Just Announced – #Huntik@PAXEast2018 aka my first ever PAX in HuntikFan1017’s History – Friday April 6th 2017

Huntik@PAXEast2018 Promo

WE DID IT FOLKS! I’ll be attending PAX East 2018 in Boston MA on Friday April 6 2018! So Excited for it! Lucasville Ohio have been waiting for this for an long time since I became an member of Twitch back in 2012! Been waiting for an PAX my entire life! So Pump and Happy Right Now! We’re going to make history on April 6th! We may take an greyhound bus over to Boston from Columbus Ohio! We’re going to celebrate this for an long time and over the next 5 months leading over to PAX East 2018! It will be my first ever PAX in HuntikFan1017’s History! Hope everything will be okay and be awesome in Boston than that disaster that happen at Matsuricon 2017 about 3 months ago! We still got 5 more months to go before we experience PAX for the first time! Plus i got Special Olympics Basketball over January and February! Great 5 Months Are Coming Folks!

 

Otaku HuntikFan1017

Lucasville Ohio

11/09/2017

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Crunchyroll x Twitch Marathon!

Hey everyone,

Many of you may have already heard the news, but we are teaming up with Twitch to bring you an epic marathon of of 6 DAYS of streaming anime, NONSTOP!

Beginning July 27, Twitch will be streaming some of our top hits and favorites for 6 days straight, so check out the schedule below to see when you can catch some of your favorites!

You can check it out the marathon at https://www.twitch.tv/twitchpresents starting July 27!

Even more exciting, we have collaborated on a special Crunchyroll Hime emote that can be used during the stream, so be sure to tune in and get yours~! 

Due to licensing restrictions, please note that this marathon will be available worldwide ex Asia. For a full list of countries, please click here: https://help.twitch.tv/customer/portal/articles/2842553-crunchyroll-marathon

We hope you guys enjoy~!

2017 Scioto County Fair Schedule – August 7-13 2017 – Lucasville Ohio

2017 SCIOTO COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE

All Grandstand Shows Free with Admission!

Daily Admission – $10.00 for 2 and Older

Active Duty Armed Services Members Admitted Free With Official Identification

Gates Open 10:00 a.m. Monday & 8:00 a.m. Tuesday – Saturday

Free Grandstand Shows – Free Midway Rides – Free Health Tests

All Show Times Approximate

Rides by Michael’s Amusements

12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday

12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight Friday & Saturday

 

January 1 – July 31

Agricultural Society Memberships are available for $60.00 at Gahm’s Car & Truck Parts, 1200 Fairground Road, Lucasville.  Must be 21 years of age and a Scioto County resident to become a member.  Ticket entitles member to one admission to the fair each day, ride stamp, and the right to vote in the Society election in October.

 

Wednesday, August 2 – Friday, August 4

Senior Fair Office Open to purchase fair passes – 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.  Options include $30.00 Season Ticket which entitles bearer to one fair admission each day (does not include rides) and $9.00 Good Any Day Tickets which include one admission and ride stamp any day of the fair.  Good Any Day Tickets are only available at the discounted rate through Sunday, August 6.

 

Saturday, August 5

Senior Fair Office Open, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.

4-H Building Open for Booth Construction Only, 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, August 6

4-H Beef, Dairy, & Horse Penning and All Open Livestock- Anytime

4-H Market Hog Arrival: Weighing, & Penning, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

4-H Lamb & Goat Arrival: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

4-H Poultry & Rabbit Check In: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon and 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

4-H Building: Booth Set-up, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Senior Fair Office Open: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

4-H Building: Still, Clothing, Nutrition, etc. Project Sign-in, 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

Farm Products Building: Entries accepted for Art, Farm Products, Fruits & Nuts, Culinary, & Needlework Departments, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Open Horse Show, 1:00 p.m.

Rabbit Building: Market Rabbits Must Be Penned by 5:30 p.m. & Weighed at 6:00 p.m.

