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New Inkling by Wacom Might Make Your Doodling Life More Fun

I know that this is not anime related but for all you budding artists, this product might interest you.

The Wacom Inkling would be a pretty cool and useful product if you like to sketch as it allows you to create layers (and we all know that layers is like god’s gift to man in photoshop or illustrator). The best part that I like about this product is that it is that it automatically takes your sketches and turn them into vectors.

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Anime News Updates! 2/8/11

Here is a compilation of different news updates!

In this news update:

  • The Mystery/Horror ‘Another’ Anime Project Announced To Be Release In 2012
  • Prince of Tennis Theme Food Items To Celebrate 10th Anniversary Movie
  • CLAMP to release a new manga
  • Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi Season 2 and Hybrid Child Anime Gets the Green Light
  • Inu x Boku To Be Animated

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Mayu Shinjo’s ‘Ai Ore! Love Me!’ to be a live action movie

Mayu Shinjo’s mangaai ore! love me!’ is to be made into a movie that will be released later this year.

I used to love Shinjo’s manga, albeit the lack of substance in most of her mangas, they were interesting to read nonetheless. However, ever since I discovered ‘Skip Beat!‘ I really never could go back to reading her mangas.

Ai ore is about Mizuki who is the female “prince” of her all girls school and Akira who is the male “princess” of his all boys school and Akira’s journey into being part of Mizuki’s band. This had actually put me off the manga quite a bit when I had first read it. Everyone who has read Mayu’s manga knows that her bishies are quite hot but when I saw a girl drawn in that same style, I just could not bring myself to believe the character. It felt more like a shounen-ai visual manga than a shoujo manga since both characters looked like boys to me.

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Makoto Shinkai’s New Movie – Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below

Was surfing around the net and I found this.

I can’t wait to see this movie. Makoto Shinkai first appeared with the movie Voices of a Distant Star, and his last work before this movie was 5cm per second, which as you all know, was fantastic. (You can read my review of it here)

Plot Summary
The story centers on Asuna, a girl who spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the crystal radio she received from her father as a memento. However, she embarks on a journey of adventure to meet a boy again, and thus comes to know the cruelty and beauty of the world, as well as loss.
– ANN

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Final Fantasy – Type 0 Commercial

Ahh, what an odd commercial…


This is the commercial for the Square-Enix ‘handphone now PSP’ Final Fantasy game.

After watching that trailer I was a bit confused about the reason behind the odd voice overs, and here is what I found on that…

“While the commercial focuses on Type-0, it’s actually a promotion for a campaign called “Altereco CM Koushien.” According to Famitsu, the campaign will allow players in Japan to use the site to submit lines, which will then be read by the game’s voice actors and other celebrities in special commercials to be aired at Nico Nico Video.”Crunchyroll

Now that makes more sense.

Well, I personally just want to know when FF Versus XIII instead, its been such a long wait already.

-ra out!

Gundam Stars in Nissin Cup Noodle Advertisment

It is nothing new to see anime characters and franchises being integrated into food products to attract a bigger customer crowd. (Remember the Neon Genesis Evangelion products?)

And here is a new advertisment which does just that:

Gundam Stars in Nissin Cup Noodle Advertisment

I found it hilarious and would buy the cup noodles just because of that.

Hope that made you smile just a slight bit. =)

-ra out!

It’s one of those days…

Do you know one of those days where it is just too windy to go out?
(I can’t believe I am saying this, after all I have live a good 20 years of my life in Singapore.)

When it is just too dangerous to go out ‘cos the sky is falling?

One of those days where you wake up to go to school just to find out that classes have been cancelled?

Or how about when you are so happy that classes are cancelled and want to just go home to enjoy some anime only to find out that there is no electricity?

Today was one of those days for me. (=_=*)

I wanna crawl back under my warm blanket and hibernate… (_ _)zZz

But I am watching Suzumiya Haruhi jumping around the screen.

Anyway, back to interesting news.

