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Play Time: 46 hr 16 min 47 sec
Days Passed: 58
Saves: 105
Deaths: 2
Enemies Defeated: 330
Money Gained: 2818285 Yen
Demon Fangs Found: 80
Praise Earned: 2682

I'm surprised at the amount of stuff the game tracks. I didn't realize my deaths were being tracked, because the game doesn't show them off prominently on the save screen like Zelda games do. And I had no idea it would be tracking the amount of days that passed or the number of saves I created.

I thought I had earned a fair bit of praise, but apparently I only actually got a minimal amount of praise. There were still a lot of animals that I hadn't fed yet, and there's probably other stuff I missed too.

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Straight from Funimation:

"Due to technical issues, One Piece videos are currently not available. We are working diligently to resolve this issue and hope to be able to bring this great anime series to you very soon. Thank you."

Well, if you didn't hear someone was able to get a hold of the newest One Piece episode from Funimation's server before the episode aired in Japan (subtitles and all).

So of course this has been redistrubuted all over the Internet and I can't image TOEI is pleased by this at all.

Now what we don't really know is if their server was hacked to get the file or (more likely) someone "guessed" the file name and was able to download it from their server with nothing really illegaly done (although other people will try to tell you otherwise). If so Funimation has learned an all important lesson about the Internet! Don't put content you don't want people accessing on a publicly available server! So what have we learned today class?

Anyway's what they could have done was password protect the file and then free it up once the simulcast was to happen. It's completely understandable that they wanted to get this up and ready ASAP so they could just flip a switch and have it available.

Let's just hope that this doesn't hamper their contact to simulcast this series!


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Let's prove to GodLen how much we're happy to have him here by digging the hell out of his Power Rangers feature. Which also happens to be completely awesome anyway. Please?
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I have no objections to that notion, he could pull it off ... however do not  freaking put Vanessa Hudgens as Misa. If they do that it will be like a lame parody

however on the other hand i know an awesome Actor choice for L


Samuel L. "Motherfvckin" Jackson
Samuel L. "Motherfvckin" Jackson


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RIGHT STUF’S NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Launches Series Site for
GAKUEN ALICE at gakuenalice.rightstuf.com
DVD Collection to be released on June 30, 2009

GRIMES, IA, May 28, 2009 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to announce the launch of gakuenalice.rightstuf.com (http://gakuenalice.rightstuf.com ) – the official series site for the GAKUEN ALICE anime, which is set to make its North American DVD debut on June 30, 2009.

As part of the site’s grand opening, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment are teaming up with TOKYOPOP to offer fans the chance to win copies of the Gakuen Alice manga that have been autographed by Tachibana Higuchi, the series’ creator.

Also at gakuenalice.rightstuf.com, visitors can:

  * Watch the series trailer; 
  * Check out in-depth character profiles;
  * Read the latest news about Gakuen Alice’s North American release, plus reviews; and
  * Download new wallpapers and avatars featuring official Gakuen Alice artwork! 

The Gakuen Alice DVD Collection will be housed in a thinpak-style art box and contain the entire 26-episode television series with Japanese audio, English-language subtitles and English on-screen translations.

“ridiculously entertaining” – Future Anime
“mixes comedy with magic and adorably cute characters” – Shojo Beat
“shojo-riffic,” “rife with humor” and “addictively cute” – Anime Insider

This anime adaptation of Tachibana Higuchi’s ongoing Gakuen Alice manga features direction by Takahiro Omori (Baccano!, Hell Girl), as well as performances by Kana Ueda (“Yumi” in Maria Watches Over Us, “Rin” in Fate/stay Night and “Hayate” in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A’s); Rie Kugimiya (“Alphonse Elric” in Fullmetal Alchemist, “Touko” in Maria Watches Over Us and “Shana” in Shakugan no Shana); Romi Paku (“Edward Elric” in Fullmetal Alchemist, “Nana O.” in NANA); and Akira Ishida (“Chrono” in Chrono Crusade, “Shin” in NANA and “Cho Hakkai” in Saiyuki).

The original Gakuen Alice manga is serialized in Japan’s Hana to Yume girls’ anthology magazine, where it has appeared alongside titles including Fruits Basket, Hana-Kimi, Skip Beat! and S.A (Special A) since its 2003 debut. It is published in North America by TOKYOPOP.

