Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Live-Action RUROUNI KENSHIN Movie Sequels Spotlight the Juppongatana

Greet the new year with this awesome shot of the two live-action Rurouni Kenshin movie sequels' version of the legendary Juppongatana, taken from the film's . Led by the ruthless (), this band of highly skilled swordsmen promise to pose a formidable threat to Kenshin Himura () and his friends.

The members of the movieverse's "Ten Swords" are (Ryunosuke Kamiki), Cho Sawagejo (Ryosuke Miura), Hoji Sadojima (Kenichi Takito), Anji Yukyuzan (), Usui Uonuma (Matsu Murata), Kamatari Honjo (), Henya Kariwa (Yuuya Hara), Iwanbo (), Saizuchi (Kentaro Shimazu), and Fuji ().

the "best" anime of 2013



(Philippines) Most Notable Anime in the 90's

Akazukin Cha Cha (ABS-CBN)The Little Red Riding Hood-inspired anime. Cha Cha was I think the funniest anime broadcasted by ABS-CBN in the 90 s. All of the characters has their own comedic persona, and you won't get tired watching them again and again. The common debate me and my friends had in this show was: "Who will Cha Cha going to end up with - Riiya or Shiine?"I also have a friend who's very addicted to this, and wellI can't forget her insane laugh when we watched the OAV in our school auditorium when we had an Anime Film Showing in our school foundation day.Ang Mahiwagang Kuwintas (ABS-CBN)Nadia - Secret of Blue Water, its original title, was Gainax's Ghibli-like adventure anime. I remember regretting not being able to watch the last episode of this anime (just like when I missed the last episode of Slayers). This show was a worldwide hit, not only in the Philippines.BT'X / B'tX (ABS-CBN)"Messiah Fist" - the cybernetic gauntlet weapon by the main character - Teppei - and the least character I like. The coolest for me is Fou Lafine, he plays his violin when he attacksthough I don't have any idea where he hides it. On the other hand, I prefer Hokuto's B'T - B'T Max (a turtle mecha) over the rest. It's just so gigantic, almost looks indestructible. About the anime, this was pretty much popular, especially its Tagalog opening song.Cedie, Ang Munting Prinsipe (ABS-CBN)Based on the novel "The Little Lord Fauntleroy", this anime was broadcasted at the same time with Peter Pan and Princess Sarah, around 1992-1993 (I was about 4-5 years old at that time). This World Masterpiece Theatre member was such a hit that ABS-CBN's Star Cinema made a live action version in 1996 starring Tom Taus.Gundam Wing (GMA)The only mecha-anime hit by GMA in the 90 s. Its successor Gundam G didn't come up to the level like Wing did, in short it flopped. About the anime, Wing's pilot and main character - Heero Yuy is a typical-snob guy. Though most of the girls I know like the fact that he's a snob, 'cause they like it everytime he ignores Relena. Moving onthe two characters I like the most were Quatre and Trowa - I mimicked his hairstyle back when I was in 5th grade (I didn't think my classmates would notice it, but they did. Just shows that this Gundam series was really popular.) And the two coolest mobile suits for me were Gundam Deathscythe Hell Custom (Duo's Gundam) and Gundam Nataku (Wufei's Gundam). Obviously, I'm not a fan of the main character, like in B'tX.

