Anime wise, I have been out of the loop since the bgeinning of this season. Recently I finished Angel Beats. Amazing series with amazing music, to be honest.
Yes, Hokuto no Ken is quite possibly the manliest anime ever created. If you live in America, Hulu has both seasons up, with Japanese audio and English subtitles. Just use the American name "Fist of the North Star."
@Topic: Why does it not surprise me that Persona protagonists would favor Audio-Technica?