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Why Do I Watch Anime? The 3 Reasons Why I Watch Anime

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If you ever asked me this in person, I could go through a 2 hour indoctrination of how anime changed my life. Although I don’t think anyone would like to read my opinion for that long, So I am going to try and keep it short and sweet and hope you enjoy it. Also go and check out more as this is an aniblog project performed by other anibloggers inspired by Kai.

This is my first editorial, not regarding news or review of an anime for the BAR, so here’s to hoping you like it. Firstly, I want to find a few  simple yet brief responses that would best describe as to why I watch anime. Canne goes over a good set of responses that are typically used but really carry no weight behind them. The best example is in regards to foreign culture, and how that is just shallow and not well thought out. I find that learning a bit about the culture is just a nice bonus but not a defining reason for me to watch anime. 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 Trash to Treasure: Chobits Anime Review

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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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Latest “Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment” PSP Preview

Namco Bandai has posted a new 90-second look at Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment, a game within a game for the PSP, following Kirito, Asuna and company after they’ve made it 75 floors into the Aincrad floating castle. A system problem corrupts the remaining 25 floors, causing chaotic new challenges for the heroes. Continue reading

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Sentai Filmworks Licenses “To Love Ru ~ Darkness”

Sentai Filmworks is bringing harem comedy back with their latest acquisition, To Love Ru ~ Darkness. This latest series is directed by Atsushi Ootsuki (Ladies Versus Butlers!) with character designs by Yuichi Ouka (Over Drive TV).

 

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Even a Pacificist Can Kill a God: Campione! Anime Review

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Some people suddenly find religion, but for 16-year-old Kusanagi Godou, it’s that REALLY old time religion that’s found him! As the result of defeating the God of War in mortal combat, Godou’s stuck with the unwanted position of Campione!, or God Slayer, whose duty is to fight heretical Gods whenever they try to muscle in on the local turf. Not only is this likely to make Godou roadkill on the Highway to Heaven, it’s also a job that comes with a lot of other problems. Like how to deal with the fact that his “enhanced status” is attracting a bevy of overly eager female followers. After all, they’re just there to aid him in his demigod duties, right? So why is it that the demonically manipulative sword-mistress Erica Blandelli, seems to have such a devilish interest in encouraging some VERY unorthodox activities? Continue reading

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A Harem For the Histories: Ambition of Oda Nobuna Anime Review

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Ordinary high schooler Yoshiharu is sent back in time to the Warring States Period, however not the same time line that he remembers. There he meets Nobuna Oda – not Nobunaga, Nobuna. In this world, all the famous figureheads and warlords of the era are female! Nobuna teams up with Yoshiharu to help fuel her ambition and quest to rule the world… Continue reading

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