Pink Pineapple Sets ‘Three Shirakawa Sisters’ Hentai Anime Release

Pink Pineapple Sets ‘Three Shirakawa Sisters’ Hentai Anime Release Pink Pineapple has announced a December 20th, 2013 release date for Three Shirakawa Sisters, the latest hentai anime OVA from the adult publisher. The release, priced at 3990yen retail, is directed by Shin Saito based on the Kaguya Atelier original work. The show is a bit longer than normal as it clocks in at 40 minutes. It’s also getting an interesting genre tag as an extreme ero series.

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‘Slam Dunk’ Anime Features Getting Japanese Blu-ray Release

‘Slam Dunk’ Anime Features Getting Japanese Blu-ray Release Fans of Slam Dunk have a bit more in their future to look forward to as Toei has announced that they’ll be releasing all four of the Slam Dunk movies on Blu-ray. The release is planned for July 8th, 2015 priced at 8,640 yen. It’s pretty much a mirror copy release style wise to the DVD side of it where we’ll have two discs that will spread the four films across it as they run between 30 and 45 minutes each. The set itself is listed at 153 minutes, which pretty much affirms that. No details about the release itself are available as the Amazon Japan listing is pretty sparse, which is how Toei rolls in their solicitations.

Plot concept: Sakuragi and the Shohoko team takes on Oda and Takezono High School. This is Sakuragi’s second match as he faces Oda, a basketball player who went to the same junior high.

[Source: Slam Dunk Movie ]

One Piece Episode #502 Review

One Piece Episode #502 Review Everything comes to a head before the rug is pulled out from under us.

What They Say:
As the Gray Terminal burns, the only hope the residents have is for a miracle. Meanwhile, Ace and Luffy face off with Bluejam as Sabo must come to terms with the grim reality of his situation.

The Review:
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
The story worked up to a pretty good serious level with the previous episode as you have the Gray Terminal burning, people panicking and Bluejam finding out that he can’t get what he was promised for power and security. The realization that he was being used hits him pretty hard and it puts him in a mindset for taking out his aggressions all over the place. So it’s not exactly a good thing that Ace and Luffy have crossed his path since that just sets them up for a confrontation. It got pretty intense with Bluejam about to kill Ace, if not for the arrival of Dadan who has really grown close to the kids even though she protests.

Dadan is a lot of fun since she’s been harsh with them yet has a soft spot for the boys because of her time spent with them. She’s also very territorial when it comes to them since she has an ownership of them that she does take seriously, even though she’s largely been unable to find them for awhile. Having her face off against Bluejam really cements her position when it comes to them, especially with Ace standing beside her to help out in whatever way he can. The show gets to a pretty big level with the fire burning all around, a pirate ship arriving to offer passage to those who want to join them and an amusing cameo or two that ties events in a way that proves that it truly is a small world after all. It gets to this point but doesn’t really follow through well on it though, shifting to the next day and focusing on Luffy’s recovery from his fight with Bluejam.

This weakens the impact of the fire and what everyone went through, but focusing on how much of it is torched and destroyed reminds easily. What’s surprising is how few bodies there are, which reinforces that something else went on there in the midst of the flames that the nobles and those in the city proper have missed. With the day after focus, we get to see more of how Sabo has coped with events as we see just how controlling his father is and what he’s doing to make sure that Sabo understands it. As time passes and Sabo does what he can to fit in, to make sure he survives to fight another day, there’s a growing sadness within him but also a belief that the others must have survived. You have to feel for Sabo as he deals with his life as it is now, full of gray and feeling like a bird trapped in a cage.

In Summary:
One Piece comes across as very, very uneven in this episode as there’s no real conclusion to several storylines going on. While Sabo in a way makes out the best because of it as he finishes out the episode, other storylines here such as the fire, Dadan, Ace and Luffy as well as Bluejam simply feels incomplete in how they were handled. It’s like they were cut off very quickly at a time when it needed more examination, dropping the tension away entirely in favor of going in another direction. It ends on an odd note as well where it’s hard to feel like the people watching events unfold should feel connected to it at all or even care. With the passage of time here, the missing in action nature of several characters halfway through it, this episode left me feeling very much on the outside of things and not caring much for it at all.

