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  • Pup Travels 2014 - To Japan We Go!
    Audra Furuichi
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Ahoy folks! Scott and I will be away from home for the next two weeks, while we travel to Japan! :D This will be my first time back in over 10 years, and Scott's very first time traveling internationally, so it'll be sure to be an experience. (Anpan & Nemu reflect both sides of how I feel right now -- excited and internally panicked.. at the same time. o_o;;) We'll do our best to keep you updated on our journey via my instagram, our Facebook page, and my twitter account -- since we're traveling without a laptop this time. Just a quick heads up in regards to the shop -- the digital goods and…
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    Anime News Network - News
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:57 pm
    • Crunchyroll Schedules Uncensored Terraformars #1-3 • Australia's Madman Ent. Adds Ghibli's When Marnie Was There • Kono Danshi, Sekka ni Nayandemasu English-Subtitled in Japan • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Game Slated for the West on February 17 • Rail Wars PS Vita Delayed Until Further Notice • Toei Files 'Shuriken Sentai Nin'ninger' Trademark
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    Absolute Anime News & Updates
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Posted my review of Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition. Posted the character profiles of Normad (from Galaxy Angel), Commander Volcott O'Huey (from Galaxy Angel), King Piccolo (from Dragon Ball).
  • Halloween Anime

    Culture Japan - Your portal to Japan - Posts
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Nope - not a post on the current season of anime but I could not think of a better title for this post ^o^ Tis that time of year when folks get dressed up as spooky ghouls n ghosts n witches and wot not. Looks like Mirai and the gang are up to some Halloween shenanigans too. I've uploaded the 3000px x 3000px high res original images to Flickr (PNG with transparency) for you to make cards, cutouts, stickers, T-shirts etc for the festive season - use them as you wish but for non-commercial reasons please >< If you do make cool stuff then upload photos of it with the hashtag #MiraiSuenaga…
  • Kon Satoshi Retrospective Exhibition 2014

    Halcyon Realms - Art Book Reviews - Anime, Manga, Film, Photography
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:14 am
    The Suginami Animation Museum in Tokyo will be holding a Kon Satoshi Retrospective Exhibition from the 29th of October 2014 to the 25th January 2015, and the admission is free ! Check out the flyer for the exhibition and more details below. The exhibition will take a look at the origin/beginning of Kon Satoshi’s creative career, featuring original drawings from the numerous manga that the director has drawn. Here are the exhibition highlights : - Original drawings from the manga panels of Seraphim, Kaikisen, Opus and Dream Fossil. – Cell drawings, character/settei sheets, concept…
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  • Pup Travels 2014 - To Japan We Go!

    Audra Furuichi
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Ahoy folks! Scott and I will be away from home for the next two weeks, while we travel to Japan! :D This will be my first time back in over 10 years, and Scott's very first time traveling internationally, so it'll be sure to be an experience. (Anpan & Nemu reflect both sides of how I feel right now -- excited and internally panicked.. at the same time. o_o;;) We'll do our best to keep you updated on our journey via my instagram, our Facebook page, and my twitter account -- since we're traveling without a laptop this time. Just a quick heads up in regards to the shop -- the digital goods and…
  • [Blue Hawaii] Game On

    Audra Furuichi
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Blue Hawaii, as printed in the Sunday, October 12th edition of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Some games are just not meant to be played with mixed generations. My family and I tried to play a game of Cranium (TM) last Christmas and quickly found that there was quite a disparity in knowledge when it came to pop culture references. Case and point: My team task was to act out "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and my mom and brother were supposed to guess the reference. Neither of them remember watching the movie and my terrible interpretation of the "Twist and Shout" parade scene totally went to waste.
  • [Blue Hawaii] Food for Thought

    Audra Furuichi
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    Blue Hawaii, as printed in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Sunday, September 28th. Summer's pretty much over, as we -finally- move in the to autumn months, but it's none-too-late for the Blue Hawaii gang to have a picnic. Just some food for thought.
  • [Event 2014] Mini Con @ the McCully-Moiliili Public Library

    Audra Furuichi
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    MiniCon is this Saturday, September 27th at the McCully-Moiliili Public Library! Doors open at 10am and the event will run to 2pm. Exhibitors include: - Jon J. Murakami - Kevin Sano - Hachi Maru Hachi - and me~ :3 I'll have my new Blue Hawaii mini books with me. Copies on-hand are limited, but I'll be including a mini sketch with each book sold. I'll also be taking $10 at-event only sketch card requests. Single character, add +$5 for 1 additional character. (These are from the series I did for Kawaii Kon this last year. They're all sold out.) Jon and Kevin will have loads of art and goodies…
  • Keeping the Ball Rolling - Art Giveaway #2

    Audra Furuichi
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:31 am
    Hey folks! Now that the drawing is closed for the T.Katsuya x Yellow Jacket drawing, and a winner has been selected and contacted (thanks to!) I'll be moving on to giveaway #2! This is an ink drawing of Nemesis & Sam on 4x6 Stillman & Birn sample Gamma series paper. (Much thanks to S&B for the samples of all their papers!) If the costume looks somewhat familiar, Nemesis is wearing Jiro's outfit from Kikaida... and instead of the red guitar, he's got an ukulele. :D All you gotta do is 1) make sure your e-mail address is connected to your comment, and 2) answer the following…
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  • Daily Briefs

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:57 pm
    • Crunchyroll Schedules Uncensored Terraformars #1-3 • Australia's Madman Ent. Adds Ghibli's When Marnie Was There • Kono Danshi, Sekka ni Nayandemasu English-Subtitled in Japan • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Game Slated for the West on February 17 • Rail Wars PS Vita Delayed Until Further Notice • Toei Files 'Shuriken Sentai Nin'ninger' Trademark
  • Toei Files 'Shuriken Sentai Nin'ninger' Trademark

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Toei filed a trademark for "Shuriken Sentai Nin'ninger" in Japan on September 25, and the trademark was made public on Thursday. The "shuriken" in the...
  • Australia's Madman Ent. Adds Ghibli's When Marnie Was There

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Australian anime distributor Madman Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it licensed Studio Ghibli's When Marnie Was There anime film. Madman Entertainment...
  • Crunchyroll Schedules Uncensored Terraformars #1-3

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Media service Crunchyroll has scheduled its uncensored streaming of the first three Terraformars episodes for 24 hours: from Saturday, October 25 at 9:00...
  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Game Slated for the West on February 17

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Koei Tecmo America will release the Dead or Alive 5: Last Round game for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 in North America on February...
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    Absolute Anime News & Updates

  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    15 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Posted my review of Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition. Posted the character profiles of Normad (from Galaxy Angel), Commander Volcott O'Huey (from Galaxy Angel), King Piccolo (from Dragon Ball).
  • Monday, October 13, 2014

    13 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Posted the character profile of Commander Red (from Dragon Ball). Posted my review of My Little Pony: The Complete Series.
  • Thursday, October 9, 2014

    9 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Posted my review of Jack and The Cuckoo Clock Heart (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy).
  • Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    8 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Posted my review of Adventure Time: The Complete Fourth Season.
  • Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    7 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Posted my review of Rick and Morty: Season 1 (Blu-ray).
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    Culture Japan - Your portal to Japan - Posts

  • Halloween Anime

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Nope - not a post on the current season of anime but I could not think of a better title for this post ^o^ Tis that time of year when folks get dressed up as spooky ghouls n ghosts n witches and wot not. Looks like Mirai and the gang are up to some Halloween shenanigans too. I've uploaded the 3000px x 3000px high res original images to Flickr (PNG with transparency) for you to make cards, cutouts, stickers, T-shirts etc for the festive season - use them as you wish but for non-commercial reasons please >< If you do make cool stuff then upload photos of it with the hashtag #MiraiSuenaga…
  • MoeManga 00F: Kizuna Yumeno

