Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Issue #23

November 17, 2013

North Republic Industries

"We speak the truth"

Bringing you the truth, the news, the anime and the conspiracies for over a year.


Once again, I didn't know what to put so you got this!

Hello, Hello, Hello. I'd like to thank you for your endless support for our newspaper, with your help we have been able to publish 23 issues, including this one. Being there providing some of the only news on anime, conspiracies and really telling the truth for over a year, not to mention keeping you entertained. I tip my hat to you all. Remember though, you can still help us! Pressing the like button, commenting and telling us how the issue was, spreading the paper around with others, and of course buying our services.

Now on to the main point of this article. NRI would just like to update you on some things. First NRI is in the process of writing out it's terms, conditions, and policy. Right now it is unknown when we will be able to get this out to you but we will be working when we can. Next NRI would like to tell about the opportunities for new and existing companies! NRI is willing to help support companies, them becoming a child company of NRI. With this you will get the support of NRI and it's other children companies, able to use NRI's reputation to give yours a backing, financial, publicity and much more. You will become a child company of NRI and will send only 10% of your profits to NRI. It's that simple. Any questions just ask CEO Lewis and Daniel.

We would also like to thank you for your patience as it's been busy time for our writers, some days it's fine and other days it hits hard, however there will be some more calmer periods coming up hopefully.


The Wii U Pad from the Wii U The Legend of Zelda The Windwaker HD bundle, sweet right!?

Recently there's been much talk about the Wii U, Zelda, Nintendo, and the next gen consoles not to mention the old ones. Not to mention that PeanutButterGamer is also having his Zelda month on his YouTube channel right now. So right now I thought I would just go over some things. Right now many people, on the forums, are preferring the PS4 over Xbox One, both of which are currently not backwards compatible. However many are also saying that they will be waiting sometime, most in hopes of bugs and knacks being fixed and also in the hopes of backwards compatibility being added. Another console that seems to be getting much support and many fans here on the forums is the Wii U, with many liking it better than the PS4 and Xbox One. Not to mention that it is the cheapest of the 3 at $299.99 compared to the $399.99 and $499.99, respectively. The Wii U is also sporting off some pretty nice bundles, the main one at least for us being the Zelda the Windwaker HD bundle, a remake of the one for GameCube. It seems like it will be an awesome game! and bundle! There has also been talk about the Nintendo 64, a timeless classic in gaming. Bringing up The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, considered to be one of the best of the Zelda games. There's also been talk of other Zelda games including Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword. All of this is going awesomely.


The Second TAR Olympics was recently held, hosted by the Empire of Mytzonia. It spanned over 5 days, holding varies sports and hosting various countries, who really got into it. This could prove to be a more continuous and set thing here, with the possibility of sponsors, ads, more nations, and so much more. Now for the records! For the Most Medals earned, TNR comes in at number one winning a total of 16 comprised of 1 gold, 4 silver, and 11 bronze, Second is Lewis and Daniel winning a total of 12 comprised of 3 gold, 2 silver, and 7 bronze, and in third is Sethanon winning a total of 11 comprised of 7 gold, 2 silver, and 2 bronze. Next with most Gold medals we have Sethanon coming in at number one with 7 Gold, and in second, a hard tie is LnD, Serbia, Karthene, Mytzonia, and Andune all having 3 medals. Most Silver Medals Earned we have in first CPSU winning 6 and in Second Ardalia with 5. With Most Bronze Medals Earned we have TNR with 11 medals and Lewis and Daniel winning 7. Finally the total overall point winners are as follows, in First Sethanon with 43 points, Second CPSU with 30 points, and in third Mytzonia with 29 points. We thank all who participated and congratulate all who won.


Hello, Hello, Hello we are once again back for another addition to my favorite section. Remember that the names of the new ones are links to MyAnimeList were you can find more information, Synopsis, reviews, average score, Voice Actors, and more! Also I would be happy to talk about any series or movie that you might want to discuss. Also I have found out about a new anime site. Once again I shall list the names of those I have done. Also Lewis and Daniel is always happy to talk about anime with you. Or if you need to know some anime sites just ask! This time you will also be getting a Summer time edition! Why because with summer coming round you might just have more time to spend watching anime and reading manga not just short ones either. Also we have a couple new anime watching fans out there. We will keep up with these Summertime Editions for a while, while the summer and anime always stay in our heart. This might just be our last summertime edition sadly enough but I might just keep things the same and spice things up and put a couple new things in here.

Spice and Wolf

Nodame Cantabile

Code Geass

School Rumble

Honey and Clover


Great Teacher Onizuka

Eden of the East

Kimi ni Todoke


Ah My Goddess

Full Metal Panic


Kino's Journey

ef - a tale of memories

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya



One Piece

Guin Saga



Glass Mask (2005)


Cowboy Bebop

Angel Beats!

Usagi Drop

Itazura na Kiss


Ouran High School Host Club

Princess Jellyfish


Hanasaku Iroha

Skip Beat!

Kids on the Slope

Eureka Seven

Death Note

Black Lagoon

One Outs

Princess Tutu

Fullmetal Alchemist

Love Hina


Cross Game

Waiting in the Summer


Sword Art Online

Mirai Nikki (TV)

Crest of the Stars

Welcome once again! I guess I don't have too much new to say to you all since the last issue. So I guess I will just get on to it!

