Sorachi Hideaki, the author of Gintama, uses an image of a gorilla to illustrate himself in the series, but would he have ever guessed that a baby gorilla could be named after him? The Shanghai Zoo conducted a poll and the result was just what Chinese otaku wanted. More after the jump.
Gaikuo-Captain, a student at Beijing Chemical Engineering University, originally just wanted to make a profile photo for himself and somehow ended up with pictures that blended his favorite characters from anime, manga and Western superhero comics with himself to create striking perspective art. See more photos of his amazing artwork after the jump!
Tensions between Japan and China were exacerbated by the recent return of right leaning politician Shinzo Abe to the Japanese office of Prime Minister. Even Washington is hoping that he tones down his anti-China rhetoric and hard line stance of the disputed Senkaku islands. Into this fray comes the beloved Detective Conan anime, weighing in on the side of China. More after the jump.
Finally, VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT released the fifth and last anime promotional video to tell the Chinese vocaloid characters' story on the animation section of their official site. The fifth episode features the performance by the five Chinese Vocaloid characters, Luo Tianyi, Yuezheng Ling, Mo Qingxian, Zhiyu Moke, and Yuezheng Longya. Check the finale after the jump!
Since 2000, China has banned gaming consoles with the aim of protecting the well-being of its younger citizens. However, there are signs that freeze might be thawing. While there's no definitive go-ahead from Sony or the Chinese government, specifically the necessary Ministry of Culture, the PlayStation 3 has received a certification of quality from a Chinese safety standards board. More after the jump.
We've seen a number of cool 3DS XL designs lately, but most have been Pokémon related. Not so in China, where portable gamers will be able to get their hands on three slick Mario-themed designs, each of which launches with two Mario games pre-installed. Check 'em out after the jump.
VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT released the fourth anime promotional video to tell the Chinese vocaloid characters' story on the animation section of their official site. The fourth episode features one of the female characters, Mo Qingxian (墨 清弦). Check the video after the jump!
Following the first episode in June and the second in July, VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT released the third anime promotional video on the animation section of their official site. The third episode features one of the male Chinese Vocaloid characters Zhiyu Moke (徵羽摩柯). Check the newest videos after the jump!
Following "Sing Sing Sing" in July, the official site of VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT has posted a new music video "Mysterious" on its animation section. The song is composed by famous Japanese vocaloid song creator HachiojiP for a Chinese vocaloid Luo Tianyi(洛 天依). Probably this is the first Chinese vocaloid song written by popular Japanese creator. Check the video after the jump.
With the release of the Chinese Vocaloid 3 package in China, VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT posted a new promotion video "sing sing sing" which introduced seven new songs by one of the Chinese Vocaloid characters, Luo Tianyi (洛 天依), on their official site. Check her cute voice after the jump!
Following the first episode in June, VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT released the second anime promotional video featuring the first Chinese Vocaloid Luo Tianyi. She is voiced by a Chinese voice actress Shan Xin. Check the video after the jump!
VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT released a fully animated 3 minutes 10 seconds promotional video featuring Luo Tianyi, the first Chinese Vocaloid. A 40 seconds preview without her singing voice was previously posted in May. Now you can listen to her voice in this full-version video. Hit the jump for her song!
Following the illustration contest in January, VOCALOID CHINA, the official Vocaloid site in China, finally revealed the official images for their five Vocaloid characters on March 22. The images are refined by their official artist ideolo based on the TOP 5 winners' illustrations of the contest. Check the newest Vocaloids from China after the jump!
VOCALOID CHINA, the official Vocaloid site in China, has announced the Grand Prize and four other winners of Vocaloid China Project, an illustration contest for their Chinese Vocaloid character. The Grand Prize is a 15-year-old girl 雅音宫羽 (Yayin Gongyu). Check the new Vocaloid from China after the jump!
China is well known for liberally ripping off concepts from well established Japanese anime series in order to produce its own homegrown animation. The latest example, XiYouJi, takes concepts from Gundam SEED and Evangelion and puts a super weird spin on them. Hit the jump for the video.