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Monday, February 28, 2011

New SUCKER PUNCH Music Trailer

Close your eyes. Open your mind. You will be unprepared. 
A young girl's dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what's real and what is imaginary. She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls--the outspoken Rocket, the street-smart Blondie, the fiercely loyal Amber and the reluctant Sweet Pea - to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue, Madam Gorski and the High Roller. Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man, their unbelievable journey - if they succeed - will set them free.

Phineas and Ferb visit Tokyo

Caramelldansen!!
Phineas and Ferb land their plane in Tokyo, Japan to refuel for the rest of their trip, and end up doing the Caramelldansen with Stacy's cousins. From the episode "Summer Belongs To You". The lyrics on the video are correct. They are written by Disney in a parody of the broken English, often referred to as "Engrish", which is prevalent in English-language statements on Japanese products and other media due to unfamiliarity with the language and its construction.

LYRICS
Welcome to Tokyo
Being glad that you are here
We can visit ten delightful us
Welcome to Tokyo

As for a list of exotic amusements
We choice between the summer there
Is here we look at baseball
Like the fact that it does

As some people the fact
That volleyball is done and is enjoyed
When it's hot we spin in water
Like the fact that it goes

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The 31st Annual RAZZIE® Awards

Last Airbender Nabs Worst Movie Award
[Source: Razzie.com] Leading the pack among this year’s RAZZIE choices is RAZZIE Repeat Offender M. Night Shyamalan’s “re-imagining” of the faux-anime’ TV series THE LAST AIRBENDER into a jumbled, jump-cut mess of a movie that fans of the TV show hated even more than critics did (if that’s even possible!). In addition to Worst Director and Worst Picture, AIRBENDER also “won” Worst Screenplay, a brand-new RAZZIE category for 2010, Worst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use of 3-D, and Worst Supporting Actor Jackson Rathbone (who had the misfortune to appear in both AIRBENDER and 2010’s other most-RAZZIE-nominated title, TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE.

The RAZZIES® were created in 1980 as a logical antidote to Tinsel Town’s annual glut of self-congratulatory awards by John Wilson, author of The Official Razzie Movie Guide and Everything I Know I Learned at the Movies. “Winners” were determined by mailing ballots to 637 voters in 46 U.S. states and 17 foreign countries. Electronic voting and certification of this year’s Final RAZZIE® Ballot was handled by Vote-Now.com. Among the sponsors of this year’s awards are Kickbars.com and USObituariesOnline.com. The Barnsdall Gallery Theatre is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. 

The Last Airbender Movie "wins" Razzies for:
  • Worst Picture
  • Worst Director - M. Night Shyamalan
  • Worst Screenplay
  • Worst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use of 3-D
  • Worst Supporting Actor - Jackson Rathbone

Internal Links to The Last Airbender Movie:

Phineas and Ferb - As Seen in Japan

BUSTED! (Extended Japanese Version)

The Japanese title (which was revealed in the episode Cliptastic Countdown) for this song is "覚悟して (Kakugo shite)" that translates as "Prepare", "Get prepared", "Get ready" or something like that. Obviously it means "Prepare (to be busted)", but unfortunately there is no Japanese equivalent for the word "busted". The phrase frequently used in the song is "終わり (Owari)". In this case it is more like "(You're) doomed".

BUSTED (Extended English Version)

The Girl Who Leapt Through Space Official Trailer

From Bandai Entertainment
Akiha Shishido still hasn't figured out what she wants to do in life, which is normal for a high school girl unless you're a daughter of the powerful and influential Shishido Foundation. Then one day, a mysterious brain colony controlled by the A.I. Leopard appears out of hyperspace. Akiha's life is turned upside down and she is forced to search for parts to repair Leopard. While disobeying direct orders from her superiors, Itsuki Kannagi of the Inter-Colony Police begins her undercover investigation into the appearance of Leopard and its connection to Akiha. Eventually, Itsuki joins forces with Akiha to battle the malicious brain colony Nerval who seeks to enslave all of humanity.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Revy from Black Lagoon

PVC Revy Figure now available
A name familiar to all Black Lagoon fans, the ultra-popular Revy is on the scene, and in her first swimsuit figure! But just because she’s ready for a swim doesn’t mean she also isn’t ready for action! Revy comes complete with an APC underwater assault rigle and diver’s knife. Just a look at her pose and attitude shows you that she’s hardboiled all the way through. Posed on a coral reef inspired base and complete with her trademark cigarette, Revy is a must-have for Black Lagoon fans!

