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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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Here a very interesting interview with Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails (NIN). If you don't know, NIN are one of the rare band that give there music for free. If you what to listing to them then just go to there website and get it. There not just simple mp3 were talking about but uncompress FLAC file and even digital master. Even the bitorrents are upload by the band themself. Trent Rezner talk about the pirating of music, how the Internet has change the way we distribute music. It really Interesting and you sense that his get it. Don't fight the Internet, work with it. The interview focus in the music industrie but somehow it impact anime. Heck, that how we get the info about anime or even watch the new show that are made across a massive ocean. The interview is done by Kevin Rose, the fonder of Digg.com.

  

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The instant the last frames came to a dim on 2006's Toki Wo Kakeru Shoujo (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time), my mind was thoroughly fixed on what Mamoru Hosoda could possibly do next. His already smooth, expressive style had adorned films like the Digimon movie, and now this film had been the one to blow the doors open, leaving a very tangible taste that this guy may very well be the next Miyazaki. Tokikake's blend of beautiful animation, lush backgrounds, and mutidimensional characters signaled a subtle, but potent emergence of fresh, singular talent.

So when I heard last year that he was going to pull off a more fun film to be released this year, I went all a goo. And sure enough the first trailer's here! Get a first dig at SUMMER WARS!


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Goodmorning.  Does anyone know who these cosplay chicks are?  Or have any more pics of these two in a friendly embrace?  I must see them :)





Saw this at Sankaku (here)
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Yup, on Otaku Mitsukai online shop it was a drawing for people who ordered something in the month of March. It's a nice figma that comes out 06/30/2009 ~ You can see their announcement on their site. I've ordered from them twice and they are a very nice site with their items and quick shipping as well.

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ANIME FANS VISIT ROME THROUGH CRUNCHYROLL AND FUJI TELEVISION

World Anime Channel Partners with Japan's Leading Commercial Broadcaster to
Present RISTORANTE PARADISO

San Francisco, CA and Tokyo, Japan (April 8, 2009) ‹Crunchyroll and Fuji
Television partner to bring the highly-anticipated shojo anime RISTORANTE
PARADISO, based on acclaimed manga by Natsume Ono, to Crunchyroll. More
information can be found at www.crunchyroll.com/rispara.
<http://www.crunchyroll.com/>

RISTORANTE PARADISO, also known as Rispara, launches April 8, 2009 with a
special two episode double-header event. As a special treat to fans, the
first episode of the double header will be available to all visitors to
Crunchyroll, while the second episode will only be available to
Crunchyroll's Anime Members. To mark this launch event, special Crunchyland
avatars will be available at the official RISTORANTE PARADISO group. Title
will be available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia,
and New Zealand and subtitled in English.

³We are very interested in the synergy with Crunchyroll's attentive, young
female consumer,² states Fuji Television's producer of RISTORANTE PARADISO.
³We are excited about how the online debut of RISTORANTE PARADISO fits with
that market.²

³We are looking forward to delighting our fans with RISTORANTE PARADISO,²
states Kun Gao, CEO and co-founder of Crunchyroll. ³Our fans, especially our
strong female base, demand only the best quality shows, and being allowed to
offer a show from legendary producer Koji Yamamoto should do well to please
them.²

³It is an honor to be able to present our work to fans overseas the same day
(simulcast) as Japan,² states Taito Okiura, CEO and co-founder of David
Production. ³We believe it gives us an extra venue for exposure, profit and
legitimate traffic, which potentially may become another major medium for
the industry²

RISTORANTE PARADISO marks Fuji Television's first same-day release of an
animation title overseas with its Japanese broadcast, continuing the
three-party partnership between Fuji Television, Fuji Creative Corporation,
and Crunchyroll. Each episode of RISTORANTE PARADISO will be available only
to Crunchyroll's Anime Members within one hour of its Japanese broadcast,
and will be available to the general public one week later.

Title Synopsis:
Italy, Rome

When she was a child, Nicoletta was taken in by her grandmother so that her
mother could remarry. Now grown up, she leaves everything in the countryside
behind to visit her mother and  her mother's second husband, a ristorante
owner. To her surprise, her stepfather did not know his wife had a daughter!

A ristorante she had previously visited, casetta dell'orso is hosted by a
cast of dreamy, cool gentlemen who all happen to wear glasses. This curious
restaurant's staff include cameriere (waiters)  Claudio, Luciano, and Vito,
GiGi the sommelier, and chefs Furio and Teo. Because women find the staff so
enchanting, business is bustling and reservations are extremely hard to come
by at this little Roman treasure.

Amongst all this, Nicoletta decides, on a whim, to work at the ristorante.
Gradually, she begins to become interested in one of the gentlemen...

Delicious food and dreamy gentlemen await at the ristorante, casetta
dell'orso. For everyone who works there, a tender connection to the hearts
of each visitor is spun, and the curtain raises on a story about these
first-rate Italian gentlemen in spectacles.

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 both San Francisco
and Tokyo. Crunchyroll is a pioneer and innovator within 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. More information can be found at its website
http://www.crunchyroll.com <http://www.crunchyroll.com/> .
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I'm just flipping around through Youtube one day like I normal do when I'm bored, when I stumbled across this video(above). At first when i saw this video my jaw dropped and Literally applauded to my Computer screen. Then I started thinking this guy or girl has too much time on their hands,but if I had the chance....Hell YES! would try to do it.!! I would use Sephiroth's theme from Final Fantasy 7 to start out and practise with^_^

So Guys would you try to do something like that if you had the time, if so what song or songs would you use?


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Hi leave a coment in my wall.Tnx.
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I complain that it's hard to review a con when I'm stuck promoting at it. It's even harder when it's the one I actually work at.

