Choosing Which New Series To Watch

March 25, 2011

How I select new shows to watch for each new season of Anime?

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Actar’s Reviews 196 – Spirit Digivolving Susanoomon

March 24, 2011

The ultimate fusion of KaiserGreymon and MagnaGarurumon, the Legendary Warrior Susanoomon!

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Tessa Sends a Message to Victims of the Earthquake

March 21, 2011

Voice actress Nogami Yukina (Teletha Testarossa from Full Metal Panic!) has posted a video, sending a heartfelt message to the victims of the recent earthquake in character. I thought it was a exceedingly thoughtful gesture. The script was written by the writer of the FMP! Novels, Gato Shoji, and the picture drawn by the illustrator, Shikidouji.

See the video HERE.

I have translated what she has said to spread the message to non-Japanese speaking fans as well. (If I missed out anything or got anything wrong, don’t hesitate to point it out.)

Everyone, can you hear me?

This is the Captain of the Tuatha De Danaan, Teletha Testarossa.

To the victims of the recent disaster and to their families, as the representative of the ship, I offer my condolences.

The situation is tough, but I firmly believe that everyone can somehow overcome this crisis and recover the peaceful times once again.

That is because everyone… uwah!!!

I’m sorry! I dropped my mike and tripped when I tried to pick it up…

Er… I’m alright, I just hit my bottom…

At any rate, don’t give in to anxiety and don’t ever give up!

Everyone is rooting for you, of course, me included.

I’m praying for your good fortune.

That is all.

Transmission over.

I would love to subtitle the video and upload it to Youtube to spread the message, but I’m not sure if that would be appropriate.


Actar’s Reviews 195 – Spirit Digivolving MagnaGarurumon

March 21, 2011

The second of two Japan only figures from the Spirit Evolving Digimon Frontier line, MagnaGarurumon!

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The True Meaning of ‘Moe’

March 17, 2011

‘Moe’. Some hate it, some love it. But what exactly is it? Why is Yui a ‘moeblob’? What does that even mean? Most of the time, people fling the word around without really knowing what it means.

Is it:

– A cutesy artstyle?
– A type of character behavior?
– The desire to protect?
– The sexual depiction of little girls?
– Slice-of-life shows with no ‘plot’?

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Translated Madoka Manga Shorts

March 17, 2011

Here are some short comics of Madoka that I have translated to share with you guys. Spoiler Warning!!! (Mainly for episodes 3 and 9)

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(Anime) Super Powers and What You Would Do With Them

March 16, 2011

After watching the latest episode of Madoka, I was reminded of a set of questions that I was confronted with by RadiantDreamer awhile back.

Look deep inside you. If nothing can stop you from doing what you want to do, would you do it? What would you do? Would you be more inclined to cause crimes if you were unstoppable? Are social moral chains holding you back from doing whatever you want? Are you not going out to commit crimes because you know you’ll get caught? Or because you actually are a good person at heart?

The question is actually a follow up one to “Anime super powers you wished you had” So, here’s my answer which responds to both questions.

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Early March Acquisitions

March 16, 2011

– Kamen Rider Kabuto DX Kabuto Zecter
– Kamen Rider Kabuto DX Hyper Zecter
– Kamen Rider OOO DX TaJa Spinner
– Azone’s 1/6 Scale Asahina Mikuru Doll (School Uniform Ver)
– Mylene Jeinus Toy Book

– Figma Shameimaru Aya
– Kamen Rider OOO Medal Set 2
– Cardcaptor Sakura Sakura Doll (Carded Version)
– Spirit Digivolving MagnaGarurumon
– Composite Ver. Ka Haruhi Robo
– D-Arts Omegamon
– Sci-Fi Revoltech Predator

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The True Target Audience of Anime

March 2, 2011

I chanced upon this picture and could not not share it. It’s the official Sales and Marketing report for the Anime ‘Futari wa Precure’. Check out the circled table which is labled ‘Main Target’ (audience).

Boys: 16~18, 19~22, 23~30, 31~35
Girls: 4~6, 7~9, 10~12

Next time someone gets on your back for watching/liking Anime meant for little girls, you can now tell them it’s officially for grown men as well. (^.^;)

*For the record, I love Precure, with my favorite being Heartcatch. The original was good, but had some elements that really annoyed me, especially the ‘buy our merchandise’ vibe and stupid villains which thankfully has slowly been diminishing with each new series. Have to admit though, that theme is catchy as hell and I <3 Nagisa. That is all.


Actar’s Reviews 194 – ActSta Takamachi Nanoha

March 2, 2011

Still not satisfied with Figma Nanoha? Well, why not check out GSC’s latest addition to their Nanoha figure line, ActSta Nanoha.

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