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  • A TBT, fanart, and update

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    Audra Furuichi
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:33 pm
    In the spirit of "throwback Thursdays", Scott found this gem online, made by a fan back in 2010: Any of you guys remember Anpan & Nemu's podcast? I think it's still up at iTunes, if you're curious. :3 And if you want to hear the -real- version of the song: Also, much thanks to Kristyn for this great fan art of T. Katsuya! I'm pretty sure it's our first, unsolicited fan art of him to date~ XD Speaking of T. Katsuya, I'm currently coloring the pages for the next update and they will most likely go live on Monday, so hang in there! XD
  • Japan's Animation TV Ranking, April 6-12

    Anime News Network - News
    18 Apr 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Ultimate Otaku Teacher, Soreike! Anpanman still in top 10
  • Thursday, April 16, 2015

    Absolute Anime News & Updates
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Posted the character profiles of Devastator (from The Transformers), Shockwave (from The Transformers), Raoh (from Fist of the North Star).
  • Meguro River Cherry Blossom

    Culture Japan - Your portal to Japan - Posts
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:07 am
    The cherry blossom (sakura) season has just ended but there are a few trees here and there hanging on to those lovely petals which usually last for just about a week or so. These are photos taken around Meguro River near our office during the day and night. Most of these taken on the Sony A7 II with the Vario-Tessar T* FE 4/24-70 ZA.Our lovely Mirai also enjoyed the cherry blossoms too.Photos of the sakura from previous years are tagged "sakura."
  • Attack on Titan Live-action Film Trailer

    Halcyon Realms - Art Book Reviews - Anime, Manga, Film, Photography
    yonghow
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:07 am
    Toho has just released the first full length trailer for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Isayama Hajime’s cult hit manga Attack On Titans ( Shingeki No Kyojin ), offering a few glimpses of the Colossal Titan : The first film is set for released ( in Japan ) on the 1st of August 2015 and the 2nd part on the 19th of September. Official site here. For those who might be new to the franchise I also recommend the anime series, which feature some pretty intense and impressive sakuga sequences. The post Attack on Titan Live-action Film Trailer appeared first on Halcyon Realms - Art Book…
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  • A TBT, fanart, and update

    Audra Furuichi
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:33 pm
    In the spirit of "throwback Thursdays", Scott found this gem online, made by a fan back in 2010: Any of you guys remember Anpan & Nemu's podcast? I think it's still up at iTunes, if you're curious. :3 And if you want to hear the -real- version of the song: Also, much thanks to Kristyn for this great fan art of T. Katsuya! I'm pretty sure it's our first, unsolicited fan art of him to date~ XD Speaking of T. Katsuya, I'm currently coloring the pages for the next update and they will most likely go live on Monday, so hang in there! XD
  • [Blue Hawaii] Traffic!

    Audra Furuichi
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:17 am
    Blue Hawaii, as printed in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Sunday! Traffic has been on the mind of folks here lately and I couldn't help but chime in~ :3
  • New Society6 promo & other shop updates~

    Audra Furuichi
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:03 am
    Hey folks! Society6 has a new artists promo up for free worldwide shipping on most orders! (Excluding clocks, rugs, and framed/canvas prints.) Use my link to get there : http://society6.com/nemunemu?promo=JB6HBF4H8P3J Offer ends on April 12th! Meanwhile, the nemu*shop has been updated with new and remaining limited edition items from Kawaii Kon! Also, an update with the sketch cards for the top tier patrons from March! Help support the growth of both me and nemu*nemu by joining my Patreon! I'm still aiming to get to my next milestone goal to unlock monthly sketchbook PDFs! Can we do it? :D
  • [Pup Extras] How Old Are You, Anyway?

    Audra Furuichi
    4 Apr 2015 | 11:38 am
    Today's [ Pup Extras ] comic is the 2nd half of the anniversary comic set, featuring Kana & Nemu. Nemu's logic kinda works, I suppose. :3
  • [Pup Extras] Pizza Party

    Audra Furuichi
    3 Apr 2015 | 9:32 am
    Hey folks! Sort of starting a new series of strips called "Pup Extras"! The pups have been missing from the main story-line since my hiatus last year, and I know you guys miss them~ I do too. These strips will be simple strips - minimally colored, and somewhat random in theme and content, and posted first to the Patreon blog, then added here for public viewing a day or two later. I'll be drawing them in-between projects so updates may be sporadic and based on whatever sparks my imagination that day. XD April 1st marked our 9th anniversary of the comic, and the pups have something to say --…
 
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  • Thursday, April 16, 2015

    16 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Posted the character profiles of Devastator (from The Transformers), Shockwave (from The Transformers), Raoh (from Fist of the North Star).
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    15 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Posted the character profiles of Kanade Tachibana (from Angel Beats!), Seiren (from Vampire Knight).
  • Saturday, April 11, 2015

    11 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Posted the anime profile of Karneval. Posted the character profiles of Miki Shiba (from The Devil Is A Part-Timer!), Rika Suzuki (from The Devil Is A Part-Timer!), Mao (from Jormungand), Emilia Justina, (from The Devil Is A Part-Timer!).
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    1 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Posted my review of Uncle Grandpa: Good Mornin'.
  • Monday, March 30, 2015

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Posted my review of Harlock: Space Pirate.
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  • Meguro River Cherry Blossom

    16 Apr 2015 | 1:07 am
    The cherry blossom (sakura) season has just ended but there are a few trees here and there hanging on to those lovely petals which usually last for just about a week or so. These are photos taken around Meguro River near our office during the day and night. Most of these taken on the Sony A7 II with the Vario-Tessar T* FE 4/24-70 ZA.Our lovely Mirai also enjoyed the cherry blossoms too.Photos of the sakura from previous years are tagged "sakura."
  • doS Deka Mirai Suenaga

    9 Apr 2015 | 4:24 am
    Just to let you know that Mirai Suenaga is to make an appearance in the new NTV Drama called doS Deka [ドS刑事](Doesu Deka) pronounced "Doh Esu Deka" starring Tabe Mikako and Yoshida Yo. Looks like Mirai skipped the anime and went directly to live action ^^Edit post broadcast - and this is what it was like!Mirai appears in the drama as her Smart Doll form voiced by none other than the main actress Tabe Mikako!The drama starts today at 9PM (2015/04/11) on NTV.I'm not allowed to reveal too much before the broadcast or I'll get in toraburu ^^ Here I'm setting up one of the filming locations…
  • Shibuya in the Spring

