Theodore Mak

Theodore Mak

Theodore is a founding member and resident slave driver of The-O Network Online.

SUPERBEAT: XONIC Super Limited Editions Online Orders Only stars

For our long term readers, you may be aware of my love for music rhythm games and the DJMax series probably made the largest impact on me. I've logged countless hours playing the Japanese version of DJMax Online back in 2006 and the successive PSP releases which is why I am quite excited for their announcement of SUPERBEAT: XONiC. PM Studios will be releasing two limited edition versions: an X-OTIC Collection with only 450 units available for $100 that contains the game, two OSTs, and two LP records, and a X-CLUSIVE Collection with 500 units containing the game and two OSTs. For hardcore fans of the series, they will know how rare the limited editions of the games are and will be available starting today October 9th, at 4PM PDT on the official store.

Little Witch Academia Kickstarter Rewards Unboxed stars

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Little Witch Academia backers are rejoicing around the world as Studio Trigger in partnership with Goodsmile Company has started shipping out backer rewards. While some of you are waiting for your packages or are curious what the final contents are, let's take a very brief look at some of the goodies from the highest tiers of the Kickstarter and see if Trigger delivered on their promises.

Little Glee Monster Interview @ J-Pop Summit 2015 stars

Bright, cheerful, and full of energy, Little Glee Monster is a rising young Japanese girl group. Featuring powerfu vocals, their song "Gao Gao All-Star" appears as the fourth ending theme song for Pokemon XY. Learn more about the group in our video interview at J-POP Summit in San Francisco!

New Website Soft Launch! stars

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Welcome to the soft launch of our new website. If you are reading this then that means the migrations have went better than expected! With our growing content, we realized our old platform could no longer accomodate our needs. Our team has been working hard over the last couple of months working on the site as well as juggling interviews, translations, meetings. It will take a few more weeks for us stabilize some of the changes on the website. We've left plenty of room for our expansion for new features and content so look forward to them!

In the meantime, there will be some broken links, and minor layout issues. If you find any problems please feel free to let us about it in the comments. We'll be releasing backed up content as well as announcing plenty of giveaways over the next few weeks!

Rie Tanaka Cosplay on FFXIV 2015 Live Stream Event stars

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Celebrating it's second anniversary, Square-Enix held a 14 hour long stream that was filled with update news for upcoming changes and patches, to answering questions from fans. During one segment, voice actress veteran Rie Tanaka who voices Kan-E-Senna and Garuda in FFXIV, made a surprise appearance dressed up in the Thavnairian Bustier set from the game. Tanaka is probably best known for her roles as Lacus Clyne from Gundam Seed, Chii from Chobits, Suigintou from Rozen Maiden, and Mitsuru Kirijou from Persona 3.  

Website Relaunch, Upgrades, and Content Delays stars

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Over the past few months, some of our readers may have noticed delays and the decrease in the number of articles and updates.

The-O Network’s website has been around for almost 8 years now and the accumulated clutter from the very first version of the website is causing a myriad of issues including making article creation difficult. As an organization, we have expanded beyond the bounds of what our current web structure will allow us to work with. We have made various upgrades and updates to it but it is now time to retire it. I am happy to announce we have been working on a new website over the past few weeks and we plan to hopefully launch it soon!

Giveaway - Autographed Under the Dog Posters (ENDED) stars

While our interview with Under the Dog's original story writer Jiro Ishii and producer Koji Morimoto may not answer all your questions, the production team would love to hear your feedback.

We are collecting any questions, comments, or feedback and we will directly hand them them to the production team. As a thank you, you will also be entered into our giveaway for a chance to win an exclusive autographed poster of Anthea which is the same as the ones that were sold at the Charity Auction at Sakura-Con!

Under the Dog (UTD) Interview @ Sakura-Con 2015 stars

Before their panel, Jiro Ishii (writer) and Koji Morimoto (producer) of the Kickstarter funded animation project, Under the Dog sat down with us in a more relaxed setting at Sakura-Con in Seattle, Washington to discuss the status of the project along with timelines, release schedules, and Kickstarter rewards information. If you are a backer for this project, you do not want to miss this!

Hiromi Kato Interview @ Sakura-Con 2015 stars

While in attendance at Sakura-Con 2015, we here at The-O Network had the privilege to interview long-time animation director and character designer Hiromi Kato (Digimon: The Movie (U.S.), Death Note (TV), Di Gi Charat (TV), Azumanga Daioh (TV), Ah! My Goddess (TV), Revolutionary Girl Utena (TV), and Guilty Crown (TV)), and asked him a few questions regarding his involvement in the upcoming anime adaptation of the popular smartphone series Chain Chronicle. Read about his thought processes on adapting an existing character vs original along with some information on his future works!

GARNiDELiA Interview & Gameshow @ Sakura-Con 2015 stars

Having their music featured in several recent hit anime series including Kill la Kill, The Irregular at Magic High School, and Gundam Reconguista in G, we sat down with GARNiDELiA's Maria and Toku to talk a little about their first American performance at Sakura-Con in Seattle Washington!

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the game segment in our previous video interview, we've also included a short game. Watch as they face each other off in a trivia game on who knows more about each other!

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