Saturday, February 26, 2011

charg the yamato canon

Earlier today, it was reported that Syfy would begin airing Star Blazers. Two episodes of the show are scheduled to air on April 21, in the 12:00AM – 1:00AM time slot i am rely quite happy about this i never rely got around to watching space battle ship yamato so this is as good as time as any to start 

The network is no stranger to Leiji Matsumoto‘s work. When they began airing anime in the early ’90s, Sci-Fi ran Matsumoto’s Galaxy Express 999. At the same time, Star Blazers is one of Matsumoto’s greatest works. The series was an influential work that skyrocketed the creator’s career. The universe of Harlock, Maetel, and Juzo Okita had come to be through a sweeping tale of military intrigue, adventure, and drama. When the series aired on American airwaves, many members of the mainstream saw that animation could be far more than singing forest animals, and rabbits performing slapstick.
On the flip side, Star Blazers is an old title. The series hit American TV in 1979, or 32 years ago. It’s an unfortunate reality that, no matter how good a show is, many younger anime fans have zero interest in anything older than 2000. It’s hard to fault anybody in this case. The show’s character designs and animation definitely show their age, in comparison to titles from today, and even the Golden Age period. On top of that, Star Blazers is hardly an uncut product. Due to broadcast restrictions of the day, the show was toned down to air on television. Character names were changed, violence was toned down, and references to things like World War II and sexual content were altered. Nowadays, we are used to having anime air on TV (mostly) untouched. And, frankly, there’s little desire to go back to the olden days, with good reason

but i know all this would be happing when syfy sed thy would be airing star blazers instead of saying thy would be airing yamato but still its nice to see a classic get sum well deserved respect.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

women asks yahoo answers what to do because her husband loves purcure

A wife disgusted after finding out her husband is a creepy Precure fan begs random strangers for help in coming to grips with the fact she is stuck with a horrible lolicon for a husband.
The initial query made by a concerned wife on Yahoo! Japan’s “Knowledge Bag” (Yahoo! Answers):

“My husband is secretly recording Precure in his room… it’s so gross I’m in my room crying!
He doesn’t seem to realise I know yet and still tells me he loves me, but I can’t help but think he prefers little girls to me and is some kind of lolicon! How can I recover from this…
About him: he’s 26 and admits to liking Kamen Rider and American comics. I’m really shocked, I thought he had no hobbies.”

The “best answer”

“What does it matter what interest your husband has if it isn’t causing bother to you?
My friend’s husband is in his late forties and is a huge Kamen rider fan – he spent $500 on a henshin belt. We all found that pretty cute!
Another friend’s husband is a huge Pokemon fan and still buys Pokemon games and goods.
I know another who is a shoujo manga otaku – it seems Precure has lots of cute girls and is popular with anime otaku.
He’s probably not even a lolicon, he probably just loves 2D girls in a pure sort of way.
However old they are, men are still boys at heart. That’s just how they are, although of course there are those who aren’t, but let’s forgive them their hobbies!
Would you rather a husband obsessed with fishing who went off with his pals each and every weekend to catch fish? He’d live for fishing, not for you.
If it’s not getting in the way of family life, you should leave it at that.
By the way, I’m a “Harlequin” [a popular publisher of romance novels] otaku myself, and at first I hid that from my husband, but now I just read them openly.
It doesn’t bother anyone and I’ve no intention of giving it up.”
Everyone, thanks for your answers!
I watched Heart Catch with my husband, and I’m hooked…
Erika is cute!”

