Jerusalem economy – Sustainable Jerusalem http://sustainable-jerusalem.org/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 21:29:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-12.png Jerusalem economy – Sustainable Jerusalem http://sustainable-jerusalem.org/ 32 32 Anime, live-action movies and manga https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/anime-live-action-movies-and-manga/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 21:20:53 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/anime-live-action-movies-and-manga/ It’s easier than ever for audiences to experience the acclaimed shojo classic, Nana. Here is a guide on how they can read and watch the series. Anime and manga fans who love shojo have probably heard of Ai Yazawa, and if they’ve heard of Ai Yazawa, then they’ve heard of granny. granny is one of […]]]>

It’s easier than ever for audiences to experience the acclaimed shojo classic, Nana. Here is a guide on how they can read and watch the series.

Anime and manga fans who love shojo have probably heard of Ai Yazawa, and if they’ve heard of Ai Yazawa, then they’ve heard of granny. granny is one of the mangaka’s many popular series, and it’s a beautifully crafted story about two friends chasing their dreams.

With an art that is delicate, lively and incredibly elegant, granny is a must-have for any shojo fan’s collection. Even non-shojo fans will find this series has effortless appeal with its engaging drama, romance, and more mature tone than other shojo staples. Here’s how to get started with the critically acclaimed series.


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Nana’s Plot


Nana Osaki (Nana)

granny follows the story of two women in their twenties with the same name, Nana Komatsu and Nana Osaki. Nana Komatsu is a small-town girl who decided to follow her boyfriend to Tokyo. She hoped to live out the dream of living in a big city, full of excitement and surrounded by her boyfriend and friends. Nana Osaki led a popular punk rock band and decided to leave her hometown to pursue her dream of rock and roll stardom.

The two women first met on their train journey to Tokyo, only to cross paths again during an apartment viewing. They decide to become roommates, which begins their friendship journey as they adjust to the realities of life in a big city.


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Where to read Nana manga


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granny first raced at Shueisha Biscuit magazine from 2000 to 2009, when Ai Yazawa’s health put the series on indefinite hiatus. The manga also aired in the now defunct version of Viz Media. shojo beat magazine. granny would also win the Shogakukan Manga Award at the start of its publication. For years the manga was out of print and collected editions were incredibly hard to come by, with volumes selling well above their original price. Fortunately, it’s now much easier for fans to get their hands on.

granny is distributed by Viz Media and is currently collected in 21 volumes. Readers can purchase the digital manga on the Viz Media website, google play, and iBook for $6.99. It is also available for $6.29 on Kindle and Comixology, and $6.49 in Corner format at Barnes and Noble. Paperback editions of the manga can be purchased for $9.99 at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Books-A-Million. As of this writing, both Law Stuf Anime and Librairie.org were out of stock and/or out of stock. They are priced at $7.99 and $9.19, respectively.


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Where to watch anime Nana


As with the manga, finding anime box sets was very difficult, and often very expensive. Fans will be happy to know that the anime has been re-licensed by Sentai Filmworks in January 2021 for high definition digital and home releases. the NANA – Complete collection The Blu-ray set is available for pre-order, with its release scheduled for February 2, 2022. The set collects all 47 episodes of the anime and can be found Law Stuf Anime for $97.49, Amazon for $104.99, and Barnes and Noble for $149.99.

HIDIVE started streaming the anime in April 2021, with two episodes airing weekly. granny is available for streaming in its entirety, subtitled and dubbed in English.


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Where to Watch Nana’s Live Action Movies


The series’ popularity has led to two live-action film adaptations. The first movie, granny, was released in Japan in 2005. The sequel, granny 2, was released the following year. The first live-action adaptation was well received, but reception to the sequel suffered because some actors did not reprise their roles, including the actress who had originally played Nana Komatsu. Neither film had full theatrical releases outside of Japan.

