Monday, January 28, 2013

OtakuHome News: Pantax to release Evangelion themed camera

hey guys otaku nick her as sum of you may now I have about 3 major passions in my life anime, video games and photography so I have a rely good day when two of thows three come to geather. but what happens when one of the anime Im most passionet about Evangelion comes to geather with my other passion of photography well this acholy

The official website for the Evangelion anime franchise confirmed on Monday that Pentax is offering three special models of its Pentax Q10 digital cameras in Evangelion colors. Pre-orders began on Monday for the Evangelion models, each of which will have a limited run of 1,500.

the cameras that come with 12.4-megapixel sensors will go on sale in April in electronics, camera, and book stores throughout Japan, as well as in the official Evangelion store, the Animate chain, and online. The Pentax Ricoh Imaging booth at CP+ 2013, the largest camera and photography event in Asia, will put the cameras on display from Thursday to Sunday.

now sadly I will not have enuph to pre order one of the cameras thow I rely do whant one. I kinda need a good light camera. my D90 is great but boy dos it get havy lol. but hopfully sooner or latter one of these babby will fined thatre whay onto a action site and then to me lol.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

where Iv been all week

Hey guys Otakunick hear just giving you guys a bit of an update. First off yes Iv put the media player with the podcast back up I would have liked to have a new Ep up for you but its kinda hard to get my co-host to set aside sum time to record(but thats life). The other thing that has been eating up my time this week has been Tera Online sum of you may alredy know this but starting  February Tera Oline will be going free to play so in the meen time Iv made a trial account  to start to Lv with two of my friends that got the game at this point in time I Iv LVed 2 charers to Lv 18 first is my main a Elin archer and the second a aman berserker  the other I dont use as much so yea. We have even started a guild called the lost one so if your looking for a good MMORPG come play Tera Online and if you what join the lost ones on the PVP server of mount tyrannas.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

OtakuHome News: Reki Kawahara at sakura-com

The organizers of Sakura-Con announced on Friday that Sword Art Online creator Reki Kawahara will appear at the March 29-31 convention in Seattle.

Kawahara debuted with his light novel work Accel World in 2008 and followed it up with Sword Art Online. The television anime adaptation of Accel World premiered last April and Viz Media streamed the series as it aired in Japan. Viz Media also added the series to its upcoming Neon Alley lineup.

The anime adaptation of Sword Art Online began streaming on Crunchyroll as it aired in July. The story revolves around a boy named Kazuto "Kirito" Kirigaya who enters a virtual-reality, massively multi-player online (MMO) world called "Sword Art Online." There is no escape from this world unless the player clears the game, but "game over" means the death of the player. Aniplex USA licensed the series for North American release.

Kawahara has over 10 million copies of his novels in print.

Sakura-Con stated that Kawahara is part of its "Sword Art Online Mega Pack" guest line-up, which will include a Sword Art Online concert. LiSA, Eir Aoi, Haruka Tomatsu, and Luna Haruna all performed themes for the series. Aniplex of America brought over LiSA's Sword Art Online single, "crossing field," last August, and the company revealed during its live-streaming panel on Friday that it will offer a special exclusive at the convention. what the exclusives are I have no idea but truth be told I could also care less about that as I myself would rather just have sum one on one time with Mr.  Kawahara  so I could intaview him. But sadly that will not happen as thare is no posable way my poor ass can go to Seattle. but if any of my readers are going I urge you to let me know how it was and if you send me any nice storys Il put the best ones up and site the people that send them to me as cuntributers. thats right this is your chance to become part of the OtakuHome news team.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Otaku Home News: Date A Live to stream on niconico

The official website for the Date A Live television anime announced on Friday that the anime will stream on the Niconico service every week, starting on March 16. The anime will not air on television until April.

so for all you that get anime like I do well be prepared to chuse weather or not but watch this streamed or nor>I for one will be waiting on this till it airs on TV

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

OtakuHome News: Those Who Hunt Elves gets a new Manga

heay thare old school fans its OtakuNick hear with sum big news about sumthing I thought to be finished a long time ago. G-mode's Comic Meteor web manga site announced on Wednesday that Yu Yagami will return to his Those Who Hunt Elves (Elf o Karu Mono-tachi) manga with a new series on January 30.

Those Who Hunt Elves 2 will reunite (pictured from left up top) the elf Celsia Marie Claire with three travelers from Japan: the martial artist Junpei Ryuzoj, the Oscar-winning actress Airi Komiyama, and the military otaku student Ritsuko Inoue. The three had scoured a fantasy world for elves, since undressing elves will reveal the spell they need to return home. This time, they are joined by a mysterious girl (pictured bottom right) who is key to the new story.

Yagami serialized the original Those Who Hunt Elves manga in Monthly Dengeki Comic GAO! magazine from 1994 to 2002. He already created a brief sequel called Those Who Hunt Elves Returns in the same magazine from 2007 to 2008. The original manga also inspired two television anime series.

ADV Manga released part of Those Who Hunt Elves in North America, while ADV Films released the two television anime series. Go! Comi released Yagami's Hikkatsu! manga, and CMX Manga released two other manga by Yagami: Dokkoida?! and Go West!

Monday, January 14, 2013

OtakuHome News: Yoko Kanno and Piano Inc hold open audition

Yoko Kanno, the acclaimed musical composer of Cowboy Bebop, Macross Frontier, Escaflowne, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Turn A Gundam and other anime, is collaborating on a song for a non-profit cultural promotion, and the producers are holding an audition for a male vocalist. Kanno is composing and producing "Merry Song" with lyrics by Hiroshi Ichikura, and Naoki Imamura will direct the music video for Piano Inc.

The audition is for men under 25, and applicants will be accepted regardless of residence (including overseas) or experience. The winner will record the song in February, and he will also be filmed for the song's music video and perform at an event.

Applications must be submitted (in English or Japanese) with a resume and a photo of the candidate. Submissions will be accepted until January 30. An instrumental version of the song is available at the audition website. so all you rising singers that read my blog be shore to try out since this is ofcorse open to everyone even US resadents nothing would make this anime journalist happer then to learn one of his readers was the one to snag this gig. but I wish all the luck to everyone that enters this regardless.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

OtakuNick revirews: Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor

Hey guys like I sed I hadf a review in the works for you so hear it is Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor was a anime that came out in 2004 almost 9 years. It was produced by  Xebec the same company that brought us Nadesico.But dont let that fool you this anime is anything but the fun wacky antic's that we saw in nadesico this show is 100% mecha drama. so without any ferther to do hears the brack down.

The storty starts on Tatsumiyajima witch is the central island in the middle of a small cluster of islands, in a sleepy backwater of the Japanese isles. Not much happens there, and the island's young people go to school knowing that their lives are likely to remain peaceful and undisturbed. Or so they have been taught... but the truth is different. The fate of mankind is on the line, and Tatsumiyajima is the last line of defense against a hostile and incomprehensible enemy. At the center of it all, fighting for Humanity's continued existence, is the giant robot Fafner, the dragon that guards this final treasure of mankind. Okay with a synopsis like that your probly thinking whats the big deal its just like so many other mecha anime. well dont let this little paragraph miss leed you thare is way more to the story then this synopsis is letting on. as for what that is well you will just need to watch to find out.

Next on my list is the art and animation so first thing first I whant to get one thing out of the way yes this animes Character Designer is non other then Hirai, Hisashi thr same man that did the Character Design for Gundam Seed. but befor all you seed heaters click off this page he also did the Character Design for Kurogane no Linebarrels, Mugen no Ryvius, and Scryed all of witch I cunsiter must watcxh anime. so just because the art reminds one of one anime you dont like dosint meen you shouldint give it a shot. Becasue in this case going with Hirai for this anime was probly the best chose. thare are serten thing he dos best and oldly enuph that is facial expressions shore all his faces in the shows he dos look simaler but that is to make it easyer for them to convay serten  expressions. so what Im saying is just give the art a chance you may just like it.

