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  • 25Mar

    Unknown Anime of the Week

    I decided why not? I’d do a weekly survey of the not Narutos and Bleaches of the bunch. Truly good anime but when I converse about it in Anime club they all say “What?” The overlooked anime that is quite good and deserves a second look. I shall be going over these series (granted that they are licensed) and why it’s a must see. So let’s get started: This week’s anime is Kono Minikuku mo Utsukushii Sekai- This Ugly Yet Beautiful World [img]http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t278/vainya/A2836-6.jpg[/img] [b]Name of series:[/b] This Ugly Yet Beautiful World [b]Licensed by:[/b] ADV Studios [b]Broadcast on:[/b] Anime Network VOD [b]Genres:[/b] action, comedy, drama, romance, science fiction [b]Age rating:[/b] Teen (has some nudity and fantasy violence) [b]Number of episodes:[/b] 12 [b]Plot summary by anime news network:[/b] High school student Takeru Takemoto works part time as a (motor)bike courier. During one of his deliveries, he saw a mysterious light passing him

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  • 24Mar

    Viz Media secures Bleach license for movie release

    You can’t go to any anime convention without running into at least one Bleach cosplay. Most people only cosplay characters they love, so Bleach must be a property that people enjoy. Viz Media knows this and have secured the rights to release Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody. The movie will actually have a theatrical release in major cities throughout North America this summer. The DVD release will be available just in time for the holidays. “We are extremely excited to announce the domestic license for BLEACH THE MOVIE: MEMORIES OF NOBODY,” says Liza Coppola, Sr. Vice President, VIZ Media. “BLEACH has emerged as one of the most popular animated, manga and video game properties in North America and the release of this film will no doubt captivate millions of avid fans. Filled with riveting animation and spectacular battle scenes featuring all the major characters, BLEACH THE MOVIE is ideally

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  • 17Mar

    Angelic Pretty opens their English online shop!

    Angelic Pretty is one of the top clothing companies that provide “Sweet Lolita” Style clothing. We haven’t really gone over what Sweet Lolita is here yet, but here’s a crash course from the Angelic Pretty website: Lolita Fashion is a fashion culture that was born in Japan. The characteristic is a princess-like silhouette such as lace, frills, and puffed sleeves. Angelic Pretty sells clothes where the concept is “cute” and “sweet”. Everything is so very cute on the new Angelic Pretty English website. For the first time, people can now order straight from Angelic Pretty instead of going through a service (which is more expensive). AP only takes Paypal right now, and they also have a currency calculator on the site, so you can see how much the clothing will actually cost you. With the dollar being weak, it might actually be more than you want to spend. From experience,

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  • 11Mar

    No Country For Old Men

    No Country For Old Men isn’t a serial killer chase across Texas as the movie previews would have you believe. It’s really a great tale about the good ole boys of Texas and how they don’t really fit in with today’s world. Of course this movie is set back in a time (you could try to guess) either seventies or early eighties. The movie stars Javier Bardem as a precise, cool-calculated killer for hire on a mission. Though at times the mission seems to take a back seat to his own “moral” code on living/killing. Also starring Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and guest appearance of Woody Harrelson. I have to say that I love Woody however his scene’s in the film weren’t pertinant to the story, a lot of the dialog just seemed like they were stretched for the actors benefit. As if the scene were only one sentence

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  • 10Mar

    World’s 50 most powerful blogs

    The Guardian UK posted an article yesterday that lists the world’s 50 most powerful blogs. What characterizes a powerful blog? The criteria seems to be hits, but even that is inconsistant. From reading through their top 50 choices, some are obvious and yet other blogs that I would think would make the list are completely vacant. Number one on the list is the Huffington Post, a political blog that started with money and name recognition from Arianna Huffington. The Guardian says like her or not, she gets traffic. Boing Boing makes it at number 2 on the list. Which makes sense. This blog is the new slashdot. Within minutes of posting something new, cool and unique the person’s site goes down. You should definitely read the list to see if some of your favorite blogs made the cut. While Gawker made the list along with their sub-site Jezebel, Kotaku is

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  • 10Mar

    Tokidoki for Hello Kitty = too much cuteness!

    Okay my Hello Kitty loving heart is so happy to hear about this. Tokidoki, who is much loved for her interesting anime style artwork, is releasing a line of Hello Kitty themed items. Currently the line is only available in Japan but will be coming to Tokidoki.com and www.sanrio.com soon. The line will consist of the necklace in the picture, purses, wallets and even statues. Go here to take a look at some of the items. The best thing about the line, not just that it combines great classic with a new artist, but it’s actually pretty affordable. Unlike the Kimora Lee Simmons or Tarina Tarantino line, the necklace only costs $45. I ordered my necklace today and will take some pictures when it comes in! I can’t wait to see the rest of the line!

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  • 07Mar

    Death Note statues from Sideshow Collectibles

    Sideshow Collectibles has the best crafted statues. I would be broke if I looked at their site more often. Today I found these amazing statues of L and Light from the manga/anime Death Note. CraftLabel has actually used real fabric for parts of the character. At 12″ high, Light is pretty impressive. He carries both the Death Note an apple which means that the Shinigami is near by. Light is priced at $79.99 and you can view more pictures and pre-order here. L is an interesting character in Death Note. He’s a genius detective that is trying to hunt down the person that is responsible for all the muders. The statue is actually pretty dead on! L is 10″ High and is also priced at $79.99. You can view more pictures and pre-order here. Both statues are a limited edition, which means they could go fast. As usual with SideShow,

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  • 05Mar

    Pre-registering for Anime Expo could win you a trip to Japan

    Anime Expo is the largest anime convention on the west coast. Thousands of fans and cosplayers flock there to have fun and spend their money. This year if you pre-register before June 15, 2008 you will be entered into a contest for a trip to Japan! Winners will be announced at Anime Expo 2008′s opening Ceremonies which takes place July 3,2008. This year Anime Expo is at the Los Angeles Convention Center in LA, CA. Not one, but two pre-registered attendees will win an all expense paid trip (which includes airfare,hotel and extras) courtesy of Intermixi Japan Tours. Winners will be able to choose from the following tours: · Kame Hame Kansai Tour · Neo Tokyo Tour · Tokyo Game Show Tour My pick would definitely be for the Tokyo Game Show. If you would like to read more about the individual tours offered you can go to www.intermixi.com for

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  • 05Mar

    Live Action Death Note coming to DVD

    Viz has been screening the live action Death Note movie and it’s almost ready to be released. While the trailer is in English, the movie will be in Japanese with English subtitles. The dvd is planned for release later in the year. Death Note is an amazing story where Light finds a notebook (Death Note) that gives him the ability to kill anyone at will. He just needs to know their face and their name. L is the detective that is trying to find out who is behind the killing spree. Hit the jump to see the English Trailer: [youtube]mPAJXXZ_HFU[/youtube]

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  • 02Mar

    Blue Dragon launches on Cartoon Network

    Viz Media has announced that the Blue Dragon series will be coming to the Cartoon Network this Spring. The Blue Dragon series is based on the exclusive Xbox 360 videogame. The game was developed by Hironobu Sakaguchi who is also responsible for the much loved “Final Fantasy” series. While the game may have not been the runaway hit in Japan that Microsoft had hoped for, the animated series debuted in Japan on April 7. 2007 ans was received very well. “We are pleased to announce the U.S. launch of BLUE DRAGON on Cartoon Network,” says William Germain, Director, Animation Production, VIZ Media. “This fun-filled action adventure story of good vs. evil, magical powers, courage and friendship is set to join the ranks of other popular VIZ Media series such as NARUTO, DEATH NOTE and BLEACH on the premier cable animation network in the United States.” What is Blue Dragon about?

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