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The Season that may never end

With the crisis in Japan, it’s shaping up to be the season that never ended. Several shows are not being shown or preempted by the continuing news of the disaster. Word that Puella Magi Modako Magica last two episodes are postponed until late April. Other shows have faced simular delays.

It’s a question if the upcoming Spring season will happen as scheduled. We can only hope and pray things in Japan become more stable. Not for anime sake, but for those fans in Japan and the studios trying to cope with rotating blackouts.

Needless to say, please give what you can to help in this time.

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MTAC by the numbers

Sigh. The show is over. Here is some numbers..

    416 photos and videos
    185 photos actually ended up on the site and facebook
    54 photos tagged so far
    75 what it cost me to take Greyhound to the con and return
    408 AnimeLondon cards handed out. (good thing I made more)
    944 megs of photos and videos

… and many other numbers I may never know.

March Toronto Anime Con 2011

MTAC Galleries are UP!

Another year, another set of galleries of photos.  With entertainment in the halls, 6 guests, the usual suspects and cosplayers; it was a fun time.  It was great to be in Toronto again.  I finally found Williams Fresh Cafe in Toronto and catched some free wifi before heading back. With the prospect of some more anime guests for next month’s Comic Con that will be free. Well almost free if it wasn’t for the bus fare costing just short of $75.

See you next event….

As always it’s not until the last minute that I finalize my plans to go to MTAC this year.  It’s a time to meeet new fans and old friends.  Unfortunely the plan to meetup with friends afterward is moot due circumstances.  Still the pages are prepped waiting for photos to be uploaded. I’ve got more than my quota of cards to hand out. Still charging batteries and making sure my SD cards are clear.

Hope to see you there.

First View – Summer Wars

Summer Wars

We watched this show which was truly a ‘family’ film or is it a film about a family. The Miyazaki effect shows in the high quality to story and production. Destine to be one of the top animated films of all time.  See what our members thought of Summer Wars.

Earthquake and tsunami in Japan

As there is much coverage and out pouring of help and the need of help.  Our hearts and minds go out to those in Japan and those family and friends abroad worrying about their fate.  We hope for miracles and pray for the lost and I pray that those reading this blog post find good news in midst of this chaos.

First View – Dragon Crisis!

Dragon Crisis! reviewed

We tried out some new hardware to watch shows which glitch a bit. In spite of this, we had a good time with a member’s Atari 2600 console and crowd favorite game, Medival Mayhem. We watched Dragon Crisis. While it’s a good show, most thought you have to watch more to get an idea of what’s going on.

We ran a little too late to play Phantasy Star on the Gamecube but maybe next time.

Next meeting – Feb 27th 2011

We’ll be meeting at Worlds Away this Sunday, February, 2011 starting 12:30pm. I’ll be trying out some new hardware as well having the old as backup JUST in case things don’t go as smoothly.

We’ll be having the Gamecube with games like Super Smash Bros. Melee along with a console from days past from a friend’s Retro collection. Hope to see you there.

Cool set of 14 photos of a Japanese girl, Natsumi Hayashi as she levitates all over Tokyo. Please visit blog post,  The Girl Who Loves to Levitate.  More can be found at the artist’s website yowayowacamera.com.

First View – Freezing

Freezing

Freezing reviewed

We ended up watching his techno take on Queen’s Blade. Less smut more gory life like combat. But the characters can regenerate. Surprising most of the group including one girl would watch more of Freezing. See what the buzz is about and read what our club members thought.