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Monday, January 31, 2011


                                                          Here Otakus showing their best

Otaku is the name given to people who are loyal followers of the almost-religion that is Anime nowadays. They do their best to follow the examples set upon them by the characters of their favorite series and like Catholicism emulate them like can be seen in the picture above...just imagine theyre all saints...

Requirements for being an Otaku:
-Having internet first of all, you cannot call yourself an Otaku by waiting to watch an episode a day of the censored and sometimes crap versions that Cartoon Network airs...
-Having the dedication to watching a single anime episode after episode for a whole day, basically watching anime 27/9
-Next is of course to meet more of your otaku comrades, whereas its in person, through MSN chat or simply in a forum about how to draw anime you need your loyal japan-addicted companions.
-Having no life
-Threaten people in a thoroughly japanese way such as "Ill write you in my death note", "Ka-Me-Ha-Me-HAAAAA!!!!", "This is my....Bankai!" or just be gentle and insult them in japanese, something theyll never understand but still will get angry at you.
-Admit that the only way youll ever marry is with either another otaku of your level or going to Japan and marrying a japanese girl/boy/robot or whatever dominates Japan by that time.
-Did I mention having no life?
-Having a fantasy of Japan crowded with magical people, huge monsters and everybody carrying a sword with them which isnt really much different from what it really is...
-Be willing to spend months of preparation to make a cosplay worthy of your character that youll only wear once in your life for a convention.
-No wont have any life...
-Knowing lots of phrases in japanese, and greeting people with names they will never understand like "Thingy-san" and "Panchito-kun"

The 10 Commandments of Otakus:
1) You shall not take the name of Goku in vain, doing so will earn you a Kamehameha multiplied by 10 shot at you...quiet direct warning I think...
2) You shall not watch the fillers of Naruto...
3) You shall try to convert into a Super Saiyan at least thrice in your teenage years
4) You shall throw a rock at your dog trying to catch it in a pokeball
5) You shall destroy whoever says "You spend all your time watching Chinese cartoons, kicking them where it hurts the most and shouting "Theyre Japanese you baka!!"
6) You will not see porn...ehem...youll watch Hentai
7) You will not finish a phrase in MSN without including a respective ending emote like ^^, ^-^, XD, o.o, -.-, ^^, x3, u_u, n.n, etc) 
8) You shall not see cartoons that arent Anime
9) You shall have a death note and write the names of all the non-otakus that annoy you in it muahahaha
10) YOU SHALL NOT insult Japan or any of its cities.

Levels of Otakuness:

Like in every major culture in the world even us otakus have a hierarchy in which we obey our superiors and are respected by our subordinates. Although there are many variants of each class lets include the major ones in here.

1) Freak- They only know one or two anime that they have seen aired in Cartoon Network or such, sometimes they are invited to Otaku conversations about that particular anime they know about with the result of them being totally confused and excluded once the topic changes to another anime.

2) Low Otaku- Has watched some of the classic animes...he knows a little about everything and can sometimes form part of an otaku group but his only function is to buy the others food or help them dress in cosplay...

3) Medium Otaku- Has watched almost all the classic animes and following some of the current animes as well as manga. Has made one or two AMVs(Anime Music Videos) and attended a convention.

4) High Otaku- Has seen and burnt large quantities of anime on CD and DVD, he has participated in some forums of anime and has memorized at least a pair of manga by now.

5) Akiba Kei- He has read every manga of every anime he has ever seen and has memorized by heart almost every detail concerning them. He is the creator of a forum, a fansub or a website about anime and has already started creating a doujin(personally-made manga (----------MYSELF HERE

6) Otaking- Has every single anime and manga he has ever laid eyes on in their original DVDs and books, knows japanese, has published his manga already and he has memorized every existing anime and manga with ease. So rare thought to be almost extinct(for obvious reasons dont you think...)


Anime is the form of japanese animation. The first known animations in Japan where created on the year 1917 but the commonly known initiator of Anime is Osamu Tezuka(All praise him if you call yourselves otakus) who started our great and honorable culture with his master pieces of Astro Boy and Black Jack, both animes however are mostly unknown to most new otaku who havent lived in that age. Anime first became popular outside Japan on the 1980s where it created what is now almost a religion known as really...from that time on people around the world started following Japanese series and the Mangakas(Gods in their own dimension).

With the years anime has become increasingly more popular, its ability to transmit worlwide as the episode is airing on Japanese TV, generally Tokyo TV for large animes, has contributed greatly to this expansion as people dont have to wait for VIZ Media to dub, censor and modify the original episodes to see them but instead can enjoy them online the same day they air thanks to the work of the Fansubbers who work hard as fast as they can to bring you anime with subtitles so that the ones of us who arent fortunate enough to speak japanese can understand them.

