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  • [Blue Hawaii] Friendly Neighborhood Gecko

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    Audra Furuichi
    19 Jul 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Blue Hawaii, as printed in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Sunday, July 19th! Webster is back to introduce the newest addition to the office... Simon doesn't seem so thrilled. :3
  • Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma Manga Has Over 7.7 Million in Circulation

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    1 Aug 2015 | 2:15 pm
    The wraparound jacket band on Michiko Itou and Taiki Asatoki's first Shokugeki no Soma: L'étoile manga volume is announcing on Tuesday that Yūto Tsukuda...
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Absolute Anime News & Updates
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Posted the character profile of Lilith Sahl (from Trinity Blood).
  • Anime Figures

    Culture Japan - Your portal to Japan - Posts
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:33 am
    Got a load of photos taken at the Hobby Maker Show which I had to split into two posts - the first one is scale and action figures of characters from anime, games and movie. Starting off with my fave of the bunch is Sorceress from Dragon's Crown by Max Factory. I still haven't finished that game ><
  • The Recollection City – Toi8 Art Works Book Review

    Halcyon Realms - Art Book Reviews - Anime, Manga, Film, Photography
    yonghow
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:26 pm
    The Recollection City (追憶都市) is a compiliation of art work by Japanese illustrator Toi8 ( Toi Hachi ). His extensive portfolio of work includes titles like Archenemy And Hero, Lord Of Vermilion, Attack On Titans, Full Metal Alchemist and more. His work is also frequently featured in the Japanese illustration Magazine Kikan S. ( above ) Illustration for the coolest character from Attack On Titan, Levi. ( below ) Character illustrations from Lord Of Vermilion. (above & below) I find the illustrations of mundane Japanese life just as charming, if not more than the artist’s many…
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  • [Blue Hawaii] Friendly Neighborhood Gecko

    Audra Furuichi
    19 Jul 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Blue Hawaii, as printed in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Sunday, July 19th! Webster is back to introduce the newest addition to the office... Simon doesn't seem so thrilled. :3
  • You!

    Audra Furuichi
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:03 pm
    To read this chapter from the beginning, click here.
  • Engage

    Audra Furuichi
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:03 pm
  • Secret Project

    Audra Furuichi
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:01 pm
  • Way Better

    Audra Furuichi
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:59 pm
 
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  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    29 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Posted the character profile of Lilith Sahl (from Trinity Blood).
  • Monday, July 27, 2015

    27 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Posted image galleries for My Trip to Arizona and Our Trip to Monterey Bay. Posted my review of Robot Chicken Season 7.
  • Sunday, July 26, 2015

    26 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Posted the character profile of Russell (from Black Lagoon). Changed the HTML for galleries, finally using DIV tags instead of TABLE tags for layout. I also removed all other TABLE tags being used for layout. That's something I've been meaning to do for years but just never got around to it. Also, thumbnails for images containing adult content in image galleries are now censored differently as I switched to using PHP to generate the thumbnails automatically. I intend to do the same thing for non-gallery thumbnails when I get the time.
  • Saturday, July 25, 2015

    25 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Posted the character profile of Elroy (from Black Lagoon).
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    15 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Posted the anime profiles of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F', Tiger Mask, Steel Jeeg. Posted the character profiles of Grimlock (from The Transformers), Kaspar Hekmatyar (from Jormungand). Posted my review of Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell.
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  • Anime Figures

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:33 am
    Got a load of photos taken at the Hobby Maker Show which I had to split into two posts - the first one is scale and action figures of characters from anime, games and movie. Starting off with my fave of the bunch is Sorceress from Dragon's Crown by Max Factory. I still haven't finished that game ><
  • Smart Doll Ebony

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:44 am
    Update 5 ^^; Photos of Ebony in some of our casual apparel - some of which is available at the Culture Japan online store.Update 4! Ebony steps closer release planned this September! All Smart Doll customers will get first dibs - the online store will close for 12 hours and Smart Doll customers will be sent the usual password to enter and purchase. Just like all our Smart Dolls - Ebony is not a limited model and will always be available. This photo of Ebony taken today with final frame, outer shell and wig. Faceup and eyes are still prototypes but very close to being final.Ebony so cute!And…
  • Mirai Store Tokyo

    29 Jul 2015 | 7:07 am
    Introducing Mirai Store Tokyo - the first in a series of bricks n mortar stores by Culture Japan. Come visit anytime during open hours! No need to contact me asking "can I visit the store" - just come during open hours ^^ Folks who would rather order online can do so at our online store though. Mon - Fri, 10 - 6PM (Lunch is 1 - 2). If nobody about just linger for a bit ^^ Japan public holidays are off. Nearest station is Gotanda on the JR line or Ikegami line. Use the link below for directions. If you got no Internets, save a map in your mobile by typing in your google maps "OK MAPS" and it…
  • Smart Doll Production Jobs Available Now

    26 Jul 2015 | 4:08 am
    I will bump this post to the top every time we have openings - and we got some now for Smart Doll Production - read on to see how to apply.Why CV's are not important at Culture Japan A typical Japanese company requires a resume (using the standard Japanese format with photo attached). Apparently the way you look says a lot about your abilities. As a hiring manager at Amazon, I never ever looked at school qualifications on a resume and only barely skimmed through the work experience section. This is not to say that I don't think qualifications are important - they are if you plan to work for…
  • SMASH! Sydney

    19 Jul 2015 | 8:53 pm
    I'm off the week after next to attend Australia's largest anime and Japanese Pop Culture Event - SMASH! which will be held at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney on the 8 - 9th of August - ticketing info here. It's my first time visiting Australia and I'm very much looking forward to meeting our comrades over there. This years SMASH! guests include violin virtuoso Hiroaki Yura, cosplayer KANAME and REIKA, Japanese band LOVERIN TAMBURIN, voice actor Noriaki Sugiyama, and as part of the AFA's I Love Anisong X SMASH! collaboration, GARNiDELiA, DJ Hello Kitty, kz (livetune) and yanaginagi will be…
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    Halcyon Realms - Art Book Reviews - Anime, Manga, Film, Photography

  • The Recollection City – Toi8 Art Works Book Review

    yonghow
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:26 pm
    The Recollection City (追憶都市) is a compiliation of art work by Japanese illustrator Toi8 ( Toi Hachi ). His extensive portfolio of work includes titles like Archenemy And Hero, Lord Of Vermilion, Attack On Titans, Full Metal Alchemist and more. His work is also frequently featured in the Japanese illustration Magazine Kikan S. ( above ) Illustration for the coolest character from Attack On Titan, Levi. ( below ) Character illustrations from Lord Of Vermilion. (above & below) I find the illustrations of mundane Japanese life just as charming, if not more than the artist’s many…
  • Matchlock Samurai Manga/Model Kit – Miyazaki Hayao

    yonghow
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:59 am
    Matchlock Samurai Hiruko Hachirota ( 鉄炮侍 蛭子八郎太 ) is an-going manga project by Miyazaki Hayao for the Japanese magazine Model Graphix. The story is based on the matchlock cavalry samurais that fought during the Kanto battles in the 1560s. Apparently Miyazaki-san has been very busy with his Ghibli Museum anime short and had little time to complete this manga, so the current status can be considered “on-going”, or on hiatus, although the model kit based on the lead character is already available of purchase. Hopefully the completed manga will see the light of day, but…
  • La Madonna – Takada Akemi Art Book Review

    yonghow
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:14 pm
    La Madonna is a splendid collection of character illustrations from the immensely popular 80s anime Kimagure Orange Road. The artist behind the illustrations is Takada Akemi, who is also the character designer for the Patlabor anime series. The illustrations include those used for CD, laserdisc jackets, dvd box covers, posters and more. Quite a few of these ( including the top image above ) I remember vividly as an impressionable kid growing up with anime. Flipping through the book I seem to see some visual affinity in the illustration style of Takada-san and the Taiwanese artist Pinfan…
  • Out Of The Forest : The Art Of Paul Bonner Book Review

    yonghow
    18 Jul 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Out Of The Forest : The Art Of Paul Bonner collects some 150 illustrations by the artist spanning over 25 years with art work from Games Workshop, Mutant Chronicles, Fasa, Riot Minds and Rackham. I love the very 3 dimensional quality and feel of Paul Bonner’s work ( executed in water color ) and the superb, highly detailed renders of every piece really transport me into distant, fantasy worlds. And I love hulking monsters and dragons with endless rows of sharp teeth, so that’s an additional bonus. This is an easy recommendation for fans of high quality fantasy art, with a strong…
  • True Detective S2 / Daredevil Title Sequences

    yonghow
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Design studio Elastic delivers two visually arresting opening title sequences for HBO’s True Detective season 2 and Marvel/Netflix’s Daredevil series, check them out below : The studio has an impressive portfolio of work, including the opening title for season 1 of True Detective, the iconic opening sequence of Game Of Thrones, and many more – http://elastic.tv/ The post True Detective S2 / Daredevil Title Sequences appeared first on Halcyon Realms - Art Book Reviews - Anime, Manga, Film, Photography. 7 Related Posts: True Detective’s Hynoptic Opening Sequence Inside…
 
