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runaroundnetworkvisualculturewallpaperWhat is RA:N?

Run Around:Network is a multimedia entity founded and run by Hikaru Kazushime.
This site at acts as the main portal to all updates to anything concerning RA:N and Hikaru Kazushime, with the main content being a mix of news posts, coverage, and blog articles written by Hikaru Kazushime.
While the main site is the largest chunk, RA:N is also extended through social media pages and offline events that keep it's readers connected to the worlds surrounding the vast array of topics it covers.

What is Visual Culture?

Visual Culture or Shikaku Bunka (視覚文化), is an important term that includes, but is not limited to: Anime, Manga, Music, Gaming, Comics, Novels, Movies, TV, Fashion, Comedy, Cosplay, Conventions, Figurines, and much more. 
These things are (should be) the lifeblood of any Pop-Culture related site, and are represented proudly here.
Many topics relate to Japan and J-Culture here on RA:N, which lives at the heart.
The importance of covering Visual Culture instead of this site being another "Bob's Anime Blog" for instance, is that it closely puts subculture on display in a mixed but organized way for the reader to soak in many topics from such a diverse otaku/geek/nerd world we have today, to the best of our ability here.

What does Run Around:Network do?

This website reports a multitude of news related to what Visual Culture means to us, and is organized and presented in a loud magazine style that is responsive to all devices. 
Here at you'll also find various musings and posts from Hikaru Kazushime, unique news and coverage of events, and also things like honest, non-paid reviews.
You can find galleries of cosplay, listen to podcasts (soon!), maybe pick up some Japanese lingo, or get introduced to places to see in Japan. You can find recent news in gaming and anime, and even buy and/or pre-order hot items from our trusted retailers directly from our 'popular titles' portion on the sidebar and supporting ads.
Joining the the RA:Community (AVAILABLE SOON) will be available in the near future by clicking on the community tab up on the navbar. RA:C is the start of an organized RA:N-based community that enjoys Visual Culture and RA:N content, connecting those of similar interests, fans and professionals alike, to share the things they love.
Plans are in the works to give writers and members of the upcoming RA:C chance to expose their content if they are a blogger or content creator.
This site works to be a guide through the world of Visual Culture, with most items being written by Hikaru Kazushime, who is presently seeking more writers.
Occasionally RA:N will host events during conventions and other events, sometimes exclusively in public places. 
RA:N Events include giveaways, charity raffles, How-To Industry Panels, CGM Focus Panels w/Special Guests, Motivational and Success talks, and Visual Culture Introductory Panels.
RA:E (Run Around:Extend) exists primarily as the Social Media net of RA:N.
Through social media, RA:N keeps you informed and often entertained through content related to the topics covered on this site.
Follow on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates.

All content represented by Run Around:Network is made from a fan AND professional viewpoint.

If you have any questions pertaining to RA:N or for Hikaru Kazushime you can send email to:


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