A Happy Halloween people…..
Another great series from Studio: Productions IG
The first season of this anime repeatly has sold to well enough to rank on the Oricon charts. Dvd Vol.2 sold 7,449 copies in the 1st few weeks, Vol. 3 took in 7,557 copies as well in the 1st few days of release, Vol.5 sold 7,136 copies in its first days. Overall this is in “fact” on the few shows that have been an absoulte hit series wise in Japan through out this year.
The second season of the anime was number one in a poll of Dengeki Online readers as their most anticipated anime series debuting in January 2011. Anime News Network reviewer Carl Kimlinger gave the second season 4.5 out of 5 stars, saying, “This is one the more mature (Mentality wise) and with some comical undertones, series of its type since Lovely Complex, and one the more beautiful since Video Girl Ai-chan. The Japanese fan base has voted this one of the most enjoyable anime for Winter 2011 season during which a poll posted before the season ended recently.
Kimi Ni Todoke Season 2
In the 2nd season of Kimi ni Todoke. Kuronuma Sawako has been targeted by her peers because of a resemblance to the ghost girl from “Ringu” aka “The Ring”, and tagged her with the nickname Sadako. Just wanting to be normal (Oh god forbid she should be accepted for being herself) and having friends that wouldn’t make folly of her, she is drawn to Kazehaya Shouta, the popular guy in her class, whose personality she looks up to more than anything from her. I will say that after christmas here when it does go to Blu-Ray I know whats going on my Dvd shelves after I watch about 12 to 24 times. 😄 I know my oledest will enjoy it as well.
Loving (and Hating) Steve Jobs. I saw this on one of my arches WP’s and had to repost even though I posted about Mr. Jobs passing. I saw 12 posts on there mostly 99% negative. I’m not a big apple fan mind you.
But the man and his mind created a hell of alot of items we used in everyday life in one form or another. I don’t give a rat’s about politics, I find it more of a headache more than anything else, technology is one of my finer interests and I for one will miss this person for what he has contributed to the world and my condolences to his family and friends at his passing. It seems we have a number of people passing this week.
I will leave it at that and leave you with this food for thought…..
So live your life so the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their views, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and of service to your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a stranger if in a lonely place. Show respect to all people, but grovel to none. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
Touch not the poisonous firewater that makes wise ones turn to fools and robs them of their visions. When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.
Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur and inventor. He was co-founder, chairman, and former chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, following the acquisition of Pixar by Disney. He was credited in Toy Story (1995) as an executive producer.
In the late 1970s, Jobs, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula, and others, designed, developed, and marketed one of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers, the Apple II series. In the early 1980s, Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of Xerox PARC’s mouse-driven graphical user interface, which led to the creation of the Macintosh. After losing a power struggle with the board of directors in 1985, Jobs resigned from Apple and founded NeXT, a computer platform development company specializing in the higher-education and business markets.
Apple’s subsequent 1996 buyout of NeXT brought Jobs back to the company he co-founded, and he served as its CEO from 1997 until 2011. In 1986, he acquired the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm Ltd which was spun off as Pixar Animation Studios. He remained CEO and majority shareholder at 50.1% until its acquisition by The Walt Disney company in 2006. Consequently Jobs became Disney’s largest individual shareholder at 7% and a member of Disney’s Board of Directors.