Anime Reflections-As One Decade Of Anime Ends and Another One Is About To Begin!!!!!

December 31, 2010

Anime New Year

Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Well in a few hours from now, a strong decade of anime will come to an end. But as we all know, a new decade of Japanese animation will flourish. Now normally this would be the time that I do my annual five predictions post for the new year. However, I am going to hold off on that until tomorrow. So for this post, I am going to take just take a moment to reflect on what the anime industry has given us over the last ten years.

In the past ten years, the world of Japanese animation has provided us quality entertainment that not only expanded our imaginations but it also gave us a glimpse as to what our world could be like without all the troubles and problems that plague our society. So whether it was all the pollution that spewed out of the water spirit in Miyazaki’s acclaimed animated feature Spirited Away or the struggles of those who lived in the streets as shown in Satoshi Kon’s classic Tokyo Godfathers, anime makes us feel good and gives us a sense of enlightenment to what our future can bring us.

So what does the future of anime hold for us as we enter the second decade of the 21st century? Will we see more groundbreaking works that will challenge us to reflect on our lives as a whole? Will new technological developments be able to enhance our experience with this form of entertainment? Or will we see the end of this popular medium as we know it. Only time will tell as the answers to these questions unfold, but for the time being let us enjoy this medium for what it is worth. Because well never know when this will come to an end.

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

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Anime Remix-Love Plus Nene Angeasaki Featured In Halls Cough drops Ad!!!!!

December 24, 2010

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Love Plus Nene Angeasaki in Halls Coughdrops Commercial-Source: Anime News Network

Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Now we all know that this time of the year is not only the busiest time but is also the time where many of us catch the dreaded colds, flus and sinus infections that come around this time of the year. However the innovative people over at Cadbury Japan who distribute the “Halls Cough drop Brand” in Japan recently came up with a interesting advertising campaign to show off their new pink grapefruit flavor which will hit Japanese stores next summer (June to be more exact).

In this fictional ad for the company, Nene helps the Halls development team to help them produce the next new flavor for the Halls brand. Nene suggests to the team that, “They need to make a blend that is just a little bit sweeter until they find the perfect flavor”. Thus the development team was able to come up with the new pink grapefruit flavor. The commercial then ends with Nene enticing the viewer to open wide and say ahh so that she can put the drop in their mouth. Now if this isn’t great advertising to go out and  buy a pack of these, I don’t know what is. How about having Nene on the packaging, does that seal the deal???

But anyway, enjoy the video everyone and until next time, have a very Merry Christmas, a safe and wonderful New Year and always remember that there is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.


Breaking News In Anime-Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood Returns To Adult Swim On January 9th!!!!!

December 17, 2010

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Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Now for those of you who have been dying to see new episodes of Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood on Adult Swim? Well your wait is finally over. Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block has recently released their January programming schedule in which new episodes of FMA: Brotherhood beginning on Sunday January 9th with episode 27 entitled “Interlude Party” at 1:00am and will continue at that time slot up to Episode 31 entitled “The 520 Cens Promise”.

It is currently unknown if the episodes after episode 31 will air on Adult Swim, but episodes 27 thru 39 are already available in the iTunes music store and other venues such as Hulu and YouTube. As always stay with AFC for the latest on this developing story. So until next time, remember that there is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.


Breaking News In Anime-Del Ray To Continue Publishing xxxHolic Manga!!!!!

December 14, 2010

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Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

For those of you who are fans of the anime and manga series xxxHolic, have I got some news for you. Dell Ray Publishing has recently announced that it will resume publishing the popular manga series. This will also include the sister series Tsubassa, RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE. The last volume of xxxHolic (Vol. 16) was recently published in October while the final volume of Tsubassa (Vol. 28)was released last month.

Del Ray has also announced that it will continue publishing other series until their license agreements expire in the next two years while publishing their own manga series. 

Currently there is no word as to when xxxHolic will continue publication. As always, stay with Anime Full Circle for the latest on this developing story. So until next time, remember that there is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.


The Week In Anime-Viz Manga Titles Now Available On The iPad!!!!!

December 9, 2010

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Hello and greetings fellow Otaku,

Now I know that this may seem like a bit of old news to some of you out there, but for those of you who love Viz Manga titles and if you own or are planning on getting an Apple iPad this holiday season, you may want to sit down for this next post, and trust me you will be amazed at what I am about to tell you.

Last month, Viz Media took the first step towards legal digital manga distribution by launching their own iPad and iPhone  and iPod Touch apps in the Apple Apps Store. The application includes all of the popular Viz titles in which you can download the first chapters for free.

However, if you would like the full version for your ipad, iPhone or iPod touch, you will have to pay $4.99 for the titles that you want. Keep in mind that $4.99 is a really good price for digital manga and it is a lot better than spending close to nine or ten dollars at your local book or comic book store to get the same exact titles. Unfortunately, I do not own an iPad at the moment. But if I did, this would be the first app that I would install on it. Who knows, Santa may bring me one for Christmas LOL!!!!

But anyway, if you would like to download the app, click on the link at the end of this post. So until next time, remember that there is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.

Viz Manga App

http://www.viz.com/apps/


Anime Remix-Babysitting Mama Trailer and Gameplay!!!!!

December 4, 2010

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Babysitting Mama Trailer

Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

I know that it has been a few weeks since I have done a new post. But with finals week and graduation around the corner, I had to cut back on my blogging time. But once this is all over and done with, I will be able to resume posting at full force. But for right now here is another edition of Anime Remix for your viewing pleasure.

For this edition of AR, I would like to submit for your approval the teaser trailer for the new Wii game “Cooking Mama World: Babysitting Mama”. Now your probably wondering why Nintendo would come up with a game that focuses around childcare? My assumption is that since the Cooking Mama franchise has been such a big hit in the states, Nintendo found it interesting to change things up a bit.

Keep in mind that the trailer only shows a small portion of the game play. But if you feel brave enough, you can check out some of the game play by checking out the gameplay video at the end of this post. And trust me guys, some of the gameplay is absolutely hilarious. Enjoy the video everyone and until next time. Remember that there is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.

Babysitting Mama Gameplay

Oh and one other thing. Mama says, “Please don’t shake the baby!!!!!”.