The 9th Soul

Crayon Shin-chan Mangaka Dies from Cliff Accident

Posted in entertainment, internet news by Fated Blue on September 22, 2009

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On Sunday, authorities have identified the body discovered at Arafune mountain as that of missing Crayon Shin-chan manga creator Yoshito Usui through dental records and other means.

The body was discovered 120 meters below the mountain’s Tomoiwa cliff and reported at about 10:25 a.m. on Saturday by a male climber. Usui’s backpack, camera, and other items had fallen about 50 meters away. Inside Usui’s backpack was his mobile phone, wallet, and clothes. A police helicopter from Gunma Prefecture airlifted the body on Sunday afternoon. Police from the nearby town of Shimonita concluded that the 51-year-old creator died from collapsed lungs and other injuries sustained across his entire body sometime in the afternoon of September 11.

It was later conceptualized that he accidentally fell from a cliff while taking photographs

According to Futabasha in a Monday news conference, the last photograph in Usui’s digital camera was of the bottom of the cliff from the vantage point of the top. Futabasha‘s staffers believe that Usui accidentally fell while taking photographs of the cliff.

May you rest in peace. Shin-chan will always be a part of my childhood memories.

Chichiraku forums has officially launched

Posted in entertainment by Fated Blue on August 23, 2009

They’ve officially launched on time from the info they gave me on this link.

Here’s the root site

Judging from the link above, I already expected colors and a child friendly atmosphere. Makes you expect good things to happen in that forum which is always a plus on any website. Well, save for 4chan lulz.

Here is the forum page, if you’re confused as to where to register or you just can’t find the actual forum. If not, then you’re just lazy haha.

Now, if you’re not a registered member yet, the threads you will be seeing will be VERY limited.  How limited? like only 3 threads limited. Now this is a good thing. Why you ask? because it actually forces people to register LOL but seriously, it makes the person curious about this forum.

I mean, If I were a random guy who happened to stumble upon chichiraku by some crazy google search and whatnot, and I see the colors, the designs, the tagline “FUN, FRIENDS, FREEDOM” Wouldn’t I be enticed to some sort of curiosity in which will be satisfied by only a few clicks and types? for FREE? I know I would :)

So what’re you all waiting for? JOIN NOW! its HTTP://CHICHIRAKU.ORG

PS: This forum is moderated by my friends. So I guarantee you guys an awesome set of “officers” :D

Chichiraku Forums: Join ‘em on August 23rd

Posted in internet news, life by Fated Blue on August 16, 2009

Watch the promotional video:

Now aren’t those girls cute? So why not join what would probably be the cutest forum moderated by possibly the cutest set of mods ever? They will begin operation on the 23rd of August by  8 PM GMT + 8***

PS: All the people shown in the video are of legal age. Though they all look like cute lil girls. So pedos STAY AWAY.

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***subject to change due to an event that will be happening during the exact same day

Full Metal Alchemist 2 Dated

Posted in entertainment, internet news, youtube shows by Fated Blue on February 12, 2009

The air dates to Full Metal Alchemist 2, set to be a more canonical remake of the manga than the first series, have been revealed in the latest commercial:

As you can see, it is due April 5th; the precise details of story and similar are not yet apparent.

R.I.P. Madeleine Blaustein 1960-2008

Posted in entertainment, internet news by Fated Blue on December 18, 2008

She was a great dubber. She was known for her dub of meowth’s voice of pokemon. Really liked meowth’s voice although I’m no fan of pokemon.

SAUCE

She sadly passed away in her sleep according to this nintendo website they even wanted to make a tribute for her by catching a meowth and naming it Madeleine. :( I’m gonna miss meowth’s old voice.

