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Classic Sci-Fi Horror Vampire Hunter D Newest Manga on Apple App Store from UCLICK®

Kansas City, MO (April 14, 2009) – Digital Manga Publishing’s adaptation of the classic sci-fi horror series Hideyuki Kikuchi’s Vampire Hunter D is the latest manga title to arrive in the App Store courtesy of Uclick, the #1 distributor of comics and manga on mobile.  The new Vampire Hunter D manga apps present volume one of the DMP series in six downloads, available now for $.99 (US) cents each.

“DMP is very excited to be working with Uclick in bringing Vampire Hunter D to mobile phones,” said DMP Production Director Daryl Kuxhouse. “I know fans will enjoy having a completely new way to experience the adventures of Hideyuki Kikuchi's half-vampire hero.”

Vampire Hunter D began in 1983 as a very popular series of prose novels written by Hideyuki Kikuchi with illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano. Kikuchi mixed elements of gothic horror, science fiction and romance with the classic Western to produce a wholly original, post-apocalyptic vision of the distant future, where humanity is ruled by vampires and tormented by a host of creatures including demons, werewolves and mutants, as well as half-human, half-vampire ‘dhampirs’ like the series’ namesake, D.

Vampire Hunter D novels have an international fan base, having sold more than 17 million copies around the world. The novels have been adapted into two anime movies, an audio drama, a video game and printed manga adaptations.

“The Vampire Hunter D series is similar to our series of Bone apps, in that it’s another superb example of a story with tremendous scope and scale, presented on the Multi-Touch display,” said Uclick CEO Douglas Edwards. “Uclick is not limited to telling small-scale stories on the Apple devices. This is a blockbuster-sized epic filled with action, horror, romance and intrigue, and we’ve taken great care to ensure that this series of apps truly captures the power of the story and imagery.

“Our presentation of Vampire Hunter D takes full advantage of the large, backlit iPhone and iPod touch screens to give readers a captivating and unprecedented manga experience.” 

Uclick has released over 100 manga, comic book, graphic novel and webcomic applications in the Apple App Store. Vampire Hunter D joins a vast and growing group of popular manga titles from Uclick that includes Svetlana Chmakova’s three-volume smash-hit Dramacon, the virtual reality-themed comic fantasy Reality Check!, and the sci-fi horror favorite Guilstein. Uclick has also released comic book apps featuring Jeff Smith’s Bone, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series Tales of the TMNT and IDW’s recent Ghostbusters series.

Most of the iPhone Uclick apps are currently available at $.99 (US) cents each and feature tap-and-swipe, panel-by-panel controls. The Apple devices’ large Multi-Touch displays enable a clear, high-resolution presentation. The zoom feature allows an even closer look at any panel.

To get Vampire Hunter D and other favorite manga, comic books and graphic novels for the iPhone and iPod touch go to the Uclick Web App by typing Uclick.com into the Safari browser or visit the App Store on the iPhone or on iTunes.



About UCLICK:

 UCLICK® is the leading digital entertainment provider of humor, comic strips, manga, graphic novels, editorial cartoons, and other content for desktop, web and mobile phones. Uclick is also the leading creator and distributor of crosswords, and other word and number puzzles. Partners featuring Uclick content include the leading consumer portals Yahoo!, MSNBC.com, New York Times, Slate.com, washingtonpost.com, CNN, USA Today, and AOL. Uclick features include the top brand franchises Garfield, Doonesbury, Calvin and Hobbes, Paul Frank, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TOKYOPOP, USA Today, Pat Sajak, Wyland, and many more. Uclick creative content and services are available through the GoComics.com website, U.S. mobile phone operators, the iTunes App Store, and other distributors worldwide. UCLICK, LLC is a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, the leading newspaper syndicate and publisher of humor books and calendars in North America.

For more information on Uclick, visit www.uclick.com.



About Digital Manga Publishing, Inc. 

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. 
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CODE GEASS Lelouch of the Rebellion TO STREAM ON CRUNCHYROLL

Legendary Anime Studio's Content to Appear on World Anime Channel

San Francisco, CA (April 15, 2009) ‹Crunchyroll announced today that it is
partnering with Bandai Channel to bring blockbuster hits CODE GEASS Lelouch
of the Rebellion from legendary anime studio Sunrise to Crunchyroll starting
today. More information can be found at www.crunchyroll.com/CodeGeass
<http://www.crunchyroll.com/CodeGeass> .