Monday, February 21, 2011

everyones Favorite squid girl is getting a second season

thats right Shinryaku! Ika Musume got green lit for a second season. This year's 13th issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shonen Champion magazine  is announcing it on Thursday. as for a date no info has been given so il be shore to keep you guys posted as i learn the details myself.

now i am pretty happy about this ika musume was a rely funny anime and i throughly enjoyed watching it so if the second season is haff as  funny as the first i think i will like it

Sunday, February 20, 2011

i seriously underestimated just how good sumer wars was

you herd me right i  underestimated just how good sumer wars was your probably saying to your self bull shit. no more then two three weeks ago you were parsing it to no end and tho how true you are it still dos not mean i did not underestimate it. because i never once thought that funimation would be having a hard time getting every one there copies witch is whats happing.

recently on funimation's blog they talk about just how fast the sumer wars DVD and BRD selling. its even gotten to the point that the O-card cardboard slip-cover thats supposed to come with the movie are not being made fast enough fof how fast the movie is selling. and if you get a movie without on thy actually give you a form to fill out so that when they make more you will get yours.

now i have to say i was in tottal shock when i read this i knew the movie was good and that is was going to sell but i never thought it would get to this point. i don't think this this has ever happed even to a Miyazaki movie. but i have to say reading this rely made me happy because this shows that the US anime industry can still surprise me and prove that even in hard times like this theres still hope. so all i have to say is if you dont what to have to wait to get get this movie buy buy buy now lol


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

ENG triller for UC gundam ep 3

hey every one this is just going to be a quick post i just found the long ENG triller for the next PD of unicorn gundam and id figured  id show you guys.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

marvel VS capcom 3 AKA why are my fingers bleeding

hey guys otakunick hear with a review for you i know its been ages since i last reviewed sum thing well your waiting is over because i got one hell of a review for you guys and thats a review on MVC3

now what to start theres rely a hell of a lot to talk about i know lets start with what comes with the special edition well it was a shore thing i would be getting the special edition manly because hell i love MVC to begin with but the special edition rely dus give you your extra 10$ worth in content first off you get a steal case with fantastic front and back cover art  as well as sum cool art on the inside of the case as well that is only for the special edition as well as a shore comic/art books witch i do have to say was a bit underwhelming but over all a nice addition now i come to the main reason i got the special edition and thats the downloadable charters at the back of the art book you get two cods one code is to DL jill from resident evil and shuma-gorath from the Doctor Strange comic now if you get the special edition you will not just be able to enter the code into your xbox or PS3 you willl need to fallow the instructions to get them this is not sum thing i liked i never did it did not work good with mass effect 2 and tho i fallowed the instructions iv sill to get the prober DL code in my email and i put the code in at 12 they say to give it 24 hours but hostly they shud have just giving us the proper code to begin with but thats a small gripe the second code you get is for a one month free trial of marvel online witch is marvels online comic reading services witch i may or may not use i have not decided yet 

next up is the look of the game now its been a long time since MVC 2 and as much as I love sprite based fighting games it was expected for them to go the way of street fighter 4 and make the game using polygon models this is booth good and bad it dus make the game flow better with out the hassle of drawing thousands of charter animations like what blaze blue did but the down side is the charters look a bit plain and un detailed but then again they move so fast and theres so many effects flying during the fight that you barley notes the loss of detail

now on to the music i know what the fuck dos music have to do with a fighting game well without it the game would get old rely fast and MVC3 OST dos not dissonant all the new charters have a theme and even the old charters themes have gotten much needed updates allowing for sum thing fun to listion to when you beet down on your buds or when your the one reeving the beet down

now lets talk about the roster of charters you get 30 to start with 15 on each side with 4 more to unlock once again 2 on each side and allows you to save teams now this would be all well and good but there are sum charters that just feel out of place and ones that are fare to obscure to warrant even being in this game hopefully this will be fixed with more downloadable charters later down the rode but for now i cant help but thing what charters shud rely be in the game and the ones that rely don not belong

and last but not lest the core game play now this game controls are diffident from MVC2 its now using a 4 butten light medium hard and special config rather then the old 2 punch 2 kick butten config  as well as ads simple mode witch negates the need for move input fear not this dos not rely hurt the balance of game play sum one just starting on simply will not be much of a threat to sum one who actually plays normal mode but at the same time it still give new players a fighting chance unlike most other fighting games in addition to that the game also records a shit ton of stats as well as training and mission modes witch help a great deal

now tho i just rely scratched the surface of the game play mechanics i do not rely have the time to go over every little thing so i will be leveeing you hear with this final words i love this game and if you like fighting games your bound to like it to the game plays good the charters tho sum feel like they do not rely belong all are fun to play with and hearing deadpool yell at you thew the screen is fun

