Andrew’s Anime Rants-Haruhi Season 2, It’s About F*^&%#@* Time

March 29, 2010

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Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

It’s time now for another edition of Andrew’s Anime Rants, and trust me guys this one is going to be interesting.

So some of you readers out there remember that once upon a time, in a anime universe far, far away their was a popular yet underrated anime series known as The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya. However many people were not much into the series because they thought it was weird and that the storyline was just way too confusing.

But for those people who are hardcore fans of the series, they ask themselves when is or is their going to be a second season of this popular series. Well last year in Japan, Kadokawa the company that owns the rights to Haruhi Suzumiya started to re-air the original episodes of season one along with season two. Along with the re-airing, a new never before seen episode was released entitled “Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody” aired as the first new episode of the series. It was also the first time that the series aired in it’s proper chronological order. The episodes aired on Kadokawa’s YouTube channel for a short period of time, but many fans were wondering will we ever be able to see this season in the states?

Well for all you Haruhi fans out there, let me just say that your prayers have been answered!!!!!!!!!! It was recently announced last month that Bandai Entertainment the U.S. distributor of Haruhi had recently obtained the rights to season two of The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya. It has been stated that the company will be releasing season two as a complete collection later on this year. It is unknown at this time if this “complete collection” will have both seasons and episode 8 included or if it will just be season two only.

Well I have just one thing to say about this, Bandai it about F*&%^$#! time you got the rights to season two. Granted I only recently started watching the series last year, but I am so damn hooked on it I have been on the edge of my seat to see if the second season would be released in the states. So good job Bandai, I hope this goes well. And not to worry guys, we will make sure to keep you up to date on the latest developments on this breaking story.

So until next time, remember that their is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.


Currently In Japan Anime Reviews-Working!! Ep.1!!!!!!!!

March 28, 2010

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Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Ok, so as most of you regular readers out there know most of the reviews that I do here on Anime Full Circle are usually of mainstream series that are available here in the U.S. However, I have never done an anime review on a series that is currently airing in Japan, so I guess that now is a good a time as ever to try it. So to start off a brand new segment entitled Currently In Japan Anime Reviews, I am going to be taking a look at episode 1 of the anime series known as Working!!

This series revolves around the main character Sota Takanashi, a 16 year old high school student who is recruited by Poplar Taneshima who is also a high school student to work in a family restaurant known as Wagnaria. But while Sota mistakenly judges her as a lost child, he decides to take Poplar’s offer and starts to work at Wagnaria the very next day. Once there he is introduced to Kyoto Shirafuji who is the manager of Wagnaria, she states that she will not be giving any advice to Sota about the work that he is about to encounter. However instead of training Sota about the everyday duties of his job, she leaves Poplar to the task.

Ok, are you guys getting all this so far!!!!!!!!!!!

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Good, I will be quizzing you on all this info later!!!!!!!!!!!! So pay attention!!!!!!!!!

So after the brief introduction with the manager, Poplar starts showing Sota the basics of his job such as putting coffee cups away and moving dirty dishes, however because of her small stature she is not able to show him the duties properly. This is where Jun Sato comes into play. Jun is the head chef of Wagnaria in which he does not take a strong liking to Sota very well. But Jun comes in to help with the tasks, in which frees up Poplar and Sota to start their next task which is to greet the customers.

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Doesn’t Jun look allot alike Sanji from One Piece? Could they be related in some way????

So as Sota and Poplar are greeting the customers, we meet another character named Yachiyo Todoroki. the crew chief of Wagnaria. When Sota firsts meets Yachiyo, he has a bit of a crush on her until he sees the katana on the side of her uniform. 

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(Ok: having a katana on you while your meeting you new co-worker, not a good first impression if I do say so myself!!!!!!!).

But as the episode progresses on into the second half, Sota ends up making a very bad taboo that is not only unacceptable in the working world but in the world of women as well (Asking about Kyoto’s real age). Thus he is punished by having to work a full seven day shift. Thus it is not a good idea to call your female co-workers old, otherwise it can bite you in the butt.

