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If you're attending New York Comic Con, drop a comment here and give me a heads-up!

Where does the "friendly competition" come into play? Well, a couple of Comic Vine users showed off the costumes they'll be wearing to NYCC here.  I thought it'd be fun to hear if any of y'all were going, and if you were planning to cosplay there, what as?

And if you happen to want to one-up these girls (which would be tough-- their costumes look awesome, from what little I can see), well, that's fine too! ;)
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Well, I had the day off, so thought I'd give this another shot (minus adding milk this time). And here are the results.

A little thicker than I wanted, but I'll just have to do a little fine tuning next time.





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Welcome Officially to the first episode of Virtuous Queen. This is actually part two of a post i made over at the site named Cartoon Electro, where I was talking about Modern Era (1998 - 2009) problems. Hayao Miyazaki, one of the greats (but not the greatest, that title belongs to the one and only Osamu Teskua) made a comment, stating that he doesnt watch many modern day animated features because its...too wild for him, too weird.

But to put in another way, Part of the reason - is the japanese animation companies going global - and that comes with massive growing pains.

Crunchyroll isnt helping matters.

In fact, it might lead into the end of the anime industry once held as the rebellion to wake up the american and european industries. 

Crunchyroll, to keep it short are nothing more then what I like to call, the Socialization of American Business, they take but do not make deals to serve themselves and their industry they feel they are the "stewards" of. They say they are legit but just like Bernie Madoff Before them, they are nothing more than a ponzi scheme and maybe the worst of them all - because it effects how one country business men talks to those who want to make something of themselves and not create something that is against what this country stands for - or diss this country or make fun of those actually trying to find work and or working to feed themselves or kids if they feel they can take it (thats another matter)

Crunchyrolls fan base (or at least the majority of it) are nothing more than those that feel that America has failed them - and for some who are not white - up and until Obama's administration being sworn in, America felt foreign, these folks get the money after work to feed themselves but not feed the need to be free and the good things America can be. They felt they have no voice. Well guess what  for both of yall in that majority of a fan base - your still dont have a Political voice, maybe not even a voice to speak...the only voice they have is the voice that would use them as joke and a curiosity  - see the Pikachu Bread girl - speak in broken Japanese and you can be a porn star too - just be a honky tonky weeboo female with no sense of self or woman hood or self respect and you too can be famous on youtube. And there boyfriend's if  they have are no better - they just want get tail and they dont care if its male. 

Crunchy Roll is not Naspter - it not even close to its metameme nor what it portend to the music industry (which is in its Post Modern Stone Age, and thats because they couldn't find a replacement for its CD format- the music world was recovering from the death's of Tupac/Biggie/Cobain and the music coming out was badly produced and over produced - see Guitar Heroes Youtube comparing both the DVD/Blu-Ray sample in the game from the CD version) 

Here is why you cannot respect Crunchyfail- and the fans that follow them. One, nobody in the anime industry worth any soul or morality stopped them. Two, Crunchy and Arlong to get along Part started this whole trend during the time of 4Kids's One Piece run. Their Board and Their connections with 4Chan and there script kiddies and Shakedown artists, that talked shit over at Live Journal; showed the American Animation fan base to look at the situation and realized they did not want any part in this, this Nonsense - they knew the rules they do need certian rules. But this Bullshit that AP and CR was playing was most foul. 

The American Animation business, to protect there bottom lines and themselves, started asking Retaliers for better space in there video shelves. This in turn finally got the motor running for the Anime Correction of 2006-2009 but what they didnt know is how pervasive Crunchroll became after the dust settled.  

What Crunchroll represents is a change, but not in the change that will bring true respect to this genre. In fact just like the Wii now with the Video Game hobby - it creates a brand new ghetto, where old memes come back and the fanbase doesn't do ANYTHING to change it outside of a few conventions north of New York. And note when I say fanbase I mean This Particular Era of the Fanbase - not the 60's one - not the 80's or 90's versions - not even the Pokemon/Dragonball Z fanbase - THIS Particular era. Its their behaviors, narcissistic overtly feminized weaklings that do fit the type of what the American Animation industry is trying to avoid for many reasons, some I strongly agree with and some i disagree slightly on their execution, of said plans.

