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Have you ever wondered wat happend to broly after all his sagas when he went to hell!! send me a pm and i'll tell you!

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School for me this year has been a completely NEW experience. Last semester my classes were really tough and my teachers weren't all that great so it didn't help that my Grandmother died in the middle of the semester then my dad having a heart attack on my 15th birthday. But now that I've quit band and started Drawing 1 (Art basics) its going much better and I'm dreading school less and less. All of my teachers are great. I'm even beginning to understand Honors Geometry. I've got 4 more months of school to go till summer. Can't wait.

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It would be a sweet battle on land, i wonder how the Lambda Driver would hold up.


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JapanFiles brings the SKA with Hoi Festa and All Japan Goith!


January 28, 2009 - debuts two new Japanese ska bands on its website this week - All Japan Goith and Hoi Festa!


High-energy party band All Japan Goith was hand-picked by Orange Range to join them on their label Spice Records, then opened for Orange Range on a national tour of Japan. The four releases by All Japan Goith are accompanied by two more releases under their former artist name, SKA Shippe.


Hoi Festa is best known to anime fans for their opening theme for "Powerpuff Girls Z."


For Japanese ska fans who just can't get enough, Asakusa Jinta just announced their return to SXSW for the 2009 Japan Nite show! Their debut CD "SKY Zero" is also on



All Japan Goith


All Japan Goith (SKA Shippe) was formed in 2001 for a school event, then began performing local live concerts. Orange Range liked their performance and brought them to their label Spice Records. In 2002, they released their first album "We are SKA Shippe." They supported Orange Range's Japan concert tour, joined SummerSonic, and released their second album "Skashitamin AG" in 2004. After the Peaceful Love Rock Festival in Okinawa, they changed their name to All Japan Goith..



Hoi Festa


Formed in 2003, all the members of Hoi Festa came from different cities, were born in different years, and are both tall and short. With lyrics written by vocalist Achi, bass player Minami does double-duty on lyrics and music with additional musical help from keyboardist Marcy. Hoi Festa is gaining popularity in Japan for their female-focused lyrics and powerful live concerts.

Their song "Jig the Upper" was featured as one of the opening themes for "Powerpuff Girls Z" in Japan.



All Japan Goith and Hoi Festa appear on by arrangement with Spice Records.




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All Japan Goith - Asayake


All Japan Goith - Shall We Dance (live)


Hoi Festa - Asuka




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CHRISTOPHER HART, author of KIDS DRAW BIG BOOK OF EVERYTHING MANGA, is the world’s best-selling author of drawing and cartooning books, with more than 2.5 million copies in print in 20 languages.  Renowned for up-to-the-minute content and easy-to-follow steps, Hart’s books have become staples for a new generation of aspiring artists and professionals.

Kids are drawn to manga like magnets, and Christopher Hart’s manga titles are among the hottest sellers of all his books.  Now, Watson-Guptill has gathered four of Hart’s best-selling Kids Draw books and combined them into one giant manga book: KIDS DRAW BIG BOOK OF EVERYTHING MANGA

This book is a must-have for several reasons:

·        Manga, or Japanese comics, is the fastest-growing section of the comic and graphic novel industry, but it had no representation at all in the children’s arts and crafts area until Christopher Hart launched several of his book series. 

·        This book is continues a successful presence in the children’s area for manga lovers and is a must-have for fans of Christopher Hart’s fabulous how-to draw instruction books.

·        These days, many teachers incorporate the use of cartoons to help in the classroom.  Cartoons and comics spark children’s imaginations and can often make a lesson seem more fun and exciting, allowing conversations to flow in new and interesting ways.

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And old fashion ^_^ two of my old time faves
The true first Sentai Mecha/Megazord: Battle Fever Robo


The Super Robo Brave Raideen

Even the toys look equal :)
Even the toys look equal :)
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Sorry for any mistaken views, but this isn't an actual game, lol.

Anyways, in my treks, I guess, I noticed the article about the Eva Vs. GL fan art, and it got me thinking about robots, and then I remembered a series I always wanted to check out but couldn't (for various reasons). Unfortunately, I cannot remember the name of said series!

I'm going to post a general description, and if anyone can tell me what it is (or even give me a suggestion of what it could be), it would be greatly appreciated.

It was about two warring alien species who fought using giant mechs, but for some reason or other they were currently on a cease fire. On Earth (I believe), someone finds a old, deactivated robot from one of the alien's ranks and turns it on. This makes everybody freak out from the ceasefire and the aliens go to make Earth their battleground (I think).

It's fairly recent, I believe (it was featured in a spotlight in Wizard a few years ago), and I'm mostly sure that it's an anime, but it may also be a manga.

Thanks for reading and any help :)
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He is the epitome of a sicko, the others in this page might have amazing abilities but in terms of criminal acts Kakihara would eat them.

Try to kick his ass and he'll eat yours!
Try to kick his ass and he'll eat yours!

Still unconvinced? go to the (look down) thread.

Most Twisted Anime/Manga Characters and why? ()

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Fun above comprehension!
Fun above comprehension!

