10 winners, 1 common love
The entries are in for the Cel Shaded First Anniversary Giveaway, and the winners are ... everyone!
Well, at least those who entered, anyway. I promised that Wilma and I would pick 10 winners, and we got 10 entries. It made our jobs much easier.
So why do people love anime and manga? Over the next few weeks, I'll be publishing what these 10 people wrote. Leading off is 16-year-old Maria Harr of Kailua, who has the distinction of being the first person whose entry we received.
She offered the following list: "Cute perverts, noises no one actually makes, magic, Kyo, boys that look good with long hair, cat ears, slitty eyes, wild worlds (and) wings."
By the way, for those of you who might not be up on your anime/manga trivia, "Kyo" refers to the Sohma family member who turns into a cat in the popular series "Fruits Basket."
I recently got a tip from "nemu*nemu" co-artist Kyubikitsy that the all-female art collective Monkey-Ame has another art show at the Borders Ward Centre art gallery, in the stairwell between the first and second floors.
"Fairy Tales and Folk Tales" features Mayumi, Hikaru, Trimmy and Masako giving a manga-esque spin to stories like "Alice in Wonderland" and "Little Red Riding Hood." New art will be added throughout the exhibit's run through the end of this month.
While you're there, why not fill in the holes in your manga collection? This particular branch, as well as all Borders and Borders Express branches, are featuring a "Buy 3, Get 1 Free" special on all Viz-published manga. That sale runs through July 24.
And for those of you inspired to create your own art, MangaBento will be holding its last meeting for July on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. in room 200 of the Academy Art Center, 1111 Victoria St. Check out the forums link online at mangabento.doomdrgn.com.
Cel Shaded, a look at the world of Japanese anime and manga, appears every Monday. Reach Jason S. Yadao