Tags: 91.8 the fan, anime convention, justin.tv, littlekuriboh, twitch.tv
This happened again.
In an effort to raise money to bring Nowacking and 1KidsEntertainment, his friends and the creators of Pokemon ‘Bridged, to Alcon 2013, Little Kuriboh on Sunday offered potential donators a startling incentive: if they receive one single $500 donation, he would marathon My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Within four hours, an anonymous donor did just that. So, LK made good on his promise yesterday, watching the first 28 episodes over the course of 12+ hours. Here’s the recorded event in its entirety: Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Some highlights from the live stream include:
- That Annoying Sensei Guy from LK’s Naruto Spoof singing the MLP theme song at 2:25:34 in part 1.
- Certain acts of extreme violence, the best examples taking place at 48:16 in part 3.
- Naruto singing Pinkie Pie’s “Smile Song” at 50:30 in part 3.
- Marik, Bakura, and other characters singing “Winter Wrap Up” at 57:40 in part 3.
- LK performing the ebonics version of YGOTAS episode 46 at 1:13:05 in part 3. (Spoilers: Mega Ultra Chickn n’ Corn Bread!)
- Marik singing the literal version of the MLP theme song at 1:33:10 in part 3.
- And of course, LK getting his head shaved in part 4.
Little Kuriboh’s live stream kicked off at 9:00 am PDT yesterday on Twitch.tv and ran past midnight. He was joined at various times by his wife Marianne as well as his friends Lee, Kaiji, and TomaMoto. Lee in particular was very knowledgeable about the MLP universe and provided all sorts of insight into the various MLP episodes and generations (though he was adamant that he not be lumped in with the Brony fandom!).
To keep the live stream entertaining, LK was forbidden from using the word “pony,” with each mention being counted against him. (Spoilers: He doesn’t get very far.) Eventually, he decided that if he said “pony” 100 times, he would have to get his legs professionally waxed. If he said it 150 times, he’d do his back. And if he said it 200 times, he’d do his chest. So what ended up happening? LK said his 100th “pony” near the end of the 26th and final episode of the first season. Poor LK. Oh well, here’s hoping his trip to a salon will be recorded!
LK also provided various incentives to encourage people to support the fundraisers for Nowacking and 1KidsEntertainment and for Abridgers to Alcon 2013. A single $500 donation (later reduced to $225), led LK to shave his head live. And $3,000 in total donations led him to perform an ebonics version of any YGOTAS episode, for which episode 46 received the most requests by the chat. Sadly, we did not see anyone give a single $1,000 donation, which would have led LK to get a tattoo of his choosing on his arm.
The live stream ran, for the most part, without a hitch. The only major stumbling block came at 2:39:00 in part 1 when a Twitch.tv administrator named truthful entered the chat and presented LK with an inopportune notice: “Hello martininamerica, Twitch is exclusively for gaming / gaming related content only. What you’re currently stream is neither gaming nor gaming related therefore I’ll have to ask you to kindly please stop immediately.” LK quickly relocated to Justin.tv, where he streamed for the rest of the day without issue.
So after all that, does LK have a favorite pony? “Apple Jack is best pony, Pinkie Pie can f**k off,” he tweeted.
More Convention Announcements
Thought Little Kuriboh wasn’t adding any more anime convention stops for the rest of this year? Think again! First up is Youmacon 2013, to be held on October 31 through November 3. This will be LK’s fifth guest appearance at the Detroit, Michigan event, which has really established itself as the convention for abridgers.
LK has also been invited to Domo Con, taking place between December 13 and 15 in Lisle, Illinois. So far, the event has announced LK and Vic Mignogna as guests.
Additionally, LK has been contacted by J-Culture Con in Derby, England, though it appears that the organizers were unaware that LK now lives in the U.S. Although an initial response to the invitation produced no response from the con, LK eventually managed to get in contact with the organizers and is now in further discussions with them. Will LK be flying out to Derby to attend the September 20 and 21 event? Keep watching their website for updates!
For a list of all of Little Kuriboh’s stops this year, have a look at my LK’s Anime Convention Schedule page.
LK Returns to 91.8 The Fan
It seems like at least once every year since 2010, Little Kuriboh makes an appearance on 91.8 The Fan, a live anime-focused Internet radio station. This year, LK dropped by the Kana’s Korner program on January 31 for an interview with host Kanashimi, though the recording wasn’t posted until just last week. Strange!
Anyway, LK chats with Kanashimi about his role in the Crisis Heart Brawlers: Clash at Otakon video game, shares his opinions about the Silent Hill games, and pimps out the now fully funded Cryamore Kickstarter. Yeah, there’s some outdated stuff in there, but it was a fun time, so give it a listen anyway!