Livestock Complex: Weigh 4-H Lambs & Goats, 6:00 p.m.

Monday, August 7

Grandstand: Entertainment by BUCKIN B CATTLE COMPANY PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDING & BARREL RACING – 8:00 p.m.

Livestock Complex: All 4-H Beef Projects Must be Penned, 7:30 a.m.

Farm Products Building: Entries accepted for Art, Farm Products, Fruits & Nuts, Culinary, & Needlework Departments, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Livestock Complex: Weigh 4-H Steers, 8:00 a.m.

Senior Fair Office Open: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Poultry Building: 4-H Poultry Show, 9:00 a.m.

4-H Building: Booth Construction & Project Sign-in, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Farm Products Building: Flower Show, 11:00 a.m.

4-H Building: Booth Judging, 12:00 noon (Building Closed Until Judging Completed)

4-H Fair Beautification Projects & all other Projects must be registered and in place, Judging of Beautification Projects: 12:00 noon

Main Gate: Portsmouth West High School Band Performance, 3:00 p.m.

Livestock Complex: Cloverbud Interviews, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Livestock Arena: National Kiddie Tractor Pullers Association, 4:30 p.m. registration with pulls from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Main Gate: South Webster High School Band Performance, 5:00 p.m.

Farm Products Building: Farm Products, Fruits & Nuts Judging, 6:00 p.m.

Main Gate: Minford High School Band Performance: 7:00 p.m.

Grandstand: Introduction of Fair Queen and Court, 7:45 p.m.

 

Tuesday, August 8

Grandstand: Entertainment by CAVALCADE OF THRILLS DEMOLITION DERBY – 8:00 p.m.

Farm Products Building: Culinary & Needlework Judging, 8:00 a.m.

Rabbit Barn: 4-H Rabbit Show, 9:00 a.m.

Livestock Arena:  Pack & Diary Goat Shows, 9:00 a.m.

Senior Fair Office Open: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Livestock Arena: Pet Show open to Scioto County children from ages 2 to 12, 12:00 noon

Livestock Arena: Breeding & Market Goat Show, 3:00 p.m.

Main Gate: Clay High School Band Performance, 5:00 p.m.

Main Gate:  Portsmouth High School Band Performance, 7:00 p.m.

Grandstand: Formal Opening of Fair, 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 9

Grandstand: Entertainment by THE BELLOMY BROTHERS – 8:00 p.m.

Livestock Arena: 4-H Swine Show, 9:00 a.m.

Horse Arena: 4-H English Horse Show, 9:00 a.m.

Senior Fair Office Open: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Rabbit Building: Open Rabbit Show, 10:00 a.m.

Main Gate:  New Boston High School Band Performance, 5:00 p.m.

Livestock Arena:  4-H Lamb Show, 6:00 p.m.

Main Gate: East High School Band Performance, 7:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, August 10

Grandstand: Entertainment by CIRCUS CONTINENTAL – 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

Senior Fair Office Open: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Farm Products Building: Flower Show, 11:00 a.m.

Main Gate: Valley High School Band Performance, 5:00 p.m.

Livestock Arena: 4-H Beef Market & Breeding Show, 6:00 p.m.

Main Gate: Northwest High School Band Performance, 7:00 p.m.

 

Friday August 11

Grandstand: Entertainment by THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND – 8:00 p.m.

Senior Citizen Day: Ages 60 & older – $3.00

Livestock Arena: 4-H Dairy Cattle Show, 9:00 a.m.

Horse Arena: 4-H Western Horse Show, 9:00 a.m.

Senior Fair Office Open: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Livestock Complex: Cloverbud Interviews, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Livestock Arena: Open Dairy Show, 12:00 noon

Main Gate: Green High School Band Performance, 5:00 p.m.

Livestock Arena: Showman of Showmen Contest, 6:00 p.m.

Main Gate:  Wheelersburg High School Band Performance, 7:00 p.m.