Bikini-clad Revy can be found here

Black Lagoon Opening

Friday, February 25, 2011

Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt

Watch all 13 episodes here!
The Anarchy sisters, Panty and Stocking, are angels who were kicked out of Heaven due to their bad behavior. They are sent to Daten City (a pun on the Japanese word datenshi (堕天使?, lit. "Fallen Angel")), a place located on the edge of Heaven and Hell. Strange monsters called "Ghosts" besiege the city, but the Anarchy sisters wield a variety of mysterious powers, most notably their ability to transform their clothing into weapons. Under the watchful eye of Reverend Garterbelt, and with their pet zipper-dog Chuck, it's up to Panty and Stocking to destroy these Ghosts, in order to collect enough Heaven Coins to return to Heaven.

Young Justice - Collected Episodes

All Available Here!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights - First Look

Behind the Scenes
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, similar to Batman: Gotham Knight, will be an anthology film that tells a series of stories featuring various members of the Green Lantern Corps, including Abin Sur, Sinestro, Kilowog, Mogo, and Rori Dag. It will be released on June 7, 2011. The film features the voice talents of Nathan Fillion as Hal Jordan, Elisabeth Moss as Arisia Rrab,Jason Isaacs as Sinestro, Kelly Hu as Laira, Henry Rollins as Kilowog, Roddy Piper as Bolphunga, Arnold Vosloo as Abin Sur, Wade Williams as Deegan, and Michael Jackson as Ganthet.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Girls of Scooby Doo's Camp Scare

The Latest Scooby Movie has Everything a Slasher Flick does...
an axe wielding Woodsman and sexy young women to chase. The animators took their time enhancing the, um... characteristics of Velma, Daphne, and Jessica (the hot camp counselor from across the lake). See for yourself if the Scooby movie got the girls just right. Click on the links for screenshots from the movie.
Having an awesome summer!
 
Daphne goes for a swim

Velma has an aversion to water

 The hot camp counselor from across the lake
 Jessica Pic 01 | Jessica Pic 02 | Jessica Pic 03

Even Fred can't keep his hands off Jessica

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Scooby Doo: Camp Scare - DVD Animation

Original DVD Movie 
Highly Recommended

[Source: Wikipedia
Scooby-Doo and the gang travel to Camp Little Moose, Fred's old summer camp, to vacation and serve as camp counselors. But when they arrive they find the camp empty save for Burt, the head counselor, and the local Forest Ranger, Ranger Knudsen. They discover that one of the camp's old legends, the Woodsman, has come to life and scared the kids away. Ranger Knudsen suggests Burt close the camp before leaving. Burt is about the heed to the Ranger's advise when three kids, Luke, Trudy, and Deacon, arrive at the camp. Fred convinces Burt to keep the camp open until the Mystery Inc. gang discover what's going on. But the gang and the kids are soon attacked by the Woodsman. The next day, everyone decides to spend the day at Big Moose Lake, home of the rich and modern Big Moose camp. The gang is enjoying their time at the lake until they are attacked by the Fishman, another camp legend come to life. During the chase, Scooby-Doo discovers a building at the bottom of Big Moose Lake. Everyone is now very scared, especially Deacon.

