December 31, 2007
2007 has been a rather eventful year for me. I stepped into the world of otakuism, created my own blog attended college, and so on.
I would like to wish everyone a happy new year from the bottom of my heart and may we meet again in 2008.
December 29, 2007
Now, most of you should already know that CLANNAD will be taking a break and will only resume airing on the 10th of January. What you didn't know was that Kyoani inserted a subliminal message in the last episode that will have you re watch CLANNAD(or any other Key/Kyoani collaboration) again and again or risk losing your sanity. Luckily, a list of early warning signs have been compiled by yours truly(who is a survivor of this disease) to identify the disease as soon as it takes root. and hopefully seek treatment or risk a trip on the Nice Boat.
1.you have the strange urge to carve starfishes out of blocks of wood.
2.you begin to learn to play the violin.
3.you have the urge to cut pages out of books and stick them to your wall.
4.you want to rear a pig and a cat.
5.you wish that you had twin sisters.
6.you begin to act like a tsukkomi.
7.you consume an unholy amount of dangos
December 22, 2007
So, here you are, a collection of my finest christmas pics. Merry Christmas folks and thanks for reading this blog.
Just some side info for you. My alias Setsuna-san is derived from one of my favourite character. Sakurazaki Setsuna.
And for any good Samaritan who might be lurking around here. Here's my christmas wish list.
1. Lifetime supply of manga.
2. Lifetime supply of anime.
3. Everlasting high speed internet connection.
4. Lifetime supply of figures.
5. Fly free for life on any airlines bound for japan.
6. Meet Hirano Aya.
7. Being able to attend every comiket.
8. Peace among animebloggers.
9. Publish my own manga.
10. Free for life shopping in Akihabara.
December 18, 2007
Even though i have no prior experience with figures, i could tell that this was a special piece indeed. I couldn't find any flaws at all! It might be my excessive fanboying clouding my judgment though. IMO, the best part of this figure is how Yuki's face is devoid of any emotion whatsoever, it perfectly replicates her expressions from Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu. Try holding a staring competition with her, i am sure you will be gushing with fanboyism before long.
The figure comes with three sets of clothings(can i call it that?) for Yuki, the seifuku with cardigan, the seifuku, and the witch outfit. Its as good as getting three versions of Yuki in a box which i think is great even though the price of it is slightly higher as compared to other 1/8 figures.(must be the cost of the PVC)
And so in terms of score i give it a 9.5 out of 10. A must have for any self proclaimed Haruhiist.(a.k.a me)
If you want more pics it is available here.
December 16, 2007
and so without further ado, I shall cut to the tributes for THE Shiraishi Minoru whose appallingly lame EDs have only served to increased my Lucky Star fanaticism.(no, really i was watching Lucky Star partly to see how lame could he get next week)
Firstly credit is certainly due to Minoru for having his own rendition of Koi Mikuru no Densetsu as his ringtone. (This certainly certifies him as an otaku) Minoru has also managed to build up a loyal fanbase during the span of Lucky Channel as the Devil's(Akira, we're looking at you) assistant.
Anyone, IMO deserves my everlasting respect for putting up with soooo much crap being hurled at him. In this aspect he certainly showed true grit that i am sure Kamina would have been proud of.
December 15, 2007
While most of us might discard memories of yesteryear like nuclear waste, let us remember that sacrifices had been made, brothers lost and hearts broken in the 2007 anime season.
And now, let us reserve a moment of silence for a giant amongst man.
His name was KAMINA.
His confidence knew no end and it was with this confidence and his bare hands that he created the Gurren Brigade that would be the salvation of humanity.
But sadly, like all great men, he went before it was truly time for him to go.
(sigh, if only the male cast of Gundam00 could have some of his GARness)
In a Blaze of Glory, Kamina's tale ended.
And for all of the above Kamina, I salute you.
As curiosity got the better of me, i opened it up to have a look.(it was addressed to me after all)
I then proceeded to open it.(Anticipation +10)
Nagato Yuki In the flesh!!!!(or at least PVC, Whichever you like)
Apparently my dad saw me looking up on the figure when i was at home and he ordered one for me as a christmas present.(looks like i got to it first.^^) THANKS DAD!!
