Otaku World - October/November 2010 - 2.9

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Volume 2, Issue 9

October/November 2010

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Club Corner New Releases


Anime News Anime Expo 2011 Deviant Pick of the month


Anime Spotlight: Neo Angelique— Abyss/Second Age


Of Note:

Goong Str.A.In. 7

Bring the Drama

Prince Hours Jewel in the Palace

27.10.2010 Armored Trooper Votoms: Phantom Arc - Episode 6 - OVA 27.10.2010

Hidamari Sketch x Hoshimittsu - Tokubetsu-hen (Blu-ray, DVD) OVA

27.10.2010 Kuroshitsuji II: Ciel in Wonderland (Part I) - OVA 29.10.2010 Bungaku Shoujo Memoir - Episode 2 - OVA 29.10.2010 Princess Lover! OVA - Episode 2 - OVA 29.10.2010 To Aru Kagaku no Railgun OVA - OVA



30.10.2010 Broken Blade - Part 4 - Movie 30.10.2010 Heartcatch Precure! Movie - Movie 30.10.2010 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn - Episode 2 (PSN) - OVA 01.11.2010 Rita to Nantoka - TV Series 03.11.2010 Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail - Episode 3 - OVA

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06.11.2010 Armored Trooper Votoms Case;Irvine - OVA 06.11.2010 Mardock Scramble: The First Compression - Movie 11.11.2010 Dragon Ball: Super Saiya-jin Zetsumetsu Keikaku - OVA 12.11.2010 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn - Episode 2 (Blu-ray, DVD) - OVA 15.11.2010 Queen's Blade: Utsukushiki Toushi-tachi - Episode 4 (TV) - OVA 17.11.2010 Air Gear OVA - OVA 17.11.2010 Koe de Oshigoto! - Episode 1 - OVA

The Rintaki Anime club Society is currently undergoing some major changes with the website. We are switching servers to better serve the club members and guests. We humbly apologize if the site is not running properly, we also need to inform everyone that it will continue to have missing links, empty pages , etc. before it is completely transferred, however, all of these things will be fixed by the end of the year. Also, the club may start meeting again starting in January due to the Anime Expo in Los Angeles. So please continue to read our newsletter for updates, we really appreciate your support and encouragement.

17.11.2010 Negima! Another World - Episode 5 - Ariadone-hen - OVA 20.11.2010 Anime Tenchou x Touhou Project 22.11.2010 G-Taste (2010) - OVA 22.11.2010 Kiss x Sis - Episode 4 - OVA 24.11.2010 Kuroshitsuji II: Welcome to the Phantomhive Family - OVA 25.11.2010 Hyakka Ryouran OVA - Episode 1 - OVA 25.11.2010 Megane na Kanojo - Episode 1 - OVA 25.11.2010

Queen's Blade: Utsukushiki Toushi-tachi - Episode 4 (Blu-ray, DVD) - OVA

25.11.2010 T.P. Sakura: Time Paladin Sakura - Episode 1 - OVA 26.11.2010 Tamayura - Episode 1 - OVA 27.11.2010 Koi Sento - OVA 27.11.2010 Mazinkaizer SKL - Episode 1 - OVA

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1st bilingual release for 1st Gundam TV; Gundam UC on DVD; TokiKake on BD The North American anime distributor Bandai Entertainment has announced at its New York Anime Festival/New York Comic Con panel on Saturday that it will release Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A wakening of the Trailblazer, as well as the first Mobile Suit Gundam television anime series on DVD with English subtitles and dubbing. It will be the first time that Bandai Entertainment has released the first Gundam series with both English and Japanese soundtracks. The 42episode series will be released in two parts in 2011. (One episode out of the original 43episode length was never dubbed in English, at the request of creator and director Yoshiyuki Tomino.) Bandai Entertainment has also announced that it will release Mobile Suit Gundam UC on DVD, after releasing the first volume on Blu-ray Disc only. The company will release The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (TokiKake) on Blu-ray as well. Marketing Director Robert Napton reiterated that Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society will be released on Blu-ray. Bandai Entertainment revealed two more members of its English dub cast for K-ON!: Ritsu will be played by Cassandra Lee, and Mugi will be played by Shelby Lindley. The series will be released on DVD and Blu-ray with standard and limited editions for both formats. Image © Sotsu, Sunrise, MBS

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Includes: • Registration for Anime Expo Pass • Hotel Accommodations for 4 days/4 nights • Roundtrip transportation (Merced/Los Angeles) • Snack Packs for Friday to Sunday • 1 Ticket to the following events - Anime Expo AMV Contest • Customized Anime Club Shirt • DVD of Events at Expo after the event • RAC Button Anyone that fundraises and raises $50.00 or more can receive one (1) or more meals free during entire trip. Members are given gift cards in the amount of $20 for restaurants in the area to use for their meals. Some restaurants will not be available. Members can choose from available cards one (1) month before the trip.