    7 Apr 2015 | 11:10 pm
    Today we take a photowalk around the Shibuya area on a sunny Spring day with the cherry blossoms in full bloom. Starting off at Tower Records. CD's are still popular in the land of the rising sun and probably one of the few places left on earth where you can walk down a street and still see CD retail stores. Back when I used to buy CD's, I would rip them into MP3's anyway and the CD would just be sitting on the shelf. Speaking of CD's, you can download the MP3 version of CD that I released a while ago called Mirai Music from YouTube and the Internets.This post contains a poll, click here to…
  • How I started my company in Japan

    danny
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:58 am
    Finally managed to get this out - the 4 month overdue look at our new office in Gotanda Tokyo. I've longed for this office for soooo many years ><But before we take a look at the new office, I wanted to cover what my workspace looked like over the years and the history of how it became what it is today. This photo is taken at home on the 3rd floor back in 2006 - a home which I bought on my Amazon salary and affiliate earnings. I had left Amazon and was working for Microsoft at the time. This room is where I did a lot of coding for the build up to starting my company. While working for…
  • Smart Doll Plus

    1 Apr 2015 | 1:13 am
    Smart Doll Plus It gives me great pleasure to announce our new product - Smart Doll Plus - the future of home appliances! Smart Doll Plus is a 120cm tall robotic android designed by myself Danny Choo right here at Culture Japan HQ in Tokyo. Smart Doll Plus has functionality to walk around on her own and pickup objects which she can recognize with her built in AI. Smart Doll Plus is also connected to the Internet 247 meaning that she has access to any information that you require of her. We are also working with IFTTT to enable Smart Doll Plus to connect to a plethora of home devices such as…
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  • Attack on Titan Live-action Film Trailer

    yonghow
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:07 am
    Toho has just released the first full length trailer for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Isayama Hajime’s cult hit manga Attack On Titans ( Shingeki No Kyojin ), offering a few glimpses of the Colossal Titan : The first film is set for released ( in Japan ) on the 1st of August 2015 and the 2nd part on the 19th of September. Official site here. For those who might be new to the franchise I also recommend the anime series, which feature some pretty intense and impressive sakuga sequences. The post Attack on Titan Live-action Film Trailer appeared first on Halcyon Realms - Art Book…
  • Understanding The World : Atlas Of Infographics Book Review

    yonghow
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:58 am
    Taschen’s Understanding The World : Atlas Of Infographics is an expansive visual atlas that presents the most exciting, creative and inspiring ways of explaining the world in information graphics. Featuring some 280 graphics in total, the book is divided into 5 chapters – environment, technology, economics, society, and culture to reveal some of the Earth’s greatest intricacies in accessible visual form, all housed in a massive hardcover tome. Each piece of infographic is cramped full of figures and facts but the huge amount of information presented is always well complemented…
  • Yoshitaka Amano – Beyond Your Imagination Art Book Review

    yonghow
    12 Apr 2015 | 7:06 am
    Warning : The following post contains nudity/adult content. Yoshitaka Amano – The World Beyond Your Imagination (天野喜孝展 -想像を超えた世界-) is a splendid collection of art works by world renowned Japanese character designer/illustrator Yoshitaka Amano. The 250+ works featured in the book are pieces found in the exhibition of the same name held from 2014-2015 in the Kumamoto and Aichi prefectures, Japan. The art works are presented in chronological order and by project, from his earlier character design pieces for Gatchaman and Casshern ( above ) to Vampire Hunter (…
  • Ghibli Animated CM For Nisshin Seifun – Konyara 2015

    yonghow
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:57 am
    Japanese conglomerate Nisshin Seifun has once again commissioned Studio Ghibli to create another lovely animated commercial Konyara ( see this older one from 2012 ). The hiragana characters in the image above reads : “We’re hungry !” Just like the previous commercial the characters were animated by veteran Ghibli animator Katsuya Kondo, who was also the character designer for Kiki’s Delivery Service. Enjoy the commercial below : Official Konyara page here. The post Ghibli Animated CM For Nisshin Seifun – Konyara 2015 appeared first on Halcyon Realms - Art Book…
  • Pipi Longstockings – Miyazaki Hayao Art Book Review

    yonghow
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:53 am
    Back in 1971, anime directors Isao Takahata, Miyazaki Hayao and Yoichi Kotabe collaborated on a project proposal to create an anime series for Astrid Lindgren’s Pipi Longstockings. The creative trio travelled to Sweden for research and also met up with Astrid for a discussion on the project. It was unfortunate that they were unable to get the blessings from Astrid to proceed with production, and the project was eventually cancelled, but the huge amount of beautiful concept art and image boards by Miyazaki Hayao can still be admired in this art book, aptly titled The Dream Of Pipi…
 
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  • “Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito” – Episode 3 Preview

    pKjd
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:59 am
    The official website to 「Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito」 is now currently hosting a 10-min preview for the upcoming third episode of the film/OVA series. You can view the trailer after the cut. The third episode of Code Geass Akito is scheduled for release May 2nd, 2015. *Ep.3 Preview: External Link *PV: External Link
  • “Little Witch Academia 2″ – New Character Designs Revealed

    pKjd
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:09 am
    The official website for Trigger’s 「Little Witch Academia: Mahou Shikake no Parade」 (The Enchanted Parade) anime has updated with new character designs for the upcoming sequel. It is slated to be released in 2015. *Character Designs: Amanda O’Neill loves to dance and party. When it comes to trouble at Luna Nova, you can always find […]
  • “Boruto: Naruto the Movie” – Promotional Video

    pKjd
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:11 am
    Earlier today, the first promotional video for the upcoming film, 「Boruto: Naruto the Movie」, was released. You can view the trailer after the cut. Boruto: Naruto the Movie will premiere in Japanese theaters August 7th, 2015. External Link
  • “Monster Musume” – Anime Staff & Cast Revealed

    pKjd
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:11 am
    According to Otakomu, listings for the anime staff and partial cast of the upcoming TV anime series, 「Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou」 (Everyday That There Is a Monster Girl / モンスター娘のいる日常), has been revealed. The broadcast premiere of Monster Musume, from studio Lerche, is scheduled to begin July 2015. *Staff: Director: Tatsuya Yoshihara Series Composition […]
  • “Devilman” – New Anime Film Announced

    pKjd
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:01 am
    According to the official website for Dynamic Planning, a new 「Devilman」 anime film adaptation is scheduled for Japanese theaters in Fall 2015. It will be produced by studio Actas (Girls und Panzer). *Manga Synopsis: Devilman, one of the soldiers in the Demon clan, is ordered by the greatest demon to spread chaos in the earth. […]
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  • Anime Shrine PodCast Episode 5: Gamer Girls and Google Being Stupidly Prude

    4 Apr 2015 | 8:08 pm
    We are back and this time around, we are pissed.  Yes, I get back on the whole gaming/gamergate situation because it's become apparent that be it video games, programming, anime or any artistic venue, there are people more adamant than ever trying to stifle artistic expression under the false guise of "social justice".  The Thought Police has even gotten their hands in conventions with the whole "no aggressive navels " & similar asinine rules and the culture war has even hit close to home with one of our own blog posts flagged under Google Adsense's horrible new "lewd" rules…
  • Anime Shrine PodCast Episode 4: Valentine's Day, Anime Couples and More with Guest Wanderer Gene

