Hello! I'm still trying out to figure out V.V... Sad, I know. But I'm computer illiterate (almost). So, I'll try to keep this updated as I try to figure V.V. out. This world of mine is where I'll express my general views about Anime/Manga series.

Yu Gi Oh; The Abridged Series!

Hello there! First off: I know I said this post would be about dubbing. I lied. This post is about the amazing thing that is Yu Gi Oh the Abridged Series. I know a lot of people probably already are familiar with Yu Gi Oh the Abridged Series, I figured there would be a few newbies. Yu Gi Oh the Abridged Series is a parody version of Yu Gi Oh. If you're a fan, or hated the show, or even saw the first two seasons and then kind of forgot about it (like I did) you will LOVE this series.

Since a new episode came out on Monday, I figured it would be awesome to spread the Yu Gi Oh news. The first few episodes are funny, but as the series continues everything improves. The voicing is perfect, although it's a bit rough in the first few episodes. The jokes are fun and refreshing (and hilarious). As of today, LittleKuriboh (creator of Yu Gi Oh the Abridged Series) has made a total of 27 episodes (Duelist Kingdom ends at Ep. 19), an abridged version of the Yu Gi Oh movie, another Yu Gi Oh movie (based on Yu Gi Oh season zero), a Christmas special, a Cr@plse monsters special, and two specials called Marik's Evil Council of Doom.

The parody series pokes fun at useless edits and strange character changes made by 4kids, including Joey's bizarre Brooklyn accent and the infamous invisible guns. As a fan, I'd recommend this series to anyone and everyone who has been victimized by poor anime censoring and editing and Yu Gi Oh fans/haters in general.

Below is the very first episode of Yu Gi Oh the Abridged Series, courtesy of Youtube. To view all of the episodes, go to www.yugiohtheabridedseries.com www.yugiohtheabridgedseries.com. (although it was down when I visited, so be patient. Try searching for the episodes on Youtube)

Anyway, thanks so much to everyone who commented last week! I really liked seeing that so many people agreed with me. Plus, seeing that my post got published totally made my day (I was having a bad day...) So thanks again!

Hope you enjoyed it! I really love this series, so I love showing it to other people. Up next week: Dubbing (really this time!)

American Manga-Ka

The other day, my friend and I had a very interesting conversation on American manga and English dubs. We both agreed that American manga was greatly under appreciated. Japanese anime is an art form, I believe, and I fully support American manga-ka. Most people don’t know that Japanese anime began as an imitation of Disney animation. The large eyes depicted in Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse helped to influence Japanese animators to create legendary characters like Astro Boy.

I’m very bothered by people who feel that original characters or manga-ka who aren't Japanese (or Korean) aren’t manga-ka. If an American artist wants to draw in the anime-style, and they do it well, then why should they not? Some of my friends have said that American manga-ka don’t draw as well as Japanese manga-ka. I think that every manga-ka has a particular style of drawing and that every variation in drawing is what gives the style its individuality. If some people think that that these variations made by American manga-ka make the art poor, I think it is wrong.

I also think that the price of American manga is a little ridiculous. Although charging $9.99 for Japanese manga is at least understandable (although a pain) because of translation fees, I think that for American manga-ka to become successfully accepted the price of American-made manga needs to be reduced.

While TV surfing today, I found out that Brittney Spears released a music video that was animated in the anime style. The music video is actually pretty good. Although I’m not necessarily a fan of Britney Spears, I like the anime music video trend. The video is called Break the Ice for anyone who wanted to know. It looks like it might be a continuing series like Daft Punk’s Interstella 5555. Interstella 5555 is super-special-awesome anime done by Toei animation to one of Daft Punk’s CDs. It’s incredible! Below is my all time favorite song from Interstella 5555, ‘Harder, better, faster, stronger.’

Hoped you liked it! Up next: Dubbing.

Someone commented that they wanted to see the Brittney Spears video, so here it is:

and if that didn't work, heres the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL9K2_NQEd8