Note:  4-H livestock not participating in any Junior Fair sale may be removed from midnight Friday to 6:00 a.m. Saturday if not entered in any open class show.

 

Saturday, August 12

Grandstand: Entertainment by CALVALCADE OF THRILLS DEMOLITION DERBY – 5:00 p.m.

Senior Fair Office Open: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Livestock Arena: Junior Fair Livestock Sale (Sale Order: Beef, Poultry, Goats, Swine, Rabbits, Sheep), 11:00 a.m.

Junior Fair Premiums must be picked up at Junior Fair Premium Office by 7:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, August 13

All exhibits may be removed between 12:00 noon and 4:00 p.m.  The Senior Fair Office will be open during these hours for exhibitors to pick up Senior Fair premiums if they are not distributed by the Departmental Superintendents.  All items in any exhibit not removed during these times will be discarded.

Hiles donates $2,500 to APSO


Alyssa Hiles (front row, third from right) donated $2,500 to the Autism Project of Southern Ohio on Thursday morning at Notre Dame High School. Hiles is a sophomore at NDHS.

Over the past three years, one of Alyssa Hiles’ main goals in life has been to increase the overall awareness of autism throughout the Southern Ohio area.

And with the money that the 16-year-old has raised in her three years of work in promoting autism awareness, it’s clear that Hiles has shown the unselfish qualities that make the Notre Dame High School sophomore a great human being.

On Thursday, her work throughout the community was evident again as Hiles, with the help of local Subway owner Jamie Dettwiller and Market Street Cafe operators Susan O’Neill and Mary Rase, was able to donate $2,500 back to the Autism Project of Southern Ohio (APSO).

With that total, Hiles — with the help of Subway and Market Street Cafe — has donated a total of $6,926 back to APSO since she’s began raising money for the organization.

Obviously, that’s a great accomplishment for anybody, but especially for a 16-year-old sophomore who has admitted her own struggles with finding her own niche due to the disorder.

“It feels great,” Hiles said. “I’ve had an easy school life, so I just want to give back and give the kids an easier school life. I just want to give money back to help the cause, because I’ve had it all my life. So why not spread the awareness and give back to a cause that I feel so strongly about?”

As far as Dettwiller is concerned, it’s a no-brainer to get involved, especially when one considers the heart that Hiles puts into everything that she does.

“I’ve known Alyssa since kindergarten,” Dettwiller said. “She goes to school with my oldest daughter (Katie), and they’re best friends. She’s grown in so many ways, it’s unbelievable. Her progress, along with the inspiration that she is to others with autism, shows them that you can do anything. There’s nothing setting you apart from anybody. Just reach for the stars.”

The Autism Project of Southern Ohio, which was founded in 1998, is a non-profit support group for families and individuals with autism. Its mission is to spread awareness, to educate the public about autism while supporting those with autism and Asperger’s syndrome, and to help autistic children and adults be the best they can be in school and in the community.

Hiles, like many who have autism, was fortunate to obtain the attention necessary in order to become the best person that she can possibly be.

“I’ve had so many people help me obtain the courage to help other kids with autism,” Hiles said. “It shows me that I’m not the only one who deals with the obstacles that autism presents every day. There’s more individuals out there who are going through similar struggles.”

However, even though many autistic youths do, indeed, receive the help that they need, there are many others — whether they have high-functioning autism or more severe cases of the disorder — that don’t get the help that they so desperately need.

In a study done by the National Health Interview Survey that came out in 2015, one in every 45 kids in the United States were diagnosed with autism. That number is a vast increase from totals in the 1970s, where one in every 2,000 youths were diagnosed with the same disorder.

In addition to those numbers, one of those individuals, Camden Uhl — who is of relation to Dettwiller and is close with Hiles — has autism, too, which explains why Hiles wants to do all that she can in order to help the next generation.

