Friday, December 31, 2010

2011 The Year Of The Rabbit

The 55th ceremony of the zodiac sign replacement took place last Monday at the Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka as usual. A tiger cub and two bunnies participated at this ceremony, representing the Chinese zodiac signs of the current year ( Year of the Metal Tiger ) and the year to come ( Year of the Metal Rabbit ), symbolizing the passing of responsibility from the tiger to the rabbit. While most of Asia remains faithful to the Chinese lunar calendar for the Lunar New Year, Japan uses the Western style calendar for both. It makes New Year's Day the start of 2011 and the Year of the Rabbit.

Traditional Rabbit attributes and associations:
Zodiac Location: 4th
Ruling hours: 5am-7am
Direction: East
Motto: “Let there be peace, and let it begin with me”
Season and month: Spring, March
Fixed element: Wood
Stem: Negative
Gemstone: Aquamarine
Color: Green, Aqua
Roughly equivalent western sign: Pisces
Polarity: Yin
Ruling Countries: Oman Oman, Iraq Iraq, Malaysia Malaysia, Croatia Croatia, Chile Chile, Syria Syria

The tradition says that the Year of the Rabbit will probably be gracious, good friend, kind, sensitive, soft-spoken, amiable, elegant, reserved, cautious, artistic, thorough, tender, self-assured, shy, astute, compassionate, lucky and flexible. But can be moody, detached, superficial, self-indulgent, opportunistic and stubborn.

Tiger-chan is so cute! <3

But bunnies are even more adorable >w<

Manny return to their hometowns to celebrate the new year with family.

Saitama Children Zoo tempting you and your kids to go and play with their bunnies.

Some rabbit owners dress them up and have a *hopping* good time. At "Bunny Family" just south of Tokyo, on Tuesday, bunny owners primp their pets for the New Year. They're hoping to immortalize their furry bundle in a photo session.

During this period of the year, bunnie figurines are manufactured in many places in Japan. Some bunnie crafts bellow ^^

Head shaking bunnie:

Origami bunnie:

FujiFilm's New Year photo greeting cards CM starring Kiki Kirin (lady wearing the kimono), Horikita Maki (girl with the gray jacket), Nakajima Miyuki (bunnie on the left) and Sasaki Nozomi (bunnie on the right). Making of the CM here.

And finally some 2010 photo news.

Oh! And couldn't resist showing you this, although it's been almost a week since Christmas ^^' They are so cute! *-*

And well i guess that's it, happy new year minna-san! And may the bunnies be with you in 2011~ ^^

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Makeup Vs. No Makeup

Gosh i'm amazed, the power of makeup! Must learn how to do that xD They were already pretty but that made them look awesome, although i think maybe it's a little exaggerated, the eye lenses makes them have a not so natural look, but that's all ^^ Oh and the hosts were a bit rude sometimes, the girls are also very pretty without make up, they shouldn't despise their natural beauty.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Gumi - ヒステリ

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ezio dances to Michael Jackson

Ezio dances to Michael Jackson at Paris Games Week, seems MJ was already popular before he was even born xD Imagine the moonwalk was a assassins technique, that did be awesome ahah Enjoy~

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Boom Boom Satellites - Intergalactic

Been liking Boom Boom Satellites a lot lately :O

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Assassin's Creed: Beautiful Lies

Greatest Assassin's Creed video I have ever seen! Enjoy and merry Christmas minna-san~ :h
Video Description

Song is "Beautiful Lies" by B-Complex

Who's the better Assassin?!
Not too much to say about this one. I really loved the song and the Assassin's Creed games, so I made this!

I'm a huge fan of the AC trailers, especially the UNKLE "Lonely Soul" and "Burn my Shadow Away" ones and wanted to do something similar in how they're basically just music videos. Plus, every fan made "trailer" or tribute to the series I can find is always just boring mash-ups of Ubisoft's official trailers and I was sick of seeing those.

It's tough making your own though, with no developer tools to control cameras or set anything up. I don't know how many times I had to manually align camera angles back and forth between the two games or have the tools I was using to slow the game down cause Altair or Ezio to just flip out and ragdoll into oblivion. Even so, I just played the game a whole lot and everything is shot, recorded, and edited myself. I hope you enjoy.

