mayoraasei: There is no such thing as coincidence (Default)
I have been out of anime and manga world for so long, but every now and then I go back to check if any of my favourites have finished (answer: NO), but just a few tidbits.

1. Sailor Moon is getting a reboot
This could be good or terrible, however I have high hopes for it as it promises to be "closer to the source material". Supposedly that's a good thing, but I haven't read the original manga either. Presumably any anime that tries to tell a story in 26 episodes will be more bearable than one told over 144 episodes.

2. Gintama anime resumes
After making it look like the Gintama anime is over for good, it comes back after barely 6 months off the block. Or something. That said, I appreciate the anime pausing for a season, every season, just for the manga to catch up instead of filling it up with endless fillers like...Sailor Moon, for example. Or Naruto. Or Bleach. Or Hunter X Hunter. Or any other manga that had the misfortune of not being complete when the anime is still going.

3. And oh, gets a(nother) movie
The script for the new movie will be penned by Sorachi-gorilla. I have no doubts it will be funny and bizarre, but early sketches are teasing a Gintoki origin story. Will we finally canonically know what happened during Gintoki's famous "Shiroyasha" years? Or Sorachi's having a go at us, again. And when will the Shinsengumi ever turn up in a Gintama movie?

4. Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden is still going
And amazingly, NO ONE IMPORTANT HAS DIED YET. What is going on. This is unacceptable.

5. Gakuen Alice is still going
After about 20 chapters of Natsume nearly dying...and then not dying...and then nearly dying...and then not dying...and then nearly dying, I'm going to sit this one out until she makes up her mind.

5. Ludwig Kakumei restarted
As much as Fairy Cube was refreshing, and Ningyou was sweet, Yuki Kaori really hasn't returned to her former epic-ness since Count Cain ended. She's like the Japanese version of Tim Burton, deriving her tales from well-established stories, and like Burton she's lost her touch. As much as I adored Ian, I don't think I've cared much about any of her characters, certainly not in the way I used to love them in the heyday of Angel Sanctuary or Count Cain.



Other things #1
Recently I tried to watch Timeslip Dr. Jin (aka the Korean version). I never managed to watch the Japanese version because as much as I find Ayase adorable I can't stand her acting.

One lesson to learn from the Korean version is...if you have bland, uninteresting main characters, do NOT make your secondary major character a tragic anti-hero who struggles with such profound issues as obligation and filial duty and integrity, because suddenly no one's interested in the main characters. And do NOT, then, make every tragedy imaginable happen to this sole character just to deepen the emotional impact, because suddenly no one gives a hoot about the main characters' own tragic love story. And next, do NOT cast someone who is ten times more eye-catching (that is not, actually to say, he is in any sense of the word a better actor or in fact suited to his role) than the main actor; because everyone's eyes glaze over when the girl opts for the bland guy for no apparent reason. And finally, DO NOT make the story's pivotal events eventuate because of the actions of this secondary character, because then everyone's kinda wondering, so what's the point of the main character?

Other things #2
Searching "Gintama" on Ebay is a very, very bad idea. It reminded me of those long ago high school days, when my young innocent eyes came upon Yuu Yuu Hakusho doujin's. O how I shudder to think of it.

Other things #3
Speaking of Yuu Yuu Hakusho, I drew this for my friend's birthday:


Maybe one day I'll finish it (I'll have to steal my parents' computer for the Photoshop). Does anyone still remember these 2 anime?

Other things #4
After drawing the above picture, I remembered these were some of my first favourite anime characters ever -


...Not to mention the craploads of long-haired guys in Bleach, Saiunkoku, anything by CLAMP or Yuki Kaori, or Kenshin, or Fujiwara Sai...

Suddenly it all made sense =0=;;;;;;;;;;;

(To be fair, only Nuriko acted like a girl despite having the non-girly superpower of superstrength...I'd never accuse Kurama or Inuyasha or Duo of being girly, possibly on the account they can incinerate me with a thumb)
mayoraasei: (Gakuen Alice)
Sorry for the lateness. Came home super late last night after a...well, I think it was practically two hours trek from Town Hall to "the best gelato place in Sydney" and back to Central. By the time we got there and fought through the throng of queued people, I was so hot and the gelato was melting so fast that I gobbled it down without tasting much of it. So. Not an experience I want to reproduce in a hurry LOL

I did like the walk though, but I think only because it was at night and at a brisk pace. The thought of walking that distance with the sun beating down makes my head throb.

Watched episode of BOSS 2 yesterday...the new tune they keep looping in the background is almost identical to the Sherlock Holmes (movie) theme song...wasn't too impressed >>;;;;;;

Day 5 ~ Character you’d like to be your child


You-chan ~ Gakuen Alice
I can't remember if he was in the anime or not, but he's so adorable~ And rather cynical and mean for a 3-year-old, but maybe not much more than an average 3-year-old snatched away from parents at an early age and placed in the company of many hostile adults. He's so cute when he gets attached to someone, and he even makes ghosts cute XD
Nakata Youko ~ Seigi no Mikata
I don't pay attention to child actors younger than 10, mainly because I'm spending so much effort on trying to wipe their bad acting out of my memory. I know that's really mean, they're only 8 or 9 or whatever...but bad acting is bad acting, so I ended up settling for a rather plain kid. Given the choice between Youko and her perfect older sister, I'd prefer Youko. She doesn't have to get perfect marks and strut like a model...she just needs to be a nice girl who's got her heart in the right place and who can get her head down to do what's necessary.
mayoraasei: (Gakuen Alice)
My reaction to the entire chapter is summarised in one short epiphany..."S#$%."

