Hey folks, how've ya been? Hope you enjoyed the holidays as much as I did. New Year's was same old same old but great partying as always. So, w/ the holidays in tow and school going back in session last week, i've totally fell off the anime radar, but then again, my interests in almost all the new anime have dropped anyways :P. I've been catching up on my gaming and movie news radar. Anyways, to make my first post of 2007, i will make it a 'stuff post'. Most of the items were packages when i came back, namely the mangas and dvds. Mangas are JPN tanks, the titles are Change 123 1-3 (be gettin' vol.4 soon), Ukigumo Momojinden 2-3 (got vol.1 not too long ago shown in my 2nd previous post), Kirameki Project vol.2, Fighting Spirit vol.15 and Police Story R1 (cuz I'm a HUGE HK fighting movie fanatic and i only owned this on VCD and uncut/uncensored/extended Beta ^_^). Oh yeah, not gettin' Champion Road yet, even though I saw the TV special over a year ago. As good as it is w/ koichi yamadera and his tsubame gaeishi, it doesn't really have that much replay value for me right now. Though the fight is awesome and parts of Sendo vs. Ippo's fight is re-animated in the beginning. Plus after watching this, it made me want more. Thank goodness for the original mangas. Anyways, other stuff include a PSP and Tekken DR in which my girlfriend got me for Christmas ^^ (i think i'm getting a DS soon too), so on Boxing Day I got me some 2 GIG mem sticks for 50 bucks CDN a piece. Lastly, there's the Street Fighter II issue 6A & B, which ends the first arc of the Street Fighter II comic. Rest of the stuff i got for Christmas is the same old clothes, money and junk. I did get a new bookshelf and a sweet ass stereo for my car. Boxing day was meh, aside from the memory sticks, just some other DVDs and a few PS2 games that were going for 10 bucks.
So yeah, as mentioned in my 2nd previous post, UDON announced the license of the Street Fighter Zero/Alpha manga and Sakura Ganbaru by Masahiko Nakahira (fyi, creator of Evil Ryu and Karin Kanzuki). I said I hope they would get the rare Ryu Final manga and issue 6 of the SF2 comic confirms it BABY!! They're also releasing Masaomi Kanzaki's Street Fighter II manga which was once released by Malibu comics in total raped form. It was also never released fully. Expect Street Fighter Zero/Alpha vol.1 at the end of April/Beginning of May 2007. Each month there will be a new Street Fighter manga to keep your SF fighting fix. Can't wait, meanwhile, drool at the confirmation and my HK version of Street Fighter Zero vol.1 in which i got over 10 years ago!!!!
Hope y'all had a Happy New Year!
Jan 10 7:40 AM edit:
Juss some Famitsu & Dengeiki PS scores as i haven't done it in a while and don't think i got a post planned:
Shining Force Ikusa (PS2, Sega): 9 / 9 / 8 / 9 - (35/40)
Excite Truck (Wii, Nintendo): 8 / 8 / 7 / 8 - (31/40)
Bionicle Heroes (PS2, EA): 6 / 6 / 6 / 5 - (23/40)
.hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Aruku Youna Hayasa de (PS2, Bandai Namco): 8 / 7 / 8 / 8 - (31/40)
Dragon Shadow Spell (PS2, Flight-Plan): 8 / 8 / 8 / 8 - (32/40)
Meitantei Evangelion (PS2, Broccoli): 6 / 6 / 6 / 4 - (22/40)
The Sims 2: Pets (PSP, EA): 6 / 6 / 5 / 5 - (22/40)
FIFA 07 (PSP, EA): 7 / 7 / 7 / 7 - (28/40)
M.A.C.H. Modified Air Combat Heroes (PSP, Vivendi): 8 / 7 / 8 / 7 - (30/40)
Sekaiju no Meikyuu (NDS, Atlus): 8 / 8 / 8 / 8 - (32/40)
Ochaken no Heya DS 2 (NDS, MTO): 8 / 7 / 6 / 7 - (28/40)
Kaitou Wario the Seven (NDS, Nintendo): 8 / 7 / 7 / 7 - (29/40)
NBA 07 (PS3, Sony): 75 /80 / 75 / 70
Shining Force Ikusa (PS2, Sega): 85 / 90 / 90 / 85
.hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Aruku Youna Hayasa de (PS2, Bandai Namco): 75 / 85 / 90 / 75
Dragon Shadow Spell (PS2, Flight-Plan): 75 / 75 / 70 / 75
The Sims 2: Pets (PSP, EA): 70 / 70 / 65 / 65
Jeux France has also posted some shots of FFXIII and FFXIII VS.