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Gree Animal Days Mobile Game Graveyard Review

Gree Animal Days was my all time favorite mobile game. Be warned, before reading this review; the game was shut down several years ago. There are lots of articles available online pointing to why the game failed. But largely, from what I read, the developers over promised and under estimated how difficult it would be to maintain their production schedules for new content and features which ultimately led to them shutting down the game as they could no longer maintain it. There were not many games like Gree Animal Days at the time available in the android or IOS app stores. It was kinda like animal crossing, but it also had breeding, city building, dating sim, and other aspects that made it, in my opinion, more fun than even the newly released Animal Crossing Pocket Camp game (w

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Viz Media Launches New Shojo Manga Series by Meca Tanaka: The Young Master’s Revenge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF THE SHOJO MANGA SERIES THE YOUNG MASTER’S REVENGE   Plans For Revenge Go Awry In This Romantic Comedy From The Creator Of METEOR PRINCE   San Francisco, CA, February 21, 2018 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delivers the print and digital release of THE YOUNG MASTER’S REVENGE on March 6th. The series, by creator Meca Tanaka, is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will be published under the SHOJO BEAT imprint. Meca Tanaka is also the creator of the acclaimed shojo manga series METEOR PRINCE (also published by VIZ Media). Volume 1 of THE YOUNG MASTER’S REVENGE carries a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. The series al...

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Viz Announces Studio Ghibli Secret of Ariettety Artbook

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF THE ART OF THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY   New Hardcover Art Book Edition Features Vivid Illustrations, Concept Sketches, And Interviews From The Beloved Studio Ghibli Film   San Francisco, CA, February 15, 2018 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, expands its renowned Studio Ghibli library with the release of a new hardcover edition of THE ART OF THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY on March 6th.   The vividly illustrated art book will be released exclusively in print with an MSRP of $34.99 U.S. / $46.99 CAN. It features story notes, commentary, and artwork from The Secret World of Arri...

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Pop in Q Anime Movie Review

Title: Pop in Q Length: (approx) 1.5 hours, feature length film. I hear there is a 2nd film in production as well that will finish telling the story. *hint: Keep watching after the credits of the first movie* Genre: Shoujo, Magical Girl, Fantasy, Idol, Musical, Slice of Life, Drama Studio: Toei Annimation Release Date: December, 2016 Score Card: Geeky 1/5 - There is a bit of action later in the film, also some nostalgia to anyone who grew up watching shows like Digimon. But largely, this is pure shoujo aimed at very young girls. Afterall the girls themselves are middleschool students in this film. Sweetie: 5/5 - This anime is utterly adorable!!! The Popin look like Sanrio characters. The girls are young and have round faces and big eyes. The music is catchy. Idol culture

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5 Reasons Why Online Rummy is Soaring High in India

Rummy has come a long way. From being a simple family and club game to an all-time favourite online rummy game, it has gained massive popularity with the introduction of its online version. India has been traditionally known to have ardent lovers of the card games, especially rummy. From time immemorial, people have loved playing rummy with everyone on all occasions on various occasions like festivals, weddings, functions, get-togethers, parties etc. The online version of the game has made it even more interesting and been able to establish a connection which is in tune with the changing times. Rummy is no doubt soaring high in India. When you go exploring the reasons, you’ll understand interesting revelations regarding the preferences in connection with this game. Let’s know more. &

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Imagine: Figure Skater Nintendo DS Retro Videogame Review

With the 2018 Winter Olympics well under way, I've been thinking a lot about games and anime (such as Yuri on Ice which I reviewed here) that showcases the dedication that a skater must possess. I remembered fondly an NDS game from "a few" years ago that I played that allowed you to take on the life of a professional skater, competing in various events, training, dating, and dealing with drama. This game, as it turns out, was Imagine: Figure Skater for the Nintendo DS. The game first came out in 2008 (at least in North America), making it "retro" by my definition (I consider anything greater than 10 years old to be retro.)  I'm thinking about digging out my cartridge and playing it again this weekend. I've also been thinking about rewatching Yuri!! on Ice. First, you might look a

