World Cyber Games National Finals, And Ny Anime Festival

This is the second time that FLOW headlined MusicFest for FanimeCon in San Jose. Definitely a fan favorite amongst this crowd of Japanese Animation and Manga (comic art) enthusiast. Fans started to line up at 9am which slowly wrapped about the Civic Center, along Market street and finally ended somewhere around the Tech Musem.

There’s not one MySpace member around who hasn’t made the decision that they want a new layout for their profile page. If they are like most people, they start looking for another profile by doing a web search. Then, they will probably choose the web site which features layouts that appeal to them. They’ll search for a while, until they spy a layout that looks like it will work. Why did they choose that particular layout? Was it the colour, the pattern of the background, the graphics, or the subject matter? Or, was it a little bit of all these things?

The second book contains the most common Kanji used in Japan, A Guide to Reading and Writing Japanese, by Florence Sakade. The original is out of print, and that is the version I have, although there is a third edition available on Amazon. It contains the 1,945 Joyo Kanji prescribed by the Japanese government as essential learning. If you learn all of the Kanji in this book, you would be literate enough to read most newspapers and books. The list price is $22.95 but Amazon has it right now for $16.29.

The bottlenecks for me are the limitations of Windows CE and associated software. I can get used to the little keyboard and screen. If it used alkaline batteries rather than rechargables, I might be inclined to keep it as an emergency device. It’s wonderfully stowable. But rechargeables don’t hold the charge over several months of inactivity like alkalines do. This is the same problem I have with the portable TV I keep in the trunk of my car.

Budokai 3 is nothing more than an average button masher with an interesting look. You have a punch, kick ki and block button at your disposal. Very little skill is needed when executing combo attacks. Super moves are useless because a good combo will do more damage if done by a mid/high level character. The shallow game play is not very rewarding as you will tire of the simple controls after a few hours.

K-on is an anime series about high school girls in a club together, yay! I am sure there won’t be any extreme boredom. So in case you haven’t guessed it’s not that interesting, but they’re all in a band together, thanks to the Light and Music Club. The series starts off with only four members of the band, and later on at the end of the first season we get a new character, sadly she is not interesting either. Now don’t get me wrong, the music their band makes is good, but the characters are, well, dull. The show follows them in their normal life practicing, making new songs, and wait for this one – buying food! But never the less it’s still cute, I guess.

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JS: It bothers me when people think of this show merely as a guilty pleasure because I think it’s more than that, and I hope it’ll stand the test of time. The show is smart, sharp. The writing staff is full of emotionally intuitive people who pull from their own personal histories as much as they do from headlines. And, of course, we draw from classic works like “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” and “The Great Gatsby” as much as we do from pop culture. Blair can quote Chekhov and Britney in the same breath. I feel like it’s that strange mix that makes Gossip Girl special.