J-MUSIC Ensemble: Liberty City Ani. Con

The J-MUSIC Ensemble is an 8 piece band consisting of drums, keyboard, bass, guitar and a horn section with two trumpets, a trombone, and saxophone. Best described through their slogan: Jazz meets J-Pop. Which essentially, is what they do. Think-polished Jazz musicians, tackling Japanese Popular Music with the horns taking the fore front, at times standing in as substitution for the human voice. Though at times, the human voice is still included because there is nothing quite like it. Overall, bringing a new perspective to the world of Japanese Music.

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Join Us At Liberty City Anime Convention 2017

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This weekend August 18th – 20th is Liberty City Anime Con 2017. Third year running as New York City’s largest anime convention located in the heart of NYC Times Square Marriott Hotel. Last year we attended LCAC 2016 for the first time and it did have its ups and downs but it was a really fun experience with meeting new people and the awesome dealers selling their merchandise.

Last year all we really did was attend the concerts because most of the panels we wanted to check out were cancelled or no shows, hopefully with this years full schedule there will be less cancellations. We were fortunate enough to interview Patrick Bartley Jr. from J-MUSIC Ensemble. Hopefully this year we can get a few more interviews and more content since this year should be bigger and better than last.

We have our passes and hope you and your friends got yours if not you can purchase your tickets here. For those who already purchased their tickets remember badge pickup starts at 10AM on Friday and Thursday 5PM – 7PM for those who did early registration. We look forward to meeting some of you that are going to be at Liberty City Anime Con just let us know on our twitter if you want to meet up with us.

Here’s a few post we did about last years Liberty City Anime Con:

Photos from last year

J-MUSIC Ensemble

Psyche Corporation

Liberty City Cosplayers

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ReniReni

The Asterplace

Children of Ether

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I’ve been waiting on this to drop for a while now.  And now that it with in my grasp, I am ecstatic and low key kinda speechless.  But with a staff of this caliber, how could I not be? Character designs by Hiroshi Shimizu, storyboard by Shingo Natsume,  and animation by Mitsuo Iso. As well as director Yûichi Takahashi. With the entire project being headed by LeSean Thomas.

And how could I forget. Music by Mr. Hudson

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Soulcial Sunday: I.C.Y.M.I

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Hey What’s Up,

June was a pretty eventful month for us at SDE. Our trip to AnimeNext was successful. We had tons of fun as a unit and dropped content that spanned over a month.  Here a recap of our panels covered during the event.  With a brief summary below.

Enjoy. 

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Revisiting: Princess Jellyfish (Kurage hime)

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Princess Jellyfish follows 18-year-old Tsukimi Kurashita who recently moved to Tokyo to pursue her dream of being an illustrator.  One evening, while visiting a local pet shop. She encounters a lovely young woman who comes to her rescue. Tsukimi soon learns that the Princess who rescued her wasn’t really a princess at all, She was really a Man. Kuranosuke Koibuchi, the youngest son of a political family.  From then on, Tsukimi’s and her housemate’s lives were flipped upside down.

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CAPCOM LIVE! at Anime Next 2017

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After long and exciting weekend. Drey and I, got access to the CAPCOM LIVE! concert. This was my first encounter with CAPCOM LIVE!, to be honest, I didn’t know what to expect but as a CAPCOM fan, I was curious.  I grew up on Super Fighter. And Resident Evil, is hands down on of my favorite game franchises.  Add in Mega Man and Devil May Cry, taking all into account. And I’m a happy camper. Naturally, the music has been with me just as long.

So let’s get right into it.

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Tech Spotlight: Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is the most anticipated game console of 2017, after a short video released back in October. This sneak peek got a lot of us excited about this new console. I might just skip getting the Nintendo 3DS and just go over to the Switch and call it a day. The Nintendo Switch goes on sale March 3, 2017  which is a skip away as fast as this year is already going by with a starting price $299.99.

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Soulcial Sunday 2016 Reflection

 

We want to wish you all a Happy New Year! We can’t even put into words how much your support means to us and how we have really pushed through the horror of 2016 together. We really want to thank all you from the bottom of our hearts for keeping us going on this vision we have, seeing people take interest in what we do makes us keep fighting to make this dream of our come true. Continue reading

Anime & Music: For the Love of OST

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It’s common amongst anime bloggers and or fans to critic a series storyline.  Character design, animation and things of that nature.  But when was the last time, you’ve seen someone address the OST? OST meaning Original Soundtrack. It’s a such a crucial part of the process.  These songs  can make or break a project in the same way the script and pacing does. The soundtrack effect the story progression just as much as other elements more commonly discussed. it’s sort of eerie that we as times ignore this completely.

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