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  • “Digimon Adventure Tri” – 2nd Promotional Video & New Key Visual

    pKjd
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    Both a second trailer for the six-part movie series, 「Digimon Adventure Tri」, and latest key visual is now available for view. The first episode “Reunion” will premiere in Japanese theaters on November 21st, 2015. *PV2: External Link *Cast: Taichi Yagami – (CV: Natsuki Hanae) Sora Takenouchi – (CV: Suzuko Mimori) Yamato Ishida – (CV: Yoshimasa […]
  • “Nyantype & Megami” Pin-up Posters for September 2015

    pKjd
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:43 am
    The following are pinup scans from the September 2015 issues of Nyantype and Megami magazine. The set mostly consist of shows currently airing from this year’s Summer anime season. *Nyantype September ’15 Pin-ups: *Megami September ’15 Pin-ups: [Source]
  • “Fate/Grand Order” – Opening Sequence

    pKjd
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:21 pm
    The online RPG mobile game, 「Fate/Grand Order」, was released earlier this week. Its opening sequence was animated by studio ufotable. You can check out the video yourself after the cut. *OP External Link *Key Visual:
  • “Flying Witch” – TV Anime Announced

    pKjd
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:47 am
    According to the official website, a TV anime adaptation of Chikai Ishioka’s slice-of-life comedy manga series, 「Flying Witch」, has been green-lit for production. Further details will be announced at a later date. *Synopsis: Kowata Makoto is an air head with a bad sense of direction that just moved into her relative’s house… But is that […]
  • “One Punch Man” – 2nd Anime Promotional Video

    pKjd
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:14 am
    The official website to the upcoming TV anime, 「One Punch Man」, has updated with a second promotional video. One Punch Man, from studio Madhouse, will premiere in October on station TV Tokyo. External Link
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  • Remember What Defines You and Never Let that Be A Job

    5 Jul 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Hey everyone, a bit of an odd post (with a tad bit of title porn), but I thought it was a good time to give an update as the site, figure store and blog here probably deserves one.Remember that rather long term situation I've dealt with? You know, the 8+ years of working at an underpaid web dev job while trying to bring this anime site, the store and indie game development into my main 9-5 workflow?   Well, a few months ago that finally changed.  Not sure what happened...hell froze over? the Cubs won? there was a glitch in the matrix?  Yamcha didn't die in a DBZ fight? What…
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake is Real

    15 Jun 2015 | 7:43 pm
    Honestly thought the hype to this was a joke, but yes, as we see here from this year's E3 event, Final Fantasy VII is indeed getting a PS4 remake.  Square-Enix listened and probably have been making this under the scenes for some time. FFVII was the game that made me an anime fan back in '97 and thus the creation of this site in 2002.  I think many of us should be excited about this game but also try not to expect the same charm as the original.  Maybe expect something new and different.and also.. holy s*** we are going to see Tifa in PS4 goodness!!! 0-0...On a side note:…
  • Our Trip To NYC and Channel Frederator

    4 May 2015 | 1:26 pm
    On Friday we had the honor of meeting our friends over at Channel Frederator / Cartoon Hangover (@channelfred /@cartoonhangover) My fiancee Danielle has been a member of their awesome network and for a number of months, I've became friends with Nicky from Cartoon Hangover and particularly when he by chance was stocking up on Nendoroids and other figures for the ToyPizza show ^_^  Danielle and I had the honor of meeting up & having lunch with Nicky, Cade and other wonderful people at the Channel Frederator office.  It really was like all of us were friends for much…
  • New Dragon Ball Series! Dragon Ball Super

    28 Apr 2015 | 9:29 am
    Yep, it's official, a New Dragon Ball series is on the way and will be airing this July in Japan!Dragon Ball's last series, Dragon Ball GT, ended in Japan over 18 years ago!  At around that time, Dragon Ball Z was first airing here in the US on cable stations and soon on the then newly created Toonami block on Cartoon Network. Oddly, there was also an English dub of the Dragon Ball GT Final Bout game for the Playstation 1 briefly available during the initial US airing.  That game was actually my first exposure to the Dragon Ball franchise.  I would visit a friend of mine,…
  • April 2015 Anime Figure Preorders and Anime Figure News

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:55 am
    Hey everyone.  Pardon the long gap in seeing new figure pre-orders in our store ^^;; No worries though as a fresh batch of anime figure pre-orders are now up for the taking...but remember, there's only a limited time to reserve yours and that time is marked on the product listing pages.In this batch of figures you'll find some really awesome ones like:KILL LA KILL: RYUKO MATOI SENKETSU KISARAGI VER. By Good Smile CompanyDURARARA!! X2: Nendoroid CELTYT2 ART GIRLS: VALHELLIO - IRIS HARTLEY (For Collectors 18+ Only)and more ^_^Check out the full list hereAs for important figure news for…
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  • Osiris no Tenbin Premiers This Weekend

    John
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:33 pm
    The Fuji TV on Demand service has announced that its original supernatural suspense anime series Osiris no Tenbin (Balance of Osiris) will premiere at midnight this Saturday. The teaser trailer is officially restricted to viewers located in Japan, perhaps to avoid revealing to the entire world how hideous the show looks. Granted, the story concept about a physically weak professional assassin who relies on his psychokinetic power sounds intriguing. But the awful CG rendered character designs and the even worse animation quality featured in the teaser trailer really make the show look…
  • Interesting Scene in Oi! Ryouma

    John
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    While watching the first episode of the 1992 historical drama anime Oi! Ryouma, I was struck by a particular scene that occurred in the middle of the episode. As seven-year-old Sakamoto Ryouma is bullied and extorted by a pair of local boys, his sister Otome comes to his rescue. After beating up the two bullies, Otome orders Ryouma to use his privilege as a samurai and execute the boys for having insulted his and his sister’s honor, a historical samurai precept known as “Kiri-sute gomen.” Historically “Kiri-sute gomen” was not performed very frequently, but…
  • Miss Hokusai Review Online

    John
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:48 am
    Twitch Film has published a positive review of Production I.G.’s latest historical drama feature film Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai.
  • John Oliver Introduces Japanese Mascots

    John
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    While this video clip isn’t brand new, it may still be enlightening to many of you. After all, it’s a window into contemporary Japanese culture, and Funassyi has a currently ongoing anime TV series. Take note that this video clip includes two instances of strong language.
  • Power Up Your Referals

    John
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:50 am
    Our friends that deliver the monthly Power Up Box geeky cool subscription assortment have let us know that subscribers can now earn a free month’s deluxe box by encouraging four people to sign up for the monthly delivery service. Seems like an easy and simple deal because who doesn’t enjoy telling friends and family about the latest neat collectables to arrive?
 
