Kawaii Kon is an anime convention geared towards Japanese animation and comics held in the Honolulu area. Kawaii Kon has AMV and anime screenings. Kawaii Kon was founded by Gamers Evolution Expo, LLC. A company started by Marlon Stodghill and Scott Richardson. Dahlin is a Hawaii native himself, at the time based out of Atlanta, Georgia; as for why they decided to bring an anime convention to Hawaii, taken from the website: "Being a transplanted local boy living far away from home for a better part of a decade or more, I'm proud to be hosting this show in my home state. You ask why? A number of reasons but to state it.... I love anime!"Kawaii Kon was the first anime convention to be held in Hawaii. Local support for the convention by fans in the event's first year resulted in a surprising attendance level that surpassed the staff's expectations. Kawaii Kon Website
Kon Kon Kokon
Kon Kon Kokon is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koge-Donbo. The manga is in serialisation in Broccoli Books's magazine, Comi Digi +. In North America, the manga was released by Broccoli Books USA, it is about a boy named Ren who just wants to be one of the cool kids, but he secretly is a nerdy monster fanatic. That is, she claims to be a fox that he had helped years ago, now she wants to return the favor. The series starts with Ren in school, getting high grades, wishing Himeka would notice him. However, this is all interrupted when Kokon comes in and jumps on Ren, saying that she "has come to repay him". At first, Ren is indifferent towards Konkon, but that changes when after Himeka asks Ren to explore the school with her because she had heard about an obake while exploring he discovers that Konkon is a Kyubi-no-Kitsune, a nine-tailed fox, something he hides from Himeka. Kitsuneko, another fox demon from the same clan as Kokon, makes a similar appearance as Kokon first did.
She demands. Ren refuses, Kitsuneko challenges Ren to a contest for Kokon to stay or not, which Ren wins when Kokon saves him. During the contest, Ren finds out that Kokon is a god of the fox clan called a "Miko", chosen by one of the other fox yokai. Kitsuneko develops a crush on Ren and ends up staying with Konkon and Ren. During a swimming contest, Kitsuneko gets jealous at seeing Himeka together with Ren and shoots at Himeka, she ends up hitting an umibōzu instead. Kokon sees that it is an Ocean Miko, she realizes that it is sad, something that Ren fixes by pulling its power source out of black goop. The umibōzu, who looks a bit like Himeka pays a visit to Ren at his house while saying that she needs to pay him back for his kindness, something that does not go well with Kokon. From Umibozu's payback promise to Kitsuneko's flirting with Ren, she becomes sad and determined to get Ren's attention back, she does that by accident by getting herself covered in it. Ren, pleased that Kokon is acting more like a yokai than a foxgirl, is happy, but Kokon is not, saying she "became human in order to be his wife".
Ren Hinonishi - Ren is a country bumpkin who recreates himself as a smart and cool guy in Tokyo so as not to reveal his secret, that he is a Japanese demon otaku. Kokon - Kokon is a fox-demon girl who comes to Tokyo to repay her debt to Ren, a boy who saved her life. At the ending of the first volume, she claims. Kitsuneko - Kitsuneko is a fox-demon girl from the same fox-demon clan as Kokon, she appears to take Kokon back to her clan and challenges Ren to a race to find a charm. But after meeting Ren, she gains a new agenda: staying as close to Ren as possible. Himeka Kujou - Himeka is Ren's classmate and Kazune's cousin; because she is Ren's crush, he is always trying to act cool in front of her. She is a main character in Koge-Donbo's Kamichama Karin and a minor character in Koge-Donbo's Kamichama Karin Chu. Kazune Kujou - Kazune is Ren's classmate, smart, good-looking, popular with girls, cool, he is a main character in Koge-Donbo's Kamichama Karin/Kamichama Karin Chu series. Umibozu - Umibozu is an ocean-dwelling demon.
