8th December 2010 – I love animation and I have a vast collection of animation on display on my media shelves at home but on there you won’t find the sugary sweet world of Disney Cinema (apart from Pixar collaborations!) but a huge collection of Japanese anime. I’ve been hooked on anime since I was very young.
J-drama is its own thing. Some may think that it's just the Japanese version of primetime television, and...well, they're right. But it's totally different on so many other levels. I really think that the J-drama way is the better way.
Hi everyone, This is Pepper, a fictional character designed by Stanley Lau, a girl that always shows up with her classy headphone and red outfit. This piece is an original Pepper Fan Art submitted specially for Pepper Project. What i had in mind when making her sketch is about a Japanese idol, a cute girl with sexy feature but ready to please her fans not only with her look but also spectacular skill in singing, the perfect entertainer or in short, a superstar. Around 70 hours or so painted with a mouse, done in Photoshop. I gathered quite a lot of references from google images, mostly from Japanese teen idols.
A couple of years ago when I first started to read manga in Japanese, I really wish I had access to a list like this. Watching anime over the years had allowed me to pick up at least a partial vocabulary of common expressions. Having subtitles helped, but by the time I started learning Japanese formally and practicing with manga, I ran across a problem. Most Japanese classes focus on formal, "proper" language and tend to discourage colloquialisms. This is for good reason.