Psycho Pass 2 anime news and speculation (as of August 25)

Psycho Pass 2 speculation

Again, as in the first season, there’s little information on Psycho Pass 2 plot, more than a teaser trailer that was released on March of this year that had very little but strategically placed new footage.

So far, what we know is that season 2 is part of a Three Phase project, one is the remake of Season 1 a la Death Note: Rewrite, the new anime season which will premiere on October, but we still don’t know the exact day and date, and the upcoming movie, which is even more obscure. The official site only tells you of the current remake project.

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Kamisama Hajimemashita cosplay (1)

Kamisama Hajimemashita cosplay: Supernatural lightning is the key

Since this series has everyday life settings, it’s easy to do great cosplay photoshoots in urban places, or in contrast, you can go to a shrine or a natural setting, such as a lake, somewhere with a mountainous sight, helping yourself with the warm colors of the morning or even two hours before sunset.

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However, Photoshop or the editing program you use plays also its magic here with the use of filters and blending effects.

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Free! Eternal Summer HD wallpapers for download

Free! Eternal Summer HD wallpapers

There’s been an interesting phenomena this year with this series that started out as something small, but the premise of 5 cute bishonen guys shirtless all the time was eventually set to explode with the yaoi and pairing possibilities.

If anything, this series is proof that leaving things to a fujoshi’s imagination can be a very powerful thing.

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Great work by http://sarafabrizi.deviantart.com

Yes, in fact this can be even more powerful than the Moe movement that started with Lucky Star and Haruhi Suzumiya.

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Fujoshi controversy: fighting against sexism and misogyny

Fujoshi in Japanese means ‘rotten woman’ or ‘rotten merchandise’.

Just like ‘otaku’, which can be translated to ‘never gets out of home’, these were initially pejorative terms that referred to people who had hobbies or interests that were non conventional, that were out of society’s traditional, heteronormative and patriarchal expectations.

However, as you know, these are used commonly today and fellow anime and manga fans take pride in it, especially yaoi, shonen-ai and Boys Love (BL) fans, fujoshi for girls and fudanshi for boys.

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The latest news had the Jinjiang Literature City and  Hongxiu sites being shut down by the police as part of their Cleaning the Web 2014 campaign back on April.

“In the most recent purge, more than 100 websites in China carrying content deemed pornographic and closed thousands of accounts on social media sites in a renewed attempt to censor the internet.

China’s Yaoi fans often share fiction online on smartphones and iPads, and discuss it on web forums, giving feedback to the writers.

Lu, a 28-year-old woman working in a state-owned enterprise said many internet users have demonized Jinjiang Literature City but that this is unfair. She says that these writers are representative of her demographic.

Founded in 1999 in Fujian province’s Jinjiang, Jinjiang Literature City has developed into the world’s largest female literature base, having cultivated lots of loyal and enthusiastic readers, including many well-educated women.”

 http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140429000034&cid=1504

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Naruto Shippuden anime August 2014 schedule

Naruto Shippuden anime August schedule

Sasuke has learned the truth on the Uchiha clan and the foundation of Konoha from the words of Hashirama himself. What will he do? Will he follow his path of hatred? Will there be a break in episodes this month?

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“Naruto…”

Episode 371 “Hole” (風穴) August 7, 2014

Episode 372 “Something to Fill the Hole” (埋めるもの) August 14, 2014

Episode 373 “Team Seven, Assemble!!” (第七班、集結!!) August 21, 2014

Episode 374 “The New Three-Way Deadlock” (新たなる三竦み) August 28, 2014

Lately there have been rumors that the manga would end this year, but it seems unlikely.

As for the anime, trust me that they will milk this for everything that is worth.

There are lot of expectations  with the latest Naruto Shippuden movie, titled ‘The Last, which seemingly will take place after the war.

We will see a more adult Naruto, facing an ultimate threat. Will there be Naruhina? Or will they feature more of the relationship with Sasuke?

 

Best anime gifs: a retro moment

You would think that animated Gifs are a thing of the past, and nothing farther from the truth, as sites like Tumblr, Twitter, Vine, among others, have  created a resurgence of them as a quick way to convey something, a message, meme or moment that otherwise would be more complicated to present it in video or in its original form.

The most common you will find are from Haruhi Suzumiya, Sailor Moon, and Lucky Star, but of course you can always find the most memorable moments of your favorite series.

Of course, the funnier the anime, the more gifs it will have.

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However, you can find plenty of badas action Bleach gifs.
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There will be two Attack on Titan films slated for summer 2015!

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No, this is not the official poster, but it looks awesome enough!

Maybe the boom isn’t as high as it was months ago, but director Shinji Higuchi confirmed today that the project will consist of two Attack on Titan films that will premiere in 2015.

The movies are currently filming across Japan including on Hashima Island in Nagasaki Prefecture.

According to ANN, Higuchi stated that, with the supervision of Attack on Titan manga creator Hajime Isayama, the story will be based on the world and characters of the manga, while incorporating new characters and new formidable enemies.

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Boys Love /yaoi manga and novels recommendations for July 2014

Boys Love manga and novels for July 2014

Sandra from JapanReviewer features a series of boys love manga or manhwa from South Korea in her articles that are true jewels to be discovered, however, not all are exactly yaoi stories but rather shonen-ai. However, there is a growing diversity in the narrative and subjects at hand:

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Tamer titles like Boy Princess by Seyoung Kim are aimed at ages 13+, Roureville by E. Hae is aimed at ages 16+ while Let Dai by Sooyeon Won is aimed at age 16+ as well. In stark contrast, U Don’t Know Me by Rakun has a Parental Advisory notice and is aimed at those readers who are 18 or over. And it’s not hard to see why when there are intense sex scenes and nudity in places.

 

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Naruto movie 2014 will premiere on December 6

News on Naruto movie 2014

narutomovie Naruto movie 2014 will premiere on December 6Titled tentatively ‘The Last’, the most recent Naruto movie has its author, Masashi Kishimoto in charge of the original story, the character designs, and as chief story supervisor.

This is very interesting as in the designs Naruto looks more adult, with his hair cut shorter and a very toned body.

The teaser trailer will be aired on July 31st so we will finally be able to see more details.

The movie is part of the “Naruto Shin Jidai Kaimaku Project” (Naruto‘s New Era Opening Project), which marks the manga’s 15th anniversary.

Wow, this sounds great, it’s very likely that we will see a second timeskip after the war?

There was a crazy rumor floating around that Naruto manga would end in October, but this was due to a mistranslation, it refers more to the end of the war or the end of this fight that has been going on for quite a while. If anything, my guess is that the manga could end next year, but only Kishimoto and Shueisha have the last word.