Now, if you will excuse me, i have to go and practice some figure photography. will be back with a figure review soon.( it is my first 1/8 figure after all)
December 13, 2007
Chara 2: Tamura Hiyori (Certified Yuri Doujinshi Artist)
Chara 4: Ogiue Chika (Certified Yaoi Doujinshi Artist)
1. Contribution to Otaku Culture.
Konata: The name says it all, Legendary Girl A. Any doujinshi she buys turns into instant hits and if her room is any indicator, she buys lots of goods and merchandises as well.
Hiyori: She draws doujinshi and yuri doujinshi at that! If thats not contribution to the otaku culture then i dont know what is.
Patricia: After analyzing her character, i have come to the conclusion that her contribution to the otakudom is significant. Firstly she intends to spread otakuism in her native country(U.S.A which sadly has been hit by a huge growth in Narutards). Secondly she listens to alot of anime music which means that she should have bought quite a few character CDs and contributed to the fandom.
Ogiue: She draws Yaoi doujinshi, which caters to the Fujyoshi section of the Otaku crowd. She has also participated in the creation of male oriented Doujinshis so she has indeed done the Otakudom proud. Plus, if i am not mistaken, she has been sighted at many doujinshi events, picking up loads of yaoi doujins.
Konata: High. Cosplaying Haruhi is reason enough for that, plus she can cosplay Shana as well if she wanted to(fanboying alert!!).
Hiyori: Unknown. I personally havent seen her cosplay yet. But she is a meganekko, so the possibilities are limitless.Patricia: Very High. She cosplays as Mikuru-chan. Enough said
Ogiue: High. If recent episodes of Genshiken 2 are anything to go by, her cosplay potential is slowly being revealed by Oho.
3.Others. aka random stuff.Konata: Plays online games and is teh awesome at fighting games. I think she and Kousaka can go one on one.
Hiyori: A meganekko. Moe level +10
Patricia: Gaijin who is proficient in Japanese. Respect + 10
Ogiue: Always harassed by Ohno about cosplay. Moe level + 15
Conclusion: I cant really decide on a winner since i like them all. But if i have to pick one i think it will be Hiyori. I love meganekkos and it is a huge plus when she is an otaku as well. But thats just me.
If you have any opinions do let me hear about it.^^
Special Mention: Hiiragi Kagami.
And here's some random pics for your enjoyment.
December 12, 2007
Yes Shana is the most Moe of them all
Shakugan no Shana 2 (had such high hopes but it bombed anime of the season)
Nothing much to say here other than the plot pacing is too damn slow!!! Where the hell is the action and to quote other bloggers, has this turned into Shakugan Days!?!?! Im just bombed. This show is currently on my hiatus list and i will refrain from watching it until i have gathered more good episodes that will justify my love for the first season.
December 11, 2007
ok, i know that i am really late to the game with this but bear with me please while i try to sort out the good and the poo from this season's anime.
We shall begin with the GOOD
CLANNAD (obligatory bishoujo game adaptation of the season)
I really like Clannad not because i am a Kyoani fanboy( which i am) or a sucker for Key's games(again guilty) but because the story is really nicely laid out(i dont see any pacing problems so far unlike AIR), the pacing is good and well the voice acting is above par. So, give it a try, im sure you will like it. If you wont do it for me, do it for Nagisa-chan pleaseeeee.
Bamboo Blade (girls with swords are pure win anime of the season)
Kendo girls, what more do i need to say?? That is of course if you discount the fact that the main characters are some of the funniest i have seen so far. Tamaki is pure awesomeness with her kendo skills, Kirino is the free spirit of the cast, Saya is as random as canonball, Miya Miya is pure yandereness, haven't seen much of Satori yet but am sure she will compliment the cast perfectly and oh did i mention, the kendo club teacher is voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi who also voiced Kamina in Gurren Lagann.
Minami-ke (slice of life anime of the season)
Three sisters of the Minami family living under one roof without parental supervision makes a perfect recipe for some yuri loving!!(just kidding) This anime mainly focuses around the antics of the Minami sisters and how they go about their daily lives.(no robots or witches or whatever of that sort) The Minami sisters are bolstered by a great supporting cast which includes Ono Daisuke as the voice of the ever weird but just slightly cool Hosaka sempai who has a crush on the eldest of the Minami sisters.(did i mention that he hugs fishes. errr creepy.....)
Genshiken 2 (otakuism anime of the season)
Well, the name pretty much says it all doesn't it. This is another slice of life anime but it is the life of otakus instead of the usual fare of extremely moe girls. If you need me to explain this to you, you shouldn't be watching anime any more and just go do something else!!!