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:37 pm
    *Kizuna is often also referred to as Kizuna-chan, where "-chan" is a suffix which expresses that the speaker finds the person endearing. MoeManga Japanese Learning Here are some of the keywords you may want to remember for your Japanese studies. 友達 [ともだち (tomodachi)] - friend. ライバル [raibaru] - rival. 新た・新しい [あらた・あたらしい (arata・atarashii)] - new. Note how the reading of the kanji "新" changes depending on the hiragana that comes after it. "新た"is a na-adjective, while 新しい is an i-adjective. 党首 [とうしゅ (toushu)] - leader.
  • My First Visit To Japan

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    Born and raised in the UK, I fell in love with Japan towards the end of the eighties and discovered a culture that was to change my life forever. My first contact with Japanese culture was through anime (specifically Macross) and games (specifically Strider for the Mega Drive). I started to self study Japanese and as I was doing so discovered that Japan was not just about anime and games but was also a rich culture that had so much to explore and learn. I saved up enough money through my part time jobs which enabled me to visit Japan every year in the Summer to absorb the culture - each visit…
  • Bhinneka X Mirai Suenaga

    6 Oct 2014 | 10:26 pm
    On the scale of, Bhinneka - one of Indonesia's largest (if not *the* largest) E-commerce websites has chosen our mascot Mirai Suenaga to be the ambassador for some of the Japanese products that they carry. Mirai is Future!The intro page features illustrations by our resident illustrator Ikkyuu-sensei and designed by our Creative Director Linus Lim.Mirai introduces product lines such as Computers & Peripherals, Toys n Collectibles......Musical Instruments and Photography too. More products and product lines to come.Some blurb about Mirai - for folks who don't know who she is…
  • Japan Matsuri

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Its that time of year again. Autumn is here which means festival time. Festival in Japanese is "Matsuri" [祭り[まつり]] and the ones during Autumn are mostly held to thank the heavens for a good harvest for the previous season. Today's bunch of photos are taken last weekend at Himonya Matsuri which I've been attending for the past 10 years. You can see what festivals take place in the Autumn around this neck of the woods at the Meguro City website. There is a load to see, do and eat at a matsuri. The food is served at hawker stands where you can find a variety of noms such as Yakitori…
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    Halcyon Realms - Art Book Reviews - Anime, Manga, Film, Photography

  • Kon Satoshi Retrospective Exhibition 2014

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:14 am
    The Suginami Animation Museum in Tokyo will be holding a Kon Satoshi Retrospective Exhibition from the 29th of October 2014 to the 25th January 2015, and the admission is free ! Check out the flyer for the exhibition and more details below. The exhibition will take a look at the origin/beginning of Kon Satoshi’s creative career, featuring original drawings from the numerous manga that the director has drawn. Here are the exhibition highlights : - Original drawings from the manga panels of Seraphim, Kaikisen, Opus and Dream Fossil. – Cell drawings, character/settei sheets, concept…
  • Spring Breeze Snegurochka – Samura Hiroaki Manga Review

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    Spring Breeze Snegurochka ( Harukaze No Sunegurachika ) is a manga by Blade Of The Immortal artist Samura Hiroaki. The comic was first serialized in the manga magazine Manga Erotics f ( see this older post ) and is now available as a complete tankobon volume in ths book. Snegurochka’s story is based in Russia during the 1930s, a historical romance tale of loss and redemption centering on the lives of a wheelchair bound girl named Bielka and her male attendant named Shishenok. Unlike Samura’s earlier comics, where sword fights and action scenes took heavy precedence, Snegurochka is…
  • Groundwork Of Evangelion 3.0 (VOL 2) Art Book Review

    18 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    The Groundwork Of Evangelion 3.0 (Volume 2) is a big collection of genga (key animation drawings) and select layout boards from the third Rebuild Of Evangelion animated films. This art book covers content from the 2nd half of the film, with over 380 pages of drawings. ( read the review for volume 1 here. ) By comparison volume 2 features a bigger percentage of layout boards vs genga drawings than volume 1; the book is also about 60 pages thicker. The layout boards are incredibly detailed and stand on their own as beautiful pieces of illustration even without any animation. (above & below)…
  • Katsuya Terada Art Books – The Big List

    15 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    This post is an attempt in collating an exhaustive list of Katsuya Terada’s art books and reviews, so as to create a convenient and useful resource for those who are searching for his full collection of published work. I hope to keep this updated whenever Terada has a new art book released. Please note that there are quite a number of Japanese publications out there showcasing select Terada art work, ie as cover art, special artist feature, guest artist, etc, but here I will mostly be tracking books that contain a substantial amount of Terada’s work. The list is ordered by date of…
  • The Art Of The Boxtrolls Book Review

    13 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    The Art Of The Boxtrolls takes a fascinating look behind the art and making of Laika’s ( Coraline, ParaNorman ) latest stop-motion animation film, The Boxtrolls. The 160 paged hard cover book is packed full of gorgeous concept art, from character design sheets, detailed storyboards, color keys to background/set production photographs and breakdowns of prop designs. (above) Set art pieces by Paul Lasaine. The look of the Boxtroll’s landscape is in part influenced by German Expressionist art. The concept artists working on Boxtrolls were encouraged to distort and twist the…
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  • “Tsukimonogatari” – Anime Adaptation Scheduled for December 31st

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:15 pm
    According to the leaflet promoting the new series, the anime adaptation of Tsukimonogatari is scheduled for December 31st. All 4 episodes will be shown in a row on stations Tokyo MX, BS11, and streamed on Niconico Douga. The original Tsukimonogatari novel — released in September 2012 — is the tenth part of the Monogatari series. […]
  • “Shinmai Maou no Testament” – Anime Key Visual and Promo

    10 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    An official website for the anime adaptation of Tetsuto Uesu’s (author) and Nekosuke Ookuma’s (illustrator) action-fantasy light novel series, 「Shinmai Maou no Testament」, was recently launched; along with a main cast list, key visual, and promotional video. The new project is set to premiere in January 2015. *Synopsis: “Hey, you said you wanted a little […]
  • “Tokyo Ghoul” – TV Anime Season 2 Begins January 2015

    10 Oct 2014 | 2:41 am
    「東京喰種」 | (mk) According to this year’s 46th issue of Weekly Young Jump magazine, a second season of the TV anime series, 「Tokyo Ghoul」, will premiere in January 2015. The TV broadcast for the first season of Tokyo Ghoul ran from July 4th to September 19th, 2014. It was produced by Studio Pierrot and consisted […]
  • Hatsune Miku Performs “Sharing the World” on David Letterman

    9 Oct 2014 | 1:28 am
    「初音ミク」 | (hakusai) Last night, virtual idol Hatsune Miku made her U.S. television debut by performing on CBS’ The Late Show with David Letterman. The song chosen was “Sharing the World” from Vocaloid producer ELEKI. The special live was in promotion of the upcoming Hatsune Miku Expo in Los Angeles (October 11th-12th) and New York […]
  • “Naruto” – Manga to End 11.10.2014

    5 Oct 2014 | 10:41 pm
    According to the official website for Weekly Shounen Jump, Masashi Kishimoto’s long-running manga series, 「Naruto」, will finally reach its conclusion with chapter 699. It will be published in this year’s 50th issue of WSJ magazine — on sale November 10th, 2014. The manga first began serialization in 1999. In addition, a Naruto Shippuuden anime film, […]
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  • How to Add GlyphDesigner Custom Bitmap Fonts To a Swift Spritekit Game

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Back in June, Apple announced an entirely new programming language to us IOS developers; that language being Swift.  After coding Tenshi-Oni on and off since 2011 in Objective-C, I quickly came to like the new programming language since it felt more modern and easy to dive into. Swift has similarities to Python, Scala, AS3 & Javascript while supposedly almost matching the speed of a hardcoded C/C++ project; Apple claims it's .  As programmers, particularly game programmers, we want our games to be as fast as possible no matter how much we pack into a game scene; 60fps is the…
  • #FanServiceFriday 9/26/2014 Sexy Yoko Littner Wallpaper

    26 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    For today's #fanservicefriday post.. here's a rather sexy and well drawn fan art of Yoko from Gurren Lagann.Not 100% of the source for this.  Best match I can find is
  • Introducing Our New Mascot Piki and Our New Game PikiPop!

