Sun Moon Lake is located 748 m (2,454 ft) above sea level. It is 27 m (89 ft) deep and has a surface area of approximately 7.93 km 2 (3.06 sq mi). The area surrounding the lake has many trails for hiking. While swimming in Sun Moon Lake is ...
Moonlight in Maubeuge (French: Un clair de lune à Maubeuge), is a French comedy film from 1962, directed by Jean Chérasse, written by Claude Choublier, starring Claude Brasseur and Louis de Funès (uncredited). The film was known under the title ...
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Miyuki Nakajima(中島 美雪, Nakajima Miyuki) was born in February 1952 in Sapporo, the capital city of Hokkaidō. Her grandfather, Buichi, was a Hokkaido politician, and her father, Shinichi, ran a clinic in obstetrics and gynecology. Her family moved to Iwanai when she was five, and lived there for six years. She spent most of her teenage years in the city of Obihiro, where she was one of the most eminent graduates of Obihiro Hakuyou High School, along with singer-songwriter Miwa Yoshida and television announcer Shinichiro Azumi. She graduated from Sapporo's Fuji Women's Universityin 1974. Nakajima gave her first live performance during her third year in high school, playing a song she wrote titled "Tsugumi no Uta" onstage at a cultural festival. In 1972, she played in a folk contest at the HibiyaOpen-Air Concert Hall in Tokyo, winning the songwriting prize for her "Atashi Tokidoki Omouno." The song, included in the contest album, became her first recorded material. After graduating coll...
In May 1975, her composition "Kizutsuita Tsubasa (Wings of Love – I Knew Nothing)" won a prize at the 9th Popular Song Contest organized by the Yamaha Music Foundation. After signing a contract with Yamaha and Canyon Records, she debuted with a single "Azami Jō no Lullaby," which was released in September 1975. In October, Nakajima entered the Popular Song Contest with another song, "Jidai", which won the prize. The song also won the grand-prix of the 6th World Popular Song Festival, another...
1980s: Commercial peak and decline
Nakajima experienced her commercial heyday in the first half of the 1980s. Seven of her studio albums that were released during this time (from Ikiteitemo Iidesuka to Miss M.) reached number one on the Oricon Charts successively. "Akujo" was released as a single in autumn 1981 and became her first number one on the Oricon singles chart since "Wakareuta" in 1977. Kansuigyo, her eighth studio album, featured another interpretation of "Akujo," and was her most commercially successful LP. The alb...
Project with Ichizo Seo and Yakai
Nakajima worked with longtime co-record producer Ichizo Seo for the first time on the album Goodbye Girl,released in 1988. Nakajima, highly satisfied with the recording of the album, considered Seo to the most appropriate musical partner for her, and she has been working with him since the end of the 1980s. After enlisting a new collaborator, Nakajima launched the experimental musical Yakai at the Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon, in Shibuya, Tokyo. Yakai was composed of intricate story lines she wro...
In November 2009, Nakajima was awarded a Medal of Honor with purple ribbon by the Government of Japan.
1. Watashi no Koe ga Kikoemasuka(私の声が聞こえますか)(1976) 2. Minna Itte Shimatta(みんな去ってしまった)(1976) 3. A Ri Ga To U(あ・り・が・と・う)(1977) 4. Aishiteiru to Ittekure(愛していると云ってくれ)(1978) 5. Shin-ai Naru Mono e(親愛なる者へ)(1979) 6. Okaerinasai(おかえりなさい)(1979) 7. Ikiteitemo Iidesuka(生きていてもいいですか)(1980) 8. Month of Parturition(臨月, Ringetsu)" (1981) 9. Kansuigyo(寒水魚)(1982) 10. Hunch(予感, Yokan)(1983) 11. How Do You Do(はじめまして, Hajimemashite)(1984) 12. Change(御色なおし, Oiro Naoshi)(1985) 13. miss M.(1985) 14. 36.5°C(1986) 15...
1. 1977 Spring Concert 2. 1977 Autumn Concert 3. 1978 Spring Tour 4. 1978 Autumn Tour 5. 1979 Spring Tour 6. 1979 Autumn Tour 7. Miyuki Nakajima Concert (1980 Autumn Tour) 8. Sabishiki Tomo e(寂しき友へ)(1981) 9. Sabishiki Tomo e II(寂しき友へII)(1982) 10. Utahime(浮汰姫)(1982–83) 11. Nakajima Miyuki Concert Fuku Koro ni(蕗く季節に)(1982–83) 12. Nakajima Miyuki Concert '84 Asu wo Ute!(明日を撃て!)(1984) 13. Nakajima Miyuki Concert '84 Gekkou no Utage(月光の宴)(1984–85) 14. Nakajima Miyuki Concert '85 No Thank You(のぅさんき...