Visit gakuenalice.rightstuf.com for more information about Gakuen Alice and to pre-order the box set.

About GAKUEN ALICE

Mikan and Hotaru are best friends! (Well, according to Mikan, anyway. Hotaru doesn't seem to care.) Then one day, Hotaru is escorted away in a fancy black car, apparently scouted by a school in Tokyo called "Alice Academy." Crushed at the loss of her favorite pal, Mikan scurries after her, determined to enroll, too! But Alice Academy is a mysterious place. Can Mikan tough it out in a school where explosions, superpowers, giant baby chicks and axe-wielding teddy bears are the norm? Though it's not as if she has a choice, because once students enter Alice Academy, there is no escape! Contains the complete 26-episode TV series!

GAKUEN ALICE DVD Collection
Pre-Book: 5/26/2009
Street Date: 6/30/2009
Runtime: Approximately 650 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color
Genre: Comedy
Suggested Rating: 13+

Format: DVD (Japanese Audio, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)
Catalog #: RSDVD0902
ISBN: 1-57032-795-5
UPC: 7-42617-0902-2-6
SRP: $49.99

Discs/Set: 5
Case Qty: 11

DVD Features:
Scene access, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for Japanese dialogue, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. PLUS: Liner notes, character bios, textless opening, textless closing and Nozomi Entertainment trailers.

* Cover Art: http://outgoing.rightstuf.com/sleeves/rsdvd0902.jpg
GAKUEN ALICE © Tachibana Higuchi • Hakusensha / Alice Academy Committee 2004.
* To view this image, cut and paste the URL into your Web browser.

** Product specifications and content may be subject to change.

ABOUT RIGHT STUF, INC.
Currently celebrating its 21st year in business, Right Stuf, Inc. was one of the first players in the U.S. Japanese Animation ("anime") industry, as both an anime producer/distributor and a retailer. Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products, as well as the anime and manga industry, in general, through its online storefront at RightStuf.com and a variety of media including podcasts and special publications.

Nozomi Entertainment, Right Stuf’s production division, is dedicated to the highest quality releases. True to the Japanese word that inspired its name, Nozomi’s focus is on “what fans want.” By focusing on a limited number of anime properties each year, the Nozomi production team ensures each release receives the care and attention to detail it deserves.

From anime classics like Astro Boy, Kimba and Gigantor to modern comedies, dramas and favorites such as The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, His and Her Circumstances, Gravitation, Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars, Ninja Nonsense, To Heart, The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, Emma: A Victorian Romance, Maria Watches Over Us and ARIA, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment produce quality programming for fans of all ages and interests. For more information, visit www.rightstuf.com and www.nozomient.com.

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May 28, 2009 – TezukaInEnglish.com and Digital Manga Publishing are proud to announce an exclusive sneak peek of the "god of manga" Osamu Tezuka's SWALLOWING THE EARTH. This free online preview contains the first 25 pages of the upcoming DMP PLATINUM release, and can be accessed here:

http://www.tezukaenfrancais.com/ste/


SWALLOWING THE EARTH depicts the mysterious beauty, Zephyrus, and her quest to avenge the wrongs done to women by men over the course of human history. The story represents a turning point in the content of Tezuka's manga, marking a decidedly more adult approach in terms of satiric social commentary and human psychology. Originally written in 1968, SWALLOWING THE EARTH is an important and provocative tale in Tezuka's catalog of work. 

Usually released in two volumes, this DMP PLATINUM edition presents the entire manga in one volume. Retailing for $24.95, SWALLOWING THE EARTH will be available for the first time in English in the United States. Also included is an introduction by Tezuka’s personal friend and translator, Fred Schodt, author of The Astro Boy Essays.

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SWALLOWING THE EARTH- RATED YA+ (for ages 16+), MSRP: $24.95 US, 520 pages, softcover. Available: June 24, 2009

HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE A WOMAN SCORNED.

Amidst the chaos of World War II, two Japanese soldiers hear of Zephyrus, an utterly captivating woman rumored to exist on an island in the South Pacific. The tales of this bold enchantress seducing men to their dooms are both chilling and fascinating. Over twenty years pass, and Zephyrus resurfaces in Japan, seemingly unchanged, to wield her mysterious power over men once more.

