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Hello Im Aydin Fenix i dont know if you've heard of me yet.but i want to hear from you.I've started an Revolutionary Anime Campaign for all Animers and Otakus for 2013.i would like you to join the movement also. i also subscribe back so please visit my page and Watch The Anime Campaign 2013 and i promise you will be moved.So please come be apart of the New Anime community.Domo-thanks

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Please listen to my Otaku Song.Add and tell me your feedback. domo thanks

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On Crunchyroll, there was an article featuring the LeetStreet Boys' latest animated music video. I fell in love with their music and their references to video games and anime.

LeetStreet Boys are the greatest otaku band ever! Spanning across the multimedia of music, animation, comics and games, they play songs about their passion for anime, video games and Japanese culture.

Their line-up includes dreamy singer/songwriter Matt, pompous guitarist Justin, super-cool bassist Rose and temperamental dragon drummer D-Dos.

Source: LeetStreet Boys

Here are three animated music videos.

“Cosplay Girlfriend” and "She's So Kawaii" is featured on the LeetStreet Boys’ 2nd album, “Otaku Hearts.”

Track List:

  1. Otaku Hearts
  2. Up All Night
  3. She’s So Kawaii
  4. Cosplay Girlfriend
  5. Lady And The Trap
  6. Expert Mode
  7. VK Band
  8. Super Saiyan
  9. Noobslayer
  10. Miku
  11. 1Wide-eyed Princess

Yuri The Only One is featured in the debut album.

Track list:

  1. Masquerade
  2. Otaku Anthem (I Wanna Live)
  3. Yuri The Only One
  4. Guitar Hero Hero
  5. Haruhi
  6. Pixel Girl
  7. LeetStreet Fighter
  8. The Fanboy Of The Opera
  9. Rockstar Games
  10. In Another Time

If you enjoy their songs, support them. They also have a Youtube Channel.

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Welcome to this belated news article on Btooom! This time, we got some sexy Himiko merchandise. Uh-huh, that's right. It's not your average, cute, Moe, doe eyed merchandise. No, this is sexy....

Please ignore my stupid title. I was sleepy when I did this. Anyway, I discovered an old Crunchyroll news when I was out hunting for Btooom! images.

Merchandise

First off, let's start with the bath goodies. We got a lovely towel that costs 4,515 Yen which is $57.

Then, we have a waterproof bath poster that sells for 1,890 Yen ($23.75).

Next, we got cups, plates, a placemat that has a relationship diagram, and a zippo lighter. I couldn't find the price for those things.

Yeah, those plates really make it awkward to eat food.

Now, for the hottest and somewhat embarrassing t-shirt that a fan would die wearing:

It look cool on the front, but on the back, I wonder about people's reactions to an anime girl hugging the back with only lingerie on.

Front Side
Front Side
Back Side
Back Side
Original Design
Original Design

I finally found out where this image came from when I uploaded from Zero Chan.

That's pretty much it for Btooom! Himiko is definitely Btooom!'s mascot. Who would imagine Kira Kosuke on a body pillow? Speaking of body pillows, I didn't see one for Himiko or even a mouse pad which is odd given how sexualized Himiko is. This is the most tame merchandise I've seen since there was plenty of oppai mousepads and body pillows for fan service heavy shows.

Sources

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At any point in time have you ever asked yourself ‘am I really addicted to this?’

Well of course you have! Who hasn’t?

Now how about this? ‘How addicted to this am I?’

Okay maybe lesser people asked this to themselves, but we still have a high count.

How about looking up to the heavens and proclaim to the world ‘Yeah I’m an anime addict. Got a problem with that?’ Now that my friends, are my kind of people.

There are a lot out there who are anime addicts, like myself, but are quite shy to admit it. I don’t know why and I don’t bother to ask. It’s their life not mine. But I’ve also seen some hard core addicts, even more so than myself, that they actually wouldn’t mind suffering hours upon hours of sweating in their massive costumes just for fun.