    23 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    Back in June, Apple announced a brand new programming language called, Swift.  Tired of being behind the game with some of the new announcements (as they tend to affect my development of Tenshi-Oni), I dove right in... and shortly became hooked onto the new language and what it could bring to the table for not just game dev but programming in general.  In short, Swift has (almost) the speed of C/C++ while at the same time allowing for strong, modern Object Oriented Design. Our on-again, off-again game project, Tenshi-Oni uses Objective-C but in many, many cases, uses C++ to do some…
  • DeviantArt Shoutouts and the ReAwakening or Our DeviantArt Page

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    Decided to wake up our long dormant DeviantArt page.'ve had a page on there since DA's beginnings practically but haven't done much updating since I added my original sketch work and Tenshi-Oni concept pics.Now with PikiPop soon to be released with some work done by me and the fact that I'm back to getting back to being an artist/animator after all these years.... I thought now would be the time to get that back in gear.In addition to that, I also wanted to make a shoutout to a number of talented artists on Deviant Art, from sprite artists to…
  • The Indie Game Journalism Scandal and Where I Stand On It

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:32 pm
    The indie game scene has been going through a  bit of an uproar lately, namely the whole Quinnspiracy.I thought as an anime retailer, indie game dev/programmer, Let's Player, Flash animator, blogger, former Business Week Columnist and voice actor...I'd make a statement about the whole thing as well since this hits very close to home.  If anyone has seen from my various tweets or following me on short, no I'm not on the Zoe Quinn / game journalism's side.  I'm more on par with Let's Player TotalBiscut, others not financially tied to Kotaku, Polygon, etc or those…
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  • Swang Song to my Spares

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    I’ve been swamped this month; unusually busy, so my apologies for the lack of updates. Unexpectedly, a friend offered me nearly $4,000 for practically all of the duplicates from my anime collection. I’m pained to see any of my beloved collection go, but when even my spare copies have spare copies, I suppose it’s best for everybody if I finally relocate some of them to new homes. Good Lord! I actually have a collection copy and five spare copies of the Megazone 23 graffiti album mook!
  • Sword Gai TV Anime Announced

    2 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    Shogakuan has revealed word that Flash anime studio DLE is developing an anime TV series based on writer Toshiki Inoue & illustrator Osamu Kine’s dark fantasy/action manga series Swordgai. The manga revolves around a swordsman whose artificial right arm is composed of a demonic sword. The anime is tentatively scheduled for a spring 2016 premiere. Studio Digital Frontier produced a short CG Swordgai promotional video last year: Source: Anime News Network
  • Doamaiger D Retro Mecha Anime Announced

    2 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    The TV Kanagawa (tvk) and KBS Kyoto television networks have announced the development of a retro mecha anime titled Doamaiger D. The show about a traditional Japanese candy-maker who pilots a giant robot to defend Kyoto against attacks by “mechkaiju” mechanical giant monsters will premiere next spring. Source: Anime News Network
  • Hozuki no Reitetsu OAD Series Trailer Released

    2 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    The homepage for the Hozuki no Reitetsu anime franchise has added a trailer for its upcoming OAD series. The Wit Studio staff that produced this year’s TV series will reunite to produce new OAD episodes that will be included in limited edition copies of the 17th, 18th, and 19th collected volumes of Natsumi Eguchi’s comedy manga released on February 23, May 22, and August 21, 2015. The first OAD will get a limited theatrical premiere in 11 Japanese theaters nationwide in December. Source: Anime News Network
  • New To Love-Ru Darkness OAD Scheduled

    2 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    The 13th collected volume of Kentaro Yabuki and Saki Hasemi’s To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness manga series will be released next year with a limited edition OAD. Publisher Shueisha has announced that the number of book & DVD combinations printed will be limited to pre-order amount only. The 5th, 8th and 9th volumes of the manga have been released with limited edition OADs. The 12th volume scheduled for release on December 4 will also include an exclusive OAD. Source: Anime News Network
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  • Présentation du site de foreign exchange Empire Option

    8 Oct 2014 | 1:52 am
    Empire Option est l’une de ces agences internationales de courtage en ligne. Elle met en œuvre ses efforts pour les plaisirs et l’aisance des clients qui veulent bien trader chez elle. Pas encore bien implantée sur le marché des transactions et spéculation car encore trop jeune, Empire Option ravie toutefois toute personne qui daigne lui laisser gérer ses avoirs. Locaux physiques basés dans les fameuses Iles Vierges Britanniques, la boîte n’exerce réellement que depuis l’année 2011. Encore surement beaucoup à apprendre de ses compères et de son environnement, l’on ne doit…
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  • Ore, Twintail ni narimasu! 03

    Kurogane Shiroikaze
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:54 am
    dat ohimesama dakko squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee~~~~~~ Tail Blue Osananjimi is too awesome. Why is she so perfect? She even fights way better than Souji hahahah.
  • Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works 02

    Kurogane Shiroikaze
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    Rejoice, at all these cute Rin’s! All these cute Rin scenes definitely made up for what was pretty much an exposition episode, introducing our beloved (lol) fake priest, Kotomine Kirei and more in-depth explanation on the Holy Grail War itself. And of course, that orbiting exposition dump move made it appearance again, really. Anyways, more Rin deban plz. ufotable is definitely making the best animated version of Rin for now. But next week, Berserker fight!
  • Ore, Twintail ni narimasu! 02

    Kurogane Shiroikaze
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:22 pm
    まったく、ツインテールは最高だぜ!! Twintails is one of those shows, where the first episode so balls to walls out of the park crazy yet so fucking amazing, you immediately worry if the next episode can live up to it. Luckily enough, the 2nd installment of this amazing show manages to match and even outdo last week, keeping my hopes for this show still sky-high. Everything’s in the execution and boy does Twintail know exactly how it should be done. Osananajimi has the best expressions. God, these dudes already started on making doujin Tail Red goods. Need to ask them for…
  • Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works 01

    Kurogane Shiroikaze
    12 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    Of course, we can’t start the show proper without having this trademark scene happening! Man, the action scenes are pretty awesome. >dat gay bulge Gae Bolg! www oh god the subs here. Rin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The twintaills Rin fan in me is only slightly a bit sad with the lack of twintails Rin this episode. Only a little!!! P.S. How are these two sisters?!!! Such… difference wwww P.P.S I’m so not used to seeing this Illya after Prisma Illya….. Like…. so big… and so serious :(
  • Ore, Twintail ni narimasu! 01