The one man immune to Zephyrus' charms is simple drunkard, Gohonmatsu Seki, son of one of the wartime soldiers. Employed to spy on Zephyrus, what will Gohonmatsu uncover about her ultimate plot to create international discord and consume the world of men? What brought this woman to conspire for decades against patriarchal society-against an entire gender-and can anything be done to stop her plans? 

OSAMU TEZUKA (Astro Boy, Buddha, Black Jack) is recognized as the father of Japanese manga. For over forty years, his creative and prolific output entertained generations of readers and continues to do so twenty years after his death. A provocative and socially conscious artist, Tezuka's themes remain relevant to this day. Worldwide, his works have been published in numerous languages and adapted in countless media, extending Tezuka's influence far beyond the shores of his homeland. 
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ABOUT DIGITAL MANGA PUBLISHING: Located in Gardena, CA, Digital Manga Publishing is one of the industry's most unconventional and innovative companies, specializing in building corporate and cultural bridges from Japan to the Western Hemisphere - specifically through the licensing, importation and preparation of anime (Japanese animation), manga (Japanese comic books) and related merchandise for the North American mainstream and subculture markets. In this capacity, DMI serves as a catalyst for the expansion of Japanese pop culture institutions into global arenas. The company's imprint line includes DMP: its mainstream imprint, DMP PLATINUM: its classic manga imprint, JUNE´: its boys love imprint, 801 MEDIA: its adult boys love imprint, and DokiDoki: its exclusive co-publishing imprint with Shinshokan Publishing. 

For more information about Digital Manga Publishing, visit www.digitalmanga.com 
 
ABOUT TEZUKA IN ENGLISH: Tezuka InEnglish (www.TezukaInEnglish.com) is an online index to the works of Osamu Tezuka, covering original works, new adaptations, fan activities and translations in English and other European languages. It began as a fan site but has since worked with numerous American publishers of Tezuka’s works to support and promote English Tezuka releases. Since Tezuka Productions took down the English Language version of their official website, TezukaInEnglish.com has been working in partnership with them as the primary English language online resource for Tezuka’s works until the new official page (http://tezukaosamu.net/) finishes constructing its English language version.

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ANIME EXPO® 2009 PROVIDES ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS FOR HOTELS

Nation¹s Largest Anime and Manga Convention Provides Updated Information for
Hotel/Shuttle Wristband Policy

Anaheim, California (May 29, 2009) ‹ To better serve attendees within the
Anime Expo® 2009 room blocks, several hotels have lowered their room rates
just for individuals that are registering within official convention hotels
for the nation¹s largest anime and manga convention held July 2-5, 2009 at
the Los Angeles Convention Center. More information can be found on the
website at www.anime-expo.org <http://www.anime-expo.org> .

Individuals that have already confirmed rooms at these hotels within the
official Anime Expo® 2009 room blocks will automatically receive these
discounts for the lower room rates.

The Omni and Biltmore hotels were the first the provide new rates for Anime
Expo® 2009 attendees with new rates of: Omni Hotel: $131.00 run of house;
Biltmore Hotel: Single/Double: $119.00, Triple: $139.00 and Quad: $169.00

Following their example, the Wilshire Grand Hotel is offering new rates of:
Wilshire Grand Hotel: Single/Double/Triple/Quad: $129.00.  New rates for the
Sheraton and Marriott Hotels will be provided online shortly.

Also, to provide excellent service for room block attendees who will be
traveling to the convention from the hotels to the convention center via the
Anime Expo® 2009 free shuttle service, a new wristband policy will be
utilized for their ease and benefit.

The hotel wristbands are an all-in-one credential for the official Anime
Expo® 2009 hotels as well as the redemption credential for all hotel block
incentives.  In addition to verifying that you are a hotel block guest, the
wristband also allows you priority access onto the free official Anime Expo®
2009 shuttle service.  Wristbands will be checked for at the convention
center for shuttles heading from the convention center to the hotels only.
Wristbands DO NOT have to be worn on the wrist to help out cosplayers posing
for pictures.  However there are a limited amount of bracelets available, so
if the bracelet is NOT worn on the wrist and is lost, it may not be possible
to replace it. Anime Expo® 2009 recommends users to either wear it on their
wrist, or to permanently attach it to their lanyard, so that it can be
easily accessed when needed.  A complete overview of the wristband policy as
well as a list of frequently asked questions can be found at the Anime Expo
website.

