Volunteer some time to your animal shelter?

Nothing toku related this time guys. Just plugging in a cause that I believe in / lay a guilt trip.

Most of you don't know this, but recently I've started volunteering at the local animal shelter. At our city, this is especially important because the city's really poorly managed and a few years ago the shelter was taken over by mostly volunteers, since the city couldn't find the money to fund it anymore.

And volunteering is really important for animal support, especially in the case of dogs.

The dogs are kept in these two part cages that can be separated by a guillotine. Since a lot of these dogs are off the street, they don't quite get the concept that they poop/pee on one side and sleep/eat on the other. It can get really messy sometimes.

What I do is called canine support. I go in for two hours a week and basically just walk as many dogs as I can. Typically dogs go for a walk for 20 minutes.

Now here's the guilt trip. Imagine going to a job where your 15 minute break was the only time you were let outside of your cubicle (also you get a private toilet, but it's in your cubicle, and the toilet doesn't flush). Plus you sleep in your cubicle.

That 15 minutes outside would be pretty sweet right?

If more people volunteer, more dogs can go outside and get some exercise. It's always good to get more sunlight and exercise.

So go down to your local shelter and help out. They take old cloth for beddings and food like peanut butter or whatever too. You might make a furry friend along the way.

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KR Gaim 1 v2 released

720 encoding now.

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Gaim 1 v2 on the way

Hey, someone pointed out some mistakes in the first episode that are worth addressing. V2 on the way.

Combo Rangers on itunes

"Hi!
This is my first post here, and I think you'll like to know the Combo Rangers, a passionate homage to the sentai genre, created by me and my dear friend Michel Borges. It's 138 colored pages, FREE on the iBookstore for a limited time! Grab yours today, review it and share your thoughts!"

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/combo-rangers/id722951696?mt=11

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Dan Tomyuki passes away

Saw on tumblr that voice actor and live actor for the terrifying Isaka Shinkurou, Dan Tomoyuki, has passed away at 50.

Looks like he died at home from a heart attack.

Sad news since he was really good at his job.

Original post: http://arangercrew.tumblr.com/post/6374 ... ed-weather

http://wiki.tvnihon.com/wiki/Dan_Tomoyuki

Soukoku 720 v2 released

Fixes some audio problem.

Shougeki Gouraigan 01 released

Obligatory nudity warning, least ye forgets that this be a hyper midnight action show!

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Kamen Rider Kuuga 24 released

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Picture originally found here at the Nipponhero Tumblr. He has a good eye for pictures and when he posts, he includes a quote from the show. It's very stylish and worth checking out.

(Edit: Uncle Phoenix looks like he uploaded a 720 for Garo Soukoku movie.)

Everyone's favorite cool guy, Kuuga 23 released

Coming soon to your Playstation Computer System console.

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Fourze Kitaaa!!! Quiz 11 of 12 released

It's finals time, kiddies! Keep track of how many you got right since I've got a poll for that going on in the thread.

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Tumblrs?

Although mine isn't officially TV-Nihon related, I don't use twitter or facebook, so this is where I go to post random pictures and interesting stuff (besides the TV-Nihon front page)

http://takkynoko.tumblr.com/

Content: My Little Pony, Tokusatsu, Animals, etc.

Follow and reblog if you like what you see.

So what tumblrs do you guys have?

Piracy overstated?

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/128434-Study-Finds-Media-Indus...

It may sound weird coming from me, but overall I'm not a big fan of piracy. If I want to see a movie, it's pretty easy to just pay a small fee and get an HD stream through legal means. If I want music, Amazon's got a bunch of MP3 downloads available. If I want comics, I go to comixology and read them digitally (no more storing comics, yay!) My point is, there's plenty of options if you want to support a favorite artist.

I always feel a bit skeptical about studies like this. At this point, I can see how numbers and facts can be distorted in any number of ways to support any claim. There's plenty of "facts" on the Internet, but it's pretty hard to tell which ones are reliable, and I certainly am not going to verify everything that I look up.

I guess my point is that I hope this article is true and that the multiple ways of accessing media legitimately encourages people to do the right thing.

Toku and Japanese media is kind of weird in that the fandom is so small, I don't think that even if the fansubbers went away, there'd be a market for legitimate DVDs/Blu-rays.

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