Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Naruto's Father is The Fourth Hokage!

Fourth Hokage, Minato Uzumaki also known as The Flash

Naruto's Father is The Fourth Hokage!

On the conversation of Tsunade and Jiraiya:

Chapter 367 of the Naruto manga, by Masashi Kishimoto, titled "Itachi and Sasuke", confirmed the true identity of Naruto Uzumaki being a son of the Fourth Hokage, Minato Uzumaki, also known as The Flash, and mother to Kushina Uzumaki, female ninja from the whirlpool country.

Naruto got his looks from his Father, and his attitude and ninjutsu style from his Mother, Tsunade and Jiraiya said.

Who would have guessed that, well actually it was pretty obvious, Naruto and The Fourth's resemblance but still is quite of a suprise. =)

Souce(s): Naruto Manga, Shonen Jump Naruto

On The Spot - Bleach

Anime Title: Bleach (Burichi)
Author: Kubo Tite
comedy, fantasy, action, adventure, supernatural
Number of Episodes: 137 - ongoing
Runtime per Episode: 25 minutes
Published: August 2001(manga) - October 05, 2004 (anime)
Publisher: Shueisha
Studio: Studio Pierrot
Network: Tokyo TV

BLEACH is an ongoing manga series authored by Tite Kubo that has appeared in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since August 2001.

Bleach follows the adventures of Ichigo Kurosaki, a high school student with the ability to see ghosts, and Rukia Kuchiki, a shinigami (Soul Reaper or, literally, "death god"). The early parts of the story focus mainly on the characters and their pasts. As events unfold, the story begins to delve deeper into the world of these gods of death.

The manga series has been adapted into an animated television series, two OVAs, two animated feature films, a rock musical, and numerous video games. Compilation volumes of the manga have sold over 40 million copies in Japan, and have reached the top of manga sales charts in the United States. The manga received the Shogakukan Manga Award, and the anime has been nominated for several American Anime Awards.

The story opens with the sudden appearance of the shinigami Rukia in Ichigo's bedroom. She is surprised at his ability to see her, but their resulting conversation is interrupted by the appearance of a hollow, an evil spirit. After Rukia is severely wounded while trying to protect Ichigo, she intends to transfer half her powers to Ichigo, hoping to give him the opportunity to face the hollow on equal footing. Ichigo unintentionally absorbs all her powers instead, allowing him to defeat the hollow with ease.

The next day, Rukia appears in Ichigo's classroom as a transfer student. Much to his surprise, she appears to be a normal human. She theorizes that it was the unusual strength of Ichigo's spirit that caused him to fully absorb her powers, thus leaving her stranded in the human world. Rukia has transferred herself into a gigai — an artificial human body — while waiting to recover her abilities. In the meantime, Ichigo must take over her job as a shinigami, battling hollows and guiding lost souls to the afterlife.

Bleach - First Opening Theme

Bleach - First Ending Theme

Source(s): wikipedia.org, Official Bleach Website(japanese), Shonen Jump Bleach Website

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Naruto Shippuuden - Hurricane Chronicles

Naruto after 2 1/2 years.

Naruto Shippuuden

Anime Title: Naruto Shippuuden (Hurricane Chronicles)
Author: Masashi Kishimoto
ninja, adventure, comedy, action
Number of Episodes: 24 on going
Runtime per Episode: 25 mins
Studio: Studio Pierrot

The plot of the second part of the manga and anime series Naruto, titled Naruto: Shippūden (Hurricane Chronicles) in the anime and simply Part II in the manga, is set two and a half years after the present timeline in Part I. The new setting for the series begins with volume 28 (chapter 245) of the manga. The anime adaptation of the manga started airing on February 15, 2007, premiering with the first two episodes debuting in a one hour special. The US publication of the manga will begin in January 2008, in the US issue of Shonen Jump.

The new story revolves mainly around Naruto Uzumaki's and Sakura Haruno's new adventures and their search for Sasuke Uchiha after he left Konoha to gain Orochimaru's power. The plot later involves new major characters, such as Sai and Yamato. The plot also shows a more active Akatsuki in their quest to obtain all the tailed beasts.

