7 Nov 2007

Tsubasa Chronicles Anime Wallpaper

Adapted from the long running manga series by clamp, Tsubasa Chronicle consists of 52 episodes over two seasons. A series of OVAs are scheduled to be released in late 2007 and early 2008.

Official Funimation Website
Episode list from Wikipedia


10 Oct 2007

4 Oct 2007

Free Burma

"What is there to be discouraged about?
Gandhi said the victory is in the struggle itself.
The struggle itself is the most important thing. I tell
our followers that when we achieve democracy, we will look back
with nostalgia on the struggle and how pure we were."

Aung San Suu Kyi


29 Sep 2007

PVC figures for sale on ebay

A selection from the bowels of auction lots on ebay, as numbered:

1 Ayane 12" vinyl statue
2 Gunx Carmen 99 1/8th scale PVC
3 Star Wars Princess Leia 10" tall
4 Shunya Yamashita Art SERA CHAN 1/7 Statue PVC Figure
5 Batman 12" Kotobukiya figure
6 8" Marvel Catwoman Vinyl statue
7 Poseable 6" action figurine of Yuna from Final Fantasy X-2
8 Rei Ayanami 200mm from Kotobukiya
9 Witchblade Amaha Masane 1/7 Statue Figure from Toranoana


27 Sep 2007

What is a Bishojo Game?

A bishōjo (bishoujo) game also known as game of beautiful girls is a genre of Japanese video game dealing with interactions with female game characters delivered in graphic style similar to manga or anime. Most bishōjo games involve some semblance of romance or seduction, leaning towards adult versions, which are destinctly not for the faint hearted.

A phenomenon in Japan, Bishoujo games comprise an important segment of the gaming industry there, with some games selling more than a million copies. The bishōjo game industry has little presence outside of Asia, only a few titles have been translated or commercialized for Western audiences. In the West, bishōjo remains one of the least-known genres in the video game industry.

Indepth Bishojo guide on Wikipedia
Jast USA (licensor and distributor of English bishōjo games)
Freetype Bishojo game site
Pete's Bishoujo Games Essential links
renaigames bishojo guide

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26 Sep 2007

Air Gear Wallpaper

Air Gear is both a manga and an anime series by the mangaka "Oh! great". More recently it has also been adapted into a musical.

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23 Sep 2007

Seven Swords DVD

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Seven Swords is a 2005 Hong Kong film directed by Tsui Hark and adapted from renowned Wuxia writer Liang Yusheng. In the mid-1600s, the Manchurians take over sovereignty of China and establish the Qing Dynasty. The new rulers immediately impose a ban on the practice of Martial Arts Ban, seven heroes each with uniquely fashioned swords take on the might of a mercenary army hell bent on imposing sovereign rule.

The unedited film was approximately four hours long, but was cut to 153 minutes. Viewers have expressed interest in seeing an extended version, but no such version has been released.

Official Website (UK)
Official Website (with english translation)

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