Club adds anime touch to New Year
So the fireworks have been blown up, the college football bowl game season is wrapping up tonight and we're all busy trying to keep our resolutions and burn off all the excess weight we gained over the holiday season. End of the New Year's celebration, right?
Well, not exactly. If you're an anime fan -- or just appreciate Japanese culture in general -- you'll want to head out to the annual New Year's Ohana Festival at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, 2454 S. Beretania St. The event is Sunday from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Members of Oahu Anime Explorer will have a table there and will screen anime in the center's Gallery Theater at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Also planned are martial arts demonstrations, rides and activities for the kiddies, food, crafts and entertainment. For more information, call 945-7633 or e-mail email@example.com ...
If you've ever noticed that many Japanese role-playing games released on video game consoles feature a ragtag bunch out to save the planet from a tyrannical figure bent on global domination, this Web page is for you.
The Grand List of Console Role-Playing Game Clichés (project-apollo.net/text/rpg.html) lists 192 common RPG clichés, from the "Clockwork Universe Rule" ("No matter how hard you try to stop it, that comet or meteor will always hit the Earth") to "Edison's Lament" ("No switch is ever in the right position"). Wilma forwarded the link to me several months ago, and I still can't help but chuckle every time I look at the page ...
In Sunday's 'D&Q'
With so many new manga series out there, it's difficult to figure out which ones to stick with over the long run. In the Sunday Today section, Wilma and I kick off a two-part look at first volumes of several manga and ask, Would we consider continuing to read them?
Cel Shaded, a look at the world of Japanese anime and manga, appears every Monday. Reach Jason S. Yadao