“Alyssa’s passionate about it, and we are, too,” Dettwiller said. “We’re always on board with what she’s doing. My great nephew, Camden, has autism. With them having autism, it inspires us to do as much as we can, because it’s a family thing. She’s family, he’s family, and that’s what it’s all about.”

“When I first heard of APSO being right here in Southern Ohio, I saw an opportunity to help kids in this area,” Hiles said. “I wanted to help spread the word and help individuals understand exactly what autism is.”

Hiles, however, hasn’t stopped there, as the NDHS cheerleader has been busy endorsing a new project that could transcend how autism is looked at from a worldwide perspective.

The Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge, or SPARK for short, has been designed for the sole purpose of building a research community where tens of thousands of individuals with autism — along with their families — can understand autism in a greater light.

Not only does this research go toward individuals in need, it also comes as no charge to the individuals who pursue the research, as the program is completely funded by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI). The results of the research, according to the SPARK for Autism website, will go completely towards new autism research that will further advance the understanding of the disorder.

“Alyssa’s new project (with SPARK) is really interesting, because it’s all brand-new,” Dettwiller said. “She wants to be apart of the latest technology (in order to advance autism studies) and I think that’s awesome. She’s an inspiration.”

However, it’s clear that Dettwiller isn’t surprised. After all, it’s that same inspiration and desire that has allowed Hiles to brake through the toughest barriers and setbacks.

“It is awesome,” Dettwiller said. “Alyssa works really hard, and she does it with great style. That’s just Alyssa. She’s all-in, 100 percent of the time.”

The Autism Project of Southern Ohio meets on the second Saturday of each month. Membership to join APSO is $15 for families and $10 for a single person.

For more information about APSO, call (740) 464-6781, visit http://www.autismproject.info, or visit the APSO Facebook website at https://www.facebook.com/Autism-Project-of-Southern-Ohio-129299407080990/.

Reach Kevin Colley at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1930 OR on Twitter @ColleyKevin7

Kana’s Korner – Interview with Eliza Jane Schneider via @918thefan and @kananetwork!

Kana’s Korner – Interview with Eliza Jane Schneider

POSTED ON APR 11 2017

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Today’s guest is Eliza Jane Schneider! Hear many stories including how she put the South into Mafia 3, how she intertied a ton of roles from South Park, the ongoing voice actor strike and so much more! Seriously, go listen to the interview! DO IT!

How To Stalk Eliza Jane:

Crunchyroll Begins Ticket Sales for Crunchyroll Expo! August 25-27, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA

We’re excited to announce that tickets for the very first Crunchyroll Expo are now on sale! Weekend and day passes are available as well as a limited amount of VIP passes that give special access to guests and exclusive swag! Purchase your tickets now!

The Crunchyroll Expo hotel block is also now open. Reserve your room in our block to receive a welcome kit including a Crunchyroll Store online coupon and exclusive art card. Click here for more details and to book your room.

We’ve also opened up our applications for Artist Alley, panels, and convention crew


This is just the tip of the iceberg for Crunchyroll Expo so be sure to sign up for the CRX newsletter to receive all the latest updates!

Siege Spots – Persona 5 Review (PS4) @918thefan by @takesiege

After 20 years of Persona, and 8 years after Persona 4, Persona 5 is finally here. This very Japanese RPG series has grown tremendously since its beginnings, and Persona 5 is definitely their biggest release yet. So… how is it?

It’s pretty great.

Well, firstly, it’s definitely more Persona. Well, more of modern Persona. Persona 5 is a logical refinement of the gameplay we’ve come to expect from Personas 3 and 4. And if that’s all you need, then you probably don’t even need to read the rest of this review. In fact, you probably already have the game coming to you on release. Heck, even though I have a review copy (Thanks, Atlus!), I still have the Take Your Heart Edition coming in the mail. I am for sure a superfan.

But how about for those of you who aren’t Persona fans, who are looking for your first Persona game? Keep reading. I’ll come back to you in a bit.

