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“Afro Samurai: Resurrection” To Premiere On Spike TV

Sunday, January 25 2009 From 10:00 PM – Midnight, ET/PT


Samuel L. Jackson Reprises His Starring Role As “Afro”

And Featuring Special Guest Star Lucy Liu


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Spike TV's critically-acclaimed, funktastic anime series “Afro Samurai” returns with an original movie event set to premiere on Sunday, January 25, 2009 from 10:00 PM – Midnight, ET/PT.  “Afro Samurai: Resurrection” stars Academy Award®-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson opposite Emmy Award®-nominated actress Lucy Liu.  Award winning artist The RZA once again provides the original score.  “Afro Samurai: Resurrection” is produced by Japanese studio GONZO in association/partnership with GDH K.K. and FUNimation Entertainment.


“Afro Samurai: Resurrection” is based on the original art and story telling of manga artist Takashi Okazaki, of a black samurai’s quest for revenge and justice for his murdered father.  Samuel L. Jackson (“The Spirit”), who also serves as an executive producer, reprises his role as the uncompromising hero, Afro and his motor-mouthed sidekick Ninja Ninja.  When his father’s body is stolen from its grave, Afro is forced to pick up his sword and wreak bloody vengeance against an army of deadly foes lead by a sadistic mastermind.


Lucy Liu will give voice to Sio, a beautiful, seductive and sadistic mastermind plotting to destroy Afro Samurai.  Liu is the star of several Hollywood blockbuster action-adventure films including “Charlie’s Angels” and “Kill Bill” and has joined the cast of the ABC drama “Dirty Sexy Money.”  Liu can currently be heard as Master Viper in the animated film “Kung Fu Panda.”


Additional casting includes Mark Hamill as Bin, Sio’s manservant and protector and Yuri Lowenthal as Kuma, the teddy bear-headed warrior from the original “Afro Samurai” series.  Best known as the young hero Luke Skywalker in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, Mark Hamill has had a successful career on Broadway, as a voice actor in both animation and video games and as a comic book creator.  Yuri Lowenthal is the voice of Sauske in the hit children’s anime series and cultural phenomenon “Naruto.”


About FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimationEntertainment, 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


About GDH K.K.

GDH (Security code: TSE Mothers 3755) is a globally-focused Japanese media company founded in February 2000.  The group produces cutting edge entertainment for teens and young adults including the famous GONZO animation brand and for kids and family under the recently launched Gonzo Films and Gonzino brands.  GDH is a world leader in content development that targets 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. GDH group companies include GONZO K.K., GONZO Rosso K.K., Future Vision Music K.K., GONZINO K.K., GDH Capital K.K. and GK Entertainment K.K.



Spike TV is available in 96.1 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV’s Internet address is and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV's press site at

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I don't follow LOST, but it was on TV & I watched it on a whim.

Well, it was good that there was a whole recap of the last season being explained by the producers. Former Broccoli USA editor Dee said it's a sign that the show is too complicated when you need the producers to go through and explain what's going on. I wish they had more episodes where the producers did all the explaining.

Anyway, I got to see clips of young Ben.
I had the chance to meet the boy who plays young Ben at New Generation's ADR session b/c he was voicing one of the characters from Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon for the Wii. He was telling us how it was crazy that all the LOST fans were already blogging about him before the actual episodes aired (the episodes hadn't aired when they were recording Chocobo).

I guess that was the most exciting part of the premiere special.
As for LOST? Eh, I'm not into it. I won't complain about the bad dialogue writing or BGM... (whoops, I mentioned them!)
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Japanese boy-band rockers Dirty Old Men to play SXSW 2009


January 23, 2009 - Japanese boy-band rockers Dirty Old Men will play SXSW 2009 as part of the official Japan Nite lineup.



Members: Takatsudo Nobuyuki - Vocals, Guitar // Yamashita Takumi - Guitar, Chorus // Masamitsu Yamada - Bass // Notaki Shinichi - Drums, Chorus


Established by Takatsudo, Yamada, and Notaki when they were in high school, Dirty Old Men claims that they "don't really want to be Dirty Old Men, but the name comes from our secret wishes." Their original plan was to break up after high school graduation, but after winning a band competition they decided to continue.


Yamashita joined in November 2006, and they played their first headlining concert in December 2007 in their local town, Utsunomiya, Tochigi.


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SpecialThanks will also play on the Japan Nite bill, bringing their all-English songlist to American fans for the first time.



SpecialThanks, the female-vocal pop-punk band from Aichi Prefecture, formed in 2005. After some changes in their original lineup, the band is now comprised of Misaki (vocals, guitar), Lupin (bass, backing vocals), Sean (guitar, backing vocals) and Nochi (drums).


