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Shinichiro Miki to appear on SMASH! 2012

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,...
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Happy New Year! 2011 Recap

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,...
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SMASH! Picnic Pushed Back to August 27

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...
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SMASH! 2011: Capsule Computers Cosplay Hunt!

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...
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Nerdy Niches – SMASH!

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...
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SMASH 2011: Alex Ngai Strikes Back!

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...
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SMASH 2011: Interview with ParraNOIA

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...
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SMASH! 2011 Vendors

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...
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SMASH! Impressions – Luke Halliday

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...
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SMASH! 2011 Nabeshin Panel #2 Recap

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...
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How was Smash 2011? The Fans Let Us Know

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...
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SMASH! 2011: Bandai Model Kit World Cup

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...
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SMASH! 2011: Gundam Workshop

SMASH! 2011: Gundam Workshop This year, the SMASH convention clearly aimed to be bigger and better than ever. And we were not disappointed! There was plenty of anime, manga, gaming and general nerd lovin’ to go around over the entire day. However, for those amongst us who wanted to try something a little different from just...
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SMASH! 2011 The Cosplayers and their Cosplays

SMASH! 2011 The Cosplayers and their Cosplays When going to conventions, you’ll easily spot hundreds of attendees dressed up from all things fiction, whether it be characters from movies to television series, books to video games, anime to manga. Cosplay is one of the activities many convention goers love to take part in. It’s fun and cosplaying at...
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SMASH! 2011 Interviews from the Artist Circle

SMASH! 2011 Interviews from the Artist Circle SMASH! brings artists from all over Australia to exhibit their creative works. It was great to have a chat with some of them to tell us about their work and their tips for all of you aspiring artists! First up, we have the sleepy Kurimja! What can you tell us about your work? I’m just an amateur freelance...
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SMASH! 2011 Interviews with JAUWS and AnimeMQ

SMASH! 2011 Interviews with JAUWS and AnimeMQ Like the anime clubs from Genshiken, real-life anime clubs can be considered as great organizations where friends can indulge themselves in everything anime, manga, gaming and Japanese pop-culture in general. They’re a great social meeting with fellow anime fans especially when the next anime convention is...
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SMASH! 2011:Recap By Matt Vella

SMASH-2011-Event-Photos-205&h=120&w=120&zc=1       SMASH! 2011 was INSANE this year! After last year’s venue selling out and reaching maximum capacity, you can tell the organisers knew they were going to have to step things up, and oh man, these guys brought their A game! They put together an outstanding atmosphere for anime and...
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SMASH! 2011 What I loved

SMASH! 2011 What I loved I have to say that my experience with SMASH! this year was much better than my experience with SMASH! last year. I don’t mean that negatively either, last years Sydney Manga and Anime SHow (intentional caps) was easily my favorite convention of my entire convention going life (since 2004! missing...
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SMASH! 2011 Little Kuriboh Panel

SMASH! 2011 Little Kuriboh Panel Little Kuriboh, one of the biggest names in not only the Yu-Gi-Oh! fandom but also the Anime fandom at large, was a guest speaker at SMASH! 2011. His panel was largely entertaining and was filled with all kinds of interesting tid-bits. Not only was the panel informative, but it also had a special advanced...
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SMASH! 2011 Cosplay Contest!

SMASH! 2011 Cosplay Contest! Cosplayers! They’re easily one of the most exciting things about any convention, and SMASH! was no different. While most cosplayers are happy enough to just to walk around the convention centre getting photos and being in general attendance, some of them opt for the more fun and amazing cosplay...
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SMASH! 2011 Photos

SMASH! 2011 Photos SMASH! Con may be over but the aftermath is not. For the Capsule Computers crew the job would not be done without bringing you all the news, interviews and pictures of the event. Us crazy folk who make up the Capsule Computers crew made our presence felt in the event and managed to snap a truck-load of...
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Little Kuriboh Interview SMASH 2011

Little Kuriboh Interview SMASH 2011 Little Kuriboh, creator of Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Series and of other parody spoofs (like the one with Naruto), was nice enough to give us guys at Capsule Computers an opportunity to interview with him during the SMASH! Convention this past weekend. In this interview we discuss various aspects of Little...
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SMASH 2011: Mario Kart 64 Final and Interview with Winner

SMASH 2011: Mario Kart 64 Final and Interview with Winner SMASH organized two great tournaments this year, one was the Street Fighter 2 tournament (check here for full details) and yes I’m very sad I wasn’t able to take part in it (I would of totally beat China with Ryu – even if she used Dhalsim or not) as I was a little busy covering and...
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SMASH 2011: Interview with Street Fighter II Tournament Winner

SMASH 2011: Interview with Street Fighter II Tournament Winner Meet Chyna: The SMASH 2011 World Warrior! SMASH this year contained many high-energy moments, from the deafening screams of excited Little Kuriboh fans, to the insane dance moves during the cosplay contest, to even Nabeshin inviting audience members to touch his ‘skin’ in his hotel room tonight. However...
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Madman Announcements – SMASH! 2011

Madman Announcements – SMASH! 2011 My, oh my, what a day it has been. The Sydney Manga and Anime Show Convention was put simply a crazy whirlwind of announcements, special guests, excitement, cosplay and of course anime and manga goodness. Many companies were present at the event and in what is a first for this particular company, Madman...
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Find MasterAbbott at SMASH this weekend and WIN!

Find MasterAbbott at SMASH this weekend and WIN! So who’s making their way down to SMASH this weekend ?  The Capsule Computers Crew will be there in full force to cover everything we can, from the cos play characters to the beautiful maids in the maid cafe.  Oh yeah and of course we’ll be checking out all the cool new anime and manga stuff...
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