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Posting some news and commenting on them.

A potential bad ending to Claymore?

If you already knew about this and are screaming bloody murder, you’re not the only one. But it seems like from the Newtype magazine Japan, that Madhouse will come up with an ending to Claymore. From what I’ve read on the “Claymore Fans” Live Journal site, I don’t know if this will turn into a bad ending (all the commenters basically said “yes it will”), but again from what I’ve read and “in my worse nightmares” that seems to be a distinctive possibility now. I’ll provide you with the link next but be warned, read from the top very slowly if you don’t want to be spoiled – the author said do not click the cut in capital letters but I didn’t see the cut button anywhere (stupid browser) and I read it. I’m just issuing a warning, that’s all. Anyway read slowly if you don’t want to know what’s coming up in episode 23. Source: http://community.livejournal.com/claymore_fans/37815.html

 

If you want to see the Japanese Newtype page where everything from episode 20 to 23 is listed in Japanese: http://pc.webnt.jp/anime/detail0023100807.html

 

So there’s a reason to read the manga and see the story unfold as the author intended. Strangely, this event kind of reminds me of Lord of the Rings – the books VS the movies.

 

HERE’S a minor SPOILER for Lord of the Rings movie 3 :

 

Gandolf’s staff gets broken by the King of Wraiths.

 

End SPOILER.

 

Let’s hope at least they know how to end the show OK.

Super expensive Gundam T-shirts!

That’s right, according to “”Darkanger”, a member of the MAL news team, you can now buy an expensive T-shirt created by the team effort of Bandai and Mastermind.

This T-shirt features a gundam hand stitched with Swarovski crystals. The cost of the shirt is 200,000 ¥ or about $1,670, or about £830. A less expensive version made with glass beads will be available in U.S., France, Italy, Singapore, China and Japan at the price of 38,000 ¥ or about $320, or about £160. See this link for the news source: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=3845.

Would you go out and buy one? If yes, the expensive one or the “not so expensive” one?

8 Bit Games as Art

Seamus Venus
Botticelli probably didn’t have Seamus in mind when he was thinking of Venus. “Seamus Venus,” by Misha; $400.

This isn’t exactly anime related, but it does have something to do–a lot to do–with another part of Japanese pop culture, a culture that most of you reading this have probably experienced if you’re my age or older. What am I talking about? 8-bit console games, of course! Well, the curators at Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight, which specializes in cultural artifacts and art from that year, have an annual exhibit called I Am 8-Bit. Artists submit paintings, sculptures, and other artworks inspired by your favorite Nintendo and arcade games from the 1980s. Not all of them are quite as colorful and friendly as we might remember, though. :) Still they are selling in the hundreds of dollars!

No, it’s probably not high art. But it sure does bring back memories…albeit filtered through a twisted lens.

See the LA Times review of the show here. The gallery is in downtown Los Angeles.

Final Battle
“Final Battle,” by Blinky. $400. Shigeru Miyamoto probably wouldn’t approve.

Debu Note!

I think this parody of Death Note pretty much is a signal that this show has made it into the mainstream of Japanese pop culture, not just the otaku niche. (The same applies to any musician who gets parodied by Weird Al.) Not to mention that it’s awfully funny…in a Super Size way, if you know what I mean.

Anyone know what show this comes from? It’s definitely from a SNL/Mad TV type show.

The third installment in the “Girls with Guns Trilogy” from Bee Train

I don’t know if this is news to anyone, but according to Wikipedia, Bee Train’s coming out with what Kōichi Mashimo of Bee Train calls, the third installment of the “girls with guns trilogy”.
The name of this show is going to be called El Cazador de la Bruja, and it will begin airing in April.

For more info please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Cazador_de_la_Bruja , which got the news from http://www.animenewsservice.com/archives/janx.htm
and for more backgroud http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=7509
I can’t wait for the body count to go up! I hope…