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Friday, January 15, 2010

Otacool 2: Worldwide Cosplayers

Many of you are familiar with the Otacool project Kotobukiya and did with otaku rooms and I'm certain many of you heard about the second collage book fronted now by mega cosplay site CURE.  If not, then you guys really should check out the official post over at  Some of you might become rather popular in Japan with your cosplay outfits.  Even my fiancee, Danielle is joining in the fun ^^

Being that I'm an anime store owner, I'll be getting the rights to stock the Otacool 2 book ^_^

so here's the link to preorder it.

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posted by princetrunks @ 9:14 AM

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Return of the 1/1 Scale Gundam!

This bit of news is a Christmas present for ALL gundam fans. Remember the 1/1 scale Gundam built in Odaiba a few months back to commemorate the Gundam 30 year anniversary (and try to get Japan in for the Olympics)?
Well, it's coming back!
Yep, ANN is reporting that the Gundam will be rebuilt at Bandai's plastic factory in Shizuoka and will stand between July of 2010 and May 2011 (hey..why do they have to take it down? -_-)

The statue brought over a million visitors in it's brief time up so, as long as we treat the thing like the Japanese Statue of Liberty, expect it to be a staple on the landscape.

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posted by princetrunks @ 11:02 AM

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Iron Man 2 Trailer

Ok, not exactly anime related but hey, I'm certain most of you are eager to see Iron Man 2.  The trailer has just been released and many fans are happy to see that it'll star Black Widow, being played by Scarlett Johansson.  The role of Whiplash is Mickey Rourke while the role of War Machine (pictured above) is now Don Cheadle (instead of Terrence Howard).

Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow

The now out-of-production Yamashita Black Widow anime figure

You might also notice that the Afro Samurai himself, Samuel L. Jackson is playing the role of Nick Fury.

See, I connected anime somehow ^^;.

To view the trailer, click the link above.

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posted by princetrunks @ 6:25 PM

Friday, December 11, 2009

Member's Anime Blog Update - Google Wave Invites

I see that finally after a long time, there is some movement in the Member's Blog. Thank you all who are starting to write there. Over time I will link up the member posts with their relevant topic sites. For example, the anime figures page will have member's posts about figures as well to help gain more exposure and make it worth it to post here.

The contest for the Free Nendoroid Kureha Figure is still going due to the long time it took to get even just these few posts. Once enough people post (~10+), I'll do the very hard task of choosing the winner. I'll also sweeten the deal by giving out Google Wave invites to all those who post. Not sure if Google Wave is really that hard to get now but either way, I'll add that for all who post on the blog.

Also, the member's rules got updated a bit. You CAN link to ecchi/sexy anime sites but be sure to warn people of the links and you can write a post as big as you want and post a good amount of images too. I can use the "fullpost html span" trick to shorten the post on the main blog/archives screen or eventually have it automated; so blog to your heart's content ^_^

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posted by princetrunks @ 4:45 PM

Friday, November 27, 2009

Gundam Christmas Tree

Ok, that's not exactly how the tree looks (image pending), but in the spirit of the holidays, yes there will actually be a Gundam Christmas Tree.

The news comes from Anime News Network today and here's a quick summery if you don't wish to view the post directly.

There is a 5 meter (~16 foot) tall tree full of Gundam figures that will be lit up on December 3rd in the heart of the anime world; yep you guessed it, in the otaku shopping district of Akihabara.

It's actually to commemorate the release of the new Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam Next Plus PSP game and the actual flipping of the switch will be done by none other than Amuro Ray's voice actor, Tohru Furuya.

Being that I'm on Long Island, I have the privilege to go check out the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree in NYC but...this year, I'd gladly like to switch spots with someone in Japan of course.

(As for the image's what you think it is, me doing a cheap and quick photoshop image ^^;;)

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posted by princetrunks @ 6:14 PM

#FanServiceFriday 11/27/09

Continuing again the #FanServiceFriday (#FF) trend with this lovely picture.  Today is Black Friday and many of you were prbably up earlier than this early blog post.  The anime girl in this picture didn't want to get up for the Black Friday rush and is still all cosy in bed.  She will probably just shop online this holiday season.