    4 Apr 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Pardon the late Valentine's Day post.  In Episode 4 of our Anime Shrine Podcast, Danielle and I talk about Valentine Day, shipping couples, examples of strong anime, game couples and I still don't know when to shut the hell up about GamerGate rambling.  We also have a guest joining us... our friend Wanderer Gene who talks about some of what he's done in not just attending cons but also doing some panel running and employment work there as well.(Warning: Explicit Language)Direct Link
  • #FanServiceFriday #NationalCleavageDay 3/27/2015: Yoko Littner by Stanley Artgerm Lau

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:13 pm
    To celebrate both #FanServiceFriday and #NationalCleavageDay today, here's an amazing art piece of Gurren Lagann's Yoko Littner by Stanley Artgerm Lau.  check out his other work here: http://new.livestream.com/stanleyartgermlauIt's been making the rounds on social media lately for good reasons (other than the obvious two); simply stunning art of your favorite anime and game characters.
  • Video Game Graphics: My Quick Take on GDC 2015, Unity 5 and Unreal Engine 4

    4 Mar 2015 | 11:38 am
    We really are on the cusp of videogame graphics and lighting matching real life.  I've been playing games since 1985 and this dream of us gamers and game devs is not too far from being accomplished..and I couldn't be more excited; especially now that these tools are available to any dev, AAA or not.  Using the physics & lighting that govern our universe is in the calculations seen in the latest 3D engines... we are becoming masters of light and information.Next milestone would be to create something in tune to what is in the SAO anime, where this data is streamed to your mind…
  • #NetNeutrality: FCC Votes In Favor Of Us, Citizens of The Internet

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    Not anime related directly but something we've been a part of on our blog and site for a long time since this can not only affect your anime viewing, but all of the internet in general.Today, the FCC officially voted to protect #NetNeutrality by having ISPs and their services be classified under Title II utilities.  There's still much to be done but now the ball is in our court for once when it comes to our internet and how important it is for everyone in our daily lives.  Users of the internet, many whom popularized it with our anime, video games and yes even the memes.. now forced…
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  • Accolade for Aquarion Evol

    John
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Creator Shoujo Kawamori’s original fantasy/sci-fi/giant robot anime series Genesis of Aquarion premiered in 2005, slowly developing into a cult hit. Seven years later the sequel series, Aquarion Evol, premiered simultaneously in anime and manga formats. Kawamori wrote and directed the television anime and also penned the manga adaptation capably illustrated by artist Aogiri. While the manga series is due to conclude in Japan this June, the series has just made its official English language debut courtesy of One Peace Books. The 152-page first English language volume of Aquarion Evol is…
  • So Close & So Far

    John
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:09 am
    I’ve managed to watch the first episode of all 50 new anime TV series that have premiered this season so far with the single exception of Future Card Buddyfight 100. I can’t find an original Japanese language copy of the first episode anywhere. All ten uploads of the first episode on Youtube are English dubbed, including three of them that are falsely titled “English subbed.” Call me “purist” or “elitist” if you like; I’d rather skip watching the first episode than resort to watching it dubbed in English.
  • Derivative Season Already?

    John
    4 Apr 2015 | 10:31 pm
    I wonder if the current season of new TV anime represents a new rotation in generational demographic or just current anime being highly redundant. The first episode of Re-Kan seems practically like a reverse clone of Kotoura-san. Sougeki no Soma appears to be an updated version of Yakitate Japan that focuses on dinner cuisine instead of pastries. Omakase Miracle Cat Dan looks and feels an awful lot like a non-crude sibling to Urayasu Tekkin Kazoku. Denpa Kyoushi is GTO for otaku.
  • Bloody Angel Sample Online

    John
    2 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    I’ve made the first scene of my original light novel Bloody Angel available for public reading online. I’m hoping that a few more people will consider this prologue scene intriguing enough to volunteer to read & review the entire novel. If you’re interested in reviewing the complete, as yet unpublished/unreleased manuscript, please contact me.
  • Coluboccoro Kickstarter Campaign is Live

    John
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Despite my belief that Santa Company turned out to be a highly compromised work, Coluboccoro still looks promising enough that I committed to a $100 donation.
 
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  • Ore Monogatari 02 – I also like the exercise lady better

    Tzu
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
    Summary: There’s an unwritten rule that all male bonding must occur near butt shaped objects Suna and Takeo where brought together by chance and became a duo that can’t be split apart. Except, perhaps for one little thing… Rinko loses no time and begins exchanging mails with Takeo right after getting his number. By now she already has a recurring reason to ask him out on dates and has even moved to first name basis with her target. Meanwhile Takeo continues with his plan to make Suna look good in front of her. When push comes to shove, Suna is the kind of guy that will jump to protect…
  • Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches 01 – It’s not there!

    Epi
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:04 pm
      I love it, they captured it perfectly Summary: It’s not there! Yamada Ryu is a feared delinquent at the prestigous Suzaku Private High School. After getting chewed out by the teacher one day, he runs into the beautiful honor student Shiraishi Urara on the stairs before he trips and falls into her. He wakes up later in the school infirmary to find out that he has switched bodies with Shiraishi! He finds her in class completely unfazed by this, and doesn’t even want to switch back with him after school is over because she doesn’t want to miss any class. The class is…
  • Seraph of the End 02, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 14

    HelghastKillzone
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:39 am
    Seraph of the End – Episode 02 Why write a episode summery when this picture does it better? Seeing the PVs beforehand, I knew that there was some sort of high school element in Owari no Seraph so seeing our main male character end up in a classroom being bored wasn’t surprising at all. It is a fairly jarring shift in tone as the first episode had ninety percent of everyone who went through puberty having an early meeting with the Grim Reaper and seeing a vampire butcher through Hyakuya ‘s family. looks like one of the most overused tropes of anime will be here to stay. To…
  • Ore Monogatari 01 – This is not a gourmet anime

    Tzu
    11 Apr 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Ok, I can work with this Summary: Gouda Takeo is a big guy with a kind hearth. This has given him a fair share of male friends but sadly not single a female one. For better or for worse, his best friend, Sunakawa Makoto has some serious looks and the girls fall for him like leaves in autumn. A certain day on the train the two of them come across a molester taking advantage of Yamato Rinko and Takeo saves her without hesitation. In the police station he even punches the molester in the face, granting him a suspension from school. Rinko comes to his place to thank him and forgets her cell phone…
  • Gallery: Ore Monogatari – First impressions

    Tzu
    11 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Adorable OP Original article: Gallery: Ore Monogatari – First impressions©2015 Sea Slugs! Anime Blog. All Rights Reserved.
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  • BABYMETAL deja un mensaje para sus fans de México

    7 Apr 2015 | 7:03 pm
    Las chicas de BABYMETAL se presentarán por primera vez en México en el Circo Volador de la Ciudad de México este 9 de mayo, y como con cada país al que visitan dejaron un video saludando a sus fans de este país e invitándolos a que asistan a su concierto. Seguir leyendo »
  • Venus Project - nueva serie de anime y live action

