Joe, I Got Great News! Fiddy is in Modern Warfare 2!

Anime News Network, you too! Japanator, you too! Anime Vice, you too! *blat* *blat* *blat* Hand me my choco taco!

Joe, dude! I hope you’re reading this. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will be making a cameo voice appearance in the upcoming Modern Warfare 2 game. Unfortunately, Tony Yayo is not yet confirmed, but we can all hope! Now I know how much you love 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, so I hope you can hold that enthusiasm by November 10, 2009, rated M for Mature, available on Xbox Circle and PS Triple. Anyway, keep in touch!


Giant Bomb

Luka’s Somber Dance Ballad

(Note: In order to see the romanized lyrics and English translation, make sure to turn on the Annotations, in the lower right corner of the YouTube player.)

A couple of months ago, we showed you Miku’s melancholy rock ballad. This time, it’s Vocaloid newcomer Megurine Luka’s turn to make you grab the tissue box and yet at the same time, tapping your feet as you listen to the rhythm of this awesome song.

This fan-made music video is called “Just Be Friends” composed and produced by Dixie Flatline and Yeheyuan Studio. (The song is also a bit old; it has been floating in the Internets for a month now, but I stumbled upon it just recently.) This dance song is the story of  a loving couple. It follows their relationship from the good times, to the emotional drift and eventual falling out. The melody and rhythm is incredibly catchy, but the lyrics is very depressing. Even though you can dance to this song, you can’t help but feel the loneliness in Luka’s synthetic voice. Despite Luka’s robotic sounding voice, Dixie Flatline does an incredible job of programming her intonation and diction which made her sound honest and sincere in this sad song.

In any case, the song is awesome and you should buy it when Dixie Flatline releases it on iTunes. In the meantime, you can buy Dixie Flatline’s first album “Fragments” featuring Miku, Rin and Len on iTunes right now.

For more “Just Be Friends” goodness, check out the fan-made versions below.

Chorus Version

Piano Ballad Version

Good News Friends! Nendoroid Mio is in Sight!

Awww, look at that tiny amp! And that tiny bass guitar! Daaaaaaaw!
Awww, look at that tiny amp! And that tiny bass guitar! Daaaaaaaw!

I apologize, this post is very self-indulgent. Finally the K-On! Nendoroids are revealed at the K-On! official web log, starting with the ever-popular-scared-of-barnacles-uber-bassist Mio, seen here. Look at her, it makes you want to say, “Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw.” There’s no word yet of the price and release date, nor is there info if this is a regular or special edition release. Either way, I must have her and of course the rest of the “After School Tea Time” band.

Speaking of Nendoroids, I’ve pre-ordered 6 of them… SIX! I can’t wait for Nendoroid Raspberryl (Disgaea 3), Asakura Yume (Da Capo), Zange and Nagi (Kannagi), Drossel (Fireball) and last but not least Saber Lily (Fate/Unlimited Code). Halp me!


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