FROM THE CREATOR OF NEON GENESIS EVANGELION AND BASED ON A STORY BY HAYAO MIYAZAKI The classic anime series from Hideaki Anno (Evangelion). Available for the first time! The World's Fair, Paris, 1889: a young inventor crosses paths with an enigmatic girl and her pet lion. Suddenly they find themselves pursued by villainous trio intent upon stealing the magical Blue Water. Thus begins an epic adventure inspired by Jules Verne's masterpiece 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Join Nadia and Jean as they travel the high seas in search of Nadia's homeland and her past, their only clue the mysterious jewel Nadia wears. Can they unravel the Secret of the Blue Water before it is too late? Discover Nadia, Secret of Blue Water, the animated series beloved by millions, and find out for yourself. Contains episodes 1-39. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
Who hasn’t been excited by a little bit of roleplaying? Best-selling author Samantha Sampson knows all about red-hot stories of pretend as her lovely heroines dress up as favorite characters from movies, anime, and video games. This time, the princesses and adventurers aren’t necessarily getting away from the bad guys! ”Anime Schoolgirl: A Lesbian Bondage Cosplay Erotica Story”: At the convention, Sylvia is getting plenty of notice for her sexy anime schoolgirl outfit, but she has eyes for another sexy schoolgirl, the lovely Kendra. Kendra knows her way around a convention, and she also knows her way around cosplay. Before long, she has Sylvia right where she wants her - in the bathroom and ready to be dominated! ”Gangbanged at the Convention: A Cosplay Erotica Story”: Amelia didn’t really want to go to the convention, but her friend insisted, and he even made her wear the silly cat ears. At least she’s not going whole hog with the costumes like some of the nerds fawning over the comic book artists. Things get a little strange, though, when four guys dressed like popular mutant reptiles set their eyes on her. Before she even knows what’s happened, this little kitty is right in the middle of a gangbang, and all four of the men are taking her mouth! ”Amber’s Rain: A Cosplay Bondage Erotica Story”: Amber springs it on her boyfriend, Ross, so she supposes his condition that he gets to do whatever he wants afterward is fair. She gets her way, though, and they both go to the convention dressed as their favorite video game characters, Kita and Rain. It’s wonderful, and she’s pleasantly surprised when she discovers Ross’s condition is just to spend time with her in the beautiful four star hotel hosting the convention. She’s about to learn Ross isn’t going to spend time with Amber. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nichelle Gregory, Sapphire Rose, Poetess Connie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023468/bk_acx0_023468_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Odysseus is, without question, one of the most fascinating figures in classical mythology. Indeed, despite being an ancillary character in The Iliad, he was so beloved by ancient audiences that he warranted his own spin-off, The Odyssey. He was endemic throughout Greek thought and art, appearing in statues, theatrical pieces, poems, and orations, and he was equally prevalent in later Roman culture. Unlike other notable figures of classical antiquity who were forgotten during the Middle Ages (including a fair few who, unlike Odysseus himself, actually existed outside the realm of legend), Odysseus' fame endured, and he made regular appearances in Medieval and Renaissance literature, including a memorable turn in Dante's Inferno. To this day Odysseus remains a highly popular character, having appeared on both the big and small screens, having been featured in a slew of novels, and even making appearances in Japanese anime and Japanese videogames. Characters inspired by Odysseus and his adventures are a staple of modern fiction, and locations said to match those from the Odyssey are scattered throughout the Mediterranean, particularly in Greece and Italy. The true root of Odysseus' mass appeal is that he is a figure of startling complexity. Unlike other main characters in the Epic Cycle, Odysseus does not conform to any particular archetype. While Odysseus' defining characteristic is clearly his intelligence - he was known to the Greeks almost universally as "Cunning Odysseus" - he is no mere schemer, as he was also considered one of the bravest and most renowned warriors to fight in the Trojan War. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sallie Downing. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036959/bk_acx0_036959_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nach dem Abenteuer auf der Himmelsinsel Skypia hätte man meinen können, für Ruffy und seine Strohhut-Bande könnte es nicht mehr schlimmer kommen. So kann man sich täuschen nach ihrer Rückkehr auf die Grandline landet die Flying Lamb geradewegs in der G8-Marinebasis! Überall auf der Festungsinsel verstreut, müssen die Freunde nicht nur ihr Schiff wiederfinden, sondern auch ihren Goldschatz von der Marine zurückerobern. Doch damit nicht genug: Auf Longring-Longland wird Ruffy vom Kapitän der Foxy-Bande zum gefährlichsten Spiel zwischen Piraten überhaupt aufgefordert dem Davy Back Fight! Dabei muss der Verlierer jeweils ein Crewmitglied an den Gegner abtreten. Zum Entsetzen aller willigt Ruffy ein, ohne jedoch zu ahnen, dass die Foxy-Piraten alles andere als fair spielen Mit dieser siebten Box holt ihr euch den Anime zur weltweit erfolgreichsten Manga-Serie von Eiichiro Oda endlich nach Hause! Also: Strohhut aufsetzen, Schatzkarte rausholen und Segel setzen. Doch seid gewarnt: Bei Schiffbruch ist der Umtausch ausgeschlossen!Nach dem Abenteuer auf der Himmelsinsel Skypia hätte man meinen können, für Ruffy und seine Strohhut-Bande könnte es nicht mehr schlimmer kommen. So kann man sich täuschen nach ihrer Rückkehr auf die Grandline landet die Flying Lamb geradewegs in der G8-Marinebasis! Überall auf der Festungsinsel verstreut, müssen die Freunde nicht nur ihr Schiff wiederfinden, sondern auch ihren Goldschatz von der Marine zurückerobern. Doch damit nicht genug: Auf Longring-Longland wird Ruffy vom Kapitän der Foxy-Bande zum gefährlichsten Spiel zwischen Piraten überhaupt aufgefordert dem Davy Back Fight! Dabei muss der Verlierer jeweils ein Crewmitglied an den Gegner abtreten. Zum Entsetzen aller willigt Ruffy ein, ohne jedoch zu ahnen, dass die Foxy-Piraten alles andere als fair spielen
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF, in Japanese ) is one of the largest anime trade fairs in the world, held annually in Japan. The first event was held in 2002 as "Tokyo International Anime Fair 21". The event is held at Tokyo Big Sight, a convention and exhibition center in Tokyo Bay, in late March. Usually, the first one or two days of the fair are weekdays and the entrance is open only to industry members and the press, the last two days are scheduled on the weekend and the fair is open to the public.
Ghost Hound is an anime TV series, created by Production I.G and Shirow Masamune, noted for being the creator of the Ghost in the Shell series. The original concept and design was first developed by Shirow in 1987. It is Production I.G's 20th year anniversary project and was first announced at the 2007 Tokyo International Anime Fair. The series is staffed by director Ry tar Nakamura (Serial Experiments Lain, Kino's Journey), scriptwriter Chiaki J. Konaka (Serial Experiments Lain, Texhnolyze, The Big O), character designer and chief animation director Mariko Oka (Hell Girl) and art director Hiromasa Ogura (Spirit of Wonder, Jin-Roh, Ghost in the Shell). It premiered on Thursday, October 18, 2007 in Japan on WOWOW at 23:30 JST. A manga adaptation, featuring art by Kanata Asahi, has also been serialized in Comic Blade.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Gurren Lagann, known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, is a Japanese mecha anime television series animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It ran for twenty-seven episodes on Japan's TV Tokyo between April 1, 2007 and September 30, 2007. It is directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi, written by veteran playwright Kazuki Nakashima and has been in development since the participation of the famed animator in the Abenobashi mecha themed episodes by the same studio. The anime won several awards at the Tokyo International Anime Fair and the Animation Kobe and Japan Media Arts Festivals. Licensing for a North American release of Gurren Lagann was announced by ADV Films at AnimeExpo 2007 on June 30, 2007, however, after an unexplained removal from ADV's catalog (despite having had finished the first five episodes), Bandai Entertainment announced it held the license at New York Comic Con 2008.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Clannad is a Japanese anime film directed by Osamu Dezaki and based on the visual novel of the same name by Key. Toei Animation announced at the Tokyo Anime Fair on March 23, 2006 that an animated film would be produced, and was released in Japanese theaters on September 15, 2007. The film is a reinterpretation of the Clannad storyline which centers on the story arc of the female lead Nagisa Furukawa. A promotional campaign took to the streets of Akihabara on March 10, 2007 transported in a large black bus with the words "Film version Clannad" painted on the sides. A group of young women cosplaying in the female high school uniform from Clannad emerged from the bus to hand out flyers and pink and white colored thundersticks to passersby to promote the film.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Makuhari Messe is a Japanese convention center outside Tokyo, located in the Mihama-ku ward of Chiba city, in the northwest corner of Chiba prefecture. Designed by Fumihiko Maki, it is easily accessible by Tokyo's commuter rail system. Makuhari is the name of the area, and Messe is a German word meaning "trade fair". The convention center opened on October 9, 1989. It hosts many high-technology events. Makuhari Messe is conveniently close to Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, and to Chiba prefecture's black sand beaches. It is easily accessible from Kaihin-Makuhari station on the Keiy Line of East Japan Railway Company (JR East). The center is the host of the annual Tokyo Auto Salon (modified car show, in January), the biennial Tokyo Motor Show (in October), the annual Tokyo Game Show (video game hardware and software exhibition, in September), and the annual Jump Festa (manga, anime, and video game exposition, in December). The venue was noted in 2005 for hosting the first round of the Live8 concert. Event information, access details, and other information can be found in English at the official site.