Huckleberry Finn (ABS-CBN)This adventure novel-based anime is a remake of the 1976 Huckleberry no Bouken. There's one episode that I couldn't forget, it's when Huck and his father were only eating (hot) sweet potatoes for days. I imagined myself being in that situation, and I realized it's really a huge challenge (OK, now I'm hungry).This anime was broadcasted in 1997, at the same time its somehow related anime - (The) Adventures of Tom Sawyer was released.Let's & Go (GMA)A Sports genre anime about kids (and some adults) and their mini Four-wheel drives. The proof that this show was a hit, was when the competition came to life. Actual toy cars from the anime were sold in stores, and different tournaments were held around the country (even in our school). At first I thought the toys were 100% similar to the anime, like there's some booster or spinning blades on the wheels - but no, what you can see in the anime stays in the anime (except for the thrill, enjoyment, friendshipshould I continue?).Lupin III (GMA)If not the highest, its one of the high-rated anime show broadcasted by GMA. Simply because it's appealing to different kinds of people, young or young at heart. Lupin and his gang's tricks were the climax of each episode. Add it with some fan service by Fujiko and you got a show that can beat soap operas. Oh and Inspector Zenigata's effort is worth crediting, even though Lupin can always find a way to get himself out of his hands.Mga Munting Pangarap ni Romeo (ABS-CBN)Originally known as Romeo no Aoi Sora. Another great World Masterpiece Theatre from ABS. I think the most unforgettable episode for everyone was when Alfredo, Romeo's best friend, died. Another was the turning point of the show, when Romeo and the rest of the "Black Brothers" were proven innocent against their rival "Wolf Pack". And if you've forgotten the endingRomeo and Bianca got married, and had a son name Alfred. Though honestly, I thought it would be Romeo and Angeletta.Mojacko (GMA)One thing I noticed was that GMA never showed the other opening and ending credits of this anime. Anyway, this is a very funny show, and there was one episode where Mojacko and some characters has mumps. I won't forget it cause at the same time, me and our maid were in the same situation. So that day wasvery funny, painful, and awkward.About the other characters, Mojaru and Dono were the ones I found amusing. Everytime Mojaru cried, there'll be like an earthquake. And when Dono has eaten a lot of sweets, he'll go berserk and do unexpected things.

Neon Genesis Evangelion (ABS-CBN)A groundbreaking mecha anime, besides Macross. This anime was the most popular at its era (and I guess the most controversial until now). ABS-CBN cut a lot of scenes, and pronounced the name "Asuka" - "A-su-ka", when it should be just "As-ka". What's great about this anime, was that there were a lot of memorable episodes, even though there's only 26 all in all. The most popular I can think of was when Shinji came to Rei's apartment to give her new ID, his timing was off (but not to other teenage boys) 'cause Rei has just finished taking a bath. Cut the story short, both of them slipped and Shinji was on top of Rei with his left hand on Rei's right breast. Phew~ This was also the first anime where I witnessed a slashy yaoi - it was on episode 24, just before the two unforgettable ending episodes in the history of anime.Pokemon (GMA)The first english opening version of this hit anime was sung by Billy Crawford, a worldwide-known Filipino singer. I'll admit that I'm addicted to this show when I was kid, even memorizing the 150 (151 if you include Togepi) Red and Blue version Pokemons. And joining GMA's promo, I sent like 5 letters each week (and never won). One of my classmates brought his Pokemon guide book, and the Pokemon that got my attention was Charmander (at that time I don't have any idea that he's one of Ash's main pokemon). Another classmate of mine memorized the famous quote of Team Rocket, and he was hailed by most of us.A memorable tagline of the show was "Poke-Friday"! ABS-CBN got its attention, and broadcasted a similar anime called Digimon in the year 2000.Remi (Nobody's Boy) (ABS-CBN)There were actually two Remi's that was broadcasted in the Philippines. First was this one, and the other was Remi: Nobody's Girl. From the two, I chose the original, 'cause I think it was more successful hit than the remake. Actually, the remake was a flop (according to AnimeNewsNetwork) that's why it has only 23 episodes, compared to the original which had 51.About Remi: Nobody's GirlWas pulled off the air after 23 episodes due to disastrous ratings. It was considered the worst of the World Masterpiece Theater due to drastic changes in the story (including changing the gender of the main character.)Ie Naki Ko Remi was the last series of the World Masterpiece Theater.The episode I can remember the most was when a pack of wild wolves attacked Remi and his friends (the animals), and I think some of his dogs saved him, and unfortunately they died.Samurai X (ABS-CBN)Rurouni Kenshin was quite popular in Studio 23 that's why ABS-CBN, it's sister company decided to make a tagalized version. The samurai action and comedy-drama formula was a great combination that's why the show garnered a lot of audience in the 90 s around the world.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Entertainment: Rurouni Kenshin 2 The Great Kyoto Arc Official Trailer HD 2014

To all anime fans especially those who really followed the adventures of our dearest reverse edge sword yielding friend Kenshin Himura from the animated series Samurai X, and to those who have witnessed the wonderful , this is really the sequel to watch for. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the unofficial review of the trailer for one of 2014's sure blockbuster hit Rurouni Kenshin 2: The Great Kyoto Arc.

