The Band of the Hawk, now with Domain name.

November 18, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Posted in band of the hawk | 1 Comment

As you might have noticed if you look up at the URL there, we are now on our own little domain name., our previous domain ( should still link to here, but just to be sure, update your bookmarks.

That is all.


We’ve Moved!

November 18, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

For anyone who still visits, I have relocated my self to a new blog called the Band of the Hawk. I encourage you if you are a loyal reader or just a stray visitor directed off google to visit me there. Though it’s not exactly episodic anime blogging (as I figured out I’m not too good at that), but I do write some very interesting articles.

Berserk 317 – Preperation for the Final Battle

November 18, 2010 at 12:47 am | Posted in Berserk, manga | Leave a comment

The moonlight boy finally makes Gutts see his friends and that he is meant to protect and not hurt them. With a piercing howl he begins to fight the armor, but begins to lose. Shierke jumps onto his back and begins to pull the armor from his head, helping him finally break free.

We see the true form of the moonlight boy, it was the same boy they met awhile back and Shierke notes that they met him at the full moon that time as well. Know that she is now the last person left of the island, Ishidoro begs the Captain to give Isma a ride elsewhere. However, Gutts means to settle his business with the monster here and now on the island.

They return to the ship where preparations for the final battle are made. Shierke is going to project herself as a body of light and go with Gutts, Farnesse is going to have her first attempt at magic and protect the boat.

You can download berserk 317 here.

Love Hina author to launch free manga site

November 18, 2010 at 12:22 am | Posted in anime, j-comi, ken akamatsu, love hina, manga | Leave a comment
Ken Akamatsu, mangaka of the pervy Harem manga Love Hina and the like minded harem manga Mahou Sensei Negima is going to be launching a website in Japan that will host a slew of out of print mangas with the authors permission. Best thing is, it be free. The site, called J-comi will be funded via advertising and host all their manga in high quality PNG format.
Now with all the negativity with piracy and all that, it’s nice to see some one being proactive in all this. Though it is only in Japan, and thus only manga in Japanese will be on it. It’d be nice if something like that came around stateside someday. It’d be a good move to keep people happy and maybe slow down the priracy.

5 Anime phrases that drive me nuts

November 12, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Posted in anime, naruto, shounen | Leave a comment

5. I want to live in peace with everybody / be everybody’s friend

You sir, are living in a fantasy world that not even Naruto could fix with his ability to unite anyone anywhere and at anytime. Perfect peace is a pipe dream of the UN and can never be achieved because of humans and their greed, jealousy, and hatred. Sure, anime is fantasy, but you’re reaching.

4. I don’t care / Whatever

You do care, you desensitized little prick. I’m looking at you Squall from Final Fantasy 8, even though you are not an anime character. This phrase serves two reasons only, both of them annoying. One, to portray a lead or semi-secondary character as the cold and lonely brooding badass that will collect mass amounts of fangirls. Second,  to portray a brooding badass that will soon make the wrong decision and become the protagonist of the story.

3. I’m going to be the greatest chef / teacher / obscenely high goal

I know this is supposed to encourage us, the viewer, to aim high with our goals in life. But have you ever failed a goal? These characters never do. Shit hurts, man.

2. I’ll always be there for you / be your friend / ect

Not always true. Humans are greedy, jealous, hateful, and stubborn. You have a bad fight with your friend and say call him a fat dead cow looking motherfucker, he’s not going to be your friend much longer. If you find yourself in substantial debt due to a gambling problem and a small addiction to those anime sex games, let’s see how many are there for you now.

1. My heart hurt whenever you are not around / are around / see you.

You know that a sign of heart disease. You need to get that shit checked because it’s not the person that’s killing you, it’s all the McDonalds…

Satoshi Kon’s last film back in production

November 12, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Posted in anime, satoshi kon | Leave a comment

Yume-Miru Kikai, which will be forever known as Satoshi Kon’s last film (sadly), was announced to be back in production today. You’ll be hard pressed on finding any thing about the story’s plot line, but the title translated into “the dreaming machine” so, it should be very Kon-like. However, what man does believe his mind is man enough to take on this last vision of the great director? Yoshimi Itazu. Are you man enough, Yoshimi Itazu? You’ve worked with Kon on Paranoia Agent, you’re famous by your work on Denno Coil, but do you have what it takes? I hope so.

