Fifteen years earlier, Dark Schneider and his friends came very close to ruling the world. A group of priests and magic-workers managed to kill Dark Schneider, and foil their plans. But Dark Schneider is not really dead, he was merely imprisoned this entire time. Yoko's father, the High Priest Geo, has taught her how to release Dark Schneider. A time of war has again rolled around, as Shitenno, Karlo, Gara, and Nei conquer. The Metallicanans determine to use Dark Schneider for their own purposes, and it is fortunately convenient that Dark Schneider has developed an affection for Yoko. Yoko is not the only girl who can release Dark Schneider, others, such as Princess Sheila, can do it as well. As they have the power to release him, they can also contain him again. According to his former allies, Dark Schneider has changed. He is just as powerful, and his skills are the same types as before, but his mentality and personality is no longer the same. Previously known as the `embodiment of lust', he now engages in flirtation with Yoko. Yoko herself is confused because Dark Schneider is both this attractive alien, and her loved friend Luche. As they must destroy Metallicana, Shitenno and his allies consider this new Dark Schneider a great threat. Metallicana has one of the four seals which must be broken to release Anthrathrax, the terrible god who destroyed the world in seven days. One of the seals is already broken, and with each one Anthrathrax stirs more awake.--Trulee
Love Hotels run the gamut. However, they do cater to a certain clientele with a certain purpose. Drive-up windows are provided, with opaque windows. They don't see you, you don't see them. A space sufficient for sliding credit cards is at the bottom of the windows. Rooms have separate entrances, and it is possible to enter and exit without being seen by anyone. But the purpose is not only affairs, young couples also take advantage of these. In crowded city areas, where living space is little, and privacy almost none, college age couples choose to spend their money on both.
Rented hourly, love hotels are surprisingly inexpensive. Average is $20 for about two hours. That's cheaper than a movie (more interesting also). Poshly luxurious rooms are also available. Entertainment includes: theme rooms, vibrating/heart-shaped beds, and stunning collections of pornography. Commonly joked about, even anime contains love hotels (K.O.R. and Macross for just two). A sure sign is neon, and lots of it. Sometimes, if you're touristing, you'll have to assume a building is a love hotel just because it has so much neon. There are cheap ones, and there are expensive ones. Of course, as far as mood and environment go, you get what you pay for. The best ones can be extremely costly, but with those extra niceties that make things special.
Next is that it remains the backdrop. No matter who the characters are, whether he be soldier, general or innocent bystander, there's a nagging feeling that they have no real control over what is going on around them. Sitting in your semi-godhood, you become a little closer to the characters, omniscient and impotent. The total result is an emotional roller-coaster where willing suspension of disbelief runs rampant, as you ignore nagging questions like, "Y'know, is it me, or is it that Yang and Rheinhardt are the only ones with any sense of tactics in LoGH?". And numbed to indiscriminate, rather than personal (character) deaths, you start to have more primal thoughts..."I love the smell of napalm in the morning. It smells like...victory."
Tip2: Go to SF. What can I say? I am biased; I used to live there. The best bet is to head to Japantown. There are good restaurants such as "Sushi A" or the one above Denny's in the Buchannan Mall division of Japantown. Inside the Japantown mall, there is a row of restaurants. If you want an informal sushi-bar type atmosphere, go to "Isobune." The sushi here is not all that bad, but the restaurant has a fun atmosphere. Across the hall from Isobune is a little shop with lots of plastic food displays. The food here is not bad either; order something simple with rice like teriyaki donburi. Next to this shop, is the "Mifune," a shop which a friend of mine from Tokyo once said was the best place in SF to have Japanese style noodles. However, they have declined somewhat since then. Next, is my favorite restaurant, "Kushi Tsuru" (on the other side of Mifune). They have good noodles and other dishes here for you to choose from. Hey, but don't you all go there at once because if the quality goes down because you people swamped them, I am never going to write another article like this again!!! :-D Please try the other restaurants in the vicinity. There is also a good sushi restaurant called "Tanuki." This is not located near Japantown. All you smart Berkeley students can try calling directory assistance for the number and location. The sushi is very good, but not exactly priced for students.
Tip3: Do NOT eat at a Japanese restaurant NOT run by Japanese people. This is kinda self-explanatory.
New Type Hobbies and Toys
1414 9th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94122
Tel: (415) 731-3077 FAX: (415) 731-8813
Hours: M-F 10:00am-5:00pm; Sat.10:30am-6:30pm; Sun.11:00am - 5:30pm
But, if anything, you do learn the basic fundimental vocabulary that every first year Japanese student should learn. Te-me, ya-ro and a couple of other colorful words to spruce up your conversation with lets say the Emperor or Empress whenever they come to the US. (Yes a run-on, but given the intellect level of this anime, who cares?)
Bastard, a simple straight forward story of a semi god warrior/sorcerer/yakuza/loving heart with a BAD DOG image who basically, can't die. This sorta ends the story here doesn't it? But, here we go, for those whose minds are befuddled with the deepness of the various motiffs that are woven and present themselves in the course of 6 episodes:
Speaking of which, how many females do you know rush into battle wearing a g-string battle armor? Hmmmm, let me ponder and find enlightenment here. Damn that spandex is sure hella tough.
Personally, all the drawbacks aside, this was a damn great piece of work here. Man comes, man kills, man gets girls. WOW! Talk about deeeeeeep here. I mean, what else is there to life? Hey!, inside that sophisticated body of distinguished CAL Anime Fan beats the heart of a Neanderthal.
Pai wants to become human, but what trials and tribulations will she endure to obtain such a previous gift? Witness her story in 3x3 Eyes [also known as Sazan Eyes].
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