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Neo Angelique ~Abyss~ (ネオアンジェリーク Abyss?) is a spin-off of the Angelique series and is based on the Neo Angelique game. Yumeta Company started broadcasting the anime on April 6, 2008. The anime introduces four new characters that did not appear in the game. A sequel to the first season of the anime has been announced by KOEI, the creators of the Angelique series and games. The second season Neo Angelique Abyss -Second Age- aired immediately after the first. The first season has been licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks and is distributed by Section23 Films. The first season collection was released on January 26, 2010. The second season of Neo Angelique ~Abyss~ was also been picked up by Sentai and released on March 30, 2010. The story takes place in a fictional world called Arcadia, where life-draining monsters called Tanatos plague the populace. The only ones who have the power to exterminate these creatures are Purifiers, but only a few exist. One day, Angelique, who is just a presumably normal girl attending school, is visited by Nyx, a rich gentlemen, as well as a Purifier, who created an organization of Purifiers dedicated to eliminating Thanatos. Nyx is interested in the potential power she possesses and invites her to join his organization, but she refuses since she wants to become a doctor, like her father. However, when her school is later attacked by a Thanatos, she ends up activating her powers in her want to protect those in danger. After purifying the creature, she finds out she has a unique purifying power, and that she is the one that has been foretold in legends, the "Queen's Egg". It is then that her journey begins, and she becomes the only female Purifier in the world. This series is noted as being quite similar to Kiniro no Corda, otherwise known as La Corda D'oro.

A charming, kind-hearted girl. When she was a child, her village was attacked by Tanatos and she lost both her parents. This inspired and encouraged her more than ever to pursue her ambition to be a doctor when she grows up as she wants to help others and save lives. This was how she agreed to go with Nyx to fight Tanatos with the other Purifying Ability Compatibles as she felt that in this way, she would be able to save more lives than as a doctor. She has a modest and reserved personality, but she has inner strength and can be severe. It has always been her wish to help others as she, like her parents, always places others before herself. In the second season, she knows how to use a sword but only uses it a few times. It has been revealed later on in the second season that in order to save Arcadia and Nyx she must sacrifice the life she has as a normal girl among her loving friends and become the Prophesised Queen, protecting Arcadia from far away.

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Very mysterious and is an ultra gentleman. Rather than calling Angelique by her name, he often call her mademoiselle, which is a very polite French term for "lady". He likes to play piano and drink tea. In season 2 he is possessed by something (foreshadowed in season 1) and seems to want to help Angelique and others, but cannot always control what he calls "his condition". He has two sides, one is his normal side while another side is Erebos. He has lived for 200 years due to Erebos. When he was younger, the ship he and his family were in got caught in a fierce storm. As Nyx was drowning, he wished to live and that he would do anything. Erebos heard him and saved him, possessing him but Nyx's mother and father drowned. This is why Nyx fears and hates the sound of the sea as it was when Erebos first possessed him. He is the core that Erebos uses to help send Thanatos into the world. The only hope he had to get rid of Erebos was the Queen's Egg so he set out all over the world and found Angelique. When she becomes the Queen, Nyx wishes for her to give him a peaceful death. Nyx blames himself for making Angelique suffer, taking away her home and parents but Angelique says it was Erebos who did that and that Nyx was the one who gave her many precious things including a place to belong. Nyx perhaps has the strongest feelings for Angelique for while he wishes her to give him a peaceful death, he also states that knowing her has given him a reason to live.He fights Thanathos with a whip.

