Anime news for 1 year ... it’s party time!
Today's column involves much horn-tooting and shameless self-promotion. Indeed, I'm happy to announce that this edition of "Cel Shaded" marks the first anniversary of my being parked here on the Entertainment page.
(Well, OK, the anniversary is technically tomorrow, but details, details.)
I could go into a long, drawn-out spiel about how I'd like to thank God, my parents, my editors and so on, but I'd probably miss someone somewhere along the way.
Instead, Wilma J. and I have decided to celebrate this milestone the best way we know how: giving stuff away. And to do that, we've come up with a short essay contest.
So, in 25 words or less, tell us what you love the most about anime and manga. Be creative! The 10 entries we get that we deem as the most thought-provoking, laugh-out-loud funny or elicit any kind of strong response from us will score some free anime and/or manga, straight from our desperately overloaded shelves. And, of course, I'll print some of the best entries we get in future columns.
Send your responses to me, along with your name, age (so we can send you the most age-appropriate stuff if you win) and mailing address, via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail to Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Attn: Jason Yadao, 7 Waterfront Plaza, Suite 210, Honolulu, HI 96813. I must receive entries by June 30. Only Hawaii residents are eligible, and one entry per person, please.
If you choose to go the regular mail route, please make sure your answers are legible. We also are not responsible for any lost or misdirected entries, and our interpretation of the answers is final. Entries will not be returned and may be reprinted in the newspaper without compensation to the entrant.
Good luck, and happy writing ...
Cel Shaded, a look at the world of Japanese anime and manga, appears every Monday. Reach Jason S. Yadao