Animator Koichiro Tsujikawa

Originally found on FEED

Tsujikawa Koichiro is a experimental animator and commercial director from Japan. He recently created the following music video.


The band is Called Cornelius.  You can visit their MySpace page HERE.

Head over to his website to view more music videos, commercials and short films: Tsujikawa Koichiro


VUDU now has anime in Japanese!

I’m not a huge Apple fanboy like a lot of folks these days. I have an iPod and Hitomi has an iPhone, but other than that we’re Apple-free here. I always thought the AppleTV sounded like a great idea, but it’s been implemented in a terrible way. So, instead I got a Vudu, which is very similar to the AppleTV except for two major differences: 1. the movies, TV shows, and even HD movies, play instantly – there’s no waiting for the downloads. 2. there’s about 5X as much content on the Vudu as there is on AppleTV.

The biggest drawback so far is the selection of Japanese language films & TV shows was pretty lackluster. They have a few movies, certainly more than you’ll find in your local rental store, but nothing in the way of OAVs or TV shows. Well, tonight I checked the catalog and to my surprise found “Ramen Fighter Miki” as one of the TV shows available.

My biggest concern was this: DUBBED or SUBBED? And, the answer is a good one – it is subtitled!

I know absolutely nothing about this anime. I just purchased the first episode and came in to write this post. If you care to share anything about the series, please comment.

Great job Vudu! If you’ve been thinking of getting an AppleTV, give Vudu a shot and support their Japanese-language programming! If they see a demand for it, we’ll see more and more anime available.

I’m off to watch some anime!

Japanese Lesson #75 – Learn Japanese @

In order to reward those of you who have set up subscription donations, we’ve decided to go back to splitting the lessons in half. There is still plenty of great free Japanese to be learned here, but to those of you who donate your hard-earned money to keep us podcasting, we thought it only fair to thank you by making 1/2 the lesson private.

Japanese Lesson #75

In this lesson I talked about a great blog post on the site “The Life Nippon” which can be found HERE. You’ll also learn a valuable lesson about how to respond appropriately when someone says they aren’t feeling well. It’s a common mistake made by English speakers, so pay close attention!