Afc First Looks-Spring Anime Season 2013 Pt.2 (Devil Survivor 2)

April 3, 2013

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Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Well as promised we are continuing our look at the new anime series for spring 2013 with another anime series based off a video game called Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 the Animation. 

Now for those of you may remember from a little over a year ago, Atlus the company who created popular game series as Persona and Devil Survivor released Persona 4 The Animation with mixed results. So when it was announced that they were diving into anime again, I was a bit hesitant but just take a look at the background of this series and you might just have a change of heart.

The story revolves around the characters know as the protagonist, his friend Daichi and there other friend Lo coming back from a mock entrance exam in which they receive a mysterious e-mail from a website known as Nicea which forecasts a persons death or a natural disaster in which they witness themselves in a video being killed in a subway accident. However they manage to survive the accident from a avatar from the site in which in turn become Devil Summoners to protect others from this same fate.

Why Should You Watch This

So why should you watch this series, well Atlus is getting back into the anime game again and hopefully this will get better reception than Persona 4 the Animation. Granted it was a good series but with the popularity of this game in Japan and in interesting story line to go with it, I see it being a major hit for hardcore anime fans.

So there is another preview in the books, and we got more coming 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.


AFC News Update-Persona 4 The Animation To Be Released On Dvd\Blu-Ray On September 12th!!!!

June 22, 2012

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Hello and greetings fellow Otaku,

Now a while back I talked about Persona4 The Animation in which I reviewed the first episode of the series on Hulu, in which I gave it high praises. Sentai Filmworks announced that they would be releasing the series on DVD and Blu-Ray earlier this year, but they never gave us anymore information, until now!!!!

It has been announced that the series will be released on September 12th with all twelve episodes of the series. Like many of you out there, I have been patiently waiting for this to be released on DVD and I will be definitely picking this up for my collection.

As always, stay with AFC for a full review of the series along with all the latest news related to otaku culture. 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 Gaming-Persona 4 Golden To Come To Ps Vita In 2012!!!!!

February 14, 2012

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Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

As most of you know by now, in less than a weeks time the PS Vita will be available for purchase here in the U.S. Now your probably asking yourselves, I know that the Vita is being released next week but the games that will be available at launch are not my thing. Well have I got news for you, Atlus has recently announced that it will be releasing a new version of Persona 4 entitled Persona 4 The Golden for the PS Vita in the second quarter of 2012 in Japan.

The game will be similar to the original PS2 version that Atlus released back in 2008 with new features and story elements to enhance game play.  While this this new version of the game was originally to be released on the PSP, Atlus decided to go ahead and up the ante by porting the game to the new system, thus using the Vita’s full functionality. Overall I am excited about this game but it will be a while before it comes here since Atlus has not yet set a release date for a U.S. version of the game. So be patient folks, there are other games out there like Blazblue Continuum Shift Extended, Gravity Rush and Marvel vs. Capcom 3 to keep you entertained until this hits overseas.

As always, stay with AFC and AFC Gaming Zone for the latest updates 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.


Afc First Looks-Persona 4 Anime Episodes One and Two!!!!! Part 1!!!!

October 20, 2011

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Hello and greetings fellow Otaku,

So I promised you guys a little over two weeks ago that I was going to give you a first look at the new Persona 4 anime series. But due to a couple of unfortunate events in my life, I ended up getting a little bit sidetracked!!!! However, there is no need to worry because I am going to be covering the first two episodes for those of you who haven’t had a chance to see it yet or those of you who are still on the fence about watching this series. So without further a due, let get started.

Episode 1-Your Myself I’m Yourself

At the beginning of the episode, we are introduced to two characters named Igor and Margaret inside a limousine known as the Velvet Room. Igor tells us about the maim plot of the series in which people who enter the Velvet Room usually form a contract in which they enter a realm found between dream, reality, mind and matter in which we can be destined to face in the future. At the end of this particular scene, Margaret says farewell in which we will meet her again someday in the near future.

Next we meet the main protagonist of the series Yu Nakurumi. Yu is like any other normal teenager in Japan, however due to his parents receiving different job assignments all the time, he has a shallow outlook on life. We thus see Yu enter a small town known as Yasoinaba, a small town that is country like. Next we are introduced to Yu’s uncle,  Ryotaro Dojima and his daughter Nanako. Ryotaro complements Yu on how much he has grown over the years. though Yu doesn’t remember him all that well. Ryotaro mentions that it is tough for Yu to move from place to place because of his parents, but he is excited as he gets to spend the year with him.

During a brief stop at the local gas station, the gas station attendant offers a job to Yu in which he happily declines. The attendant says that he will be bored to his mind if he doesn’t find a job or something else to occupy his time. Once Yu’s uncle comes back from the restroom, Yu get a weird feeling in which he holds his head. Nanko worried about his health asks Yu if he was carsick. However, he politely declines that he is sick.

