10:27 AM 2 comments

Brotherhood on TV5? Naman!


TV5's Promo CM for Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood


Isang surprise para sa buong Pinoy Anime Circuit ang muling pinasabog ng BAGO AT NAG-IISANG TUNAY NA ANIME AUTHORITY ng Pilipinas, TV5. With barely two months after the anime's release in Japan, heto at ihahatid ng TV5 ang Pinoy-dubbed FRESH EPISODES ng FULL METAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD!

Ang Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood ang itinuturing na most anticipated anime for 2009 at talaga namang sinusubaybayan ito ng buong mundo through fansubs and Animax. At dahil nga sobrang aniticipated, mistulang "too-good-to-be-true" ang balitang ipapalabas ito sa TV5. Fans expected na masyadong mahal ang acquisition ng license for outside broadcast nito lalo na't kasisimula pa lang nito.

But TV5 has cleared their doubts (myself included). Tuloy na tuloy na ang pag-eere ng FMA:B on May 22 at 7:30 p.m. PST. TV5 has proven na sinsero sila sa pagbibigay ng mga top-class animes in its entirety at hindi mga pipitsuging anime na ipinapalabas diyan sa tabi-tabi.

Matatandaang TV5 ang may hawak ng FASTEST ACQUISITION OF AN ANIME'S OUTSIDE BROADCAST LICENSE via Special A (less than a year after S.A was broadcast in Japan) pero sila rin ang tumalo sa sarili nilang record na ngayon ay via FMA:B na (SEVEN WEEKS AFTER ITS INITIAL JAPANESE BROADCAST). Ang TV5 rin ang naghatid ng isa pang anticipated anime tulad ng Code Geass at sila rin ngayon ang Philippine TV broadcast station na pinakamabilis ang pagdami ng aired anime titles under their hood.

With FMA:B marking TV5 reputation as Pinoy anime fans' haven deeper, mukhang makakaasa tayo na mas marami pang magagandang anime ang ihahatid sa atin ng TV5.

To know more about Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, read below or click here for a hyper clock up!

- Heco, the walking Philosopher's Stone
10:21 AM 0 comments

The Rebellion Continues

Zero is back, and he seem to have more schemes under his sleeve this time.


A year has passed; the situation in Area 11 is steadily getting worse. Elevens are being subject to coercive disciplinary action and are removed of their human rights. Brittanians instilled fear to the Elevens, to prevent any further uprisings and suppress liberal thoughts. The Black Rebellion was a failure, and Zero… is dead.

Lelouch Lamperouge, a 17-year-old high school student from Ashford Academy is living the life of a common Britannian, discriminating Elevens. He seemed to forget that he was once the savior of the Elevens, the masked hero named Zero.

In November 2008, a big anime explosion from promising network TV5 shook Philippine TV – Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. Arguably, this anime revived the dormant anime spirit within Filipinos put to slumber by the giant Philippine TV networks. Suddenly, people were talking about anime again, of course other than Naruto. Code Geass has secured TV5 its new reputation being the NEW ANIME AUTHORITY OF THE PHILIPPINES.

After its run in December 2008, Geasstards (Code Geass fanboys/fangirls) has flooded the TV5 forums requesting for the immediate airing of the successful anime’s second season. TV5, with all there might, tried their best to release the second season as early as possible to prove that they do value their viewers.

And now, the day every anime fan waited for has finally come.

The rebellion continues with Code Geass R2: Lelouch of the Rebellion. Lelouch’s memories were altered, so CC and the rest of the underground Black Knights launch a plan to retrieve Lelouch and recover his memories and Geass powers and resume his identity as Zero. Suzaku, now part of the Emperor’s Knights, has pledged to kill Zero no matter what.

Code Geass R2 is bombarded with plot twists every episode that will keep viewers at the edge of their seats. The cast of characters has become much more complex, and the story events seem to move faster and faster every episode. From my critical point of view, I would say Code Geass 1 is a better season than this because this season has full of plot twists that some are them are just too ridiculous, but overall CGR2 is another mind-blowing must watch for every anime fan out there.

Code Geass R2: Lelouch of the Rebellion premiered May 4, 2008 on TV5 and airs Monday-Friday at 6:00 p.m. with marathon replays every Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

- Heco Arandia vi Britannia

9:28 AM 1 comments

Goodbye "Barag." Good Riddance!

Noong lunes ang huli naming pagkikita ni "Barag." Remember him? Well, forgettable naman talaga siyang nilalang kaya okay lang na hindi mo siya matandaan.

Sa totoo lang mixed emotions ang naramdaman ko sa huli naming pagkikitang iyon. Malaking porsyento noon ay tuwa, but "at the same time" (paboritong linya ni Barag) e panghihinayang kasi baka naman na-misunderstand ko lang siya at pwede naman pala siyang mapakisamahan nang maayos. Isa pang ikinakaba ko ay ang papalit sa kanya, ang relatively bata pero mukhang matanda nang isosyogo na lang natin sa neymsung na "La Vida Loca."

Nevertheless, all my doubts are erased nang binitiwan niya ang kanyang huling mga mensahe sa amin: "Ang Istorya ng Palakang Pilay." For a while akala ko ikukwento niya ang life story niya sa amin, since analogous naman ang buo niyang pagkatao sa isang palaka.

Naku, masyado ko na siyang nilait-lait. Sige na, hanggang dito na lang. Sana ito na ang huli kong post tungkol sa kanya (though I really have a bad feeling na magkikita pa muli kami sa lalong madaling panahon). But for now, ADIOS BARAG OBAMA! AND GOOD RIDDANCE!