Archive for the ‘manga/comics’ Category

Attack on Titan

January 17, 2014 Leave a comment

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I found “Corporal Levi’s tea cookies” at a convenience store.

Apparently Corporate Levi doesn’t know how to handle a teacup handle.


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Books I read on the new year’s day were those comics titled “Attack on Titan”.

Corporate Levi is one of the main characters in it.

Once I started reading, it was so interesting and I couldn’t stop.

(depictions of violence are sometimes too brutal, so I wouldn’t recommend this

to everyone, but still fascinating comics to read.)

Next I have to watch the anime version!



Princess Sorachi

December 21, 2013 Leave a comment

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This is a mascot character of Uni town, Hokkaido.

She loves strawberries and rice produced in the Sorachi district (where Uni is located)

so she wears strawberry-designed kimono and has rice in her hand.

It seems she has a boyfriend called “Prince Uni”!


Hatsune Bridge Revisited

December 5, 2013 Leave a comment


This is “Hatsune Bridge”, an important(?) place to visit for Hatsune Miku fans.


The area is a good place to drive around.

Those photos were taken this summer, but

You can see the similar pictures I took three years ago with the address information

of the Hatsune bridge here:

“Little Berries”

December 4, 2013 Leave a comment

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Hokkaido Moe characters “Little Berries”.

The three fairy sisters (Yu for blue honeysuckle , Eri for chokeberry and Ram for seaberry)

are used for promotional events and various products in Hokkaido.

You can take a look at the “little berries” taxi here on my website:

Akebono Anime Manga Festa

July 2, 2013 Leave a comment


Akebono Anime Manga Festa will be held this Sunday.  (10:00am to 5:00 pm)

The venue is : Akebono Art & Community Center

(4-1, South 11 West 9, Chuo-ward, Sapporo)

They will have “Cos-play (=costume play) photo session” and “Maid Cafe” .

Entrance fee is 1,000 yen for an adult, and 500 yen for a student.

The Festa is hosted by NPO Concarino and supported by the city of Sapporo.

Why don’t you come and enjoy!

Toyako Manga Anime Festa 2013

June 23, 2013 Leave a comment

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Toyako Manga Anime Festa 2013 was held yesterday & today!!

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A character from “Gintama”.  He says “Welcome to Toyako!”

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“Cos-players” are gathering here — people enjoy themselves,

wearing costumes from anime or manga.

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People come here to enjoy “cos-play”, and also there are people who come here

to take pictures of cos-players.

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“No-face” from the Miyazaki Hayao anime “Spirited Away”!!

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“Haruhi” and a “Maid”.

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A lot of food stands.

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Exhibition of “Ita-sha”.

“Ita-sha” literally means “ouch-car”, which is a car with illustration of an anime or manga character.

Such a car is called “ita-sha”, because people might say “ouch / uh-oh” when they see the car.

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So many itashas.  They are elaborately and beautifully painted.

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Even a Ferrari has become an itasha.  Ouch!!

Sapporo Snow Festival 2013

February 6, 2013 3 comments


Sapporo Snow Festival 2013 began yesterday.

Again this year the festival has the snow statues of Hatsune Miku!


Another sculpture of Hatsune Miku.


They have a statue of “Chibimaruko-chan”, too!

The 64th Sapporo Snow Festival will be held from February 5  through 11 in 2013.