    7 Apr 2015 | 7:35 am
    Venus Project () es el nombre de la franquicia creada por el estudio de software Galat. Este proyecto tendrá un video juego de cartas para PlayStation Vita que será gratuito y una serie de televisión que consistirá en 6 episodios de anime y seis de Live Action que será protagonizado por varias seiyuu y idols que se irán anunciando en un futuro. Seguir leyendo »
  • Nuevo single de Kikkawa Yuu “Hana” durará 17 minutos y 25 segundos

    7 Apr 2015 | 7:07 am
    Kikkawa Yuu ha anunciado su nuevo single titulado Hana () el cual incluirá solamente la canción principal y su versión instrumental, sin embargo la duración total del single será mayor a la de uno normal puesto que la única canción incluida durará 17 minutos y 25 segundos. Este single saldrá a la venta el 6 de mayo en tres ediciones limitadas. Seguir leyendo »
  • Trailer de la segunda temporada de Youkai Watch

    7 Apr 2015 | 6:42 am
    El desarrollador de video juegos, Level-5, reveló un video promocional para la segunda temporada de el anime basado en su franquicia Youkai Watch (), la cual tuvo un éxito rotundo desde su inicio. En el video podemos escuchar de fondo el tema musical del opening titulado “Uchuu Dance!” interpretado por Kotori with Stitch Bird un grupo musical con la cantante y modelo Shigemoto Kotori. Shigemoto también interpreta al compañero youkai USA-pyon. Seguir leyendo »
  • Sakura Gakuin 2014 Nendo ~Kimi ni Todoke~ (portadas y tracklist)

    6 Apr 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Este 25 de marzo las chicas del grupo Idol, Sakura Gakuin, lanzaron su nuevo álbum anual de fin de año titulado Sakura Gakuin 2014 Nendo ~Kimi ni Todoke~ (さくら学院2014年度 ~君に届け~), éste es el último álbum en el que participan las integrantes Mizuno Yui, Kikuchi Moa, Taguchi Hana y Notsu Yunano. El álbum salió a la venta en las acostumbradas cuatro versiones, una regular y tres limitadas SA, KU y RA. Seguir leyendo »
 
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  • Snapshot: Pineapple Slice of Life (Only Yesterday)

    15 Apr 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Anime fans like to talk about slice of life, but too often that term is nothing more than otaku code for “cute high school girls bein’ cute.” In reality, there is a great art to capturing brief slices of ordinary life. Film critic Siegfried Kracaue discusses just this in “The Establishment of Physical Existence,” a chapter from “Theory of Film: The Redemption of Physical Reality.” Among the many areas where film excels, he argues, is shining a light on “blind spots of the mind,” many of which are fostered by daily routines…
  • Review: Your Lie in April

    13 Apr 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Your Lie in April, an A-1 Pictures production that aired during the noitaminA programming block in Japan, is an adaptation of Naoshi Arakawa’s shonen musical romance manga. YLiA tells the story of Kousei Arima, an extraordinarily gifted but traumatized pianist, and his relationship with cheerful violinist Kaori Miyazono. If “shonen musical romance” and “traumatized pianist” didn’t scare you off, then you’re in for a charmingly bittersweet love story where music helps a person see a world of color, where art and love become a single melody. When we…
  • The Trap Door: To All Young Lovers, Wherever They Are

    6 Apr 2015 | 6:06 pm
    EDITOR'S NOTE — Apologies for the lateness. Phillip had some personal stuff that delayed the March Trap Door column. Legends and mythology are the stuff of civilization. Every prince and pauper, every king and villain, every mad wizard and sane sage, it’s all in our blood. Even when we’re separated by oceans, land masses or other physical distances, we still can invent similar stories. One of the most common is the story of star-crossed lovers. You know the one: two youngsters from opposing sides in a conflict or dispute find each other, fall in love and have…
  • Bartender (Anime)

    4 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    A bar is a hideout, a fortress with a high-proof moat, a haven for wading in a tasty something while waiting out whatever squall rages outside the weighty entrance door. Inside the bar, inside each of its patrons, another storm rages, and the bartender’s job is to assuage the atmosphere to help stay the resultant ripples of anxiety within those seeking refuge; drinks are only a part of that recipe. At least, that’s how the anime Bartender romanticizes it. The worst aspect of any bar to any asylum seeker is the unavoidable reflective surfaces: the bottles, the glasses, the plane of…
  • Con Report: Genericon XXVIII

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Some people will travel across continents and seas to attend a convention, to spend a weekend sleeping in unfamiliar hotel beds with unfamiliar bedmates, sometimes sleeping right there on the convention hall floor, with one eye open for prowling security guards clearing rooms at closing time. Attending a con means sacrificing comforts and lowering one’s expectations of cleanliness and nutrition, sometimes to the point of bodily harm. Without the endlessly coiling lines and sweltering heat, Genericon has little in common with the major cons that draw in tens of thousands of…
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  • Anime Music on the AIRS Ep. 2 – Madness

    zzeroparticle
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:04 am
    Since our previous attempt was somewhat successful, we decided to give it a shot with episode 2. Like the previous episode, we settled upon a theme and ultimately chose madness and insanity, because what is the anime hobby if not some degree of madness and insanity, especially if you’ve been around as long as we have? As discordant as these pieces may be, we hope you enjoy them all the same! Anime Music on the AIRS ep. 2 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Index: 0:55 – Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei – Itoshiki Nozomu 3:38 – Le Portrait de Petite Cossette – love…
  • 2013′s Anime Music in Review – Soundtrack Edition

    Anime Instrumentality Staff
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:02 am
    Introduction: It wasn’t the worst of times, but it wasn’t exactly the best of times either. Perhaps that’s why this writeup took a bit longer for us to do than usual. 2013 was unusual in that there weren’t a huge quantity of musical standouts that would cause long debates about whether or not to include such and such soundtrack in this writeup and which equally-deserving score would have to be removed. Instead, things fell together pretty neatly and predictably. It’s a tad disappointing since it does rob us of the fireworks in our internal chat. But you…
  • Death Parade Original Soundtrack Digest Edition – Review

    zzeroparticle
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:44 am
    Album Title: Death Parade Original Soundtrack Digest Edition Anime Title: Death Parade Artist: Yuki Hayashi Catalog Number: HISN-00887 Release Type: Soundtrack Release Date: March 11, 2015 Purchase at: iTunes Tracklist [[Visit blog to check out this spoiler]] Review: The games Death Parade throws at the participants unfortunate enough to be sent to the Quindecim bar are tense and enthralling. So enthralling that it’s easy to miss out on Death Parade‘s solid soundtrack. While subtle, Yuki Hayashi’s compositions for the anime stand strongly on their own, without eclipsing the…
  • Anime Instrumentality Radio Show Launches

    zzeroparticle
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:04 am
    Nearly 20 months ago, we at Anime Instrumentality made an attempt at running our first podcast. It was an interesting experiment that turned out to be a one shot deal when it became clear that everyone was too busy to actually maintain the effort. So it goes. In spite of that non-starting failure, the dream never did die. After spending a large chunk of my time listening to a quality radio station, I was inspired to revive the idea of Anime Instrumentality audio commentaries, but decided to make it more like a traditional radio show. So with 20 months in the making, here’s the result:…
  • Music Notes: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso – Episode 4

    zzeroparticle
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    There wasn’t much music in the previous episode of Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso aside from the Mozart lullaby, but it did preview the work that would be given its grand showcasing in episode 4: the “Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso” by Camille Saint-Saens. Camille Saint-Saens doesn’t have the heavy hitting power of Mozart or Beethoven, but he’s got some pieces that are recognizable. Most people will know him for his “Carnival of the Animals”, parts of which are in Disney’s Fantasia, and the “Danse Macabre”. What Saint-Saens really loved…
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  • Has Dragon Ball Z Gone Full Fanfic? A3K Podcast

