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Some of you know, I'm a PC technician. Right now I'm clean up someone PC. It was a good time to show you all how PC look from the inside. Most people buy pre-build computer it usually look like this.

if you ever wonder why desktop PC has so low price, now you know. There were little material in them.
But if your like me and now how to build a PC for the ground up. You get something like this

As you can see the case is completing full there little space to add anything. That how a high end PC look like. That all, I must apologize for the low quality picture, I a digital camera soon and not used my cheap cellphone.
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RIGHT STUF’S NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announces the
GAKUEN ALICE DVD Collection
for June 30, 2009

Box set to include complete 26-episode television series.

GRIMES, IA, March 25, 2009 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to announce the GAKUEN ALICE DVD Collection will be released on June 30, 2009.

The thinpak-style box set will contain the entire 26-episode television series with Japanese audio, English-language subtitles and English on-screen translations.

“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 currently 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:
GAKUEN ALICE © Tachibana Higuchi • Hakusensha / Alice Academy Committee 2004.



** 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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I`m writing this blog just to point and say ''I told ya so'' later on XD

Kamen Rider Kuuga 1: the original Kuuga fought the Grongi tribe on the side of the Linto(Lords) in ancient times.

Kamen Rider Kuuga 2: in the original series he is Yuusuke Godai who put the Arcle belt on to fight a Grongi by turning into the powerful Kuuga. he is rumored to be the true Kuuga who fought Decade in the Rider wars.

Kamen Rider Kuuga 4: Decade`s Kuuga this Yuusuke Onodera was given the belt by the mysterous Narutaki who warned him that he must fight Decade in the future his Kuuga form is kinda depowerd this might show that he only recently begun to use it. He was in love with a cop named Ai before the Grongi gas killled her now he travels with Decade he is also rumored to be Kamen Rider G3-X in Agito~s world(Decade) His surename is litterly taken from Shatoro Ishinimori`s birth name Shotaro Onodora.

Kamen Rider G3: in both the Agito and Decade series this system has been revealed to have been based of Kuuga`s design. and yes it was also intended to fight the Grongi but they where defeated 2 years before it was completed and since it couldnt even stand a chance against most of Agito`s enemies the Unknowns(Linto) it was simply replaced with the new and improved G3-X system.

Kamen Rider Decade: Tsukasa Kadoya used to be Decade he not only forgot his past but also lost his powers he now travels 9 worlds not only to save them but also to find his own world again.

The Grongi and the Lords: the Grongi where a tribe of evil humans who used magic to turn themselves into monsters they believed that the only reason they existed was to fight. The Linto/Lords/Unknowns  are a group of powerful disciples serving under the OverLord, who created them from his body. Referred by the police department as Unknown, to differ them from the Unidentified Lifeforms (Grongi Tribe) that attacked humanity two years ago. In fact, according to books and mini-encyclopedias about Kamen Rider Agito, the Lords are actually of the Linto tribe that battled the Grongi in the past, thus linking the Lords to the Linto as humanity's protectors.

My reveal: so i`ve seen episode 2 and 3 of Decade some time ago and i didnt really think it would any reference to future episodes.
This turned out to be false atleast for episode 3 that is. First they show that Yuusuke was given the belt by Narutaki instead of seeing it being taken from a crime scene and later putting it on. also before Tsukasa transformed into Decade the Grongi N-Gamio-Zeda says: Looks like both of us dont belong in this world i overlooked that because i thought he meant that he should never have been woken up. But now after seeing some new scans from Agito`s world i have a new theory Yuusuke`s world was supposed to be Riderless and the Arcle and all the Grongi where originally from Agito`s world i believe that Narutaki was experimenting on this world trying to make it impossible to save by moving all the Grongi there and giving Yuusuke his belt it would look like that Yuusuke`s world was used as a place of training to get Yuusuke strong enough to kill Decade IMO.
So yeah it could be that there was a Kuuga on Agito`s world who fought the grongi there and was apperently killed by my guess its the only way to get the belt off lol and that would also explain why the G3 system also exist there. and as been said before this is just a theory in truth those links might end up unexplained for years to come. XD

O yeah btw not that scan where it seems to be that G3-X (Yuusuke) is fighting a grongi i already know that`s probably the Ant Lord although i dont really remember much of Agito anymore xP



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APPLIYA RELEASES FREE VERSION OF THEIR FIRST EVANGELION GAME -

EVANGELION PUZZLE LITE

 
 

Tokyo, Japan, March 25, 2009 - Appliya Inc., a leading publisher of Japanese mobile applications, is proud to announce iPhone and iPod Touch users can now enjoy a “lite” version of the entertaining Evangelion Puzzle game for free, and with no advertisements! 

