Shion no Ō – Episode 21

It’s Shion no O episode 21, and given that this episode’s title is “The True Criminal,” what happens in this episode should be pretty self explanatory…

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Summer 2008 Anime Preview

It’s that time again: It’s time to look at what anime is airing in the Summer 2008 season. Shows are listed in alphabetical order.

There are 7 possible levels of ratings that I’ll give a show:

  • Will definitely blog it
  • May blog it
  • Will definitely watch it
  • May watch it
  • May watch it if I hear good things about it
  • Probably Won’t Watch it
  • Won’t watch it

As usual, I’m leaving out anything that seems to obviously be a children’s show. Like always, thanks to the Fansub Wiki for keeping a great list of upcoming shows.

Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way…here we go!

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Special A – Episode 12

Kei returns to spend his day with Hikari. However, stress and overwork has given him a fever, so in stead of hanging out and having fun, the day is spent with Hikari trying to nurse Kei. Unfortunately, Hikari is completely inept with anything and everything around the house…

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Josh's Anime Blog Podcast Episode 78

Josh's Anime Blog Podcast Episode 78Josh’s Anime Blog Podcast Episode #78 is now online! In this podcast, I review the anime series Kannazuki no Miko.

This week’s Podcast Stats:
Time: 17:52
Download Size: 12.3 MB

Opening theme:
“Kokoro no Ato” by Riyu Kosaka
Opening theme to Mokke

Ending theme:
“Agony” by KOTOKO
Ending theme to Kannazuki no Miko

You can listen to my podcasts in the following ways:

Flash Player: [audio:http://www.joshsanimeblog.com/podcast/JABPEpisode78.mp3%5D

Directly: http://www.joshsanimeblog.com/podcast/JABPEpisode78.mp3

You can also download or add my podcast-only RSS feed to your favorite reader or add my podcast using iTunes.

Nijuu Mensou no Musume – Episode 10

It’s Nijuu Mensou no Musume episode 10, and Chiko finally arrives at the island. However, the movie’s producer is found murdered and the jewel is missing. Also, Chiko meets up with Ken, who isn’t necessarily happy to see Chiko. Chiko also stumbles upon an old abandoned military base where human experiments allegedly took place during the war…

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Is a .anime domain coming soon to a domain registrar near you? Maybe

And maybe .whatever as well:

Web regulators were poised Thursday to usher in one of the biggest shake-ups in the Internet’s brief history in a crunch vote on allowing millions of new domain names, from .paris to .Pepsi….

If the change is adopted, the web’s 1.3 billion users would be able from early 2009 to buy an unlimited number of generic addresses based on common words, brands, company names, cities and proper names, according to ICANN.

However, new top level domains wouldn’t necessarily spring up like magic:

In theory, an infinite number of new domain names could be born, which would prove a boon for ICANN because it would receive payment for each one.

But in reality advanced technical skills and deep pockets would be needed to set up a new name.

Industry experts expect the cost — which has yet to be fixed — could reach into the tens of thousands of dollars.

Apparently, an application fee for a domain name could run from about $39,000 to $390,000 (€25,000 to €250,000), so no, Josh’s Anime Blog will not be the lucky person to control .anime.  However, someone may take it up (but damn it, make it available for the public if you do!)

That, by the way, brings up this point: whoever controls those domains can control who can register domain names under it.  For example, ebay wants to create it’s own .ebay domain.  However, I would find it highly unlikely that they would allow just anyone to register a .ebay domain.

Also, if people thought that people trying to register cnn.com before CNN can was bad, how about someone trying to set up a .cnn domain before CNN could grab it?  One would think that there would have to be some approvel process, at least regarding names that are copyrighted.  Of course, the multiple thousands of dollars that is required to set it up is a sizeable barrier to such cybersquatting.

I wonder how long it will take for someone to create a .hack domain (or whether they would even allow it, thinking that it would be a haven for hackers.)

Special A – Episode 11

It’s episode 11 of Special A and Hikari finally goes on a date. However, it’s with the person you might least expect. Of course, regardless of who it’s with, Akira is going to rampage.

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