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  • CIA Keeps Database of ‘Japanese Style Faces’ to Use on Online Forums

    03/10/2017 6:02:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 8, 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    CIA documents published by WikiLeaks show that the CIA kept a database of “Japanese style faces” to utilize in online forums. The WikiLeaks data dump, which consists of 8,761 files and documents, was taken from a high-security isolated network situated inside the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Within the data dump a folder called “Japanese Style Faces” can be found. These consist of ASCII expressions designed to represent faces and emotions, commonly used on internet message boards to denote a particular reaction. Some of the faces are listed below.
  • Japanese Anime Comes to Life: Notice Me, Mr. Trump!

    06/14/2016 3:58:53 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 21 replies
    RandomYoko, Tokyo Trump Fan ^ | 6/14/2016 | PoconoPundit
    A very enthusiastic Trump supporter from Japan. Enjoy the intelligent and fun, Yoko! A cross between Tokyo Rose and Ann Coulter :- )
  • "Honey Trap" Spies ... China's Political Cartoon Warns Women to Beware of Handsome Western Men

    04/22/2016 12:48:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | April 22, 2016 | Julie Johnson
    Chinese Warned Dating Spies Is Risk Women Take With Foreign Men In New "Dangerous Love" Comic The Chinese warned dating spies is a risk women take with handsome foreign men. A new “dangerous love” poster was shared across government bulletin boards last Friday in honor of China’s National Security Education Day. Targeting mainly women government workers, the poster warned dating spies could be a real possibility through storytelling in a comic book-style format, according to ABC News on Tuesday. Making its way around the internet, the “dangerous love” poster is being called an odd way for the Chinese government...
  • Cruz, Natural Born Citizen Or Not? - Frankly, I am not sure that I care anymore

    01/20/2016 10:15:17 AM PST · by inpajamas · 129 replies
    01/20/2016 | inpajamas
    I was told today that Ted Cruz's conservatism was moot because he is not eligible to run for president. I have also been told by others that true conservatives cannot win a general election. If that is true, then there is no winning, for even if you prevail by sacrificing values and principles to enlarge your "tent", you have won nothing. The truth is, regardless of Cruz's status, Cruz's conservatism is not moot anymore than the Founders ideas were moot. For if values and principles are moot, you can follow the law precisely and you have nothing. The Founders parted...
  • Donald Trump goes OFF THE RAILS: Ted Cruz is worse than Hillary when you think about it

    01/20/2016 8:28:12 AM PST · by Isara · 246 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | The Right Scoop
    Once again the very desperate Donald Trump is trying to make a mountain out of a molehill, now suggesting that Ted Cruz is worse than Hillary “when you think about it” because of his filing mistake with respect to the loan he took out to fund his Senate campaign in Texas:Donald Trump: Ted Cruz Is "Worse than Hillary, When You Think about It" (Video)You know who else thinks Cruz is worse than Hillary? The Republican establishment. I’ve said this before, that Trump fights exactly like the Republican Establishment fights when they have a conservative challenging a Republican incumbent. They will...
  • Anime News (Robotech, Starblazers, Ghost in the Shell and Yamato 2199)

    02/06/2015 10:16:14 PM PST · by ak267 · 37 replies
    various | 02-06-2015 | ak267
    Lots of news on the anime front. Seems that Japanese animation will be hitting the US movie screens in the not to distant future. Ghost in the Shell live action. Robotech live action. Starblazers live action. Yamato 2199 Season 2 See below for links.
  • Man Guilty of Owning Sexy Images of Cartoon Children

    10/20/2014 7:39:44 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 29 replies
    Reason ^ | Oct. 20, 2014 | Lenore Skenazy
    A man in Britain has been convicted for his fantasies. Robul Hoque, 39, was found guilty of downloading "prohibited images" of cartoon girls, some in school uniforms, doing dirty deeds. The fact that these manga drawings are available on legitimate sites did not sway the judge. Nor did the fact that—oh yeah—there were no actual humans in the pictures. No humans. So how old, exactly, is a cartoon? Is the cartoon 7, or 9, or just shy of 18? Trick question: A cartoon doesn't have an age, because a cartoon is never born. The life meter never started ticking. If...
  • Why the rise of cosplay is a bad sign for the U.S. economy