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posted by princetrunks @ 6:30 AM

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Otaku Energy Drinks

Ok, admit it, we all drink energy drinks. Some of us (me) drink them like coffee. I have sampled many of the multitude of drinks out there. Most of course are simply liquid sugar with Taurine and caffeine. Many of us love these sugary drinks and some of them come in versions that us anime/video game fans love. As you see in the image there's the Domo drink and the Naruto drink and not pictured is the DBZ Super Saiyan drink I blogged about a while ago. For too long I didn't stock any one of them, but today that has changed. Eventually I will stock the array of drinks with our favorite characters slapped on it but since late 2004...I've actually been selling energy drinks with XS Energy Drink ^^;;, the drink some of you might have seen in the hands of the Orlando Magic during the last NBA Finals. Reason for the long wait was because it was one of those deals where I couldn't sell beyond person-to-person, but since I own my anime store here as a legal business entity, I have the rights to add them to the online store.

Just take a glance on over at the store and you will see a few of the many flavors they have (yes an energy drink that actually has more than citrus and sorta-still-citrus flavors)... like green tea and cherry cola. These aren't the sugar filled guys and they were the first healthy (but taste very good) energy drinks that started around 2001-2002.  They are mainly drop shipped to save people on the shipping plus orders of them netting $75 is actually free shipping. Doesn't mean I won't have them on hand too, to accommodate those wary of drop shipping.

Anyways, before I make this post seem too much like an ad ^^;;, just check the new energy drink section out yourself and you can always ask me questions on them; back a few years ago I was practically an expert on them.

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posted by princetrunks @ 7:16 PM

Friday, October 23, 2009


For those who use Twitter, a common Friday post the trend called Follow Friday or #ff to show off people on twitter we think are cool and deserve following. I thought up of an anime equivalent called #FanServiceFriday. It's a way for us to post moments in anime when either a bad anime tries to redeem itself or a good anime adds that icing on the cake. Those nosebleed-worthy moments are part of the anime culture and I say we should get this trend started ^_^

(Note: I'll keep my fan service posts only on a PG-13 or less level as for PR reasons and to keep my twitter and other accounts safe from being banned ^^;;

Also, I wish I could take credit for this but about 6 days ago the first notion of #FanServiceFriday on twitter was by user @alainchristian. Also, the anime blog every Friday has a Fan Service Friday post (like the picture above))

My twitter name is @princetrunks btw ^^

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posted by princetrunks @ 1:08 PM

Friday, October 9, 2009

Otaku USA

Today I came home to a great surprise. Got a free copy of the December 2009 issue of Otaku USA Magazine. Why did I get a free copy? Well, that's because you'll find us in the magazine ^_^.

Ok well, not exactly a story on us (yet), but on page 117 you will see a banner for this site and the store. Very exciting and this issue of Otaku USA has lots of good stuff, particularly about Clamp (duh) and all the series Clamp is responsible for like the recent Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle and who can't forget Card Captor Sakura and Chobits? Just browsing through I saw a very cool article too on the beginnings of anime with stuff that would make Gigantor look new.

I know many of you miss NewType being in the states but Otaku USA is probably the biggest anime magazine in the country with over 300,000 subscribers and can be found at many news stations and even at Walmarts. Been trying to get an ad together for them for some time now and hopefully this won't be the last time our banner is in there as well as hopes of being in there in an article. I am responsible for a BusinessWeek article so it's only a matter of time ^_^

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posted by princetrunks @ 8:31 PM

Friday, September 25, 2009

New York Anime Fest 2009 (Updated)

Well, the 2009 NY Anime Fest has come to a close. Had a great time. Going to post up some cool stuff in the days to come, including a surprise for the front page of the site ^^ You can check the Flickr feed I used while there. Tried to make it as live as possible but the darn iPhone's battery power kept things at a minimum. As for best cosplay of the event (other than my fiancee being Tifa)...check out this sick, sick Bumble Bee costume.

See NYAF pictures at the official group here.

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posted by princetrunks @ 10:00 AM

Friday, September 4, 2009

Anime Pic of the Day: Marvel/Yamashita Girls

This poster was at the Kotobukiya booth over at SDCC 09 about a month and a half back. just wanted to pay homage to Shunya Yamashita and his amazing work so far with Marvel. The Rogue figure recently arrived and it looks great. (kept one for myself ^^) Of course the news that happened earlier this week was that Marvel was bought out by, of all companies, Disney 0-O. As long as Disney keeps everything basically the way they were, Marvel will do just fine. Hopefully things don't go down the watered down kiddy route for Marvel. If that happens, chances are Yamashita won't be designing Bishoujo too much longer :-( It's very obvious that Yamashita with Kotobukiya (and sculptor Koei Matsumoto) make very gorgeous versions of American comic book girls. Sadly, the comic book girl figures developed here in the US tend to look like, well...very manly women 0_O, so please Disney...don't drop the deal with Yamashita and Kotobukiya.

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posted by princetrunks @ 4:46 PM

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Figma Mirai

Big congrats to Danny Choo (@dannychoo). As of today he graced fans on his two sites, and with pictures of the prototype to the Mirai Figma figure. It must feel great to see a character that you create as a mascot to your site or just in general become an official anime figure. Many anime fans create characters based on their love of the art and manga artists sometimes get that honor of seeing their characters being added to the plethera of respected anime characters.

Hopefully my day will come when I set up my own mascot (Fumi) to be that. I still have that flash/iPhone game in mind (I didn't forget). As an anime store owner with a dealership with Figma, I'll make sure to aid Danny and Figma in this project by ordering some for my store. More info down the road once pre-orders are given the green light for me ^_^.

Check out more info and the people responsible for the Figma Mirai on Danny's sites.

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posted by princetrunks @ 6:01 PM

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Gundam Wedding

Ok, I've been blogging a decent amount about the 1/1 Gundam in Odaiba but there is much more to add about this thing. As of a few days back, Anime News Network announced that wedding ceremonies will now be done in front of the statue! This isn't just something a bunch of otaku decided to scheme up, it's actually being done by a professional wedding groups (known as Take and Give Needs (T&G)) and even by the famed wedding planner, Akemi Ariga. Thing is, applications to have our wedding done will be closing by the 26th in order to get the ceremonies all done before the statue closes on Aug. 30th.

So with that said...who'd want to be married in front of the 59 foot RX-78? Actually, the big question is, who has a significant other who'd agree to this?

Some of you might know that I'm engaged to marry my long time girl friend and AMV master, Danielle. I'm lucky that she' my part asian fiancee who's also a rabid otaku, thus she'd most likely not mind having the wedding there in front of the Gundam. We won't have the chance to sign up for this but our wedding plans for next year might still have Odaiba in the picture. Thing is, Danielle's grandmother used to work for the heads of such companies like Panasonic and her connections might allow us to stay at one of the 5 star hotels on Odaiba (somewhere near Rainbow Bridge). So, for our honeymoon, we might have the luxury to look out the window and see the Gundam..just wish the yen vs. the dollar ratio would change -_- It's getting very expensive to get items from our favorite land.

(PS: Sorry for the lack of blog posts ^^;; I did update the blog's template a bit and added a thumbnailed past posts widget below as well as the "read more" link to help the main page load faster and allow me (and anyone else who'd like to blog here) the chance to write a nice long post. the thumbnail posts widget only works for the main page though and it was a pain to do since blogger utterly fails to be customizable when you use your own site -_-)

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posted by princetrunks @ 11:44 AM

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

College Degree in...Manga?

Sorry for the delay in my posts, been doing some site updates and I also caught a nasty cold/flu. Anyways, did you know that you can get a college degree in Manga Research? I didn't know either but as per Anime News Network, Kyoto Seika University will have it's first graduate programs in the subject. Yet another reason why I hate, hate the US school system. It took years for video game development to be accepted by the pompous a-holes in charge of US "higher education" when for years it was in Japan. Funny thing is that many so-called "well to do" computer science grads are flipping burgers now since their department is in India now. The only successful people in those fields guessed it, video game developers. I would bet my yearly anime products profits that a major in Manga research will go farther than a degree in say English Literature..but who am I but a former Computer Scientist who makes $$ from an anime business and who can develop video games & who has appeared in Business Week a number of times. Guess the joke's on the US college system XD

