Doraemon: Nobita in the Wan-Nyan Spacetime Odyssey
Doraemon: Nobita in the Wan-Nyan Spacetime Odyssey is a Japanese anime feature film based on the Japanese franchise of Doraemon. The film premiered in Japan on 7 March, 2004, it is the last film of Doraemon original film series. An elderly dog goes to a time machine, which he plans to use to drive to the future so he can meet with "someone" who gives him a kendama. However, the machine encounters "temporal turbulence" and goes haywire and the dog is regressed back to his infant state found by a researcher cat. In the present day, Nobita finds a stray dog drowning in a river while playing with Gian and Suneo by the river side. Feeling sorry for the dog, he decides to take it home by hiding it in a "kennel on the wall" and names it Ichi, secretly feeds it and plays with Ichi with his kendama to find. Soon after, he adopts a stray cat named Zubu. Nobita's mother gets suspicious and checks in on Nobita's room. To avoid being caught with Ichi and Zubu, he and Doraemon travel through The Anywhere Door to the Mountains, but accidentally finds more stray dogs and cats endangered by deforestation.
With so many pets and his friends decide to send them back in time, 300 million years ago, where there was no other living beings around. After using the Ray of Evolution to allow them to operate a food-making machine, they depart, with Nobita promising Ichi that he will return later. However, when they try to visit them the next day, they encountered a time-space anomaly, sending them crash landing 1,000 years after their original time-destination; as the time machine is broken, they have to wait. In the meantime, they explore the society, where they meet with a group of teenage thieves: Bulltaro, Duk and the leader, Hachi. Nobita is certain that Hachi is bow bow Ichi in disguise, despite the difference in time. Nobita and his friends accompany the thieves in infiltrating an amusement park, where they believe is the location where the thieves' parents are held prisoner. Using a drill, the group arrives at a room containing a time machine, but the group are attacked by the guards and separated.
Meanwhile, the government predict a cluster of asteroids that will collide with Earth and to evacuate the citizens, they order chunks of Noradium, materials capable of building spacecrafts to be sent to the government, but they are stolen by Nekojara, a treacherous high-ranking official. Doraemon awakes to meet with Nekojara, who explains that he plans to use a Noradium-powered time machine to travel to the future so he can take revenge against humans for abandoning unwanted animals using the "devolve" function on the Ray of Evolution as written in a prophecy book written by his ancestor, Zubu, he manages to trick Doraemon to fix the ray after threatening to kill Shami, an idol cat who Doraemon falls in love with, his underling. After being freed from prison, the others stage a mission to rescue Doraemon and take the Noradium back. Doraemon manages to break the Ray of Evolution and escapes from the machine with Shami while Nobita and Hachi stop the time machine from functioning. However, a meteor sinks it, rendering the Noradium unusable.
Hachi is sent underwater and as Nobita rescues Hachi from drowning, Hachi learns that he is in fact Ichi and is the elderly dog shown in the beginning of the film. He remembers; the group takes the statue and delivers it to the government, destroying Nekojara's time machine and captures him and his underling along the way. The government build several spacecrafts and evacuate the citizens right before the asteroids fall; as Nobita departs along with his friends in the repaired time machine, he bids Ichi farewell. Doraemon: Nobita in the Wan-Nyan Spacetime Odyssey grossed a total of $3,755,037 in its opening week in Japan, it was the second highest-grossing film in Japan in its opening week, only being beaten by The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. The film grossed a total of $26,114,674 in Japan. Doraemon The Movie 25th page Official website Doraemon: Nobita in the Wan-Nyan Spacetime Odyssey on IMDb
Shanti (Hitomi Shimatani album)
シャンティ is the second studio album from Japanese singer Hitomi Shimatani. It was released on June 12, 2002, hit #1 on the Oricon charts. Since it was last recorded as having sold around 438,447 copies, thus far, it is her highest-selling studio album, her only one to top the Oricon weekly charts. The album contains 亜麻色の髪の乙女, Shimatani's highest-selling single to date with 375,000 copies sold. Introduction Shanti Amairo no Kami no Otome, The Girl with the Flaxen Hair) Glorious Day Interlude A. S. A. P.: As Soon As Possible She Is... Remember of You Interlude Yasashii Kiss no Mitsukekata Freeze: 失われた夏の日 Hello! Beloved Yasashii Kiss no Mitsukekata Colors 亜麻色の髪の乙女: Hiro Kuretani Remix Single Hits Non-stop Mega Mix: Trans Mission Mega Mix