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  • Featuring TV shows and movies

    singpoani
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:25 am
    When people hear about poker, their mind takes them to a particular game and Texas hold ‘em is the one that rings familiar to most of them. Play poker on Spill Automater This is by far the most popular game worldwide and the one featuring TV shows and movies, so it comes as no surprise that it is preferred by newcomers. There are other options for those who open a real money account and the best poker rooms are also offering Omaha, Caribbean Stud Poker, draw poker and other distinct games. Texas Hold’em Tens of thousands of people enjoy this game over the Internet and also at live…
  • Coral is one of the most respectable operators

    singpoani
    21 May 2015 | 1:41 am
    As makers go, Coral is one of the most respectable operators and one that will be soon celebrating 90 years of existence. It was John Coral who founded the company in 1926 and since then it expanded all over the United Kingdom, having more than 1700 land-based betting shops. The transition to online gambling came naturally and even though sports betting represents their specialty, they currently offer casino games as well as poker. Sports betting at Coral Bookmaker who are located in United Kingdom will enjoy numerous advantages, such as toll-free numbers for customer support but also access…
  • Le billet pour l’EVP Live 2015 à remporter avec un freeroll

    singpoani
    2 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    Le programme de tournoi sur Everestpoker.fr sera bien fourni pour cette nouvelle année 2015. D’ailleurs, une petite image de ce qui attend ses membres a déjà été révélée au grand public par l’établissement. Un tournoi EVP Live 2015 bien organisé Si Everestpoker.fr est connu pour ses performances en compétitions de poker, c’est surtout pour son organisation très bien rodée et bien au profit de ses joueurs membres. Cette année encore, l’établissement de jeux en ligne ravira ses joueurs en leur proposant déjà le programme pour l’une des compétitions les plus…
  • Quatre trimestres de délaissement pour le turf

    singpoani
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:47 am
    Cela fait maintenant quatre semaines que le turf est resté aux abonnés absents chez les amateurs de paris sportifs en tous genres. Les bookmakers prévoient la même baisse pour les mois à venir, de quoi en décourager plus d’un. Une diminution importante des mises des parieurs L’univers des paris sportifs est resté silencieux depuis déjà le début de l’année. La baisse a surtout été remarquée dans les mises que les joueurs ont attribuées à leurs chevaux préférés. En effet, la diminution est estimée à 7 % si l’on fait la comparaison entre les deuxièmes trimestres de…
  • Les probabilités pour gagner à un jeu de blackjack

    singpoani
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Si les novices pensent souvent que le blackjack n’est qu’un jeu de hasard, avec de l’expérience, ils s’apercevront que c’est plus un jeu de stratégies et de techniques. Il nécessite, pour optimiser les chances de gagner, calme et raisonnement. Les stratégies, un facteur fondamental dans le blackjack Les règles du blackjack sont faciles à assimiler, mais le secret pour réussir dans une partie est d’adopter la meilleure réaction après le premier partage des cartes. En effet, le choix appartient au joueur et à lui seul d’en rester là, de doubler, de demander une autre…
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  • 'Digimon Adventure Tri' Gets a DVD/Blu-ray Release

    gabrielpino
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:25 am
    So we know that the next installment in the Digimon series will be divided into six film. I will say that this had me so worried. No offense to the old moves in the franchise but each arc was extremely short for my taste. I had big concerns that whatever was going to be released this time around was going to be something of the same. Fortunately, this is not the case. The film will run a total of 80 minutes. That for me is still too short but we need to take our victories where we can! That’s a solid 1:20 minute film. That is the equivalent of about FOUR episodes. So, the six films…
  • One Punch Man anime 2nd PV

    akishira
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am
    Genos Click here for video —> HEREEEEEEE Hey! As many of you know, an amazing manga called One Punch Man is getting an anime! The trailer was released not too long ago, and does a good job of getting us pumped! In the trailer, the basic plot and overview is shown and a taste of the voice acting is thrown in as well. I don’t know about you but I’m most excited for the hot blonde cyborg Genos kek (。◕ ∀ ◕。)
  • Keep your life in order with this Sailor Moon day planner and its flip-book art

    japanwebshopping
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:19 pm
    Sailor Moon is a busy girl. Along with having to juggle her responsibilities as both a regular junior high school student and the guardian of humanity, she’s got a packed social calendar of hanging out with her friends and going on dates with her boyfriend/helping him recover his senses from one of his worryingly frequent brainwashings. If you’ve got a similarly large number of appointments to keep track of, maybe you could use a little help from this Sailor Moon day planner featuring dozens of stylish touches and flip-book art inspired by the franchise. The 2016 Sailor Moon schedule…
  • Garo 2nd Season to air in October

    adminshizaya
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:08 pm
    This will be with a female lead, set in the Heiyan period, it will be a period drama. The Garo Project began in 2005, with the first series airing into 2006 with 25 episodes. It has since inspired multiple television series, films, and specials. The most recent live-action drama,Garo -Gold Storm- Shō, debuted with a film in March, followed by a television series in April. Also a movie has been annouced to be aired in April
  • Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun get's dub!

    adminshizaya
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:03 pm
    sentai works is back with more dubs! Dates aren’t said yet! Will update more 
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  • Gangsta 04 – Step It Up!

    leaveit2me
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:13 pm
    So as you may have noticed, I’ve been somewhat lax with my posting of Gangsta episodes.  To be honest, the last two episodes have been pretty ho-hum in my opinion.  However this one deserved a little more attention, and so here I am. We begin in the interrogation room of the Ergastalum City Police department, where Nicolas and Worick sit, unhappy with their current situation.  Chad has just hauled them in due to some strange murders that have been going on.  Apparently a bunch of dead bodies had been found that had distinct cuts, similar to those made with a sword.  Nicolas’…
  • Charlotte 04 – Baseball episode

    Tzu
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Summary: Yusa moves in to our main character’s school and later to the student council. It’s not long before she takes part in her first case. The case is pretty easy this time since Nao already had her eyes on a suspect. The suspect for the telekinesis power is the pitcher for a baseball team that just had a clean winning streak. The party comes to confront him during training and ends up challenging his team to a baseball game. Spot the main characters The game is held in Hoshinoumi’s grounds so that special powers can be used at will and of course, Nao’s team makes good use of…
  • Arslan Senki 15 – The Black Leopard of Sindhura

    leaveit2me
    25 Jul 2015 | 5:52 pm
    We begin by seeing the first few clashes between the Parsian troops and the Sindhuran defenders, as Arslan’s group begins its invasion.  Arslan and his followers are able to hold out and push back the Sindhurans.  This puts Rajendra in a good mood and he compliments Arslan on his ability to attract such strong people to his cause, especially Daryun. Poke. After the two leaders and their troops stop to take a break and celebrate the new year, Rajendra pulls aside Arslan to ask him for a favor.  It seems he has a plan of attack against Gadevi, and he wants Arslan’s approval.
  • Arslan Senki 14 – Brothers Up In Arms

    leaveit2me
    20 Jul 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Hi there!  Here’s a review of last week’s Arslan Senki episode. After the big shocks that came at the end of ep. 13, we were left wondering what would become of group and what would happen to their journey.  Almost immediately after the reveal by Silvermask regarding his true identity, Peshawar scouts alert Arslan’s group that the fortress is being attacked by Sindhuran forces. This is where we begin this episode, with the group discussing what possible courses of action are available to them.  The Sindhuran forces outnumber those of Peshawar, and the Sindhurans have…
  • Charlotte 03 – Misa Kurobane

    Tzu
    18 Jul 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Summary: Another day in Hoshinoumi academy and another case for the student council. The clue they get is just a regular alley but after asking around they find out that the idol Yusa Nishimori was being chased around by someone. They quickly find the culprit but poor little Nao gets punched in the face. Hey, don’t hit the girl, you monster With a little combo between Joujirou and Yuu they defeat the suspect and exhort some info out of him. They also meet an acquaintance of Yusa. In their little hideout it is revealed that Yusa becomes possessed by her older sister, Misa, at times. Her…
 
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  • ConnectiCon 2015: The Panels

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    One of the best things about ConnectiCon is its multi-fandom nature and how that affects guest choice and panel content. Sci-fi, animation, gaming, comics, and just about anything you could think of is represented if not by the panel programming then by the costumes of the fans themselves. (Either last year or the year before, I happened to stumble into and stay for a panel on sled dog rearing!) This year, I stuck closer to home (anime, games) but still went to a couple unique panels. After the break, you’ll find gender, visual, audio, cultural, and over analyses; machines that will…
  • The End of the Trap Door

    25 Jul 2015 | 6:37 am
    Well, it’s come to this. This is the end of my Trap Door column. I’ve enjoyed trawling through the diamonds in the rough and the turds in the road, but the column started to grate on my workload. I was writing for two or three websites when I started TD. I now write for four different websites, and I’m attending courses for employment training. What little time there is after all that goes toward my family. To give you an idea of my general crunch, the day after I usually post a TD review, I have to start planning the next one in twenty days or less. I’ve a…
  • The Trap Door: The Alpha and the Omega

    24 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    When I started the Trap Door column a few years ago, I wanted to shine a spotlight on forgotten titles — titles that, maybe, deserve another look. Along the way, I’ve rediscovered some gems and uncovered some manure. But in this installment, I want to celebrate a title that is evergreen, that every fan knows, and yet we seem to have forgotten how we came to see, the context in which we saw it, and our feelings about the title. As part of our Akira Yearbook project, I’ll be contributing an interpretation piece. But here, I just want to give a review (if such a thing is…
  • Going to Otakon 2015? So Are We!

