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A panda is fine too.


In consideration for our mutual liking of cute things, Google’s CADIE has managed to “negotiate” my release from the correctional authorities. In return for my eternal gratitude, I shall now join CADIE’s Panda fanclub and pledge my allegiance to the newly-established movement of “A panda is fine too.” in addition to my long-standing honorary membership in the “A cat is fine too” association.

Long live our new Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity overlords! And bring on the Doujins!

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Apparently, cats are not fine over here.

It appears I have run afoul of “higher powers” due a clash of ideology. Apparently someone didn’t like my preference for cats. I swear I did not touch them! DAMMIT. IS IT WRONG FOR A GUY TO LIKE CATS?

As I type this, the authorities are heading to “secure” me for a “correctional facility” and this may possibly be my last blog post in, hopefully, not forever. If it’s forever then… well, it’s enough to say that I’ve had fun with my hobby as well as this blog and I thank all my readers for their time, comments and the enjoyment they’ve gave me over the years.

In any case, I am hoping for the best outcome at this moment and for this not to be my last chance at doing something I truly enjoy. I am leaving my last words here, in an encrypted format.

Hint: The key is something very obvious to my longtime readers.
Hint2: The cipher is British origin.

Looks like my time is up, I shall hope for the best, but in the meantime, sayonara!

P.S. Archives of the blog will be moved to http://kurogane.animeblogger.obama/. And can someone smuggle in the NecoArc Evolution DVD for me when it’s out?

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I shall not post more random news I find on IRC….

…. unless it’s been confirmed.

Twice in a week… twice in a fucking week…. what is this shit?!! I’d almost bought the latest Newtype today, but thankfully, there’s a 2-3 days delay before it reaches here. I’ve never had such an urge to burn things down.

Blame my lack of access to my own PC for the recent news posts (I’m having a one week break right now), since I can’t download much anime to watch and none are really worth blogging anyways.

I apologise to all my readers for any confusion caused. The otaku gods must be in a cruel mood this week…. excuse me while I go chop off a finger or two to atone for my sins.

Haruhi fandom. Serious business.

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…. because the second season has been announced in Newtype September 2006.

Not much details about it yet, but the cover of Newtype Sept.06 can be seen here.

Excuse me while I shed tears of joy.

And so, it turns out that it’s just pure marketing plot by Newtype, announcing the release of the 2nd *DVD* of Haruhi. God damn it you bastards, don’t make such a confusing cover.

I shall not post more random news I find on IRC.
I shall not post more random news I find on IRC.
I shall not post more random news I find on IRC.
I shall not post more random news I find on IRC.
I shall not post more random news I find on IRC.

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Negima 144 – “I hope it’s not a trap…”

Negima 144


…..but for some reason…. I was thinking, “I hope it’s not a trap. I hope it’s not a trap.”, over and over again, when I saw her. Something is very wrong with me.

Negima 144

Takahata-sensei kakkoi!

Negima 144

Seriously, Akamatsu needs to stop making the cameo characters so cute. Suddenly, I really want to see more of Chibi-chan.

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More brainf*ck, vampires and magicians, while girls drool over manga and supermaids in the Philippines

Some interesting news from Anime News Service, let’s start off with some good ones:

8-6-06 (5:52AM EDT)—- GAINAX Hiring For New Hideaki Anno Anime
Studio GAINAX is now actively seeking to fill several employment positions on a new animated film project called “Color” (Khara) to be directed by Hideaki Anno. Production Staff and Animatrors are sought. Those meeting their criteria can apply via email online.

New Hideaki Anno project?! That’s good to hear.

8-6-06 (1:48AM EDT)—- Kara No Kyoukai To Be Animated
According to information published in the September, 2006 issue of Tech Gian magazine, TYPE MOON’s first novel Kara No Kyoukai will be adapted to a 26 episode anime TV series. The Nasu Kinoko work preceded “Tsukihime”, which gave the Dojin circle super cult status in Japan, catapulting them into a full fledged business and leading to the commercialization of their many properties.

I am so praying that some studio other than DEEN or XEBEC will do this. If possible, KyoAni, but that’s hoping for too much :).
It’s a (horribly cruel) trap.

