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  2. naota

    IchibanCon 2019

    Huzzah, I have returned from the World known as Ichibancon. Boy was the event fun and jam packed with great people, cosplays, panels, musical guests and more. The full 4 days was a grand time. It was huge. Jam packed with people in a hotel convention center. It was run great and there was a lot to do. There were panels, Musical Guests, Dances, Raves, Voice Actor/ress for autographs, Artist Alley, dealer room and otaku flea market. So much to do, so little time. Had a great time with @Ventus_peace and Spiderghoulcosplays.Looking forward to next year
  3. naota

    Ichibancon 2019

    Ichibancon is a Japanese animation, pop culture, and video game convention held annually in Concord, North Carolina. Each year, we bring out notable voice actors and industry guests to be a part of our convention, with programming which features them throughout the weekend, as well as autograph sessions which are free to our attendees. In past years we have brought out such guests as Vic Mignogna, Eric Vale, Phil Lamarr, Jennifer Cihi, and Taylor Davis just to name a few. While Ichibancon is a Japanese anime convention, we offer a wide variety of programming options throughout the course of the weekend which include our costume contest, dances, events and discussions featuring anime industry guests, game shows, and a wealth of panels about not only anime, but manga, video games and aspects of Japanese culture as well. We also have a large and spacious Dealer’s Room for all of your anime shopping, an Artist Alley for hand-crafted goods and art, and our own version of a flea market, for people to swap and sell their unused anime merchandise. http://ichibancon.com/
  4. naota

    Queen City Anime Convention 2019

  5. naota

    Queen City Anime Convention 2019

    Here is the latest Schedule
  6. At this time I have recently finished "Cells at work" and "Restaurant to another world" right now I am currently watching the anime We without wings.

    1. naota


      We without wings is a really good series. 

  7. naota

    What series are you currently into?

    I have been watching Zombie Land Saga, That time I got Reincarnated as a slime, and goblin slayer. I am thinking about picking up a couple of additional series. but I haven't made up my mind yet.
  8. naota

    Whats your next cosplay?

    I am resurrecting another cosplay this year. If all goes well, I should have the character out and about at Ichibancon 2019.
  9. naota

    2018 Geek Gala and Muggle Market

    Here is a list of the cars and cosplayers who scheduled appearances at the Muggle Market. The Ecto-1 Southern Belle Ghostbusters The Mystery Machine (with cosplayer Amberle Linnea) Sabs Bumblebee (Transformers)
  10. In Charlotte on November 3, 2018, at the Noah Event Venue will be Charlotte Geek's 10th annual Geek Gala and the 3rd annual Muggle's Market. The Muggle's Market is a place where you can go and see various vendors and participate in Geeky Style Events. The Basics: When: Saturday, November 3rd 10 AM – 4 PM Where: Noah’s Event Venue 2421 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte, NC 28217 How Much: FREE (please bring a canned good or $2 operating fund donation) What is a Muggles Market? The Muggles Market is a festival of geeky artisans of ALL fandoms (not just Harry Potter). We wanted to bring you a place where you can buy handmade items that you might not find anywhere else – certainly not at those big box-type stores. This year we will have over 50 unique artisans displaying and selling their wares! Is it just shopping? In addition to a fun and fantastic place to shop, we’ve got tons of activities and oddities for you to explore! Scheduled Activities include: Geek Short Film Fest Muggles Market Music Tent Muggles Art Shop Food Truck Rally Fan Car Showcase Face Painting & Caricatures Medieval Courtyard Demonstrations Eastern Exotics Wildlife City-Wide Geek Gala Quest Kid’s Activities Last year we had an estimated 2,500 – 3000 attendees – and we can’t wait to see you all again! 2018 Muggles Market Artisans 5 Pennies Place A Rose By Any Other Name A Sticky Obsession Ambur Rose Designs artful sunshine BarzWorks BumbleFly~N~ButterBees Carolyn's Geek Boutique and Custom Embroidery Cats Dreaming Celebrating the Light Clark Collection PKE ClinksDrinks Dreamscape Treasures Dungeonwears E. B. Spider Emily Kramer Designs FairyNerdy Falstaff Books Fantastical Menagerie Fantasy Bubbles Fire Flyz Slime Shop Gallery 27 Ginger2Zombies Hetties Nest Hooks & Toggles Inkyen J Radford K&L Studios Modern Goldfish Nanny Dree's Magical Creatures Neko Kitty Studio Part Time Princess Shop Pixie Rose Studio Plunkett & Fiddlestone Pretty Clever Words Purposeart Rachael the Snow Queen Russell Art & Jewelry Sage Greene Art Sarah's Character Creations Scotia Wood Works Scrambled Pegs Season of the Geek Tastebuds Popcorn Teresa's Traditions Transitions and Treasures The Celtic Crafter The Monster Cafe Thirty Seven Stars Crochet Trolley Witches Windrose Leather and more! The Geek Gala will have many events including Main Event Activities include: (PG-13) (7:00 PM – Midnight, ticket required) Live Musical & Comedy Performances with special guests Mikey Mason, Extraordinary Contraptions, DJ Spider, Valentine Wolfe, Podcasting’s Rich Sigfrit and Madison Metricula Roberts. Geeks Got Talent! Contest ($200 cash prize) Trivia & Costume Contests Photo Booth & Caricatures Psychic Card Readers Sci Fi Carny Games & Prize Booth Geeky Goody Basket Raffle (for charity) Free Food & Cash Bar I will be attending both muggles market and the Geek Gala. I bought a VIP ticket and I will be going as the Millennium Earl himself. I find it is fitting that the Earl, Leader of the Noahs, will be attending an event at the Noah's Event venue. I'll post the gallery when I am done. I ma looking forward to the event.
  11. naota

