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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!
Tags: armageddon expo, blip.tv, interview, littlekuriboh, youtube
“That CEO guy. He totally besmirched me today, and I demand satisfaction!”
Two new videos from Little Kuriboh in one day? Yep, yesterday was a good, good day. First was “It’s Always Sunny In Domino” (on YouTube, Blip.tv), where Joey seeks to regain his good name by dueling The CEO. This video even made it onto TokyoPop‘s radar earlier this afternoon!
Then, LK uploaded “ARMAGEDDON EXPO 2012 – [CON PROMO]” (on YouTube, Blip.tv), where we meet a bunch of people who will not be at Armageddon Expo 2012 in Melbourne, Australia (held on October 13 and 14) and Auckland, New Zealand (held on October 19 to 22). LK will be there though! Marik’s vocals make a special appearance in the video, singing “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.”
…What’s that you say? You want to hear more of Marik? LK’s got you covered.
Catching Up: LK on the Bancast, Wha-Chow!, GameOn
Since I last covered Little Kuriboh’s ever numerous interviews and podcast appearances, LK has made several stops on some familiar and new podcasts. Here are a few highlights:
August 12: LK joined Psyguy, Gabby, Trunks, Egoraptor, and blackrose1m for a live recording of Wha-Chow! at San Japan! Not bad, but on a scale of 1 through 10, I will only rate this Wha-Chow! a potato. I’m guessing the true madness of what a live Wha-Chow! could be will be unleashed at their panel this November at Youmacon, which most of the podcast’s regulars will be attending. Consider this recording at San Japan a dry run…
August 13: LK met up with Trunks and Levi again for a live recording of The Bancast at San Japan. The trio take on ridiculous questions submitted by fans on Tumblr and at their booths while indulging in A&W Cream Soda.
August 20: LK sat down for a 15-minute interview with Jeff Johnson on the 20th episode of the GameOn podcast. In addition to some typical interview questions, LK discusses what sort of video he would make if he ever were to meet Dan Green. I’m truly looking forward to that day…
To hear more chats with LK, check out his other interviews and Q&As that I’ve followed.
LK Plays Slender
LK has added another game to his repository of live stream/let’s play videos, taking on the recently released Slender while blackrose1m commentates.
LK’s Convention Update
“Got a lot of awesome cons lined up for next year already,” LK tweeted last week. “Some are cons I go to every year, some are brand new first year cons.”
His newly confirmed guest appearances include a debut at AlmaCon in Alma, Michigan between February 8 to 10. AlmaCon is a free event organized by the Alma College Otaku and Gamers club. The 2013 convention will only be the third time the event is being held, but big names like Chris Sabat, Tiffany Grant, and Eric Vale will all be guesting there with LK.
LK has expressed interest in returning to next year’s Otakon event as well.
As for what he’s working on in the immediate future, looks like YGOTAS episode 57 is already in progress.
Tags: interview, littlekuriboh
Hosts Patrick Peterson (left) and Mark Allen, Jr. of “Hearing Voices” during their interview with LK.
Yesterday evening, Little Kuriboh was a guest on Titan Radio, a student-operated Internet radio station at California State University, Fullerton. LK joined hosts Mark Allen, Jr. and Patrick Peterson live on “Hearing Voices,” their weekly show dedicated to the world of voice acting.
In the hour-long interview, the trio chatted about a wealth of topics, including LK’s dream voice acting role, the TV show that spurred his desire to do silly voices, how he approached the role of Frieza in Dragon Ball Z Abridged, and Yugi’s appearance in a production of “Angels in America” (what?!). LK also discussed his plans for the future as well as the current status of the YGOTAS episode 55 (it’s almost ready!).
Don’t miss the fun! Grab a recording of the interview here:
While I’m on the topic of interviews, I’ve completely neglected Little Kuriboh’s many podcast appearances following his visits to “Anime Fans Give Back To Japan” and “The Bancast” in mid-March. Sorry! Let’s play catch-up and take a look at some of them now!
Little Kuriboh on “NerdSense”
Little Kuriboh made an appearance on episode 19 of “Nerdsense,” a biweekly (but, more often than not, randomly released) podcast hosted by Retro and Chelly. Much of their discussions revolved around the crazy worlds of Buckaroo Banzai, Naked Lunch, and Dr. Who, haha.
The interview was released on March 13, but was actually recorded much earlier, as LK spent some time highlighting the culmination of his charity for Dan Green from last December and his anticipation of January’s Kami-Con.
Little Kuriboh on “Ganbare For Japan”
On March 25, Little Kuriboh and PurpleEyesWTF appeared live on “Ganbare for Japan,” a charity event that was organized by many of the same people behind “Anime Fans Give Back To Japan” and that benefited Global Giving’s Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. Ganbare took place over two 16-hour days and welcomed many guests from the entertainment industry.
During the interview, Little Kuriboh discussed the world of Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged, conventions, and the challenges of writing YGOTAS episode 55, while PurpleEyes highlighted his ideas behind None Piece. A recording of LK and PurpleEyes’ segment is available here:
Little Kuriboh on “We Are The Geek”
On March 26, Uncle Yo released his 30-minute interview with Little Kuriboh and Marianne Miller on episode 5 of his podcast, “We Are The Geek,” recorded during Anime Milwaukee in February.
The trio discussed Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged’s success, LK and his interaction with his fans, Marianne’s experiences and projects as a voice actress, vampires, koalas, and much more.
A super big thank you goes out to Fox, who recorded LK’s live interviews on “Hearing Voices” and “Ganbare for Japan”!
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On Saturday, March 10, Little Kuriboh, KaiserNeko, and MasakoX paid a visit to the “Anime Fans Give Back To Japan” charity podcast organized by the guys behind the Unofficial One Piece Podcast. The 24-hour live event, which raised money for GlobalGiving’s Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund, included guests like Crispin Freeman, Maile Flanagan, and Spike Spencer. This year, the podcast raised over $10,000!
During their segment, the three abridgers discussed their thoughts about the world of abridging and the challenges that they’ve faced. LK also brought listeners up-to-date on his video plans, which include YGOTAS Episode 55, followed by Marik’s Evil Council 5, the song parody for the Dan Green charity event (“Telephone” by Lady Gaga), and the Naruto Spoof Series.
The official video recording of the event isn’t up on the podcast’s website yet, but thanks to the always generous Fox, you get an audio recording of LK, KaiserNeko, and MasakoX’s segment:
You might remember that LK and KaiserNeko were also invited as guests last year during the podcast’s first run shortly after the earthquake and tsunami disaster.
Little Kuriboh on “The Bancast”
Yesterday, Little Kuriboh joined up with Fred (That’s My Trunks) and Levi for the 28th episode of The Bancast podcast.
The duo interviewed LK about the games he’s been playing and the shows that he’s been into recently. LK also spoke in detail about what happened to his YouTube channel (and how 4Kids emphasized to him that it isn’t responsible for the takedowns) and provided his thoughts on what the Yu-Gi-Oh! lawsuit was all about. I was pleasantly surprised when LK cited this tiny website as a source for learning about the lawsuit, haha.
Then, as a special treat, the Bancast hosts and LK read the beginning of “My Little Marik- Villany Is Magic,” a colorful My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fanfic by Otaku1995exe.
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Tags: 91.8 the fan, anime convention, anime milwaukee, blip.tv, interview, kami-con, littlekuriboh, youtube
When I first saw this, I thought I had a lot of dust on my monitor (because of the stars, not the Kuriboh!).
Aw yeah, I was wondering when Little Kuriboh would get around to these: new anime convention promo vids! First up, added early yesterday morning, is “Kaiba Promotes Kami-Con Season 4″ (on YouTube, Blip.tv). Kaiba promises the event will have “the finest, most extravagant celebration since the royal wedding,” so you won’t want to miss it! Eric Stuart, Crispin Freeman, Cristina Vee, That Guy With the Glasses (Doug Walker), and Kirbopher will all be there, as well as several more awesome guests!