I might actually put together a bloopers video later of all the crazy mess ups that happened while I was frapsing. Some of them had me loling hard or just outright disgusted.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Japanese Peeing Game

I think i'll let the guys judge this one xD If you is being a guy, does you think this would be fun to play?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

TRAX - Oh My Goddess

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Culture:Japan is a TV show directed and presented by Danny Choo which brings Japanese Pop Culture to the world and features contents that folks in and outside of Japan would enjoy. Currently broadcasts on Tokyo MX TV in Japan and across Asia on the Animax Network, but hopefully it'll be available worldwide soon ^^ Can't wait for it, as i really love what i have seen of the show till now, and of course whatever comes from Danny Choo must be good! :P

And since we are talking about Mr. Danny, let me also say a few things about this. It's been quite a while since i discovered hes website, and i must say that it has been a positive influence in my life. I used to be in what he calls 'the comfort zone', wanted to do things but ended up never starting them and making excuses and thinking 'i will do it tomorrow', i knew what was happening but didn't have the will to change it, this among other things like not having clear objectives in life, not knowing what to do in the future, everything seemed so blurry and confusing. One day i came across his website and immediately got addicted to it, but only a bit later i found his motivational articles, that was when my life changed for good! All hes good advices and its own example of success showing that anyone can materialize their dreams if they fight for them and never quit, it all encouraged me to become more determined and focused on the things i want to achieve in life, i'm really thankful to Danny, he's become sort of an hero and idol to me <3 It's also thanks to him that i decided to create this blog, so that i was able to share my passions with others and with you that are on the other side of the screen, and that is something that truly makes me happy ^^

Give it a try in case you are experiencing the same things i did, it might help you. But anyway i have written to much, enough of talky talk xD Bellow the official page, trailer and Culture:Japan Episode 0. Enjoy minna-san~ :h

Official Page: Culture:Japan


Culture:Japan Episode 0

Monday, December 13, 2010

Hoodis - The Shade of a Black Leaf

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Meanwhile in Japan ...

The Hide-Penis Dance? x'D Why is the song so catchy!?

Song: Drinkin' boys
By: DJ Ozma

And meanwhile in Sweden ...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Japanese Womens Turn Into Rangers

Funny Japanese commercial, no clue what it is about xD Enjoy~

Ps: Been very busy lately and wasn't able to post at all, sorry minna-san u.u Hopefully next week i will have more free time.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Gackt - Love Letter

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

How to make a Daft Punk helmet in 17 months

It looks so cool! Too bad he isn't taking orders for duplicates, i would definitely want one xD
This video chronicles my odyssey with replicating the iconic gold Daft Punk helmet worn by Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo. Over the process, I took hundreds of pictures, mostly because my crummy digital camera I shoot with has a bum autofocus. What you see are the collection of all of these images, and a little hint of video as well.

Programming for the helmet code was done by James Moss.
Chroming work courtesy of Creations n' Chrome
Custom PCBs printed by (designed by me)
Visor vacuum-forming performed by Mike Iverson
Some video and photography courtesy of Emily Krix
For more info on the build and process, go to:

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

One More Time One More Chance - Masayoshi Yamazaki

Beautiful anime, touching song, awesome combination. That's all i got to say.

Song: One More Time One More Chance
Artist: Masayoshi Yamazaki
Anime: 5cm Per Second

Monday, November 29, 2010

GOPAN: Rice Bread Maker

Greatest thing since sliced bread: GOPAN, the machine that transforms rice into bread. It actually comes in handy considering that many agricultural regions of Asia aren't suitable to grow potatoes or wheat because there is too much rain and too high temperature, but are however suitable for rice cultivation. I wonder how it tastes ^^

The GOPAN is basically used in the same way as regular bread making machines. First of all, 220g of washed rice, with water, salt, sugar, and shortening, is placed in the bread case. Next, gluten and dry yeast are placed in the automatic dispenser on top. Then, all you need to do is press the start button. A loaf of “rice bread” is ready in about four hours.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Lain - Duvet

Song: Duvet
By Brad Holmes
Opening from the anime Lain ^^

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Issei Sagawa: Interview With a Cannibal

Today i bring you a rather shocking interview. VBS.TV meets Issei Sagawa, a man who murdered and ate a Dutch woman in Paris back in 1981. Sagawa talks about the act of murder he committed, and how he became a free man after being deported to Japan and spending a few years in a mental hospital.
On the afternoon of June 13, 1981, a Japanese man named Issei Sagawa walked to the Bois de Boulogne, a park on the outskirts of Paris, carrying two suitcases. The contents of those suitcases, to the lament of a nearby jogger, was the dismembered body of a fellow student – a Dutch woman named Renée Hartevelt, whom Sagawa had shot three days prior and had spent the days since eating various parts of her body.

He was soon arrested. According to reports, Issei uttered, “I killed her to eat her flesh,” when they raided his home, whereupon they found bits of Renne still in his fridge.

Sagawa was declared insane and unfit for trial and was institutionalized in Paris. His incarceration was to be short, however, as the French public soon grew weary of their hard-earned francs going to support this evil woman-eater, and Issei was promptly deported. Herein followed a bizarre and seemingly too convenient set of legal loopholes and psychiatric reports that led doctors in Japan declaring him “sane, but evil.”

On the August 12, 1986, Sagawa checked himself out of Tokyo’s Matsuzawa Psychiatric hospital, and has been a free man ever since.

