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  • [Blue Hawaii] Deck the Walls (Halloween Edition)
    Audra Furuichi
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Blue Hawaii, as printed in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Sunday, October 26th! Every year, it seems folks start decorating for Christmas earlier and earlier. We swear our next-door neighbors have their Christmas tree up in their house already. (... well, they may not have taken it down from last year, but still...) o_o;; Regardless, let's have a little Halloween fun while we still can, right folks? :D
  • New York Times Manga Best Seller List, October 19-25

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    31 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    No Game, No Life; Naruto; Food Wars!; Haganai; 2 Attack on Titan volumes; Maximum Ride; Deadman Wonderland; Black Butler;
  • Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Absolute Anime News & Updates
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Posted my review of Planes: Fire & Rescue (BluRay/DVD/Digital).
  • Akihabara Shops 16

    Culture Japan - Your portal to Japan - Posts
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Its been a while since we last took a look at Akihabara in the Akihabara Shops category. These photos were taken back in August but I didn't have the time to stick it up until now >< This is however the first Akihabara Shops post that uses the latest HD photo template which means all the photos are in full HD at 1920px x 1080px so they should make decent wallpaper for many of you. This does also mean however that loading times will probably take longer so what I'm thinking of doing is having two templates available depending on your preference settings - a HD template and the normal…
  • Nausicaa (Ghibli) Storyboard Art Book Review

    Halcyon Realms - Art Book Reviews - Anime, Manga, Film, Photography
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    This thick ( 576 pages ) volume houses the full storyboards for Miyazaki Hayao’s Ghibli animated film Nausicaa Of The Valley Of Wind, illustrated by the director himself. More than just a vital production resource for animators, Miyazaki’s superbly detailed and beautiful storyboards are a veritable work of art. (below) A quick guide at the start of the book instructs readers on the basics of how to read the storyboards. The drawings are so detailed that one can easily mistake them for drawings from the original Nausicaa manga. When talking about Nausicaa it is hard not to mention…
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  • [Blue Hawaii] Deck the Walls (Halloween Edition)

    Audra Furuichi
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Blue Hawaii, as printed in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Sunday, October 26th! Every year, it seems folks start decorating for Christmas earlier and earlier. We swear our next-door neighbors have their Christmas tree up in their house already. (... well, they may not have taken it down from last year, but still...) o_o;; Regardless, let's have a little Halloween fun while we still can, right folks? :D
  • Pup Travels 2014 - To Japan We Go!

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

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

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

    Audra Furuichi
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    MiniCon is this Saturday, September 27th at the McCully-Moiliili Public Library! Doors open at 10am and the event will run to 2pm. Exhibitors include: - Jon J. Murakami - Kevin Sano - Hachi Maru Hachi - and me~ :3 I'll have my new Blue Hawaii mini books with me. Copies on-hand are limited, but I'll be including a mini sketch with each book sold. I'll also be taking $10 at-event only sketch card requests. Single character, add +$5 for 1 additional character. (These are from the series I did for Kawaii Kon this last year. They're all sold out.) Jon and Kevin will have loads of art and goodies…
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  • Thursday, October 30, 2014

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Posted my review of Planes: Fire & Rescue (BluRay/DVD/Digital).
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Posted my review of Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2: Villains in Paradise and my review of My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks (BluRay/DVD/Digital).
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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

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

    9 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Posted my review of Jack and The Cuckoo Clock Heart (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy).
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  • Akihabara Shops 16

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Its been a while since we last took a look at Akihabara in the Akihabara Shops category. These photos were taken back in August but I didn't have the time to stick it up until now >< This is however the first Akihabara Shops post that uses the latest HD photo template which means all the photos are in full HD at 1920px x 1080px so they should make decent wallpaper for many of you. This does also mean however that loading times will probably take longer so what I'm thinking of doing is having two templates available depending on your preference settings - a HD template and the normal…
  • Halloween Anime

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

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

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

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

  • Nausicaa (Ghibli) Storyboard Art Book Review

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    This thick ( 576 pages ) volume houses the full storyboards for Miyazaki Hayao’s Ghibli animated film Nausicaa Of The Valley Of Wind, illustrated by the director himself. More than just a vital production resource for animators, Miyazaki’s superbly detailed and beautiful storyboards are a veritable work of art. (below) A quick guide at the start of the book instructs readers on the basics of how to read the storyboards. The drawings are so detailed that one can easily mistake them for drawings from the original Nausicaa manga. When talking about Nausicaa it is hard not to mention…
  • Hieronymus Bosch : Complete Works Art Book Review (Taschen)

    27 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    Hieronymus Bosch : The Complete Works by Taschen Books is a staggering and sumptuous collection of paintings by the Early Netherlandish master ( 1450 – 1516 ). Hieronymus’s allegorical creations on canvas are often an intriguing mix of surrealistic fantasy and grotesque, phantasmagoric visions. Measuring 18 x 12.5 x 2 inches, this colossal volume is one of the biggest art books I’ve purchased, equal in dimensions ( except for thickness ) to another of Taschen’s books Gustav Klimt : The Complete Paintings and Phaidon’s The Art Museum. The paintings are reproduced…
  • Kon Satoshi Retrospective Exhibition 2014

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

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

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

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:31 am
    A promotional video for the original TV anime project, 「Plastic Memories」, was released earlier this week. Although the video is region-locked for those outside Japan, you can freely view it from another source located below. *Staff: Original Creator: Naotaka Hayashi Original Character Designer: okiura Director: Yoshiyuki Fujiwara Character Designer: Chiaki Nakajima Official Website Official Twitter […]
  • “Akuma no Riddle” – OVA Trailer

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:39 am
    The official 「Akuma no Riddle」 anime website is now currently hosting the first promotional video for the upcoming OVA. The new special is known as the unaired 13th episode of the original TV series. It will be included with the 7th volume of the BD/DVD release — out December 17th, 2014. *PV: External Link
  • “Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio” – Film Trailer

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:31 am
    The first official promotional video for the upcoming Arpeggio film, entitled 「Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova DC」, was released earlier this week. It is one of two movies for the series that will premiere in Japanese theaters next year. The first film, Ars Nova DC, is a compilation of last year’s TV anime series […]
  • “Tsukimonogatari” – Anime Adaptation Scheduled for December 31st

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:42 am
    I mentioned that a long-time friend donated a chunk of his collection to me. Here’s a look at the production cels he passed along to me. All of them have their matching genga except the Gall Force “Catty” cel. This over-sized Cream Lemon cel from the Toshiki Yui: Europe no Inshou special is now one of the cornerstones of my collection. The full image is a little bit NSFW. Next update I’ll share scans of the Nadia genga.
  • Swang Song to my Spares Update

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    I mentioned a little while ago that I sold nearly all of the duplicates from my collection to another collector/dealer. The entire lot of DVDs, books, doujinshi, video games & game consoles ended up filling 61 boxes that cost $618.10 to mail from Florida to Ohio. Thankfully I’ll be getting reimbursed for the postage costs by the buyer. Now I’ve already begun accumulating more rare dupes to replace the ones I just sold, including another Angel Tales DVD volumes 3 & 4 that I recently found cheap.
  • Christmas Arrives Early

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    A local friend and member of my anime fan club that folded ten years ago surprised me this week when he donated a chunk of his collection to me. He finally decided that he wanted to pare down his collection to just vinyl Godzilla monster figures, so he passed along a selection of books, toys, model kits, and production cels to me and another close friend/former club member. Most of the spacecraft and mecha model kits went to the “other guy,” but I ended up with the “gal” kits. Wow! A resin set of KO Seiki Beast Sanjushi heroes! (Bottom right corner) Some of the garage…
  • Swang Song to my Spares

