PERSONA 4 has always been a favorite among the audience of Whiskey Media, and the anime was a big hit as it aired. The series ran for twenty-five episodes and ended with the game's "Good End". That left many to wonder about the series famous "True End". The end of the last episode certainly hinted at something to come. It was later released at the True Ending would be additional content added to the final volume of the PERSONA 4 THE ANIMATION (P4A) DVD/BD in Japan this August.
Days after the reveal, the official P4A website updated with a short synopsis of the story for the real finale. The contents of this episode will take place the day before Yu left Inaba back to Tokyo, and the animation preview that was recently uploaded makes it apparent that this isn't going to be some casual S. Linking. The Investigation Team is put into some serious peril.
I would add as editorial that this preview I found on YouTube mistranslates two of the panicked lines of Chie and Yukiko that can be heard. Instead of "Yes! Yes!" it should be "No! Yukiko!", and "Someone, help me." should be "Help me, Narukami-kun!".
Though the volume collection is being sold in multiple parts in Japan, this episode will more than likely be added among the completed collection that is being distributed in the U.S. by Sentai Filmworks.
This is a match I played of the UNCHARTED 3 multiplayer. This is a Team Deathmatch I played along with a user over on Giant Bomb. I took my first try at uploading a full match. I fast forwarded through some of the boring parts and got to the kills.
If you have UNCHARTED 3, You can add me on Facebook and synch up your UC3 profile to your own Facebook account. Then we can play together some time. Even if you don't like competitive online play, the co-op stuff is a ton of fun to play, as well. There are always people playing Co-op Arena and Adventure.
My loadout for this match is
Facebook Account: Kristoffer Remmell
The Cartoon Network programing known as Adult Swim has always been known for it's rather outlandish April Fools jokes. One year, I remember they played the first episode of FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST and added a bunch of fart sound effects throughout the entire episode. They are always short gags that end quickly and are just as soon forgotten. Well, this April 1st it seems this time they struck a nerve with their own audience.
As part of the gag, Adult Swim returned the Toonami anime programming block for one evening. It even had a review for MASS EFFECT 3 in the mix. Ever since, Adult Swim and Cartoon Network have been inundated with messages from the fans to bring back Toonami. The hash tag #BringBackToonami has been trending on Twitter since and even made it into some of the rhythms laid down by the Otaku King Richie Branson in his "Bring Back Toonami Song".
Let it be known that on this day in history that the anime fans have been heard. Adult Swim posted this on Twitter earlier today,
@adultswim: Attention Toonami Faithful: We heard you. On 05.26.12 #ToonamisBackBitches http://ow.ly/i/D8Rj
You asked for it, and they are delivering. It's over a week away, and we have no idea what the programming will be or the time. That's some pretty short notice for a change in the programming lineup. They are making an effort. You have to give them that. I just hope that all the people who have brought about this change are actually going to be there and staying tuned.
They are facing a lot of stiff challengers in the anime market. Back when Toonami first began, there weren't sites such as Crunchyroll, FUNimation Video, VIZ Anime, and HULU that hosts free and legal streaming anime fresh out of Japan. These distributors also hosts many series with very little edits. Toonami was pretty famous for only airing heavily edited version of popular animes such as OUTLAW STAR and the infamous 4KIDS' version of ONE PIECE. One thing that Toonami really excelled at was just in the number of people they were able to reach and interest in seeing more anime.
If they have some new and exciting programs lined up. I think they'll have my interest. If this will be late night, I'm putting some money down on PANTY & STOCKING being in the mix. Are there any programs you're hoping that they add to their lineup?
Sorry for the late post on this edition. Sunday was crazy with the yard work I needed to get done, and I went out to see THE AVENGERS. For this week's picture, I had one of my clones stand in with the latest edition of NEGIMA! that I recently ordered.
I tried out three new series for this week. They consisted of IS THIS A ZOMBIE?, LUPIN III: THE WOMAN CALLED FUJIKO MINE, and EUREKA SEVEN ASTRAL OCEAN. Watching DEADMAN WONDERLAND makes me want to read the manga more since I was told that this series ends with one of those non-canon anime finales. I've really been digging this Fujiko Mine anime. They are really trying to draw the vibe of the original manga. Much more mature with a Noire sensibility. I like it when a series can make a weird twist on zombies, and IS THIS A ZOMBIE? does that quite well.
Week 1 Results Weight/BMI:147.7 lbs. / 23.47
|Day||Anime||Watched at||Time||Total Time|
|Apr. 29||Lupin III: Fujiko Mine Ep. 1|
Lupin III: Fujiko Mine Ep. 2
Lupin III: Fujiko Mine Ep. 3
Lupin III: Fujiko Mine Ep. 4
|Apr. 30||Deadman Wonderland Ep. 5|
Deadman Wonderland Ep. 6
|May 1||Persona 4 Ep. 25|
Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals Ep. 4
Is This a Zombie? Ep. 1
Is This a Zombie? Ep. 2
|The Anime Network HERE|
|May 2||Is This a Zombie? Ep. 3|
Is This a Zombie? Ep. 4
|May 3||Is This a Zombie? Ep. 5|
Is This a Zombie? Ep. 6
Deadman Wonderland Ep. 7
|May 4||Magician's Academy Ep. 4|
Is This a Zombie? Ep. 7
|May 5||Lupin III: Fujiko Mine Ep. 5|
Magician's Academy Ep. 7
Eureka Seven AO Ep. 1
Eureka Seven AO Ep. 2
Week 2 Results Weight/BMI:149 lbs. / 23.95
I was confused by the weight gain. Perhaps I was drinking too much water. I know last fall I was working on building some more mass. I wonder if I'm just at the stage where I can't have really dramatic weight loss. I'm already far from overweight. Maybe this week I'll try increasing my pace and wear a sweatshirt to encourage more sweating. Stay tuned for next week's results, and be sure to link out this blog or post on Twitter to get more involved.
Though the anime PANTY & STOCKING WITH GARTERBELT is having a rather tenuous release with FUNimation Entertainment being blocked from releasing the series on Blu-ray by Kadokawa Pictures. We can be excited that we get our first look at the DVD box art for this July release.
The complete series DVD is set fore release on July 10, 2012 and being sold on both Amazon.com and Rightstuf.com. Rightstuf is the only online retailer that's offering a special limited edition to come with an unspecified gift while supplies last.
Special Features include: