Final Fantasy XIII NEW TRAILER (1/28)

January 28, 2009


So there’s been this countdown clock going for a while. People hoped it would lead us to a new trailer, others feared it would just be a global announcement for something we already knew from the Japanese press releases.

PRAISE the lords for it is a new trailer, and it’s a pretty good one at that, featuring plenty of cutscenes and actual in game footage of the battle system. I still have no idea how it’ll work out, but it sure looks awesome.


Pic and news were stolen from Kotaku.

The Blogging Equation

January 26, 2009


Every now and then I switch from watching insane amounts of anime to spending my time playing video games. This has been one of those times. I recently rediscovered my PSP, then proceeded to play and beat the God of War game for it and am now working on the Star Ocean remake. This is on top of the 360 which I’ve been spending plenty of time playing Fallout3(WOOOOOOooo DLC comes out tomorrow), Mirror’s Edge(DLC this Thursday), and a little Gears of War 2(YAY PATCH)/ Halo3 multiplayer. Mixed in with work and school I find that I am only leaving a small amount of time for anime and even less for writing on a blog that has a good # of hits per day but no comments (it’s really weird).

There has been one piece of news that truly made me go WTF, Detective Conan vs Lupin the Third. I’ve watched my fair share of Conan, and not anywhere near as much Lupin, but the idea of the two facing off is GOLDEN.

I’ve been enjoying watching as Crunchy Roll, or at least Shinji, is attacked across the Internet.

My favorite anime blog is still on hiatus, come back to us Jason!

The live action Avatar movie is now DEAD to me. I think the animated show is easily the best thing to come out of Nickalodeon since Invader Zim. But everything I hear about the movie is making it plain and clear that it’s going to be nothing like it should be. It might still be better than Dragonball Evolution though.

Some have said that the winter season has been a huge disappointment. I’ve really only been disappointed by one show so far, Akikan and that was with low expectations to start with (though I haven’t heard anything good about White Album and have yet to actually watch it to find out for myself). Otherwise I think it’s a pretty decent season, especially for winter and I plan to have a real post on it put up later this week if Fallout3 can let me get away long enough.

I’ve also been watching Doctor Who for the first time when I discovered that Netflix had the episodes on Instant about 3 weeks ago. Currently in the 2nd season and for the most part it’s a fun show, though I still have no idea why half my friends swear that it’s the best show ever created by man.  This definitely isn’t helping with my time to watch anime though.

Anyways, I’m going to go back to trying to have at least two posts on this site per week, should be possible. Eventually I’ll swing back to watching crazy amounts of anime and will want to say something about what I watch. That’s when this blog should get back to the daily posts that I had going for a surprisingly long while. Until then I’ll just be watching currently airing shows and may randomly have to say something about them (Like my fear that Clannad AS is looking ever more likely to have a KEY end).

OMG, Daughter of Twenty Faces: ep 21

January 17, 2009


Live-eviL, the only supporter for this show, FINALLY released episode 21. It only took them almost three months for this episode. Lets hope they can shorten that time for the final episode.

While this show didn’t turn out as epic and awesome as it first appeared it would (in fact the story is pretty ridiculous right now), it still holds a place on my list of awesome shows.

Kurokami 01: A Shana Clone?

January 16, 2009

This might just be me, but by the time I made it to the OP, I couldn’t help but think that this show was ripping off Shakugan no Shana. And this goes farther than just the main girl having red hair.


Evidence one: Intro starts with male lead, Ibuki, having a monologue while dying.

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Kurokami 01 …… IN ENGLISH!?!???? *Update 2

January 16, 2009

I’ve been a bit busy recently, mostly playing video games I guess. Anyways, I haven’t yet watched all the new shows that started this winter, only a select few. (For those wondering Maria+Holic’s 02 has solidified the show on my must watch list)
This morning I went out in search of some of the shows I still need to watch, and one of the ones I had a bit of hope for was Kurokami. Coming to us from Sunrise, and looking rather nice while doing it.

That’s when I found this (The torrent above and a DD megaupload link).  Current status is that I’m downloading this along with a sub version, and will report my findings as soon as I can. I really wish I could know if this is a fandub or what.

According to ANN, the show is already licensed, and there are english VA already chosen. But did they really already release a dub?!??  And I thought Funi’s subbing of Shikabane Hime was a new level of speed.


Looks like ANN, in fact has a news article that Bandai is airing the English version on iaTV 8 hours after the Japanese air time. I have to admit, that’s pretty cool.

For anyone who hasn’t heard of Kurokami yet, check out the trailer!

Update 2:

Watched the english dub, it’s ok, but I won’t be watching it over the subbed version. Still pretty cool that they have it already dubbed though.

.Hack//Link Coming to a PSP near YOU! *Update

January 14, 2009

Believe it or not, .hack isn’t over yet.


The latest issue of Famitsu has confirmation on the next video game episode long-running, but niche appealing .hack series from CyberConnect. .hack//LINK is making the jump from manga to the PSP in 2009.(Source: Kotaku)

This rates at the top of my Fanboy Scale here, a multiplayer .hack game based on one of the many .hack manga? Tell me where to send the money to make sure this game gets localized. We never got Fragment, we deserve this.


Found some magazine scans from the Famitsu article on this game. Loaded them to the blog, just click to see the full size.


Maria+Holic OP *Fixed Again

January 12, 2009

In true Shaft style, the OP for Maria+Holic is insane and random. I HIGHLY suggest you check this OP out in HighQuality.

I love it when he uses Matsurika as a guitar XD. I haven’t even watched the second episode and I already love this show.

*Fixed: The video I was linking to before got pulled, but there is always another, so I just changed the link.

** Updated Well, that video has now also died thanks to Media Factory. So here’s a third version, the last one I can find on youtube. Sadly the person who put it up there FAILS and it’s in 4/3.