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J!NX TO OFFER KILLER NEW CLOTHING BASED ON WORLDWIDE SENSATION AFRO SAMURAI

 

J!NX, the premiere name in geek and gaming lifestyle clothing has partnered with FUNimation Entertainment and created four new slick, gritty designs that evoke as much attitude as the legendary Number One Headband!

 

SAN DIEGO, CA, JULY 1, 2009.  As thousands of Anime fans descend on Los Angeles for Anime Expo 2009, San Diego based Jinx, Inc. cools down the summer months with a dynamic new licensing partnership.  Afro Samurai and Afro Samurai: Resurrection blew up the ratings when they debuted on Spike TV, and continue to garner a loyal viewership across Youtube, Hulu, and Xbox Live.  The hack-and-slash-to-a-hip-hop-www.JINX.com/afrosamuraiin early September, but you can head there now to get a glimpse of the shirts, all crafted by the talented J!NX design team.

 

"We have long been huge fans of Afro Samurai,” declares Sean “Jinx” Gailey, Creative Overlord of the J!NX design team.  “The amazing art style, the music, the story, everything about it resonates with the J!NX crew and we couldn't wait to put our spin on some Afro Samurai clothing.”

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EVA 1.0 is in theatres this summer and is what we are screening this evening at 5:30 pm in LP 1.  EVA 1.01 will be released on DVD this Fall while EVA 1.11 will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in Spring 2010.

 

FUNIMATION ENTERTAINMENT TO PREMIERE

ENGLISH DUB OF

 

AT ANIME EXPO 2009

Flower Mound, TX (June 22, 2009) – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it will premiere the English dubbed version of Hideaki Anno’s “EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE.” at Anime Expo® held this year at the Los Angeles Convention Center July 2-5, 2009.  More information about the convention can be found at www.anime-expo.org.

“EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE” is the film sequel to the sci-fi animated series blockbuster Neon Genesis Evangelion (also written and directed by Hideaki Anno) which aired on Japanese television in the mid 1990’s.

Director in Chief Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion) and the creative staff of this film made a complete rebuild of the design and visuals rather than magnifying the original 16 mm film from the series. The team was also able to employ 3D computer graphics to enrich the depth and breadth of the Evangelion world as well as digital photography and composite nonlinear editing.

ABOUT EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE

There was no foreseeable warning before it happened -- a catastrophe of unparalleled scale and magnitude overwhelmed the entire globe. This event, recorded in history as "The Second Impact," caused half the population of the Earth to perish and devastated the world.  All that remains of Japan is Tokyo-3, a city that is now being attacked by giant creatures that seek to destroy mankind. These creatures are called Angels.

Fourteen year old Shinji Ikari is called to Tokyo-3 by his father who he hasn’t seen in more than eight years. He is asked to come to the NERV headquarters to meet his father. His father reveals to him a gigantic humanoid weapons system that the special governmental agency has secretly developed to fight the Angels and then orders Shinji to pilot the giant artificial human Evangelion Unit One.

With the fate of the world resting on his shoulders, how will the 14 year old boy Shinji fight? What is the truth behind "The Human Instrumentality Project," an operation somehow related to the "Second Impact"? And who is the true enemy? The Angels, NERV, the mysterious SEELE, or the demons held within the hearts of all involved? 

Gendō Ikari, a man who holds many answers to these questions, watches silently and attentively as his son fights a desperate battle…

Funimation Entertainment will premiere EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE Friday, July 3, in room LP1 at Anime Expo.

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http://moonstorm.podomatic.com/entry/2009-07-02T19_44_41-07_00

Join Me, lunermoth, Red Roses, and Psycho Gamer as we cover the new on Anime Vice.

News/cons

We start off with Miyazaki showing up at Comic Con and Otokon get some people too.

meet soul geek Cripsin freeman

Akira and Oldboy movies are still possible

Kristen Bell like Astro boy.

Ero game developers are blocking everyone.