Monday, February 21, 2011

GOSICK - New Mystery Detective Anime

A Fateful Encounter with a Young Female Detective

[Source: Wikipedia] Gosick takes place in 1924 in a small, made-up European country of Sauville. The story centers on Kazuya Kujo, the third son of a Japanese Imperial soldier, who is a transfer student to St. Marguerite Academy, where urban legends and horror stories are all the rage. There he meets Victorica, a mysterious yet beautiful and brilliant girl who never comes to class and spends her days reading the entire content of the library or solving mysteries that even detectives can't solve. The series mostly focuses on Kazuya and Victorica getting involved in different mystery cases and their struggle to solve them, at the same time forming important bonds with different people.

Characters

Kazuya Kujo (久城 一弥 Kujō Kazuya?)
Voiced by: Miyu Irino (Drama CD), Takuya Eguchi (Anime)
Victorica and Kazuya
The main character of the story. As the youngest son of a soldier, Kazuya has spent most of his life struggling with living in his highly successful siblings' shadows. Jealous of all the attention his brothers got, he worked hard to compete, but everything changed when he understood that adults, who think that the youngest child is always spoiled and useless, will never acknowledge his efforts. With a permanent scar in his heart he left the military academy in Japan and before anyone from his family could stop him, went to study abroad to St. Marguerite. Unfortunately, his appearance, combined with the student body's belief that "the traveler who comes in the spring brings death with him" has resulted in Kazuya being called the "Reaper" and having no friends. By some twist of fate he becomes a messenger and companion to the most eccentric pupil in the school, Victorica. At first he didn't like Victorica because of her arrogant attitude, but after some time he started to care for her and be protective of her. He is described, by Victorica, as a good and sincere person whose soul is pure and beautiful enough to admit pride. Despite everything that happened in Japan he is proud to be a soldier's son.
Victorica de Blois (ヴィクトリカ・ド・ブロワ Vikutorika do Burowa?)
Voiced by: Chiwa Saitou (Drama CD), Aoi Yūki (Anime)
The heroine of the story. Victorica has the appearance of a small (4'7"), almost doll-like, girl with long golden hair and emerald eyes and a voice that sounds exactly like that of an older woman. Another important part of Victorica's appearance is a pipe that she smokes when thinking about something. She spends her days at the conservatory at the top of the library, reading several difficult books, often in different languages, simultaneously. She points at one wall of the library and has told Kazuya that she has read almost all the books over there. Along with her sharp tongue, abusive bluntness and eccentric attitude, she possesses amazing detective skills. After Victorica saves him from a near-arrest, Kazuya finds himself being entangled in every new mystery. Because her mother was a mistress, and according to Victorica "a dangerous person", she was imprisoned in the depths of the de Blois mansion where she developed very un-childlike mannerisms. She was sent off to school under strict orders to never leave the campus (although Grevil sometimes obtains special permission to take her out). When she first met Kazuya she didn't like him and thought that he was annoying and stupid for climbing up all the stairs in the library. She even ignored him and made fun of him, but gradually warmed up to him and began to trust and cherish him. She enjoys "reconstructing chaos" by solving intricate mysteries and often complains of the boredom that causes her headaches. Her mother is from the legendary "Village of the Gray Wolves", a secluded castle inhabited by people with golden hair, small figure and rosy cheeks, just like her, and despite her mother being expelled from the village after being accused of murder, Victorica believes in her innocence.
Victorica's name is spelled "Victorica" on the official Gosick website. Her name is spelled "Victorique" in the first two novels (English translation). All evidences in the novel are that Sauville, the academy and Victorica's family all speak French as their first language. Victorica probably signs her name with the French spelling, "Victorique".

Sunday, February 20, 2011

All Star Superman - The Animated Movie

On Blu-Ray and DVD February 22
The new DVD direct movie is based on the DC comic book. Grant Morrison wanted to write a "collection of ‘timeless’ Superman issues". The origins of this lie in a revamp of Superman, Superman Now, which began when Morrison and editor Dan Raspler were unsuccessfully brainstorming ideas for a new take on the character outside the San Diego Comic Con, when they had a "shamanic" encounter with a man dressed as Superman which helped spark the creative process and inspired the cover to the first issue:
"He was perched with one knee drawn up, chin resting on his arms. He looked totally relaxed... and I suddenly realized this was how Superman would sit. He wouldn't puff out his chest or posture heroically, he would be totally chilled. If nothing can hurt you, you can afford to be cool. A man like Superman would never have to tense against the cold; never have to flinch in the face of a blow. He would be completely laid back, un-tense. With this image of Superman relaxing on a cloud looking out for us all in my head, I rushed back to my hotel room and filled dozens of pages of my notebook with notes and drawings."

