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- 01/12/15--08:00: _#MoeMonday 1/12/201...
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- 02/02/15--12:06: _RIP Monty Oum
- 02/08/15--12:49: _Anime Shrine PodCas...
- 02/16/15--14:40: _Anime Shrine PodCas...
- 02/26/15--11:14: _#NetNeutrality: FCC...
- 03/04/15--11:38: _Video Game Graphics...
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- 04/04/15--19:07: _Anime Shrine PodCas...
- 04/19/15--06:31: _We Are Supporting A...
- 04/19/15--14:21: _Our Trip To NYC and...
- 04/20/15--09:55: _April 2015 Anime Fi...
- 04/28/15--09:29: _New Dragon Ball Ser...
- 06/15/15--19:43: _Final Fantasy VII R...
- 01/09/15--11:38: #FanServiceFriday 1/9/2015: Zero from Drakengard 3
- 01/10/15--11:19: Steam Anime Game Sale
- 01/12/15--08:00: #MoeMonday 1/12/2015: Cute Japanese Shrine Maiden by ZiZi
- Fate/Stay Night [Unlimited Blade Works] Rider Nendoroid
- KanColle: Amatsukaze Half-Damage ver. figFIX Figure
- THE IDOLM@STER Shijo Takane Yukata Ver. 1/8th Scale Figure
- Fate/Stay Night: Saber ~Last Episode~ 1/8th Scale [Realta Nua]
- Sword Art Online II: Asuna "The Flash" Idol of the Aincrad Ver.
- Sasara Kusugawa White bunny ver. 1/5th Scale Figure
- 01/16/15--08:32: #FanServiceFriday 1/16/2015: Angela Balzac By Shirabi
- 01/19/15--12:58: #MoeMonday 1/19/2015: "Revelation" By TID
- 01/30/15--09:07: #FanServiceFriday 1/30/2015: Angel Fumi By Kenneos
- 02/02/15--12:06: RIP Monty Oum
- 02/26/15--11:14: #NetNeutrality: FCC Votes In Favor Of Us, Citizens of The Internet
- 04/19/15--06:31: We Are Supporting Artists On Patreon! ^_^
- 04/19/15--14:21: Our Trip To NYC and Channel Frederator
- 04/20/15--09:55: April 2015 Anime Figure Preorders and Anime Figure News
- KILL LA KILL: RYUKO MATOI SENKETSU KISARAGI VER. By Good Smile Company
- DURARARA!! X2: Nendoroid CELTY
- T2 ART GIRLS: VALHELLIO - IRIS HARTLEY (For Collectors 18+ Only)
- and more ^_^
- 04/28/15--09:29: New Dragon Ball Series! Dragon Ball Super
- 06/15/15--19:43: Final Fantasy VII Remake is Real
Here's a game and strong female lead I feel needs much more attention. From the series Drag-on Dragoon 3 (Drakengard 3 outside Japan) is the beautiful, strong, deadly and destructive goddess herself, Zero.
Yet another example of why those who cry "there's not enough strong female leads" are completely wrong. Zero is the main character the player gets to play as and she kills her sister goddesses while stealing their male devotees. Seriously, playing this game and seeing the sisters is like watching more adult versions of our Tenshi-Oni / site mascots.
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In case any of you didn't see it a few days ago, it appears that Steam is giving some love to the anime and anime-inspired games in their store with an Anime Weekend Sale. The sale goes on until Monday (Jan 12th) and if like other Steam sales, it's the kind of thing you should check on daily to see what new discounts pop up.
Damn...there goes any extra holiday money I might have had left.
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For today's #MoeMonday post, may we present this newly done and wonderful cute shrine maiden image. From the pose to the artistic polish, this simply a great pic.
Drawn by the artist, ZiZi. This and other great images by Zizi can be found right here.
A little late with announcing these ^^;; but here's some of the newest anime figure pre-orders we currently have in our store.
For this batch, we see the return of a classic Nendoroid...Rider from Fate/Stay/Night. There's also the adorable Idol Asuna and more ^^
Here's a list of some of the newest figures.
For today's #FanServiceFriday post is a character who's been drawn a bunch lately... the beautiful Angela Balzac from Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled From Paradise.
This particular image is done by Shirabi.
For today's #MoeMonday post, here's a gorgeous and surreal image titled "Revelation" by the pixiv artist: TID.