    10/10/2014 4:58:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Week ^ | October 9, 2014 | James Pethokoukis
    Dressing up like Wolverine or Cersei Lannister is probably more fun than scouring the classifieds for menial jobs. Imagine you're a college graduate stuck in a perpetually lousy economy. That's a problem Japanese twenty-somethings have faced for more than 20 years. Two decades of stagnation after the collapse of the 1980s real-estate and stock bubbles — combined with labor laws making it tough to fire older workers — have relegated vast numbers of Japanese young adults to low-paying, temporary contract jobs. Many find themselves living with their parents well into their twenties and beyond, unmarried and childless. Then again, they...
  • Japan bans child porn, but excludes manga, anime

    06/18/2014 3:31:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2014 5:54 AM EDT | Elaine Kurtenbach
    Japan’s parliament has passed a law which bans possession of child pornography, but excludes sexually explicit depictions of children in comics, animation and computer graphics. […] The law provides for prison terms of up to one year and fines of up to 1 million yen ($9,800) for having pornographic photographs or videos of children. It allows a grace period of one year for people owning such materials to dispose of them. […] Child advocates and other critics of the new legislation say it is a long-overdue improvement, but are unhappy with the exclusion of depictions of sexual fantasies involving children...
  • Swan Song Too Hawkish for Some Hayao Miyazaki’s Last Film, ‘The Wind Rises,’ Gets Complaints

    11/07/2013 1:25:10 PM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 5, 2013 | Brooks Barnes
    “The Wind Rises” is the type of art film that typically speeds into the Oscar race. Critics at film festivals have swooned over its nuance. It delivers messages about turbulent modern times by examining traumatic events of the past. The film’s 72-year-old director and writer, Hayao Miyazaki, a cinematic giant, has said the ambitious animated picture will be his last, a final bow. ...................................................... One explanation for the sensitivity? Although “The Wind Rises” has a strong pacifist message, it is essentially a biopic of Jiro Horikoshi, an aeronautical engineer whose contribution to the world was a killing machine. His designs...
  • Russia: Anime Banned as Child Pornography

    MOSCOW – Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications has banned the distribution of the Japanese “hentai” cartoons. Reason for banning are 13 episodes published on the Russian social network Vkontakte, Voice of Russia reported. Hentai is a genre of the Japanese animation (anime) which as basic elements contain erotic or pornographic scenes. First complaint on the anime Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications received in April, but at the time there were no competent experts of the cartoon evaluation available. As the result, outside experts made an expertise and rendered the verdict: hentai is a child pornography. Analyst...
  • Vanity: Anime fans rejoice....CAPTAIN HARLOCK on the big screen!!!

    05/10/2013 8:13:14 PM PDT · by Kolath · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | 05/10/2013 | Kolath
    It took awhile but they did it. The CGI is awesome and I do believe there is an English dub in the works. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-05-10/cg-captain-harlock-remake-has-international-dub-plans A quote from filmmaker James Cameron promoting the film was included on the site's front page. Cameron's involvement in the international version is not confirmed. The film will star actors Shun Oguri and Haruma Miura in the Japanese version, and will open in Japan on September 7.
  • NYCC 2012: “Robotech” Panel Report

    12/29/2012 7:31:26 PM PST · by Kolath · 12 replies
    Toonzone ^ | 10/13/2012 | Ed Liu
    Harmony Gold’s Kevin McKeever hosted the Robotech Panel at New York Comic Con 2012, giving a quick rundown of the state of the Robotech universe before opening up the bulk of the panel to audience Q&A (and giving away a pretty hefty pile of Robotech swag to people asking questions). He quickly breezed through the many properties available now, including the original anime (snip) So, repeat after me: Tobey Maguire is attached only to produce the movie, and the rumors that he will be playing Rick Hunter are not true. Until the script is finished, discussions about directors, actors, or...
  • Vanity: Space Battleship Yamato Series Reboot (aka: "Starblazers")

