VIVA-PSICOM Publishing, for better or worse, has revitalized Philippine popular literature by acquiring publishing rights to popular fanfiction from Wattpad, editing them to remove references to the original material they were based from, and printing them on paperback
Compared to their Japanese pop-culture siblings, visual novels (VN) – an emerging medium that essentially combines anime/manga artwork with unique narratives – has a niche fandom.
Music documentary film that allows its cameras unfiltered and uncensored access to basically every nook and cranny of the artist has become a slow but steadily rising trend. From Celine Dion to Beyoncé and even One Direction, more and more artists are becoming the subjects of these docus which show not only the concert performance itself but also the process in which how they do it behind the scenes, all its highs and lows. And L'Arc~en~Ciel is now part of steadily growing list.
A few weeks ago, GMA News TV's weekly infotainment program I JUANder tried to answer the question "Bakit Mahilig sa Cartoons si Juan?", or "Why do Filipinos like to watch cartoons?" Although it may have had the best of intentions, the feature did not go well as planned.
I have heard all of the things about the live-action Black Butter movie, especially all the negative things that the loyal Kuroshitsuji fans (as well as some fujioshis) say about it... some even suggest not to watch it for that particular reason.
Wait… transported and trapped in a game? The concept certainly sounds familiar, as Sword Art Online will be the first thing to come to mind. But we won't be talking about SAO, but about a relatively newer series called Log Horizon.