31 Oct 2012

La Storia Della Arcana Famiglia

Type : TV series
Episodes : 12
Studio : J.C Staff, Sentai Filmworks
Aired : July 2 to September 16, 2012
Genre : Romance, Shoujo

There is a small trading island called Regalo. The peace of that island not keeps by law but powerful organization, The Arcana Famiglia. Most of this prestigious “family” is their mastery of the Arcana, mystical powers derived from tarot cards. The main story of this anime focused on wishes of the Arcana Famiglia leader, Mondo. He want to choose a successor through a tournament called the Arcana Duello. It’s event for all members who joined at family and especially members with Arcana powers. Winner of that duel will be husband of Mondo’s daughter, Felicita.
Two young men among the family are energic Liberta and serious minded Nova interested to protecting Felicita’s freedom than to be his wife. After that announcement, all of family members prepared for that duel, also to Liberta, Nova and Felicita. They’re get to know each other and with Felicita’s Arcana power to read minds, she discover Liberta and Nova’s problem. Are they can solved their problems and growing to controlled their Arcana Power?

Story : First watch this series, I was surprised with promising story, cool and unique of supranatural powers with original concept, but after following the whole series I was bored and a little bit disappointed. This series have potential good / strong stories but in fact the main problem is not good at all. Nothing powerful enemies or massive problems happen and all of family members use their powers, the story have very narrow scope which just focused on how each main characters growing and solved their problem and that’s it all. (6/10)
Artwork : One thing is good from this series and also following with epic animation (9/10)
Characters : Actually all of characters have a strong personality, but not supported with a good story. (8/10)
Musics : Opening song is good but the ending not suits at all I think. (7/10)
Seiyuu : With several good voice actors this series that still make anyone who follows the whole series will feel bored because of the story. (8/10)
Overall : (7.6/10)
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27 Oct 2012

Sword Art Online

Total of episode: (ongoing)
Original run: July 2012-ongoing
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Opening song: Crossing Field-LiSA (ep 1-14), Innocence-Aoi Eir (ep 15-)
Ending song: Yume Sekai-Haruka Tomatsu (ep 1-14), Overfly-Haruna Luna (ep 15-)

In 2022, there is a game named Sword Art Online. This game is the VRMMORPG ( Virtual reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) which player can play that game using Nerve Gear, a helmet that stimulates user senses via their brain, so they can control their in-game character with their minds. Kirito is one of the lucky beta-tester of that game.
At the launching of this game, all of 10.000 SAO sets sold. Kirito, who play this game again, meets some new friends in SAO world. Suddenly, the log out button dissapeared. Kirito and other players get a call from the maker of the game to gather at the lobby. The maker of this game, named Kayaba Akihiko , tell that starting from that time, SAO players can't log out from the game unless they reach 100th floor and beat final boss there. Can Kirito log out from SAO?

Story: the story is so cool. Romance and action in this anime are main spices that make me enjoyed this anime so much. 10/10
Animation: all of the scenes are amazing! Especially battle scenes, of course. 9/10
Music: the openings are perfect, especially second opening song. First ending song is lovely, but the second ending song is not really good as the first, I think. 8/10
Artwork: Kirito is sooo cute that I want to be his wife. The other characters are not bad, and I really love in-game costume of almost all of SAO players. 10/10
Seiyuu: Kirito's voice make me really in love with him. Other characters, like Asuna, also have good voice too. 10/10
Overall: 9,5/10
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Binbougami ga!

Total of episode: 13
Original run: July-September 2012
Studio: Sunrise
Opening song: Make My Day-PIKO
Ending song: Love Riot-HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Do you feel that you are fortune person? If yes, then maybe you're actually still lack of fortune than Sakura Ichiko. She is so rich, has her own butler, beautiful, liked by all of the boys in her class, and good in both academic and sports. She has so many Fortunes, that's why Binbougami (God of Misfortunes) named Momiji is choosing her as the target. Momiji wants to take some Fortunes from Ichiko to rebalance the world, but of course Ichiko doesn't want it. So, the days when Momiji try to take Ichiko's Fortunes are started ....

