Misc. Stuff-Anime March Madness 2011 Round One Update

March 17, 2011


*Sports Center theme plays* VO: “This Is Anime Center”

Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Well the first round of AMM 2011 is well underway, and from what we have been hearing from insiders, it has been a real grudge match. Here are some of the highlights.

In the first half we see Yomi giving Tomo a very excruciating facial after Tomo saying that she was “BAKA” for not  recording her favorite tv show last night. Hey Tomo, there is a brand new invention called “TiVo” ever heard of it???? But the action does not stop there, later on we see Tomo sneaking into Yomi’s room in which she makes fun of her pen name “Tearful Little Diet Girl” on a live radio show.  That really had to hurt Yomi, but it does give Tomo the edge at the end of the first half.

As for the second half, it gets really ugly, and I mean really ugly. Unfortunately the producers  have declined to air the footage from the second half since it is absolutely too raw for TV. But at the end of the second half, it is a split contest in which each competitor has gotten equal opportunity over the other.

So at this point we are heading into overtime for this match. What will happen, check back tomorrow for all the exciting action plus exclusive commentary and previews of match-ups two and three right here on Anime Center. So until then, remember that there is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.

*Hugs and Hand pounds All-around Everybody!!!!*

Misc Stuff-Anime March Madness 2011 Round 1

March 13, 2011


Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Well it is time once again for one of AFC most popular traditions, so get ready because it is time to get ready for the second annual Anime March Madness tournament. And for those of you who though last years tournament was a real grudge match, well hang on to your seats because this year it is going to get ugly!!!!!

Now for those of you who who did not follow last years tournament, here’s  how it all goes down. Twenty-two anime, manga and video game characters will go toe to toe to determine who is the best in the world of otaku culture. Over the next few weeks, we will be brining you live coverage of each matchup with all the highlights, press conferences, trash talking and much more. But in the end, only one character will be victorious and he or she will claim the title of Anime March Madness champion of 2011. So let’s not waste anymore time, let get right to the first matchup.

Round 1- Yomi Vs. Tomo

And for round one of the tournament, we have a re-match of sorts of last years tournament. Well actually, these two haven’t had a chance to compete last year due to the tournament being canceled. So let get ready for two best friends with different personalities to put their friendship aside and take their personalities to the battle field. It’s Yomi Mizuhara and Tomo Takino from Azumanga Daioh.

Now I am not going into much details about the tale of the tape for this match-up, but if you would like to check out the background for the match, check out my post from last years tournament to get up to speed. And don’t forget to check back on Tuesday for all the highlights from this match and a preview of round two action. 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.

Anime March Madness 2010-Round 3 Coverage


Afc Coming Attractions-Pokémon Black Gameplay, Anime March Madness 2011 and Much More!!!!

March 5, 2011


Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Well spring is around the corner and that means that we will have a lot of interesting things going on for the month of March. But besides watching the NCAA Tourney and getting ready for Easter, check out the things that we have coming up this month at Afc.  Trust me, you are going to like what you will see.

Pokémon Black Gameplay

First off, Pokémon Black and White will be on sale starting tomorrow and for those of you who are planning on getting a copy or if you just want to find out what the game is like, we will have exclusive gameplay coverage in which I will give you an inside look at the latest version in the Pokémon game franchise. Updates will be on a weekly basis, so make sure to check in every week to follow my progress thru the game.

Anime March Madness 2011

Second, anime march madness is back and will be better than ever. Twenty-Two of your favorite anime, manga and video game characters will compete in a head to head match to determine who is the best of the best in 2011. For those of you who followed last year’s tournament, the stakes will be higher and the name calling and body bashing will be exciting. The fun and excitement will begin this Thursday with match-up one (Competitor’s to be announced) so don’t miss the exciting action as Anime March Madness kicks off this Thursday, be there or be square.

Feature Review, Spring 2011 Anime Preview, Hayao Miyazaki Tribute and Much More

Finally,we will be taking a look at some of the new anime series that will be premiering this season. I will have my picks for series that will be must see viewing, series to avoid and others that I will take a glance at. We will also have a feature review from a reader in which he will share his thoughts on the Hayao Miyazaki classic “Only Yesterday”. And speaking of Miyazaki-san, I know that I have been promising that I would be doing this tribute to him for a while now but I am keeping my word that our tribute to Hayao Miyazaki will begin this month with “Howl’s Moving Castle”. I know that I meant to start this special series  a year ago, but since I was in school at the time and that other things were going on, I figured it was time to get back on track with this.

All this plus, news, reviews and videos coming your way this month only on Afc. 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.

Misc Stuff-Anime March Madness Round 3

April 1, 2010


*SportsCenter theme plays* Vo:This Is AnimeCenter

And hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Well after much debate with my producers, we are finally able to move on with this segment of AnimeCenter. Now for those of you who were not with us on the last episode, we had a very tight match up between Ms. Yukari and Nyamo. Well after much debate between the judges about the swimming race, it has been officially decided that Nyamo will be moving on to the elite eight to face off against Apollo Justice. Now I know that we said that we were going to have live coverage of the press conference between Yukari and Nyamo, however our producers feel that it would not be suitable for broadcast. However, we do have some guest commentary from our guest analysis Tomo who was at the race. So Tomo what are your thoughts about the results.


Tomo Takino-AMM Guest Correspondent

Tomo: Well Andrew I have to say that I was a little upset that Yukari got her A** kicked by Nyamo, granted Nyamo is quite talented in athletics LOL!!!!!

Andrew: TOMO!!!!!!! You know you cant say that word when we are on the air,

Tomo: Sorry Andrew, though it is true that Yukari severely got her A** kicked in the race.

Andrew: Tomo, if you say that word one more time, I am going to come over there. pull down your skirt and give you a spanking on your A**, now look what you made me do. Oh the network censors and the FCC will have a heyday about this. Ok, thank you very much Tomo.

Tomo: Thanks Andrew, say am I in the next match up?

Andrew: Well actually Tomo, you are slated to be in the next match of AMM. And I think you are going to be surprised as to who you are going to faceoff against.

Tomo: OK, so who is it?

Andrew: Well take a look at this!!!!!!!!!


Tomo: All Right!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Me and Yomi, this is going to be fun.

Andrew: Right on Tomo, but anyway let’s take a look at the stats between you two.

Anime March Madness Round 3-Tomo Vs. Yomi


And Tomo it looks like you have a tendency to annoy people. (Tomo:What, that’s not true). well according to my information you do. Sort of reminds us of a certain some one we know, i.e. Ms. Yukari. It is also know that you are somewhat of a slacker, but you and Yomi were able to get into the same school. And you have a tendency to make dumb decisions, but we will see how it plays out in this match.


Now Yomi is sort of like Nyamo in some respects. She is very smart and strong in the athletic department. However her only weakness is the thousands of thousands of diets that she tries on a weekly basis. But she ends up failing to stick to them. Could this hurt her in the competition? We shall see.

So folks make sure to tune in later this week to see how this match turns out. 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. Handpounds all around everyone, Ltrs.

*Sportscenter theme plays in the background*


Vo: This segment of Animecenter is brought to you by Pocky, the crispy chocolate biscuit sticks that you cannot resist. Pa-La-La-La-La-La-La-Pocky!!!!!!!!!!!

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

March 28, 2010


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!!!!!!!!!!!


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.

 313249-sanji_large Jun

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. 


(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!!!!!!!!!!!

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

March 24, 2010


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!!!!!!


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


Misc Stuff-Anime March Madness Round 2 (Update)

March 22, 2010


*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.