    Kurogane Shiroikaze
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    My readers,I like twintails. My readers, I like twintails… nay, readers, I love twintails! I love Strawberry twintails. I love Innocent twintails. I love seitokaicho twintails. I love osananjimi twintails, I love loli twintails, and maid twintails. Twintails across school, in shopping malls, in cafes, in parks, in towns, in fields, I love every twintail that exists upon this Earth. I love the feeling of twirling twintails in the my hands. My heart leaps with joy when I consider upon endless possibilities of someone who isn’t in twintails but is most supremely suited for it. And…
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    Sea Slugs! Anime Blog

  • Kimiuso 02 – Concert A

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Now I’m really looking forward to the Kaori/Kousei combo they keep previewing in the OP Summary: Kousei ends up getting dragged into Kaori’s competition and while he does have his doubts about going, she moves at her own pace so fast that he doesn’t even get a chance to think about it while trying to keep up. Doubtful or not, he ends up going all the way to the concert hall where he is greeted by a familiar atmosphere, an unforgiving audience and the nostalgic smell of dust. When the performances start they also feel familiar but it’s not a confortable familiarity as it remembers him…
  • Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle 02 – We Have To Go Back!

    18 Oct 2014 | 3:59 am
    Do you ever think about how that’s his fapping hand? Summary: Wow, I should post this Reddit! Although all their traps and plans fail to distract Claudia for very long, all it takes is one kitty-Frederika moment to completely scramble Claudia’s thoughts and give Chaika a chance to land a shot.  Claudia likes Chaika a lot, and so gives her the Emperor’s heart, information about the secret island, and the names and hometowns of the remaining 4 heroes.  Unfortunately, Chaika Bohdan’s group already jumped in front and grabbed the Emperor’s right hand, and…
  • Gallery: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso – Very first impressions

    14 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    Legs, the production really likes legs Original article: Gallery: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso – Very first impressions©2014 Sea Slugs! Anime Blog. All Rights Reserved.
  • Kimiuso 01 – Hands that need protection

    12 Oct 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Meow! Summary: The series starts with a very young Arima Kousei participating in a local piano competition. The first row of the public stares at him with judging eyes while the rest is simply stunned in amazement. Among the amazed public stands out a young girl and Kousei’s childhood friend Sawabe Tsubaki, probably watching him more intently than anyone. Two years latter we meet the two of them again. Tsubaki is now a member of the baseball team and Kousei has stopped playing piano. They are also close friends with the captain of the soccer team Watari Ryouta, who is a bit of a playboy but…
  • Ao Haru Ride 12 (Final) – Eyes that look away

    28 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
    This episode had some really sweet moments between these two Summary: When things cool down between Kou and Futaba the two of them realize they are in a really embarrassing situation. Futaba notices that she is being witness to a face that Kou has never shown to anyone else and that this might be a good time for a confession. She prepares herself and just when she is about to say it out loud an old anime classic interrupts it: a stomach grumble. Kou offers Futaba a late night dinner date that makes her happy, but she refuses and instead sends him home so he can make things right with his…
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  • Up Up Girls (Kari) - Beautiful Dreamer / Zenryoku! Pump Up!! -ULTRA Mix- / Itagaki wo Mesazu! (19° single)

    2 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Como era de esperarse las chicas de Up Up Girls (Kari) disminuyeron el ritmo de lanzamiento de singles este año comparado con el anterior y sacarán a la venta apenas su tercer single del año este 4 de noviembre, con el título Beautiful Dreamer / Zenryoku! Pump Up!! -ULTRA Mix- / Itagaki wo Mesazu! (Beautiful Dreamer/全力!Pump Up!! -ULTRA Mix-/イタダキを目指せ!), un triple lado A que posiblemente es el último del año también. En total éste es el 19° single para el grupo pero una de las canciones es un remix de una de las canciones del single pasado Zenryoku! Pump Up!!
  • StylipS - Melancholic Sunshine (PV preview)

    2 Oct 2014 | 4:14 pm
    El grupo de jpop Idol, StylipS lanzará su nuevo álbum este 26 de noviembre con el título THE SUPERNOVA STRIKES y uno de los temas para este álbum es Melancholic Sunshine para el cual han lanzado en el canal oficial de Lantis en youtube un video musical que les dejo a continuación. 【StylipS】「Melancholic Sunshine」MV(shot ver.)試聴動画 Sitio web oficial: StylipS official site Twitter oficial: @stylips_info Y éste es un video de promoción para este álbum. StylipSニューアルバム「THE SUPERNOVA STRIKES」発売決定!
  • Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai - nuevo anime

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    El desarrollador de video juegos para adultos August, anunció la adaptación al anime de su visual novel “Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai: A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd” (大図書館の羊飼い). Esta serie se estrenará el 8 de octubre en la televisión japonesa y tendrá como tema de opening “On my Sheep” interpretado por Nakae Mitsuki y de ending "Aozora to Green Belt" (青空とグリーンベルト) interpretado por Nishizawa Hagumi. Ya hay un video promocional para este anime. 大図書館の羊飼い TV Anime PV Sitio web oficial: TV Animation - 大図書館の羊飼い -…
  • Madan no Ou to Vanadis- nuevo anime

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:24 am
    El sitio oficial para la nueva serie de anime para la televisión japonesa, Madan no Ou to Vanadis (魔弾の王と戦姫), comenzó a transmitir el primer video promocional para el anime basado en las light novel de Kawaguchi Tsukasa. En el video podemos escuchar el téma musical titulado “Ginsen no Kaze” interpretado por Suzuki Konomi, el cual servirá como opening a la serie. 【PV】TVアニメ「魔弾の王と戦姫(ヴァナディース)」PV第1弾 En el video se anuncia que la actriz de doblaje, Harada Hitomi, interpretará el tema del ending titulado “Schwarzer Bogen”. Sato…
  • Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru - nuevo trailer para el anime

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    El canal oficial de Pony Canyon en youtube tiene una serie de comerciales de televisión para la nueva serie de anime Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru (結城友奈は勇者である), una historia original de Takahiro, el mismo escritor de Akame ga KILL! (アカメが斬る!) y que será dirigida por Kishi Seiji, el mismo director de Persona 4 The Animation y Danganronpa The Animation. Ya antes habíamos visto los cuatro primeros videos, aquí les dejo el nuevo. オリジナルアニメ「結城友奈は勇者である」TV SPOT No.05 Sitio web oficial:…
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  • KITE vs. KITE: The nurtured natures of revenge

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Spoiler Warning: The following feature compares and contrasts various aspects of the 1998 anime and the 2014 live action film. Spoilers regarding both will be abundant. Despite all the anime titles fans actually want to see get live action adaptations, we get KITE. Actually that does make a good deal of sense. Yasuomi Umetsu’s 1998 OVA focuses on a corrupt cop carrying out his hypocritical vigilantism via two youths he “adopts” and trains for use as his own gloved gun hands. Since the story takes place in a pretty normal city spiced up but by relatively simple pyrotechnics…
  • Snapshot: E-Sports Bar (Nidhogg)

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:52 pm
    I’ve never been one for so-called “e-sports,” the treatment of competitive video games like League of Legends and DOTA as a new class of sport, worthy of being placed alongside baseball, soccer, and the like. I think the whole concept is a little silly, especially since most of the game rules are far too labyrinthine to be accessible for anyone who doesn’t already play the game obsessively. Until very recently, I also couldn’t really wrap my head around the idea of watching a video game the way my dad watches baseball. It just didn’t make sense. And yet I…
  • Review: The Tale of Princess Kaguya