Here’s her wikipedia profile

PS:To be honest, I often see her name after watching an episode of pokemon (when it was quite popular in our country…about 7 years ago or so) since I was very curious as to who dubbed meowth. I was very surprised back then that femal dubbers can dub male characters. And LOL if there was/is a male dubber who dubbed a woman :P

Bad Comment sa H3 Ampf’d

Posted in entertainment, Random by Fated Blue on November 24, 2008

(This is a repost from my MULTIPLY account)

FIRST: galing ako ng UST nung makarating ako sa venue ng mga 1:30 pm. Marami ata nadismaya na di sya sa mas accessible na place ginanap. Convenient sya para sa mga taong malapit dyan tulad ko (30 minutes away sa medium traffic pag commute ng jeep). Pero syempre…wala naman kasing mrt or lrt na diretso dun eh. and most people have grown accustomed to using the rail system para makapunta sa mga lugar faster (trinoma, ayala, Q ave, taft, sm north, etc). kahit na para sa mga tulad ko na malayo ang mga lugar na yan, dahil sa accessible sya, nakakatipid nako sa pamasahe, kahit sa oras natitipid ko na din. ewan ko lang ngayun para sa mga taong uuwi pa ng cavite or paranaque dahil mula sa silver city hanggang sa mga lugar na yun eh at least 2 hrs and 30 minutes or more. sasakay o magaabang ka palang ng bus or jeep 10 min at least pa. traffic pa kasi sabado…no coding -_-. marami din ata ang naligaw. kung di dahil sa tiendesitas, baka mas marami pa ang nawala LOL. naging landmark na ang tiendesitas. kaya pasalamat ang silver city na malapit sa kanya ang tiendesitas.

2nd: naasar ako sa no foods and drinks policy nila sa loob. wala kasing NAKALAGAY MAN LANG NA KARATULA SA LABAS NG BUILDING EH. bumili pa man din ako ng coke na 500 ml para kay homer (kasi naiwana nya yung pera nya kanina  kaya tipid na tipid sya >.<) kasi kakain sya ng lunch na walang iinumin kung nagkataon. kahit ako maasar sa tanghaliang walang tubig man lang. eh ayun…bumili ako ng 500 ml na coke para kay homer (parang bday gift na rin LOLs) tapos 500 ml na water para sakin naman. sabay pagpasok ko “sir! bawal po ang foods and drinks sa loob” ampf’d edition talaga. kung alam ko lang sana tinago ko nalang sya sa kailaliman ng bag ko kanina. napilitan akong ubusin ang coke at tubig ko. sinubukan kong itago kaso may nakatitig sakin na maskuladong bouncer >_> baka isuksok pa nya yun sa bunganga ko! kaya pumasok ako ng venue kanina na mabigat ang tyan tapos sabik sa cr -_-. 3 beses akong napilitang ilabas ang tubig sa katawan ko kanina. di ko lang alam kung 1 litre din ang nilabas ko kanina.

3rd: ayoko nung nasa taas yung mga cosplayers tapos bawal kaming mga non-cosplayers na umakyat. di ko tuloy nakunan lahat ng astigin na cosplayers kanina, unlike ng ibang cons. kasi sa ibang cons, kahit crowded sa catwalk, basta may pics ka BAGO magcatwalk pwede na eh. kaya ang konting ng pics ko sa album ngayon. Usually mga 175+ yan ngayon 115+ lang (excluding non event pics, double to multiple pa yung iba dyan para lang mapaabot ko ng 100 >_>) kasi tinago ng Ampf’d edition yung mga cosplayers. Kaya ayun…pagdating ng catwalk, lahat ng good spots taken na. Mga tao na lang na may high end cams ang kayang mag snipe-photography kanina. Kaya naasar ako eh…di ko man lang nakunan ng matino si shinchan, sina merv, si dylan, si maori, si rider,si OBAMA, at kung sinu sinu pang cosplayers sa taas. 

4th: di marunong yung hosts. parang ngayon lang nakabasa ng mga pangalang hapon sa buong buhay nila -_- sana kapwa cosplayer nalang ang hosts tulad ng past cons. kinuha ata nila mga unknown actors or models na walang trabaho ngaun kaya pinatulan nila kahit hero con. Sinu ba ang nahihirapang basahin at parang di pa sigurado sa pangalang TEMARI?!

5th: 6 pm nagsimula ang mismong event, para sakin at least. parang di mo papansinin yung mga events nila unless may magandang prize or may (mga) magandang babae na nakatayo sa stage tapos halos walang damit ang itsura eh. ewan…para sakin lang naman. di ko kasi trip yung mga ginawa nilang events. kelangan talaga kasali ka para ma-appreciate mo eh. otherwise trigger happy ka or mall mode ka muna bago ang catwalk.

