While the contest at KRAZY! may be over, Ningin is hosting the online contest to find out which cosplayer YOU think is the best! There are two more prizes to give out. A gift bag of DVDs from Manga Entertainment for the cosplayer who gets the most votes at our online contest, and one random voter will win “Akira” from Bandai on Blu-Ray disc! (That could be YOU!). More »
Famous for their Michael Jackson – Thriller dance video, these inmates are back at it again with Wonder Girls – Nobody. These inmates began their dancing after the security advisor, Byron Garcia, started a choreographed exercise program for the inmates. And yes, he has his own Youtube channel filled with all their dance videos. More »
OK ok ok, so maybe I’m not supposed to say this but… Wonder Girls are coming back tomorrow! They’re on the plane right now! I was soooooo tempted to say it at the end of the Wonder Girls Top 10 Reader Questions. I had some self control then… but I can’t keep it a secret any more!
I’m going to try to make it out to JFK Airport tomorrow around 8pm with a nice big “Welcome Back, Wonder Girls” sign. Anyone else going?
Updates: Flight Korean Air KE85 arriving at 8:25pm, Terminal #1. Yes, this information is 100% correct. Wonder Girls are moving to NYC! Yes, moving as in staying, living, getting mail, all in NYC!
Hey everyone! We have an older FAM video here for your enjoyment. I lost the flash drive with some of the video on it and just recently finished editing it up for you guys. This time our video is about Johnny’s Entertainment, a J-pop company that produces boy bands and the FAM doesn’t like how Mr. Johnny Kitagawa keeps his boys to himself. This rant took place around the time Yatterman was released so hope you guys enjoy! More »
While filming, we discover that she’s been living in this literal dump for awhile. Due to the death of her rich husband at the age of 31, she was unable to pay her maid leading to her current living conditions. More surprisingly, she actually wants to keep some of the trash and remembers where all of it is. However they convince her to clean it all up after she says she was yakiniku (aka bbq). So Kojima sucked some newb comedians to help out and they eventually clean it up after 5 hours and 3 two-tun trucks. More »
Wow, what a weekend in New York City! The cosplayers, the anime fans, the manga maniacs and the Jpop listeners showed up in full force for the KRAZY! Cosplay Contest & Party! It was completely and absolutely sold out with another 100 people waiting outside just hoping to get in. Special guests include Akihabara singer Reni, World Cosplay Summit 2009: Team USA (& 2008!), head of New York Anime Festival Peter Tartara, and Ningin! The winning cosplayers were phenomenal. Be sure to check both photo galleries one and two! More »
And no I don’t mean on the streets. Well maybe I do. TVXQ has been setting records all over from the Guiness Book of World Records to Avex’s websites. It was recently announced that TVXQ is Avex’s most viewed artist website out of all the other artists including EXHILE, Ayumi Hamasaki and BoA.
Not surprising to be honest. TVXQ is the most popular boy band out of Asia so did we really see this not coming?
You wanted free music. You wanted it now. You wouldn’t even mind it being legal too. Well, now you can at Top100.cn! The site claims to offer more than 1 million songs available as free downloads of Cpop, Jpop, Kpop and Western Pop. All this music is offered legally through advertising revenue arrangements with record labels and (surprise!) Google. Every time you click a download icon, a new window opens with some Google Adwords and a direct download link. Doesn’t bother me! I’m downloading away! More »
The teaser trailer for Finale, starring Korea’s “Bokgo Princess” Bae Seul Ki in her acting debut, was just recently released online has now become a hot topic of netizens.
The independent film directed by Rouchdi Guedria, the amazing action director Jung Doo Hong (who was also the action director for the Korean film The Good, the Bad, and the Weird) and starring actors from both Korea and Europe focuses on a battle between the Italian mafia and the Korean mafia during the Korea VS Italy soccer game during the 2002 World Cup. In the movie, Seul Ki plays the character of a “cold blooded killer” and the daughter of a mob boss, Si Yeon. More »
Let’s face it. Entertaining yourself can be serious bizness sometimes. But luckily for you, this week I extend my scrutiny to the dramas of Kimura Takuya, pretty boy extraordinaire! Part 2 of my Kimura Takuya addiction, this guy has been holding onto the spotlight longer than some of us have been alive. If you’ve somehow missed out on the face of Kimura Takuya all this time, then it’s about time you checked him out ;) More »
Even more recently, Ningin attended the KRAZY! Cosplay Party at Japan Society in NYC. Photo galleries are up thanks to photographers Hoc Poeng and Michael Latorre. While the party is over, the exhibit isn’t! Be sure to check it out!
Here’s this weeks wrap up. More »
Like Marty McFly in Back to the Future, I jumped back into what seemed like 1955 the second I moved to the back of a little well known tikki bar in downtown NYC called Otto’s Shrunken Head. Located on 14th St and in Alphabet City between Aves A & B, Otto’s Shruken Head is one of the few Tiki bars in the city and serves not only exotic drinks but even exotic acts, and how more exotic can you get than with some time travel. More »
The Japan Society really has outdone themselves with their latest exhibit “KRAZY!”. At first I was sure this was just going to be a one room gallery of animation cells, but “KRAZY!” is so much more.
They have several rooms dedicated to different facets of exported Japanese media such as manga, anime, and video games. One cool aspect of the exhibit is that it’s interactive and rooms are set up to influence the senses. More »
This weekend I had the chance to check out Dragonball Z Evolution and I wasn’t too enthralled to watch. There is just something about watching characters we love being warped into something new. I pegged this move as a instant bomb and wanted no part of it. However, curiosity got the best of me and I decided to check it out. More »
My weekend started early when I got to chat with Anime Matsuri’s security director, Elias Romero. He had some really interesting things to say about the on going updates at this year’s convention. This premiere anime event will take place April 10th-12th in Woodlands, Texas and is one of the largest conventions in southern part of the US. More »
Hey all you cosplay fans, I know you’re ready to party it up at Japan Society with all your fellow cosplayers but the party has officially sold out. Gomenasai! We appreciate everyone that made the effort to go out and dress up, but unfortunately not everyone can be accommodated.
However! If you’re still up for some action, visit the KRAZY! exhibit. It has a great library of manga in addition to showcasing some of the most famous and talented manga/anime artists. Learn more about it on the Ningin KRAZY! page. More »
Allow me to introduce you all to Patrick Chan, Canada’s figure skating prodigy and Silver medalist at yesterday’s World Figure Skating Championships (WFC) event in Los Angeles. Hailing from Toronto, high school student Patrick is pure style on ice.
With a motto like “Attack from beginning to end” Patrick Chan really doesn’t hold back and has shown talent and skill nothing short of sublime on his way to the World Figure Skating Championships yesterday night, where he gave an amazing show despite his 2nd place finish. More »
Recent reports say J-rocker Miyavi and retired J-pop singer Melody have gotten married. A Tokyograph article sports the nuptial ceremony as a private gathering attended by their closest inner clique. So far Miyavi has used his myspace blog to air his apologies about not being able to announce the news himself. More »
Gosh, these gay celebs can never make up their minds. Just marry that beard and get it over already! Last week, there were reports that Hong Kong king of pop, Andy Lau was going to marry his longtime girlfriend, former Malaysian beauty queen, Carol Chu in April. These two started dating over twenty years ago (yes, even before some of you bitches were born). This week, a Malaysian newspaper reported that the wedding has been called off. Apparently Andy was going to marry his longtime girlfriend because she was pregnant. More »