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Pure Love Renaissance : C72 Omake! – Itasha

Shipon displays his stealthy cameraphone skillz and shows off some itasha he snapped at Comiket 72 and discovers that it’s not just hardened street racers who moe up their cars. There’s some soccer mums too…

Pure Love Renaissance : Comiket 72 Cosplay!

Shipon rocks the camera-fu at Comiket cosplay on all three days – here are almost 100 photos from all 3 days of cosplay at this summer’s Comic Market at Tokyo Big Sight. Enjoy!

Pure Love Renaissance : Comic Market 72

Shipon deals out on his Comiket 72 experience covering sunburn, long lines, cosplay, an HD meetup, record numbers and how a good night’s sleep can make a BIG difference when a 5 hour lineup awaits.

Pure Love Renaissance : Wonder Festival Summer 2007

After meeting up with random people from both hemispheres in the tremendous line, we were all set to Wanfesu. Shingo and I had agreed on a system – he would stalk the resin and garage kits and I would shoot the new releases. I think I got the better end of the deal.

Pure Love Renaissance: Sunday on Chuo-Dori

On Sundays and holidays, Tokyo’s capital for all things anime, computers, electronics and anything otaku closes it’s main street. Chuo-Dori comes alive with singers, cosplayers and sightseers. It’s a time for hanging out with friends, checking out upcoming talent and blatant consumerism. Shipon spent a day documenting the scene, then another 5 days blurring out people’s faces.

Pure Love Renaissance : How To Con In Japan – Part 1

Shipon delves into the logistics of conning in Japan in this informative series of… things. First up – Lodgings. Where can you stay in Tokyo when conning, that won’t con you out of your precious doujin/figure cash?

Pure Love Renaissance : Nigel Woolcock’s Travels In The Orient

Shipon introduces an introductory introduction to Japan, Nigel Woolcock’s Travels In The Orient : Part XXI – Japan; an interesting look at the far exotic Asian destination and it’s strange and exotic customs.

Pure Love Renaissance : Foreigner Criminal File

Shipon returns from a long vacation in the sun Down Under to stir the sediment of a resting HD with a report on Gaijin Hanzai Ura Fairu or Foreigner Criminal File – the Japanese publication most likely to get confiscated on your return to your home country. But not for the reasons you might think.

Pure Love Renaissance : The Budget Otaku

Shipon delves into the murky lifestyle cheats and hints for living that otaku life on a shoestring, and examines the question “How can I minimize my cost-of-living so I can finally buy that life sized Ayanami doll?”

Pure Love Renaissance Review : KyoAni ‘Kanon Prelude’

In the final in this gushy, over-the-top (according to your e-mails), Kanon worship series, Shipon scoops the entire universe with fresh screencaps from today’s release of the Kanon Prelude DVD.

Pure Love Renaissance : Kanon – The Diversification

Wherein Shipon continues to follow the path of Kanon from its origins as a PC eroge to the upcoming KyoAni anime incarnation, discusses deformity in animation and tells it like it is, ghetto-style.

Pure Love Renaissance Review : C70 Kanon Premiere Pack

A look at the Kanon Premier Pack that KyoAni & TBS released at Comiket 70.

Pure Love Renaissance Post-Con Report : Comiket 70

Shipon takes a break from his busy schedule of crying into the empty darkness to report on a first time trip to Comiket involving chance Pictochat encounters, child exploitation cosplay & the very obvious result of a stupid action.

Pure Love Renaissance: The ‘Kanon’ Saga Begins

With the upcoming Kyoto Animation remake of the original Toei Kanon anime series, Shipon launches his column by diving into the history of Key’s wunder-property in a series tracing it from origins in PC Gaming to the impending anime release.