6th: di ko nagustuhan yung arrangement ng mga stalls. sana lahat nalang nasa gilid gilid para malaki yung space sa gitna. or at least nag allow sila sa taas nalang yung ibang stalls habang hiwalay din nakakulong yung mga cosplay participants para tama lang ang space kanina sa baba pati sa taas. tyaka para maiwasan yung mga naka park sa gitna ng kalsada kanina. and cguro para maraming space maupuan man lang yung mga nagbayad ng tickets nila -_- para rin may choice sila kung aakyat ba sila or bababa para mag pic ng mga cosplayers since dalawa yung cosplayers area kung nagkataon. (and para di crowded sa banyo kanina. yung iba napilitang i-call back yung tawag ng kalikasan habang papunta sila sa SM kanina, malayo layo rin yun kung di mo na matiis)

7th: di ko alam kung bakit pero 100 cosplayers lang na 15 or more of them were of L and misa amane -_- don’t even let me mention naruto and bleach characters. di tuloy nakasali yung ibang magaling (or sa group sila napunta, di ko natapos eh) basta wala yung RF accretia na character sa indiv. cosplay kanina. 

yung magandang comments lang na naisip ko sa event are:

1. malamig yung venue
2. malawak.
3. talo ang megatrade hall
4. maraming smexy women cosplayers (and non alike)
5. marami rin bagong cosplayers. 
6. reunited ako sa ibang ichi members (ampf takari nabuhay ka!)
7. tapos yung ibang newbies nakita ko SIGURO pero di ko alam na sila pala yun XD baka napicturan ko na sila di ko pa alam!

yun lang lols.

Warner Bros. to Make Ninja Scroll Pic

Posted in entertainment, Random by Fated Blue on October 28, 2008

 In Feburary of this year, we reported that Warner Bros. and actor Leonardo DiCaprio had  joined forces to make a live-action feature based on the anime classicAkira. Now Daily Variety brings word that the relationship will also yield a Ninja Scroll live-action movie.  Warner Bros. has acquired rights to the anime franchise and DiCaprio’s Appian Way  shingle will co-produce the adaptation with Japanese animation studio Mad House.

 The first Ninja Scroll animated movie, written and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, was  released in Japan in 1993. The story is set in feudal Japan, where a ninja-for-hire must  battle an old nemesis who is bent on overthrowing the Japanese government. His opponent is also the leader of a group of demons who possess superhuman powers. The property is licensed by Manga Ent. in North America.

Ninja Scroll will be penned by Alex Tse, who co-wrote Zack Snyder’s upcomingWatchmen and an adaptation of the Ray Bradbury novel The Illustrated Man, which Snyder will also direct for Warner Bros. Director Michael Man is reportedly directing Tse’s take on the Don Winslow novel The Winter of Frankie Machine, with Robert De Niro attached to star in the Paramount release.

‘Dragon Ball: Origins’ Goes Gold

Posted in entertainment, internet news by Fated Blue on October 17, 2008

- Atari Completes Development on the First Action-Adventure Dragon Ball Game Featuring Goku and Bulma as Kids –

NEW YORK, NY – October 15, 2008 – Atari announces that development of the latest hit from the Dragon BallfranchiseDragon Ball: Origins for Nintendo DS™, is complete! Developed by NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., Dragon Ball: Origins takes players back to the original Dragon Ball series and around the world for a thrilling action-adventure game with innovative stylus controls. Marking the first ever Dragon Ball game to feature Goku and Bulma as kids, and filled with several new gameplay elements including puzzle solving, fighting action, and mazes, Dragon Ball: Origins will be an essential and unique part of any Dragon Ball collection. Rated T for Teen, Dragon Ball: Origins will be available in North American retailers on November 4, 2008 for the suggested price of $29.99.

Presenting an all-new story line that takes place before the Dragon Ball Z sagas, Dragon Ball: Origins introduces Goku and his clever sidekick Bulma who must travel the world overcoming enemies and obstacles to collect the 7 Dragon Balls. Players control Goku in two modes: Combat and Power Pole mode. Each mode allows Goku a new set of enemy attacks to protect Bulma from incoming assaults while Bulma’s brains and her knack for inventing machines and weapons out of discarded spare parts help the formidable team to defeat the strongest of enemies and overcome the trickiest of obstacles.