This is where the real story begins. VBS met up with him to find out what he’s been up to in the 30 years since.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Really love this band, great sound and one of the phew who don't sing in engrish xD

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cute Chinese Kid in Love

I had to share this with you guys, it's just so cute and lovely <3

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Togainu no Chi ~Bloody Curs~ OP

Song: Rose-Hip Bullet
Anime: Togainu no Chi ~Bloody Curs~

Monday, November 22, 2010

Miku Hatsune 39's Giving Day

I'm back minna-san! And it's official: Japan has thought of EVERYTHING! xD But seriously Japan is always surprising me, this time with this amazing Miku Hatsune hologram concert, yes hologram. Just think of the potential it has! The Vocaloid and hologram technologies put together can revolutionize the music industry, imagine real and virtual idols joined in one stage, or maybe there won't even be any real idols anymore, the virtual ones will conquer the world! ( 2D girls/boys fans can screm now ) Or maybe thats just me letting my imagination fly to much xD Anyways, bellow are all the songs i was able to find the on Youtube, enjoy~ ^^

Hajimete no Oto

Project DIVA desu

World is Mine

Electric Angel



Dear Cocoa Girls


The Secret Garden

Miracle Paint



Beware of Miku Miku Bacteria!


Sayonara Goodbye

Romeo and Cinderella

Butterfly on Your Right Shoulder

Ura-Omote Lovers | Puzzle | Voice | 1/6



Ai Kotoba

Strobe Nights

Anata no Utahime

Moon Live


Disappearance of Hatsune Miku

Just Be Friends






Saturday, November 20, 2010

Maria Holic - Hanaji

Amazing opening and anime! One of my favorites <3

Title: Hanaji
Artist: Yuu Kobayashi
Opening from Maria Holic anime ^^

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Miku Hatsune - Last Night, Good Night

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

少女時代 Shoujo Jidai - Genie

Sunday, November 14, 2010

AAA - Paradise

Gommen everyone but this week i won't be able to post everyday due to exams, but promise next week i'll be back with full strength ^^ Meanwhile hope you enjoy the songs ~

Friday, November 12, 2010

Darth Vader Invading Shibuya

Photo from: Tokyo Fashion

Darth Vader is back on the side of the famous Shibuya 109 department store. He was there in the spring, but this is a new billboard for fall. He can sense the strong force to buy Samsung Galaxy S within you, and if you gets it then Darth Vader will follow you around everywhere you go. Commercial bellow ^^

Maki Horikita joins Vader to help bring folks to the dark side

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Last Exile OP - Cloud Age Symphony

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Over 9000!

The term "Over 9000" is an internet meme that originated in a Dragon Ball Z episode and is often used to describe "a lot" of something. Internet Meme scientist Mike gives us the history and evolving use of this fascinating meme. I has to confess that did not know the existence of this term before seeing this video >___<'

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Xam'd: Lost Memories OP

A favorite opening of mine ^^ Enjoy ~

Monday, November 8, 2010

100 YEN: The Japanese Arcade Experience

Today i bring you another interesting ongoing documentary ^^ This one focusing on the thriving, exciting, vibrant world of the arcades in Japan. I don't think arcades in Portugal are anywhere as popular as in Japan. Does you have any arcades in your neck of the woods?
100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience is an hour long documentary focusing on the thriving, exciting, vibrant world of the arcades in Japan.

IMAGINE a world where video games reign supreme. Five stories of arcade cabinets, new and old, dominate the streets of downtown Tokyo. Welcome to Japan. A place where the arcades of the 80s and 90s not only still exist, but thrive and have evolved into elaborate environments of pleasure for any gamer.

Our 8-bit childhood has come a long way. A complete sensory overload is brought on by the multitudes of arcade games, they call out to you as you wander the vast expanses of these game havens. What was once a table top amusement has become an escape from your mundane existence. If you have a couple hundred Yen in your pocket, be prepared for The Ultimate Arcade Experience™

You can help by funding this project here and have a note in the credits with your name. To find out more go to

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Jounetsu - iksi:d

The first opening of the 2002 TV anime series Tokyo Underground.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hafu Film Teaser

Here's the teaser to the documentary "Hafu", a film which regards a very interesting subject, the experiences of the new generation of mixed-Japanese living in Japan, the "Hafus" - the Japanese term for people who are half-Japanese.
With an ever increasing movement of people between places in this transnational age, there is a mounting number of mixed-race people in Japan, some visible others not. "Hafu" is the unfolding journey of discovery into the intricacies of mixed-race Japanese and their multicultural experience in modern day Japan. The film follows the lives of five "hafus"--the Japanese term for people who are half-Japanese--and by virtue of the fact that living in Japan, they are forced to explore what it means to be multiracial and multicultural in a nation that once proudly proclaimed itself as the mono-ethnic nation. For some of these hafus Japan is the only home they know, for some living in Japan is an entirely new experience, and others are caught somewhere between two different worlds.
To find out more visit

