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Well, 2 days have passed since the console release of BlazBlue, and my desktop has yet to be turned on since then. In fact, the only reason you may have seen any activity out of me is because I've been posting from work (and unfortunately I can't bring my PS3 or 360 with me).

As many of you may or may not know about me, I almost never play any one game for more than 3 hours at a time. The only exceptions to that up till now have been one or two RTS's (since many times you can barely finish 2 rounds in 3 hours), Valkyria Chronicles, and the two big Type-Moon visual novels (F/SN, Tsukihime). Well, Blazblue is now the first fighting game on that list. I don't know about the rest of you, but my thumbs have been going raw from playing it so much.

The character diversity is just all over the place. You've got the heavy (Iron Tager), the typical Sol and Ky-like swordsmen (Jin and Ragna's movesets are basically Ky's and Sol's with a few things swapped between the two), the half-animal-usually-part-cat (Taokaka), and now a few more of the "let's their henchmen do most of the attacking for them" types (Rachel and Carl). Basically it's got a lot of the same character archetypes as Guilty Gear, but with a bit of changing around and also a few new styles. Noel Vermillion, for example, uses dual Vash pistols but weilds and attacks with them almost like they're swords. Plus her whole moveset shift when she uses Chain Revolver mode is sort of like a cool lite version of Sol Badguy's Dragon Install.

Top it all off with an actually quite impressive english dub, excellent 2D and 3D artwork and animations, and a really cool visual novel-like story mode with an actually interesting story (Guilty Gear's story was a bit...all over the place?), and you've got yourself an amazingly fun game. So, who's your favorite character(s) and strategies? and any other thoughts?


Cute, hot, AND kicks ass? Now that's a devastating combo.
Cute, hot, AND kicks ass? Now that's a devastating combo.










(Random interesting fact, apparently the game renders at 736p instead of 720 or 1080... though it upscales and downscales just fine.)

P.S. The artbook that you could have gotten if you preordered through Gamestop was completely worth it. Also, Noel dressing up in cosplay was awesome.
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  • Pink hair, smexy
  • Mad scientist working for Gekido


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For my anime reviews, from now on if the anime isn't a movie or have at least 5 episodes i'm not going to wright a review in my normal format, instead i'm going to wright QR or quick reviews that focus only on the story. these are a through back to my old format. reviews done in the format will now be labeled (QR)
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It's real hard sticking to one anime/manga. I want to watch them all at the same time. ^_^
I wonder if this is how Rin, from Shuffle! feels. I mean  he was picking between loads of girls, and I still
have not watched far enough to figure out his choice.
Anyways, I just finished Kanokon. It was only 12 episodes which I thought was really strange, but that's okay. At least their doing another season!! How do I know this? Check out this article: http://www.animevice.com/news/more-kanokon-natsu-no-arashi-asuka-cryin-you-got-it/1603/
It's turning out a little bit like Sailor Moon, slapped with a 'R'. Which by the way is another favorite anime of mine:)

If you find any great anime/manga I might be interested in, please tell me!

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I found this accidenly from the website, but I forgot the name.
It's kind of funny if you watch it clearly > - ^ ~

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Ok, let once again get together this Wednesday and talk about  anime. Why not! I love, you love it, and even your dog loves it (or cat, and well I got fish). So check in if you can make it  and if you'er new and want to get in the action the steps are as easy as makeing a harem character cry.

Just get Skype, It free so, no worry, set up a Skype id and then PM me and tell me your Skype Id so I can call you for the show

My bad people we usually start the show at 10 pm CST.
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k here it is in a nutshell,   this is all spoilers thought, but here it go's,  SEASION 1: [begining] Haseo was kown as Yashina to the Maggnoriyion race, and was "CAMMANDER AND CHIEF" of there military and navy.[middle] Haseo aka Yashina met a girl named Ayana, they fall in love, 2 weeks later an evil enemy showed themselfs there called "the Changgoloms"!![end] the Maggnoriyion race is at war once agean and the Changgoloms were wining!

SEASION 2: [begining] the Maggnoriyion race retreats back to there homeworld called Zenitaia and Haseo aka Yashina begins a counter offenceive! [middle] the outer planets get destroyed by the Changgoloms and the Maggnoriyion fleets engage them thounsends of spacebattles take place all over the galaxy.[end] the Changgoloms start to vanish all over the galaxy till they were all gone; a new enemy awaits in the shadows to make there move.