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

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

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am s’adresse à tout type de joueur en lui proposant toute l’actualité sur son activité favorite. Avec le désir d’accompagner les parieurs, on retrouve sur la plateforme les notions que le joueur doit avoir avant de débuter ses paris, notamment les différents types de paris sportifs. Les paris simple et combiné Le premier consiste à miser sur une entité précise. Quant au deuxième, c’est un ensemble de plusieurs paris simples où la cote finale sera déterminée par l’ensemble de toutes les cotes. L’Outright Winner C’est un pari a à long terme qui…
  • Présentation du site de foreign exchange Empire Option

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

    Kurogane Shiroikaze
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    DAT ARCHER! Dat Illya. Dat Rin tsundere~~~ Dat Kirei. Dat Gil. Bonus: dem homunculi birds. I’m surprised they added this in for Illya, I think she was never shown using that form of alchemy previously? Correct me if I’m wrong though. Seriously though, ufotable is really on Unlimited Budget Works for this show. The Berserker fight that encompassed pretty much the entire episode, and even had the bonus fight of Rin vs Illya. Especially impressed with them adding the homunculi wire birds her mother used in Fate/Zero. Archer stole the goddamn episode though, with that awesomely cool…
  • Ore, Twintail ni narimasu! 03

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

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

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

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

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:48 pm
    So, she is one of those “instagram” people eh? Summary: Kousei was chosen by Kaori as a replacement companion and the two of them go together to eat some sweets. Some girls are playing the piano in the store so Kaori takes this chance to exhort her partner into playing with them. Kousei amazes everyone with his skills, but even more when he suddenly stops playing. His wounds are deep and they are bound to reopen after he plays piano for a while. Kousei tells Kaori that after he reaches a certain level of concentration, he just stops listening to the sound and that because of that he was…
  • Kimiuso 02 – Concert A

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

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

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

    12 Oct 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Meow! Summary: The series starts with a very young Arima Kousei participating in a local piano competition. The first row of the public stares at him with judging eyes while the rest is simply stunned in amazement. Among the amazed public stands out a young girl and Kousei’s childhood friend Sawabe Tsubaki, probably watching him more intently than anyone. Two years latter we meet the two of them again. Tsubaki is now a member of the baseball team and Kousei has stopped playing piano. They are also close friends with the captain of the soccer team Watari Ryouta, who is a bit of a playboy but…
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  • Review: Flowers of Evil Volume 11 – The Final Bloom.

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    One day after school, Takao Kasuga steals the gym clothes of his crush, Nanako Saeki. Unbeknownst to him, he’s seen by his fellow classmate and outcast, Sawa Nakamura. What begins as Nakamura blackmailing Kasuga over his depraved act descends into a twisted love triangle that nearly destroys them all. Nakamura and Kasuga are separated from each other, and they begin new lives in new towns. Years later, Nakamura continues to cast a shadow over Kasuga’s life, particularly regarding his relationship with his current girlfriend, Aya Tokiwa. Kasuga eventually learns of Nakamura's…
  • The Trap Door: I Put Coins In and Stupid Fell Out – Sword For Truth (1990)

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    You invest yourself in a lot of media based on what you read or see beforehand. "Oh, this film will be great because my favorite actor is in it." "This game will be amazing because this studio made it." Now, if you’ve ever liked Johnny Depp, you know Dark Shadows isn’t his greatest film. Likewise, you're well aware that 343 Industries is responsible for Halo Wars. So your wishes for a film/book/game/TV show don’t amount to a hill of beans in this world. So it is with me and Sword For Truth, a samurai adventure in which nobody acts like a samurai except the ones who end up…
  • KITE vs. KITE: The nurtured natures of revenge

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

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

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

  • Music Notes: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso – Episode 1

    Christopher Nguyen
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:33 am
    Prologue: After Nodame Cantabile, you’d have to forgive me for believing no other anime would attempt using classical music as the backbone for a romantic comedy. But with this Fall season, we have Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, which has sufficiently impressed me with that very approach, imparting a level of enthusiasm that I haven’t felt since watching Nodame. Classical music to make a match in heaven? While the two main characters, Kousei Arima and Kaori Miyazono, aren’t even close to being a mature, compelling couple (they’re middle school students after all), the…
  • A Young Music Lover’s Experience at Comiket

