Ryu’s Musings – Arpeggio of Blue Steel vol 01

Posted on July 16th, 2014 by Ryu Sheng |

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Title: Arpeggio of Blue Steel
Direction: Right to Left
By: Ark Performance
Language: English
Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment
Format: Book
Type: Manga,Series
Genre: Seinen, Adventure

Synopsis:

In the early 21st century, the majority of Earth’s landmass is submerged due to rising sea levels. Enter the Fleet of Fog, a host of sentient alien battleships of unknown origin who easily decimate earth’s naval forces. Humanity is now on the verge of extinction. In the year 2039, the stalwart Captain Chihaya Gunzou and his intrepid crew on the Blue Steel fleet may be humanity’s last chance to fight off the alien invaders. The Blue Steel fleet happens to contain a secret weapon that could turn the tide of war: a mysterious I-401 submarine that can transform into a girl.

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Ryu’s Musings – Jormungand vol1-11 (complete)

Posted on June 19th, 2014 by Ryu Sheng |

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Title: Jormungand
Direction: Right to Left
By: Keitaro Takahashi
Language: English
Publisher: Viz Media
Format: Kindle/Book
Type: Manga,Series
Genre: Seinen, Adventure

Synopsis:

Jonah is a child soldier, born amidst the chaotic conflicts that rage across West Asia, his family lost to a war fuelled by weapons supplied by the so-called Merchants of Death–international arms dealers. Despite Jonah’s hatred of weapons and violence, he employs both extremely well in the service of high-flying arms dealer Koko Hekmatyar and her band of mercenaries. Their journey through the dark underbelly of the world’s arms markets may lead only to damnation, but will Jonah one day make his way back to the light? Only one thing is certain: it’s going to be a long, hard road out of hell…

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Ryu’s Musings – Danganronpa Trigger Happy Havoc (PS Vita)

Posted on March 10th, 2014 by Ryu Sheng |

Title: Danganronpa Trigger Happy  Havoc
ASIN: B00GD1ESMQ
Release Date: 15th February 2014
Language: English/Japanese
Publisher: MIS America
Format: PSN Store/Cartridge
Type: Game, Single Player
Genre: Shounen, Adventure, Visual Novel

Synopsis:

Hope’s Peak Academy is home to Japan’s best and brightest high school students-the beacons of hope for the future. But that hope suddenly dies when Makoto Naegi and his classmates find themselves imprisoned in the school, cut off from the outside world and subject to the whims of a strange, murderous little bear named Monokuma.He pits the students against each other, promising freedom to anyone who can murder a fellow classmate and get away with it. It’s up to you to find out who Monokuma really is, and why you’ve been taken from the world you once knew. But be careful what you wish for-sometimes there’s nothing more deadly than the truth…

Please note that the following post contains spoilers

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Ryu’s Site Review – Animax TV UK

Posted on March 1st, 2014 by Ryu Sheng | 1 Comment

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Animax is one of the largest streaming sites around, rivalling Crunchyroll. For the longest time they were in separate rings though, Crunchy taking the west and Animax the east. Over the past few years however Animax have been spreading westwards, though without much fanfare. The problem they faced was the hold that Crunchyroll has on the anime streaming in the west. Crunchyroll however is heavily focused on America, with Europe being a back hander. this has lead to a lot of disgruntled European fans who would like to support legal avenues of watching anime, but are forced to fan subs because there’s no legal option available.

Yes there are several other anime streaming sites in Europe, but most of those tend to just be re-skinned Crunchyroll, sub licensing for showing in Europe.

Animax, who joined forces with Sony sought to bridge that gap, which they did; sort of.

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Ryu’s Musings – Persona 3 (FES & Portable)

Posted on February 27th, 2014 by Ryu Sheng | 1 Comment

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Title: Persona 3 FES
Language: English
Publisher: Atlus (USA)/ Koei (EU)/ Ghostlight (EU) PSP version
Format: PSN Store
Type: Game, Single Player
Genre: Supernatural, Action J-RPG, Shounen

Synopsis:

Lead a group of high school students with a dangerous extracurricular activity: exploring the mysterious tower Tartarus and fighting the sinister Shadows during the Dark Hour, a frozen span of time imperceptible to all but a select few. However, the end of their quest is no longer the end of the story. Witness for the first time the aftermath of the final battle and the students’ struggle to find meaning in their new lives.

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Ryu’s Musings – Rurouni Kenshin : Limited Edition Steel Edition

Posted on February 19th, 2014 by Ryu Sheng |

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ASIN (Amazon): B00EZQOJBQ
Language: Japanese/English (Subs)
Publisher: Warner Home Video
Format: Blu-Ray
Type: Movie
Genre: shounen, Martial Arts

Synopsis:

Nearly 140 years ago, in the last days of the Shoguns, there was a man known as “Battosai the Killer,” feared as the most powerful assassin. He was faster than a god, stronger than a demon, and had a leading spirit of the Meiji Restoration. In a flash he downs any number of opponents. Once he pulled out his sword, nobody survived against him. As the war ended and the new Meiji era came, Battosai vanished from the world. The only thing that remained was his legend.

10 years later, a man appeared in a world still in disarray. His name is Kenshin Himura, a wanderer who saves people with a back-blade sword that cannot kill. This is Battosai the Killer, who has taken a pledge never to kill again. In order to bring peace to the world so that his loved ones can live safely. Now Kenshin’s battle begins.

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