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  • awsomejapan 11:11 pm on April 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Bandai, Gundam, , The Idolmaster,   

    “The iDOLM@STER” – New Anime PV 

    It looks like the official [The iDOLM@STER], has been recently updated with a new PV trailer. The anime, will be set on the original [The iDOLM@STER2], which is the sequel to the last game by Bandai.

    The iDOLM@STER anime is set, to be broadcasted in July, this year.

    What do you guys think of this anime? Please vote and comment.

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  • awsomejapan 8:45 pm on March 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , Burrito, Food, , Osamu Tezuka, Reviews, Satelight, ,   

    “Aquarion Evol” New anime just revealed! 

    It has just been announced that the curators of Sousei no Aquarion Satelight studios, has just green-Lighted, production on their new sequel “Aquarion Evol”. They have also launched their Official Website for this anime project.

    The world adored Director of anime’s such as “Macros Frontier” and also on “The Vision Of Escaflowne” Kawamori Shoji, will be in charge as Director and producer of this anime (this anime could be bloody Awsome! More information is said to be revealed in the coming weeks (so it’s just a waiting game for now O_O)

    The first broadcast of Aquarion TV anime show came out on the 4th April 2005 (6 years! For a sequel!), in the land of the rising Sun.

    And hear the OP Theme to the first Aquarion series, to wet your apatite’s:

    So what do you guys think of this animé and Kawamori Shoji evolvement in it. Please comment below. Please also leave a vote, above.

     
    • mongrol23 8:50 pm on March 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      This looks pretty awesome! Kawamori’s involvement will bring a maturity to it that might be missing otherwise.

  • 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 12:50 am on February 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Romance, V-Day,   

    Welcome to the new lovey dovey “Valentine AwsomeJapan!” 

    (check out the new blog moto in the header!)

    I hope you guys like i spent a lot of work makeing this.  Its all most done, i need to fix some little bugs. Should be done in 2 days at most (i hope…)

    Valentin Day Theme

     

    Orignal old Theme

    Its still in dev this theme! (Thats why it is a little messed up!)

    So anyway, Please comment and use the Poll on what you think of the new theme of the site! (just to add this theme will be only be on for one to two weeks at most guys!)

     

     
    • Megane~San 12:55 am on February 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I like the new design it’s sooooooooooooo Cute…Expect a post from me tomorrow most definitley being I don’t have work Lol..And maybe a Valentine’s themed post might be good as well

    • Okonimarc~ 12:57 am on February 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Love it~ Very well detailed, very well placed; just think it’s perfect~ Should keep it up even after Valentines day~:D

      • awsomejapan 12:08 am on February 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Well i might keep it for one week after that at most, sorry mate. You have to just wait for next year!

    • lightningsabre 1:10 am on February 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      It’s cute, but I’m using an almost 4:3 screen, so it’s not optimized for my viewing. But don’t mind me and my outdated screen, lol. The banner does look a bit funny to me though since it’s not lined up. How about making it into a transparent png file? That would be better methinks.

      • awsomejapan 12:09 am on February 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry about that but DAME your screen must be very old school! And thanks for the tip about the PNG header. That saved me alot of hard work! Thanks alot mate!

    • Rebecca M. 1:12 am on February 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Wow! I like the theme!

    • yamada25 3:07 am on February 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Awesomely cute! My resolution is not like the pic there ^^;

    • Ruby 8:43 am on February 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      It’s pretty nice! 😀

  • awsomejapan 11:22 pm on February 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    K-on! Manga will be back for spring! 

    (I’m still alive guys!)

    Well it looks like the Manga Time Kirar Mag (thats a long name). Says K-on! Manga Series will be back in shelfs for the spring season, Their will be more info in the next mag so stay tuned!

    Look at my moe OMG face (but don't touch)

    (sorry for short post guys will make a longer one soon!)

    Please comment if you think you will be getting the new batch of K-on Manga?

