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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Monthly Favorites - July, 2017


Published on Jul 26, 2017

This is the continuation of a series just to showcase random stuff I'm into on a month to month basis.  Anime, Manga, Light Novel, games, etc.  This one is for the month of July, 2017.

Related links:
(Amazon Affiliate Links - Rambrica-20)
Overlord Light Novel - Volume 1: http://amzn.to/2h2QTk2
Final Fantasy XII: Zodiac Age (PS4): http://amzn.to/2h3jYM8
Cloud Amiibo: http://amzn.to/2eO0H0z

Streaming links:
Overlord (Japanese) - Crunchyroll: https://vrv.co/series/G69PZ5PDY/Overlord
Overlord (English Dub) - Funimation: https://vrv.co/series/G6P83P4Q6/Overlord

Additional Links/References:
Overlord Trailer (Funimation): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUCkUbxnTS4
Final Fantasy XII: Zodiac Age Trailer (Playstation): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IYu8ca8lus

YouTube Royalty Free Music:
"Ever Felt Part 1" by Otis McDonald

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https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Saturday, July 8, 2017

The Sasuke Spirit (Video)


Published on Jul 7, 2017
"The Sasuke Spirit" is a small tribute to Sasuke All-Stars whom  I honestly feel embody the spirit of Ninja Warrior that I fell in love with. It's a little bittersweet but this is how I feel today about the whole experience. Nothing will ever change my feelings for them. I hope I did an okay job in trying to convey that.

Music:  Heartbreaking by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100208
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Monthly Favorites - June, 2017

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Published on Jun 29, 2017

This is the continuation of a series just to showcase random stuff I'm into on a month to month basis.  Anime, Manga, Light Novel, games, etc.  This one is for the month of June, 2017.

Related links:
(Amazon Affiliate Links - Rambling Rican (rambrica-20)
One Punch Man - Season 1 Bluray - http://amzn.to/2s7adgX

Streaming links:
One Punch Man - (Subbed version - Netflix) https://www.netflix.com/title/80117291
Re:Zero - (Subbed version - Crunchyroll) https://vrv.co/series/GRGG9798R/ReZERO-Starting-Life-in-Another-World-
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid - (Dubbed English Version - Funimation) https://vrv.co/series/G6MGQEK46/Miss-Kobayashis-Dragon-Maid
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid - (Subbed Version - Crunchyroll) https://vrv.co/series/G6497Z43Y/Miss-Kobayashis-Dragon-Maid

Additional Links/References:
One Punch Man Trailer (Viz Media): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Poo5lqoWSGw&t
RE: Zero Trailer (Kadokawa): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvhgOe9BY5A
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Trailer (Kyoto Animation): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okBHQWnYImg
William's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRoygnY8I3FGjrCHABHp_xQ
Link to Shingo Yamamoto's Twitter photo of the Sasuke All-Stars eating lunch (before wedding): https://twitter.com/cocona201345/status/878406932175896576

YouTube Royalty Free Music:
"Ever Felt Part 1" by Otis McDonald

http://www.ramblingrican.com/
https://twitter.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Monthly Favorites - May, 2017

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Published on May 31, 2017

This is the continuation of a series just to showcase random stuff I'm into on a month to month basis.  Anime, Manga, Light Novel, games, etc.  This one is for the month of May, 2017.

Related links:
(Amazon Affiliate Links - Rambling Rican)
Chihayafuru Season 1 - Premium Box - http://amzn.to/2rpdFG4
Chihayafuru Season 1 - Blu-Ray - http://amzn.to/2smV36X
xxxHolic (Season 1 DVD) - http://amzn.to/2qBbGLH
xxxHolic (Movie/double feature) - http://amzn.to/2qASimf
xxxHolic (Omnibus - Manga) - http://amzn.to/2snidtU
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya - Ultimate Collectors Box - http://amzn.to/2rF9LtJ
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya - Season 1 and 2 - http://amzn.to/2seFBuo
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya  (Movie) - http://amzn.to/2rF5CG3

