Narutimate Accel 2!

September 3, 2007

I downloaded Narutimate Accel a bit ago, but I haven’t burned it yet and so I haven’t played it…but it looked really cool, and when it first came out I really really wanted to buy it~
Now, Narutimate Accel 2 is coming out~
Kyaaaa~ I can’t wait~
Seriously, after retreat I’m gonna log onto NarutoFan again, I need to keep up with the latest news~

Here’s the magazine scan, courtesy of

Looks like there’s going to be 62 people in the game~ all the pre-skip ninja, and a few of the post-skip characters that we’ve seen so far~
I’d say this looks like a great game~

(lol I would post more and put some more effort into this but my roommate at Nobles wants to go to bed)


Bleach games coming out in the US

August 27, 2007

So I finally got my copy of the October issue of Shounen Jump today. I still have yet to figure out why the hell they come so early; it would make so much more sense if it was the September issue. But whatever…
The first thing that caught my eye was the fact that there’s SO MUCH DRAGONBALL Z THIS ISSUE. DDDDDDDDDD:
But anyway.
Then I flipped open the magazine, stared at the ad for Naruto: Rise of a Ninja for a few minutes (why oh why do I not have an Xbox 360), then flipped past it, and something else immediately caught my eye.

Flaming Hot DVD
Comin’ at you next month is Vol. 3 of The Prince of Tennis Box Set! Ryoma and his teammates at Seigaku Academy are now competing at the Metropolitan Tournament, and their “golden pair” in doubles is forced to resort to an unusual formation. Contains episodes 27-38. Special features include: original Japanese trailers and original Japanese opening and ending credits!

So I’m gonna break this down a bit, I guess…
“Flaming Hot DVD!-” (you mean they actually care about Prince of Tennis?) “Comin’ at you next month-” (ok, I squee-d for a second before realizing that they meant October; it’s still August so I thought they meant September) “-is Vol. 3 of The Prince of Tennis Box Set!-” (already? didn’t the second one just come out? speaking of which, it STILL HASN’T ARRIVED. D:) “-Ryoma and his teammates at Seigaku Academy-” (ok, this line is fail. Seigaku is short for Seishun Gakuen, which basically is Seishun Academy or w/e. Seigaku is a team nickname. Seigaku Academy makes no sense. It’s like…my school is Noble & Greenough School; the nickname is Nobles, but we don’t call it “Nobles School”, that makes no sense) “-are now competing at the Metropolitan Tournament-” (to be honest, I stopped there to take a minute to figure out what the hell they were referring to, cause there’s no “Metropolitan Tournament”. The Prefecturals?) “-and their “golden pair”-” (no, no quotation marks. Golden Pair.) “-in doubles-” (no duh. what, do they think that people think a pair could be in singles?) “-is forced to resort to an unusual formation.-” (the Australian Formation? It’s unusual, but I wouldn’t really say they were “forced to resort” to it…) “-Contains episodes 27-38.-” (St. Rudolph arc, right?) “-Special features include: original Japanese trailers and original Japanese opening and ending credits!” (NO. NO. NO. The original OP/ED shouldn’t be “special features”. If they’re going to brag on the cover about the episodes being “uncut”, the OP/ED should be fully intact! WTF~ Especially because they use the original opening and ending for Naruto boxed sets…I wouldn’t mind as much (well I’d still hate it, cause the American PoT OP/ED are crap, but…) if they didn’t say on the box “UNCUT”. They say it’s “uncut”, but it’s not- it’s the exact same thing you see on Toonami/Toonami Jetstream- the American OP/ED, and the American title screen. Seriously, wtf? I was really hoping they’d use the original OP/ED…I wanna see Driving Myself and KEEP YOUR STYLE. DDDDD:)
Lolz, I needed something to rant over, and this was perfect. =D The English version of the anime is crap, and the manga’s not too good either.

I totally freaked out on one of the Bleach pages. For two reasons. The first being…
and a DS game that I’ve never heard of before.
I’ve actually really wanted to play the Wii game for a while, but I don’t think there’s a Freeloader for the Wii. This is great~ I’m really surprised though, it’s way farther than the American anime is. Not that I’m complaining or anything.
The second thing is that they had a thing at the bottom of the page going all “SOUL REAPER ALL POINTS BULLETIN”. It was a fake “warning note” or something. Pretty lame, but then…
Wowwwww, the English manga is pretty close to where the Japanese manga is~

And then way later on in the magazine, they decided to make an announcement…
I think it’s a good decision. Bleach is one of the top 3 Jump manga in Japan, and I’m so glad they’re putting it in the magazine. I think they’re starting from the Arrancar arc, so…

So now the only thing left that would make me uber happy would be if they put PoT in the magazine. 100% never gonna happen though. I always thought it was really popular in Japan, but it seems like it’s been near the bottom of the Jump ToC lately. And it’s not popular in America at all, so I’m not gonna get my hopes up.