1. Yakai(夜会)(1989) 2. Yakai 1990(夜会1990)(1990) 3. Yakai Vol.3 Kan-Tan(邯鄲)(1991) 4. Yakai Vol.4 Kinkanshoku(金環蝕)(1992) 5. Yakai Vol.5 "Hana no Iro wa Utsuri ni keri na Itazura ni Waga Mi Yo ni Furu Nagame Seshi Ma ni"(「花の色はうつりにけりないたづらに わが身世にふるながめせし間に」)(1993) 6. Yakai Vol.6 Shangri-La(シャングリラ)(1994) 7. Yakai Vol.7 2/2(1995) 8. Yakai Vol.8 Tou Onna(問う女)(1996) 9. Yakai Vol.9 2/2(1997) 10. Yakai Vol.10 Kaishou(海嘯)(1998) 11. Yakai Vol.11 Winter Garden(2000) 12. Yakai Vol.12 Winter Garden(2002) 13. Y...
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Kaiser Knuckle follows the fighting game conventions established by Street Fighter II, in which the player's character fights against opponents in a best two-out-of-three match round format from within a single player tournament mode, either with the computer or against another human player in versus mode. The player has a character roster of nine initially selectable fighters to choose from and three unplayable computer-controlled bosses, each with their own unique fighting style and special techniques. The control layout is set to the six-button standard (as with most Capcom fighting games), but it can be switched to a five-button layout via dip settings. Another unique feature is that it introduced the power zones, which can be utilized via a successful hit of a special move when a player's "Crush Meter" is full. The power zones (either fire or electric) can also affect a certain special move that a character has. Backgrounds can be destructible when players get hit to charge up,...
There are nine playable characters, and three unplayable bosses. 1. Kazuya(和也（かずや）) - The main protagonist of the game, who is a karateka from Japan. Kazuya seeks to win the tournament so that he can not only gain the prize money, but also to impress some women as well. (voice actor: Kazuki Yao) 2. Lihua(梨花（リーファ）) - A swordswoman from Taiwan. Lihua seeks to win the tournament in the hopes of locating her missing mother and father. (voice actor: Saeko Shimazu) 3. Barts(バーツ) - A mixed martial artist and biker from the USA. Barts is determined to win the tournament's prize money so that he can help fund a medical operation for his girlfriend Sarah, who was injured in a past motorcycle accident. (voice actor: Ryōtarō Okiayu) 4. Wulong(武龍（ウーロン）) - A Chinese martial artist and detective, he has black scratch marks on his cheeks. Wulong enters the tournament so that he can attempt to win the prize money and use it to pay a debt to a Chinese criminal group that he knows very well. (voice ac...
Global Champion is a modified USA version of Kaiser Knuckle, the Japanese and European versions. Global Champion has the "Recycle It, Don't Trash It!" screen, the "super moves" were cut, and the portraits of Kazuya, Liza and Lihua were re-drawn. After players choose their characters and their first opponents, they will then be able to see an intro sequence that shows the prologue of their chosen character's own personal story. The title screen is also different as well, but strangely, the let...
An updated version of Kaiser Knuckle was planned to be released in December 1994 as Dan-Ku-Ga(断仇牙), but it was later discontinued; however, the prototype itself was dumped onto the Internet as a ROM. This version allows the first two bosses, Gonzales and Azteca, to become playable characters. Players can no longer choose their first opponent in a one-player game, except on the Training difficulty level. Other differences are the CPU AI being altered; players choose the difficulty level (Norma...
Game Machine also listed Kaiser Knuckleon their October 15, 1994 issue as being the twelfth most-successful table arcade unit of the year.
A high-school student named Gekko Iwasaki is struck by moonlight and becomes an executioner of "moonlight regulation" who makes characters escaping from fairy talescome back to them.