    8 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    Comiket, for those who don’t know, is the largest convention for self-published and produced works in the world. Spanning three days, it is an enormous marketplace held in the Tokyo Big Sight convention center where people sell mainly art and crafts either inspired by anime or in the anime style. Among the goods being sold are tons of CDs produced by a thriving doujin music community. Of course, being in Japan over the summer, I made it part of my plans to check it out. While I couldn’t attend the first day because I was stuck in a cubicle, I did join up with some friends in the area for…
  • Hanayamata OP Single – Hana wa Odore ya Irohaniho – Review

    Christopher Nguyen
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
    Album Title: Hana wa Odore ya Irohaniho Anime Title: Hanayamata Artist: Hidekazu Tanaka, Takao Nagatani, Hanayamata Team: Reina Ueda, Minami Tanaka, Kaya Okuno, Yuka Otsubo, Manami Numakura Catalog Number: AVCA-74539 Release Type: OP/ED Single Release Date: August 27, 2014 Purchase at: CDJapan, Play-Asia Track Title Artist Time 01. Hana wa Odore ya Iroha ni ho Team “Hanayamata” 4:10 02. Dream JUMP!! Team “Hanayamata” 4:43 03. Hana wa Odore ya Iroha ni ho (Instrumental) Team “Hanayamata” 4:10 04. Dream JUMP!! (Instrumental) Team “Hanayamata” 4:42…
  • Kanon AIR Piano Arrange Album Re-feel – Review

    31 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Album Title: Kanon AIR Piano Arrange Album Re-feel Anime Title: Kanon (2006), Air Artist: Jun Maeda, OdiakeS, Shinji Orito, Magome Togoshi Catalog Number: KSLA-0010 Release Type: Arrangement Release Date: December 28, 2003 Purchase at: CDJapan Tracklist: Track Title Artist Time 01. Promise ~ from Kanon Shinji Orito 4:02 02. A Girl’s Prison ~ from Kanon OdiakeS 4:18 03. pure snows ~ from Kanon Shinji Orito 3:39 04. Remnants of a Dream ~ from Kanon Jun Maeda 3:24 05. Afterglow ~ from Kanon Jun Maeda 4:14 06. Summer Lights ~ from AIR Jun Maeda 3:17 07. Legends ~ from AIR Magome Togoshi…
  • Aldnoah.Zero OP Single – heavenly blue – Review

    18 Aug 2014 | 1:22 am
    Album Title: heavenly blue Anime Title: Aldnoah.Zero Artist: Kalafina Catalog Number: SECL-1545 Release Type: OP/ED Single Release Date: August 6, 2014 Purchase at: CDJapan Track Title Artist Time 01. heavenly blue Kalafina 5:20 02. heavenly blue ~instrumental~ Kalafina 5:20 03. heavenly blue ~TV Size~ Kalafina 1:31 Review: Call me a hipster, but I still believe that the best days of Kalafina were their days working on the original Kara no Kyoukai movies. Sure, there have been a few good works since (“Magia” comes to mind), but nothing had the timelessness those earlier works…
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    My collection of short anime reviews

  • Review: No Game, No Life (ノーゲーム・ノーライフ)

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

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

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

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

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

    Sean Russell
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Jd, Colton, and Manga & Mascara guest artist, Arcadia Page, talk their favorite inventions from Gundam, Dr. Slump, and Doraemon, and whether inventions from anime and manga are more than just science fiction. Episode Title: “Anywhere Doors to Comical Inventions” Episode Count: 12 Run Time: 00:45:42 Host(s): Jd Banks, Colton Solem Executive Producer: Sean Russell Recording Date: August 9, 2014 Release Date: September 27, 2014 Download: Click Here Song Credits: Made by Jd Banks   COMICAL INVENTIONS We asked the question, “What are your favorite inventions from anime or…
  • The Defeat of Cody Baier – The Other Side

