Shinichiro Miki to appear on SMASH! 2012

The Sydney and Manga Anime Show, commonly known as SMASH! has just announced their first special guest for the event, none other than Shinichiro Miki. Shinichiro Miki is a famous voice actor with over 230 credits to his in vaious anime and video games. He has lend his voice to animes such as Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and Pokemon. He’s also been in video games, he’s been...

Happy New Year! 2011 Recap

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Yes it’s that time of year again when a new one starts. Laters 2011! 2011 has been a huge year for Capsule Computers. In such a short time, we really have grown quite rapidly as an independent media company, aiming to bring you all the latest in Video Game and Pop Culture news, reviews, interviews and more. I think I speak on behalf of the entire team when I say that we’...

SMASH! Picnic Pushed Back to August 27

For all those who haven’t heard, SMASH! has pushed back the date of their Picnic! The anime and manga cosplay picnic hosted by SMASH! was originally meant to be held today, BUT about 14 hours ago it was announced that due to the rainy weather of yesterday and lack of cover, the day would have to be moved. SMASH! has released the following message on their Facebook page: Due to what is promis...

SMASH! 2011: Capsule Computers Cosplay Hunt!

SMASH! 2011: Capsule Computers Cosplay Hunt! It sucks to miss out on an awesome event, isn’t it? Well have no fear, Capsule Computers is here! Sure, video games are our passion, but video games are a major aspect of pop culture which we also love to cover. So we decided this year to bring SMASH! 2011 to everyone at home who couldn’t make it, by covering as much as we could of the entir...

Nerdy Niches – SMASH!

Sooo I’m going to be different this time and I’m actually going to talk about an event. One of the best events for the anime lovers just like me, Smash! I love Smash ever since I first went to it and I plan to go to it till I’m like way too old to cosplay or something. Why do I love Smash so much well… that’s what I’m here to talk about. Today I’m specifically looking at the Smash which just...

SMASH 2011: Alex Ngai Strikes Back!

One of the most memorable moment’s of last year’s SMASH! was when cosplayer/preformer Alex Ngai took the stage and preformed his highly popular dance preformance sketch, taken from the Xbox 360 game Idol M@ster, where even the judges joined in! Check it out here. This year Alex Ngai returns from Japan to preform yet another a dance, this time from the sequal Idol M@ster 2, infront of a...

SMASH 2011: Interview with ParraNOIA

How good are clubs? They’re full of stuff like people and… clubs. Seriously, they’re great. A lot of us SMASH! people used to be in clubs and look what happened to us!-SMASH! Official Website Amoungst all the various vendors and booths at SMASH!, a few were occupied by various clubs and groups. I spoke to a member named William of a club parramatta-based group of University students called ParraNO...

SMASH! 2011 Vendors

SMASH! Con has always been home to a great number of vendors, selling all sorts of bits and bobs, however this year we saw an unprecendented amount of vendors. This year held so many great vendors, it was difficult to keep track of them all. For interest of time I will highlight some particularly awesome vendors at the event this year, as well as provide a list of who was present with a booth or s...

SMASH! Impressions – Luke Halliday

Boy, oh boy, now this was a big one. This was the biggest SMASH! Convention thus far and needless to say it blew me away, there was so much amazing things going on and the guests all were brilliant. The convention as a whole was easily the best Australian con this year and perhaps in the past few years. For those who are unaware, us crazy blokes and bladies (bladies = blokes +ladies) here at Capsu...

SMASH! 2011 Nabeshin Panel #2 Recap

The second of the Nabeshin panels was held at one of the Bayside Gallery rooms which overlooks Darling Harbour with Sydney’s skyline in the backdrop. A moderately sized room with a great view, perfect for a fun panel with Nabeshin! This second panel was less structured than the first and mainly consisted of fans asking him questions. The panel should have probably been re-named to “Up close and pe...

How was Smash 2011? The Fans Let Us Know

So those who did go should know how it was already but if you were just wondering how others felt or maybe if you didn’t go and are wondering what is there and if it’s worth going to next year you should really read below. I loved Smash, especially with all the new space but let’s just not take my own word for it. Here is what other people had to say: 1. What did you come to Smash for? • To ...

SMASH! 2011: Bandai Model Kit World Cup

  So many model kits… so much awesome… Believe it or not folks, there is actually a World Cup for Model Kit Construction. This year at Sydney’s SMASH! 2011, the model builders of Australia got to show off their skills by submitting their works to be admired and judged by a panel of model kit experts. Naturally, as they are the best known internationally, the model kits used The b...

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