Jimmy Kudo, also known as Shin'ichi Kudo ( Kudō Shin'ichi?) in Japan, is the protagonist of the anime and manga Case Closed, known in Japan as Detective Conan (Meitantei Conan). Viz romanized his original name as Shin'ichi Kudo while Shogakukan's website romanizes it as Shinichi Kudoh. He later takes on the alias Conan Edogawa (Edogawa Conan?) after Arthur Conan Doyle and Edogawa Rampo. Jimmy Kudo was a well known High School Detective who helped solved cases which the police could not. One day, he investigates a suspicious man. Later he is attacked and forced to swallow a a poison called the APTX 4869 which turns him back into a child. Now he lives with his friend and love Rachel Moore as Conan Edogawa who helps her father Richard Moore solves cases hoping that they will run into a case involving those strange men who forced him to drink the poison, who are part of the Black Organization.By : Wikipedia.com
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Rachel Moore known as Ran Mouri ( Mōri Ran) in Japan, is the 2nd protagonist of the anime and manga Case Closed, known in Japan as Detective Conan (Meitantei Konan). Her Japanese name derives from both Edogawa Ranpo and Maurice Leblanc (From Mourisu Ruburan, according to Aoyama).
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Case Closed, also known as Meitantei Conan ( Detective Conan), is a Japanese detective manga series written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama and is serialized in Weekly Shōnen Sunday since 1994. The name "Case Closed" for the English language release results from concerns of copyright conflict of the name Detective Conan. As of April 2009, sixty-four volumes have been released in Japan. The story follows the adventures of Jimmy Kudo, a prodigious young detective who was inadvertently transformed into a child due to a poison.
Case Closed was adapted into an anime series by the animation studio Tokyo Movie Shinsha, directed by Kenji Kodama and Taiichiro Yamamoto, and is broadcast in Japan on Nippon Television, Yomiuri TV and Animax. The series debuted on January 8, 1996 and has since broadcast 534 episodes as of May 16, 2009. The series has seen high levels of popularity in both manga and anime formats in Japan since its reception, and has also been adapted into twelve Golden Week movies, with the first released on April 17, 1997 and since then followed with a movie released each year. Ten of the movies held a top 10 box office position in the year they were screened. In addition, nine Original video animation have been released.
Viz Media licensed the manga series under the name for English-language publication in North America and released twenty-nine volumes as of April 2009. Funimation Entertainment licensed the anime series for North American broadcast. Both the English adaption went under the name Case Closed. The character names were also adapted into English ones with some names different between the two.The series has been well received in Japan. It has even been used as a mascot to promote citizens to follow the law. Meanwhile, the English adaption has not been as equally popular as in Japan, and has been criticized for the name changes.BY : Wikipedia.com
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Doraemon (Doraemon) is a Japanese manga series created by Fujiko F. Fujio (the pen name of Hiroshi Fujimoto) which later became an anime series and Asian franchise. The series is about a robotic cat named Doraemon, who travels back in time from the 22nd century to aid a schoolboy, Nobita Nobi (Nobi Nobita).
The series first appeared in December 1969, when it was published simultaneously in six different magazines. In total, 1,344 stories were created in the original series, which are published by Shogakukan under the Tentōmushi manga brand, extending to forty-five volumes. The volumes are collected in the Takaoka Central Library in Toyama, Japan. Fujio was born in Toyama.
A majority of Doraemon episodes are comedies with moral lessons regarding values such as integrity, perseverance, courage, family and respect for elders. Several noteworthy environmental issues are often visited, including homeless animals, endangered species, deforestation, and pollution. Topics such as dinosaurs, the flat earth theory, wormhole traveling, Gulliver's Travels, and the history of Japan are often covered.
Doraemon was awarded the first Shogakukan Manga Award for children's manga in 1982, and the first Osamu Tezuka Culture Award in 1997. In March 2008, Japan's Foreign Ministry appointed Doraemon as the nation's first "anime ambassador." Ministry spokesman explained the novel decision as an attempt to help people in other countries to understand Japanese anime better and to deepen their interest in Japanese culture." The Foreign Ministry action confirms that Doraemon has come to be considered a Japanese cultural icon. In 2002, the anime character was acclaimed as an Asian Hero in a special feature survey conducted by Time Asia magazine.BY : Wikipedia.com
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Nicolas D. Wolfwood A superb gunman, almost equal to Vash himself, and arguably the most skilled human being with a pistol in the series, Wolfwood is a priest who wields an enormous cross "to carry his sins". Nicolas and Vash get into many conflicts over the morality of murder. According to Wolfwood "sometimes we are driven to become the devil himself". Wolfwood is a tragic figure in that his redemption comes at a terrible cost.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Rem Saverem Vash's mentor and childhood friend, who taught him the value of life. It is mostly because of Rem that Vash is who he is. Vash constantly finds himself asking what Rem would do in his situation.
Meryl Stryfe and Milly Thompson are two Bernardelli Insurance agents sent to evaluate claims regarding the Humanoid Typhoon. Initially, they dismiss the idea that the real Vash is the legendary Humanoid Typhoon (Partially due to the lack of an introduction), but the two eventually learn that this is the person they are assigned to track.
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Monday, May 11, 2009
Vash is a very lighthearted, expert marksman that tries to promote peace and happiness. He is a very merry person that dislikes seriousness, but is constantly forced to be due to the situations he finds himself in. Also known as Vash the Stampede and The Humanoid Typhoon, he is a wandering gunman with a 60 billion double dollar bounty on his head. Every town he passes through either labels him "an act of God" or "a human disaster".By : Wikipedia.com
Trigun (Toraigan) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhiro Nightow, published from 1995 to 2007 and spanning 14 collected volumes.
The manga was serialized in Tokuma Shoten's Shōnen Captain from the series debut in 1995 until the magazine's demise 1997. The series continued in Shōnen Gahosha's Young King Ours magazine, under the title Trigun Maximum (Toraigan Makishimamu), where it remained until finishing in 2007.
Trigun was adapted into an animated television series in 1998. The Madhouse Studios production aired on TV Tokyo from April 4, 1998 to September 30 1998, totaling 26 episodes. An animated feature film is expected in 2009.By : Wikipedia.com