Unfortunately, live-action movies are hard to come by for fans looking to experience this version of granny. Hopefully, the same way Sentai and HIDIVE made anime more readily available to audiences outside of Japan, live-action movies will find their way onto a streaming service or even a special home release.


Regardless of whether the series continues, his legacy remains. granny has crossover appeal for shojo and josei fans, with its poignant portrayal of relationships and the chaotic nature of young adulthood. granny is a feast for the eyes and the heart, and it’s easier than ever for audiences to follow the two Nanas on their Tokyo adventure.

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Funimation streams that she declared herself a student of the English dub of the anime Wise Man simultaneously with the subtitled version E! News UK https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/funimation-streams-that-she-declared-herself-a-student-of-the-english-dub-of-the-anime-wise-man-simultaneously-with-the-subtitled-version-e-news-uk/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 20:30:04 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/funimation-streams-that-she-declared-herself-a-student-of-the-english-dub-of-the-anime-wise-man-simultaneously-with-the-subtitled-version-e-news-uk/ Funimation announced on Tuesday that it has started broadcasting an English dubbing for the TV anime of Hirotsugu Ryusen‘s She declared herself a pupil of the sage (Kenja no Deshi or Nanoru Kenja) series of light novels. The English dubbed episodes will air on the service along with the English subtitled versions. The English cast […]]]>

Funimation announced on Tuesday that it has started broadcasting an English dubbing for the TV anime of Hirotsugu Ryusen‘s She declared herself a pupil of the sage (Kenja no Deshi or Nanoru Kenja) series of light novels. The English dubbed episodes will air on the service along with the English subtitled versions.

The English cast includes:

Tia Ballard lead english dubbing, and Matt shipman is writing the script. Travis George is the engineer, and Gino Palencia is the mixer.

The anime premiered on Tokyo MX, MBS, and BS TVN January 11. Funimation Exclusively airs the series and has already aired a first preview of the first episode on Friday.

Seven seas licensed to both the light novel and the manga, and it describes the story:

Sakamori Kagami was one of the best players in VRMMO Ark Earth Online as Danblf, a veteran Summoner with the gravity to match his elite status. When he falls asleep while playing one day, he is transported to a world where the game is reality, but instead of his almighty avatar, he is stuck in the body of a pretty young girl! He can’t let anyone know that this cute little cutie is really Danblf, so he takes the name “Mira” and pretends to be Danblf’s disciple. If it comes out, he’ll never live it!

Keitaro Motonaga (Jormungand the two seasons, Date A live first three seasons) directs the anime to A-Chat Studio. Takamitsu Kouno (Utawarerumono: The false faces, Absolute Duo) supervises the scripts of the series, Kumi Horii (LBX Girls, Infinite Stratos 2) designs the characters, Come on Sakabe (Date A live franchise, Digimon adventure tri. film series) composes the music, and Yasunori Ebina is the sound director.

Scott MacDonald is the artistic director, while Tsukasa Ohira is credited for the artistic framework. Miyu Yamamoto is the key artist of color. Tsubasa Yokoyama is the director of compositing of photography, while Yoshiaki Kimura is editing. Yuichi goto is the 3D director.

Asaka performs the opening theme song from the anime “Ready Set Go !!” Erabareshi performs the ending theme song of the anime “Ambitious”.

Ryusen started serialization the story on the “Shōsetsuka ni Narō” (Let’s Become Novelists) website in April 2012, where it is still ongoing. Micro magazine publishes the story in print with illustrations by Fuzichoco (The 8th son? I hope you are joking?, Stem rehabilitation art), starting with the first volume printed in June 2014.

Dicca Suemitsu launched a manga adaptation of the novels on Micro magazine‘s Comic ride manga site in July 2016.

Seven seas published the first printed novel volume on August 12 and the first printed manga volume on July 20.

