HAPPY 9th Birthday JPHiP!

Nine YEARS. It’s unbelievable how we grown and stayed together for this long, let’s go make more memories! February 22nd weekend, when we give THANKS TO YOU, DA HiPSTAZ for making JPH!P THE BEST PLACE IN ALL DA LAND.

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This year, we mourned ultimate HiPster Fushigidane yet continue to soldier on for our fallen brethren marimari, Jabronisaur, and ChrNo. They would want it that way to build JPHiP into what we are today. From reporting from live events to expanding our fandoms to whatever we want. This what makes us stand out from all the rest, the HiPsterhood we make shit look so good. Our PARTIES LEGENDARY!! Expect more new and exciting developments on the main site, forum, and MORE!! WORLD TOURS MEET UPS HOOK UPS you name it, we’re doing it.


Introduction to Japan Expo USA 2013: The Festival Made for Us


This festival was made for us.

One only has to look at the guest and panel lineups for other larger cons in the San Francisco Bay Area to see that. Anime conventions are made for anime people. Guests are voice actors, writers, directors, etc., and panels are discussing various aspects of anime. Sometimes you’ll get a music act, but the trend is towards US-based acts, usually rock bands. The closest to idol culture you get are vocaloid, anisongs, and the occasional idol anime.

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Japan Expo USA 2013 (August 23-25)

Japan Expo USAThis weekend the JPHiP press team will be bringing you full coverage of Japan Expo USA, including event reports, photos, and more! Last year JPHiP got the chance to interview Kikkawa You before her trip to Europe for last year’s Japan Expo conventions in Orleans and Brussels. This time we will do our best to bring you JPHiP-exclusive interviews with as many of the guests as possible!

Japan Expo is known as the largest Japanese popular culture event of its kind in Europe, and one of the largest in the world with 219,614 certified attendees in 2012. Since the creation of this event in 1999, the Japan Expo brand has expanded to include a number of events across Europe and is now expanding to include North America as well. “Japan Expo, 1st Impact” is their first event in the United States and takes place in Santa Clara, California from August 23rd-25th, 2013.

Currently announced guests include:

Kikkawa You
Solo idol singer, former member of Hello! Project, and “Official Reporter” for Japan Expo USA
Kikkawa You

Otaku-idol group based in Akihabara

1000say (A THOUSAND SAY)
Electo-rock band with “twin man/woman electro-vocal fusion”

Sadamoto Yoshiyuki
Famous character designer, manga artist, and cofounding member of Gainax anime studio

Minami Masahiko
President of BONES Inc. and producer of such shows as Escaflowne, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Cowboy Bebop

Iwadare Noriyuki
Composer known for his work on the video games Lunar, Grandia, CAPCOM’s Ace Attorney series, and Nindendo’s Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Kozaki Yusuke
Manga artist, illustrator character designer, known for his work on the video games Osu! Tatakae! Oendan and No More Heroes

Live coverage of the convention will be provided on Twitter @Slackius.
Join the conversation on the JPHiP Forums!

Japan Expo USA official site
Japan Expo USA Schedule

AKB48 32nd Single Senbatsu Elections PARTY TONITE 17:15 JST!!

AKB48 32ndシングル 選抜総選挙 〜夢は一人じゃ見られない〜 PARTY! The usual place. #AKBar48 in the IRC Chatroom. G+ if you so desire. Follow the action on twitter and facebook feeds.


Post your predictions and discuss in the forum: http://bit.ly/Zza03Q

Livestream links are up! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhtkC79muqs

YouTube Special Program Live Streaming with Fan Participation through Google+! http://goo.gl/fikOL
They are collecting messages addressed to candidate AKB48 members that will be introduced in the special program. Please send your message!



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