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Winter 2013/2014 Anime Chart

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As per usual, Here is the chart for 2013/14 Winter. Any shows that you are interested in?

Link to chart: Here.
Chart is courtesy of Zana

I know I am watching:
 Chuunibyou Season 2
SoniAmi
 Robot Girls
 Sailor Moon
 Saki Zenkoku-hen
 No-Rin
 Sakura Trick

Everything else I still need to look into, so I will update this post when I find other series I want to watch. Any suggestions?

Merry Christmas 2013!!

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Merry Christmas Everyone. I hope you are all enjoying the day! Inia and Yasiro from Muv-Luv also wish you Merry Christmas as well!
Image Link: yande.re

Kickstarter! 2013 Moe Headphones Design by Lunatic Joker

Hey Everyone! It's been a while ^^ I had a lot of RL stuff going on, so I haven't updated the blog recently.
Anyway, I backed a Kickstarter that I wanted to mention here, if anyone is interested. It is a book detailing Headphones drawn in a moe style by Lunatic Joker. The book will also feature reviews of the headphones and illustrations of the headphones. The six headphones that the book touch upon are:
beats by dr.dre BEATS STUDIO
DIAMOND TEARS | EDGE
DIESEL Noise Division VEKTR
AEDEL VK-1
SONY MDR-1RBT
AKG Q701
The second portion of the book is a roundtable discussion with 9 Namco sound engineers. You can read more about them in the Kickstarter link below.
You can pledge a dollar to support the group, or you start getting rewards if you pledge $5 or more. I pledged $20, so if the Kickstarter is funded, I will get a physical copy of the book + digital wallpaper and postcards. The link is below, so if you are interested or you want to see sample pages click below!


P.S. I will do s…

Happy Birthday Kotori-chan!!!!

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Today is September 12! Which means it's Kotori-chan's Birthday! So 誕生日おめでとう 南ことり(Tanjoubi omedetou Kotori!)

For those of you who don't know who she is, she is a character from Love Live! and my favorite character! She is just so sweet.

Image Credit: yande.re

Upcoming Anime Chart Fall 2013!

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Here is the chart for the upcoming Anime Fall 2013 season! (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))
Link to chart:  Here.
Chart is courtesy of Zana

For this season there are a few shows that I definitely want to watch and a few I need more info about before I'll watch: (Links go to Dannychoo.com pages about that anime)
Definitely:
 Infinite Stratos (IS) Season 2
 Freezing Vibration (Loved Freezing S1)
Ore no Nounai...
Kyoukai no Kanata
 White Album 2
 Little Busters ~Refrain~
 Walkure Romanze
Unbreakable Machine Doll
 and my No.1
 Blazblue Alter Memory (I love the games so much!)
Maybe:
 Golden Time
Galilei Donna
 Non Non Biyori
 Kikou Shoujo wa Kizutsukani
 Nagi no Asukara
Outbreak Company

As For Movies:
 Persona 3
 Chuunibyou Movie
 Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin
 and of course Madoka Magika Movie 3!
So there is my list so far!

I really didn't talk about the Summer season at all this time. I thought there were some pretty good anime, and I might talk about them in depth later. Here is what I am currently wa…

Happy Pantsu day (8/2)!

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Today is August 2nd where I am, so it's pantsu day!! The day comes about since 8/2 can be read in Japanese as 8 = pa(パ) and 2 = tsu(ツ)! Here is a celebratory image! Credit: Tomoe Kamiya's Pixiv (NSFW)

I plan on reviewing some recent anime soon, so stay tuned!

Scarlet Blade: New Content.

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This is a short post. Now that Scarlet Blade is out of beta. There is a whole ton of new content and the max level is now 39. More info here!
...I still need to play catch up. Ibis is still only on level 27, and I ran out of level quests...guess its time to grind all night long!
Here's some screenshots:
Ibis' Mech Kali (Great for killing enemies fast) My PvP armor  <3

Kurumi Shirt GET!!

