the seiyuu from Yuri on Ice, as well as the creator Kubo Mitsurou on April 29, 2017, and I’m quite certain that they will at least announce the season and year when the second season is scheduled for (I predict January 2018, my reasons for it explained here).

Mark your calendars, everyone, April 29th may be our next big occasion to get excited over this anime!

(Source: Official “Yuri on Radio” web radio broadcasts)

is anyone else becoming increasingly uncomfortable with this current trend of hollywood making movies out of incredibly recent political/social events (ex: that flint movie with cher, the snowden movie, etc.) and therefore creating a fictionalized, biased, and often sanitized narrative that will probably reach more people than the actual facts and will permanently alter the perception of the event in the public consciousness? 


Tokyo’s Nintendo Switch event featured jazz covers of classic game music!

ORPHAN BLACK at PaleyFest LA 2017

The Paley Center for Media today announced the extended lineup for PaleyFest LA 2017, to take place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, CA
March 17-26. The celebrated event will open on March 17th with the cast and creative team of AMC’s critically acclaimed and wildly popular The Walking Dead. PaleyFest will run through March 26th and features a diverse lineup of television shows including breakout freshman hits and longtime fan favorites.

In addition to The Walking Dead, the PaleyFest LA 2017 lineup includes NBC’s This Is Us (March 18): a matinee Superhero event featuring the cast members of the CW’s Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (March 18); ABC’sGrey’s Anatomy (March 19); CBS’s NCIS: Los Angeles (March 21); CBS’s The Late, Late Show (March 22); BBC America’s Orphan Black (March 23); FOX’s Bob’s Burgers (March 24); Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars (March 25); HBO’s Westworld (March 25); and closing out the festival on  March 26, will be an amazing double header including a matinee event celebrating the 100th episode of ABC’s Scandal, followed that evening by FX’s American Horror Story: Roanoke.

As official media sponsor of PaleyFest, Hulu will be the exclusive streaming home to a selection of clips and the full-length discussions from the festival. Subscribers can view footage from the event by visiting hulu.com/paleyfest


Filmed a recap for an event featuring Travis Scott & Kid Cudi. 

Art Basel 12/3/16

I’m so happy and proud to be a fan of Caitriona Balfe 😻
This huge star-studded and important theater event featuring our queen on the red carpet and wearing a beautiful silk gown from Burberry, one of the award sponsors.
Meanwhile her everyday partner Sam Heughan spent a sports weekend with his gym crew and cheered on one of their own.
Love them both and their zest for life and how they support friends and the arts.
(I hope they don’t have an early call time tomorrow so they can get a good snuggle in tonight and recover from their colds.)

when I studied abroad in Israel I met this girl, Beth, and she is legitimately the most free-spirited carefree person I’ve ever met

she came to study for the semester and decided to transfer for the year and get an apartment, alone, in the center of Tel Aviv. everything she does is so independent and absent of worry for the future. if she needs a bike, she buys one with no price research or time to think about the purchase. if we woke up one morning wanting to explore, she’d figure out how to rent a car and drive us 5 hours across the country. she makes friends with everyone she meets, at random bars, in stores, in restaurants and isn’t afraid to randomly invite them for plans days later

just today, her first day moved into her new apartment, she went to the park for an event featuring foster puppies and then ended up adopting a puppy, just like that 

she just does and she figures it out after. it’s so interesting to me


 LA Art Book Fair | Printed Matter | Day One

We swung by day one of the LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA to check out some of the various booths by artists and galleries from all over the country. From zines, periodicals, t-shirts, monographs, stickers, to limited edition signed books, this free 3-day event features works from some of our favorite folks, such as Um Yeah Arts, Nat Russell, Rich Jacobs, And Pens, Juxtapoz, Heather Benjamin, Hamburger Eyes, Dead Beat Club, Giant Robot, SHQ, and so many more.  There is even a must-check out FotoMart, a stand alone booth to buy and / or develop rolls of film, on your way in!  

Photographs by Michael C. Hsiung

Finally home.

The book tour is done for this year. Regular work and posting should resume soon.

(from the Boston event - featuring cosplayers for Isabella of France, La Jaguarina, Sappho, Micaela Almonester, Khawlah bint al Azwar, Marina Raskova, Julie d’Aubigny, Hildegard von Bingen, Xena, and Mariya Oktyabrskaya. Not pictured: Mariya’s wheelchair-bound dog, who cosplayed as Fighting Girlfriend)

Thank you to everyone who came out. It was amazing seeing all of you. I’m so grateful to be able to do this, and it’s all thanks to your support.

Bungou Stray Dogs’ “Mementine’s Day!” 

@dailybungou would like to announce its first mini-event! A Valentine’s Day cards project dedicated to spreading love, horrible pick-up lines, horror visions, and post-human absurdity. submit your cards just now! Check under the cut for Admin Christa’s and Admin Jen’s!

Interested in submitting? Send us your card through our submissions box! It could be in either text or photo form (click the drop down arrow next to “text” to submit a “photo” instead). Or tag your post with #dailybungou mementines! On the 14th, we’ll compile them all and post them to our blog for everyone to see! :)

Thanks everyone and we can’t wait to see all your creative ideas x) Also, stay tuned for a poll featuring our next event soon! ♡

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I’m not sure I’m able to cope with the fact that Phillip Pullman is writing another three books set alongside the His Dark Materials series. It’s like the kind of news that’s so ridiculously good that my brain hasn’t processed it. I keep crying whenever I think about the fact that we get to see what happens after the end of The Amber Spyglass. I’m just so overwhelmed and I know I’m going to have to wait so long for the post-spyglass events but I’m so happy

Mya attends Delta Air Lines official Grammy event featuring private performance and interactive evening with Halsey at Beauty & Essex, adjacent to the new Dream Hollywood to celebrate the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California