Hachioji P & kz Interview – SMASH! 2013

Hachioji P and kz(livetune) are a couple of the biggest named DJ’s in Japan today. Working with the voice audio directing software, Vocaloid, they have made a name for themselves in the Japanese music industry. The two musicians work most predominantly with the Vocaloid character, Hatsune Miku, who is also the most recognisable of all of the Vocaloid characters. During their visit to Sydney ...

Masakazu Morita Interview

Here at Capsule Computers we were lucky enough to get the chance to interview acclaimed seiyuu Masakazu Morita before the rush of SMASH! 2013 kicked off. Morita is well known for having voiced characters such as Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach), Barnaby Brooks Jr. (Tiger and Bunny) and Tidus (Final Fantasy X), just to name a few. I asked Morita about the voice acting world and his experiences as a famous ...

Loverin Tamburin Interview – SMASH 2013

Ahead of SMASH 2013, during a special media day at the Japan Foundation in Sydney we were able to have a chat with Aya of Loverin Tamburin, a Japanese pop-rock band well known for their own original music as well as their covers of classic anime songs. We discussed the band’s beginnings, their views on covering songs, what their favourite anime are and where the unique name ‘Loverin Ta...

Haruko Momoi Interview – SMASH! 2013

Ahead of SMASH 2013, at the Japan Foundation in Sydney we were able to have a chat with Haruko Momoi, popular Japanese voice actress well known for portraying Feyris Nyanyan in Steins;Gate. We discussed her origins in voice acting and singing as well as her thoughts on anime in general. Read on for the full interview with the lovely Haruko Momoi. CC: Hello, thank you for sitting down with us! Firs...

SMASH! 2013 Breaks Attendance Record, 2014 Plans Detailed

SMASH! 2013 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, August 10, was huge. So huge that the poor venue could barely contain the rush of rabid fans, cosplayers and curious locals all totalling some 7,849 attendees! SMASH! President Ray Elinon said, “The convention would not have been successful without our loyal SMASH! convention-goers, hardworking volunteers, exhibitors and vendors, and of c...

SMASH! 2013 Recap

The 2013 SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show has come to a close, and – pardon the pun – but we had a smashing time at the convention. This year, the Sydney Convention Centre was host to a packed house, and for good reason, with special guests, great panels and workshops, awesome vendors on the show floor and fantastic cosplay. Want it all in one place? Well here is our coverage recap! ...

Loverin Tamburin Live Concert at SMASH! 2013

At SMASH! 2013 this past weekend, Japanese Pop-Rock band Loverin Tamburin took the main stage, not once but twice for a rip-roaring live concert performance for attendees of the convention. The six-piece group figuratively smashed the house down with renditions of anime music classic from series such as Magi and Dragon Ball Z. The group even performed several of their own original tunes which rece...

Vocaloid Night 2013 – An energetic night of fun!

As SMASH! 2013 ended, it was time for most people to head on home and rest up after a long and fun day of panels, discussions, merchandise hunting and cosplaying. However, for a sizeable group of people, the night was only just about to begin, for the night would bring out one of the most fun dance party events that has been hosted in Sydney. Themed after the Vocaloid sensation and starring two of...

Mindscape Art Tournament – SMASH! 2013!

At this years SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show! Mindscape were holding a competition for fan-art of the conventions mascots. The artwork was submitted by fans to Mindscape and then put on display at the convention to eventually be judged and have a winner chosen. What made this competition interesting is that it was themed after a Zombie Apocolypse and was also open to entrants that may not be a...

SMASH! 2013 – A Delightful Maid Cafe

This year at SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show, much like the last few years, there was a maid cafe set up to service attendees that made bookings. At the cafe, participants were served by both maids and butlers some fine treats and other kinds of delectables. The maid cafe is well known as an event based on the Japanese maid cafes that are favourited by otaku types. Typically the staff are dress...

AMV Screenings and Competition at SMASH! 2013

AMVs, or Anime Music Videos, are one of the many ways in which fans can express their love for their favourite shows and songs. Open to worldwide and Australian contenders, SMASH! 2013 put creativity and technical skills to the test with the very awesome AMV Screenings, Finals as well as the winner of the new “Blitz” category. Read on! It was eye opening to see just how many different ...

Bushiroad Card Games Interview – SMASH! 2013

During SMASH! 2013 at the Bushiroad Card Games Room, we got a chance to sit down with Bushiroad’s Noel in order to discuss the card games craze, the tournaments and workshops on show as well as the wildly popular Cardfight!! Vanguard. During our chat, Noel explained that the big four card games on the scene right now are Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwartz, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokemon. Could card...

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