Saturday, 24 July 2010

One Manga to take down all its scans

One Manga webmaster, Zabi, announced on thursday that they would be removing all the manga from their site.

The news came only weeks after major manga publishers had come together to tackle the problem of illegal scanlation (translated manga scans) sites. These publishers have reportedly threatened legal action against 30 such sites.

One Manga have obviously, and understandably, bowed to the pressure placed on them. It's unlikely however, that the site will close down completely. They have a thriving forum community with a staggering 100,000 members, so there's plenty of room for development.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Naruto Chapter 486 - Fists!

Naruto Chapter 486 has been released tonight and I don't know why I am up this late, dammit!! The chapter is really more of the same old stuff, Naruto says 'I'm your friend', 'I'll never give up on you', etc etc, yes, we know you are devoted to Sasuke. Thankfully Sasuke asks the question we've all been wanting to hear too - 'Why the f**k do you care about me so much??!' - good on him.

You can read the chapter here at mangastream, N-joy! - Chapter 486

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Japanese whaling boats vs animal rights

Ever read about the ongoing war between Japanese whalers and animal rights groups? Basically the Japanese are hauling in large amounts of whales to put on their plates and the activist groups aren't too happy. I think the main issue was that the whailing boats were going outside their territory and into Austrailian waters but I may be wrong.

Anyway, I found it hilarious when I read about the latest news on the 'war'. The Japanese whaling boats have been kitted out to fight the annoying activists with military sonic devices that must create some sort of shockwave to repel them and they also have powerful water cannons onboard so they can spray some activists off their feet. Personally, I'd love to be on that whaling boat controlling these devices.

The animal rights groups retaliate by throwing stink bombs on board the whaling vessel and trying to tangle the propellers of the Japanese boat by putting ropes into the water.

It was also reported recently that one of the Japanese vessels 'accidentaly' collided with a million dollar, high-tech, fibreglass vessel belonging to the activists.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

'Anime Network' provides streaming on iPhone

'The Anime Network' has recently announced that it will be giving iPhone/iPod touch users the chance to stream anime for a $6.99 fee to download the application which gives you a 30 day subscription. Currently the list of anime titles available is small but its a step in the right direction! Read more about it here.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Danzou and the Uchiha Clan

So with the latest naruto manga chapter 478 we get a few tasters of Danzous 'real' power. It was evident before that Danzou and other powers in Konoha had perhaps ordered Itachi to kill off the Uchiha Clan to protect Konoha from the Uchiha coup d'etat.

Now though it appears there might be more to it on Danzou's part after we see the Sharingan eyes embedded in his arm. Was the power of the Sharingan Danzou's main goal, and not to protect Konoha?

Also, I don't know about you but I found the previous chapter ended in a way that really mislead you to think Itachi might not be dead, only to be subtly told in the last chapter that it was just an illusion, gahh.

In the next chapter we find out more about the Forbidden Jutsu Izanagi!