    13 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    I’ve really gone and done it now. Taking on a film with this range of artistic merit in the minds of a hushed, reverent, and international audience and then writing about it … it might be out of reach from someone who has only aspired as high as I have. My claim to a modest degree of fame is writing about anime, and I won’t pretend I say anything more or less substantial than the next critic falling over themselves to hammer out a quick entry for their blog. Ghibli is a known quantity. Anything I can drop in that hat, as far as critical observation goes, is a handful…
  • Umineko: When They Cry: More than just a murder mystery: a mirror to humanity

    9 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    EDITOR'S NOTE — We've got yet another awesome guest feature, this time from reader Katriel Paige, who studies the intersection of folklore and pop culture. Enjoy!  Warning: here there be talk of abuse, incest, greed, petty complaints, and very complex humans. When a player begins Umineko: When They Cry, or starts reading the manga, they are hit with a tale of murder and witches. But the story isn't about discovering the “truth” about one particular event. This is a journey of multifaceted creatures: a journey that invites us, as readers/watchers, to look at ourselves…
  • Review: Helter Skelter – Fashion Unfriendly – Coming down fast but don't let me break you

    6 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Serialized in 1995 in Japan via Feel Young Magazine (a fitting magazine title for the story contained therein), Helter Skelter speaks just as strongly on the subjects of fashion and celebrity in 2014 as it probably did upon its original publication. That’s depressing, since it means that tempting, impossible promises of perfect bodies are still the bread and butter of the fashion industry. Kyoko Okazaki’s unflinching critique of this world cuts deep yet mostly avoids the sort of pointed moralizing you might expect from a story about the subject. Liliko is beautiful from head to…
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  • Review: No Game, No Life (ノーゲーム・ノーライフ)

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:07 am
    This blog’s annual ‘Anime of the Year’ audition for the year of 2014 starts today with my review of No Game, No Life, a potential Xeroxed copy of last year audition candidate Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? (damn you Japan and their long-ass anime titles). With both anime’s main protagonists having exactly […]
  • Review: Eyeshield 21 (アイシールド21)

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:10 pm
    The main protagonist… For this blog entry, I am going to review a sport anime title that aired in the last decade, titled Eyeshield 21. It has some notable distinctions; one being the first title that has more than 100 episodes being reviewed here in years, another is that this anime aired in the same […]
  • Review: Cardfight!! Vanguard – Link Joker Hen (カードファイト!! ヴァンガード リンクジョーカー編)

    13 Jun 2014 | 8:20 am
    This guy over here know the harsh reality of this game that Animax doesn't want to admit. It has been quite some time since I reviewed a sequel of an existing anime series I reviewed here before, with the third Evangelion movie being the last a year ago. Therefore today I will review the third […]
  • Review: Busou Shinki (武装神姫)

    31 May 2014 | 4:04 am
    This scene is definitely the best event of this anime. Today’s blog entry is going to be an anime title that pissed me off to one end because of certain reasons, titled Busou Shinki. This anime is definitely not the worst title reviewed here before, but in this 12-episode series, I nearly dropped this series […]
  • Review: Ao no Exorcist (青の祓魔師(エクソシスト))

    30 Apr 2014 | 8:11 am
    Quoted For Truth. My blog entry for today is a review of a 2011 shounen anime series titled Ao no Exorcist, a series that has been sitting on my hard disk drive for over a year. While this series is quite decent as explained below, this anime will not threaten to dethrone the holder of […]
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  • The Defeat of Cody Baier – The Other Side

    Sean Russell
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    The Other Side looks at German visual novel unteralterbach. Episode Title: The Defeat of Cody Baier Episode Count: 97 Run Time: 02:00:34 Host(s): Cody Baier, Max Vader, Andrew Erickson Executive Producer: Sean Russell Download Episode Opening: Oingo Boingo – Little Girls Unteralterbach: On a whim, The Other Side co-host max Vader decided to go looking for something strange, and boy did he find it! A little-known German visual novel by the name of “Bernd and the Mystery of Unteralterbach”. A beast so maddening that it broke Cody Baier completely. It rendered him…
  • Mayo Chiki – 2GAM

    Jahmere Durham
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
    2GAM tackles Mayo Chiki, the romantic comedy from Sentai Filmworks. Episode Title: “False Advertising…Where is My girl Covered in Miracle Whip?” Episode Count: 127 Run Time: 01:34:25 Host(s): Jahmere Durham, Mike Martinez Executive Producer: Sean Russell Download: Click Here   Opening: “Be Starters” by Eri Kitamura Ending: “Kimi Ni Gohoushi” by Yuka Iguchi   SYNOPSIS Butlers. There’s been some decent anime about them in the past couple of years, culminating with the rise and fall and then rise again of Hayate the Combat Butler. Mayo Chiki takes a…
  • The Psyguy Story – TOS

    Cody Baier
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:42 am
    The Other Side tackles the rise and fall of Bryon “Psyguy” Beubien, and Episode Title: The Psyguy Story Episode Count: 96 Run Time: 01:52:00 Host(s): Cody Baier, Max Vader, Andrew Erickson Executive Producer: Sean Russell Download Episode Opening: Tech Nine – Get The Fuck Out The Psyguy Story: He’s one of the most influential people in fandom. Much of the thingswe make fun of nerds on the internet for–Sonic fans especially–can be traced back to this one guy. He’s Bryon “Psyguy” Beaubien, and as is befitting someone…
  • Tokyo Ghoul – 2GAM

    Sean Russell
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Tokyo Ghoul is reviewed on this week’s episode of 2 Guys and a Mic. Episode Title: “1000, 993, 986, 979, 972….” Episode Count: 126 Run Time: 01:55:06 Host(s): Jahmere Durham, Mike Martinez Executive Producer: Sean Russell Download: Click Here   Opening: “Unravel” by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure Ending: “Saints” performed by People In The Box   SYNOPSIS Tokyo Ghoul is one of the more refreshing shows to come out in the past few seasons. Gritty, gory, and not afraid to overly dramatic, it’s not really a series that stands out for any…
  • Anime is Rotting in the Ground – TOS

    Cody Baier
    3 Oct 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Jahmere Durham joins the Other Side gang to go over the 2014 Fall Anime Season. Episode Title: Anime is Rotting in the Ground Episode Count: 95 Run Time: 02:15:22 Host(s): Cody Baier, Max Vader, Andrew Erickson Guest(s): Jahmere Durham Executive Producer: Sean Russell Download Episode Opening: Celldweller – Symbiont SUMMARY FOR 2014 FALL ANIME SEASON: It’s that time again! Another season, another batch of preview material at AniChart, another Other Side season overview helping you to decide what to watch, and what to skip! But this season just happens to be one of the worst…
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  • Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2014 Performers and Nomonees

    Robert Stukowski
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer Gregg Alexander will perform the song Lost Stars from the film Begin Again at this year's Hollywood Music in Media Awards, which announced its nominees earlier this month. Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2014 Performers and Nomonees
  • Titan A E is back in Limited Music Form

    Robert Stukowski
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:09 pm
    If you missed getting the Titan A E soundtrack when it was first release, you're in luck. La-La Land Records is planning to rerelease the original score of the 1997 Don Bluth & Gary Goldman animated sci-fi feature. Titan A E is back in Limited Music Form
  • Legend of Korra Book 4 Episode 3 The Coronation

