30 Jul 2007

Claymore Opening

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Theme "Raison D'Etre" by Nightmare (a heap of thanks to TheHans for setting me straight :)

Faithfully based on a dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Norihiro Yagi 13 volumes of the original Japanese edition and 8 in English have been released. Each chapter in the manga is referred to as a "scene". The anime series was first aired in April of this year.

The series follows the adventures of Clare a "Claymore" a half demon warrior with silver eyes, trained to recognise and rid the world of deadly creatures called "Youma" . Considered a rogue for picking up a stray child & almost losing herself to her youma side by "Awakening", she is constantly assigned the most dangerous of missions.

Claymore Anime Official Website (Japanese)
Claymore Manga Official Website (Japanese)
Claymore on Wikipedia

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Claymore Limited Edition DVD from Playasia.com

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27 Jul 2007

Wallpaper of the Week

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from desk.designxf.com

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Gunsmith Cats Manga


Gunsmith Cats is a series of manga and anime work by Kenichi Sonoda. The story centers on two young women, 18-year old Irene "Rally" Vincent and her partner, 17-year old "Minnie" May Hopkins.Rally and May operate the "Gunsmith Cats" gunshop and sideline as works as a bounty hunters.

In 2004, Sonoda created a sequel to the original nine volume manga series entitled Gunsmith Cats Burst. which was picked up by Dark Horse Comics for North American distribution, as well as re-releasing the original Gunsmith Cats in its original right-to-left Japanese orientation.

Gunsmith Cats on Wikipedia


25 Jul 2007

Shenhua 1/8th scale figure from Max Factory






1/8th scale pre-painted PVC figure from Max Factory, at a rather hefty price!

Shenhua is a character from Anime series Black Lagoon, a Taiwanese assassin in the employ of Mr. Chang. She prefers to use various edged weapons in close combat, in particular a pair of kukri knives linked together with a length of leather rope at the handles. She is also skilled in the use of throwing knives. Shenhua is a professional rival of Revy, whom she has worked with and against at times. Her personal religion is Taoism. One of her most notable traits is her broken speech pattern, which is always moving between Chinese and English.

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23 Jul 2007

Motoko Kusanagi Wallpaper

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Motoko Kusanagi is a character from Masamune Shirow's "Ghost in the Shell" anime and manga series. She is a cyborg employed as the squad leader of Public Security Section 9, a fictional division of the real Japanese National Public Safety Commission. The name 'Ghost in the Shell' refers to Major Motoko Kusanagi's self doubt as to whether, with all of the modifications she still retains a soul, a 'ghost' in the shell of what she has become.

Motoko Kusangi Shrine
A must visit for Kusanagi Fans

Motoko Kusanagi on Wikipedia
Ghost in the Shell Official Website
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21 Jul 2007

Witchblade Takeru Manga




From Top Cow and Bandai Entertainment, Takeru is a young Japanese girl who is being raised by Buddhist nuns. The convent, though, holds a dark secret: a chamber houses a locked box that contains the Witchblade - a powerful artifact that has existed throughout the ages. Takeru has nightmares about this Witchblade, not understanding what they mean. But when demons attack the convent, Takeru discovers the Witchblade and unwittingly becomes its bearer!

Originally serialized in Japan’s popular magazine Champion Red and written by Witchblade Anime head writer, Yasuko Kobayashi, this uniquely Japanese tale is considered part of the Witchblade canon. Now collected for the first time for an American audience in standard comic format and in full color.



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19 Jul 2007

Wallpaper Kal Online



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KAL-Online is a fantasy MMORPG from Inixsoft. Originally from South Korea, KAL-Online is currently available in Korean, English and Chinese for free.

(kal is Korean for "sword")

English language site
Kal online fan pages
Korean Site
Chinese Site (thanks Roys!)

16 Jul 2007

Golden Angel Anime Cards




I know absolutely nothing about this series of 13 cards, as found by Princess, on digik.gallery.net.

Anonymous revealed: "They're Golden Cloth Warriors of Saint Seiya. Originally they are male, but here female". thank you Anonymous :)

8 Jul 2007

Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society


Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society (2006) continues the adventures of the cast of Stand Alone Complex, the TV series based on Mamoru Oshii's watershed feature.

The Limited Edition includes a music CD and a second DVD of extras, among them notes on designing the futuristic vehicles in the film, and an interview with Mitsuhisa Ishikawa of Production I.G., all packaged in a metal box. (Rated 13 and older: violence, grotesque imagery)

Plot Details on Wikipedia (spoilers)

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(Limited Edition) available from Amazon.com

Kotobukiya Figures