The things he can pull from his magic pocket will make you scream in happiness!

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They could be used to help stop World Hunger by being the foods themselves.

Where do you guys actually think Manga/Anime meat came from?
Where do you guys actually think Manga/Anime meat came from?

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First let me start this by saying Aoko is HAAAAAAWWWTT!!!11one!!!
Type Moon Ace vol.2 finally came out a few days ago, and man, where do I start! They had a few more sample images of various characters from their new titles in development, including these of Aozaki Aoko in "Mahou Tsukai no Yoru". There were also a few sample pieces of two new characters, Hibiki Hibino and Chikagi Katsuragi, who I believe are from one of the other games in production, "Girl's Work". Personally my other favorite sketch they had was of an older Rin Tohsaka:
Ah HA!
Ah HA!
Better with age :D
Better with age :D
Combining this with all the news on Kanaan and the bonus scenario in the "428" game, and also how the fifth Kara no Kyoukai movie is coming out tomorrow, it's like someone took a syringe and is shooting me in the arm!
On another note, I learned something new after translating a few articles. Maybe some of you knew this but I didn't; If you remember the 'special scenario' to the "428" game that Type Moon created, well, apparently 428 serves as a setup or prequel for the new CANAAN anime that's coming out eventually.... No new news as to when that will be, but I didn't know the two were that closely related to each other...

On another note, the art for the Tsukihime remake looks very nice and cleaned up, though, I think I liked the rough style Takeuchi had in the original a little more, but then again, there's very little of the new material to compare to so I'll hold off before I judge....besides, Sacchin finally gets a route!

Lastly, the fifth Kara no Kyoukai movie. I've been making an attempt to clear out all my homework assignments and crap for tomorrow (technically today) so that I'll have the whole day free when I get back to watch it twice. I've already posted an article in the general discussion forum on the movie in a little more detail, but basically the past four movies have pretty much served to lead up to this one, and at almost 2 hours long, it's the longest of them yet. Chapter 5: Paradox Spiral, the chapter that this one is based off of, is arguably the best or at least one of the best of the series according to fans of the original novels, so my hopes are high.....

....and a few of you already know, it takes a lot of effort to get my hopes high for ANYTHING.

Oh, and one last thing, the popularity polls for the top 10 female characters according to TMA vol.2:
1. Saber
2. Arcueid
3. Tohsaka Rin
4. Ryogi Shiki
5. Karen
6. Tohno Akiha
7. Kohaku
8. Ilya
9. Matou Sakura
10. Rider

Rin is in 3rd, okay, but Saber got 1st? that's a me at least. Oh well.
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It would have to be Kintaro Oe from Golden Boy.  He always running into hot women.  When he has a chance to sleep with them he leaves.  You then can step in and take the final step.  

Unless you are talking about the Golden Boy manga, then you don't got a chance.

The anime
The anime
the manga
the manga
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-Mitsuki Hayase 1/8th scale by GoodSmile ships on the 31st or so. She's from Kimi ga Nozomu Eien.

He is My Master  v.2-4

Art Books

Louise PhotoBook


This Ugly Yet Beautiful World, Vol. 2: Tin Perfect Collection [3 Discs]
Afro Samurai Resurrection Director's Cut
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comes across an Alucard plushie online

PLEEEAASSEEE tell me about it!!!

thanks guys!!
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Asu no youchi

Names probably wrong but whatever, so ye after first episode i was unsure, but after the 3rd episode the characters are developing and to be honest the main 2 characters are by far the least interesting, the back up cast are much better for me so far.


Actually loving this, sweet action and story is starting to develop nicely. The characters are intersting and a weird love triangle is developing which is sure to get intersting sooner or later.

Maria Holic

Still a bit weird for me, this anime is completely out of my confort zone of genre, so cant say much about it right now

White Album

Pretty boring, characters are dull so ye, not much to keep me hooked.


I was enoying this till episode 3 and then i started to get creeped out by it, probably will stop watching this soon. :(

these are the only 4 im following right now
feel free to comment on your thoughts of the spring season if anime
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First-Of-Its-Kind Imprint Launches This Summer To Publish The Best In Contemporary Japanese Science Fiction Novels 

San Francisco, CA, January 27, 2009 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced the launch of a brand-new imprint called Haikasoru, which will publish an array of contemporary Japanese science fiction (SF) and fantasy stories for English-speaking audiences. This is the first time an imprint with a dedicated focus on Japanese SF has launched in North America. 

Haikasoru is scheduled to publish twelve books a year and launches in the summer of 2009 with four titles: The Lord of the Sands of Time by Issui Ogawa, All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, ZOO by Otsuichi, and Usurper of the Sun by Housuke Nojiri.  

Haikasoru will be helmed by Nick Mamatas, a respected author of science fiction as well as an editor at VIZ Media. Mamatas is the author of two novels, which have been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award and Germany's Kurd Lasswitz Prize.  

"I'm thrilled to be a part of this new imprint,” says Mamatas. “Haikasoru is making history with the future. Finally, SF is going global."  

