29 Nov 2006

Black Lagoon Opening

Black Lagoon is a manga and an anime tv series created by Rei Hiroe. The story follows a team of mercenaries known as Lagoon Company, who smuggle goods in and around the seas of Southeast Asia. They transport their illicit goods in the PT boat Black Lagoon. Lagoon Company does business with various clients, but has a particularly friendly relationship with the Russian crime syndicate Hotel Moscow.

Black Lagoon premiered at the Tokyo International Anime Fair in March 2006 and began airing on 8 April 2006 in Japan, the series airing its final episode on 24 June that year. The second season (called Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage), started airing in Japan on the 2nd of October, 2006. Video from ReapZ

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Black Lagoon goody page from PlayAsia


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27 Nov 2006

Magna Carta Phantom of Avalanche Opening

Magna Carta is a series of games created by the Korean computer and video game company Softmax and with character art by Hyung-tae Kim.

It consists of two games, that despite having principal characters with the same name, are otherwise unrelated: Magna Carta: The Phantom of Avalanche and Magna Carta: Crimson Stigmata, also known as Magna Carta: Tears of Blood.

Phantom of Avalanche is commonly cited by manga fans for its detailed artwork. Though not officially localized outside of South Korea, numerous fan translations have been promised for the game, to date no translations have been completed. Vid from mystica

Phantom of Avalanche Website
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Magna Carta goody page on PlayAsia.com


25 Nov 2006

Gungrave Wallpaper

Gungrave is an anime adaption of the third-person Ps2 video game created by Sega with original characters designed by Yasuhiro Nightow, Gungrave follows it's main character through a variety of stages on a path of revenge.

Wallpaper from JumpC.com

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20 Nov 2006

Ninja Gaiden Rachel Figure from Kotobukiya

Pre-painted, ready for display, 1/6th scale PVC figure Rachel from the Xbox game Ninja Gaiden. A fiend hunter intent on freeing her sister Alma, who has become ensnared by the evil Doku. Rachel's weapon of choice is a Warhammer. Rachel will feature as a playable character in the upcoming Ps3 Title Ninja Gaiden Sigma

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18 Nov 2006

Kitana Cosplay

A character from the Mortal Kombat series of fighting games,created originally by the Midway Games company. Kitana was one of the most popular characters in Mortal Kombat II, because of her seemingly invincible combos. During the early production runs of Mortal Kombat II, Kitana became notorious as an unbeatable character, as her "fan lift" move could be done in such a way as to completely immobilize the opponent in the corner of the screen, allowing the player using Kitana to defeat the opponent with a series of uncontested punches. Changes were made in later versions of the game to eliminate this. Despite her appearance, Princess Kitana is over 10,000 years old.

bio from Wikipedia

Cosplay from dm.e-teng.com


16 Nov 2006

Burst Angel Wallpaper

A aspiring pastry chef takes up employment with 4 women, Jo, Meg, Sei and Amy, collectively known as the Burst Angels. The women work as a ruthless mercenary team, using colossal armored robots armed with twin pistols and a bevy of other dangerous armaments to bring the increasingly advanced syndicate to their filthy knees. In addition to piloting their own specialized mecha, a deceptively simple storyline and expensive animation make it a top shelf, big-budget, A-list title.

Official Website (english)
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12 Nov 2006

Death Note Volume 1 Tsugumi Ohba

Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects - and bored out of his mind! But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, and notebook dropped by a rougue shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goal... or his life?

Death Note first began as a manga series first serialized by Shueisha in Weekly Shonen Jump from the first issue in December 2003 to May 2006, with 108 chapters in total. The series has been published in its entirety in 12 graphic novels in Japan. An anime series based on the manga commenced airing in Japan on October 3, 2006. A set of live-action movies based on the series were planned for production, with the first part released on June 17, 2006, and the second part due out on November 3, 2006.

Official Manga site (Japanese)Official Anime site (Japanese)


11 Nov 2006

Igunis from Jingai Makyo

Igunis is a character from Nitro+ eroge game called Jingai Makyo: Chaos Gate. Igunis is a Japanese elf with a distaste for tentacled monsters. She has proved an inspirational enough of a character to have four figure manufactures produce their own version.

Figures Top to bottom

Igunis figure from Alter
Igunis figure from Kaiyodo
Igunis figure from Max Factory
Igunis figure from Orchid Seed

Nitor+ Jinga Makyo website
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Igunis Wallpaper


Rin Tosaka Figure from Ebcraft and Cerberus

1/7th scale Rin Tosaka (Rin Tohsaka) pre-painted figure from Ebcraft, A character from anime series Fate/Stay Night.

Rin Tōsaka is A model student and idol of Shirō's school, Rin is secretly a sorceress and Master in the Holy Grail War. She is descended from a long line of sorcerers, and though lacks a formal magic education, is extremely powerful in her own right. Her father was killed in the 4th Holy Grail War, and she has trained since his death to succeed him. She is perceptive, resourceful and avidly competitive. Rin helps out Shirō several times, it is hinted in the anime that she has a crush on Shirō.

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10 Nov 2006

pic of the week

From alife.com.cn

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Blood+ Music Video "Aozora No Namida"

Music video of Production I.G.'s new anime Blood+, featuring Hitomi Takahashi's song Aozora No Namida. Blood+ anime series is based on the animated film, Blood the Last Vampire. The anime series begins decades after the film and revolves around Saya Otonashi, a seemingly ordinary high school student who lives with her adopted family. From Balrog on youtube

Blood+ Vol 1 Region 2 DVD
(Europe, including France, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Arabia, Japan and South Africa)

Blood+ Final Piece PSP game

Blood+ Ps2 import game


8 Nov 2006

Susan Seddon Boulet Fantasy Art

Born Brazil 1941, her art ranges from portrayals of medieval figures and fantasy characters in her early work to goddesses and shaman figures in more recent images. Her distinctive style is found in printed form all over the world. Published works include the book Shaman: The Paintings of Susan Seddon Boulet printed in 1989. In 1994 Pomegranate published another collection of images in The Goddess Paintings. Susan Boulet passed away in 1997.

Bio from well.com
Bio from arcobaleno
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