I should also mention that it is not a good idea to call one of your customers fat!!!!!!!! Unfortunately Kyoko learned that the hard way in which Poplar and Sato had to com in and clean up the mess. Now towards the end Kyoko learns her lesson in which she end up saving Poplar from two customers who are sexually harassing her but delivering a blow to the chest with her shoe. Overall, I guess you could say that Kyoko is not such a bad person after all!!!!!!!

Final Thoughts

Overall on a scale of one to five, I give Working!! episode 1 a five out of five. I must admit that this looks like a promising series, even though the first few minutes of the episode was a little cut and dry. But if you haven’t seen this series yet, make it a point to do so!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You’ll love it. And guys we will have more reviews on this series in the weeks to come, so stay with us.

And until next time, remember that their is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.

And on an un-related note

I have just received word from the commissioner of Anime March Madness about the match up between Yukari and Nyamo, and it looks like Nyamo will be facing off against Apollo Justice in the elite eight semifinal matches. And AnimeCenter will have complete coverage of the press-conference and a preview of round three and four action tomorrow. Stay tuned!!!!!!!!!!!


The Week In Anime-Crunchyroll Receives Huge Investment and Famous Blogger’s New Anime Series

March 26, 2010

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Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Well as of today, my spring break has officially started and that means that a few things.

1) I have to study for two exams for when I get back to school next week!!!!!!!!!!! BOO!!!!!!!

2) I going to be doing a lot of catching up on my blogging, site administration and anime watching. YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But getting back to business, so I haven’t done a week in anime post in a long time. And since there are some interesting stories that I want to talk about, I think it is time to bring this segment back out from the dust!!!!!!

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Our first story is that the television network TV Tokyo has recently made a huge investment in the online anime distribution site Crunchyroll. Tv Tokyo has contributed about 3/4 of a million US dollars for a stake in the companies assets. This deal will mean that Tv Tokyo will be a shareholder in the company.

Now this is going to be interesting to see how this plays out in the coming months. I have to say that Tv Tokyo is making a really great investment, I predict that with the money that they are putting forth, I can see a very promising future for both Tv Tokyo and Crunchyroll as a whole.

Eye Candy Break!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hey You!!!!!!! Stop looking at my girlfriend, granted I know that she is hot but that doesn’t give you the right to stare!!!!!! Ok,Ok!!!!!!! I am kidding, that picture is not my girlfriend!!!!!!!!!!!!! I only playing with you guys, LOL!!!!!!!!!

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And finally, our second story features one of the most popular Japanese culture bloggers embarking on a new project. It has been announced recently that Danny Choo, the popular Japanese Culture blogger is currently working on a new anime series called Chinka. The series is currently in production mode, no word has been announced yet as to its official premiere. This looks like a promising series and the characters are very well developed. If you would like to learn more about this upcoming series, you can check out his post by clicking on the link at the bottom of this post.

Chinka Info

http://www.dannychoo.com/post/en/25524/Chinka.html#6pack

And with that, this will wrap up this edition of the week in anime. So until next time, remember that their is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.


Site Announcements-First Ever Fan Fiction Coming Soon And Much More!!!!!!!

March 24, 2010

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EDIT: Unfortunately the link that I want to associate with the Kujibiki Unbalance picture decided to be a little pain in the butt. So here is the link to the information that I have mentioned in this post (See the end of this post for the link).

Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Now for those of you readers who have been following Anime Full Circle since the beginning, I mentioned that I was going to have some fan fiction posted on the site down the road. Unfortunately, since I spend most of my time blogging and or writing papers, I haven’t had time to devote to writing any actual fan fiction. Well since spring break is coming up for me next week, I figured now is a good a time as any to get into the business of fan fiction.

So for my first ever fan fiction story, I have decided to do a story based on the anime series Kujibiki Unbalance. Now for those of you who are unfamiliar with the series, you can check out this information on Wikipedia as a little Cliffs Notes version of the series. Just click on the image below to go to the page. I will post an excerpt here at AFC but if you want to see the whole story, you can check it out over at Fanfiction.net. I will have more details about this later on so stay with us!!!!!!

