Monday, July 28, 2014

Ami and Yumi at SDCC 2014

Huge thanks to ArchiveTaxi for the video.   There is another video that covers the same panel, but the audio is faint and pretty far from Puffy.  Not really anything enlightening and the translator had problems talking under Ami and Yumi.

From watching the panel, it looks like there is a Q&A session, but I have not tripped over that yet.  If you find it leave a link in the comments.  If I find it... I will update or spin off a new blog entry.

Additionally Warner Brothers did a quick promo video for Teen Titans Go.  Definitely not a lot of polish and it feels somewhat last minute, but Ami and Yumi seem to make the most of it:

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Puffy Making An Appearance At Comic-con 2014

Via Puffy's Japanese site and Twitter feed they have announced they will be at Comic-Con International: San Diego.  Not much useful information on but gave a lot of details.  Ami and Yumi are scheduled to appear on a panel for the the Teen Titans series on Sunday July 27th from 11:45 to 12:45.  I would wager that someone will record this and hopefully do a post up.  A full episode of Teen Titans will be shown, so that probably limits the panel to about 40 minutes and I am not certain how Puffy will fit into that.

Via @yumi_puffy 

It is encouraging Puffy will be making an appearance in the US, but this might be a very small window of opportunity for Puffy fans that happen to be in San Diego.  So if you are there, please see them and report back!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

MONSTER baSH 2014 Festival Added

Puffy has added another MONSTER baSH 2014 to their performance line up this year and it is a heck of a big festival.  It will be running from 8/23 to 8/24 in Kagawa prefecture.

Probably a safe bet that Puffy's set will be curtailed like most of their festival appearances, but for a two day event there are a lot of acts across a handful of stages.  Add Puffy to everyone else that will be performing and MONSTER baSH offers a compelling event:  Kaela Kimura, the telephones, Asian Kung Fu Generation, Shishamo, Base Ball Bear, Magokoro Brothers, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, etc.  Lots to see to say the least.  I will be curious to see what Puffy's set list and band looks like for this appearance and the forthcoming  tour.

P.S.  I had a blog all plotted for the SMA 40 appearance Puffy had, but Sony in their not-knowing-how-the-internet-works style pulled the YouTube vids.  Honestly, YouTube is one of the best marketing tools that a company can use and keep interest in their artists.  Oh well... It will probably pop up again and I will snag it.