Later, we see Yu getting situated in his new home in which he reflects back about how he got into this situation in the first place by seeing him in front of the his former classmates in which his former teacher states that he will be transferring to a new school. We then see Yu starting to drift off to sleep in which he states, “So I am stuck here for a whole year here?”. Later we see a mysterious figure talking to Yu in a dream in which he asks him “Do you want to know the truth?” Yu in a state of shock figures that the mysterious person was just a dream and try’s to figure out his identity.

The rest of this episode is split into days, just as in the game. The next day we see Yu starting his first day of school at “Yasogami High”. The teacher in his homeroom class, states that he was kicked out of his home to live in the boondocks. He then tells Yu to introduce himself to the class. He does, but the teacher notices that he was staring at a young girl at the front of the class in which he was branded as an infidel in which he gets placed on the teachers S*** list. However the young girl stands up in Yu’s defense by asking the teacher to sit in the seat next to her. Once Yu sits down, the young girl tells him that the students call their teacher “King Moron”!!!!! In which she considers him as awful. Towards the end of the first half of the episode, Yu notices that fog was coming from the out side. We then cut to a scene in which we see another young lady walking to school in which she sees a dead body hanging from an television antenna. The young lady screams in shock in which we return to the school seeing that classes have ended for the day.

Ok, I know that the first half of this review is a little long(Just wanted to cover all the bases), but the rest of it is going to be in a cliffs notes style to summarize the rest of the episodes (No spoilers included!!!!). So lets take a quick break for some eye candy shall we!!!!!

EYE CANDY BREAK!!!!! 

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Ok, break over!!!!! Back to the review.

Once the class has adjourned, some of Yu’s classmates started talking about a new thing that has been gong around know as “The Midnight Channel”. Next, a warning announcement comes over the PA system in which they state that their was an accident on campus and it is urged that students take caution when walking home from the school grounds. It is then we are introduced to two new characters, Chie Satonaka and Yukiko Amagi. Another character named Harumuki is also introduced in which we see him returning a DVD to Chie damaged. He tells Chie that he will buy a replacement copy when his next paycheck arrives.

Next we see Yu’s uncle over at the crime scene where the young girl found the dead body on the television antenna. We then see his partner Adachi, look at the victim and went to throw up. Thus he still calls him a rookie and asks if he wants to return to headquarters. The scene ends when we see Yu’s uncle look up at the antenna commenting what a horrific site it was.

Next we are introduce to another new character, Youske Hanamura, a young boy who has a red pair of head phones and who works at a local department store in which his father is a department manager. Yu and Youske hit it off in which they go out to a local food court to get beef steak in which Chie meets up with them. While they were eating, a picture of Myumi Yamano, a local television announcer who died the other day.

In other things, the group starts discussing about the midnight channel. Yu in surprise did not know what it was about. Youske states that the channel shows up at midnight on rainy nights. Later that evening, Yu closes his curtains and sees an image of a young girl on his television screen. Thus a mysterious voice speaks thru the television in which it states, “I arth thou, thou art me. Ye who shalt open the door…” we then see Yu’s arm getting sucked into the television. Luckily, he was able to pull it out though he did not realized what just happened.

Yu would experience this same feeling again when he talks to his classmates the very next day. Yu, Youske and Chie assumed that it was near impossible that a person can be sucked into a television, so they decided to stop by Junes Department Store to see if it was possible on a larger television. Once they arrived in the store, they noticed a familiar image that they have seen the night before. Then before long, Yu sticks his hand inside a big screen television in which his arm gets sucked in just like before. Chie and Youske were both shocked at what happened, however since Youske was scared and was about to pee himself, he knocked himself, Yu and Chie into the television transporting them into another dimension.

Thus this is where the story get’s interesting. So to prevent spoilers for the most last exciting eight minutes of the episode, I am going to stop the review right here. Overall, my first impressions of the series were very surprising. I have to say that it was everything that I have read about on news sites and fan boards with a little more mixed in-between.

So I hope you enjoyed the first half of my review of Persona 4 The Animation. Part two in which I will cover episode two since this post was so long will be posted tomorrow. 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.


Breaking News In Anime-Persona 4 Anime To Stream On Anime Network and Hulu!!!!!

September 29, 2011

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Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Have I got some interesting news to share with you all. For those of you who are fans of the video game series Persona, hang on to your seat for what I have to tell you.

It has been recently announced that The Anime Network will be streaming the new Persona 4 anime series on their site starting next Thursday (October 6) at 3:00pm EST right after the episodes air in Japan. The episodes will be available to view on the site absolutely free. The series will also be available on Hulu and Hulu Plus twenty four hours after they are posted on the Anime Network website.

It has also been announced that Sentai Filmworks will be releasing the series on DVD and Blu-Ray sometime next year. No official date has been set.

As always, stay with AFC for all the latest on this developing story. And we will also have your first look of the series next week with my thoughts and opinions. 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.