Anime is and will always be a popular form of animation around the world, whatever Disney does to compete with us(as if they have made something good in the last 10 years...) itll keep spreading and making more people Otaku and enticing them to maybe even someday try making their own anime which will ultimately lead to even more expansion of our Japan-loving kind.

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Bardock is the father of Goku and Raditz. He is a low class saiyan. His power level was of +10,000 (remember that the saiyans' power level increases after each battle), and was stronger than many elite saiyans. When he became a giant monkey, his power level increased more than ten times because he controls perfectly this transformation. Like his grandson, Gohan, he had an incredibly strong hidden inner force. 

He was the leader of a group of 4 saiyans, Panpukin, Selypar, Tooma, and Toteppo, which conquered planets for Frieza. He had mixed feelings for his son Kakarot (Goku), because he felt a strong paternal love for his son, but he also felt shame because Goku was the "weakest" saiyan that has ever lived (we all know that that is a big lie! XD). One day, Bardock and his team were sent to conquer a planet called Kanassa. They easily conquered it, but a native from the planet called Tooro attacked Bardock in the back of his neck. This attack gave Bardock the ability to watch the future. Tooma attacks Tooro, and then Bardock kills Tooro, but falls unconscious. Meanwhile, Frieza is shcoked to know that only four low class saiyans easily conquered a planet with a very strong popoulation (Kanassa), so he decides to kill all the saiyans to prevent them from becoming even more powerful. So he sets Planet Vegeta as his destination to destroy it.

Back in Planet Vegeta, Bardock recovers from the attack, but starts having horrible visions: Planet Vegeta destroyed by Frieza, and Goku becoming a warrior. He goes to where Goku is remembering his visions, and leaves because his team was sent to conquer another planet while he was still recovering. When he reaches the planet, he finds a destroyed village which he thought was made by his team. He searches for them, and finds them DEAD! :O Only Tooma was still alive. Tooma tells Bardock Fieza's plan and dies. :( Bardock cleans Tooma's head and puts Tooma's bloody handerchief around his head. Immediatley, a group of mercenaries commanded by Dodoria (one of Frieza's bodyguards) appears. Bardock asks for an explanation but instead gets attacked. He defeats easily the mercenaries, but gets attacked and defeated by Dodoria himself. Believing he defeated Bardock, Dodoria returns to Frieza's ship. Bardock, remembering his visions, gets up and goes to Planet Vegeta all wounded up.

As he reaches Planet Vegeta, Goku is sent towards Earth and passes next to Bardock. When he reaches Planet Vegeta, he warns everybody about Frieza's plan, but no one believes him and they ridiculize Bardock >:( 

Enraged, badly wounded and alone, he faints and has another vision. He sees Goku all grown up in Namek, and then sees Frieza destroying Planet Vegeta. He wakes up, and believing that there is still hope, he decides to kill Frieza to save the future and goes to space to do it. As he gets near the ship, millions of Frieza's soldiers attack Bardock, but fail even though Bardock is heavily wounded because of his extraordinary power ! Finally Bardock meets face-to-face with Frieza. Bardock throws his Final Spirit Cannon against Frieza's Death Ball (Death Ball = Death Star? What a coincidence in the names XP). Bardock's attack gets absorbed by Frieza's attack because he was too wounded to use all his strength in that attack. Frieza launches the Death Star, sorry Death Ball (hahahaha), towards Planet Vegeta killing his soldiers (yeah, his own soldiers. What a boss right?), Bardock and destroying Planet Vegeta. Before dying, Bardock has a vision of Goku fighting against Frieza avenging his death and the death of the most awesome and strongest warrior race of all: the saiyans! Seeing that, Bardock dies happy. While Goku goes towards Earth, Bardock's voice is heard saying  
"Kakarot, you must fulfill my objective. You will be the one that avenges the death of the Saiyans and the destruction of Planet Vegeta."

Friday, January 28, 2011

Ghost Rider

Ghost Rider (Johnathan "Johnny" Blaze) is a fictional character, an antihero in the Marvel Comics Universe. He is the second Marvel character to use the name Ghost Rider, following the Western hero later known as the Phantom Rider, and preceding Daniel Ketch.