Anime Expo® 2009 Official Guests of Honor include Hiroyuki Imaishi, Daisuke
Ishiwatari, Yosuke Kuroda, Toshimichi Mori, Toshiyuku Morikawa, Morning
Musume, Yasuhiro Nightow, Atsushi Nishigori, Satoshi Nishimura and Kari
Wahlgren.

Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video
coverage site of the 2008 convention at www.AXBackstage.org
<http://www.AXBackstage.org> .

Red & Black Sponsors include: FUNimation, Silver Sponsors include: Anime
News Network and Digital Manga Press, Patron Sponsors include: COPIC,
Central Park Media and The Right Stuf, Media Sponsors include: ImaginAsian
TV, Animation Magazine, Anime Insider Magazine, Anime News Network and UTB
Hollywood.


About Anime Expo®
Located in Los Angeles, California - Anime Expo®, the nation¹s largest
anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests
of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as a
key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and
explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the
industry to conduct business. AX 2009 will be held July 2 ­ July 5, 2009 at
the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information
can be found at its website (www.anime-expo.org).

About Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit
organization with a mission to popularize and educate the American public
about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate
communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more
popularly known by its entertainment property ­ Anime Expo®.   More
information can be found at its website (www.spja.org <http://www.spja.org>
).

The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are
"forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are based on
current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and
uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a
number of important factors could cause Anime Expo®/SPJA¹s actual future
results to differ materially from those expressed in any such
forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation,
product delays, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and
industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of
relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers,
international economic and political conditions. The Company may change its
intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon
any changes in such factors, in the Company's assumptions or otherwise. The
Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any
forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date
hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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Cosplay - Interesting Concept but...
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1. Ryoko from Tenchi Universe.








2. Ayeka Jurai from Tenchi Muyo.







3. Kintaro Oe from Goldboy.






4. Guts form Berserk. 







5. Alucard from Hellsing.







6. Soichiro Arima from Kare Kano. 







7. Thunder Empress Arshes Nei from Bastard. 






8. Kyoko Otonashi from Maison Ikkoku.







9. Dark Schneider from Bastard.







10.Gene StarWind from Outlaw Star.







11.Fujiko Mine from Lupin the III.






12.Lupin the III.






13. Priss from Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040.






14. Sylia from Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040.






15. Kitty form Silent Mobius.

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http://moonstorm.podomatic.com/entry/2009-05-28T17_10_42-07_00
Join Lunermoth, Red Roses, and Me(MoonStorm) covering the news on Anime Vice.
We start of buy welcoming GodLen and John.
Then we get to talk about Red Roses about her Fanime experience and some Dark Hours.
WTF Those are some cool drawings, an English fan club for Nagi, PS3 Eva app.

Prices go up and you think your job sucks.

Finally new Haruhi, and Spice and Wolf gets licensed.

Otaku around the world.

We had more but I lost it Sorry.


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Just launched some new nifty PM features this afternoon. Nothing big, but should helpful to those of you have a lot of PMs you need to sort through. The changes can be seen below (or in your own inbox):

The UI Changes:
  • The PM Toolbar: Allows you to quickly select messages in your Inbox/Outbox. You can select messages by 'Unread', 'Read' or 'All'  and you can de-select messages by clicking the 'None' link.
  • Instant Delete: The red 'X' next to each pm thread will allow you to quickly delete a PM from your inbox. Note - this does not give you a warning message, it simply deletes the thread from your Inbox.

We should hopefully be adding more tools soon -- these were just some quick additions to you help you guys out :)
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First Off, 

FUCK FUNI!

What is the matter with these folk? Does anybody tell them I mean actually tells them that um... One Piece isnt going to be Dragon Ball Z dude? Why do they and Viz and all of these folk delude themselfs and why does Crunchyroll keep leading them like some crazed crack ho who think she's sexy? If you lived in the Ghetto's of this country - you know what I mean...