To hear Little Kuriboh’s previous interviews on 91.8 The Fan and on other programs and podcasts, check out my Interviews and Q&As with LK page.
Tags: anime convention, blip.tv, littlekuriboh, youtube
Little Kuriboh didn’t get a chance to upload a video on April Fools’ Day this year, but his new video released earlier today will more than make up for it: Yu-Gi-Oh – The Ebonics’d Series!
The video features a recording from Kitsune Kon this past March where LK plugs the script for YGOTAS episode 1 into the Ebonics Translator and performs a live reading of the “translation.” Riley Freeman, Jaden, Skeletor, and a bunch of “black” cards also make special appearances.
Somewhere along the line, LK’s “ebonics” seems to morph into some other kind of Southern American English. I was waiting for a “howdy” or “y’all” to be slipped in there. :)
Next up: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Ebonics’d Vagina Monologues episode 1?
Kitsune Kon 2013 Rules Video
Speaking of Kitsune Kon, check out its Opening Ceremonies Rules Video that Little Kuriboh made for the event, where YGOTAS characters highlight the super strict policies that prevented any attendees from having fun. (Just kidding!) If you’ve ever wanted to see what Marik would do when he’s completely plastered, you’re looking in the right place!
The video was definitely made for Kitsune Kon in Wisconsin and was not a generic video thrown together at the last minute. Definitely.
[YGO: TAS] Little Kuriboh to Attend Miami Hurricon, Anime Blues Con / YPD Strikes Down CardGamesFTW AgainMarch 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Posted in Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series | 2 Comments
Tags: anime convention, youtube
Ever wake up one fine day and discover that you’ve sudden been invited to an anime convention that is less than three weeks away? It just happened to Little Kuriboh, who found out yesterday that he and blackrose1m will be guesting at Miami Hurricon on April 14! This will be their second time attending the event. Miami Hurricon is a one-day anime convention organized by the University of Miami’s anime club and takes place on campus in Coral Gables, Florida. Admission is free!
LK has also confirmed that he will be a guest at Anime Blues Con later this year, sharing the spotlight with voice actors Steve Blum, Wendee Lee, and Chris Patton. Anime Blues is now in its third year and will take place from June 21 through 23 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Hmm, we haven’t gotten any promo videos since Marik Plays Mass Effect in early February. I hope LK makes more for these or other future cons!
“Guh. About 20 cons this year in total. I think I need to start attending Cons Anonymous,” LK joked.
Nine Days Later: CardGamesFTW Terminated Again
“Apparently my YouTube channel is back up,” Little Kuriboh tweeted on March 19, just one day after it had returned from being banned back on February 25. “How much am I bet [sic] that it’ll be down again by the end of the month?”
Anyone else that took that bet can go cash in their ticket, as CardGamesFTW was just terminated earlier today, a mere nine days after being reinstated. I guess the YouTube Police Department didn’t like what it saw in Season Zero Abridged #3 and decided to ban the account for an astonishing 11th time! (In all seriousness, it was an automated process that struck down LK’s account, same as in all of the previous incidents.)
Well, you know the drill by now. Check out LK’s YGOTAS Blip.tv channel and his other YouTube account, Ninjabridge, to get your daily LK fix. But don’t be surprised if Ninjabridge disappears in the near future…
Update (April 3): A one-week turnaround? That was unexpectedly fast! CardGamesFTW was unsuspended earlier this evening. For the love of Ra, please, almighty YPD, let the channel make it to the two-week mark before terminating it again! 9_9
Tags: blip.tv, littlekuriboh
“Here we are at new episode release.” At MomoCon this past weekend, Little Kuriboh premiered the third episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! Season Zero Abridged, a tale of horrific violence, torture, death, and YouTube copyright violations! Yesterday evening, he uploaded the video for the rest of the world to enjoy! It’s only on Blip.tv (for now), so go check it out!
Episode 3 is also available for download in MP4 and M4V formats. (There’s no AVI file available this time.)
Another Anime Convention Update: Another Anime Convention
Little Kuriboh has added yet another stop to his ever-growing schedule of 2013 anime convention visits: Another Anime Convention (yes, that’s the name of the con!). As a guest at the Manchester, New Hampshire event, LK will share the stage with several other personalities from the anime industry, including J. Michael Tatum, Michele Knotz, Troy Baker, and Stephanie Young. AAC will take place from October 18 through 20.