    David Majors
    13 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    The A3K Crew wonders if the Toriyama’s new “Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan” will make sense in the dub of Dragon Ball Z Resurrection F. A3K Podcast: Title: Has Toriyama Gone Full-Fanfic? Subtitle: The A3K Crew wonders if the Toriyama’s new “Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan” will make sense in the dub of Dragon Ball Z Resurrection F. Episode: 114 Runtime: 1:06:37 Panel: David Majors, Colton Solem, Dean The Adequate, Cody Baier     Gnooz: Death Note: The Musical. With clip Regular Show “Brilliant Century Duck Crisis” Around The A3K Horn   The latest from…
  • The Other Side: What Is Gamergate?

    Cody Baier
    10 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    The Other Side brings in special guest Mundane Matt to try and explain to the folks what this “#GamerGate” is. Click here to download the newest episode of The Other Side Subscribe to the A3K Network in iTunes Or subscribe via Stitcher Radio Episode Title: What Is #GamerGate? Episode Count: 106 Run Time: 01:51:08 Host(s): Cody Baier, Max Vader, Andrew Erickson Executive Producer: Sean Russell Associate Producer: David Majors Opening Theme: “Monster Is My Name” by Lordi Ending Theme: Kid CuDi – Scott Mescudi vs. The World What is GamerGate? If you’re…
  • Anime Review: Serial Experiments Lain

    Jd
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:48 pm
    Anime Review: Serial Experiments Lain By Jd Banks On your daily commute, you might not notice the soft hum of power lines as it filters through the noise of passing cars. Serial Experiments Lain uses the compressed power of this hum to transport its viewers into a mysterious world of cyberpunk. This 12-episode cult classic follows Lain Iwakura, a quiet suburban teenager trying to uncover the mystery behind her classmate’s suicidal entrance into the a virtual world called the Wire. With the help of modified computers called Navis, Lain learns that the Wire and reality aren’t…
  • Anno’s Godzilla: God Help Us All – A3K Podcast

    David Majors
    6 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    The A3K Crew ruminate over whether Hideaki Anno writing and directing Godzilla is a terrible idea, or a great idea.   Download Audio for Episode 111 Subscribe to the A3K Podcast in iTunes And check us out on Stitcher Radio   A3K Podcast: Title: Anno’s Godzilla: God Help Us All Subtitle: The A3K Crew ruminate over whether Hideaki Anno writing and directing Godzilla is a terrible idea, or a great idea. Episode: 113 Runtime: 1:04:01 Panel: David Majors, Jack D. Allistar AWBrawler, Colton Solem   Gnooz: Ninja Slayers Anime on FUNimation Naruto Gaiden Manga Scheduled for April The…
  • 30 Most Overlooked Anime Series

    Mr. Russell
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:12 am
    Mr. Russell, David Majors, Jd Banks and Jack D. Allistar dissect Charapedia’s 10,000 person poll on the most Overlooked Anime series. Watch this video to hear their reactions to the selections and all of the hilarity that ensues. Shows Include: 30) The Flowers of Evil 29) Jinzou Konchuu Kabutoborg VxV 28) Drifters 27) The Big O 26) BPS: Battle Programmer Shirase 25) Jormungand 24) Dennou Coil 23) Hybrid Child 22) Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto 21) Ashita no Nadja 20) Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto 19) Psychic Detective Yakumo 18) Mangaka-san to Assistant-san 17) Haibane Renmei 16)…
 
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  • Frozen hits 4 Million, 59 on Billboard List

    Robert Stukowski
    6 Apr 2015 | 8:18 pm
    Like winter, Frozen is not done with us yet. According to the Billboard 200 albums chart for April 11, The Frozen soundtrack sits high in 59th place surpassing the 4 million sold mark. Frozen hits 4 Million, 59 on Billboard List
  • The Tibetan Rock Dog Scores Rolfe Kent

    Robert Stukowski
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:23 pm
    Coming on the heels of last year's The Prince and the 108 Demons, Rolfe Kent has signed on to compose the music for the upcoming animated feature Tibetan Rock Dog. The Tibetan Rock Dog Scores Rolfe Kent
  • The SpongeBob Movie Music Out of Water

    Robert Stukowski
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:06 pm
    We all have a love-hate relationship with Spongebob, but we can all agree that he brings in the best music. To celebrate, Varese Sarabande will give us the soundtrack for The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water soundtrack later this month. The SpongeBob Movie Music Out of Water
  • Home Soundtrack Details

    Robert Stukowski
    9 Mar 2015 | 5:09 pm
    DreamWorks made us want to go Home even more by dropping the full soundtrack track list and details late last week. The album will feature performances by Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Coffee, Kiesza, Charli XCX, and Jacob Plant. Home Soundtrack Details
  • Mothersbaugh Returns for Hotel Transylvania 2

    Robert Stukowski
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:01 pm
    We're going back to Hotel Transylvania, and Mark Mothersbaugh is bringing the music. Sony Pictures hired the man to helm the score for this upcoming sequel, Hotel Transylvania 2, for some real vampire fun. Mothersbaugh Returns for Hotel Transylvania 2
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    SeventhStyle

  • A New Girl Appears In “Nisekoi”

    daysofsummer
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:19 pm
    Nisekoi doesn’t waste any time in displaying its awfulness, introducing a new useless girl already – and of course the episode is all about her trying to kiss Raku, as this is the way any subpar harem goes.          Related StoriesConflict Arises In “Oregairu”Cake Is Companionship In “Ore Monogatari”“Sound! Euphonium” Introduces Its Instruments 
  • “Hatena Illusion” Is Nothing Like To Love-Ru

    Seven
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:43 pm
    A tokuten illustration from the second volume of Hatena Illusion, the light novel with Yabuki Kentaro artwork, shows how different it is from To Love-Ru - the artwork is totally unlike his other series.            CommentsI concur. The art is really great though. The artist does a ... by flamestrikeWhile I can admire the artwork. This series doesn't seem to ... by AnonymousRelated StoriesConflict Arises In “Oregairu”“Shirobako” Is Naughty & NiceCake Is Companionship In “Ore Monogatari” 
  • Hestia Oppai Ribbon Featured In The News

