Tag Archives: Merchandise

A.C.M.E and the rape of my wallet

I know that I haven’t posted here in ages. In fact, nobody has posted actual contet on Otaku Panorama in a long time either. That’s simply because 4/5 of us are 16 and guess what, exams are more of a … Continue reading

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Anime Festival Asia 2011 – let’s not forget…the loot!

What’s an anime convention without anime merchandise for the weak-willed?

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Anime Festival Asia 2011: Conclusion, and lessons learnt

Well, it’s all finished now, with Anime Festival Asia 2011 drawing to a close. As the amount of money I spend increases exponentially, so does my enjoyment of the event – this bizarre feeling, as though I’m some sort of … Continue reading

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ALL ANIME = ADVERTISEMENTS.

There’s something depressing about studying the Matrix trilogy for your literature class. One, we’re compelled to believe something Hollywood made is literature, and two, with all its talk of Baudrillard’s Simulacra and Simulacrum and whatnot, it all seems so fickle – … Continue reading

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It…it’s not like I like you or anything! On the endless marketability of Hatsune MIku

As you can guess it, yet another Hatsune Miku figurine has been announced. That said, once again I start to wonder : why is the Diva so marketable?

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GO! GO! MANIACS! The eternal whoring of anime

Followng the recent announcement of the new K-On manga, one of them appropriately named K-On! Carat, with the other having the less than clever name K-On! Kirara. Which leads me to wonder how much authors actually care about how their … Continue reading

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