SEASION 3: the new enemy shows themselfs and attack Haseo(Yashina) and his team; 3 main characters die[middle] the maggnoriyion fleets set out acrose the galaxy to search for the 8 holy temples hidden on 8 M-CLASS planets(Earth like), Haseo(yashina) sets out and finds one of the temples ans go's in alown and opends a Valhcary ring of magic, and teliports into a place of nothingness and a voice comes out of know were speeking in scrupulous precision, then you find out Yashina is really Haseo Yashimora one of the 8 holy knights of the Valhallian royal guard and has bean planing a "kuw"!!![end] the Maggnoriyion race finds out the shocking truth and try to kill him, but backfires and kills the rest of the main characters.
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It's 12am, July 1st.  Summer has begun!  Make the most of it while you can!
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I just rewatched Nostalgia Critic`s review of the Power Rangers movie. And i finally decided to make a log about the only thing that bothered me. And good to see that he didn't do any real research what so ever otherwise he would have know the in the Japanese version the Black Frog Ranger is called Jiraiya who is a very well developed character btw. sound familliar?XD

Yep he kinda called the perve sage lame too in a way....  FROG/TOAD POWER AINT LAME!!!!

(O and if he did do some research he would also know that Repulsa`s voice aint in synch because Saban used the old Bandora Footage from ZyuRanger and dubbed it so he could have left that question out. double lame!) and yes i already posted there too week ago lol
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Animator Hidenori Matsubara to Appear at Otakon© 

Baltimore, MD (June 29, 2009) – Character designer, illustrator and animator Hidenori Matsubara, perhaps best known for his character design work on the Oh My Goddess! OAV series and the Sakura Wars games, will be a guest at Otakon 2009.

As a young and hungry animator, Matsubara worked as an in-betweener on the Project A-Ko movies. From there, he served as an animator on Bubblegum Crisis and Gunbuster. Graduating to animation director for Nadia: Secret of Blue Water, he completed the opening animation for Bubblegum Crash, and then served as animation director on Otaku no Video (the inspiration for Otakon). Other credits in this period include work as an animator on Perfect Blue, Gunsmith Cats, and the original Neon Genesis Evangelion series. For the Oh My Goddess! series (and later for the movie), Matsubara served as character designer and chief animation director; more recently, he was character designer for The Count of Monte Cristo. He also served as the character designer of the hit game series Sakura Wars.

Currently, Matsubara is working under Hideaki Anno as an animator and animation director on the new series of Evangelion movies.

Otakon 2009 will be held July 17-19 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its sixteenth year, Otakon is an annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, and music from the Far East. Since 1999, Otakon has been held in Baltimore, Maryland; currently, Otakon is one of Baltimore's few large, city-wide events, drawing over 22,000 individual members for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 60,000 "turnstile" attendees). Otakon is a membership-based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.

For more information about Otakorp, Inc., see http://www.otakon.com/otakorp/index.asp

For more information and the latest news on Otakon 2009, see http://www.otakon.com/

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Producer Yukio Kikukawa to Appear at Otakon©

Best Known for Legend of the Galactic Heroes 

Baltimore, MD (June 29, 2009) – Producer and mega fan Yukio Kikukawa will be a guest at Otakon 2009.

Producer Yukio Kikukawa has invested over a decade of his career producing the 162 episodes and three features of the epic Legend of the Galactic Heroes. His most recently producers the 26-episode series Tytania, another space opera based on the books by LoGH author Yoshiki Tanaka.

As a rare member of the Japanese anime industry from an American-style fandom background (a science-fiction convention-goer), he achieved the status of alpha fan when he chaired Anime Expo Tokyo in 2004.

Otakon 2009 will be held July 17-19 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its sixteenth year, Otakon is an annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, and music from the Far East. Since 1999, Otakon has been held in Baltimore, Maryland; currently, Otakon is one of Baltimore's few large, city-wide events, drawing over 22,000 individual members for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 60,000 "turnstile" attendees). Otakon is a membership-based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.

For more information about Otakorp, Inc., see http://www.otakon.com/otakorp/index.asp

For more information and the latest news on Otakon 2009, see http://www.otakon.com/

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Director/Producer Noboru Ishiguro

to Make First Visit to Otakon© 

Baltimore, MD (June 29, 2009) – Director, producer, and president of Artland, Noboru Ishiguro will make his first visit to Otakon.

Ishiguro most notably formed a Hawaiian band in college and played the ukulele there. He, in fact, had offers to go pro, but thankfully, he chose an anime career instead.

As a director, some of his notable titles are Space Battleship Yamato (first series and first two movies), Macross (original TV series and Do You Remember Love), Megazone 23, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, and Tytania. Ishiguro wrote the story for Megazone 23, based on his personal experience: having witnessed how easily the government mechanism can make the public believe distorted truths and motivate them into war. Ishiguro founded his studio, Artland, and still runs it as president after its acquisition by Marvelous Entertainment.

Otakon 2009 will be held July 17-19 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its sixteenth year, Otakon is an annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, and music from the Far East. Since 1999, Otakon has been held in Baltimore, Maryland; currently, Otakon is one of Baltimore's few large, city-wide events, drawing over 22,000 individual members for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 60,000 "turnstile" attendees). Otakon is a membership-based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.

For more information about Otakorp, Inc., see http://www.otakon.com/otakorp/index.asp

For more information and the latest news on Otakon 2009, see http://www.otakon.com/

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