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I ordered a Tokisaki Kurumi Shirt (from Date A Live) online, and after 4 or so weeks it finally arrived! I can't wait to wear it a to a con or something. The quality is outstanding.
Here is the front: And here is the back:

E3 2013 Highlights (For me)

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I've been following the coverage for E3 for 2013, and I am blown away! I love the stuff that Sony and Nintendo are coming out with, and my brother has already reordered a PS4!
Games that I am excited about include:
Final Fantasy XV (was Versus XIII)

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Kingdom Hearts 3

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Dragon's Crown

Destiny

Super Mario 3D World

Super Smash Bros

X (working title)

Bayonetta 2

Mario & Luigi Dream Team

Shin Megami Tensei IV

Pokemon X & Y

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Link to The Past 2)

Mario Kart 8


...and many more! I'll probably make a second post. I also wanted to say, that while I loved the Xbox 360 and all the cool games it has, i am probably going to pass on the Xbox One. The games that usually get me to buy a console are Jrpgs, and since pretty much all the Japanese developers are on Sony or Nintendo's side, I will be supporting those consoles. Many of the games I want are also cross-platform, so I could…

Galaxy S III Get!!

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Recently I got a Galaxy S III from AT&T at my local Best Buy...They were going for $49.99 USD and I couldn't resist, especially since I've been out of contract for a year and it was time for an upgrade from my iPhone 4. (Which is still a good phone BTW, I just don't like the lack of customization) The First thing I did was root the phone, by flashing through Heimdall and the installed Clockwork Recovery on the phone. After performing a backup, I installed the CyanogenMod 10.1 NIGHTLY Rom. I was not impressed with Samsung's TouchWiz and I knew I wanted Vanilla Android on my device, hence I did this.
After installing I set up my device and apps, and I've got to say I love the phone, It runs fast and is very customizable. Since I modded, I no longer have access to S Beam or the gestures, but I never really cared for that stuff anyways, what I wanted was a fast usable phone and CyanogenMod 10.1 did it for me.
Here are some screenshots of the phone running two versi…

Anime Impressions Spring 2013

Since I am watching quite a few shows this season, I thought I would just leave my impressions and the number of episodes of the shows that I am currently watching, enjoy!

DATE A LIVE (1-3):
By far, my favorite show this season. The fighting is very intense, and while at first I scoffed at the plot (Date Aliens to save mankind!), this anime makes it plausible. The characters are really good too. I really like it when the male mc of a series like this is not a pushover, and Itsuka is proving himself to be one of those characters. I also think it's cute how Touka is constantly trying to fin out what a date is in episode 3, and comes to several conclusions. I can't wiat to see where this show goes in the future.

Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko (1-2):
This has become my second favorite show, but that really only happened after episode 2. I love anime that focuses on characters who are not part of the 'norm' like how Haganai deals with characters who have no friends. This ani…

Alienware and Ubuntu

Alienware, the Dell owned gaming computer manufacturer, is now offering Alienware X51's (My Machine) pre-installed with Ubuntu Linux rather than Windows 7 or 8. In my opinion I an quite excited, I love Linux, but the only area that it is not up to snuff with is high end gaming. Ever since Stream was announced for Linux, the opportunities for gaming on the OS has gone into overdrive, and looks like even Alienware is attempting to see what they can do with it. It looks like these computers will also come with Steam per-installed as well. Since Ubuntu Linux is free, the computer is even $100 less at $599 vs $699 for the Windows equivalent.

As or the machine itself, I own the Windows 7 X51, and I'm quite pleased with it. It is a very compact, yet powerful machine, that I can connect to my own monitor or the HDTV in the living room. I run Linux Mint on mine through Virtualbox, and have a Windows 3.11 setup through DosBox.