Anyways...had to rant a bit but due check out the full story by ANN. Would be a cool degree to get indeed, sure beats English Literature..which why the f$*# did I have to take as well in my Computer Science courses? (..maybe to not have some many typos in my blogs ^^;;;)

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posted by princetrunks @ 1:06 PM

Monday, June 22, 2009

Yoshiyuki Tomino Will Be At NY Anime Fest 2009

More good news for Gundam fans, it seems that the creator of the Gundam series, Yoshiyuki Tomino will be attending the 2009 New York Anime Fest to further commermorate the 30th anniversary of Gundam. I'll be attending NYAF 2009 as well and it'll be great to meet up with the man responsible for all Gunpla. chances are he'll be showing off video and other tidbits about the 1/1 RX-78 that we all so badly want to see. (Would love for one to be built here in NYC -_-) New York Anime Fest will be September 25-27 in the city (at the Javits center).

(ps: yes, I will eventually sell gunpla in my store...that day will come and I will let you all know)

Thanks to ANN for the info.

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posted by princetrunks @ 1:04 PM

Monday, June 15, 2009

Tim Burton's '9' The Movie

(Update 9/4/09)
Just a few days away from the release of the 9 Movie and there's more to check out, plus another contest for you loyal readers of my blog ^_^

Here are 4 brand new screen shoots from the film. (Gotta love that dark Tim Burton style.)

New Contest: Cognitive Circuit Minigame

(an addicting little brainteaser invented by the 9 Scientist to help train the Brain as it was being created)

Challenge yourself on

Elijah Wood and Timur Bekmambetov on G4's Attack of the show:

(Update 8/28/09)
You may have been following the film’s Scientist on Facebook (
The Scientist needs some inspiration in these dark times -- are you up to the
Begin the challenge by visiting . When you scroll over to
the chalkboard, you can participate by clicking on the piece of chalk to draw
a picture. When you’re done drawing your picture, screen grab it, save it, and
post your drawing to the Scientist's wall at to be entered
into the Chalkboard Challenge sweepstakes to win a fabulous "9" prize pack! There
will be 9 winners, so the lucky winner could definitely be you. However, in
order to be eligible to win, you have to enter by September 9, 2009 (which is
the day that "9" is released in theaters).

(Update 8/13/09)
You can now create your own Talisman on a personalized "infinite zooming" gallery that can be used with Facebook and other social networking sites. Pretty cool. Here's the official word on it:

"The Talisman is a key component in the story of the movie '9'... a device integral to the film's Stitchpunk characters. Fans can now create their own Talisman to share their pictures and thoughts with friends. Check out and dive into the World Talisman, where
user pics from around the world can be viewed in an "infinite zooming" gallery
(trust me you have to experience it - this is the first website to ever do this).
Then create your own Personal Talisman by uploading your own photos, which can
then be shared via email, blogs or social networks.

Once you upload your Talisman, your memories will be preserved forever! After
you've created your Talisman, the site will give you a personalized URL that
you can share with friends (there's also a widget version of this you can stick
on your social networking profile)."

(Update: 8/4/09)
A few weeks back, the Scientist was forcibly removed from his laboratory and interrogated. Upon returning to his lab, the Scientist realized that the Chancellor's men had seized a collection of designs vital to his research. One of these designs holds the key to his next phase of development.

The designs have been shredded... torn into 9 pieces, scattered in 9 secret locations. We must find all 9 pieces and put them back together to reveal a secret alchemical code. Only the typewriter on can help decode the hidden message from the designs. Those who find all 9 hidden pieces and use the typewriter to decipher the code will be treated to another fantastic piece of 9” movie art, and can enter for a chance to win a pair of the Limited Edition 9” Shoes from Pony, as well as other great 9” movie prizes.