The trailer starts off with Kenshin ducking and making a run for it above an old Japanese building (I'm just emphasizing the "old" part since this is supposed to be set on an old Japanese era.). And it is then followed by a couple of scenes where you can see the Great Battousai the Manslayer kicking several butts while still following his "Thou Shalt Not Kill" rule, meaning he hits them in strategic areas in the body to render them unconscious or at least unable to fight back temporarily. But nonetheless, it's still awesome! And once again, we will get to see Kenshin in live action doing what he does best.

The Song and TV Show Challenge

Since I've been rotting away by doing absolutely nothing useful apart from cooking for my family, I thought that I'd do this 30 Day Song challenge and 30 Day TV show Challenge I found on tumblr, however, I'm gonna twist it a bit, because I don't think I'll commit for 30 days, I'll just condense it into a One-Day challenge! Okay, let's go.

01. Vegas Lights by Panic! At the Disco

02: The Big Butts song, I don't really know what the title or who the artist of the actual song is, but it isn't my cup of tea, really.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Rurouni Kenshin Live Action 2: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc

More news of the highly anticipated 2nd live action movie from the popular Manga, Rurouni Kenshin is released!

Check out the trailer below!as Shishio Makoto.

Friday, December 27, 2013

My Top Favorite Manga

Without I realize, my blog had gotten more than 50.000 views. Banzai! To commemorate this, as usual, I intend to write something personal. And this time I want to write about my favorite manga of all time. As you know, I'm an avid reader of manga and I've collected several series which crowded about 4 of my bookshelves. I would not include manga that still on-going on this list, so you would not see One Piece or Skip Beat. I will only include manga that had already ended. Okay, here we go:

small part of my bookshelves

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Second Chance Manga

Going digital can be a big decision, especially if you are like me, and still like to hold paper in your hands. But there are times when buying digital is an advantage, as is when a publisher, like Viz, has a big backlist of titles that are lengthy or difficult to find. One thing you can say about Viz, they have been working hard to make their backlist titles available again in digital. With Viz having their 20% off holiday sale, now is a good time to catch up on some older titles you may have missed out on.

Viz really made a name for itself with Shonen Jump and bringing over many of the well-known and loved titles from that magazine. and is probably the most beloved series to come out of Weekly Shonen Jump. The first half is action and comedy, while the second half all action that set the standard for fighting shonen manga for years to come. It is 42 volumes, but if you haven't checked it out yet, what are you waiting? was another series that helped establish shonen manga in the US. This title brought both men and women, with it's heavy action, historical backdrop and hints of romance that is realized in the end. It is 28 volumes over 3 story arcs. came on the heels of Rurouni Kenshin in the world of anime on Cartoon Network, and was one of the debut titles in the US Shonen Jump. It is a mix of supernatural and action, with a punk lead and an ensemble cast to please any taste. It's shorter at only 19 volumes. was another debut title in Shonen Jump, and is also a supernatural action series. It veers more into the ghost and spirits side of the supernatural, and has a health dose of comedy to balance the more serious action. It's a healthy 32 volumes.

Monday, December 23, 2013

So tomorrow is...

...Christmas Day Eve. Then come the day after next, Christmas will be officially welcomed. Thinking about this, I suddenly have a surreal feeling because it seems that Jesus has been my only friend for the past 10+ years. Maybe that's why I enjoy commenting/liking/sharing FB posts on Christianity? Well, guess this will continue for the next 5-6 years, at least it's heartening to know that your only faith is the only reason why you only ended up with cracks rather than absolutely shattered.

