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*flashback*
It was a normal fall day as Hatake Kakashi walked down the trail from his training area to his home.
'A normal day' the young prodigy thought, 'Rin persists in obsessing over me, Obito is late, and I'm one step closer to mastering Chidori.' A smirk crept over the masked face of the chuninn (he hasn't been promoted yet.) of the thought of the look on his teamates faces' as he revealed his secret technique to them. The Smirk quickly faded though as the thought coming home to his father sank into his mind. The elder Hatake had been acting rather strange lately, and Kakashi knew why. Yet the prodigy ingnored the truth, and stepped into the threshold of his home.

"Otou-sama, I'm home!" He called.
"Ahh good Kakashi, come here I have something to tell you." The deep voice of his father boomed.
Every muscle tensed in the young nins body. His father rarely called for him, especialy after that last mission. Sakumo only asked for his son when Kakashi was in trouble.
"H-hai Otou-sama, nani doukashita no?" He asked with a quiver in his voice as he entered the sunroom where his father was sitting.
"Iie," Sakumo said, a light chuckle in his voice, "no you're not in trouble." A sigh of relief overcame Kakashi as he heard his fathers' words.
"Think of it as an early bitrhday present. You are old enough to handle it, plus you know how to use it. Happy Birthday my son." The elder nin said with a smile as he handed the gift to his son. Kakashis' eyes lit up with a glint that was like a kid getting $100 to his favorite candy shop for chirstmas. He nearly jumped for joy.

"Ohh but Kakashi," Sakumo said, voice suddenly growing dark,"The White Fang comes with a price." In the blink of an eye Kakashi was up against the wall a kunai at his throat. He looked into his fathers' dark gray-blue stromy eyes.
"Otou-sama..." Kakashi manged to squeak out.
"Kakashi, I do not want you to make the same mistake I did. Finish your mission at all costs; your commrads can take care of themselves." And with that Sakumo made some hand signs, pinning Kakashi to the wall with a genjustu that didn't allow him to move or close his eyes. The older nin took a katana from the wall and pionted it to his heart.

"Ohh but Kakashi," Sakumo said, voice suddenly growing dark,"The White Fang comes with a price." In the blink of an eye Kakashi was up against the wall a kunai at his throat. He looked into his fathers' dark gray-blue stromy eyes.
"Otou-sama..." Kakashi manged to squeak out.
"Kakashi, I do not want you to make the same mistake I did. Finish your mission at all costs; your commrads can take care of themselves." And with that Sakumo made some hand signs, pinning Kakashi to the wall with a genjustu that didn't allow him to move or close his eyes. The older nin took a katana from the wall and pionted it to his heart.

His final words were, "Boku no aishii..." The silver tint of the sword turned red with blood.
"Otou-sama, aishimasu, itsumo, itsumo" Kakashi cried out.
*back to present*
The secene played in Kakashi's mind as he stood over the Konoha Memorial stone reading the four names that meant so much: Yondaime, Rin, Uchiha Obito, and of course Sakumo Hatake.
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dear kakashi,

i was put in the worst situation on my latest mission. To choose between my comrades whom had been with me from the start, and completing that crucial mission...
i choose to save their lives..risking the safety of the village.. i knew in my heart i was doing the right thing, i was so sure...heck, even if i had gone through with the mission, who's to say the information would have been any of use...but...now,i am hated for it... the very thought of being  hated  by my very own village makes me feel sick.. i am sick of being  looked at as a pile of crap! and it kills  me that they hate you for it.. just as much as me... and to see you stand up for me.. to see you fight anyone who bad mouth me..i''m so proud..so proud the person you have become...if only you really understand what's really going on.... then you might not be so  quick to fight my battlefield ... i don't know  what else to do..they've banned me from taking mission now..that was my whole life..it's all i ever known..if you reading this kakashi... i decide to go through with suicide..is my only option..not just to spare  me the pain but... to protect you.. to make sure it doesn't go any further ..this way,  i know you will gain respect..y you still have a chance...please don't make the same mistake as i didd and I'm sorry i broke my promise.. i know we were going a msiison together to clebrate you become chunnin... but because of the circumstance..it wasn't possible..sorry ..goodbye kakashi love from your ftaher

by kakashisXgal
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http://www.girlamatic.com//comics/jeepers.php?view=archive&chapter=13893

