Japancast Twitter

Hitomi is posting a lot on Twitter now, so you can brush up on your Japanese.  I’ve added some of her most recent posts to the side of the blog.  If you are using Twitter, you can follow her at http://twitter.com/japancast

Best Buy changes it’s anime strategy

From:  http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/14359.html

Best Buy is about to dramatically change its anime strategy, eliminating most anime from nearly half its stores, according to an industry source. The change will focus Best Buy’s anime efforts on those stores that have historically done best with the category, and nearly eliminate anime in stores that have produced a disproportionate share of anime returns.

The new strategy will kick off March 1st, when 50% off anime closeout sales will begin in over 460 stores nationwide. After the sales end on March 21st, those stores will offer only around 20 core anime SKUs.

Dido Exhibition in Sapporo

Bryan Ballinger, a local artist here in Indiana, was one of 2 illustrators from the US chosen to have his work shown at the Dido Exibition at the Odori museum in Japan.

Check out his blog entry with pics:  Breadwig

Sorry this post is really late.  Japacast had an issue with my browser and this post was “stuck”.