Thursday, October 24, 2013

Beyond the Staple

Mansairaku with Hikaru (Otogizoushi anime series - 2004)


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Few of My Favorite Things



Future of the Shounen Battle/Action/Adventure Genre

I'm sure by now, most of you are familiar with this subsection of anime and manga. I know that shounen is a demographic which is aimed at boys, but over here in the United States it is often inadvertently identified as a genre for a large list of series which share similar characteristics. I tend to usually identify these series as Jump series since most of the titles people readily identify as shounen come from Jump, but in this article I'm going to have to broaden my explanation as their are other series such as Fairy Tail outside of that magazine that use the same formula. Typically, I would tend to define these series as being an action adventure series or a battle manga, but for the sake of this article, I'm going to be politically incorrect and classify these series as just "shounen" so everyone knows what I am talking about.

Now on to the content of this article.What is the future of shounen manga and anime? When most of us (at least in the United States) think of the classic anime that have withstood the test of time, most of them were in fact the battle shounens. When most people are asked what anime are considered "classics" or "must sees" many, if not all of these lists will include series such as: Dragon Ball, Hokuto no Ken, Saint Seiya,, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Rurouni Kenshin (I know that there are other technical shounen series such as Slam Dunk, but I'm focusing on the subsection like Dragon Ball that the American audience readily identifies as shounen).

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Rurouni Kenshin (2012)

is one of my favorite Anime shows besides Gundam and Trigun. I was kinda surprised when I found out this was a movie 'cause I've never even heard it mentioned online or anywhere until this dropped in my lap. I guess I've lost touch with the movie information highway after spending all my time on tv-series the last few years. Even tho I've heard nothing about it, I stll had some expectations as the anime is pretty epic so here's my feedback as a fan

I think they found a pretty cool actor to fill Rurouni Kenshin's shoes, he has that innocent look and he looks good fighting. The characters are pretty well played and I recognized the atmosphere, city and characters from the anime as the movie progressed. Visually it's quite impressive and it even has a pretty rad soundtrack as well.

Monday, October 14, 2013

meet me

Last Saturday I went to watch -MOVIE at Lasipalatsi. I didn't expect that much that it was good.. But have to said that it was REALLY awesome! When I watch Japanese movies(live not anime) I always dissapointed. But but NANA-MOVIE is the best (.)RUROUNI KENSHIN WAS JUST SOMETHING.. WELL DONE! AND SATO TAKERU CAN ACT! When the movie ended, the ending music was ~ Some people was still staying there and listening the music. I stayed too to listen them.. Haha it was quite awesome.. On Sunday I met Joel and just passed by to THE CIRCUS. Many people lined up to the GAZETTE's gig, maybe more than 10 hours? well the gig was already sold-out.7 years ago we were same like lined up to D'espairsRay, Blood, Ayabie, Plastic tree, Moi dix Mois, Dir en grey, MUCC, Versailles, THE CANDY SPOOKY THEATER, Abingdon boys school, Miyavi and what else?... I can't remember... But yeah... now we can't stand so long haha.. just writing this cause i want to share these memories with you guys.. I still want to see some VK-bands like , MEJIBRAY etc.. i guess i will never grow up lol ~ but so? i still like to listen VK-bands and follow japanese street style fashion :-----D

Forum renewed, it's ok I guess. And it's nice when frozen-yogurt place KIPPO opened there. No need to go to Iso-Roba to buy.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Animangaki 2013

So last month on 24th and 25th August 2013, Animangaki 2013 took place at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre in its fifth year and saw over 8000 anime, manga and gaming fans. By the way, for those don't know what it stands for, Animangaki is a combination word of Anime, Manga and Gaki, as in brat in Japanese because we are all anime and manga brats bought together by a common love.

This year's event saw a lot more events and performances as well as cosplayers on both days with band performances, cosplay competitions, Touhou Festival and art contests. Besides that, anime and manga fans were all treated to toys and merchandises being sold at booths outside and inside the hall.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Movie Review: Gatchaman

A nostalgic, sentai-ish, action movie is how I describe the live-action adaptation of Gatchaman. More popularly known in the Philippines as G-Force, the movie was released last October 2 through SM Cinemas (like Rurouni Kenshin and some ). Here, I try to review the different aspects of the movie.

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Top 5: Classic Toonami Shows

It's been quite awhile since I last posted (almost five months), and quite a bit has happened in both my life and Toonami in that time. For me, getting ready for college during my senior year of high school is quite the ordeal. Enough about that, though. We're here for Toonami. Today, I decided to list my favorite shows from classic Toonami, or Toonami when it was on CN from 1997 to 2008. Let's get to it! One rule, though, they had to be shows that I watched during the original run of Toonami. Some shows, like Outlaw Star, IGPX, and Naruto, did air on classic Toonami, but I didn't watch them until after 2008.

Ah, the memories of days gone by...