off-topic Software

Notecentric Launch!


Okay, so this is totally off-topic, but I want as many people as possible to read this. I just finished launching my new web app called Notecentric. It’s a note-taking application that’s online. So you can take class notes and access them wherever there’s internet access.

There’s more info at the official development blog, or you can skip that and just try out Notecentric.

Also, if you like Notecentric, please digg it.

Manga Review

Yoki Koto Kiku – Manga Review

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Yoki Koto Kiku is a fairly new manga by the one and only Koge-Donbo. Koge-Donbo’s work is usually known for being super saccharine sweet. She did Di Gi Charat and Pita Ten, which are both totally awesome. Yoki Koto Kiku is somewhat of a departure for Koge-Donbo, but only a slight one.

Anime DVD Review

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Vol. 1 – Anime DVD Review

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As part of my “review more American Anime Time stuff” campaign, I contacted some companies and asked if they could send me anything to review. Super Techno Arts was kind enough to send a copy of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Vol. 1.

Coincidentally, back in the Playstation (1) days there was a fighting game called “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure” that I used to have. I don’t really remember it that well, but it seemed pretty cool. Apparently the game was based on the same manga that this anime was based on.

Anime First Impressions

Kemono Zume – Anime First Impressions

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The uber-high definition raw of Kemono Zume was released recently, and I had a chance to check it out. In my Summer 2006 anime preview, I figured this anime would resemble Blood+. My predictions been totally off this season…

Anime First Impressions

Flag – Anime First Impressions

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Flag was actually one of the first anime to air for the Summer season. I didn’t see a raw until a while back, and the first episode just got subbed a few days ago. I really didn’t think much of the anime, but I only had a picture to base that opinion on (irony!).

Anime First Impressions

Hanoka – Anime First Impressions

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I got super psyched when I saw a bunch of new anime listed on Anidb for August. They’re mostly OVAs, but one extra TV series was added along with Kemono Zume. Seeing the art for Hanoka got me psyched! The psychitude only lasted until I actually started watching the anime, though…

Anime Anime Nano

Anime Nano Podcast – 4 Down, X To Go!


The Anime Nano gang and I just finished our 4th podcast! This one went pretty smoothly, I thought, and it lasted really long. Like twice as long as our previous record! Hinano was absent, but Problematic reluctantly took her place. She did a good job, even if she says she didn’t.

Manga Review

School Rumble Vol. 1 – Manga Review

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I wrote earlier about the differences between the School Rumble manga in both Japanese and English. Well, I finally finished the first volume after about two months! It wasn’t like I was in a real rush…

As I explained before, I took a unique approach to reading School Rumble. Basically, I took the Japanese language manga, tried reading it, and whenever I got stuck on something I used the English version to figure out what it said. I also used the English version to confirm stuff that I thought I understood.

I only had the patience to read about one chapter every day, and I didn’t read every day. This is the reason why it took me so long. Sure, I could’ve just read the English version in an hour, but what’s the fun in that? I learned a few kanji and vocab words, so I’d say it was worth it.

Anime First Impressions

Night Head Genesis – Anime First Impressions

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Night Head Genesis wins the funny engrish name anime award this season, closely edging out Coyote Ragtime Show. So what the heck is this anime about? Brothers. Psychic brothers.