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Cool Find: Dreeps, a cool new JRPG for those too busy to play JRPGs any more!

Yes, I’m still here. Sorry for the lack of updates recently; this new year has been really busy for me so far. Not only have I been swamped with work, but this is also the time of year when the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) occurs. I’ve been a part of the A/V staff for […]


OT: These printable models of the iPhone 6/6 Plus might help you decide which size to get! (Updated)

Update: It has been pointed out to me that Ars Technica beat me to the punch with their own printable iPhone 6 mockups. Story of my life, right there. 😛 Still, I can claim some superiority with the fact that, unlike theirs, my models are actually in 3 dimensions! So there!

People who’ve visited this […]


Anime Expo 2014 preliminary schedule is now up in both PDF and Guidebook! (Updated)

Update 06/20/14: The Guidebook guide has been updated, and now contains the complete schedule, as well as general info, event policies (weapons policy, code of conduct, etc.), GoH and industry guest info, and a transportation guide!

We have spoken at great length about the tips and techniques we recommend to ensure you have the best, […]


Cool Find: VLC Media Player for iOS (Updated: Also for Android too!)

Update: DJ City of TJX points out that VLC is available for Android too! Unfortunately it’s still labeled a “beta” but from what I’ve heard it works quite well. And hey, it too is free!

Greetings. First of all, yes we did go to Anime Expo, and we returned safely, albeit not in perfect health […]


Big news for Apple TV owners: You can now haz your Crunchyroll! (Updated)

Updated with a note clarifying that the overscan bug I mentioned is not a problem specific to the Crunchyroll app, but affects all content played through the Apple TV

Big news if you own an Apple TV, Apple’s answer to the set-top box: you can now haz your Crunchyroll on it!

Crunchyroll is, in our […]


Cool Find: Planetarian – Dream of Little Star kinetic novel for iOS devices – from Key!

A while ago I wrote about why you, my fellow otaku readers, need to get excited about the iPad modern tablet computers. (I’ll even extend this to all tablet-type devices in general. I’ve nothing against you Android or (even) Windows 8/Windows RT/whatever the hell it’s called today folks.) And just about all of my predictions […]


Version 3.0 Build 224 of the Otaku no Podcast app is out!

After over one year in development, I am pleased to announce that Version 3.0 Build 224 of the Otaku no Podcast app is now available on the App Store, chock full of new features!

NEW! Now supports the 4-inch Retina screen on the iPhone 5 and iPod touch (fifth generation). NEW! Otaku no Radio. Listen […]

Want to return Podcast support to iOS 6? Here’s how!

With the release of iOS 6, Apple’s latest operating system for their mobile devices (iPhone, iPod touch and iPad), Apple has removed Podcasts from the built-in Music app and broken them out into their own app.

Unfortunately their Podcasts app is not quite ready for prime time. It has some bugs, and more importantly, it […]


Do you know of any good anime cons? Please tell us about them!

In case you’ve missed my most recent upload to our YouTube channel, I’ve been busy (in what little free time I have) working on the next version of the Otaku no Podcast app. One of the new features I’ll be rolling out is the ConFinder, a neat graphical searchable database of anime conventions. You’ll be […]


How to subscribe to Otaku no Podcast using Apple’s new Podcasts app in iOS 5 and iOS 6

At their Worldwide Developers conference last month, Apple announced the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 6. One change in iOS 6 is that podcasts will be removed from the iTunes Music app, and will be broken off into their own app.

Apple recently released their Podcasts app. It is compatible with all […]