Gekko Iwasaki(岩崎月光, Iwasaki Gekko)
1. A violent hero.
Lady Teatro(演劇部, Engeki-bu)
1. A member of a drama club who is popular in Gekko's high school.
Princess Hachikazuki(鉢かづき姫, Hachikazuki-hime)
1. A heroine escaping from the fairy tale. She is crazy for speed.
Moonlight Act is written and illustrated by Kazuhiro Fujita. It was serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday from March 26, 2008 to April 9, 2014.[a] Shogakukan collected its chapters in twenty-nine tankōbonvolumes, released from June 18, 2008 to May 16, 2014.
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Akebono City is a peaceful community overflowing with humanity. Since there was a Power Spot that released magical power in the community, the people were distressed by the threat of the demon army Jamanga who are gathering Minus Energy(マイナスエネルギー, Mainasu Enerugī) from the frightened masses for a sinister purpose. The secret organization SHOT was formed to protect the people of the community from the Jamanga, concealing their existence as ordinary members of the Akebono Police Station, which considers demons beyond their jurisdiction. Kenji Narukami, a student of the Narukami Dragon God Style(鳴神龍神流, Narukami Ryūjinryū)for fighting demons, arrives to Akebono to fight the demons, eventually getting his wish when he is transformed to Ryukendo and faces off against Jamanga's forces together with his friends in order to restore peace in the community.
Each Madan Warrior has a set of keys to either execute an attack, or summon a JuuOh(獣王, JūŌ, translated as Beast King), an animal spirit of the Earth. When Kenji and Fudou power up to God Ryukendo and Magna Ryuguno, their JuuOh become ChouJuuOh(超獣王, ChōJūŌ, Super Beast King), stronger versions of their previous forms.
1. The GekiRyuKen(ゲキリュウケン, Gekiryūken) is Kenji's partner, henshin device, and primary weapon. Also used to activate the Keys that Kenji finds. Finishers include "MaDan Slash" (Ryukendo), "Blazing Slash" (Fire Ryukendo), "Freezing Slash" (Aqua Ryukendo), "Thunder Lightning Slash" (Thunder Ryukendo). GekiRyuken was later powered-up into God GekiRyuken(ゴッドゲキリュウケン, Goddo Gekiryūken), a sword-and-shield combo, similar to Kamen Rider Knight Survive's Dark Visor Zwei from Kamen Rider Ryuki. Finishe...
1. The GouRyuGun(ゴウリュウガン, Gōryūgan)is Fudou's SPECIAL partner, henshin device, and primary weapon. He has a robotic voice and used primarily as a gun, but a small blade can be extended from the bottom for close-range combat. Finishers include "Dragon Shot" and "Dragon Cannon", although the latter wasn't gained until Fudou achieved it in Episode 6. GouRyuGun was destroyed by Bloody's UFO in Episode 23, and returned in Episode 27 when Fudou became Magna Ryuguno. GouRyuGun was sacrificed to seal...
1. The ZanRyuJin(ザンリュウジン, ZanRyūJin)is Koichi's partner, henshin device and weapon. Extremely talkative. Unlike the GekiRyuKen and GouRyuGun, the ZanRyuJin is worn as a brace, rather than around the belt. It serves as a battle axe for the most part, but a second mode, Archery Mode, fires fast-moving arrows at enemy targets. ZanRyuJin's attacks are "RanGeki" in Axe Mode and "RanBu" in Archery Mode. ZanRyuJin was sacrificed to seal the Power Spot at the end of the series.
SHOT, the Shoot Hell Obduracy Troopers, are the anti-demon force in Akebono. Since nobody believed that demons even exist, SHOT keeps itself in secret, placing their base beneath the Akebono police station through a special elevator that only its members know of. There are only four members in the Akebono branch, not counting the Madan Warriors. SHOT's Headquarters is hidden 1. Yuuya Amachi(天地 裕也, Amachi Yūya): Commander of SHOT, he poses as the "janitor" at the police station. Koichi Shiranami, Ryujinou, believed that Amachi had killed his parents, when in reality Amachi had protected a young Koichi from the explosion caused at the Madan Suits European Testing Facility. 2. Rin Sakyou(左京 鈴, Sakyō Rin): SHOT's operator and secretary at the Akebono Police Station. Had a brother, now deceased, who sought to protect the fireflies at his lake so that Rin could be happy. Appears to be close to Kenji, even though he couldn't get her name right when they first met. But she has deep feelings...Kaori Nose(野瀬 かおり, Nose Kaori): A florist that Kenji met on his first day in Akebono. She is Kenji's love interest too. But later in the series she developed feelings for Shiranami Koichi and Kenji...Komachi Kurihara(栗原 小町, Kurihara Komachi): A lady ghost in white that only those with a passion for justice, like Kenji and GekiRyuKen, can see. This doesn't do much for their reputation. She's act...Ichiko Nakazaki(中崎 市子, Nakazaki Ichiko) & Ritsuko Takakura(高倉 律子, Takakura Ritsuko): A pair of lively, somewhat incompetent lady cops in Akebono that try to keep the town's peace. More often than n...Umi Saionji(西園寺 海, Saionji Umi): Kenji's fiancée, also trained in the Narukami Ryuujinryu technique. She occasion visits Akebono, leaving Rin to watch over him. Was the one to inform Akebono of the...