This link from the 9 Scientist Facebook page also provides more detail about where the 9 clues are hidden around the web:

(Update: 7/16/09: 9 @ SDCC 2009)


Take a ride on the 9 San Diego Pedicabs and be the first to see exclusive videos and content for 9 when you unlock the QR code. Make sure you find all of them, there are different codes which will unveil unique content, not to be missed! To prep for a QR sighting, text READER to 4FOCUS for instructions on downloading our
preferred reader so your phone is QR-ready.

Special Edition Collectible Cards from 9 will be distributed daily throughout the San Diego Gaslamp District. The first 100 people to find the 8 character cards plus 1 exclusive machine card and bring their completed set (9 cards total) to NECA (booth # 4345) will win a guaranteed place in line to receive an autograph by Timur Bekmambetov,
Shane Acker, and Elijah Wood.

Check out NECA (booth #4345) for the latest 9 news.


2:30PM- 9 Panel in Hall H with filmmakers Shane Acker, Tim Burton, Timur Bekmambetov and stars Elijah Wood and Jennifer Connelly.

Also, check out the new Radio on, and stay tuned for upcoming fan challenges in the coming days!

(Update: 6/17/09: Check out the new 9 interactive Lab website.)

Some of you might have heard that Tim Burton and Shane Acker have been working on a special movie project called, 9. Set to release on, you guessed it, 9/9/09, the story of 9 revolves around a post-apocalyptic world where machines have long taken over the world. A scientist then brings to life his creation that resemble the characters from Little Big Planet. I'm a big fan of Tim Burton and I know many of us anime fans are mainly well into the Nightmare Before Christmas (or almost any of Tim Burton's film's) . It has his signature dark, gloomy type of world but looks to have plenty of action in it as well. As I get more info on the story and some other tidbits, I'll either post them here or make a new post for you all to see, so be sure to subscribe to my blog's rss feed for the latest info. Actors like Elijah wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connely and others are bringing their voice talent to the film.

Check the offical site here for the current trailer as well as the 9 Scientist facebook page. Also, the image header for this post is the pre-released poster for the movie so only here and a few selected sites got the rights to show it to you guys ^-^ Gotta love being an anime, otaku blogger.

Anyways, enjoy the trailer and I'll be in the theaters myself to see it; can never miss a Tim Burton movie.

Also check out this new exclusive video clip:

(Update: July 6th 2009)

Check out some pictures of the StitchPunk beings below as well as some more info on the movie.

For 1:
For 2:
For 3 & 4:
For 5:
For 6:
For 7:
For 8:
For 9:

Can't get enough of 9?

- Meet the Scientist at

- Explore the Scientist's lab at

- Watch the trailer at

- Visit on your cell phone at

- Sign up for mobile alerts by texting '9" to 4FOCUS (436287)

- Be sure to download the reader by texting 'READER' to 4FOCUS (436287) so you can decipher the secret messages on the street and gain access to exclusive content!

Official 9 Film Synopsis:
A new era in animated storytelling begins on 9.9.09. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton (The Corpse Bride, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Nightwatch) join forces to produce wunderkind director Shane Acker's distinctively original and
thrilling tale. 9 stars Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Martin Landau, Christopher Plummer and Crispin Glover and features the music of Danny Elfman. When 9 (The Lord of the Ring's Elijah Wood) first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him
taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction. Despite being the neophyte of the group, 9 convinces the others that hiding will do them no good. They must take the offensive if they are to survive, and they must discover why the machines want to
destroy them in the first place. As they'll soon come to learn, the very future of civilization may depend on them.

Character Descriptions

-Voiced by one of the world's most respected actors, Christopher Plummer, 1 is the Scientist's first creation. As the elder, he is the self-declared leader of the group. He is clever and sly, but also domineering, quick-tempered, and threatened by the new arrival of 9, whose higher intellect leads him to question authority.

-Voiced by Academy Award Winner Martin Landau, 2 is a kindly but now frail inventor and explorer who embodies the Scientist's strong creative spirit. An inquisitive personality, 2 is fearless. Director Shane Acker affectionately describes him as a 'salty old dog'.

-Communicating visually, not verbally, 3 and 4 are the scholarly twins who voraciously catalogue everything they can see and find, recording and building a massive database for the group of the world that surrounds them and the history that led up to their creation.

