Vice Squad episode 3 is now up and running http://moonstorm.podomatic.com/entry/2009-04-18T22_38_59-07_00. Join me, lunermoth and RedRoses as we go over this weeks topics.
We start of with some industry news with VIZ announcements, mange micro payments and Eva movie info.
Then we will talk about what we all spend money on. Form tissue boxes to bed sheets and those creepy little Dollfies
cover this weeks WTF topics and with our favorite computerized voice Miku, see who is better vampires or Frankenstein, and 4 chan was on fox news. Plus is Zac Efron, Kira
Then controversy hits amazon and the Philippines
Stay tuned after the end song to get some cos play info from our special guess RadRoses.
VIZ MEDIA LICENSES FIVE TOP ANIMATED SERIES TO
FUNIMATION CHANNEL FOR US TELEVISION LAUNCH
San Francisco, CA, April 16, 2009 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced that five of its animation series will launch on the FUNimation Channel, the premiere anime network from FUNimation Entertainment and OlympuSAT, and will debut in late Spring and Summer 2009. Titles include BUSO RENKIN, HONEY AND CLOVER, HUNTER X HUNTER, MONSTER, and NANA.
The series that will be debuting on FUNimation Channel are:
NANA (drama/relationship/comedy, TV-MA)
Based on the popular manga by Ai Yazawa, NANA follows the adventures of two girls both named Nana. While they share the same name, they couldn't be more different. Nana Hachi Komatsu follows her boyfriend to Tokyo in the hopes of making a new start, while Nana Osaki, who arrives in the city at the same time, is a punk rock beauty who has the ambition of making it big in the world of rock and roll. Although these two young women come from different backgrounds, they quickly become best friends while chasing their happiness and dreams. For more information on NANA please visit www.nana.viz.com.
HONEY AND CLOVER (drama/relationship/comedy, TV-14)
Based on the popular manga by Chica Umino, HONEY AND CLOVER is a romantic comedy about a group of art school students who try to find their way. But when an innocent and talented 19-year-old girl enters their lives, things get a lot more complicated as love triangles result. For more information on HONEY AND CLOVER, please visit www.honeyandclover.viz.com.
Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER (Suspense, TV-MA)
What would you do if a child you saved grew up to be a monster? An ice-cold killer is on the loose, and Dr. Kenzo Tenma is the only one who can stop him! Tenma, a brilliant neurosurgeon with a promising future, risks his career to save the life of a critically wounded young boy named Johan. When the boy, now a coldhearted and charismatic young man, reappears nine years later in the midst of a string of unusual serial murders, Tenma must go on the run to uncover the story of Johan and stop the monster he set loose upon the world. Conspiracies, serial murders, and secret government experiments set against the grim backdrop of the former East Germany are masterfully woven together in this compelling psychological suspense.
BUSO RENKIN (Action/Fantasy, TV-14)
High school student Kazuki Muto thinks he's saving a girl from a monster, but it turns out that he's the one who needs saving! Kazuki is killed while fighting a homunculus, a malevolent creature that feeds on humans. The girl, Tokiko Tsumura, revives him by replacing his heart with an alchemical device called a kakugane. With this device Kazuki can create his own Buso Renkin, an alchemical weapon in the form of a huge lance, capable of destroying homunculi. With his new weapon in hand, Kazuki decides to join forces with Tokiko to eliminate the homunculi and destroy their master, the strange and eccentric Papillon Masked Creator!
HUNTER X HUNTER (Action/Fantasy, TV-14)
Hunters are a special breed, dedicated to tracking down treasure, magical beasts, and even humans. But such pursuits require a license, and less than one in a hundred thousand can pass the grueling qualification exam. Gon might be a country boy, but he has high aspirations. Despite his aunt's protest, Gon decides to follow in his father's footsteps and become a legendary Hunter. The journey begins on the long, arduous road to the Exam Hall, where he meets Leorio and Kurapika, two applicants with the same determination. Gon and his two companions must now prove their worth and earn the right to call themselves Hunters!