Dragon Ball: Origins immerses fans with vibrant 3D graphics on both screens and further pulls players into the spectacular universe with the lively humor well-known to Dragon Ball games. This unique action-adventure game includes dozens of challenging puzzles and problem-solving obstacles, as well as plenty of room for exploration and treasure hunting – with, of course, an array of enemies on which to practice signature Dragon Ball fighting elements.

Through Goku and Bulma’s travels, players can progress through the game using the stylus to direct the character, control action, and unleash a variety of attacks. For example, a double tap on Goku followed by tapping on the Ka-me-ha-me-ha letters unleashes his famous devastating move. Another DS feature available for the first time in aDragon Ball title is a unique Wi-Fi exchange, which will enable players to wirelessly trade items, vehicles, costumes and weapons.

The immensely popular Dragon Ball Z® series is the gold standard of anime-based video games, with more than 30 different games and over 12.7 million units sold since May 2002.

For more information on Dragon Ball Z® video games, please visit http://www.atari.com/dragonballz.

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About FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation® Entertainment is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation and the market share leader for the home video sales of Japanese animation in the United States. FUNimation is known for acquiring top-rated anime series from Japan and for developing some of North America’s most popular anime series. The company has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution.

About Atari, Inc.
One of the world’s most recognized brands, New York-based Atari, Inc. is a third-party publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company’s 1,000+ titles include hard-core, genre-defining franchises such as Test Drive® and mass-market and children’s franchises such as Dragon Ball Z®. Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext – ISIN: FR-0000052573), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit http://www.atari.com .

‘Dragon Ball Z®: Infinite World’ Goes Gold

Posted in entertainment, internet news by Fated Blue on October 17, 2008

-Development Complete on Final Dragon Ball Z Game for PlayStation 2 System that Combines the Greatest Elements from the
World-renowned Dragon Ball Z Series -

NEW YORK, NY – October 15, 2008 – Atari announced today that the development of the ultimate PlayStation®2 system Dragon Ball Z game, Dragon Ball Z®: Infinite World, is complete! Representing the last “Z” title for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World combines many of the best elements from the previous Budokai and Shin-Budokai series, as well as the recently released and much-admired next-genDragon Ball Z: Burst Limit, to deliver the definitive DBZ experience on the PlayStation®2 system. Moreover, Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World will boast several special features including “Dragon Missions”, new battle types, and dramatic cut scenes that enable fans to delve deeper than ever before into the Dragon Ball Z universe. Developed by NAMCO BANDAI Games, Inc. and rated T for Teen, Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World will be available in North American retailers on November 4, 2008 for the suggested price of $29.99.

The new “Dragon Missions” in Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World will include many famous scenes from the Dragon Ball Zseries never before seen in a video game. A range of missions from time attack in the “Snake Road Mission” alongside other action and racing-style missions puts players’ strategy and quick-thinking skills to the test beyond simply showing off their deadly fighting skills.

But no Dragon Ball Z game would be complete without its fair share of spectacular battles. Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World uses a simplified battle system taken from the recently released next-gen Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit for thrilling hand-to-hand fighting on the ground, or flying leaps and aerial combat in the skies. Defeat your opponent by blasting damaging Ki attacks from the sky or by diving into him and launching an explosive smash attack.

The game features over 40 unique characters, not counting the various character transformations which multiplies the playing potential. On top of characters, fighting techniques and battle stages, Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World also includes selected drama scenes from the previous games all presented using beautifully refined effects and shading techniques.

Dragon Ball Z marks the gold standard of anime-based video games. The catalog is currently comprised of over 30 games that have sold more than 12.7 million units since May 2002.

For more information on Dragon Ball Z® video games, please visit http://www.atari.com/dragonballz.

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About FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation® Entertainment is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation and the market share leader for the home video sales of Japanese animation in the United States. FUNimation is known for acquiring top-rated anime series from Japan and for developing some of North America’s most popular anime series. The company has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution.

