Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Watch How 'Logan' Should Have Ended

I love to laugh, and the folks at How It Should Have Ended constantly fit the bill.  This time, they've set their sites on Logan and strangely enough, I got a little misty as well...

Visit their site for more alternate endings of your favorite movies.

Finally! The Flying Car We've Been Promised Takes Shape

This is for all my tech otaku homies. 

So far this I.F.O. designed by designer Pierpaolo Lazzarini is only in the concept stage but finally, we have something more concrete than the Jetsons and old issues of Popular Mechanics to show us what those flying cars we've been promised look like!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Watch Entire Series of Samurai Champloo Free!

So in a serious fit of generosity, Funimation has released the entire series of Samurai Champloo... on YOUTUBE no less.

I can't really say a lot about this except thank the otaku gods for this blessing.  Now if you're used to seeing it on Adult Swim, you may find it a bit hard to follow since it's subtitled but hell, if you're otaku you probably didn't like the dubbed version anyways.

Here's a little taste for you.  The series itself can be found here.


Watch The Character Trailer For Girl Beats Boys

Trailer for Girl Beats Boys Anime Features Characters

The trailer featuring the main characters from the anime "Girl Beats Boys" has arrived.  Based on the dating sim "Kenka Banchou Otome," the anime tells the story of Hinako, a young lady who has grown up not knowing who her parents were and thinking that she had no relatives.  Hinako is approached by Hikaru, who claims to be her twin brother. Hikaru convinces Hinako to stand in for him at a gym frequented by criminals.

Girl Beats Boys is animated by Project no 9 and is directed by Noriaki Saito.  The plot is by Natsuko Takahashi and the character design is by Majiro.


Monday, April 10, 2017

Did Japanese Filmgoers Like "Ghost In The Shell?"

"Ghost in the Shell" did not do as well as hoped for here in the States, so I'm told. It wasn't without it's share of controversy either, what with accusations of "whitewashing," but that was to be expected to a degree.  But what did Japanese movie critics think of the film? 

Click the link below to find out.

“Ghost in the Shell for beginners” – Our Japanese film critic’s impressions of the Hollywood�film | RocketNews24

Thor - Ragnarok Teaser Trailer Hits The Internet

Ragnarok Doth Come

First, look at this:

When I was a boy, I saw "Superman - The Movie" and it changed my life.  It showed me that comic books could be translated into film and I immediately began imagining how my favorite DC characters could be shown on the big screen.

DC did well at first, with Michael Keaton's version of Batman hitting the theatres, then the even darker version given to us by Christian Bale but then...

"Green Lantern" came, and that's all I have to say about that.

I thought that "Man of Steel" would fix things but all that happened was that I seethed in my theater seat while Jonathan Kent told his adopted son that it might have been better to let a school busload of middle schoolers die.

Marvel Studios reinstated my faith in the comic book movie with "The Avengers" and almost every movie that followed.  Except "Fantastic Four" but that really didn't happen.  No matter what you may have seen.

Anyway I say all that to say this.  The teaser trailer for "Thor: Ragnarok" has dropped and this by itself should get your fanboy juices a-flowin'.

Excelsior, yo.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Live Action Fullmetal Alchemist Hits Theatres in December

Live Action Fullmetal Alchemist Hits Theatres in December

Seriously trying not to fanboy out here...

OtakuUSA reports that the live action Fullmetal Alchemist trailer has dropped and it shows exactly the moment that Edward and Alphonse made paid their cost.

You can watch the trailer below:


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Read Kotaku's Review of Your Name

Read Kotaku's Review of Your Name

According to Kotaku, the anime film "Your Name" is showing up on the same level as anime greats "Spirited Away" and "Princess Mononoke."

If you haven't seen it yet, I won't spoil it for you, at least not until I complete a review of it, but here is the trailer for this brilliant piece of magic...