Kami-Con will be held in Tuscaloosa, Alabama from February 3 (LK’s birthday!) to 5. The event is no longer free like it was in previous years, but crazy things often happen when LK meets professional voice actors, so I think it’s safe to say that seeing LK meet Eric Stuart for the first time will be well worth the price. Plus, YGOTAS episode 54 will premiere there!
The second video, uploaded late last night, is the “Anime Milwaukee 2012 Promo” (on YouTube, Blip.tv). This video, says LK, was made a year ago and shown at Anime Milwaukee 2011. He wasn’t there last year, but he’ll be back this year! There might even be a new Naruto Spoof episode, too! (LK noted during a live stream back in September 2011 that the episode was fully written and that he hoped to have it ready for Youmacon in November. Sadly, those plans fell through.) Keep your fingers crossed that the episode will be done for Anime Milwaukee!
Anime Milwaukee will take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin between February 16 and 19.
More Conventions for 2012
Little Kuriboh has also been announced as a guest at this year’s MomoCon in Atlanta, Georgia in March. This will be LK’s first non-anime con guest appearance, as well as the first con where he’ll be selling his own merchandise!
Additionally, LK has said that he’ll be heading to both Australia and New Zealand this year! What for, I wonder. Hope to hear more about all these events soon!
LK Returns to 91.8 The Fan
In case you missed it, LittleKuriboh returned to 91.8 The Fan on January 6 for another great interview with host Kanashimi. He was joined by ShadyVox and TheAzureCrow (Semisoma), and the trio chatted about Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time Abridged. LK also announced that the winner of his song parody auction from last month’s Dan Green charity event selected “Telephone” by Lady Gaga for him to work on!
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Over the past day, a 4Kids employee has been lighting up reddit by bravely responding to comments from fans, haters, and other enquiring minds. bacondevil, who has worked in the music department at 4Kids’ production arm since 2002, is graciously inviting folks on the social news website to AMA (ask me anything!). So far, he’s discussed everything from his likes and dislikes about 4Kids, its management, and its shows, to the company’s interactions with network censors, to the various aspects of his uncommon job as a music editor.
While many of the questions asked have commonsensical answers or have already been answered elsewhere, he nevertheless provides a few fun bits of new information. With regard to Yu-Gi-Oh!, bacondevil has confirmed that 4Kids is indeed “subbing the GX episodes that were not produced” — episodes 156 through 180 of season 4. Hooray! We’ve known since August 2009 that 4Kids has wanted to subtitle Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX, but up until now, the last we had heard about that project was in November 2010. This is definitely great news for fans of GX and Yu-Gi-Oh! subs.
bacondevil’s best replies, however, are his elegantly poetic opinion about the post-4Kids version of One Piece, as well as one of his explanations for why rice balls are too often left on the cutting room floor. Ha. It seems like the 4Kids employees that have spoken out all have a surprisingly peculiar sense of humor.
So check out that post for more talk about editing, music, Yu-Gi-Oh!, TMNT, and other 4Kids shows. Oh, and One Piece. Lots and lots about One Piece. People just won’t let that die. As you can imagine, a lot of comments are posted just for the sake of antagonizing bacondevil and others. You probably want to avoid combing through the trash. Read bacondevil’s replies right from his profile.
The questions and answers have slowed in the last couple of hours, but don’t hesitate to post a comment if you have one! Maybe you’ll get a response. You can also find bacondevil on Twitter.
Even if you’ve checked out other interviews and Q&A articles with 4Kids employees, it’s still worth your time to see what bacondevil has to say. He doesn’t hold a C-level position and he’s not speaking on behalf of the company, so his perspectives and attitudes are probably different than what you may have seen before.
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Little Kuriboh’s widely acclaimed Card Games For Charity event has returned for a great new cause: raising money for the Red Cross’ Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief fund. What goodies has LK listed on eBay this time?
