Lucky☆Star is good stuff

 ^Shamelessly ripped from their main site ^^;  

今日はらき☆すたをみてるよ。実話始めてみてる時、ちょっと詰らないの感じがあります。でも、も一度見て、このアニメは実際に面白うくておかしです。そして、らき☆すたep.1 – 4 見ました。
らき☆すたはいろいろ萌えキャラがいます (かがみちゃん本当に可愛いですよ~!)。

Well, so I started watching Lucky☆Star. Truth is , when I first watched it, I wasn’t too sure about it as it was kinda boring (Imagine watching people chat on anime). However, it was only on the rewatch that I realized that it is actually quite interesting and funnily amuzing. With that, I ‘marathoned’ through eps. 1 – 4 in one go!

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『CLANNAD -クラナド-』


Many would have heard of CLANNAD movie since it’s first web trailer back in March 2007. Lots of ‘hype’ have been built up then. A friend of mine, Kiddokenshin (Hongfire-ians might know of him), who’s currently studying in Japan, had queued up during the launch date of the DVD which contained the CM (high quality version as compared to the 1.8MB ‘broadband’ Web trailer, PV and the main contents of the disc that will be digitally sent over.

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So what happens when familiar fairy tales you’ve had heard when you were a young lad and Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru gets put together into 23 minutes of anime by the creative minds of the animators using the plot of Cinderella?

  ^ Takako Itsukushima (厳島貴子) , perfect person to play Tsunderella  

Yes! You get Tsunderella 「ツンデレラ」! This special episode is a DVD only version, which means it isn’t aired at all. Thanks to our kind uploaders over at the internets, I have managed to grab the raw.

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Byousoku 5cm – Oukashou | Based in 1995?!

So I rewatched「秒速5センチメートル」-  桜花抄エピソード (Byousoku 5cm – Sakura Extract/Excrept(?) this afternoon. But first, I’ll do a short introduction of Byousoku 5cm.

Byousoku 5cm「秒速5センチメートル」is an animated feature film by Makoto Shinkai (See She and her cat 「彼女と彼女の猫」, Voices of a distant star 「ほしのこえ」 and The Place Promised in Our Early Days 「雲のむこう、約束の場所」 ). This film consists of 3 segments:: Ōkashō (桜花抄), Cosmonaut (コスモナウト), and Byōsoku 5 Senchimētoru (秒速5センチメートル). The first segment debuted on Yahoo! Japan for Premium members from 15th February to 19th February and the full featured film on 3rd March 2007.

Due to my current geographical location, I have only been able to grab the first part thanks to the kind uploaders on the internets. I am also eagerly waiting for the DVD release (even better if there’s HD XD). Okay, now, back to the main point of this post.

If those who have watched Makoto Shinkai’s previous works might have noticed a basic theme used in each, that is the relationship between the characters. From there, he explores and creates a fine masterpiece, taking to account the finer details of everyday life.

In this rewatch, I found out that Byousoku 5cm is based in the Year 1995, around February. There are several ‘clues’ scattered throughout the 1st segment.

Firstly, we have the JR train schedule book which Takaki purchased from the bookstore. 1995 (February Issue). Funny how they have a 29th in their world :p

「種子島の鉄砲とザビエル」, the book besides the JR train schedule book does exist, although I can’t any relation between the book and the author 石原由躬雄(石原結実)(Ishihara Yumio). Someone might want to help me with this.  

Also, there’s the Super Nintendo in Takaki’s room. Nostalgic isn’t it?

 The cate scene where Akira and Takaki meets Chobi, the cat. In 「彼女と彼女の猫」She and Her Cat , the cat is also called Chobi. A pure coincidence, or a deliberate choice made by Makoto Shinkai? I have no idea :/

I  have extracted the sound file for that part just for you guys to confirm it’s “Chobi”

Chobi.mp3 (00:05, MP3, 84KB)

Finally, a Casio Frogman Model, the DW-6300-1A (1993 – 1995). Frogman is a model of wristwatch of the G-Shock style made by Casio. I think it’s a DW-6300-1A as it’s the first Frogman model to be produced.

Read more on the DW-6300-1A <Link> 

Edit: The wristwatch is actually a Casio G-Shock G 2500. Thanks Sjors for the heads up!

G 2500 <Link> Just look for the G 2500.

All these kind of leads up to my basis of it being based in 1995. Though many may argue why did I bother to do this write up and research. XD

Also, another blog that took note of these details :) I found it while searching for 石原由躬雄 on google.

Geass Backfired! Zero owned (Somewhat)

Most of you would have watched Code Geass ep 22 (subbed) by now, if not, visit your favourite torrent site and grab it NOW!

You will probably have to watch Code Geass ep 22 to get this one :)

For one, we ‘finally’ know that Zero or Lelouche in this case has hawt for Euphie, which leads to super incest (Well, not really, they are somehow related). Suzaku should be in Cloud Nine now :)

At least Euphie has a hawt body, so her dancing naked wouldn’t be that bad, though I prefer her clothed. Actually, the female characters in Code Geass are hawt, with some exceptions (But it’s all up to your taste :p).

  ^ Kallen looks great, while C.C and Shirley’s just plain weird in this one.

There is still Viletta (Code geass ep 15, 11:06 :p), Milly, Nina etc.. Watch Code Geass Picture Book 3.5 for more Kallen, Shirley, Milly and Nina Goodness ^__^;;

Zero has self-owned himself badly.  I hope there will be explainations for that  in Code geass ep 23 (I really really hope).

Neon Genesis Evangelion Stamps

This may be old news but for fans of Neon Genesis Evangelion, it’s probably good news ;)

The Japanese Post Office, better known as Japan Post, has announced that the 5th Edition of their popular “Heroes and Heroines of Anime” Stamp Series will feature Neon Genesis Evangelion.

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