When the fanbase is ready to make behavioral, economic and cultural attitude changes to their way of promoting there hobby, and when they are really ready to understand how to do business with the rest of the American animation community and stop supporting Crunchyfail and there cohorts at Arlong to Get Along Park - and until then - you do deserve to be mocked by the rest of the animation fanbase - your teachers do have the right to fail you when you cant even draw Jack Kirby Style - your girlfriend should worry about your anime female model collection if she isn't apart of that world and MTV has the right to laugh at you - because your acts and your behaviors and your anger are all fucking CHILDISH!  

You live in a virtual world, where those shows you watch have no power, no wonder - no joy and no feeling - it might have some idea of it but when you dont hold the item in your hand, in the form of Blu-Ray or a UMD to place in a console or Blu-Ray player in order to show you the wonder of this business -you are nothing more than consumers, acting like drug addicts waiting for the next Dere fix or Uggu wail or "dont go there" moment. You dont see the pens, the paper the effects and the magic in many great series. You have falling into the same trap that the rest of the yuppie/college life folk has fallen into - a lifeless future, where all are the same and there is no change - no wishes hopes and dreams - everything has become nothing but ones and zeros. 

That is what Crunchyroll means - its is the whimpering end of everything that real anime fans have fought for. And there maybe no one who want to stand up and show a real change and stand up for what is right. That is why the modern era reeks of death... 

It took me a while to get this done, but Its finished. But Virtuous Queen is more than just doom and gloom - this Anon of the Internet has other issues and great series you may never hear about I will showcase here. 

Until next time.

NovidAnon
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Then someone who`s like my character Tsuki, and we would hit Japan`s food and toy (Bandai) industry like a Atom Bomb!! lol XD
so either:
Momoka Kawakabe from Touka Gettan
Momoka Kawakabe from Touka Gettan






















Or
Chiaki Yoshikawa from Magikano
Chiaki Yoshikawa from Magikano























yep that`s about it ^_^
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Why settle for just Tokyo when you can take a world tour before getting there?
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Gia reports the sighting of a drama CD in which gives you a tour through Japan. Introducing NaviKare, a GPS-like audio CD that guides you and gives perceptive commentary that varies from characters from anime. Each track consists on commentary to guide you to Comic Market. They only announced the girl version but soon I will hope that they will released it for the guys.

This drama CD seems interesting, in my personal experience. Taking a tour is somewhat boring to me as sometimes, either the tour guide is annoying or doesn't know what he/she or saying. This CD might changed that around and I would really want to have a specific character from an anime to guide me. Especially when it comes to Comiket when its all "hectic" and somewhat confusing that I will forget my Japanese. My question is, will it be accurate like a GPS as I go to various places in Tokyo/Comiket? I would be awkward and hilarious to see what I'm looking at and the CD to comment on where I'm going. Fingers-crossed for a GPS version, to tell me to turn right.

Having an anime character to guide you through Tokyo is awesome but I'm still confused about this sort of thing. But I digress, I would love it!
She is smoking hot and I want her to talk to me!
She is smoking hot and I want her to talk to me!


I would also love it if a tsundere girl bosses me around through my tour. I would totally be too geeked over that I don't know what will happen. I'm just hoping for Revy or Shana. Other than that, I really want Yoko as a navigation guide, she is just awesome and hot! :drools


Original cite.
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Portland, OR - January 25, 2009 - Kumoricon, Oregon's largest anime convention now entering its seventh year, is pleased to announce its first guests of honor for the 2009 convention held September 5-7, 2009.

SVETLANA CHMAKOVA

Svetlana was born and raised Russian, and came to Canada at the tender age of 16. She finished high school here, then graduated Sheridan College with a three-year Classical Animation Diploma and is currently a freelance artist, as well as a fledgling North-American equivalent of a manga-ka. She has been in a love-hate relationship with comics and manga for several years now because she is too weak to break it off.

