Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Casual Friday: My Very Own Anime Hero


This Week's Film: Painted Fire
Cuisine: Korean

Today is the opening day of the anime convention known as Fanime. It’s held every year on Memorial Day weekend San Jose CA, and every year, my son Will dresses up as his favorite anime character. This year, it’s a character named Gene from the anime video game God Hand.

Every weekend for the past six months, Will and I have been working on this rather elaborate post-apocalyptic ensemble, and on Tuesday evening, the whole thing finally came together in its entirety. All of it handmade, all of it as true to its origins as we could get it…and truly a labor of love.