    Queen City Anime Convention 2018

    Without Further Ado, here is the game show I participated in. b
  12. naota

    Millennium Earl

    I have a 3d printer. I will be taking the electronics and making a custom enclosure so that it looks professional. It will give me a chance to play around with 3D model creation.
  13. naota

    Queen City Anime Convention 2019

    Once I get more information, I'll make sure I post it here and update the original post..
  14. Queen City Anime Convention will be a four day event in Charlotte, NC from August 9th to August 11th, 2019. Queen City Anime Convention will feature a cosplay contest, an anime marketplace, fan programming, a video game room with tournaments, and more! It is being held at Sheraton Charlotte Hotel 555 S McDowell St Charlotte, North Carolina 28204 CONVENTION HOURS: TBD Click Here to View Full Events Schedule (TBD) Since I bought my Lifetime VIP Ticket last year I will be there. I should be attending all four days. The ticket prices should be pretty reasonable for a local convention . It is held at a hotel convention center. I believe it should be quite interesting. This is something I am looking forward to. For more information you can check out https://queencityanimecon.com/info/
  15. bonedaddy2k8

    Casey Jones The Movie Review

    Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a hung Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan. You can name a piece of TMNT memorabilia;I have owned it at one time or another. So when I heard that there was new turtle movie out, you better believe I was excited. Then I heard that Michael Bay was directing and I figured “alright I like the Transformers movies.” Then came the stab in the heart when Bay announced that the turtles were going to be aliens.......This is when I went on nerd rage and wrote a lot of negative things on facebook. I just about gave up hope when ”That Guy With The Glasses” made fun of a homemade movie that follows the back story of everyone's favorite hockey mask wearing sports equipment using psycho Casey Jones! Good lord was this little 35 min bit of awesome is by far better then anything that Michael Schumacher can come up with. At first this was going to be review of the movie but instead I going tell you why you should check this flick out. THE WRITING:Polaris Banks wrote a well thought out story of how Casey Jones became a vigilante why he feels the need to clean up the streets of New York and that there is more to him that a guy that beats muggers with a hockey stick THE CAST: Casey Jones is played by Hilarion Banks yes Polaris Banks brother but this turn out to be an awesome decision. He makes the role his own. He refers just about every from Casey has seen over the years just making something familiar yet new. and the rest of the cast is also great especially with how little you see of most of them in fact the only two other chatters that really have a big role in the film are Michelangelo (voice by Robbie Rist and act by Marty Moreno) who only show up near the end Then April O’Neill (played by Savannah Welch) whose role is to set the stage for a city that needs Casey Jones and best of all Polaris Banks did the one thing that not even the big budget movies did he get April into the yellow jumpsuit ‘something i waited to since the first movie. THE COSTUMES: The costumes are just downright amazing. Every outfit that Casey Jones have wore at one point or another also though it may be quite up to par with Jim Hudson the Michelangelo costumes is awesome as well as the foot ninja And finally there’s the NINJA TURTLE tribute. though this movie you can see little tribute to the ninja turtles such as having Krang in the film which was amazing to see in a live action movie or pointing out that fact that the turtle like weird things on pizza and finally there’s the fact Casey has a cricket bat but in a stock of genies they did not call attention to it but instead let the fans point it out for themselves. So there you have it the reasons why you sound go and watch this movie it free to watch at www.caseyjonesthemovie.com. Any one who love the ninja turtle movie or even if you're not a fan I highly recommend this film. until next time this is bonedaddy2k8
  16. I have not written a review until now. φ(゚ω゚*)♪ Unknown in whether this becomes a review. This is a derivation work from NARUTO. This is comedies!(=´∇`=) Although Orochimaru and Kabuto come out,But it is a comedy. Rock Lee are deep character. The member of simplest "Mite guy team" is a main characters. Rock Lee is always serious. But, even when he is always serious, It becomes a comedy. The scene which I like is the conte of Lee and Sakura.And Tsunade epsode funny. Although they have deformed, it becomes a rarely realistic picture.(´艸`o)゚.+: It is funny! An official title is "SD Rock Lee no Seisyun fullpower ninden ." When this title is translated, it is "Youth fullpower ninja's biography of Rock Lee". "SD" is the abbreviation for "Sugoi Doryoku." Doryoku means it as efforts.
  17. Naomi

    A Black Witch Comes

    The title of the Japanese "黒魔女さんが通る" The main character, tries to summon an Cupid of Enjel. However, she had caught a cold at that time. Came, it was not Cupid. It was Gyubiddo. Gyubiddo is a black witch. Main character has become a apprentice black witch. But, the story has been heartwarming. A fearful spirit of the dead, a man-eater. and cruel witch examination, etc. appear. But, the story has been heartwarming. heartwarming? [media=]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnpVaJ6jFFs&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL75CCD6BEFE1FB636
  18. The World god only know is an interesting anime series. It centers around a 17 year old high school student named Keima Katsuragi. Keima is not your normal highschool student. He is more of a Loner who plays dating sims. He is very smart even though he spends most of his waking moments playing Dating games rejecting the real world and substituting his own. Keima is known as the Conquering God because of his ability to beat any dating sim. The series revolves around this unique trait. His life is changed when he receive an email asking him to Conquer girl which he accepts because he believes that is for a new video game. At that time he meets a demon named Elsie. She is to help Keima retrieve lost souls. The lost souls are demons who take advantage of girls who have empty hearts. I use empty loosely because it doesn’t mean They are lonely because of love or what not. It just means that they are having some sort of internal conflict. Overall the series is good. It is funny yet can be very series. The animation is really good and the voice acting is spot on with both the original Japanese and English dubbed version. The character development is sold. Each character has their own strengths and weaknesses. The series uses many elements from dating sims and other gaming genres. It pokes fun in a nice and clean way. I enjoyed the series I give it a 5 out of 5 for being unique, funny, and overall being a good series.
  19. Kenshin

