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Top 5 Non-Ghibli Movies

5 Centimeters per Second – Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari live far apart because her family moved away shortly after elementary school. They are trying to keep in touch but life has different plans. It is one of the best movies ever made, which will leave you in tears. | Trailer |

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time – Makoto Konno is a teenager who, by a twist of fate, learns that she can time travel at will. At first she uses it to fix her small mistakes, but its relevance is revealed only at the end and she regrets how her playing with time affected others. | Trailer |

Akira – This movie is still considered the best, despite the year it was made in. A Neo Tokyo biker gang and the government face off after a gang member starts to exude destructive psychic powers. It is really hard to understand what the movie tried to present, and it leaves you thinking even months after watching it. | Trailer

Wolf Children – This movie is highly underrated. It has a sweet story and great animation. Hana is a shy college student who ends up falling for a werewolf. They soon end up having children together, but the wolfman dies and leaves her to deal with all the troubles by herself. | Trailer

Hotarubi no mori e – Hotaru is rescued by a spirit when she gets lost in a forest as a child. The two become friends, despite the spirit revealing that he will disappear if he is ever touched by a human. It is a movie with a sad ending that you will remember forever. | Trailer |

Written in a collaboration with Akibento.

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It’s back!!!!

OK, I’ve seen this before on YouTube, but it keeps getting taken down. So, if you haven’t watched this yet, you really should.

This was the first Hetalia Seiyuu Event back in 2010, and it’s hilarious. They did another event in 2011, which I’ve also seen (albeit without subtitles), but I don’t know if there were any others.

It’s pretty straight forward: several of the Hetalia voice actors get up on stage and talk about the series and their characters. The topics are pre-determined (unlike at a con where the audience gets to ask questions) and cover things like which other character the actors would like to play (often with bad impersonations of each other) and the songs they had to sing.

The Actors and the Characters They Play:
Namikawa Daisuke - Italy, Romano
Yatsumoto Hiroki - Germany
Takehashi Hiroki - Japan, Cuba
Konoshi Katsuyuki - USA, Canada
Sugiyama Noriaki - England
Takato Yasuhiro - Russia
Onosaka Masaya - France, Poland’s pony, Mr. Puffin
Kaida Yuki - China, Taiwan, Narrator
Kanada Aki - Chibitalia, Chibimano
Konno Jun - HRE
Sasanuma Akira - Austria
Kousaka Atsushi - Prussia, Estonia, Greece

Enjoy! ( ◕‿◕ )

Signs as Samurai Flamenco Characters
  • Aries: Maya Mari
  • Taurus: Sumi Ishishara
  • Gemini: Akira Konno
  • Cancer: Moe Morita
  • Leo: Mizuki Misawa
  • Virgo: Jun Harazuka
  • Libra: Hazama Masayoshi
  • Scorpio: Sawada Haji
  • Sagittarius: Kaname Joji
  • Capricorn: Goto Hidenori
  • Aquarius: Hekiru Midorikawa
  • Pisces: Soichi Aoshima
Subaru detects sudden appearance of galaxies in early universe
Mauna Kea HI (SPX) Nov 25, 2014
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A team of astronomers using the Subaru Telescope’s Suprime-Cam to perform the Subaru Ultra-Deep Survey for Lyman-alpha Emitters have looked back more than 13 billion years to find 7 early galaxies that appeared quite suddenly within 700 million years of the Big Bang (Note 1). The team, led by graduate student Akira Konno and Dr. Masami Ouchi (Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo’
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