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But wait there’s more!!!!!!!!!!! We also got a brand new segment coming called currently in Japan anime reviews in which we will be taking a look at a new series taking Japan by storm called Working! We also got ongoing coverage of Anime March Madness and we also have some exclusive interviews for AFC Showcase as well. All that and much much more!!!!!!!!!!!! So get ready guys, if you thought March was good, wait till you see what we got in store for you in April. So until next time, remember that their is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.

Kujibiki Unbalabce Info

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kujibiki_Unbalance_(2006_series)


Anime Remix-Inupups:Inuyasha and Sesshomaru’s Baby Pictures!!!!!!!!

March 23, 2010

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Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Now let me ask you a question, did you ever wonder what Inuyasha and Sesshomaru were like when they were babies. Well have I got just the video for you. In this edition of Anime Remix, I have some interesting pictures of when both of these brothers were babies. And I have to admit, they look so darn cute when they were little. Their just little cutie pies!!!!!!!!!!! AWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!

Ok, before I get too much more cutesy with this post, enjoy the video everyone and I will talk to you guys again soon. Ltrs.


Misc Stuff-Anime March Madness Round 2 (Update)

March 22, 2010

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*Sportscenter theme plays* Vo:THIS IS ANIMECENTER!!!!!!!

Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Andrew here with your AnimeCenter Anime March Madness update. Now for those of you who did not see the last episode, we have a very interesting matchup between Ms. Yukari and Nyamo in round 2 of Anime March Madness!!!!!!!!!! And folks we have some live action taken from earlier today over at the swimming pool!!!!!!!!! Check this out!!!!!!!!

And it looks like that Nyamo takes an early lead in the competition while Yukari ends up falling flat on her face!!!!!!!!!! But what this, Yukari tries to throw off Nyamo by faking a leg cramp. OH!!!!!!!!!! but Yukari plan backfired in which she gets a cramp for real!!!!!!!! Unfortunately the race had to stop for a moment for Yukari to relieve the pain from that nasty cramp.

And it looks like Nyamo is helping here relieve the pain, that’s pretty good sportsmanship if I do say so myself, but it looks like we got a little un-sportsman like conduct from Nyamo there but I don’t think that the judges will hold it against her. But we will have to see what the judges say about this when they review the tape!!!!!!

So folks we will have more coverage from round two of AMM with an exclusive post-race press conference with Ms. Yukari and Nyamo, some post race commentary from Tomo and a preview of round three action. That’s all tomorrow, so until then. I am Andrew Budny and this has been your AnimeCenter Anime March Madness update.

Handpounds all around everybody!!!!!!!!!!! Ltrs.


Misc Stuff-Happy Birthday Little Brother!!!!!!

March 21, 2010

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Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Now I can tell you guys right now that this is totally not anime related, but this is really important to me. But I just wanted to take just a moment to wish my little brother Joe a Happy 22nd Birthday tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!

Now I know that most of you readers out there may have little brothers or sisters that can sometimes be little pains in the neck (Mine included LOL!!!!!!!!!!). But in all honesty, no matter how much they bug us, or make our lives miserable. They are still considered as family. So in closing, if you haven’t done so today, tell your little brother or sister that you love them. And trust me on this one, they will defiantly return the favor!!!!!!! Ltrs.


Misc Stuff-Anime March Madness Round 2

March 20, 2010

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*Sportscenter theme plays* Vo:THIS IS ANIMECENTER!!!!!!!!

Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Welcome to the first edition of AnimeCenter, and folks have we got a great show for you guys today. We got exclusive coverage from round one action of Anime March Madness and also a preview of what’s to come in round two. So let’s get right to the action.