Adding to his previous con announcements, LK has also revealed that he will participate in panels at Sakura-Con in Seattle, Washington (March 29 through 31) and Anime Expo in Los Angeles, California (July 4 through 7).
CardGamesFTW: Banned Again
As you’ve probably already noticed, Little Kuriboh’s primary YouTube channel, CardGamesFTW, has been suspended yet again. Sigh. This stopped being newsworthy after the third or so incident, but someone has to keep track of this nonsense! The channel was slapped with multiple copyright infringement claims on February 24 and was then terminated on February 25.
“The bad news is that YouTube just took down my YouTube account for the 45th time,” LK joked on Facebook. “I managed to counter claim some of the videos that got hit, so with any luck it’ll go back up in a week or two.” Curiously, LK did not receive any notices from YouTube when his videos were yanked, or after his account had been taken down.
Update (March 18): CardGamesFTW was unsuspended earlier today. Yay!
Update (April 4): Season Zero Abridged #3 is now on YouTube!
Tags: anime convention, blip.tv, littlekuriboh, momocon, youtube
“If you have a space problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them in space, maybe you can hire… The Space Team.”
I’m loving these Let’s Play convention promos. We’re getting the fun of Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged and Let’s Play videos, an anime con announcement, and the variety and humor that comes with Little Kuriboh’s projects, all in one video! Yesterday, LK uploaded “Marik Plays Mass Effect,” a promo for his upcoming guest appearance at MomoCon. Why Mass Effect? As it turns out, both Jennifer Hale and Mark Meer, the female and male voices of Mass Effect’s Command Shepard, were invited to the con!
As a fun bonus, LK has also posted an extended 17-minute version of Marik’s Let’s Play video (minus the con promo) on Blip.tv. Nice!
MomoCon will take place from March 8 through 10 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Hilton Atlanta.
LK Confirmed for Alcon 2013
Great news for YGOTAS fans across the pond! Alcon has announced that Little Kuriboh will be returning to Leicester, England later this year for another exciting convention! This will be LK’s fifth appearance at the Anime League event.
Since September 2012, Alcon staff and attendees have made a big push to try to raise enough money to pay for LK’s and other famed abridgers and special guests’ invitations to this year’s event. You can support their cause on
GoFundMe, where they are still quite a ways away from their goal of £6,000 (that’s over 9,000 U.S. dollars!). Give them a hand if you’d like to see some crazy abridged stuff at this year’s event!
Alcon 2013 will take place between September 5 and 8. Registration just kicked off two days ago!
Update (February 12): “We have had to make a new donations page,” tweets the head of the fundraising initiative. The new GoFundMe page is at http://www.gofundme.com/Abridgerstoalcon2013. The £800 raised by the old account was added to the new page.
Tags: anime convention, blip.tv, kami-con, littlekuriboh, youtube
Did Yami seriously just say “Vic Mignogna” again?!
Both Little Kuriboh and Kirbopher will be at Kami-Con in Birmingham, Alabama from February 15 to 17. The convention, now in its fifth year, has outgrown its previous home at the University of Alabama’s Ferguson Center in Tuscaloosa and will instead be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham.
Oh, and they’ll also both be at Almacon in Alma, Michigan next week, from February 8 through 10. I’m sure Almacon’s organizers enjoyed seeing their event listed as an afterthought in this video. ;P (Or maybe they just didn’t request a video promo.)
“I’ll be working hard on new YGOTAS content (including new episodes!) throughout next month, doing my best to get season 3 done,” writes LK on Facebook. It would be super exciting if he could have some new material at one (or both) of the conventions!
Another Anime Con Update: Yama-Con
Little Kuriboh has also confirmed that he will be attending Yama-Con in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee later this year! Yama-Con, a young fan-operated convention in its second year, will also be welcoming voice actors Sonny Strait, Johnny Yong Bosch, Paul St. Peter, and others as guests. The event will take place from December 6 to 8 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center.
- Kami-Con Season 4 – THE NOSTALGIA CRITIC
Tags: fanfic, interview, littlekuriboh
During the Card Games For Charity #6 live stream event back in December, Little Kuriboh dedicated one hour to providing a very special incentive for donators: for every $50 donated during that hour to the Red Cross, LK would write 1,000 words in a brand-new fanfic! Fans who know LK’s work know of his strengths as a writer, not only in the realm of YGOTAS and other screenwriting projects, but also in creative writing.
Yesterday, LK made good on his promise, releasing Our Love Is Violence, a 7,500-word M-rated Thiefshipping fic about Marik and Bakura’s exploits in the tomb of a certain pharaoh. Unlike his previous story written for charity, Marik & Bakura Go To Censored Town, this new one is a tad more serious, and Marik and Bakura don’t do as much diddle-daddling before getting busy.
