You have to love a concept like Kikamaru's "feigned sleep attack." Too bad it doesn't work in real life -- think of the potential applications! You're about to get fired from work for sleeping on the job, but then, with perfect timing, you awake just in time to nail your assignment! I'm sure the extra sleep does wonders for the complexion too... Alas, I must be wide awake while typing this post, but at least you get to enjoy the latest episodes of The Prince of Tennis, which feature a surprising finish to a tiebreaker, sibling rivalry, fire in Ryoma's eyes, and a nice little bit about strategy against left-handed players, because lefties deserve our love too!
Episode 33: The Tiebreak
Kikumaru brilliantly revives his strength and breaks out his acrobatic moves, and the grueling doubles match with St. Rudolph goes into a tiebreak. Will Eiji be able to hold out to the end?
Episode 34: Twist Spin Shot
Ryoma Echizen’s turn is finally up, and he faces Fuji’s younger brother Yuta, who will stop at nothing to surpass his older brother.
With 12 great episodes, awesome bonus features, and super-cute packaging — how could you resist Honey and Clover DVD Box Set 3? Based on the popular manga by Chica Umino which has sold over 10 million copies in Japan, Honey and Clover is a romantic comedy about a group of art school students who try to find their way. Here are 5 reasons to go out and get Box Set 3 right now!
• 12 dramatic, dubbed uncut episodes that take you to Spain and show you a dramatic, potentially life-changing accident! (OK, no more hints.)
• A glossary of cultural references: Do you know how to play "Katanuki"?
• Voice acting karaoke! Practice Hagu's and Takemoto's lines.
• See gorgeous production art: Morita! Unicorns! More!
• Clean versions (with no credits) of the opening and ending songs.
Happy birthday Kisame! Well... kind of. We aren't feeling like we want to go to this guy's birthday party. We're envisioning a lot of bluster, biting and screaming about how "samehada's gonna cut you!" Even though this sharklike Akatsuki member, who first came to our attention as Itachi's toothy teammate, would have a hard time filling out his party guest list, we do need to give him props -- right now nobody's as creepy in Ninja World. So Happy Birthday, Kisame. But you'll forgive us if we just drop a card in the mail, right?
You know that bad stuff can happen when you start playing around with forbidden jutsu... like a chakra overload that threatens to take out half the countryside! We conclude the "forbidden jutsu" story arc in our latest Naruto Shippuden episode this week, so here's your last chance to bid a fond farewell to Hotaru and Shiranami -- if they don't get vaporized first... We'll be taking a few weeks off until the next new episode, but you won't want to miss it, as it's a two-part doozy! Stay tuned to all the latest Naruto Shippuden episodes and news on the Naruto Shippuden page.
Episode 151: Master and Student
Hotaru, under the control of Shiranami’s jutsu, uses the Forbidden Jutsu against Naruto and Utakata. Shiranami trembles with joy, having witnessed the power of the Forbidden Jutsu, while Hotaru is consumed by deep despair.
He might be a budding Go genius, but it's easy to forget Hikaru's just a kid, so when he gets a case of the willies playing against more seasoned adults in the Pro Exam Preliminary Round, it's time to hit the local Go salon for a refresher! And then we get to witness a moral dilemma as Akira (nattily dressed in a sharp suit, I might add) is requested to "throw" a match against a local politician. Reminds me of when we had an office ping-pong tournament a few months ago and I ended up getting matched against our VP of Publishing in the final... fortunately, we here at VIZ Media value integrity, so no one ever made any untoward "suggestions" about gracefully losing the match. On the other hand, I still haven't gotten my first-place prize yet...
Check out the latest episodes in the Hikaru no Go section!
-- Ho Lin
Episode 33: We're a Team!
In the hopes of helping Hikaru get over his fear of playing adults, Waya and Isumi take him to a Go Salon to take on opponents of a more mature nature…
Episode 34: No Winning Allowed
At a local festival Akira is asked to play 4 players simultaneously including Kurimoto, a boorish and rude city councilman. To make matter worse, he’s been asked by the festival organizers to let Kurimoto win…
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