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."Sunrise owns the
sci-fi/action genre in the anime world, and this gives us a piece of that
segment. We look forward to being a part of their success"

CODE GEASS Lelouch of the Rebellion (25 episodes) will be available to
viewers in the United States and Canada and will be immediately available in
its entirety, featuring both English dubbed and English subtitled versions,
to all visitors in these territories, free of charge and featuring
advertisements.

Title Synopsis:

CODE GEASS Lelouch of the Rebellion

On August 10th of the year 2010 the Holy Empire of Britannia began a
campaign of conquest, its sights set on Japan. Operations were completed in
one month thanks to Britannia's deployment of new mobile humanoid armor
vehicles dubbed Knightmare Frames. Japan's rights and identity were stripped
away, the once proud nation now referred to as Area 11. Its citizens,
Elevens, are forced to scratch out a living while the Britannian aristocracy
lives comfortably within their settlements. Pockets of resistance appear
throughout Area 11, working towards independence for Japan. Lelouch, an
exiled Imperial Prince of Britannia posing as a student, finds himself in
the heart of the ongoing conflict for the island nation. Through a chance
meeting with a mysterious girl named C.C., Lelouch gains his Geass, the
power of the king. Now endowed with absolute dominance over any person,
Lelouch may finally realize his goal of bringing down Britannia from within!

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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ANIME EXPO® 2009 AND BANG ZOOM! ENTERTAINMENT TEAM UP TO BRING BACK AX IDOL

SEASON 7


Sign Ups Available Online This Evening and Attendance of Special Judge

Tsunku♂


Anaheim, California (April 15, 2009) — Think you got what it takes to be the

next AX Idol?  Thousands will audition for the most coveted singing and

voice acting contest at the nation’s largest Anime/Manga convention and win

amazing prizes!  Anime Expo® 2009 will be held from July 2-5, 2009 at the

Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.  More information can be

found on the website www.anime-expo.org <http://www.anime-expo.org> .


Anime Expo® 2009’s AX Idol event is one of the most coveted and attended

events at the nation’s largest anime and manga convention.  This year,

contestants will have an additional treat as the prolific producer, of

Morning Musume fame, Tsunku♂ will appear as a special industry guest judge.


"AX Idol 2009 will give attendees a special opportunity to showcase their

singing and voice acting talents in front of industry professionals from

Bang Zoom! Entertainment and Tsunku♂-one of the most famous music producers

from Japan. It is my honor to be a part of such a great event that give our

attendees the dream to become a part of the anime industry”, states Kacie

Chatfield AX Idol Manager.


Interested contestants must be registered Anime Expo® 2009 attendees and can

register online at www.anime-expo.org <http://www.anime-expo.org> after 6:00

pm PST today.


Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video

coverage site of the 2008 convention at www.AXBackstage.org.


About Anime Expo®

Located in Los Angeles, California - Anime Expo®, the nation’s 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 2008 will be held July 3 – July 6, 2008 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>

).


About Bang Zoom! Entertainment

Headquartered in Burbank, California, Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Inc. is a

leading and award winning full service audio post production studio working

in the fields of feature films, television, electronic entertainment, anime

and direct to home entertainment projects. Founded in 1993, Bang Zoom!

Entertainment maintains operations in the U.S. with three buildings, six

recording/mixing stages and a staff of just under 200 actors, writers,

directors and technicians. Bang Zoom! Entertainment is committed to carrying

out innovative projects that contribute to the promotion of global cultural

awareness. More information about Bang Zoom! Entertainment and its products

can be found on the company's web site, which is located at

www.bangzoomentertainment.com <http://www.bangzoomentertainment.com> .

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I heart Mel Brooks and The Producers has to be one of my favorite movies and musicals! I prefer the original move to the new movie musical. While I enjoyed both, I have to say, Gene Wilder beats Matthew Broderick hands down.

Hmmm...what did I get on the internet for again...? Oh wait, I was in the middle of reading The Waves and then got distracted by notions of studying abroad for a year or for a summer. I got on the web to look for stuff of study abroad programs and scholarships related to English and Med-Ren literature. So...how'd I end up on Vice...? Just habit I guess.