Yes, I mean cosplay, and not just those ordinary otaku that all they have to do is put on their desired costume(i.e. sailor-fuku), grab a wig and trot around mingling with other otaku’s. I mean those that goes the extra length of planning months ahead, spending their allowances on the cloth(which are quite expensive) and the service(tailor) and on the awaited day haul their costumes in the restroom and then come out looking like… DOMO-KUN!

When asked, ‘is it hot in there?’ he replied ‘uh… yeah, but no sweat I could do this all day’.  Seriously? Yes seriously. Insane? Yes, but with them around you can be sure it’s going to be one hell of a day.

Man! Talk about first-class otaku. I could even get myself to cosplay a simple character(since I’m pretty much stingy when it comes to cash) let alone one that would probably kill me due to dehydration.

But still whether one likes to cosplay, collect figurines and mangas or not, an otaku is an otaku. Much like a doctor, no matter what he/she specializes in is still a doctor. You can’t argue with that fact.

Note: Ehe… just suddenly thought of this, don’t mind me.

Yunaginomachi out. >=3

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Overview

Welcome to the first weekly Gintama article! (The Sket Dance X Gintama episode did not count). Why I'm doing this? I got the Gintama fever after watching both crossover episodes. Though I won't able to work on Gintama because my wiki love belongs to Sket Dance and Beelzebub right now. These weekly reports will try to convince people out there to work on the Gintama pages. I have a partner, MohsinMan99, who's going to work on episode 230's report. Give him some recognitions.

I would love to work on it, but it's suicidal to work on a long shonen series at the same time that I'm working on these two projects. We need a team on this franchise.

This report covers episode 228: Love is Neither Plus or Minus and episode 229: Making It Through.

*I'm new to this series, so please bear with me as I butcher the names of characters who are not Gintoki, Kagura, and Shinpachi.

Plot

An Otaku and his Virtual Girlfriend
An Otaku and his Virtual Girlfriend

Shinpachi has a new girlfriend and his sister, Tae, thinks he finally has one. When Shinpachi pulls his girlfriend, he pulls out a portable handheld game that has a girl saying hello. As Tae calls Gintoki and Kagura to help her obsessed brother, Gorilla has Gintoki enter the SIM world, Love Choris, in order to save Shinpachi. However, Gintoki gets himself involved in the My Life World Tournament against his will.

Will Gintoki survive in the tournament or will Gintoki and Shinpachi become total addicts to SIM games?

Rules of Love Choris

  • The main character has to love his heroine.
  • They cannot shut the game without saving, or their heroine will not love them.
  • Players can customize their heroines like barbie dolls.

Verdict

Good

We got a new opening theme! It has a nice serious tone and a city theme. Too bad, it was misleading.

As a new Gintama fan, Gintoki has a lot of girls, so I was wondering about the significance. I find out soon enough as I watch these episodes.

Speaking of characters, this story has three heroines in the SIM game.

Three Heroines
Momo Anigasaki
Momo Anigasaki
Momo is older than the main character in the game, and she is the older sister type of a woman.
Sayaka Otakai
Sayaka Otakai
Sayaka is the captain of the railroad club. She is Isao Kondo's girlfriend, and the main character is in the same club as her.
Pinko Shiramizuu
Pinko Shiramizuu
Pinko is the owner of a Chinese restaurant and the widow of Takuzo. The main character happens to be her frequent customer.

On with the good stuff for these two episodes.

  • I feel bad that Gintoki has to suffer cruel humiliation as he has to interact with Pinko. Because Gorilla forces Gintoki to pick the ugliest heroine, it reminds me of Beauty and the Beast concept and Beauty is only Skin Deep concepts.
A hybrid PSP and Nintendo DS
A hybrid PSP and Nintendo DS
  • For Gintama fan girls, Gintoki strips in this episode. I don't have the image yet.
  • The handheld game is similar to the Nintendo DS and a PSP.