In fact, for those uninitiated folks, let’s go over what a Persona game is. Persona is a turn-based RPG series based largely around the idea of setting an RPG in modern Japanese High Schools. You, the player, take on a blank-slate protagonist, going through their normal high school lives, dealing with high school problems. Oh, and also dealing with some supernatural disturbances that are beyond their understanding. So, just normal high school stuff.

Throughout the course of your typical modern Persona game, you navigate high school life, meeting people and becoming close to them. Almost simultaneously, you navigate themed dungeons, fighting enemies called Shadows and exploiting their weaknesses. So when I say that Persona 5 is more Persona, this is what I mean. It was also what I expected. But despite being clearly within these parameters, Persona puts a decently new spin on things and keeps them fresh.

Persona 5 Title Screen

Persona 5 is the slickest, most modern feeling Persona game yet. Before playing this game, I didn’t know how they could possibly alter the formula at this point to make it more modern while still retaining its charms. I’m guessing that’s a symptom of all the re-releases and genre mash-ups that Persona has been going through ever since Persona 4. But Atlus has done a tremendous job with exceeding my expectations on that front. Everything is streamlined; navigating dungeons and menus have become quicker, more kinetic. Modern hardware means modern conveniences; at least in my digital copy of the game, load times are quick and frame rates are smooth. As I said, it’s a logical refinement of Persona.

And when I say the game is “more Persona,” I also mean to say that there’s just… more in the whole package. There’s more voice acting than there ever was before, and Atlus has been able to do more meaningful 3D cutscenes than they ever have in a Persona game. It’s a clear combination of the scale of a Persona game with the technical prowess of Catherine, and that’s undeniably great.

Persona 5 Protagonist

The tone of the game is also darker than ever before. I know that “dark” is sometimes a cop-out filler word, but there’s not a better word for it. The deep red color scheme throughout the game is reminiscent of passion and rebellion, two themes that this game works heavily on. Your party’s goals aren’t as clearly heroic as they were in previous entries. You control a group of anti-heroes, doing what might be the wrong things for what might be the right reasons. The game sets up this tone early and it only gets deeper from there. Some messed-up stuff happens throughout the game, so be ready.

Combat is very similar to previous games, but refined. Battles still operate as puzzles, a game of “guess the weakness” where you try different abilities until you find the one that your enemy is weak to. Boss battles in Persona 5 go a step beyond that, sometimes operating as legitimate puzzles where you decide what to target when. There are also segments of boss battles where you have to send a party member off to perform some other task while you keep fighting. It does a good job of adding variety to boss fights.

Speaking of variety, combat has a few new mechanics to spice things up from previous games. Well, I say they’re new, but they’re really borrowed from Personas 1 and 2, and Shin Megami Tensei, a series that Persona spun off from back in the day. Your party now has access to guns, a separate battle command with its own separate resource management that some enemies are weak to. Also borrowed from SMT is the ability to negotiate with your enemies; as an alternate option from the All-Out attacks from previous games, when you’ve exploited all your enemies’ weaknesses and knocked them down, you have the opportunity to hold them up at gunpoint and take their money, items, or their power (in the form of a new Persona). Yeah, like I said before, this party isn’t necessarily heroic.

Also, once you’ve exploited an enemy’s weakness, you can tag in another party member and insert them just after you in the turn order. It allows for some interesting strategy, giving you much finer control of the turn order in combat.

Persona 5 Battle Screenshot

It’s a great direction for the series, one that Persona fans will love and enjoy. It has definitely been worth the wait, and those that have been waiting the past 8 years since Persona 4 have no reason not to dive in.

Now, back to those of you who aren’t superfans. Thanks for holding out! I think there are a few reasons for you not to pick up Persona 5, or at least maybe not as your first foray into Persona.

