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Cosplayer Spotlight #14: Alaska’s Cosplay Corner

Cosplayer Spotlight #14: Alaska’s Cosplay Corner

My name is Alex Bradford but in the cosplay community, I’m known as Alaska. The reason for choosing that for my cosplay name is because I moved her from Alaska. When I got to know people, I just told them to call me Alaska because I thought it was a cool nickname. I was born in Texas but moved to Alaska when I was 7. in Texas but moved to Alaska when I was 7.

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From Up on Poppy Hill

From Up on Poppy Hill

I went into this anime not really knowing what to expect. I had heard that Goro Miyazaki’s sophomore effort was better than his first, and that it was potentially the script written by his father, anime legend Hayao Miyazaki, that made exceeding the level of Tales of Earthsea an assumption rather than a question. I don’t know if all of that is true, but regardless, From Up on Poppy Hill took a now-standard crop of anime and general film tropes and turned them into an emotionally intense, immensely relatable film.

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Server Recovered!

Server Recovered!

As many of you have noticed over the past few weeks, Anime Secrets has been plagued by extreme cases of lag, and downtime. After countless man hours, and much frustration from all parties involved, we have been able to address the issues and twenty four hours later everything appears to be stable.

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Aniplex Releasing NEKOMONOGATARI & Monogatari Series Second Season on Blu-ray Sets

Aniplex Releasing NEKOMONOGATARI  & Monogatari Series Second Season on Blu-ray Sets

Aniplex of America Inc. has just announced their release plans for both NEKOMONOGATARI and the Monogatari Series Second Season at their industry panel held at Katsucon in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Katsucon 2014: World Cosplay Summit Eastern Regional Competition

Katsucon 2014: World Cosplay Summit Eastern Regional Competition

Agent Kouichi Kimura recently attended the World Cosplay Summit and brought back a video of the entire contest.

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MechaCon IX – Exclusive Interview with Greg Weisman

MechaCon IX – Exclusive Interview with Greg Weisman

Drake interviews Greg Weisman the Creator of Gargoyles at MechaCon IX in New Orleans, Louisiana, about his time with the Gargoyles and Young Justice Series, and his future plans.

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Upcoming Indie Film Honors Recently Deceased Cosplayer

Upcoming Indie Film Honors Recently Deceased Cosplayer

Cassie England, an amateur cosplayer from Baton Rouge whose passion for anime helped her cope with a devastating rare skin disease whose real name (Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa) is so hard to pronounce that it’s often shortened to “E.B.”, passed away January 10th at the age of 16. Her spirit, name and likeness will live on in the film "Black Hat"

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Cosplayer Spotlight #13: Awkward Cosplay Girl

Cosplayer Spotlight #13: Awkward Cosplay Girl

Well, I used to be a stage actress…and since I stopped that cosplaying was the next closest thing to my interests. I often cosplay characters I have the personality of or just characters I fall in love with from any media. I love seeing the sparkle in peoples’ eyes when they see some of their favorite characters come to life.

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The Four Horsemen of the Patriarchy: Part 5 Touga

The Four Horsemen of the Patriarchy: Part 5 Touga

Despite their positions of power, the members of the Student Council are largely self-destructive. Saionji has no control of his emotions, to the extent that it leads to his eventual downfall at the end of the Student Council arc. Miki is so idealistic and naïve that it poisons his relationships with those who don’t adhere to his views. Juri’s cynicism blinds her to the potential in others. Utena is able to defeat them not necessarily because of her own talent, but because of their fatal flaws.

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Cosplayer Spotlight #12: Chiyo Cosplay

Cosplayer Spotlight #12: Chiyo Cosplay

I started cosplaying because I was interested in people who dressed up as the anime characters. I started asking one of them how to be a cosplayer, then I continued to search around for shops where I could buy wigs, costumes, and stuff.

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