-Voiced by Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly, 5 is a caring, nurturing engineer -- the loyal, big-hearted 'common man' who always tries to play the peacemaker. He is also an apprentice of 2, with whom he shares a special bond.

-6, the group's visionary is voiced by Crispin Glover. Although reclusive and eccentric, his bursts of artistic inspiration through drawings made from his pen nib hands may be keys to help his fellow stitchpunk beings navigate their darkest hours.

-A brave and self-sufficient warrior, 7, voiced by Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly, is the group's sole female. A fiercely independent adventuress she has been out patrolling the wasteland. To survive, she has adapted, finding the bones of a deceased bird and crafting her signature skull helmet.

-Armed with a giant kitchen cleaver and half a scissor blade, the none-too-bright muscle and enforcer of the group, 8, is created to help the others physically survive the dangerous post-apocalyptic world.

-To voice the lead role of the newly born -- and aborning hero -- 9, Acker couldn't help but have in mind an actor who was so central to the film set he had worked on years earlier in New Zealand -- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King star Elijah Wood.

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posted by princetrunks @ 12:16 PM

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Odaiba Gundam In Action

This thing gets more amazing the more we see it. Out of just sheer excitement, I had to post this bit of info. The 1/1 Scale RX-78 Gundam in Odaiba, Tokyo is all set up with the lights, sounds and movement. This is a site to behold and a proud day to be an anime fan ;_; I love it. Of course, all the photo and news credit goes to Danny Choo and the originators of this news. Over hear in NY, we tend to get things a bit late due to the 13 hour time difference...or just me not being quick enough with the blog posts. Check out the Gundam in action in the video below. The video is now a part of the video section of the site.

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posted by princetrunks @ 6:42 PM

Friday, June 12, 2009

Our First Voice Dubbing

Well, it was bound to happen. We decided to do a little Fan dub sample. This fan dub is actually more like a manga read than a real dub though. The manga my fiancee Danielle chose for us to read is "From Far Away" by Kanata Kara. It's actually a very loved series and a classic but sadly has never had an animated rendition. Maybe that will change down the road, but who knows. I'm not sure my voice fits Izark...for any type of editing I tend to be very hard on myself ^^;; Anyways, you probably find that Danielle is much better at this than I am. (and I'm the one talking more on how I want to voice dub anime ^^;;) Below you'll see our dub and then the one she did on her own. Check out Danielle's Youtube page here. Of course, From Far Away is owned by Kanata Kara as well as any respected licenses.

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posted by princetrunks @ 6:00 PM

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Odaiba Gundam Complete

For some of you that have been tracking the progress of the 1:1 scale Gundam being made, well....its basically complete! Big thanks to Danny Choo for keeping us in tabs with the progress of it and for punynari for the great photos and news of its completion.

In case you didn't know, this is a full scale replica of the RX78 Gundam from the original Moblie Suit Gundam series. It obviously won't be a fully functional machine but an amazing monument with lights and sounds. If I'm not mistaken, it's decoration for a potentioal future olympics as well. Once I do make my trip to Japan, this will be one of the sites I'll stop at.

...and I of course wouldn't pass up the opportunity to pilot a Gundam...those days are not yet here but with the Obaiba Gundam...we can still dream.

Be sure to check out more pictures at the Danny Choo blog post and on punynari's blog.

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posted by princetrunks @ 10:48 AM

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Cosplay House

My fiancee, Danielle brought this site to my attention. If you are a cosplayer, you'll probably love this site, Just a quick browse of their store shows some amazing detail in their costumes. The selection is really good and there's even costumes for characters that only wore them in only say one or two episodes 0_O They are located in California so its a great source for us US anime fans who still tend to get the short end of the stick. The LeLouche Emperor costume shown below is definitely on my wish list.

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posted by princetrunks @ 2:54 PM

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Anime Tattoos

Been wondering for a long while what tattoo(s) I'd finally get for myself. I'm the oldest of 8 kids and everyone but the 3 youngest and me don't have a tattoo. My father is loaded with tattoos including a large Bald eagle that covers his entire chest. At first glance at my father and you'd not think he's covered with tats.

