Thursday, October 31, 2013

Issue #22

October 31, 2013

North Republic Industries

Wonder Woman Featured in 'Justice League' Movie

The Latest Top Pop Culture News



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Code Geass: Akito the Exiled Vol.2 DVD/Blu-Ray To Be Released On Christmas Day

THE SECOND VOLUME OF CODE GEASS: AKITO THE EXILED ORIGINAL VIDEO ANIMATION HAD BEEN ANNOUNCED FOR DECEMBER 25TH RELEASE, IN BOTH DVD AND BLU-RAY VERSIONS. BOTH REGULAR AND LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY COMES WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

ALSO INCLUDED ARE THE TEASER AND FULL TRAILERS, PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS, COMMERCIALS, AND A JACKET BY CHIEF ANIMATION DIRECTOR SHUICHI SHIMAMURA. THE REGULAR-EDITION BLU-RAY WILL ALSO HAVE ENGLISH AND JAPANESE SUBTITLES, WHILE THE LIMITED-EDITION BLU-RAY ADDITIONALLY COMES WITH BOOKLET OF ORIGINAL SKETCHES BY CLAMP, 24-PAGE LINER NOTES, A COLLECTION OF ENDING ILLUSTRATION CARDS, A PICTURE DRAMA, AUDIO COMMENTARIES BY STAFF AND CAST, AND A CASE WITH AN EXCLUSIVE ILLUSTRATION BY CHARACTER DESIGNER TAKAHIRO KIMURA.

THE STORY TOOK PLACE AFTER THE RISE AND FALL OF THE "BLACK KNIGHTS" ORGANIZATION, AND THE "DEATH" OF IT\'S LEADER, ZERO. ON THE VERGE OF DEFEAT, THE E.U. ARMY FORMS A SPECIAL UNIT KNOWN AS "W-0 , OF WHICH A YOUNG PILOT NAMED HYUGA AKITO IS A MEMBER. THEY FIGHT FOR THEIR FREEDOM AND FOR A "HOME" TO WHICH THEY CAN RETURN.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Gingitsune

One of the shows am thoroughly enjoying this season is , the anime adaptation of the original "" manga by Ochiai Sayori, a slice-of-life story with supernatural elements.



The story follows Makoto, a high school girl born from a lineage of shrine priests, who from a young age is able to see the shrine's herald spirit fox Gintarou. Although long abandoned by his herald companion and uninterested in human affairs, Gintarou forms a close bond with Makoto as she grows up, leading to a unique relationship between the two.

Nom De Plume

Hey guys! Sorry to have been MIA again, but after the much-needed fiery re-fueling of this year's NOHSCBWI conference in Cleveland, I've finally taken the opportunity to take a break from the meticulous process of novel editing to put in a blog post for the month of October (I have to get in at least one). It also doesn't help that I've been re-bitten by the anime monster, and the effects are far more virulent than they were when I was a kid, probably because now I'm older I can appreciate the adult content-and I'm not strictly talking fanservice-



Sorry about that.

Flashback Friday, Blood-C: The Last Dark Released; The Question I see far too Much- "Is Blood-C a Continuation of Blood+?", New CLAMP Illustrations, The Legend of the Legendary Heroes and A Chance to

Hey there! Like usual, sorry it took quite sometime to get this post up but I have a buns load of amazingly great news upon news for you all! First off for Flashback Friday I went back, edited all of my previous blog posts and will be giving updates/announcements on series that were posted in the previous blog posts! I'll start with Kamisama Kiss since I have buying a manga volume every time I go to Hastings >..< Heroes of Cosplay- Heroes of Cosplay will be returning next year for another season, though the official date is still unknown. This was announced last week on Heroes of Cosplay Facebook page. They also said they were looking for more imaginative cosplayers out there to cast; might not be too late to check into it if you're interested so make sure to go to their Facebook page for complete details! Wolf Children- The Wolf Children movie will be released November 26. Just by watching the trailer I started to tear up; can't wait to watch the movie =D Here is the link to the trailer- You can still put in your pre-order from RightStuf by clicking this link- There will also be a Wolf Children Graphic Novel that will be released March 25, 2014! Typing about Mamoru Hosoda, here is a contributed Illustration done by CLAMP.

