Archive for April, 2011

Anime created by Filipinos

Now here are some new stuff. I found this video on youtube just literally 30 minutes ago before making this post.
It features the anime craze. It starts off by talking about “One Piece” that was produced by Toei Animation, but did you know that the characters were made in the Philippines?..then they show a picture of some of the animes that were created by Filipinos. I saw “Neon Evangelion” and “Lupin the 3rd” in there and I did not know they were created by Filipinos…then through out the show, they start showing the anime craze in the Philippines like cosplaying,anime on jeeps, and such..The description on the video has more information about the video.

It is a 15minute long video.I don’t know the name of the show and there are no subtitles AND it was just recorded via video camera. BUT, it looks good enough to watch!!.

Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 4: Summer Memories

More gaming news for you gamers.
I found a game called “Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 4: Summer Memories” for the Playstation 3 and it is about your main character visiting a city for a job interview. But the city is hit by a massive earthquake that ravage the city. And you have to find your way to escape the city…That’s what I found out from wikipedia.. Now here is the ironic thing. The game was set to be released on March 10, 2011, the day before the 9.0 earthquake that shook Japan. The game was cancelled due to the disaster that took place in Japan and no apparent release date has been issued for the game.  The game looks very interesting and there isn’t a lot of Japanese sandbox style games out there.(Hope this game is a sandbox style game) but, I will be looking forward to playing this game just because it looks very intriguing.

Oh! here is a short gameplay footage of the game I found on youtube.

Godzilla!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don’t know if this article I found is just for laughs. But this gave me quite a laugh. Read it for your self.

Fukushima, Japan, April 22, 2011 – The large, Godzilla-like aquatic creature that has appeared off the coast of Fukushima, Japan, was described by Tokyo Electric Power Co. chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata as a ”purely natural phenomenon” entirely unconnected to the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. His assessment was subsequently confirmed by Japanese governmental authorities.

”We believe this creature, who some call Godzilla, is random result of nature evolution. There is no evidence to connect the Godzilla lizard to any potential radioactive emissions purportedly leaking from the Fukushima Daiichi reactors into Pacific Ocean,” Mr. Katsumata said.

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March 11th Earthquake Caused Parts of Japan to Sink into the Sea

I guess the movie “The sinking of Japan” is closer than we think, but I really hope that would never happen.

The magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck Japan caused large parts of Tohoku to sink. In most areas, the ground has only dropped a few centimeters, making the change barely noticeable. However, as this report from Asahi TV shows, some coastal areas have sunk to below sea level, leaving them permanently flooded:

Their reporter visits an area of Ishinomaki city. The neighborhood was spared from the full force the tsunami, but its drop in elevation has left it flooded. Depth of the water changes as the tides come in and out. In one spot, a manhole seems to be sticking out of the ground. Residents originally believed that the earthquake had pushed the manhole out of the ground, but in reality, the ground had sunk and the manhole had remained in place.

One man says he and his family have given up on the first floor of their house. They are living on the second floor. Their dog spends his time on the roof. The water that floods the streets is usually dirty and foul-smelling.

The worst sinking- 84 centimeters (2.75 feet) – occurred in part of Rikuzentakata city. That’s about as tall as a bicycle.

The largest fall of 84 cm was observed in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, followed by 78 cm in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, said the institute that released the findings of its survey which used the global positioning system.

A drop of 29 cm was also found in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, it said.

The drops were caused by a sharp movement of plates below the Tohoku region in northeastern Japan due to the magnitude 9.0 earthquake on March 11.

source

jprobe

Battlefield 3 – Fault Line 12 Minute Gameplay

YES!! more news on the game I have been waiting for.

Are you guys ready for the whole 12 minutes of gameplay for the highly anticipated game “Battlefield 3”? Well, without further delay.. here it is!!.

Fly Aswang

I’m terribly sorry I have overlooked this.. This is “Fly Aswang” created in 2008 (I think) and it made a bit of noise during the international anime scene from Hong Kong to Cannes, France.. I don’t know a lot of information about this one, but I really think this would’ve been a great series. Just watching the trailer itself fascinates me. CHeck out the trailer below. Again, I am sorry i overlooked this great animation. OH!! and yes, it is Filipino made.

Top Yakuza Boss released from Prison

In other news.
Did you guys know that Japan’s top Yakuza boss, Kenichi Shinoda, has been released from prison? Here are videos from japanprobe of the news.

Kenichi Shinoda was jailed for illegal gun possession shortly after taking over the Yamaguchi-gumi – a gang with an estimated 35,000 members.

Japan’s police, who have vowed to crack down on the yakuza, say they now expect “aggressive activities” from the gang.

Late last year Shinoda’s second-in-command, Kiyoshi Takayama, was arrested over extortion allegations.


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