Friday, June 30, 2006

.Hack//Roots OST

Yeah, it's kinda late to post about it but even BOAS isn't all knowing/all seeing! IT'S ALL ABOUT GOD DIVA! That about sums it up. And the other tracks are nice.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Honey & Clover S2 Eps 1

Memento has a full review of Honey & Clover Season 2 episode 1 and a preview of the Hachikuro movie trailer!

Source: Memento

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

One Year

Hey hey! It's the one year anniversary of Blog de La Flaga! Yep, we've been blogging nonsense since June 28th 2005. This is happy post 443 Woot Woot!

ANNA inspi' NANA ~ Rose

The single of the Nana anime OP has finally been released with a few extra tracks included:
1. Rose
2. Lovin' You
3. Ah Ah
I'll spare you the usual cover page, since it's not... pretty?

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

2 Manga Shorts

FateStay Night the Animation Original Soundtrack

Phew... That was a mouthful, yeah it's out. Pick it up!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Memento Summer Anime Preview

Garten over at Memento has a preview of the new anime due later this month, including Honey & Clover II! Also be sure to catch Binbou Shimai Monogatari.

Source: Memento

Saturday, June 24, 2006

ARIA the Natural Drama CD I

BOAS has always liked Drama CDs if for nothing else then to really test one's Japanese language abilities; but ARIA has the wonderful x 50! (suteki) trait of being really relaxing. ARIA is really like nothing else in anime right now and it gives everything that's good in small doses--so it's easy to eat all up (so cute!). Anyway, have a listen to ARIA the Natural!

Friday, June 23, 2006

Anime that Binds

Together with Japan China New Century Association, the Beijing Films Academy has founded the China Japan Anime Manga Research Center in its school. This could be the thing that heals the old tension between China and Japan through anime and manga. Wouldn't that be wonderful?!

Source: ComiPress

Thursday, June 22, 2006

The People's Choice: Maxthon

CNet reports a little-known-browser with a big following in China called Maxthon that circumvents certain aspects of China's Great Firewall.

Source: CNet
Source: Maxthon

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Where have the AOTS gone?

Some people (meaning nobody) may have noticed that the link to Attack of the Show is no longer with LaFlaga. BOAS feels that this deserves an explanation: Who the F* is Olivia Munn and where has all the tech gone?

80% of Microsoft Employees Google

In an article published in the Inquirer (think what you will), it seems that 80% of all microsoft searches came through the Google domain. 64% of Yahoo staff and 100% of Google staff also Google.

Source: Inquirer


So just watched Strawberry Panic! episode 12 and heh... Don't forget to breath.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu Genki Chuu Kashuu

The new music inspiration that hit episode 12 of Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu has hit the stores. Pick up a copy and dig into haruism!
The tracks feature
1. God Knows...
2. Lost My Music
3. Koi no Mikuru Densetsu

Flagasphere Updates

New wallpapers added to
LaFlaga::[ A q u a ]::Galleries AIR & Shuffle!
Also, BOAS' own Animepardy Party Game!

Chinese Cheats

A recent Yahoo article describes the sometimes brutal methods Chinese student employ to go gold on their collage entrance exams. Really calls into question what the F*** is up with China?

Source: Yahoo News

Monday, June 19, 2006

The Manga Illiterate Japanese Youth

A recent phenomenon has developed in which Japanese Children are becoming Manga impaired in which their ability to follow even the concept of speech bubbles is questionable. In a world overloaded with electronic media, the written word is becoming less-and-less fathomable to today's youth. Is this the decline in culture, anime, manga, or god-help-us READING?!

Source: ComiPress

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Bleach & Naruto Fonts

The good ppl at Keiichi anime have provided and provided links to install-it-yourself Bleach and Naruto fonts for your computer. Just move them to the Fonts folder in your Windows directory!

Naruto Font
Bleach Font

I've Become One of Them...

Well BOAS is *proud* to present LaFlaga's Myspace page:

Thursday, June 15, 2006

06 Top Ten Anime Sellers

According to Nielson Vidscan, the top ten selling anime to date of 2006 (with 2006 release dates) are:

1- Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
2- Howl's Moving Castle
3- Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn
4- Karas - the Prophecy
5- Samurai Champloo V.7
6- Whisper of the Heart
7- Fullmetal Alchemist V.7
8- Fullmetal Alchemist V.8
9- Naruto V.1
10- Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig V.3

Source: ANN

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Flock Flies into Beta 1

BOAS knows I've been over this again and again but hey it's in Beta 1 which should be a lot more user friendly and a lot more features too! That's right, correct grammer is how much Flock is worth; give it a shot.

Source: Flock

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Shuffle! Manga

The manga version of Shuffle! is being scanlated by Kawaii Heavens for your MOE pleasure!

Source: Kawaii Heavens

Monday, June 12, 2006

PS2 Outsells XBox 360 still...

Sony's PS2 is still outselling Microsoft's 360 except for a slight lapse in March.


Sunday, June 11, 2006

Tokyopop n'tha NZ

In a recent announcement Tokyopop is expanding their operations to cover Australia and New Zealand, being the first manga publisher to do so.

Source: ANN

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Honey & Clover Season 2

Hachimitsu to Clover Season 2 is set to air June 29th in Japan! Thanks to Garten at Memento for this information.

Source: Hachimitsu to Clover Official Site

Friday, June 09, 2006

Songbird Linux Progress

The Songbird team have released a blog post on their progress on the linux platform. As you may know BOAS thinks that once it's downloadable, Songbird will be the #1 music file manager on the Linux OS.

Source: Songbird


AnimeExpo has an online form where fans can ask a question to CLAMP via the internet at their panel on July 1st. Like, "what's with the arms in xxxHolic" or "which one of you is really yuri?", u'know usual questions...

Source: Ask CLAMP

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Vista Beta 2

Windows Vista Beta 2 is available for download on DVD bootable format. If you're willing to wait ~4hrs at 3Mbps that is...

Source: Windows Vista Get Ready

Tommy Heavenly 6: I'm Gonna Scream!

TM6 has released another new single disc entitled I'm Gonna Scream. Megane ga Ii! (Glasses are good!)

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

うたわれるもの ト ヂスガア オスト

The Singles for Utawarerumono and Disgaea ending themes have been released, check them out.

Flagasphere Updates

New Bishonen Game page 5 is available on LaFlaga::[ A q u a ]::Fun!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Sit Up

Yahoo news is running an article on the side-effects of PC Posture that paralizes modern society.

Source: Yahoo News

The Pillows in SF

The Pillows who did the insert music for FLCL will be performing in San Fran. on June 28th; check ANN for details

Source: ANN

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Flagasphere Update

New Navel All Stars gallery added to
LaFlaga::[ A q u a ]::Gallery!