The first six chapters of my new graphic novel “442” have been released for free on the comic reading app “Stela Unlimited”. Written by Phinny Kiyomuraa and myself, and illustrated (in beautiful watercolor) by Robert Sato, “442” is based on one of World War II’s most compelling and important stories. The 442nd Regimental Combat Team was the U.S. Army’s Japanese American segregated fighting regiment. The 442nd would become the most decorated unit of the War, […] Continue »
With all kinds of grim videos out there from police shootings to cringe inducing videos about “Neenjas” and Xenophobic videos about Chinese buying American farms, this NigaHiga/Jeremy Lin collaboration really made my day. It pulls in some popular Anime characters and even has a quick jab at Pokemon Go! Note that Space Jam 2, the actual sequel to Space Jam, starring LeBron James, is said to be under production, with Justin Lin possibly directing.
Back this March – Friday, March 18th to Sunday, March 20th, I had the good fortune of being able to attend the first ever Silicon Valley Comic Con. I’ve always wanted to go to Comic Con in San Diego, but it seems that year-after-year, tickets for the conference get harder and harder to get. I had only heard about the event a few weeks prior to the show – applied for a press pass online, and […] Continue »
Howdy Dallas! Who's kickin' it with me tomorrow at @dallascomiccon? I brought the LA sunshine & my cowgirl boots! A photo posted by Ming-Na Wen (@mingna_wen) on May 29, 2015 at 4:43pm PDT At the Dallas Comicon, both Carrie Fisher and Ming Na Wen were in attendance, and apparently, according to Ming Na Wen’s Instagram, they had an exchange that included some undressing. Wen claims to have the video of said interaction between these two […] Continue »
My Naruto poster came that I got on eBay!!! ナルトのポスターが来た！ #Naruto #anime A photo posted by @roxyfighter on Jan 31, 2015 at 6:58am PST Last fall, two Invicta FC fighters, Roxanne Modafferi and Jenny Liou (who will both fight in INVICTA 12 April 24th) walked out to their fights rocking out anime songs, which made me wonder, if I had become an MMA fighter, what awesome songs would I want to walk out to the […] Continue »
Similar to X-men or Heroes, in the world of the Japanese anime Hamatora, there are some individuals called Minimum Holders that are born with special abilities. The skills range from electricity manipulation to healing to extreme analytical skills. They train at the Facultas Academy to control and use their skills, and they can hire themselves and their abilities out to people. The story is full of mystery surrounding political struggles between groups as Minimum Holders […] Continue »
Not a joke, folks. Attack on Titan and the @Marvel universe are crossing over! In 2 weeks. In Japan. Want a teaser? pic.twitter.com/9AF5fqWLfX — C.B. Cebulski (@CBCebulski) November 3, 2014 The Japanese anime “Attack on Titan” that has been widely popular Stateside will officially be in a Marvel crossover. The image of Spiderman swinging 3-D maneuvering style past skyscrapers and giant titan monsters has been lighting up the social media streams.
8$ is a series which occasionally highlights interesting crowdfunding projects. Every day, the 8Asians team is inundated by many worthy pitches. We are unable to highlight every one that comes our way, or even the ones we might individually support. The projects selected for 8$ are not endorsements by 8Asians. (To be considered for 8$, we highly suggest you not harass the writers or the editors of 8Asians.) WHO: Some nerds (a rapper, a few […] Continue »
Miss @geneluenyang in Mt. View last week? Have no fear-He'll be sharing #ShadowHero 8/16, #SanMateoLibrary, 2PM! pic.twitter.com/JeBvZheMG4 — Books Inc. (@BooksIncEvents) August 15, 2014 As featured on NPR’s Code Switch, Illustrator Sonny Liew and accomplished writer and graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang collaborate to bring the “Green Turtle” back to life in The Shadow Hero, and with an Asian American based origin story no less. Me and the Green Turtle at #ComicCon2014! pic.twitter.com/JT43YkLgEM — Gene […] Continue »
Well, this video starring Jenny Yang and Eugene Yang was posted on YouTube by Buzzfeed Yellow back in the first week of June, but I still think of the video from time-to-time. I just took a look, and the video has had over *4 million* views! A lot of the stuff that “white people say,” I can relate to. Thought I’d post for posterity’s sake. I remember when I started my first job out of […] Continue »
After finding out that Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Chloe Bennet was actually a popstar in China as a teen, I was curious and searched for some videos of her singing in Chinese, and here it is, posted above. Very bubblegum, very pop, of course. Personally, I enjoyed this one a lot more.
So I’ve been watching Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. since last September 2013, and though it started up pretty slow, can be in some ways really corny, and nobody on the plane seems to know how to throw a decent punch, it’s actually pretty good. Things are starting to get real interesting as the mysteries of the characters’ pasts all start to unfurl, and I have to say, even though the second Thor movie was like […] Continue »
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