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About Hachi76

Well, I'm a leo. I like long walks on the beach and severely damaging people's faith in a caring, just God. I am both nerdier and cooler than you, and the sooner you accept this, the sooner we can move on. My areas of expertise are Video Games, Anime and Kung Fu Films, with minors in Manga, Film and Music circa the 60's to the 80's

Kung Fu Theater: Shaolin vs. Lama

Title: Shaolin dou La Ma Year: 1983 Availability: There is a commonly available, English-dub only DVD on the market. As a Kung Fu fan, I have a truly tremendous pool of material that lies before me. The modern form of … Continue reading

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Anime Theater: Hajime no Ippo pt. 2 (New Challenger)

Title: Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger Year: 2009 American Distributor: None to date, due to the underwhelming performance of the first season here in the states. A release seems unlikely, so get thee to Google… They say that there’s nowhere to … Continue reading

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Hachi Announces Hokuto no Ken Month, Laughs in the Face of Scheduling

In celebration of 30 years of brawls, brows and beefy boys beating each other, I would like to officially announce that October will be the month of Fist of the North Star, or Hokuto no Ken, if you’re nasty. Unlike … Continue reading

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FSW List 76: Top 8 Hajime no Ippo Fights

So, there’s this show. Hajime no Ippo. And it’s about struggle and friendship and humor and self worth. And you know what else it’s about? Boxing. That sport that involves people punching eachother a lot. So naturally, you’d expect there … Continue reading

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New Dragon Ball Z Game “Battle of Z” Trailer Released, Hachi Caresses His Balls Gently…Slowly…

Source: Kanzenshuu A new Dragon Ball Z brawler has finally been announced, sans release date, but what’s been seen is quite exciting. Let me preface this by saying that I am a huge DBZ fan. Huge. Absolutely massive. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Gamer Review: Thomas Was Alone

Title: Thomas Was Alone Developer: Mike Bithell Publisher: Mike Bithell Console: PC, Mac, PS3 and PSVita Profound. That’s not a word that I, or anyone, should ever use lightly. To ascribe something any level of profundity is to register it … Continue reading

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In Memorial: Kenji Utsumi

Ken-oh has returned to the heavens… On June 13, 2013, the world of Japanese VO suffered a really terrible loss when Kenji Utsumi, one of the most veteran seiyu (Japanese voice actors) in the business, lost his battle with cancer, … Continue reading

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FSW: Anime Theater: Hajime no Ippo pt. 1

Title: Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting (aka “Fighting Spirit” in its US release) Year: 2000 American Distribution: Geneon put out the entire series under the “Fighting Spirit” title, dubbed and all, and most volumes are easily found on Amazon or … Continue reading

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Anime-Kung Fu Theater: Rurouni Kenshin

Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji kenkaku roman tan (according to IMDB) Year: 2012 Availability: Not yet “officially” available here, but DVD acquisition is easy, and a localization is absolutely inevitable. The art of the live-action adaptation is a most difficult and unforgiving … Continue reading

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First Step Week Delayed to THIS Week, Hachi Offers to Sever Leg in Recompense

So…some of you may have noticed the lack of much Hajime no Ippo-related writing here, despite my claims to a large amount of such things coming out. Well, that’s because it will be coming this week, for reasons that have … Continue reading

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Announcing: First Step Week (FSW), Celebrating Hajime no Ippo

Well, that about says it, doesn’t it? Yes, to celebrate the…well, no occasion really, just to celebrate, we will be taking a week to look at the long running manga and anime classic, Hajime no Ippo. “But Hachi, you divine … Continue reading

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Bethesda Announces The Evil Within, Hachi Reminds Himself to get a Tetanus Shot

Source: IGN For a while now, Shinji Mikami, the man behind Resident Evil (among other things) has been teasing his new game, previously code named “Project Zwei”, because Mikami likes English like we like syphilis. The announcement came through this morning that … Continue reading

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Gamer Review: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon Release Date: March 20th, 2013 (24th in America) Developer: Next Level Games Publisher: Nintendo Ahhhh, remember the early 2000′s? Gods, those were heady times. The Dreamcast went under with the arrival of the PS2, Microsoft was … Continue reading

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Newsbreak: Arkham Origins Announced, Hachi Prepares to Become The Night…Again.

Source: IGN In a move that will surprise no one with a basic knowledge of series-milking, Warner Bros. announced the development of Arkham Origins, the latest in the critically and fanbase beloved “Arkham” series of Batman videogames. Precious little information … Continue reading

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Newsbreak: Dynasty Warriors 8 Confirmed For International Release, Hachi Starts Counting Seconds

Source: Koei Warriors In the most exciting news I’ve heard since sliced bread was used to power that Haitian dirigible (oh, you didn’t hear? Pay attention…), a producer over at Koei made it officially known that Dynasty Warriors 8 (known … Continue reading

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