This year, Anime Boston hosted Haruko Momoi, the Queen of Akihabara, as one of their musical guests. Anime fans should recognize her bouncy beats and perky voice from the theme songs of shows like Kujibiki Unbalance (OVA), DearS, and Nurse Witch Komugi. Momoi began her musical career on the streets of Harajuku, where she would [...]
Anime Boston’s tenth year is finally behind us, and all that can really be said is “wow.” Ten years of memories were closed off with dozens of articles, hundreds of photographs,and hours of video footage taken across sleepless nights. Each year seemed to be an ordeal, with this writer cursing under his breath every Saturday [...]
For the record: The formal title of this panel was “From East To West: the Superheroes of Japan and America.” The Superheroes panel returned for a second straight year. Since Ken Haley was sick with the flu, a few changes needed to be made to the panelist lineup for the event. Colin Jansen filled in [...]
This year, the FUNimation panel could be defined by two simple words: “Fan appreciation.” Basically, in addition to the normal flow of release date announcements and new title reveals, the FUNimation crew unveiled what was, without a doubt, the most unusual and unsettling ways of creating brand attachment in a public forum. Fan Appreciation segments [...]
Many that take up anime as a hobby do so with a bright-eyed naivete. They see shows like Cowboy Bebop, Bleach, or One Piece and follow recommendations from friends, which leads to the impression that the medium can do no wrong. For the past ten years, Brian Price has been dispelling this myth in Bad [...]
For the past ten years, Patrick D, Jekka, and (sometimes) Liz hosted an hour of mayhem, destruction, and cheesy humor. The Chibi Project has become somewhat of a Friday Night ritual for many, as they file in to see just what toys get trashed, and how. Whether they take a circular saw to Pikachu, sanding [...]
After the crowd from Kanako Itou left, and those waiting in line for the second act were seated, the room buzzed with excitement. The queen of Akihabara was in Boston, and she was going to be giving her best for the thousands in attendance! The crowd began chanting in unison, making cries of “Hey!” as [...]
As part of our commitment to getting as much media as possible to you, dear reader, we wasted little time during the Kanako Ito concert to get the best quality photos possible. We hope you enjoy the pictures that made the final cut.
This year, Anime Boston’s concert series was held on the inaugural night of the event. It was to be a double header: singing sensation Kanako Ito followed by the queen of Akihabara herself, Haruko Momoi. The line snaked across the floor of the Hynes, as fans began chatting and starting impromptu Pokemon duels or Magic: [...]
What kind of convention doesn’t have cosplayers? While my time was a bit limited this year, I was able to snap a decent number of photographs, nonetheless. As always, many thanks to those who allowed pictures!