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Jan. 27th, 2014

It's a good time to be Free!

Free! gets a season twooooooooooooooo!

Of course, I was there in the audience when they announced it at the seiyuu talk event, and being the big, blubbering idiot that I am, I had tears streaming down my face. .^^;;; I couldn't help it! And I probably wasn't the only one.

Anyway, I have something of a review of the event up on Tumblr, and it's totally recommended reading. ;P


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Dec. 18th, 2013

so music! such voice! wow!

Wow wow wow!

I am actually blown away at how perfect their voices sound together!! =D =D

I'm also torn, because I decided I wouldn't buy any of the duet CDs until they were all out, so I could buy them all together and get the free box and bromide. And I told myself I couldn't download the songs as they were released, because if I did I just know I'd lose all incentive to buy CDs. I can listen online, but no downloading! Which means I won't be able to put them on my iPod until they're all out. But... but they won't all be released until March 2014. .;__;

Must be strong!


Oh, also, they're totally wearing couples' rings. X3



..... Damn. I may as well make a Free! tag on here.


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Nov. 18th, 2013

also, randomly

I enjoy that there is official art of Nagisa sitting on Rei's lap.



That is all.


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Sep. 26th, 2013

WHY MY FEELINGS

So.

Just watched the last episode of Free!.

And I am literally feeling so many conflicting emotions, all at the same time.

cut just in case of spoilers )


And that's without seeing it subtitled yet.
Now I'll go to bed and fume/weep/wibble into my pillow, and wake up to subs tomorrow.


This series will be the death of me.




....... Ai. X3


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Sep. 19th, 2013

Falling so deep

Wow... Just, fucking... WOW.

Episode 11 was intense.




Nerd rage~!


Next week is the last episode. I'll probably curl up into a ball and die from heartbreak.


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Sep. 9th, 2013

Random anime meme

Taken from Tumblr.

Choose 5 anime shows you like before reading the questions.

1. Free!
2. Prince of Tennis
3. Giant Killing
4. K
5. Kuroko no Basket


And the questions... )



It was around question #14 that I realized four of the five series I chose were sports series. .^^;;


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Aug. 22nd, 2013

How Free! instantly became a better sports series than Prince of Tennis

Not that it takes much to be a better sports series than PoT, but Free! did it in seven episodes, simply because

SPOILERS )

Hint hint, Konami.


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Aug. 10th, 2013

FREE!dom

If you're not watching 'Free!', then you really need to be.

Why?

Obviously, for the great...


plot.


And also for Rin's adorable shark teeth.



But mostly, more than anything, you should watch it for this guy.


Doesn't he just look so cool? =3 So studious and serious.

Well, he's not.

Rei is a special butterfly who needs to learn how to spread his wings and FLY~!
He's also the outcast in a series about a group of childhood friends, and sometimes just seems so scared of being left behind. I wanna hug him. .;_;


Watch it. Squee with me.


Also, best ED I've seen in a long time.
(Wait, did I say "best?" I meant "gayest.")


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Dec. 11th, 2012

anime rec

While looking for something to watch, lamenting the lack of a season two of Kuroko no Basuke, I may have stumbled across a gem.


K )


I am now off to Animate to see what goods I can buy. =3


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Apr. 22nd, 2012

Sports series are still the best.

Just when I thought there was absolutely no good anime out this season, along came Kuroko no baske.
So far, it's totally fun.


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Mar. 15th, 2012

There is that.

At least when absolutely nothing else is going right in my life...



... I'll always have Atobe falling on his face.


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Dec. 25th, 2011

D'aww~

Somehow I find this freakishly adorable.


Oct. 8th, 2011

Ridiculous tennis is ridiculous.

So at the last moment I decided to actually go see the new Prince of Tennis movie. It came out last month, but I oddly wasn't all that interested in seeing it. Until I bought the previously mentioned calendar. .^^ Somehow, that ignited the desire to see it. But since it's already been out a month, this is the last weekend it'll be in theaters, so despite the fact that I'm supposed to be in no spending money at all mode until payday (Monday... or Tuesday, whenever my company feels like it...), I kind of had to go now, or I wouldn't be able to see it.

So I went.

It was as usual. The characters were love, the tennis was ridiculous, and, of course, Ryoma wins in the end (cue eyeroll). It was a little bit darker than either the series itself or the first movie, but had the usual fun moments.

And yes, Tezuka rode Atobe. .... I mean... rode with Atobe. On a waverunner.

In one part, Tezuka needs to go find Ryoma, who took off somewhere down the Thames River. Atobe has a grand scheme to get him alone offers to take him on a 2-seater waverunner that he happens to have in England for some reason, but just as they're about to leave, some other guys show up. The others are all insisting they go too, and then Atobe is like "Fuck you guys" (maybe not in those exact words) "my watercraft only seats two and you're ruining my plan." Then, out of fuckin' nowhere, Higa shows up with a boat. And, hooray, now everyone can go.

However, despite there now being a boat that can carry everyone going, Tezuka still rides with Atobe on the waverunner.

Also, at one point Fuji literally rides in on a white horse to save Kite. Now, I'm not saying I'm going to start shipping them or something, but... wow.

Actually, Kite was pretty badass throughout the whole movie.