A smart, stylish boy. He actually acts his age, and is a friend you can freely chat about anything with, but actually he is extremely capable and reliable when it counts. In the past he worked as a scientist and a professor, being an important member of the Foundation with his older brother Yorgo. He also has feelings for Angelique. Rayne is referred to as "that guy" (ano hito) by Erenfried as Erenfried had a particular dislike for Rayne since Erenfried has always been jealous of all the attention that Rayne got, which he has never gotten before, in the past. He gets annoyed whenever referred to as "Professor" Rayne , which Erenfried does on purpose, and usually responds by calling him simply "Eren". Rayne later reveals his Purifying Ability is not natural and is a result of a selfexperimentation. He fights Thanathos with a gun.

A former Silver Knight and also an Aube Hunter. He will protect Angelique with all his being, even with the cost of his life. He refers to Angelique as "Angelique-sama" (Lady Angelique). He is often seen practicing his spear skills during his free time outside the Mansion. At the end of the first season, Angelique gave him an "order" that in future, he was to simply call her Angelique as she felt that they were "nakama" (仲間, literally means close companion or comrade) or friends. Hyuga has a hard time trying to say Angelique's name with out saying it in a formal form in the beginning. In Season 2 he suffers from seasickness but eventually overcomes it. He wields a spear in battle against Thanathos.

Jade is a Jasper-Doll, a type of artifact. He was referred to as a "defective product" by Jet when they were engaged in a fight. Jade also said that he (Jet) is just like him (himself). It seems that Jade used to work for the Foundation, but somehow managed to escape and is now wanted. Hence, he avoided meeting the Foundation as much as he could, for fear of forcefully being taken away by them. He always wants to see Angelique to smile and the people around him. He enjoys baking for others, often making cookies or scones. He fights with a pair of Tonfa against Thanatos but possesses melee skills as well.

Roche (ロシュ, Roshu?) Rosh is a respectable journalist who loves money and women. He has never taken photos for others without taking payment for the photos, but in episode 9, he sent the photos he took of Angelique which he had originally intended to sell to Bernal for money to Angelique.

Bernard (ベルナール, Berunādo?) A reporter who always writes the truth. Rosh sells a lot of his pictures to Bernal. He recognizes Angelique's necklace when she loses it after being kidnapped by Jet and seems to know something.

Runé (ルネ, Rune?) He lives in the Holy City of Celestizam and is allowed to move about freely within its walls but forbidden to go outside the city. He often comments how he is a "caged bird" to Mathias, who is his mentor. His second appearance in the anime is in episode 6, where he rescues Angelique from the persistent journalist, Roche, who keeps trying to take photos of "The Queen's Egg" to "get a scoop".

Mathias (マティアス, Matiasu?) Also known as Lord Mathias or Mathiassama, he is the Leader of the Religious Organization which supports the Knights of th Silver Tree. It is also revealed that he is a fake Leader that was only chosen for his exceptional memory. The Organization is trying to kill him so that Rene can take the title.

Erenfried (エレンフリート, Erenfurīto?) Is a scientist that works at the Foundation who has a deep hatred for Rayne as he always got the attention. He gets angry or annoyed when Rayne simply calls him "Eren", telling him that he has a name and it is "Erenfried" or responds b y c a l l i ng R a y ne "Professor". Jet takes orders from Erenfriend and Director Yorgo, who Erenfried really wants to notice his accomplishments.

Jet (ジェット, Jetto?) Like Jade, he is also an artifact made by the Foundation in a desperate attempt to make another Artifact like Jade after they "lost" Jade during the mysterious fire. The fact that Jet and Jade are both artifacts make them "brothers".

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Due to a promise between the former king of Korea and an ordinary, strong-willed girl's grandfather, our heroine finds herself betrothed to a seemingly cold-hearted prince of Korea. How can she marry a guy who she overheard him proposing to another girl! Both unwilling parties agree to the marriage, each with his and her own different motivations for the agreement to marry. Can love bloom under the strain of love rivals and political ambitions? Read it here: http://www.mangareader.net/462/goong.html