Johnny Blaze, a stunt daredevil, was the son of Barton Blaze and Naomi Kale, born in Waukegan, Illinois. He spent his early years in the Quentin Carnival where his parents starred in a stunt show with Craig "Crash" Simpson. Johnny's family had ended when his mother abandoned Barton and Johnny and took the family's remaining two children, Barbara and Danny, with her.
Losing his mother caused Johnny to repress many of his memories of her and his siblings. When his father died in a stunt, Johnny was adopted by Crash and Mona Simpson. The Simpsons helped Johnny by fabricating his past with the hope that it would be less painful than the truth. Now believing that his real mother was Clara Blaze, who had died, Johnny became an enthusiastic member of the Simpson clan, growing closer to their daughter, Roxanne. The two soon became inseparable and, as they grew older their fondness for one another moved beyond familiar.
Blaze would eventually join the Simpsons in their own traveling stunt show, the Crash Simpson Stunt Cycle Extravaganza. Crash had become a real father figure in Blaze's eyes, and on learning of Crash's life-threatening cancer, Blaze turned to the occult. His studies led him to a spell which supposedly could summon Satan himself. Johnny was unaware that he had in fact summoned Mephisto. Desperate to save Crash, Blaze sold his soul to Mephisto in return for Crash's cancer to be cured.
Crash Simpson's cancer was cured and Johnny believed he would live; however, Crash soon died after a stunt trying to jump over 22 cars. Mephisto, when confronted by Blaze over Crash's death, declared that he had kept his end of the bargain. Johnny's exact words in the bargain had been for Crash to be spared the cancer which was killing him, not for him to live, though this had been Johnny's intent. True to his word, Mephisto had ensured that Crash had not died of cancer, but instead had lost his life during the failed jump, which Mephisto quickly pointed out when he came to claim his prize. Blaze, still at the mercy of Mephisto, believed he would lose his soul until he was saved by Roxanne. Roxanne proclaimed her love for Blaze, and drove Mephisto away with the purity of her emotion.
Blaze was unaware that Mephisto had bonded him with the demon Zarathos as an act of revenge for not being able to obtain Johnny's soul for himself. Johnny was transformed into a Ghost Rider, a leather-clad skeleton, his head cloaked in a sheath of flame, the night after Crash's death. While Johnny still had his soul, he was forced to punish the wicked and evil upon Mephisto's demands whenever needed. Whenever he was in the presence of evil he would transform into the Ghost Rider, to exact the devil's revenge, returning the evil to Hell. Blaze was not completely lost in the transformation however, and would also help the innocent when they were in danger.

As a primal agent of Heaven empowered by the Spirits of Vengeance created by the power of God Himself ages past to exact vengeance upon the sinners of mankind, Johnny Blaze is one of the most powerful entities within the mortal and immortal realms. The common theme of the Ghost Rider is a human host who transforms into a flaming-headed motorcyclist with supernatural powers. When riding their bikes, the vehicles can travel faster than conventional motorcycles and can maneuver impossible feats such as riding straight up a vertical surface or across water.
Initially when transformed, Blaze's motorcycle would simply catch fire. Later, he could create a cycle made of pure flame (hellfire). Hellfire is a supernatural flame which typically burns the soul and not the body, but also could be used as regular flame. Projecting hellfire as a weapon is his main form of attack. He also possesses supernatural strength and resilience, as well as almost total invulnerability to physical damage. Any damage he does take is quickly recovered, as Ghost Rider is made of pure hellfire, which he can use to immediately regenerate any lost limbs or holes in his body.
For a time, when Daniel Ketch was the Ghost Rider, Johnny did not have his typical powers. Instead, he wielded a shotgun that fired mystical force-blasts and rode a mystic motorcycle (both somehow empowered by exposure to Ketch's hellfire).
In the newest incarnation of Johnny Blaze as Ghost Rider, another main weapon in his arsenal has been his chain, which was first used by the Danny Ketch Ghost Rider. The chain, much like the rest of Ghost Rider, is made of hellfire given a solid physical substance. Ghost Rider can control the exact movement of the chain with his mind, allowing it to do things normal chains cannot, such as reach vast distances and wrap around enemies without fail. The chain is seemingly unbreakable.
This incarnation's most powerful weapon is the "Penance Stare". When he locks eyes with his victim, he can make them experience all the pain and suffering that they have inflicted on everyone in their lifetime, permanently damaging their soul in the process.