It's the 13th page of the my current storyline, which went up on Friday. Just thought I'd share the link here :) If you're wondering what's up with Jeepers "pet", read the archives, specifically this story http://www.girlamatic.com//comics/jeepers.php?view=archive&chapter=11695

I'm slowly realizing just how crazy it is that this comic has been updating for 6 years. I'm contemplating finishing off the new page of Chateau Wonderful I have partly done http://www.webcomicsnation.com/andre/ChateauWonderful/series.php but keep thinking maybe I should wait till I have more pages. I do plan on posting whatever I can over the summer before convention planning stuff happens again.
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As you can see, Rin is more happy with her costume than Kat.
As you can see, Rin is more happy with her costume than Kat.
...I forgot to finish Kat's !@#$ing mouth interior after I worked on the inking. Sigh!
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Free Comic Book Day is the first Saturday in May when Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. actually does something good for the world of comics and works with the big and small publishers alike to produce and distribute free comics to be obtained at participating comic book shops around the nation.

But don't take my word for it. Listen to famous celebrity Hugh Jackman!

  


About 40 different comics were made for the day. I could only get my hands on three of them before my guilt of taking too many would kick in. Here's the rundown on what I got.

Blackest Night #0

Hal Jordan and Barry Allen (He's back if you missed a step) discuss the loss of friends and colleagues, as well as their own respective funerals, over Batman's grave. Hal makes note of how vulnerable the JLA has become since Barry's death and despite he and Bruce not getting along much, Hal still considers Bruce a friend. Then Black Hand of the Black Lantern Corps. comes to raid dead heroes' graves for fresh recruits

(Side note: Sue Dibney has a slightly bigger, more imressive tombstone than her husband Ralph, a.k.a. Elongated Man. Poor Ralph.)

The rest of the book is a mini enclypedia covering the different colored lantern corps. It's a good catch up for people who didn't know green and yello weren't the only colors anymore.

The Avengers

This book pits the New Avengers and the Dark Avengers (What, no Mighty?) begrudgingly working together to defeat a frost giant and save the world. Oh, and Thor's there for a little bit. The story is told from Spider-Man's view, which is obviously a great vantage point to see how screwed up it is to have Norman Osborn lead the Avengers, and even moreso when he actually makes sense (Those must be some powerful meds).

Also, just have to say, I love Venom back to the old spider symbol on his suit. Is anyone else waiting to see the Iron Patriot be painted green and purple though?

Shonen Jump Special: Karakuridoji Ultimo

Stan Lee's manga drawn by Shamen King creator Hiroyuki Takei makes its stateside debut. This crazy, old scientist (who bears an uncanny, amazing, incredible, fantastic resemblance to a certain comic creator) creates two mechanical boys that embody perfect good and perfect evil, names Ultimo and Vice respectively. Then time jump 1,000 years and Ultimo shows up to fight a giant monster.

Not much to the story in these few pages. However, this free comic has some neat extras, namely an interview of Lee by Takei, as well as a two-page wide centerfold with the Lee-esque scientist on the front. Finally, the book contains liner notes of other Shonen Jump series in the back.

So there you go. Three of the many books available for free from comic shops around the nation. If you want to know what the others are like, head to your local shop and see if they have any left. They are free after all.

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It was a good day, a productive day. Even got a Gurren Lagann shirt on sale, and then managed to lose it somewhere in the mall. There goes a formerly well-spent $10.
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This began as an attempt to fill out the About Me section, but it kinda got a bit big for that so I decided to post it as a blog


This is where....
This is where....
Hey, my name's Aidan. I'm 17 years old and I live in a semi-suburban area in Australia, just south of Sydney. My anime fandom probably started at about 8 when I used to watch Toonami almost religiously. Both Sailor Moon and Digimon held great interest with me and I recorded and watched every episode of both shows many, many times. I watched a few others such as DBZ and Transformers occasionally though my love for Digimon spurred me so far as to cut together a rudimentary 'best of' tape (keep in mind this was the work of a 10 year old with a pair of VCR's so it wasn't exactly spectacular).
...it all began
...it all began

My interest tapered off as I started high school and was completely replaced with a passion for video games. I got heavily into Flash and Newgrounds, here is where I began my introduction into the ways of the internet. Forums, IRC's, blogging, usernames, avatars - all these terms and more were slowly introduced to me. At 13, I started to teach myself Flash's proprietary coding language, Actionscript and I've known since then that making games is what I want to do for a living.