Right Stufs guess for the count down.

Anime/Manga

Summer previews what are you watching.

Haruhi is legal now on the tubes.

Eva 2.0 is epic win at theaters.

New Macross movie is a coming.
Ninamori is a cool FLCL character.
Slayers go watch it.
Fariy tale gets an anime.
What the hell are the Harveys.
Guest blog the seven ages part II.

Other

AMV it is cool.

ROBO GEISHA so bad it's good.

Manga man he is cool.

Michael Jackson in anime.

Seras VS Edward Yeah that a no contest.

Toys

Mocross X Lucky Start figs

Saber Chibi fig.
DBE figs.
Ranka Lee fig is wired.
Lucky Star Uniforms at real school. Man that going to suck for them.
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And what a day it was. <3

First, I'll explain to you all who aren't familiar with this holiday why exactly, it means so much to us Canadians.
Back in 1867, on July 1st Canada was officially recognized as a country due to the signing of the British North American Act. This day was actually called Dominion Day for awhile but later then was changed to Canada Day (more suitable in my opinion, really). So that's pretty much it, I mean I could go into the whole spiel here but I won't because I'd like to get to the fun (less boring) stuff which is really what this blog post is about. I wanted to share with you all how I spent my Canada Day.

So, I barely got any sleep the night before as I was playing a very addictive Blazblue. Suffice to say I got through the day just fine and because it was a holiday I didn't have to work (stores were still open though, I just chose to take the day off). Anywho! Me and a few of my friends went and hung out at the mall for a good portion of the day and got some things ready for like a mini-party of sorts before we went to see the fireworks which took place at a wonderful area in Winnipeg called "The Forks". We went to have dinner at moxies and my friends (not me because I was the designated driver) shared a bottle of red wine (they actually wanted to get both red and white because well, that's pretty much the two colors that make up the Canadian flag) but I suggested we should wait until after we go see fireworks to get trashed (surprisingly that never happened as we all split ways after the show was over). On the way over to the Forks we stopped so I could pick up my date (this would be our third date now <3) and it took almost FOREVER to find a parking spot as there was the usual baseball game going on which happens every July 1st with Winnipegs own team against another team. Once we managed to find a parking spot, we walked around for awhile until it was time for the fireworks show. Around...10-ish or so? The fireworks had started and my date wanted us to kinda...y'know be just the two of us alone so I agreed to that (it WAS a date after all.) and so she started getting cold (it wasn't too bad out but there was a bit of a wind) so I lent her the blanket I had brought just in case and made sure she was all warm and snug and so we cuddled and watched fireworks for the duration of the evening and when they were all finished I got a lovely kiss *Insert insane blushing here* and found myself in my first ever relationship. So all in all it was a wonderful evening (especially near the end of the night) and put me in one of the greatest moods I've ever been in in quite some time. Lovely indeed~ <3






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FUNIMATION ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES

“SANDS OF DESTRUCTION”

ANIME SERIES FROM SEGA OF AMERICA

 

Flower Mound, TX (July 2, 2009) – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired home entertainment, broadcast, digital, and merchandise rights to the first season (13 episodes) of the fantasy adventure series “Sands of Destruction” from SEGA of America Inc.

 

“Sands of Destruction” is based on the game of the same name from SEGA. The series is to be launched in tandem with SEGA’s new RPG adventure game, Sands of Destruction™. It will be SEGA’s first anime launched in partnership with Production IG.

 

This fantasy adventure series is directed by Shunsuke Tada and produced by Production IG (Ghost in the Shell). In Japan, the series is known as World Destruction: Sekai Bokumetsu no Rokuni™ and is critically acclaimed.

 

ABOUT SANDS OF DESTRUCTION

On a planet where the oceans are made of sand, inhabitants must travel aboard huge sand ships, and constant battles rage between two organizations. Therein live humans and a dominant race of Therian beings. Therians are humanoid in appearance, but possess great physical strength, and beast-like characteristics.  Therians are able to use their fierce strength to force humans to live under their control.

 

Kyrie, the hero of this story, lives a life of solitude. He wanders from place to place since losing his parents as a child.  He is resigned to accept things as they are because he believes it is futile to try to change anything in the oppressive world he lives in. 

Kyrie meets Morte, a mysterious girl who is a member of the “World Destruction Committee”.  She is determined to destroy the planet, freeing it from the tyrannical rule of the Therians.

After this chance encounter with Morte, Kyrie is dragged into a conflict that will dictate mankind’s future.

 

Featuring an all-star team of Japanese RPG developers and a sweeping soundtrack by composer Yasunori Mitsuda, “Sands of Destruction” utilizes the upper and lower DS screens for its dynamic battle system, including major boss battles where colossal monsters take up both DS screens. Mixing traditional turn-based tactics with fighting game mechanics to create an intense gameplay experience, “Sands of Destruction” also features an innovative “Quip system” where characters utter inspiring battle commands that enhance abilities and boost attributes to give them various advantages during battle.  As the story unfolds new battle commands will be discovered and gamers will be able to customize the different commands to each character. “Sands of Destruction” will be released in spring 2010, exclusively for Nintendo DS™.

 

FUNimation Entertainment will release the first season of the series in spring 2010.

 

About SEGA Corporation:                     

SEGA® Corporation is a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home, encompassing consumer business, amusement machine sales and amusement center operations.  The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.  SEGA® Corporation's Web site is located at http://sega.jp.

About SEGA of America Inc.:                         

SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home.  The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.  SEGA of America’s Web site is located at www.sega.com.

About Production I.G:                          

Production IG is a leading animation studio with headquarters in Tokyo. It is renowned for its production of numerous acclaimed films, OVA’s (original video animation), TV shows and videogames.

One of their best known works-Ghost in the Shell (1995, directed by Mamoru Oshii) was No.1 in US Billboard Top Video Sales Chart 1996.

Innocence (2004, directed by Mamoru Oshii) is the first Japanese animation film to compete at the Cannes Film Festival, and was among the only two animation films to be finalists for the Palme D’Or awards.

Other animations by the studio have earned critical accolades in Japan and around globe for their quality of animation and storytelling.

About FUNimation Entertainment                 

FUNimationEntertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, is the leading company for home video sales of Japanese animation in the United States.  FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands, visit www.funimation.com.

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FUNimation® Entertainment today announced the cast and crew for the 26 episode supernatural adventure anime series El Cazador De La Bruja.    

 

Ellis – Maxey Whitehead

Nadie – Trina Nishimura

Blue-Eyes (AKA Jody Hayward) – Clarine Harp

Douglas Rosenberg – Ian Sinclair

Ricardo – Bob Carter

Lirio – Monica Rial

L.A. – Jamie McGonnigal

Dr. Heinz Schneider – Christopher Bevins

Additionally, the first release will feature episodic character performances by Jamie Marchi, R Bruce Elliott, Pam Dougherty, Julie Mayfield, Chris Ayres, Mike McFarland, Antimere Robinson, Laura Bailey, Carrie Savage, Linda Young, Eric Vale and more!

 

Line Producer/ADR Director: Christopher Bevins

ADR Scripts: Andrew Rye & Christopher Bevins

About El Cazador De La Bruja

Ellis is a young girl on the run suffering from amnesia and wanted for murder.  She is being hunted down in Mexico by a bounty hunter named Nadie who eventually becomes sympathetic to Ellis and the two embark on a journey to find clues to Ellis’ past. 

This original series is directed by Koichi Masimo (Hack// Sign, Avenger, Kagaku Ninja-Tai Gatchaman) and produced by Bee Train.

FUNimation Entertainment will release the series in two complete season sets beginning later this year. 

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also shippuuden 77,78,79,80

and naruto vs pain
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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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  • Jhentoh
  • 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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