Delicious!: The Best of Hitomi Shimatani
"Delicious!: The Best of Hitomi Shimatani" is the fourth studio album from Japanese singer Hitomi Shimatani. It was released on December 25, 2003, hit #2 on the Oricon charts, it sold 462,668 copies. Kaihōku Papiyon: Papillon Ichiba ni Ikō Fantasista Yasashii Kiss no Mitsukekata Shanti Amairo no Kami no Otome A. S. A. P.: As Soon As Possible Itsu no hi ni ka... Poinsettia Akai Sabaku no Densetsu Genki o Dashite Perseus La Fiesta Yume Biyori 花鳥諷詠: Song for Everybody
Itsukushima Shrine is a Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima, best known for its "floating" torii gate. It is in the city of Hatsukaichi in Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan; the shrine complex is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Japanese government has designated several buildings and possessions as National Treasures. The Itsukushima shrine is one of Japan's most popular tourist attractions, it is most famous for its dramatic gate, or torii on the outskirts of the shrine, the sacred peaks of Mount Misen, extensive forests, its aesthetic ocean view. The shrine complex itself consists of two main buildings: the Honsha shrine and the Sessha Marodo-jinja, as well as17 other different buildings and structures that help to distinguish it; the complex is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, six of its buildings and possessions have been designated by the Japanese government as National Treasures. Itsukushima jinja h was the chief Shinto shrine of Aki Province, it is said to have been erected in 593 by Saeki Kuramoto during the Suiko period.
However, the present shrine has been popularly attributed to Taira no Kiyomori, a prominent warlord who contributed to the building of the shrine during his time as governor of Aki Province in 1168. Another renowned patron of the shrine was the warlord Mori Motonari, was lord of Choshu, responsible for rebuilding the honden in 1571, it is important to note, that as a result of waging war against Sue Takafusa there in 1555, Motonari is said to have tainted the island's grounds by battling on the island This relates to the strict notions of sacred purity that Shinto shrines stand for. The only surviving structure in Itsukushima shrine from the Kamakura period is the Kyakuden or "Guest-God's Shrine", it was not uncommon during the 16th century for daimyo to build shrines or take on other architectural projects in order to "reflect their power and splendor." The Taira are known for their involvement in maritime trade with the Sung dynasty, attempting to monopolize overseas trade along the Inland Sea.
Kiyomori was at the height of his power. He "ordered construction of the main hall of Itsukushima Shrine as a display of reverence for the tutelary god of navigation and to serve as a base for maritime activities..." Miyajima soon became the Taira family shrine. Kiyomori chose the location for the reason to further establish himself in the Heian aristocracy as one who deviated from the social norms of Shinto pilgrimage, he lavished great wealth upon Itsukushima, he enjoyed showing the place to his friends and colleagues, or to royal personages..." It is said that Kiyomori rebuilt the shrine on account of a dream he had of an old monk who promised him dominion over Japan if he constructed a shrine on the island of Miyajima, pay homage to its kami who are enshrined there for his success in life. The renovations funded by the Taira allowed for Itsukushima to "grow into an important religious complex." The Itsukushima shrine is dedicated to the three daughters of Susano-o no Mikoto: Ichikishimahime no mikoto, Tagorihime no mikoto, Tagitsuhime no mikoto.
Otherwise known as the sanjoshin or "three female deities", these Shinto deities are the goddesses of seas and storms. Kiyomori believed the goddesses to be "manifestations of Kannon," therefore the island was understood as the home of the bodhisattva. In Japanese, Itsukushima translates to mean " island dedicated to the gods" In fact,the island itself is considered to be a god, why the shrine was built on the outskirts of the island. Adding to its sanctity, Mount Misen is "its tallest peak" ranging about "1,755 feet high." Tourists can either take a ropeway to the top. Its treasures include the celebrated Heike Nōkyō, or'Sutras dedicated by the Taira House of Taira'; these consist of thirty-two scrolls, on which the Lotus and Heart sutras have been copied by Kiyomori, his sons, other members of the family, each completing the writing of one scroll, " decorated with silver and mother-of-pearl by himself and other members of his clan." Itsukushima was a pure Shinto shrine "where no births or deaths were allowed to cause pollution.
