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Mobilizasian: We’re With Coco!

January 21st, 2010 | 4 comments | Posted by Diana

We’ll have to assume that you’re at least vaguely aware of the hurly-burly surrounding the time slot conflict between Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien.

Nope? Have you been living under a rock? An Internet rock?

Anyway. Here’s the lowdown, in 2 minutes of rad Taiwanese animation (this neat little segment was originally produced for something called Apple Action News, shown here with the English translation):


They nailed one thing–everyone quickly jumped on the O’Brien bandwagon (Jen and I cheered watching Jimmy Kimmel tear Leno apart on his own show last week). Not just because Leno is criminally unfunny, not just because–though he’s getting a slow start on The Tonight Show–O’Brien is a beloved underdog. The whole idea of takebacks is totally DICK–it ain’t cool on the playground, it ain’t cool on TV.

And check it out: Asians are totally rallying for Team CoCo! Heck, we knew Intern Jasmine on board, but it’s inspiring to see that our friend Phil at Angry Asian Man has gotten, well, pretty angry about the topic. He spoke out about it, joined by cutie-utie-utie pie actors Karin Anna Cheung and Eddie Kim, as well as… RUFIO! Peep the video:

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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Shigemi Ikeda

September 14th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana


Name: Shigemi Ikeda

Hails from: Japan

Occupation: Art Director, Animator

Known for: A long laundry list of animation achievements. New and notable, however, is the juried Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation that Ikeda received on Saturday, for his work on Afro Samurai. The Emmy is a monumental first for a Japanese-animated production, and when Ikeda took to the mic, he humbly apologized for his minimal English and delivered thank yous in his native tongue–to a roomful of resounding applause.

Congratulasians go out to Ikeda! And mad props for also dressing super sharp!

[Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: 2009 Creative Arts Emmy® Winners]
[IMDB: Shigemi Ikeda]

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ROCK OF ASIAN: Fujiya & Miyagi

October 8th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana


Jen found this Fujiya & Miyagi music video on Buzzfeed last week and I have been obsessed with it ever since. First of all, I love the dope lo-fi synth track, but I’m also enthralled with the animated dice. Maybe it’s because dice remind me of gambling, and gambling reminds me of my aunts, and my aunts remind me of egg rolls, and I love egg rolls. Egg rolls are so delicious.

Just a theory.

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Blast From the Past! Global Commercializasian

May 30th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Today’s history lesson:
The hip street term “bling baby” actually originated in a 1960s Jello ad. Suplise!!!

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