You know Funi and Gen, I have nothing against Gen and Navarre and what the fuck ever but DUDE why in the god damn hell you jumping and jumping ahead to get to the good shit, without everything else that came before? You know - if you like I dont know Realize that what you skipping is a whole fucking 5 seasons and like the same shit the fans got angry for 4Kids for? I mean for real - Your so far up Crunchyroll's ass you wouldn't even know a american company with an American who needs to get off of what is hurting your business and into what helps. LIKE TOY DEALS and MERCHANDISE YOU FOOLS! Like talking the way the Owners and what not...

And while Im on it... Viz can got suck futa cock (thanks Sabata for that quote) and get addicted on its drug, becaus its the same thing with them and Naruto... I mean for fucking real son, are we the ONLY ONES (and the rest of the net, not to be forgetting myself) that READS THE FUCKING STUDIES? 8 Percent of Teens Watch Online. 8 FUCKING Percent! Your new Audience your are trying to get watching your series are watching Fake superstars like Heidi and Spenser. And you wonder why you have the moniker of "gay" to the rest of the mainstream - your not edgy, your not extreme you ont even have any ideas to advertise. The only reason Yuri and Freedman don't have acting gigs in Huluwood is that they and the Unions are fighting each other and themselfs and those va's feel sorry for you...

The other musing I have is the sad passing of Guins Saga's Creator - Miss Kurimoto. She is just as much the progenitor of Berserk as Miura is. She worked on 147 books (thats 126 books and 20 side stories). That is a great woman folks.

But the Anon of the Internet is going through it because there is nobody like her out there - you know that isn't taken. I mean coming from the ghetto the girl i liked lived in HEAVEN you know... she treated herself Regal because family is Regal like... I mean shit I know what I want and when it doesnt happen... I go through it man....

But maybe there is a little demon in my heart that needs to come out to destroy these lies... The world would never let me have a honest Conservative family household so now it will get only my fists and feet...

Because from now on, my words are the Death Note...

And your reactions to those words, are the Symphony of Destruction...

One more thing...


This is the logo for the blog... All rights reserved and you know the other legalize...

Until later...
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ANIME EXPO® 2009 ANNOUNCES LEGENDARY JAPANESE VOICE ACTOR AS AN OFFICIAL
GUEST OF HONOR

Legendary Seiyuu Toshiyuki Morikawa to Attend Nation¹s Largest Anime and
Manga Convention

Anaheim, California (May 28, 2009) ‹ Anime Expo® 2009 will be the place to
be this fourth of July weekend as legendary and world re-known Japanese
voice actor (seiyuu) of Anime and video games, Toshiyuki Morikawa, is
announced as one of the official Anime Expo® 2009 Guest of Honor for the
nation¹s largest anime and manga convention held July 2-5, 2009 at the Los
Angeles Convention Center. More information can be found on the website
www.anime-expo.org <http://www.anime-expo.org> .

Mr. Morikawa has appeared in many anime roles within such popular titles as
AFTER WAR GUNDAM X, BERSERK, BLACK LAGOON, BLEACH, D. GRAY-MAN, DEVIL MAY
CRY: THE ANIMATED SERIES, DIGIMON ADVENTURE 02, FIGHTING SPIRIT, FULL METAL
PANIC? FUMOFFU, GUNDAM WING, INITIAL D: FOURTH STAGE, INUYASHA, KYO KARA
MAOH, LAST EXILE, NANA, NARUTO, POKEMON, ONE PIECE, SAIYUKI, STORY OF
SAIUNGOKU, TENJHO TENGE, THE MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA, MOBILE SUITE
VICTORY GUNDAM, SLAM DUNK, SPIDER-MAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, STAR WARS: CLONE
WARS, YU-GI-OH!, DESCENDANTS OF DARKNESS, GAKUEN HEAVEN, HARU WO DAITEITA
and many others highly recognizable titles.