Source: Funimation (Liam Dempsey)

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EVANGELION STORE Online Reveals Data Breach, Over 17,800 Credit Numbers Disclosed https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/evangelion-store-online-reveals-data-breach-over-17800-credit-numbers-disclosed/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 05:06:29 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/evangelion-store-online-reveals-data-breach-over-17800-credit-numbers-disclosed/ Image via Amazon Prime Japan The online version of the EVANGELION BOUTIQUE announcement on his site yesterday the site suffered a data breach, with 17,828 credit card numbers disclosed, stolen passwords and more identifiable information revealed from the period June 8, 2020 to June 30, 2021. The online store was first alerted by the credit […]]]>


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The online version of the EVANGELION BOUTIQUE announcement on his site yesterday the site suffered a data breach, with 17,828 credit card numbers disclosed, stolen passwords and more identifiable information revealed from the period June 8, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

The online store was first alerted by the credit card companies themselves on July 12, 2021, and then removed the ability to pay by card on the same day. The online EVANGELION STORE is currently offline due to issues, with no announcement for when it will come back online.

After Groundworks, which operates this evangelization store, were made aware of the problem, they hired a third-party company to investigate how it happened, as well as who was affected. The store apologized for the time it took to report the breach, but wanted to wait until investigations from the third-party company as well as the credit card companies were completed. Investigators discovered through access logs that 17,828 members had their information taken, with some members having their credit cards used by attackers. Personal information collected from these individuals includes:

  • cardholder name
  • Credit Card Number
  • Expiration date
  • security code
  • Login ID for EVANGELION STORE (online), which is the member’s email address
  • Password for the EVANGELION BOUTIQUE (online)

The post office Explain that the violation was “due to a vulnerability in part of the EVANGELION STORE system operated by our company”. They say other online Evangelion stores, such as Yahoo! store, and the Buyee International store, are not affected by the breach solely because of a vulnerability within that particular store.

The EVANGELION STORE will contact those concerned directly for the next steps, while anyone who used the store between June 8, 2020 and June 30, 2021 should monitor their credit card statements for any unauthorized transactions as well as unauthorized password use on other websites. Groundworks works directly with credit card companies to help those affected get reissued cards for free. Even if you are not contacted directly by the EVANGELION store and have used the store during the leak period, credit card companies can reissue your card for free if you tell them “EVANGELION STORE credit card information leak” is the reason for the reissue.

We also recommend that if you have used the website during the period then change your passwords on all accounts that share the same sentence.

Source: EVANGELION SHOP online

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BlazBlue: Alternative smartphone game Darkwar ends January 31 – News https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/blazblue-alternative-smartphone-game-darkwar-ends-january-31-news/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 04:32:22 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/blazblue-alternative-smartphone-game-darkwar-ends-january-31-news/ The game stopped selling in-game items on Tuesday The official website of the BlazBlue: Alternative Darkwar The smartphone game for iOS and Android devices announced on Tuesday that the game will stop working on January 31. The game stopped selling in-game items on Tuesday and plans to offer a refund period from February 1 at […]]]>


The game stopped selling in-game items on Tuesday


The official website of the BlazBlue: Alternative Darkwar The smartphone game for iOS and Android devices announced on Tuesday that the game will stop working on January 31. The game stopped selling in-game items on Tuesday and plans to offer a refund period from February 1 at 12:00 a.m. JST through May. 2 at 12:59 am JST.

The arc system works announced the game in August 2017, and spear the match on February 16.

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, the BlazBlue franchisedebut title, debuted as an arcade game in 2008.
The arc system works released several sequels, including BlazBlue Continuum Shift, BlazBlue: Clone Phantasma, and Blazblue: CentralFiction, as well as many spinoffs. The franchise inspired a TV anime adaptation titled BlazBlue Alter Memory, which premiered in Japan in October 2013. Funimation aired the series as it aired and released the series as a personal video.