“We are thrilled to partner with FUNimation to debut these exciting series on its premiere 24-hour digital anime network,” says Bill Germain, Director, Programming & Music Sales, VIZ Media. “The multi-faceted plots and dynamic characters that made all these titles so successful as manga translates wonderfully with depth and color to their anime counterparts, adding a captivating new visual dimension to the storylines. We look forward to fans taking full advantage of all the flexibility and convenience of VOD to explore these new series on the FUNimation Channel.”
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.
About the FUNimation Channel
The FUNimation Channel was conceived as a vehicle to expose a wider audience to the unique storytelling style and graceful animation inherent in the Japanese style of animation. In addition, it provides anime and entertainment fans direct access to FUNimation Entertainment’s exclusive portfolio of leading anime titles as well as top titles from other U.S. anime companies. FUNimation Channel in affiliation with OlympuSAT offers video providers across the nation the FUNimation Channel linear feed as well as top syndicated & multiplatform transactional programming.
For a full list and descriptions of these series and others, or for more information on the FUNimation Channel, its availability or how to get it, visit www.funimationchannel.com.
About FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation® Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, is the leading company for Japanese animation in the United States. FUNimation is known for acquiring top-rated anime series from Japan and for being the market share leader for home video sales of anime in the United States. The company 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.
OlympuSAT, Inc. is the nation’s top owner and service provider of independent television networks. Currently the company represents more than two dozen diverse channels through their Hispanic, Digital I and Faith & Families Packs. OlympuSAT facilitates technical related services including satellite and uplink along with affiliate sales and marketing services. Additional services provided to networks include, as needed, master control, advertising sales and traffic and billing services. The OlympuSAT network portfolio is distributed via Intelsat Galaxy 23. An affiliate of Ocean Communications, OlympuSAT is based in West Palm Beach Florida, serving homes nationwide www.olympusat.com.
Analyze your assessment results and think about possible explanations for why they turned out the way they did.
Consider and comment about how each of the following might have affected these assessment results: a) the assessment instrument, b) the lesson, c) the students, d) other factors. The main thing that hampered the assessment results was the lesson. There was not enough information given to them for them to be successful. There was also too much information; as Paula said, "I'm having trouble remembering it all. It's a lot." I underestimated the time I would take trying to pass on the knowledge, and how much I would need to spend on each aspect of the sonnets.
Strengths of your planning and why those were effective: One thing I did when planning that I found to be essential to what small success I had is that I looked through every moment, and planned for what could have gone wrong. I am a bit of a worse case scenario person, so it is what I do naturally.
Areas for growth in planning, why, ideas for improvement: I should have practiced it more. I should have realized that what I was doing was too much for people who had little experience with sonnets before. The best thing I could do is get peer feedback on the lesson, and practice it beforehand more.
Thoughts/questions about instructional planning: I underestimated the importance of this step. I needed much more practice and preperation than I gave myself.
Strengths of teaching/implementing your lesson and why those were effective: According to the feedback I had gotten, I did grab students with my personality. I remember setting out to smile and seem happy through the lesson, though the video revealed that my nervousness got the best of me; I lost my smile. I would also say that my flexibility was fairly good. When the sound didn't work, I acted out the clip for the students. When the assessment wasn't completed, I offered ways to make up the grade, and tried to make the students not stressed out.
Areas for growth in teaching, why, ideas for improvement: Teaching in-depth enough. I touched the tip of all of the elements of a sonnet, but didn't get into those elements enough. This heavily impacted the student's understanding of the topic.
Thoughts/questions about teaching/implementation: Through this part of it, I have learned better to pay attention to the limitations of time.
Assessment of Student Learning
Strengths of your assessment and why those were effective: Had I taught the students well enough, I think that the summative assessment I had planned would have been a very good assessment. It allows students to put everything that they learn to use, and allows the teacher to make sure that they understand each of the elements of a sonnet.
Areas for growth in assessing student learning, why, ideas for improvement: I shouldn't have offered extra points. In my head, I figured it was simply a good way to get the students to work until the bell, but simply telling them that it would be great if they would keep going should have been enough. I will not offer extra credit again unless it's needed.
Thoughts/questions about assessment of student learning: Any learning problems that arose in my lesson were no one's fault other than my own.
ANIME EXPO® 2009 AND BANG ZOOM! ENTERTAINMENT TEAM UP TO BRING BACK AX IDOL
Sign Ups Available Online This Evening and Attendance of Special Judge
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
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
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
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