About 2 years ago, however I started getting back into anime in a big way. It began with a conversation with a few friends reminiscing over the old cartoons we used to watch as kids and the huge amount of enjoyment we got from them. The conversation eventually got around to how one of them had watched the entire of DBZ on Yahoo! Video. This surprised me as I had never really looked into the priracy scene, the extent of my experience being grabbing a few songs off of Limewire and I'd used it enough to know that if you were looking for a video file, you would never find what you were after through the hoards of virus infested porn. With this tidbit of information in hand, I found the 290 episode playlist in a matter of minutes and spent the following 2 week school holidays marathon watching the entire series and absolutely loving it.
The awesome action and drama kept me riveted.... at least until the Bount arc
The awesome action and drama kept me riveted.... at least until the Bount arc

With the completion of DBZ, I started looking for other shows that might interest me and I was eventually led to a little number called Bleach. Whilst DBZ piqued my interest in what anime offered, Bleach solidified my fandom and inadvertently introduced me to the concept of the fansub. Up until now, I hadn't even considered watching the shows any other way but in the English dub. The site I steamed it from, however, only had the first handful of episodes in English, before alternating between the dub and the sub,until, at about episode 9 or 10, it completely swapped to the original Japanese audio. I think it was the direct comparison of watching one episode in English and straight away, watching the next in Japanese that allowed me to see that the Japanese audio was light years better than the dub.

After coming back to school, I found that the 3 other friends that I had that nostalgic conversation with had also undergone similar experiences. One told me of the drama and action of FullMetal Alchemist, another talked of the suspense and grip of Death Note and yet another talked about the shock and power and Elfen Lied. As I watched each of these shows, one after the other, the sheer scope of the medium opened up to me. Top ten lists and forum posts guided my viewing and words like shonen, shojo, seinen, moe and otaku began to enter into my vocabulary. I started reading manga and grasped the basics of the japanese language.

Whilst all this was happening, my understanding and appreciation for games had also been growing at an arguably greater rate and an event occurred which affected be, to be honest, way more that it probably should have. A man who lives on the opposite side of the globe, whom I've never met, was fired for doing his job. This event (I'm sure most of you know what I'm talking about) led me to a website called Giant Bomb, a truly unique website which I began visiting daily. A few months after their official launch, they announced the creation of a sister site, to be named Anime Vice, which along with their original website, Comic Vine, continued to expand Wiskey Media's attempt to make the most nerdgasmic websites on the internet.

Well, this is where I sit right now, in front of my moniter, typing onto this form and whilst It'll always take a back seat to games, I love anime and I hope to be an otaku for life!
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Yeah, I can't color for shit. It's the shading that kills me.


She didn't really know what she'd signed up for when she said she'd cosplay. And yet it's pretty clear she shaved for the gear though. Silly Kat. (Yes, Rin is dressed as Ranka, but I haven't finished her yet.)
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Okay... so I've read over the rules and other such threads in the RPG section, but I'm still a bit confused by how things are handled here. It isn't all fight-based rpging, correct? Also, you can play both original and canon characters depending on the thread/rpg?