    Source: Figure.Fm

     
  • awsomejapan 9:42 pm on January 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Alitalia, , , , Infinite Stratos, Lancia, Lancia Stratos HF, , My little bit, Rallying   

    My little bit on “Infinite Stratos” 

    My little bit on “Infinite Stratos”. Infinite Stratos first started off as a light novel then into a manga, and know an anime. Infinite Stratos is engraved in stone to be a 12 episode anime (only 4 eps have been released)

    Lets have a look at the synopsys first:

    In the near future, a Japanese scientist engineers a powered exoskeleton called “Infinite Stratos” (IS). Possessing technology and combat capabilities far more advanced than any other weapon system, the IS threatens to destabilize the world. Faced with such an overpowering weapon, the nations of the world enact the “Alaska Treaty”, which states that IS will never be used for military combat and that existing IS technology must be equally distributed to all nations, to prevent any one nation for dominating the others. The introduction of the IS does however have a major effect on society. As IS can only be operated by women, the power balance between men and women is broken, with women coming to dominate society over men.

    Ten years after the first IS were introduced, the world has entered a new age of peace. The peace is shattered, however, by an unexpected discovery. A 15 year old Japanese boy, named Ichika Orimura, is discovered to be capable of operating an IS. Realizing the potential, Ichika is forced by the Japanese government to attend the prestigious Infinite Stratos Academy, an international academy where IS pilots from all over the world are trained. Thus his busy school life surrounded by girls begins.

    source: animenewsnetwork

    This anime has a very generic harem story line (but hay I love generic Chocó bars :)), based of the eps I have seen. The story has been presented in very classic harem genera kind of way (is it bad to be surrounded by hundreds of girls…hm hm…). The story may be 50/50 in the best of times; it makes up for this in the great animation quality in the battles scenes and for the cute anime character designs. And this in turn makes it a decent anime series to goggle your eyes at for 30 odd mins on.

    Of all the characters show at this early stage of this anime that I’m Likening quit a bit is Huang Lingyin. But my mind is still open at the moment, to see who my fav is. Houki Shinonono is lining up to quit a nice character

    I have decided that I will be getting volume one of this Manga and i will review it as well (soon….), in the review I will compare how similar the Manga is to the anime and how different it is. (If thats the case)

    A bit of Omake for my lovely/ pervy guys or..... girls @_@

    (Thats what i looked like when i first saw a bra [i thought it was a hat, LOL]… well kind like that but a bit more OMG faced)

    So the conclusion is that if you are into harem series (stuff like that) you are in luck (BINGO!) But if don’t, why don’t you just give it a try? (You may like it? Or maybe it will change the way you think of humanoid robotics?….)

    What do you thnk of the anime so far? comment below.

     
    • ~shlong 10:10 pm on January 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      (^-^)/
      Good article, you’ve got the series spot on so far xD
      Out of all the harem anime atm, this is one of the better ones 😛
      I lol’d so hard at the bra scene x3
      Other than some /slight/ typos, it’s well written ^~^

    • Megane~San 5:52 pm on February 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’m still on edge about watching this anime..I might give it a chance but it depends on what I current animes I’m watching that I can wrap up

  • awsomejapan 3:44 pm on January 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , Matsumoto, Matsumoto Nagano, Middle school, Sekondi-Takoradi   

    “Honto ni Atta! Reibai Sensei” – New Anime! 

    The latest volume of Monthly Shounen Rival Mag has announced a new TV anime adaption of Matsumoto Hideyoshi’s 4-koma fantasy-comedy manga. “Honto ni Atta! Reibai Sensei” Has been granted the gate pass for Production. This new anime should be shown of this spring ( I can’t wait ^_^)

    This story based around a supernatural teacher called Juri Kibayashi. His only interests are of the Supernatural world. ( This anime is going to be so wacky and crazy, in a good way of course! :))

    Synopsis:
    Kibayashi Juri is an eccentric teacher of a junior high school. Her pupils get involved in the troubles caused by ghosts and yokai demons summoned by Juri. In a history class, Juri summons the spirit of Nobunaga into a calm girl Nitta Eri and makes her a spunky girl.

    Are you going to watch this anime? please tell me what you think in the comment box below.

