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    Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a hung Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan. You can name a piece of TMNT memorabilia;I have owned it at one time or another. So when I heard that there was new turtle movie out, you better believe I was excited. Then I heard that Michael Bay was directing and I figured “alright I like the Transformers movies.” Then came the stab in the heart when Bay announced that the turtles were going to be aliens.......This is when I went on nerd rage and wrote a lot of negative things on facebook. I just about gave up hope when ”That Guy With The Glasses” made fun of a homemade movie that follows the back story of everyone's favorite hockey mask wearing sports equipment using psycho Casey Jones! Good lord was this little 35 min bit of awesome is by far better then anything that Michael Schumacher can come up with. At first this was going to be review of the movie but instead I going tell you why you should check this flick out. THE WRITING:Polaris Banks wrote a well thought out story of how Casey Jones became a vigilante why he feels the need to clean up the streets of New York and that there is more to him that a guy that beats muggers with a hockey stick THE CAST: Casey Jones is played by Hilarion Banks yes Polaris Banks brother but this turn out to be an awesome decision. He makes the role his own. He refers just about every from Casey has seen over the years just making something familiar yet new. and the rest of the cast is also great especially with how little you see of most of them in fact the only two other chatters that really have a big role in the film are Michelangelo (voice by Robbie Rist and act by Marty Moreno) who only show up near the end Then April O’Neill (played by Savannah Welch) whose role is to set the stage for a city that needs Casey Jones and best of all Polaris Banks did the one thing that not even the big budget movies did he get April into the yellow jumpsuit ‘something i waited to since the first movie. THE COSTUMES: The costumes are just downright amazing. Every outfit that Casey Jones have wore at one point or another also though it may be quite up to par with Jim Hudson the Michelangelo costumes is awesome as well as the foot ninja And finally there’s the NINJA TURTLE tribute. though this movie you can see little tribute to the ninja turtles such as having Krang in the film which was amazing to see in a live action movie or pointing out that fact that the turtle like weird things on pizza and finally there’s the fact Casey has a cricket bat but in a stock of genies they did not call attention to it but instead let the fans point it out for themselves. So there you have it the reasons why you sound go and watch this movie it free to watch at www.caseyjonesthemovie.com. Any one who love the ninja turtle movie or even if you're not a fan I highly recommend this film. until next time this is bonedaddy2k8
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    I am curious to see how everyone gets their anime fix. I have started a poll and you can vote on more than 1 option as well. Lets see what type of discussion we can get going.
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    Have you used these monthly subs and which one do you prefer? Right now im leaning towards LootCrate
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    August 28th Movie will be Patlabor. Met the guy who runs the movie night. He said he takes requests and tries to accommodate them as best as possible. Maybe HV Anime should have a monthly gathering to watch movies here.
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    Too bad. But it will be worth the wait. I have taken Japanese friends there and they commented how good the food was. Noodles, rice balls and Dumburi. No sushi. Homemade miso. I think it was Tokyo Majin where they keep going to ramen noodle shops. I would always want to go to this restaurant after watching that show, although I don't think they have ramen! If you really want to feel like a Japanese kid, order a Ramune So far I've only made it to one movie night. They do some short features first but start the movies at 8pm. It will be in Japanese with English subtitles.
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    Well. Okay. Maybe my name isn't Lolita, and maybe it's Ashlee - but hey, Lolita's more fun. But. I guess I should be typing up an introduction... I'm 18. I'm new to the area - new to New York. I don't really know a whole lot of people up here. Especially ones with similar interests. I'm pretty corky. I have a lame sense of humor. I'm shy, but can be talkative if you're willing to talk to me. I like a lot of anime. I'll list a few here: Bakemonogatari, Hellsing Ultimate, Blood C, ToraDora!, Lucky Star, Strawberry Panic!, Black Rock Shooter, and High School of the Dead. I also enjoy video games. My current addiction is Skyrim. It's about the only game I play anymore. I fancy myself as a bit of an artist. I'm not the best, but I try. I love connecting with other artists. It's always inspiring! AND. I think that's it. I'm open to chatting. If you have any questions, go for it! Thanks for reading!
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    I have been scouring the vast tangled web of the internet and I have come across a good website that offers the ability to watch unlicensed anime series online that is totally free. The website is http://animehorizon.com/. They have a good selection of anime series and manga series to watch and read for your pleasure. All you need to do is sign up for an account and you have access to their database.