AMM Round 1 Recap (Phoenix Wright and Apollo Justice)

And round 1 of AMM was a bit of a nail bitter folks, both Phoenix and Apollo were both neck and neck in the competition. In the first half, Apollo and his chords of steal ended up knocking Phoenix’s spiky hair to the ground. But Phoenix fights back with his powers of the Fey channeling technique to turn Apollo into a weak little boy crying for his mommy!!!!!!! (Oh, sorry Apollo. I forgot you don’t know who your mother is). But in the second half, Apollo end up getting the upper hand by having Phoenix relive the day that he lost his attorneys badge. And with only 30 sec left in the second half, Apollo ended up getting the last blow with his chords of steal to seal the deal. So it looks like Apollo will be moving on to the next round in Anime March Madness.

And now before we move on with the preview of our next match up, we have a special guest to help up analyze the highlights of the exciting first round action. Here is Maya Fey, Maya take it away!!!!!!

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Maya Fey-AMM Guest Correspondent

Maya: Thanks Andrew, well I have to say that round one of the tournament was very exciting indeed!!!!!!! My Nick was doing very well early on in the competition, but I have to say that Apollo was a strong player in the second half. And Nick, if you are watching this you owe me a burger!!!!!!!!

Andrew: Now hold on a second Maya, you were betting on Phoenix to lose the first round??????

Maya: Well yes Andrew, I knew that he didn’t have a chance in winning the first round. So I kind of figured it would be fun to wager on this game. And I can’t believe I won!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andrew: Okay!!!!! Well thank you very much Maya for the commentary and we will be talking to you again later on in the tournament.

Maya: Thank you Andrew!!!!!!!!!!!

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Anime March Madness Round 2-Yukari Vs. Nyamo

And now it is time for round two of AMM. And in round two we have two teachers who are very close friends but they sometimes get on each others nerves. Yes folks, I am referring to Yukari and Nyamo from Azumanga Daioh. So lets take a look at the stats between these two titans of the Azumanga world!!!!!!!!!!

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Now for those of you who have seen Azumanga Diaoh, you probably know that Yukari is one of the craziest teachers among the the three teachers in the series. Her personality is completely different than Nyamo’s in which she doesn’t think things through properly and she always can be in a bad mood. Hopefully most of you out there didn’t have a teacher like this in high school!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!

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Now Nyamo on the other hand, Nyamo is a bit more calm in nature. You could say that she is Yukari’s better half. Nyamo is strong in athletics and she is one of the most popular teachers of the series. However she does tend to have fun and she is also single!!!!!!!!!!! So guys, feel free to give her you numbers after this round is over!!!!!!! Lol!!!!!!!

And with that, this will wrap up this edition of AnimeCenter!!!!!!!!!! So make sure to check back on Monday for the results of round two action!!!!!!! And until next time, remember that their is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it!!!!!!!! Ltrs.

Oh one other thing, love and hand pounds everybody!!!!!!!


Breaking News In Anime-Original Dirty Pair Anime Series To Be Released This Fall

March 18, 2010

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Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Now I don’t know about most of you readers out there, but if you are a fan of classic 80’s Japanese anime. You may want to sit down before you read this next post!!!!!!!!!!

It has been recently announced that Nozomi Entertainment (A subsidiary of RightStuf.com) has recently obtained the rights to the Dirty Pair television series. Nozomi plans to release the 24 episode series in two DVD box sets later on this year, this series is considered the first anime adaptation of the original graphic novels and short stories.

The Dirty Pair ova’s and movies were previously released by ADV Films!!!!!!!!! As always stay tuned to Anime Full Circle for the latest updates on this developing story. And until next time, remember that their is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.


Misc Stuff-Happy St.Patrick’s Day!!!!!!!

March 17, 2010

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Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

We today I was going to reveal who was going to move on in our Anime March Madness tournament today, but since today is St. Patrick’s Day I am going to hold off on it until tomorrow!!!!!!! So happy St. Patrick’s Day everybody. Have fun and remember if you plan on partying tonight, make sure you have a designated driver. Remember, drinking and driving is not cool!!!!!!!!!! It will make you a fool!!!!!!!!!! Ltrs.