Mr. Morikawa has also been featured in the world of electronic
entertainment, as he is also the voice of the infamous Sephiroth of the
FINAL FANTASY video game franchise and Heishiro Mitsurugi in the SOULCALIBUR
franchise. Mr. Morikawa has also voiced in other video game titles including
KINGDOM HEARTS II, NARUTO ULTIMATE NINJA 3, SUPER ROBOT WARS ORIGINAL
GENERATIONS, STREET FIGHTER, TEKKEN and many others.

Mr. Morikawa joins Hiroyuki, Iamaishi, Daisuke Ishiwatari, Yosuke Kuroda,
Toshimichi Mori, Morning Musume, Yasuhiro Nightow, Atsushi Nishigori,
Satoshi Nishimura and Kari Wahlgren as official Anime Expo® 2009 Guests of
Honor.

Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video
coverage site of the 2008 convention at www.AXBackstage.org
<http://www.AXBackstage.org> .

Red & Black Sponsors include: FUNimation, Silver Sponsors include: Anime
News Network and Digital Manga Press, Patron Sponsors include: COPIC,
Central Park Media and The Right Stuf, Media Sponsors include: ImaginAsian
TV, Animation Magazine, Anime Insider Magazine, Anime News Network and UTB
Hollywood.


About Anime Expo®
Located in Los Angeles, California - Anime Expo®, the nation¹s largest
anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests
of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as a
key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and
explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the
industry to conduct business. AX 2009 will be held July 2 ­ July 5, 2009 at
the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information
can be found at its website (www.anime-expo.org).

About Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit
organization with a mission to popularize and educate the American public
about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate
communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more
popularly known by its entertainment property ­ Anime Expo®. More
information can be found at its website (www.spja.org <http://www.spja.org>
).

The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are
"forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are based on
current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and
uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a
number of important factors could cause Anime Expo®/SPJA¹s actual future
results to differ materially from those expressed in any such
forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation,
product delays, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and
industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of
relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers,
international economic and political conditions. The Company may change its
intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon
any changes in such factors, in the Company's assumptions or otherwise. The
Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any
forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date
hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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Still not sure what to do with that Dreamwidth blog, but here's some WEBCOMICS!

http://www.girlamatic.com//comics/jeepers.php?view=archive&chapter=13906 Jeepers starts a new storyline today! Jeepers and the Meowfia ended with the last update, as seen here http://www.girlamatic.com//comics/jeepers.php?view=archive&chapter=13898&name=jeepers

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Ok I mess up with the Recruitment thread for Ep. 9 with only giving everyone just one day note, but not for ep. 10. We got a full seven days and more info then you know what to do with so here the 411.
  1. We start recording about 10 CST (central standard time, check the web for your time zone or get a globe)
  2. We use Skype to talk to each other. So Download it, Install it, and make a user name for yourself. (It free so don't pay for anything)
  3. Then PM me your Skype user name. I'll call you when I get your message and we'll work out your mic and stuff.
With these seven day anyone who wants to join well be able to and I do believe the more people the more fun.
So Yea!!! Let's rock.
to check out Ep's of Vice Squad go to my bros (MoonStorm) Blog
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All right so! I've already decided my cosplay for next year and it may take a bit of work...probably...
I've decided to cosplay as Pandora Hearts' own Mad Hatter, Break Xerxes! In case you don't know who that is, just search the wiki, I've put up quite a bit of information on him for reference. It's going to be so awesome! He has like this little doll named Emily and that's going to be fun, though keeping her on my shoulder all the time may be a little difficult so I might just stitch her onto the outfit itself which I'm going to start getting all the necessary materials for very soon. It may take some time for this after all. (Good thing it's NEXT year that I plan to cosplay) I've never really done any cosplay in my life so this is going to be a first for me. I look very much forward to it!
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VIZ MEDIA UNLEASHES THE WILDEST, SHOCKINGLY FUNNY MANGA FOR THE NOT SO FAINT OF HEART, DETROIT METAL CITY  

Johannes Krauser II Is The Outrageous Demonic Front Man

Of The Heaviest Death Metal Band In Japan

But Off Stage He’s A Pop Music-Listening Wimp –

Can He Ever Reconcile His Two Personas? 

San Francisco, CA, MAY 26, 2009 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, will delight rock and roll and manga fans nationwide with the debut of DETROIT METAL CITY on June 9th. The new manga series is rated ‘M’ for Mature Audiences and carries an MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $15.00 CAN. The first print run of volume one also contains limited edition tattoos. 

