Yuu Yuu Hakusho - Kurama

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This is extremely late, but it's the first time that I know of (and I did check at leat once a year since 2007) that the website has been restored, so these below are the eggs that were supposed to hatch in November 2006.

This egg hatches on 11/01/06! Adopt one today! This egg hatches on 11/01/06! Adopt one today! This egg hatches on 11/01/06! Adopt one today! This egg hatches on 11/01/06! Adopt one today! This egg hatches on 11/01/06! Adopt one today!

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Dragon Ball Kai

This series is perhaps one of the best news of the year for me. Dragon Ball is one of those series that, as many people say, people try to pretend they never watched. Perhaps because of its age, or perhaps because it is generic shounen action. Nonetheless, it was the first of its genre, and to my mind, still the best. I've never denied loving Dragon Ball, in fact it's one of the series I'll mention first and foremost as being one of the best I've read/watched. I didn't get to watch all of Dragon Ball Z in japanese, but I was lucky enough to find most of the subtitled episodes of the Cell and Buu arcs. Since I read the entire manga (as of the Vejiita volumes) first, I always refer to the series as just "Dragon Ball", except if I'm talking specifically about the second anime series. The first one, as far as I know, was never shown in its entirety in english. Or at least, I never saw all of it on any local channel here in Canada. It's a shame really. No matter how many fillers both series had, I would still like to get to watch the first series someday. I did ignore the filler arcs (and single episodes) of Dragon Ball Z, and when you did that, it really became tolerable. As far as I'm concerned, any content that isn't created by Akira Toriyama does not fit into the series. It is both less original than his story and less interesting. That's why I never took any interest in Dragon Ball GT. From the beginning, I found it boring and generic, something which I've never thought of the original Dragon Ball. There might be some repetitiveness in the battles, but overall Dragon Ball always did keep me at the edge of my seat. I loved reading the manga, and seeing those scenes animated and colored was a real thrill.

To me, since I hate fillers, Dragon Ball Kai is essentially a new and improved Dragon Ball Z. The very title, the "kai", does mean "revision" or "remake", after all. I did notice a few scenes having been cut so far that were in the manga, but I don't mind those. Better to have a few cuts than entire arcs of filler episodes. It's only taken about 17 episodes to get through the Vejiita arc, which is half the time it took Dragon Ball Z to do so, and we're already halfway through the Freezer arc at just 26 episodes. Best of all, most of the old seiyuu came back to record the voices. New ones like Midorikawa Hikaru for Tenshinhan are pretty interesting. If nothing else, I had always wanted to see the Freezer arc in japanese, so I get that chance now. I get to see this series in the making, and just like for D.Gray-Man, there's a certain delight in that. Goku and Gohan's voice actress still sounds as good as ever, and I was surprised to find out that she is actually 72 years old.

So, what is there to say about Dragon Ball Kai. As a number of people will point out, it's harmless, silly fun, so you lose nothing in trying it out. But coming from a person like me who doesn't like series based mainly or solely on humor (ie, with basically no real plot), this is pretty high praise. The humor in Dragon Ball has always been just right for me, whether it's Piccolo's sarcasm or Goku's cluelessness. I've always had a fondness for Goku as a character from the moment I first saw the dub of the first episode of the first series. He's an all-around cute, determined, fearless, brave and often silly character. I don't see that he's changed much as an adult either, if at all. Goku has this sort of childish charm no matter what age he is. Despite Dragon Ball being a humorous series, it has achieved the perfect mix of action, lovable characters and humor. Generally speaking, this is just a fun series to watch. I can't wait to see the Cell arc, especially since I'm a big fan of Gohan. Hopefully they will use a song even half as worthy of "Unmei no Hi ~Tamashii VS Tamashii~" for the scene of Gohan's power-up against Cell in Dragon Ball Kai. To date, this remains to many the best song in all of Dragon Ball Z.
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    Dragon Soul, by Tanimoto Takayoshi (Dragon Ball Kai)
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Things I've been through

01. Put numbers in the boxes instead of ticking them off with x's. (example: 1, 2, 3, 4...)
02. Repost as "I have lived through ___ of these 158 things."

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    Fill In The Dream, by Ishihara Shinichi (Yoroiden Samurai Troopers)
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Song Name Meme

Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Pass it on to 15 people you like and include me. Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think!!

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    Innocent Sorrow, by abingdon boys school (D.Gray-Man)