Their single "You Say Good Bye" was the iTunes Japan Single of the Week with 60,000 downloads in its first 7 days of release, and the song's PV was a Power Push on Japan's Space Shower TV.


Their debut mini-album SEVEN COLORS debuted at Number 1 on Japan's sales charts in August 2008. All tracks on the album are sung in English.




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Dirty Old Men Official Website  -


Dirty Old Men appears on by arrangement with Spice Records.



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SpecialThanks Official Website  - http://www.specialthanks777.


SpecialThanks appears on by arrangement with KOGA Records.




Special Thanks - "You Say Good Bye" --




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The pure white, royal knight.

The popular fighting game "Fate/unlimited codes" has recently been released on PS2, and from that game comes a 1/7th PVC figure of Saber's alternate form, Saber Lily!

Posed as if preforming her ultimate move "Distant Avalon", the figure has been sculpted to recreate the scene where Saber raided Caliburn. Her other noble phantasm, the sword "Excalibur" has also been included, and can be equipped and removed.

The sculpting work was done by Takayuki Kawahara, who has given the figure a dynamic feeling to suit the action packed scenes from the original game. Everything from her beautiful flowing dress to her finely detailed hair all come together to bring a wonderful figure that any fan is bound to fall in love with.

A gorgeous figure! I preordered her on Hobby Search and you can see more pics here. Make sure you to preorder yours if you can and desire it like I do! ^_^
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That is all.
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Our parents did, why can't we and i don't follow fads .Get a laptop or a PDA , it's just  a want not a need.

this is my answer:

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Hmm... I said in the little news tidbit that I'd feel naked without my phone. That's more because it's one of those accessories I'm used to having around with me (along with my wallet, keys, and PSP that I take with me everywhere). If I was missing my phone for some reason, I would feel awkward for not having that little chunk that's always in my pocket with the hello kitty charm sticking out.

I did exactly as HeeroYuy did. I studied enough that I get good grades and the teachers don't particularly care what I do as long as I kept the grades and participated in the class when called on.

If I'm in one class that is the "required to graduate" type, then yeah I'd get bored out of my mind. That's why I would text in class. I don't use it obsessively like some people I see, but if I'm literally bored to tears with nothing else at hand to do (homework, reading a book) then I'll use my phone.
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The 2nd semester of High school just started and I'm already dreading it. I never thought I would say this but I hate my art class. Its so boring and the teacher is totally bogus. She isn't a real artist and I would know. My moms an artist, my brothers an artist and I'm an artist. The 1 class I thought would be a get away from the rest of my classes sucks.

1st Period: Geometry Honors (super hard math 4 a retard like me)

2nd Period: Drawing 1 (art)

3rd Period: English Honors (if I can't pick the book I wanna read then it sucks)

4th Period: I don't even know what its called but its some computer carrier college course class...its just lame and I'm the only freshmen in the class.

But as you can tell I dislike all my classes so far. The teachers are picky and uncool. When I get home I have to start on homework right away or I'm working on it till 12am. Its complete B.S. If I had a choice I would go with home schooling but god knows I'm already fat enough so technically I don't need to sit on my ass anymore then I already do. I just hope my classes get better as it goes on. The boring-er the subjects in art the worse I draw and the worse I draw the more it looks like I'm not an artist.
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I think Diggers should be made aware of these awesome condoms, don't you?
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Times like this I like to go with Yahtzee's sort of advice that he uses on videogames and pessimism:

"Sometimes get at me and criticize me for being a pessimist. Now to some degree I understand the usual jibber jabber they're trying to convey and that the world isn't all full of rainbow pandas on flying circus wheels full of giddy love that doesn't involve STDs, but in this day and age it isn't necessarily bad to be a pessimist, especially with all the sequels flying about. The way I see it, if I have low expectations and a [series] is bad, there's no disappoint or surprise. If a [series] is excellent, then great and I would be happy to be wrong!"

That's why I could sort of care less about the Haruhi sequel. Sure, it'll probably be pretty good by the time it comes out, but ultimately I'm not going to wait for it like starcraft and diablo fans.

This way, if it turns out poor - I'm not hurt, if it takes forever to get out - I could care less, but if it turns out to be amazing -then hey! nice! a pleasant surprise! give yourself a cookie and now get me a sandwich...
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Heh, I survived all through high school without one and I survived... hell, if you're THAT bored in class, do what I did: study enough and get to be knowledgeable enough that your grades are good enough that the teacher gets ticked that despite reading manga through class you still can answer any question they throw at you.

I managed to get away with reading through all 14 volumes of Love Hina when I first bought it in all my classes one day because the teachers knew me at that point and didn't care so long as I did well.