Breaking the Ice

Alright, coming up with an anime to review was a huge pain in the ass. I thouhgt maybe id do FLCL, then realized that would be a short review, FLCL fucking epic, 'nough said. Then i thought maybe id do a review for something like one of the big3, that went out in a bloody pirate dopple ganger sword fight in a orange jump suit. Maybe, i thought, ill do it on something random that i think no ones ever seen. After scrolling through (insert name of thing you worship here) only knows how many pages of anime titles and seeing nothing that looked interesting, i realized i should just do it on some anime i remember watching on adult swim.

Tactics is an upbeat supernatural suspense mystery with a hint of comdey thrown in, anime that provides a nice break from the miserable, downtroddin, death, woe filled animes that usually get the supernatural suspense tag. So anyway our 6th sense gifted writer lead character, Kantaro, journeys all over Japan exorcising demons with his pals, Haruka, the strongest orge eating goblin, Yohko, the begrudging fox spirit forced to serve Kantaro, and the little naive Suzu. And all the other characters that come and go through out the series.

All those negatives aside i enjoyed this quirky little shoujo-ish anime. Almost all the characters are interesting on some level and many are multi-dimensional in their characteristics. Which is important because the whole series is driven by mini character arcs and a lot of focus is put on them. But the down side to this is theres very little depth to these mini-arcs and leaves you wanting a little more. The key characters are pretty simple on the surface, filling their roles well; Yohko is the pretty girl who wants to live a pampered life, Suzu only follows the group around so she can be with Haruka, and Sugino, the weird white goblin, and his wife, Muu-chan (a strange green thing that looks like Ty got high and decided to make something while in that state). Kantaro is just like Sora. Hes one of those overly nice do-gooders that at some points you just want to crawl through the screen and smack some sense into him, but he plays a good counter balance for the always brooding Hakaru.

Yes, theres a shoujo element in there. But dont worry its not one of those crazy "younger guy + older guy + attraction = creepy, awkward character dynamics" sort thing. Kantaro does feel an attraction towards his goblin friend but only hints at it subliminally and Haruka recieves these with blatant disreguard or disinterest.

The art used for the scenery is well done. Its more like watching a scrolling painting of a beautiful field or sundappled forest floor or even a moonlit landscape of night. This is all well and good but the character art just seems tp pale in comparison. They are sharply defined and seem somewhat out of place surrounded by the scenery. Any how thats an acceptable fault as theres very little to no action and the series isnt really about the action. The only real action we get is in the fight squence at the end of each episode (which is kinda like watching the exorcist if the priest had buddist beads, chanted montras and his help shot red lightning out of a golden stick thingy). These "fights" never last long as the focus of the episodes seems to be introducing the characters and the conflict.

The opening and closing themes are good, in my opinion and the opening is very appropriate for the series. Its a song about searching for a secret world, now doesnt that sound like the perfect kinda thing for this series? The music in the show itself is a little bland i think, but hey who really ever pays enough attention to realize what kinda backgorund music is playing.

P.S. If theres a yaoi booth at anime boston ill be doing a report on it. but im a guy who enjoys the dying screams of babies and the visual thoughts of bathing in womens tears (not really) so i have no clue what to report on it. So if the readers could be so kind as to put what you want to know in a comment, id really appreciate that.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