Really???????

Kudos to the author for being tough but wow.

I mean I have no sympathy for Yuka at all (would otherwise have been a little more sad) but wow. I don't get why everyone is so attached to her (apart from Mikan dur) but I feel sorry for the guys left behind. AGAIN.

I hope Tsubasa isn't going to be copping major flak from the other characters now.

Quick spoilers under cut )

Next chapter: 5th October

tis love~

23 Mar 2010 05:30 pm
mayoraasei: (Kaoru)
No, tis BL~ tis unwavering trust~ No, tis just the two of them trying to find an excuse to kill each other again.........

But I like drawing the two of them =3= Almost as much as I like drawing Vivant with Kamaeh (...but you haven't drawn any pictures of Vivant with Kamaeh =_=)

Well, this picture is at least in contradiction to every impression they have given so far of their lack of.....mutual respect for each other.


Clickie me to read moar

It looks a little washed out here......how many times do I need to tell myself not to trust my LCD before I stop trusting my LCD? ==;




I didn't do the last few Gakuen Alice summaries because I was stuck at hospital full time and by the time weekend came around, the scanlated chapters were out already. I've noticed that Raws-Paradise has dropped a whole bunch of magazines, which I guess is partly the reason for the scanlations also slowing down. I'm still willing to do summaries if people can give me links to raws, Chinese (preferably) or Japanese. Well in the ideal world I'd like both, but I can probably get a summary done from Chinese in half an hour, whereas it'd take me at least a good hour to get through a Japanese chapter. It'll just be much slower than before because....whoever told me that pathology is an easy term was a LIAR. The deceptively empty timetable has filled up like the a stormwater drain during torrential rain. I have a 7am class tomorrow. Means I need to get out of the house at 5:45 |||||||||Orz

But the people there are so NICE. It's so NICE not having to talk to people who have an overinflated sense of their communication skills. Pathologists are like the uber duber nerds of medicine, and there's nothing like not having talked to real people for years to make NICE people cautious and NICE when communicating with others.

It's such a NICE change from surgery. I might even go buy a packet of NICE in celebration, even though I hate it. Maybe I'll just get MORNING COFFEE instead.

.......I'm talking about Arnott's biscuits, by the way.
mayoraasei: (Gakuen Alice)
I thought there'd never come a day when I'd have to say this because I didn't think that many people would read these summaries LOL

But. Please do not repost these summaries elsewhere. Link back instead.

Thank you.

Gakuen Alice chapter 125 summary )
Next issue: 5th February
mayoraasei: (Gakuen Alice)
Ugh. As soon as I finish my exams, I got sick. I suppose in a way it's good timing because it's not before or during my exams =__=

Gakuen Alice chapter 124 summaries )

Next issue: 20th January

Yes, long wait ahead!!

Edit: This fortnight's Hana to Yume free wallpaper is Gakuen Alice. Get it by filling out the quiz on their website.
mayoraasei: (Gakuen Alice)
Brief summary this time because 1) still have exams and 2) this computer does not have Japanese input = can't use dictionary ==;;;

Gakuen Alice chapter 123 summary )

Next issue: 5th December
mayoraasei: (Gakuen Alice)
Slept about 20 minutes this morning due to heat + stress + random neighbour that howled for an hour starting at 1:30am, and his neighbour banging on the door and screaming at him to shut up. Literally, "ARRRRRRRGH SHUT UP". It was hilarious, until I couldn't get to sleep.

Gakuen Alice chapter 122 summary (updated) )

Next issue: November 20th

* I will most likely not be doing the next issue until December because it's right in the middle of my exams.
mayoraasei: (Gakuen Alice)
Thanks again for the raws source guys =D

Gakuen Alice chapter 121 summary )

Next issue: 5th November

Yes, that means the series is taking an issue off.

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival, by the way~
mayoraasei: (Gakuen Alice)


Update: Thanks guys for the raws!

Gakuen Alice chapter 120 summary )


Next issue: October 5th
mayoraasei: (Gakuen Alice)
It's been really hard to find early raws these days so if you guys know of anyone who scans Hana to Yume...please give me a message =D

Gakuen Alice chapter 119 summary )

Next issue: September 18th
mayoraasei: (Gakuen Alice)
I usually find my raws on Mangahelpers but they didn't have it this time ;__;

Gakuen Alice chapter 118 summaries )

Next issue: 5th September

Yes, it's taking an issue off.
mayoraasei: There is no such thing as coincidence (Default)
Finally!! Progress!!!! And Yuka finally doing some serious prodding of butt!

Gakuen Alice chapter 117 summary )

Next issue: 5th August
mayoraasei: (Gakuen Alice)
Okay...here's the real deal. LOL.

Gakuen Alice chapter 116 summary (updated) )

Next issue: 18th July

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