The two days of CWT23 had fine weathers in Taipei's winter. In addition to standard equipment of S100FS + PE-36S, I also brought out my Konica Auto S1.6, which had only been tested once at 44 South Village after being repaired, coupled with Fujifilm Superia Reala, their finest consumer color negative film, and the results were quite pleasing. Furthermore, K-ON! @ Tien Education Center has been uploaded as well.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
GNN, Central Daily, and Mighty Media's own official website have all announced the first round of guests of honors of Comic and Animation Hall, Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) 2010 yesterday afternoon. Four names have been announced: Range Murata (conceptual character designer of Last Exile), Miho Obana (mangaka of Kodocha), Rie Kugimiya (Shana of Shakugan no Shana), and Junko Takeuchi (Naruto Uzumaki of Naruto). Details of autograph eligibility can be read by clicking respective links.
Mighty always play big at TIBE (as opposed to Comic Exhibitions in summers); they indeed invest a lot on three guests of honor, all are key figures of their most popular titles, notably merchandise of Shakugan no Shana (life-size pillows in particular). Patients of Kugimiya syndrome are already "burning" right now.
On the other hand, Range Murata, who had visited Taiwan three years ago, have little connection with Mighty this year, unless Mighty is looking forward acquiring Shangri-La....
I was really surprised to see another title (serialized in Gentosha's Web Comic GENZO) from this couple, whom a "small licensee" had announced "would not publish more titles by them (due to terrible sales)," had been acquired by d/visual taipei.
By the way, the couple have another title, Usotsuki Paradox, in Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine. I've heard it has some ecchi elements, but can't compare to yet another serialization Sex Nanka Kyōminai in Shogakukan's IKKI (link is NSFW), my second favorite manga magazine (next to Kodansha's Afternoon). Let's hope there will be licensees willing to take both titles in.