Afc First Looks-The Secret World of Arrietty Theatrical Trailer

October 27, 2011

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Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

As most of you who are fans of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli films know about every two to three years, Disney the company who owns the distribution rights to Ghibli and Miyazaki works releases the latest feature film to U.S. audiences. Well it has been a little over two years since Ponyo arrived here in the states in which means that we are due for another exciting animated feature to come across the land of the rising sun to us.

This years new feature film entitled “The Secret World of Arrietty” looks like to be a promising prospect for the U.S. box office. The film revolves around a young 14 year old girl named Arrietty and her family. The films premise is mostly based off the classic book series “The Borrowers” written by UK author Mary Norton. For those of you who have read the books, then you will probably be familiar with the plot of the film, but for those of you who never read the books, I would recommend that you watch the trailer above and read the books to get a general understanding of what the film is about.

The trailer posted is the second theatrical trailer that was recently released today on Regal Entertainment Group’s YouTube channel. It is also available on imdb.com and iTunes. Overall the trailer looks interesting and I can’t wait to see it when it comes to theatres on February 17,2012. So for those of you who want to see this, make sure to order your tickets early and read “The Borrowers” because you will be taken on a wild ride of adventure and mystery.

For more information about the film and “The Borrowers” book series, click on the links at the end of this post. So until next time, remember that there is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.

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I also included a link to buy the complete Borrowers book series on Amazon.com. Click the link below to learn more.

The Secret World of Arrietty and The Borrowers Info

Arriettyhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt1568921/

The Borrowers Book Serieshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Borrowers

Purchase The Books

http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Adventures-Borrowers-Mary-Norton/dp/0152049150/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319753609&sr=1-2


Afc First Looks-Persona 4 Anime Episodes One and Two!!!!! Part 1!!!!

October 20, 2011

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Hello and greetings fellow Otaku,

So I promised you guys a little over two weeks ago that I was going to give you a first look at the new Persona 4 anime series. But due to a couple of unfortunate events in my life, I ended up getting a little bit sidetracked!!!! However, there is no need to worry because I am going to be covering the first two episodes for those of you who haven’t had a chance to see it yet or those of you who are still on the fence about watching this series. So without further a due, let get started.

Episode 1-Your Myself I’m Yourself

At the beginning of the episode, we are introduced to two characters named Igor and Margaret inside a limousine known as the Velvet Room. Igor tells us about the maim plot of the series in which people who enter the Velvet Room usually form a contract in which they enter a realm found between dream, reality, mind and matter in which we can be destined to face in the future. At the end of this particular scene, Margaret says farewell in which we will meet her again someday in the near future.

Next we meet the main protagonist of the series Yu Nakurumi. Yu is like any other normal teenager in Japan, however due to his parents receiving different job assignments all the time, he has a shallow outlook on life. We thus see Yu enter a small town known as Yasoinaba, a small town that is country like. Next we are introduced to Yu’s uncle,  Ryotaro Dojima and his daughter Nanako. Ryotaro complements Yu on how much he has grown over the years. though Yu doesn’t remember him all that well. Ryotaro mentions that it is tough for Yu to move from place to place because of his parents, but he is excited as he gets to spend the year with him.

During a brief stop at the local gas station, the gas station attendant offers a job to Yu in which he happily declines. The attendant says that he will be bored to his mind if he doesn’t find a job or something else to occupy his time. Once Yu’s uncle comes back from the restroom, Yu get a weird feeling in which he holds his head. Nanko worried about his health asks Yu if he was carsick. However, he politely declines that he is sick.

Later, we see Yu getting situated in his new home in which he reflects back about how he got into this situation in the first place by seeing him in front of the his former classmates in which his former teacher states that he will be transferring to a new school. We then see Yu starting to drift off to sleep in which he states, “So I am stuck here for a whole year here?”. Later we see a mysterious figure talking to Yu in a dream in which he asks him “Do you want to know the truth?” Yu in a state of shock figures that the mysterious person was just a dream and try’s to figure out his identity.

The rest of this episode is split into days, just as in the game. The next day we see Yu starting his first day of school at “Yasogami High”. The teacher in his homeroom class, states that he was kicked out of his home to live in the boondocks. He then tells Yu to introduce himself to the class. He does, but the teacher notices that he was staring at a young girl at the front of the class in which he was branded as an infidel in which he gets placed on the teachers S*** list. However the young girl stands up in Yu’s defense by asking the teacher to sit in the seat next to her. Once Yu sits down, the young girl tells him that the students call their teacher “King Moron”!!!!! In which she considers him as awful. Towards the end of the first half of the episode, Yu notices that fog was coming from the out side. We then cut to a scene in which we see another young lady walking to school in which she sees a dead body hanging from an television antenna. The young lady screams in shock in which we return to the school seeing that classes have ended for the day.