Evangelion Puzzle Lite is the latest entry in Appliya’s Evangelion application series, and it utilizes imagery taken directly from the Rebuild of Evangelion anime movies.  Users of the Lite version can enjoy sliding tile puzzles featuring Eva Unit 01, but the full version offers 9 scenes from the anime, including a beautiful portrait of Rei Ayanami, one of the most popular and iconic characters of the Evangelion franchise.   

Amateur puzzle players can choose a 3 x 3 puzzle grid on Easy or Normal, but serious puzzle pros will love the challenge of the Hard 5 x 5 grid.  When you crank up the difficulty, the time limit for solving the puzzles decreases, so be quick!  The app also keeps track of your best puzzle completion times, so you can brag to your friends or motivate yourself to do better.  Once you solve the puzzle, you can also save a full-size version of the puzzle image to your photo library and use it as a wallpaper for your iPhone/iPod Touch! 

The first applications in Appliya’s Evangelion series have been popular with anime fans.  In its first few days of availability, Evangelion Clock shot up to #3 on the best-selling list of the Utilities category on the Japanese iTunes App Store.   As a token of appreciation for the support from the anime fan community, Appliya is providing Evangelion Puzzle Lite at no cost.  Appliya also continues to update the previously released apps in the Evangelion series.  Recently, new functionality has been added to Evangelion Clock, and 8 new wallpapers are coming to Evangelion Calendar in the near future. 

More info:

Evangelion vol.5: Puzzle Lite

Application for:  iPhone, iPod Touch

Price:                FREE!  
 

Evangelion vol.5: Puzzle (full version)

Application for:  iPhone, iPod Touch

Price:                $1.99

 

 

After a catastrophic event called the Second Impact, the Earth’s population was halved.  All that remains of Japan is Tokyo-3, a city that is constantly attacked by giant creatures that seek to eradicate the human race, called Angels. Fourteen-year-old Shinji Ikari is summoned by his estranged father to urgently come to the headquarters of NERV, a military organization that deals with the destruction of the Angels through the use of giant cyborgs called Evas.  Shinji's objective is to pilot the Eva Unit 01, while teaming up with the Eva Unit 00 pilot, Rei Ayanami, and Eva Unit 02 pilot Asuka Langley Soryu.  Together, these three teenagers will battle the Angels, and decide the fate of the world. 
 

About Appliya Inc.

Appliya specializes in the production and publishing of iPhone and iPod Touch applications. The company has recently partnered with Japanese mobile industry giant Softbank Mobile Corp. to bring the unique elements of Japanese culture to an international audience through mobile applications. Their efforts include exclusive licensing deals with major anime and manga producers.  Appliya will also have collaborations with Japanese artists and photographers, Haraju-ku fashion related applications, Akihabara otaku related apps, and other applications focused on more traditional aspects of Japanese culture. 
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San Francisco, CA, March 25, 2009 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has launched a new watch-and-win contest on its official NARUTO web site at www.NARUTO.com beginning March 27. Every week, a new NARUTO Shippuden episode (English subtitled) will stream for free on the site and fans are invited to watch and take part in the contest by answering a trivia question about each new installment. The contest runs through September 2009.

 

Winners will be announced weekly and are eligible for a variety of exciting prizes, from action figures and apparel to video games. Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. sponsors the first 4 weeks of the contest and will award each lucky winner a copy of Ultimate Ninja4: NARUTO™ Shippuden, the first video game released in North America based on the NARUTO Shippuden animated series. On the fourth week the company will award one lucky fan a copy of the video game and a PlayStation2 game console.