The arc system works published on BlazBlue: Cross Beacon Battle crossover fighting game in Japan and Asia in May 2018. The arc system works America released the game with an English dub in North America in June 2018, and PQube released the game in Europe later that same month. The game was also launched on To smoke in June 2018. The arcade version of the game was released in Japan in April 2019. The game is a cross between The arc system worksBlazBlue and Persona 4 Arena fighting games, French Bread’s Under the night at birth game, and Rooster teeth‘s RWBY franchise. The title is a two-on-two game.

Sources: BlazBlue: Alternative Darkwar’s website, 4Gamer (Chihiro)




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Detective Conan’s 25th feature film “The Halloween Bride” will be set on April 15, 2022 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/detective-conans-25th-feature-film-the-halloween-bride-will-be-set-on-april-15-2022/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 02:13:33 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/detective-conans-25th-feature-film-the-halloween-bride-will-be-set-on-april-15-2022/ The official website for the Detective Conan animated film series today announced that its 25th feature film Detective Conan: Halloween Bride is scheduled for release on April 15, 2022. The official website and Twitter have also published a teaser visual drawn by the author of the manga Detective Conan Gosho Aoyama with a slogan: “It’s […]]]>


The official website for the Detective Conan animated film series today announced that its 25th feature film Detective Conan: Halloween Bride is scheduled for release on April 15, 2022. The official website and Twitter have also published a teaser visual drawn by the author of the manga Detective Conan Gosho Aoyama with a slogan: “It’s good to promise you my undying love, isn’t it?” “

The movie’s official website posted an intro to the story as below:

Shibuya, Tokyo, is bustling with the Halloween season. A wedding takes place in Shibuya Hikarie, where Detective Miwako Sato of the Metropolitan Police Department is dressed in a wedding dress. As Conan and the other guests watch, an assailant suddenly bursts in and Detective Wataru Takagi, who was trying to protect Sato, is injured. Takagi survived and the situation was resolved, but in Sato’s eyes, the image of the grim reaper she had seen when Detective Matsuda, the man she had been in love with, was killed in a series of bombings. bomb three years ago, was superimposed on Takagi’s.

At the same time, the perpetrator of the bombings escapes from prison. Is it really a coincidence? Public Security Police member Rei Furuya (Toru Amuro) tracks down the man who killed his classmate, Detective Matsuda, but a mysterious disguised person suddenly appears and sets a collar bomb on him.

Conan visits the underground shelter where Amuro is hiding to disarm the collar bomb and hears about an incident three years ago when he and his now deceased police academy classmates encountered an unidentified virtual bomber named “Plamya” in Shibuya. As Conan and his team investigate, an ominous shadow begins to loom over them.


Source: Official website of the “Detective Conan” film series / Twitter

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Jujutsu Kaisen 0 shares details of new character additions https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/jujutsu-kaisen-0-shares-details-of-new-character-additions/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 00:59:00 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/jujutsu-kaisen-0-shares-details-of-new-character-additions/ Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has shared new details for their latest batch of character additions for the upcoming movie! Following the first anime season which ended earlier this year, Jujutsu Kaisen’s anime franchise will return to Japan next month for the next phase of the story with its first feature film. Picking up on the official […]]]>


Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has shared new details for their latest batch of character additions for the upcoming movie! Following the first anime season which ended earlier this year, Jujutsu Kaisen’s anime franchise will return to Japan next month for the next phase of the story with its first feature film. Picking up on the official prequel series released before series creator Gege Akutami detailed the details of the main series, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 will introduce many new characters that will be important for this prequel and events to come.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has announced a new roster of character additions to fill the ranks of Suguru Geto’s found family, and with those additions gave fans a little taste of what each character looks like. By posting a list of official character descriptions on the film’s official website (as spotted by @soukatsu_ on Twitter), the details give fans an even better idea of ​​what to expect from the opposing forces Yuta Okkotsu and the Jujutsu Tech’s other early years will be dealt with during the events of the new movie!