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Lu Over the Wall Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta Full Length Standalone Anime Movie Review

Title: Lu Over the Wall Japanese Title: Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta Genre: Slice of Life, Fantasy Length: (Approximately) 2 hours feature length film (Also after the credits it says that Lu and Seiren will be back in "The Real Lu Dawn Greeting Song") Maybe hinting at a 2nd movie (or TV series?) (or could just be a music video or musical or something else). Though the end seems unfinished and seems Studio: Science Saru and Toho Where to Watch: Gkids Licensed this anime a few weeks ago, and it seems from this page they are trying to generate interest for a US theatrical release. https://www.gkids.com/films/lu-over-the-wall/ Geeky: 2/5 - The animation is odd. Coloring is very "Flat" The faces are not very detailed and the clothing and character designs are a bit simplistic. - I'

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LG Appliances Twin Wash and SideKick System Review

Here's a scenario for you: Your kid comes home from school and tells you at the last minute they need their uniform washed. Or your husband needs his suit for an important meeting, or your friends call and invite you out, but your favorite dress is dirty. You don't have time to wait for a full load of laundry to finish. What do you do? LG has the answer with its new LG Twin Wash and LG Sidekick System.  The LG Twin Wash includes a full size front load washer and works with the LG SideKick smaller pedestal washing machine. You can now wash two loads of laundry at once. The large full size front loading washing machine is designed to tackle heavy loads, while the SideKick pedestal washer right beneath it can quickly handle those last minute "need it now" items. The LG Sidekick is

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Viz Media and Rose City Games Partner to Create Video Games

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   VIZ MEDIA AND ROSE CITY GAMES PARTNER TO LAUNCH A NEW PUBLISHING PROGRAM FOR INDEPENDENT VIDEO GAMES   The First Original Game To Be Published Is The World Next Door Portland, OR, and San Francisco, CA, February 6, 2018 – Rose City Games and VIZ Media announce a partnership to debut original, narrative-driven games. VIZ Media, publisher of popular gaming adaptations for POKÉMON, SPLATOON, THE LEGEND OF ZELDA, HOMESTUCK, MONSTER HUNTER and more, will deepen its robust connection to the gaming world. Rose City Games, a leader in the rapidly-developing indie game scene, will introduce new and diverse voices from the world of indie games to the massive pop culture audience VIZ Media has cultivated since its founding. The first title to be published...

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Takane & Hana Yuki Shiwasu Manga Review

I received volume 1 of Takane & Hana from Viz for free to review here on my blog. Opinions expressed in this review are my own. Note: This review may contain spoilers for volume 1 of the manga. Title: Takane & Hana Mangaka: Yuki Shiwasu Licensed: Viz Release Date:  Dec 20, 2014 - Ongoing (Japan), February 6th, 2018 - Ongoing (USA) Length: 9 volumes (and ongoing) (in Japan) Viz will be releasing volumes bimonthly. Genre: Shoujo, Slice of Life, Romance, Comedy Geeky: 2/5 - No action, but a good dose of comedy could make this one appeal to geeks of any gender. Sweetie: 5/5 - Here we have a love story / slice of life manga with some rather unconventional characters. I enjoy the humor and unique characters. This is not a cookie cutter shoujo manga. O...

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Windaria Anime Movie Review

Title: Windaria Alternative Title: Once Upon a Time Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Action, Adventure Release Date: 1986 (Japan initial release), 1992 (US, (VHS) first US release), 2004 (US re-release (DVD) with title change) Where to Watch: I don't support piracy here, but as a heads up, ALL of the "US Releases" of this film are very severely edited. And YES, that includes even the subtitled versions! I highly recommend that you watch the original Japanese version at least once before passing judgement on this beautiful movie. Of course, I grew up with the VHS in the 90s, and I STILL loved even the heavily edited dubbed version of the film way back then. Last year, I finally got the chance to watch the original Japanese version. A lot of content was cut from the English version, incl

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