From Girlybubble: The San Diego Comic Con has been pretty much everywhere in the news this past week with so many big entertainment companies looking to promote their shows, games, what have you. But not enough attention was paid to the cute people and costumes there! In an effort to change that, I sifted through almost tons of photos and found 15 that pass my cuteness threshold. So enjoy!~ More »
NYCC’09 gave us a sneak preview of big things to come during one of its panels on Saturday. Although the talk on “Asian Americans and Superheroes: Secret Identities” was not as well advertised as other panels, the audience still packed itself into the room. The overcapacity crowd made their own space by some sitting on the floor, while others trailed into the hallway. The impressive amount of attendees definitely made curious onlookers question the people in line waiting to get inside; I think I had to answer at least eight groups of people asking me what the lecture was on before I actually got into the room! More »
It’s the Year of the Ox, and we’re celebrating with contest after contest! This time, Ningin is combining forces with Subway Cinema to give out TEN free tickets to the world premiere of YATTERMAN (ヤッターマン). On Friday, February 6, at 8pm, director Takashi Miike (Crows Zero, Ichi the Killer, The Great Yokai War, Sukiyaki Western Django) and Sho Sakurai, actor and singer from Japanese boy band Arashi, will personally present YATTERMAN at New York City’s prestigious Director’s Guild Theater.
That’s right. World Premiere. This movie doesn’t even open in Japan until March. More »
Thank you to those that entered the Ningin-NY Anime Festival Cosplay Photo Contest. We were amazed by your costumes and enthusiasm. Galleries from all three days of New York Anime Festival are online now. We divided the galleries by Day 1 (Friday), Day 2, and Day 3 to make it a bit easier for you to find yourself. Don’t forget to check out other photos from the event.
We’ve gone through over 500 contest entries and chosen 50 finalists. It was quite a debate about who should make the top 50. We gave preference to those that made their own outfits and those that posed well. Well that’s done and now it’s time for you to vote for the winners! Voting will be open until 12pm (EST), Sunday, October 5, 2008 for all registered Ningin users. Each Ningin user can vote for one favorite costume so make sure you check them all out before voting! The winners will be announced 12pm (EST), Monday, October 6, 2008.
The top three cosplayers will be profiled and interviewed by our Ningin bloggers. The overall best cosplayer will also receive two super exclusive tickets to the private premiere of the Megaman Movie and two tickets to Comic Con next February.