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Old 2007-04-12, 05:53   Link #761
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You guys aren't going to believe this.

So, there I was, having ridden those 29 friggin' hours on the bus to get to Seattle. I'm really pumped about the convention. I know that Nagahama is a fan of certain Marvel characters, namely Venom. So as a gift, I purchased a 1 of 600 exclusive New York comic con busts of Venom as a gift for him. I protected that thing on the bus the entire ride up there.

So, I decide to forgo the opening ceremonies of Sakura Con because Nagahama's Q&A Panel will start shortly after, so I decide to get in line early.

As I'm waiting, someone one of the staff informs me that because Nagahama had begun working on an opening animation for a new show, he had cancelled and would not be attending.

JUST MY F*CKING LUCK!

I dropped at least $500 on getting there, supplies, gift, and what not, but he wasnt' there!

So, I gave the bust to some lady who supposedly represents the people who were supposed to get him there, but I'm not even sure it will reach him.

C'est la vie

Regardless, I had an excellent time at Sakura Con. At one point, I was chatting it up with Yasuhiro Nightow of Trigun/Gungrave excellence and also shooting the sh*t with Hideyuki Kurata who created Read or Die and wrote for Kamichu and Hellsing Ultimate. Both were fine gents.

So, sorry I couldn't deliver with the questions everyone had, but I sent the bust of Venom with my name and e-mail address, so if he somehow gets it and does respond, I'll let you guys know. Chances are pretty slim, I think, though.

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*Commence weeping and gnashing of teeth from the depths of Dante's Inferno."

A week! Every day, three times a day I checked the forum asking myself: "Maybe it's today, maybe it's today that SB comes back with the Good News." *Sigh* But I am sure as disappointed as everyone is/will be, you were the one that took the gut-blow for the team...

Should've asked you to take some questions to the Kamichu and ROD writer as well to hedge my... our bets; both were very fine works. Trigun is of course a classic.

Gosh, this whole ordeal would've made a heckuva depressing Mushishi episode.
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Old 2007-04-13, 06:05   Link #762
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Aw man, that's the worst news ever What a pity! What a terrible, terrible pity... yerk, they could have mentioned it earlier somewhere at least.

Thanks so much for the effort anyway - and great call on the magazine. I dearly hope it reaches him, I hope he's touched by it. And even better if he replies to your email address once he's free.

New opening animation huh, I wonder what it could be... but still. Well, better luck next time ors omething I guess. Hope the stuff gets to him! And thank you very much for going and making the effort anyway. It must have been a real blow.
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Old 2007-04-16, 02:00   Link #763
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Yep, thank you for going all that way; you are the one who really made the effort and spent the money. Glad you still enjoyed yourself despite the disappointment. I'm sorry to hear that Nagahama couldn't appear (hehe Mushishi S2 OP? Jk jk, I know it's improbable); but I'm glad you still gave him the present - hopefully it will reach him and touch him enough to reply with an email. He does sound like a nice person, so I'm sure he will take the effort to reply. (well, if it gets to him. >.<) Well, anyway, thanks again.

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Old 2007-04-17, 06:12   Link #764
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I always forget about the licensed forum, but now that I'm here... Mushishi is a great anime
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Old 2007-04-17, 06:42   Link #765
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Old 2007-04-18, 00:12   Link #766
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Hey guys,

Thanks for your "cheer up" messages. While I was disappointed, there's no way that it prevented me from enjoying myself thoroughly. Besides, I'm sure he'll make another appearance somewhere along the line and then I'll have something to talk about when I see him.

But I'll tell you what, Sakura Con has the most amazing dances that I've ever seen at a con before. The rave scene is still going on up there, so they had about six different DJs. I didn't care for some of the crazier light stick music (not a fan of raves), but it was so refreshing to see so many anime geeks out on the dance floor! I mean, you'd never see so many people at Anime expo dancing because everyone is so self conscious about how they look, but it Seattle, no one cared if you looked a like an idiot because you were just out there dancing.
It was pretty funny because they'd form little junior high dance circles and watch certain people dance. The best was when the guy dressed as Mario was tearing it up because everyone was chanting "Mario, Mario!". So sweet.

And just like any other con, there were hotel parties. Me and my buddy went to one and proceeded to enjoy their alchohol and pretzels. It was really fun just talking and joking with fans who are from different places.
After the party, my friend and I'll wobbled back to the convention center and fell asleep on the cushioned seats next to the windows. When I woke up Easter morning, someone had put Easter eggs inside of our pockets. I was weirded out at first, but I got a Werther's Original, Reeses peanut butter cup and an A&W Root beer treat. I was very pleased.

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Old 2007-04-18, 01:33   Link #767
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Wow that sounds awesome, glad it turned out well despite what happened.
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Old 2007-04-18, 21:57   Link #768
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What a disappointing turn of events SugarBosomCCAC. Still, what's important is that you still enjoyed the trip overall. And it seems the trip wasn't a total waste after all at least, according to you. Thanks for making the effort anyway. We appreciate it.