The most prominent item up for auction in this event is the befittingly named Unity card (JUMP-EN006). But not only will the highest bidder receive LK’s favorite card (signed by the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged if he or she wishes), the winner will also get to appear in an upcoming episode of YGOTAS! If you’ve ever wanted to voice a character in the most reputable Abridged series around, here’s your chance! Win the auction and donate to a noteworthy cause, all in one step!
The other eBay auctions are as follows:
- 20 Mystery Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards
- Black Luster Soldier and Black Luster Ritual – SYE-024 and SYE-025
- Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon – DPKB-EN026, 1st edition
- Blue-Eyes White Dragon #1 – SDK-001
- Blue-Eyes White Dragon #2, #3 – SKE-001, 1st edition
- Chimera the Flying Mythical Beast – ABPF-EN092 – Can be signed by LK
- Dark Magician Girl – RDS-ENSE2 – Can be signed by LK
- Dark Paladin – DMG-001 – Can be signed by LK
- Detonate (Japanese) – DT01-JP043 – Can be signed by LK
- Kuriboh – DPYG-EN005, 1st edition – Can by signed by LK
- Kuriboh Plushie (#1, #2, #3) handcrafted by Malindachan
- Relinquished – SDP-001 – Can be signed by LK
- “Riding Duel, Acceleration” print plus a traditional commission by slifertheskydragon
- Slifer the Sky Dragon – LC01-EN002 – plus a digital commission by slifertheskydragon
- Witch of the Black Rose – ABPF-EN012, 1st edition – Can be signed by LK
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Japanese Manga – Bunkoban Volume 12 – Can be signed by LK
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Japanese Manga – Bunkoban Volume 20 – Can be signed by LK
In addition to these auctions, Little Kuriboh is also adding a very special contribution to the donation drive: a new one-shot parody of another anime series! The twist is that we, his fans, will get to decide what anime he’ll parody! The choices are:
- Animal Crossing: The Movie
- Neon Genesis Evangelion
- Riding Bean
- Tenchi Muyo
To vote for the anime you would like LK to parody, send a PayPal donation to:
Then, send a message to the same email address with the name of the anime you are selecting. The option that raises the most money will be revealed at the end of May 2011 and will receive LK’s special treatment.
But wait, there’s even more! If the total amount of money raised exceeds $3,000, Little Kuriboh will also make a one-shot parody of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s! (“Card Games on Motorcycles!” not included.)
All I can say is “Wow!” Is this LK’s best donation drive yet or what? Hear him talk all about it in his solemn new video on YouTube or Blip.tv. Or, download the AVI and M4V versions directly from Blip.tv.
As LK’s CardGamesFTW channel still hasn’t returned, helixD is reminding everyone to spread the word about this event and reach out to others who might otherwise miss this big announcement. He’s also urging everyone to vote for the video on reddit.
If you would like to support the recovery and relief efforts but don’t want to take part in the above events, there are many great organizations to whom you can donate directly. Yahoo! News’ The Newsroom Blog has compiled a list of organizations doing work in the affected areas in Japan.
If you have friends or family in Japan, give them a call and offer up some words of comfort and encouragement! Several U.S. telecom companies have been offering their customers free long distance calls and texts to Japan.
And for further resources and information related to the disaster, head over to Google Crisis Response where you’ll find all of the latest details neatly indexed on one page.
LK and the 24-Hour “Anime Fans Give Back To Japan” Podcast
Despite only beginning his Card Games For Charity event today, Little Kuriboh has been drawing attention to the relief efforts in Japan since the day the tragedy struck. One of the most well-known charity events in the anime community that supported those efforts took place last month, and LK was right there with them.
“Anime Fans Give Back To Japan” was a 24-hour long podcast completely organized by anime fans that sought to raise $25,000 to GlobalGiving’s Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. Spearheaded by the members of the Unofficial One Piece Podcast, the event took off on March 19 and welcomed a whole slew of guests during its run, including big-name anime voice actors like Crispin Freeman, Michelle Ruff, and Steve Blum, and many Internet anime personalities, too.
