Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas parties and my new anime obsession...

So, we had our Christmas party this past Saturday night and it was pretty fun. As the party was at Card's house, it was a special treat because we got to see the newer additions to his toy collection in his b asement. The new item that I saw that I am currently coveting is his God Phoenix..
As an old fan of Gatchaman, this is right up my alley...

Card is also a BIG fan of Godzilla so this Mecha-Godzilla was a nice new addition as well..

There were so many toys down there...I can't post pictures of them all so this is just a small taste..

Well, lookie here...both Voltrons and Jeeg!!!
Good fun...

So, the Krew has been watching Code Geass at Forum on Monday nights. We just started the second season last night and let me tell you, WOW!!! I'm really digging where this is going right now.

I honestly like everything about this show. From the character designs (CLAMP), Mecha, music and storyline, I like it all... oh, and there is fanservice, too...Like I need something new to collect, it looks like I will be buying some Knight Mares along with the Valkries that I planned on picking up after the new year.

I really want a Lancelot (from Bandai) and a Cornelia custom Gloucester...(mecha with capes ROCK)
from MegaHouse...NICE!!!


Monday, December 8, 2008

High on Halibel and potentially awesome FMA news...

A little bit of GOOD news from the headlines at ANN

posted on 2008-12-07 03:50 EST
The official website for the new Fullmetal Alchemist television anime series has launched with a short teaser video, and it has confirmed that the television series will launch in Japan in April. It also promised that new information will be provided in the January issue of Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine (where Hiromu Arakawa's original manga is still serialized) on December 12. The same issue will also include a poster with a key visual image.

The new Fullmetal Alchemist teaser trailer ran at the end of the episode of Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season that aired in Japan on Sunday. The trailer says, "New training … a fullmetal artificial limb, a body of armor … the brothers' journey begins. Fullmetal Alchemist: April 2009 Training. In this palm, is there hope or despair?"

The new television anime series was confirmed on the wraparound

jacket band of the 20th volume of Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist manga in August. However, a document with leaked information about animators who worked at BONES had already mentioned the possibility of "Hagane 2" ("Iron/Fullmetal 2") in July. Viz Media published the 17th volume of the manga version in North America this October, while FUNimation Entertainment released both the first television series and its theatrical movie finale.

Source: Moon Phase Comments

Now, for me, this is GREAT news as I love FMA in both of it's forms. The only concern I have is if this anime will be a continuation from the TV show or from the movie. Hopefully, the movie gets turned into an alternate ending and the new show picks up where the first show left off. As the manga is still being released in Japan, there is quite a bit of story left to go over.

Now, feast your eyes on my NEW favorite female character from Bleach.
This is Halibel. She is an Espada in Aizen's Arrancar army who was first introduced in volume 26 of the Bleach manga and during the Arrancar Arc (not sure about the episode number) on the anime.

As you can see, she is a fanservice-oholics dream.

And, judging from the amount of fanart out there for her, she is only going to get more popular the more we see of her in both the manga and anime.

Along with the fanart for Halibel, there has also been quite a bit of cosplay done to her as well.

This cosplay was brought to us by 'kakashified' at Otacon 2008. I really like the material that was used.

Probably one of the more daring cosplays of Halibel...

This outfit debuted at Ichiharu-con 2008 by the Russian cosplayer, halibel-sama. Very nice!!!