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Articles by Kanara Ty

How Rock Music Saved the World: listening in on the 20th Century Boys trilogy

The recently opened New People building in San Francisco's Japantown boasts a brand spanking new theatre, Viz Cinema, and inaugurated its opening with the premiere of the live-action (and musical) 20th Century Boys trilogy.
Published on: 9/4/2009
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Riding on the Outskirts of Outside Lands

Featuring acts such as M.I.A, Bat for Lashes, Dengue Fever and the Black Eyed Peas, the Outside Lands Arts and Music Festival took over Golden Gate Park.
Published on: 9/4/2009
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Anime Expo 2009: Anime Music Video Contest

Eat your heart out, MTV! Each year, the Anime Expo provides fans with a slew of new professional-quality Anime Music Videos that give us a peek at the latest anime series that are worth watching.
Published on: 7/17/2009
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APA Top Ten: Asia's Ode to Michael Jackson

As a tribute to Michael Jackson, APA recounts a few of our favorite Michael Jackson-inspired videos of Asia and Asian America.
Published on: 7/3/2009
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Fangirling at E3 2009: Just give us Final Fantasy XIII already, Square Enix!

APA fangirl Kanara Ty muses over the delay of Final Fantasy XIII -- and laments over Square Enix's stall tactics.
Published on: 6/19/2009
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The Bishoujo Game Market: Not for Girl Gamers

APA fangirl Kanara Ty revisits her childhood experiences with video games and further discusses a particular encounter with bishoujo games.
Published on: 6/19/2009
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APA Top Ten: YouTube Clips of Celebrities Being Mobbed at Airports

There's nothing quite like crazy mobs of young Asian girls. APA finds some of the funnier YouTube clips of celebrities being mobbed at airports.
Published on: 6/5/2009
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Rising Stars in Asia: Fangirls and Fanboys

APA's resident fangirl Kanara Ty discusses contemporary fandom in Asian pop culture, and the power of the internet to heighten our passions and create global communities.
Published on: 6/5/2009
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Utada Hikaru: Is She the One?

APA's resident fangirl wonders if Utada Hikaru's third English-langauge album will be the one to give the push for an American love affair with Asian pop music.
Published on: 4/3/2009
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Best of 2008: Japanese TV Dramas

APA's resident fangirl Kanara Ty has watched a lot of dramas this past year, and she picks out her top ten favorites of 2008.
Published on: 1/2/2009
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