I’m having an espurresso this morning

I’m having an espurresso this morning

wannabeanimator:

I came across this article on Facebook and unfortunately I cannot translate (if you find a translation or post your own translation, please let me know!), but from what I read on Facebook, this article alludes to the possibility of Hayao Miyazaki working on a short film for the Ghibli Museum. This would come after other short films under the Ghibli Museum name, including Mei and the Kittenbus (2002) which was also directed by Miyazaki.

I’ll keep you posted as more news comes out.

I’m not translating this, since it would take 30-45 minutes, but yeah, basically this article is saying Ghibli isn’t disbanding, it’s just not working on full length films anymore.  Miyazaki also retired specifically from full length films, but did not retire from short films, so they are considering making a short film, but figuring out what to make the film on is difficult.

And then the third paragraph is about how animation is branching out from Japan to all of asia.  Ideas for a movie might start in Japan, but, for instance, be produced in Thailand.  That’s the way producer Suzuki (I think the quote is his, but I’d need to do a closer reading to make sure, since I don’t normally read newspapers in Japanese) thinks animation is currently going.  

The third paragraph is actually pretty interesting, but if it’s misinterpreted, there’s some danger that it could become a misquote or easily misinterpreted if the wording isn’t right, so I’ll translate that paragraph fully if someone asks, but otherwise it’d take 20+ minutes for work I’m not being paid for/am not sure anyone will read, so I don’t want to do it unless there’s someone who actually wants to know what it says and it hasn’t been translated already.

yukipri:

I see, Japan


They also have Olaf and Anna.
What happens to snowmen in summer?
They get eaten >:D

yukipri:

I see, Japan

They also have Olaf and Anna.

What happens to snowmen in summer?

They get eaten >:D

Bandai is starting preorders for sailor moon charm bracelets with an original gold plate that I would have no use for, yet I still want it…

Bandai is starting preorders for sailor moon charm bracelets with an original gold plate that I would have no use for, yet I still want it…

disneyvillainsforjustice:

-teesa-:

7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

"Another scene I remember now as an adult is every morning at school we started the day with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag…there was the American flag flying over the camp but I could also see the barbed wire fence and the sentry towers pointing at us from my schoolhouse window as I recited the words ‘With liberty and justice for all’." - George Takei, The Daily Show (July 24, 2014). 

Full Episode (apologies, The Daily Show website does not have the best video player). 

To Be Takei documentary official website. 

- Mod Dawes Sr. 

Another note: there’s some evidence that the internment camps were set up due to racism on the West coast.  There were people who thought Japanese immigrants were taking jobs away from “real” Americans, especially in agriculture, so WWII and Pearl Harbor were partially used as excuses for racism to be vented “legally.”

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princesshorseface:

gg-rain:

hophigh:

YOU GUYS TURN ON THE SUBTITLES

AHH I NEED A MINUTE

OH MY GOD OH MY GOD A GAY GHIBLI MOVIE OH MY GOD

A GAY GHIBLI MOVIE! 

So I’m in Japan and I watched this movie a few days ago on opening day and I can confirm that Ghibli queerbaited everyone.

Spoilers for people who want further (really quick and somehow still roundabout) explanation below the read more

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khinaye:

yrmomschesthair:

yellowxperil:

watchingmedia:

The yellowface of “The Mikado” in your face

Remember when someone pranked a San Francisco TV station into reporting that the names of the Asiana plane crash pilots were “Captain Sum Ting Wong” and “Wi Tu Lo”?

After the station KTVU realized its mistake, it fired three producers.

But in Seattle, at least one theater plans to spend the summer guffawing about how Asian names sound like gibberish.

“The Mikado,” a comic opera, is playing at the Bagley Wright Theatre from July 11 to July 26, produced by the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

Set in the fictional Japanese town of Titipu — get it? — the opera features characters named Nanki Poo, Yum-Yum and Pish-Tush. It’s a rom-com where true love is threatened by barbaric beheadings.

All 40 Japanese characters are being played by white actors, including two Latinos. KIRO radio host Dave Ross is in the cast.

It’s yellowface, in your face.

read more: http://seattletimes.com/html/opinion/2024050056_mikadosharonpianchancolumn14xml.html

holy shit!!

christ

kill them

There are so many problems with this play, regardless of who produces it.

When I was still in grade school, my dad bought some tickets to go to a local college’s production of this show.  We knew it was going to be based in Japan from the title, but at some point through the bad hair and floppy bathrobes used for kimono, I stopped thinking it was about Japan because it so obviously wasn’t in any sense based on what Japan really is like.  It was easier to watch it thinking about it that way.

But then they had the emperor make a grand entrance through a prop of a gigantic sumo wrestler’s loincloth.

They had the emperor come out of a gigantic asshole.

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Wooow…
First thought was “this is such a white person thing to say…”
…and I’m usually pretty forgiving about cultural misunderstandings, but really now.

Wooow…

First thought was “this is such a white person thing to say…”

…and I’m usually pretty forgiving about cultural misunderstandings, but really now.

Boyfriend is otter whisperer.
This poor otter though.  It’s apparently special because it’ll shake hands with people, so the aquarium has it sectioned off away from all the other otters in a tiny box (you can just see the back wall of the box in the picture—it’s that small).  It was just swimming in circles the entire time.

Boyfriend is otter whisperer.

This poor otter though.  It’s apparently special because it’ll shake hands with people, so the aquarium has it sectioned off away from all the other otters in a tiny box (you can just see the back wall of the box in the picture—it’s that small).  It was just swimming in circles the entire time.

Tags: sea otter

Eating all the pokemon cookies at my dentist uncle’s house…oops…

Eating all the pokemon cookies at my dentist uncle’s house…oops…