My Fall 2013 watchlist part 1

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Kyokai no Kanata/Beyond the Boundary

Kyokai no Kanata is fantasy-action anime from Kyoto Animation(K-On!, Tamako Market, Free!) based on the light novel of the same name focusing on a half-human, half-Youmu high school student named Akihito Kanbara with immortality and a young girl named Mirai Kuriyama who is able to create a sword out of her own blood and fights against Youmu(monsters from the spirit world) as a Spirit World Warrior. So far, it's turned out to be pretty interesting, although the first episode ends on a cliffhanger that I have no intention of spoiling. Watch it for yourself if you really want to know.

Golden Time

Golden Time is a romantic-comedy series based on the light novel series of the same name from the creator of Toradora and focuses on a college freshman named Banri Tada who, upon falling off a bridge after his high school graduation, suffers from retrograde amnesia, unable to remember anything from before. Now, upon entering a private law school, Banri becomes friends with Mitsuo Yanagisawa, who is trying to escape from his childhood friend, Koko Kaga, with no such luck. Koko followed Mitsuo to the same law school intent on getting him to marry her. To this extent, she asks Banri about Mitsuo's plans, and relentlessly follows after him. The first episode really isn't enough for me to form an opinion on the series, and I plan to watch at least the next episode first.

It's Been Too Long

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Hi, everyone. Sorry for the long absence. I've been watching a lot of anime and reading a lot of comics and not playing nearly enough video games.

Well, first off, a new anime season's started this month, and I've already picked out what titles I'll be watching. I'll just list them off real quick and talk about them in later posts. The anime I'm watching this season are Beyond the Boundary, Golden Time, White Album 2, Outbreak Company, Walkure Romanze, and Wanna Be The Strongest In The World.

I have also started re-watching the first season of Love Live, since the second season's gonna start in April next year. It's a fun, cute anime starring a group of girls who start a career as school idols to save their high school from being closed down. I'm only putting it behind K-On! as one of my favorite anime ever. I am in love with the series' protagonist, Honoka.

I've also been really into X-Men lately. I've got every issue of the new all-female X-Men comic so far, and I'm even following the Battle of the Atom storyline completely, since I kind of need to. I've even read some of the older X-Men comics, including the first four issues of the original series, and it's really cool seeing the beginnings of the franchise with just Cyclops, Iceman, Beast, Angel, and Jean Grey. But all that aside, I'm actually considering reading All-New X-Men from the beginning on Comixology.

I'm also reading all of the current Green Lantern comics from DC. But I started from issue 17 of all of them except for Larfleeze, which I'm following from the beginning. I've recently read issue 24 of Green Lantern, which is the start of the Lights Out crossover arc.

As far as gaming goes, I've finally got a PS Vita along with Dynasty Warriors Next and Persona 4 Golden. So far, I've rescued Yukiko in Golden, and I'm on Shu's campaign in Dynasty Warriors Next. They're good games.

All right. Now that this post is done, I'm gonna go back to playing DW Next. See ya in a little bit.

Senran Kagura Burst is Finally Coming

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Xseed has announced that Senran Kagura Burst is gonna come out in America as a downloadable game. Senran Kagura is a series of Japanese games starring a group of five modern-day female ninja with large busts. SK Burst features both the original game starring the Hanzo Academy girls, Asuka, Ikaruga, Katsuragi, Yagyu, and Hibari, and a sequel starring the Hebijo girls, Homura, Yomi, Hikage, Mirai, and Haruka. The games are beat-'em-ups done in the vein of titles like Final Fight, Double Dragon, and Streets of Rage, but with clothing damage. The game will likely prove controversial out here upon its Fall 2013 release. The games have been adapted into an anime simulcast by Funimation, and the manga is coming to the US in September.

