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    Otakon 2014: ALTIMA Friday Concert

    Motoka Segawa (Motsu), best known for his work with the group m.o.v.e. performed with his new group, ALTIMA, at the Friday Otakon concert.  Composed of himself, Satoshi Yaginuma (Satsu) from fripSide, and Maon Kurosaki, they p...
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    Otakon 2014 Sunday Concert: Yoshiki Classical

    Japanese music icon Yoshiki descended upon Baltimore Sunday August 10, 2014 to perform an intimate and emotional live show for lucky attendees of the 21st Otakon Convention. The headlining musical act, Yoshiki has reached great...
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    Book Review: Volcano High Prelude by Ahn Chul and Hwan Kim (Illustrator)

    Featuring art by Hwan Kim and story by Ahn Chul Jung, Volcano High Prelude is just what it sounds like; a comic adaptation of the events leading up to the start of the 2001 Korean action comedy. With a large cast in the film, m...
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    Book Review: MM9 by Hiroshi Yamamoto

    The existence of kaiju is commonplace and not always worthy of mass evacuations. In order to determine the severity of a kaiju sighting, the Monsterological Measures Department or MMD, has the task of analyzing and studying a k...
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    Godzilla Week at Film Smash!

      In honor of the big budget return to the big screen of Japan’s largest import, Film Smash has a week of reviews, nostalgia, and citywide destruction in store leading up to the film’s release May 16! Check bac...
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    Original Vs. Remake: Infernal Affairs Vs. The Departed

    Infernal Affairs (2002) – Undercover police officer Chan (Tony Leung) enters the triad at the same time that low level gangster Lau (Andy Lau) becomes a mole in the HK police academy. Years later, as both the police and t...