This Illustration was done for the 'Summer Wars Official Comic Anthology' and is the first page of the book! xxxHolic Rei- Due to Del Rey shutting down we thought we might not see a US release of xxxHolic Reifor several more years, however Kodansha Comics USA (Del Reys successor) is not only releasing xxxHolic Rei, but also omnibus editions of xxxHolic and Tsubasa next year! Once the Japan release date of xxxHolic Rei is announced Kodansha USA will set and announce the US release date! So does this mean that we will be seeing a US release of Tsubasa ALBuM De REProDUCTioNS 2 and XXXHOLiC Butterfly's Dream Artbooks in the near future as well? I sure hope so! On the topic of xxxHolic Rei it was shown that this Illustration will be the cover of volume 1 for the Japanese release. MangaFox also just updated the new chapter. Oh CLAMP how you love to confuzzle us! Back to where Yuko?! Cardcaptor Sakura- CLAMP has done a lot of new Cardcaptor Saukra Illustrations for the Cardcaptor Sukra Moblie game, but it looks as though we will be seeing more than just Illustrations soon! Cardcaptor Sakura Producer Eizo Kondo says that he would like to make a new anime of Cardcaptor Sakura! So will we be seeing a re-make of Cardcaptor Sakura in the near future?!

Discotek will be re-releasing The Cardcaptor Sakura Movie on DVDa re-dub??? All fingers crossed!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Arpeggio of Blue Steel

With the popularity of the Kantai Collection online game, it is undoubtedly an auspicious time to air an anime series like , a show all about naval battles that feature ships whose advanced AI manifests as a humanoid avatar called a 'mental model'.



Based on the "" manga by Ark Performance, this science-fiction action story takes place in a future where rising sea levels have reclaimed much landmass, submerging many coastal regions.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

My Progress This Season

Well, I figure that my dear readers deserve to know how I have been occupying myself recently with anime, so I have decided to write a post on my general progress.Some older shows with which I have been dallying are Hunter x Hunter, a series of shorts named Sparrow's Hotel (completed in one evening), Majestic Prince, The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye, Solty Rei, and Tower of Druaga: The Sword of Uruk.At last, I've almost finished with the original Hunter x Hunter, having just watched Kurapica's major battle with one of the Spiders gang.It was so pleasant to see the god-like and glorious victory over a certain murdering blackguard-whatever his name is-that I have difficulty putting my feelings to words.Sparrow's Hotel is a great comedy about a kunoichi working at a midsized hotel, which I heartily recommend to anyone needing a laugh.I'm still trying to finish off Majestic Prince, which has to be one of the greatest mech shows of recent years-I place it next to Code Geass.You might know that two of those last three shows figure on my top fifty list, and hence deserve their own posts.Tower of Druaga is a great fantasy, and the first episode alone, which parodies fantasy anime in a grand style, suffices to give it a large place in any otaku's heart.



But, now onto some brief descriptions of this season's shows.I still have to get around to Samurai Flamenco and Coppelion, but I expect to accomplish this soon.At any rate, my ability to keep up with new shows is much the highest since 2009.That says something about the quality of this season!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Manga Binge: Why Nickelodeon is Awesome and Other Cool Stuff

KAWAII!!!



Yup, another manga post. As I'll be on a little manga binge for the next 2 or 3 months my posts will constantly be flip flopping between manga and anime.

Friday, October 25, 2013

High school Harem + Mecha...a combination done right! (Tenchi Muyo! War On Geminar review)

Opening songs

OP 1 - Follow Me Feat.Sound Around (Seira Kagami)


Fall 2013 Anime Log #1

The Summer is over and a new season has begun! It's time to see what the Fall season has in store, baby! Just like last season, I pick out a big chunk of shows (twenty this time, two of them being a series of shorts) and watch them all from start to finish. Unless they're really bad or boring, then I can drop them. I don't like watching bad things that don't amuse me.



