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Anime Evolution 2010 Vancouver

So third years a charm right? Vancouver’s annual Anime Evolution is just around the corner. I must attend this year. All previous years either personal issues popped up or financial issues. Maybe I should explain what exactly Anime Evolution is.

What is it? Anime Evolution is like any other convention that involves geeks, cosplay and Anime. lol. But if you want the actual on site Definition “It is a three-day cultural event celebrating Asian culture, with an emphasis on Japanese animation and gaming.” This year it is being held at UBC (University of British Columbia) and is run by a volunteer staff who are unpaid in Vancouver B.C. Canada.

The Convention started in 1998 as 1 day Japanese animation public viewing by SFU (Simon Fraser University) Altered Reality Club (ARC). Slowly over the years they expanded into a 3 day convention. In 2003 the local campus event went to a fully public convention and joined forces with other local anime clubs: “the Vancouver Japanese Animation Society (VJAS), the Vancouver Sleep is for Wimps Anime Team (VSWAT), and the UBC Anime Club.” The attendance grew from 300 to 1,200+ with last years attendance over 5,000.

“We are proud to be supported by the efforts of local fan organizations in the Vancouver area, as well as industry and other groups in North America and Japan. We are also committed to giving back to the community and our charity of choice has been the SFU Food bank since 1999 along with the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation since 2005.”

As I work with children on a daily biases in line with BC Children’s Hospital and is a pervious BCCH patient myself, I love the fact that something as amazing and fun as the Anime Evolution will give back some of its profits to our local community.

Now that you know all about this exciting annual event in B.C. I hope all of you Vancouverites with your Canadian flags and rain boots, dressed in your best Sailor Moon/ Ranma/ Nurto cosplay will be willing and ready to meet, expand, and most importantly have fun with other Anime/Manga gaming fans.



7th Period is a Secret

Hey heres a quick little entry I did of a manga I just finished its only 3 chapters long so it was really quick.

It’s been three months since Shun has moved to a new school. Shes a very popular girl at this school but she is hiding her true self from everyone and conforming to their ways. Her teacher notices something isn’t right with her and helps her out when she is accidently left out of group on a school trip. He partners up with her. The teacher is quite young and can act like a child at times this brings out Shun real personality. He wants her to be herself around him and be friends. This is her first real friend and she doesn’t know how to react around him. She eventually starts to like him.

Yup that’s about it read it its a real quick read

Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru/I Love my younger sister

Yup basically the title says it all. Twins fall in love. End of Blog.

Ok seriously this was a sick movie. I needed a break from HYD again mainly because I can’t find an English sub of episode 23 Meteor Showers and I got so ticked off that I decided to watch this. I wish I just kept on watching Meteor showers even if it was all in another language and I had no idea what they were saying. I’ve spent the last hour and a half watching a brother struggle with his feelings …might I add romantic feels for his twin sister…who also might I add, end up having sex quite early in the movie. I thought it would be ok because Matsumoto Jun was in it and I like him. But this whole brotherly and sisterly forbidden love thing is just way to weird. Biblical times ok I get it that’s fine, sometimes back then you didn’t have any other choice…but hello there’s 6,000,000,000+ people in the world and not one of them is better then your twin sister? The few friends that find out about their…whatever kinda realationship they are having, tell them it is wrong but also say “don’t deny your feelings”. Every character needs some major therapy. Minus all the incest love stuff the movie is very slow progressing they talk very slow big pauses and there’s hardly any music, its a very dark oddly strange movie. A good movie for beginners in Japanese easy to follow slow and clear. I could pick up a few words and it made me feel smart lol. (still not so great at my Japanese but getting there slowly)

I dunno watch it you know you like incest or something…

I’m not going to rate it because I can see why people would like this movie, and also theres aparently an anime and a manga for this but I dunno if I can bring myself to watch it. This is going to be an entry for the manga and anime. I’m assumeing they are mainly the same and I have no intrest in watching them.


Hana Yori Dango Anime

Almost done the Hana Yori Dango series so excited…so if you read the other hyd reviews or watched/read you would know whats going on with the main story.

The manga is the very first main story line that was the basis for all the rest of the HYD adaptions. Although I was skeptical reading this series, I did really like the manga. As you all probably know mangas have big lulls and overly worked schemes or the same situations happening over and over again. Other than those three things (that you can find in any manga) it was really good. I like how you can tell how the art work progressed over time, even the technology. The only thing that really really bugged me was Tsukasa and Makino never do it! I’m a pevert…but its just not fair when they actually fall in love they have several situations where there’s possibilities of something happening and you want them to … they never get around to it, or get to a certain point and someone walks in on them or Makino gets sick. It’s really annoying.

It was pretty good not my favorite manga but it was worth the read… There were times that I read with out really paying attention to what was going on but…it wouldn’t of really mattered anyways because they have a lot of pages that are absolutely useless. Also

Awwwnesss 3/5 there was a lot of Makino I love you and cheesy moments like that but it was pretty cute and if a guys said that kinda stuff to me..well I’d like it.:P

Boys Over Flowers

Boys Over Flowers Hana Yori Dango 流星花園, 花より男子- 꽃보다 男子 or 꽃보다 남자 The many names of one of the most popular drama series I have seen so far. Its a Sunday night and I’m waiting around for 8 o’clock to come so I thought I should finally do a review.

My review however is not going to be a typical review. There are 5 different versions of the same show. I’ve only watched parts of each of them. (Minus the Korean one I’ve watched all of that so far.) I figure I’ll give you the main idea of what the story is about, then as I finish each series I will go into detail of what I liked about that one in particular series or what I hated about that series. To have it all on one entry would take far to long.

FYI I will not be giving names locations or any fine tuned detail in this blog. In each series the names, characters, places and situations are different. I will, however, explain the general setting and basis of the story.

There is a hard working, determined, but very stupid, working, poor ass girl. She has somehow gained entrance to one of the most elite schools in the Eastern world. The school is mostly made of rich snobby children. With in those snobby children are 4 guys (who call them selves the “F4-Flower Four”) who basically run the school. Their parents are very influential and rich. They donate a lot of money to the school, there for their children are allowed to do whatever they want. (example bully people, doesn’t have to wear school uniforms ..yadayada…) Shes determined to live out the rest of her high school life unnoticed by the rich families around her. One day however she sticks up for a girl who has accenditly troubled the leader of the F4. The next day she finds the “red notice in her locker”. In this school you do not want the “red notice’ This is to inform all the students that she is the new target. Everyone starts to bully her this is the F4’s revenge. She is very strong willed and will not give in easily. Almost 3 weeks go by with everyone in the school against her, eventually has enough and kicks the crap out of the leader. He is stunned no one has ever treated him like this before. He starts to get very interested in this poor girl. He plays practical jokes on her and becomes more and more infatuated with her…eventually…he starts feeling more towards her then this bully/friend relationship…..and that’s where I am going to stop. Basically is the jist of the story all the versions are very different.

My next review will be for Hana Yori Dango the Anime version.

Also an Interesting Fact. Hana Yori Dango is loosly baised off the Novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice being my all time favorite book I guess I will now have to read the Manga. :) No wonder I am so addicted to the Dramas. lol

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