Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japan-centric news collected and collated by long-time resident and media business professional Terrie Lloyd. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present Terrie’s learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:
World’s Most Popular Manga/Anime Clones Jenga! We said it before: the popularity ranking might be debatable, but there’s no doubt that Hajime Isayama’s now 5-year-old serial - his first at that - certainly has been the most visible franchise of the past year.
Hatsune Miku isn't based on a person, she exists only as a hologram, and her voice is not recorded, but derived from a software platform used specifically to generate artificial singing voices. For becoming a blunt cudgel of ironic logic, Hatsune Miku gets our respect. And also because she plays with a full band - that's pretty badass, too.
Some New Sushi Cats; Some Old Sushi Cats Well, we’ve learned that since our last check-in, there are a few new Sushi Cats in the collection - and it’s always a good day for Sushi Cats (neko-zushi). It’s a particularly good day for Badminton Geronimo over there. Pretty sure we need that on an iPhone case.