Had a fabulous Easter. Went to Baku's parents' house where I had a late lunch with his whole family. Lunch consisted of ham and lots of dishes with cheese. There were also vegan chocolate cupcakes made with beer that had a coffee icing that tasted amazing.We came back home with a ton of leftovers and Easter candy. For some reason, Baku's mom decided to include beef jerky in our Easter baskets. I have to keep a close eye on my Easter candy or else Baku will eat it all.

Derby season is about to kick off in Louisville. The start of it is this weekend which is coincidentally a week before all my final papers are due. So I'm going to have a busy couple of weeks, probably won't be on the site much, except to submit and check things on the wiki here and there or if I'm majorly procrastinating. Baku and I move into our new apartment the 25--which is the when I have two papers due, one the day after, and another two days after.

I'm so relieved the semester is almost over! I cannot wait until summer, even though I'll only be staying in Louisville. When I'm not working, I'll be reading (going to try the 50 book challenge again), working on cosplay, going back to icon making, going to a couple weddings (which I love), visiting my family in their new home in SC, and of course having more time to add to the wiki on vice. Also, planning to research, write, and submit a paper to Mechademia on the construction of gender and sexuality in Ouran. 

Going to open up a credit card account and considering buying a new laptop this summer. I've had mine since my freshman year of college. It's still working fine and dandy, though it's a tad slow and doesn't always want to work right with everything. Debating whether to get a Mac or stick with a PC. If I get a PC, I'll likely get a Dell since Baku gets a discount through his work.

Questions:

  • Producers: old or new? Why?
  • Been studying abroad? More than once? What country and for what subject? If not, do you want to?
  • How was your Easter and did it involve lots of candy?
  • How close are finals? Tests or papers? And do they in the least bit concern you?
  • Plans once school is out?
  • Mac or PC?

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So Anime Expo announced today a couple new GoH including Toshimichi Mori (lead artist and designer for BlazBlue, which is a 2D fighting game) but a bigger deal to me is the fact that Daisuke Ishiwatari (created 1st Guilty Gear and does the music for Guilty Gear and BlazBlue series) is going to be there.

THEY BETTER HAVE A CONCERT!

That's all I want. I just want to rock out to Guilty Gear in the Nokia Theather (assuming they get it). Heavy guitar riffs and just all around awesome music.

Is anyone as excited as me??
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Spanning from the first Red and Green to Platinum which one of ALL the Pokemon you ever owned and trained is your favourite and why? more then one entry is allowed.

Mine would be either Turtoise!! - Blastoise from my old Red game or Dugtrouble!! - Dugtrio also from Pokemon Red both where very reliable and strong. They also have my most favorite moves like dig and Hydropump and helped me out alot on Pokemon Gold so much so that on later games(even Platinum) i always try to get a Squirtle and a Diglett and rename them like my old ones i always seem to have those two on my team and probably will continue doing so for many Pokemon games to come.
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Hay everyone it time for Vice Squad ep.2 It's just me and my bro again but we'll try to pick up some new member. If you wan to join just PM me or my brother lunermoth.
http://moonstorm.podomatic.com/entry/2009-04-12T00_37_04-07_00
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I bought some new ones the only ones that aren't pictured here is my 2 Noizi Ito art books and a Zero no Tsukaima one. In order right to left and below they are:  4 Zero no Tsukaima art books(5 images), Megami Super Deluxe, Rightstuf catalog thrown in, Saber Portraits art books(4 images posted), and last but by far the best, is the Tinkle Byakuya Chakai rare art book(7 images posted).

If you own any anime/manga art books make sure to share them.
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Hello again everyone,