To read more info about these machines go here. To learn mor…

Anime Spring 2013

So here we are again at the beginning of a new anime season. So, just like before, here is the link to the chart of the Spring Season, which goes from April (Actually end of March) to May 2013! I would post it here, but it is a very large image, that never seems to fit within the bounds of this blog, so I'll just link it this time.
I'm interested in Red Data Girl, Railgun S, Date A Live, Devil Survivor 2 and Hentai Ouji, are they any series that pique your interest?

Credit goes to Neregate.com!

Scarlet Blade Closed Beta Ends!

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As I've mentioned in a previous post, I recently stared playing Scarlet Blade. Pretty soon on March 26th (Tomorrow!) The Closed Beta (I will refer to this as CB from now on) will end at 6:30 PM PST. While Open Beta (OB) has not been announced yet, The servers will be wiped, which means I'll lose my character data :( Unlike CB, when OB starts, the servers will not be wiped when it is over, so you can keep your character.

Here is my CB Character Ibis, Isn't she cute? (I love girls in glasses)

After getting out of the training area, you end up in Enocia. Ibis is still wearing the basic armor.
During the weekend, they were giving out schoolgirl costumes to all who were playing. So, as you can guess, here's Ibis in one. (Don't get her mad...)
Shooting...
 And just standing around...
Not only are the characters pretty, the environment is gorgeous, Here is an overlook of Enocia.
 And sitting in a Junkyard with my Robot pet, who I named GLaDOS (After a certain villian)
Fi…

Sharin no Kuni Funny Moment

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I was playing the eroge Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo, and I ran across this line from Sachi (Redheaded girl with the ponytail), and it made me crack up.
That's all really. A great shout-out to the translators for this excellent line.

If you want to know more about this game VNDBWikipedia, and Fuwanovel Links.

Scarlet Blade

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In the US, Aeria Games is going to start the closed beta test for the Free-to-play MMO Scarlet Blade (It is also known as Queen's Blade in Korea...not related to the Japanese anime series.) It is a game with a heavy focus on fighting especially PvP battles. The game is also known for it's rather adult themes. The cast is ONLY female and as can be expected, scantily clothed. The game also lets you select from six classes: Defender (The Swordswoman), Medic (Healer class), Punisher, Sentinel (Tank class), Shadow Walker and Whipper. The game's characters are split in two factions which you can join as well. As I have said before in other articles, I love this crap, so I know I'm in. Here is a story trailer for the game:

And here's the character trailer:

If you are interested in this game, you can join the closed beta here.
There is more info and screenshots to be round at my favorite RPG website: RPGamer.

*Edit, I joined the closed beta, and I really like the game.…

Touhou Project 13.5 Demo

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I recently got my hands on the demo for Touhou Shinkirou ~ Hopeless Masquerade, and I'd thought I'd talk about it a little. The game is still in development, but the demo was released at Comiket 83. I've been a fan of the Touhou Project ever since I played Touhou Hisouten ~Scarlet Weather Rhapsody~ (10.5), and I've played every other official game in the series as well as a few unofficial games. I love the characters and the setting of the series. If you want to learn more about the series in general, I suggest you visit the Touhou Wiki.

13.5 is the fourth fighting game in the series, following 7.5, 10.5 and 12.3, but this game is a dramatic departure from those. In this game there are no more land battles, the game is entirely in the air, which is appropriate since in the main games, the characters are always flying. This game uses a created from scratch engine and runs much smoother than the previous fighting games. It is also the first game in the series to be at nat…

Linux Terminal Commands

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When using Linux, it is helpful to know the keyboard commands because unlike Windows, GNU/Linux is a command line based OS, and all the fancy GUIs are just that, GUIs. They are not necessary, basically. If you don't know the commands though  I found a handy wallpaper that shows several important commands for the terminal and also for VIM (A command line based text editor). I believe these commands also work for the most part on Mac OSX, since that is a UNIX based OS. (I don't expect then all to work though for that.)

You can download the image here.