    Gundam 00

    At long last, my review of Gundam 00. After I first watched I rewatched Gundam SEED and Gundam SEED Destiny to have something fresh in my mind to compare it to. Now I'm rewatching Gundam 00 and it's a good time to do the review so here goes: Comparison to Other Series: Gundam 00 a feel similar to Gundam Wing in the beginning of the series with events showing the regular military doing their regular things with their mobile suits and then the all powerful Gundams come in and start ruining all their plans while at the time the military can't compeat with the Gundams' power. That's the similar feel to Gundam Wing it has, but that's where the similarities end. For one thing, the Gundam pilots are older than the Gundam Wing pilots. They are also older than the pilots from Gundam SEED with the excepiton of Setsuna who starts out at about Kira's age in the first season. The rest of the gundam pilots are in their late teens and early 20s. This older demographic allows for a more (for lack of a better word) "mature" feel to the series. You won't see these pilots go cry in a corner like Kira Yamato in Gundam SEED or Quatre Raberba Winner in Gundam Wing over having to kill people. It's pretty much "we're the Gundam pilots and this is what we agreed to do and so be it if the world doesn't like it". It's not to say the pilots are without feeling though. After a while, all the battles and events do take their toll on them like anyone else and they each end up having to decide to keep fighting or not like the pilots in all the Gundam series. However, this was not dragged out like it was in the two Gundam SEED series and I was VERY happy for that. This IMO is one of the items that really sets Gundam 00 apart from the other series. This also brings me to my next item. It not that Gundam 00 is shorter than the other series, it's that it feels more "concise" than some of the other series (it also doesn't doesn't have a sequal outside of the movie). This, I believe, comes from it being broken up into two separate seasons instead of just one constant string of episodes like the other series. Each season is 25 episodes long so the writers had to be more concise in what they were going to put into the series. Considering that they had to put a complete story together of only 25 episodes instead of 50 like Gundam SEED or 49 in Gundam Wing, this means less room for events to unfold on the sidelines and less room for character development so minor characters are left with unanswered questions about them. This was actually disapointing for me as I'm more used to Gundam series being a bit more "complete" in what they include in their anime series. The limit of 25 episodes per season may also be why there are only four main Gundam pilots instead of five like they did in Gundam Wing. Artwork: The artwork in this series is some of the best I've ever seen in any anime series. IMO It really is THAT good. The style of the artwork actually has a similar feel to the older Gundam series from the 90s and late 80s. The character movements are very fluent and feel very much "alive" and not rigid at all. They also made an attempt to show the differences between races a little more in this series. When I get to the plot, you'll see why this makes sense. We all know that in anime, generally if they wear a school uniform, or wear traditional Japanese clothes, or have obvious conditions around them, they are generally Japanese characters and not American, European, etc. In Gundam SEED for example, everyone looked like they were from the same region and you'd only know where they were really from if they told you. Gundam 00 does split up what the characters look like by region a bit more, like Americans being diverse, and middle easterns looking tanner skin than Europeans, etc. This is a detail I don't normally see in an anime series. The mobile suites and other mecha are also done just as well as the characters. They really went all out in putting all the details on into them. For each major region you can tell how they wanted to showcase all the different technology that was developed and you can really