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

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

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

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

  • Sklar, Guardino Music in Elf Holiday Special

    Robert Stukowski
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:51 pm
    If you loved the Elf movie staring Will Ferrell, you may want to know that there will be a Christmas Elf special this holiday season. Called Elf: Buddy's Music Christmas, it will be a musical stop-motion play featuring the music of Matthew Sklar and Christopher Guardino. Sklar, Guardino Music in Elf Holiday Special
  • A Word About Essay Writing Services

    Robert Stukowski
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Recently, someone asked me to write on essay writing services. I was hesitant at first because the topic wasn't related to Toon Radio and I believe everyone should at least try to do their homework themselves. But, I then realized that writing isn't for everyone. It takes an artist's skill that doesn't come easy. Therefore, I decided to go ahead and write a post on the topic. A Word About Essay Writing Services
  • Legend of Korra Book 4 Episode 4 The Calling

    Robert Stukowski
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Ikki gets some well deserved screen time. The AIr Kids go on a little adventure. Toph gives Korra the abridged version of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Plus, we get confirmation on Kuvira's next target on the fourth episode of the fourth book of the Legend of Korra, The Calling. Legend of Korra Book 4 Episode 4 The Calling
  • Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2014 Performers and Nomonees

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

    Robert Stukowski
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:09 pm
    If you missed getting the Titan A E soundtrack when it was first release, you're in luck. La-La Land Records is planning to rerelease the original score of the 1997 Don Bluth & Gary Goldman animated sci-fi feature. Titan A E is back in Limited Music Form
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  • “Gun Gale Online” Epi 17 Preview Images

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Gun Gale Online's preview imagery for its 17th episode still show all the same, a group of people with no lives whatsoever, being lifeless inside of an online virtual game for their own self-esteem.
  • “Death Billiards” Becomes Full TV Anime

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:04 am
    Just last year, Anime Mirai's entry from Madhouse, Death Billiards, made for a rather spectacular short episode OVA, now the series has been determined to become a full anime series titled Death Parade.
  • “Grisaia No Kajiutsu” Ep 5 Preview Images

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    After last week's surprisingly complex episode, Grisaia's fifth episode preview imagery show even more Michiru, an exploration behind the psych of a deranged kinpatsu twintailed tsundere girl.
  • Oppai Censorship Calendar 2015

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:07 am
    December 2014's Dengeki Moeoh upholds its annual responsibility of providing an inconveniently censored bishoujo calendar for the upcoming year, a useful tool for anyone expecting to be alive in 2015.
  • “No Game No Life” Official Oppai Comparison

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:19 am
    Girls put their oppai on display in No Game No Life's fifth volume Blu-ray special - the not too varied sizes of bust are compared, and all manner of extensive discussion on mammary glands ensues.
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    Manga Therapy - Where Psychology & Manga Meet

  • Taking a Different Kind of Jump

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:28 pm
    Speaking of learning from editors, another editor from the world’s most mainstream manga magazine was asked about his job. In an interview with VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump imprint,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • An Intro Lesson to Stray Victims

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

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

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

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

  • Notes of Amagi Brilliant Park Episode 4 and 5

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Last week on Amagi Brilliant Park, Seiya works on ways to promote the park via advertising and reduced ticket prices. With the help of Toriken, a video of Moffle dealing with unruly guests goes viral, making the visitor count higher. This in turn gives Moffle more vigor and energy to fulfill his job as an ... Read more
  • High School Manga Romances Are A Changin’ :No Longer Heroine

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    We all know about the classic elements seen in shoujo manga: the heroine and hero are childhood friends, the rivals are horrible pricks, and the hero is always there to save the heroine. And you’d think by now most manga artists would have managed to change things a bit and spice it up? Unfortunately, no. ... Read more
  • Notes of Denki-Gai no Honya-san Episode 4

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    Last week on Denki-Gai no Honya-san, Christmas and the New Year takes over Umanohone. After the Christmas party at Director’s apartment, Hio-tan learns that he isn’t always the mean person he is whilst at the store. On New Year’s Day, Sensei shows Umio a part of town where she goes when she has writers’ block. ... Read more
  • Subdued Figures Special Column: Where Do You Buy Figures?