The shows this Fall season are...

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Asexual Anime and Manga Characters

I had a completely different post planned this weekend, but then I decided to do something to commemorate Asexual Awareness Week. Unfortunately, even if , there isn't much representation in anime and manga, as is the case with other forms of media everywhere. I decided to start with what and weed out preexisting conditions that would affect sexuality (alien species, robot, sociopath) , traumatized individuals, and instances where aromanticism is confused for asexuality (sexual attraction does not equal romantic attraction).What's left is small, but it's a starting point.



MITSUYA ("SWEET PRISONER", MIGITE NI JUU, HIDARITE NI AI) - He's the closest we get to an explicit canonical asexual character.He says he's neither gay nor straight and doesn't respond to sex.It's really cool to see a story about characters with different sexualities, but I do take issue with how Mitsuya's asexuality is treated as a problem to be solved.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Controversial Anime Opinions

Yesterday, my blog had broken through its old visitors' count in one day, as a result of my comment in a Reddit thread titled "" where I had the "top comment". I'll begin with reposting my list of opinions - note, opinions only, and the whole assumption is that these are controversial, rather than iron-clad truths (for the most part):

Some of the more relevant shows mentioned in this list: Sword Art Online, Angel Beats!, Girls und Panzer, "Big Shounens", Spirited Away, Code Geass, Btooom!


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Are there any anime characters with short,blood red hair?

red hair vocaloid imageQ. I'm tryin to get a friend to come w/me to this anime expo in a few months. She has really short,like an A line haircut blood . Are there any anime characters that have hair like that? If yes,please send a link.

Best answer gets 10 pnts ^^


More Fall Impressions

ARPEGGIO OF BLUE STEEL

Seiji Kishi pulls the classic "show random action scene in the beginning to hook the viewer's attention because the exposition right after is going to be really, really mind-numbingly bland"


What are some awesome cosplay ideas?

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Wicked

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

2013 Fall Season (R) Spring smurfs 3d Season (R)

Confirmed the arrival of the autumn season and the screen has not been given a guide prepared by animelerle neregate.com on. You can open a new tab to see the image in full screen size of 5.66MB. For any comments and suggestions on the subject of re-l124c41 + out or you can contact me by. Renewed and updated list of fragments in this title add to the blog. Season smurfs 3d interpretations



can be found here. Complete List of Characters Series: Aikatsu! 2 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio-Arpeggio of Blue Steel-BlazBlue: Diabolik Lovers Alter Memory Coppelion Galilei Donna Diamond no Ace Crusher Freezing Vibration Gaist Gingitsune Golden Time Gundam-Build Fighters-Hajime no Ippo: IS-Infinite Stratos-2 Kakumeiki Valvrave Rising 2 kikou Kizutsukanai-Unbreakable Machine Doll-la wa Shoujo Kill Kill Kuroko no kyoukai no Kanata Kyousougiga Basuki 2 Little Busters! Log Horizon ~ Refrain ~ Lupin Sansei: Princess of the Breeze - Kakusareta Kuuchuu Toshi Magi: The Kingdom of Magic Meganebu! Miss Monochrome Nagi no Bushi Road Non Non Biyori smurfs 3d Kairiku Asukara Neppu ga Ore no nouna Sentakushi, Gakuen de Jama Shiteiru smurfs 3d Zenryoku Oshiri it Kajiri Lovecome Mushi 2 Outbreak Company Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle 3 Pocket Monsters: THE ORIGIN Ginga Saikyou Pupa Pocket Monsters Ultimate XY Zero: Battle Spirits Samurai Sentai Flamenco Seiyuu Voice-Torm 7 Sekai de Ichiban Narita Tsuyoku! Strike the Blood Brothers Super Seisyun Teekyuu 3 Tesagure! Walkure Romanze Bukatsu-mono White Album 2 Yowamushi Pedal Tokyo Ravens Yozakura Quartet ~ Hana no Uta ~ Shibushibu Shuushoku Yuusha wa Ore ni wo Narenakatta Shimashita Ketsui. OVA: Chihayafuru Fate / Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya Free! Genshiken Nidaime IS-Infinite Stratos-2 Kill Me Baby KissXsis Maken-ki! You can `yuu Miyakawa-ke no Kuufuku Seitokai Yakuindomo. Dai 2 Ki Suisei no Gargantia Terra e ... Machigatte Iru wa Ore no Seishun Lovecome Yozakura Quartet Yahari Movies: ARISE: Ghost in the Shell 2 Captain Harlock Code Geass: Akito 2 Boukoku no Eiga Dokidoki! Precure:

Screen Witches

The sublime Margaret Hamilton

as Oz's Wicked Witch of the West


Summer 2013 Anime Log Wrap-Up!

And so the Summer wraps up, as does my Summer anime viewing. For those who weren't , I decided to start following airing anime in Japan by season, because that's a thing anime nerds do nowadays. I'll be starting up the Fall series soon here, but wrapping up the Summer comes first.



I picked a total of seventeen series to follow, as listed here.

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Worst Of The Worst

I love villains. I love good villains: great villains: AWESOME villains. That's why I'll be posting villain related entries this month, it's a fitting subject for this scary season. That said, there are some villains I just dislike. As in, they really make me hate them not for being so good in their role as villains, but for being so DULL. I like bad guys to be as interesting, entertaining, and fleshed out characters as good guys. These are the antagonists I consider to be very weak, bland, boring, unenjoyable villains.

THESE FOUR DISNEY VILLAINS: Edgar from "The Aristocats", Madame Medusa from "The Rescuers", Rourke from "Atlantis: The Lost Empire", and Alimeda Slim from "Home On The Range." UsuallyDisney Villains, even the lamer ones like Prince John and Governer Ratcliffe, will have something about them that makes them entertaining. Not these four: they're total bores. Edgar's a greedy, bumbling, almost too polite and even sympathetic to be a bad guy Butler who never leaves a last impression at all. Medusa's a vain, temperamental, ugly witch whose "funny" moments are not at all funny and who is also motivated by petty greed. Speaking of, Rourke is also only in it for the money and his plan is particularly stupid because he wants to commit genocide against an entire lost civilization just so he can get richer off of the valuable relics than he already would be anyway for even freaking discovering the lost empire to begin with! His voice is well performed, but when he's revealed as the villain, his character becomes this smirking, sneering, joke cracking asshole who is just plain bland. And Slim is the worst. A stereotypical cartoon western outlaw with a talent for yodeling. Need I even elaborate? What a disgrace to Disney villains!

CARS VILLAINS: Of all the bad guys to appear in Pixar movies, these guys were the worst. Chick Hicks from the first "Cars" is basically a more jerkish version of the protagonist minus the character development. He's just some asshole who wants glory. Take away Michael Keaton as his voice and he's got nothing going for him at all. Even worse is Dr. Z and Miles Axelrod in the sequel. Z is a tired mad doctor cliche who lacks any threat or presence, and Miles is the equally cliched corrupt corporate executive who wants to extort money from others. LAME!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

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Is that who I think it is?!

Most people have heard of the latest Code Geass series Code Geass: Boukoko no Akito (Akito the Exiled). The series is set between season one and two of the first Code Geass series and it's in EU (European Union). I saw the first episode and I thought it's ok. However, I did not the feel the same excitement as I did when I watched the first series (the one with Lelouch). Perhaps because my favorite character isn't there (Lelouch) so I just brushed off the latest series and considered it just a gaiden (side-story). That is until I saw this:



Is that? IS THAT?

Fall 2013 Anime Episode 1 Reviews

So, aside 3 anime which I already put out here on the blog, I'm doing 7 mini reviews of other currently airing anime on the ! Every weekend, I'll be posting the roundup of those reviews here. Hope I can keep this up until the end of the season though (>>)



COPPELION 1:

Friday, October 11, 2013

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (Suisei no Garugantia)

Within minutes of finishing one of the best anime I've seen all year, I find myself trying to reflect on what I have seen and compose my thoughts enough to where I don't come out sounding like I just went on a massive "feel trip." Well, folks, I did just go on a massive feel trip so I am not sure I can help sounding like an overzealous fanboy.

