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  • awsomejapan 7:11 pm on March 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , BlackBerry PlayBook, Central processing unit, Engadget, Hardware, , , Multi-core processor,   

    Ipad 2 – quick update (more info) 

    it will have a Dual-core processor, 2x faster CPU. very good graphics performance: up-to 9x faster graphics. (sounds good!)

    Ipad 2 tech info:

    Same capacities, prices, battery life
    A5 chip, 8.8mm thick, 1.3lb, white or black
    (iPad 1: A4, 13.4mm thick, 1.5lb, black only)
    Shipping March 11 in U.S.
    Shipping March 25 in 26 more countries

    Some more pics:

    this was the same chair they use for the last Ipad event.

    about the old ipad

    That's some harsh words!

    The next IOS

    Face time.

    source Engadget

     
  • awsomejapan 6:59 pm on March 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , History, IOS (Apple), , ipad 2, , Pioneers, San Francisco,   

    Update: March 2nd – Ipad 2 reveal and jobs is backs! (Old Theme Back) 

    The good all AwsomeJapan theme is back!

    And the iPad 2 is real!

    And hear is some pic of the ipad and steve jobs looks in good shap (proves he did not have 6 weeks to life)

    Jobs is back in the house! 🙂

    source Engadget

     
  • awsomejapan 10:14 pm on February 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , CGI, Computer-generated imagery, Hollywood, , Mononoke   

    My little chinwag on [C] Control: The Money Of Soul And Possibility 

    (I’m back guys, did you think i was dead?)

    Well after 2 long and mind filling years, we finally see that the great Kenji Nakamura has returned, to bring a brand new and all original anime project “[C] Control”. This is big news to Trapeze and Mononoke fans alike. All of his anime’s have been a great watch to absorb into my retinas, he is just fantastically talented at directing, out of the box anime’s while using CGI in an imaginative ways beyond believe. This gives the watcher the OH MY GOD impression/factor and only genius can re produce this again and again, he gives a very psychoactive factor to the playing field of the great but messed up world of anime.

    could not find the mononke anime Nakamura made, so you have to deal with this one

    In 2007, the release of Mononoke blatantly in broad daylight showed his breathtaking way of presenting the way people struggled through life (And this is dame hard to do, believe me). He is not only breathtaking he is mind-blowingly good at maximising and pouring out pure/virgin/untated meteor shower of blood pumping, heart beating awsomness (It’s so good, I had to miss out the “E”!) OK guys I was going a bit over board on that last sentence (or was I) but he is just that good. But anyway back onto the rollercoaster of a chinwag that I have just started… It really amazes me how he did this on a very limited quality of animation, in my eyes, it is just overwhelming how he does this. This is why I will love his work compared to all does Hollywood directors (except some) using the top CGI and film technique as scapegoats. I’m not saying, I don’t love all that eye candy, it is just they are using it to disguise all the trashy scrip’s they have written (dame, they get paid enough to write something a bit good at least :o).

    The man him self! I wish they made a wall scroll of his manly face! 🙂

    Well onto 2009 we see the release of Trapeze, and I have got to say Kenji used this show as a tentative/tasty (why “tasty” you say, well I was munching on a cake when I wrote this) trail-and-error test. To see how far he could use his [crazy] imagination and I got to say um… words cannot explain it! Well if any of you have no idea what is Trapeze (maybe all of you?), well basically the great Nakamura, interfused live-action environments and actors as a framework with a composite of vibrant colours. And again this animation shows the Nakamura Factor! But I have got to say, how I love how he takes risks on every animation project he does. But some people would say, it feels like someone flicked an elastic band of WTF at them. But I don’t care; everyone has their own opinion on everything (that’s the same with me! ¬_¬). But I have to say this show had its low and high notes, you see, I said it!