COD: Black Ops DLC will explode wallets with RC-XD

November 12, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Posted in Call of Duty, Call of Duty: Black Ops, video games | Leave a comment

That’s right. The amount of Call of Duty Black Ops DLC Activision claims to have will be utterly bank busting, so they say. Apparently, Black Ops will have the longest line of DLC ever known to mankind from now to 2011 when they have confirmed they will be launching their new game: Call of Duty: BlackWarfare 2.

It’s come to my attention that I never put up any sort of post about Black Ops after it’s released. There is one very true, solid, piece of intel you need to know about it. I call it Call of Duty: BlackWarfare for a reason. Not because it’s racist, but because it’s exactly…I mean…Exactly like Modern Warfare 2. That’s all you need to know. But you will need at least one map pack DLC, because I’m sick of the maps it has already.

Level E to get Anime adaption

November 12, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Posted in anime, Level E | Leave a comment

Level E, the best little manga you’ve never read, is set to get an anime adaption of it’s short 16 chapter long self. The story focuses around Baka, and alien Prince from the Planet Dogra who crash landed onto Earth and lost his memory. This, of course, persuaded him to break into the recently acquired apartment of Tsutsui, a high school freshmen. Shenanigans go down.

This is by the same man who authored Yu Yu Hakusho, but it’s a lot more focused on humor than well…anything else. It’s a fun little read and I’m sure it’ll make a fun little anime in 2011.

Berserk 316 – Return of the Moonlight Boy

November 5, 2010 at 8:11 am | Posted in anime, Berserk | Leave a comment
 I’ll never get over how cool this looks.

Berserk 316 starts off with the villagers-turned-sea monsters crawling up towards Isma, Ishidoro, and Shierke while Gutts is busy cutting, clawing, gnawing, and generally raping his way through a horde of sea monsters. Ishidoro and Shierke make quick work of these monsterized villagers. Afterward Shierke astral projects in an attempt to pull Gutts’ consciousness back from his Berserker form, however she is repelled. Meaning that only Gutts can recover himself this time.  Isma claims that even though the village was mean to her she didn’t want this for them, so they head back towards the village where the others are watching Gutts do his slaughtering thing.

Casca suddenly runs off, to protect a child from a sea monster, which Gutts then saves her from. The group thinks he regained consciousness because he protected her, but this is not the case. All he sees of his friends is their shadows, he still doesn’t recognize any of them. Inside, Gutts still fights the beast to not give in completely but his strength is starting to weaken.

Then the luminescent boy appears and helps Gutts see Casca, helping to pull him back to consciousness. The chapter ends with the boy reaching out to touch Gutts who is still fully controlled by the Berserker armor.

You can download chapter 316 here!

New chapter November 12th. Hopefully, it doesn’t take long to translate like this one did. >_>

Black Ops Right Around the Corner

November 4, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Posted in Black Ops, Call of Duty, Call of Duty: Black Ops, COD | 1 Comment
My face is more mysterious that Master Chiefs

Nov 9th, five days from today the long awaited Call of Duty: Black Ops is set to be released. I was never of a fan of World at War and I sadly can’t find myself getting pumped up about Treyarch’s next installment in COD series. I remember being so much more pumped about MW2 when it came out, sadly after all that stuff that went down with Activision and Infinity Ward I find it hard to get excited about anything Activision has their hands in. I suppose as long as it doesn’t look like this it I might be able to get into it.


I am just going to be getting the regular addition for myself and Amerowolf, so we will probably be tearing into it as soon as we finish combating the horde in the local Gamestop during the midnight release. However I know some people out there are probably planning on getting the really fancy deluxe addition, hopeful it won’t be as big of a disappointment as the Halo 3 Legendary addition was (Biggest waste of money I ever fell into). Then again you do get a bitchin RC car, that you could buy at a toy store for like 20 bucks.

Most expensive RC car evar

I could see the box saying this is a replica of a replica or some bs like that to justify when it breaks after messing with it once. The story goes, dedicated COD fans will brave the cold, and the discomfort of being outside the natural habit of sitting in front of their TV’s. School will be skipped, employees will be mysteriously  ill, and a record amount of soda’s and snacks shall be consumed world wide, as Activision releases their next game in their goal to achieving world domination. I know ill be there, right along side my brothers in arms.

“I’m ready are you?”
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