Stay Cool Dad


Japan by Simon Sharwood
April 22, 2007, 10:55 pm
Filed under: Just listened to ...

Japanese culture has arrived in our home.

I’ve read a few manga over the years (I’m still struggling to get over the end of Lone Wolf and Cub) but anime have hardly made a dent.

It won;t be long, though. The boy caught a glimpse of Pokemon on the telly over the weekend and was instantly rapt. No matter that the episode in question featured a giant, ice-snorting walrus battling a midget dinosaur. He lapped it up.

Then there was our Saturday night excursion to Eminence, a symphony orchestra that plays music  from anime and games. A largely Japanese-Australian crowd just about filled Sydney Town Hall and greeted the composers of the music being played with awed applause.

And I kind of understand why. The footage of the games screened was very, very cool. I wanna play. No wonder the kids do too.

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