There is no doubt in my mind that ATTACK ON TITAN was the best show of the summer (probably best show of the year), but I would dare say that GARGANTIA ON THE VERDUROUS PLANET was the second best and I feel like a complete idiot for avoiding it just because it was "another mecha anime."

It's not that I don't love me some mecha action, but I find them difficult to tell apart every now and then. I mean, once you've seen a few of the GUNDAM shows, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, EUREKA SEVEN, ESCAFLOWNE, and CODE GEASS the list of mecha must-see shows kind of dwindles a bit. At least for me. I don't mind digging a bit for harem, romantic comedies, horror, or straight-up action shows that fit the bill of "must-see", but mecha is the one genre that just kind of slips between the cracks for me. While I can watch a couple action shows or a couple of harem shows at once, I can't really do the same with mecha shows because they generally have such complex storylines that having multiple mecha shows going on at once isn't really recommended. So while I was watching VALVRAVE THE LIBERATOR season one, I was deliberately putting off GARGANTIA ON THE VERDUROUS PLANET and MAJESTIC PRINCE.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

5 Badass Anime Characters Part 4

5. CASSHERN (CASSHERN SINS)



CASSHERN (KYASH N?);THE PROTAGONIST OF THE SERIES. IN THIS LATEST INCARNATION, HE WAS ORIGINALLY A SUBORDINATE OF BRAIKING BOSS AND THE STRONGEST WARRIOR IN HIS ROBOT ARMY; WITH AN ADVANCED CYBERNETIC BODY AND QUICK REFLEXES, HE CAN DESTROY ANY OPPONENT HE COMES ACROSS. CASSHERN WAS ORDERED BY BRAIKING BOSS TO ASSASSINATE LUNA. HOWEVER, THIS ACT TRIGGERED A CATACLYSMIC EVENT AND HE DISAPPEARED. RETURNING HUNDREDS OF YEARS LATER WITH NO MEMORY OF WHO HE WAS, HE SOMEHOW HOLDS THE ABILITY TO PAINFULLY REGENERATE FROM ANY INJURY AND GOES VIOLENTLY BERSERK WHEN INCITED.

New York Comic-Con: Our Top Programming Picks for Thursday and Friday

New York Comic-Con hits Manhattan this week, and as the second-largest comic convention in North America many of our readers from around the globe, as are we, are making the trip.



In combing through the programming schedule for our own planning, we wanted to share what we feel are the highlights with our readers who may be attending, as well as for those who weren't able to make the trip but wanted to get a feel for how the schedule compares with San Diego Comic-Con. You can on the , and similar to SDCC's SCHED, you can save your favorites to your personal show planner.

