Sunday 17 May 2009 @ 1:15 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
To commemorate the 10th anniversary edition of the original Azumanga manga (oh god has it been that long?) Kiyohiko Azuma will be launching a revamped edition that will contain 3 new 16-page chapters to the series. Starting on June 11. While there’s no news on any international company picking up the rights to distribute this edition you can bet your friendly neighborhood scanlators will be there to help you out while that happens.
While this is excellent news for fans of arguably the best slice of life school comedy ever, its still doesn’t make up for what the fans really want Kiyohiko Azuma to do. Where is our Yotsubato! anime Kiyohiko? Where is it?!
Saturday 9 May 2009 @ 10:46 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
While Japan is obviously getting ready for the come of our future robot overlords, by ushering the come of said overlords themselves, then teaching the future generations how to defend against it with shows like Gundam and Macross.
However Japan is also getting their young ones ready for a bunch of other impending emergencies, like the Zombie apocalypse. Like in the video above when a TV show subjects 3 little kids to a simulated Zombie attack, complete with setting up traps, barricading and melee combat. These kids will outlive us all when the undead rise.
In all seriousness though, as hilarious as this is, if it were done anywhere else besides Japan people would be outraged at the trauma they are causing these kids. Myself? I think that kid at the end is now more of a man now that all of us could ever hope to be.
Wednesday 8 April 2009 @ 1:42 am | By Abraham 'Velcor' Duarte
Whoa, a lot of things have been happening around happy ol’ Velcor here but even so I still manage to give you my most beloved internet babies: Well-thought, deeply analyzed, completely impartial, and last but not least, awesome reviews!
Even though Moetan isn’t to be taken seriously as a show, it still has a few remarkable things many of you will like; we’ve got lolis, cat ears, transformation scenes and even some self-flagellation by the staff itself on how bad this show gets as each episode is released.
Tuesday 1 April 2008 @ 6:11 pm | By Abraham 'Velcor' Duarte
There is a time, in the middle of your anime life, when you (supposedly) know and fear the genres you once swore you’d never watch again but still you think to yourself the same thing: “I’m more mature right now, maybe I could give the XXXXX anime a chance, even if it’s categorized in one of the genres I hate. . .Harem Anime”. I pondered this some weeks ago and here I am. Still alive. With some ups but huge downs I review the series that caught me and my fascination for pink and long-haired girls. I swear…someday I’ll resist successfully.
Monday 17 March 2008 @ 6:19 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Those old school games sure had weird premises, hadn’t you noticed? I mean, Pac-Man, its a game about popping pills and eating ghosts and fruit! What the fuck is up with that? Where did these people came up with such ridiculous plots? Well, lets remember this was back in the late 70′s and mental… enhancement was in vogue. The guys from Cracked and comedy troupe Those aren’t Muskets! teamed up to bring us a look at how these great classics may have been born. Comedy gold ensues. Click above to watch it!
Monday 3 March 2008 @ 12:19 am | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Good news for all School Rumble fans, the never ending school romantic comedy is bound for a 3rd season with all of the original cast and staff. Bad news is it appears this will be a straight to DVD deal.
Kodansha will bundle the DVDs of School Rumble: 3rd Term with volumes 21st and 22nd of the ongoing manga so don’t expect the same quality of previous seasons. Still it brings nothing but joy to my heart that we’ll be following Harima in his quest for love and the true meaning of manliness in the near future, then again, we’re sure not to get anything resembling closure as the drama still goes on in the manga.
Monday 24 December 2007 @ 9:51 pm | By Abraham 'Velcor' Duarte
I come from a place and time where, in my childhood, it was really hard to get anime; even before DVD’s and even before high-speed internet connections, we few anime-loving friends had to do almost impossible tasks, get to know THAT one guy who happened to go God-knows-where to get his anime, and we would follow, to his house, via that OTHER guy who was friends with him. Fantastic tales we soon made, just in order to keep the moe going. Moe. . .a very powerful word, which recently got a whole new meaning, mostly because of the girls of Love Hina.
Yep, Love Hina. That one anime most of you started with because of its male-seducing Harem style, sometimes funny comedy, and overall good animation, and let’s not forget Megumi Hayashibara on those infinite-looping songs.
Tuesday 18 December 2007 @ 10:00 pm | By Abraham 'Velcor' Duarte
Welcome to the world of Pugyuru! We have cute girls, also octopus girls, and even a chibi-robot-blob maid. . .thingie. A normal series with really cool ideas that could be better done if they had enough money; nevertheless this anime makes it clear that if you have a nice idea, a good team and some money, you can make your own anime for the fun of it!
Saturday 13 October 2007 @ 4:51 pm | By Abraham 'Velcor' Duarte
Finally, a top tier in the Comedy section has ended. Seto no Hanayome brings us the same Boy-Girl formula but with elements that make it trascend and make any of its viewers have a great time, whether you like comedy, romance, or shounen-type separately.
Monday 10 September 2007 @ 3:50 pm | By Abraham 'Velcor' Duarte
Ah, chess. THE strategy game of all time. We have our knights, our queen, and our king to protect. There’s something really charming about it that makes us keep staring, a lot of times in awe, at how two people will try to destroy the wits and determination of the other one, with small round pieces, either black or white.
Now, technology has boasted through the door and now we’ve got the same ol’ game, the same ol’ pieces, same ol’ rules, just a different paint coating, and we’re still addicted to this game. Hmm, I’m starting to see a relation to some videogames here. . .
Anyways, If there’s been a chess game that has always given us a good experience in the multimedia scene, it’s Chessmaster, from the very first edition up to the 10th, you can challenge a friend or the comp and have a good match, with some iced tea by your side. Hmm. . .that sounds good.
Here, phiktion shows us how he and a friend duke it out on Chessmaster 10th edition. It has some Papa Roach music to entertain the easily bored, but I assure you, playing chess on a computer really adds up to all that. . .interaction scene.
And as a bonus, user WedgeWorld1701 shows us a video of a parody of the game itself, with some comments that really remind us of witty English humor.
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