Prepare to have your mortal soul devoured by the demonic Johannes Krauser II, front man for Detroit Metal City, the most outrageous death metal band on the Japanese indie rock scene! Soichi Negishi dreamed of moving to Tokyo and starting a bubblegum pop band, but now he’s fronting the most scandalous and demented death metal band in Japanese rock! Deep down, Soichi still dreams of acoustic guitars and trips to Paris, but when the makeup comes on and he transforms into his alter ego, Krauser II, not even the denizens of hell are safe from his soul-devouring death metal sound. Can Soichi reconcile his sensitive inner yearnings with his wild on-stage persona – the vilest hard rocker in Japanese (and possibly world) history? 

DETROIT METAL CITY takes the zany rock antics inspired by films like Spinal Tap to hilarious new extremes in this witty series created by Kiminori Wakasugi. First appearing in the pages of Japan’s Young Animal manga magazine, the manga quickly became a national sensation. The series has already sold more than 2 million copies in Japan. The DETROIT METAL CITY animated counterpart has also gained a major following across North America. A live action version of the film was recently released in Japan featuring cameos by Gene Simmons (KISS) and Marty Friedman (Megadeth).  

“The hilarious on- and off-stage antics of Soichi Negishi and his swaggering alter ego Johannes Krauser II promises to make DETROIT METAL CITY the most over-the-top, profane, and funniest hard rock manga satire to ever hit North American shores.” says Gonzalo Ferreyra, Vice President Sales & Marketing for VIZ Media. “We look forward to it resonating not only with manga readers but also with music fans who will relish this eccentric heavy metal adventure.” 

About VIZ Media, LLC

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including magazines such as SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages. Contact VIZ Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and web site at www.VIZ.com. 

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Hey guys,

We just deployed new notification code this morning that allows you to configure your account to receive instant email notifications if you so choose. This was an old feature on ComicVine and its something we're happy to have brought back.

Instant email notifications follow the same rules as the instant pm notifications that are already on the site - you essentially define which actions kick emails off to you. The current actions are:
  • Friend requests
  • When another user comments on your content (blogs, images, reviews, guides, etc.)
  • Wiki submission approvals (not instant approvals, but those that go through moderation)
  • Guide edits by another user (on public guides)
  • Wall posts by another user on your wall
  • Review recommendations
  • @Replies and @Quotes in the forums

By default, we carried over everyone's old PM notification settings - so those should be the exact same. Instant Email notifications are turned off by default, so if you want to receive notifications via email - you are going to have to go to your settings to turn them on. Note that emails are pure text, not html, so they should be easily readable and should provide a link back to the activity that generated the message.

Follow the instructions below to configure your notification settings:
1. Go to your notification settings in your profile:
2. Configure your settings and click 'Save':

3. Sit back and wait for notifications to come through. Note - you may need to check Spam settings on your email and add ComicVine/GiantBomb/AnimeVice to your 'Safe' list.





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(crossposted from NikoScream)

After listening to the Gundam Experience panel Japanator was gracious enough to post from this year’s Anime Central I was unable to attend (thanks, college graduation), the first thing that came to mind was to share this little jewel to even more of the internet. Behold: Doozy Bots!

  

What is this, you ask? Well, as the ’80s became the ’90s, Sunrise wanted to bring Gundam to the States. However, for some reason, I guess Sunrise didn’t think little kids piloting robots of death in a war would appeal to us Yankees. Guess they didn’t see Robotech.

Instead, we got a pilot for a chibi-fied bastardization of Gundam that almost (almost) makes Superior Defender Gundam Force look acceptable.

The premise? Professor Doozy created this machine that puts human souls into robots. His teen science club obviously proves better than guinea pigs to test this out, so the professor puts them in to transfer their minds into a Gundam, a Zeta Gundam (or a Re-GZ, not sure), a Guncannon, a Guntank and a pink GM. Why transfering their minds made their bodies vanish, I have no idea. These teens now have to battle evil robots that escaped from the professor’s lab. Of course, these would be Zeonic mobile suits, which begs the question: why was Professor Doozy building Zeon?