    12/19/2012 5:23:47 PM PST · by Kolath · 35 replies
    Anime Network ^ | 12/19/2012 | Kolath
    "Space Battleship Yamato," a classic sci-fi anime series of the 1970's with international fandom, movies and spin-offs, is being reintroduced with a series reboot for 2012. The reviews from the international anime crowd have been astounding. Packaged in four-episode "mini-packs," and hitting select Japanese movie screens, "Yamato 2199" is now being released on BluRay (compatible with US players). Currently, Amazon is selling select Bluray episode packages. Bandi is selling collector figurines and models for the general public. No news as of yet if Film distributor Shochiku is seeking US media distributors at this time. If sales are any indication, the...
  • The Pokémon Plot: How One Cartoon Inspired the Army to Dream Up a Seizure Gun

    09/26/2012 2:11:14 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    IO9 ^ | September 26, 2012 | Spencer Ackerman - Danger Room
    The Pokémon Plot: How One Cartoon Inspired the Army to Dream Up a Seizure Gun In 1998, a secret Army intelligence analysis suggested a new way to take out enemies: blast them with electromagnetic energy until their brains overload and they start to convulse. Amazingly, it was an idea inspired by a Pokemon episode. Application of "electromagnetic pulses" could force neurons to all fire at once, causing a "disruption of voluntary muscle control," reads a description of a proposed seizure weapon, contained in a declassified document from the Army's National Ground Intelligence Center. "It is thought by using a method...
  • 'The Secret World of Arrietty': Will Japan's Pixar Have Its Big U.S. Hit?

    02/17/2012 6:55:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies · 2+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | February 17, 2012 | Ian Buckwalter
    As the projectors warm up in U.S. theaters today, 1300 of them are being prepped to pass the latest animated release from Japanese animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli through their lenses. While that's fewer than half the number of screens that will host each of this week's other two wide releases (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and This Means War), it's a significant number: Disney, the company responsible for distributing Ghibli releases in the United States, has never opened one of the Studio Ghibli's films on nearly as many screens. While past titles like Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke have been...
  • Sci-Fi: Space Cruiser Yamato Music (Vanity)

    05/06/2011 10:19:08 PM PDT · by ak267 · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | 05-07-2011 | ak267
    Don't know when (or if) the movie will ever come the US (perhaps on DVD), but the music is great. Enjoy!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03cpmYYSFgA&feature=related
  • Japan Earthquake: Eyewitness in the form of a comic

    03/29/2011 9:22:41 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 5 replies
    Joe is Japanese.com ^ | 3/29/11 | Jesse @ Joe is Japanese.com
    I was browsing over at Ain't It Cool News this morning and ran across this. Besides doing movie reviews and news, AICN also feature comics and anime. One of their anime resources, "Joe is Japanese", posted a comic called "Koga's Email". What it's about is an actual email sent from one of the Japanese animators who works for Joe is Japanese after the earthquake to let his American comapdres know he was okay. His US friends thought the email needed to be shared, so what the Americans did was illustrate the email in anime fashion. After having read the comic...
  • "A Lasting Partnership"

    08/17/2010 8:50:58 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 11 replies
    YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan, Headquarters U.S. Forces Japan has developed a manga comic entitled “Our Alliance; A Lasting Partnership” to highlight this historical landmark. Read 永続的なパートナーシップ (Eizoku-tekina pātonāshippu) online
  • The Season Of Anime: Starblazers (Yamato) and Captain Harlock

    07/02/2010 8:14:46 PM PDT · by ak267 · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | ak267
    Yamato: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oN5yYGdXPM&feature=player_embedded Harlock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24HC4vmEH1A