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    Alright, I saw this posted by Tokyo Pop and I thought this would be a good topic for our forums. The Question is What is your favorite summertime otaku memory? You can put anything down from anime, manga, music, movies anything Japanese related. I think it will be interesting to see what others would have to say. This post has been promoted to an article
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    We have been contemplating a new name for our site for time now. Since we are no longer limited to the Hudson Valley Region of New York, we decided it was time to update our name. We have chosen a very nice name for our new Club image. The name will now be Haruka Village Anime Club. While we are still utilizing the same HV Anime Club name We feel that Haruka (far away) Village was a great match for our site because we are a virtual meeting place where people from all over of the world can talk about anything Japanese related.
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    Okay Since, KittyKatz hasn't answered and it has been a while I think it is time to restart the game with a new Question and Deadline. Who is the Terror that Flaps in the night?
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    Back during college, I remember getting various anime series over the summer. I had gotten things like Gundam Wing, Kenshin, and most of GTO over the summer. With Gundam Wing, I remember it being such a big deal because back when it was on Toonami, they didn't always play the intro and seeing the intro just made it feel more "complete" to have.
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    Yes and it's a good ranking system too. I get to be the first "Vampire" here.
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    At long last, my review of Gundam 00. After I first watched I rewatched Gundam SEED and Gundam SEED Destiny to have something fresh in my mind to compare it to. Now I'm rewatching Gundam 00 and it's a good time to do the review so here goes: Comparison to Other Series: Gundam 00 a feel similar to Gundam Wing in the beginning of the series with events showing the regular military doing their regular things with their mobile suits and then the all powerful Gundams come in and start ruining all their plans while at the time the military can't compeat with the Gundams' power. That's the similar feel to Gundam Wing it has, but that's where the similarities end. For one thing, the Gundam pilots are older than the Gundam Wing pilots. They are also older than the pilots from Gundam SEED with the excepiton of Setsuna who starts out at about Kira's age in the first season. The rest of the gundam pilots are in their late teens and early 20s. This older demographic allows for a more (for lack of a better word) "mature" feel to the series. You won't see these pilots go cry in a corner like Kira Yamato in Gundam SEED or Quatre Raberba Winner in Gundam Wing over having to kill people. It's pretty much "we're the Gundam pilots and this is what we agreed to do and so be it if the world doesn't like it". It's not to say the pilots are without feeling though. After a while, all the battles and events do take their toll on them like anyone else and they each end up having to decide to keep fighting or not like the pilots in all the Gundam series. However, this was not dragged out like it was in the two Gundam SEED series and I was VERY happy for that. This IMO is one of the items that really sets Gundam 00 apart from the other series. This also brings me to my next item. It not that Gundam 00 is shorter than the other series, it's that it feels more "concise" than some of the other series (it also doesn't doesn't have a sequal outside of the movie). This, I believe, comes from it being broken up into two separate seasons instead of just one constant string of episodes like the other series. Each season is 25 episodes long so the writers had to be more concise in what they were going to put into the series. Considering that they had to put a complete story together of only 25 episodes instead of 50 like Gundam SEED or 49 in Gundam Wing, this means less room for events to unfold on the sidelines and less room for character development so minor characters are left with unanswered questions about them. This was actually disapointing for me as I'm more used to Gundam series being a bit more "complete" in what they include in their anime series. The limit of 25 episodes per season may also be why there are only four main Gundam pilots instead of five like they did in Gundam Wing. Artwork: The artwork in this series is some of the best I've ever seen in any anime series. IMO It really is THAT good. The style of the artwork actually has a similar feel to the older Gundam series from the 90s and late 80s. The character movements are very fluent and feel very much "alive" and not rigid at all. They also made an attempt to show the differences between races a little more in this series. When I get to the plot, you'll see why this makes sense. We all know that in anime, generally if they wear a school uniform, or wear traditional Japanese clothes, or have obvious conditions around them, they are generally Japanese characters and not American, European, etc. In Gundam SEED for example, everyone looked like they were from the same region and you'd only know where they were really from if they told you. Gundam 00 does split up what the characters look like by region a bit more, like Americans being diverse, and middle easterns looking tanner skin than Europeans, etc. This is a detail I don't normally see in an anime series. The mobile suites and other mecha are also done just as well as the characters. They really went all out in putting all the details on into them. For each major region you can tell how they wanted to showcase all the