Little Kuriboh was invited to the show on March 20, where he talked about YGOTAS, answered Inside the Actors Studio questions, and revealed a few of his upcoming plans. For anyone who missed hearing the podcast, a recording of LK’s segment, as well as KaiserNeko’s immediately following it, is available for download via MegaUpload thanks to the generosity of Fox:
By the end of the podcast, the organizers had raised over $25,000. To date, their total has exceeded $30,000.
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Last month, Little Kuriboh visited Ireland for the very first time and attended Akumakon, a new anime convention held in Galway. There, he sat down with the @rcade for a short interview, which was just posted to their website yesterday. Check it out!
If you’ve never watched or listened to one of Little Kuriboh’s interviews, this is a great one to start with. LK answers many popularly asked questions, like where he got the idea for Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series, how he reacted to the show’s popularity, and what his experiences are in doing funny voices. He also talks about his familiarity (or lack thereof) with the real-life trading card game, his favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! character, and what he has in store for the abridged series. All this and more in about 11 minutes!
If you like what you see and want to learn more about LK, check out my list of interviews and Q&As with Little Kuriboh for all of his past sit-down conversations that I’ve followed.
The @rcade is a young Irish website dedicated to “all things gamer and geek.”
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What’s this about Little Kuriboh working on a new audio project with some professionals? He’s been planning a special short OVA project with other abridgers, too? What conventions will LK be visiting this year? Why was CardGamesFTW banned from YouTube? And what’s this about a Christmas Let’s Play video featuring Bakura that never got made?! Little Kuriboh tells all when he visited 91.8 The Fan yesterday for a new interview and to celebrate the Internet radio station’s one-year birthday! Kirbopher also pops in, joining LK and host Kanashimi to reminisce about their favorite 91.8 interviews and chat about video games, movies, and fandom.
Check it out!
You can download an MP3 of the interview via MegaUpload (Note: See the update below), which I’ll keep here until 91.8 The Fan uploads their official copy, probably by the end of the week. Many thanks goes to Fox for preparing this recording.
Be sure to listen to the very end, where Little Kuriboh and Kirbopher prepare meticulously to record a commercial bumper for the radio station, only to have LK hilariously foul it up. Don’t worry, LK, no one’s getting fined for profanity. The government doesn’t regulate Internet radio!
Update: That was fast. The interview has been posted on 91.8 The Fan’s website!
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Little Kuriboh and Kirbopher appeared as guests in the latest episode of the Show Me Your News! podcast. The duo sat down for an hour-long interview on Saturday for the video game-focused podcast. Program host Youko, joined by Cyberlink420, asked LK and Kirbopher about their recent experiences at Youmacon and about the games they’ve been playing, as well as the ones whose upcoming releases they are most excited about.
Little Kuriboh also spoke excitedly about his upcoming plans for Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged. The next episode, number 51, is in the works and will be titled “The Death of Tristan Taylor.” With this episode, LK hopes to mold Tristan into a more prominent and serious main character, a change that he hopes will “stick around until the end of the series.” He also talked about this next Naruto: TACFSSS project, called “Troll 3: The Quickening” (uh oh, more trolling?), along with his plans for the Plushie Doom webcomic and Season 0 Abridged.
It’s been a few months since I last followed one of LK’s interviews. Ever since he began crisscrossing the globe to visit anime conventions, it’s no longer been a rarity to see LK in a sit-down environment talking about himself and answering fans’ questions. I guess I’ve found less of a need to seek out and follow his conversations, not because the novelty has worn off or I’m no longer interested, but because he’s made himself so available to others. Fans who have ever wanted to meet Little Kuriboh and ask him a question directly have had so many more opportunities to do so this year than in 2009 when he did his first interview! Hopefully, there will be many more opportunities in the coming year as well.