    Robert Stukowski
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:44 pm
    This week on the Legend of Korra, Korra gets some training with Toph while Prince Wu becomes the Earth King in Book 4 Episode 3, the Coronation. Along the way, we get Little Ba Sing Se, wild chase scenes through Republic City, and some family bonding. Oh, yeah, Kuvira makes her move too! An interesting episode for what it is. Essentially a transition, this episode moves fast to jumpstart the real plot of the season. Legend of Korra Book 4 Episode 3 The Coronation
  • Legend of Korra Book 4 Episode 2 Korra Alone

    Robert Stukowski
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:52 pm
    While Kuvira draws all nations to herself, Korra is forever alone recovering from the effects of her poisoning in the last episode of Book 3. Along the way, Korra fights her inner demons until she meets Yoda in the Forest. That is how it was written in the Fourth Book of the Legend of Korra Episode 2: Korra Alone. Legend of Korra Book 4 Episode 2 Korra Alone
  • The Little Mermaid Returns as a Legacy Collection

    Robert Stukowski
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Walt Disney Records is bringing The Little Mermaid back as a part of their Legacy Collection. The new soundtrack release celebrates the 25th anniversary of the 1989 classic. The album will feature all the original music composed by Alan Menken and written by Howard Ashman, including a few previously unreleased tracks! The Little Mermaid Returns as a Legacy Collection
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  • “Fate/Stay Night” Blu-Ray Box Set

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Much like its predecessor, Ufotable's Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works is going straight to a semi-complete Blu-ray box set method of release - the first of two becoming available March 25th, 2015.          Related StoriesTohsaka Rin Bends Over In “Fate/Stay Night”Twintails Join Forces In “Ore Twintail”“Absolute Duo” Is Another Absolute Failure 
  • Twintails Join Forces In “Ore Twintail”

    Yamada II
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Third ridiculous episode of Ore Twintail ni Narimasu at last has tsundere childhood friend Aika entering the battle to protect twintails for all of mankind as the kawaii Tail Blue super heroine.            CommentsThe humour feels pretty dragged. Having these technologically ... by kawai despairAre you sure the subs are accurate? by sierramI like that Aika beats up Twoearle instead of the shounen. by cacherowTwo things annoyed me: 1) The subs. Hitler jokes. My gawd. ... by gsis“Ore Twintail ni Narimasu” of how i call “The jokes from ...
  • “Grisaia No Kajitsu” Episode 4 Preview Images

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    Grisaia no Kajitsu has provied preview images for its upcoming fourth episode, a sure spectacle to be as it centers around the kawaiiness of gloriously tsundere twintailed individual, Michiru.            CommentsExpect to be surprised when the episode comes out… by Anonymous“Various girls are falling in love with our this guy for no ... by AnonymousThere might be no relationship after all, because this looks ... by kawai despairRelated Stories“Histugi No Chaika” Puts Lolis In Danger“Akatsuki No Yona” Now With…
  • “Absolute Duo” Is Another Absolute Failure

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    Absolutely bound to be disastrous animation, Absolute Duo, has released a key visual of one not very happy loli, standing in front of a kid who looks like an uglier Emiya Shirou from Fate/Stay Night.            CommentsLooks bland and lacking any appealing interest. by jintaWhile the colouring is lively the two characters are ... by stockcatchphraseRelated Stories“Histugi No Chaika” Puts Lolis In DangerOfficial Shimakaze “KanColle” Manga Released“Inou-Battle” Is Confused About Itself 
  • “GochiUsa” Is Eager For Christmas

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    GochiUsa's sixth Blu-ray disc comes out right at the start of December, thus the series has decided on a fairly relevant optical media jacket cover artwork for once - a Christmas themed moe party.          Related Stories“Inou-Battle” Is Confused About ItselfOfficial Shimakaze “KanColle” Manga Released“GochiUsa” Is Moerotic On Blu-Ray 
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    Manga Therapy - Where Psychology & Manga Meet

  • An Intro Lesson to Stray Victims

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    How many of you know someone who loves to get sympathy and empathy from anyone who happens to talk to them? What if you realize that certain people act as if something is wrong, when the picture is a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Empowering Youth With Jobs to Save Manga

    17 Oct 2014 | 8:24 pm
    For a convention that really doesn’t pay attention to anime much, manga still gets the spotlight when warranted. The buzz going around New York Comic-Con 2014 was that manga is back. While this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Manga Editing Equals Life

    13 Oct 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Mangaka are often recognized as some of the most awesome writers/artists in the world, but they didn’t get there all by themselves. As a series like Bakuman would tell you, they get help from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Obata Con Time

    7 Oct 2014 | 6:13 pm
    It’s that time once again. I’m heading to New York Comic-Con to get ready for a manga legend’s arrival. This week is going to be a good one for manga fans living in NY as Takeshi... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • My Bro Story!!

    4 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    “Nobody would go out with a girl who talks crap about his friend.” After some deliberation, I finally decided to check out one of shojo manga’s hottest titles, Ore Monogatari!! (My Love... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Organization Anti-Social Geniuses

  • Attack on Titan: Before The Fall Light Novel Review

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Title: Attack on Titan: Before The Fall Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Kodansha (JP), Vertical (US) Original Creator: Hajime Isayama Writer/Artist: Ryo Suzukaze, Thores Shibamoto Translation: Ko Ransom Original Release Date: September 16, 2014 If you’re already knee deep into the world of Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan series, then you owe it to yourself to pick ... Read more
  • Legal Drug Manga Review

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Name: Legal Drug Genre: Supernatural, Shonen-ai, Mystery Artist: CLAMP Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten (JP),  Dark Horse (US) Serialized In: Monthly Asuka Original Release Date: September 30, 2014 Ah, CLAMP. The doujinshi circle turned all female manga-artist powerhouse and I have an on and off relationship over the years. There’s classic CLAMP that I grew up on ... Read more
  • Leyla Aker’s Battle of The Planets (At Viz Media)

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:19 am
    My final NYCC interview (Yes, this is it, I swear!) ended up with me talking to someone very important right next to people turning a contest wheel. I guess you’ll find out what I mean when you listen to the audio. (That’s me imploring you to listen to the audio version.) Anyways, I was able ... Read more
  • No Seiyuu No Life: Kana Hanazawa

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    Hello again ladies and gentlemen, today is the day I do the second edition of this column. It’s still in the planning stage and I still would appreciate some advice if you have some time? Please? In other news and completely unrelated, as of today I have quit my job. I still have one month ... Read more
  • Notes of Amagi Brilliant Park Episode 3

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Last week on Amagi Brilliant Park, the park is visited by local management, who tell them that the park may close sooner than they think. Then after watching Latifa plead to the people of Maple Land for forgiveness, Seiya decides to step in and become the new manager of the park. Summary of Amagi Brilliant ... Read more
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    Boomslank - News and Hearsay

  • Attack on Titan "No Regrets"

    Justin A
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    Attack On Titan rules! That is all.
  • The Crunchyroll x Boomslank shirt.. how it happened.

    Justin A
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    This would have to be one of the coolest things we've done. Collaborating with Crunchyroll was an idea inspired by my admiration of Street wear brands. To be honest, I don't buy from street wear brands. But I definitely admire how the culture is strongly interlocked with the brands that subscribe to it. Street wear is truly one of the most innovative subset of fashion when it comes to branding. A big thing in street wear culture is when two brands collaborate on a product. Something about that union always ends up making both brands more appealing. When brands like Bape and Stussy…
  • Boomslank Artist Spotlight - Zach Smithson

    Justin A
    3 Aug 2014 | 6:04 pm
    If you troll around Deviant Art as much as I do, and have over the last half a year or so, you probably recognize this piece.  It was a daily deviation all those times ago, and being a DBZ fan, I was impressed by this playful take on Goku’s interactions with the mighty dragon. Fast forward to Animazement 2014, and what should I see on an artist alley table? You guessed it, Good Morning Shenron! What are the chances that the artist responsible for that, and as it turns out, so many other beautiful pieces would be in my backyard? On this edition of the Artist Spotlight, it is my pleasure to…
  • Futurama intro in 3-D

    Justin A
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    3-D Futurama looks amazing! This needs to be longer.
  • Every time is Outbreak time!

