August 31, 2003

Anime in the News

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin had an article recently reviewing FLCL on Cartoon Network. It's pretty cool to see a positive review of some of the anime on TV, especially something as off the wall as FLCL.

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August 30, 2003

Four Hours

Four Hours till Shaman King airs on Fox. I've already read a little bit about the name changes they've made in it. Manta is now Mortimer. Pretty lame. I can't really figure out any good reason for it, except to annoy fans. Ryo is now Rio. And Tao Ren is Tao Len. Now, the last time could be considered a translation thing with L and R, but when the manga has already been running for around 8 or 9 months in the US with the name Tao Ren (and Manta and Ryu), you'd think they'd have them all match. Especially since the show is being hyped pretty heavily in Shonen Jump (where the manga runs). Oh well, we shall see.

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August 28, 2003

Full Metal Panic 2

So, after a bit of a hiatus, here's a quick note on Full Metal Panic 2 (aka Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu). It rocks. I laughed for almost all of the first episode. I think Sagara and Chidori have some of the best chemistry of any animated couple. According to the blurb on, this season is supposed to be closer to the feel of the manga and a bit more focused on the comedy. If the rest of the season is anything like the first episode I don't mind at all. It's been a while since I had a good laugh like this.

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August 18, 2003

Witch Hunter Robin

One of my favorite shows of recent past, Witch Hunter Robin, is coming to DVD. The folks over at Bandai have put up a swanky website to promote it. Warning, it's a very flash heavy site.

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Recent Comment Spam

Here's an official announcement for anyone reading this blog. Spam isn't welcome here. Please don't post ads to the comments. If you do I'll have to get mean. And if I catch you doing it I'll find some way to force you to watch all of Sailor Moon. Dubbed.

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A New Look For Anime Blog Muyo!

The folks over at Anime Blog Muyo! are sporting a swanky new look. Go on over and check them out. They also ask the question, "how you feel anime has changed in the past year?". Damn, I'm going to have to update this place sometime too aren't I.

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August 16, 2003

Twelve Kingdoms: DVD 1

I just wanted to make a quick post about this DVD that just came out. After watching the very first episode of Twelve Kingdoms when it came out and finding it not to my liking I recently watched the second two episodes of it and found myself getting more into the series. When I saw the first disk was out I decided to pick it up because it was on sale. I have to say I really enjoyed it and am now wanting the second one to come out. This is also a fairly long series, checking in at 68 episodes. Here's the description from

Based on a novel with the same title written by Ono Fuyumi released by Kodansha, the story focuses on Yoko Nakajima. She was a girl who had pretended to be the honor student in her school and also at her home. One day, a man named Keiki showed up suddenly, and Yoko was called "Lord" by him. Her destiny began to move greatly from that time.

She was led by Keiki, and the place she had reached at last was an another world where 12 countries existed. Moreover, she lost sight of Keiki, and didn't know where even to go. An innumerable specter has obstinately attacked such Yoko. Furthermore, she received harsh treatment from the people whom she met. Through the survival in the another world, she regains "Strength to live" which human originally has. []

If you like fantasy shows you just might find this one pretty good. The main character was a bit too whiny for me at first, but she seems to be growing out of it.

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August 14, 2003

Manga Reviews

A friend of mine is responsible for one of the best reviews of Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou ever. Go read and laugh.

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August 12, 2003

Is It Just Me?

Is it just me or is Onegai Twins the anime version of Three's Company? We've got two girls living with one guy. And I just watched episode five and we even had wacky hijinx started by Miina and Karen mis-overhearing something Maiku was saying to another girl. Hmmmm.

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August 10, 2003

More Guilty Pleasures

Yes, it's another episode of guilty pleasures with Gregory. This time the show is Happy Lesson Advance, the latest in the Happy Lesson series. The series is about this boy, Chitose, who has five moms. Yes, five. Oh, yes, and they also happen to all be teachers in his school. It's kind of a twist on your typical harem show (I mean, try imagining having five moms). They fit a couple of common stereotypes. You've got the cosplaying art teacher mom, the quietly disturbing science teacher/mad scientist mom, the sports loving PE teacher mom, etc. With this show we're introduced to a new character who says that one of the moms is her mom too. I just got done watching the fourth episode show and parts of it are just too cute and actually very sweet. Oh yes, and it has dancing chicks at the end, any show with dancing chicks earns a few points in my book.

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Separated at Birth?

Okay, who let Faust out of Shaman King and into Ultra Maniac?

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