Senran Kagura Burst Coming To North America From Xseed

Senran Kagura Burst Coming To North America From Xseed

Senran Kagura Burst Coming To North America From Xseed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJhzRWt9rck

Harley Quinn Gets Her Own Comic

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DC Comics is giving Harley Quinn her own ongoing comic series co-written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, but the artist is still undecided. Dan DiDio has confirmed that the artist for the new Harley book will be decided by none other than the Joker's sidekick herself. The first issue will feature Harley auditioning 18 different artists and breaking the fourth wall to critique each of them. Each artist will have one page, with Harley's comments all over them.

Source:

http://batman-news.com/2013/07/22/dc-comics-to-launch-new-harley-quinn-series/

I don't know about how this will turn out, but I'll probably check out the first few issues just to see.

Back in the Countryside.

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I'm finally settled back into my home sweet home in the countryside.

Since Seven Seas has started releasing their stuff on Comixology, I decided to use that oppurtunity to buy a digital copy of Haganai volume 1. Haven't finished it yet, though. What I have read is pretty amusing, though. Especially how Yozora and Sena are always fighting. I can't wait for the anime boxset.

Been reading some Infinite Crisis lead-ins. So far, I've got Countdown to Infinite Crisis, the complete series of The OMAC Project and Day of Vengeance, and the complete Sacrifice arc on Comixology. I'm thinking I'll probably start on Villains United after I've finished Day of Vengeance. The OMAC Project is pretty awesome.

Started watching Kinmoza, Fantasista Doll, and Prisma Illya on CrunchyRoll. I want to finish Devil Survivor 2 and season 1 of Valvrave, though. Kinmoza is about the friendship between a Japanese girl named Shinobu and an English girl named Alice, Fantasista Doll is about a girl named Uzume who can summon warriors using cards, and Prisma Illya is basically Illya from Fate/Stay Night as a magical girl.

I found episodes of A Channel on YouTube. Just watched the first two, though.

I've built up a collection on PSN of PSone C l a s sics based on Disney stuff. Don't ask why.

I'm Back Again

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Sorry about the long absence. I probably won't have much time to go onto Game Spot this week, but starting next week, I plan to be more active.

I just celebrated my birthday today. It's late in the night by the time I'm writing this blog, though, so it'll probably be over by the time you read this. In a couple days, we celebrate the day the United States acheived its independance, so things are going to be pretty big this month.

Rewatched several episodes of K-On! today. I finally got the movie on Blu-Ray last month, and it was one of the best things I ever watched. K-On! is truly an anime that I'll never forget. My favorite characters were Yui, Mio, Mugi, Azusa, and Ui. I'll talk more about the movie at a later date, probably next week.

I've got a lot of comics that I haven't read yet, some from DC, and some from Marvel. I plan to read Savage Wolverine #6 right after I finish this blog. I'll let you know how it is. The first five issues were pretty awesome. It's a great read if you're a Wolverine fan.

I also got Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage on PS3 yesterday. It's a great game, with really satisfying combat and a lot of bloody mayhem. I've gotten to Stage 9 in Kenshiro's story in Legend Mode.

Now Reading: Grimm Fairy Tales (ongoing comic series)

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I have recently started reading Grimm Fairy Tales online thanks to Comixology. If you've seen the covers, you'd probably think of it as just eye candy, but even with art like this:

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Grimm Fairy Tales is not risque re-imagings of old fairy tales. Yes, Red Riding Hood looks sexy, but the actual stories are darker and closer to the original versions than any bedtime story or Disney movie. Each issue features a frame story and the grim fairy tale depicted on the cover. The frame story shows the setup in the modern world and focuses on Sela Mathers, a woman who tries to help people by telling them the stories and purveying a message within that is meant to help change their lives for the better.

Superman/Wonder Woman comic series coming in October

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We've all heard about it by now. The controversial romance between Superman & Wonder Woman. It's been pretty big ever since Justice League #12 started this whole thing. And now, DC has decided to make it the focal point of the new comic series, Superman/Wonder Woman, which will launch in October. What do you guys think about all this?

http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2013/06/17/dc-comics-to-publish-supermanwonder-woman