different technology that was developed and you can really see it in the details to the shapes and colors of the mechas right down to the computer controls they used. They even went so far as to make most of the consoles readable if you paused it. This was also the first Gundam series to be developed in widescreen HD. My only regret is that I don't have it on blu-ray. I don't know if their is a blu-ray boxset in the US or not either. Soundtrack: Compared to other series, the soundtrack in this one actually isn't all that memorable too me. It's not to say it's not bad, but it's not the greatest either IMO. Some tracks I liked but since I can't remember where most of them are right now, that says something. There is also an apparent LACK of background music too. You know how in many anime series when serious talks are going on or how someone is announcing something to the world and there's usually some kind of background music to set the tone of it? This series doesn't do that very much. There is background music aplenty in some situations but if there's something real serious being talked about or announced to the people, there's no background music. They actually use silence in some situations to show how important what's being said is. I know some other series do this too, but this one does it well enough to really stand out and it's been a while since I've watched a series that does this. They know how to give a feeling of "shut up and listen" when it's important to do so. In summary even though I thought the use of silence was interesing and actually added to what was going on, all in all, the soundtrack is only "OK" from this series. Maybe it'll grow on me more, but for now it is what it is. Plot: It is now the 24th century and the human race has yet to learn how to live as a single unified species. There are still separate countries and wars cropping up here and there over territories, resources, religious beliefs, etc. At this time the world is divided into three main regions. The Union is mainly made up of the nations from the American continents. The Human Reform League consists mainly of China, India, and Russia in the Asian area. The AEU is made up of mainland Europe. Each of the three regions have their own piller, a giant tower that's tall enough to go into space. Up in space there's huge arrays of solar pannel collectors that supply power to all the member nations of each region. These were built thanks to the depletion of fossil fuels on Earth. The middle eastern countries, which still rely on revenue from fossil fuel exports have been left out of this and are mostly fighting amongst themselves for what little is left in the region. Each of the 3 solar powered regions have their own combined military force and a major world war can break out among them at any given time. They Gundams fly in to prevent that and launch a campaign to end all war on Earth by "armed interventions". They will go after anybody found to be promoting war in anyway shape or form and destroy them. If there's a far between countries they will attack both sides until they can't fight anymore forcing them to talk things out and reach a peace settlement. If they do not, and the start fighting again they will go back and do it again as many times as it takes. The Gundams work for a secret organization that wants to change the world and end all fighting so that humanity can live as one. Naturally, the world's three major powers aren't going to like being interfered with and the series goes on with them trying to stop the Gundams. That's the general plot of the series without going too much into it with a big giant spoiler tag. There are racial issues brought up in this series which is why the characters will look like they're from various regions. Rating: On a scale of 1 being terrible and a 5 being excellent I give this series a 4.5. The soundtrack, while good, just isn't that memorable to me and breaking it up into two seasons did cut out some unecessary fluff, but it also left some holes too. Everything else about this series is top notch and I will definately recomend this to anybody that likes a good mecha or action anime.
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    I always watched anime dubbed although I do have a few friends who say you miss out too much on the dubbed versions. I recently watched something subbed because I really wanted to see it and felt I lost too much time reading and wasn't able to fully appreciate the visuals. What are your preferences?
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    Hello there, I'm FujimoriChikaru - "Chikaru" for short is fine, but I'll respond to any variation of this for a nickname - and I'm seventeen years old. I'm actually way behind on anime, but I'm hoping to catch up over the summer ^^;; I'm not a huge fan of video games anymore (sad times), but I do enjoy a good RPG when I'm in the mood (and if I have one to begin with). I probably seem kinda boring, but I don't bite, so talk to me whenever n.n I hope to get along well with all of you! This place looks really cool - props to whoever made this ^o^ Ja Ne =D!
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    Nope. Surprisingly enough he did sleep with her.
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    Kira Yamato in Gundam SEED: 1. Slept with Flay Allster 2. Tried to kill Athran Zala, his best friend 3. Received a ring from Lacus Clyne 4. Kissed Cagalli Yula Athha
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    It seems that chip and dale was popular also in Japan. [media=]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPiOBR90J_8 Dale is seiyuu of a spike of Cowboy be-bop. Chip is seiyuu of Pein of Naruto. Gadget is seiyuu of Souma Ritsu of a Fruitbasket. Montalley is seiyuu of the father of Yuki Eri of Gravitation. I have not seen only a cowboy heap. Is it interesting?
