International Fan Festival Toronto 2019

For those who are unaware, IFFT is a new anime convention that ran for the first time this year (with a previous IFF event in Osaka) and completely upstaged Anime North as far as the more “hardcore” crowd goes. Now, I’ve never actually attended AN despite it being the local con… I went to offkais outside of it, but I’ve never purchased a pass or gone inside the actual venue, because there wasn’t enough incentive to. A few of the iM@S seiyuu guests were tempting, but still didn’t push me to drive alllll the way to the venue (which isn’t even in Toronto) and buy a pass for just one thing.

Meanwhile, IFFT’s Japanese guest list was: Kawasumi Ayako, Ueda Kana, Shitaya Noriko, Sugiyama Noriaki. TAM and Akai Ryuusei. DJ Kazu. Suzuki Konomi. NAKAJIMA MEGUMI!
I didn’t go to AX the year that Mamegu was there… so the moment they announced her, I knew I was going to do whatever it took to get those concert seats–and that ended up being the platinum pass at $400, which sounds like a lot at first, but it’s in CAD and it’s way cheaper than AX premier. It also ended up providing a LOT of value, but I’ll get into that later because I should probably talk about the actual events first.

Uh… I guess I will put the summary tag here lol, before I end up with a wall of text on the blog homepage.

[Translation] Persona 5 Mementos Report Phan-Survey Vol.1 – Top Scenes & Q&A

Not much Persona content to work on these days (for now, at least) so I’ll take what I can get. To be honest, it’s probably a good thing that this is light work u_u

The dev Q&A is pretty casual, but hey, canon is canon. Vol.1 only covers the beginning of the game up to the buffet on 5/5. More info about the project can be found on Persona Central.

No spoiler tags used in this post. Proceed with caution.

[Translation] FFXIV Yoshida Uncensored #100

Yes I know it’s been forever… busy month + Fan Fest = very tired Shini. But I am alive (and more behind than ever). I actually just realized I forgot to do a Fan Fest write-up here… oh well. I don’t really have any photos to share anyway; all I have is group photos and food photos 🤔 I did get an autograph from my idol Koji Fox though! I missed it in 2016, but I got it this time ( ;∀;) It was a good trip. (Needless to say, I also forgot to do a live letter summary… but I wasn’t even home for it, so)

ANYWAY! This is the 100th column…! It’s been a long journey, but there’s still a long way to go.

(This column is not FFXIV-related)

[Translation] FFXIV – Interview from Continue Magazine

PDF

Normally I only post general magazine interviews on Reddit, but this one came out to be 15 pages long so I guess it deserves a mention here 🤔 This is a long, biographical interview with Yoshi-P where he talks a lot about his life story and expands on some stuff from Yoshida Uncensored. Pretty neat stuff.