30 Dec 2013

Kakumeiki Valvrave (2nd Season)

Good job Ichirou Okouchi (Sunrise). This series be “Anime of The Year” for me, filled with crazy thing, unpredictable stories, great devastating, till made you curious about unrevealed mysteries. Huge wishes for sequel from 1st season as "a new mecha" series from Sunrise paid here. "Sore wa Kakumeiki Valvrave, sekai o abaku sistemu"

Title : Kakumeiki Valvrave, Valvrave The Liberator
Type : TV Series
Status : Finished Airing (12 Episodes)
Aired : October to December 2013
Genre : Action, Mecha
Producers : Sunrise, Aniplex

If you already watched 1st season of this title, yeah that's really bored, not as expected, looks like 'special' school life following with superior weapon and cliffhanger ending. And then not long after 1st season end, news about 2nd season maybe makes some people feel "aahh.. boring series, and i won't going for its sequel", and i can't deny that. But as mecha fan, i will going for it with expectations and the results? I'm not disappointed, its REALLY F*CKIN AMAZING!! All things in 1st season instantly gone destroyed by Harakiri Blade :D

Most of mysteries from its prequel are solved here. So much inconceviable things, once more Sunrise successful make surprise, a wrath may be you feel. The existence of mysterious power which can categorized as "Supernatural" fight against advance of science and technologies research. Altough not a new idea but in Valvrave it served quite complicated. As usual, mecha series from Sunrise never misses from political conflict, storylife about dreams, friendship, romance also compiled with very good in this sequel (and it makes me quite crazy after watch it). Good job Ichiro Okouchi (Sunrise), despite in the end you maybe need 3rd season or minimal a movie for heal it all. (Story 9/10)

Animation and arts will make you amazed even tough the improvement not reach 100% spots. Fighting scene more epic and get more portions from before, the animations (in my pov) "more looks" 3D, and it's give "Yeah!! This is what i'm waiting for!!". One thing which make this series not smiliar with another Sunrise's mecha series like Gundam are nothing of evolution the mecha or major improvement. They're just added some new weapon and equipments, there new warfare units, and airing time of Unit-02 so short! /oops/ (Art & Animations 8.5/10)

Kakumei Dualism performed by T.M.Revolution x Nana Mizuki again trusted by Sunrise be opening, thats not bad decisions. Generally audio sides not so far from the prequel, maybe there a little bit improvement isn't realized by me, sorry hehe. However Sunrise successful make this series so awesome in last minutes, moments of insert song very proper with currently scene and it can break your feel! (Sound 8.5/10)

Another significant improvements do by Sunrise in characteristics! You'll be carried away the bitter sweet taste of life, and words like "What is this...." or "f*ck!" will thrown. (Characteristics 9/10)

Yap finally, not just answer most of mysteries from its prequel, overall this series far away from hopes lol. Unpredictable storylines, Okouchi decisions to develop the stories and characters are satisfying, existences of much mysterious things came back at the end of series haha. Okay, so how much? 666/666 !! Oh no, i mean 8.5/10
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17 Dec 2013

Saint Seiya CG Film Characters Image Revealed

The first Saint Seiya CG Film, Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary that adapted from Sanctuary arc of Masami Kurumada Saint Seiya manga, reveale a poster and characters image via it's official website.

"Save Your Athena" , the message inside the poster and asks, "Have you ever felt Cosmo?"
The image characters reveal Seiya, Shiryu, Hyoga, Shun, Ikki, and Saori Kido.

As we know before, Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary scheduled to release in summer 2014 in Japan.

Source: animeanime.jp via ANN
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15 Dec 2013

Captain Tsubasa Get New Manga and Will Release This Month

captain tsubasa rising sun

Youichi Takahashi soccer manga, Captain Tsubasa will get a new manga that scheduled to ship in Japan on on December 28.
Acording to Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine, Youichi Takahashi new manga titled Captain Tsubasa: Rising Sun. The manga will tell story about Tsubasa Ozora that has goal to participate in the Olympics.

Captain Tsubasa original manga first release in 1981 and has give inspiration for many kids to play football. One of them is Fernando Torres who become professional football player at the present because he like watch Oliver y Benji (Captain Tsubasa in Spain) when he was a kid.