bye bye Borders

my local borders has been closed for over a year now so so this came to no saprise to me when The Wall Street Journal reports that Borders is preparing to enter Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The filing could be processed as early as Monday, which will lead to 200 to 250 store closures, This sounds terrible, and it really is. However, it’s definitely not as bad as it could be.
First, I’d like to get the concrete facts out of the way. Borders will close 200 stores, or roughly 1/3 of its entire retail presence. The company has been fearing a liquidity crisis for some time now, and showed roughy $500 million in debt at the end of fiscal 2008. Borders hired AlixPartners to help the ailing corporation turn itself around, and has been consulting with bankruptcy advisors in an attempt to weather this storm.
Now… how does this apply to anime fandom?
Frankly, this is 200 to 250 locations that stocked deeply on manga, completely gone. Eliminated from the market. Or, to put a relative spin on things, this is a quarter of the total closings in the Musicland incident, and two and a half times the number of stores lost when Tower Records closed up. This will absolutely hurt in the short term. Publishers across the spectrum will be impacted (well, maybe not Digital Manga, but that’s another story entirely). At the same time, we will no doubt hear a few stories going forward about falling profits, layoffs, or worse.

now there is a silver lining to all this and that is that over 200 stores will be having liquidation sails be for they close there doors for good and this will allow just just anime fans but fans of reading in general to stock up on a ton of books so if you have a borders in your town and it looks like its going to be one of the ones that will be closing do not miss thos sails 

Friday, February 11, 2011

beginners guide to buying anime part 2 (collectibles)

hey guys its been a quite a bit since i did the first one of this new little project of mine so i figged i would give you guys the next interment this time i will be talking about collectibles witch ones are worth it witch ones are not and the best ways to find the ones you want

first let me explainwhat type of collectible i am talking about i am not talking about sum thing like a figma that can be obtained Farly easily i am talking about stuff like film strips and animation cells witch are hard to come by well film strips not so much anymore with the introduction of giving them away to people at screenings of anime movies and in the special edition BD boxes

so wall we are on the topic of film strips il cover thos first yes they are geting esyer to find but they are still good collectible to have and gives any fan that has one sum thing to remember the movie by other then a pamphlet or a ticket stub and the same gos for animation cells they are great pices for any fans colletion tho unlike film strips thes are much harder to find and ushaly cost a arm and a leg to get i have seen a cell of rei ayanami go for over 10 grand so colleting cells isint rely werth it if you find a good deal on one i say go for it but never bankrup yourself for one

now limited edition mechendice can also be a good or a bad thing to have in a collection depending on your beget but are ushaly still much cheaper then a animation cell so thats rely up to you over all if you what to get a collectible just do not go over Bord and put yourself into a hole by getting it and of corse not everything is a good collectible if your buying sum thing like whats in the pic above and thinking it was a good buy you shood see a shrink

Thursday, February 10, 2011

NTV to but madhouse

Yesterday, it was reported that NTV would acquire 85.1% of Madhouse. The network will increase its holdings on February 18, via a purchase of shares that will total roughly one billion yen.

Madhouse is definitely a desirable company, with a backlog of over 300 titles, which range from TV series to films and OVAs. In their catalog are dozens of popular and profitable titles, including Cardcaptor Sakura, Black Lagoon, High School of the Dead, and Hellsing Ultimate. In addition, their theatrical backlog boasts numerous critically acclaimed titles from prominent directors, including Satoshi Kon and Mamoru Hosoda.
NTV, at the same time, is a powerful company with a large theatrical division and numerous channels across Japan.the company worked with Madhouse in the past, as the company was on the production committees for both Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. In addition, the company has close ties to Studio Ghibli, to the degree that Hayao Miyazaki personally designed the company’s mascot in 1993. In addition, the company holds exclusive rights to broadcast Ghibli’s features on Japanese TV.
So, as a potential buyer, Madhouse could definitely suffer a worse fate. They aren’t being bought by a Pachislot company, nor are they being left to die on the open market. NTV has a history in the industry, and clearly intends to make Madhouse a profitable entity, as they’re projecting 300 billion yen in profits by 2014.
Details are scarce on the deal, but there will almost certainly be changes to the company as it settles into its new role. NTV has its own culture, and its own way of doing business, that may not align with those of the studio in its current form. However, despite any possible coming changes but I for one am happy that the sale will be going thew because that mens one of my favorite anime studios will still be around for years to come even if NTV desires to Chang sum thing i am almost certain they will not do sum thing too drastic 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

has miyazaki forgotten what era we are in

Famed Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki’s hatred of technology has lately taken on a distinctly survivalist tone – now he is fulminating about how modern technology is robbing the poor children of such crucial life skills such as fire-making and flint-knapping.
He yields the following pearls of wisdom in a recent interview:

The environment children are now in, including our animation, is all virtual. TV, games, email and mobile phones, and even manga, everything we do in other words, they’re all robbing children of power.
Before they learn their letters, we must teach children the essentials, as we have done from the stone age.How to start a fire, keep it burning, put it out, the nature of water, how to climb trees, how to wind rope, use a needle and thread, use a knife. I think the state must teach the children these things before they teach them to tho i do think the skill miyazaki

talking about are good skills to have they are in no way necessary for this generation tho i know how to bild a fire hunt, skin and gut fish and all that i cant for the life of me think of a time when i have absolutely needed to use thos skills yes its in portent that kids learn this stuff in case of emergency but its not so in portent that they need to learn be for they learn to wright because lets face it we live in the world of information sharing and nothings more in portent in this current world then knowing how to communicate

Sunday, February 6, 2011

its finally happens iv gotten so obsessed over fighting games i am building a custom one

with the Ade of MUGEN anyone can make there own fighting game with as many charters as they like and as of yesterday i am one of thos people i DL mugen 1.0 from mugen-infantry as well as a custom skinpack that alows me over 100 charters and of cores i am now looking to build my raster as of right now i have 13 charters added to the game and on the hunt for many more now i am not going to lie to you and say adding charters and editing this game is easy its not but at the same time if you read the instructions that are included in each section to edit a part of the game you will be fine also there are plenty of tutorials on how to do stuff

now for thos that don't know anything about mugen and wondering just what the fuck i am talking about hers a brief history on the game

Elecbyte released the customizable fighting game M.U.G.E.N in 1999. The engine was originally released on July 17, 2001. Beta versions of it were made to work on DOS, Linux and Windows platforms, distributed through their website. The engine allows users to insert created characters, background stages, and other game objects through interpreted text files, graphics, and sound compilations to create a functioning fighting game similar to commercial games. While the engine is set up primarily for fighting game development, several other game types have been developed using it, including shooter and platform style games. Officially, Elecbyte claims to have forgotten what the acronym M.U.G.E.N stood for, but the readme documentation states that its meaning referred to the days when the engine was meant to emulate shooting games as opposed to fighting games. The meaning of "mugen" in Japanese, "unlimited", may have influenced the naming. M.U.G.E.N later expanded into a wide variety of teams and communities such as Mugen Fighters Guild,and Club Syndicate.

now as it stands this game is pretty much useless if you just DL the game itself and are not going to add more charters or stages becuse the game only comes with 2 charters and two stages to begin with as well as only allowing for 12 charters to be added once you get the game you will need to DL stages and charters and then add them i myself plain once i get it looking just how i want it to will be uploading my mugen to be DLed for thos that dont want to go thew the trouble of editing there own but thats going to be a long time away because i am not even 1/50 away from finishing with it so if you think you can what whats probably going to take a year or two then you can what for me if not get your own and start creating untill then have fuck guys

Friday, February 4, 2011

i know its a bit late but i finally got around to watching summer wars

yea yea i know why the hell didn't you watch this back in 09 well to answer that i was drowning in work from school and never had the time and once i got the time i completely forgot to watch it untill now manly because i re watched the girl who leapt thew time whose Character Design Yoshiyuki Sadamoto was also one the Arthur of the sumer wars novel so after i re watched the girl who leapt thew time i got to thinking i shud rely watch sumer wars witch i just finished no more then 10 mints of starting this post so without further distractions hears my review of sumer wars

the story is defanetly one of the beast iv seen in a good time nuthing in the current anime season can even conpar with how this story is told hers the just of it