 

Ultimate Ninja4: NARUTO Shippuden features several unique game modes allowing players to experience perspectives as different characters in this immersive world of the ninja. The video game combines role-playing and action-platforming elements, telling the story of how Naruto returned to the Hidden Leaf Village after his training with Jiraiya - an original narrative arc that fans won’t find anywhere else. Packed with new NARUTO Shippuden characters, as well as updated versions of fan favorites, the game offers a total of 52 playable characters to take into battle and also features the series’ trademark one-on-one ninja battles for one or two players.

 

“This NARUTO Shippuden watch-and-win contest is a unique and fun way for fans to flex their knowledge of each week’s new episode to win special NARUTO prizes,” says Gonzalo Ferreyra, Vice President Sales & Product Marketing, VIZ Media. “We invite fans to visit the official NARUTO web site, NARUTO.com, regularly over the coming months for more chances to win and updates on future prize sponsors.”

 

Created by Masashi Kishimoto, NARUTO was first introduced in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan in 1999 and quickly became that country’s most popular ninja manga targeting tweens and teens and has sold more than 80 million copies to-date. The manga series (rated ‘T’ for Teens) and animated counterpart (NARUTO rated ‘T’ for teens, and NARUTO Shippuden rated ‘T+’ for older teens), is one of VIZ Media’s most successful properties and has captivated millions of fans across North America, Europe and South America.

 

In the NARUTO manga and animated series, Naruto Uzumaki wants to be the best ninja in the land. He's done well so far, but Naruto knows he must train harder than ever and leaves his village for intense exercises that will push him to his limits. NARUTO Shippuden begins two and a half years later, when Naruto returns to find that everyone has been promoted up the ninja ranks—except him. Sakura’s a medic ninja, Gaara’s advanced to Kazekage, and Kakashi…well he remains the same. But pride isn’t necessarily becoming of a ninja, especially when Naruto realizes that Sasuke never returned from his search for Orochimaru. Plus, the mysterious Akatsuki organization is still an ever-present danger. As Naruto finds out more about the Akatsuki’s goals, he realizes that nothing in his universe is as it seems. Naruto is finding that he’s older, but will he also prove wiser and stronger?

 

Earlier NARUTO episodes are also currently available for free through a variety of other web-based, video streaming outlets that have partnered with VIZ Media, including iTunes, HULU and JOOST. 

 

More information on NARUTO is available at www.NARUTO.com.

 

About VIZ Media, LLC


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I just recently remembered that the second OVA or OAD of Tsubasa is supposed to be released in March. I checked the web and found the release date for the first episode was March 17.  *jumps up and down in celebration* The new series is entitled Tsubasa Shunraiki or Tsubasa Spring Thunder Chronicle. There will be two episodes (as far as I know) both 25 minutes long and released on DVD. As mentioned before the first was released on March 17 in conjunction with volume #26 of the manga in Japan. The second episode will be released on May 15 with manga volume #27. The series will focus on the Nihon story arc. Not sure when the series will be released in the U.S., but I'm hoping it's in the near future since it's a DVD release. I'm excited to get some more answers! I think all the original cast is back. The opening, "Sonic Boom" is performed by Maaya Sakamoto and featured in the trailer. So people, old news or new news? Excited or no? Is anyone still invested in the series? I know I am; maybe it's because I watched the series recently and enjoy epic fantasy romances. Think the producers will start to wrap up the story in two episodes? Do you think there will be more OVA/OADs to follow? Do  you expect an orginal anime ending or manga ending (note: the manga series is entering the final story arc)? Opinions/thoughts on the trailer and opening song?

Quick addition: several screencaps can be found at the official site.

Here's the trailer:
  



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Steelix is a Ground/ Steel Pokemon. It is the Evolved form of Onix, but can only evolve when holding Metal Coat Item.

Steelix Made it's First appearance In Pokemon Generation II (Gold,Silver,Crystal) as the new Pokemon Type: Steel.

Appearances

  • The Pokemon Gym leader Jasmine of Olivine City uses A steelix in the battle against Ash
  • Team Rocket Duo Atlia and Hun, uses a Steelix in the Legend of Thunder
  • Harrison Used a Steelix against Ash in the Silver Conference.
  • Morrison ash's Rival uses a Steelix, what became of it is unkown
  • Forrest; Brock's Little brother trained Brock's Onix into a Steelix
  • Byron uses a Steelix in his Gym Battle with ash. in the Diamond and Pearl Series.
  • Steelix appear on Iron Island

Pokemon Game Appearances

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Crystal
  • Diamond
  • Pearl
  • Platinum
  • * it must be traded to all the other games.