The full breakdown of the most recent additions is as follows:

  • Larue (voiced by Sho Hayami): The heart shaped stickers on her nipples are her charm. Often dates the twins, Nanako and Mimiko.
  • Manami Suda (voice of Shizuka Itoe): respects and supports Geto. She is responsible for managing the money of the organization he founded.
  • Nanako Hasaba (voiced by Satsumi Matsuda): She and her twin sister Mimiko were saved by Geto, she adores him. She fights with a cursed technique involving a cell phone.
  • Mimiko Hasaba (voice of Risae Matsuda): Does everything with her twin sister Nanako. She also absolutely adores Geto. His cursed technique involves fluff and rope.
  • Miguel (voiced by Koichi Yamadera): Overseas Curse user. He fights using a rope woven for decades by a jujutsu wizard from his home country. It is quite powerful.
  • Toshihisa Negi (TBA): Like Geto, he’s a curse user who despises non-wizards. He has a large scar on the right side of his face.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 will open on December 24 in Japan, but unfortunately has yet to reveal any international release plans as of this writing. But what do you think of Jujutsu Kaisen’s latest character additions? Let us know all your thoughts on this in the comments! You can even contact me directly about anything animated and other cool stuff. @Valdezologie on Twitter!





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League of Legends temporarily loses / all chats https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/league-of-legends-temporarily-loses-all-chats/ Tue, 12 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/league-of-legends-temporarily-loses-all-chats/ League of Legends temporarily loses cross-team chat. On Tuesday, Riot Games announced that it is removing the chat feature (also known as / all chat) in the upcoming League patch in the hope of combating toxicity. As the developer tests the responses to its removal, the feature will remain disabled for a few fixes. Click […]]]>


League of Legends temporarily loses cross-team chat. On Tuesday, Riot Games announced that it is removing the chat feature (also known as / all chat) in the upcoming League patch in the hope of combating toxicity. As the developer tests the responses to its removal, the feature will remain disabled for a few fixes.

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Riot explained that any cat is a vector of bad behavior, and according to his blog post on change, he hopes disabling it completely will result in less toxic behavior. All chats are already disabled by default in League of Legends, but the new change will completely disable the feature for all players. Riot noted that other communication methods, including normal team chat, will remain unchanged as long as / all chat is turned off.

In League of Legends, all chats are the primary way to interact with enemy teams outside of the game, but teams can interact directly in the game using emotes.

While the chat / all feature has positive uses such as complimenting a player’s skills and in-game cosmetics, the feature is primarily used to disparage opponents. It’s clear the feature is being used for negative more than positive reasons, but Riot acknowledged the positives and said he would measure the impact of this change to see what the future holds for this social feature.

“While / all cats can be the source of fun social interactions between teams, as well as good-hearted banter, at the moment the negative interactions outweigh the positives,” Riot explained in the post. . “We will assess the impact of this change through verbal abuse reports and penalty rates, as well as surveys and direct feedback from all of you.”

The reaction to removing all of the chat has been largely negative, with players mentioning all the positive experiences they’ve had with the enemy team. Phrases like “gg” (good game) and “glhf” (good luck, have fun) will be missed as long as the chat / all functionality is removed.

Shortly after Riot announced the change, League of Legends game director Andrei van Roon, the author of the original posts, took to Twitter to explain a few points that the original post did not address.

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Van Roon clarified that the change will be implemented for a few fixes as a test, and then Riot will send out polls for feedback. Riot Games will determine its next move based on the results of the investigation.

The change is about to be implemented League of Legends patch 11.21, expected next week.





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Mushoku Tensei: Second Unemployed Reincarnation Court – The Fall 2021 Preview Guide https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/mushoku-tensei-second-unemployed-reincarnation-court-the-fall-2021-preview-guide/ Sun, 03 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/mushoku-tensei-second-unemployed-reincarnation-court-the-fall-2021-preview-guide/ What is that? After a cataclysmic event leaves Rudeus and Eris stranded in the Demon Continent, they continue their journey with Superd guide Ruijerd in order to return home. The Man-God continues to guide Rudeus with his enigmatic guidance, and Rudeus has an altercation with a figure from legend: the Great Emperor of the Demon […]]]>



What is that?

