Shadowness - Anime: Fresh from Japan! A brief highlight of new series and films released on Japanese airwaves. Seen a new show? Go ahead and write about it :D! en The Thunderian Manifesto (The American Otakucon’s I remember this kid who was so interested in this show called Teknoman Blade. He never seen anything like it. He even took toys and tried to recrate the hero. The thing was, even i liked the show too. There were other great shows liked it. I remember the moments that people enjoyed and cried about. But then, i saw the new darkness. It wasn’t how these animators drew a female… its how these americans shafted them using a new technology. Then when others tried to make money to be fair to these animators – a new fanbase didnt want to hear it. – Called them racists. Called them idiots. Using the New Technology they split us up. I remember that kid now. He wonders why there hasn’t been anything like that show…<br /> <br /> <br /> These words are to the American Otakucon – who were once kids with us. Who have been lost under the mammary glands that don’t sag. The Crunchyroll promise of freedom.<br /> <br /> Come Home. Help us, save your industry and our own. We will welcome you back with the most open of arms. Use this series as the stepping stone to smash and pummel Crunchyroll once and for all.<br /> <br /> Let me tell you the truth about Crunchyroll. If they were a smart company – after Venrock –a venture capitalist firm – created and still funded by the Rockefeller foundation (remember I mentioned Jay Rockefeller – oh I’ll get to him) they would have paid the money back that they owe the Japanese for the product they originally “stole”. To Show they have the good faith and the Japanese can trust them (or the Koreans with their live action series.) Not one dime has been sent to TV Tokyo nor any other of the companies.<br /> <br /> Instead they gave product – scot free – like nothing happened?<br /> <br /> If that’s how one does business these days, then it’s no wonder the United States government has a debt ceiling issue.<br /> <br /> Capitalism only works when you PLAY FAIR. It’s a symbol of trust and respect that you bought something from my store or you got something that I made that you want to see.<br /> <br /> But Crunchyroll has never played by any rules. The very same Ventrock – who bought in Apple and Intel – brings us now pirates who now treat the genre (what I will call anime on this essay) like it was some sort of Vivid (the porn hounds) production.<br /> <br /> What kind of sick and twisted thing have you supported? Are you not moral at heart? Didn’t you all grow up in the same nation and watch the same series with us? Then you know that stealing is wrong and anybody that saw the stealing and did nothing is an accessory to the crime.<br /> <br /> As long as Crunchyroll lives, you will never be respected (regardless of what Peyton Oswald calls all of geekdom) by the rest of us because we see the genre for what it has become. A Co-opted, Psy-Oped form of dark porn; masquerading itself as beauty.<br /> <br /> You want to know the way out of it? The Thundercats. Why? It’s simple. The Japanese studio – aptly titled Studio 4C is doing two projects – The Thundercats is the first project – and the second is the Berserk movie franchise. I am calling you lovers of anime out. Support the Thundercats series here and Berserk gets the respect it deserves. We all are working together to rebuild these two industries. To bring it to the next generation. So it wouldn’t all be about Sause-Kay – the Dattabyo boys, the fujoushi silliness. No it will be about how human beings react. How they see things. How one better themselves – how those that would own a world or a galaxy will fail in the end. How those that cheat themselves will lose themselves.<br /> <br /> I don’t see that from Disney unless they work with some company named Pixar or the Milne franchises. I don’t see that from Fox. And you can forget Nick outside of Korra because that’s their version of the Thunderian mythos.<br /> <br /> Nevertheless, why I ask you to support the show is because there will be a time when you will have no support from anybody. There were shows like Dragon Ball Z and Sailor Moon that were your gateway to the genre, well then why not make the Thundercats the gateway back to North American style animation. Because when we don’t have the support of those that support the genre then you lose. Oh sure – you still get your pretty girls and what not. Oh sure you can have your little bullcrap Sentai Filmworks, your Funimation and your Anon and Lulzsec too.<br /> <br /> The American Otakucon may not want the genre to grow beyond you’re perceived bias. But it only has two choices. It grows with the Thundercats as the shepherd, the standard-bearer – the gosh-darn ALPHA MALE of the genre in the states.<br /> <br /> Or Crunchyroll is going to lead you Otakus down to the same place Vivid Entertainment is now. The things I hear about that industry (This author does not watch that business nor has any tapes of it) and the way things have become progressively “violent” gives pause to what the genre has done in recent years in promoting product. Since these Japanese companies can’t sell toys they have to sell DVD’s and other trinkets. For those who are more of a mainstream mindset – watch the episode of 30 Rock with James Franco when he guest starred.