Anime DVD Review STR.A.IN. (STRategic Armored INfantry) is so evocative of other anime, I was pretty sure I'd already watched this series... but no, here come the plot twists... Aha, something new and unexpected. Yow. Never seen that before.... It's a 13-episode series that is shockingly cold and very brutal, just like the war the characters are in. Two opposing forces are in an expansionist phase across the galaxy and this has lead to a war that has been going on for over 600 years. You may need some Cliff-Notes or some kind of cheat-sheet to keep up with the pace that the plotline is hurled at you. The story centers around Sara Werec, in her quest to follow her brother Ralph into space, mostly because she'll otherwise be old and gray when he returns due to relativistic time-space problems as ships travel close to light speed. No sooner has she learned to pilot the STR.A.IN mecha that the series is named after than the academy is attacked and all her friends are killed. To her horror, she discovers that it's her own brother leading the assault. Cutting her hair, changing her name, and enrolling on a training vessel as a pilot of a much clunkier mecha (because her "mimic" was destroyed with her STR.A.IN, she is now unable to pilot the graceful insect-like giant robos), Sara becomes totally withdrawn and ends up making enemies (as well as some new potential friends). She becomes obsessed with discovering the truth and to confront Ralph to reveal the motives behind his betrayal and put an end to his treasonous ways by any means necessary. In less time than it takes me to write this, Sara goes from loving her brother to wanting to kill him more than anything. She is willing to die herself, than let him continue to work for the enemy. Be warned though: amidst all the horrors, deaths, angst, tears, and blood, the series is awash in fanservice and half-hearted attempts at humor. If you can get past that however, you'll find a finely crafted storyline with some handsome CG battles, but since it really comes down to Sara, and her story alone is what drives this anime, this is a mecha series for those who don't even like mecha. Reviewed by Brian Cirulnick, April 2009 Below: Scenes from Soukou no Strain.

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Prince Hours

This story is about a Chinese Noodle delivery boy (Who Lee) who does not know that he is Royalty. He only finds out after an attempted kidnapping. He soon learns how to be a royal family member and has to compete to be the crown prince. However, he finds love along his journey to becoming the Crown Prince and tries to unravel the mystery of his parents lives. This is the sequel to Princess Hours which is based upon the Manga Goong. Although not having read the original manga or watched the first season, I got to say that this season is awesome, I couldn’t stop watching it. Currently it’s available on Crunchy Roll as is Princess Hours. See links below. Watch/Read it: http://www.mangareader.net/462/goong.html http://www.crunchyroll.com/prince-hours http://www.crunchyroll.com/princess-hours Additional Links: http://staccatarino.wordpress.com/2007/06/29/korean-drama-goong-s-prince-hours/ http://www.velverse.com/?p=514 http://kapamilyanovelas.multiply.com/notes/item/12 http://www.jay-chou.net/forums/showthread.php?t=22539

Jewel in the Palace This is a story about a woman who actually had a position in Korea history as the Royal Physician. The story begins long before the woman is even born. It starts with her father and the fate he had of meeting three women that would determine his life. Then it goes into the story of her mother and how she escaped near death and then finally begins the true story of this woman named Jang-Geum. This series has 54 episodes and is very emotional and intriguing. Read a full synopsis here. http://daejanggeum.blogsome.com/category/sy nopsis/page/2/. Watch it here: http://www.crunchyroll.com/jewelpalace/ Additional Links: http://daejanggeum.blogsome.com/jewel-inthe-palace/

Club Officers Wanted We would like get member involvement. For the most part officers won’t really have to do much. Just show up at a meeting or two. Sign some club documents; like awards, etc. Officers have the special benefit of receiving 100 points per month instead of regular membership point bonus along with $5.00 of Anime Cash.

Journalists Wanted We would like to let everyone know that the newsletter will continue, however it would be a lot easier with help from members. We will add this incentive: any member that contributes as a regular journalist will be given 50 points a month including any points for articles included in the newsletter. With that said, break out the pen and paper and join the newsletter team!

Cover Art:

Neo Angelique: Abyss © TV Tokyo Source: http://www.photobucket.com/ Page 3

Mobile Suit Gundam 00:

© Sotsu, Sunrise, MBS Source: www.animenewsnetwork.com Pages 4/5

Neo Angelique, Neo Angelique: Abyss © TV Tokyo Source: N/A Page 6

Goong © Park So-Hee Source: http://manga-rawyuuki123.blogspot.com/p/readmanga.html Str.A.In © Funimation Source: http://www.anime.com/STRAIN/ Page 7

Special Thanks To: Everyone!

Prince Hours

© MBC America Source: N/A

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Jewel in the Palace / Dae Jang

Geum © MBC America Source: http://what-shot.blogspot.com/2009/12/claudine -barretto-snatches-tv-role.html

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