    Well anyway, I will F5 my mind back onto the main subject [C] Control: The Money of Soul and Possibility trailer! (I took long enough). Before I go on, I have to speak my mind (not like I always speak my mind ¬_¬), why “C” for a title name? Oh I know why, it’s the Nakamura Factor all over again! (You never saw that one coming did you). Well-well from watching the small snippet of a taster of a trailer (more like a teaser then a trailer), it looks like he has descended from his last Mario level of craziness to something different altogether. All the colourful backgrounds are gone and his artistic factor has poved away! But this project has been replaced with a more sturdy and easy on the eye design. Secretly, he has overlaid a small filter of Nakamura on it (all I have to say Nakamura is back in the house!) From the trailer it looks much cleaner and compact (like an iPhone “why did I type this?”) compared to last creations. This anime’s main focus is suppose to be full blown action (dame, I’m getting flash backs of the “terminator”. Good times-good times.) Man oh man, my head is just hurting, just thinking of how Nakamura going to place his Awsomeness/epiceness [/craziness] (no “E”, it’s to epic to have an “E”) with this new type of animation (what do you think of his new approach, my Awsome readers?) Never less, he is going to make this anime project more flash, bang then he has ever done before. With his rich and chocolate covered storytelling and new type of anime design he has gone with, crazy story telling. This is going to end up being the highlight of the year! I’m telling you! Additionally, his inclusion of a very sensitive subject that is normally a taboo to talk about let alone make an anime about (well in the past it was). This will be a eye opener! I’m telling you. (Again)

    Does symbols on the top gives me crazy ideas (well the middle one looks like a ear and the first one on the left lookes like a um...., well what do you think it is readers? Please comment below)

    Well at this early stage of this anime project, I’m very optimistic that this anime project, will make the NoitaminA Team reach the top of the mountain again after their fall in profits (for the last couple of years). But heck, I don’t care if it ends up being rubbish. I will be happy just to see his name in the credits as a Nakamura fan myself! 🙂 Just had to add this, Mononoke was the best reviewed and best selling anime project the NoitaminA Team has ever done. (Hm, this new project could give the company a Déjà vu effect)

    Well here is the synopsys:

    The Japanese government was rescued from the brink of financial collapse by the Sovereign Wealth Fund. For its citizens, however, life has not improved, and unemployment, crime, suicide, and despair are rampant. Kimimaro, raised by his maternal grandmother after the disappearance of his father and the death of his mother, is a scholarship student whose only dream is to avoid all this and live a stable life. One day, however, he meets a man who offers him a large sum of money if he’ll agree to pay it back. From then on his fate is radically altered as he’s drawn into a mysterious area known as “The Financial District.”

    [C] Team:

    Director – Kenji Nakamura (worked on Ayakashi, Bakeneko arc and also on Mononoke, Trapeze)

    Series Composition – Noboru Takagi (worked on Baccano! and also on Durararar!! [how many ra’s was it?])

    Original Character Design – Mebae (worked on Tailenders)

    Animation Character Design – Takashi Hashimoto (worked on Mononoke and also on Trapeze)

    Chief Animation Director[s] – Takashi Hashimoto – Akira Takada (they have worked on Haibane Renmei and also on Drararararararaarrar!! [ahhhh! Dame so many ra’s])

    Well onto my conlustion of this wordy post. Well any of you who have seen Mr Nakamura’s work, will proberly like this but in my mind i think any anime fan will love this intersing show.

    And a bit of omak for my lovely readers:

    Dame, Nakamura in ninja mode!

    scientist: i know you want a blow! ^_^ (be very-very afriad)

    Please leave a comment guys on, what you think of the post? And also please leave a vote in the poll about the post! 🙂

     
    • ghostlightning 10:40 pm on February 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Why is the image in the middle of the post that of Ghibli’s Mononoke Hime?

      I have not seen any of this guy’s work so I’ll just have to take your word for it. The financial angle strikes me as an adult kind of content which I am very interested in, so I will look forward to this.

      • awsomejapan 10:50 pm on February 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Is it mate, man their faces look the same. Will change now! I got to say, the story sounds very intersting.

    • boomslank 11:23 pm on February 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Great article. Love all studio Ghibli’s work.

