All posts tagged: Anime

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“The human mind never stops thinking; it’s why we run upstairs after turning off the lights at night!”: Thej Yhome | Digital Manga Artist from Nagaland

  A very few of us know the fact that our favorite ’90s cartoon series “The Jungle Book”, based on Rudyard Kipling’s book, was an anime. That was the start of our fascination with anime and we didn’t even know what it was! Eventually, Shinchan and Doraemon made their way to Indian TV sets, but the Japanese comic art form called ‘manga’ is yet to enjoy its fair share of popularity in the country. That’s why, Naga artist and manga illustrator, Thejakhrienuo Yhome’s work deserves more attention. Tell us a little bit about yourself My name is Thejakhrienuo Yhome, but I go by Thej Yhome. I’m 23 and work as a digital artist in Kohima, Nagaland. Right now, I’m enjoying the freedom of a gap year student and freelancing as an artist at home. What got you started? I enjoy telling stories and I love narrating them through comics and animation. But I also work on illustrations and other commissioned artwork. What initially sparked your interest in this field? I became fascinated with Japanese anime, especially Pokemon …

Manga Artist and Animator | Dechen Tenzing from Sikkim

Has any one ever binge watched anime’s like Naruto, Full Metal Alchemist, Bleach, Death Note etc. ? Some of us in the Roots and Leisure team have 😉  There is something about these Japanese animation that is so captivating. For Dechen, it inspired her to write her own mangas and create animations which are based on tribal tales, fantasy and nature. D.P.Tenzing, 23,  is a Manga Artist, Illustrator and Animator living in Delhi. She is originally from Mangan, Sikkim. Hi Dechen! Tell us something about your art. How did you begin in the first place? When I was a kid I always loved watching cartoons and anime but after a certain point my mother started getting worried about me. Thinking something was wrong with me because at my age people would start watching normal T.V shows. Back in my village, I was watching Animax for the first time and Inuyasha was being aired. I was like “WOW!”. I  then took out a pen and I was like “HOW?”  and the rest is history. What is …

These Indian Cosplayers Will Blow Your Mind!

A Brilliant Cosfest organized in Nagaland by the Nagaland Anime Junkies Are you a Cosplay fan or know anyone who is? Did you know that a pretty awesome Cosfest happened this month in our very own Nagaland? Unfortunately, we couldn’t make it there, but from what we’ve heard from our contributors, we missed out on a lot of rare fun! Here are a few photos and also a video from the event to give you a taste of what we are talking about. Behold the 4th edition of Nagaland Anime Junkies (NAJ) Cosfest 2016!! Because as a wise man once said, “When given the opportunity, wear a costume.” Meet the Team behind NAJ “NAJ was first started as an effort to create a community for anime fans in Nagaland. We wanted to coin a platform where they could share and interact with other fellow anime enthusiasts. We now have a fan following from all over india and our cosplay events are no longer limited to anime alone. We are open to all genres and we …