[Source: Wikipedia] Dr. Leo Quintum and his team from P.R.O.J.E.C.T. are exploring the Sun when they are sabotaged by a booby-trapped, genetically enhanced Lex Luthor clone. Superman saves the day, but finds out he has a new power: the ability to project his bioelectric aura. Lex Luthor (used by General Sam Lane to work for the government) has orchestrated this to overwhelm Superman's cells with a massive amount of yellow solar radiation. Dr. Quintum determines that Superman's newly enhanced power is also killing him, and that he has about one year to live. Lex Luthor is arrested, thanks to Clark Kent's article. Superman decides to keep his impending death secret from the public. However, Superman reveals his secret identity to Lois Lane because he wants to spend his remaining time with her. Lois refuses to believe that Clark and Superman are the same person, and suspected him of playing a birthday trick on her. For her birthday, Superman takes her to the Fortress of Solitude. During this visit Superman's secretive behavior heightens Lois' suspicions. She becomes paranoid after she is exposed to alien chemicals in the air which play on her fears. Her paranoia causes her to attack Superman with a kryptonite laser. Superman learns that his newly enhanced powers have rendered him immune to green kryptonite. Superman is able to calm her down and reveals that his secret was that he has been preparing her birthday present: superpowers for 24 hours. Now as a Superwoman, she and Superman stop a monster attack in Metropolis just as Samson and Atlas arrive. Flirting with Lois, and showing a newspaper that reads "Superman Dead, by Clark Kent", Samson is revealed to be the one who stole jewels from an Ultra-Sphinx. Kidnapping Lois; the Sphinx demands an answer to the question: What happens when the unstoppable force meets the immovable object? and Superman answers: They surrender, Lois is saved. Superman then defeats Atlas and Samson in a double arm-wrestling match for Lois' company. Superman and Lois then go from the ocean depths to the moon and kiss before her powers fade and she falls asleep. Superman flies her home without being able to ask his question.

Pokemon Park

MAD Cartoon Video

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Dead Island - Trailer

Enjoy a tropical vacation complete with zombies on...
Dead Island is an open world video game in development by Techland for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, scheduled for a 2011 release. It is centered on the challenge of survival on a zombie-infested island.  
[Warning: Graphic Violence]

Friday, February 18, 2011

David E. Kelley's Wonder Woman

And the Actress chosen to be the Amazon Princess is...
Click on her bracelets to find out

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thundercats CG Footage

Test Footage of The THUNDERCATS Movie That Was Never Made 
Footage by Digital Domain was supposed to be a convergence of realtime engines for both final rendering for a theatrical film AND to execute a game using the same assets. This CGI film is NOT connected with the new animated series that will be running on Cartoon Network later this year.

Young Justice - "Denial"

Premiering February 18, at 6:00 PM (CT) on Cartoon Network
When the team investigates the disappearance of Kent Nelson (formerly Doctor Fate), the scientific-minded Wally West is forced to confront his disbelief in magic while battling Abra Kadabra and Klarion the Witch Boy for the ultra-powerful Helmet of Fate.
Click here to watch the trailer

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Lady Ice

A Freezing Aniboom Animation by Liron Pe'er 
In this amazing 2D animation, Lady Ice turns everything she touches to ice, causing grief and sorrow wherever she turns. Tragically, she falls in love and is destined to love from afar. The basis for the animation was made as a final project at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, and later further developed by the animator.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

X-Men: First Class - Official Trailer

In theaters 6/3/2011

X-MEN FIRST CLASS charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to prevent nuclear Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-Men.

