April 25, 2008
New blog can be found here .
April 23, 2008
Though not as action packed as the last episode, this episode of Frontier does quite well in the drama department and the characters get a more detailed exposure this time around. It was revealed that Ozma was not Ranka's real brother and he was actually the pilot who failed to save her family who was attacked by the Vajra. In addition, Ranka has no recollection of that memory due to a mental block. Alto also managed to clear away his doubts about himself thanks to Ranka and has now joined the Skull Squadron as a pilot. Ranka's singing this episode was absolutely beautiful. If Sheryl's songs were filled with fire and passion, Ranka's was full of compassion and motherly warmth. It is also revealed that Ranka will be taking part in the Miss Macross competition. I do hope she would win and end up with Alto.
April 22, 2008
Ok, now THIS is a dilemma. Two versions of the same magnificent figure released at together. Is Max Factory conspiring to drive otakus bankrupt? Both sculpts of Miki are absolutely gorgeous and I'm not quite sure which one should i get, mind you figures are not cheap to start with. I prefer the version of her in the blue dress with shorter hair but i also like the nekomimi accessory that comes with the other one.
I'm in despair!! Abundance of great figures have left my wallet in despair!!!
|Item name||:||Hoshii Miki Rouse Ver. (Figure)|
Available at: Hobbysearch
Now, if you would excuse me i have a few spare organs to trade on the black market.
April 21, 2008
This show strikes my fancy because the producers in all their wisdom have decided to ditch any half-assed attempts at plot creation and just focused on bringing about the weekly doses of soft-core. Unlike other fanservice shows like R+V that failed to impress me, Kanokon wins because it doesnt try to cloak itself in decency but raises the heat to the maximum level.
Furthermore the stellar cast of seiyuus in this show made it a dream come true for fanservice lovers like yours truly. Mamiko Noto, Kawasumi Ayako and Takeuchi Miyu voicing their respective roles is more or less like sex to my ears, and it nearly was!
Conclusion: watch Kanokon for the fanservice and fanservice alone. Forget about plot, this show is all about the moe moe moe girls and shoutas.
*this post was written under the influence of plenty of medicines while having a bad cold*
April 16, 2008
Source: Shrine, Cathay
EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE
Director: Natsuki Imai
Voiced By: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi & Yuriko Yamaguchi,
Language: Japanese with English and Chinese Subtitles
Exclusively at The Picturehouse 3 July 2008
14-year-old boy Shinji arrives in Tokyo-3, a heavily fortified outpost that's survived "Second Impact," a calamity leaving humankind vulnerable to alien machines referred to as Angels. Last hope for survival rests with government agency NERV (whose motto reads, "God is in his heaven, all is right with the world") and its gigantic Evangelion fighting artillery, a human-mechanical hybrid designed by Shinji's distant father, Gendou.
OMFG, after agonising for what seemed like an eternity, the wait has payed off!! Now, to organize a gathering of Malaysian Otakus to go and catch it together.
Best part of the episode IMO was the part where Alto and Ranka are floating in space, that scene combined the serenity of space and a near death experience surprisingly well.
Also, we are given the reason for Alto's ridiculous good looks in this episode, it is revealed that he is actually the son of a Kabuki theater and thus his good looks and femininity.
The sub i watched this time is by Gattai subs. Though their resolution is higher than AiA subs, I prefer AiA subs because of the subbing of the OP and the ED. Is it really necessary to plaster the names of the staff all over the screen?
This episode of Macross Frontier Featured:
-Superb skating scene.
-The Art of Sniping.
-Lost in Space.
-Fanservice in the most literal sense of the word.
This Episode of Macross Frontier lacks:
-Absolutely nothing. (i have no complaints)
p.s. Which style of posting is better this one or the one i used for EP 1?