Grade: C

Simulcast By: FUNimation

Review Equipment:
Sony KDS-R70XBR2 70″ LCoS 1080P HDTV, Dell 10.1 Netbook via HDMI set to 1080p, Onkyo TX-SR605 Receiver and Panasonic SB-TP20S Multi-Channel Speaker System With 100-Watt Subwoofer.

One Piece Episode #502 Review

‘Sinbad: Soratobu Hime to Himitsu no Shima’ Japanese Anime DVD Release Scheduled

‘Sinbad: Soratobu Hime to Himitsu no Shima’ Japanese Anime DVD Release Scheduled The summer 2015 film Sinbad: Soratobu Hime to Himitsu no Shima has come and gone from theaters and now Pony Canyon Japan has set the home video release plans for it. Like a lot of movies aimed at the younger set, it’s getting a DVD-only release with no Blu-ray planned at the time – which is certainly unfortunate with the look of the film and the visuals. The film is now set for a November 25th, 2015 release for the 50 minute feature and it will be priced at 3,240 yen. The cover artwork to the right replicates the main theatrical poster for it.

Extras for the release include the theatrical trailers and a pilot version of the film that was created.

The film stars Tomo Muranaka as Sinbad, Momoko Tanabe as Sana, Nao Nagasawa as Ali, Hiroko Yakushimaru as Latifa and Takeshi Kaga as Captain Razak.

The first is directed by Shinpei Miyashita based on the script by Kaeko Hayafune and overall composition by Hiroyuki Kawasaki. Yoshiharu Satou serves as both chief animation director and the character designer. Nippon Animation and Shirogumi are producing the project.

Plot concept: Sinbad dreams of voyaging to an unknown world. He and his pet monkey Mimi encounter Sana, a girl riding a flying wooden horse. Then, the wind shifts.

[Source: Sinbad: Soratobu Hime to Himitsu no Shima ]

Claymore Vol. #23 Manga Review

Claymore Vol. #23 Manga Review

Claymore Volume 23

Raki has Clare so close that he can touch her; but can he draw her body out of the dormant form of the most powerful Abyssal One ever!?

Creative Staff
Story & Art: Norihiro Yagi
Translation/Adaptation: John Werry

What They Say
Rebel warrior Miria penetrates the headquarters of the secret Organization that created her, discovering the appalling truth about Yoma. Meanwhile, human warrior Raki joins the Claymores on the battlefield and seems closer than ever to his goal of reuniting with Clare, his Claymore companion. Yet the cycle of violence cannot be stopped—an epic battle is brewing and Priscilla, a powerful force for evil, is back in the fight!

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers):
Miria seems to have the Organization completely defeated. But she knows better than that; she knows that the leader is still hiding away somewhere with his finger on the pulse of the real secret behind the Yoma and Claymores. It takes some work to find him, but when she does, Miria finally reveals for the readers what the Organization has been doing behind their closed doors. It is something I have sort of suspected along the way, but I wasn’t sure until the author slapped me right across the face with it. Good stuff.

Once Miria kills the last of the Organization’s secrets, she regroups with all the other Claymores and Raki. It is an interesting part of this arc as it seems like the characters finally have a chance to take a breath and decide their next plan of action. Although, once Raki learns that Clare’s body is trapped with an Abyssal One near Rabona City, he tells everyone he wants to get Clare out. Some of the Claymore’s like Raki’s conviction, but some aren’t too convinced. In particular, Deneve rips her top off and forces Raki to look at her torso and whatever mutation all Claymores live with. This is a curious moment as the story has hinted at, but never revealed, something horrific on every Claymore’s torso throughout the series. Well, we still don’t get to see what it is, but after Raki tells the girls he doesn’t care that Clare has that mutilation, they all seem relieved and ready to help him rescue Clare.

Upon reaching Rabona, the Claymores are presented with an odd sight. The city was evacuated and only a few Claymores and the city guards remain. The really weird part are the dozens of male and female Awakened Beings surrounding the city, waiting for something to happen to the Abyssal One that has Clare trapped within her. These Awakened Beings can sense that this is the most powerful creature their continent has ever seen, and they are just calmly waiting to see what will happen once the Abyssal One comes out of its dormancy.