After a cataclysmic event leaves Rudeus and Eris stranded in the Demon Continent, they continue their journey with Superd guide Ruijerd in order to return home. The Man-God continues to guide Rudeus with his enigmatic guidance, and Rudeus has an altercation with a figure from legend: the Great Emperor of the Demon World, Kishirika herself! When Rudeus comes to his aid, Kishrika rewards him with a strange new power… a power that may well be more than he expected. Meanwhile, Roxy resumes her quest to find Rudeus. Will the two meet one day?

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation is based on Rifujin na Magonotethe series of light novels and streams on Funimation Sundays.


How did the first episode go?

Richard Eisenbeis
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The thing about this episode of Mushoku Tensei is that this is a first season in name only. He doesn’t need to set up the world or introduce his protagonists. He doesn’t even need to establish a conflict for the season. Our heroes are just in the middle of the journey they started last season, the journey home. In other words, this is just a normal episode of Mushoku Tensei.

The heart of Mushoku Tensei is that Rudeus is a 34-year-old recluse in the body of a child. But even though he’s now going through childhood for the second time, he still has a long way to go to grow.

In this episode, Rudeus learns what it means to be part of a group. In his past life, he has been excluded and intimidated to the extreme. He grew up being alone and was only responsible for his own decisions. Although his time in this world has taught him the importance of friends and family, he is still quite egotistical, even when he tries to be selfless.

At this point in their journey, it looks like they can’t go on without some sort of sacrifice. Because he cares about his friends, he decides to be the one to do it. But the issue here isn’t Rudeus’ decision to sell the staff or even his motives behind the act. The problem is, he makes the decision unilaterally, without even discussing it with Eris or Ruijerd. It is only when Ruijerd confronts him that Rudeus is able to understand. It is solid character growth, pure and simple.

The other interesting part of the episode deals with Rudeus’ most recent conversation with “god” and its implications regarding free will. This god claims to see the future – or at least a future. However, by hinting at that future to Rudeus, he changes it, seemingly turning things around in directions even the gods can’t predict. If so, does that mean that Rudeus really only has free will at such times? Or is the god completely omniscient, giving Rudeus just enough information to cause him to make specific choices?

And beyond all of that is the question of whether Rudeus even did what he was supposed to do this episode. Was finding the Demon Emperor and gaining a Magical Eye the god’s plan? Or was he supposed to run into Roxy? All of this mystery makes the god a great character because not only do we not know which side he’s on, but we don’t even know if Rudeus is following what the god wanted or not. And, at the end of the day, it’s just one of those things that hooks you up and makes you want to keep watching.


Kim Morrissy
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If you couldn’t pass the first court of this anime because of Rudeus pedophilia, then you better stay away from the second court also, because this first episode opens with Rudeus evaluating the now 13-year-old Eris in a decidedly inappropriate way. He also has an altercation with a Demon Emperor who took the form of a prepubescent-looking girl in a revealing outfit (and yes, there is sexual teasing, too). As always, I can only recommend this series to those who are desensitized to this kind of anime content.

The rest of the episode is a solid high fantasy adventure. Since Rudeus and Eris stranded on the Demon Continent, every episode presented completely new views, and this episode is no exception, as our characters make a stopover in a port city. Lush background art and vibrant detail in animation brings the world to life. Kishirika’s introduction is easily the highlight, as her cartoonish expressions immediately show how out of place she is in a way that ends up contributing to immersion rather than harming it.

On the other hand, I am a little mixed on the implication of the Man God in the story. One of the great attractions of Mushoku Tensei so far, Rudeus has decided his own actions completely independently; he came into the world as an empty shell of a man and decided he would “do his best” here. With the Man-God telling him what to do now, Rudeus feels more like a “Chosen One” character following a prophecy, which is a less interesting direction for his character.