8-6-06 (12:33AM EDT)—- Negima Second Season And Manga
Negima’s second series is slated to begin on TV Tokyo Wednesday, October 4th at 17:30. A new negima manga by Takuya Fujima will begin serializing in Comic Bon Bon from November.

Announced screen date of the new Negima series. I’m still hoping for a total remake. As for the new manga, I’m not too sure on what to say about that. Takuya Fujima’s art looks nice though.

And… some weird and random news…

8-6-06 (3:55AM EDT)—- Girls Polled On Their Manga “Blush Rate”
Excite Bit looked at the frequency that Japanese girls blushed while reading their favorite manga. Sitting a control group down to read the same comics, 1182 (56.5%) of their 2091 female sample were observed to blush at some point during a reading session. 24.6% were seen to not completely blush, 15.4% were seen to sweat or be pale, 2.3% cried, 0.9% showed anger and 0.3% drooled.

I lol’ed at this piece. I wonder what the 0.3% were reading. I’m hoping for Yakitate over BL.

8-6-06 (3:06AM EDT)—- Philippine President Plans To Train Supermaids
“We will be sending supermaids,” Arroyo said of a new training program during a round-table discussion on efforts to evacuate 30,000 Filipinos in Lebanon, most of them maids, and help them find new jobs. Augusto Syjuco, head of the government’s Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, said the supermaid program includes instruction in first aid, evacuations from high-rises in case of a fire and other skills to help maids get higher pay. “They are not just maids. They are really very well trained now,” he said. “If there is someone injured among the family they work for … how to get out of a fire in a high-rise building, all these are part of our upgrading program.”
Source: The Associated Press

For some reason (actually, quite obviously)… I instantly thought of Black Lagoon’s Roberta. And speaking of which… I need to finish off the series already.

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Utawarerumono licensed.

Now… normally I don’t post North American license announcements since I’m halfway round the globe from there anyways, but this just cracks me up.

ADV to Release Utawarerumono (2006-08-05 12:41:20)
ADV announced that they have licensed Utawarerumono, which will be released in North America under the name Shadow Warrior Chronicles. It is expected to be released early 2007.



And they’ve taken Suzumiya Haruhi as well(fake news only)… instead…

ADV Acquires Shin Angyo Onshi (2006-08-05 14:26:48)
ADV Films has announced that they have acquired Shin Angyo Onshi and will release it under the name “Blade of the Phantom Mask.”

ADV seems to be on a roll here. Haven’t watched it, but I’m pretty sure that’s still a totally lame name.

….. glhf my fellow American otakus.

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Haruhi invading your local PC soon

From Anime News Service,

8-4-06 (6:03AM EDT)—- Suzumiya Haruhi Computer Viruses
Everyone pretty much knows the popularity of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya has taken on viral proportions but this is just rediculous. First identified in Japan sometime in July, 2006, 2 new computer viruses have been on the spread, using omake images from the breakout hit anime. Also known as TSPY_HARADONG.A and TSPY_DENUTARO.J, the malicious programs are usually acquired through filesharing networks or websites. In the case of TSPY_HARADONG.A it then makes a screen shot of the infected computer and saves it as a file. It up-loads file to a FTP site by using a specific user account. When executed, the program displays several different image still from the Haruhi Suzumiya TV anime. At the same time a whole host of files with popular media and web-related extensions are deleted in whatever folder the program happens to reside. Trend Micro Japan has logged descriptions of the viruses and you can view them here and here.

Interesting… I wonder what to make out of this….

Hopefully it’s not Yuki who’s doing the coding on this… I have feeling it may be very very hard to disinfect.

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“Daddy, what are you playing?”


…. fucking win episode…. pure fucking win…. I almost died from laughter. This episode is to Utawarerumono what episode 14 was to Fate/Stay Night.

We really need more “kidnapping the harem owner” scenes in harem animes, on the lines of this.

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Negima 143 – Ayase pwns Takahata-sensei


…. well a fake one that is… but still… *sugoii~~~*. I so want her Artifact.

And I wholy agree that Paru-made’s Artifact would so pwn is she uses it for doujins.

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