Svetlana has drawn for how-to-draw-manga books, RPG manuals, toy designs, animation, book covers and a bunch of online comics. She is an accomplished flake and has no attention span which makes writing coherent bios quite a challenge.

Hobbies include: sleeping and reading more comics than is healthy for her wallet. Also, sometimes, eating.

Popular titles include NIGHTSCHOOL and DRAMACON.

LAST STOP TOKYO

Last Stop Tokyo was founded by current members of The Slants, who also happened to be former members of San Diego pop punk heroes The Rockaway Teens: SIMON YOUNG and JOHNNY SARS. Joined by AC SLAYER (of The Gentry and also formerly of The Slants) and AARON SIXXX (of Stranger’s Six fame), they are Last Stop Tokyo, a straight up punk rock & roll machine with catchy hooks, driving guitar riffs, and an in-your-face attitude.

Paying homage to The Ramones and all of their inspired offspring, Last Stop Tokyo captures the pure rock spirit, where music is still about having a good time and the live show a place where boundaries, nationality, race, and gender cease to exist.

SOUL CANDY

Soul Candy is an "otaku rock" cover band consisting of talented musicians who are also otaku--big anime fans. As such, they specialize in playing songs and music from your favorite anime series. Hailing from the Seattle/King County area in Washington, Soul Candy is quickly being recognized as a formidable performer in various conventions, rock shows, and festivals. They look forward to get a chance to play for fans of similar interests at events such as Kumoricon.

ABOUT KUMORICON

Kumoricon, located in Portland, OR, is Oregon's largest anime convention, and is held annually over all three days of Labor Day Weekend. In 2008, Kumoricon had over 4400 paid attendees. For 2009, Kumoricon moves to the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower, the convention's largest venue yet, featuring two towers in the heart of downtown Portland, three floors of event space, plus a 23rd floor karaoke lounge.

Online pre-registration is currently open:

$35 until Apr. 5
$40 until Aug. 16
$45 at the door

Visit www.kumoricon.org for details on registration and the latest news on guests of honor, schedules, and year-round Kumoricon events.
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Hello again, Heero here giving an update on his situation.

Today was pretty uneventful doing mostly mundane usual things, working on homework from my courses, studying a little Japanese, playing a little more (of my second run-through) of Valkyria Chronicles, and trying to meet up with an old high school friend of mine so she could lend me MGS4 and I could lend her VC. Unfortunately the last one never did get accomplished, but I was able to make plans to join her in February to pick up Star Ocean 4 since I'd be the one lending her one of my 360s and I'm curious what the whole Star Ocean story is about (she doesn't have a 360 but is a huge RPG fan).

In relation to all things AnimeVice, I haven't been able to make a lot of posts and submissions as of late due to coursework and my PC support technician job at the hospital, but I'm hoping to eventually get a number of things done with the following order of priority:

  1. Finish the d*** Gundam Wing section already! So far I've been able to add the stats and descriptions for all of the main characters and gundams that didn't have them already, though there are a few that are in bad need of proofreading and editing - the latter part of the Heero Yuy article is a good example. You can tell where I stopped proofreading and where the original submitter's writing remains.) Unfortunately I still haven't even finished putting in the basic title information, character appearances, and episode descriptions for each of the episodes yet, let alone the series description. That may end up being a long term project that I'll do in the background ultimately.
  2. (When the anime airs and I have official information to work from) Right after Gundam Wing, I'm going to put in as much information as humanly possible and confirmable on the Valkyria Chronicles anime series and characters. The game it's based off of was THE best game I have played in a very long time, and had a very excellent storyline, so I figure I owe it at least that much. Hopefully the anime won't turn into another Tsukihime...... See: "There is no Tsukihime anime". Considering it's being made by a relatively new studio and that so far they've done good work with Kannagi, Birdy the Mighty Decode, and even another game adaption, Persona -trinity soul-, I have some hope that it will be good.
  3. Just as important as Valkyria Chronicles to me is Kara no Kyoukai. With the fifth film, "Paradox Spiral" (矛盾螺旋 - Mujun Rasen), coming out on DVD in Japan (and inevitably in fansubs) on this Wednesday, January 28th, I'm really getting excited. This is basically the one the first four have been ultimately leading up to, especially with the token Jouji Nakata** character finally making his appearance (Araya Souren), and it's also the first one they've made so far that's as long as a full length film at 115 minutes (compared to the others so far around 48 to 56 minutes). I'm planning on rewatching the first four again in preparation for this Wednesday, and I'm hoping to get around to filling in descriptions on each of the characters for the series as well. I've always been a Type Moon fan, and plus now there's even trailers up on the Japanese Kara no Kyoukai site for the sixth movie, where Azaka finally takes a prominent role! Alot of you know how I'm a huge tsundere fan, and Azaka is basically a prototype hybrid of Rin Tohsaka and Akiha Tohno, so I'm still wondering if ulitimately the fifth or the sixth will be my favorite, but in any case they look to be awesome. Just a sidenote, if Kara no Kyoukai ever gets brought to the US, I swear to you Ufotable, Nasu Kinoko, and whoever licenses it, I will gladly spend every penny it takes to see each of them in theaters at full theater price 3 times each, and then buy the special edition DVDs for $100 each (or blurays for $150 each if you make them!).
  4. Basically whenever I get around to it I'll try to get character articles and such up for the Makoto Shinkai films, particularly Voices of a Distanct Star and The Place Promised in Our Early Days, since those are the only two I own on DVD.

Most of this I'll probably get around to doing if I have free time while I'm at work, but that's a very unstable moment of time, so don't count on me being able to blaze through any of this stuff anytime soon.

** - Jouji Nakata has done tons of voice roles in many video games and anime, but in every single Type Moon production to date (with one exception), Jouji Nakata has always played the voice of one of the main antagonists if not THE MAIN antagonist, and he's basically become known as playing the role of the typical Type Moon villian. He's done Kotomine Kirie from Fate/Stay Night, Nero Chaos in the Tsukihime drama CDs, and has been doing Araya Souren in Kara no Kyoukai. The ONLY time he did not voice a character was in the infamous Tsukihime anime, which is yet another reason many fans consider the Tsukihime anime to be fake.


Also, I see that no one has read the original Kara no Kyoukai novels that has taken the trivia quiz here so far, because according to the original light novels by Nasu Kinoko, the color of Shiki Ryougi's leather jacket when she fights Kirie Fujou on the rooftop is in fact BLACK, and NOT red. Where along the line it got changed to red between the novels being published and the anime being produced, I don't know, but all I know is I think it looks awesome!


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This weekend, instead of a ski trip, I'm just booked solid-- I have to cook something for the thing I'm going to at 10 (helping a friend move back into her office, which was damaged in the recent storms). I have a movie party to go to around 8 or 9pm...and then somewhere in between I'm going to go see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with a friend; it's a three hour flick, so...yeah.

Booked solid. Times like this, I wish I had my netbook already so I could get work done in whatever little downtimes I find!
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I have been occasionally checking in over the past few weeks at IGN's list of the top 100 animated series (to have aired on American television, of course) in anticipation of, and sponsored by, the upcoming release of Coraline. The top ten was predictable with The Simpsons taking the top prize but I managed to discover a few I had never heard of before such as Galaxy High (#52), Count Duckula (#61), and The Maxx (#16). Highlights for me were The Critic placing at #26, Samurai Jack at #43Danger Mouse at #62, and The Huckberry Hound Show at #63.

Fifteen anime made the list if you include re-edited shows: Neon Genesis Evangelion (#10), Cowboy Bebop (#14), Transformers (#23), Speed Racer (#29), Robotech (#34), Naruto (#38), Battle of the Planets [aka Gatchaman] (#44), Death Note (#51), Pokemon (#70), Gundam Wing (#73), Voltron (#76), Dragon Ball Z (#78), Astro Boy (#86), Afro Samurai (#90), and Fullmetal Alchemist (#95).