    21 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    If you're going to Otakon this weekend, keep an eye out for Ink and me as we scurry around the massive Baltimore convention trying to balance the giant schedule of excellent panels with our own events and a series of guest interviews. This year, Ink and I have five panels between the two of us: Beyond Miyazaki: The Directors of Studio Ghibli (Friday, 10:15–11:15am in Panel 2): My panel reminding fans that there are directors OTHER than Hayao Miyazaki at Studio Ghibli, and they've made some pretty cool movies. Poetry in Anime: The Power of Words in a Visual Medium (Friday,…
  • AnimeNEXT 2015: The Panels

    19 Jul 2015 | 9:04 am
    As we discussed in our three-way con report, AnimeNEXT has really been stepping up their panel game lately. In this post, Ink, David, and Evan run through their favorite (and LEAST favorite) panels from fans and guests alike at the New Jersey anime convention. Symbolic Shorthand: an Introduction to the Importance of Folktales This panel centered around allusions to folktales sporadically appearing in anime and the morals said references were intended to bring to the minds of a Japanese audience when thusly invoked. It would’ve been easy to roll Folktales from Japan for an hour, but the…
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    Anime Instrumentality Blog

  • Wagakki Band’s Traditional-Modern Musical Blend Showcased in Anime Expo Concert

    zzeroparticle
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    The concept of blending traditional instruments and sounds with modern musical genres isn’t a new concept; one need only look at examples like the Yoshida Brothers rocking out on shamisen to see it done well. Wagakki Band takes that musical fusion to a new level through its sheer size: a group of 8 musicians including shigin singer Yuuko Suzuhana, Machiya on guitar, Beni Ninagawa on shamisen, Kiyoshi Ibukuro working the koto, Asa on bass, the energetic Daisuke Kaminaga playing the shakuhachi (Japanese recorder/flute), and Wasabi and Kurona on drums. Their hopes, spelled out during their…
  • Anime Music on the AIRS Ep. 8 – Travel Music

    zzeroparticle
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:35 am
    As usual, we’d like to have the Anime Music on the AIRS radio show have themes that make some modicum of sense. Last time, we had a summer-riffic blast. Now, we turn to anime music that captures travel: whether it’s something like a full-fledged adventure, merely wandering about, short, but fast excursions, or whatever else strikes up your fancy. While there are some heavy tracks within, most are lighter fare. But then again, traveling is supposed to be exciting and fun! Anime Music on the AIRS ep. 8 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download Index: 0:53 – Twelve…
  • IA’s Vocaloid Concert at Anime Expo Makes a Strong Case for Virtual Idols

    zzeroparticle
    8 Jul 2015 | 8:39 am
    It’s been 4 years since Anime Expo attendees have been treated to the Vocaloid concert that was Mikunopolis. In that time, 1st Place Co. introduced a new Vocaloid named IA to the Vocaloid3 engine using the voice of one of my favorite J-pop artists: Lia, the vocalist behind such works as Clannad ~After Story~‘s “Toki wo Kizamu Uta” and Angel Beats‘ “My Soul, Your Beats”. Given my interest in Lia as an artist, you’d think this development would spur me to check out the Vocaloid scene in greater depth, but my interest in the Vocaloid scene never…
  • Anime Music on the AIRS Ep. 7 – Summer Music

    zzeroparticle
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:50 pm
    In our bid to have our Anime Music on the AIRS radio show stay seasonally relevant, we turn to anime music that touches upon the themes that we so closely associate with summer: the warm days, the sound of waves pelting the shore relentlessly, the laziness that hot weather seemingly brings, and, of course, the friendships that become all the tighter as a result of shared memories. Because of the theme, the selections might be a bit more uniform, but we hope you enjoy this recording and that you’re able to relax to it. Anime Music on the AIRS ep. 7 [Audio clip: view full post to listen]…
  • NISEKOI: -False Love- OP Single – Rally Go Round – Review

    zzeroparticle
    16 Jun 2015 | 8:34 am
    Album Title: Rally Go Round Anime Title: NISEKOI: -False Love- Artist: LiSA Catalog Number: SVWC-70085 Release Type: OP/ED Single Release Date: May 27, 2015 Purchase at: CDJapan, iTunes Track Title Artist Time 01. Rally Go Round LiSA 4:38 02. Orange Cider LiSA 4:30 03. Wake up! Sloth LiSA 3:45 04. Rally Go Round -Instrumental- LiSA 4:36 Review: LiSA’s latest single, “Rally Go Round”, is emblematic of LiSA’s fires and faults as an artist. For the former aspect, her fiery vocals are adept in unlocking the song’s latent energy. When “Rally Go…
 
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    Anime3000.com

  • Remember Satoru Iwata

    Jack
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:24 am
    Remember Satoru Iwata By Jack Dalton Allistar View image | gettyimages.com On July 11th, 2015, the gaming industry lost a figurehead as unique as the company he led. Satoru Iwata, global President of Nintendo from the Gamecube era to Wii U, died from complications of a bile duct growth. Iwata’s legacy began even before his presidency at Nintendo. The 1982 graduate of the Tokyo Institute of Technology had a high school career filled with programming simple games for business calculators. In 1983, he joined Hal Laboratory, which is most famously known for developing the Kirby series. In his…
  • Haganai NEXT: Distractions

    Carl Tan
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Protto continues his slog through Haganai with Haganai NEXT.   Haganai NEXT: Distractions By Protto You tell ‘em, Kodaka! Wow, no way – a second season of this stellar anime? It’s simply too good to be true. If you’re like me (which you should be), you probably want to get into it so desperately you’re bursting with excitement. So what is our group of bee-eff-effs up to this time? Actually, I think a better question would be what aren’t they up to. The gang is back – and wackier than ever! Nothing can stop these crazy kids when they’re having fun! From taking a club…
  • Let’s Talk About Mechs, Bay-bee

    Christopher Kinsey
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    Dean has an epiphany during a re-watch of The Big O, check out the big reveal in the next Dean Talks Anime. Dean Talks Anime: Let’s Talk About Mechs, Bay-bee An opinion/review by Christopher Kinsey Since the beginning of my anime viewing the noticeable trend was robots. I was all about Transformers when I was a wee one in the early 80s, and anything robot related led me along the path to mecha. Say what you want about the translation of Robotech it did the legwork on getting more anime translated, but you did not come for the love triangle. You watched it because a Veritech or Valkyrie…
  • Isis-Chan, Otakon And Everything In Between – A3K Podcast

    David Majors
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Has Ani-Twitter created a weapon to fight global terror? Plus, Sean Russell’s fresh takes from Otakon. Subscribe to the A3K Network in iTunes Check us out on Stitcher Radio, if you hate Apple Download this week’s A3K Podcast in mp3 form Anime3000 on Patreon. Thank you for your support Subscribe to the A3K Network in iTunes And Stitcher Radio! Or download the latest episode here.   Title:  Isis-Chan, Otakon & Everything in between Subtitle: Has Ani-Twitter created a weapon to fight global terror? Episode: 128 Runtime: 1:21:32 Recording Date: July 25, 6pm EST Panel: David J.
  • Anime Review: Trigun: Badlands Rumble

    Christopher Kinsey
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:59 am
    Anime Review: Trigun: Badlands Rumble A Review by Christopher Kinsey The year is 1999. Budding anime fans like myself are hit with a one two punch of awesome titles involving a nod to the old west with a sci-fi kick. One of those titles is the venerated Cowboy Bebop.   The other is Trigun. These titles are what made me really stick with anime as both a great choice in entertainment but as a hobby. They were two series with a mindset of maturity along with a great deal of humor and heart that is a rare find today indeed. Through the waxy mirror of time we look back on the anime we know and…
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    Toon Radio