    Seven
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:20 pm
    A Thai news talk segment dedicated a whole six minutes to the blue string phenomenon, introduced by goddess of oppai, Hestia from Danmachi, which is continuing to overtake hearts of everyone everywhere.            CommentsI don't see any indication that this is a “formal news ... by bloodshoteverydayThen they wouldn't have been talking about it to begin with. by SevenOr maybe Thai people want something more substantial for news. ... by AnonymousYou're right, I got mistaken since they both have such curvy ... by SevenDamn and i thought japan…
  • “Grisaia no Rakuen” Episode 1 Preview Images

    gargamesh
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:54 pm
    After its fantastic flashback episode, Grisaia reveals episode one preview images of its follow-up, Grisaia no Rakuen, serving to add further depth into Yuuji's past and walk the series towards conclusion.            CommentsGrisaia, more specifically Kajitsu, may seem like a harem since ... by shuuenGrisaia has no harem… by AnonymousThat applies to all of them. by paulo27funny thing about this “harem” is the best parts of this ... by AnonymousRelated StoriesCake Is Companionship In “Ore Monogatari”“Sound!
  • “Nisekoi” 2nd Season Character Artwork

    Seven
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Nisekoi has released new artwork to help highlight many of the useless characters of the series, new and old - from the two identical copies of Onodera, to some hideously dressed mongrel of an addition.            CommentsNo one needs this girl's whole family in the series, by SevenI actually only read the first 24 chapters of the manga before ... by MisaoFanBut you've still read this one, haven't you? by moemusssterbenThe only relevant thing of the artwork, other than best girl ... by stilldollLet's face it, Chitoge or not, I developped a…
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    Manga Therapy - Where Psychology & Manga Meet

  • Always Remembering Your First Time (Naruto)

    16 Apr 2015 | 6:32 pm
    When someone decides to take on an interest or job that involves a good deal of physical action (sports, cooking, playing a musical instrument, etc.), they tend to remember their first time doing it... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A Real Escape Is What Humanity Needs

    14 Apr 2015 | 7:57 am
    Out in one of the most ignored areas of New York City, the terrors of humanity known as the Titans rained down on unsuspecting visitors who decided to be involved in a game with them. A game that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Otakus vs. Loneliness! The Future’s Greatest Battle!

    9 Apr 2015 | 5:11 pm
    So there’s been talk about a growing health concern that probably will ruin us more than processed food and doing drugs will ever do. There was a report that said that loneliness will be a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Killing Time to Make Better Times for All

    4 Apr 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Before she came up with a series about a young demon who decided to join a school of humans fighting against his own kind, Kazue Kato, like every other mangaka, had to deal with her own somewhat... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • An Eccentric Way to Describe What Fights Depression

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    It’s also a strange and hilarious lesson on how not to combat depression in its entirety. This series, I tell you. I used to take antidepressants and I wasn’t sure they worked. Though I do... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Organization Anti-Social Geniuses

  • This Guy Learned About Manga By Buying Over 400 Volumes Of It

    Justin
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    28-year old Robert and his brother expected to go to their regular thrift store in O’Fallon, Missouri to pick up Nerf Guns for their game of Humans Vs Zombies on April 13. What happened was: They didn’t find Nerf Guns. They walked out with over 400 manga volumes instead. The catch? “I’ve never actually read ... Read more
  • Aldnoah.Zero Review

    limeparadox
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:57 am
    So I, uh… really kind of took my time on this one. It’s like, what, several weeks late now? First I was really busy with my book stuff, and then really depressed, and then I was trying to catch up on all the hot new anime and just didn’t want to waste my time thinking ... Read more
  • Oreimo: Kuroneko Review

    manjiorin
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Title: Oreimo: Kuroneko Genre: Comedy, Seinen Story/Artist: Tsukasa Fushimi/Sakura Ikeda Publisher: ASCII Media Works (JP), Dark Horse (US) Serialized in: Dengeki G’s Magazine Release Date: April 15, 2015 Review copy provided by the publisher. Almost two years later the Oreimo franchise and I meet again, this time for Dark Horse’s newest spinoff series, Oreimo: Kuroneko. ... Read more
  • Notes of Hibike! Euphonium Episode 2

    Neomo
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Now that we’ve seen that Hibike! Euphonium is very different from the comedy of K-on!, we can somewhat make our own minds up about each character, as opposed to comparing one character to Yui, or one character to Ritsu, and so on. I don’t have any doubt that Kumiko is a talented bright young girl, ... Read more
  • Reference Resource Mondays: Not In This House

    Justin
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    So, yeah. Playoffs are coming. Sorry, NBA playoffs are coming. Sorry for you NHL peeps. I’ll do my best to keep that in mind as well. But it just gets closer and I can only get more hyped. …Oh right, this is an anime and manga blog. I’m just going to stick to that and ... Read more
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  • New Teaser Trailer for Attack on Titan” Live-Action Movie

    SugarRush
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:42 am
    Distributor Toho have released a new trailer for the live action Attack on Titan movie.  The Attack on Titan movie will be hitting theaters in Japan on August 1, 2015.  The second film will be release on September 19, 2015. The post New Teaser Trailer for Attack on Titan” Live-Action Movie appeared first on Anime Power Level.
  • Ultra Street Fighter IV hitting PS4 on May 26th

    Anthony Vernon
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:19 am
    Sony announced today that Ultra Street Fighter IV will be hitting Playstation 4 on May 26th. This version of the game contains all characters, all stages, and all DLC that has been released for the game up to this point. Also, for the hardcore fighting game fans, Sony has also announced that any input lag that was present in the PS3 version has been eliminated for the PS4 release. The game will cost $24.99 and will launch both simultaneously in America and Europe. For more information check out Sony’s blog post right here. The post Ultra Street Fighter IV hitting PS4 on May 26th…
  • Boruto Naruto the Movie Trailer

    SugarRush
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:18 am
    Boruto- Naruto the Movie official website have released the first teaser trailer for the movie. Boruto: Naruto the Movie will hit theaters in Japan on August 7.  The movie might be a ways off, but the Naruto Gaiden spin off manga will hit Shonen Jump on April 27. The post Boruto Naruto the Movie Trailer appeared first on Anime Power Level.
  • Star Ocean 5 Coming to PS4 and PS3

    SugarRush
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:40 am
    It was revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu that Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness, is being develop for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.  The game will take place between Star Ocean 2 and 3.   However, there is no released date given at this time. Our two man protagonist: Fidel – the Kingdom of Leslia most prominent swordsman.  Miki- Fidel childhood friend .   The post Star Ocean 5 Coming to PS4 and PS3 appeared first on Anime Power Level.
  • Games out this Week: April 13, 2015

    SugarRush
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:35 am
    Mortal Kombat X Mortal Kombat X is the tenth main installment in the Mortal Kombat video game series Release Date: Tuesday, April 14 (Xbox One, PS4, PC) A-Train: City Simulator This promise to blend city and transportation simulation. Release Date: Tuesday, April 14 (3DS) The post Games out this Week: April 13, 2015 appeared first on Anime Power Level.
 