The Lord of the Sands of Time by Issui Ogawa – Price: $13.99 U.S./CAN $16.00

Sixty-two years after human life on earth was annihilated by rampaging aliens, the enigmatic cyborg Messenger O is sent back in time with the mission to unite the humanity of past eras—during World War II and in ancient Japan, even back at the dawn of humanity—in order to defeat the alien invasion before it begins. But amidst a future shredded by war, love also waits for O. Will O save humanity only to doom himself? The Lord of the Sands of Time was nominated for the prestigious Seiun Award, the leading award for Japanese science fiction, the winners of which are selected each year by members of the Japanese National Science Fiction Convention. Available in July 2009.  

ALL YOU NEED IS KILL by Hiroshi Sakurazaka – Price: $13.99 U.S./CAN $16.00

When the alien Gitai invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor called a Jacket and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to be reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On his 158th iteration, he finally sees something different, something out of place—a female soldier known as the Full Metal Bitch. Is she the key to Keiji’s escape or his final death? Available in July 2009. 

ZOO by Otsuichi – Price: $13.99 U.S./CAN $16.00

ZOO presents eleven stories of dark fantasy and science fiction by one of Japan’s hottest authors. "The White Hut In The Forest" is the story of a man with a hole in his head and a charming home made from some strange materials. "Song of the Sunny Spot" is a rendition of the classic story of the Earth's last man...and his charming companion. And in the book’s eponymous tale, a man sees his dead girlfriend’s corpse decompose, one gristly Polaroid snapshot at a time. ZOO sold over 740,000 copies in Japan and was also turned into a successful Japanese film. Available in September 2009.

USURPER OF THE SUN by Housuke Nojiri - Price: $15.99 U.S./CAN $18.99

When a ring appears around the sun, humanity seems doomed. One woman, a brave scientist named Aki Shiraishi, travels to the core of the solar system in a last-ditch attempt to save the world. A compelling new hard SF novel, Usurper of the Sun won a coveted Seiun Award in 2002 for Best Science Fiction Novel of the Year. Available in September 2009. 

"Japan has long had a love affair with science fiction. In the wake of the massive international popularity of manga and anime, this is an ideal time to offer some of the best in contemporary Japanese science fiction to a sizeable domestic audience," says Masumi Washington, Editor-In-Chief, Haikasoru Imprint, VIZ Media. “VIZ Media has been publishing fiction for a while, and now with the formation of Haikasoru it’s like finding a missing piece in a jigsaw puzzle. We are pleased to introduce this unique imprint and look forward to VIZ Media fans and science fiction readers in general enjoying these books.”  

About VIZ Media, LLC

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
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Gardena, CA - (January 26, 2009)- Digital Manga Publishing, Inc., one of the industry's most unconventional and innovative companies is proud to announce its acquisition of the classic and timeless shojo manga: ITAZURA NA KISS.  Never before released in translated form in the U.S., ITAZURA NA KISS has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, inspired live action dramas, and has recently been released in a newly created anime by the same name.

Published under the DMP imprint, ITAZURA NA KISS was released as 12 omnibus volumes in Japan, and plans for the first two volumes in a 5.125" x 7.1875" format at a cost of $14.95 per volume, will begin with volume one in November, 2009, and volume two following in March, 2010.  ITAZURA NA KISS has inspired countless shojo manga artists, and with its unconventional narrative in following the lives and relationships of its main characters from high school to beyond, it created the groundwork for many contemporary shojo manga stories.  This timeless manga will enchant and inspire new readers while reminding seasoned readers why shojo is as popular as it is.  It is a "must-have" for any manga enthusiast, or anyone who loves a romantic, comedic story of why people fall in love, and the sacrifices and growth each must go through for the other.

ITAZURA NA KISS VOL. 1- RATED T+ (for ages 13+), MSRP: $14.95 US, Available: November 4, 2009

ITAZURA NA KISS is the beloved and classic shojo manga following two high school students, the air-headed Kotoko and the brilliant cold genius Naoki. When Kotoko finally musters the courage to confess to the haughty Naoki, his instant rejection shocks her and she decides to forget him forever. But when circumstances force her and her father to move in with her father's close friend, she encounters an even bigger shock when she realizes her father's friend is Naoki's father, and they'll be living together from now on!  Is it fate? A sign from heaven? Whatever it is, Kotoko's every attempt to impress the aloof Naoki seems to create chaos in Naoki's life, and the cracks in his cool, robot-like facade begin to show. Follow the journey of these two through life, love, and every chaotic, crazy moment in Kotoko's mission to make Naoki hers!  

KAORU TADA was born in 1960, and is the creator of AI SHITE KNIGHT and ITAZURA NA KISS. ITAZURA NA KISS was her most popular work in Japan, and has spawned live action dramas, been adapted for the theatrical stage, and released as an animated series. KAORU TADA died tragically at the age of 38 in 1999.
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Mizuki from Gravion would be a great tour guide

Ohhh yeah the fun would never stop!:)
Ohhh yeah the fun would never stop!:)

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