    25 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    What my figure collection currently looks like Since the figures I planned to review had their releases delayed again (*cries over Sakura Nendoroid*), I thought that I’d do something a little different this time! This special column is based around a question I get a lot from my figure reviews: where do I buy them? ... Read more
  • Attack on Titan: Before The Fall Light Novel Review

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

  • Attack on Titan "No Regrets"

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

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

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

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

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

  • Halloween Game Essentials Part 3

    Anthony Vernon
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Well, tomorrow is Halloween, and I’m sure most of you guys have been watching your Horror movie or maybe something more light hearted like Hocus Pocus. Hopefully, this means that you’ve also been playing some Halloween games. Well, in our final installment of Halloween Essentials, we will look a PS3, Xbox 360, and some indie games. Note: I was unable to find anything that was lesser known on the Wii that was worth talking about. Wii U PS4 and Xbox One are still too new to have any games that might have flied under radar. Condemned: Criminal Origins (360/PC) Taking inspiration from…
  • Con Preview: Youmacon 2014

    Anthony Vernon
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:38 pm
    For Midwestern con goers, Halloween doesn’t just mean trick-or-treating, but the opportunity to attend one of the largest cons in the Midwest. Yes readers, Youmacon one again will be held this weekend. This year’s Youmacon has plenty of things to do from the ever popular masquerade to a dance on Saturday night. There is also a live shugo chess game that will pit two teams against each other in chess combat as well as a live version of Mario Party (this may be the end of friendships). This year’s guest list is HUGE! Combining popular voice actors like Steve Blum, Caitlin…
  • Valkyria Chronicles is coming to PC

    Anthony Vernon
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Sega’s twitter account posted that its PS3 strategy RPG, Valkyria Chronicles 3, will be coming to PC on November 11th. The port will come with all DLC from the PS3, including two side missions, six challenge maps, and EX Hard mode. It will retail for $19.99 and is available on Steam for pre-order. Valkyria Chronicles is considered by many to be one of the best PS3 games made on the system. It combines a great story, a diverse cast of characters, and some of the prettiest water color inspired graphics in the game with its CANVAS engine. It takes place in a fictional version of the 1930s…
  • Bump of Chicken Singing Theme Song for “Parasyte” Live-Action Film

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    It was announced that Japanese rock band “Bump of Chicken” will be providing the theme song for the live-action movie Parasyte.  The movie is set to release in japan on November 29th and part 2 is scheduled for release on April 25, 2015.  The Movie will be directed by Takashi Yamazaki, who is best known for the movies, “Always: Sunset on Third Street 64″ and “Stand by me Doraemon”. Parasyte is a science fiction horror manga series by Hitoshi Iwaaki.  It was published in Kodansha’s afternoon magazine from 1990 – 1995.  The anime series is…
  • Final Fantasy Type- 0 Trailer: Enter the Fray

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    Square Enix has released a new trailer for Final Fantasy Type- 0.   The trailer introduces the dark world known as Orience, where a war threatens to tear the world apart.    Final Fantasy Type – 0 will be released on March 17, 2015 for Xbox One and PlayStation 3. The post Final Fantasy Type- 0 Trailer: Enter the Fray appeared first on Anime Power Level.
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    Sleeping Geeks

  • Fifa 15 BPL Team of the Week 4

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Hey guys, this is Bronze Panic bringing you another Team of the week. It has to be said this weeks action was not as exciting as to what we have become accustomed to. So from a pretty sedentary week here are my picks: Thibaut Courtois was outstanding in the clash of the week. Man United took on Chelsea as Van Gaal took on Mourinho and boy was it lively. Courtois just edged out De Gea but where equally excellent in front of the goal mouth. Leighton Baines is continuing his good form also picked last week in my 11. This week was no different as he whipped in an excellent cross for Eto’o…
  • Stealing the Fruit; Silent but Deadly – One Piece 765 Review

