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COUNTRY LIFE

Longing for a home where you can greet each sunrise with a smile and take a relaxing walk every sunset? A home where you embrace nature, yet enjoy the convenience offered by a metropolis?

Thursday, 3 May, 2012, 12:00am

Treble helps ease Purton's pain

Australian jockey Zac Purton bounced back from the disappointment of his defeat at the appeals panel on Tuesday to snare a winning treble at Happy Valley last night and move back into a clear second in the championship table.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Sunrise primed to light up the night

The four next to Sunrise's name in the form guide will correctly signify his finishing position behind Lucky Warrior last start, but the number doesn't begin to describe the impossible task Dennis Yip Chor-hong's horse was set when he was beaten a head in a blanket finish.

27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

C3 (Convention)

The annual C3 convention is coming and for all local otaku this is an unmissable event. Not only will there be loads of cool stuff to buy and see, there will also be a number of live shows and talks not be missed.

Here are Otaku Zone's top picks.

Chiaki Ishikawa Live

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Gundam Movie Festival Hong Kong

A belated Kung Hei Fat Choi to all my fellow Otaku! Here's wishing you another year of great manga and anime shows in the Year of the Dragon.

Starting the new year off with a big bang is MCL Multiplex Cinema, which is celebrating this month with the Gundam Movie Festival Hong Kong.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Happy birthday, Gundam

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Gundam, Japan's universally acclaimed animation series. Initially conceived by animator Tomino Yoshiyuki, the series began as Mobile Suit Gundam in 1979, and quickly gained popularity, spawning several animation series, movies, novels, model kits and games.

An official anniversary celebration is being held in Japan.

7 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Not just a pretty face

She may be Japan's sweetheart, but Yuna Ito actually grew up in Oahu, Hawaii. Born to a Japanese father and a Korean-American mother, Ito is only 25 but already has a double-platinum debut album to her name, has starred in two movies, and has even sung a duet with her idol, Canadian super-songstress Celine Dion - at the diva's personal request.

24 May 2009 - 12:00am

Battling bots

It's all out action in Gundam vs Gundam for Sony's PlayStation Portable system.

This new title, from publisher Namco Bandai Games, features many mechas (robots) from the popular Japanese anime Mobile Suit Gundam and all the fun of the original arcade game.

11 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Tales of the Abyss (TV series)

Expect magical mayhem in the new fantasy anime Tales of the Abyss. Follow the exploits of Luke fon Fabre and his friends as they try to save the planet from destruction at the hands of Vandesdelca Musto Fende and the Six God-Generals.

30 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Mobile Suit Gundam 00

After the success of the Gundam Seed and Destiny series, anime studio Sunrise follows up with a new series called Mobile Suit

Gundam 00. It's directed by Seiji Mizushima (Shaman King and Fullmetal Alchemist) and written by anime screenwriter Yosuke Kuroda (Please Teacher, Honey and Clover), with character designs by Yun Koga (Earthian, Loveless).

6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Island Sunrise fits the bill on bumper Triple Trio day

Island Sunrise has been one of the surprise packets of the season and he can keep intact his perfect record for trainer Tony Cruz in the middle pin of Saturday's Triple Trio at Sha Tin.

6 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Robot wars

Pros: Fast-paced action and good graphics.

Cons: Limited choice of battlefields and mechs.

Utakus (geeks) unite! Immerse yourself in the Cosmic Era and battle it out with enemy mechs. Don't know what this is all about? Fans of Japanese animated sci-fi empire Gundam will.

14 May 2007 - 12:00am

Cult classic remake

Raideen (set for release on DVD)

Run for your lives! It's attack of the slowly moving killer robots from space! Watch lumbering giant robots battle it out as in 1975's Terror of Mechagodzilla in the new anime remake of Brave Raideen (also 1975), now simply titled Raideen.

22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Defenders of the Earth

Kekkaishi (TV series)

Strange and powerful Ayakashi (monsters) roam the land. And they are all drawn to the powerful mystical power sealed deep beneath a Japanese high school. Two young Kekkaishis (barrier master) battle the monsters that seek to increase their power in this aptly titled anime Kekkaishi.

11 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

What is your favourite Japanese comic?

Name: Kiki Pat

Age: 19

Top Tunes: the music of The Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson and Janice

20 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

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