As many of you may have notice, progress on my Ultimate Gundam Wing wiki has been at a standstill as of late. This is due to a combination of many factors including but not limited to:
  1. Being busy as hell with school (especially the past two weeks if you've noticed my status)
  2. Rebuilding my computer: I bought an i7 not too long ago, and so I had to get a new motherboard, RAM, and power supply to go with it. As many of you know, this pretty much means you have to reinstall your OS, and for me, that means reinstalling photoshop, premier, my hundreds of codecs, tools, and well you get the idea...
  3. Experimenting with video editing: Part of the reason I got these new parts for my little Rin (my computer's name) is so I could finally get around to messing around with video editing -something I've wanted to do for a long time but was limited by the power of a single core AMD 3500+ processor.
  4. Trying to catch up on my viewing: In combination of rebuilding my computer and my school's network being weird, a 3 week gap formed in my viewing record of the shows I had been watching up till then, and I really want to see the ends of the shows that have finished.
So, combine all those factors and basically I've had a real crappy time getting around to adding any info to the wiki. I added a bit of info for the first episode of FMA: Brotherhood, but that was mainly because I was watching it anyway at the time and the time it took to upload everything and take the screenshots was incredibly insignificant. Since the semester is winding down, my classes seem to be firing down on me like the Lightning Count...and they don't show any signs of easing off any time within the next two or three weeks. In the absolute worst case scenario, my summer is largely going to be spent at my tech support job, so I should be able to add quite a bit of material to the wiki assuming it's not constantly busy.

At this moment it is 5:23AM April 11th (Saturday) where I am, and I'm pretty tired, so I'm not going to try and sum up what's left for me to do on each section, just know that there's a lot left to be done and I hope to be getting back to it soon. Hopefully once all this Differential Equations and Waveform Dynamics HELL clears up I'll have time to get back to adding in everything. Till then I wish you all best of luck on whatever projects you may be working on!
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04.10.2009

I got a PM from someone on Anime Vice asking me about general ADR questions.
I thought it might be of an interest to others, so I got permission to re-post my comments here.

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1. When you're looking for a voice acting studio, what qualities do you look into?
I actually select the voice acting director, instead of basing it on the studio.
If the director is good, then the pool of voice acting talent is pretty much the same for every studio.

2. When scripting and voice casting, do you look for something close to the Japanese version or are actors allowed to take their own spin on characters?
It depends on the series.
If it's a comedy, we have guidelines for the characters, but let the voice actors play around w/ the character and voice.

For FLCL, we actually selected the voice actors on their voice quality. We just wanted them to sound similar to the Japanese voice, since that was the key point for the Japanese director. But for acting, we let them do their own interpretation.

But for serious stuff (which I haven't worked on), I think getting the right emotion & nuances are important. So I wouldn't venture too far from what the Japanese audio sounds like.

3. How is a normal production schedule setup?
I think the normal schedule these days is to do a 4-episode block in 2-3 weeks.

For pre-production, it takes about 3-5 days for translation; 5 days for ADR writing (matching lip flap) per episode. But studios typically give 4 weeks for translation; 2 weeks for ADR writing. And they schedule the cast right when the script will be ready, so you can turn out the recordings quickly.

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I get questions about ADR and publishing every so often... so I'll share them here whenever I can.
Hmm, maybe I should have expanded a bit more on some of these topics.

Let me know if there's anything I should clarify or expand on!
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I dunno if this is cool or stupid.  What do you think?  Found it here.   It's $40! ( buy here )  Are comics to anime crossovers just a bad idea, marketing ploy, cheesy?




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ok what grinds my gears is the fact that when i work my ass to go see an anime viewing and it dosen't get me angry but its something tha concerns me that they always switch it to japanese dub. Whats up with that? its almost like they came to learn the language as well as watch the action i mean seriously it seems to show little appreciation for that fact that we have english dub anime which isn't bad ya know but they totally neglect it which is just bogiss and one more thing to the opnion that english dub sucks due to the voice actors that are not your liking well i just say too bad cuz that opnion which is probably used to much is why they frickin use the japanese dub instead the use of the language i was trained to use for my whole life now its like i have to learn japanese and i'll admit they have subtitles but thats not good enough since japanese can said very fast and some won't be able to read it quick enough and you'll be sayin "damn what did he just say?" and you'll be sayin that over and over tryin to read those subtitles some of but not all of you but fine if you like listening to the japanese dub thats fine but it just feels kinda unfair since im like one of the only ones to like listening to the english dub when they only feature the jap dub at the viewings but im not revolting against it im just gonna to each his own but im a lover of the english dub and they should use it as much as the jap dub and thats what grinds my gears thank you for reading.

warm regards Desisashi

p.s. whoever thinks that the bounts are lame bad guys are going down im serious i will frickin kill you. i'll tear your arm off stick it up your ass and call you a guysicle.