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:21 am
    One Piece 765 Review   And Oda continues with yet another amazingly awesome chapter. This backstory is so good, it could have its own anime. I would love to watch it with more detail. I hope the prolong it in the anime so we get more Rocinante screen time. CHAPTER 765 – ISLAND OF FATE: MINION   DOFLAMINGO KNOWS The chapter opens up at where the cliff-hanger from previous chapter had ended. It is indeed Doflamingo at the other end of the line as many predicted and not Vergo. However, it is clear Doflamingo already has suspicion about Corazon’s activity. The other executives are…
  • Unlimited Resolve – Weight Loss – Third Week – Less Progress

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    Yo guys! Unlimited Resolve here, also known as Tai, bringing you another update to my Weight Loss series. I hope you guys are enjoying this series, I love writing these posts and just love going through these waves of emotions of failure and success. This week wasn’t the best week, but I did make some progress! NOT THAT BAD So… this week went pretty okay. It wasn’t too bad, but it was a little bit worse than I wanted it to, having ate really weirdly throughout the week and kind of just… was wishy washy. That being said, I’m glad I did make progress as if I failed…
  • FIFA 15 BPL Team of the Week 3

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:31 am
    Hey guys, this is Bronze Panic bringing you another Team of the week from this weeks Barclay’s Premier League action. After the conclusion of this weeks action here are my picks: Joe Hart was outstanding against Spurs this week, key saves which kept Man city in the game and was enough to win the game with a comfortable margin. What stood out for me was the  penalty kick save, great athleticism. Phil Jagielka is in this team because of his solid performance against Aston Villa. He also managed to put in a goal with his head after that cracker he scored just a few weeks ago, bringing his…
  • FIFA 15 Trading Guide : Team of the Week

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:16 am
    Hey guys, its Bronze Panic here with a new guide on how to make you some coins. Team of the week is a magical time.  Players who have been playing some awesome football are picked out and are given an In-Form card. An IF card is an upgrade to an existing card which is often acknowledged by the players in real life, almost like a reward. The only way to bag yourself one of these cards is to open packs! TOTW or Team of the Week is usually announced on Wednesday at 6pm (UK) Everyone pretty much drops what they’re doing and spends their hard earned currency opening packs, hoping to bag one of…
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  • Sailor Moon Crystal Act 9 Serenity – Princess

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
      Happy Halloween! Tomorrow (Saturday) a new episode of Sailor Moon Crystal will be coming out, this week it is going to be Act 9 Serenity – Princess. You can watch it on Crunchyroll, Hulu and Niconico starting at 7pm Japan Standard Time, 6am Eastern Standard Time and 3am Pacific Standard Time. In this episode they are going to show who the princess is, I wonder who it it. After watching the episode come back to our forums are tell us what you thought of it you can join our forums here.   Since it’s Halloween her is a Halloween picture
  • Sailor Moon Crystal Blue-Ray Volume 2

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:07 pm
    The box art for the second volume of the Sailor Moon Crystal Blu-Ray Deluxe Limited Edition has been released. The episodes included on this disk are act 3, Rei – Sailor Mars, and act 4, Masquerade Dance Party. Since Sailor Mercury is on the cover for this DVD then i’m betting next will be Sailor Mars. This set also includes a charm to go with the charm bracelet included in the volume 1 Blu-Ray box. This charm is of Sailor Mercury’s transformation item. Also another 24 page colour booklet will be included with this set. These discs will have fixed up version of the anime.  …
  • Sailor Moon Crystal Act 8 Minako- Sailor Venus

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

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

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

  • Watch 5 Guys Breakdance To the Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun Opening