And most importantly, how do I get myself involved in the rpgs? There is the Official Training thread, but it doesn't look like much is actually going on in it so I'm not sure what I should be doing. Any help would be awesome.
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Was ruined by that guy who killed 7 people and himself while trying to hit the bus our royal family was in. D@mn that`s the one thing that ruined my day i was having so much fun till i heard about it:(. So yeah that sucked but i gotta move on.

only €4.00
only €4.00



























What i Bought:

I didn't buy much only the market was waaaaay smaller this year i didnt see much stuff i wanted and all the good merchendize was already taken when i arrived at one guy who sells awesome collectors items but i still got a good deal from him.
  • A used Operation Overdrive Morpher / Go Go Phone the package is all broken up the screen is scratched and there is a small piece of plastic missing. It isn't as great as the real Go Go Phone i already had in my possession but it was so cheap and it still works so i couldn't resist myself from buying it.:)
  • 6 DVD`s (see photo) my favorite buy here is ''the Legend of the Evil Lake'' by Lee Kwang-Hoon its one of my most favorite K-Horror movies next to ''The Red Shoes'', ''Three'' and ''Cinderella''
  • Misc Power Ranger figures: TimeGreen, TimeYellow, WildForceRed and a NinjaStorm Green (hell the guy just thruw them in my bag he was so glad to be rid of them)
  • and a couple of finger sized Super Sentai mech from an unknown 3rd party company from left to right DynaRobo, a miss-colored BioRobo, a Miss-colored TurboRobo, a badly colored LiveRobo and a Turbo Robo with the right colours these are just cool i didnt bought them because it was the last thing he had XD

Also a couple of comics those where only €0.50,- pp CHEAP!!!
  • Civil War misc. (havent really looked what i bought yet but i got 10 civil war books now)
  • Earth X collection book (hardcover)
  • Batman: Year One
  • Joker the Killing Joke (hardcover)
  • Superman: time and time again.
  • The Spirit (hardcover)
  • Marvels #1
  • Hellsing #7
That`s it i wasnt really in a buying mood anymore i`m still sad :(
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MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 00 TO STREAM ON CRUNCHYROLL

Legendary Anime Studio's Historic Franchise to Appear on World Anime Channel

San Francisco, CA (May 1, 2009) ‹Crunchyroll announced today that it is
partnering with Bandai Channel to bring the latest series in the historic
GUNDAM franchise to Crunchyroll. MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 00 from legendary anime
studio Sunrise will begin streaming on Crunchyroll starting today. More
information can be found at www.crunchyroll.com/gundam00.

Vice President and COO of Bandai Channel, Takeshi Shimizu, states, "We are
looking to create a synergy effect between the world-class contents of one
group company, Sunrise, and the retail distribution strength of another
group, Bandai Entertainment, culminating digitally on Crunchyroll."

"This relationship is very important for us," states Vince Shortino,
Representative Director of Crunchyroll's Japan office."GUNDAM is one of the
most well known anime franchises of all time. We look forward to bringing
the world of GUNDAM to our audience"

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 00 (25 episodes) will be available to viewers in the
United States and will be immediately available in its entirety in English
dubbed, with the first nine episodes also available in Japanese audio
English subtitled versions. The show will be available to all visitors in
these territories, free of charge with advertisements, while Crunchyroll
Anime Members can enjoy up to 480p high definition streams. More information
about the Crunchyroll anime membership can be found at
www.crunchyroll.com/anime_membership.

Title Synopsis:

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 00

2307 A.D. - Humanity has obtained a new source of energy to replace fossil
fuels: large-scale solar power generation system based on three huge orbital
elevators. However, the benefits are available only to a handful of major
powers and their allies. A private armed organization appears, dedicated to
the elimination of war through armed force. Its name is Celestial Being, and
it is in possession of "Gundam" mobile suits. With these Gundams, it begins
armed intervention into all acts of war.

About Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is an online video service and community that offers full-length
episodes and movies of the very best in Japanese anime and Asian
entertainment. Crunchyroll's content is provided by Asian media leaders
including TV TOKYO, Shueisha, d-rights, Fuji Creative Corporation, Pony
Canyon, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, Toei Animation, Gonzo, Munhwa
Broadcasting Corporation America, and many others.

Crunchyroll was founded in June 2006 and has offices in San Francisco and
Tokyo. Crunchyroll is a pioneer and innovator in the Japanese anime industry
and the only video service in the world to offer hit programs like Naruto
Shippuden, Gintama, and many others online to its subscribers within one
hour of its Japanese broadcast. Crunchyroll is a member of the Association
of Japanese Animations (AJA) and the Licensing International Merchandisers
Association (LIMA) and is funded by leading venture capital firm, Venrock.