    Justin A
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Usually I have to be in the mood to watch certain anime, in spite of how good I may think the show is. Perfect example, Golden Time. I love the show but I haven't been in the mood for it in the last month or so. The stars just need to be alligned the right way (hopefully that happens soon 'cause I am way behind). Though every once in a while you get what I call a universal anime, for which you're always in the mood. Basically doesn't matter if you just walked out of a wedding or a funeral, you are always ready for this show. For me, that's Outbreak Company. It's a shame that there aren't more…
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    Anime Power Level

  • Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax: Izaya, Dokuro-chan and Raildex Game Play

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
    Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, is a 2D fighting game that features characters from Dengeki Bunko light novel franchises.  You will see characters like Asuna from Sword Art Online and Shana from Shakugan no Shana team up or duke it out.   A new video has been released that shows us a few new characters added to the roster.  Izaya from Durarara!!, Dokuro-chan from Bokusatsu Tenshi and and Raildex Accelerator from Nobuhiko Okamoto join the fight.  The game play video shows these three in action. This is the only time you’ll see up with Izaya   The game will…
  • Two GBC Pokemon games coming to 3DS VC with a special Bonus

    Anthony Vernon
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Two Game Boy Color games will be appearing on the 3DS eStore in November. The first will be Pokemon Puzzle Challenge on November 6th for $5. The game is a handheld version of  Panel de Pon, which many American gamers may remember as Tetris Attack on SNES or Pokemon Puzzle League on N64. This version of Panel de Pon has you going around Johto facing around as trainers and Gym Leaders in Panel de Pon. Pokemon from Gold and Silver like Cyndaquil, Chikorita, Totodile, Pichu, and even Pikachu show up as the heroes in this game. On November 13th, Pokemon Trading Card Game will be released for $6.
  • Bayonetta: Bloody Fate English Dub Preview

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    Its a few more days till Bayonetta 2 is released.  What better way to get more pumped is to watch a sneak peek of the English dub of Bayonetta: Bloody Fate OVA.  Hellena Taylor Returns on voicing Bayonetta.   Bayonetta: Bloody Fate will available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on October 21, 2014,    The post Bayonetta: Bloody Fate English Dub Preview appeared first on Anime Power Level.
  • Games out this Week: October 20, 2014

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
    Bayonetta 2 (Wii U) Bayonetta 2 is the sequel to Bayonetta and is an exclusive for the Nintendo Wii U.  Friday: October 24, 2014 Samurai Warriors 4 (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3) Samurai Warriors 4 is a Hack and Slash action game and was made to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the series. Tuesday:  October 21, 2014 The Legend of Korra (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC) The Legend of Korra game is a third-person beat ‘em up video game. Tuesday:  October 21, 2014 Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (3DS WiiU) Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is a platform game which follows…
  • Halloween Game Essentials Part 2

    Anthony Vernon
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Another week another list of horror themed games. We pick up with the the PS1/N64/Saturn era (which brought us the first games of the Resident Evil and Silent Hill series, as well as the PS2/Dreamcast/Xbox/GC era which took those games and revolutionized the way we think of survival horror. Of course since everyone knows those games, we wont be concentrating on them. We will however be looking at some games that have usually gone overlooked or have become forgotten throughout the years. Parasite Eve (PS1) Honestly…its kind of hard to classify this game as a horror game considering it takes…
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    Sleeping Geeks

  • Stealing the Fruit; Silent but Deadly – One Piece #765 Review

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:21 am
    One Piece: Chapter 765 Review   And Oda continues with yet another amazingly awesome chapter. This backstory is so good, it could have its own anime. I would love to […]
  • Unlimited Resolve – Weight Loss – Third Week – Less Progress

    Unlimited Resolve
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    Yo guys! Unlimited Resolve here, also known as Tai, bringing you another update to my Weight Loss series. I hope you guys are enjoying this series, I love writing these […]
  • FIFA 15 BPL Team of the Week 3

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:31 am
    Hey guys, this is Bronze Panic bringing you another Team of the week from this weeks Barclay’s Premier League action. After the conclusion of this weeks action here are my […]
  • FIFA 15 TRADING GUIDE : Team of the Week

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:16 am
    Hey guys, its Bronze Panic here with a new guide on how to make you some coins. Team of the week is a magical time.  Players who have been playing […]
  • Become A Manga Artist: 10 Simple Steps

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    10 TIPS HOW TO BECOME A MANGA ARTIST Sleeping Geeks have recommended 10 tips on becoming successful manga artists. You too can now follow in the footsteps of greats like […]
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  • Sailor Moon Crystal Act 8 Minako- Sailor Venus

    17 Oct 2014 | 3:13 pm
    This Saturday a new episode of Sailor Moon Crystal will be coming out, this week it is going to be Minako-Sailor Venus. You can watch it on Crunchyroll, Hulu and Niconico starting at 7pm Japan Standard Time, 6am Eastern Standard Time and 3am Pacific Standard Time. I can’t wait to watch this episode because it will introduce Sailor Venus, my favorite senshi. If you haven’t already join our forums and discuss your thoughts on Act 8 or any Act. You can join our forums here.
  • 1st season on Hulu

    13 Oct 2014 | 2:15 am
    It’s moonday and that means 2 more episodes are available for streaming on Hulu. The episodes that are released are 45 and 46, completing the first season. Next we will get to see Sailor Moon R, stay tuned!                     Episode 45: Death of the Sailor Guardians: The Tragic Final Battle The Sailor Guardians head out into the Arctic Circle. Having anticipated their arrival, Queen Beryl sends the DD Girls, who ambush them. To Sailor Moon’s horror, the Sailor Guardians fall one after another as they try to defeat the DD Girls.
  • VIZ DUB gone from Hulu

    12 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    It seems that VIZ has removed their dubbed anime from Hulu, we knew this was going to happen but we didn’t know when until now. If you want to watch it you will have to wait till the DVD release or wait till it gets uploaded on The DVD/Blue-ray will be releasing on November 11 2014. Until next time CSM says Cya!
  • One day till Sailor Moon Crystal Act 7

    3 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
      Sailor Moon Crystal will start streaming on Saturday  October 4th at 7pm Japan Standard Time or 6am Eastern Time or 3am Pacific Time. In the last episode Usagi found out that  Mamoru is Tuxedo Mask!  What will happen to the relationship with Usagi and Mamoru? Will all the senshi’s get together?  Well we got 1 day and the we will find out! You can watch the episodes on Crunchyroll, Hulu and Niconico.  Also join our forums and share your thoughts on the episode, you can join our forums by clicking here.
  • Episode 41 and 42 are up

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    It’s Moonday and that means that two new Subbed episodes are out. This week it is Episodes 41 and 42.                   Episode 41: I Won’t Run Away from Love Anymore: Ami vs. Mamoru The Dark Kingdom is trying again to revive the Seven Great Monsters. With five of them already under enemy control, Sailor Mercury and Jupiter scramble to protect Ryo Urawa, while Moon, Mars and Venus stay behind at Hikawa Shrine to protect Grandpa Hino.   Episode 42: Sailor Venus’s Past: Minako’s Tragic Love Minako receives a surprise visit from…
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    Anime Herald