Happy Valentines Day 2013!

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Happy Valentine's Day everybody! I don't particularly care for today  but I hope that if you have someone special, that you are enjoying today.

Image Credit Danny Choo

Happy Lunar New Year!

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Today is Feb. 10th and that means it's the Chinese (Lunar) New Year! Happy Year of the Snake everybody!!!

Image Credit: Danbooru

The big N strikes back.

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There are a lot of people who believe that Nintendo's glory days are behind them, and that all there is to look forward to anymore are the next Mario rehash game or the next Zelda game. Sometimes however the big N can surprise. Today Intendo released two semi-trailers for new new games and I can't wait to play these on a Wii U someday.

The first game is a collaboration between Nintendo, Intelligent Systems, and Atlus named Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem. There is no gameplay yet, but my guess is it's going to be a tactical game. It looks that for the Shin Megami Tensei side they will focus on characters from the main series.

The other game is from Monolith Soft. (The makers of Xenosaga, Xenoblade, Super Robot Wars OG: Endless Frontier and the soon to be Project x Zone). The game is just named X and it reminds me of Monster Hunter and Xenoblade mixed together.

I can see good things in Nintendo's future.
Credit goes to this RPGamer Article.

Steam on Linux!!

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I don't know why I didn't know about this until now, but Steam, the popular PC gaming platform created by Valve has released a beta version of their client on Linux. I have been a long time Linux fan, using it for my C++ programming as well has enjoying the overall freedom of the operating system. I use Linux Mint alongside my Windows 7, Windows 3.11 (Keep it around for some old school fun, and yes I use Dosbox as well), and Windows XP desktop setups.

Now in order to get Steam for linux, I assume you will need a distro based on Debian (The downloaded file is a .deb) All you need to do is go to the Steam Download Page and click on the Linux (beta) download. Open the file and let your package manager install the necessary packages it needs. Afterwards Steam should open and start updating to the most recent version. There are even a few games that already run on Linux like Team Fortress 2. The full list is here. Oh yeah, if you want to friend me on Stream, my username is
sainijon

Senran Kagura Episode 1 Impression

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Ah fanservice, I have an odd relationship with thee. On one hand, I LOVE it, but I believe it alone cannot carry a story. It's the reason why I love Queen's Blade season two, but I don't care for the first season as much. (Rebellion is okay so far though). Now, Senran Kagura is based on the 3DS (and soon PS VITA) title of the same name. You basically get to control a bunch of ass-kicking busty women who fight against ninja and it has a clothes ripping system when you take damage; that alone is enough to pique my interest (yeah, yeah I know I'm shallow), but as I am still learning Japanese, and the fact that I wound need to import a Japanese 3DS to play it, means that I could never try the game anytime soon. When I learned that there was an anime adaption of the game I decided that I would give it a try, and I've got to say that if you expect a light sugary anime you will also be surprised.

The anime revolves around four girls: Asuka, Ikaruga, Katsuagi, Yagyuu and H…

Da Capo III Episode I Impression

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I've been an fan of the Da Capo series for as long as it has existed. On January 5th, 2013, the first episode of the Anime adaption of the newest game Da Capo III aired, and I wanted to say what I thought of  this episode.

First of all I really like the homage they pay to the previous series, both in certain scenes and especially in the credits.


The Episode largely concerns itself with the viewer getting to know the cast; for example this lad is the hero of the story: Kiyotaka Yoshino. he is like most lead male characters in a harem series, except he isn't a pushover when he deals with women which is nice.

This lovely lady is my favorite girl of the series so far; Charles Yoshino. Don't ask me why she had a boy's name. She seems to be the sweet haafu girl being half Japanese and Half British.

This girl is Himeno Katsuagi and she is the childhood friend of Kiyo's.

These two girls are Aoi Hinomoto (Brown Haired Girl) and Sara Rurukawa (Purple Haired Girl) Aoi has a …