The Akatsuki
Naruto Shippuuden - Opening Theme

Related Links:
Naruto Shippuuden Movie (Naruto Movie 4)
Naruto Shippuuden Movie (Final Trailer)

Friday, August 17, 2007

One Piece Movie 9 - Episode of the Island of Perpetual Winter

One Piece Movie 9
Episode of the Island of Perpetual Winter

Episode of the Island of Perpetual Winter is the ninth movie in the anime and manga series, One Piece and is a retelling of the Drum Island arc. It is set to be released in Japan in the spring of 2008.

The movie is a retelling of the Drum Island arc with new music and animation. Also it has removed Vivi from the plot, and added both Nico Robin and Franky, who joined the crew after the Drum Island arc. The movie will also have the Straw Hat's new ship, Thousand Sunny.

Movie 9 Preview - Teaser/Trailer

source(s): wikipedia.org, youtube.com

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

On The Spot - One Piece

Anime Title: One Piece (Wanpīsu)
Author: Eiichiro Oda
comedy, pirates, fantasy, action, adventure
Number of Episodes: 323 on going
Runtime per Episode: 25 minutes
Published: August 04, 1997
Publisher: Shueisha
Studio: Toei Animation

One Piece is an anime and manga series created by mangaka Eiichiro Oda. One Piece focuses on a ragtag crew of pirates called Straw Hat Pirates formed and led by Captain Monkey D. Luffy. Luffy's greatest ambition is to obtain the world's ultimate treasure, One Piece, and become Pirate King.

The Story
As the Pirate King Gold Roger was executed he revealed that his treasure, known as "One Piece", was hidden somewhere on the Grand Line. Monkey D. Luffy dreams of finding the legendary treasure and becoming the Pirate King, and after eating the devil's fruit gains the power to do so. But first he must find a crew...
Greatness,Glory,Gold. A Pirate Named Gold Roger also known as the Pirate King has conquered this all. He was executed with an unknown reason but before he died he had revealed his last word about The legendary Treasure named One Piece which was hidden in the Grand Line. 22 years after his Death, A Pirate named Monkey D. Luffy appeared and has only one Goal, To Become the Next "Pirate King" and Find The Treasure "One Piece". This Start The Never Ending Adventure...

The manga began its serial run in issue #34 of Shueisha's Weekly Shounen Jump magazine on August 4, 1997, while the anime adaptation produced by Toei Animation premiered on Fuji TV on October 20, 1999.

Eiichiro Oda originally planned One Piece to last five years, and he had already planned out the ending, but he found himself enjoying the story too much to end it in that amount of time, and now has no idea how long it will take to reach that point. Nevertheless, the author states (as of July 2007) that the ending is still the one he had decided on from the beginning, and he is committed to seeing it through to the end, no matter how many years it takes.

One Piece is the third highest selling manga in the history of Weekly Shonen Jump, (being beaten by Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo (Kochi Kame) and Dragon Ball) and is currently their most acclaimed and all-time third-best-selling title in Japan. The manga is so well-liked that it is the first to increase the sales of Weekly Shonen Jump in eleven years. Volume 27 of One Piece holds a manga sales record in Japan, with 2,630,000 units sold in its first printing alone; as of Volume 46, the series has sold over 140,000,000 copies domestically, and is the fastest manga to reach sales of 100,000,000.

One Piece - First Opening Theme

One Piece - First Ending Theme

One Piece Movie(s):
Since the debut of the series on television, Toei Animation has also produced eight One Piece feature films, released each spring since the year 2000. In typical fashion for movies based on serialized manga, the films feature self-contained, completely original plots w'ith animation of higher quality than what the weekly anime allows for. Additionally, three of these movies have had special features, showcasing the characters engaged in various activities unrelated to the series (specifically dancing, playing soccer, and playing baseball). These movies, and their attached features, are as follows:

Opening Theme(s):
1: "We Are!" by Hiroshi Kitadani (eps 1-47)
2: "Believe" by Folder5 (eps 48-116)
3: "Hikari E" by The Babystars (eps 117-168)
4: "Bon Voyage!" by Bon-Bon Blanco (eps 169-206)
5: "Kokoro no Chizu" by BOYSTYLE (eps 207-263)
6: "Brand New World" by D-51 (eps 264-279)
7: "We Are!" by the Straw Hat Pirates (eps 279-283)
8: "Crazy Rainbow" by Tackey & Tsubasa (eps 284-)