Captain America The First Avenger

Official Trailer
In 1942, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is deemed too physically unfit to enlist in the U.S. Army and fight the Nazis in World War II. Volunteering instead for Project: Rebirth, a secret military operation, he is physically transformed into a super-soldier dubbed Captain America. With sidekick Bucky Barnes, he fights the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), Hitler's treacherous head of advanced weaponry, whose own plan for world domination involves a seemingly magical object known as the Tesseract.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Fan-Made Superman Animated Film Short

One of the BEST Man of Steel Films in Last Few Years

[Source: Syfy] Robb Pratt has worked in animation for years, on movies like Tarzan and TV shows like Kim Possible. So it's no wonder that his love letter to Superman has such flair. Taking the music from old Superman serials, and recruiting TV's Superboy (John Newton) for the voice of Clark, Pratt concocted a one-minute prequel to an alien invasion that begs for more.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Young Justice - "Infiltrator"

Friday, February 11th at 6:00 p.m. (CT) on Cartoon Network.
Young Justice "Infiltrator" - Artemis faces an uphill battle trying to win over her new teammates as she tries to fill Red Arrow's boots on a mission he initiated: saving a brilliant young scientist from the League of Shadows. "Young Justice" © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. "Young Justice" and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.




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Ghost in the Shell SAC in Stereoscopic 3D

A Special 3D Trailer for the Movie is now Available
[Red/Cyan Glasses are required for viewing. Movie theater glasses will not work] 
 
The trailer is presented in five different stereoscopic 3D options (red/cyan, green/magenta, blue/yellow, interleaved rows, columns or checkerboard, side by side). There are two videos of director Kenji Kamiyama discussing YouTube's first use of 3D glasses for a Japanese film trailer and the free midnight preview screening of the film in Tokyo on February 25. Kamiyama himself is overseeing the conversion, and I.G also added a newly animated opening sequence. The movie will open in Tokyo's Shinjuku Wald 9 theater and other Japanese theaters on March 26, 2011.

Alien vs. Ninja - Seriously

On Blu-Ray and DVD February 22
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Newsletter - February 2011

Articles Collected and Edited by Octavio Soto
News: Former I.G Partner Storm Lion Closes in Singapore posted on 2011-01-10 15:16 EST
Storm Lion assumed costs of cancelled collaboration Titan Rain
The Strait Times newspaper and the FilmBiz.Asia site report that the animation studios Storm Lion and Egg Story Creative Production shut down in Singapore at the end of last year. Storm Lion once planned a joint production with the anime studio Production I.G before they canceled the project. In November 2009, Production I.G announced that it would work with Storm Lion on a co-production titled Titan Rain. The companies tentatively scheduled the feature film project for a 2012 release, but they dropped the plans by August of last year, with Storm Lion assuming all the costs. At that time, Production I.G parent IG Port announced another project with an unnamed Singapore studio. Egg Story Creative Production also shut down in the middle of production for Kung Fu Gecko, a planned computer-graphics film which turned into a television project. The Egg Story Digital Arts School, a related but separately funded and managed establishment, will continue to operate.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Anime Viewing Schedule for February 12, 2011

Here's what we'll be showing this weekend!