Stats

Hp: 75
Attack 85
Defense 200
Special attack 55
Special defense 65
Speed 30

Steelix is Weak To

Water
Fire
and fighting types

(Sorry My Book doesnt Tell the Japanese name or the Powers But thats what the internet is for)


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So i know There are a lot! Of Pokemon That still have to be added to the Vice, but as the Self Proclaimed Pokemon Professor I'm tired of everyone doing on the Legendaries and leaving, Rest of the Poke List Out to dry.

Since My Laptop Works Hella Slow This is what i'll Do. Every Week i'll do a Blog about a Pokemon, giving Stats, Pokedex Updates Appearances Etc. And Whom ever can just take the info and Log it into the Database.

It's kind of a Dream of mine to see all the Pokemon added But I need Your HELP!!!


This is Truly a Ground Breaking Moment in Pokemon History Go out there and Add Them ALL!!


(Ok so I got Caught in the Moment But My first will be up in a few.)
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Iz  isz a pokemon master!!!!  ^_^
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Thought I would let you guys know that the clock App that I reviewed for the iPhone/iPod Touch for another update and I think those of us in the US can appreciate it!

The app was updated to have AM/PM now selectable along with the (default) 24hr clock, this will help put the clock more in line with what we are used to!

This is really great news to see Appliya showing support for the application, I think this is a great sign of things to come for most of these Eva apps as time goes by!
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Well what do you guys think of this Bikini Samurai Squad quick look from our brother's over at Giantbomb?  Fun or stupid?  I personally do not mind silly fantasy gratuity shots in games now and then.  The cut scenes actually look pretty awesome... and I think the dudes downstairs are just trying to sound all professional, cause this game looks awesome! 


  



  






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BANG ZOOM! ENTERTAINMENT BRINGS UNIQUE VOICE ACTING WORKSHOP TO SAN FRANCISCO FOR TWO SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Renowned Audio Post Facility Will Give Insights On Voice Acting For Video Games At The 2009 Game Developers Conference And Present A Separate All-Day Session On Character Development And Voice Acting Skills At Pyramind Studios

 

Burbank, CA, March 23, 2009 – Bang Zoom! Entertainment, a leading full-service audio post production company and producer of original entertainment content, will bring its popular voice acting workshop to San Francisco on Saturday, March 28 2009 at Pyramind Studios (832 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA). The session will be led by well-known voice actor and director Tony Oliver and will give in-depth instruction on every major component of voice acting as it applies to anime and video games. The Bang Zoom! Workshop is $299.00 and space is very limited. Details and reservations to attend are available at: http://www.

 

Bang Zoom’s Tony Oliver will also be featured in a special session at the 2009 Game Developers Conference(GDC), being held March 23-27, 2009 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Adventures in Voice Acting: Raising the Bar on Voice Acting for Video Games takes place on Friday, March 27 from 4:00pm–5:00pm. This interactive discussion will present ways to increase creative synergy and communication between game producers and the voice talent in the studio to improve storytelling, raise the overall quality of the performances, and create a more efficient workflow for recording audio and sound design for video games. More information on the 2009 GDC is available at: http://www.gdconf.com.

 

“Voice acting for video game applications presents some major differences and challenges when compared to anime or traditional animation and I’m looking forward to exploring both topics in detail this weekend.” says Oliver, who was the ADR (Automated Dialogue Recording) director for the hit anime series Gurren Lagann, which was dubbed by Bang Zoom! and seen on Sci Fi Channel. He has, over the last two decades, also portrayed lead roles on many iconic animated series such as Robotech, Gungrave and Lupin III and also served as the ADR director for video games such as .hack//G.U. and Eureka 7 for NAMCO BANDAI Games America.

 

The Bang Zoom! Voice Acting Workshop at Pyramind Studios will explore a range of important topics critical for those looking to enter the voice acting arena, including an informative overview of the entire dubbing process and the technology used in recording, as well as character development, basic acting skills, and how to use and project the voice with a variety of emotions. Developing a compelling demo, studio etiquette and protocol for auditions will also be presented with an insider’s view of voice acting business as it relates to the anime and video game industries.