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    Thank you for teaching in detail! I am the captain of a club in my junior high school days. I am not the captain's vessel. It was very hard.(@[email protected]) But I did my best.
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    Vampire Knight Often I find myself enjoying the sweet music of this series and its sequel--has a classical tone with a partial darkness thrown in. Plot Summary: Yuki's earliest memory is of a stormy night in winter, wherein she was attacked by a vampire... And then rescued by another. Now 10 years later, Yuki Cross, the adopted daughter of the headmaster of Cross Academy, has grown up and become a guardian of the vampire race, protecting her savior, Kaname, from discovery as he leads a group of vampires at the elite boarding school. But also at her side is Zero Kiryu, a childhood friend who’s hatred for the creatures that destroyed everything he held dear, is now determined never to trust them. This coexisting arrangement seems all well and good, but have the vampires truly renounced their murderous ways, or is there a darker truth behind their actions. Is Kaname's infatuation with Yuki the beginning of a forbidden romance, or is it something in her forgotten past that draws him to her. Because in this world of secrets, nothing is as it seems. And the price of misplaced trust may even be worse than death. *Taken from http://www.animenews...ime.php?id=9009 * Vampire Knight Opening Vampire Knight Ending http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXmzai78dfQ Will post link for OST Downloads after relocating them.
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    Well if you put up a person..err..target I can see it. If you belong to the soccer club then I know I'll have to work hard if I have to the goalie when you shoot.
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    A shot in the dark, but...is it Kio Kakazu from Cat Planet Cuties?
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    my sister introduced me to S Kareshi Joujou recently and i cannot wait until that gets updated. Read it Here: http://www.batoto.net/comic/_/comics/s-kareshi-joujou-r293 and I've been trying to keep up with the latest updated scanlations of Skip Beat! on Mangatraders forum.. I think they're at the end of volume 30 or somewhere in the middle of volume 31.
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    that cat's gotta be thinking "where do i eat first?"
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    http://www.wizardwor...om/home-pa.html If anyone is going to be in the Philly area later this month, should go and check it out
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    Family Guy = funny. most of adult swims cartoons are just a bunch of . American cartoon had their heyday in the 60's 70's and early 80's. There were few good cartoons in the 90's such as Rocko's Modern Life, Hey Arnold!, The Angry beavers, Rugrats and dug. Most of the newer cartoons are just of bad quality I can't believe our youth watches that junk.
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    That's very good news. If it can spread popularity on FB it can do it anywhere.
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    LT: Naota needs a lady friend....send all applications to the inbox of my associate Lord Moroii for review
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    Sweet buttery butt trumpets naota. Where do you find theses things.!!?
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    I was surfing around on facebook and saw an interesting link posted by tokyopop. Its for a game that is in japan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6bYfFCQrreA This video is quite the WTF moment. It looks so interesting I may need to buy it just to play it and be like WTF.
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    At PAX East today(April 7th), Wizards of the Coast unveiled an image of the Fall 2012 “Hook” set — it contained a recent face along with a good friend from young years: the planeswalker Jace and the dragon leader of the Izzet, Niv-Mizzet. It is none other than the Return to Ravnica! The three letter code is RTR and the hashtag is #mtgrtr. and heres a lil teaser pic for you
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    I'm one of those that wasn't in the anime club that most people were in here so I'm part of that "growth" that Naota has been talking about. I met Naota at work and we became friends. He knew I was into anime and was club president of the anime club at the college I went to so here I am. I may have moved out of the Hudson Valley, but I'm still really looking forward to seeing this place grow into a large thriving community. My nickname, Kenshin, comes from the series Rurouni Kenshin which is my favorite series. The avatar is Kenshin's face.
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    I saw theses photos I thought of you bonedaddy2k8
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    welcome to the nerd quiz game! in this game we each take turns asking question to the other players abort anything in nerd culture (anime comics video games) the way this game works one person ask and when someone answers the question they in turn ask a question and so on
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    Bugs Bunny is the best. Now when I watch it, I can't believe its intended for children! Bugs dressed as a woman trying to seduce Elmer Fudd. Can't believe some right winged conservative hasn't trying to ban it yet.
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    I agree box sets are the way to go. Why buy 20 dvd's at 20 bucks each when you can get the fulls series for 50.
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    Here is a link to the forums help section. It containts a a list of common questions asked. Hope this helps. http://forums.hvanime.com/index.php?app=core&module=help
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