When timid eleventh-grader and math genius Kenji Koiso is asked by older student and secret crush Natsuki to come with her to her family's Nagano home for a summer job, he agrees without hesitation. Natsuki's family, the Jinnouchi clan, dates back to the Muromachi era (1336 to 1573), and they've all come together to celebrate the 90th birthday of the spunky matriarch of the family, Sakae. That’s when Kenji discovers his "summer job" is to pretend to be Natsuki's fiance and dance with her at the birthday celebration. As Kenji attempts to keep up with Natsuki's act around her family, he receives a strange math problem on his cell phone which, being a math genius, he can't resist solving. As it turns out, the solution to the mysterious equation causes the bizarre verchual world the world of OZ to collide with Earth, and it's up to Kenji and his new fake family to put reality back in order.

now to most of you this probably dos not sound all that interesting but the way this story plays out cant help but draw you in the movie is pretty long nearly 2 hours in length but i can honestly tell you that i thought i was only siting at my pc for 10 mints thats how fast the story gos its rely amazing on just how there capably of telling a story this complex with so many charter's and still make it easy to fallow and entertaining

honestly i cant find a flaw in the movie worth posting out i know i am not the most harsh reviewer out there but i pride myself on knowing what is genially good and bad and this movie is 100% good the love story witch is defiantly a background aspect and that is handled more in a action movie oh he saved us i love him sort of way fits well and dos not feel out of place and the music tho it rely not that prevalent is Farly good i especially like the ending but then again i liked Matsumoto, Akihiko work in black jack(2004) as well so it was safe to asum id like it hear as well

over all i have to say to see this movie fubimation is bringing it over hear to the US and I look forwerd to owing the BRD of this movie

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sora Kake Girl getting a US release by bandai entertainment as well as new trailer for k-on end dub

now i myself have not seen this anime one of my co hosts has told me on numerous times to watch it tho so i will take his word for it and tell you guys you shud watch this too

and even if he had not told me to watch it the story seem fun so i would probly whatch it ether way

The story is set in the year 311 of the Orbital Calendar, when humanity has migrated to countless colony clusters in space. A space colony girl named Akiha Shishidou encounters a malevolent artificial intelligence named Leopard that has been installed on a colony.

Akiha is joined by an Inter-Colony Police officer named Itsuki Kannagi, a taciturn young girl named Honoka Kawai, and a robot named Imoko "Imo-chan" Shishidou.

now bandai is bring this anime out in 2011 under the name the girl who leapt thew space this may case people to ask is this a anime sequel to the movie the girl who leapt thew time no it is not and i think it was a bad idea to go with the littoral translation on this animes name sora kake girl would have worked just fine but what ever its there chose

now Thar was sum thing els bandie is doing and lets just say i like the show but the ENG dub kinda makes not want to buy the DVD(tho i will be buying them) and that is k-on yes this is sum what old news that bandai would be bring k-on over hear to the US but for me this was the first time hearing the ENG dub and i have to say aside from mio's im not that big on the dub i mean its not bad but they rely fucked up with yui's and ritsu's voices

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

talk about a blast from the past

apparently gonzo is making a new last Exile anime for 2011 and they clam it will not be a retelling or a re release but a all new anime with new story and characters now all this was sed at the TAF (tokyo anime fare) this is also announced that they are making this anime for spectroscopic 3D

now for this new anime gozo will be working with Range Murata character design murata has worked on such anime as blue sub #6 solty rei and most resently Shangri-La so we can probly see character design along the lines of Tetsu Hayami for the adult character and Kuniko Hojo for the kids witch is pretty mutch what it was like for the original last Exile anime

Tetsu Hayami

Kuniko Hojo

personally in nether thrilled nor am i dreading this anime tho i liked last exile it was not the best anime in the world and i am not expecting this new insulation in a pretty much dead franchise to make me say diffidently not to menchon the fact that this will be in 3D personally puts more doubts in my head then hope because 3D is a double edged sword when viewed shud be it dues give a good spectacle but when its viewed any other way its no war near as good nost 3D movies when viewed normally look no ware near as good for instance the new resident evil movie when you watch it in 3D all the slow motion dos not bother you because you have thing flying at you but when seen normally its just a movie that has way to much slow motion seens and i am afraid that this anime will end up like that but thats just what i think