1. Shingeki no Kyojin aka Attack on Titan ---- An anime that has in the recent pass been getting a lot of hype, a lot of which might have died down. I remember seeing several cosplaying this when I went to the Anime convention. A lot of people seem to think of this as an awesome anime, some even think it is a master piece.

Well Here's what I think.

The Anime it's self is good, I must say. The Story, humanity has been sealed away has built three walls to protect themselves from Titans, monsters that hunt down humans for what seems like no reason what so ever and are other wise a complete mystery. However humanity has had peace for 100 years because of the walls, however that soon ends as one of the towns is destroyed and later the entire first wall and it's settlement are destroyed and fall into the hands of the titans. It goes on from there.

First I would like to say that while watching the first 10 or so episodes I was not in the best of moods, I did have a small headache. Anyways, I thought that the first half really got off kind of slow, in terms of being I thought it would, it really made me think 'why does this have such a big fan base and high rating?' In the beginning the story did keep me wondering, I did keeping thinking of what would happen next, and now that I look at it, it is an interesting premise. The first Opening of the series, was okay, but I did skip over it most of the times. Also when you start out the characters are not the likable, I almost wanted to punch 'em a couple of times. So the first half, it was good but still. Comes in the second half, much better I think, it was much more interesting. The characters became more likable, which may be because we have seen them for so long, and they do develop some. You can see that. The second opening and ending were very much better than the first, I did like the second opening too. Once Character Levi, who tons of fans seem to like, I was left wondering about. Sure we come to see another side of him and allow him to grow and he is pretty bad ass a couple of times. But I still wonder why is he as liked as he is? They also introduce some more likable characters, here. The story also keeps me interested. The ending was like the ending of a season, which does seem to highly hint at a sequel, which might just happen. The enjoyment is there, it can be enjoyable but it is also not a light frolic in the flowers, it does have some deeper themes and images. Also forgot to comment about the animation, it is good as is the voice acting.

Overall this anime is good, sure I still do wonder why it gets such a massive fan base and ranking, but it's good. The second half is much better than the first, I think, which I might just rewatch to see if it is any better. However it also leaves us with lots of unfinished business, needing another season.

Comparing this and Sword Art Online, I think SAO was better.

I'm also sorry for jumping all around and everything.

2. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo ----- Also simply referred to as Sakurasou or The Pet Girl of Sakurasou. The Anime revolves around like lives of those who live in Sakurasou, a dorm for all those problem children that can't go anywhere else. When one day they get a new resident, Mashiro, a girl who can barely take care of her self. So Sorata has to help her with all sorts of things, drying hair, picking out her panties, and everything else. That's not all she is incredibly talented, painting and drawing. Oh yeah, this is a school for the arts. It goes from there.

The Story and plot are wonderful! It really is great, as we look into the lives of these wonderfully colored characters. Seeing into their lives. While also exploring deeper themes and meanings at life, love, friendship, and what you want to do, and not forgetting geniuses. The Story has so much and it so good. The Characters are really colorful, in fact a couple of times they are asked something like 'What color are you?' We see their relationships with others and how they work to overcome situations and things they are faced with. Now you might be thinking, LnD! This sounds deep! Well it's not all deep, a lot of it is hilarious, laughing and having a good time. It was funny. The Development of the Characters is also great, we see them grow and change through out the anime. Now the Opening and Ending were good, though I didn't have a favorite one, though if I must say I think the ending was a bit better than the opening. The rest of the music was good. The Animation was also great, really well done. The ending was good, but mixed, I did feel a little sad, also because it was ending. But it also made me like swell up. I would really like a second season but even if it doesn't come it was a great ride. The enjoyment is high, it's great anime. Now it's not flawless, and I can't say it is my favorite but I can say it was great and I liked/loved it. There was some good moments in it, like Plan C! and some great quotes.

"Just wondering how far we can go."

"We can go as far as we please."

3. Beck --- Also known as Beck Mongolian Chop Squad, or just Mongolian Chop Squad. It starts out with Koyuki as 14 feeling a little discontent. He soon meets a Frankin' style dog named Beck and Ryusuke, a guy with some mad guitar skills, and wants to be/create the best band he can. So Koyuki soon starts hanging out with him, and the story goes on from there.

I must say that when I watched the first two or so episodes, it was weird, and I soon dropped it and put it away, only to question this move a couple of times, however I was feeling down one day and so I decided to try it again, starting where I had left off, and boy was it better and make me better. So it does have a slow start, however it starts to turn into something much better. The story was good, it keep me into it. Remember that it does have a music theme. The characters, well there was a couple of times when I wanted to punch them, I think. But overall they are a great lot, and you can really see development in them. There is some romance hinted at, strongly, but it is settled but it also isn't. The Music! The opening is a little weird and good, but I skipped it most of the times. Both endings were good, the second one was better. The soundtrack was awesome! There are a lot, and I mean I lot of really great songs, really great. Superb. The Ending was lacking some, I mean they could have expanded it much more and I am hoping that there will be a second season, but who knows. The Enjoyment is good, it was enjoyable and helped me.

Overall it was a pretty good anime with an amazing soundtrack, that revolves around a band.


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Read Lewis and Daniel's blog - The Lewis and Daniel of Anime!This ends Issue #23 of The Messenger. We have come a long way because of your support! We thank you for reading and hope that you will read the issues to come. And Thanks to all of you who have said that The Messenger is better that the Imperial Tabloids it means a lot, and we hope that you will continue this support forever and always. We are right now the #2 News out there!

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