During a trip to the beach, Ren helps her, she soon chases after him with a desire to repay him for what he did. It is discovered that Umibozu is male. So far, there has been only one volume released in both North America. Japan's manga release date was December 21, 2006. In North America, Broccoli Books USA released an English version on June 13, 2007. Broccoli Books USA went under in December 2008; the book licenses that Broccoli International USA had reverted to Japanese publishers at the end of 2008. However, Broccoli stated that they were "working with them so the titles can be released by other US publishers sometime in the future". Mania.com's Ariadne Roberts commends the manga for its "delicately textured and soft to the touch" cover as well as its "reprinted with exquisite clarity" "black & white pages". KonKon on Koge Donbo's Page Kon Kon Kokon at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
A bō, joong bong, bang, or kun is a piece of wood of varying lengths staff weapon used in Okinawa and feudal Japan. Bō are around 1.8 m and used in Okinawan martial arts, while being adopted into Japanese arts such particular bōjutsu. Other staff-related weapons are the jō, 1.2 m long, the hanbō, 90 cm long. The bō is made with hard wood or a flexible wood, such as red or white oak, although bamboo and pine wood have been used, more common still is rattan wood for its flexibility; the bō may be tapered in that it can be thicker in the center than at the ends and is round or circular. Some bō are light, with metallic sides, stripes and a grip which are used for XMA and competitions/demonstrations. Older bō were round, hexagonal or octagonal; the average size of a bō is 6 shaku but they can be as long as 9 ft. A 6 ft bō is sometimes called a rokushakubō; this name derives from the Japanese words roku, meaning "six". The shaku is a Japanese measurement equivalent to 30.3 centimeters. Thus, rokushakubō refers to a staff about 6-shaku long.
The bō is 3 cm thick, sometimes tapering from the middle to 2 cm at the end. This thickness allows the user to make a tight fist around it in order to block and counter an attack. In some cases for training purposes or for a different style, rattan was used; some were banded with strips of iron or other metals for extra strength. Bō range from heavy to light, from rigid to flexible, from simple pieces of wood picked up from the side of the road to ornately decorated works of art; the Japanese martial art of wielding the bō is bōjutsu. The basis of bō technique is te, or hand, techniques derived from quanfa and other martial arts that reached Okinawa via trade and Chinese monks. Thrusting and striking techniques resemble empty-hand movements, following the philosophy that the bō is an "extension of one’s limbs". Bōjutsu is incorporated into other styles of empty hand fighting, such as karate; the "bō" is used as a spear and long sword in some of its motions, such as upward swing and slashing motion across the body as well as extensions by gripping one end and thus increasing its length as thus making it similar to a spear.
The bō is gripped in thirds, when held horizontally in front, the right palm is facing away from the body and the left hand is facing the body, enabling the staff to rotate. The power is generated by the back hand pulling the staff, while the front hand is used for guidance. Bō technique includes a wide variety of blocks, strikes and entrapments; the earliest form of the bō, a staff, has been used throughout Asia since the beginning of recorded history. The first bo were called ishibo, were made of wood; these were hard to make and were unreliable. These were extremely heavy; the konsaibo was a distant variant of the kanabo. They were made from wood studded with iron; these were still too cumbersome for actual combat, so they were replaced by unmodified hardwood staffs. Used for self-defense by monks or commoners, the staff was an integral part of the Tenshin Shōden Katori Shintō-ryū, one of the martial arts’ oldest surviving styles; the staff evolved into the bō with the foundation of kobudo, a martial art using weapons, which emerged in Okinawa in the early 17th century.
Prior to the 15th century, Okinawa, a small island located south of Japan, was divided into three kingdoms: Chuzan and Nanzan. After much political turmoil, Okinawa was united under the Sho Dynasty in 1429. In 1477, Emperor Sho Shin came into power. Determined to enforce his philosophical and ethical ideas, while banning feudalism, the emperor instituted a ban on weapons, it became a crime to carry or own weapons such as swords, in an attempt to prevent further turmoil and prevent uprising. In 1609, the temporary peace established by Sho Shin was violently overthrown when the powerful Shimazu clan of Satsuma invaded and conquered Okinawa; the Shimazu lords placed a new weapons ban, leaving the Okinawans defenseless against samurai weaponry. In an attempt to protect themselves, the people of Okinawa looked to simple farming implements, which the samurai would not be able to confiscate, as new methods of defense; this use of "ancient martial way" as known today. Although the bō is now used as a weapon, its use is believed by some to have evolved from the long stick, used to balance buckets or baskets.
One would carry baskets of harvested crops or buckets of water or fish etc. one at each end of the tenbin, balanced across the middle of the back at the shoulder blades. In poorer agrarian economies, the tenbin remains a traditional farm work implement. In styles such as Yamanni-ryū or Kenshin-ryū, many of the strikes are the same as those used for yari or naginata. There are stick fighting techniques native to just about every country on every continent. Ejmas.com Martialarm.com Koryu.com
Grojband is a Canadian animated series developed and produced by Fresh TV and distributed by FremantleMedia, Ltd.. The series is co-directed by Todd Kauffman and Mark Thornton. Executive Producers are Brian Irving, George Elliott and Tom McGillis, Jennifer Pertsch, creators of the hit animated reality franchise Total Drama, it is geared toward children ages 6 to 11. The series premiered on June 10, 2013 in the United States on September 5, 2013 in Canada and on April 23 2014 in The United Kingdom. Grojband follows a Canadian indie rock garage band of the same name formed by Corey Riffin and his three best friends and twin brothers Kin and Kon, as they work to propel their band to international stardom; when they don't have the lyrics and his friends get Trina, Corey's sister, into an emotional mode to write entries in her diary that Corey can use for lyrical inspiration, so that Corey and his friends can perform a perfect song. Corey Jaron Riffin – Corey is the 13-year-old charming, laid-back and quirky leader, occasional rapper, guitarist of Grojband.
Although kind, he will do whatever it takes to play music, by angering his sister, who will write in her diary. He translates her venting into lyrics for their songs. Laney Penn – Short in stature, but tall in ambition. Laney is the bassist and self-proclaimed band manager of Grojband, she is a fiery redhead, is the only female in the band, the latter which everyone else aren't able to acknowledge. She tends to be the most rational member of the band because she cares about the others, but is prone to giving in to Corey and his schemes; this is. Laney plays the violin, as seen in several episodes, her name is a pun on the Beatles song Penny Lane. Kin Kujira – Kin is the keyboardist of the band, Kon's twin brother, he has a knack for technology, builds strange gadgets that help the band. Kon Kujira – Kon is the drummer of the band, Kin's twin brother. Kon is overweight and sometimes dense, but is well-meaning with a childish demeanor, he sometimes "pecks" on the drums. The Newmans are a gender-reversed doppelgänger band to Grojband.
The voice actors are the same as the original Grojband Carrie Beff – Corey's doppelgänger: the leader and vocalist of The Newmans. She is Mina's younger sister; as seen throughout the show and Carrie are bitter enemies, as one would love to see the other go down. However, both have shown a slight tolerance for each other, will work together if the situation calls for it. Larry Nepp – Laney's gender-bend rival: bassist and band manager of The Newmans. Similar to Laney, Larry has a visible crush on Carrie, Corey's gender-warped rival, as seen in one episode, he isn't as courageous as her, though. Kim Kagami – Kin's gender-bend rival, the keyboardist of The Newmans; when Grojband and the Newmans fused together in one episode, Kin fused with Kim and both showed some jealousy against their respective twin for being such great friends with each other. Konnie Kagami – Kon's gender-bend rival, the drummer of The Newmans. In one episode, it is shown that under certain circumstances and Konnie are able to get along.
Trina Riffin – Trina is Corey's 16-year-old sister. She is mean and cruel, always determined to make Corey's life miserable. Whenever she is overcome with emotion, she impulsively writes her diary in an angsty way, which provides Corey with lyrical inspiration for their songs, she had a crush on Nick Mallory. Her full first name is Katrina, she was kind with others at one point in her life. Bernadette Beff – 14-year old Mina thinks of herself as Trina's best friend, but in reality is more like her slave. Despite wanting to express her own opinion, she wishes to be as cool as Trina, does whatever she tells her to do, her real name is Bernadette, but Trina forced her to change it so their names would rhyme and she is Carrie's older sister. Nick Mallory – Nick is the coolest 16-year old kid in school, whom all the girls in school adore Trina, he is sometimes referred to as "Hunky Nick Mallory" by many others around him. He always refers to himself in the third person, but isn't inherently antagonistic, will sometimes aid the band when they see use of him.
