Funimation, I Don’t Hate You.

October 31, 2008

Shikabane Hime: Aka got licensed last week. And we already have at least two groups who have shown up to replace Lunar.  But what gets me. Funimation didn’t just license the show and go, “Screw you fans, you can watch it on DVD in a year.” Funimation is actually hosting the show on SEVERAL websites, some using a decently high res version for streaming. AND BEST OF ALL, they are releasing the episodes only a week and half after the air date free of charge. And all I’ve seen as far as them labeling it is their name on the lower right, which while i kinda wish it was a little smaller font and on the top right, I’m ok with it. I mean it’s not much more than what most TV stations do.

It’s kinda crazy that there have been two groups that decided this week and half is too much of a wait and that they would say screw you Funi we’re going to sub the show. There are plenty of other shows out there that haven’t been getting subs. Why couldn’t these new groups do something a bit more productive than making the community look like we don’t care when a US distro actually does something cool for us fans?

Anyways, Funi, you rock.

Fansubbers that pick up a licensed show and sub it just to spite them, you guys suck.

Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae, Missing the Good Old Times.

October 30, 2008

The first season had it’s problems, but occasionally it was a good watch. The second season was meh at best. And so far it’s looking like this third season may very well create a new low for the series. Also, very disappointed in the OP.

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Since It’s Not Technically an Anime Blog

October 29, 2008

What I mean is about two weeks ago I got news back from Anime Nano that I had too many posts about Video Games to be considered an Anime Blog(14 of 72 posts had the Video Games tag).  And then even though I told myself this wouldn’t effect me, I went and stopped posting for about a week. I was actually quite baffled by the news though, sites that were already a part of Anime Nano would occasionally have the video game centered post, even about western games like Spore, not to mention the many posts on games like the Tales series and such. But as a new site applying to be added to the list, I guess the same privileges aren’t granted.

I eventually returned, as you can see. Currently I’m trying to rethink what I want to do. I enjoy my posting on anime, but I also like the occasional video game. And when my entire life gets sucked into a game like Fallout 3 it’s hard to write about much else.

Anyways, I just felt like taking that off my chest. I haven’t really looked into what my next plan of action for this thing is. I won’t be stopping my posts on jRPGs…. but then I have no idea when I’ll be finishing another one.

PS. On average my Video Games posts receive more hits than my Anime posts.

Kannagi OP Strikes Again

October 28, 2008

I loved the OP to Kannagi, easily my favorite OP for the new season. I watched it on repeat for several hours easily, that first week. And now the OST is out, lets just say the repeat issue isn’t going away. In fact it’s been the only thing so far to pull me away from Fallout 3.

Also, watched the PV. It’s like watching someone with extreme ADHD. Case and point the blender.

D.Gray-Man 103 Episodes in One Month

October 27, 2008

Good times, Good times. I really wish I could do this more often. And even better the show didn’t end up in Sucksville with Naruto and the filler seasons of Bleach.  Favorite Character would have to go to Road. She was awesome in pretty much every scene she was in. But that last scene with the Noah just left me with sooooo many questions. Read the rest of this entry »

Eternal Sonata(360) Review

October 26, 2008

This marks a truly amazing moment, I have actually finished the first play through of Eternal Sonata and it only took me about two months. I first beat the story mode at about the 25 hour mark, watched the 40ish minute end sequence, then I went back and played the bonus dungeon and beat the game a second time to get all the achievements possible for the first play through. Final time: 31:27:55

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Haruhi Suzumiya, A story for Teenage Girls

October 25, 2008

Or at least that’s what the US publisher is going to aim at as the target group for the novels. Source.

The novels, will launch in April 2009 with different editions targeted to anime/manga fans and to the broader YA audience. The paperback version, priced at $8.99, features a colorful step-back cover with no manga imagery. The novels will be shelved in the young adult sections of bookstores, according to Joseph Monti, Director of Paperbacks for Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. They will be advertised in the Alloy and dELia*s catalogs, which target tween girls, and promoted on MySpace and Facebook as well as a dedicated website. In addition, the publisher will promote Haruhi launch parties on websites popular with teen girls, with an offer of free gifts for girls who host them.

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