Major earthquake hits Japan

I had a completely different post scheduled for today – but I figured this particular event deserved a little more prominence. Japan was hit by an earthquake this morning (about 3pm JST/8am SAST) – which was first reported at 7.9 magnitude, but later upgraded to 8.9. This has been followed by numerous aftershocks – and […]

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A Vocaloid Merry Christmas

While I’m still busy motoring my way through the Winter 2011 Anime release schedule – the second part in the series is nearly done – we are rather rapidly approaching Christmas – so I thought I’d get into the spirit a little. So – staying in tune with the overall theme of Animated Meanderings – […]

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Animax SA dies, and gets replaced with a nice big WTF?!?!

As some of you probably already know by now, I’m actually on hiatus due to exams that, unfortunately, don’t want to write themselves, but I figured that some news is too good (read: worth discussing, not good in a good way) to leave alone until I finish. If you’re looking for ways to watch more […]

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Introducing the Animated Meanderings mascot character

One of the girls working in the office with me happens to be an artist as well as a keen fan of anime (which is a great combination in my book), and happily agreed to create/design a character to represent Animated Meanderings as a mascot. So, after a few weeks of waiting (she wasn’t in […]

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The Anime Harem – Dream or Nightmare

The term, harem, tends to crop up a lot when various anime series are discussed. Now, in the unlikely event that this is your first foray into anime, and visions of Arabic princes with forty-odd wives fill your head, I need to explain one or two things. Well, maybe one. The word harem (like many […]

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Virtual Goddess, Live Performance

You’ve got to hand it to the Japanese. Nothing seems to be beyond these guys. There’s a whole history behind this, which I intend to cover at a later date. But basically –  we had a bunch of virtual characters stage a live concert. Using the voice/music synthesis software, Vocaloid, to sing their songs, the […]

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We return again …

And we’re back … For those of you following the blog, you’ll have noticed that we had a bit of a problem over the course of the past few weeks. I’m not sure exactly what to tell you guys, but the short explanation would be that one of my plug-ins decided to become corrupt while […]

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