Guilty Crown

~~~WARNING: THIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS SOME MAY NOT WISH TO KNOW OF.~~~



Ouma Shu drawing a void (Picture taken from: animequotes.net)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica/Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

The five main girls in PMMM [From left to right: Sakura Kyoko, Sayaka Miki, Tomoe Mami, Akemi Homura, Kaname Madoka] (Image taken from: shoshosein.info)



PMMM is a magical girl anime, similarly to Sailor Moon, but has an entirely different twist. In Madoka Magica, there's more of a dark twist in the sense that magical girls are made basically by agreeing to put their soul in a gem and fighting against illusionary creatures in order to cleanse their souls. The anime starts out with the main-main girl, Kaname Madoka, essentially clueless about the illusionary world with the creatures, but Madoka along with her friend, Sayaka Miki, witness this world alongside Tomoe Mami, whom was already a magical girl. At school, another magical girl, Akemi Homura, transfers into Madoka and Miki's class and warn them (more so Madoka) of just how dangerous and miserable it is to be a magical girl. After some time, Miki decided to form a contract with Kyubey to become a magical girl herself to fight against the illusions despite knowing virtually nothing about the background behind what being a magical girl entitled. The rest of the series follows the struggle of the five girls: Kyoko, Miki, Mami, Homura, and Madoka, as they all question what being a magical girl is or suffer under what they must do to live on as a magical girl.

Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)

The three military branches' icons in SnK [From right to left: the Garrison: troops stationed for defense within the walls, the Military Police: stationed in inner wall to protect king, keep order, and collect taxes, and finally the Recon Corps: those who venture outside the walls in hopes of researching and eventually overcoming the titans. (Image take from: imgur.com)



Just yesterday the first season of Shingeki no Kyojin, or Attack on Titan, ended. While there was no definite announcement in the anime itself that a second season was imminent, I am 99.9% sure a second season will come as they left it off in the last episode, and, well, I've read ahead on the manga, but that's a different point. Anyways, Attack on Titan is about humans, whom built extremely tall walls and live inside them, on the verge of extinction due to the human devouring monsters outside the walls called titans. Titans are several times larger than humans and as such, much stronger and faster in almost all cases. As such, the humans live in fear of those titans and resort to living life within the walls, trapped from the outside world. A young man, Eren Jaeger, along with a girl he'd saved while young, Mikasa Ackerman, witness their mother (not really Mikasa's mom but still..) being devoured by a titan. Even prior to witnessing that, Eren saw the Recon Corp members as heroes, but after being thrown to despair, Eren put his foot down and set out to get to the Recon Corp. Through his trainee years, Eren is faced with a few conflicts, even one that revealed to him, along with every other human who lived through the titans breaking through the walls a second time, that humans could transform into titans, or at least Eren could. From that point on, Eren is questioned to be a friend or enemy, and questions run around about whether he was the only human with such an ability.

4-Koma: Take me to your leader!

I am another MoC.C. convert



CODE GEASS R2: 4 KOMA NO.14 -

Code Geass R2: 200 words and a seriously not funny babble.

Code Geass R2: (13-15)

*190* word summary edition.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Will Cataclysm end the Ultimate Universe?

Will Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley's end the Ultimate Universe? That was the question everyone was asking at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Now Cataclysm takes over Marvel's Ultimate Universe, kicking off this October!



After the events of , the entire superhero population of the Ultimate Universe must fend off the Marvel Universe's Galactus! Plus, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man's Miles Morales enters the Marvel Universe.

ELEKITER ROUND 0 working on the PV for the new mini-album

Announced earlier this year at the music festival "Marine Wave Super live", the duo ELEKITER ROUND 0, consisting of seiyuu Shinnosuke Tachibana and Satoshi Hino, are going to release a new mini-album later this year. There are no details so far regarding the single that will be used to promote the mini-album or the mini-album on itself, covers and tracklisting are all being kept a secret from the public so far.



What we can and know about the new mini-album is that it's already recorded and the duo is working on the promotional video for the single.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Anime Mondays #35 (Fall 2013 First Impressions!)

Man, I was so excited when I completed a bunch of shows last week.I'm trying to get my list of currently watching anime under control since I'm in the middle of over 200 shows don't judge me.So what did I do?Picked up a bunch more.Stupid fall season.By the way, if you want to stalk my life, you can follow me not only on , but on and , as well.They all pretty much have the same features except the awesome status update feeds on Hummingbird and Anilist.That way I can talk about junk I'm watching while it's happening instead of spoiling my twitter feed.Shall we get started?



All images are from MAL, and there are spoilers below up to the episodes listed!

Things to learn from Attack on Titan (SPOILERS)