<br /> <br /> It’s one of the best explanations on what the Otaku has become – from someone that was at first a martial artist and then became a fan of the genre in his spare time and thought it was cool to like animation from the east years ago, to a misshapen, ogled mouthbreathing racist that has no tact, no couth and no understanding how to wake himself (or sometimes herself) up from the memes and the tropes that the many psy-oped manga artist/anime studio in Japan play to placate the masses that buy that pap.<br /> <br /> Even as certain laws get passed by even more demonic personages to prevent such work from hurting the youth, all it does is to continue to exacerbate the problems. To the point where that same thing law tries to prevent – infects and covers the planet.<br /> <br /> Do you want to be infected? Sent to Jail for the wrong comic book? Because, if you haven’t heard of Chris Handley; do so. When you hear his story, then you know that we live in such a time where everybody is a Person of Interest.<br /> <br /> Where’s your Marvel son? Disney approved – Double plus Good.<br /> <br /> That’s the time we live in. This is for your genre’s very survival in the US. I can imagine a time in the future; where both the west and east can compete fairly. Where all animation rises to the heights man can reach. Where man – in the individual level – changes because of animation. That’s my dream and it should be yours too.<br /> <br /> And through your support of the Thundercats we can all make it a reality, just like we did when we were kids. We can make anime in the states WHOLE again.<br /> <br /> It’s up to you. Because, if you don’t – then your fanbase and the genre in the United States; goes into the dustbin of history. To be forgotten like those old speakeasies of the 1930s and the 1940’s. Wed, 27 Jul 2011 14:13:39 -0400 The Spring and Summer of our Hope or Discontent: Lets see now, you got to love our Overlords - you know the ones doing Idolmaster and Ro-in-Bu (or pretty much - Loli basketball) they don't quit. Just like the banks at wall street. The next great fix.<br /> <br /> But lets be real - the high concept days are few and running the hell out. Even Studio4c knows this. The hope is that Ishihara's return to a fold that has left him will stun even the most jaded of the unwashed masses according to some mayor in some city that is under the gun by inept corporations who care nothing about the people - will be stunned by his written word, his symbols. <br /> <br /> Madoka it isnt. But that show plays from the Christian motifs in the most honest manner possible. We couldn't do it here because unlike the UK - we are jaded bastards about everything. <br /> <br /> So here comes Oppai. How amazingly quaint and quiet it comes back. Now its the story. WHAT... 11 episodes and you ONLY get to the conspiracy in the last 5 min? You only get to the mission statement in the last 5 min of the second season? <br /> <br /> Here is a thought. The world wants things righted for once. Half these companies were nothing more than Yakuza fronts and parts of that half work with western companies to hurt the genre and not help it like Warner is trying to do. So lets make it clear. These companies could make a hell of a lot more money if they just drop the pretense of being legit and go for the big bad side called blue. TRUST me.<br /> <br /> "but, but... i have to go to THOSE stores."<br /> <br /> Idiots dont know they have a problem. Its time they fess up, wake up and MAN up.<br /> <br /> Because the Thundercats are coming and there here to WHOMP some One Piece butt, take all of the money that belongs to them rightfully and save two businesses that some have gave up on.<br /> <br /> Because this issue is bigger than all of us. Its the hope to some and the discontent to others. <br /> <br /> My heart will always be in the western side of animation but it kills me for the very that saved our asses when our asses wouldn't move is wrecking itself this way. Killing itself by lying to its teeth. There is a world for artists - cartoonists and animators. But there is also the world for the pagan lust that has been denied by societies that hate themselves and better yet hate each other.<br /> <br /> Because what i see as i get to the age where most men go crazy - is a craziness that cant be contained or limited. Its a Nature infection - infection because repression of feelings was the status quo for 50 summers long. Infection because the only way to get those pagan feelings in check was get the money in order to get the girl in order to become socially acceptable. But when whole societies are based by men who were really sick - then what does that mean when the money never existed and you socially acceptable praticies mean nothing?<br /> <br /> What happens when a Genre talks about it (those words i mentioned) for 15 years and then stops for nothing less than porno bullcrap? Who did it? WHY?<br /> <br /> Then you see what happens in the UK. A whole NATION political and security structure crumbles because they were the same people who BANNED the "issues from Japan" but the people who put them in power that fascist tabloid media - were doing the things the politicians were trying to prevent from happening. <br /> <br /> It was going to happen in this country with Video Games but cooler heads and wiser minds prevailed. <br /> <br /> But Japan will see a UK style crumbling because Fukashima isnt over - and a myriad of other issues will come out. Because nature cannot stand what she sees.<br /> <br /> And the genre is the first - maybe the only media yet on earth to let you know whats up. <br /> <br /> Thats why its been pornifed.