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Staff Recruitment 2014 Update #1

Staff Recruitment 2014 Update #1

I just wanted to remind everyone that Anime Secrets is still accepting applications for writer and editor positions. For more information, please refer to our application page. We plan to release the first wave of results around April 7th or 8th, so if you’ve already applied keep an eye on your inbox.

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Because You Smile When I Sing

Because You Smile When I Sing

Because You Smile When I Sing is a collection of five short stories by Natsuki Takaya, the creator of Fruits Basket. More specifically, the collection contains four dramas-Because You Smile When I Sing (a light love story about two teenagers who are picked on for how they look), Ding Dong (about how a girl adjusts to living with her stepmother and her father’s death), Voice of Mine (about how two talented violinists overcome their classmates’ jealousy and their own lack of confidence in themselves), Double Flower (a tale of how a strange male seamstress finds love; it has a fair share of comedy too)- and one comedy-Dark Princess (a light-hearted parody of Snow White).

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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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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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Yowamushi Pedal – First Impressions

Yowamushi Pedal – First Impressions

The start of high school always means selecting a club for new students. For Onoda Sakamichi, it seems like an easy choice. Being a closet otaku to whom Akihabara is the promised land, and wanting nothing more than to have friends he can talk about anime and manga with, it’s definitely be the anime club.

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