Saturday, February 27, 2010

Heavy Rain and Some Manga

Picked up Heavy Rain for the PS3 and some manga this week. Heavy Rain is a really good game. It's classified as an "Interactive Drama" Because while you do control the characters in some instances such as searching areas for clues, the majority of the game is made up of Quick Time Events (QTE). Over the coarse of the game you control 4 different characters as they attempt to discover who the Origami Killer is, and save his latest victim. If one of the characters dies during the game they remain dead for the remainder of the game unless you reload the previous chapter to try and not get them killed. The action sequences are exciting as you try to keep the character alive during a fight or while driving a car into oncoming traffic.

The manga I got this week was Trigun Maximum vol 2, Yotsuba&! vol 2 and 3, and Negima! vol 25 .

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

DVD's and Shirts

Some stuff I ordered recently came in today. Got these Shuffle! DVD's from Right Stuf for 6.00 each. I only bought 1-5 because I had already bought volume 6+Artbox when it originally came out.

Also got these two shirts in from the Megatokyo Megagear Store. The first shirt has a print of their .N1T3Z poster, and the second reads "Everything I know about life I learned from shoujo manga."

Last Target had these ALF 2-packs on sale for 12.99 each. So I was able to get the entire series for just 25.98

Opening to the Shuffle! visual novel which is available in English at Mangagamer


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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood airs tonight

Cartoon Network will begin broadcasting the English dub of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood tonight 2/13/2010 at 12am EST/PST

Source Anime News Network

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Recent Purchases

A couple of new purchases. Got Gantz Season 1 & 2 from Best Buy for 29.99. Also picked up Mana Khemia for the PSP.


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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Full The Last Airbender Trailer

Last week I posted the Super Bowl spot for The Last Airbender. They now have a longer version of that trailer out. The movie looks really good from what I see. Unlike the Dragonball movie it seems like they got the over all look and feel of the series down. The fighting even looks like something out of the series.

Source Ain't It Cool News
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hulu Streaming Original Macross Series

Super Dimensional Fortress Macross is being streamed for free on Hulu. The stream includes ADV's English dub. SDF Macross was the first of the Macross series of anime, which include Macross Plus, and Macross Frontier. It was also used by Harmony Gold as the first part of their Robotech series, The Macross Saga.

And speaking of Robotech this is the 25th Anniversary of the Robotech saga.

Episode 1.

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Sunday, February 07, 2010

A Couple of New Pre-orders

Just pre-ordered a couple of new figures from J-list. Both figures are from To Heart 2. First was this Tamaki Kousaka 1/6 scale figure by Max Factory.

The second figure I ordered was this Figutto! Sasara Kusugawa Neko-Mimi ver.. Both figures are due out in April according to J-list, which if previous pre-orders from them are anything to go means I should have them around June or July.

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Bazooka Cafe Valentine's Day Game Sale at J-List

J-List is having a Valentine's Day sale. Buy Bazooka Cafe and get a $5.00 store credit. Also get a $5.00 store credit for any other games you order along with Bazooka Cafe. Order 4 games, get $20.00 coupon as well as their regular 15% discount for ordering 4 or more games.

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The Last Airbender Super Bowl Ad

Here is the Super Bowl ad for M. Night Shyamalan's Avatar: The Last Airbender movie courtesy of UGO.

Ain't It Cool News also have 2 reviews from a test screening of the film. You can read them here

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

New Games, Manga, and Anime

Went with a friend over to Shreveport the other day, and stopped by this used game store called Game Exchange. They had tons of used games including NES games. The prices weren't bad either. I got Robotech: Battlecry, and Robotech: Invasion for the PS2 for 5.95 each. Blue Dragon for the 360 was only 9.95.

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Jade Empire was 7.95. While SSX Tricky and SSX 3 were just 3.95. Only problem is apparently Tricky isn't XBox 360 compatible. They had a few other games I was interested in, but they didn't have the manuals. I don't buy used games unless the original case and manual are included.

We also stopped by Gamestop, FYE, and Books A Million. I got Kanon volume 1 which was the only volume I was missing. Kanon is an awesome series, and I'm glad they licensed the 2006 series which I think is much better than the 2002 series. xxxHolic volume 2 and Yotsuba@! volume 1 were also purchased. If you haven't read Yotsuba@! you need to. It's by Kiyohiko Azuma, who also did Azumanga Daioh, and it is a hilarious series (or at least book 1 was).

Last manga purchases were Fruits Basket 8 and Trigun Maximum 1. And in Trigun news apparently there will be a new Trigun manga to go along with the upcoming movie. (Source: Ain't It Cool). At Gamestop I got Halo 3: ODST and....

....Class of Heroes. Class of Heroes wasn't exactly what I expected. Was expecting more interaction with the whole going to class and grouping with other students mechanic. But there isn't any real interaction between you and your classmates. In fact you can create your entire party from scratch. And the going to class part consists of accepting a quest at the library, and then either answering a quiz or being sent to the dungeon on some specific task. It's still a decent 3D Dungeon crawler though.

Class of Heroes Webcomic

I also got some games from JAST USA in the mail. Back after Christmas I took advantage of JAST's "Buy 2, Get Snow Sakura for Free" sale. X-Change 3 actually came in about 3 weeks ago, but Snow Sakura didn't arrive until today. If your wondering what the other game was I ordered to get Snow Sakura free, I pre-ordered Cat Girl Alliance.

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