 

“We’re very excited to present these voice acting workshops for a pair of special engagements in San Francisco,” says Eric P. Sherman, President of Bang Zoom! Entertainment. “Anime and video game titles each have a unique set of needs and challenges when it comes to the type and complexity of the recording, sound design, mixing and delivery. Several talented individuals have taken the workshops and have gone on to enjoy great success as voice actors for many popular anime and video game titles, and this is a rare opportunity for anyone seriously considering voice acting as a career to be tutored by one of the best in the business!”

 

Bang Zoom! also encourages those not able to attend the workshop to explore the critically acclaimed ADVENTURES IN VOICE ACTING™- Volume One DVD. The documentary spotlights the behind-the-mic world of the talented and diverse personalities that bring animated and video game characters to life. Bang Zoom! Entertainment produced the film, having completed English language dubs and audio post production for more than 2,000 anime episodes for a wide variety of anime series in addition to working on other animated features, live action productions and video games. ADVENTURES IN VOICE ACTING™- Volume One is also available online for $29.95 at http://www..

 

About Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Inc.

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.

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enjoy the 59 seconds that proves that American Zilla is no challenge in a fight with the our favorite Japanese monster

  



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Anyone on the site? I'm looking for a little bit of assistance :)
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Don't forget to pick it up I ordered it online and it should be arriving within a few days. ;)
Hardback Version
Paperback Version
Hardback version ftw.

(I like the anime more than the novels but I enjoy the translations of them I've read on the Internet and can't wait to see how the English release version turns out.)
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03.21.2009

TAF 2009 Public Day 2

Today, I went to Ikebukuro to meet an old colleague from Broccoli.
I was hoping to meet everyone at Broccoli during TAF, but they didn't have a booth at the event this year.

After doing a bit of shopping, I headed over to Shinbashi to have dinner w/ voice actress Asami Sanada, manga artist Sekihiko Inui & designer ahiru-san.

ahiru-san had found a theme izakaya called "Namahage."
Namahage is an oni legend from the Akita prefecture, where it comes out whenever children misbehave.

(photo coming soon)

Asami Sanada has been busy preparing for her concert/stage event in May.
It's her 10th anniversary since debuting as a voice actress.

So today is my last full day in Japan.
Tomorrow I fly back to Los Angeles.

Next week I'll report on all the things I talked about w/ various industry people during the whole week.

OK, time to go to bed!
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So, I've been [sorta]spamming AV with these for a month -- in the interest of saving myself time in future I'll just cut-n-paste the requisite info and present it without introduction.  ...After all, links are in the post.

Rankings Summary, week ending 15 March 2009

last week’s rankings
About the Charts
Analysis and Commentary Posts

The Weekly Charts:
Your Executive Summary and Index
Week ending 15 March 2009

Manga Top 500

1. ↑4 (5) : Naruto 38 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [731.1] ::
2. ↓-1 (1) : Naruto 35 – Viz Shonen Jump, Feb 2009 [713.7] ::
3. ↓-1 (2) : Naruto 34 – Viz Shonen Jump, Feb 2009 [708.1] ::
4. ↓-1 (3) : Naruto 37 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [696.4] ::
5. ↑25 (30) : Rosario+Vampire 6 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Apr 2009 [675.7] ::
6. ↑2 (8) : Vampire Knight 6 – Viz Shojo Beat, Apr 2009 [654.1] ::
7. ↓-1 (6) : Naruto 33 – Viz Shonen Jump, Dec 2008 [621.4] ::
8. ↓-4 (4) : Naruto 36 – Viz Shonen Jump, Feb 2009 [612.5] ::
9. ↓-2 (7) : Naruto 32 – Viz Shonen Jump, Nov 2008 [564.9] ::
10. ↑1 (11) : Vampire Knight 5 – Viz Shojo Beat, Sep 2008 [553.9] ::

[more]