No, I’m not one of those purists who says you need to go back and start with the original Persona on PS1. That would be ridiculous. But I don’t know if Persona 5 is the best jumping in point for the series. The intro to the game is very fast pace and high energy, but after that, things get a little sluggish. I’m not trying to claim that previous Persona games weren’t slow to start (it game take a couple of hours to get control of your character in Persona 4), but Persona 5‘s intro is sluggish in a different way.

Persona 5 Protagonist Screenshot 2

Conversations about the first antagonist go around in circles. Characters will end up repeating, in different words, exactly what they said a few moments ago. It could be an attempt to make sure you retain all the information, but it made the time before the first dungeon began feel sluggish. Once I got into the first dungeon, things got a lot faster and more fun, but even inside the dungeon conversations get repetitive. Some characters only have one or two lines for exploiting an enemy weakness, and they’ll repeat it every time you exploit them. In a battle against three of the same enemy where you’re on a roll, you’ll hear the same line 3 times in less than 15 seconds. Maybe it’s a side effect of how much faster they’ve made combat, but those things begin to grate.

But, admittedly, as I got deeper into the game, these annoyances stopped bothering me. Some of them didn’t go away; character voice lines keep repeating, after all. But the style kept me going. The story picked up and found its legs, and the dungeons began being more varied. It’s undeniably a good game, but it might be hard for a newcomer to handle up front.

I don’t think that, gameplay-wise, Persona 5 is a bad intro for newcomers. I think it explains its mechanics fairly well and isn’t too overwhelming. But I think some of these gripes could end up driving the newcomer away before they can even scratch the surface of this long 80-hour epic.

Persona 5 Cutscene Screenshot

Now is when it would normally be time for the score. Full disclosure, I haven’t gotten to complete the main storyline of Persona 5. That’s why you don’t see my thoughts on the story here. But since I haven’t had time to complete the game, I don’t feel comfortable giving the game a numeric score. But what I can say is that this game is a great Persona game that’s worth a look.

The average Persona fan stopped reading this article at “more Persona,” and that’s fine, because for anyone with experience with Persona that’s itching for more Persona, this is what you’re looking for. But for the newcomers here, Maybe don’t take the plunge just yet. I recommend renting it first to see if it grabs you, or maybe to grab the Vita release of Persona 4, Persona 4 Golden, to dip your feet into the Persona series. But either way, if you can sit through some of the annoyances, you’re in for a fun time.

P.S., for those of you wondering: the English dub is great! I recommend giving it a shot before you immediately download the Japanese voice pack on launch day.

If there’s anything I didn’t mention about Persona 5 that you want to know, ask in the comments and maybe I can answer for you! If you want to read more about Persona, check out my article on the merits of the Persona 4 anime!

Nerd’s Weebviews – We Are X Review by @918thefan with @Nerdwerld!

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X Japan, the biggest band you have never heard of, or at least that is the tagline from the documentary film, We Are X. The film follows the life of the band’s mastermind, Yoshiki discussing the trials and tribulations that befall the drummer/pianist/composer and his thirty year career. From losing his father at an early age, to losing his guitarist and then his singer to a cult. We Are X showcases the band in a new light.

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Like all films, this documentary will have a soundtrack to go with the upcoming DVD release on April 25th. We Are X, the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is out now from your favorite digital retailers. The album features 14 tracks total and all are pulled from their studio albums, live versions from three live shows, as well as unplugged, and acoustic songs. The album also includes two exclusive songs, La Venus and Without You (Unplugged). La Venus was nominated for ‘Best Original Song’ at the Oscars.

The music, much like the film is a historical lens into the band’s history, emphasizing the band’s diverse musical evolution from a burgeoning speed/power metal band to becoming one of the forefathers of symphonic metal, and as the most recognized band of the wholly Japanese movement of “visual kei” to their more sappy rock ballad hits.

The band debuted with Vanishing Vision in 1988 and helped to define the ‘Visual Kei’ movement with songs such as ‘Kurenai’, although the one featured on the album is from The Last Live. ‘Kurenai’ much like X and ‘Standing Sex’ showcase the band’s faster speed metal roots that continued with 1989’s Blue Blood. But, Blue Blood also featured the hard rocker ‘Xclamation’ and the ballad ‘Endless Rain’. Although the version of ‘Endless Rain’ on the soundtrack is from The Last Live.