Zettai Kareshi

Zettai Kareshi is going to be a Drama!!!! WOOOHOOO!!!

DramaWiki , Manga on ANN

Zettai Kareshi is a manga by Yuu Watase (of the Fushigi Yuugi and Ayashi no Ceres fame)

Riiko is a girl unlucky in love. One day a strange-looking salesman gives her a business card for a website that sells “love figures” (androids designed for love-making). On the spur of the moment and without really understanding the implications, Riiko orders one for a 3-day free trial. She forgets to return him before the deadline, and must then work out some way to return the one million debt she now owes without anyone discovering about this embarrassing secret. – ANN (manga)

That is the manga’s description, I have no idea how closely they plan on following that storyline.

-update-

A live-action adaptation of the manga will begin airing on Fuji TV on April 8, 2008. In the live-action version, Riiko Izawa is an office lady in search of a boyfriend, and she ends up in possession of a “robot” known as Night Tenjo, who is programmed to be the perfect boyfriend. However, this creates a love triangle with a distinguished young man at her company who also has feelings for her. Riiko will be played by Saki Aibu, Night will be played by Mokomichi Hayami, and Soshi Asamoto will be played by Hiro Mizushima. -Wiki

When I first heard of it I was quite surprised and filled with mix feelings.
Honestly, to me the characters were really sweet and handsome and so perfect that it was unrealistic, and to find people who are able to act that way and live to the expectations… that is going to be hard.

The CM for the drama looks… ok… nothing special. I still think that the characters in the manga are hotter (duh!).
But it is not too bad, those actors are pretty hot too. I just am curious as to why Tenjo Knight’s character is so tanned. Looks weird.

I also don’t like the idea that they are making this an out of school anime. I thought that the high school plot was kinda fun. I guess the writers for this series are looking for a more adult appeal rather than teenage appeal.
This really changes things though, like the scenes during their part time jobs in the manga etc. (I guess that this drama would most likely be somewhat losely based on the manga instead.)  I am starting to get worried… (~_~)

But still, it is starting to seem like April would be a good month to start watching all sorts of anime/dramas.

Either way, I would most likely be watching this series. How about you?

-ra in a daze

Hare Hare Yukai in Prison o_o

Now I’ve seen everything.

Haruhi is taking over the world.

I have no idea what to say to this.

-ra stunned.

^^; believing is seeing? or maybe pokemon is enough to make everyone crazy…

Now i know why my mom said that i was watching too much cartoons, and why it was no good to watch cartoons. When you see kids that believe that those characters are real, that is when you know you have a problem. ^^:

Link 1

I am not saying that they are crazy or anything. After all, anything is possible, but honestly? a rip in the world between ours and the pokemon world? I use to love pokemon and stuff like that, i was a crazy lois and clark fan (american drama series in the 1990s) but i never thought that they would appear in OUR world. THE REAL world. Maybe it was just a smudge on the window or smth. ^^;
I hope i wont be saying that i happen to see superman flying in the sky anytime soon.
growing old means getting senile but i don’t want that happening anytime soon.

Link 2

KIDS!!! give it a break. No one knows who god really is so you might not be wrong…. BUT STILL?!?!?!? ^^: i think i might faint. If the world were left in the hands of this youngsters i wonder what will become of Earth.

I pray that those are youngsters on the message boards. For the sake of both the world and i.

-ra out!

Major News


(random season 4 promo image)

Yup! Major news in both ways – big and anime wise.

It has been announced that there will be a Major movie animation out early next year! (Jan ’09)

I have no idea what the plot is about, BUT, i am pretty curious about what they can make out of the plot. What we can deduce is that you will see both Goro when he was a kid and when he becomes an adult, so i am GUESSING that it might a compressed version of the 4 seasons of the anime? (don’t know how that is possible) lol… but i am just speculating…

Anyway, the link to the article about the movie is here.

I can’t wait for it and am hoping that it will be good. We shall all just wait and see.

-ra out!