Every year I'll hear about an anime that is a "must see" and the best in years. I heard great things about Accel World, and was ultimately disappointed. Same with Code Geass, but it turned out to be one of the best animes ever. Next on the platter is Attack on Titan which has one of the most unique concepts and worlds I've ever seen. It's almost similar to Peter V Brett's The Demon Cycle series except with its own wrinkles. Now Accel World also had a pretty fun concept but failed in the simple rules of storytelling. This time around Attack on Titan fulfills its high expectations and delivers one of the best animes ever. Aside from a few stepbacks it's top notch in every aspect.



Note this isn't a review of the anime, rather a bulletin of points I'm selectively taking from this show to serve as tips (inspired by scriptshadow). And there WILL BE spoilers, although I'll do my best to minimize them. You have been warned.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Kyoukai no Kanata

One of the more anticipated and advertised new series of this season is , the anime adaptation of the "" light novels written by Nagomu Torii. Having seen the promotional videos for this show and with studio Kyoto Animation is at the helm, am confident this series will be good.



The first episode was everything I had expected of it, and those expectations were rather high. Offering lots of cute moments by hamming up Mirai's moe factor for all she's worth, this show made clear it isn't just a fluffy comedy as it already hinted towards plenty of mysteries and promises to deliver supernatural drama and action, perhaps some blood or gore too.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Fall Season 2013 Preview Podcast

Welcome to the Fall edition the Anime Audiolog Audio Season Preview! The Fall season is just about to start, and we're giving you the valuable information you need to get right into the season. We're trying something new out this year, and we've even brought in a special guest. The Fall season has a the most we've seen in a long time, so don't miss out. Check out our preview below!



Our special guest this year is Caraniel, everyone's favorite Irish blogger (sorry Scamp), of . Her insights and unique charm add a bit of color to our preview this season.

My Inspirations: Bennett The Sage

I' am a self proclaimed anime Otaku. As a result, I feel that I' am a member of a private club of some kind; to some extent at least. Additionally, I feel an incredible sense of camaraderie when I meet people who are just as devoted to the medium of anime as I' am. Have any of you guys experienced a similar emotion when communicating with another Otaku? Regardless, I remember when I was a member of an anime review organization while I was studying at Michigan Technological University. I have some very, very fond memories of my time there. In fact, I get a little misty eyed whenever I look back on those days. I was a different person back then but, even now I can still feel the weight of those memories within me. Anyway, not only was I a member of H.A.R.O, the Houghton Anime Review Organization, I was also living in close proximity to people who were Otakus much like myself.



My old roommate Josh was one of them and he and I had a lot of fun watching anime in our dorm room. He had a massive television and practically everyday he would let an entire anime play out on that television. It was a glorious time I must say. One of my favorite memories ofMichigan Tech was one weekend Josh and I watched the entire Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion series in one sitting. I remember watching the Sun rise as we got further and further into the series. It was also in my dorm room that I first saw series like Rosario + Vampire, School Days, Elfen Lied, High School of the Dead, Durarara!!, Another, Seto No Hanayome, and Mirai Nikki to name a few.Watching School Days in particular was one of the most memorable experiences of my life but, I really don't feel like talking about it right now (In the meantime I recommend that you go and watch the series for yourself).

Karneval: Complete Series

Age Rating: 13 and up

Rating: 8 out of 10

Episode Count: 13

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Friday, October 4, 2013

IS: Infinite Stratos 2

Adapted from the light novel series by Izuru Yumizuru, the anime returns with more harem silliness and mecha action. While the first season of "IS: Infinite Stratos" is not without fault because it succumbs to the usual pitfalls and issues most franchises in the harem genre suffer from, it was nonetheless a very enjoyable series full of cute girls.



"IS: Infinite Stratos 2" is a fun series to watch when you keep in mind that next to a sci-fi action show about girls doing battle in flying mecha suits, it is at its core a predictable harem series. Its strong suit however is a main cast of lovely girls that are the staple of their character type.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Spot Colour Photo

For my first Photo I decided to do the Yugioh card Utopia. Since this is my favorite card in the game I decided to use it even though I don't even play Yugioh anymore.For the spot colour I decided to highlight all the yellow and white parts of the picture. This symbolizes the fact that I once read that yellow and white are the colour's of Utopia.



For the Second one I decided to do a gundam from the Gundam Age Series. I decided to use it because Gundam is my favorite TV Anime in the whole wide world.For the Colour Spot I decided to Highlight the Turquoise and gold colour. I decided to do this because these are the main highlights of the gundam as you will discover if you watch the series.