Monthly Archives: October 2012

Console wars with a Fresh Take: “Aoi Sekai no Chushin de” Anime Preview

This anime seemed to be sincere at first but after you start to get the references you understand right away that this is a farce of the console wars between to major companies in the 1990’s. I personally enjoyed the whimsical farce this portrays these historical landmarks of the gaming industry. The deeper your passion for gaming the more you understand and catch the many references of this anime. Continue reading

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“Tiger & Bunny” DVD/Blu-ray US Release Date Scheduled

Warner Home Video, who handles DVD/Blu-ray distribution for VIZ Media, has listed a February 19th release date for the first DVD and Blu-ray sets of Tiger & Bunny.

12 episodes of the super hero action drama will be packaged with additional scenes, production sketches Continue reading

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“Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple” Trains For Next OVA

The martial arts battle continues on November 16th, when the 49th volume of Shun Matsuena’s Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple manga is released in Japan with a third OVA episode, introducing Savate assassin Christopher Eclair.

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Discotek Licenses “Thermae Romae” and “GTO” Anime

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Discotek has been making a name for themselves licensing classic anime, but there was a different announcement today, with the addition of Thermae Romae. “We licensed something from 2012! And it is hilarious! It’s about bath houses and time travel! Release will be in 2013 sometime.” Continue reading

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COSPA to Release First Official Hatsune Miku Costume

A tremendous amount of unofficial vocaloid-like or Miku-like costumes have been produced by unauthorized companies. Most of them are cheap and really of low quality. Finally, COSPA announced yesterday that they have started accepting pre-orders for the first official Hatsune Miku costume supervised by the official copyright holder, Crypton Future Media. The costume is released from their party costume brand Trantrip and comes with Miku’s several trademarks including a headset, hair ornaments, arm covers, and a tie. The price for the costume in Japan is 13,440 yen (about US$169.54) and it will be shipped in the middle of December. Check the English guide for international purchase. Continue reading

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The Anime Network Sets New Schedule for “To Love Ru Darkness”

Following the previous early streaming incident for The Anime Network that caused it to pull the series for a time, the streaming portal has now sorted everything out with its licensing partner and will now be able to stream the series once again. The first 3 episodes of the series will now be available at the following times:

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From Space to Dragons to Mystery Girl: Dragonaut Anime Review

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Twenty years prior to the story’s beginning, an asteroid headed for Earth destroys Pluto. Due to Pluto’s destruction, the asteroid, which is dubbed Thanatos, becomes temporarily stagnant. Now, in order to avoid Earth’s impending destruction, the International Solarsystem Development Agency (ISDA) works on the “D-Project”, and creates the “Dragonaut” after finding a dragon egg under the ocean. This weapon’s primary purpose is to destroy the asteroid when the time comes. However, they soon find out that the asteroid is not their only threat, as powerful dragon-like creatures, which are bent on destruction, appear on Earth. Continue reading

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14-Year-Old Student Arrested for Stabbing School Teacher Who Confiscated His Manga

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On October 15th, the Gamagori station of Aichi Prefectural Police arrested a 14-year-old male junior high school student, whose name has been withheld because he was a minor, for allegedly stabbing a 30-year-old female teacher with a ballpoint pen after she confiscated his manga in class. Continue reading

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From Trash to Treasure: Chobits Anime Review

Introduction

In the future, personal computers have developed into “Persocoms”, mobile computers that look like human beings. Hideki Motosuwa, a prep school student, desperately wants to buy a Persocom but cannot afford to. One day he finds a Persocom that has been thrown away and decides to keep it. When he turns on the Persocom, all she can say is “Chi” so he decides to name her that. After a while it starts to become apparent that Chi is more than an average Persocom. Having much better performance, it seems that Chi might be a “Chobit”, a type of advanced Persocom rumored to have independent thought Continue reading

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“The World Only God Knows: Tenri-hen” Anime OVA Theme Song Preview

Rondo Robe has posted a short but catchy preview for the upcoming The World Only God Knows: Tenri-hen, focusing on the release of the theme music by eyelis (Hayate the Combat Butler: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You ). 

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