Written by Sean Russell
MONTHLY MEMBER APPRECIATION GIVEAWAY
Anime 3000 values the contributions of our members, and with your help, we hope to build one of the largest online anime communities. In appreciation of your support, you have the exclusive opportunity to win free anime and manga. Now it is easier than ever to enter our monthly anime giveaway.
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This month we are giving away one of three DVDs. We would like to thank FUNimation for supplying these titles for our giveaway. Expect to see reviews for these series in the weeks to come. Each month we will have new titles to offer our members. This month you can choose from these titles:
Bamboo Blade (Amazon.com Description)
It didn't take long for pint-sized Tamaki's lightning reflexes to catch the eye of starving Kendo instructor Toraji. This second-rate sensei is an embarrassment to the sport, and his Kendo club is running out of members. His only hope for redemption - and a full belly - is to get Tamaki to sign-on as his star pupil.
Unfortunately, this sword-wielding prodigy is a serious anime addict, so it'll be a challenge to get her to step away from the television and into the dojo. But once she feels like a part of the team, Tamaki has the skills to turn any bunch of misfits into a fearsome sisterhood of the bamboo blade! Contains episodes 1-13.
Spice and Wolf (Amazon.com Description)
Lawrence, a traveling merchant searching for profit, finds a naked girl with the ears and tail of a wolf asleep in his cart. Her name is Holo – a harvest goddess with an untamed beast lurking inside who longs to return to her beloved northern home. Armed with his street smarts and her animal instincts, a simple peddler and a forgotten deity begin a journey through the wild countryside. Along their path, the riches of happiness shall be reaped, even as the bankruptcy, which dwells in the human heart is exposed.
Ichi - The Full-length Featured Film (Amazon.com Description)
Ichi honors the classic tale of the blind samurai while casting the legend in breathtaking new light. In a role traditionally played by men, award-winning actress Haruka Ayase is both tender and brutal.
Beautiful Ichi wanders blindly from village to village, searching for the sightless swordsman who long ago taught her to kill. Her technique is exquisite and explosive, her defenses as impenetrable as the darkness in which she moves. Many along her solitary path are touched – some by the sound of her delicate music, others by the edge of her lethal blade.
1. You need not be present to win. Winners will be notified by telephone, mail, or email. All taxes and any other fees or costs associated with the acceptance or use of any prize are the sole responsibility of the winners. If any prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, the winner will be disqualified and an alternative winner will be selected. Each winner accepting a prize consents to the use of his/her name and likeness for promotional and publicity purposes without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
3. Prizes are not transferable. A prize not claimed within fifteen (15) days after the delivery notification will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.
4. The Giveaway winner may be asked to produce a valid driver’s license or other valid form of identification and/or requested to execute an affidavit of eligibility and/or other release.
5. No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) or any prizes will be permitted, except that Anime 3000 reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any prize.
6. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply and Giveaway is void where prohibited.
7. Sponsors will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled or distorted or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer or communications related malfunctions or failures; (c) any Giveaway disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Anime 3000; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Giveaway.
8. Gifts include one (1) copy of Mushi-Shi (the movie) from FUNimation Entertainment, Ichi (Full-Length Feature Film), Bamboo Blade (Part 1, 13 episodes, 2 DVDs) and Spice and Wolf (The complete first season, 13 episodes)