Ok, I know that the first half of this review is a little long(Just wanted to cover all the bases), but the rest of it is going to be in a cliffs notes style to summarize the rest of the episodes (No spoilers included!!!!). So lets take a quick break for some eye candy shall we!!!!!

EYE CANDY BREAK!!!!! 

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Ok, break over!!!!! Back to the review.

Once the class has adjourned, some of Yu’s classmates started talking about a new thing that has been gong around know as “The Midnight Channel”. Next, a warning announcement comes over the PA system in which they state that their was an accident on campus and it is urged that students take caution when walking home from the school grounds. It is then we are introduced to two new characters, Chie Satonaka and Yukiko Amagi. Another character named Harumuki is also introduced in which we see him returning a DVD to Chie damaged. He tells Chie that he will buy a replacement copy when his next paycheck arrives.

Next we see Yu’s uncle over at the crime scene where the young girl found the dead body on the television antenna. We then see his partner Adachi, look at the victim and went to throw up. Thus he still calls him a rookie and asks if he wants to return to headquarters. The scene ends when we see Yu’s uncle look up at the antenna commenting what a horrific site it was.

Next we are introduce to another new character, Youske Hanamura, a young boy who has a red pair of head phones and who works at a local department store in which his father is a department manager. Yu and Youske hit it off in which they go out to a local food court to get beef steak in which Chie meets up with them. While they were eating, a picture of Myumi Yamano, a local television announcer who died the other day.

In other things, the group starts discussing about the midnight channel. Yu in surprise did not know what it was about. Youske states that the channel shows up at midnight on rainy nights. Later that evening, Yu closes his curtains and sees an image of a young girl on his television screen. Thus a mysterious voice speaks thru the television in which it states, “I arth thou, thou art me. Ye who shalt open the door…” we then see Yu’s arm getting sucked into the television. Luckily, he was able to pull it out though he did not realized what just happened.

Yu would experience this same feeling again when he talks to his classmates the very next day. Yu, Youske and Chie assumed that it was near impossible that a person can be sucked into a television, so they decided to stop by Junes Department Store to see if it was possible on a larger television. Once they arrived in the store, they noticed a familiar image that they have seen the night before. Then before long, Yu sticks his hand inside a big screen television in which his arm gets sucked in just like before. Chie and Youske were both shocked at what happened, however since Youske was scared and was about to pee himself, he knocked himself, Yu and Chie into the television transporting them into another dimension.

Thus this is where the story get’s interesting. So to prevent spoilers for the most last exciting eight minutes of the episode, I am going to stop the review right here. Overall, my first impressions of the series were very surprising. I have to say that it was everything that I have read about on news sites and fan boards with a little more mixed in-between.

So I hope you enjoyed the first half of my review of Persona 4 The Animation. Part two in which I will cover episode two since this post was so long will be posted tomorrow. So until then, remember that there is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.


Afc Adults Only-La Blue Girl!!!!!

October 15, 2011

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Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Now I mentioned on twitter earlier this week that I was going to talk about the new Persona 4 anime that debuted last week. So I am going to catch up on that today by watching the first two episodes. Hopefully I will have my thoughts posted on this either later today or possibly tomorrow at the latest.

So to hold you over until then, I have a little video clip that I would like to share with you. The following video clip that you are about to see is from the adult anime and ova series known as La Blue Girl. From what I have seen, this looks like a pretty interesting series that I am thinking about picking up. So I would like to get your guys opinion.

For those of you who have seen the series, is it interesting and worth the price of admission? Let me know in the comments section below. But for those of you who haven’t seen it, sit back and get ready for a wild ride.

So until next time, remember that there is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.


Misc Stuff-In Memorandum: Steve Jobs 1955-2011!!!!

October 5, 2011

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Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Well we have a bit of breaking news that just came forth just about forty-five minutes ago that I would like to bring to your attention. For those of you who haven’t heard yet, For Apple CEO and Founder Steve Jobs passed away this evening after a long battle of Pancreatic Cancer.

As the current CEO Tim Cook stated to Apple employees earlier today,

“ Team,

I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today.

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

We are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email rememberingsteve@apple.com.

No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.

Tim”.

Source-huffingtonpost.com

Overall, I am sadden to hear that such a great visionary had his life cut tragically short. Steve was one of the greatest visionaries of the twentieth century.  May his legacy live on now and well into the future.

For those of you who would like to send your memories, thoughts, prayers and condolences to Mr. Jobs family, you can send them to rememberingsteve@apple.com

So until next time, remember that there is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.