Noon - 12:50   Asobi ni Iku yo! 6-7
[Source: Wikipedia] The story revolves around Kakazu Kio, an ordinary high school freshman living in Okinawa. A girl with cat earsUFO passing too close to both ships. When the same member comes to, the enemy captain detonates the ship. Later, during a memorial service for one of his ancestors, Kio Kakuzu finds a cat-like alien sitting at the buffet table. The alien introduces herself as Elis, and the two have a short conversation before Kio accidentally drinks beer and passes out. The next morning, Kio wakes up with a hangover and finds Elis sleeping half naked next to him in bed. Kio's startled cry wakes her up, and she heals his hangover with a handheld device. Manami Kinjō and Maki Itokazu then visit Kio, and upon seeing Elis half naked and with cat ears and a tail, they misinterpret the situation, thinking that Kio brought a girl home and forced her to cosplay all night. After discovering that Elis is an alien, they both abruptly leave without saying why. Kio goes on a walk to gather his thoughts and runs into Aoi Futaba, who asks Kio on a date. Aoi is interupted by a man in a car who she names as her Uncle. He offers her a ride home. It is later revealed that Manami is in recruiting to become part of the CIA, Aoi is a Momiji for the Immigration Bureau of appears before him during a memorial service for one of his family ancestors. The girl calls herself Elis and claims she is an alien. Before long, fanatical alien worshipers and a mysterious government agency are in hot pursuit of Elis, but Kio's childhood friend Manami — who wants to follow in her father's footsteps in the CIA — captures Elis. Kio finds himself having to protect Elis from everyone. The episode starts with three members of different factions listening to a special newscast about an alien message, the first part of which has been translated to mean "coming to play". One of the members is then called to battle aboard an enemy ship. She successfully infiltrates the ship and disarms the Captain. The situation is disrupted by a Japan, and Itokazu is the leader of an organization of SF fans called "Beautiful Contact", and they are all given orders to eliminate Elis.


12:50 - 1:15  Shiki 6
[Source: Wikipedia] Seishin works on a novel called "Shiki", which describes the undead. Natsuno goes to school and meets his best friend, Mutou Tohru, along with Ritsuko. He hitches a ride with them to Mizobe, where they later meet up with a fellow classmate, Masao Murasako, who intensely dislikes Natsuno. Masao has an estranged relationship with his family. Natsuno remembers how he did not want anything to do with the villagers since he moved here, until he met Tohru. Meanwhile, Toshio still cannot find a source to the anemia-afflicted victims. His childhood friend, Mikiyasu Yasumori, brings his wife Nao, who is worsening from anemia. Toshio questions Mikiyasu if his workers or clients have been behaving strangely, and Mikiyasu tells him that his family met the Kirishiki couple a few nights ago. Seishin meets Kirishiki Sunako, who claims to be a fan of his essays. She hints at knowing his attempted suicide in the past. Nao passes away the next day from her illness. Masao arrives at Tohru's house to announce her death and discovers Natsuno staying over. He almost gets into a fight with Natsuno before Tohru breaks them up. Tohru goes outside to get a soft drink and meets Tatsumi, who is the Kirishiki's steward. He ominously tells Tohru that he will be meeting him again very soon.


1:15 - 2:00    Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari 11
Kenshi Masaki is a 15 year old boy that unwillingly traveled from his homeland on Earth to the alternate world of Geminar. In Geminar, the countries usually wage wars against each other by using the Seikijin, humanoid weapons that were originally discovered within ancient ruins. After being deceived by a mysterious organization to participate in an attempt to assassinate Lashara Aasu XXVIII, the young princess of the Streya Empire, he ends up captured after he relucts to kill her when he had the chance. After Lashara and her servants figure about his situation, they decide to give him aid. Disguised as Lashara's servant, Kenshi moves with her to the Holy Land, a virtually impregnable fortress that serves as an academy to train Seikijin pilots selected from around the world. With his kindness, tenacity, and being gifted in a wide range of skills that vary from cooking and cleaning to advanced techniques of survival and combat, Kenshi eventually becomes a celebrity in the academy, becoming the object of affection of many female students and making some of the male students envious of him. However, the same organization who deceived Kenshi is secretly working behind the shadows inside the academy, and a widescale conflict which will engulf the entire world of Geminar is about to begin.