<br /> <br /> Thats why its been overrun by Psy-Ops from the west. Its the first media to ever speak the earths language. <br /> <br /> And the Thundercats - the new child - the true hybrid. Will finally put both the earths and God's languages into one and say...<br /> <br /> ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.<br /> <br /> Because you can have Baka No Test and its fun.<br /> <br /> You cannot have however nonsense and call it artistic or dramatic. Its just that.<br /> <br /> Its time for those PsyOp controlled sons of bitches to wake up and realize that YOU aint the industry. Its time for all those Crunchyroll idiots to realize they are not the industry.<br /> <br /> Its time. LONG SINCE time to wake up. Expose the Politicos. No anon gonna do it - they the Crunchyroll supporters that started this nonsense. Expose the bankers. Expose the truth.<br /> <br /> Because the genre if you love it needs you.<br /> <br /> I dont want sit here and see all this work this great work mean NOTHING.<br /> <br /> Because the Thundercats are coming to shake all this up. I will be a part of that.<br /> <br /> Help us - help your industry and mine and wake the world up.<br /> <br /> To open the eyes of the earth.... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 20:57:58 -0400 CrunchyRoll, Wondering Son and Disillusionment. I want to start on wondering son. The series last i heard skipped some parts, but it is fantastic all the same. Its almost not surprising that this Genre is taken on an issue that most in the west are still way too dumb to even consider the question, let alone answer with concise points.<br /> <br /> Maybe the Genre is smarter than the fans that watch the series. Maybe in one sense thats a good thing. <br /> <br /> But one think i think the genre is suffering from and its from the lack of care and consideration of what a human being does, but what he creates - is the Crunchyroll situation.<br /> <br /> Folks, Crunchyroll is not the favored son, or new face of the anime industry - it has become just like many of the major banks have become - white collar criminals. <br /> <br /> Let me explain how this was done.<br /> <br /> Crunchyroll, Netflix, Amazon (as of late) and in recent years YouTube all suffer from a issue stemming back from the 1996 Telecommunications Act. It was promised that the major telcocoms would promise true broadband speed. <br /> <br /> The telcocoms balked and lied to the governments face. This is the reason why a majority of the US wired system is near stone age levels, and will take 20 to 50 years to get it to even Japan's level and possibly never close to South Koreas.<br /> <br /> Its one of the small reasons why we have the DotCom bubble burst in 1999-2001 and why we had a bandwidth issue around the same time.<br /> <br /> It wasn't until 2002 when the telcoms started upgrading their services (part of the reason why they didnt do it before is because they didn't have the know how) and the internet slowly got back up with the bandwidth being increased five fold.<br /> <br /> For a while, companies like Youtube and Stage 6 could make some headway. <br /> <br /> The only problem came up when Crunchyroll and later Netfilx came in the fray.<br /> <br /> I dont want to go into too many details. But the internet, cannot and will not take so many connections at one time. Its a 45 year old technology modded to the nth degree.<br /> <br /> So given the fact the internet is like this...<br /> <br /> And given the fact Crunchyroll and others like it came out of the censoring policies of not only 4Kids Entertainment, but Saban and DIC's as well?<br /> <br /> Why would a company - a venture capitalist company - who was created by the Rockfellers, help this company that stole work from animators living on almost slave wages to prop up an industry who have been forced by the very suspect TV industry over there to the margins - while at the same time a senator with the very same name goes about destroying the American animation industry with the E/I requirement?<br /> <br /> Time to make up your minds on who cared about the Genre. For real.<br /> <br /> Because I take no shit from some fly by night sons of bitches who think they got some command of the English language - they can try and retrofit Japanese in order to keep the "madness" of the genre with honorrifcs to keep it pure.<br /> <br /> It isn't pure.<br /> <br /> Its just another form of the insanity that has effected every single aspect of the Art realm for nearly 40 years <br /> <br /> Now, let me explain why this is so.<br /> <br /> Animation is the most powerful genre mankind has ever invented. For nearly 60 or so years its has been pushed to the margins unless there is some sort of laugh track on it (or may people laugh)<br /> <br /> There is nothing wrong with that.