Story: the story is simple and funny. 9/10
Animation: the animation is good, especially at the opening and ending song. 8/10
Music: I love the opening and ending song videos! They are so creative and unforgettable. 9/10
Artwork: The chara design is quite cute and colourful. 8/10
Seiyuu: I love both Momiji and Ichiko's voice. And I never expect that Ichiko's seiyuu is Kana Hanazawa, who usually roles as cute or quiet characters. 8/10
Overall: 8,5/10
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Shirokuma Cafe

Total of episode: ongoing
Original run: April 2012-ongoing
Studio: Pierrot
Opening themes:
  1. "Boku ni Invitation" (ボクにインビテーション Boku ni Inbitēshon?, "Invitation to Me") by JP (eps 1-26)
  2. "Rough & Laugh" by Clammbon (eps 27 - )
Ending themes:
  1. "Bamboo☆Scramble" by Jun Fukuyama as Panda (eps 1-5)
  2. "Grizzly-san no G☆ROCK" (グリズリーさんのG☆ROCK Gurizurī-san no Jī Rokku?, "Mr. Grizzly's G☆ROCK") by Yūichi Nakamura as Grizzly (eps 6-9)
  3. "Mizuiro" (みずいろ?, "Light Blue") by Aya Endo as Sasako (eps 10-13)
  4. "ZOOtto, ne♪" (ZOOっと、ね♪ Zūtto, ne?, "Always") by Katsuyuki Konishi as Full-time Panda (eps 14-17)
  5. "Michinoku Shiiku Blues" (みちのく飼育ブルース Michinoku Shiiku Burūsu?, "Michinoku Raising Blues") by Wataru Hatano as Handa (eps 18-22)
  6. "Zokkon! Penko-san" (ぞっこん!ペン子さん?, "I'm Madly in Love with Ms. Penko!") by Hiroshi Kamiya as Penguin (eps 23-26)
  7. "Kimama ni Panda-Mama" (気ままにパンダママ?, "The Indulgent Panda-Mama") by Toshiyuki Morikawa as Panda-Mama (eps 27 -)

Lazy and not want to doing anything at all except sleeping and eating, that's Panda. Panda's mom really want Panda to find a job, but Panda never want to. One day, Panda find a cafe named Shirokuma (Polar Bear) Cafe, with Mr. Polar Bear as the owner. The cafe is recruiting any animals who want to be a waiter or waitress. Panda is excited while he knows that, so he register to be interviewed with Mr. Polar Bear.
Story: the story is simple and funny. It is so cute when animals like polar bear and panda can interact with human and using human language. 8/10
Animation: the animation is quite good. 7/10
Music: the opening song is quite good and  like K-pop song, but the ending song is not really good. 6/10
Artwork: Panda and his friends is tooooo cute. 8/10
Seiyuu: Although main characters of this anime is animal, the seiyuus are proffessional, such as Jun Fukuyama. 8/10
Overall: 7,5/10
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25 Oct 2012

Official Anime Merchandise from Toshin

Toshin a new anime fashion brand from VIZ Media has launched several anime merchandise in the last two months and on 15 October Toshin announced their official Toshin store on cafepress.com. Official naruto and bleach stuff like t-shirts, bag, IPhone and IPad case has launched by Toshin with good price for "official" anime stuff, with only $15 you can own a naruto posses mug.

For this time Toshin just add two popular anime to their line product, that is Naruto and Bleach but Toshin will add more anime and product design in the future.

Not just limited by Toshin design, you can also design your own Naruto gear, very interesting concept I think. If you interested to buy Toshin product you can go to http://www.cafepress.com/+narutotv+gifts for Naruto merchandise or http://www.cafepress.com/+bleachtv+gifts for Bleach merchandise.

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16 Oct 2012

Nendoroid Asuna Preview

nendoroid asuna

Sword Art Online, an ongoing anime that airing since summer get high and good response. Yuuki Asuna is one of SAO main character. Not just beautiful, she also has good combat ability and she is a sub leader of Knight of the Blood guild. Now, the character who also become Kirito wife get a nendoroid figure.

Nendoroid Asuna has three expressions that is standard expression, serious expression and cheerful expression. She also bring her rapier so you can make a pose when Asuna fight.

Not complete if her couple, Kirito not accompany Asuna. So nendoroid Kirito also will be released but will be announced shortly.