The army of demons called Jamanga serves as the principle enemy of the SHOT organization and the Madan Warriors. Their main purpose is to gather minus energy that is created when humans are in despair to resurrect their leader, Daimaou GrenGhost. 1. Daimaou GrenGhost(大魔王グレンゴースト, Daimaō GurenGōsuto, 1-50): Jamanga's "King of Demons" who fought Master Ryukendo long ago and lost enough energy to regress into a green orb-like egg hovering in the eternally black sky of the area where the Jamanga armies reside. Only when enough Minus Energy, brought about by negative human emotions, is collected, can he be revived. Though he was successfully revived, emerging from his egg to evade Ultimate Ryukendo, GrenGhost was in a larval state and attempt to fully mature at the metal factory, but was easily killed by Ultimate Ryukendo. However, GrenGhost's soul survived and absorbed Worm to create a new human-like body until he possess enough excess power from Ultimate Ryukendo taping into the Power S...This is the Hero!(これがヒーローだ, Kore ga Hīrō da!)Burn! Become a Flame!(燃えろ！炎になれ！, Moero! Honō ni Nare!)Dash! King of Beasts(走れ！百獣の王！, Hashire! Hyakujū no Ō!)Freezing Armament! Aqua Ryukendo(氷結武装！アクアリュウケンドー！, Hyōketsu Busō! Akua Ryūkendō!)Kenji Narukami/Ryukendo: Shogo Yamaguchi(山口翔悟, Yamaguchi Shogo)Youko Chan/Yugenyo: Sadhanayo Chan(Chan Sadhanayo)Gekiryuken: Kenji Nojima(野島 健児, Nojima Kenji)(Voice)Fudou Juushirou/Ryuguno: Gen(源, Gen)
Ryukendo airs in the Philippines on Hero TV during Super Patrol Force dubbed in Tagalog and on Cartoon Network Philippines during Toonami dubbed in English. It also airs in Hong Kong on ATV. It aired dubbed in Spanish on WKAQ-TV, a Telemundo affiliate on San Juan, Puerto Rico. In Brazil, the series was dubbed in Portuguese and was aired on RedeTV!'s TV Kids timeblock from late 2009 through 2010. And Singapore, Mediacorp. It was also been dubbed in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and Marathi, and was aired in India from 2011 to 2012 on Disney XD India, and is just called Ryukendothere. Episode 32 was skipped in India possibly because the demon Jemind resembled Hindu God Ganesha and Disney India wanted to avoid hurting religious sentiments. Scenes involving Jamind's shadow form was also removed in the final episode of Indian Dubs because of the same reason.
The cover of the first DVD compilation for season sixteen of Detective Conan released by Shogakukan. The Case Closed anime series, known as Meitantei Conan (名探偵コナン, lit. Great Detective Conan, officially translated as Detective Conan) in i ...
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The first Metal Max title was released in 1991 for the Japanese Famicom, with a Super Famicom remake titled Metal Max Returns coming in 1995. The second title, Metal Max 2, was released in 1993 for the Super Famicom. Metal Max 2 and Metal Max Returns were planned to be ported to the Game Boy Advance and were scheduled to be released in 2003, under the titles Metal Max 2 Kai and Metal Max Returns Kai, respectively, although Metal Max Returns Kai was later cancelled. Metal Max 2 had an enhanced...
Several titles had spin-off manga. Metal Max 2 Super Collection is a 1993 comics anthology based on Metal Max 2 background; it collected Atsuji Yamamo and other three artists' comics. Metal Saga: Chain of Sandstorm Comic Anthology is a funny comic anthology based on the first Metal Saga.Metal Max 3: Sōjūshin no Majo(メタルマックス3 双銃身の魔女, lit. "Metal Max 3: Double-barrelled Witch"), storied by Hiroshi Miyaoka and comiced by Atsuji Yamamoto, shared the same background of Metal Max 3. Manga was origi...
