Zipang, or Zipangu, or Jipangu, or however you think it should be spelt, is the ancient European name for Japan. It was believed by foreigners to be a land of immense wealth and the name carries a somewhat mythical association. Zipang the anime is about Mirai, an AEGIS class cruiser belonging to the Maritime Self [...]
I was browsing Kyo-ani’s official site when I came across these Official Haruhi cels on sale at Kyo-ani’s web store. The cels are created from the original data used in the anime (which is pure CG) and limited to one per person. Each one comes in an album that protects the cel and an accompanying [...]
That’s the truth and you know it. Well she certainly sings better than me, but so does most of the entire population of this planet! I will be lying if I say that I don’t like “God knows…”, but I think Aya’s over-hyped popularity comes almost entirely from her role as Haruhi. So anyway, Aya’s [...]
Fresh off the press! From Moon Phase Zakki: ニュータイプ10月号早売り情報。 WOWOWのディレクターズカット版、総集編仕立て＋完全新作？「SHUFFLE！MEMORIES」が今冬放送とか。 De-moon-ified: News from early copies of Newtype October. WOWOW’s director’s cut version, summary episode + a completely new work? “Shuffle! Memories” airing this winter.
Yet another one from Moon Phase Zakki: [アニメ]「新世紀エヴァンゲリオン 新劇場版」前編、中編、後編、最終話の4部作にて製作決定。 以前のタレコミ情報では、TVシリーズの総集編3部＋完全新作の全4部作という話だったけど、4部全てが新作という位置付けらしい。続編でもリメイクでもないとか。タレコミ情報を頂いた時は、正直まゆつば情報だと思ってたんだけど、本当に4部作で再映画化だったとは。 Un-moon-ed: “New Evangelion Theatrical Version” will be a 4-part project. According to previous leaks, it was thought that the new project consisted of 3 summary movies of the TV series and 1 new movie, but now it turns out that all 4 movies will be [...]
I’m sure you have encountered plenty of song titles that sound cool at first but don’t seem to make much sense when you think about them. I’m not talking about Engrish titles (e.g. “Can you feel crying alone?” by tiaraway) because you can still make out the general meaning of the title, I am instead [...]
Phew, lots of annoucements these two days. Here we have another from Moon Phase Zakki: [アニメ]時雨沢恵一「キノの旅」劇場版アニメ制作決定！ アニメ化は3度目、映画化は2度目。前回の「キノの旅～何かをするために～」は、単館上映だったけど、今度はどうだろう？劇場版「灼眼のシャナ」と同時上映だったりして？ Moonspeak to English (ok I’m running out of funny things to say here): New “Kino no Tabi” (by Keiichi Shigusawa) movie confirmed! This is the third anime adaptation and the second movie adaptation. The last movie “Kino no [...]
Okay, so this is supposed to be an anime blog. Theorectically. But sometimes there are more important things in life than anime, such as finding out the identify of this duck-like bird that has been catching my attention every time I walk past it on the way home for the past few weeks.
Okay, so I’m just a little overdue for the next Japanese lesson chapter. It will come soon, I promise. Really. Anyway, I’m going to spend a little time today talking about the difference between hentai and ecchi and why Hentai, as we use it, is really an English word. There’s nothing NSFW. Really. Okay maybe [...]
DMM.com is selling life-size Saber figurines for those of you out there with money flowing out of your water taps! (Such as, oh I don’t know… this guy?) This is your chance to one-up all those self-proclaimed hardcore F/SN fanboys fapping to Saber x Rin doujin porn on 4chan! (hint: not me) Image taken from [...]