To read Kotaku's review of the movie, take a look at the entire review by clicking this link.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Do's and Don'ts of Online Dating for the Otaku




As an otaku, have you ever tried to date someone you liked?  If you have, then you might have an idea of how difficult it can be.  Historically, we are not known for our social graces and rejection can be hard for a person raised on media that implies that the way to romantic bliss is a letter in a shoe locker.  So what’s a lonely otaku to do?  Online dating is an option but there are some things you should know before you go rushing off all willy nilly to sign up for all the sites.  This post will offer up a few ideas on what to do to increase your success rate when looking for a companion.  BTW this is not a comprehensive list.  This is just a list of tips to get you started.  There is a myriad of info on how to date effectively, and I don’t mean how to be a pick up artist.  Google can show you the way.

Do’s and Don’ts of Online Dating

If you’re looking for a girlfriend online, the best method to ensure you end up with someone compatible is by looking for these things:
  • Do look for a dating site that caters to your tastes.  With the number of specialty dating sites on the rise, it only makes sense to look for a dating site that caters to matching people up with others that enjoy the same things we do, otaku-wise.  Good sites to check out are MaiOtaku, OtakuSingles and OtakuBooty. Pros include getting connected with people who share the same interests as you.  Cons, some sites cost money in order to do any real communicating and at least in the case of MaiOtaku, most of the members are in their late twenties at the most.
  • Don’t take it personally if you’re message doesn’t get returned.  Chances are that you’re going to message a lot of people that you’re interested in.  There’s also a huge chance that most of the messages you send won’t be answered.  Don’t take offense to that.  There’s a chance that they have a lot of messages coming to them everyday.  Maybe you’re on the bottom of a very long list and they might meet someone before making it to your message. Or maybe they just aren’t into you.   It doesn’t mean that they’re teases and it doesn’t mean that there’s something wrong with you.  All it means is that he or she didn’t answer you.  Accept it and move on.
  • Do be careful who you interact with.  There are a lot of scammers out there.  I say this on behalf of the men that are reading this but I’ll bet there’s a lot of women out there who have to worry about losing their money or worse, but I have no examples to work with.  Perhaps any ladies reading this can leave their stories in the comments?  But I digress.  Here’s a quick primer on how to tell if you are being contacted by a grifter.  Again, I tell you this from a male point of view:
    • They start off with “dear,” “sweetie,” or some other term of endearment.  This is a minor red flag, but a red flag nonetheless.  They may be flirting, sure, but they may be buttering you up.
    • They profess their devotion to you in a very short time.  Otaku are not known for their common sense when it comes to romance.  Don’t forget, in our world, our fantasy is to have our crush profess their love to us.  But what happens in anime very very rarely happens in real life.
    • They send you very well taken photos.  If the person you’re messaging seems to be a supermodel, with no pics of him or her doing everyday things, chances are they are not who they say they are.
    • They claim to have been raised in the United States but they understand very little English.  “You know what understand me?”
    • They live in Nigeria or Ghana or they live in the States but are studying in Nigeria or Ghana and will return to the US “in a few weeks.” I can almost guarantee you that when she gets close to her leave date an emergency will pop up and she will beg you to send her money to help her return home.

Okay, that’s it!  Now that you have this list of tips to aid you on your online dating journey, you’re on your way to meeting Mr or Ms right!  Is there anything I might have missed?  Do you have any otaku dating success stories or failures?  I’d love to hear about them in the comments!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

How To Date A 2d Girl

Best Free Dating Sims

With Valentines Day in less than a week, I felt it was a good time to share some of the better dating sims out there.  You know, since most of us don't have a date and all...

Girlfriend Plus

A very immersive dating sim in which you receive texts, voice and picture messages.  Some of the stories end with the girls going away before you even meet, but they are worth the immersion.  Most of the girls are 3d... you know... if you're into that sort of thing.

Date Ariane

A challenging visual novel where you try to hook up with a blind date named Ariane.  I have yet to see her naked except for the time when I walked in on her on the toilet.  Probably R Rated or at least PG13.  I'll let you know when I get to the goods.

Katawa Shoujo

This is a beautiful game.  A boy finds out he has a chronic heart condition and has to go to a school for handicapped high schoolers hence the name "Katawa Shoujo" or "Cripple Girl.".  Be warned.  There is sex in this game.  Tasteful sex, but still sexy sex.

That's all for now, my little otaku.  If you don't have anything romantic this February the 14th, click on a link or two and spend Valentines Day with a woman who won't look down on you for your dakimakura fetish.