Ending Theme(s):
01: "memories" by Maki Otsuki (eps 1-30)
02: "RUN! RUN! RUN!" by Maki Otsuki (eps 31-63)
03: "Watashi ga iru Yo (私がいるよ)" by TOMATO CUBE (eps 64-73)
04: "Souchinosuke" by Suitei-Shoujo (eps 74-81)
05: "Before Dawn" by AI-SACHI (eps 82-94)
06: "Fish" by The Kaleidoscope (eps 95-106)
07: "Glory ~Kimi ga iru Kara~" by Takako Uehara (eps 107-116)
08: "Shining Ray" by Janne da Arc (eps 117-132)
09: "Free Will" by Ruppina (eps 133-155)
10: "faith" by Ruppina (eps 156-168)
11: "A to Z" by ZZ (eps 169-181)
12: "Tsuki to Taiyou (月と太陽; Moon and Sun)" by shela (eps 182-195)
13: "Dreamship" by Aiko Ikuta (eps 196-206)
14: "Mirai Koukai (Future Voyage)" by Tackey & Tsubasa (eps 207-230)
15: "Eternal Pose" by Asia Engineer (eps 231-245)
16: "Dear Friends" by TRIPLANE (eps 246-255)
17: "Asu wa Kurukara" by Dong Bang Shin Gi (eps 256-263)
18: "Adventure World" by Delicatessen (eps 264-278)

Related Links:
One Piece Episode List
One Piece Games

External Links:
One Piece at Shone Jump

One Piece Official Site (japanese)

source(s): wikipedia.org, veoh.com, animenewsnetwork.com

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Linux Gamer's Game List

Linux Gamer's Game List

A List of free and commercial games, emulators, engines, more... for Linux Operating Systems with their corresponding links.

Click here -> Linux Game List

Monday, August 6, 2007

Final Trailer: Naruto Movie 4 - Naruto Shippuuden The Movie

Final Trailer:
Naruto Movie 4 - Naruto Shippuuden The Movie

Studio: Studio Pierrot
Released: August 4, 2007
Runtime Approximately: 1:30:00

Final Trailer

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Starcraft 2: Blizzcon 2007 - Gameplay

Starcraft 2: Blizzcon 2007 - Gameplay

Published by: Blizzard Entertainment
Developed by: Blizzard Entertainment
Release: To Be Announced

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Shirokishi Monogatari / White Knight Story for the Playstation 3

Shirokishi Monogatari / White Knight Story for the Playstation 3

Shirokishi Monogatari ("White Knight Story") is a video game RPG developed by Level-5 and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3. It is Level-5's first project for the system, and is currently slated to release in Japan sometime in late 2007, with a worldwide localization to follow shortly thereafter.

Look at the gigantic turtle! Is that a Whole City on it's back!?

While little is known about the title, Level-5 has revealed they are placing an emphasis on scale within the game world. According to a Famitsu article, many enemies are extremely large in size (some standing over 2,000 meters tall), resulting in battles with the player similar in style to Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation 2 title, Shadow of the Colossus. In one piece of concept artwork, a massive turtle-like creature is depicted carrying an entire city on its back.

The Battle System

The battle system used in Shirokishi Monogatari uses a realtime combat system, where the battle mode is initiated automatically when enemies are present. Before a battle, the player optionally goes into the "Battle Preparation" menu (accessible at any time) and chooses a set of seven commands for each character in the party. This set of seven commands is called a "Function Palette", and several of these palettes can be saved, suggesting that tactical palette preparing and switching will be essential to the game. The commands can also link in some way, presumably to create combos. These can then be used in battle, where the player controls one of the characters, while the others are controlled by the AI, as seen in the Tokyo Game Show trailer. Players, though, can freely change the character they're controlling. The main character can transform into the White Knight when a gauge is filled, using normal attacks on minor enemies. Characters can also perform combo attacks with other characters, such as one character holding an enemy while another attacks it. Boss battles also take place in a similar fashion except that they may include cutscenes for in-battle events.

Gameplay Video

Cinematic Trailer HD

sources: official trailer, level-5 official site(japanese), sony computer entertainment(japanese), wikipedia.org