Sunday, May 11

Aegis of Uruk, Tower of Druaga

This anime caught my eye for unusual storytelling and characterization. Someone has been trying very hard not to be pigeonholed as stereotype here at Gonzo. Very, very hard.

And another precedent here, Gonzo released the sub on the day the episode was aired. Interesting direction here.

Macross Frontier?

My jury is still deliberating on it, but so far it looks promising. I do liked Sheryl songs especially the ending song which featured in the first video. The OP is sort of meh to me, the ED is more powerful in my opinion.

The 2nd video is another favourite of mine, What About My Star.

Here is obligatory OP of the series. Will review this once it was done.

Allison to Lillia, By the author of Kino no Tabi

Right now I paying a very close attention to this. I am a big fan of Kino no Tabi and this anime is no exception. I do hope my hunch is right on money for this one.

Gackpoid? You bet!

The musician and occasional anime voice actor Gackt has lent his voice to Gackpoid, the latest spinoff from the Vocaloid vocal music synthesizer that was popularized by virtual idol Miku Hatsune. As with Miku Hatsune, Gackpoid uses Yamaha Corporation's Vocaloid engine and voice samples from Gackt to create entirely new songs when ordinary computer users type lyrics and musical notes. Gackpoid's official webpage is streaming a sample song. Up to 16 voices can be added for the background chorus. The software company Internet will ship Gackpoid in the middle of June.


First Hatsune Miku, now this. Capitalism with otaku tinge. Rocking on!

Raw providers being arrested.

On May 9, the Kyoto Prefectural Police's High-Tech Crime Task Force arrested three individuals on suspicion of using the Share file-sharing software to distribute anime and other content on the Internet without the copyright holders' permission. The three suspects were company workers in their 20s to 40s from Kanagawa, Hiroshima, and other Japanese prefectures. Authorities searched the suspects' homes on the same day they were arrested.

More here


It is noted that ANN has been leading a personal crusade against fansubbers in interest to protect the industry but as one of my friend pointed out, all their effort is going down the drain when GONZO subbed Aegis of Uruk Druaga on the day of its release.

Ironic bitter blow in roundabout way.

On the main issue, it does seem WINNY is fast becoming hazardous to transfer files.