    Mike Ferreira
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Anime Herald Anime Herald - We'll talk nerdy to you. Anime themes just got a little more kinetic! While they’re not the best-known bunch in North America, break-dancing troupe Real Akiba Boys have garnered a bit of a following on Japanese video service Nico Nico. Real Akiba Boys bring a spirited, albeit quirky take on the usual anime themes with amazing choreographed breakdance routines that capture and build on the energy of each song. The choreography of each routine is simply fantastic, with the sheer technique of the dancers mixing with a playful, fun sense of humor that…
  • Viz To Launch Little Battlers Experience Manga on 11/4/2014

    Mike Ferreira
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Anime Herald Anime Herald - We'll talk nerdy to you. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VIZ MEDIA’S PERFECT SQUARE IMPRINT LAUNCHES LBX (LITTLE BATTLERS EXPERIENCE) MANGA SERIES Extremely Popular New Series From Japan About A Boy And His Powerful Robot That Battle Evil Kicks Off In English This Fall San Francisco, CA, October 30, 2014– VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, delivers sci-fi battle robot action in a BIG way with the launch of the new manga (graphic novel) series – LBX (LITTLE BATTLERS EXPERIENCE). The action kicks off…
  • Odaiba McDonald’s Decks Out In Yokai Watch Decor

    Mike Ferreira
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Anime Herald Anime Herald - We'll talk nerdy to you. In Japan, Yokai Watch is kind of a thing. The 3DS series, which spawned a mega-popular anime title, has been an absolute blessing for game developer Level-5. The newest game, which hit stores in July, absolutely dominated the sales charts for weeks after its release. Even now, with over 2.7 million sales, the game hovers in the top 10. It’s spawned countless merchandise, from toys, to companion books, to designer watches, and special edition 3DS systems. And, at this point, the phenomenon shows no signs of stopping. It should…
  • Sailor Moon Part 1 DVD & Blu-Ray To Hit Stores on 11/11/2014

    Mike Ferreira
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Anime Herald Anime Herald - We'll talk nerdy to you. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE HOME MEDIA RELEASE OF SAILOR MOON SEASON ONE PART ONE Celebrated Anime Released For The First Time Uncut, Re-mastered And In High Definition; Limited Edition Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack Packed With Extras Fit For A Moon Princess! San Francisco, CA, October 29, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, delivers one of the most legendary anime series of all time with the home media release of SAILOR MOON Season 1, Set 1 as a…
  • FUNimation To Dub Shows As They Air In Japan

    Mike Ferreira
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Anime Herald Anime Herald - We'll talk nerdy to you. Well, this was certainly unexpected! Earlier today, FUNimation announced that their dubs will be jumping to the next level. Much like with Space Dandy, the company will dub shows as they’re currently airing in Japan. The initiative, called the FUNimation Broadcast Dubs strategy, will be available exclusively to FUNimation subscribers. Psycho Pass 2 and Laughing Under the Clouds will kick off FUNimation Broadcast Dubs, with Laughing Under the Clouds premiering on November 1, followed by Psycho Pass a week later. CEO Gen Fukunaga…
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  • Some Men prefer Virtual Girls

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

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

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

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

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
    This is a collection of computer wallpapers featuring the character Tharja from the "Fire Emblem: Awakening" video game.  The wallpapers are 2560x1600, 2048x1280 or 1920x1200 in size. These pictures are originally designed to be used as background images on computer desktops, but they can also be used on tablets, mobile phones and any other device that lets you upload your own wallpapers. read more
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    The Mangaka in You

  • Drawing a Halloween Anime Girl in a Witch’s Room

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Every holiday should be an excuse for you to add a twist into your drawings. There are many things you can get inspired from, and a holiday-themed drawing can certainly give your blog or your Facebook page an up-to-date look. Here are the steps on drawing a Halloween-themed anime girl.   1. When drawing, always have at least an idea in your head. For my drawing, I new I wanted it to have “Halloween” written all over it, so that gave me the idea of drawing a girl in a witch’s room. So, first, I sketched the main character our.            …
  • How to Draw Anime Girl Profile -Basic Approach

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

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

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

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