Credits: Director/Producers Megumi Nishikura and Lara Perez Takagi
Photography: Jayson Carpenter, Mike Conolly
Motion Graphics: Ken Tanabe
Music: Winton White
Subtitles: Marcia Yumi Lise and John Kneriem

Friday, November 5, 2010

HOCC - 無名 試聽版

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Snowy Wednesday Night

Looking forward to share a snowy Wednesday night with that someone special too (:

Photo by: Glenn Waters ( Flickr )

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Wow it's a record! :D Panda's Stuff got 3000 views last month! It was just born last summer and already has so many views, arigatou minna-san! \TuT/ I'm glad to be writing things that you appreciate. Feel free to give suggestions and opinions in the future ^^ 

October Views: 3208

Most Viewed Messages:

Most Viewed By:
  • Portugal
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Malaysia
  • Germany
  • France
  • Russia
  • UK
  • Japan

Monday, November 1, 2010

HOCC - 瘋子

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Songs

Some Halloween themed songs for you to get you to get in the mood ^^ Lots of trick-or-treating minna-sa! Enjoy ~

Tommy Heavenly6 - I'm Gonna SCREAM

Tommy Heavenly6 - Lollipop Candy BAD Girl

Marilyn Manson - This Is Halloween

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Imitation Black - Clear, Dasoku, Valshe

Friday, October 29, 2010

HITT European Tour

Message from HITT regarding his European tour, which started last week on the event Japan Week that occurred in Portugal. Includes extremely cute and adorable kitty <3

European Tour
  • 24/10 Japan Week - Portugal
  • 06/11 Dudelange - Luxembourg - Why not?
  • 07/11 Paris - France - Instants Chavires
  • 12/11 Moscow - Russia - Plan B
  • 13/11 Helsinki - Finland - Gloria
  • 17/11 London - The King Pin Suite - Basement of Tavistock Hotel/ Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes - Japan Underground
  • 20/11 Liège - Belgium - KaraskoBar

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ueda Tatsuya - Rabbit or Wolf

Monday, October 25, 2010

Iberanime OPO 2010

Helooooow minna-san! ^^ As you can notice i'm very amused ahah That's cuz me participated on Iberanime OPO 2010 last Saturday :D Guess i can say it was the first medium/large scale event in which i participated. It was a lot of fun and i have a ton of photos to share with you all, wanna take a look?

The event took place inside the Pavilhão Rosa Mota in Oporto, Portugal. Here are its gardens ( peacocks wandering freely through the place )

The Iberanime OPO 2010 poster on the entrance

Shall we go inside now and see all the stuff? ^^
Here's how it looked like ( it opened at 11am, that's why it's kinda of empty )


Video Games

1x1 Fight

Kendo Club


Noodles Stand

K SIC - Anime on Display


Mariana Amaral - Age: 15 - From: Setúbal

Hugo Martins - Age: 14 - From: Santo Tirso

Joana Simão - Age: 15 - From: Lisboa

Catarina Gil - Age: 15 - From: Faro

Hiroke Habe - Age: 21 - From: Agualva-Cacém

Diana Gomes - Age: 14 - From: Guarda

Maria Inês Rodrigues - Age: 20 - From: Setubal

Bruno Batista - Age: 16 - From: Idanha

David Cunha - Age: 20 - From: Amadora

Ana Sofia Salvador - Age: 23 - From: Bensafrim

António Maria Lopes - Age: 14

Tânia Martins Guita - Age: 23 - From: Almancil

Maria Inês Rodrigues - Age: 20 - From: Setúbal

Sara Moura - Age: 19 - From: Setúbal

Pedro Martins - Age: 20 - From: Mem-Martins

Bárbara Carnalho - Age: 20
Ranter Works

Format: A5
Price: Pencil - 5€ | Pen - 8€ | Extra Character - 1€ (each)

Iberanime Shop

Playing GO

( gommen, too big to translate x___x )

Origami Club

City School


Isabelle Jeudy

Elsch Leibelt

Gaijin Sentai



"Free Hugs"
This girl was trying to give hugs to 500 persons on the event, me also got a hug ^^
Video of the last few hugs bellow


Winner of the cosplay contest

2010 Cosplay World Masters

Stage Clear Coverage

Phew, it took the a while to upload all this stuff xD So tell me, what did you think about Iberanime OPO 2010? Did you participated? Me thinks it was awesome, i just wish that more events like this can occur in the future, specially in Oporto ^^ Couldn't resist to buy at least one of the thousands of goodies being sold there, here's my beloved acquirement <3 Has you bought something too?

Hope you enjoyed! Mata ne minna-san! ^^