ERM, SO WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO SAY?No, I'm not going to evangelise anyone. Rather, I suddenly have the urge to do something on anime/manga. Okay, I'm talking about a particular title, not something too generic. I can't really remember when, but for sure I was in my early twenties when I came across this manga series. Let's just say that it's not just about vampires or even your typical Stoker-esque archetype.

Rurouni Kenshin 2: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc

Rurouni Kenshin The Great Kyoto Fire Arc

Avid fans, brace yourselves for the second installment of Japan's blockbuster produced "Rurouni Kenshin" live action movie set to be release next year. The hit Japan live-action adaptation of the popular anime and manga, "Rurouni Kenshin" will receive not one but two installments covering the Kyota Arc.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Dec 22 news round-up

It's time for a summary of neat stories and trailer that've arisen sincewell, since the last time there was a news round-up.

* Yuichi Fukuda, director of The Hero Yoshihiko and Hentai Kamen, has a new movie called Joshiku in the works, an all-female Sentai parody. It's due in Japan in early summer. [via ]

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Fantasia 2013 bits, part one

Rurouni Kenshin (Keishi Ohtomo, 2012)

For those new to the character, the film is the story of Kenshin, a samurai who, in penance for his past sins, dedicates his life to helping the innocent with a reverse-edge blade, a weapon that can never kill. I'm a huge fan of the anime series, and although it was loads of fun to experience this story again, the film suffers from several notable problems. Obviously conceived as a blockbuster, it never tries very hard to deviate from the original materiel or to bring anything to it. The direction is lazy at its best, and awkward at its worst, and the screenplay is by-the-numbers, trying to synthesize the season's plot into two hours. Although simplistic, watching the protagonists in action brings up in me a deep love of the series. I just wish it was left in the hands of a more capable director with stronger vision and mastery.

Crunchyroll Streaming Rurouni Kenshin!!!

I was ecstatic to learn that Crunchyroll is now streaming Rurouni Kenshin!One can't watch it until January 1st if one's not a premium member, but that's not a problem in my case.For a moment, I feared that they would be streaming the European version of the English dub, which is horrible unless one wants a good laugh.But, I heard the talents of Dorothy Menendez and Richard Hayworth, and my heart was set at ease.Having heard the dub before the sub, I have developed an aversion to hearing Kenshin voiced by a women.However, this did not bother me in Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal, where I prefer the sub-probably because Kenshin is younger during those events.

Seeing that announcement made me think that I was running a fever.

Friday, December 20, 2013

A Band Rabbit and a Boy, The Liar and His Lover, No Beginning, No End, Kamen Rider Gaim & Wizard: The Fateful Sengoku Movie Battle Japanese Film Trailers

This is the first of two trailer posts. There seem to be fewer films released this weekend but I'll still go ahead with things. I'll mix the big films with the little ones because there is an odd little indie title with a naked dude crawling along pavements, and an anime with a fox bandit that hasn't got an entry in ANN or MAL or Wikipedia.

While looking for info on anime I saw . As much as I like looking at beautiful women it was also horrific due to the large number of middle-aged grizzled-looking dudes rampaging around the set chewing on figurines and the awful special effects. To be fair, the actress is a pretty good match for the female Titan. Here's a comparison picture:

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Random Thought (December 18, 2013 at 10:39PM)

Random Thought 558

7 Days before Christmas.

Crunchyroll to Stream Rurouni Kenshin in English and Japanese

If you can't get enough of older anime - especially anime featuring guys fighting other guys - this is news that you may want to note. Crunchyroll announced the release of Rurouni Kenshin in both English and Japanese. People who use Crunchyroll may view the anime on their PC or a tablet. Unfortunately, if you didn't pay to become a premium member, you'll have to wait until January to whet your battosai appetite. It's not a big deal, though, since January is right around the corner. Yes, 2014 is that close. You may want to start grumbling now and save yourself time in the long run.

Crunchyroll had this to say on the matter:

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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