  • Kahilil Gibran’s The Prophet Soundtrack

    Robert Stukowski
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Warner Bros. Records released the soundtrack album for the animated features Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet this week. The album contains Gabriel Yared's original music for the film as well as a few solos from cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Kahilil Gibran’s The Prophet Soundtrack
  • Justice League Gods and Monsters Soundtrack

    Robert Stukowski
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:09 pm
    La-La Land Records will give us some Justice League beats in two weeks when they drop the Justice League Gods and Monsters soundtrack in our laps this August 11. The album will feature the Frederik Wiedmann original music score, and you can get it wherever you buy music. Justice League Gods and Monsters Soundtrack
  • Meghan Trainor Does The Peanuts Movie Song

    Robert Stukowski
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:54 am
    In an interview with People, Meghan Trainor said she was recording an original song for the upcoming animated feature film The Peanuts Movie. The song is Trainor's first song for the film that you can buy along with the rest of the film's soundtrack starting on October 23, 2015 from Epic Records. Meghan Trainor Does The Peanuts Movie Song
  • Bilal Atli Orvarsson

    Robert Stukowski
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:16 pm
    Atli Orvarsson will provide the music for the upcoming 3D animated feature Bilal from director Khurram Alavi. Based on a true story, the film stars Ian McShane, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Thomas Ian Nicholas and Michael Gross. Bilal Atli Orvarsson
  • Pocahontas has a Legacy Collection

    Robert Stukowski
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:31 pm
    Disney fans rejoice. Walt Disney Records is dropping another Legacy Collection release on our laps, and this time it is Disney's 1995 feature hit Pocahontas. The two-disc set will feature all the film's original score and songs, including previously unreleased tracks and demos. Pocahontas has a Legacy Collection
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    Whatswithjeff Tech News

  • Samsung Galaxy A8 Slimmest Smartphone Yet, See Features and Specs

    Jeff
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:47 pm
    Samsung recently launched the new Samsung Galaxy A8 in China. It’s the slimmest smartphone yet from Samsung, but despite being slim it is jam-packed with features we usually see on a high end smartphone. The new Galaxy A8 features a metal body which is just 5.9mm thin and weighs around 151 grams. It features a [&hellip The post Samsung Galaxy A8 Slimmest Smartphone Yet, See Features and Specs appeared first on Whatswithjeff Tech News. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • OnePlus 2 Camera Previewed – Photo and Video Samples Show Improvements

    Jeff
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:10 pm
    OnePlus 2 is one of the most anticipated smartphones to be released any time soon, like anytime this month. Following the success of the OnePlus 1, the OnePlus 2 offers improvements from its predecessor while keeping its price range affordable. MKBHD has gotten an early sample of the OnePlus 2 and recently published a video [&hellip The post OnePlus 2 Camera Previewed – Photo and Video Samples Show Improvements appeared first on Whatswithjeff Tech News. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Lenovo Think Sales and Idea Sales Coupon Codes for July 2015

    Jeff
    14 Jul 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Thinking of buying a Lenovo Ultrabook, Laptop or even a Lenovo Desktop or All-in-One? Be sure to check out below what are the current promotions and deals that Lenovo US are offering for the month. Most, if not all, comes with free shipping, and be sure to use the appropriate Lenovo eCoupons to avail of [&hellip The post Lenovo Think Sales and Idea Sales Coupon Codes for July 2015 appeared first on Whatswithjeff Tech News. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Mobile Gaming – A Powerful Future

    Jeff
    3 Feb 2015 | 11:27 am
    A few years ago 2016 was being touted as the year where the majority of ‘gaming’ would be carried out on mobile devices, some industry commentators turned their noses up at such a claim, yet today, this statement is certainly the more believable. Interestingly many publications seem to give the impression that mobile gaming is [&hellip The post Mobile Gaming – A Powerful Future appeared first on Whatswithjeff Tech News. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • ASUS STRIX GTX 960 Announced – See Specs, Price and Availability in Philippines

    Jeff
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:57 pm
    After NVIDIA officially announced the new mainstream graphics card geared towards gamers who are gaming at 1080p, ASUS recently announced their Strix GTX 960. The Asus STRIX GTX 960 is an all-new gaming graphics card packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU II for cooler, quieter and faster performance for incredible action gaming, and 0dB [&hellip The post ASUS STRIX GTX 960 Announced – See Specs, Price and Availability in Philippines appeared first on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Manga Therapy - Where Psychology & Manga Meet

  • The Otakon Experience Over Goods

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:57 pm
    So it’s been about a week since Otakon 2015 happened. Lots of comments and feedback were made about the event in general, but overall, it was a fun event to see things and people one normally doesn’t... More after the jump!
  • Best Cosplay of Otakon 2015

    27 Jul 2015 | 11:41 am
    They probably weren’t con attendees, but seeing them get into the spirit makes you remember what cosplay should be about for fans, especially with all that’s happened down in Baltimore this year.  More after the jump!
  • The Romi Park Hunger Games

    22 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    For anyone who follows the blog & is going to Otakon 2015, I’m planning to attend as well. My schedule isn’t too set in stone, but this probably will be the gist of where I’ll be: Friday, July... More after the jump!
  • A Few Thoughts About “Manga Mania”

    20 Jul 2015 | 11:26 am
    For years now, I’ve always talked about how a place like Kinokuniya Bookstore served as inspiration to me. But before I frequently visited it, I used to go to bookstores like Barnes & Noble... More after the jump!
  • Love Is All You Need and Don’t Need

    16 Jul 2015 | 5:09 pm
    “Takeo-kun’s been treating you like a big sister because he has no idea how you feel. You don’t know how he’ll react once he knows. Don’t you want to know?” Even... More after the jump!
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    Organization Anti-Social Geniuses

  • So You Want (Your Friends) to Watch Anime

    Paige
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:19 am
    What anime fan doesn’t burst with excitement when they finally convince their non-anime-fan friend to tune in for an episode or two? Still, choosing a first anime for someone unfamiliar with the medium can be tricky. Your favorite show might not have an accessible narrative or  suit your friend’s interests. Panic starts to set in when you ... Read more
  • Shoujo You Should Know: Full Moon o Sagashite

    Helen
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Magical girls have been a part of shoujo since nearly the beginning; stories of idols and other performers are almost just as old. Magical girls haven’t changed much over the years, but today’s idol shows like Love Live! are rather different when compared to works like Creamy Mami. Mitsuki of Full Moon o Sagashite (Searching for ... Read more
  • No Seiyuu No Life: Yui Horie

    Kuuki
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:26 am
    I came back from Hokkaido last week. I miss Hokkaido. In Hokkaido you don’t feel like you’re going to die when you step a foot outside… It’s during these times of need that a beautiful voice like Yui Horie’s can save you! Known for: Charle (Fairy Tail), Miss Monochrome (Miss Monochrome) My favorite role: Houzuki ... Read more
  • Shoujo You Should Know: Alice in the Country of Hearts

    confusedmuse
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Japan sure does love Alice in Wonderland retellings, don’t they? In the manga section at my local bookstore, I can’t turn around without seeing at least one title that is Alice-inspired or at least draws from the story. Shoujo manga in particular loves Alice in Wonderland imagery, and if there isn’t an Alice-themed chapter in ... Read more
  • From Interning At Tezuka Productions To Editing Manga For Viz

    Justin
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:31 am
    It started as a child, where she, in 3rd grade, witnessed Inuyasha. She thought it was cool to cosplay, or at least, she had seen pictures in 2007, and joined in, which helped her break out of her shyness and allowed her to meet new people. None of this necessarily meant Marlene First would become ... Read more
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    Boomslank - News and Hearsay

  • Boomslank at the Con: Anime Expo 2015 Loot

    Kevin A
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:14 pm
    After a one year absence, we made it back to the notorious Anime Expo! Going to the largest con in North America was going to need all the preparation in the world to ensure that we made the most of it. Well we missed that memo :p. We didn't bring even half the inventory worthy of AX, and we started selling out of stuff on Thursday!!! It's all good though. We have learned our lesson, and our con game will be so strong next year you'll barely recognize it!  This year I was on a personal mission to hunt down some new prints to put on my walls. It was all about originals, no fanart! Mind you…
  • Boomslank at the Con: 2015 Con Schedule

