Otakumex '09 GK Panel Intro Video

For those who don't know, Zer0 will be appearing at Otakumex 2009 in Albuquerque, NM on Sunday with a J-Music basics panel by Gaijin Kanpai. Below is the panel's intro video (slightly abridged to fit YouTube's 10-minute limit).

Special thanks go out to Kezi and LinzerDinzer for idea credit, really.

For any of our listeners attending Otakumex, the panel is scheduled for Sunday at 4:00 PM.

Do As Infinity Forced to Cancel AnimeFest Concert

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Probably even bigger than Vamps doing a US tour, iconic group Do As Infinity were poised to kick off their first album since hiatus by appearing at AnimeFest in Dallas this September. Gaijin Kanpai was set to cover the concert and try for an interview with the band. Well, that's not going to happen anymore...

According to their official website (translation), it seems that the visa paperwork required to come to the US will not be processed in time for the band to appear. This is devastating news for fans and people who, like me, do not go to anime cons for the anime.

I hope, at the very least, someone gets fired and told "You'll never work in this town again!" We'll of course update this story as time goes on in hopes that good fortune comes our way.