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  • Sailor Moon Crystal Act 20 Crystal Tokyo – King Endymion Starting @6am EST on April 18

    Zero
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:53 pm
    It’s time for Sailor Moon Crystal again hooray! In the last episode they time traveled and went to Crystal Tokyo. This week we will see who the Tuxedo Mask looking guy is.   Act 20, Crystal Tokyo – Endymion will be available April 18th at 6am EST, 3am PST and 7pm JST on Crynchyroll, Hulu or Niconico. After you watch it let us know what you think on our forums, if you don’t already have an account you can make one here; it takes less than a minute.        
  • iz’s new dub of Sailor Moon R will be available on Hulu on Friday April 10th

    Zero
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:13 pm
    New episodes of VIz’s English Dub will be availble on Hulu and Neon Alley starting Friday April 10th. The episode that will be released during Moonlight party 3. The Moonlight Party will start a 7PM PST, 9PM EST and four episodes will be featured throughout the Moonlight Party. This will include episodes 47, 48, 54 and 60. Also you can buy the Blue-Ray and DVD when  starting on on July 14th. You can pre-oder it at rightstuff. This DVD/Blue-Ray pack comes with a 96 page colour booklet and a collectible coin.     Trailer Extended Trailer  
  • Watch Sailor Moon Crystal Act 19 – Time Warp – Sailor Pluto

    Zero
    3 Apr 2015 | 8:30 pm
    You can watch Sailor Moon Crystal act 19 , Time Wrap – Sailor Pluto starting on Saturday April 14, on Crunchyrull, Hulu and Niconico at 6am EST, 3am PST, and 7pm JST. Sailor Mercury, Mars and Jupiter are still  kidnapped and Sailor Moon, Sailor Venus, Tuxedo Mask, Luna and Artemis travel to the future with Chibiusa to save her mother. Will Sailor Pluto stop them from traveling? Find out! Also if you are a fan of Diana then we get to  see her in this episode and she will be voiced by Shoko Nakagawa. After watching the episode tell us what you think on our forums.    
  • Watch Sailor Moon Crystal Act 18, Invasion – Sailor Venus on March 21 at 6am EST

    Zero
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:59 pm
    It is that time again! On Saturday March 21st you will be able to watch Sailor Moon Crystal Act 18 – Sailor Venus. You can watch it at 6am EST, 3am PST and 7pm JST on Crunchyroll, Hulu or Niconico. This episode is about Sailor Venus and the villain is Calaveras. Those of you who are a fan of the Shitennou, you will be able to see them again, in this episode we also get to see Naru again who suspects something is up with Usagi. Also the brat Chibiusa steals Usai’s brooch. Let us know what you think of the episode on our forums by clicking here.  
  • Watch Sailor Moon Crystal Act 17, Secret – Sailor Jupiter, March 7th

    Zero
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Starting this Saturday March 7th you will be able to watch the newest episode of Sailor Moon Crystal. The newst episode is Act 17, Secret – Sailor Jupiter. You can watch it at 5am EST 2am PCT and 7pm JST on Crunchyroll, Hulu and Niconico. In this episode Sailor Jupiter will face off with Petz and from the previous episodes things won’t look good for her. I personally stopped waking up up early to watch the episodes after Act 4 but for those of you in Eastern time zone you can watch it at 6am in some North American cities because of daylight savings. Also be sure to check out our…
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  • Nerdy Talk Episode 31: Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring

    Mike Ferreira
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Anime Herald Anime Herald - We'll talk nerdy to you. With Anime Boston behind us, it’s time get back to the thing that matters most: talking nerdy to all of you. This week’s Nerdy Talk, which was recorded just before the convention, and focuses on the burning topic of the time: which shows rocked us hardest last season (and why was it Shirobako), and what looks amazing in the spring? Our hosts this week are: Mike Ferreira Matt Brown Anthony Simpson Show Notes Topic 1: Shirobako Subscribe to Nerdy Talk Currently, we’re available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and standard RSS.
  • Hanayo Koizumi’s Actress Promotes Love Live! Movie In Video Greeting

    Mike Ferreira
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Anime Herald Anime Herald - We'll talk nerdy to you. Last week, the Love Live! anime website opened a new section, which will eventually feature video greetings from all nine of the actresses that play the members of in-show idol group μ’s. Each week a new actress will count down the weeks that remain until the launch of Love Live! The School Idol Movie The feature started strongly, with a message from Nico Yazawa actress Sora Tokui. This week, Yurika Kubo, who plays Hanayo, greets the world with a smile as big as Kayo-chin’s comically large rice balls. In addition to the video…
  • Monster Musume Live Event Revealed, Character Designs Released

    Mike Ferreira
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:36 am
    Anime Herald Anime Herald - We'll talk nerdy to you. A few days ago, Monster Musume fans got a first glimpse at the folks who would bring their favorite manga to the anime world.The series will be directed by Yatterman Night’s Tatsuya Yoshihara, and directed by the two-studio team of Lerche (Assassination Classroom) and Seva. The cast for the three female leads were revealed to be as follows: Miia: Sora Amamiya Papi: Ami Koshimizu Centorea: Natsuki Aikawa At the time, we noted that while a website was up, it was little more than a teaser, with a generic “coming 2005″…
  • Ninja Slayer Starts Streaming on Hulu Plus

    Mike Ferreira
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Anime Herald Anime Herald - We'll talk nerdy to you. American anime fans now have a new way to check out Trigger’s Ninja Slayer anime series. The show began streaming on Hulu Plus earlier today, with new episodes expected to be added weekly. In March, FUNimation announced that they acquired the domestic rights to Ninja Slayer. The series itself was originally revealed to be in production in June 2014. Kill la Kill Co-director Akira Amemiya is directing the series, while Hiroshi Sato handles the screenplay. Character designs are being provided by the team of Hiroyuki Imaishi,…
  • Viz Launches The World’s Greatest First Love Yaoi Manga

    Mike Ferreira
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:48 pm
    Anime Herald Anime Herald - We'll talk nerdy to you. VIZ MEDIA’S GLOBAL YAOI IMPRINT SUBLIME LAUNCHES ACCLAIMED MANGA SERIES THE WORLD’S GREATEST FIRST LOVE Savor One Of Yaoi’s Most Popular Series About A Handsome Young Man Who Rekindles A Long Lost Love With An Old Flame San Francisco, CA, April 17, 2015 – SuBLime, the global yaoi manga imprint of leading North American manga publisher VIZ Media, announces its first print release of 2015 with the debut of THE WORLD’S GREATEST FIRST LOVE, now available. The acclaimed series by famed yaoi creator Shungiku Nakamura about a…
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  • Barbie wallpapers