    Source: 2ch and Scans of rival

     
    • Dawn 5:28 pm on January 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Your blog is always so cool and complete 😀 I wish I’d I actually had time to watch the animes you recommend ;c

    • Roghek 1:00 am on February 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      It looks very promising indeed.
      I’m always up for a laugh so I’ll probably give this one a shot.

    • Megane~San 5:54 pm on February 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I love comedies so when this comes out I’m sure to watch it!,,Good Blog! 😀

      • awsomejapan 7:12 pm on February 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Ya, i love comedies as well. This is not my blog, it is our blog!

  • Aethri 6:31 pm on January 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Vocaloid (With a hint of vanity) 

    What? Oppaidesu got an intro, I deserve one too! … But there’s not much to introduce. Anyway, meet Aethri, a misspelling of Aetheri that I just adopted because I thought it sounded better than Aetheri. Awesomejapan’s real life friend, a lover of all most things furry and anime. And here ends vanity (yeah, right…). Onward to Vocaloids!

    The Main Cast

    The main cast of Vocaloid. Starting from the teal haired girl, moving clockwise: Hatsune Miku, Meiko, KAITO, Rin Kagamine and Len Kagamine.

    What is Vocaloid? Well, it’s a singing voice synthesizer. There are both English Vocaloids and Japanese Vocaloids, as well as one bilingual Vocaloid, and another capable of singing in any language. They can be quite easy to work with, in the case of Hatsune Miku, or devilishly hard, in the cases of the Kagamine twins and SONIKA, but they all work more or less the same way. I’ll cover a “free version” of vocaloid, the fanmade UTAU’s later on. Unfortunately, there are no UTAU’s currently capable of singing in English.

    Ok, one thing to get down, each program sings in it’s own way, and has been attributed various traits by the fandom, which vary between intrepretations. I’ll be covering the most common ways of seeing them, as well as my personal views in this.

    The Insides of Vocaloid

    The program as it looks to a user.

    Ok, this will be in order of release! So if you want to go straight to the popular ones, skip Lola, Leon, Luka, Gakupo, and generally anyone not listed in that pic up there.

    Ok, lets start with the guy and girl who started the Vocaloids, the English singers Lola and Leon. They were released simultaneously on 14th January 2004. Lola specialises in Techno and Trance music, while Leon takes Soul as his genre. They’re relatively limited singing wise, don’t have any official art, and not much characterisation, so there’s not much to talk about unfortunately. They’re sometimes depicted as siblings, and can be heard singing together in this video.

    Meiko's Box Art

    Meiko's official box art.

    The next notable vocaloid to be released was the Japanese Meiko, one of the most mature voices in the bank to date, released on the 5th November 2004. A specialist of vocal effects and Choir singing, but she finds use in almost all genres. She was quickly assigned One Cup Ozeki sake as her character item, and is said to be often found in bars. She’s generally a well-balanced singer, but she is noted to contrast with the voices of Len and Rin (discussed later), and her voice quality is much higher than that of Lola. Her anime design was later carried on to be a tradition for later vocaloids. She can be heard singing in this video.

    YAY KAITO!

    KAITO's official box art.

    Last of the first era Vocaloids is the Japanese KAITO, an oddball amoung Vocaloids. He initially sold so little that he caused a loss, and it stayed that way until some time after the beginning of the second era of Vocaloid and the videos “A Request from Hatsune“* and it’s reply “An Answer to Hatsune“*. This video’s gave Kaito his character item, an ice cream, and got the fans to re-evaluate him, which means his distinct, soft and tender voice keep him securely in the top vocaloids. He doesn’t have a specialisation, and is capable of singing almost any song. He can be heard in this video.

    Thats it for the notable members of the first engine. I’ll give the second era a dusting eventually. The Vocaloid’s unfortunately left out were… Well, I only left out the English Miriam… Well, CIAO!

     

    *Translation: “Kaito, where are you? What are you doing?”

    **Translation: “Kaito, where are you? What are you doing?” “I’m eating ice cream! … Lets eat it together next time”

     
    • awsomejapan 1:50 am on November 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I like alot, will do a intro for you! 🙂 Keep up the good work.

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