JPHiP Exclusive! Interview with Hidekazu Ohara!

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JPHiP was fortunate enough to have an interview with Hidekazu Ohara, a popular animation director, during J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL 2013. Not only has Mr. Ohara worked as a key animator on such titles as Akira, Kogepan, and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, he also directed the music video for seiyuu idol group Sweety’s collaboration with Toyota and the PES project, “My Line.” Read on for our exclusive interview!

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s Press Conference at J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL!

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Sebastian Masuda, and Harajuku Kawaii

JPHiP was lucky enough to score a seat at the press junket for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Sebastian Masuda, and the Harajuku Kawaii models at the opening of the Harajuku Kawaii pop-up shop in San Francisco. There were some pretty good questions and interesting answers – read on to see what the girls and Sebastian had to say about fashion, music, and what they’re into right now!

My Little Skyrim: shirenu roleplays a Khajiit alchemist who hates confrontation

Disclaimer: Not an expert on video games.

After getting burned out playing Skyrim the usual way of trying to complete every questline possible, I decided it was time to give a chance to a more immersive roleplaying experience. I installed two mods: Alternate Start – Live Another Life and additional encounters to the landscape to give Skyrim a livelier (more hostile) atmosphere.

What Alternate Start does is get rid of the original beginning with the long carriage ride and dragon attack. Instead you are trapped in a cell, left to rot, only able to interact with a statue of Mara that grants you a new life. You are given a list of options which allow you to begin your new journey from a randomized location. How many possessions you have and what type of location you begin from depends on which option you choose.

Meet Qa’meera!

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I’ll spare you from long-winded stories about her past (actually, there aren’t any) and will instead tell you how I will be playing her.

2013 J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL featuring Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Reina Tanaka & LoVendoR

J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL CELEBRATES JAPANESE POP CULTURE BY  “MAKING KAWAII UNIVERSAL”

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San Francisco’s 5th Annual Celebration Of Japanese Pop Fashion, Art, Music, Film And Fun To Deliver A Colorful Array Of Special Events, Attractions, Film Premieres And Guest Of Honor Appearances 

San Francisco, CA, July 15, 2013 [via OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] The 2013 J-POP Summit Festival is only a few weeks away and marks its 5thanniversary as San Francisco’s preeminent annual celebration of Japanese pop culture, art, music, fashion, and filmon Saturday and Sunday, July 27th and 28th.

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Taylor Swift brings RED Tour to Edmonton!

Taylor Swift aka T-Swizzie is nothing short of a mega conglomerate power woman who is about as down to earth as she is as a multi-talented entertainer.

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In support of her latest album of the same name, her RED Tour brings along a wide range of dazzling spectacles from shoop-shoop “You Belong to Me” to 50s style “Lucky One” to an EXPLOSIVE hard rock number “Trouble” to being picked up by and butt surfed to the solo stage rocking to “22″  – there was no shortage of hits for fans young and old who fell for her country roots or idolized her through her string of Top 10 hits.

The Simpsons: Tapped Out Squidport event is live!

What’s the CRACK STAFF playing? The Simpsons Tapped Out of course! Join us!http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=35733.0

Squidport event is live! New buildings, characters and quests, and now the beach tiles finally have a purpose.

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“Unlike other major events, it is a permanent installment in the game – meaning that the Squidport and its features will always be available.”

Perfume to Release Six Concerts on Blu-Ray

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Perfume will release six concerts on Blu-ray, which were previously made available on DVD, on August 14th.

AKB48 5th Senbatsu Election Results!!

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Discuss the results on the JPHiP Forums!!

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.

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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!

After School 6th Album Teaser: Nana WHAT’s NEXT?

omg…teaser pics just keep getting better

From the upcoming 6th Maxi Single – Release 2013/06/13 more in the forum: http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=18292.msg1189579#msg1189579

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