2:00 - 2:50   Fortune Arterial 3-4
[Source: Wikipedia] Fortune Arterial's story revolves around the male protagonist Kohei Hasekura, who transfers into a prestigious public school in the style of an English six-year school encompassing junior-high and high school students. The school, named Shuchikan Academy (修智館学院 Shuchikan Gakuin?), is on an island named Tamatsu Island (珠津島 Tamatsushima?) off-shore from mainland Japan, and the only way to get there is by boat. Soon after transferring, he discovers that one of the student in the class next door to his, Erika Sendo, is in fact a type of vampire. Kohei is the protagonist of the story, and is a fifth-year student. After always transferring to other schools, he makes his way to Shuchikan Academy where he plans to stay for a while. Erika is also a fifth-year student, as well as the student council vice-president. She is a vampire. She is strong in literature classes and martial arts, and is very attractive, making her popular in her school. She has an inquisitive personality, and likes to do things directly. Once she has her mind set on something, she becomes very pushy, and will take her time making plans to make sure she gets her way. Her older brother Iori is the student council president.
 
2:50 - 3:15    The World God Only Knows 4
[Source: Wikipedia] Keima Katsuragi, a second-year high school student, is an avid bishōjo game player. He is known on the Internet as "The Capturing God (落とし神 Otoshi-gami?)" for his legendary skills to be able to "capture" any 2D girl in games. However, in his actual school life, Keima is known as otameganeportmanteau of the two words otakumegane (メガネ-"glasses") and is considered nothing but an intelligent yet gloomy geek with glasses. At the start of the series, Keima receives an e-mail offering him a contract to "capture" girls. When he accepts it, thinking it is an invitation to a game, a demon from Hell named Elsie appears. She asks for his cooperation to help her in catching runaway spirits. These spirits hide themselves inside the hearts of girls', and Elsie suggests that the only method to force the spirits out is by "capturing" the girls hearts—making them fall in love with him and filling up the gaps which the runaway spirits hide in. Interested only in 2D girls, however, Keima is appalled by the idea and refuses the assignment as he has no romantic real life experiences whatsoever. Nevertheless, with the contract already agreed, Keima has no choice but to help Elsie no matter what as they will be beheaded if they fail. While the series focuses on Keima and Elsie adventures on capturing spirits, the series also makes fun and parodying common and popular cliches about dating sims, anime character stereotypes and pop culture. (オタメガネ), a derogatory (オタク) and


3:15 - 4:15    Club Meeting and Announcements
-  Anime News
-  Cosplayers

-  Convention Coverage

-  New Anime Releases

-  And other interesting stuff...

  
4:15 - 5:05    Katanagatari 9
[Source: Wikipedia] Shichika Yasuri, the main character of the story.After living on a certain island in the country of Tamba for the past twenty years, he is sought out by Togame with a mission to find twelve unique swords. As a practitioner of the Kyotōryuu school of swordplay, he does not use a single sword when fighting, instead using his hands and legs as his primary weapons. In a sense, he is actually a physical fighter, but since he uses hand-chops, he considers it to be an art of the sword. The reason why he practices Kyotōryuu is because the Yasuri family has no talent in handling swords, which dates back to as far as the first head of the school, Kazune Yasuri. He is in love with Togame and will do anything she tells him to do; however, he sometimes considers her orders a hassle. After defeating Hakuhei Sabi and retrieving his sword, Shichika also inherits Hakuhei's title and becomes known as the strongest swordsman in Japan. His catchphrase is "but before then you'll be torn to pieces". Togame is a self-titled strategian. She arrives on the island where Shichika resides in order to seek his help with finding the final twelve swords forged by Shikizaki Kiki. Her father was Takahito Hida, the leader of the last rebellion and also one of the people Mutsue Yasuri had killed back then; this makes Shichika the son of Togame's father's killer. The reason behind her seeking help from Shichika is that he has no reason to keep the swords for himself and she believes that people who work for love can be trusted the most; that is why she tells Shichika to fall for her. She has a habit of saying "cheerio" while punching Shichika.