Manga Top 50 Series

1. ↔0 (1) : Naruto – Viz Shonen Jump, Jul 2003 [2984.38] ::
2. ↑2 (4) : Vampire Knight – Viz Shojo Beat, Jan 2007 [1430.27] ::
3. ↑3 (6) : Rosario+Vampire – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Jun 2008 [1409] ::
4. ↓-1 (3) : Fruits Basket – Tokyopop, Feb 2004 [996.25] ::
5. ↓-3 (2) : Bleach – Viz Shonen Jump, Jun 2004 [984.04] ::
6. ↑2 (8) : Warriors – HC/Tokyopop, Apr 2007 [874.67] ::
7. ↓-2 (5) : Death Note – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Oct 2005 [827.3] ::
8. ↑5 (13) : Skip Beat! – Viz Shojo Beat, Jul 2006 [740.9] ::
9. ↔0 (9) : Ouran High School Host Club – Viz Shojo Beat, Jul 2005 [724.14] ::
10. ↓-3 (7) : Chibi Vampire – Tokyopop, Apr 2006 [708.65] ::

[more]

Top 25 New Releases and Preorders

1. ↑4 (5) : Naruto 38 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [731.1] ::
2. ↓-1 (1) : Naruto 35 – Viz Shonen Jump, Feb 2009 [713.7] ::
3. ↓-1 (2) : Naruto 34 – Viz Shonen Jump, Feb 2009 [708.1] ::
4. ↓-1 (3) : Naruto 37 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [696.4] ::
5. ↑25 (30) : Rosario+Vampire 6 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Apr 2009 [675.7] ::
6. ↑2 (8) : Vampire Knight 6 – Viz Shojo Beat, Apr 2009 [654.1] ::
8. ↓-4 (4) : Naruto 36 – Viz Shonen Jump, Feb 2009 [612.5] ::
11. ↑2 (13) : Bleach 26 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [550.6] ::
14. ↑17 (31) : Fruits Basket 22 – Tokyopop, Mar 2009 [534.1] ::
15. ↓-6 (9) : Rosario+Vampire 5 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Feb 2009 [532.4] ::
16. ↑30 (46) : The Twelve Kingdoms (novel) 3 – Tokyopop, Mar 2009 [532.2] ::
24. ↑8 (32) : Naruto 41 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [501.3] ::
28. ↑6 (34) : Naruto 39 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [485.9] ::
30. ↓-4 (26) : Naruto 40 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [478.4] ::
33. ↑7 (40) : High School Debut 8 – Viz Shojo Beat, Mar 2009 [468] ::
37. ↑19 (56) : Naruto 44 – Viz Shonen Jump, Apr 2009 [423.7] ::
38. ↑25 (63) : Love Com 11 – Viz Shojo Beat, Mar 2009 [423.1] ::
41. ↑29 (70) : Wild Ones 6 – Viz Shojo Beat, Mar 2009 [417] ::
42. ↑30 (72) : Claymore 14 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Mar 2009 [408.6] ::
44. ↑46 (90) : Skip Beat! 17 – Viz Shojo Beat, Mar 2009 [403.8] ::
49. ↑8 (57) : Phoenix Wright 2 – Del Rey, Feb 2009 [384.4] ::
55. ↑37 (92) : Gentlemen’s Alliance† 9 – Viz Shojo Beat, Mar 2009 [370.7] ::
60. ↑38 (98) : Nana 15 – Viz Shojo Beat, Mar 2009 [362.2] ::
65. ↑50 (115) : Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei 1 – Del Rey, Feb 2009 [345.6] ::
66. ↑53 (119) : S.A (Special A) 9 – Viz Shojo Beat, Mar 2009 [343.3] ::

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Manga Midlist 500
What’s the Midlist?