    • Shana 5:57 pm on April 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      İsnt Princes Mononoke only Mononoke different anime

  • awsomejapan 1:55 am on February 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Black Butler, Hiroshima, Stu Levy, Tokyopop, TV Tokyo,   

    The Daily AwsomeNews 06/02/2011 

    Welcome to my first daily news post, i am going to (try..) post daily news updates on anime (stuff like that)

    Well onto the news!

    It looks like Tokyopop will be premiering their 8 eps videodoc on Japanese fandom culture, on the 24th Feb via Hulu.com (must watch)

    This documentary was first filmed last summer. It follows the owner of Tokyopop and director Stu Levy journey through the USA, while following (Sounds like Twitter “LOL”) 19 anime fanatics on the life of an Otaku.

    Trailer:

    The world adored (well at least I adore him) 71 year old righter  of barefoot gen manga (Manga is about the Hiroshima atomic bombing and after story)  Keiji Nakazwa just revealed yesterday that he has been in hospital for 3 months due to lung cancer (poor man). But somehow he visited the start of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Expo and said in a big grin that he somehow got better. (I call it magic)

    Run for your life!!!!!!!!!!

    Well well well voice actor Yuko Miyamura is going to have a second baby soon (congrats to her) It was announced yesterday on her blog and concert that she should be having a baby by the end of July. Her last baby was born 7 years ago (2004)

    It looks like Hetalai – axis powers vol 2 is at the top of the NY Times Manga best sellers. Followed by Black Butler vol 4 and Vampire knight vol 11. You can see the rest below;

    Well if any one of you were wondering what people would put the oreimo Characters in a top 10 would be. You don’t have to wonder anymore because Dengeki Mag has done it for use!

    1. Kirino Kōsaka
    2. Kuroneko
    3. Ayase Aragaki
    4. Manami Tamura
    5. Saori Bajiina
    6. Kanako Kurusu
    7. Kyōsuke Kōsaka
    8. Sena Akagi
    9. Kōhei Akagi
    10. Bridget Evans
    11. Kuroneko’s younger sister

    (i wonder what you think of this list my felow readers, Please leave a comment below!)

    One of the best anime's of all time (well thats what i think)

    Well it looks like the jap Tv company TV Tokyo has unveiled a website to show the premiere of Sengoku Otamoe – memorio Pardox anime adaption of Heiwa’s pachinko game (I will be definitely checking out this game later). The 2008 game depicts japans’ era of the Warning states, while using 5 female warriors to show it.

    Nice character designs

    Please leave a comment guys on what you think of my new daily news program and on the new it self!

    Source:Anime new network

     
    • SakuraMikage 3:07 am on February 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Not digging the America’s Greatest Otaku thing. They’re making it out to be the best thing in the world to be when it’s really a negative term. On this club I’m involved in for local Geeky/Nerdy girls, my title is “Otaku Princess” because if I’m not working, I’m at home. I read manga, play games, sew for my cosplay, watch anime. Things like that. If I do go out, it’s usually to watch Takarazuka at a friend’s house or someplace for a meal. I do go to anime conventions, but I don’t really go out and socialize. It’s a fit for the term ‘Otaku’. Most Americans don’t get that and think of it as a god tier nerd or something and that’s what this thing TokyoPop is making it out to seem and it just irks me so badly. 😐

      • awsomejapan 3:27 am on February 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Hm, you make a very good point! I never thought of it in that way. But the word Otaku has many meanings (it’s a very complex word)

    • ~shlong 8:41 pm on February 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      ‘Greatest Otaku’ looks like it could end up being…kinda patronising :/

      And as for the OreImo list? IMHO, the top 5 should go like this :3

      1. Kuroneko
      2. Saori Bajiina
      3. Kirino Kōsaka
      4. Manami Tamura
      5. Ayase Aragaki
      • awsomejapan 8:52 pm on February 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Ya, it does look like every one is hateing on the Otaku video. (I will only think of it as a show to see some anime fans do some wacky things! ^_^) If i made a oreimo list, all the characters would be in the number 1 spot!

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