Bad

A Joke/ Fetish gone wrong
A Joke/ Fetish gone wrong
  • Sometimes, jokes can go too far. For example, a character named Sogo has Sayaka become his obedient love slave. He does cruel things to her while Sayaka keeps saying that she loves him. In the end, Sogo gets bitch slap by karma.

Bizarre

  • According to Gintoki, Shinpachi likes women older than him.
  • There was a character who likes Pinko in Kyuubei's dress, and Sarutobi who bases her Pinko on Gintoki. That was hilarious.

Anime References

  • Gorilla's Quote: "A person who hasn't reached the Love Choris Hole is like a Soul Reaper in the Soul Society who can't do Bankai."

Overall, this story is bizarre and hilarious yet disturbing. I'm still looking forward to the action packed Gintama stuff.

Thanks

I like thank Mohsinman99 and my team for sticking by me, and I thank you guys for reading this. Hopefully, we get some Gintama love.

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Bulma Briefs and her "oh, so sweet"... hair 
Bulma Briefs and her "oh, so sweet"... hair 
I was first given the introduction to the lovely seduction that is Japanese entertainment when I was nine years old. It was 2002 and Dragon Ball Z had been airing in an English dub format for a few years at that point. I went over to a friend's house for the first time and he was watching it. Needless to say, I was immediately hooked. It must've had something to do with the charming simplicity of the plot combined with the over-the-top humour and awesome action set-pieces because whenever that show was on, my eyes were glued to the irradiated screen and my mind shut off any implications of there being a world outside of what was going on in that tube. Along with the sugar high of watching Super Saiyan Goku take out Frieza with his famed Kamehameha, this anime series also marked the first time I ever had a crush on a fictional character; Bulma (of course). Her crazy-big Toriyama eyes, her bright blue hair and, of course, her breasts were another reason I would tune in week after week. Sadly though, April 7th of 2003 marked not only the day they finished the English dub for Dragon Ball Z, it was also the day that I stopped partaking in any form of Japanese media for a whole two years. It was 2005, when I was twelve years old, that my old flame for Akira Toriyama's spiky-haired aliens was rekindled as well as when I was introduced to a new kind of flame...
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Oreimo
Oreimo

You can win an all-expenses-paid tour trip to Japan! A contest is currently going on through ANN for two different trips appealing to two

 
different types of fans of two different types of shows. Deal is that fans must provide a 600x800 JPEG image with a working URL that  
 
meets the criteria based on which show the applicant likes. But, applicants may upload multiple images for both shows as long as  
 
each is original.The trips take place March and and May of 2011 and only 18+ US and Canadian residents are eligible (sorry y'all from  
 
the UK). Applications must be turned in by December 5, 2010. Accepted applications will be posted two weeks after the deadline and  

togainu no chi - Bloody Curs
togainu no chi - Bloody Curs

winners about a month after the dealine. Which will it be of the two series on the right?! Will you pick My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute  
 
or "True Blood"...or both? I'd love to do this and win a beautiful and glorious trip to Japan but I won't be applying. However, I do  
 
plan/hope to make a trip to Japan sometime in my life. The link to the article and rules can be found here.

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First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

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Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

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Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

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Fancy a bit of the ol' ultraviolence, my droogies?

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July is nearly behind us, and these super users are looking ahead to the Summer releases.

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Must all nerds be bullied?

TOKYO GHOUL #1&2 -- Special Review

Fancy a bit of the ol' ultraviolence, my droogies?

NARUTO Ch. 685 Review

In some ways, NARUTO is becoming the TWILIGHT of manga.

Does JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Work as a Horror Story?

STARDUST CRUSADERS #14 -- Watch & Learn. It's scary!

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Well, I can say the suit looks cool, at least.

PERSONA 4: THE GOLDEN ANIMATION #1 -- Special Review

This finally makes sense to me?

Is DRAGON BALL Dated?

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Pick up lines you should never try outside of manga.

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