OTDT Roundabout 4 May 2015
In case you had spent all of your energy on a Saturday night full of sportsball, here’s your weekly roundup of otaku news and notes.
-Pitchman for Pachinko parlor to be married to celebrity AKB48 look-alike. Oh, and they’re both robots.
-Speaking of non-human things, one of my favorite events on the Vocaloid Calendar is the Original Model Festival, where everyone comes together to make new assets for MikuMikuDance. Because who doesn’t want a DenLiner?
-Speaking of fanmade things, here is a very long (for the source, anyway) thinkpiece on how the Trans-Pacific Partnership could affect Comiket.
-Another interesting story with real-life implications: Japanese education ministry allowing locker room choice among people of fluid gender.
-Ending on a less serious note, we follow up on a prior story. It seems Shin-chan is doing well as an Exchange Amigo. Maybe get can move north for a spell. Wouldn’t Shin-chan on the River Walk be the greatest thing ever? Hell, Austin would get so weird…
OTDT can do weird all by itself. Here’s a sample.
- Jim Gogal + Chalk + 30 minutes = ?
- Sara chews on some Delicious Gakuin
- Ghibli films are filled with Easter eggs
- The purported Robotech live-action may have a director
- Sazae-san‘s family ain’t exactly poor.
- Momoiro Clover Z to do new Dragonball, because of course they are.
That’s all from last week. Enjoy this week.
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