Additional Links:
Chihayafuru - Season 1 and 2 subtitled (Crunchyroll): http://www.crunchyroll.com/chihayafuru
xxxHolic - Season 1 official subtitled (Funimation): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty9Ft40wNxg
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya - Season 1 and 2 Official (Funimation): https://www.funimation.com/shows/the-melancholy-of-haruhi-suzumiya/

YouTube Royalty Free Music:
"Ever Felt Part 1" by Otis McDonald

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https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Saturday, May 27, 2017

My Anime Story: 1970's television - Rambling Rican Vlog

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Published on May 26, 2017

A Vlog something I've been wanting to talk about. This is a journey through the first time I ever saw Anime... waaaaaay back in the 1970's.  I chronicle what I saw and how I saw it in hopes others who never knew of the history in the 1970's could learn how good you have it now. HA!

Related links:
History Of Anime - Part 3 - 1970s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nG5dqokbOA
How many channels did cable TV have in the 1970s?: http://www.radiodiscussions.com/showthread.php?621965-How-many-channels-did-cable-TV-have-in-the-1970s/page3
(Satellite Dish) Blue Peter visits Steve Birkill, 1981: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tthJ1ZTNaco
Old Kennsington, Philadelphia 1982: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwKNx7eTPcE
Making a flip book animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A0Ro4vj3KM
Star Blazers fansite: http://ourstarblazers.com/vault/
General Hospital Montage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF6y6gg-f74
Space Battleship Yamato 2022: Season 2 Teaser: (Bandai Visual) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwLfcUEnQKs
Tenchi Muyo OVA (Funimation): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSf8tO7QIDc

http://www.ramblingrican.com/
https://twitter.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

YouTube Royalty Free Music:
CGI Snake by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/divider/
Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Send your shirt ideas! - May 2017 Update Rambling Rican Vlog

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Published on May 21, 2017

Quick update Vlog on projects I'm working on.

Related links:
Odigo Travel Affiliate Link:
Friend Referral Profile:  https://www.odigo.jp/?i=ramblingrican

Suggested sites:
Teespring: https://teespring.com/

http://www.ramblingrican.com/
https://twitter.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

YouTube Royalty Free Music:
Summer Sidewalk by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Thursday, May 4, 2017

5 Tips for traveling to Japan

Tokyo Bay from Odaiba Island - Tokyo Japan - 2015 ©Arsenette

Just a quick post to let you know of an article that I wrote on the Odigo Travel website. I've written there before in the past but never wrote an update on this site to let you know about it.  If you are interested in reading it, you can find the article titled "5 Tips for traveling to Japan". In the coming days I'll do a video on what I wrote on my YouTube channel. I'll update this page with it once it's completed.  Hope you like it as I had a lot of fun writing it!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Monthly Favorites - April, 2017


Published on Apr 19, 2017

This is the first of a series (I hope) to just showcase random stuff I'm into on a month to month basis.  Anime, Manga, Light Novel, games, etc.  This one is for the month of April, 2017

Related links:
(Amazon Affiliate Links - Rambling Rican)
Chobits (Omnibus - Manga) - http://amzn.to/2pDC2Nb
Log Horizon (Anime DVD) - http://amzn.to/2ot52oY
Log Horizon (Light Novel) - http://amzn.to/2pSXuNr
Konota Izumi (Lucky Star Anime) Figure - http://amzn.to/2pSGIhu

Facts about the Kwanzan Cherry Tree - https://www.thespruce.com/kwanzan-cherry-trees-2132134

YouTube Royalty Free Music:
Silent Partner "Camaguey"
Ethan Meixsell "Heavyweight"
The Green Orbs "Claudio the Worm"

http://www.ramblingrican.com/
https://twitter.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Friday, April 14, 2017

Arsenette Vlog - Quick updates and plans


Published on Apr 14, 2017
Omg it's a video vlog with no music and under 10 minutes? LOL Just a quick update on future plans and current projects.

Links:
Philip Scott's Twitter: https://twitter.com/FirippuSukotto
My twitch account (currently unused for broadcasting) https://www.twitch.tv/arsenette

http://www.finalstagepodcast.com/
http://www.ramblingrican.com/
https://twitter.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Blooper Reel - Rambling Rican (2015-2016)


Published on Apr 4, 2017
Just a short video with bloopers I had from 2015-2016.. I don't normally keep them so enjoy the rare footage I haven't burned... LOL

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https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Music: "Beachfront Celebration Latinesque" by Kevin MacLeod
YouTube Royalty Free Music

Saturday, April 1, 2017

9 year anniversary for Rambling Rican!


New website banner!

Happy 9 year anniversary! I totally forgot to update my banner.. yeah.. Last year I had a long post about my history.  This year is a restructuring of sorts.  I posted a looooooooong video of why I'm quitting Sasuke (current) and focusing on Sasuke (past) as I start writing my book in earnest.  I will always love Sasuke and more importantly it's people.  I've made a lot of friends because of this show and despite the politics and other junk, I will never abandon that love for my friends.  I was so happy to have taken some of the photos I posted on my new banner.  The rest are from Yuusuke Morimoto (the 2 on the left) and my friend Dr. Cathi Jones (Yuuji on left and Sasuke All-Stars on the right). I hope to continue doing stuff on Rambling Rican and sharing the years of memories I've had with these wonderful people.  I hope you continue to support me as I go through this transition. I'm not going anywhere, but the view might be a wee bit different.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Why I quit Sasuke before my 9 year anniversary and the future of my channel

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This was an extremely difficult vlog to make. After a lot of consideration.. I decided I had to say something publicly as to why I am stepping away from Sasuke. Please note that this is my own decision and I don't speak for anyone else but myself.

Thanks for the support of my long-time readers, members of the Sasuke and ANW communities. I owe it to all of you to give a proper explanation as why after all of this time I'm done supporting the show. It is a difficult subject but it was important for me to not only defend myself, but defend my friends and ultimately the entire foreign community whom was directly affected. I don't expect much to come out of this and I'm not reversing my decision, but I am grateful that even when it got really bad.. you guys were there for me. Words cannot possibly express how thankful I am for all of you who took the time to send me messages when I needed it the most. ♥

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http://www.ramblingrican.com/
https://twitter.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Music: "Namaste" by Audionautix
YouTube Royalty Free Music

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Rambling Rican Interview - Geoff Britten - The First American Ninja Warrior

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Published on Feb 21, 2017

Yay! An interview! Sorry it's been a while..

This interview was conducted on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

I was so happy we finally were able to get this interview done!  Geoff has been super busy and luck was on my side that he had some time off!  The interview is more of a conversation so it's a bit rambly and all over the place.  I still have a long way to go in terms of doing proper interviews.. and I have been trying but there were so many points I should have followed up.. or shut up. LOL  Geoff is awesome to interview because we could literally talk for hours about a variety of subjects.  Thanks to Geoff for taking time out to talk to me!  Learned a lot of things and hopefully some of you will find it as enjoyable as it was for me to record it!

Related Links referenced:
Retirement Statement in full: https://www.instagram.com/p/BKBphGVA3Pi/
ATS Team: https://www.facebook.com/theATSteam/
Ultimate Beastmaster: https://www.netflix.com/title/80095299
Wolfpack Ninja Tour: http://wolfpackninjas.com/wpnt/

Geoff's links:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/geoffbritten/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ninjageoff
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/geoffbritten

Official American Ninja Warrior links:
Historic Climb - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HSxPyOGCUo
24/B4 (Philadelphia) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaF-O2-Vvos
Best of Season 1 - Team Ninja Warrior: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKqUHJSDGyEJFLIid8WLVsXg4sFmU0a2G
Season 8 - Vegas First Stage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mktJGtPmXh4

More updates always can be found on my website:
http://www.ramblingrican.com/

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Rambling Rican in Japan 2016 - (Part 9) - Traveling back to Tokyo meeting friends


Published on Feb 15, 2017
 
This is a vlog series chronicling my second trip to Japan to see Sasuke (Ninja Warrior)!  This trip took place May 25, 2016 - June 1, 2016 where I traveled to see Sasuke 32 live on set at Midoriyama Studios!

Part 9 - Traveling back to Tokyo meeting friends
This is a personal blog about my own experience with Sasuke 32.  They are my own viewpoints and not representative of the tournament as a whole.

Amazon Affiliated links:
ALO Asuna:  http://amzn.to/2kIWklC
GGO Kirito: http://amzn.to/2kJ5ZZ5
Amazon Affiliate Link: http://amzn.to/2kwFntG


Thank you so much to the IndieGogo backers for making this trip possible again! ♥

More updates can always be found on my website:
http://ramblingrican.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Arsenette
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/RamblingRican/

Royalty Free/YouTube Music:
Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Rambling Rican Vlog - Kunoichi and Ultimate Beastmaster Official Airdates!


Published on Jan 29, 2017
 
Another vlog!

A bunch of stuff has been going on lately and we have 2 official air dates announced!  Kunoichi has taped!  That is Women of Ninja Warrior Tournament 9 (after an 8 year hiatus)!   The official air date is up and it's only 2 weeks away! The other is 2-Time Sasuke Champion Yuuji Urushihara's debut in Season 1 of Ultimate Beastmaster on Netflix!  That air date and an awesome trailer were announced for February!

Mentioned links: http://www.finalstagepodcast.com/
http://www.tbs.co.jp/sasuke_rising/

Additional Links including video links:
Ultimate Beastmaster USA Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vnKLujMDTU
Ultimate Beastmaster Japan Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25aFbfI_oT8

More updates always can be found on my website:
http://www.ramblingrican.com/
https://twitter.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Music is "Ever Felt Part 1" - Otis McDonald

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Rambling Rican Vlog - Yamada coming back? Esquire dead?


Another vlog!

It's been over couple weeks since my last update and in the interim there have been a couple updates.  Kunoichi is taping this week!  That is Women of Ninja Warrior Tournament 9 (after an 8 year hiatus)!  I talk about the 2 major highlights from the Nico Nico broadcast including Makoto Nagano's return and a possible Mr. Sasuke Katsumi Yamada return!  I discuss the announcement of the demise of Esquire network and what that means to the return of Ninja Warrior (Japan) to the USA television market.  I also answered viewer questions/comments, a bunch of general stuff and upcoming projects!

New Kunoichi logo revealed! ©TBS

Related Link: http://www.finalstagepodcast.com/
This year's Calendar:
https://www.createphotocalendars.com/Store/2017+Rambling+Rican+Calendar-4647897731?s=260
https://www.createphotocalendars.com/Store/2017+Rambling+Rican+Desk+Calendar-6942744996?s=260

Additional Links including video links:
Katsumi Yamada's final run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEJyDvzyJlE
Makoto Nagano's Gofund me: https://www.gofundme.com/nagano

More updates always can be found on my website:
http://www.ramblingrican.com/
https://twitter.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Music is "Parasail" by Silent Partner
Backgrounds: Beachfront B-Roll (Royalty Free)
http://www.beachfrontbroll.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk0ICGtmgO3FvvjxD4tasdg

Friday, January 6, 2017

Rambling Rican in Japan 2016 - (Part 8) - Sasuke 32 (Day 2 - Stages 2 and 3)


Published on January 6, 2017

This is a vlog series chronicling my second trip to Japan to see Sasuke (Ninja Warrior)!  This trip took place May 25, 2016 - June 1, 2016 where I traveled to see Sasuke 32 live on set at Midoriyama Studios!

Part 8 - Sasuke 32 (Day 2 - Stages 2 and 3)
This is a personal blog about my own experience with Sasuke 32.  They are my own viewpoints and not representative of the tournament as a whole.

Midoriyama Studio City: http://www.midoriyama.co.jp/

Link to Part 1 of series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0thDiimQaxc
Link to Part 2 of series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqNTYzAhKVY
Link to Part 3 of series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm54pubU11o
Link to Part 4 of series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQrtPqNJWA0
Link to Part 5 of series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKsrdb8QYVY
Link to Part 6 of series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX40Jc-FKUk
Link to Part 7 of series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtivUuu1bj4

Thank you so much to the IndieGogo backers for making this trip possible again! ♥

More updates can always be found on my website:
http://ramblingrican.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Arsenette
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/RamblingRican/

Royalty Free/YouTube Music:
Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod

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