Now you’re probably going, “This concept sounds like a surefire hit. Why did it never get made into a series?” Probably because at this point, God still loved us, or maybe God didn’t find putting the wheelchair kid into the Guntank as funny as I do. Really, if you could give people seemingly perfect robotic bodies, forcing the kid who can’t walk into the mobile suit that doesn’t have legs is a pretty dickish thing to do.

That’s only the most glaring oddity of this clip. We cannot forget the Guncannon that shoots UP gumballs that have to be subsequently hit by a hockey stick, the girl in the pink GM with a thick Southern accent and a lasso. Oh, and wheelchair boy, he gets relegated to cleanup duty. Then there’s the robotic chicken that lays Dom eggs, and I could go on and on.

Honestly though, I don’t think the world is any poorer or richer for the failure of Doozy Bots to get off the ground. It took almost a decade  later for a Gundam series to hit it relatively big when Gundam Wing premiered on Toonami. Perhaps it would have happened sooner when people learned of this thing called Gundam in Japan, or perhaps no one would have ever made the connection. Either way, Doozy Bots exists to show us a simplier time when political correctness didn’t matter as much and Gundam was about being a teenager and having fun, instead of all the war and gloom it is today (and yesterday, and 30 years ago).


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ANIPLEX LAUNCHES “nagisamafanclub.com”,

AN OFFICIAL “KANNAGI –CRAZY SHRINE MAIDENS” SERIES WEBSITE 

Aniplex announced today that it has launched “nagisamafanclub.com” in the USA as an official website of the series “Kannagi-Crazy Shrine Maidens-.” The Japanese version of the official fan club website, “nagisama-fc.com,” has amassed 2,000 fan club members to date. The show and Nagi-sama (Lady Nagi) have been so popular that Aniplex decided to launch an English version of the website that will feature numerous updates in the coming weeks including the opportunity to sign up for an EXCLUSIVE MEMBERSHIP CARD which will entitle members to special benefits. 

ABOUT “KANNAGI –CRAZY SHRINE MAIDEN-“

Based on the hit manga by ERI TAKENASHI (published by Ichijinsha), “Kannagi” was made into a 13-episode animated series. The show was directed by YUTAKA YAMAMOTO (“Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya,” “Lucky Star”) and written by HIDEYUKI KURATA (“R.O.D -the TV,” “Kamichu!,” “GunXSword”) and created by A-1 Pictures (“Valkyria Chronicles,” “Kuroshitsuji,” “Persona”). The Opening theme “motto ☆ Hade ni ne!” is sung by Nagi’s voice actor, Haruka Tomatsu, and has already inspired a legion of fan imitators who dance to the opening song on the internet and at conventions. 

<STORY>

The goddess Nagi has arrived and wants you to worship her! 

Nagi is the local deity spirit of the town of Kannagi and she was able to take a physical form when Jin Mikuriya carved a wooden statue of her out of a block of wood from the sacred tree of his family shrine. Nagi's mission is to cleanse the impurities that plague the land, but since her sacred tree has been cut down, she can only do this with Jin's help. 

While pursuing an impurity, Nagi is reunited with her sister, Zange, who happens to have converted to Catholicism. Zange's power is greater than Nagi's due to her scared tree still being intact and becoming a local celebrity listening to confessions on the street at night. The only way for Nagi to regain her power is to gather her own followers and gain popularity. 

Will you become one of Nagi's worshippers? 

About ANIPLEX Inc.

ANIPLEX Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan) is a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Established as Sony Pictures Entertainment Visual Works Inc. in 1995, as a joint-venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., it became ANIPLEX, Inc. in 2003 after the company became a subsidiary completely owned by Sony Music Entertainment Japan. ANIPLEX Inc. has introduced a variety of properties including such hits as “Gurren Lagann,” “Fullmetal Alchemist,” “Rurouni Kenshin (Samurai X),” “R.O.D –THE TV-,” “Blood+,” all of which are licensed and distributed worldwide. The company launched ANIPLEX of AMERICA in Los Angeles, CA in 2004 to handle licensing and co-production business in North and Latin America. In 2005, the company established A-1 Pictures, currently the largest and most technically advanced animation studio in Japan.

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