Sunday, April 30, 2006

Explorer Destroyer

A proactive way to convert the foolish IE users of the world and earn a little change on the side. I'd sign up but I'm kinda paranoid... Go ahead, ASK ME WHAT THAT MEANS?!

Explorer Destroyer

Saturday, April 29, 2006


A new late anime on the Spring scene; looks like an adaptation of the comic with a Oyako spin? Anyway check out the first episode.

Hachikuro Movie

Movie posters for the Honey & Clover Movie are lining the walls of Japan and Garten over a Memento was nice enough to share.


Thursday, April 27, 2006


1. The Nintendo Revolution has officially been renamed the Wii; weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
2. The Peoples' Laptop has been devloped in China for a price of $150 and running linux off a variant of the MIPS architecture. Suppossedly this thing compares to a pIII.
3. Cleversafe Dispersed Storage is an open source project that develops software for massive data backup based on the dispersed data algorithm that can reconstruct data from more than half the bits and pieces needed. Keep an eye on this one.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Singles Delight

Not much on the anime front today but a plethora of good anime singles released including Utawarerumono, Ah My Goddess Sorezore no Tsubasa, ARIA the Natural, and Soul Link. If not anything else please listen to Yoko Ishida-san singing Shiawase no Iro in Ah My Goddess; truly the voice of an angel.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Ayakashi Bake Neko Monogatari

The final arc of Ayakashi ~ Classic Japanese Horror is now available; with great style and cool voice acting this seems like an atypical but awesome end to the Ayakashi series.

Official Site

Suga Shikao 19 Sai

The opening theme single for xxxHolic has been released just after the PV which should is more properly an AV. Still, another great song from Suga Shikao.

Memento: 19 Sai PV

Monday, April 24, 2006

Advent Children

So, the U.S. release of Advent Children is finally on the horizon due for April 15th; what's really cool is that's it's on sale at for $15 USD!


Chobot Seiyuu and Internationalityism

You know Jessica Chobot; yeah the chick that licked the PSP, well apparently she got the opportunity to do some voice overs for ADV! Also, I just saw a fansub in arabic; it's just nice to know that even terrorists love anime [just kidding XD ]

IGN: Chobot Blog

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Memories Off 5 Togireta Film

The Memories Off series has always held a special place in my heart in a long series of characters with life and love. This installment features a half hour OAV of the Togireta Film game.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Jigoku Shoujo OST 2 地獄 少女 オスト 2

Jigoku Shoujo OST II has been released and if it's anything like the first OST then you'll be in for a melody of traditional Japanese compositions.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Second Episodes!

So now that the new season has almost settled it's a good time to review what's hot to watch:

Turn on: Nana, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu, Utawarerumono, Ah My Goddess Sorezore no Tsubasa, Ouran High School Host Club, xxxHolic, ARIA the Natural, Strawberry Panic, Soul Link, .Hack//Roots, Kyo no Go no Ni, and Princess Princess.

Turn off: Joshikousei, Simoun.

Keep Considering: Disgaea, Himawari.

Flagasphere Updates

1. New Naruto and Neon Genesis Evangelion quizes added to
LaFlaga::[M a c A n u]::Fun
2. New FateStay Night gallery added to
LaFlaga::[M a c A n u]::Gallery

Monday, April 17, 2006

Beyond No Return

Maybe it's because I've been so busy recently and that's started to effect my mind in weird ways but BOAS may have crossed the final line of anime weirdness -- Shonen Ai. As much a confessional as another spring anime preview BOAS has viewed the first episode of Princess Princess and couldn't stop laughing. I'm not saying this is for everyone or anyone; but if cat girls, harem, shoujo ai, loli, etc. bore you by now then give this one a shot.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Children Can Be So Cruel

The BBC is running an article on cyber-bullying of children through their email, IM clients, and social friend networks. This is just another reason to keep your identity anonymous on the net.

BOASSAGTANS (online privacy)
Source: BBC

Friday, April 14, 2006

いそがしい だから 死にたい

How much does that suck; why it sucks a lot!

Thursday, April 13, 2006


Another installment in the .Hack universe .Hack//Roots appears to be a prequel even earlier than .Hack//Sign. Episode one aired recently and everything you love and hate about .Hack is back. With crisp art, exotic backgrounds, emo characters, and jargon that only technophiles really understand .Hack//Roots builds on good roots (no pun intended). The music is really what brings wow factor to .Hack//Roots; with vocals and strings in a melody of superb performances. If you're a .Hack fan then you should already have watched this one!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Flagasphere Update

New page added to The Bishonen Game at
LaFlaga::[M a c A n u]::Fun. Also new Ai Yori Aoshi Trivia page added as well!

First Episodes

Now that most of the first episodes of the new spring anime have been aired it's a good time to give BOAS' impressions.
1. Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu: This may well be the second best anime currently airing. With a good blend of slapstick, satire, and stupidity Suzumiya is like nothing else out there. The ending sequence itself is now legendary.
2. Nana ナナアニメ: The best anime of the new season, this brings back the comedy and joy that made the manga so so good. BOAS is absolutely in love with Nana.
3. xxxHolic: Redefining the length of limbs since 2006 CLAMP went a little too far with their proportions this time. Overall great anime with spot on voice actors and dancing Mokonas!
4. Ouran High School Host Club: There are just no words to describe the absolute weirdness of this anime. Something like a mix of an American chick-flick with good'ole bishonens and MOE added to the mix.
5. Strawberry Panic: Think cuter version of Maria-sama ga Miteru plus a very disturbing ending sequence. Still, who doesn't want to watch anime anime without guys in it?
6. ARIA the Natural: Calm, peaceful, but never dull ARIA returns skipping on its heals with more cute cute mock European atmosphere. I just like an anime where no one runs or needs to run.
7. Soul Link: Looks promising check back later, beyond that not too interesting...
8. Utawarerumono: I like to think that I didn't have a thing for cat girls before Utawarerumono; now that's all changed. There's just something so MOE about touching a girls tail without her permission.
9. Joshikousei: For an anime named "High School Girls" it's not that good. Centered on crude jokes and back physical humor this anime claims to describe realistic high school girl experience. Although I have no idea what that may be I seriously doubt anyone would sink that low as to shave there and not dispose of the remnants.
10. Disgaea: Don't let the look fool you this is pretty funny. With cliche characters, hypercute artwork, and decent voice acting this may well be a great satire into fantasy adventure.