Kiba Inuzuka and Akamaru

Kiba Inuzuka (犬塚 キバ) is a member of Team 8 characterized by a number of dog-like traits such as being very protective of his teammates and super sensitive and extremely keen senses such as smell . Most apparent of his connection to dogs is the constant presence of his ninja dog Akamaru. Kiba is fiercely loyal to Akamaru, unwilling to abandon him and putting himself in harm's way for Akamaru's sake. In exchange for Kiba's devotion, Akamaru fights with him in battle; he uses his heightened senses to Kiba's advantage, and helps to double-team opponents with volleys of physical attacks. Since Akamaru is naturally better equipped for combat, Kiba usually modifies his own abilities at the start of a battle, growing claws and traveling on all four limbs to increase his speed. He can also drastically increase his sense of smell, and by the second half of the series he can use it to track things dogs cannot. Kiba's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kōsuke Toriumi, and his English voice actor is Kyle Hebert.

Akamaru  is Kiba Inuzuka's ninja dog, best friend, and constant companion. At the start of the series, Kiba carries Akamaru around on his head or inside his jacket. By Part II of the Naruto storyline, Akamaru grows large enough for Kiba to ride atop his back, but since Kiba spends so much time with Akamaru, he fails to notice this drastic difference. With his heightened sense of smell, hearing, and the ability to detect others' chakra levels, Akamaru acts as a valuable tool for Kiba in hostile situations. To help Kiba keep track of opponents, Akamaru can urinate on them, giving them a strong odor that can easily be tracked. In battle, however, he relies on Kiba to provide the chakra for the combination attacks they execute, which requires Akamaru to transform into a clone of Kiba. In the original Japanese anime, Akamaru is voiced by Junko Takeuchi, who is also the seiyū for Naruto Uzumaki, and Kōsuke Toriumi, who voices Kiba, when Akamaru transforms into a clone of Kiba. In the English adaptation of the anime, Akamaru's vocal effects are provided by Jamie Simone (though Kyle Hebert provided the voice of Akamaru when Kiba performs the Beast Human Clone Jutsu).


Yoshi (ヨッシー) is a fictional dinosaur who appears in video games published by Nintendo. His debut was in Super Mario World (1990) on the SNES as Mario and Luigi's accomplice (a role he has often reprised), and he later established his own series with several platform and puzzle games, including Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Story. He has also appeared in many of the spin-off Mario games, such as the Mario Party, the Mario Kart, and the Super Smash Bros. series, as well as in other various Mario sports titles. Yoshi also appears in New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009) as the characters' accomplice, similar to his original debut role in Super Mario World. Like several other characters in the Mario series, Yoshi is named after some Japanese names (Ex: YOSHIkima, KyYOSHI, etc.) . Yoshis come in many different colors, though his original and most common color is green. Yoshi's latest appearance is in Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010).

Yoshi's trademarks are his long sticky tongue, his green-spotted eggs, his speech, and his jump. Yoshis can come in a variety of colors, though the most prominently featured Yoshis are almost always green. The character's debut appearance in Super Mario World featured blue, red, and yellow variations. Later games included additional colors such as pink, black, and orange. In Super Mario World for the SNES, different colors of Yoshi had different abilities, such as fire-breathing and flying, with red Yoshis breathing fire whenever they ate a Koopa Shell, blue flying, and yellow shooting a deadly dust storm out of their feet. Yoshis are often shown living in villages with a few wooden constructions. Their social structure is developed and organized, as they are shown living together in settlements, having meetings and working together. Yoshi has many different abilities which are useful whenever Mario or another hero is riding him. Yoshi's special jump, called the flutter jump (first introduced in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island), allows him to wave his arms and legs in the air to stay afloat, making his jumps longer and higher. His long tongue allows him to swallow many things (particularly small enemies) and use them to lay eggs which he can throw at targets to complete puzzles. If he eats something that is too big to swallow, such as a Koopa shell, he can spit it out. In Super Mario Galaxy 2, his tongue has further uses, such as pulling handles or swinging in midair. Yoshi can eat one of three special fruits to give him a special ability (represented by a temporary color change): a blue fruit that allows him to blow air to fly upwards; a red fruit that causes him to run fast and scale up walls; and a yellow fruit that causes him to glow, lighting platforms that are only tangible when visible.

Yoshi is one of the more recognizable characters in the Mario series. Yoshi is also featured heavily in Mario merchandise; he is the subject of toys, shirts, and figures. Yoshi also appeared in two of the McDonald's Happy Meal promotions of Mario toys which only starred Mario, Donkey Kong, and Yoshi himself. In a poll conducted in 2008, Yoshi was voted as the third-favorite video game character in Japan, with Cloud Strife and Mario placing second and first, respectively. Gametrailers has created a special tribute video for Yoshi for the release of Super Mario Galaxy 2.