Because the island itself has been considered sacred, commoners were not allowed to set foot on it throughout much of its history to maintain its purity. Retaining the purity of the shrine is so important that since 1878, no deaths or births have been permitted near it. To this day, pregnant women are supposed to retreat to the mainland as the day of delivery approaches, as are the terminally ill or the elderly whose passing has become imminent. Burials on the island are forbidden. To allow pilgrims to approach, the shrine was built like a pier over the water, so that it appeared to float, separate from the land; the red entrance gate, or torii, was built over the water for much the same reason. Commoners had to steer their boats through the torii before approaching the shrine. Japan has gone to great lengths to preserve the twelfth-century-style architecture of the Shrine throughout history; the shrine was designed and built according to the Shinden zukuri style, equipped with pier-like structures over the Matsushima bay in order to create the illusion of floating on the water, separate from island, which could be approached by the devout "like a palace on the sea."
This idea of intertwining architecture and nature is reflective of a popular trend during the 16th century as well as the Heian period in which Japanese structures tended to "follow after their environment," allowing trees and other forms of natural beauty
Takanori Nishikawa is a Japanese musician, songwriter, record producer and voice artist. He performs under the stage name T. M. Revolution, which stands for "Takanori Makes Revolution", stemming from the famous'80s pop electronic band TM Network. Despite most of his songs being written by Akio Inoue and composed/arranged by Daisuke Asakura, T. M. Revolution is considered Nishikawa's solo project. Nishikawa is known for contributions of ending and opening themes to many notable anime and game series. Nishikawa debuted as TMR with the release of his first single "Dokusai" in May 1996; that year, his third single "Heart of Sword" was used as the third ending song for the anime series Rurouni Kenshin, further expanding his fan base. He contributed six songs to the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED franchise – three for Gundam SEED and three for Gundam SEED Destiny. Nishikawa has guest starred as a minor character in each of those anime series that featured his songs. In 2010, his single "Save the One, Save the All" was used as the ending theme song for the movie Bleach: Hell Verse.
Nishikawa has had a long-standing affair with Capcom's Sengoku Basara series of video games and media franchise, with several of his songs being used for it, including Crosswise and Flags. T. M. Revolution is the first artist to be signed to Tofu Records, a record label promoting Japanese artists in North America. Tofu released three of his most recent studio albums: coordinate, Seventh Heaven, vertical infinity. Nishikawa made his North American live debut at Otakon, a large anime convention in 2003, he has performed at Pacific Media Expo in 2004 and at the New York Comic Con in 2008. Nishikawa revisited his 2003 US performance at the Asian culture convention Otakon by performing at Otakon's 20th Anniversary on August 10, 2013. Nishikawa was born to a government worker and a dentist in Hikone and moved to Yasu, Shiga, he attended Mikami Elementary School as a child. Nishikawa was close to his grandfather, whom he visited every day after school, since his parents were always working. Under the encouragement of his grandfather, Takanori studied kendo until age ten, when his grandfather died due to illness.
Nishikawa attended Yasu Junior High School and Yasu High School. While in junior high, Takanori began to consider a career in music, he left Shiga to pursue his dream. Takanori was married to Yumi Yoshimura of Puffy AmiYumi from 1999 to 2002, they divorced. Nishikawa joined the visual kei rock band Luis-Mary in 1990 as the vocalist, his band nickname Haine and his appearance at the time would become the inspiration for Nishikawa's character in Gundam SEED Destiny. Luis-Mary released three singles; the band broke up in 1993. In 1995, Daisuke Asakura signed on with Nishikawa under the FunHouse label, they released one single, Black or White?, under the name Daisuke Asakura expd. Takanori Nishikawa; this song was rerecorded in 1997 and rearranged in 2000 as TMR's twelfth single. The original “Black or White?” Song appears as the third track on TMR's first album Makes Revolution. Nishikawa participated in a mini three-band event in November 1995, his fan club, was established shortly afterwards, in December 1995.
In early 1996, Nishikawa made several radio appearances announcing the debut of his solo project. On March 22, 1996, the project was given the name T. M. Revolution, with Asakura named as TMR's producer. Dokusai - monopolize - was released on May 1996 under the Antinos Records label, it reached #28 on the Oricon charts. Nishikawa's performance on NHK's music variety show Pop Jam helped boost sales selling out all first press copies of the single, his second single, Hesoshukujo -Venus- was released two months followed by the release of TMR's first album Makes Revolution another month later. Heart of Sword: Yoake Mae was released in November 1996 and was used as the third ending song for Rurouni Kenshin, it replaced "The Fourth Avenue Cafe" as the fourth ending song, due to drug charges laid against a now former member of that band. "Heart of Sword: Yoake Mae" became a fan favourite that sold 360,000 copies and reached #16 on the Oricon charts. Nishikawa's second album, restoration LEVEL➝3 was released in February 1997, which reached #5 on the Oricon charts.
Nishikawa released three singles, Level 4, High Pressure, White Breath, in 1997. High Pressure became TMR's breakthrough single. White Breath sold over one million copies and became the first TMR single to reach #1 on the Oricon charts. Nishikawa performed White Breath on the 48th edition of Kōhaku Uta Gassen, an annual music show televised by NHK. Less than a month his third album triple joker was released and went on to sell two million copies. Aoi Hekireki, the first track from triple joker, was recut as a single in February 1998 and it was used in a Yamaha JOG commercial. Nishikawa's three albums were released in other parts of Asia, he visited Taiwan in April 1998 to promote triple joker. Hot Limit, released in June 1998, sold 900,0
Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter and dancer. A prominent figure in popular culture, she is known for sonically innovative conscious and sexually provocative records, elaborate stage shows; the youngest child of the Jackson family, she began her career with the variety television series The Jacksons in 1976 and went on to appear in other television shows throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, including Good Times and Fame. After signing a recording contract with A&M Records in 1982, she became a pop icon following the release of her third and fourth studio albums Control and Rhythm Nation 1814, her collaborations with record producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis incorporated elements of rhythm and blues, disco and industrial beats, which led to crossover success in popular music. In 1991 Jackson signed the first of two record-breaking multimillion-dollar contracts with Virgin Records, establishing her as one of the highest-paid artists in the industry, her fifth album Janet saw her develop a public image as a sex symbol as she began to explore sexuality in her music.
That same year, she appeared in her first starring film role in Poetic Justice. Jackson released her sixth studio album The Velvet Rope, distinguished for its innovative production and dark lyrical content. By the end of the 1990s, she was named by Billboard magazine as the second most successful recording artist of the decade after Mariah Carey, her seventh album All for You coincided with a celebration of her impact on the recording industry as the inaugural MTV Icon. After parting ways with Virgin Records, she released her tenth album Discipline, her first and only album with Island Records. In 2015, she partnered with BMG Rights Management to launch her own record label, Rhythm Nation, released her eleventh album Unbreakable the same year. Jackson is one of the world's best-selling music artists, selling over 180 million albums, she has amassed an extensive catalog, with singles such as "Nasty", "Rhythm Nation", "That's the Way Love Goes", "Together Again" and "All for You". In 2008, Billboard placed her number seven on its list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, in 2010 ranked her fifth among the "Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years".
In December 2016, the magazine named her the second most successful dance club artist of all-time after Madonna. She has been cited as an inspiration among numerous performers. Jackson was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019. Janet Jackson was born on May 16, 1966 in Gary, the youngest of ten children, to Katherine Esther and Joseph Walter Jackson; the Jacksons were lower-middle class and devout Jehovah's Witnesses, although Jackson would refrain from organized religion. At a young age, her brothers began performing as the Jackson 5 in the Chicago-Gary area. In March 1969, the group signed a record deal with Motown, soon had their first number-one hit; the family moved to the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles. Jackson had desired to become a horse racing jockey or entertainment lawyer, with plans to support herself through acting. Despite this, she was anticipated to pursue a career in entertainment, considered the idea after recording herself in the studio. At age seven, Jackson performed at the MGM Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
A biography revealed her father, Joseph Jackson, was withdrawn, told her to address him by his first name as a child. She began acting in the variety show The Jacksons in 1976. In 1977, she was selected to have a starring role as Penny Gordon Woods in the sitcom Good Times, she starred in A New Kind of Family and got a recurring role on Diff'rent Strokes, portraying Charlene Duprey from seasons three to six. Jackson played the role of Cleo Hewitt during the fourth season of Fame, but expressed indifference towards the series due to the emotional stress of her secret marriage to R&B singer, James DeBarge. Jackson elaborated on her time on the show in an interview with Anderson Cooper, revealing that the cast would play pranks on her, but she spoke fondly of them; when Jackson was sixteen, her father and manager Joseph Jackson, arranged a contract for her with A&M Records. Her debut album, Janet Jackson, was released in 1982, it was produced by Angela Winbush, René Moore, Bobby Watson of Rufus and Leon Sylvers III, overseen by her father Joseph.
