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December 16, 2012

How do you acquire your anime?

Continuing on my tradition of asking questions about anime to the 'Anime Community' on Google+, yesterday's question was: How do you acquire your anime? The given options are as follows:

A. Buy it
B. Stream from website
C. Download directly from file-sharing websites
D. Torrent
E. From friends

I wasn't expecting much contribution to such a question but some people were game enough to share their thoughts with the community. Most people chose option D and a few others chose all of the options. Considering that there weren't enough responses to actually make a relatively accurate conclusion, I would say most people would either stream anime online or download anime via torrents.

How do you acquire your anime?

Studio Ghibli to release two movies simultaneously in 2013


On December 13th, Studio Ghibli announced that they would release two movies ”Kaze Tachinu“, which is directed by Miyazaki Hayao, and “Kaguya-hime no Monogatari“, directed by Takahata Isao, simultaneously.

It’s been the first time in 25 years that director Miyazaki and director Takahata’s works have been released at the same time since “Tonari no Totoro“ (“My Neighbor Totoro”) and “Hotaru no Haka“ (“Grave of the Fireflies”) were released as a double-feature movie back in 1988. Moreover, this will be the first time for Studio Ghibli to release two movies on the same day separately.

“Kaze Tachinu” is based on Miyazaki’s manga, which was serialized in the magazine “Monthly Model Graphix“, and it features the life of Horikoshi Jiro, the chief engineer of the Zero fighter plane. Hisaishi Joe is in charge of the music, and for its theme song, Studio Ghibli’s producerSuzuki Toshio made a public offer to singer Matsutoya Yumi when they attended the talk event for the release of “Majo no Takkyubin“ (“Kiki’s Delivery Service”) and “Omohide Poroporo“ (“Only Yesterday”) on Blu-ray discs.

On the other hand, “Kaguya-hime no Monogatari” will be the first work in 14 years for Takahata since “Hohokekyo Tonari no Yamada-kun“ (“My Neighbors the Yamadas”). Reportedly, Takahata started working on it since in 2005. It will be based on “Taketori Monogatari“, which is considered the oldest existing Japanese narrative, and Takahata is in charge of the original scheme as well as the scenario. Sakaguchi Riko, who is known for TV drama “Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu”, is also participating in the scenario.

Both “Kaze Tachinu” and “Kaguya-hime no Monogatari” will be released in the summer of 2013.

Source & Image: Cinematodaytokyohive

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade now available on Google Play

Final Fantasy
For those who are looking for a unique new Android gaming experience with familiar characters, Square Enix’s recently released Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade might be just the right choice. If you are used to the full on Final Fantasy experience, this might not be to your liking, but if you’re new to the social gaming platform and the types of games it includes, you will probably enjoy this game.

In Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade, you are working with others. Each player has their own ship, and you can form brigades with other players. Teams can take on bosses and get valuable gear to level up. Work to collect cards featuring Final Fantasy characters, join with your friends to defeat the boss, explore quest areas, and enjoy regular events. Like many other social multiplayer games for Android, this game uses the Mobage social gaming platform.  It is available for free from Google Play.

Currently the English translated version of this game is only available on North America. It’s hard to say when and if it will be available anywhere else.

[via Android Authority]