  • WRYYYYYY! Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Gets English Instructional Guide

    Mike Ferreira
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Anime Herald Anime Herald - We'll talk nerdy to you. Few will deny that Hirohiko Araki’s Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is one of the most masculine titles on the market. The entire series, from its striking visual style, to its colorful cast, to the sheer balls-to-the-wall action just bursts with testosterone. The series, which focuses on the centuries-long feud between the Joestar family and badass vampire Dio Brando, is a wonderfully told tale of burly men, gorgeous women, and crazy psychic familiars known only as Stands. It’s a series that exemplifies the very essence of…
  • Sentai Filmworks Adds Brynhildr In The Darkness

    Mike Ferreira
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Anime Herald Anime Herald - We'll talk nerdy to you. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “BRYNHILDR IN THE DARKNESS” HOUSTON, October 24, 2014 – The night’s sky hides a dark secret that will threaten the lives of not only one, but many in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, Brynhildr in the Darkness. From Lynn Okamoto, original creator of legendary seriesElfen Lied, Brynhildr in the Darkness is directed by Kenichi Imaizumi (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Student Council’s Discretion Level 2) with character designs by Hiroaki Karasu (MAOYU, Gatchaman…
  • Second One Piece Manga Set Hits Stores 11/4/2014

    Mike Ferreira
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Anime Herald Anime Herald - We'll talk nerdy to you. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF ONE PIECE MANGA BOX SET 2 New Box Set Edition Features The Continuing Adventures Of The Straw Hat Pirates With Vols. 24-46 Of The World’s Bestselling Manga Series San Francisco, CA, October 23, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, delivers a special treat to fans with the latest Box Set installment for the world’s most popular manga series – ONE PIECE. The ONE PIECE Manga Box Set 2 will be released on…
  • You got your Junji Ito in my Homestuck…!

    Mike Ferreira
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Anime Herald Anime Herald - We'll talk nerdy to you. Earlier today, the Paradox Space webcomic began its newest storyline. For many Homestuck fans, the comic has been a refuge during a twelve-month hiatus by series creator Andrew Hussie. It’s served as a sort of filler, an officially sanctioned set of side-stories that offers a return to the characters fans adore, through the aid of guest artists and content creators. For those who aren’t sure of what Homestuck is, well… let me tell you about Homestuck. So yeah… those grey trolls that are seem to grow in number…
  • Sharing the World: Photos From Miku Expo New York 2014

    Brian Auxier
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Anime Herald Anime Herald - We'll talk nerdy to you. Editor’s Note: From October 9 through the 19th, Miku Expo New York invaded the Big Apple. The event consisted of an art exhibition at Wallplay, as well as two concerts in the Hammerstein Ballroom on October 17th and 18th. The event drew thousands, and packed the Hammerstein Ballrom for both concerts. Brian attended the expo as a fan, but he was able to snap a ton of amazing photos from the exhibitions at Wallplay and Kinokuniya bookstore. In all, he grabbed 45 shots from the event, which we’ve separated by exhibition…
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  • Some Men prefer Virtual Girls

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:36 pm
    I came across an article written last year about a portion of the male population in Japan that prefer to have virtual girlfriends rather than real relationships with women.  The article briefly looks at how these men get into virtual relationships and their rationale as to why they prefer to keep it over real-life relationships with women. read more
  • Megurine Luka phone wallpapers #02

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    This is volume-01 of mobile phone wallpapers featuring Vocaloid character Megurine Luka.  The wallpapers that are primarily designed for use with Android phones are1440x1280 in size and the wallpapers primarily designed for use with iPhones are1334x750 in size.  In addition, a few bonus wallpapers not shown in the preview below have also been included in this phone wallpaper collection. read more
  • Great Heineken Commercials #01

    13 Oct 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Here's volume 1 of entertaining commercials that had been created for the Dutch beer producer Heineken International. These commercials come from broadcast television advertising all over the world and it's very interesting to watch the different humor styles and special effect that each culture presents in these short films.  Take a look and decide for yourself! read more
  • Slayers Return ringtones

    6 Oct 2014 | 8:28 pm
    This is a collection of some of the background music that was featured in the "Slayers Return" Japanese animation film.  Released in 1996, this film told the story of Lina Inverse and Nahgha the Serpent assisting a village that was being oppressed by a so-called evil organization called Xain, whose goal was to dig up a magical weapon capable of conquering the world.  The music of Slayers Return was composed by Takayuki Hattori. read more
  • Tharja

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    This page contains the image collections featuring the character Tharja from the "Fire Emblem: Awakening" video game.  Released in 2012, this game was developed by Intelligent Systems Company and published by Nintendo exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS handheld game system.  Tharja is voiced by Akutsu Kana in the original Japanese version and by Stephanie Sheh in the English-language version. read more
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    The Mangaka in You

  • How to Draw Anime Girl Profile -Basic Approach

    Noemi Husband
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:36 pm
    There are many ways to draw an anime girl on profile. For this post, I decided for a more basic approach (Using a circle and a square as guide lines). I usually do it another way and I might actually do another post for that. Draw a circle. -when starting to draw keep in mind where your character will be in the background.                 Draw a square. -If your character is looking to the left, then place the square accordingly. Mine, for no particular reason, was looking right, so I placed the square at the bottom right side of the circle.  …
  • Become a Better Manga artist- 10 Things you can do

    Noemi Husband
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Become a Better Manga Artist is the next step you should take after you master the manga drawing basics. Print this list, share it, bookmark it, or past it on your wall next to your desk. Whatever you do, make sure you cross them all out after you conquer them! Learn other drawing styles. Though your main goal is to become a better manga artist, learning and being able to draw other styles will broaden your skills and bring a new twist to your manga drawing. There are a lot of styles involved in the most successful mangas. Skip beat and One piece are just a few of them. Imitate at least one…
  • Maneki Neko Color Meanings

    3 Oct 2014 | 6:06 pm
      Do you think the black “lucky cat” brings bad luck, or that the red one will attract love? Think again. Though most of the western countries associate the color “red” with romance and love, Japan, on the other hand, has a totally different meaning for the color “red”. So, if you want to walk into a Japanese store and come out with the right Lucky cat, then read on! ^o^   Maneki Neko Color Meanings:   Black : A Maneki Neko that is mainly or entirely black means “Good luck”. Gold: A gold “lucky cat” means good…
  • Draw a manga background step by step here is how

    Noemi Husband
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:44 am
    Before you draw a manga background: Drawing a manga background is easy. But planning ahead can make it even a more enjoyable journey. Before you start sketching, it would be helpful to know beforehand in you want to include people in your manga background. If so, then keep in mind that all of the rules you will apply to the background (shadows, light source, among others) are also applied to the people within your drawing. Also, decide how far the background will be. Are you drawing a background that’s close enough to you that you can see the facial features of all the people in your…
  • How to become a manga artist: mangaka

    Noemi Husband
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    A manga couple colored with screen tones One day, after reading your favorite manga, you start to wonder if you too can draw your own manga. Then all of sort of questions start to pop up in your mind. What does it take to draw manga? Who can draw manga? Anyone? Can you get paid for your drawings? If so, how much? Overall, has anyone really made a living (if not, a decent amount of money) to draw manga? I really hope this is the first article you come across when you research “How to become a mangaka” because I myself have read lots of articles. I have followed the manga…
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