It peaked at No. 63 on the Billboard 200, No. 6 on the publication's R&B albums chart, receiving little promotion. The album appeared on the Billboard Top Black Albums of 1983, while Jackson herself was the highest-ranking female vocalist on the Billboard Year-End Black Album Artists. Jackson's second album, Dream Street, was released two years later. Dream Street reached No. 147 on the Billboard 200, No. 19 on the R&B albums chart. The lead single. Both albums consisted of bubblegum pop music. After her second album, Jackson terminated business affairs with her family, commenting "I just wanted to get out of the house, get out from under my father, one of the most difficult things that I had to do." Attempting a third album, Jackson teamed with producers Jimmy Terry Lewis. They set out to achieve crossover pop appeal, while creating a strong foundation within the urban market. Within six weeks and the duo crafted her third studio album, released in February 1986; the album shot to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, was certified f
The Law of Ueki
The Law of Ueki is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tsubasa Fukuchi. It was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Sunday from August 2001 to October 2004. Sixteen tankōbon volumes were published by Shogakukan. An anime adaptation was first broadcast on TV Tokyo on April 4, 2005, ended with 51 episodes on March 27, 2006. In Indonesia, this anime Originally Broadcast by Lativi since year 2007 and Global TV since year 2008, it was produced by Studio Deen. A manga sequel, The Law of Ueki Plus, was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Sunday from April 2005 to July 2007; the manga was licensed for distribution in North America by Viz Media, while the anime adaptation was licensed by Geneon. On July 3, 2008, Geneon and Funimation announced an agreement to distribute select titles in North America. While Geneon would still retain the license, Funimation would assume exclusive rights to the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of select titles; the Law of Ueki was one of several titles involved in the deal.
The rights to the series expired in 2011. ImaginAsian TV broadcast the anime series to the American audience on its Anime EnerG block, starting on January 30, 2007; the anime has been license rescued by Discotek Media in 2018. The story starts out with the Battle of the Supernatural Powers, a tournament to decide who will be the next god of The Celestial World; each candidate is required to choose a junior high school student to act as their fighter. The student is told to eliminate as many enemies as possible; the winning God Candidate will become The New God of Heaven and the winning student will receive the Blank Zai, a talent that can be anything they choose. While this leads many students to thoughts of greed and selfishness, Kosuke Ueki decides to take it upon himself to win this tournament to keep that power away from those that would abuse such a gift. Two years after the tournament in The Law of Ueki, Kosuke Ueki is now a 3rd year student in Hinokuni Junior High School. For some reason, everyone in the real world has lost their memory of their most important person, including his friends who participated in the tournament two years ago.
Ueki is the only one unaffected, is fighting in order to restore everyone's memories. He follows a little sheep named U-lu to another world called Hangekai where he meets new companions and gains new abilities. Fights in the tournament consist of a battle between two power users - one wins by knocking the other opponent out; when a knock-out is obtained, the loser will lose their power and the winner will gain a talent Zai, a talent of some sort. A power user who has lost a fight is disqualified and their power is labeled "retired." The rules for the combatants of the tournament revolve around the talents: Power users are not allowed to use their powers against non-power users, or they lose one talent for each hit. If the power user loses all of his/her talents he/she will disappear; every time a power user knocks out another power user, he/she will gain another talent, senseless or not. If, for any reason, both contestants become unconscious at the same time, the round is a draw: no talents will be gained, no powers are lost.
The contestants must be knocked out within 5 seconds of each other. There are rules which apply to the Celestial World Candidates known as God Candidates; the punishment for breaking them is. Candidates are not allowed to interfere with their power user's fight; this means that they are not allowed to provide their power users with more supplies to use their power, or save them from dying. Candidates are only allowed to grant a power to one individual. However, it is possible for two candidates to give a power each to one person. Candidates cannot harm any non-power users, the same rule apply on power users. Near the end of the tournament, power users are allowed to form groups of five for "battle royale"-style fighting. Knock-outs during this stage do not result in losing powers; each team is given a penalty if it loses, such as having all of the members die or losing their hair in addition to losing their powers. To decide who receives the Blank Talent among the winning team, a device is used to measure the growth in power that each participant has shown from the beginning to the end of the tournament.
To decide, to become King of the Celestial World, the winning team votes which of the candidates should be given that honor. All heavenly beings, or Celestials, have the potential to master a total of ten attacks which correspond with different levels of their growth; these attacks are called Jingi, or "sacred treasures". Higher level sacred treasures have a higher damage capability than lower ones. If a heavenly being is a power-user, their power is merged with their sacred treasures, becoming Neo-Celestials. In the case of Ueki, he manifests these abilities through his talent of tree growth. A heavenly being's sacred treasures with no special powers will take the form of stone. In the Battle Game, there are only six heavenly beings: Ueki, Kilnorton, Diegostar and Ban Dicoot, but only Ueki and Robert are level 2 power users. Kurogane The 1-star sacred treasure, gained through consciousness/realization of the fact that the user is a heavenly being, it is a large cannon grown out from the user's arm that fires a large ba