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Friday ACE: Episode 4

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RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!~
A sequel to Final Fantasy VII?!
Sakura-Con’s Great Revenge?!
Tim Burton invokes the Wrath of the Grudge?!

All that and Why I Suddenly Hate McG in this week’s Friday ACE!

Mike here, delivering a slightly larger scale episode of Friday ACE than usual. Because I’m in the homestretch of preparations of an overhaul of my living quarters, I lost a good portion of production time. Combined how we were THIS close to getting a working Podcast RSS feed for you guys this week, I decided to up the ante a bit this time around, featuring a cameo by one of my co-hosts from R5 Central. Don’t worry, the show won’t get as insane as that one; the allure of Friday ACE is that it’s more content for half the workload! Either way, I hope the mess is somewhat enjoyable.

In the meantime, one of the valiant listeners out there asked about the themes used in the show, specifically the intros. In my organized disorganization, I realized that I’ve been neglecting my duties so let me answer his and your inquiries! Really quick: Our first intro was “ADVICE” by the Pillows, the group best known for their musical contributions to FLCL and for being the Japanese equivalent of The Pixies. The current theme (which I intend to keep for quite some time, as to not create a mess of a revolving door) is Kaela Kimura’s album-exclusive song, “You bet!!“.

From then on out, it’s various royalty-free tracks, coupled with m-flo’s “Quantum Leap” in the background of 5 In Tune. Finally, the current outro is SOME DAY, ONE DAY, once again featuring m-flo but backing the lovely BoA. Yes, I am an m-flo fan but the whole thing is one giant cosmic coincidence, I swear! In the meantime, go to this Youtube channel here to see them in action if you’ve never had the pleasure. As a matter of fact, Emyli, one of the many artists to collaborate in m-flo’s legendary “loves Era”, appeared in last month’s issue of OUSA! Go check her out!

That’s it for this week. Wow, this message went longer that I’d initially imagined it to be. I’ll see you all next ACE!

-Mike Dent

Highlight Reel Links

More CODE GEASS Manga

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-02-22/bandai-ent-adds-code-geass/knights-and-queens-manga

KING OF FIGHTERS XIII

http://game.snkplaymore.co.jp/press_releases/index_press.php?num=237

Sakura-Con to get TRIGUN: BADLANDS RUMBLE Premiere

http://www.sakuracon.org/

SD GUNDAM SANGOKUDEN: BRAVE BATTLE WARRIORS TV Anime

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-02-22/sd-gundam-sangokuden-tv-anime-confirmed-for-april

GUNDAM 0079 Movie Trilogy Anime Legends Re-Issue

http://animecornerstore.blogspot.com/2010/02/bandai-may-2010-releases-now-available.html

YAKUZA 3 Sans Hostesses and History Quizzes

http://kotaku.com/5478862/sega-you-are-once-again-making-a-giant-mistake

Nick Simmons Plagiarism Accusation Extravaganza

http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2010/02/radical-halts-nick-simmons-incarnate-amid-claims-of-plagiarism/

Patrick Macias’ YAKUZA NIGHT FEVER

http://www.newpeopleworld.com/

Gackt to appear in SHIKI

http://www.okiagari.net/

TANGENT OF THE WEEK:

New Trailer for THE KARATE KID

http://www.karatekid-themovie.com/

Honorable Mention:

Best Bootleg Toy Commercial Ever!

http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/02/23/super-fantastics-super-diabolics-weird/

5 In Tune

Top 3 Singles via Oricon Weekly

1.) “Love yourself ~Kimi ga Kirai na Kimi ga Suki~” – KAT-TUN

2.) “Onara Hazukashiku Nai Yo” – Hannya, Fruit Punch

3.) “Silent Bible” – Nana Mizuki

The One You Should Really Care About:

Sayonara Memories” – supercell

The One You Should Have Bought

Sports” – Tokyo Jihen

This Week’s Watch List

FINAL FANTASY VII-2

http://kotaku.com/5478886/fan-creates-final-fantasy-vii-sequel-demo

English-Friendly WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW Trailer

http://www.uchushow.net/

Teaser for YOJOUHAN SHINWA TAIKEI

http://yojouhan.noitamina.tv/

Tim Burton Gets Grudged

http://twitchfilm.net/news/2010/02/tim-burton-gets-grudged.php

This Week’s “Last Word”:

Kirsten Dunst in Akihabara Majokko Princess (Slightly NSFW and may make you hate McG)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s04TJPCW4JM

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