    DA-Xenynia
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:24 am
    This is a collection of widescreen and HD wallpapers featuring a beautiful Chinese model who is known online as Barbie. Please note that most of these wallpapers are NSFW (Not Safe for Work). The widescreen wallpapers will come in sizes of 2560x1600, 2240x1400, 2048x1280, 1920x1200, 1800x1125 or 1680x1050. The high definition (HD) wallpapers will come in sizes of 2560x1440, 2240x1260, 2048x1152 or 1920x1080. You can see Barbie in the video below. read more
  • Barbie wallpapers #01

    Warmaiden
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    This is volume-01 of wallpapers featuring the Chinese model known online as Barbie. Please note that these wallpapers are NFSW (Not Safe for Work). The widescreen wallpapers are 2560x1600 in size and the high definition (HD) wallpapers are 2560x1440 in size. A preview of the wallpapers can be seen below. read more
  • Megurine Luka Facebook covers #02

    GKmix
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:53 pm
    This is volume-02 (updated) of Facebook cover photos featuring the Vocaloid character Megurine Luka.  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
  • S-Lancaster cosplay wallpapers #02

    GKmix
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:56 am
    This is volume-02 of computer wallpapers featuring the cosplay work of S-Lancaster (aka Otavia Ce). All wallpapers for widescreen displays are 2560x1600, 2240x1400, 2048x1280 or 1920x1200 in size.  All wallpapers for high definition (HD) displays are 2560x1440, 2240x1260, 2048x1152 or 1920x1080 in size.  These wallpapers can used as background images on computer desktops, tablet computers, mobile phones and any other device that lets you upload your own wallpapers. A preview of the wallpapers can be seen below. read more
  • Special High Intensity Training

    GKmix
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:25 pm
    In the 1990s, an unknown employee at a company somewhere in the United States created a joke memo to mock some company training that he or she had to take. The memo was eventually typed up and posted on the Internet, where it has become one of the timeless pieces of online humor that applies to everyone who has or had a job. So, enjoy learning about S.H.I.T...you will find that it is not what you think!   read more
 
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  • The Honey Badger Radio banned from Calgary Expo

    Shole
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:42 pm
    A one sided article was posted at http://www.themarysue.com/calgary-expo-gamergate-evicted/ about how the stand of the Honey Badger Radio is harassment? In short the Calgary Expo told the group of Karen Straughan, Mike Stephenson, Alison Tieman, and Sage Gerard to leave just because they had the GamerGate logo on their booth. And this is what they had to say to this whole situation : I really don’t understand why they were kicked out. Of course there might be a chance that people complained about the gamer gate logo and stuff but is that really a reason to kick them out? While watching…
  • Can racist jokes

    Shole
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:31 pm
    If yo watch the video you will see an amazing theory by Slavoj Zizek. I personally share his beliefs about fighting racism with progressive racism, telling racist jokes about yourself and opening up to strangers creating a good atmosphere. In our modern era people start to close themselves in, they are fearful of being racist or sexist. They fear to be labeled as such just because of a joke. It seems to me that our society is moving toward closed in people, interacting becomes a pain. Proof to that are boards online like 4chan, 8chan and reddit, where people seek freedom, the freedom to speak…
  • Poetry Month Poem #12: Flowers on the Moon

    Shole
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:37 am
    Gallant wind blowing your worries away Under the rays of the full Moon Crying your souls desires in the night Wishing for a better life The stars are moving around the Moon Showing you the path which you should follow It all changes on the surface Both you and the Moon are covered in flowers Following the path you fell Now you are under the Moonlight again But you are not alone You don’t have a life anymore.
  • Poetry Month Poem #11: Stopped loving

    Shole
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    The gentle wind reminds me of the sound of your voice There is no silence where I am It’s like we walk on metal And it’s always raining close to my heart But your voice is the loudest thing in my head It creates so much hate Makes me feel so bad So why don’t you just drown me Hit me hard, let me fall to the ground Break my soul, break my body, break my heart But at least kill me in the end Don’t leave me, because my will to live might be stronger than you think If left alone I will get up, all on my own I will find people to support me People who will love me And I…
  • Poetry Month Poem #10: Queen

    Shole
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:16 am
    A heart of stone but warm hands Queen of pain and hurt One look The bullet that took my life One smile The chains that keep me your slave You are the shadow on my wall The devil that I follow Stop, please give me back my soul I never intended to be broken by you But it feels so good to be owned by you.
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  • First Impressions: Spring 2015

    espaquette
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Kobato will henceforth be used to symbolize every season. Hey everyone! I sampled the first episode of the seven shows this season that intrigued me the most, and I’ve written up my thoughts on each. I’m only going to watch three all the way through. Or maybe four. Because ugh. So, have I found my choice? Did it come up short? Are they all too fantastic to choose between? You’ll see… They’re listed in the descending order of enjoyment- the one right below this sentence is the one that I liked the best. Kekkai Sensen Sweet. This anime is sweet. A sweet jazz score,…
  • Liebster Award Nomination!

    espaquette
    5 Apr 2015 | 10:35 am
    What?! Wow, I’m so thrilled to even be slightly on the radar for something like this. Saves me from having to come up with my own idea for a new post for a little bit longer too, which is never a bad thing. I have to thank Bearza-chan who runs a fabulous blog over at Bearza-chan’s Reflections on Anime, Art, and Stuff. You guys should take a break from this and check her out instead. Rules Thank and link the person who nominated you. Answer the questions given by the nominator. Nominate 5-11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers and link them. Create 11 new questions for the…
  • Review: Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!

    espaquette
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:43 pm
    Can somebody please come up with a universal shorthand for the title of this show? Until then, I will only be referring to it as Cute High. Also, I clearly only like shows with exclamation marks in the title. I apologize for that. I don’t even know where to start with this. I guess there’s nothing out there like it, so that’s a plus. Maybe. But my honest thoughts through most of the episodes were: “What. What. What is going on. What.” Sometimes that was a good thing and sometimes it was a less than good thing. It felt very much like it was made by people on some…
  • The Debate: Subs vs. Dubs

    espaquette
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:14 pm
    It’s probably one of the most controversial issues out there. In the realms of famous questions, it might fall below “To be or not to be?” but only just. It’s eternal. It’s unanswerable. You fall to your knees, scream to the gods above- “Should I watch the dub or the sub!?” Okay though, in all seriousness, people take this question personally. There’s some who will only watch sub, some who will only watch dub, and some who watch a little of one and a little of the other. I fall in the last category. I like to try and judge from anime to anime.
  • Review: Durarara!!x2 Shou

    espaquette
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Durarara!! why you doing this to me? I should let you know, and I probably mentioned this somewhere in my Baccano! review, but the original 2010 anime is one of my absolute favorites. The first season of Durarara!! was one of the first anime I had ever watched, and I adored it. There were so many fascinating characters stuck in this single city, all struggling against each other for the sake of their own goals. Ugh, so why is Shou doing this to me? Remember, there’s going to be spoilers. The last episode of Durarara!!x2 Shou came out today, and I will be addressing the ending. There…
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