Happy new year!

31 12 2008

Happy new year, friends! :D

2009 is finally here, but so far not much is known about it. What will come? What is it we are waiting so for? Hopefully it’s something good (like the new Eureka Seven movie), but without a doubt there will come disappointments as well (like the Hollywood Dragonball movie). I will keep on blogging and hope you will continue following it because, let’s face it, without you readers I won’t be able to carry on! Anyway, enough of this, I’ve got some other stuff to do (I wanted this day off… T_T). See you later!

Happy new year, everyone!

Happy new year, everyone!

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FUNimation grabs Gungrave

30 12 2008

Yet another series FUNimation takes from Geneon is Gungrave ANN, a series I’ve been interested in for quite a while! I understand it’s about a man named Brandon Heat who is out for revenge on some crime syndicate. Ah, I will just have to check it out when it comes! Anyway, the whole series will be released by FUNimation in 2009.

Geneon's release is no longer available for official purchase.

Geneon's release is no longer available for first-hand purchase.

Source: Anime News Network





Eyeshield 21 on Crunchyroll

30 12 2008

Richirou Inagaki’s and Yusuke Marate’s football manga Eyeshield 21‘s ANN anime adaption will, from January 2 and forward, be available for legal view at Crunchyroll. If Crunchyroll continues to add great anime shows at this speed for at least one month longer, I will absolutely get the special “Anime Membership” that costs a few bucks a month and lets you watch anime legally as they are on TV in Japan with subs, for those who wants or needs it, in really high quality – even though it’s online streaming!

Sena and friends.

Sena and friends.

Source: Anime News Network





Kaede Newtown and Yonna in the Solitary Fortress on Crunchyroll

30 12 2008

CoMix Wave Films’ Kaede Newtown and Yonna in the Solitary Fortress shorts will be streamed for free and available for download (for keeps!) to paying members at Crunchyroll. Kaede Newtown premiered yesterday at 5 o’clock and Yonna in the Solitary Fortress will premiere in January.

I'm really curious about this one! Come, January!

I'm really curious about this one! Come, January!

Source: Anime News Network





One-shot sequel to High School Debut

30 12 2008

The latest issue of the Shueisha magazine Deluxe Margaret announced that a one-shot sequel to High School Debut ANN will be in the next issue of the magazine (ships on the 28th of January). The one-shot manga Enkoi Debut (Eternal Love Debut) be drawn by Kazune Kawahara, the original author of High School Debut.

Cover of High School Debut's third volume.

Cover of High School Debut's third volume.

Source: Anime News Network





It’s finally here!

29 12 2008

As mentioned earlier, I placed an import order on beNippon.com for some Japanese products, and guess what a woman working at the post office delivered to my door? That’s right (unless you just said something else than the obvious answer), the package with my imports! I wonder if she brought the package right home since we live in the same apartment building and she noticed the package was addressed to someone at her address, because we have never gotten any deliveries delivered right to our door before. Anyway, since I have no digital camera of my own, I had to take all pictures of package and its insides, so prepare yourself for some low-quality pictures. I hope you can at least see what the pictures are of. Why are there so many watermarks? Well, I wanted the watermarks to be at the same location on all the pictures so I spent (or should I say wasted?) a long time trying to find a free online service that would let me do so since Photoshop wouldn’t and the service I finally ended up using had to ruin the picture even more. Well, try to enjoy the pictures anyway!

The package, touched by none except a few thousand people.

The package, touched by none except a few thousand people.

I was really psyched and ecstatic when I received the package at the door and I almost started dancing. (Hey, you there, wait… GIVE ME THAT CAMERA!!) I have also ordered something else from beNippon.com that I hope will come soon, and I hope the happiness when that package arrives won’t be any lesser than what I experience today.





Ultimo serialized in Jump SQ next year

29 12 2008

The manga Karakuridouji Ultimo by Hiroyuki Takei, author of Shaman King ANN, and Stan Lee, co-creator of several Marvel comics such as Spider-Man and Fantastic Four, will start serializing in Jump Square in February, 2009. I don’t like comics that aren’t manga (such as the Marvel comics) and, even though Ultimo is a true manga, I was never that interested in Takei’s new work when it came out as a one-shot in Jump SQ.II in April, no matter how much I liked his previous work Shaman King; I checked it out, however, and the result made me even less interested in the manga than I was before I read through the pilot. Not a good move, Hiroyuki-san.

The robot main characters, Ultimo and Vice.

The robot main characters, Ultimo and Vice.

I’m not so into the idea of “robots” either, so often when a work includes that element I get a little sad and the series dies a bit in my mind. Cyborgs are kind of okay though, seeing as they are live people in mechanic bodies – not created beings with artificial intelligence.

Source: animeanime.jp via Anime News Network