    Kevin A
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This year Boomslank will be making an effort to get to a lot more cons and see a lot more of you beautiful people. The schedule is still changing (mostly growing), but for the time being, here’s what we have so far: Triad Anime Con, Winston Salem, NC, USA, March 13 - 15 This will be our first time. Run by the same people that brought us Ichibancon, we’re hoping that this con can surprise us. Anime Central, Chicago, IL, USA, May 15 - 17 Also our first time to this one. One of the largest cons in the country, we hope we will be prepared for what is sure to be a memorable experience. Go easy…
  • New Digimon Season to Actually Be Excited About

    Kevin A
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    There are few occassions in life when it would be okay to crap one's pants in excitement. For me, this was one of them. There is a new Digimon season on the way. Check out the character design which is quite a bit different. They are bringing back the original Digi-destined (those who matter know what this means), which is great. What I am most excited about is the people who will be creating this new season, most notably Cencoroll's Atsuya Uki on character designs. If you're anything like me, the last few seasons of this franchise left you somewhat disappointed. If ever a series needed a…
  • Reflection

    Justin A
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:46 pm
    I know we don't release enough designs quickly enough. I am aware and I am sorry about that. But when we do, we only release things we are proud of. And Reflection is no exception. Reflection is a first in one particular way. Is our first anime t-shirt to come with an anime short (35sec to be exact) .  That 35 second short was one of the most challenging things my kid brother has ever done. Up until before the animation, we had an idea that animation was a very time consuming process, but we had no idea just how much dedication it required. Attention to detail is not a luxury in animation,…
  • Winning at Ending Theme, Humanity has Declined

    Kevin A
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Just when I was starting to think I was never going to hear another theme song worth adding to my collection (I don't think I've added any since the Sousei no Aquarion soundtrack), I just landed on a beauty with Humanity has Declined! The show itself is not bad, strange though it may be, but that's another story. The ending theme though, Yume no naka no Watashi no Yume by Masumi Ito, that's just a happy song right there. Check it out, and be happy!
 
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    Anime Power Level

  • Lionsgate Have Plans for a Naruto Live Action Movie

    SugarRush
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:22 pm
    The Tracking Board and entertainment industry magazine Variety have reported have are preparing live-action Hollywood “Naruto” adaptation.  Lionsgate has signed Michael Gracey to direct the movie. Lionsgate known for producing the Hunger Games, Twilight and Divergent are in negotiations for the film rights to the “Naruto” written by Masashi Kishimoto. Avi Arad is producing through his Arad Productions. Erik Feig, Geoff Shaveitz and Kelly O’Malley will oversee for the studio The Naruto manga first published in 1997, has been running for 18 years. The manga has has generated…
  • New One-Punch Man TV Anime Preview

    SugarRush
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:07 am
    The official website for the One-Punch Man have released a new trailer to the upcoming anime.  The anime is set to premiere this October. Story Summary: The story follows the life of an average hero who has trained so hard that his hair has fallen out, and who can overcome any enemy with only one punch.  This ends up being the cause of a lot of frustration as he no longer feels the thrill and adrenaline of fighting a tough battle.   The post New One-Punch Man TV Anime Preview appeared first on Anime Power Level.
  • Attack on Titan: Junior High Spinoff Manga Gets an Anime Adaptation

    SugarRush
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:54 am
    Production I.G have revealed that Saki Nakagawa’s Attack on Titan: Junior High Spinoff Manga based off Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan manga is getting a anime adaptation.  The anime is set to premiere this October.  Check out the first promotional video posted by Anime Pony Canyon. The Cast: Yuuki Kaji as Eren Jaeger Yui Ishikawa as Mikasa Ackerman Marina Inoue as Armin Arlert Yu Shimamura as Annie Leonhardt Hiroshi Kamiya as Levi Yu Kobayashi as Sasha Browse Romi Park as Hanji Zoe The post Attack on Titan: Junior High Spinoff Manga Gets an Anime Adaptation appeared first on…
  • Final Fantasy Explorers Comes to North America

    SugarRush
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:20 am
    Square Enix have announced that Final Fantasy Explorers will be coming to North America. Final Fantasy Explorers is a multiplayer action RPG with some game macanics that are simalar to Monster Hunter. You can plan the game as single-player or multiplayer for up to four players. Final Fantasy Explorers will release in Japan this December and then launches in North America on January 26, 2016. The post Final Fantasy Explorers Comes to North America appeared first on Anime Power Level.
  • First Look at Grandia II In HD for PC

    SugarRush
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:54 pm
    GungHo Online Entertainment is bringing a remastered port of Grandia II, a classic Dreamcast title, to PC through GOG.com and Steam later this year. A few screen screenshots have been released to  visual update will look on the PC.  Along with the updates GungHo will be adding Japanese voice acting track, gamepad support, and a new, harder difficulty level. I’m sure most people will say Final Fantasy 7 is their nostalgic JRPG, but for me it will always be Grandia II. The post First Look at Grandia II In HD for PC appeared first on Anime Power Level.
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    Sleeping Geeks

  • 5 Things I Love about the Kardashians

    Desperado
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:52 am
    As part of the Daily Prompt by the Daily Post: Game of Groans – Think about an object, an activity, or a cultural phenomenon you really don’t like. Now write a post (tongue in cheek or not — your call!) about why it’s the best thing ever. 5 Things I Love about the Kardashians (& Jenners)   1. CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY First and foremost, I adore them for their contribution to society. I mean the absolute entertainment they provide to our daily boring lives by displaying theirs in full flaunt is worthy of praise. Their dedication to providing intriguing stories for our…
  • Weight Competition

    Desperado
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    IT’S COMPETITION TIME With our very own Unlimited-Resolve (Tai) deciding to start work on his diet again with a new plan, I have decided it’s time I compete with him in a weight competition. (This is not a competition about who can lift the heaviest weights or Haunting Lime would have gone Hulk on me and started bench-pressing both me and Tai at the same time. This is about losing weight.) Yes, that is correct. I, Desperado of the Sleeping Geeks shall challenge U.R. to a deathmatch winner-takes-all Weight-Loss competition. I will work on my own diet-plan alongside…
  • Return of the Geeks!

    Desperado
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:22 am
    Return of the Geeks Life can get in the way of our dreams and sometimes it leaves us in a place where we cannot dedicate our time to the things we love to do. Such is the case with the team of Sleeping Geeks. Having to adapt to the world and become responsible adults, many of us have had to go out there and find jobs for ourselves in amongst the sharks, bears and tigers. In today’s day and age, we need money to fund our interests and as such, these steps were necessary to take. We decided to take a hiatus from blogging until we were settled into our new positions and then once we had…
  • 5-2-Fit – The Start of a New Adventure in Fitness

    Unlimited Resolve
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    A NEW FITNESS SERIES? Yo guys! Unlimited Resolve here, also known as Tai, bringing you another post after a long time. This time I’m going to be started a new series that I won’t be quitting half way through, focusing on health, weight loss and fitness. The name of this series will be 5-2-Fit since I have 5 more weeks off of work before I start again in September. I’ll also be updating my personal Tumblr a little more about random stuff and fitness related items too. FRESH START I swear guys, it’s different this time… Alright, so I’ve already done several…
  • Game of Thrones Season 5 Trailer Review

    Desperado
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:06 am
    So just like last year, I have decided to analyse the new Game of Thrones trailer for Season Five. There is a lot going on and I’ve broken it down to each little glimpse. I skipped a few that I didn’t find important but this is a detailed analysis based on my thoughts and opinions. Now I haven’t read the books so a lot of this will be speculation and hearsay. I don’t think there are many if any spoilers in here considering I try to stay away from them as much as possible. Most of the information in this analysis will be information available to the public based on the show and not the…
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    Club Sailor Moon

  • Watch Sailor Moon Crystal, Act 26, Replay – Neverending, July 18th at 6AM Eastern Time

    Zero
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:27 pm
                          It’s time to watch the new and maybe the last episode of Sailor Moon episode. You can watch Sailor Moon Crystal, Act 26, Replay – Neverending. You can watch it at 6AM EST, 3AM PST, or 7PM JST. You can watch it on Crunchyroll, Hulu and Niconico.  In this episode they will wrap up the Dark Moon story arc. What do you think about this episode? Tell us about it on our forums.
  • Watch Sailor Moon Crystal Act 25, Showdown – Death Phantom, July 4th at 6AM EST

