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Place Promised to Get a Budget DVD Release in Japan

Priced at 2800 Yen, the budget DVD release of the 4 year old "The Place Promised in Our Early Days" is due in Japan on June 18th next week. It will contain both the English and Russian dub of the movie for Japanese fans to enjoy. Shinkai also writes he's happy his movie has sold over 70,000 copies in Japan and that it's made its way into 30...


A Peek Inside the FFVII On the Way to a Smile and Beast Player Erin Novels

Looks like I didn't have to wait long for my novels after all... Look what the postman dropped off this morning. EMS is expensive but you have to admit it really is quick - Quicker than air mail. Dispatched from HMV Japan and arrives in the UK the next day. I knew FFVII On the Way to a Smile is in hardback but, I didn't know the Beast Player Erin...


Fragile Farewell Ruins of the Moon Review

Part of the prologue to Fragile Farewell Ruins of the Moon at the official website is, "Why am I all alone?" is indeed true of the "survival" adventure game as Seto meets and parts with various characters through Tri-crescendo's latest game. Seto has been living with an old man in an observatory amongst the ruins but he has recently...


Canon Powershot SX200 IS Review, Wide Angle Compact

Decided to upgrade to a better compact after browsing around during my trip to HK and wanted a model that could record HD video. Originally I had considered the high end Panasonic Lumix LX3 that Danny Choo's using for its large 1/1.6" sensor (most compacts have a 1/2.3") which gives better dynamic range in photos closer to that of DSLRs...


Evangelion 1.11 Movie, Small Changes and Additions

An increment in the first decimal place in computer software version numbers usually mean a large number of changes have been made, few being significant new features but not enough to give the original design a complete overhaul. In this case, I don't think it's true of Gainax's Blu-ray release of Evangelion 1.11 (also available on...


FFVII On the Way to a Smile Novel Out of Stock

Decided to put in an order for the Beast Player Erin and FFVII On the Way to a Smile novels since I couldn't get them while I was in HK but, it looks like I'm going to have to wait a while because Square-Enix is currently out of print so I will probably get a second batch copy like I did with Makoto Shinkai's 5cm novel. Oh well, at least HMV Japan...


Muramasa The Demon Blade Review

Muramasa The Demon Blade (Oboro Muramasa in Japan) is set in the Genroku Era towards the end of the 17th century and has two intertwining story lines, unfolding differently depending on who you choose, namely either a princess named Momohime or a runaway ninja named Kisuke. Both features the powerful self-repairing Demon Blades...


Makoto Shinkai Moves Back to Tokyo

It's been a while since we heard Shinkai mention anything about his new piece of work. After taking a detour and spending some time in Greece before returning to his home in Nagano, he wrote yesterday (or technically the day before) that he has moved to a new apartment in Tokyo, Shinjuku. He gets pretty tired out just thinking about all...


7th Heaven Spotted in Town

Phew! It's been so hot and sunny the past few days here, almost rivalling that of HK! But look what I came across while I was wandering around town - "Seventh Heaven". Never noticed it before because I hardly pass by this part of town but I immediately thought of FFVII when I saw the sign. I doubt we'll find Cloud or Tifa here though because...


FFVII Advent Children Complete Postcard Book

Et voilà! Here is a quick review (or should I say peek?) of the FFVII Advent Children Complete Postcard Book I picked up while I was in HK but, you can also import it from Play Asia. I say quick because there really isn't much to say about it besides being a collection of 24 B6 sized glossy postcards featuring a mix of both old and new CG...