Check out TID's other work (some are NSFW)
For today's #FanServiceFriday post... we have none other than one of our mascots, and one of the main characters in our (seemingly forever unreleased ^^;;) game, Tenshi-Oni...
...the sexy, cute and strong, Angel Fumi!
This is a brand new image drawn by Kenneos.
We will soon also have some new pixel art of Fumi and her forms as well and I hope more info on the game and it's ongoing production. Now that PikiPop is released, it's time to go back on this project that has tons of code, art and music already a part of it.
If any of you want to draw our mascots and have them featured here... feel free to email us and we will gladly show off your art and site(s)
We are really saddened by the news that Dead Fantasy/RWBY creator Monty Oum has passed :-(...
This past year has been nothing but loss for us personally and now we hear yet another person who inspires us in our creative fields has passed away.
Monty Oum was a person who proved that if you taught yourself and worked hard, you can be successful. It didn't matter what school you came from, or even if you finished school.... what mattered in the end was your love for your craft.
We here at Chuck's Anime Shrine want share our deepest condolences and heartfelt wishes for his family in this time of loss. May he continue to be an inspiration for new and upcoming animators, designers and anime fans alike long after today. I've been around long enough to have seen the entire span of his career and he deserved all success he earned and then some.
It's people like Monty that has kept me an avid anime & animation fan, even as I'm in my 30's now. People like him inspire me to keep improving and to always keep moving forward in this hobby...to not second guess our love for it and what can be accomplished with this love for anime, videogames, programming, voice acting and animation....even if the world around us tries to diminish that love.
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Not anime related directly but something we've been a part of on our blog and site for a long time since this can not only affect your anime viewing, but all of the internet in general.
Today, the FCC officially voted to protect #NetNeutrality by having ISPs and their services be classified under Title II utilities. There's still much to be done but now the ball is in our court for once when it comes to our internet and how important it is for everyone in our daily lives. Users of the internet, many whom popularized it with our anime, video games and yes even the memes.. now forced ISPs to end the Oligopoly of their internet services. This monopoly-like business practice has kept many people away from the internet speeds & pricing that reflect what it should be in 2015 based on current, available technology.. in favor of old hat business practices and good old greed. Not only that, but the ISPs (Comcast in particular) were getting close to closing the internet to only open it to the highest bidder with things such as "fast lanes" and other tolls that shouldn't exist in what should always stay open, low cost and free of Monopolies or Oligopolies. The internet is too important to be some BS, outdated, unavoidable cable/satellite/etc package deal.
For once, after all of the pressure we gave the FCC from both inside and outside the US...they are actually listening to us instead of the corporate lobbyists who are paid to stifle the internet.
Again, let's not put our guard down and there's still much to do, but not since the blocking of SOPA has the people of the internet been able to get our voices heard to prevent a terrible future.
We really are on the cusp of videogame graphics and lighting matching real life. I've been playing games since 1985 and this dream of us gamers and game devs is not too far from being accomplished..and I couldn't be more excited; especially now that these tools are available to any dev, AAA or not. Using the physics & lighting that govern our universe is in the calculations seen in the latest 3D engines... we are becoming masters of light and information.
Next milestone would be to create something in tune to what is in the SAO anime, where this data is streamed to your mind and you live the game or simulation like a dream. For that, we need to be masters of a computer that's had billions of years to evolve...our brains.
To celebrate both #FanServiceFriday and #NationalCleavageDay today, here's an amazing art piece of Gurren Lagann's Yoko Littner by Stanley Artgerm Lau. check out his other work here: http://new.livestream.com/stanleyartgermlau
It's been making the rounds on social media lately for good reasons (other than the obvious two); simply stunning art of your favorite anime and game characters.
Sit back, eat some sexy deviled eggs for this Easter weekend post...but make sure you don't drink the SJW punch, because that shit is poison.
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(Applause are welcomed; jazz hands not required)
For years we here at Chuck's Anime Shrine have been supportive of artists big and small behind our favorite media. We create content online as well and we know how hard it can be to do what we love while the daily struggles of life (mundane/underpaying 9-5 jobs...or lack thereof, etc) can derail the dreams and goals of artists, voice actors, video editors, game devs and other creative people. Like us, many of the artists and content creators out there have a simple dream...to do what we love for a living; making creations that can financially free us from the confines of the average daily life. If you don't come from wealth jobs or personal situations tend to never be what we want to do nor actually accomplish anything beyond running in circles for somebody else's dreams/goals. Thanks to the internet, some crowdfunding services have come up in recent years to help all of us break free from that endless loop; adding to the already established platforms like Newgrounds, Youtube, deviantart, Pixiv and other staples of internet content submission.