Monday, April 10, 2006

China WOW

A new BBC article outlines the pandemic of online gaming in China's urban centers with the masses being addicted to the word of WOW instead of Mao. Just like other addictions the government has established treatment centers; serious stuff.

Source: BBC

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Flagasphere Update

An new anime | manga | trivia section has been added to LaFlaga::[M a c A n u]::Fun! Currently serving the Nana fans; but with more to come!

Firefox Freebies

Will Langford has a great article on his blog about useful Firefox plugins and extensions. Check it out!

Saturday, April 08, 2006

You Can't Be Punk While Wearing a Fanny Pack

With the Nana anime finally here BOAS just had to check out the live action movie as well. I'm not here to rant about it or anything and I'm just about the most rabid Nana fan you'll ever meet; but you just can't be punk while wearing a fanny pack. I'm of course talking about Oosaka Nana as played by Mika Nakashima in the scenes going to the Trap Nest concert. And the best part of the movie was when everyone stopped talking :p

Ouran High School Host Club

Another interesting Spring anime; haven't watched it personally but there seem to be a lot of guys in this anime and I really hope the girls aren't actually bishonens. It's okay if they are though as well ;)

Memento: Episode 1

Friday, April 07, 2006

Star Wars Kid Settles for $350K

The internet sensation Ghyslain Raza otherwise known as the Star Wars kid has settled in a law suit claiming cyber bullying with the families of the people who posted this video to the web.

Source: GlobeandMail

WinLix Virus

Kaspersky Labs is reporting a new proof-of-concept virus capable of infecting both Windows and Linux systems. Already with the myth that Macs are invulnerable shattered this new development casts suspicions over at least my distro's security >.<

Source: ComputerWorld

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

ナナ アニメ キヤアア!

It's finally here! Kyaaaaa! ;O;

Memento: Nana Episode 1

Soul Link & Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu

Two new animes which aired episode one recently,
Soul Link: based off the original game by Navel who also produced Shuffle!
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu: student films, battling waitresses from the future? Good stuff.

Memento: Suzumiya Episode 1
Soul Link Official Site

Mac Boot Camp Beta

Apple has delivered up on a boot loader that will carry out the installation and booting of Windows XP on an Intel Mac. The boot loader Boot Camp Beta (for now) will handle partitioning and installation of drivers necessary for running windows and will install from a CD only format.

Apple: Boot Camp Beta
PC World: First Impressions

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

US Manga Magazines

BOAS has always liked them mangas but it's hard to decide which ones are good nowadays at least in the US market. Good thing there're monthly magazines that give you a good range of manga and anime.

NewType: Expensive! Included DVD? Whatever, skip.
Shonen Jump: Have been a suscriber for a while. Well worth the $30 per year. Included are Naruto, Hikaru no Go, and One Piece.
Shoujo Beat: I just caught a glimpse of this at a local manga store the-other-day and man is this good. With titles like Nana and Absolute Boyfriend this is great for the girls and guys ;_; A little more expensive than Shonen Jump though at $35 USD per year.


Thus the official spring season of anime has begun. BOAS somehow missed Utawarerumono in the previews but you know how you've always just had stuff from the series but didn't know which series it was from? Well, this is one of those moments, ah... It's Utawarerumono!

Memento: Review Episode 1

Monday, April 03, 2006

H & MC Gou Progressive

The new album from HIGH & MIGHTY COLOR titled Gou Progressive happened by BOAS the other day. H & MC are hardcore rock, like seriously hard on the eardrums, so it's not for everyone. But if you liked Ichirin to Hana i.e. the current opening theme for Bleach then some of their other tracks are equally as good. I really likes the fact that their vocalist is a girl; reminds me of Trap Nest from Nana, OMG Luv Reira...

Flagasphere Update

New Lamune gallery section added to
LaFlaga::[M a c A n u]::Gallery!

Bleach on Adult Swim

Bleach having been licensed recently will air on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block.

Source: MediaWeek

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Neutrino Mass Measured

The results of the MINOS experiment have measured a mass for the Neutrino particle. You might not think this is important but it has implications in everything from how the sun burns to the origins of the universe.

Source BBC

Saturday, April 01, 2006


Recent addictions: Chocolate, Cola, Nana... Some sites,

official anime site

Flagasphere Update

New Canvas gallery section has been added to
LaFlaga::[M a c A n u]::gallery section!

最後 の アプリウ フォース

Once again it's the worst day on earth in terms of good internet -- April Fools. Since nothing good is going on at PinkDot or anywhere else for that matter BOAS will just share some jokes. Though you should never do this, unless its to your own kids, one April Fools joke is to fake University acceptance letters seeing it is around that time for high school seniors. Just fake the letter and pop it in the mail, laughs... and laughs... No seriously, that's just wrong.