25 Feb 2012

Kotobukiya Danboard

Danboard is back, the newest production of Danboard created by the famous action figure manufacturer Kotobukiya. This danboard is different from the older, because you can assemble Kotobukiya MSG weapon but you must buy them separately.
The lightning eyes are installed and can you switch on off. Will stand about 12.5 cm tall. As we know danboard is a character from popular manga Yotsuba.

Kotobukiya Danboard will be released on June 2012 but you can pre order from now.

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17 Feb 2012

Eureka Seven Astral Ocean First Trailer

First trailer for upcoming Spring 2012 anime television series, Eureka Seven Astral Ocean has been released. The anime itself will airing on April 2012.

Eureka Seven Astral Ocean First Trailer

Source: Moetron via Baka Otakun
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13 Feb 2012

Manga Stream Will No Longer Release Viz Media Manga Licensed

After Onemanga "shut down" now turn of Manga Stream because Viz Media demand Manga Stream to stop scanlation work for Viz Media Manga licensed.
It means you cannot read Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Hunter x Hunter, Katekyo Hitman Reborn, Claymore, D Gray man manga again on Manga Stream but you can still read other manga out of Viz Media licensed.
Below is statement of Manga Stream related to Viz Media demand:

February 11th, 2012 
Dear MangaStream supporter,
It's with a heavy heart that I make the following announcement. MangaStream will no longer be releasing the following series:
- Naruto
- Bleach
- One Piece
- Hunter x Hunter
- Katekyo Hitman Reborn
- Claymore
- D.Gray-man  
The aggressive and escalating nature of their threats have forced our hand into removing the content. MangaStream will no longer be posting full scanlations for any of the aforementioned series, we will instead focus our efforts onto the series we do that are not licensed by VIZ Media (you can assume everything currently on our directory will be continued).  
Our final message to our loyal JUMP audience will be this:
Thank you for supporting us over the past two years and making Mangastream your home away from home. It was a pleasure sharing our time with fans who were just as passionate and dedicated as we were.  
Although MangaStream will no longer be hosting any of the Jump series, if it's something our fanbase is interested in, we're considering leveraging our connections to bring you accurate spoiler summaries for the Jump chapters as early as possible. We know this isn't much, but hope it can whet your appetite until the dozens of aggregators release the official Jump chapters on Wednesday.

Well as manga fans do u want still to support manga scan or start to buying manga from the official distributor? What is your comment?

Source: Manga Stream
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7 Feb 2012

Ocean Waves / I Can Hear the Sea (Film Television)

ocean waves i can hear the sea

Ocean Waves or also known as I Can Hear the Sea (Umi ga Kikoeru) is Studio Ghibli works film television that adapted from I Can Hear The Sea novel written by Saeko Himuro. Released on 1993 this drama romance anime film television tell story about triangle love between Taku Morisaki, Yutaka Matsuno and Rikako Muto. Taku and Yutaka are student on a high school on Kochi Prefecture and some day there is a transfer student girl from Tokyo who transfer to the high school, she is Rikako Muto. From the first look, Yutaka had interested to Rikako but Taku never show to Yutaka that he like Rikako.
Rikako Muto is good in academic and sport but she look arrogant because of that she does not has many friend, she just made friend with Yumi. Many conflict between Rikako and Taku until some day Yutaka fight with Taku because of Rikako. After that they never talk to each other until they are graduated from high school. Taku
A few years later, the high school hold a reunion, they meet again but Rikako not attend. That is when any problem solved, Yutaka apologize to Taku because he didn't realized if Taku like Rikako. Before the reunion, Yumi meet with Rikako and Rikako tell why she cannot join the reunion, she also said she wanted to meet a boy who like sleep in bath tubs.

Ocean Waves / I Can Hear the Sea present love story between high school student that packaged in a simple story which makes this story seem so real. This story is so common but with good packaging this film has a good attraction even though has just duration 72 minutes. Would be interesting if this anime film television get the sequel like the novel which has been get the sequel with title "I Can Hear the Sea II: Because There Is Love" but until now Studio Ghibli never realize that.
The good ending of Ocean Waves which closed with last word from Taku for Rikako, "and that is when I knew I'd always been crazy about her".

Buy Ocean Waves / I Can Hear the Sea DVD from play-asia

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Ocean Waves / I Can Hear the Sea Trailer

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2 Feb 2012

Bleach Manga Get Into Final Arc

Finally after 11 year bleach manga publish and has been published for 53 volume, the Tite Kubo manga will get into final arc. As quoted from ANN, "This year's 10th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that Tite Kubo's Bleach manga is entering its final story arc".
The image above is the layout sketch of 10th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump for the color opening page of the manga's final arc in the next issue.
Although bleach manga will get into final arc but we don't know how long the final arc will going. It can be for short time or long time, so we don't know how long bleach manga will still present in manga industry. I hope the final arc will be going for long time, so bleach manga can still compete with Naruto and One Piece.

Source: Manga News, 0takomu via ANN
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