This year was my fifth Middle Tennessee Anime Convention, the fourth I worked at and the second I was actually staff for. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, it was my busiest MTAC ever. We had a packed house this year with well over 4,000 attendees. We even sold out of our badges. With some more responsibility on my sholders ths year, I was running around and being fairly busy. I didn't get to take my own photos, which is sad because there were some truly photo-worth sights. Luckily, that's what everyone else with cameras were for.

Starting with content, there was a lot. We had seven different programming tracks: art, cosplay, Japanese culture, martial arts, mature, music and otaku. All of which had plenty of panels and events. The two panels I organized were the Running an Anime Club panel and the Super Sentai panel. The other host talked most of the time in the anime club panel, which was fine as he knew what he was talking about.

I'm on the right, in my 5-second cosplay of Tsukasa (Kamen Rider Decade) from Blade's world. Yes, it's my belt.
I'm on the right, in my 5-second cosplay of Tsukasa (Kamen Rider Decade) from Blade's world. Yes, it's my belt.
The Super Sentai panel, however, was a bigger blast than I had expected. I hosted it with some input from friends in the MTSU Anime Club. I had a nice powerpoint pre sentation, if I do say so myself, including some neat clips (never get tired of the 25 red rangers from Gaoranger vs Super Sentai). It wasn't just Super Sentai though. I actually based my panel around that and Kamen Rider, with about equal content for both (if not more for KR). Also showed off some of my toys. I was fortunate enough to have both a Kamen Rider 1 and a Green Ranger cosplay in the audience. I even got my picture taken with Kamen Rider 1, as you can see for yourself.

I also ended up sitting on three other panels: Fandumb, Crossover Fans and Running a Convention. Fandumb is talking about what all is dumb about fandom, which is always funny. Crossover Fans is for those fans of anime and other fandoms, such as me and superhero comic books and movies. Running a Convention was the oddest as I had the least experience as any of the other panelists, which included our con chair and the con chairs of MomoCon and OMGcon. It was fun as usual. Like I said in my MomoCon post, it's about the stories.

While I didn't get to enjoy these as much (nor are they my cup of tea), MTAC really bulked up its mature and music tracks. I've been hearing differing opinions about whether such a strong focus on those is a good idea or a bad one. Particularly that it detracts from the anime nature of the con. I can see both sides. What do you think? What kind of content do you prefer to see at cons?

There were some hickups along the way though. Delays plagued us throughout the con, some of which partially the fault of a freak storm and tornado during Thursday set up. Some fire alarms went off too by accident, but otherwise, not much incident.

All in all, it was busy, crowded, even rowdy at times, but I had a blast. I got to work along side some of my very good friends and help put on an amazing show. I'm resubmitting all my panels again, even asking for more of my Super Sentai/Kamen Rider panel.

With that said, I very much enjoyed the Middle Tennessee Sleeping Convention that coincidentally took place the day after MTAC.


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Ok, i know yall.

Remember im an Animation fan first. So when I hear NOTHING all weekend on the anime interwebs but Acid Boobies i got to see whats up.

And damn if im not shocked.

This is another Elven Lied, if not storywise but attuide wise.

But Queens Blade is something i remeber playing when it was once called (Yes, it was a game in the states LOOOOONG before it became this!) Dragons Blade. There were the mainstays of the whole fantisy world. But Dragons Blade wasnt a sucessful franchise as Magic later became.

So sometime later, they sold the Blade franchise to a Japanese company. It became semi successful once retooled and renamed as Queens Blade.

The fact its getting such attenction doesnt really suprise me in the slightest. Is it softcore (which from the looks of it - isnt - its used in acts of attacking and not sexual use) or is it the next stage of ani-crazyness like it was during the late 80's early 90's?

The lines between hentai acts and just ecchi acts are blurred. I think it started with Fate/Stay Night - an ero game thats wasnt really ero. It had a better story than one would think.

Could it be that the ero game makers maybe the only animation/design indies left in the Japanese metaculture? Thats isnt so - we have many new animation folks in this season than it has been in years. But the majority of them are in the ero or came from the ero side of the industry.

Could it be that the Japanese sexual revelution is yet heading into another stage?

Could it be that the VA's are getting desprete for better work? Could the Haruti delay cause a rift between the director and his VA's leading into Aya going into Queens Blade?

Could the cenorship seen way back when Marmo was on the air, head into a backlash that even the big boys of J-TV cannot control? It has happened before and the results are never pretty and it wasnt even about sex.

Could it be that the Otakus are sick and tired of being freaks and preds and just want to be "normal" freaks?

Could it just be the next big male fantisy?

Is this the next big franchise to make the governments go crazy?

Or is it something more strange and dark about this series?

I know though what it is.

Come on, not to hate on yall - but the site is called Anime Vice!

And this journal is called Virtious Queen.

But the site called Vice people are asking for Virture from this show. There cannot be.

Its a ho show folks. Just like Rumble Roses was, like Dead or Alive was. Nothing more or less. There are and should be more complaints about whats really going down in the industry in the states now than whats going on over there.

And there is no way it will make it here because were still anti human society. I like to see them try though but no US VA  would even try touching this...

And maybe thats why the series was made. And maybe thats why more will be like this. Maybe this particular studio doesnt want to deal with the US Otaku nonsense along with anti human senciblities that they and the mainstream media over here showcases.

I gave yall lots to think about - what say yall?



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New Mazinger series!!!

  
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Seriously, we talked about the fanservice fest Queen's Blade a LOT yesterday. First Ethan reviewed the show, then Baku_Sensei won the first spring '09 contest prize pack by updating the show's pages on the site, and then came my own review...

What is it about acid-shooting boobies that brings people together?
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