Kate Persky and Allie Day – Allie and Kate are Grojband's adorable 9-year old groupies and their biggest fans. They are head over heels in love with Corey, are willing to do anything for him, but they can be creepy at times. Mayor Mellow – The mayor of Peaceville, always seen carrying a picture of his mother around, speaks in rhymes. He's good-intentioned and wants what's best for his town, he has a somewhat short fuse, he jumps to the conclusion too soon at times. Buzz Newsworthy and Chance Happening – The news anchors of the Peaceville News, they are quick on the scene to cover important news events, they sometimes have feuds over, more proficient. Barney – A rich billionaire who owns multiple businesses around Peaceville, he is always addressed by the name of the business in front of his real name: such as while he works at the salad restaurant he is r
Kon Tum is the capital city of Kon Tum Province in Vietnam. It is located inland in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam, near the borders with Laos and Cambodia. After the People's Army of Vietnam invaded South Vietnam on March 30, 1972 during the Easter Offensive, two divisions attempted to capture Kon Tum, but failed. In March 1975, Kon Tum was overrun during the Ho Chi Minh Campaign and large numbers of refugees were forced to flee east to the south central coast. Kon Tum has several vestiges of the French colonial period, as well as several tribal villages directly in the suburbs of the Vietnamese-reconstructed town. Among the town's landmarks, there is a Roman Catholic wooden church on discrete stilts and a large French-built seminary which hosts a small museum on local hill tribes. French missionary presence in Kon Tum traces back to 1851. Kontum government home page The Battle of Kontum Kontum travel guide from Wikivoyage
Koń, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship
Koń is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Zbiczno, within Brodnica County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-central Poland. It lies 5 kilometres north-west of Zbiczno, 14 km north of Brodnica, 62 km north-east of Toruń; the village has a population of 30
K-On! is a Japanese four-panel comic strip seinen manga written and illustrated by Kakifly. The manga was serialized in Houbunsha's manga magazine Manga Time Kirara between the May 2007 and October 2010 issues, it was serialized in Houbunsha's magazine Manga Time Kirara Carat. The manga relaunched from April 2011 to June 2012 with two separate storylines published in Manga Time Kirara and Manga Time Kirara Carat; the manga is licensed in North America by Yen Press. A follow-up manga, K-On! Shuffle, began serialization in July 2018. A 13-episode anime adaptation produced by Kyoto Animation aired in Japan between April and June 2009. An additional original video animation episode was released in January 2010. A 26-episode second season, titled K-On!!, aired in Japan between April and September 2010, with an OVA episode released in March 2011. An animated film based on the series was released in Japan on December 3, 2011. Bandai Entertainment had licensed the first season until their closure in 2012.
Sentai Filmworks has since re-licensed the first season, in addition to acquiring the rights to the second season and film. The title of the series comes from the Japanese word keiongaku. K-On! has achieved strong sales in Japan, by 2011 gross revenues had reached over ¥15 billion. In an unspecified part of Japan, four high school girls join the light music club of the all-girls private Sakuragaoka High School to try to save it from being disbanded. However, they are the only members of the club. At first, Yui Hirasawa has no experience playing musical instruments or reading sheet music, but she becomes an excellent guitar player. From on, along with bassist Mio Akiyama, drummer Ritsu Tainaka, keyboardist Tsumugi Kotobuki spend their school days practicing and hanging out together; the club is overseen by music teacher Sawako Yamanaka who becomes their homeroom teacher as well during their final year of high school. In their second year, the club welcomes underclassman Azusa Nakano. After Azusa joins they gain more structure and begin to practice more.
After their third year, Mio and Tsumugi graduate and enroll into a university. There they join its light music club alongside three other students: Akira Wada, Ayame Yoshida, Sachi Hayashi. Meanwhile, Azusa continues to run the high school light music club alongside Yui's sister Ui, their classmate Jun Suzuki, new members Sumire Saitō and Nao Okuda; the spin-off manga K-On! Shuffle focuses on a new set of characters at a different school. After being inspired by the Sakuragaoka High School light music club, Yukari Sakuma and friend Kaede Shimizu seek to form their own club. Along with classmate Maho Sawabe, they discover the Light Music Appreciation Society, a club run by Riko Satou. Yui Hirasawa Voiced by: Aki Toyosaki, she does not get good grades in school and is distracted by trivialities. Yui is clumsy and spaces out most of the time. Yui has shoulder-length, brown hair which she accessorizes with two yellow hair clips, brown eyes, she takes a huge liking for any kind of food. She has a younger sister named Ui, mature and acts as the "older sister" of Yui, taking care of her and keeping her in line.
Yui works hard to get better at playing guitar. During performances, Yui plays with amazing energy and joy which results in great response from the audience; as a musician, Yui has absolute pitch—she can tune her guitar without a tuner, which impresses Azusa, who has played the guitar much longer than Yui. She has a easy-going nature, but has incredible focus and retention when she has a clear goal in sight. Despite all of this, Yui is still devoted to her band and will always practice hard enough for the club. At school, she has become quite admired for her great voice. However, she is known to forget her lyrics mid-performance as well as overdoing things, making her unable to perform sometimes. Mio was the lead vocalist at first, since Yui could not sing at the same time. Yui is known to write childish lyrics as Ui has assisted her in creating them. Mio Akiyama Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa, she is a shy girl, in the light music club. She plays a left-handed, 3-Color Sunburst Fender Jazz Bass with a tortoiseshell pickguard, though is shown playing a Fender Precision Bass in the first manga volume.
She uses D'Addario EXL160M medium bass strings. Her bass is given the name Elizabeth in the anime. While she intended to join the literary club, she was forced into the light music club by her childhood friend and the club's president/drummer, Ritsu, she gets excellent grades in school and is often