<br /> <br /> There has been however a denial of other types of emotions - such as fear, revolution, rebellion - love and honesty - Truth, Justice, Honor and Loyalty. <br /> <br /> Certain people in this world want man to lose his soul in the collective. <br /> <br /> Anime at certain times in animation history broke this mode - despite the creators culture of collective mindsets. <br /> <br /> And for many in the old guard in the north american/Occidental industry - it scares the shit out of them. <br /> <br /> But let me get one thing clear - and I still believe some aspects of this. <br /> <br /> The genre is not the end all, be all of animation. The fact that many female artisans use it as the one and only crux for there art work (wether its in a photoshoot or in a drawing) its not only a failure in their part from not being what they say they are - creators - but a failure in whole mass of artistic intellgenicia in the United States in particular. <br /> <br /> But the major reason why we have this issue - is because that the american industry has been game theory'd from here and back. Every five years the business restarts. Toys come and go. In anime there wasn't as such. Its about the sakgua. The wildness. The rebellion from pagan desires (The Monster Girls and Queen's Blade) to issues many animators refuse, cannot and may never confront unless dictated by the Government on the basis of social education. <br /> <br /> It is my hope that recent returns of the Transformers, Gi-Joe, Thundercats, the TMNT, Voltron and all the other franchises returning or finding new homes do not fall into the trap that killed or hampered the Saturday Morning linups of the past - or many shows that had something but none of the spark that brought us - as children, to these genres. <br /> <br /> My dissolution comes from the fact that there are those at the higher ups in the media around the planet who are scared the fuck shitless about what is about to happen in this world.<br /> <br /> And if they can put anime to the margins, they can hold it off.<br /> <br /> And if they can get japanese artists who are no better than lets just be honest: Pedo-Cons and Porn-Hacks, as a pycholohical operation (PSY-OP) to destroy the Genre from within, but the actual artists (not connected to the old guard) to be shut out...<br /> <br /> order for the TV business over there to be "right" on the assertions of this genre - they can hold it off. <br /> <br /> To have a racist, bigoted mayor of a major metropolitan city who, has taken kick backs from the Yakuza dealing with scandals going back several decades, dealing with match fixing in Sumo/MMA/Baseball, knowing hes going to get caught - used this Genre as a COVER to protect his image of a Moralist.<br /> <br /> ...and to say it was the right thing for the children of that nation, those that they have no future for...they can hold it off. <br /> <br /> But i tell you.<br /> They cannot hold it off. <br /> <br /> Because folks, its going to change. And it starts by telling the truth about Crunchyroll.<br /> <br /> There nothing more than white collar criminals, funded by hypocritical venture capitalists.<br /> <br /> Until that is said, nothing else will change.<br /> <br /> It will just get worse until it becomes another version of the music industry - outsiders produce better, where one inside of it cant even say the star spangled banner correctly. Tue, 08 Feb 2011 11:28:45 -0500 yuhu manga style, it :) Description Sun, 10 Apr 2011 14:39:39 -0400 The Inception Manifesto: Preview. This is a future work i will post on Shadowness and a longer work that will be shown on Garou Gothic website. Its called the Inception Manifesto. Its to finally break shatter the simple lies that have infected the minds of the genre. <br /> <br /> Its time to tell the truth. Mon, 14 Feb 2011 19:15:59 -0500 Last anime you watched? what's the last anime series/movie you watched and what did you think of it? Thu, 21 Jun 2007 00:15:14 -0400 Darker than Black This new series by BONES takes place in one of many walled cities in a semi-futuristic setting. Psychic assassins called "contractors" operate from the shadows to threaten the peace between nations. It's alright so far, but I'm in it particularly because Yoko Kanno's doing the music for this series :D<br /> <br /> <embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed> Tue, 12 Jun 2007 22:29:28 -0400 Anime Obsessions Any of you are completely obsessed with one anime in particular?? <br /> <br /> By obsession I mean, you collect stuff, spend your days reading forum posts about it, watch youtube music videos of it all the time and of course watching/rewatching the episodes! lol<br /> <br /> Is there a remedy to that? My gf needs one for Bleach. LOL Tue, 12 Jun 2007 22:27:54 -0400 Top Choice (Recommendations Thread) Basically, which anime is your top favorite and would highly recommend to others? Hopefully we can have a huge list of recommendations from everyone, so we will know which ones to watch next/look out for. I'm going to list the hopefully lesser known anime in my list so we'll get more variety. <br /> <br /> Feel free to also list the anime you've become interested in however have yet to watch/is hard to get a hold of. <br /> <br /> I'm not too fond of shoujo, so most of my listings are action/contains blood/etc. <br /> <br /> Remember guys: Isohunt is your friend. :) <br /> <br /> <br /> <b>+ Top Choice (Five star)</b> <br /> -Ouran High School Host club. (Honestly, if you haven't watched this anime DO SO NOW. It is one of THE best animes out there. Sadly there is no 2nd season.)<br /> -Avatar: The Last Airbender (Actually made by Americans and animated in Korea, but looks like a Japanese anime. Amazing blending of Asian mythology, characters, and storytelling.) <br /> -Death Note <br /> -Monster<br /> -One Piece <br /> -Speed Grapher (Graphic, but good)<br /> -Noein (Mind trip. Ultra good.) <br /> -Paradise Kiss (aka ParaKiss) <br /> -Paranoia Agent <br /> <br /> <br /> <b>+ Recommended (4 star) </b><br /> -Ghost Hunt <br /> -Darker Than Black <br /> -Claymore (if you get the chance, read the manga too Tue, 17 Jul 2007 22:36:40 -0400 Activity Wondering if anyone is still interested in this group at all? Sat, 07 Jun 2008 06:09:44 -0400