Now I understand why The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya just tortured viewers with eight nauseatingly repetitive episodes of the Endless Eight arc, at the extreme risk of alienating newcomers and infuriating fans. It’s the sort of epic trolling that provides powerful mashup material — in this case, four whole hours of material.
The first season of the show provided tons of memefuel for remixers. With Endless Eight, Kyoto Animation is betting the whole series on remix culture.
Check out this anime music video featuring clips from the arc, set to the Barenaked Ladies’ incredibly fitting tune It’s All Been Done.
The annual Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention, better known as ToyCon, isn’t just about the toys. It’s also about the fans — and at conventions, the most visible fans are the cosplayers. Popular Filipina cosplayer Pat Delgado shows off her big gun as Yoko Littner from the hit anime Gurren Lagann.
Check out some of the other cosplayers I ran into at ToyCon 2009. Click here to continue reading “ToyCon 2009 Cosplay”…