By the way, I noticed something slightly amusing when I was putting away some of my manga the other day.
On the inside cover for Bleach volume 1, there was an ad for other Shounen Jump manga. The main one they were advertising…was Prince of Tennis volume 13.
So…well, both series have 20 volumes at the moment in America. Does that mean that in the time it took for Bleach to release 20 volumes, Prince of Tennis only released 7?
*goes off to ponder this thought*

So I know I said I wouldn’t order through Amazon again after what happened last time, but…

August 10, 2007

…they had Oshitari’s Valentine Kiss single, and I just couldn’t resist. xD Considering the only version still available on Yesasia is Sanada’s, and none are still available on CD Japan…I basically jumped at the chance to get Oshitari’s. xD
I’m not technically ordering from Amazon anyway, just through it…for every item in my cart, I’m using the “buy used & new” option so it’s not actually coming from Amazon. It’s way cheaper this way too. xD
So this is exactly what I’m getting:
Aozu (Echizen Ryoma, Fuji Shuusuke, Tezuka Kunimitsu, Ooishi Shuuichirou) – Kakaeta Kiseki (Prince of Tennis National Tournament OVA 2nd opening)
Ao to Bin to Kan (Atobe Keigo, Sanada Genichirou, Oshitari Yuushi, Kikumaru Eiji, Sengoku Kiyosumi, Fuji Shuusuke, Kirihara Akaya, Echizen Ryoma) – Gather
(Echizen Ryoma, Tezuka Kunimitsu, Atobe Keigo, Sanada Genichirou) – Flower -Saki Midareshi Hana- (Prince of Tennis National Tournament OVA 1st opening)
Kikumaru Eiji – ONE
Oshitari Yuushi – Valentine Kiss
Prince of Tennis Box Set 2

After I get Kakaeta Kiseki and Flower, the only seiyuu OP/ED songs left to get are Fujori (by Hyoutei Eternity; the second OVA ending) and Thank You!! (by Cap to Bin; the third OVA ending)…
ONE is by Eiji, which means I HAVE to get it, which means that all that’s left for my Eiji solo collection is his album Hello! and his Best of Seigaku single, Tsubasa ni Natte. But neither of those are limited releases, so I think I’m gonna put those off for now while I go through and get some limited stuff.
As for why I bought Gather…well, it’s the JUNIOR SENBATSU TEAM of course. xD Fuck the fact that that was all filler, it has EIJI in it (which made me UBER UBER HAPPY when they added Eiji to the team because I didn’t think Eiji would make it on the team in a million years) and it has KIRIHARA in it (well, it’s not Kirihara I care about, it’s his seiyuu Morikubo Shoutaro who is AMAZING) and having both of them in the SAME SONG is uber uber amazing. WHICH IS WHY I NEED TO FIND DOWNLOADS OF EVERYTHING RELEASED BY THE DUO HEART-BEAT BECAUSE IT’S BOTH OF THEIR SEIYUU. *dies* (even though Eiji’s seiyuu sounds nothing like Eiji when he’s not actually trying to sing as Eiji.) I really like the song anyway. xD
And last but not least, Valentine Kiss. Hmm, I wonder if anyone out there in the j-pop blogosphere knows about the ’80’s song Valentine Kiss by some member of Onyanko Club? I hadn’t heard of it until recently, when I was looking at the Lucky Star Wikipedia page to see the list of endings and on the talk page someone mentioned something about Valentine Kiss (one of the endings) being used as a Prince of Tennis song. That immediately got me interested, so I looked it up. Turns out, the song has been covered by 5 different Prince of Tennis seiyuu on 7 different releases. On Valentine’s Day 2004, Atobe released a single containing a cover of Valentine Kiss. In 2005, it was Oshitari who released the Valentine Kiss single. In 2006, they both released Valentine Kiss singles…I haven’t listened to them all yet, I don’t know if they were re-releases or actually sung differently or whatever. In 2007, it was Sanada from Rikkaidai who released a Valentine Kiss single. Also, Shishido sung a cover of it as a bonus track on his album, and Ooishi did the same for his album.
The version on Amazon is Oshitari’s 2006 version…the only other version I found was Sanada’s, which I can still get on Yesasia so I’ll grab it later.
Oh, and then I guess there’s the 2nd PoT box set. I need to watch the dub. I haven’t watched it since they took it off the air back in June…I wanna start from the beginning and I don’t think you can do that on Toonami Jetstream. To be honest, from what I remember of the dub, it absolutely sucked, but whatever. Really, if I can handle Dub Piece I can handle this. I think.