Jealousy was release in 1991 and continues the flirtation with ballads and fast guitar work, but it was in this album that the band would start to experiment with symphonic elements, making them one of the first bands to accomplish this. ‘Piano Strings of Es Dur’ is a good example of this. However, in 1993 X Japan would release Art of Life which is a 29 minute love orchestrated song that was recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Third Movement from Art of Life is available on the album.

In 1995, X Japan released the singles ‘Longing ~ Togireta Melody’ and ‘Longing ~ Setsubou no Yoru’. Interesting factoid about these singles is that music videos for both were filmed and directed by David Lynch. ‘Longing ~ Togireta Melody’ was the only video that was released, the documentary features behind the scenes footage of the shooting.

The rest of the songs from the soundtrack: ‘Dahlia’, ‘Crucify My Love’, ‘Longing ~ Togireta Melody’, ‘Tears’ and ‘Forever Love’ all are from the album Dahlia. It is their last studio album, and is mostly full of ballads. It shows the evolution away from the power and speed metal elements, and is the last album to feature guitarist hide, who would pass away two years later in 1998.

X Japan broke up in 1997, and then returned in 2007 and have gone on to play at Madison Square Arena, which is what the documentary leads up to, and will play Wembley Arena later in the year. They have inspired fans and bands from both their country of origin and throughout the world. They have been considered one of the best live acts in rock, and Yoshiki has become known as a producer, classical composer, and voice of the band. Fans of X Japan should check out, ‘We Are X’ and if you liked the film, then maybe purchase this soundtrack as well.

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The Good: It showcases the band’s diverse catalog, and is something any fan would like, especially if you have watched the documentary.

The Bad: Besides La Venus and Without You, there is no new songs, and they are just extras included.

The Final Verdict: This soundtrack features the history of one of the most important rock/metal bands from Japan, and is a must have for any fan of the band.

Favorite Tracks: Kurenai, Dahlia, Standing Sex, Endless Rain, X

Total Score: 4/5

X Japan, We Are x Soundtrack:

1. ‘La Venus’ (acoustic version) *
2. ‘Kurenai’ (from The Last Live)
3. ‘Forever Love’
4. ‘A Piano String in Es Dur’
5. ‘Dahlia’
6. ‘Crucify My Love’
7. ‘Xclamation’
8. ‘Standing Sex’ (from X Japan Returns)
9. ‘Tears’
10. ‘Longing ~Setsubo-no-yoru~’
11. ‘Art of Life -Third Movement-‘
12. ‘Endless Rain’ (From The Last Live)
13. ‘X’ (from The Last Live)
14. ‘Without You’ (Unplugged)*
* Soundtrack Exclusives

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My Otaku Life! 20th Anniversary Edition! Otaku HuntikFan1017

20 Years Ago Today , I watch anime for the first time ever and #Toonami first broadcast on Cartoon Network! My first ever anime I watched was Voltron and its looks amazing! It was the best night of my life! Over the 20 years as an otaku I’ve watched DBZ / Dragon Ball / One Piece / Pokemon / Digimon / Fairy Tail / Sonic / Huntik / Much More Awesome Anime! I started watching anime since I was 2 years old almost 3 and it’s changed my autism life over the years! Anime and Gaming is awesome! Also Twitch Gaming Streaming Site has helped my social skills for autism since 2012! My first anime convention was at Louisville KY at Pokecon in July 2013 and it was an blast! Next Month I’ll be attending my 10th anime convention at Shumatsucon in Columbus Ohio! I like to give thanks to my family , twitch , @Kintinue . @wgrates , Toonami Crew, and you for making my special needs life amazing! Here to the next 20 years to my otaku life! #HuntikOtaku20th