The Bishounen Blog
Not only a blog for fangirls (and boys) but a place people can lose their anime virginity
Friday, 11 May 2007
Its a mini cartoon that the Nickelodeon creators of Avatar did to please the fans (and to get a new actor to pactice his voice) See if you can find and name all of the anime codes and conventions! Enjoy!
Thursday, 10 May 2007
Wednesday, 9 May 2007
Age: 15 in KH, 16 in KH II
Game: Kingdom Hearts
Role: Angsty protagonist/antagonist
Ahh, it was about time to get onto Riku. He is just too cute! He can be a bit... mixed up at times but that just adds to his charm! And, I have said it once and I will darn well say it again, characters with mixed up backgrounds just make more interesting people!
Riku is one of Sora's best friends. Sora being the main character of the game. Kairi being the other best friend. Together, they live on the beautiful Destiny Islands together, without a care in the world...
Okay, let's try to cut a long story short without giving away too much of the game play. Kairi gets kidnapped, Sora becomes the keyblade master and Riku becomes angsty and turns to the darkness. All not necessarily in that order, but as you place as Sora, you have to try and rescue Kairi and get Riku Back to the good side. With Donald Duck and Goofy by your side...
Yes that's right. Kingdom Hearts is the weird but ingenious marriage of Square Enix (the company that brought us the Final Fantasy series) and Disney. Throughout the game you will meet every disney character under the sun (Including Tron and Captain Jack Sparrow in the second game) and even a few famous Final Fatansty names including Cloud and Sephiroth. And you won't guess who the King is. Okay, yes it's that obvious, it's Mickey Mouse.
Kingdom Hearts has been a massive gaming success, almost as big as it's Final Fantasy siblings. So much so that people are waiting desperately for the release of the third game. How much more Disney and RPG (Role Playing Game) fun can you pack into a third game, you may ask? Obviously not enough.
So, Riku. I love Riku. He kind of reminds me of Sasuke from Naruto, only without the whole family being wiped out history part. He's cool, suave, and all the ladies love him. He's really close to my heart. Maybe he'll be close to yours too.
Here's one of my favourites: Anime Celebrity Jeopardy- a parody of the well known SNL skit with Will Ferrel. It features Grimlock from Transformers, Ryoga Hibiki from Ranma 1/2 and the actor Sean Connery (you would understand if you saw the origional SNL skits xD)
Yes, I know that none of them are bishounen, but it is still a very funny skit xD
This next one... well, its a good example of everything: good comedy, yaoi, female cosplayers, romance... It's the infamous Naruto Love Triangle skit from Yaoi Con! (take a guess at why I like this skit)
Please enjoy these two!
Ooh, point I must add- I am cosplaying this year at the London Expo in May as Shihouin Yoruichi from Bleach. Almost finished it! Last year I was Pikachu which was very fun. So I can say from experience that cosplaying is a thrilling and exciting thing to do.
Hope you learnt a bit more!
But I digress. let us talk about the next important subject- cosplay
Costume Play, or Cosplay, is something that is huge in the anime fan circuits. People who are creative enough, or have enough time on thier hands, design their own costumes to the likeness of the character they are trying to look like. The more accurate, the better.
Some people go on to participate in skits involving the characters. It's a way of putting the characters in comedic or romantic situations you normally wouldn't see them in. It's kind of like fanfiction, but more visual. One of the more famous skits is the one performed by an American group called JAC Productions- this is the video of their skit:
In the meantime, here are some pictures of people cosplaying as various bishies:
Girls can cosplay as guys (and vice versa)- Here's a girl as Hitsugaya
Very good attention to detail, especially with a sword- sometimes girls make the best guy cosplayers
Here's another girl- this time as Cloud from Final Fantasy VII
I haven't said anything about Cloud because... well, I don't know much about him seeing as I have never played any FF game or seen the movie Advent Children. A sin I know. But I also know what he looks like. And this, in my opinion, is very accurate.
Last one- Riku from Kingdom Hearts
Oh, I tried. I did try to find you a male cosplayer, but none of them were any... good. They are all girls. No matter.
I should do a post about Riku soon. Because I do love the guy- I have a thing about complex characters (Riku, Ed, Zuko) it means that they have a backstory that means something. It has molded them to who they are today.
That's it on cosplay. Drop by for another post soon!