Raki is convinced he can get in touch with Clare’s psyche from within that Abyssal One and draw her out. Only problem is that Abyssal Ones love eating humans, so it seems more likely that Raki’s interference will only re-awaken this monster and then everyone is pretty much dead. Will Raki succeed or just piss of the Abyssal One? What is the worse problem; all the Awakened Beings around Rabona or the Abyssal One, or the remaining former number one Claymore that became an Abyssal One and killed the other two at the Organization and then left to reach Rabona?

In Summary
I am impressed that the author has been able to keep the two biggest secrets of this series under wraps for 23 volumes. This book finally reveals what Claymores are and how they were made, and what mutilation it is that all Claymores have on their torso. The torso thing also explains why Claymores suffer from that affliction. Aside of all this, it is fun to see the respect and companionship that has been formed between Raki and the Claymores and the human soldiers of Rabona and the Claymores. It is that cool moment when the odds are so stacked against you that you have reached a new found respect for your allies by necessity. But even better than this, is the opportunity for Raki and Clare to reunite after seven long years of searching for each other. Claymore #23 is full of great stuff and a must read for every fan, and anyone that has quit reading this series; go get this volume!

Highly recommended series!

Content Grade: A
Art Grade: B+
Packaging Grade: B
Text/Translation Grade: B+

Age Rating: 16+
Released By: Viz Media
Release Date: October 1st, 2013
MSRP: $9.99

Marvel Sets ‘Angela: Asgard’s Assassin’ Series For November

Marvel Sets ‘Angela: Asgard’s Assassin’ Series For November Marvel Comics has been working their acquisition of the character of Angela well lately and now she’s ready to take on a bigger role in November with her own ongoing series. Titled Angela: Asgard’s Assassin, the newest ongoing series launching as part of Avengers NOW! campaign. The series brings together the creative team of Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett, Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans for its debut.

“The story is Angela is basically on the run,” says co-writer Kieron Gillen of the first arc in an interview with Marvel.com. “It gives her a chance to interact with a lot of different people so by the end of the first arc we really get a sense of who Angela is vis-à-vis the Marvel Universe. This is how she interacts with Asgardians, this is how she interacts with Angels. This is how she interacts with the Guardians and the cosmic stuff. Here is how she interacts with the Earth. You get a sense of who she is and where she fits into the larger picture.”

Plot concept: The finest warrior of the Tenth Realm, she has been trained all her life to hate Asgard with every fiber of her being. But following the events of Original Sin: Thor & Loki – The Tenth Realm, she must confront the truth of her lineage. She is the daughter of Odin. The sister of Thor. An Asgardian. Now, she has been cast out from the Tenth Realm, and wants nothing to do Asgard. What does she want? A clean slate. And she’ll cut down anyone in the Ten Realms who stands in her way!

ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN #1
Written by KIERON GILLEN & MARGUERITE BENNETT
Art by PHIL JIMENEZ & STEPHANIE HANS
Variant Cover by STEPHANIE HANS
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Final Dubbed ‘Naruto’ Anime Episodes Begin Streaming

Final Dubbed ‘Naruto’ Anime Episodes Begin Streaming While the Naruto: Shippuden series is still ongoing, the original Naruto series finished quite an age ago. Viz Media has been bringing dubbed episodes of it thirteen or so at a time to their Neon Alley service powered by Hulu and now the final round of episodes have been added, taking us up to 220 episodes. The series is now available in complete form for streaming there in both its original Japanese and English language forms, which is pretty impressive and great for binge watchers who want to just soak up a lot of orange-clad ninja goodness from “the old days.”

Plot concept: Naruto and his fellow Leaf ninja are desperate to find a set of stolen blueprints revealing secrets of the Hidden Leaf Village, and in their search they discover something even more devastating: someone has set paper bombs all over the village. Is the Hidden Leaf doomed to destruction? Then, the legendary Toad Sage, Jiraiya, returns to the village, and for Naruto, another amazing adventure begins!