We premiered the award-nominated anime fan film in an unfinished state last time so it’ll be the first time the final version of the film will be shown at this venue (admission to Ronin Expo is required to attend). Stay after the show to talk with the filmmakers about the film, con crushes, and other topics! RSVP on Facebook, and hope to see you there!
Tonkatsu (breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet) is one of my favorite Japanese dishes.
Here’s a look at some of the puppies and kitties your purchases helped.
The colors are different, but the blockiness of this unicorn cat reminds me of Unikitty from The Lego Movie!
This Mazinger is pretty impressive even when you don’t consider the fact that a large amount of it is cardboard.
Animals driving vehicles — they’re just like us!
You can buy prints from Dreamworks background painter Ji Soo Kim along with the second Cosplay in America book.
There’s always something new to check out in Little Tokyo!
Happy new year! Granted, January’s pretty much over, but the Lunar New Year began a few days ago so I’m well within the range. 😉
Even though these pictures were ready before the break, I’ve been too busy and lazy (mostly lazy) to put them up. Anyway, here’s a quick trip we made out to Little Tokyo back in August!
The fried rice and ramen at Orochon Ramen are always good!
HoneyMee had just at the Japanese Village Plaza so we went to check it out. It’s Kosher and organic!
Before the meat is done, there’s the buffet bar where you can fill up on other things like fried rice and gyoza!
I was actually trying to get a picture of the US Bank building lit in purple in honor of Prince, but nature somehow managed a better tribute.
Also, I went to Teishokuya of Tokyo (better known as T.O.T) for the first time. I ordered the grilled chicken, which arrived with some unexpected sides! Did not expect this to be American-style, lol.
Be sure to try these spots the next time you’re in Little Tokyo!
No post this week as we’re prepping for the convention/world premiere (for reals) of Looking for Miku!
I know I talk about The Pie Hole a lot, but I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned Orochon Ramen. It was one of the first ramen places I ever went to in Little Tokyo and it’s still one of my favorites.
Of course, we did quite a bit of window shopping as well, since that’s what we also do!
You can tell it’s Christmastime!
Instead of going to PMX for Day 3, my friends and I decided to just go to Little Tokyo for noms instead. My friends wanted to go to Mr. Ramen for a change, and since I’d never eaten there before, I agreed!
Mr. Ramen is a pretty cool place, featuring artwork by its customers on the walls.
In fact, you can contribute your own art to the walls of Mr. Ramen!
Not sure if that’s fan art or actual art from one of the Kill la Kill team, but it was awesome!
I tried their gyoza (trying gyoza at Japanese restaurants is becoming a habit for me, much like trying Philly Cheesesteaks at American restaurants, lol).
I also tried their fried chicken ramen. While the chicken wasn’t actually fried, it was quite tasty!
Afterwards, we made our way to The Pie Hole, where I tried the lemon meringue for the first time.
With so many new things to try, it just goes to show that you can find adventures even in your favorite places!