Stereopony – Hitohira no Hanabira PV

Music video for Hitohira no Hanabira by all-girl rock band Stereopony. The song was the 17th ending theme for anime series Bleach.

Formed in Okinawa, the three-member group was active between 2007 and 2012. Hitohira no Hanabira was their major debut in 2008; it was arguably their most popular song over time because of the Bleach effect.

Stereopony have released 11 singles, three studio albums, and also a compilation album. They held their farewell concert last December.

Credit: Stereopony Vevo (Youtube)

Comic Fiesta Malaysia 2012 cosplay video

Video of cosplayers at the 2012 Comic Fiesta at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Founded in 2002, the event is Malaysia’s longest-running convention that focuses on animation, comics and games.

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Girls’ Generation – Mr Taxi PV

Music video for Mr Taxi by Korean pop group Girls’ Generation. Released in April 2011, it’s their first original Japanese song.

The nine-member group is the most popular girl group in Korea right now, with many fans across Asia too.

Mr Taxi was a commercial success in Japan. It’s their first Japanese single to sell 100,000 physical units in its first week of release.

Besides that, all the proceeds from the sales went to Red Cross Japan to help the victims of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

Don’t know why but their agency released another MV a year later. The fans won’t mind though, the more the better haha.

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How anime is made at JC Staff

Episode nine of the second episode of Culture Japan, a show by Danny Choo. It features behind the scene stories of JC Staff, a Japanese anime studio.

The company is the producer of Honey Clover, Shakugan no Shana, Nodame Cantabile, Toradora, and also A Certain Magical Index etc.

Danny Choo Culture Japan

Danny Choo is a popular otaku blogger and he recently branches to other media too. He also created Mirai Suenega, a mascot for his new “empire”.

The episode features Sekai no Yumi who works at AmiAmi, a popular online character and hobby shop. She appears in an earlier episode too.

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 trailer

Teaser video for Final Fantasy XIII-2, a sequel to the Final Fantasy XIII.

Released in December 2009, Final Fantasy XIII is the 13th title in the main Final Fantasy series. The sequel will be available later this year.

The first Final Fantasy game came out in 1987. The franchise grows and becomes one of the world’s best selling video games.

It’s also a reminder that Japan is a powerhouse in game making. They used to dominate the industry but others have caught up over the years.

Credit: Square Enix (Youtube)