Thursday, May 31, 2012

AOT! Podcast #4 [Part 1] - Space+Time = Toonami

Monday, May 14, 2012

AOT! Podcast Presents: Scary Manhwa

Last week, we finally managed to have all 4 hosts of the podcast on during the same recording! But due to sound issues and terrible feedback-noise, most of that recording may never be heard in public for eternity. But luckily we managed to get this hilarious moment recorded before the show, and I couldn't imagine not sharing this moment with everyone, so here's an edited video clip that's relevant to the recording. Enjoy.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Want More Anime with Less Price?

Some may already know about this, but for those who want to know where they can go to afford more anime, is one of the best places for being an otaku that love buying anime. Rightstuf specializes in anime, manga, various anime-related merchandise, collectibles, pc games (especially visual novels), and some of the craziest deals imaginable. This past December, I bought over $415 worth of anime for the price of $210. I'd highly recommend Rightstuf to anyone who hates buying anime/manga at retail prices.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Retro Shooter Remix via Sprite

Coca-Cola Japan launched a free online version of the classic 1980s arcade game Xevious to promote the Spring makeover of its Sprite soda. The Sprite x Xevious game recreates Namco's vertical-scrolling shooter in Flash, along with some updated icons and sounds in the Sprite motif. This simplified version also comes with unlimited lives so the player can never run out of Solvalou fighters. 
The game ties into Coca-Cola Japan's retro revamp of Sprite; the Japanese bottles now sport a logo inspired by the original logo that Sprite had when it first came to Japan in 1971.Xevious itself will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year. (info from Narinari)

    << Click here to play Sprite x Xevious >>

Recommendations for Spring 2012 Anime

This season has been surprisingly satisfying with various genres. Sure, there are some that are painful to see, but it that's way with every season so forget about it, lol. 
Here's a list of the shows I (Wakashi) have checked out and would recommend to others based on taste of genres:

> Action: Zetman, Jormundgand, Lupin the Third - The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, Accel World
> Slice-of-life: Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Bros.), Sakamichi no Apollon (Kids on the Slope), Hyouka
> Comedy: Tsuritama, Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka? Of the Dead, Haiyore! Nyaruko-san    


Monday, May 7, 2012

Website Update 1.1

What's up everybody! The following features are part of the website's new update:

> "Fan Art Gallery" Page (has a tab at the top of the page that you can click on to go to)

> "AOT! Video" Page (has a tab at the top of the page that you can click on to go to)

> A weekly survey poll has been added to the home page at the right and below the Blog Archive. (This  week's question is  "Which genre of shows would you like to be in the most?")

I'm still trying to figure out what to do with the "Otaku Life" page.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

You Can (Not) Re-send

 Here's NTT Docomo's NEXT series SH-06D NERV phone, a smartphone specifically made to give any fan of Evangelion an otakuasm. Some of it's features include a stereoscopic 3D MAGI Home app, an exclusive mini-game called "Attack of The 8th Angel", 3D modeling data video, and optional panel covers. It will also include a "MAGI Widget," a NERV personnel app, a 3D Special Movie Viewer, a horizontal screen for use with the Desktop Holder SH38, the startup and lock screens, the custom Palette UI theme, wallpaper, music, fonts, and more! This phone will be on sale (exclusively in Japan) in June.



Potential Anime Sequels

According to Gigazine (Japanese website), during the Machi Asobi event in Tokushima, three anime studio directors were asked what shows they would want to make a sequel of if they had the chance to. Yutaka Yamaoto (studio Ordet) said he wanted to do a sequel to "Kannagi". Masahiko Minami (studio BONES) said he would to do sequels for "Clockwork Fighters Hiwou's War" and "Sword of the Stranger".

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Nekomimi Mode

Neurowear's Necomimi headwear is a new product that is said to actually simultaneously respond to the wearer's brainwaves. In it's first 2 hours of being on sale, it sold over 3000 units in two hours. It's currently being sold in Japan, but plans for worldwide distribution are coming soon.
You can visit the Neurowear website at the following link: