Wednesday, February 28, 2007


woahh this just blew my mind, the new opening and ending credits for DEATH NOTE,

the art is beautiful, and the music is action pumped!! check it:

IM LOVING THE HEAVY METAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

kinda buzy

hey people. I've just finished cleaning my room for the last 5 hours and have to study for a big Lab exam tomorrow so no new posts till thursday, but dont worry! I promise i'll make it a good one :)

in other news, I've decided to not choose a major and transfer over to Brooklyn College, probably the best of the Cuny schools here in NYC . if you didnt know cuny is a city- college, and theyre all ocnnected : P


Sunday, February 25, 2007

The Cool: Lupe Fiasco

lupe fiasco has to be the biggest breathe of fresh air in hip hop, he's not afraid to be a Nerd, and raps about everything from Astro boy and transformers, to SB dunks and the rough West side of Chicago. He doesnt have to rap about guns, drugs, or women, instead he talks about his religion and upbringing.

If you havnt allready, pick up his first album entitled "Lupe Fiasco's Food and Liquor" , with hot tracks like "pressure" ft. Jay-Z and "Daydreamin" Ft. Jill Scott. I picked it up in september of '06 and am still jamming to it on the way to school.

not only is he a great hip hop Artist, but He's also involved with many fashion lines, his own clothing label coming soon and has his own sneaker through Reebok. So try him out! you might be a fan

Thursday, February 22, 2007

brand new work from Katsuhiro Otomo

He moves ladies and gentlemen! Katsuhiro Otomo, creator and director of AKIRA, and the producer of STEAMBOY designed the characters and the mechanics for the brand new 6 episode OVA anime entitled "FREEDOM"

theres a 6 minute trailer for Freedom,

and as you can see it resembles AKIRA in alot more ways than just the characters, the machines, the scenerey, even the vocational schools (DISCIPLINE!)

According to, "
Freedom Project is about a child, Takeru, discovering a secret that could change the very society he depends upon. Civilization on the Earth was destroyed by a permanent abnormal climate shift. Cities of one-million people had been built on the moon and became the only place where humanity still survived. The remaining population declared the foundation of Republic Eden, then set forth expanding those lunar colonies that loved peace and freedom. However, one boy’s actions would later come to shake Eden’s peaceful existence..."

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

FMA Shambala....greatest Anime of 2006.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shambala was awesome. greatest thing to come out of 2006.

I love this moviee!!!! if you still havn't seen it, go pick it up. I hope they make a second movie though, FMA is too great a series to be over.
Al is the best

heres the best part of the movie (maybe spoilers):

some great NYC spots.

Recon is Awesome. they always have fresh kicks up on their walls, And whenever you hit SoHo, Nort Recon is a MUST. big ups to the staff (especially that one sexxy asian chick lol) for supplying me with those jordunks every 3 weeks :/
sometimes they're hesitant to help you out, but thats understandable, seeing as how they have so many people just hanging out in the store. TAKE THE 6 TRAIN TO BLEECKER ST. BIG RED BUILDIN WITH STAIRS, THATS ALL SHE WROTE.

forbidden Planet is another cool spot too for the Anime heads, it has all the Manga and Figures you might ever want. they have a great DVD catalog, but their prices are out of wack. 30 bucks for a movie doesn't sound just at all :/
big ups to the Staff for hooking me up with AKIRA graphic novels every 2 weeks lol!

o0o look at the iPhone.

I bet people are going to go crazy for this lil thingy thing. me? I'll stick to my sidekick II :P I just need the basic AIM, and I'm good. but this phone really has it all, and not one damn button. this phone Reminds me of that "2057" special they had on Discovery channel about what the world would look like in 50 years.
heres the phone:

long live sidekick II! ......not

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Music: Chrome Children Vol.2

Chrome Children VOl. 2

this album is awesome, I downloaded it for free from Adult Swim and thank Bhudda I did because its the perfect train/ getting dressed music! real soulful beats, not so much underground rap which I dont know if its a good or bad thing, but hey see for yourself, I'm not really into the MF doom and madlibs and all that but this is a good "chill" album.

from producers/Rappers Madlib, Guilty Simpson, Four Tet, MED, Dabrye, MED, Percee P, Koushik, James Pants and J. Rocc.

FREEEEEEEE. did i mention I like free stuff?

Rbuild of Evangelion: Summer of '07

now if you don't know what Evaneglion is, your missing out fool! Evangelion has to be the deepest, goriest, psychological anime ever created for adults (Fullmetal comes very close). and fans rejoice, because Anno will be releasing FOUR Evangelion Movies, one in the summer of 2007, one in january of 2008 and the last two in the summer of 2008. Hopefully this ending will answer a lot of the questions that we had from EoE.
it will be more of a retelling of the series, much like the Hellsing Ultimate OVA. I was hoping they would release the much talked about "live action" evangelion movie that's been circling around for years.

I was first introduced to evangelion when the first episode aired on Toonami (go figure) in 2002, veryy edited, then i went on to read the manga, then say "death and rebirth" then watched some episodes, THEN saw End of evangelion..

Monday, February 19, 2007

On the lookout: Retro 11's for 2007

be on the lookout for these puppies, the retro 11's. cool gray and white, and black and white. I'm getting these as soon as they drop, hope you are too! retail price should be $135

Anime of the month: Death Note

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Death note has to be the anime/manga of 2007,
yagami light discovers the "death note" , a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to rid the world of criminals.

concerning the manga; the suspense is awesome, and the plot is flawless, it will have you on the edge of your chair wanting more,

the anime is beautifully drawn, although it lacks action scenes. the intro and outro are beautiful songs/videos and is a perfect rendition of the Manga.

there are also 2 live action movies worth checking out, if you have a chance, 1 of them is posted up on



theres somethine about china town... no its not the fake shit all over the place. its almost the prequel to Soho , lol. i dont usually head below canal, but i found its pretty crazy down there! its like your really thrown into hong kong or something.
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Me and the crew, chilling down there in China town


so yes, I am a very big fan of japanese animation, it all started when my older godbrother got me to watch dragonball z at 5:30 in the morning. since then I've been an Otaku for anything japanese.

my top 10 movies have to be:

ghost in the shell
ghost in the shell: innocence
spirited away
grave of fireflies
cowboy bebop: knocking on heavens door
ninja scroll
end of evangelion
princess Mononoke
Fullmetal alchemist: conqueror of shambala

I am obsessed with akira!! it has to be the grittiest, dirtiest manga/anime ever created. the blood, the cruelness, the brutality, its just an amazing story.
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I have manga volumes 1,2, and 4
some mcfarlane figures as well, and a TATTOO! haha, if thats not an obsession, then I dont know what is :P
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my sneaker collection

sneakers. cant live without them, cant live without them.

I have a pretty decent amount of kicks (last i checked it was 17 ), and if your not up on your shoe game, then your missing out! you have your air max's which are big in NYC, then you have your SB's which are beautiful kicks, then theres the Jordans which cost a pretty penny.
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my favorite pair has to be air max 95 green and greys, a classy look, and comfortable feel. these kicks will never loose its style, or that $185 price tag In my opinion :)
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I love this pair right here, but you will never see me wear them! I'll probably whip them out on a really sunny day or trying to front at a smash squad party, but yeah, cant risk an unwanted footprint anywhere!
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AM90's, another great sneaker, really really comfortable, so much that you'll end up destroying them within months (bad quality??i dunnoo) is a great place to catch up on your new kicks and whats hot, if you wnat a legit check or to see what new jordans are out there,
welcome! this is my first post here , and dont worry! theres going to be many many more. well, I searched the internet for awhile looking for a great Japanese/NYC/ sneaker/ anime/ graffiti blog and couldn't find one.

well, I made one! cool huh. I;m the OFFICIAL sneakerjapanNYCgraffitianime blog now. spread the word :)

shall I introduce myself? (checks with the producer...yeah? ok.)

My names Ray, friends call me Ram or raymond,
I work in a clothing retail store (shitty i know) and i go to school in downtown NYC (whats my major? dont ask!), I am hispanic and live in Brooklyn NY, 20 years old as of today and have some really unique/childish ways so bare with me.

I have alot of different interest, and you'll know all about them eventually!