Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Summer in Breif: What's Japan Been Up To?!

Just like Japan to announce the biggest news at the end of summer.
Things have been pretty quiet up until this point, and with the wave of fall coming on, exciting things are happening all over Japan and in the world of anime.

Let's take a look at the most recent and biggest news item to come out of Japan.

Yesterday, for the second time in two years, a Prime Minister of Japan has chosen to step down from their position before the end of their term.

Immediately, it appears that the trusted choice for PM and well-known otaku supporter, Taro "Rozen" Aso will step up as candidate for the Ministry. Aso is known by his love of manga and his often controversial remarks on foreigners.

As you may well know, former Shinzo Abe stepped down just last year, followed by his successor Yasuo Fukuda, two days ago. Read more here.

In other news, PC Advisor reports that several prominent manga licenses will begin selling digital copies of manga which will be readable to a Wii gaming system.
Wii users must have an internet connection to receive titles, which are only available in Japan as of yet.

The hope is that these titles will soon be available in handheld systems, at it looks as if the DS is the next target for this system.

Wii and Fujifilm recently added a photo-viewing/developing channel in further efforts to make the Wii system highly useful. Check that out here.
Thanks, to Kami for that last bit of news.

What? Who's this? Why it's live-action Son Goku! Or so this Spanish entertainment site says.

Not quite sure of the angle their going with on this one...

As for anime reviews of the season?
I didn't have time to watch hardly any of them!

Macross F, Allison to Lilia, and Tower of Druaga were the series I intended to watch. I'm lucky if I made it to episode five on any of them. Still mostly good so far, if even TToD leaves a sour feeling after viewing.

Happy fall, Pockers!
Expect to be seeing Kip around a lot more with summer coming to a close.

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