Going through IGN's list makes me want to page through Helen McCarthy's 500 Essential Anime Movies: The Ultimate Guide, which I may buy next month, out of general interest and in preparation for a post on cultural literacy that has been kicking around in my head. (The idea spawned from my enrollment in a sociology class on popular culture this quarter.)
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VIZ MEDIA SATISFIES HUNGRY MANGA FANS WITH THE RELEASE OF OISHINBO  

The Fascinating World Of Japanese Cuisine Is Explored In Best-Selling Manga That Has Sold More Than 100 Million Copies And Helped Define The Popular Food Genre 

San Francisco, CA, January 23, 2009 VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, will delight fans of Japanese cuisine and culture with the debut of the critically acclaimed OISHINBO available now, under the VIZ Signature imprint, the company’s dynamic outlet for classic and literary manga titles aimed at more mature and sophisticated readers. 

Written by Tetsu Kariya and illustrated by Akira Hanasaki, OISHINBO is considered to be the epitome of food manga and defined the genre while selling more than 100 million copies in Japan since its debut in 1983. OISHINBO is rated “T” for teens and carries an SRP of $12.99 U.S./$15.00 CDN. 

OISHINBO (or “The Gourmet") depicts the adventures of journalist Shiro Yamaoka, who writes for the fictional newspaper Tozai News. When the paper’s top executives decide to create “The Ultimate Menu” to celebrate the paper’s 100th anniversary, Yamaoka, known for his reputation as a foodie with culinary skills to match, is given the daunting assignment. With the help of his coworker Kurita, Yamaoka begins an epic saga to find unique and tasty dishes that will compose this ultimate bill of fare. The subject of the debut volume is classical Japanese cuisine, and features delicious stories on subjects like how to prepare a proper dashi (the broth that is one of the building blocks of Japanese cooking), green tea, and red snapper sashimi. Each subsequent volume of OISHINBO focuses on specific foods and culinary trends such as sake, sushi, vegetables, rice dishes, ramen, and izakaya (pub) food.  

“OISHINBO is a series where cuisine is put front and center and food is the star,” says Gonzalo Ferreyra, Vice President Sales & Product Marketing, VIZ Media. “Each volume introduces readers to the proper preparation and presentation of a variety of Japanese dishes, while also detailing their history and cultural significance. We’re serving up selected highlights from this epic 100+ volume series and compiled them into seven a la carte editions that can be enjoyed individually or as a series. Each volume also features full-color instructions on how to prepare the unique dishes presented. It might even inspire some to begin culinary adventures of their own!”  

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 www.VIZ.com.
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AFRO SAMURAI PICKS UP HIS SWORD AGAIN IN AN ORIGINAL MOVIE EVENT ON SPIKE TV

 

“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

 

Features Original Score By Revolutionary Rap Artist And Producer The RZA

 

Log Onto www.Spike.com For Exclusive 30 Minute Sneak Peek

Log Onto www.AfroSamurai.com For Exclusive Content and RZA's Blogs

 

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 www.funimation.com.

 

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.

  

About SPIKE

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 www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV's press site at http://www.spike.com/press.



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01.22.2009

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.

 

ARTIST BIO:

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.

 

ARTIST BIO:

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 IndiesMusic.com sales charts in August 2008. All tracks on the album are sung in English.

 

 

Links!

Dirty Old Men on JapanFiles.com - http://www.japanfiles.com/

Dirty Old Men Official MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/

Dirty Old Men Official Website  - http://dirtyoldmen.jp/index.

 

Dirty Old Men appears on JapanFiles.com by arrangement with Spice Records.

 

 

SpecialThanks on JapanFiles.com - http://www.japanfiles.com/

SpecialThanks Official MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/

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

 

SpecialThanks appears on JapanFiles.com by arrangement with KOGA Records.

 

 

Video!

Special Thanks - "You Say Good Bye" -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?

 

 

About JAPANFILES.COM:

Supporting Japanese artists since 2004, JapanFiles.com specializes in MP3 sales and media promotion for Japanese music, with over 250 indie and major bands reaching their USA fans - rock, hip-hop, punk, and techno! All downloads are DRM-free and only 99 cents each!

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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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