see it in the details to the shapes and colors of the mechas right down to the computer controls they used. They even went so far as to make most of the consoles readable if you paused it. This was also the first Gundam series to be developed in widescreen HD. My only regret is that I don't have it on blu-ray. I don't know if their is a blu-ray boxset in the US or not either. Soundtrack: Compared to other series, the soundtrack in this one actually isn't all that memorable too me. It's not to say it's not bad, but it's not the greatest either IMO. Some tracks I liked but since I can't remember where most of them are right now, that says something. There is also an apparent LACK of background music too. You know how in many anime series when serious talks are going on or how someone is announcing something to the world and there's usually some kind of background music to set the tone of it? This series doesn't do that very much. There is background music aplenty in some situations but if there's something real serious being talked about or announced to the people, there's no background music. They actually use silence in some situations to show how important what's being said is. I know some other series do this too, but this one does it well enough to really stand out and it's been a while since I've watched a series that does this. They know how to give a feeling of "shut up and listen" when it's important to do so. In summary even though I thought the use of silence was interesing and actually added to what was going on, all in all, the soundtrack is only "OK" from this series. Maybe it'll grow on me more, but for now it is what it is. Plot: It is now the 24th century and the human race has yet to learn how to live as a single unified species. There are still separate countries and wars cropping up here and there over territories, resources, religious beliefs, etc. At this time the world is divided into three main regions. The Union is mainly made up of the nations from the American continents. The Human Reform League consists mainly of China, India, and Russia in the Asian area. The AEU is made up of mainland Europe. Each of the three regions have their own piller, a giant tower that's tall enough to go into space. Up in space there's huge arrays of solar pannel collectors that supply power to all the member nations of each region. These were built thanks to the depletion of fossil fuels on Earth. The middle eastern countries, which still rely on revenue from fossil fuel exports have been left out of this and are mostly fighting amongst themselves for what little is left in the region. Each of the 3 solar powered regions have their own combined military force and a major world war can break out among them at any given time. They Gundams fly in to prevent that and launch a campaign to end all war on Earth by "armed interventions". They will go after anybody found to be promoting war in anyway shape or form and destroy them. If there's a far between countries they will attack both sides until they can't fight anymore forcing them to talk things out and reach a peace settlement. If they do not, and the start fighting again they will go back and do it again as many times as it takes. The Gundams work for a secret organization that wants to change the world and end all fighting so that humanity can live as one. Naturally, the world's three major powers aren't going to like being interfered with and the series goes on with them trying to stop the Gundams. That's the general plot of the series without going too much into it with a big giant spoiler tag. There are racial issues brought up in this series which is why the characters will look like they're from various regions. Rating: On a scale of 1 being terrible and a 5 being excellent I give this series a 4.5. The soundtrack, while good, just isn't that memorable to me and breaking it up into two seasons did cut out some unecessary fluff, but it also left some holes too. Everything else about this series is top notch and I will definately recomend this to anybody that likes a good mecha or action anime. 1 person likes this
  20. naota

