Anime Manga

Ah! My Goddess 2: Free Anime Download + Free Manga Day


Continuing with the anime downloading theme from yesterday’s Death Note announcement, it looks like the first episode of Ah! My Goddess (well, the second season) is available at IGN. I haven’t seen the first season (I watched the OVA like 10 years ago), so this episode probably won’t make sense to me. It’s only streaming, which is kind of sad. Oh, and I remember watching some mini-goddess, too. That series was pretty funny, as I recall.

Oh, and speaking of free, tomorrow is Cinco De Mayo. Err… free comic book day! This should probably include some kind of manga as well. I missed it last year, and I have a feeling I will also miss it this year. Because who can be bothered to shop in physical locations when you have


More Death Note Anime Download News


So there’s more details about the Death Note legal abune download thing I wrote about a while back. Apparently Viz will be using Direct2Drive to sell episodes of Death Note. They’ll be subtitled, and you can start downloading them on May 10th.

I hadn’t heard about this Direct2Drive thing before so I checked it out. Apparently they have a bunch of live action shows like 24 and Arrested Development. All episodes are $1.99, so we can probably assume Death Note will be as well. This fits with the price that Funimation anime is going for on iTunes.

It still seems to me that iTunes would be the way to go though, what with the huge user base. Either way, it seems like good news to me. It also reminds me: I should really continue that Legal Anime Downloading service review series that I had started with ADV…

Manga Review

Nodame Cantabile Vol. 2 – Manga Review


Nodame Cantabile Volume 2 introduces two new cliche characters: the gay timpani player and the perverted master conductor. Did I write “cliche?” I meant weird.