    Zero
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:20 pm
                          It’s time to watch Sailor Moon Crystal again this week it is Sailor Moon Crystal, Act 25, Showdown – Death Phantom. You can watch it on July 4th at 7PM JST, 6AM EST, or 3AM PST. You can watch the episodes on Crunchyroll, Hulu and Niconico. We last saw Prince Demande about to touch the two crystals together will he do it? Will Chibiusa break free? Find out this Saturday! Also be sure to check out out forums and let us know what you think about the episode.
  • Watch the cast of Sailor Moon Crystal read the “The Melancholy of Makoto”

    Zero
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Here is a clip from the live Sailor Moon Crystal event. In this clip the cast reads the manga but they don’t show us the manga in the so we can’t read along but luckily SailorGigi and Philip Walker edited the video so we read along in English.       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXg7Xz-HR3Y
  • Watch Sailor Moon Crystal Act 24, Attack – Black Lady on June 20 at 6AM EST

    Zero
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:01 pm
    It’s Crystal Time! This week the episode will be Act 24, Attack – Black Lady. In this episode we see more of Black Lady. She will be making out some more with Endymion, who is still brain washed. He will attack Sailor Moon with her own cutie moon rod. You can watch this episode at 6am EST, 3am PST, or 7pm JST on Crunchyroll, Hulu and Niconico. Let us know what you think about the episode on our forums!                                
  • Sailor Moon Crystal English Dub July 3rd at Anime Expo

    Zero
    14 Jun 2015 | 3:27 pm
        Hey Moonies! This is the news that a lot of you have been waiting for. It is finally time for VIZ to release the Sailor Moon Crystal English Dub. The first two episodes of Sailor Moon Crystal will be shown at Anime Expo on Friday the 3rd at 6PM or 9PM EST. They will be showing Act 1, Usagi – Sailor Moon, and Act 2, Ami – Sailor Mercury, the cast is the same from VIZ’s Original Sailor Moon Anime DUB. If you do go to the convention you may see some of the cast.   The cast that will be at the convention are… Stephanie Sheh, the voice of Sailor Moon, Cristina…
 
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    Anime Herald

  • New Digimon Adventure tri. Teaser, Visual Released

    Mike Ferreira
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:05 am
    Anime Herald Anime Herald - We'll talk nerdy to you. Soon, the train to the Digimon world will depart for one last time. Earlier today, Toei Animation started streaming an advanced tealer for the first Digimon Adventure Tri. film. The film, which shows off a bit of new animation while theme song Butter-Fly plays as a backing track. The trailer made its début today at the Digimon Adventure Fes. 2015 event. A new poster visual as also unveiled at the event: Earlier this year, it was confirmed that Ai Maeda (AiM) will perform the ending theme for the film, I Wish, while Ayumi Miyazaki will…
  • Frederator Talks Attack On Titan In “107 Facts” Web Special

    Mike Ferreira
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:36 pm
    Anime Herald Anime Herald - We'll talk nerdy to you. Attack On Titan is a series that quickly captured the hearts and minds of anime fans across the globe. Hajime Isayama’s dark fantasy tale has won over audiences of all stripes, with its visceral action, gripping premise, and truly fantastic cast. Attack On Titan‘s impact is immediately visible, whether it’s in the many parodies and homages in the anime world, or the countless examples of cosplay and tribute artwork in the fan community. And, whether you love it or hate it, Attack on Titan is a rare series that’s…
  • Lionsgate Working On Hollywood Adaptation of Naruto

    Mike Ferreira
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:38 pm
    Anime Herald Anime Herald - We'll talk nerdy to you. Naruto’s going to Hollywood! Believe it! Earlier today, Variety reported that Lionsgate is working on an American film adaptation of Naruto. The studio recently closed a deal for the film rights to Masashi Kishimoto’s manga. Michael Gracey, a former digital effects artist, is being tapped to direct the feature. While Gracey previously worked in effects and animation previously, he is attached to a number of projects as director  in the near future. Notable films include an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches…
  • Attack on Titan: Junior High Anime In The Works

    Mike Ferreira
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Anime Herald Anime Herald - We'll talk nerdy to you. On this day, mankind received a grim reminder. We lived in wait of more Attack on Titan, and were disgraced to live in pitiful wait until next year. Well, maybe not. While Attack on Titan season 2 won’t hit until 2016, that doesn’t mean that the series will fade quietly into the night. Earlier today, Production I.G. opened a new website, announcing an anime adaptation of Attack on Titan: Junior High. You read that right, readers. Attack on Titan: Junior High is based on Saki Nakagawa’s manga series of the same name.
  • 2015 J-Pop Summit To Host Free Matcha Summit

    Mike Ferreira
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Anime Herald Anime Herald - We'll talk nerdy to you. PRESS RELEASE                     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2015 J-POP SUMMIT CELEBRATES JAPANESE GREEN TEA – MATCHA –WITH A SPECIAL FREE MATCHA SUMMIT EVENT IN UNION SQUARE S.F.’s Annual Japanese Pop Culture Festival Hosts First-Ever SAKE SUMMIT Celebrating Japan’s National Spirit With Special Japanese Tea Culture Attractions In Union Square – Sat. & Sun. August 8th & 9th San Francisco, CA, July 30, 2015 – The 2015 J-POP SUMMIT, a Japanese pop culture event held annually in San Francisco,…
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  • Final Fantasy VII wallpapers #01

    GKmix
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:41 pm
    This is volume-01 of wallpapers featuring characters from the Final Fantasy VII video game.  The widescreen wallpapers are 2560x1600, 2240x1400, 2048x1280, 1920x1200 or 1680x1050 in size. The high definition (HD) wallpapers are 2560x1440, 2240x1260 or 1920x1080 in size.  These wallpapers can be used as background images on computer desktops, tablets, mobile phones and any other device that lets you upload your own wallpapers.  A preview of the wallpapers can be seen below. read more
  • Tharja Facebook covers #02

    GKmix
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:08 pm
    This is volume-01 of Facebook cover photos featuring the sorceress character Tharja from the Fire Emblem: Awakening video game. All cover photos are 851x315 in size and have been optimized to provide the best image quality possible. The cover photos can be used on individual Facebook accounts, Facebook pages and/or Facebook groups. A preview of the cover photos can be seen below. read more
  • Saeko Busujima wallpapers #02

    GKmix
    12 Jul 2015 | 7:26 pm
    This is volume-02 of wallpapers featuring the character Saeko Busujima from the High School of the Dead anime series. The widescreen wallpapers are 2560x1600, 2240x1400, 2048x1280, 1920x1200 or 1680x1050 in size. The high definition (HD) wallpapers are 2560x1440, 2240x1260, 2048x1152 or 1920x1080 in size.  These wallpapers can be used as background images on computer desktops, tablets, mobile phones and any other device that lets you upload your own wallpapers.  A preview of the wallpapers can be seen below. read more
  • Swordmaiden wallpapers #01

    GKmix
    20 Jun 2015 | 6:26 pm
    This is volume-01 of computer wallpapers featuring impressive artwork of sword-wielding female characters. The wallpapers for widescreen displays are 2560x1600, 2240x1400, 2048x1280 or 1920x1200 in size.  The wallpapers for high definition (HD) displays are 2560x1440, 2240x1260, 2048x1152 or 1920x1080 in size. These wallpapers can be used as background images on computer desktops, tablets, mobile phones and any other device that lets you upload your own wallpapers.  A preview of the wallpaper can be seen below. read more
  • Chouun Shiryuu Facebook covers #01

    GKmix
    12 Jun 2015 | 8:22 pm
    This is volume-01 of Facebook cover photos featuring the swordmaiden character Chouun Shiryuu from the Ikkitousen anime series. These images can be used on your individual Facebook accounts, Facebook pages and Facebook groups. All cover photos are 851x315 in size and have been optimized to provide the best image quality possible. A preview of the cover photos can be seen below. read more
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  • Witch Hunt First Impression