ok maybe that was the wrong way to go but i really think bounts rule 
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WARTNING: This has nothing to do with anything!
I've just baked cupcakes with my two cusins(Marie and Louise) I'm at Louises place and the muffins are in the window. They look sooo delecius. It's chocolate muffins, and they are cutted in the middle and then there is strawberry-wipped cream  in the middle. And on the top there is a half straberry and some kind off sugar on the top>3<~
Okay, they maybe sound more pretty than thay are, but myyy~ I'm looking forward to eat them with to of the most wonderfull persons I've ever met.  But we have to eat dinner first...fish and fries~!!>w<

Anyways, stay happy~

-Panda-san
 
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04.09.2009

Egads.
Long time no write.
You know... it's the tax season. *mumble mumble*

I'm so bad with keeping up w/ these things, but I finally saw some anime on American TV lately.

A week ago, I saw Kurokami on IATV.
I usually don't get to watch it b/c it's on Thursdays (I think) & I don't have access to cable during the week.
It was the recap episode, so I finally learned what the story was about. (You know, cuz I went to see the recording session in Japan, but had no idea what was going on... since I only read the first 2 volumes of the manga)

I immediately messaged ADR director Michael Sinterniklaas saying I saw it.
Along w/ my comments.

Unfortunately I didn't get to hear Wil Wheaton, since his character didn't make much of an appearance.
Younger kids might not be into him, but geeky girls around my age (say former Broccoli USA sales manager Ardith) were madly in love with him on Star Trek Next Generation. I didn't watch Star Trek until much later, so I'm not familiar w/ his character on the show... was he dreamy? *giggle*

Then today, I was flipping through all the 18.X channels.
I'm surprised at all the Asian channels they have these days!

Anyway, one of the channels (18.2) was airing Haruhi.
I guess it's UTV (local Japanese station).
I'm a bit embarrassed to say I haven't seen a single episode of Haruhi... but I do know the ending theme (for karaoke, of course).

Maybe I'm just an old folk who's not used to watching anime on broadcast TV.
I'm more of a buy-the-DVD person. (or get it for free from Japanese producers)
Of course many of you are watch-it-online people now.
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  I road in a hot air baloon on christmas .
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Anime is a type of animation that started in Japan. Basically, you can call it a Japanese version of cartoons. However, anime has some big differences. Where American animation tends to be geared primarily towards children, there are actually many types of anime, geared for many ages and interests. There are many different thematic styles of anime, including those centered around robots, romantic anime, fighting anime and so on.

Manga is simply the Japanese version of comic books or graphic novels. Many anime series are based on a manga series. Any anime fan would love the original manga their favorite anime is based on. For original Japanese manga, you can usually find some on eBay and at Japanese importers like JustManga and Manga.com. For the most popular anime series, like Inuyasha, you can find English translated manga books at many major bookstores.

Some anime and manga series have a live action version, like Sailor Moon, that a Sailor Moon fan would likely be interested in. There are many Japanese drama series aimed at tweens and teens that usually take place in school or high school. Check out Nodame Cantabile, Hana Yori Dango and Gokusen, each was based on anime or manga series or both. Look for these series at places like PlayTech-Asia and on eBay. Make sure to get the English subtitled versions.

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I finally bought a new Kubrick figure and some manga i bought the chibi Kamen Rider Ichigo Kubrick figure finishing my double Rider team. The last i wanna buy is Zanki / Todoroki which i`m gonna do sooner or later XD
Don`t they look cute? XD
Don`t they look cute? XD
























I also buyed a couple of manga volumes
  • Someday`s Dreamers volume 2
  • Shaman King 1
  • Karin 9
And that`s it for now i`m probably not gonna be online for about to weeks (points to user status) so goodbye :) 
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Do you have free time this Friday night about 10 maybe 11 (CST) at night. Well... come join Vice Squad. What is Vice Squad? Well  we don't even know yet but you can listen to the first episode on my bros blog http://www.animevice.com/forums/off-topic/32/unofficial-vice-squad-ep-1/203143/#4.  So Vice Squad is a podcast where we'll talk about this weeks topic on Vice and have a swell time.
You can pm me in you interested in joining the force. (We use skype so... that might help some of you get ready for the show.)
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This thread is for discussing Cryptology, Ufology and every Paranormal concept in between.
I think Aliens are stupid but Monsters are cool. 
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I saw a white lady in our garden.
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