The series is an early example of open-ended, non-linear gameplay. They lack a predetermined story path, but the player is instead given the choice of what missions to follow in whichever order while being able to visit almost any place in the game world at any time from the beginning. The ending can be determined by the player, who can alter the ending through their actions, can complete the game at almost any time, and continue playing the game even after the ending. Some of the games give...
One feature of Metal Maxseries is vehicle system. In games, player can seek and collect various kinds of vehicles, then change their equips and transform them. Each human characters can drive vehicles. In early games, each playable character only can use one tank; in recent games, one tanks can accommodate multiple characters. Vehicles contain six kinds of assembly unit: three for maintain operation and three for attacking enemies. Chassis is the outer casing that holds everything together. E...
The Metal Maxseries features several recurring characters, like Dr. Minchi, and several wanted like Kamikaze King. These characters were designed by Atsuji Yamamoto. Dr. Minchi is an electric shock expert, who is very into resurrection. When the player dies in a battle, the corpse(s) will be sent to － usually by his cyborg assistant Igor － him in every game. Dr. Minchi appears with a cheerful theme "Let's meet Dr. Minchi" (Dr.ミンチに会いましょう). Since Metal Max 2, dogs can take part in player's team...
All Metal Max games and some Metal Saga titles were created by Hiroshi Miyaoka. Miyaoka is a friend of Yuji Horii － who created the Dragon Quest series － and joined the first three Dragon Quest games' development as a scenario assister and dungeon designer. He launched company Crea-Tech in 1988. Atsuji Yamamoto, Hiroshi Miyaoka's secondary schoolmate, designed for characters; and Satoshi Kadokura contributed musics. Tomoki Tauchi, known as "key man" of the series, directed several Metal Max games, also as a programmer of original Metal Max.
Japanese video game critics usually praised the series' high degree of freedom and vehicle system. The first title was received a 29 out of 40 from Japanese video game magazine Famitsu, and has sold more than 120,000 copies in Japan. The second title, Metal Max 2 got a 31 out of 40 from Famitsu; and more than 250,000 copies sales is the best-seller of the series. Super Famicom remake of original Metal Max, Metal Max Returns received a 30 out of 40 from Famitsu and has sold 170,000 copies. Metal Max 2's Game Boy Advance remake sold 9,500 copies,and received negative reception due to its bug. Japanese magazine Famitsu and Dengeki PlayStation given Metal Saga a 30/40 and 330/400, respectively. The title sold 63,000 copies in its debut week, and became the top best-seller in Japan. The second Metal Saga title Metal Saga: Season of Steel received a 27 out of 40 from Famitsu, and sold more than twenty thousand copies. Metal Max 3 received a 33 out of 40 from Famitsu. Japanese players enjo...
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The Battle of Normandy in 1944 is an example of a need-to-know restriction. Though thousands of military personnel were involved in planning the invasion, only a small number of them knew the entire scope of the operation; the rest were only informed of data needed to complete a small part of the plan. The same is true of the Trinity project, the first test of a nuclear weapon in 1945.
Like other security measures, need to know can be misused by persons who wish to refuse others access to information they hold in an attempt to increase their personal power, prevent unwelcome review of their work, prevent embarrassment resulting from actions or thoughts. Need to know can also be invoked to hide extra-legal activities. This may be considered a necessary use, or a detrimental abuse of such a policy when considered from different perspectives. Need to know can be detrimental to workers' efficiency. Even when done in good faith, one might know fully acknowledge who actually need to know the information, resulting in inefficiencies as some people may be inevitably withheld information that they require to perform their duty. The speed of computations with IBM mechanical calculators at Los Alamosdramatically increased after the calculators' operators were told what the numbers meant:
The discretionary access control mechanisms of some operating systems can be used to enforce need to know. In this case, the owner of a file determines whether another person should have access. Need to know is often concurrently applied with mandatory access controlschemes, in which the lack of an official approval (such as a clearance) may absolutely prohibit a person from accessing the information. This is because need to know can be a subjective assessment. Mandatory access control schemes can also audit accesses, in order to determine if need to know has been violated. The term is also used in the concept of graphical user interface design where computers are controlling complex equipment such as airplanes. In this usage, when many different pieces of data are dynamically competing for finite user interfacespace, safety-related messages are given priority.