    Shole
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:24 pm
    With a rather slow start, with some romantic elements, this manhwa turns into a wild adventure with demons and witches. Yay for no witch burning. Story: Yes it is indeed a story about witches, may be a bit cliché, unless it’s not those kind of witches with huge personalities. We do have the stereotypical heroes, weak mc and strong mc. The weak mc is a mere human with a bad habit, he is a sneaky little thief who constantly gets himself into trouble. On the other hand we have this crazy strong cold type of witch that could do a lot of damage to…anything I guess. The witch is good…
  • Generations End

    Shole
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:32 pm
    Just at this age where you don’t know what to do Yet you want to You want to show that our generation is not as worthless as they say And then you spit on the next one for not being as good as yours Seeing the world through different eyes, you lie to yourself The average bunch, you are in it Trying to make it out of it but you never will But it’s not your fault, it’s the fault of society The ones that watched you grow are looking at you again But now they can only see you standing still, not knowing that you are dieing within All those stares make it worse No one actually…
  • Eiyuu Kyoushitsu First Impression

    Shole
    19 Jul 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Another “I just want to make friends because I am unbelievable strong” kind of manga adventure. It’s fun don’t worry, I guess. Story: Classic academy of future heroes with the strongest girl of the class owning a cursed sword and the main character joining as a transfer student in the school where transfer students are not really allowed. You know the drill. He is too strong but wants to make friends, kind of quirky guy who is always cheerful and seems so dense but I ain’t gonna tell him how to live after he blew up that building the second day he was there.
  • Mizutama Honey Boy First Impression

    Shole
    19 Jul 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Can I get an NYAAAAN for the role switch in this manga…no one…really? Story: The girl falls for the emotionless captain of the kendo team, that all the other girls love and she starts to make him bentos and other sweets and stuff like that…except this time it’s the guy who falls in love with the emotionless girl captain of the kendo team and he stats to make things for her. Cute story, but really is the generic love stories found in most of the mangas of this genre. The difference maker is how we see the story from both the guy and the girls perspective and how the…
  • WE-Consent the new raping app

    Shole
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:17 pm
 
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  • Ore Monogatari : Video Trailer for The Live Movie

    Flan Flanny
    9 Jul 2015 | 8:51 am
    An Official Video Trailer for The Upcoming Ore Monogatari Live MovieA live movie adaptation for the series Ore Monogatari has been announced two months ago, and now the official website reveals the official video trailer for this upcoming movie.The movie is planned for the 31th of October 2015 in Japanese theaters.Cast :   Ryohei Suzuki as Takeo   Nagano Mei as Yamato   Kentaro Sakagushi as SunaType : ShonenGenre : Romance, School life, ComedyPlot :The story follows Takeo Gōda, a tall and muscular student who doesn't have much luck with women, as…
  • Dragon Ball Super : The Official Opening

    Flan Flanny
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    An Official Opening for The Upcoming Series Dragon Ball SuperFuji TV announced the first opening of Dragon Ball Super.The series will start airing at 5th July 2015.You can find all the information concerning the series just here. The series will take place directly after the Buu Saga and will be following the events occurring in the movies "Battle of Gods" and "Resurrection of F".Opening : 
  • Charlotte : Official Announcement of The Anime Series

    Flan Flanny
    27 Jun 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Official Announcement of an Anime Series for CharlotteThe official website announced an anime adaptation for Charlotte, accompanied with 3 video trailer.Charlotte's author is Jun Maeda, the creator of the well-known anime Angel Beats!The series will start airing on the 4th July in Japan.Type : SeinenGenre : Drama, SupernaturalPlot :In an alternate world, a small percentage of children are able to manifest superpowers upon reaching puberty. The story is set at the Hoshinoumi Academy and follows members of the student council as they help other students with problems arising from their…
  • Top 10 Anime to Recommend for Your Parents

    Flan Flanny
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:09 am
    A Top 10 List of Anime to Recommend to Your Parents According to Japanese FansCharapedia announced the top anime series that Japanese fans would love to recommend to their parents.The survey regrouped more than 10 000 votes on a total of 101 animeNumber 10 : Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion  Type : Shonen  Genre : Mecha, Alternate history, DramaNumber 9 : Kuroko's Basket (Kuroko no Basket)  Type : Shonen  Genre : Sports (Basketball), ComedyNumber 8 : Psycho-Pass   Type : Seinen  Genre : Crime-fiction, CyberpunkNumber 7 : One piece  Type :…
  • Top 10 Upcoming Summer 2015 Anime

    Flan Flanny
    13 Jun 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Best Upcoming Summer 2015 Anime According to Japanese OtakuCharapedia announced the results of its survey, that was made in order to find out which upcoming summer anime series Japanese fans are looking forward to.The survey regrouped more than 10 000 votes, including 47 anime.Here's the top 10 :Number 10 : Junjo Romatica 3 (Season 3)Type : ShojoGenre : Yaoi, Romantic comedyRelease date : 9th JulyNumber 9 : Dragon Ball SuperType : ShonenGenre : Adventure, Martial-arts, ComedyRelease date : 5th JulyMore information about Dragon Ball Super here.Number 8 : Akagami no…
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  • [32pics]Cosplayers Report – Wonder Festival 2015 Summer

    Dai
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    ‘Wonder Festival 2015 Summer’ have been held on 26th of July in Japan. This event included a lot of figure of famous figure manufacturers and they were exhibited. This event is main figures, but many cosplayers participated. In fact, this event is also famous as cosplay event and cosplayers were gathered from all over the world not only in Japan. I didn’t shoot the figures, it was taken only cosplay because there is a limit to shoot alone. If you like cosplay, I want you to look at all means! website:Wonder Festival via:Nandakaomoshiroi
  • Kantai Collection Updated on 31 July 2015 – new Amagi damage graphic and Tatsuta swimwear ver.

    Dai
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:05 am
    Game ‘Kantai Collection’ was updated on 31th of July, new graphics and new voices has been added. 本日実施のシステム保守/サーバ拡張メンテナンスに伴う、小アップデートの内容をお知らせしてまいります。同作業は全サーバ群共に17:00前後に完了予定です。 01▼「天城改」グラフィックの一部更新 航空母艦「天城改」のダメージグラフィックを更新実装します。 #艦これ — 「艦これ」開発/運営 (@KanColle_STAFF) July 31, 2015 Damage graphic update of Amagi KaiNi…
  • [60pics]ACGHK2015 Cosplay Report!

    Dai
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:03 am
    ‘ACGHK2015(香港動漫電玩節)’ have been held in HongKong on 24-28th of July. This event includes anime, manga, game, figure, cosplay and more, they are sold. It is the largest Otaku event in Hong Kong! 動漫Cosplay大賽(Cosplay Area) In this event, many cosplayers participated and cosplay area ‘動漫Cosplay大賽’ or main hall of anime, game, manga booth. In this article, I posted photos of cosplayers that I have taken. This cosplayers are cool, cute, lovely, interesting! I have many participate in Japan cosplay events, but cosplay events of Hong Kong don’t…
  • ACGHK2015 Report – Cute Hestia from Danmachi

    Dai
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:22 pm
    ‘ACGHK2015(香港動漫電玩節)’ have been held in HongKong on 24-28th of July. This event includes anime, manga, game, figure, cosplay and more, they are sold. It is the largest Otaku event in Hong Kong! Cute cosplayer! Do you know her? She is ‘Gladys(小小隻)’, Taiwan cosplayer. She has participated in Taiwan events such as Fancy Frontier, Petit Fancy, Comic World Taiwan, And Japanese event such as ComicMarket, too. Cute…♡ She had been cosplaying well from Sailoor Moon, Love Live!, Attack on Titan. But she was cosplaying Hestia from Is It Wrong to Try to Pick…
  • ACGHK2015 Report – Works of Gunpla BUILDERS WORLD CUP in HK

    Dai
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    ‘ACGHK2015(香港動漫電玩節)’ have been held in HongKong on 24-28th of July. This event includes anime, manga, game, figure, cosplay and more, they are sold. It is the largest Otaku event in Hong Kong! GUNPLA BUILDERS WORLD CUP Works of ‘GUNPLA BUILDERS WORLD CUP’ exhibition was held in this event. Gunpla works of Hong Kong builders are was exhibited about 200 bodies and only thing creative and to cool. If you are Gundam love, you must be excited! Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. It’s body is brilliant! It was named armory Gundam. It ‘s overwhelming, If I…
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