This is somewhat mitigated by the fact that Rudeus is deeply suspicious of the Man-God and did not follow his instructions to the letter. I appreciate the confirmation in this episode that Rudeus derailed last time around and found himself in a totally different situation than expected, as it opens up the story to some interesting twists and turns. But just like the man God says in this episode, things turned out just the way he wanted them to be anyway. I love the mystery and intrigue around his presence, but it also means that Rudeus’s acquisition of demon eyes, this episode ends up looking like an obvious setup for a future plot point.

Nonetheless, despite the story’s hiccups, it was a confident opening episode that re-establishes the strengths of this animated adaptation.



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Discord: Why Kanye West Turned To Chat App Users For Help | Technology https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/discord-why-kanye-west-turned-to-chat-app-users-for-help-technology/ Fri, 03 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/discord-why-kanye-west-turned-to-chat-app-users-for-help-technology/ When Kanye West was putting the finishing touches on his new album Donda, he wasn’t content to rely solely on the ears of a few relatives for comment. The rapper and producer hosted a series of listening events at stadiums across the United States, settling into the locker room at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga., […]]]>


When Kanye West was putting the finishing touches on his new album Donda, he wasn’t content to rely solely on the ears of a few relatives for comment.

The rapper and producer hosted a series of listening events at stadiums across the United States, settling into the locker room at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga., To complete the album with producer Mike Dean, after performing it live for an audience of thousands. And then, when that wasn’t enough, Dean turned to another group of Kanye’s superfans: the collective minds of the WestServerEver Discord community.

Dean created an account on the service and released three early versions of the Hurricane track. Asking fans which version they preferred, the conclusion was almost unanimous, with almost 90% opting for a version with slight modifications to the original.

Despite its name, Discord has little to do with the music industry. Originally created as a tool for PC gamers to talk during multiplayer games, the service has evolved into a ghost social network for Gen Z, rivaling Twitter for users and marking culture and society.

For those not terminally online, Discord looks like a corporate chat app like Slack or Microsoft Teams if their user experience had been designed by an extremely overcaffeinated 17-year-old Counter-Strike gamer. Users can create and join servers, interest-based communities organized around a particular topic, and chat by voice or text with those around them.

The Discord app: perfect for people who want to indulge their weirdness. Photograph: Jaap Arriens / NurPhoto / Rex / Shutterstock

“So basically the way Discord seems to be working right now is that for every interest out there, there’s a Discord server,” says Ryan Broderick, Internet culture reporter and moderator of two Discord servers. around its Garbage Day newsletter.

“For example, I’m on the Hot Topic Discord server,” for the American clothing brand of the same name, “which is all about anime, which is weird. Mountain dew [a US soft drink] has an official Discord server which is actually quite good, I’m in that one too. At the height of the pandemic, I got very bored and joined several hyperpop Discords for kids who make techno music. Almost like 4chan was the mainstay of web culture, say 10 years ago, I see it as Discord now.

However, Discord’s interest-driven makeup makes it look completely different from previous online communities. Without the existence of a single, shared feed, nor the ability for the content to go “viral” in any way, it’s perfect for people who want the freedom to indulge their weirdness in any way. security. “I’ve noticed that the people who tend to use them are there because they’re fed up with what’s going on on sites like Twitter,” adds Broderick.

Without a centralized feed, Discord – like the Facebook groups or island subtitles on the social news site – can also be a haven for less palatable oddities. In 2018, the site purged a number of far-right communities from its servers, including Atomwaffen Division, Nordic Resistance Movement, and Iron March. But communities retreated, and last month, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue warned that “The discord could serve as an entry point for children to come into contact with extremist ideology.” Out of 24 far-right servers identified by the think tank, they found that the service “primarily acts as a hub for far-right socialization and community building.”

Discord, for its part, says its terms of service “specifically prohibit harassment, threat messages, or calls for violence” and that the company “investigates and takes immediate appropriate action against any reported TOS. [terms of service] violation by a server or user.

The company is gathering the necessary resources to take this type of action seriously. After surpassing 300 million registered users last year, it has pushed back acquisition attempts from Microsoft and Sony and instead raised $ 100 million at a valuation of up to $ 7 billion. “We are touched and honored by the growth we have seen among so many amazing and diverse communities that have made Discord their place to meet,” CEO Jason Citron said in a statement.

As for WestServerEver, Hurricane would become Donda’s first single and fifth track on the sprawling 27-song, 108-minute album – and Discord’s favorite version is the one that made it onto the album.



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Amazon Prime Video broadcasts documentaries about Hideaki Anno with English subtitles – News https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/amazon-prime-video-broadcasts-documentaries-about-hideaki-anno-with-english-subtitles-news/ Fri, 20 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/amazon-prime-video-broadcasts-documentaries-about-hideaki-anno-with-english-subtitles-news/ Amazon Prime Video has begun Diffusion the two-part documentary series Hideaki Anno and Hitoshi Matsumoto fireside chat (Anno Hideaki + Matsumoto Hitoshi Taidan) with English subtitles worldwide on Fridays. It also started Diffusion the two-part documentary series Hideaki Anno: The final challenge of evangelization (Sayonara Subete no evangelization ~ Anno Hideaki no 1214-Nichi ~) with […]]]>



Amazon Prime Video has begun Diffusion the two-part documentary series Hideaki Anno and Hitoshi Matsumoto fireside chat (Anno Hideaki + Matsumoto Hitoshi Taidan) with English subtitles worldwide on Fridays. It also started Diffusion the two-part documentary series Hideaki Anno: The final challenge of evangelization (Sayonara Subete no evangelization ~ Anno Hideaki no 1214-Nichi ~) with English subtitles in several countries outside of Japan.

Amazon Prime Video describe Hideaki Anno and Hitoshi Matsumoto fireside chat:

Two of the best Japanese designers come together for a special conversation by the fireside. Hideaki Anno, creator and director of the evangelization series, and Hitoshi Matsumoto, producer of Documentary and FREEZE, sit down to discuss their respective philosophy and creative approaches, spreading their work abroad, future creative endeavors, and more.

Amazon Prime Video describe Hideaki Anno: The final challenge of evangelization:

evangelization coming to an end. NHK spent 4 years with exclusive access to Hideaki Anno, documenting his creative process behind the finale evangelization: 3.0 + 1.01: Once upon a time three times. For the first time, the camera is allowed inside Anno’s studio. The documentary tries to understand why the master filmmaker Hayao miyazaki (GHIBLI STUDIO) describes him as someone who spills blood for his films.

Sayonara Subete no evangelization ~ Anno Hideaki no 1214-Nichi ~ (literally, goodbye, everything evangelization: Hideaki Anno‘s 1214 days) is the extended version of NHK‘s Professional: Shigoto no Ryūgi: Anno Hideaki Special documentary about the director Hideaki Annolife during the last evangelization film production. Amazon Prime Video in Japan began broadcasting this extended version earlier this month. In Japan, the documentary is available in Japanese with English subtitles, although the subtitles are apparently missing for the first two minutes.

Amazon Prime Video started broadcasting evangelization: 3.0 + 1.01: Once upon a time three times (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban: ||), the new version of the “final” evangelization film, August 13.

Amazon Prime Video also broadcasts the Evangelion: 1.11 You are (not) alone, Evangelion: 2.22 You can (not) advance, and Evangelion: 3.33 You can (not) redo films in more than 240 countries and territories, including Japan. These versions are the adjusted versions of the first three Reconstruction of Evangelion films after their original theatrical release. Funimation released these new releases on home video with their own unique dubs.

Sources: Amazon Prime Video (link 2), BD Nathalie




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