1. (16) : The Twelve Kingdoms (novel) 3 – Tokyopop, Mar 2009 [532.2] ::
2. (27) : Chibi Vampire 12 – Tokyopop, Jan 2009 [487.7] ::
3. (33) : High School Debut 8 – Viz Shojo Beat, Mar 2009 [468] ::
4. (34) : Death Note 1 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Oct 2005 [462.8] ::
5. (38) : Love Com 11 – Viz Shojo Beat, Mar 2009 [423.1] ::
6. (39) : Dark Hunger – Feehan, Zid – Berkley, Oct 2007 [420.6] ::
7. (41) : Wild Ones 6 – Viz Shojo Beat, Mar 2009 [417] ::
8. (42) : Claymore 14 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Mar 2009 [408.6] ::
9. (43) : Death Note 3 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Jan 2006 [405] ::
10. (44) : Skip Beat! 17 – Viz Shojo Beat, Mar 2009 [403.8] ::
11. (45) : Maximum Ride 1 – Yen Press, Jan 2009 [399.2] ::
12. (46) : Death Note vols 1-13 box set – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Oct 2008 [397] ::
13. (48) : Berserk 27 – Dark Horse, Jan 2009 [388.3] ::
14. (49) : Phoenix Wright 2 – Del Rey, Feb 2009 [384.4] ::
15. (51) : Death Note 2 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Nov 2005 [382.3] ::
16. (52) : Warriors 1 – HC/Tokyopop, Apr 2007 [379.6] ::
17. (53) : Fullmetal Alchemist 17 – Viz, Oct 2008 [376.9] ::
18. (54) : Warriors 2 – HC/Tokyopop, Dec 2007 [371.9] ::
19. (55) : Gentlemen’s Alliance† 9 – Viz Shojo Beat, Mar 2009 [370.7] ::
20. (56) : Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle 20 – Del Rey, Jan 2009 [370.2] ::
21. (57) : Warriors 3 – HC/Tokyopop, Apr 2008 [369.9] ::
22. (58) : Death Note 4 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Mar 2006 [364.1] ::
23. (60) : Nana 15 – Viz Shojo Beat, Mar 2009 [362.2] ::
24. (61) : Hellsing 9 – Dark Horse, Oct 2008 [356.3] ::
25. (63) : Death Note 12 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Jul 2007 [354.1] ::

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Even though not a whole lot can be gleaned from this clip...new footage is new footage.

After seeing Evangelion 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone  last summer at Anime-Expo, I must say I am really excited for this newest movie, so without further ado...



Many, MANY thanks to Japanator's Saku for finding this!
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New York Anime Festival : Matt (Death Note) and Konata (Lucky Star)

Anime Boston : Temari (Naruto)

ConnectiCon : Not quite sure yet... .___.
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FUNimation Entertainment Announces Strategic Alliance with GDH for More Effective Delivery of Titles to North America
 
Flower Mound, Texas – March 20, 2008 -- FUNimation® Entertainment and Japanese producer GDH have entered into an agreement to broadcast GDH’s current and future hit series via online media distribution and to collaborate on each series DVD launch in the US.
The strategic alliance will begin Friday, March 20 with the action fantasy anime series "The Tower of Druaga" and the action horror series "Blassreiter".
The collaboration will showcase English subtitled versions of GDH properties streamed via FUNimation’s website (www.funimation.com) as well as through GDH’s key video-sharing partners.
 
In addition, FUNimation will offer a download-to-own option for these episodes through www.funimation.com and other sites at $1.99 per episode. 
 
“Our eventual goal is to simulcast these series online in tandem with the Japanese broadcast debut,” said Gen Fukunaga, president and CEO of FUNimation Entertainment. “We will also be working much more closely with GDH on the U.S. DVD release of the dubbed series. This coordination will enhance the success of these series in the U.S.”
 
”We are very excited about this strategic alliance, which enables us to deliver GDH content to US audiences much more effectively in multiple media platforms such as growing online media and traditional packaged media,”  said Shinichiro Ishikawa, Executive Vice President of GDH.
 
 
About GDH                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
GDH is a globally-focused Japanese media company founded in February 2000. The group produces cutting edge entertainment for teens and young adults through its GONZO animation brand. Kids and family product is distributed through the GONZO FILMS and GONZINO brands.
GDH is a world leader in content development targeting both domestic and international audiences with Japan's trend-setting animation culture and, usually, GDH controls licensing management and international distribution for the content it produces. For additional information, visit www.gdh.co.jp/english (for GDH) and www.gonzo.co.jp(for GONZO - Japanese only).
GDH group companies include GONZO Rosso K.K., GONZO K.K., Future Vision Music K.K., GONZINO K.K., and GK Entertainment K.K.
 
About FUNimation Entertainment
 
FUNimation® Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, is the leading company for home video sales of Japanese animation in the United States.  FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands, visit www.funimation.com.

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