    Cat Planet Cuties

    Cat Planet Cuties. The story revolves around Kio Kakazu. A girl with cat ears appears before him during a memorial service for one of his family ancestors. The girl calls herself Eris and claims she is an alien. Before long, fanatical alien worshipers and a mysterious government agency are in hot pursuit of Eris, but Kio's childhood friend Manami—who wants to follow in her father's footsteps in the CIA—captures Eris. Kio finds himself having to protect Eris from everyone. ( Wikipedia ) Wikipedia summarizes the whole series in one paragraph. The series contains a lot of adult humor and References to American Pop Culture. There are many subtle jokes and references throughout and you may need to re watch the series a couple of times. The story line is very well thought out and executed from the character development to the plot. Reference to Star Trek, Charlies Angels and Miami Vice are present and makes it funny to watch. There are some cases within the story line in which you may need to pause and rewind and possibly re-watch. The series does contain adult humor. Some of the jokes are sexually orientated but they are not too raunchy. The animation to the series is crisp, clean and flawless. Characters are drawn well and the backgrounds are picture perfect. Everything looks beautiful to say the least. Beware there is some mild nudity through the series. Audio is also good as well. The English Dubbing does match well to the Japanese Sub Titles and the sound effects are good. The soundtrack contains good music and accents the series well. Overall the series is funny, and wholesome. The animation, character development and the plot are good. I would rate this series a 5 out of 5 for all of the pop culture references and fan service. I would highly recommend watching this series if you want a good laugh and see pop culture being mocked in some form.
  21. vash

    Queen City Anime Convention 2018

    Naota, Imagine if you did cosplay on all of the days of the con. you may have never had time to take any photos at all. i guess it is a blessing and a curse. LOL.
  22. vash

    IchibanCon 2019

    I am glad to see you starting to get out and doing stuff like it again. Its all good :D. You can do it.
  23. vash

    Whats your next cosplay?

    Thats all good Gendo some, times giving people support for their cosplay.
  24. vash

    Millennium Earl

    Hey Naota, I have a good Idea for the electronics for Lero. If you can get it set up with a blutooth transmitter, you can hide the electronics in a backpack or perhaps hidden in the hat. I think that would be pretty cool.
  25. That is true. It is an art form. The media just so happens to be online instead on printed material.
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