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If Tsukihime ever taught us anything, it's don't tick off a vampire girl. I mean, Arcueid was pretty scary with her mystic eyes, but then there's Sion who could literally fry your brain inside your head just by touching you with a thread so tiny that you can't even see...






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Do you got some free time tonight, well come join Anime Vice own community podcast, Vice Squad. Just get on Skype and PM me to get my Skype ID to join the show. We maybe start at 10 or 11 pm CST tonight.
Well talk about this weeks news and whatever we want.
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VIZ MEDIA TO DAZZLE MANGA AND SUPERHERO FANS WITH A SPECIAL SHONEN JUMP MANGA SAMPLER FEATURING ULTIMO FOR

2009 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 

32-Page Sampler Of Best Selling Monthly Manga Anthology Features Groundbreaking Adventure

Created By Stan Lee And Hiroyuki Takei 

San Francisco, CA, April 30, 2009 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, will participate in the annual 2009 Free Comic Book Day – Saturday, May 2nd – with a special 32-page SHONEN JUMP sampler (rated ‘T’ for Teens) featuring a chapter of Ultimo, one of the newest serialized manga adventures in the best-selling monthly manga anthology. Free Comic Book Day is held annually on the first Saturday in May when thousands of comic book stores, publishers and retailers give away select comic titles for free. The event is designed to reach out to those not yet familiar with comics and manga and also to preview exciting new titles to existing fans. 

Ultimo is the historic collaboration between comic book legend Stan Lee, creator of many iconic superheroes, including Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men, and Hiroyuki Takei, the creator of the popular Shaman King manga series. The new series, which is serialized in SHONEN JUMP, represents a unique East-meets-West partnership between a creative titan of the manga genre with the man who is synonymous with superhero comics. Also included in the Sampler is a special look at every single SHONEN JUMP manga series, an Ultimo pinup (of a character that may look familiar to Stan Lee fans), and an insightful interview with both Stan Lee and Hiroyuki Takei. 

“We’re very pleased to announce SHONEN JUMP's participation in Free Comic Book Day,” says Grant Lowery, Editor-In-Chief, SHONEN JUMP Magazine. “SHONEN JUMP is the nation’s top selling manga anthology combining chapters from some of the most popular action manga in the world with informative game, entertainment and cultural editorial, creating a unique destination for readers looking to broaden their shonen experience. Our special Sampler for the 2009 Free Comic Book Day will interest both superhero fans and readers of Western comics as well as manga fans and also those brand new to the comic book genre. We invite everyone to visit their local participating comic book shop or retailer on Saturday to pick up this special copy!” 

For more information on SHONEN JUMP please visit www.shonenjump.com. 

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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I just vouch Franken- women because they have a certain factor that makes them more attractive, plus you can design them...

Vampire chicks suck your blood ( even in places where you need them the most at certain times [referring to the guys])

and what's not to like about Franken-chicks?




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Word comes from anime nation that Discotek has liscenced Hana Yori Dango Final, which puzzles me why not release the two tv series lest this movie make no sense.

source http://www.animenation.net/blog/2009/04/29/discotek-acquires-new-titles/
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http://www.gamespot.com/events/capcom09/story.html?sid=6208711

Yeah, the title pretty much sums it up. Sometime this Summer, Capcom will release through the Online Playstation Store ONLY (so unfortunately there won't be a physical disc version release), the Fate/Stay Night based fighting game, Fate/Unlimited Codes. It'll cost only $30, so I guess that's sort of a plus and retain all of the same material as the original game release, but it will only be available as a download through the Playstation Store (meaning you will have to keep it on your own data stick).

I don't know about the rest of you, but this has me hyped. This is probably the closest to an official US release of any of TYPE-MOONs original visual novels I've seen yet, and that makes me very happy.
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I think the Vampire girl has this in the bag, depending on the IQ level of Frank Girl. Now if it was a twilight vampire then I am all for it getting its brain bashed in.

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