Anyways, I've always thought of Kanji writing as my younger brother has on the back of his neck but I've also of course thought of full anime tattoos. With the blessing of my fiancee, I'd most likely get a moe version of FFVII's Tifa Lockhart and even K-On!'s Mio wouldn't be bad if the tat is done right.

As I continue to ponder what to add, here's some interesting tattoos I found in a quick browse on the internets. Oh, and the title picture above is from yesterday's Anime Pic of the Day, can't get enough of that work by Muuten.

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posted by princetrunks @ 3:16 PM

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Anime3000 Podcast

I finally got something to add to the podcast section of this site. As of a few days ago, I was asked to be part of a podcast with Big thanks to Sean Russell for asking me to drop by. This is actually part of two podcasts, both pertaining to the history of video games and where we feel its heading to. The first pod cast shown here is a look back at the different generations of game consoles and of course we talked about what the game companies did well...and not so well. The rest of our recording, to be up some time soon, is essentially the second half of our 2 hour cast and is mainly us ranting on what is to come with gaming and more ranting as well. So now you all can hear what I sound like...which is either good or bad ^^;;

On the panel was:
Check out the main podcast page on anime3000 for info and links to related video game commercials and goodies.

You can download the podcast to your iTunes or listen HERE

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posted by princetrunks @ 1:13 PM

Monday, May 25, 2009

Anime Pic Of the Day: 5/25/09

This by far has to be the most amazing anime drawing I have ever seen and to my biggest's not a picture of a cute anime girl! Done by the artist, Muuten, this image depicts a tattooed samurai with the image of a mech behind him. Simply stunning, a true work of art that should be in museums and yet another reason why I'm glad to be an anime fan. I just hope to have half of the artistic talent that is needed to make this image.

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posted by princetrunks @ 6:00 PM

Friday, May 22, 2009

Evangelion Cellphone

A few days back this phone obviously caught my attention on both and In celebration of the Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance anime movie, this phone has a semi-old school look but matches perfectly to all that is Eva. The phone will be created by NTT Docomo and is dubbed the "SH-06A NERV"

If I didn't absolutely love my iPhone, this would be the phone I'd use. Even so, I might still snag one for the heck of it. (Maybe I should look for an Eva iPhone casing or something ^^;;)

If I can also grab some for the store to sell, I will as well.

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posted by princetrunks @ 4:00 PM

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Jailed For Manga

A while back I wrote about an Iowa man who's loli manga he got from Japan was confiscated by US customs, and then he was stalked by police on his way home, to which they then arrested him.

Well, looks like as of today he pled guilty to charges of obscene images and will get as much as 15 years in jail and a $250,000 fine!!

As much as I do think loli manga is gross and yes obscene, in the end its fictional drawings on paper and in no way, shape or form should be illegal. Not only its illegal, but look at how bad the sentencing can be. 15 years?! $250,000 fine?! Micheal Vick who ran a dog fighting competition that killed a number of dogs will be released next month because his meager 23 month sentence will be over.

This is utter proof that the US justice system is really, really corrupt. I just can't imagine how many otaku might get arrested for regular hentai mangas..or hell, normal manga misconceptions.

What about all the stupid European art of little naked and very anatomically correct cupids that litter museums and many common greeting/ valentine cards? This is not right. Minus -1000 points there USA =_=

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posted by princetrunks @ 6:14 PM

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Anime Pic of The Day: 5/12/09

Ar Tonelico 2 has been eating up much of my time as of late. Here's a picture of Luca and Cloche (Chroche) from the game. I'm most likely going to create a whole section devoted to this game. Once you start playing this might as well not come out of your gaming cave for at least a month. This game is an anime fan's dream ^^.

Anyways, more posts to come....sorry about the gap in blog posts ^^;;.

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posted by princetrunks @ 11:23 AM

Monday, May 4, 2009

C.A.S Flickr Group

Something I should have done long ago, but up is the Chuck's Anime Shrine Flickr group. Post what ever anime/otaku related photos you want up there. This adds another way to submit fan art than just the MobleMe part of my site. The group is new but hopefully it can help gain some eposure for all of you ^^;;

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posted by princetrunks @ 12:22 PM

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