Ichigo, Naruto and Light via iTunes


Here’s another excuse for the anime-obsessed to spend oodles of cash. Rent? What’s that?

VIZ Media announced episodes of “Naruto” uncut, “Bleach” and “Death Note” are now available from the iTunes Store (www.iTunes.com) This translates to Season I of “Naruto”, two story arcs of “Bleach” and all 37 episodes of “Death Note.”

More anime tunes

I was checking out YouTube and saw this courtesy of Top 5 Anime. I have no idea if the contest was just a fan-driven thing. The tunes are nice though.

In order of presentation they are:

1. “Hare Hare Yukai” by Ayano Hirano which was used as the closing song to “Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya”

2. “Rewrite” by Asian Kung Fu Generation which was one of the opening songs used in “Full Metal Alchemist”

3. “The World” by Nightmare which is the first opening song in “Death Note”

4. “Undo” by Joker also used as an opening song in “Full Metal Alchemist”

6. “Grip” by Every Little Thing which heralded the arc involving the seven Shichinintai in “Inuyasha”

7. “Asterisk” by Orange Range which is the first opening theme song in “Bleach”

Personally, I would pick “Asterisk”, “The World”, “Go” and “Rewrite.” I’m crazy that way.

Confession is good for the soul

OK I confess. I haven’t seen a “Naruto” episode since last fall. I just couldn’t take watching episodes that had nothing to do with the main story arc anymore. The last show I saw was episode 145. But my brother said they made Naruto older now and the real storyline picks up soon. Yeah yeah. Heard that before.

I also stopped watching “Bleach” after episode 80 because it became such a chore to sit through the story arc featuring the Bounto. But the Bountos are finito so maybe I can see something good again. I might use a weekend to see the other episodes I missed – if I feel like it.

So there. I admit it. I am no longer the dedicated “Naruto” and “Bleach” fan that I was. Feel free to flog me with whatever magical girl wand you have lying around the house. I would even refrain from nibbling on Pocky for a week as penance.