And if you absolutely can't live without a phone or you want to do something after school but need to contact people, just leave it off and in your backpack during the day, it won't kill you!   but if it will THEN DIE!!!!

(^lol, fake rage)
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working for you.
working for you.
Does anyone want to test editing Voice Actors on Movies and Episodes?  We just pushed out some new code to fix a problem with it.   Thanks!  

I'm currently finishing up some code for uploading images, which I will push out later today. 
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of course i could survive, but i sure as hell wouldnt want to , i dont ever talk on mine but it comes in handy , and the times you dont have it are when you need it the most v____v

*goes to charge her phone* xP
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So, yesterday I got in the mood to bake some chocolate chip cookies. I had been buying the ones that the store bakery makes and sells, but wanted to try it myself. I had a simple recipe and all the ingredients. I got everything mixed together in the bowl, then thought, "Hm, this mixture looks kind of dry. Think I'll add a little milk to moisten it a bit." Well, milk was not in the recipe, but I thought, what the heck. Now, the recipe said bake at 375 for 10-14 minutes. I took it to 15 just for good measure. Well, the dough didn't flatten out and brown like it was suppose to. So, what I ended up with was pieces of half-baked cookie dough. It tasted fine, but I'd hoped it would turn out more like, you know, cookies. Being the persistent sort that I am, I WILL try this again; as soon as I finish eating this batch, of course. Till then...
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Dear Junes management:
Please install security cameras in your stores, particularly in the electronics section. I don't like the looks of those teenagers.

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Oops, I let two days pass by without writing a blog entry here.
It's just that I've been almost dying from cat allergies.

I'm usually not allergic to cats, but I seem to be severely allergic to one particular kitty that belongs to my former boss... and I've been a healthy girl all my life & haven't gotten sick much. So I really don't know what I'm supposed to do when I get sick. In fact, I never considered being allergic as "sick," so I didn't realize I was sick until everyone around me told me so.

Anyway, what do those who start coughing from an allergic reaction do to relieve their throats?

Oh, enough about my cat allergies.

Lately I've been reading the Pumpkin Scissors manga.
One of my former co-workers, marketing coordinator Jonathan used to rave about the anime series, but I generally don't watch anime unless it's for work (or it's on Saturday morning TV) so I didn't really know what it was about. But since Del Rey sent copies of the manga to freelance translator S@tsuki to work on & I had a bit of free time on my hands, so I read the 6 volumes released so far.

I guess it's a manga that runs in Monthly Shounen Magazine.
No wonder I haven't really heard about it before. Monthly editions of shounen manga mags tend to have artists who aren't good enough to publish in the main weekly mag, and occasionally they're stories are interesting enough to be picked up for an anime release.

I'm not going to get too much into the story, but it's about the unrest time period between an end of a wartime Empire and before everything settles and becomes peaceful. And you can tell right off the bat that the manga artist Ryotaro Iwanaga is a big military otaku. There's a bunch of those in Japan... military otaku, that is.

Anyhoo, the art needs a lot of polishing (ack... parsing! Face expressions! Frame tempo!), but the story is interesting enough to read. I'm sure the story worked well in an anime medium since there are quite a bit of action sequenses that could look awesome.

I also think that the sexual tension humor is a bit unnecessary (and quite lame), but then again a thirty-something woman isn't the target readership, so maybe it gets a bit of a chuckle from high school boys.

But I do like the lead female character Alice, the troop leader of the Pumpkin Scissors group.
On the other hand, I really don't care for the other girl on the team... Stecchin, who is a dojikko (clutz).

It looks like the main bad guy group finally showed up in the fourth volume, and I'm looking forward to seeing how the story develops. And the art does get better with the newer volumes.

Oh, I read a bit of the English version too (it's been translated up to vol 4), and the military jumbo-mumbo has been tamed down so normal people can understand. Thank goodness... it almost reminds me of the time when I saw Jin-Roh in English for the first time & finally understood the whole story, cuz I didn't get half of the scenes w/ those military heads talking.
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I have been playing video games for  22 years now I have seen my share great games (Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy Street Fighter, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (still my all-time fave);). And I have have seen my share very bad games Skate or Die, Chaos Legion, Shaq-Fu for example XPP. The constant I realize over all these years is that DragonBall games have been Hit or Miss, but mostly Misses. Dragonball GT Final Bout was probably the worst DB game I have ever seen....until now

Where are they fighting in the first place??? The Moon!?!
Where are they fighting in the first place??? The Moon!?!

This game just looks like a button-masher to me the graphics look awful a chimp on some strong meth could have done a better job than that. This game just reaks of fail so i'm not even going to bother with this game, and I would recommend everyone else do the same!
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Probibly if I can get my hands on it
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