I noticed the lack of non-PoT stuff in this, and I swear I’ll make it up next order, which at the moment I think will consist of…Arashi’s latest album Time, Morning Musume’s SEXY 8 BEAT (limited edition of course), and Morning Musume’s 7.5 Fuyu Fuyu Morning Musume Mini or w/e it’s called (limited edition for that too). Probably Manatsu no Megane’s, by Megane’s (I don’t even know how to make “Megane’s” possessive, I seriously doubt it’d be “Megane’s’s”) and Cap to Bin’s Thank You!! too (I would actually get those in this order, but there aren’t any “buy used & new” options for either single and I don’t quite trust Amazon with import CDs anymore), and if I have the money maybe the Ongaku Gatas single. The limited edition probably, because I like the cover a lot better. xD
But that’ll have to wait until later.
(or I might buy the 3rd PoT OVA DVD. I just got waaaaayyy too tempted to get it when I found it on CD Japan while looking for the Tenimyu DVDs…I mean, it’s Eiji, and Golden Pair angst, not to mention it’s the OVA series so the animation quality is great and everything…)

Anyway, I’m heading off to Cape Cod tomorrow morning (against my will) for a week with no TV and no internet, but I’m bringing the PS2 down along with a couple of *coughcoughillegallydownloadedcoughcough* Tenipuri games (I have Doki Doki Survival Secret, Doki Doki Survival Mystic, Gakuensai no Oujisama, and Smash Hit! 2- the first three being dating sims and the last being just a tennis game) and Narutimate Accel to hopefully keep me busy. (lolz, for the record I just recently found out you can download PS2 games and burn them onto DVDs, and I’ve kinda been abusing that power I guess…) That in addition to summer reading and a couple of episodes of Shippuuden plus about 8 episodes of Bleach plus all of Gintama plus all of Lucky Star…well, I don’t think I’ll be too bored while hanging out in the cottage. xD

I really was expecting to scan and upload the CDs from my most recent order, but my mom’s computer wasn’t hooked up to the scanner and every time I remember to ask her, she’s not in the house. >____< And now I don’t have enough time…sorry, I’ll get those up as soon as I get back~

On a total side note, there’s no Jump this week. Which makes me UBER UBER SAD because I wanted to at the very least find out who’s playing doubles 2 before I get sent off to Cape Cod and cut off from the world for a week. T________T

The Naruto Xbox 360 game will have a Japanese voice track?

June 5, 2007

NarutoFan says…
“In a revolutionary move, it has been announced that the upcoming Xbox 360 exclusive Naruto: Rise of a Ninja game will, according to Microsoft, feature both the North American voice actors, and also the Japanese voices with subtitles for those who prefer to stay true to the original series. Naruto: Rise of a Ninja will let gamers experience Naruto from the series’ beginning (and presumably to where the American anime series is now) and re-live Naruto’s transformation from noisy ninja-academy dropout to respected ninja. “
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This makes me oh-so-very-happy.
Finally I can have a game in Japanese…and actually understand what they’re saying! xDDDDD
I have a lot of other Naruto games. The first two Ninja Council games, Clash of Ninja 2, Gekitou Ninja Taisen 4, Ultimate Ninja, Narutimate Hero 3, Uzumaki Chronicles…
But none of the English games offer a Japanese voice track. And none of the Japanese games have subtitles (lol, obviously) which means I can’t understand most of it. Which is why I’m uber stuck on Narutimate Hero 3 RPG mode because I can’t understand WHAT THE FUCK TSUNADE’S SAYING. DDDDDD:

So my point is, none of the people who translate the games and everything have kept in the Japanese voice track. Which is why I find it kinda funny (in a good way) that the first game to have a Japanese voice track is also…the first Naruto game that was made for America only. xDDDD
I wasn’t sure if this game was ever going to actually be released in Japan. Considering Japan is on Shippuuden and this game is pre-timeskip…I didn’t think so. But if they’re recording a Japanese voice track, then maybe it will be…I mean, why else record the Japanese voice track? I’d be pretty surprised if it turned out they were just doing it for the sub fans…
So maybe they’ll keep the original voice track for games in the future? I mean like actual Japanese games, not the American games. I mean, some people would consider me a sub elitist for saying this, but I’m not looking forward to the American-only games that much. =/ I’d much rather prefer translated versions of the Japanese games. Though it doesn’t seem like that’ll be happening in the future…they’re already making a Wii game (that I hear is going to be a lot like Gekitou Ninja Taisen EX…but pre-skip. sounds like a rip-off to me. =/), and then there’s this Xbox 360 game…I have a feeling they’re going to stop dubbing the Ultimate Ninja series in favor of making a PS3 game. =/ They seem to prefer making next-gen games now…which sucks for people like me who don’t own any next-gen consoles cause they’re too expensive.
Which is why I can’t WAIT to learn enough Japanese to understand the Japanese games. 8D Narutimate Accel, HERE I COME~~~!!!