Source: ANN

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11 Dec 2013

Initial D 3DS Game is Free to Play

Takumi Fujiwara Initial D
Takumi Fujiwara and AE-86 

Shuichi Shigeno mountain street racing manga Initial D will get Nintendo 3DS game adaptation according to issue of Famitsu magazine. The game develop by Sega and it will be titled Initial D: Perfect Shift Online.

This 3DS game is free to play but to get items will be charged. To play it you only control the shift gear up and down, and the car will drive automatically by system.

Initial D: Perfect Shift Online scheduled will be released in Spring 2014 while the anime movie adaptation will be released in August 2014.

* Image is not from the game.

Source: Siliconera, Gematsu
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8 Dec 2013

Winter 2013/2014 Anime List

Fall 2013 anime season will be over in a few days more and will be replaced with winter anime season which most of them will be released in January 2014 and just a little release in December 2013.

In winter I will watch Silver Spoon second season, Natsume Yuujin-Chou: Itsuka Yui no Hi ni (OVA), Space Dandy, and No-Rin. This winter full of comedy anime that I will watch :D .

So how about you? what anime do you want to watch in Winter 2013/2014?

Winter 2013/2014 Anime Chart by Neregate

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Thank to neregate to create this chart.

Space Dandy PV 

No-Rin PV

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6 Dec 2013

Top 10 Best Selling Manga in Japan 2013

It's the end of year, as usual I will give information about who is the king of manga in Japan in a year. Not different from last year, Eiichiro Oda manga One Piece is still the king of manga with total sales 18,151,599 copies, lower than last year with 23,464,866 copies.

The newcomer this year, Hajime Isayama manga Attack on Titan or known as Shingeki no Kyojin cut through to second position with total sales 15,933,801 copies. Actually Attack on Titan is not newborn manga, the first manga  released in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2009 and get the first tankobon volume in 2010. I predict the incredible sales of the manga is because the popularity of the anime adaptation, just like Sword Art Online which the light novel achieve incredible sales after get anime adaptation.

Here is the full list of  Top 10  Best Selling Manga in Japan 2013
  1. One Piece (Author: Eiichiro Oda ; Publisher: Shueisha) with total sales 18,151,599 copies.
  2. Attack on Titan (Author: Hajime Isayama ; Publisher: Kodansha) with total sales 15,933,801 copies.
  3. Kuroko's Basketball (Author: Tadatoshi Fujimaki ; Publisher: Shueisha) with total sales 8,761,081 copies.
  4. Magi (Author: Shinobu Ohtaka ; Publisher: Shogakukan) with total sales 7,151,001 copies.
  5. Naruto (Author: Masashi Kishimoto ; Publisher: Shueisha) with total sales 5,553,933 copies.
  6. Silver Spoon (Author: Hiromu Arakawa ; Publisher: Shogakukan) with total sales 4,858,699 copies.
  7. Assassination Classroom (Author: Yusei Matsui ; Publisher: Shueisha) with total sales 4,595,820 copies.
  8. Hunter × Hunter (Author: Yoshihiro Togashi ; Publisher: Shueisha) with total sales 4,231,475 copies.
  9. Fairy Tail (Author: Hiro Mashima ; Publisher: Kodansha) with total sales 3,790,151 copies.
  10. Terra Formars (Story: Yū Sasuga, Art: Kenichi Tachibana  ; Publisher: Shueisha) with total sales 3,602,630 copies.
Source: Oricon via ANN
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1 Dec 2013

Learn Japanese More Fun with App That Use Anime and Manga

If you want to improve your japanese language skill with more fun and learn it anywhere and anytime you can try this Andorid and iOS application that called JLPT Prep N4&N5. The JLPT itself is for "Japanese Language Proficiency Test",  a test to certify and evaluate Japanese language proficiency for non-native speakers.

JLPT Prep N4&N5 serve to learn japanese through 60 minutes animation that makes this application more fun. This application will  show 48 Mikos characters card await you to greet and wish you to success on your exams.

What kind person that suitable for this app ?
  • People who have completed approximately 300 hours of basic Japanese studies
  • People considering the N4/N5 exam
  • People considering the N3/2/1 exams but want to review
  • Preparation and review for Japanese school lessons
  • Studying between busy hours
  • Not intended for people who have had no basic Japanese studies
The application that developed by Wao Corporation, a Japanese educational entertainment company that based on Osaka has been released this app since July 2013 and can you download it via google play and App Store.
For more information about JLPT Prep N4&N5 you can visit the Wao website.

Source: ANN
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