Namie + Gundam = Extreme Awesomeness

And with this, Namie has officially declared herself to be the world’s biggest Gundam fan. Apart from the fact that her second name is the same as Amuro Ray from Gundam, with her new PV she’s taken her love for gundam to a whole new level. Now, in case you have already watched Namie Amuro’s ‘Defend love’ you’d probably know what I’m talking about. This time, Namie’s given her PV a little twist by adding it a dash of gundam spice that’s at least made it popular among the anime fans OR made GUNDAM popular among the non-anime fans. Well either way, it sure makes the PV and the song a whole lot interesting n at least fun to watch.And I suppose the video kinda matches with the title. O.o Defending love with gundam blades eh? And that was a nice use of Gundam’s Amuro Ray battling in the space there O_O Looks like Namie-Chan couldn’t hold back her love for gundam after all 🙂 I wonder what gackt had to say to this!

Here’s the video – Defend Love


4th Annual Seiyuu Awards’ Winners Anounced

So here are the results!

Best Lead Actor

Daisuke Ono (Sebastian – Kuroshitsuji)

Best Lead Actress

Miyuki Sawashiro (Title Character of Canaan, Lag Seeing – Letter Bee, Ayane Yano – Kimi ni Todoke)

Best Supporting Actor

Daisuke Namikawa (Shota Kazehaya – Kimi ni Todoke, Mikage – 07- Ghost)

Shinchiro Miki (Roy Mustang – FMA Brotherhood, Lockon Stratos – Gundam 00)

Best Supporting Actress –

Kikuko Inoue (Sanae Furukawa – Clannad After story, Grace O-Connor (Macross Frontier)

Yui Horie (Minori Kushieda – Toradora, Tsubasa Hanekawa – Bakemonogatari)

Special Merit Award –

Kazue Takahashi (Katsuo – Sazae-San, Lucille Ball – The Lucy Show)

Merit Awards – Tesshou Genda (Suppaman – Dr. Slump, Optimus Prime – Transformers)

Kazuko Sugiyama (Heidi – Alps no Shoujo Heidi, Jun the Swan – Gatchaman, Ganmo – Gu Gu Ganmo, Ten – Urusei Yatsura)

Nobuo Tanaka (Sousai X – Gatchaman, Sgt. Saunders – Combat!)

Kei Tomiyama Awards

Nana Mizuki

Kids’ Family Awards

Wasabi Mizuta (Little Character – Doraemon)

Synergy Award

Tohru Furuya and Shuuichi Ikeda  (Mobile Suit Gundam)

Overseas Fan Award

Mitsuki Saiga (Wolfram – Kyou Kara Maoh, Souji Okita – Peacemaker)

Best Singer Award

Aki Toyosaki and Minako Tokobuki (Music Ray’n)

Yoko Hikasa and Ayana Taketatsu (I’m Enterprise)

Satomi Satou (Aoni Productions)

Best New Actor Award

Atsushi Abe (Toma Kamijo – Toaru Majutsu no Index)

Tomoaki Maeno (Touya Fujii – White Album, Saku Ooyagi – Sora no Manimani)

Best New Actress Awards

Kanae Ito (Mihoshi Akeno – Sora no Manimani, Koume Suzukawa – Taisho Yakyu Musume, Amu Hinamori – Shugo Chara!)

Aki Toyosaki (Yui Hirasawa – K-ON!, Kana Nakamachi – Kanamemo)

Top 10 Most Beautiful Anime Songs.

Just thought I’d make a little list of one of the most beautiful songs with epic lyrics. So here goes.

P.S. – Just to let you know, the arrangement doesn’t imply it’s ranking.

1. Hero’s come back – Naruto

2. Ash like snow – Gundam 00

Song Translation

3. Bokutachi no Yukue – Gundam Seed Destiny

Song Translation

4. Reflectia – True Tears

5. Asterisk – Bleach

6.  Chijou no Seiza – Fushigi Yuugi OVA

7. Tobira No Mukou E – Fullmetal Alchemist

Song Translation

8. Teru No Uta – Tales From Earthsea

9. Blue Moon – Shugo Chara

10. Alive – Naruto (I suggest you watch the video in the link I’ve given for its translations.)

Song Translation

Upcoming Animes in February

Uhh.. yes, I realize I’m not the first one to spill out the news, but for those who are eager to get hooked to the new series this year, here are a bunch of brand new animes that are scheduled to release this February.

Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya

Alternative name : Haruhi Suzumiya no Hoshitsu, Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

Release date : February 6

Seiyuu :

Tomokazu Sugita – Kyon

Yuko Goto – Mikuru Asahina

Daisuke Ono – Itsuki Koizumi

Minori Chihara – Yuki Nagato

Director – Yasuhiro Takemoto

Producer – Atsushi Ito

Music – Satoru Kosaki

Character design – Akiko Ikeda

No, this is not another season of Haruhi Suzumiya but it happens to be a movie that is scheduled to release this February! The story begins with the SOS brigade throwing a Christmas party and the next day Kyon realizes that Haruhi has gone missing. As the day passes, he notices several strange things like the fact that Yuki is a normal human and there is nothing strange about Ryoko and Miruku fails to recognize him. This forces Kyon to get to the bottom of it and try and bring Haruhi back. Interesting huh? Although the word ‘vanishment’ is strange! Does anybody else think that? Anyway, onto the next Anime.

Heartcatch Precure

Seiyuu :

Fumie Mizusawa – Erika Kurumi

Nana Mizuki – Tsubomi Hanasaki

Animation : Toei Animation

So, this one revolves around the 2nd year middle school girl Tsubomi Hanasaki, loves flowers and nature. One day she dreams about flowers falling off a beautiful flower bearing tree and out comes the sprites! The dream ends there and several days later, she transfers to another academy where she meets the sprites that appeared in her dream. They beg her to become the ‘pretty cure’ and save the great heart tree! But she refuses until the new girl there, Erika gets into trouble and Tsubomi is forced to become the Pretty Cure to save her.

Not for someone who’s looking forward to something shonen.

Halo Legends

Release date : February 16

Seiyuu :

Tomo Shigematsu – O’Brien

Mamiko Noto – CAL – 141

Touma Yumi – Cortana

Genda Tesshou – Master Chief

Directors – Hideki Nimura, Toshiyuki Sugano, Yasushi Muraki, Koji Sawai, Koji Yamasaki, Shinji Aramaki, Daisuke Nishio

Producers – Eiko Tanaka, Masahiko Minami

Cast – TBA

Yes, this one is based on the video game Halo that is starting in February again. Watch out for this one guys! It really is an epic Anime that is created by one of  Japan’s  finest animators.

Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic

Director – Yasuomi Umetsu

Animation – Production IG

This one is based on the actual book ‘Divine Comedy’ written by, obviously, Dante. This happens to be a six-part anthology for the game that is coming out soon and is simply the expanded version of the same story that’s seen in the game.

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn

Release date – February 20th

Seiyuu :

Shuuichi Ikeda – Full Frontal

Kaida Yuko – Marida Kruz

Uchiyama Kouki – Barnarge Links

Ayumi Fujimura – Mineva Lao

Director – Furuhashi Kazuhiro

Music – Sawano Hiroyuki

The story surrounds around a young man who is caught up between a conflict between the Earth Federation and a Terrorist Organization called ‘The Sleeved’ as they continue to battle each other over a certain object that changed the fate of the earth.