Can’t get enough of the action? “There’s still three more chapters to go,” says LK. Yup, that was only chapter 1!
LK on AbridgedForums Live
Earlier this month, Little Kuriboh and Dutch abridger HarrysFiddlesticks were invited to AbridgedForums Live, a monthly podcast hosted by Airrest, codeblackhayate, Ezekieru, and 1Kids about the world of abridging, with plenty of tangents of course.
In their January 5 recording, the gang chatted about why abridged series are able to transcend boundaries and appeal to people all across the world, how they balance ongoing jokes so as to appeal to both longtime fans and new viewers, and their thoughts about the presence of an “abridged community.” LK also talks about his favorite episode, whether or not he’s worried about running out of jokes, how he warms up when preparing for an episode, and a whole lot more.
If you’ve got two hours to spare, give this a listen as this is one of LK’s better recent interviews, and check out some of LK’s older interviews that I’ve followed if you want to hear more from the creator of YGOTAS!
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It’s a brand-new year, and a brand-new year means four new seasons filled with crazy anime conventions! What lucky cities and towns across the United States and the rest of the world will get to see Little Kuriboh and the magic of Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series live? Where will LK stop next? What cities and towns has he visited in the past? Now, it’s easier than ever to keep track of the cons and events that have featured the creator of YGOTAS in their busy schedules.
Check out my new page, and keep your eyes peeled for updates:
Little Kuriboh’s Anime Convention Schedule: Guest Appearances and Visits
Note: Only anime cons and other fan conventions are listed. Even though LK has attended trade shows and industry-focused events, like CES and E3, those aren’t included (unless they are directly related to anime, otaku fandom, and the like).
It’s been a long time coming, but Blip.tv today announced that it has released apps for Xbox LIVE, iOS, Android, and Amazon Kindle. Now, Blip.tv fans can access its massive library of shows while on the go, including the many video projects that Little Kuriboh has uploaded to the official Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged Blip.tv account! Unlike YouTube, Blip.tv has thus far been a haven for LK’s videos, as the YGOTAS account has, to date, never been hit by a copyright infringement claim.
Because Blip.tv’s website is not optimized for mobile devices, the apps are a welcome sight for its users and fans. All of the mobile apps are free. The Xbox LIVE app is the oldest of the four, having been released on December 5, 2012, and is free for Gold members.
All of the apps are still very new and are far from perfect. Not all of Blip.tv’s content can be streamed and its organization can still be polished up. Nevertheless, this is a good start for Blip.tv and hopefully it will continue to develop and improve the apps to get its name out there.
Tags: anime convention, youtube
Now this is the kind of news I like to see close out the year! Little Kuriboh’s main YouTube channel, CardGamesFTW, is back once again! Cheers to the YouTube staff (or whatever human or non-human process that handles counter-notifications) that didn’t take the day off and made this possible. Jeers to the automated copyright infringement claims that continue to make the existence of YGOTAS on YouTube difficult.
CardGamesFTW had been terminated on December 16.
Anime Convention Update
As we close out the year, a few more anime conventions have confirmed Little Kuriboh’s appearances for 2013.
First up is Setsucon, which will have LK as a guest on January 26 and 27 in State College, Pennsylvania. Voice actors Todd Haberkorn and Cherami Leigh and comedian Uncle Yo will all be there, too.
Between March 29 and 31, LK will be in Seattle, Washington for Sakura-Con, though he has confirmed that he has not been invited as a guest. (Mystery solved.) Still, you’ll be able to find him in the Exhibitor’s Hall, where you can “GUHROOGAMESH!!!1” at him very loudly and obnoxiously. (Someone’s bound to do it!)
Anime-zing! will be welcoming LK as a guest between May 3 and 5. Also at the Davenport, Iowa convention will be Johnny Yong Bosch and his band Eyeshine, Cristina Vee, Sonny Strait, Robert Axelrod, and more voice talents.
And although LK as not yet tweeted or posted about it himself, AniMinneapolis has revealed that it has invited LK to the Bloomington, Minnesota event between June 28 and 30. Joining him will be Spike Spencer, Todd Haberkorn, and Sonny Strait.
And finally, LK will be heading to Orlando, Florida for Mythicon on August 23 through 25. Both he and Marianne Miller have been invited as guests, along with Liam O’Brien, Cherami Leigh, and Linkara.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and holiday break. Have fun tonight, be safe, and have a Happy New Year!