Spotlight Photo 12.29.11

It’s that time again! As the year 2011 draws to a close, I’m happy to give you one more Spotlight Photo to send you off! I can honestly say that this photo, while not my best skills as a photographer, is spotlight photo for reasons I don’t have to explain. I caught her doing this pose for a friend of mine, and had to catch it for myself. Very nicely done Zatanna! Keep up the good work and giving all of us something to drool over. Taken at EXPcon 2011, in St. Augustine, Florida!

Spotlight Photo 12.22.11

Wow has it been a long time guys! Been a very busy few months for us here at! We’ve gone to 3 cons in 3 months and don’t forget the holidays on top of that! We’ve gone to EXPcon, Shadocon, and Holiday Matsuri and all 3 were a blast! We got tons of pics from all 3 cons which (due to server issues) are being posted to the aniRAGE Facebook page. So check it out when you can.

So now to keep you entertained for a bit, I present to you a long overdue Spotlight Photo! This time it’s Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable! I’m still in awe of these two’s costumes. Kim’s wig is perfect which is a difficult style for a wig. Also they have the right props. Just look at their pockets! They have a RUFUS. These two blew me away at Metrocon.

Anime with the Monk: Black blood Brother, where art thou?

Welcome back, friends! After a small break for Shadocon II (which was AWESOME) and the Thanksgiving Holidays, I come back to you all with a new review on a series that some of you willbe sure to want to “sink your teeth” into. And, by this terrible pun you can probably guess we’re talking more vampires. But, not just ANY Vampires. We’re talking brothers! “Black Blood Brothers”, to be precise. The series (Originally a light novel series written by Kohei Azano and Illustrated by Yuuya Kusaka) follows the story of Brothers Jiro Mochizuki as he seeks out a sanctuary to raise and protect his younger brother, Kotaro, within. However, upon their journey to said safe haven, his brother manages to intangle them in a scuffle between Refugee vampires seeking a new home in the “special zone” and a supression team whom has been sent by the Coffin company to hunt down a dangerous threat to both man and Vampire that may be in their midst: A kowloon Child.

Kowloon Children are Vampires whom are both hated and despised by both side of the spectrum due to their terrible means of production. Unlike other vampires, simply being bitten by a Kowloon child transforms the victim into a Kowloon child. It doesn’t matter if they attack human or other vampires: All are converted by the bite… And, did I mention that the Kowloon suffer from a feral and insatiable bloodlust that never seems to be qualled? Ten years prior, Jiro fought alongside of the humans and other vampires to destroy this menace in a war that took place in their stronghold of Hong Kong, earning himself the nick-names such as “the Silver blade” and “kin killer”. The war was won, but there was much loss and a high cost to himself that was paid; brought about by the treason of a once dear friend.This eventually leads us and him down his path to seeking out safety for his brother and, ultimately, to the main story from their in which they find aid from characters such as the human “comprimiser” named Katsuragi Mimiko, the reincarnated dragon king Sei, and a much more.

It’s an interesting series that begins nearly each episode with the revelation of some scattered bit of Jiro’s past. It’s only by the end of the series that you suddenly get what the truth of Jiro’s intentions are and why it is that Kotaro is so important to him. But, the voice acting is pretty good and the story isn’t half bad at all. Truthfully, it’s not one of my all time favorites, but it’s well worth watching if you have the time or if you’re a vampire enthusist. Best part is light does damage and NO ONE sparkles!!! So, in short, I give this one a 7 out of 10. And, I recommend that you all go ahead and take a “bite” on into it. Well, till next time: I’m Miroku and I’ll be looking forward to catching you ALL at Holiday Matsuri, coming up on Dec. 16th through the 18th. Take care!