From the artists Kenneos and Eefi whom helped build the image of our mascots to other fan artists we try to promote here, we do what we can to show that we are here with you in this quest. (Also want to note that every day that our flagship game, Tenshi-Oni, isn't published... I feel a bit ashamed as I know so many talented music artists have granted us the rights to use their amazing music for free ^^;;)
One of the recent platforms for content creators to come up in recent years is the site, Patreon. Now, I'll admit, in roughly the past year I've been rather critical of crowd funding...moreso how some people have warped these services into some sort of welfare system just for existing and using false victimhood to get said funds. I've seen people use Patreon, GoFundMe and Kickstarter literally saying "help me pay for my bills because I'm 'so-and-so' ...I have nothing to give..but just pay me". Adding insult to injury, the people who tend to do this usually are those who already come from wealth/free-time/opportunity and thus bastardize the main goals of these platforms and the many people who work hard for their fans, whom are grateful that they are at or on their way to reaching that wonderful dream of doing what you want to do for a living.
Anyways...politics and semantics aside, on to why we have this post in the first place...
We are proud to say that we are now officially Patrons to two wonderful artists on Patreon... Zeronis (https://www.patreon.com/Zeronis) and Sakimichan (https://www.patreon.com/sakimichan) ^_^
Please do check out their work. As our anime business rebounds and our own game dev work progresses we will do what we can to add to this list. Sakimichan and Zeronis are rather well known and albeit, rather well funded creators now but they, like many of us started from the ground up and got where they are because of their skill and hard work. They are also very humble and great people who do indeed care about their fans. That's one thing we're liking about Patreon, is that the funding for the creators is based on them actually creating something for their backers/patrons. (Also want to note, outside of Patreon, we are currently commissioning a sprite artist who's working hard on making cool animations of our main mascot Fumi and her forms ^^)
So, what about Chuck's Anime Shrine and Patreon? Well, yes, we do have a Patreon account and we are in the process of building it up correctly for any of you who wish to be our patrons. You can check out our Patreon page here:
Granted, as of the writing of this post, the page is in dire need of editing and some palatable creations on there...pretty much just slapped stuff together initially and learning the platform ^^;; From me being a game dev, video editor, Let's Player, animator, voice actor, web dev and even recently a bit of a music composer to Danielle being an animator with Channel Frederator...we should soon be able to give people a reason to be our patrons. If we can achieve that dream...something we almost had with this anime site a few years prior, it will only mean more content here on the site..more figures in the store, more games (particularly the almost eternally delayed Tenshi-Oni project) and more artists/content creators we will support ^_^. I know for a fact that if I didn't have to work my current, mundane, underpaying 9-5 web-dev "company's computer guy" job that I oddly still have despite the anime figure business...I'd be working so many hours to make this site and our creations be the worth viewing / playing.
(Please note: we will be backing these two artists for at least the next month or two...we will try to do so longer... but due to financial restrictions there might be a future date that we have to pause said backing. Again, the goal will be to add to the list of artists we support)
On Friday we had the honor of meeting our friends over at Channel Frederator / Cartoon Hangover (@channelfred /@) My fiancee Danielle has been a member of their awesome network and for a number of months, I've became friends with Nicky from Cartoon Hangover and particularly when he by chance was stocking up on Nendoroids and other figures for the ToyPizza show ^_^ Danielle and I had the honor of meeting up & having lunch with Nicky, Cade and other wonderful people at the Channel Frederator office. It really was like all of us were friends for much longer as we love talking about the same topics, be it anime, figures, video games and the Cartoon Hangover shows like Adventure Time, Bee & Puppycat & Steven Universe.
If you guys are reading this blog, we want to thank you all again ^_^ Was a great day in NYC.
Here's some images from out trip and when Danielle an I went to visit Nintendo World later in the day:
Hey everyone. Pardon the long gap in seeing new figure pre-orders in our store ^^;; No worries though as a fresh batch of anime figure pre-orders are now up for the taking...but remember, there's only a limited time to reserve yours and that time is marked on the product listing pages.
In this batch of figures you'll find some really awesome ones like:
Until my book is done in late July and as I begin my new 9-5 role as a Unity/IOS game dev, expect probably not too much updates until after then ^^;; For this bit of news..we couldn't not mention it.