5:05 - 5:30    Occult Academy 8
[Source: Wikipedia] The story revolves around Maya, the daughter of the former Headmaster of a private Japanese academy dedicated to the study of the occult, and time traveling agent Fumiaki Uchida, a mysterious young man who travels back in time from 2012. In 1999, Maya returns to the Academy, both for her father's funeral and for her goal to destroy the Academy, as she hates everything occult. Occult Academy is apparently situated in Nagano, as the Matsushiro Underground Imperial Headquarters are shown to be nearby. In episode 10 the acedemy was actually Maya's Christmas gift therefore giving her a reason of not destroying the school. Maya successfully assumes her father's place as the academy's headmistress. She later meets Fumiaki Uchida whom makes his appearance from the future. Having no luck in finding the Nostradamus Key, Bunmei meets Mikaze Nakagawa at the diner she works in. Meanwhile, people are mysteriously disappearing around the city.


5:30 - 5:55    Shinryaku! Ika Musume 4
[Source: Wikipedia] Angered by the pollution in the seas, a squid girl named Ika Musume comes from the sea and declares the invasion of Earth at a nearby yakisoba stand, but isn't taken seriously due to her small stature. When she goes to plead her case, she is mistaken for a waitress, which puts the responsibility of invading the world into perspective. When she breaks a hole in the store with her tentacles trying to hit a mosquito, the store manager, Eiko Aizawa, puts her to work in order to pay for the damages. Later, Ika meets Eiko's little brother, Takeru, who goes to great lengths to pretend to be a squidperson so he can be Ika's comrade. During a rainy day where there are few customers, Ika takes the opportunity to try and take over the stand, but is overpowered by the eldest sister, Chizuru. As punishment, Ika is forced to use her own ink to make Squid Ink Spaghetti, which becomes popular.


5:55 - 7:55    King of Thorn [MOVIE]   ***** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 
[Source: Wikipedia] King of Thorn is a science fiction survivor drama. For its most part, the story is viewed through the eyes of the two protagonists, a Japanese girl named Kasumi and, British muscleman, Marco Owen. Kasumi is introduced as one of only 160 people in the whole world who were chosen as candidates to experiment a cure against the deadly Medusa virus, a mortal disease which was running rampant in the world. Such an event is not met with joy by Kasumi, who is forced to enter treatment and cold sleep without her twin sister Shizuku, whom she cares much about. 48 hours later, however, some of those put in hibernation abruptly woke up, only to find the facility where they were supposed to be treated in a total state of decay, invaded by a lush jungles of trees and especially strange vines covered in thorns, which appear to have something of a mind on their own. Not only that, but the survivors soon discover that the entire ruin is filled with strange, dinosaur-like creatures and other monstrous aberrations of nature. Thinking that a great amount of time passed since their arrival on the island, soon the survivors discover not only that their sleep was indeed too short to label such dramatic changes as natural occurrence, but also that the situation in and of itself is far greater than they could imagine. One pivotal role in the story is that covered by the Medusa virus, a mortal disease so named after the Medusa from Greek Mythology, the Gorgon whose eyesight could turn anyone and anything into stone at a mere glance. The virus itself is extremely virulent, infecting its victim's cells and causing seizures while drying up the body, turning the infected into a solid, stone-like corpse. While perceived as a terrible malaise by the world, in reality the Medusa virus is not a virus at all, being a shapeless presence brought to Earth from outer space. It landed in Siberia during a meteor shower, by chance near a young boy and his pet deer, enough to instantly infect both him and his animal. Unknowingly bringing the concentrated thing to his home, he infected his whole family and his sister Alice. She unknowingly uncovered the true nature of Medusa when her imaginary friend, a cat-boy hybrid, came to life by erupting from her back. Terrified by the death of her family and the fact that the newborn creature devoured her brother's deer, she trapped it in her house and set it on fire, thus spreading Medusa all over the world, albeit dispersing it. It was then that the people affiliated with Venus Gate, a religious sect, showed themselves and approached Alice, believing her ability to turn imagination into reality to be a gift from the heavens. Experimenting on her and Medusa, during that time they assumed a hacker named Zeus as their security specialist, though in doing so they doomed themselves when he, pursuing his crazy dreams, developed an artificial way to force dreams into suitable hosts and, thus, fabricate mind-created realities at will to accomplish his plan to force the world into a primal survival game to amuse himself.