But if you whant sumthing to rely lach onto it is the music this show is home to one of my all time favret OST and we have a Mr Saito, Tsuneyoshi to thank for it sum of you older fans may remember his name as he also did the OST for 2 of the Tenchi Muyo! movies namly Tenchi Muyo! Manatsu no Eve and Tenchi Muyo! in Love 2: Haruka Naru Omoi witch out of all the tenchi muyo anima have the best music.  Saito, Tsuneyoshi and his teem whent all the way to Europe to record using a real orchestra and let me just say this music will probly hit you harder then any visual seen in this show.

Now with all this good thare is sum bad atlest when it come to the ENG dub. you see I have yet to watch this show in Japaneses so all I have to go on with my revew is the ENG dub and it is standered afare for its time the anime came out hear in the US around 2006 If I am remembering corectly and lets face it the state of most dug wheret varry good then. So all i can say is if you plane on getting this anime you may whant to try out the Japanese dug first

I know I normaly close thing out right about hear but befor that i have one more thing I need to talk about and that is the Blu-ray Up scalling of this anime. You see the reson I am even reviwing this anime at this point and time is because I resently got the DVD/blu-ray combo pack of the anime and let me just say this is what a Up scall should look like. Unlike Gundam seeds upscall that just look lazy and slopy this one acholy looks clean just like it did when it first aird witch is the point. So all in all I say this blu-ray relese is worth the money and would make a fine addtion to anime mecha anime fans collection.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

OtakuHome News: Sentai Filmworks lands Acchi Kocchi licens

The North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the Acchi Kocchi television anime series. The company plans to release the 13-episode series under the name Place to Place later this year on subtitled DVD and through digital outlets. In a way i am a little sad this will not be getting a dub as I loved this anime but countering dubs in this day and age tend to not be all that good I am happy I love the Japanese dub too.

The story of Ishiki's original four-panel manga follows a tsundere (initially aloof and abrasive, but later kind-hearted) girl named Tsumiki (voiced by Rumi Ookubo), the most unsociable eyeglasses-wearing boy named Io (Nobuhiko Okamoto), and their classmates.

The show originally premiered in Japan in April 2012. for thos that stuck with me youl remember that was the time I was not rely posting anything well with this annoucement I will probly get off my ass and review it soon. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

So you want to be a Anime reviewer

Hey guys OtakuNick hear this time I am not hear for news or even a review tho dont worry I do have a review coming in the next 3 days or so. No I hear today to talk to all you would be anime reviewers you see recently I watched a few reviews of sum anime on youtube from a PhDmanchild . Now mind you I am not a pro reviewer I dont get payed to do this even with the ads on my site I only make like 50cet a month or so. But I try to conduct my self as if this was my job I.E I take time and research the subject to give you guys a good review. But all I could think of when watching PhDmanchilds reviews where dos he even review this stuff.

So with that I have desied to post sum tips to all you would be reviewers. first things first take your time and do your researc. If you dont research what your reviewing then your review will not be as good. Now Im not saying you need to know everything thar is to know about all the stuff you review but knowing  when it was made and witch company makes it will help.

Next up take your time I see so many new reviewers try to cram what should be a ten minutes review into 2 maybe 3 minutes on youtube or summarize everything in one paragraph. Its not a race people you have 15 minutes on youtube and for you posting on blogs and websites unless they say other whys your post can be a long as you want tho keep it withing reson no one wants to read a wall of text.

And last thing to try is to review in segments I tend to brake my reviews into parts. For thows that red my blog a lot you have probably already notes my reviews fallow the same lay out at the one below this is. this makes it easyer for you the poster to read the review for instenc sum of my reders might want to know what I think of the art of a serten anime but not what I think of the story or music well since all my reviews are layed out like they are that reader can just skip down to that part. Now for you on youtube you can use the segmented review format to your advatig as well espesholy if your in the habet of editing your vids. all you need to do is record all the parts sepret and then cut them togeather. This is helpfull in more then one way first it alows you to take a barke and sound less winded from talking in your vids. It can also help you plan out the vid langth if you know how much time you have to work with and how much you have to cover if you record each segment sepret you can just do the math befor hand.

(review templet)
.story overview
.voice work
.final thoughts

So yea I hope I helped sum of you in your queast into becoming reviewers and if you rely dont care about reviewing I hope you show this to sumone who is well till nets time bye

Sunday, January 6, 2013

OtakuHome News Digimon Xros Wars nominated for a Emmy?

The 2011-2012 Digimon anime series, Digimon Xros Wars: The Young Hunters Who Leapt Through Time, is nominated in the Animation category for the first annual International Emmy Kids Awards.

Digimon is competing against the United Kingdom's The Amazing World of Gumball, Spain's Ask Laura, and France's The Jungle Bunch. Other award categories include Preschool, Factual, Non-Scripted Entertainment, Series, and TV Movie/Mini-Series.

Japan's Junior High School Diaries (Chūgakusei Nikki) is also nominated in the Series category.

The International Academy of Arts and Sciences launched the International Emmy Kids Awards to recognize "excellence in children's television programming produced and initially aired outside of the United States."

Academy President & CEO Bruce L. Paisner said, "For years, kids production has been underserved in our International Emmy awards process, and we felt strongly it was time to give that vital and booming programming area its due. “These new International Emmys will provide a global showcase for the world's best kids programming and a unique networking opportunity for kids television executives from around the world.”

The Academy began accepting nominations in early 2012 with judging running through the summer and fall. Winners will receive their awards February 8 at the first International Emmy Kids Awards Gala in New York City.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

OtakuHome News cruchyroll airs Cuticle Detective Inaba

To all my readers that use cruchyroll the media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will stream the Cuticle Detective Inaba television anime series. The series will stream on Fridays starting on January 4 at 10:00 p.m. EST. The series will be available for members in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia.

The anime adaptation of Mochi's manga tells the story of Hiroshi Inaba, a part-man, part-wolf, former "secret doberman" who begins his own detective agency. The anime will premiere on January 4 in Japan.

The show stars Junichi Suwabe as Hiroshi Inaba and Toru Ohkawa as Don Valentino. Other cast members include Nobuhiko Okamoto, Yumi Shimura, Rina Hidaka, Miyu Irino, Asami Shimoda, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Juurouta Kosugi, Yōko Hikasa, Tomokazu Sugita, Asami Seto, Yuiko Tatsumi, Kousuke Toriumi, Ai Fukuda, and Mitsuki Saiga.

Suwabe will perform he opening theme song "Haruka, Nichijō no Naka de" (Faraway, In the Daily Life), and Ohkawa will perform the ending theme "Prima Stella."

Susumu Mitsunaka (episode director for Bunny Drop, Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san) is directing the series at studio ZEXCS. Makoto Nakamura (Seitokai Yakuindomo, Starry Sky) is handling the series composition, and Satoshi Koike (Senki Zesshō Symphogear, Sgt. Frog) is serving as both character designer and chief animation director.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

happy new years

hey guys otakunick hear I know this last week I havent been posting much of anything well as most of you know things get crazy during xmiss and newyears. so between work my girlfriend and getting redy to see family go out and do all that shit I let things hear slack a bit.

But enuph about that its now 2013 and time to start things anew so hears to another year anime news and reviews. And I must give a thanks to all my readers who have been with me ever since I started this blog back in agust of  09 nerly5 years you guys have been with me youv seen the fevry bigiing of the blog befor I new just what outakuhome was going to be used for befor i settiled on a good lay out hell you guys are still around even after all my typos and shit so thank you and hears to yet another great year