Archive for April, 2009

600Gb’s of Anime, and Still Growing!

I have recieved a ton of downloaded Anime’s over the past two or three months. I am excited to say that I have reached a total of 600 Gb’s of Anime, and it isn’t getting any smaller! I actually had to go out and purchase a 1 Tb external hard drive for my PC at home, because my other externals were completely full, and my Anime’s were getting mixed up and moved every which-a-way!

I mostly download most of my anime on my own now. At first I started getting my titles from my roommate, who must’ve given me more than 400 Gb’s of Anime. After a while, I began to search some bit-torrents for the titles that I wanted to see, and found that it was so easy to do! I now have soooo much anime that it will literally take me months to completely finish it all, and I am completely ok with that!

Anime has been an important part of my life since I was 10 or 11. I saw an episode of Dragon Ball Z on Cartoon Network, and I was hooked ever since. I consider Anime one of the only things on this Earth that know most about. Of course I don’t know everything about it, unfortunately, but I feel that the knowledge I do possess makes me sort of an Anime professional. Well, professional might not be right, but whatever.

Right now I am in the process of making an Anime list of all the titles in my possession.  Once I get it finished I’ll try and post it to the blog, to let everyone else see what I have.

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Anime/Manga Committee Meeting Today!

It is Tuesday, April 21st, 2009:

I hope I see everyone at the committee meeting tonight at 7:30pm @ the Davidson room 254! I’ll be bringing a few anime titles to show everyone!

As of now I have almost stayed up a total of 24 hours, and I feel as though I am going to die. I could fall over any moment. Therefore, I will not see many of you until the meeting tonight, because I will be home sleeping!

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Anime Review: Kuroshitsuji

I can honestly say, as of now, I have no idea what this anime is about? I’m not really into the habit of reading anime reviews, because I feel that if I have the time to read a review, then I have time to just watch the anime! (hypocrite, I know!) Well I’m in the process of downloading this anime as we speak! I glanced through the first episode after it had finished downloading to make sure it has english subs and is in good quality, and it DEFINITELY IS!!

From what I can tell, it’s about a young boy who is the master of an estate, with many servants who work for him. For some reason he is wearing an eye-patch, but it just adds to his shota-cuteness. And I believe that the main butler who takes care of him is a demon, but i’ll have to continue watching it later on to find out! It looks like an emo/gothic style anime, but also has comedic moments in it as well! I definitely want to try and show this anime at Nerdacon v4, since it is a recent japanese release, having finished airing the beginning of this year, 2009.

I’ll bring it to one of our anime meetings and let everyone check it out! ^_^

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Anime Review: Zipang

Zipang is an anime that I’ve been watching for the past few days now, and I am completely surprised at how good this anime is! I have to admit, during the first episode I had no idea where this anime was going? It started off slow, and was using terms that only a Japanese Navy sailor would understand. Near the end of the anime I had almost given up on it’s plot, thinking it was just gonna be another one of those anime’s that came up short for interesting plot twists. MAN WAS I WRONG!! The anime does a complete 180 it seems, and instead of talking about modernized warfare through todays technology, it takes you back 60 years in the past, to WWII.

zipang2Mirai, an improved Kongou-class Aegis guided missile destroyer, is one of the newest and most advanced ships in the entire Japanese Self-Defense Force (SDF). Her crew, also one of the newest, is lead by Capt. Umezu Saburo and Executive Officer Kadomatsu Yosuke. While running scheduled training exercises one day, Mirai encounters a fierce storm that throws their navigation systems into temporary disarray. After a few minutes of recovery, the crew is shocked to discover that they’ve been transported back in time to June 4, 1942 — The Battle of Midway, during World War II. Letting history take its course for this battle, they manage to avoid the conflict firsthand and make a vow to remain annonymous, changing history as little as possible. However, when the crew comes across the dying Lt. Commander Kusaka Takumi, XO. Kadomatsu’s instincts to save lives takes over, changing the course of history more than he could’ve imagined. (Source: myanimelist.net)

I am a bit of a history buff, so this anime has inevitably caught my attention. Though I don’t know much about the Japanese history during WWII, it doesn’t seem to matter, since everything is pretty much laid out for you in the anime.The production value is really well done, and the character development in the anime makes it extremely interesting! I haven’t quite finished it yet, as I have about another 8 episodes to see, but as of now it has not let me down as far as plot and suspense.

I would like to nominate this anime to be suggested for review for Nerdacon v4 approval. Naturally, I will bring the episodes I want to show to our meeting on tuesday and let everyone get a glimpse of it. If you have any interests in this anime, please make a comment!!

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Anime Review: Moetan

This is an anime that brings me personal enjoyment. It’s an anime that makes you believe it’s more for a younger audience, but devilishly fools you with panty shots, mild nudity, and sexual conantations.

The anime is about a girl named Ink Nijihara, who has a high school crush on a boy in her class named Nao Tezuka. (yes, the main character is in HIGH SCHOOL!!) The LOLITA complex for this anime makes it all the more interesting…for some…though there is a wide age range of women shown later throughout the show. Anyway, Nijihara comes into contact with a magician from another world named Mahou Shoujo, who was sent to Earth for more training by the king of his world, and was turned into a cute little duck (with a HUGE lolita complex!) Nijihara is used by Mahou to gain points for his training by becoming the magical girl Pastel Ink. (her transformations are my favorite part of the show!! ^_^)

For someone with a lolita fetish, this anime is perfect, though it doesn’t go too overboard with nudity…until episode 8…and tends to keep it exceptable for even American viewers. (don’t get me wrong, it’s not just for pedophiles!!) It’s a hilarious anime, in my opinion, and doesn’t become too drawn out, with only 13 episodes. If I had to rate this anime, I’d give it a 4 out of 5, because of it’s production value, character development, hot girls/women, and creative storyline. I’ll definitely want to submit this for review to show at Nerdacon v4, happening in November!

Let me know what you think by commenting!

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Dragon Ball: Evolution Movie Review

dragon-ball-evolution1It is hard for me to even describe in words how horrible this movie was. At times during the movie, I felt as though I was going to cry (figuratively speaking) not because of such wonderful and emotionally moving character developments, but because of the huge distance obviously sought after from the plot of the original manga and anime series. I shit you not people: Kami and mister Popo were stricken from the story, Piccolo has about three lines in the entire movie (not counting the seemingly scary grunts and moans often associated with his character), there was ABSOLUTELY NO description given to help understand who Piccolo’s little helper was, the actor who played Yamcha was perhaps the WORST and UGLIEST actor I have ever seen in a film, and so on and so on…( if I continued I would just get more and more depressed.) Chow Yung Phat was probably the best thing the movie had going for it, and for a PG rated movie, he played his part as master Roshi rather well.

I have to know what everyone else thought about this movie?!!

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Dragon Ball: Evolution

As it stands now, a few of the members are planning to meet up today to see the new Dragon Ball movie that came out to theaters today! I believe I speak for everyone when I say that I’m excited about going to see this movie, however, I am fully aware that it will probably be the WORST Anime related live-action film of all time!! It has taken a production company over 6 years to finally grow enough balls to make this movie, but Akira Toriyama, the creator of DB and DBZ, has given NO artistic insight for the making of this movie! UUUUGH!!!! -_-

This movie will no doubt bring tears to my eyes, whether it be from absolute sadness having seen the horrible production of this Anime classic, or from the pain of laughter, as I’ll no doubtetly feel when I finally see the uncanny resemblance believe Piccolo, and Jim Carry’s “The Mask”!!

Still, we’ll have fun and most likely get some food afterwards. It should be an interesting evening! ^_^

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