About Atari, Inc.
One of the world’s most recognized brands, New York-based Atari, Inc. is a third-party publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company’s 1,000+ titles include hard-core, genre-defining franchises such as Test Drive® and mass-market and children’s franchises such as Dragon Ball Z®. Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext – ISIN: FR-0000052573), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit http://www.atari.com.

Production I.G Presents a New Mamoru Oshii & Production I.G Collaborative Project Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai

Posted in entertainment, internet news by Fated Blue on October 17, 2008

Animated Feature Film to hit the screens in 2009

OVERVIEW The creative team of Ghost in the ShellInnocence and The Sky
Crawlers resurrects the legendary swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi on the big
screen!

Maverick filmmaker Mamoru Oshii is the mastermind behind the original
concept for this project, in collaboration with top-notch studio Production
I.G – the team that brought you cutting edge anime such as
Patlabor: The Movie” (1989), “Patlabor: The Movie 2″ (1993), “Ghost in the
Shell” (1995), “Innocence” (2004) and “The Sky Crawlers” (2008).

This new full-length feature film entitled, MUSASHI: THE DREAM OF THE LAST
SAMURAI (original Japanese title: Miyamoto Musashi – Soken ni Haseru Yume)
is slated in Japanese theaters for summer 2009.

SYNOPSIS Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645) was an unrivalled swordsman in the
days when internal wars in Japan had virtually ended. Nevertheless, he wrote
a master treatise on military strategy, “The Book of Five Rings”
and sought “the way” to enlighten his spirit and cultivate his mind. But
could this image have been manufactured by the generations that followed…?

Mamoru Oshii will take on an unusual portrayal of this legendary and aloof
warrior, between spectacular duels and a tragic life in pursuit of
greatness. With “The Book of Five Rings” as his guide, Oshii will unsheathe
the true vision of the greatest swordsman in Japanese history!
Medieval chivalry, horsemanship, swordsmanship and the essence of “The Book
of Five Rings” will be pure entertainment!

The impressive production staff includes director Mizuho Nishikubo (also
known by his alias Toshihiko Nishikubo) who has worked on numerous Oshii
films including “Ghost in the Shell” (1995), “Innocence” (2004) and “The Sky
Crawlers” (2008), as well as directed “Otogi Zoshi” and the epic series
“Legend of Heavenly Sphere Shurato“. Kazuto Nakazawa, director of the
mind-blowing animation segment in Quentin Tarantino‘s “Kill Bill Vol.
1″ (2003) and creator of innovative characters as seen in “Samurai Champloo
(2004), will design the characters for MUSASHI.

Format: Animated Feature Film
Release Date: Early Summer 2009
Animation: Production I.G
Distributed in Japan by Pony Canyon

MAIN STAFF
- Original Concept / Screenplay: Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, The Sky
Crawlers)

- Director: Mizuho Nishikubo
(InnocenceThe Sky Crawlers, Legend of Heavenly Sphere ShuratoOtogi
Zoshi)

- Character Design: Kazuto Nakazawa
(Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Samurai Champloo, Asience: Hairy Tale)

- Animation Director: Kazuchika Kise
(Ghost in the ShellBlood: The Last Vampire)

- Art Director: Shuichi Hirata (InnocenceXXXHOLiC - A Midsummer Night’s
Dream, Asience: Hairy Tale)

- CG Animation: Makoto Endo
(Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexLe Chevalier D’Eon)

- Animation Studio: Production I.G
(Ghost in the ShellKill Bill: Vol. 1, The Sky Crawlers)

ABOUT PRODUCTION I.G
Established by Mitsuhisa Ishikawa in 1987, Production I.G is one of the
world’s leading animation studios. With its cutting-edge works, such as
Ghost in the Shell” (1995), “Jin-Roh” (2000), “Blood: The Last Vampire
(2000), “Kill Bill: Vol. 1″ (animation segment, 2003), “Innocence” (2004)
and “The Sky Crawlers” (2008), I.G has gained high reputation around the
globe, inspiring Hollywood creators such as James CameronQuentin Tarantino
and the Wachowski brothers.

Official Website: http://www.production-ig.com

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