Shippy-wise, any hardcore Tezuka/Fuji fans probably found themselves disappointed (unless they're the "OMG, they're standing next to each other!" type...). Any hardcore Tezuka/Shiraishi fans got spoiled. The two were pretty much together always (besides the time(s) Tezuka was riding Atobe ;P ). Golden Pair fans didn't get much, but one very special picture at the end. And the original character bad guys of the movie are pretty much canon.

All in all, it was pretty nostalgic to be seeing something from this anime that I love to hate or hate to love or whatever after all this time. I would definitely recommend it to any PoT fan who has an hour to kill. It did, however, also remind me of why I don't actually care about the series itself anymore.



And in completely other news, 83 days after paying, taking the lead for longest wait for a doll ever (over the previous record of 72 days), I finally got shipping notice for my pony. And I'm happy to know he's finally on his way, but I'm still miffed that people who paid theirs off a month after I did got theirs first. WTF?


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Sep. 30th, 2011

seiyuu and drama and probably dollies

Every now and then I'll browse random BL CD dramas, just to hear so-and-so seiyuu. Right now, I'm deciding on how I feel about Takahiro Sakurai's voice. I think I like it. When he speaks normally, in a regular, everyday voice, he sounds rather young. But when he gets all brooding and thinking too much, he sounds much darker. That's the voice I like. I just wish he would sing.


But as for CD dramas, I'm frustrated with the lack of Kosugi x Morikawa. How the hell can two seiyuu be so prolific in the BL drama world, yet have never been paired? It would be sexy.
... Maybe that's why. Maybe it'd be too sexy, and fangirls would die.

Though I did manage to find Okiayu x Morikawa. .... And I laughed.

It would be Günter on Cillian. =D

Antonio would find it the sexiest thing ever. B... probably not so much.


And speaking of Günter and Brishen, there's this.


Aug. 6th, 2011

Put on your 'to watch' list:

If you're not watching No. 6, you really need to be, stat. Episode five is so sweet! =3


Also, I will do a small review of HyouteiMyu, but I want to scan some stuff first. But soon, I promise!


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Jan. 23rd, 2011

Incubus Byakuya FTW!

Dear Bleach,



Thank you for that. I take back every bad thing I ever said about you.


Love,

Me


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Dec. 11th, 2010

wow

Also, Pair Puri is pretty much the gayest thing ever.


Dec. 4th, 2010

BLEACH movie 4

Holy shit, that was awesome.

cut for spoilers and raving )


Anyway. I just saw it, and already I can't wait for a subtitled version, so I can know the things I don't understand.

And I totally want to see it again. But damn, 1,800 yen for a movie ticket? I'm so going to smack the next whiny American who cries about paying $8.00 to see a movie.


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Dec. 3rd, 2010

Dear Bleach,



Why bring him back just to make me watch him die again!?! That was cruel, you sons of bitches!!

.;__________;


No love,

Me



Also, the wind is blowing hard enough to shake my entire apartment building. .>_>


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Nov. 19th, 2010

chit-chat

Hee~ Yesterday I had a conversation with a couple elementary school 5th grade girls about Bleach. .^_^ A small conversation, of course, but I enjoyed it.

Several months ago, during class, I saw one of the girls had a keychain of Byakuya attached to her pencil case, so I was like "Ooh, Byakuya!" And she was like "You know Byakuya!?" And I was "Yes, I love Byakuya!" =D (All in Japanese, of course.) Then later, maybe a few weeks ago, I saw she'd put pictures of Hitsugaya all over her folder. She looooooves Hitsugaya. And in one of the pictures he was wearing a Santa outfit, so I pointed at it and was saying "Cute!" And she says "It's Santa Hitsu!" .^,^

So yesterday I was eating lunch in their class, and sat next to her, and her and a friend asked if I knew... some anime I'd never heard of, so I said no. And she said that I did know Bleach, and asked if Bleach was popular in America. Of course I said yes. She asked if Gintama was popular in America, but I don't actually know if it is or not, so I said "So-so." Gintama is super popular here, so I assume it's made its way to the U.S., but I hadn't actually heard of it when I was there, so if it is popular, either it's been really recently, or I was living under a rock while there.

Anyway. I was then asked who my favorite Bleach character was, so of course I said Ukitake. .^_^ And the two girls were like "Ooh! The one with long, white hair!" And I said "Yes!" "Squad 13's captain!" "Yes!" And then the girl points to her friend and said "She likes Zaraki! Isn't that weird!?" XD And I said "No~ Zaraki's cool!" It was fun. ;P

I've tried to downplay that I like anime since I've come here, since I don't want people to get the impression that that's why I came, but as others have said, it's actually good that I know some anime, because it gives me something I can connect to the students with. Even if our talks are simple, between their English and my Japanese, it's something. I feel closer to them because we have a common interest.


My other fun work story is, at the junior high school the 8th graders were learning "if," and so had a worksheet where they had to write a statement using "If I had much money..." (note: I didn't make the worksheet, and I question using "much money." I think it's technically correct, but feels awkward for some reason....) I was correcting the papers, and while most of them wrote "If I had much money, I would buy clothes" or "I would buy CDs" or "I would buy a house," someone had written "If I had much money, I would buy a bear."

I laughed.


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