Homestay Experiences (Japan: Japanimation-Anime and Manga – Group 1)

"Before coming to Japan, I knew very little about my host family. We gained some more information about them as the homestay portion of our program neared. After living with my host family, I believe the program picks the right host families for each Experimenter. A lot of the families have the same hobbies as …

Japanese garden, more anime, and an awesome ferry (Japan: Japanimation – Anime and Manga – Group 2)

"On Tuesday, July 11 we went to a traditional tea garden in Komagome where we enjoyed our conbini lunch and a little treat. We had the pleasure of having matcha green tea and a small sweet candy that went along perfectly with the bitter tea. As we sipped the tea we looked over small lake …

Big Buddha, Yakisoba, and Manga! (Japan: Japanimation–Anime and Manga – Group 1)

"It’s been about fifteen days since we departed from LAX and I have the same excitement as day one. Recently we’ve been taking anime class and I’ve learned some pretty incredible knowledge on creating anime. We learned how manga was drawn and finalized, how anime is animated, and how to animate our own custom anime …

Karaoke, Buddha’s, and Anime (Japan: Japanimation–Anime and Manga – Group 2)

"On June third, the group began attending classes at Tech.C. Classes begin at 9:00 and end at 12:05 each day. Monday the group worked on voice acting. We worked on a scene from a popular show, “One Piece.” Some of the most difficult aspects have been unique laughs, such as “Fefefefefe,” and sentences more complicated …