It does make me wonder though, what Nagahama is working on now. Hmmm...
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Old 2007-04-30, 01:32   Link #769
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Hey everyone:

After waiting since March 23rd, I finally received my Ginko Real Action Hero figure. I thought the picture were pretty impressive, but it's really nice just to get my hands on it and pose him. The way that his hands are shaped and the points of articulation are really something else. His accesories are ridiculously small. I must have dropped, lost and found each one of them at least once.

Anyway, this post wasn't just to boast, I was just looking for an excuse to post and bump this thread to the top.

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Old 2007-05-01, 17:34   Link #770
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Well If anyone cares, I'll be attending Kumoricon this year and if all goes well I'm going to try to cosplay Ginko. Maybe I'll post some pictures of my costume for reviews or something as the time grows nearer and I get my hair cut properly. Anyway that is all I wanted to say =P
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Old 2007-05-04, 10:09   Link #771
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Hehe, all the best with that endeavor. Will you be making the whole costume set from scratch? And, yes, post pictures; not only the costumes but yourself cosplaying (that's the whole point, right? )! We need something to liven this thread up.
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Old 2007-05-07, 23:59   Link #772
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I will. I plan to make the version of his costume where he is wearing a black shirt rather then a white one, the clothing will be easy, the hair and the wooden backpack are what will be hard I think...I plan to spend about 3 months on the backpack hehe... Anyway the time til I'll be ready for a picture will be a while, I'm still growing my hair out =P
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Old 2007-05-08, 19:21   Link #773
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Hey, does anyone intend on ordering the Mushishi art collection? I was thinking about it and wondered if I was the only one?
From Kodansha right I did have an order placed
They've made some interesting special items - I remember seeing this nice scroll up for auction - sold for quite a bit
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Old 2007-06-16, 19:07   Link #774
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Official art box for the R1 release is looking pretty awesome, and the wait until the first DVD is almost over!
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Old 2007-07-03, 00:38   Link #775
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Someone over on the LJ Mushishi mentioned that he/she got to ask the Director of Mushishi at some recent anime convention about Ginko's modern outfit in an historic Japan, to which the Director replied. "I don't know."

On other unrelated news, I hear rumors that the English dub for Mushishi is quite good.

On more unrelated news. Mushishi volume 8 was released in Taiwan 2 days ago, and from my own observations was moving fairly briskly off the shelves. I got mine for 120NT minus 20% discount at a special location, so it comes down to 86NT, or a little less than $2.60 USD. I am well pleased.

On very related news, a new candidate has surfaced for Ginko's harem... I mean, future traveling companion, in another rain-related story in volume 8.

Spoiler for No, its not a man:
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Old 2007-07-03, 09:39   Link #776
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Someone over on the LJ Mushishi mentioned that he/she got to ask the Director of Mushishi at some recent anime convention about Ginko's modern outfit in an historic Japan, to which the Director replied. "I don't know."
Haha.

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Cal-Reflector: Could you scan a image of this new character?
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Old 2007-07-03, 10:07   Link #777
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Haha.


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Cal-Reflector: Could you scan a image of this new character?
Sure, once I wake up in the morning. But you know, the big dark secret that's also the elephant in the room that no Mushishi fan ever wants to talk about is... they all look the same. There, I said it, Urushibara's characters look very identical, with minor variations in hair and clothing but little to none in facial features. They feel different though.
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Old 2007-07-03, 13:15   Link #778
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Sure, once I wake up in the morning. But you know, the big dark secret that's also the elephant in the room that no Mushishi fan ever wants to talk about is... they all look the same. There, I said it, Urushibara's characters look very identical, with minor variations in hair and clothing but little to none in facial features. They feel different though.
Would you rather that they have pink, blue, and orange hair for easier differentiation? Or outrageous costumes that would raise a couple of eyebrows even at a cosplay convention? I've seen bigger elephants before, we're lucky that this one doesn't get in the way of a good story.

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Hmm, must be tough having no lubri-...
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Old 2007-07-03, 21:07   Link #779
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Would you rather that they have pink, blue, and orange hair for easier differentiation? Or outrageous costumes that would raise a couple of eyebrows even at a cosplay convention? I've seen bigger elephants before, we're lucky that this one doesn't get in the way of a good story.


Hmm, must be tough having no lubri-...
Mmmmm... no. That would a bit odd, even in an alternate universe, if the Mushishi ladies turned Galaxy Angel.

And no.
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Old 2007-07-04, 06:27   Link #780
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For Shiroth, scans of the new lady. I'll just put these out here cause really, you won't be able to tell much from them. With misleading and irresponsible interpretations by me.


Ginko: *Predatory look* "Hohum...! She's no Tanyuu, but I guess I'll stick around in this village a wee bit longer. Hehehe..."


Ginko: "Hi there, what a coincidence us running into each other again. Guess it must be fate. It's not as if I followed you around and staked out this spot in a remote part of the woods waiting for you; pure coincidence."


Ginko: "Oh crap, she's getting attached to me. Better do my reluctant hero's departure shpeel."
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