Since the fateful day of April 7, 1979, the Gundam phenomenon has taken to world by storm. From models to the life-sized RX-78-2 (R.I.P.), Universal Century Gundam, the first and best timeline ever, has never died. In fact, its fame has only continued to grow, so it comes as no surprise that another U.C. Gundam manga has been announced.
Set in the ever-popular One Year War of U.C. 0079, a brand-spanking-new manga titled Kido Senshi Gundam Zeon Kokoku Yonen Gakko, or Zeon’s Children’s Academy was announced last Saturday in Monthly Gundam Ace to start its run in January 2010. The story will center around 5 bishonen boys and their typical Zeon attitudes of supreme justice and fighting a war on the side of righteousness.
Mayu Shijo already has some experience with the franchise. Having worked with both Monthly Gundam Ace and Gundam Seed’s mobile phone site, Seed Club Mobile, it is reasonable to believe that the manga has a chance of being something other than a cheap tie-in. At least it looks better than the new Code Geass manga.
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Japan Jumble: The Great Game Center in the Sky
After a brief haitus, Japan Jumble is back. Hooray. Last time, we introduced you to the Tokyo Tower. Normally this would include countless pictures of the Tokyo Skyline followed by gushing paragraphs about the beauty and magnificence of the city. We're Japan Jumble though and we don't buy any of that crap.
Tokyo is an overrated crowded mess. While astoundingly clean for a metropolis of its magnitude, it is just a depressing place to go alone and seeing that skyline from up high does little to challenge the perception. Plus, again, not a single magical warrior fight in sight.
However, what often goes neglected is that there is much more to the Tower besides a mere up-high view of grey buildings. After what kind of tourist trap would this place be if it didn't have all sorts of random crap stuffed inside?
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been a few weeks, but we are back with more shows and different channels.
Television is the last bastion of anime in America. We need to support this
invaluable resource in the hopes that we can find a happy compromise for cost
verses ratings analysis.
AS: Adult Swim (http://www.adultswim.com)
CN: Cartoon Network (http://www.cartoonnetwork.com)
IFC: Independent Film Channel (http://www.ifc.com)
SC2: Canadian Super Channel 2 (http://www.superchannel.ca/series/)
DXD: Disney XD (http://disney.go.com/disneyxd/#/disneyxd/)
Anime Titles are in Bold, All Times are in EST.
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Review by: Jd Banks
Created by: Yuki Sato
Released by: Del Rey
It’s a typical formula: people meet, they become great friends within the spanof a day, and they triumph over any folly because through the power of friendship.It doesn’t give readers any satisfaction, and Yokai Doctor does little to notirritate my mild allergy to that type of manga.
Author Yuki Sato preps an unusual story but it flat-lines due to lacklustercharacter development and unexciting occurrences. The popular Kotoko Kasugagets swept up with Kuro Gokokuji, a perverted teenager with a side professionas a doctor. Unfortunately, his patients aren’t even human. Rather, they’reyokai: demons and spirits invisible to the human eye. Though Kuro tries to hidehis true nature, Kotoko decides to become his assistant. As they try to helptheir demonic patients, Kotoko finds her perspective on the world challenged,having thought yokai were evil and humans were good.
Eden of the East Movie 1: The King of Eden
Spoiler Alert: While this review will not spoil the movie (too much), we will assume that the reader is familiar with the series, including its ending. Please do not read if you don’t want to be spoiled on the TV series.
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The crew at The Gaming Dungeon decided that their old site needed a facelift. Call it effective rebranding or a wake up call, but Insert-Disc is here.Add a comment
Japan Jumble: Towering Over All
The Tokyo Tower. Surprisingly, there were no psychics dueling for the fate for the world or magical princesses here.
Ah yes, the Tokyo Tower. In essence a jumbo-sized knock-off of the Eiffel Tower, it transmits TV and radio signals to all of Tokyo for the major TV networks: Fuji TV, TBS and the ubiquitous NHK.
What is most interesting about the Tower is not just it's height, but how ignored it is by Tokyo residents. Namely, my girlfriend (who may or may not pop up in some photos here) has lived in Tokyo her entire life and before these photos were taken has not once been inside. Considering how prominent the Tower is in both the skyline and Japan's pop culture, it's a little surprising. Add a comment
Japan Jumble: Some Kinda Harajoke
The Japan Jumble finishes it's brief tumble through the Harajuku area...for now. As talked about before, Harajuku is one of the most infamous wards of Tokyo. If Akihabara's signature color is the red of it's LAOX building and Shinjuku can be best summed up by heartless, industrial grey, then Harajuku is pure rainbow.
A wonderfully clashy, fashionable rainbow. That, like the rest of the city, just seems to be dying down.
I remember walking down Harajuku around autumn last year. It was an ordinary Sunday afternoon and it was like a carnival. Girls dressed in froofy dresses as guys sported crazy mohawks and just outside of the station, scores of amateur metal bands rocking out for the sheer joy of rocking out. Add a comment
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