You can pre order Nendoroid Asuna on Hobby Search 
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14 Oct 2012

Tari Tari

Type : TV Series
Episodes : 13
Studio : P.A Works
Aired : July – September 2012
Genre : Slice of Life, School, Music

In the last year of high school is always be one of most interested moment in life, have much memories both happy and sad, a time to looking forward and back. Five students from Shirahamazaka High School which have different dreams met and grouped in a chorus club. Sakai Wakana, despite the fact she is very good at singing but refuse from music because tragedy about her mother. Sawa Okita, a girl who want to be professional’s horse rider but it dispute with her father. Konatsu Miyamoto, short and earnest girl who loves sing and dance. Leader and creator of a new chorus club at Shirahamazaka High School which previous she is a member in choir club but rejected cause she make a problem when in a festival one year ago. Taichi Tanaka, a solo member in badminton club and have a dream to be a professional badminton player. And last a transfer student from Austria, Atsuhiro “Wien” Maeda. He is very obsessed with a super sentai show called Ganbaraijers (Ganba Rangers), and always write letters to young and a sickly Austrian boy named Jan.

Story started when Konatsu rejected from choir club but in her last year at high school she wants singing in Festival. A new club minimal have 5 members for accepted and can participate in festival, and then later Konatsu invite Sawa who also member of archery club, Wakana, Wien and Taichi. Taichi joined the group cause the badminton club also not have member, so Konatsu make an offering to make group club.

Storyline : This anime’s genre is slice of life about school and musical. There was not anything special or put a new spin on the genre, but life story about each problems of 5 main characters solved it so epic, story about how music bring people together despite their differents and how they’re raise their goals in the future. This anime still worth and enjoyed to watch. (8/10)
Artwork : As usual P.A Works present nice artwork (9/10)
Characters : Most of the main characters with different personal described well and not excessive so feel drama enjoyed to watched. Plus design character from P.A Works very beautiful. (9/10)
Musics : Every songs is amazing and enjoying! (10/10)
Seiyuu : While voice actors not from “top level” but they’re played with good and balanced. (8/10)
Overall (8.5/10)

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9 Oct 2012

Toys Games Republic 2012 Report

Toys Games Republic 2012 or also known as TGR 2012, local event for toys and games community especially action figure collector has been held last week at 5-7 October 2012 in Bandung, Indonesia. This event was enlivened with cosplay contest, eat ramen contest, PES 2012 tournament, and toys auction. The visitor dominated by adult, because we know action figure collectors mostly is adult.

Action figures that be on display dominated with action figure from west film characters like star wars, iron man and the others. But booths that sell figures dominated with action figure from anime/manga/tokusatsu characters like gundam, naruto, bleach and kamen rider. They are also offer big discount up to 50% for some item, it is very delightful for action figure collector. On there I bought Robot Damashii Gundam Age 1 Normal and Sengoku Basara gashapon, these items is enough to make my wallet thinner ^_^.

Here is some photos of Toys Games Republic 2012.

Darh maul cosplay

doraemon toys

son goku action figure

star wars action figure

yoda action figure

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2 Oct 2012

00 Gundam Seven Sword/G High Grade Review

A few weeks ago I attended Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2012, at the festival not just to see special guest and take picture of cosplayer, I also buy a model kit, 00 Gundam Seven Sword/G HG. Even though it is an old figure because the model kit actually been released two years ago on 2010 but this figure make me interested because 00 Gundam I think is the best gundam television series, not just because of the story but the gundam model is so cool.
Ok back to review, I do not want to rate or compare this gundam model kit with another figure because I am not the expert of this field. I will just show appearances of the gundam after I assemble it and give information about what is my "experience" in assembling.

Gundam 00 Seven Sword HG

To assembly 00 Gundam Seven Sword/G HG is not difficult if you follow the instruction on the manual guide, but I confuse I didn't see tutorial on the manual guide to stick the sticker, so I just looking at the picture on the box and just suppose it where to stick the sticker. Be careful when you assemble some part on the head, is is very small, I throw off a part to be installed on the ear.

Gundam 00 Seven Sword HG 2

If you want to have 00 Gundam Seven Sword/G HG, for now you cannot order it because the status is sold out, you can wait it when Bandai re release this model kit. But if you do not want to be busy in assemble it, you can buy Bandai Robot Damashii 00 Gundam Seven Swords and it is available to order.

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