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Double-wide Anime Look for Your Eyeballs

Anime eyes?

What could be freakier (and more desired by Japanese girls)? My drinking buddy, the infamous Rob Pongi, sent me this heads-up about inventorspot.com’s post: “Girls Get the Anime Look with Extra-Wide Contact Lenses“. That is, contact lenses with extra-wide tinted outer ring to give the look of a bigger, wider iris. To quote the sales copy, “Wanna get big, watery shiny eyes without any surgery? CRAVE AND ENVY NO MORE!”

Source: News on Japan

Angel's Weekly News Report

hello great views of theOtaku.com Fallenangel8 here giving you the new a bit early since I will be in New York for 3 days and my not have time to post it later and there happy news this week

Blood Fans Your Wait Is Over (kinda you still have to wait a little bit)

The Korean news website Star News reports that Universal Studios is planning to release Chris Nahon's live-action film adaptation of the Blood: The Last Vampire anime film on 2,000 screens in North America next March. South Korea's Gianna Jun (Ji-hyun Jun of My Sassy Girl) stars as the ageless girl Saya who hunts down a breed of blood-feeding demons in Tokyo in 1970. France's Pathé and Hong Kong's EDKO Film plan to distribute the film in other countries around the world simultaneously. Pathé lists a June 2009 release date for France, but the current Korean release date has not been announced.


Code Geass R2 Anime Sequel to Run on Adult Swim in U.S.

Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block will run the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 sequel series in the United States. The late-night block has been running Bandai Entertainment's English-dubbed version of the first Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion robot anime series since April 26.


Crunchyroll to Add Gonzo, ADV, Media Blasters Titles

If you love the site or hate it cough "Ichigo" cough Crunchyroll is moving on up. The Crunchyroll video-sharing website has announced at its Otakon panel on Saturday that it will add new titles from the Gonzo anime studio's GDH corporate parent — including Kaleido Star and Peace Maker Kurogane (pictured at right) — 12 titles from ADV Films, and several titles from Media Blasters this month. Shows include Angelic Layer, Saiyuki, Martian Successor Nadesico: The Motion Picture - Prince of Darkness, Kite: Liberator and many more for a full list click the link below.

And remember for you anime fans with no money Crunchyroll is free and I think all legal now or Semi Legal not such.


Well thats the news for my part I hope other BNR reports add on some great stuff ttfn.

Angel's Weekly News Report

HiHi Great People of theOtaku.com I am back with some great news bit for your enjoyment and so Ichigo and Batou have something to talk about this week ^_^
I am happy to report the news but not all news is good news.

Manga Does Not Rule U.S. Graphic Novel Sales in July

The ICv2 retail news source reports on the BookScan Top 20 Graphic Novels for July in the American retail market, and for the first time in recent months, Japanese manga titles do not dominate the chart. Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto volumes 30 takes the #2 spot as Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen classic rises to #1 on the strength of the movie trailer that is attached to The Dark Knight film. That film's success also pushed five Batman titles into the top 20. Natsuki Takaya's Fruits Basket series nears its end as the 20th volume ranks at #3. Naruto volumes 29 and 28 take the #5 and #9 spots, respectively, while Queenie Chan's In Odd We Trust interpretation of Dean R. Koontz's Odd Thomas character stays in the chart at #7.

Only 9 manga where in the top 20 for the month of July is this a sign that things are going south or is it just a dump in the road only time will tell.


Namco Bandai Reports 66% Drop in Q1 Profit

The American business magazine Forbes reports that Namco Bandai Holdings (the parent company of Sunrise, Bandai Visual, Bandai Entertainment, and Namco) announced on Wednesday a 66-percent drop in operating profit in the first quarter of the current fiscal year compared to last year. Namco Bandai blamed this drop in the April–June quarter on less business in Japanese arcades due to increasing gas prices, the launch of new game consoles, slowing business in its entertainment franchises, and lower toy sales. However, the company says that this year's earnings guidance remains unchanged.

In the music/video areas of the company that include anime, Namco Bandai recorded a operatng loss of 234 million yen (US$2.1 million), compared to an operating profit of 1.1 billion yen (US$10 million) in the same quarter last year. Namco Bandai president Takeo Takasu attributed the loss to a slump in DVD sales, as the Namco Bandai group companies waited for the end of the high-definition disc format war before shifting more resources to Blu-ray Disc. The format war effectively ended in February.
Namco Bandai was formed in 2005 as a result of a merger between Namco and Bandai.


Madhouse Still Working on Ninja Scroll 2 Plans

Masao Maruyama, the co-founder of the Madhouse anime studio, revealed at his Otakon 2008 panel today that his company is still working on plans for a sequel to the Ninja Scroll action anime film. However, he noted that Ninja Scroll 2 project still needs a script that is acceptable to himself and franchise creator Yoshiaki Kawajiri.
(yay good news wait they haven't started yet aww now I am sad again)


Time For Some Good News

Fox has official aired the teaser to one new Fall game shows this week "Hole in the Wall" yes odd name but its based on the Japan Game Show Human Tetris or that at less what I think the name is anyway if you never seen the show I put some a piece of a show from japan below if you never seen it give it a watch. Finally Fox got it right for once. I say get rib of American Idol and put 2 hour block of Hole in the Wall.

well thats it for me ttfn


REPORT: The Dark Knight

CAUTION: This article contains definitive spoilers for The Dark Knight. If you have not yet seen the movie, read with caution and then immediately watch it. You will be amazed. Seriously; for real, i...

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Japan can recycle ANYTHING...!

You know how the Japanese like to recycle just about everything they can, being an island nation and all? Well, they can apparently recycle food too.

Hiroyuki Yakou was sick of all the food waste he used to drive to the dump in his garbage truck. He decided to take action and created Agri Gaia System Co,the largest food recycling company in Japan. Now he turns the things that 7-11 Japan throw away (like milk, sandwiches, rice balls) into animal feed.

So that Pikachu rice ball Little Yasuma didn't buy last month is what fed his beef bowl contents to prime conditions. Kinda funky, eh?