In 1994 Hiroaki Samura introduced the world to Mugen no Jūnin, better known in America as Blade of the Immortal. It would receive critical acclaim and multiple awards, including the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award in 2000 for Best U.S. Edition of Foreign Material. Fourteen years after its debut Bee Train and Production I.G. adapted it into an anime, coming to our shores via Media Blasters.
As a fairly recent adaptor of the Nintendo DSi XL, I hadn’t been too impressed with what had been released via their online distribution system, until I got my mitts on Photo Dojo. The game with the aforementioned name is a fighting game made by Nintendo and is currently being offered for free on the DSi Store. While it will eventually be going up to 200 DSi points on June 11th, it is worth every penny now and will be worth every penny then.
I grow weary of anime companies adapting H-games. It seems like every year some egghead in some anime production studio will take a "popular" porn game and somehow make a 12-13 episode series out of it. Some do it right, and others do it so wrong that it bears to never mention them again. Tayutama: Kiss on My Deity, however, seems to fall in-between these two categories.
It takes a lot of hard work to make an English dub that's as good as the original source, and it's even more difficult to make one that surpasses the Japanese version. The English dub writers of Sgt. Frog, however, managed to make it look easy as pie.
If you have listened to any of the recent episodes of our podcast or visited this site after April 3, 2010 you know that I am the proud owner of an Apple iPad. You also know that i have an addiction to accessorizing my peripherals and the iPad is no exception, I've used two cases for my lil buddy from the same company and would like to share my experience with you now.
Recently I got to spend some hands-on time with the new Jawbone Icon by Aliph, a bluetooth headset for use with mobile phones and computers, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with the device.
At this past year's Academy Awards, the nominations for Best Animated Feature were of well-known features...except for one. This year's mystery nomination belonged to Tomm Moore's directorial debut The Secret of Kells, which may or may not have been the reason why Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo was snubbed. In any case this Irish-French-Belgian cartoon is a big reason why a keen eye should be kept on Mr. Moore in the not-so-distant future.