Omonomono Newsletter, 2021-03-09
This Past Week
Haruka Terui got married! She married not an ippanjin, but a professional go player. Parnyasu is a seiyuu in some notable works like Yukiyuna and Momoka from CG, and visited Sakuracon that year that I couldn’t go (like most years). Personally I follow her mostly through SS Channel twitter… But it does make sense that she married a go player.
AX is online again. I don’t keep tabs of all the cancel/postponements here, but it’s worth noting the online ones at least, which I will in the Events section. AX is a big industry event however, so I guess people will continue what they did last year on that end.
Vtuber Mori’s collab with Priconne is actually pretty okay, once you get beyond the cringe. It is an oddity for sure–officially collaborating with the publisher to create new content based on the product which is owned by the developer who has basically no hands in it? I don’t know, but it can certainly be worse.
Wake Up Girls 2-year disbandment anniversary!
The Seiyuu awards 2020 happened. I think Kokochan winning the influencers reward is the one we all can agree on. Kotori Koiwai has been on a tear on social media during COVID times and shilling a lot of stuff, working that influencer biz. Her home studio also lets her produce things that otherwise would take a third party, making doing business under COVID protocols easier. Anyways, cheers to Kokochan, Reina and other winners!
On the Mind
Normally this would be a blog post riffing on Evirus, but winter camping is considered self harm for some people! I’m so glad they did the episode about sudden dropping temperatures and that can kill people. Maybe better to leave it as a footnote here.
Kurocon replay is this Saturday. Also, remember to change your clock for daylight savings, Americans. The rest of these brought to you by Boglecord. Hint: Sunday is packed.
Wataru Hatano live this weekend on Saturday..
Daoko show on Saturday, which supports overseas with some EN instructions.
Restream of Roselia x RAS from last month this weekend–I hear it was good? This one can be timeshifted until 3/30.
Ikimonogatari anniversary stream concert on Sunday.
LiSA acoustic online live restreamed Sunday.
Anisama Nights II stream, which is something from last year. They haven’t really ever shown these Anisama Nights event before by my recollection so it’s actually very curious.
Ueda Reina’s postponed event from last Summer is schedule for Sunday with a live stream.
It’s horses all day and Priconne JP and EN in the gaps. Not a lot other than trying to find time to catch up on snooze, some piled up work, and thinking I should clean my place and very, very slowly getting to it.
During the quarantine months I cooked a lot more–to be sure, I normally cook my own food. But thanks to not going anywhere I ended up cooking the things I was craving for due to inability of travel. Turns out most of the time I just want to eat tebasaki in japan. I suppose a lot of the things I can half-ass get here. Kit ramens go a long way if you get the right ones. I can get sushi grade fish and cut them on my own. Other noodles dishes aren’t too hard to make either. Karaage isn’t hard, just a bit annoying to deal with the oil. I even made hitsumabushi once but lacking a lot of the picked vegetables didn’t help.
Umamusume is a big deal in my head, but it is even bigger in other people’s. Read this article (in JP) if you can.
It’s been sitting on my list of to-watch for 2+ weeks, but Gen Hoshino talks about his subcultural past in Nakamura and Kajita’s YouTube show. And pt2. He is a man of culture is all I can say. Also Wasyagana is a good show too, even if I don’t really watch it.