Last night, as many of you may know, Danny Choo gave a talk on creative industries in Japan, at SOAS, the School of Oriental and African Studies, (where he got his degree in Japanese ) And, as many of you may know, I got to go! lol. I will try and keep the fangirly flailing to a minimum ^_^; but this was pretty much on the same level as meeting Misha Collins/seeing David Tennant live. Danny has had such a big impact on my life, consciously or otherwise lol. I still blame him for me wanting to buy loads of figures hehe. And Dannychoo.com is where I first found Chie Yoshioka too… my wallet still cries for its lost brethren… so much lost… but so much gained (More pics n stuff below the cut.)
Archive for the ‘Manga’ Category
Holy cow the characters in the manga are different…(May have been overreacting after reading the beginning lol, and rewatching the beginning of the TV show lol.) Otoya Kujo’s the president of the newspaper club, all serious & wotnot… and Takagi Fugimaru(Haruma’s character) is kind of a perv lol. Kind of a goof ball from the 1st 28 pages or so. And The appearances are all off, but thats somewhat expected in a manga/anime to TV/Movie thing lol, manga/anime hairs not exactly the easiest thing to replicate, though all the hairstyles I’m seeing so far are totally doable. Some spoilers for the TV & Manga in this post btw, just to warn you.
What a name for a movie. Less suprising when I found out it was based on a manga, but still, random-ass name.
Okies, so this movie is fairly simple in plot, so easy to explain lol, a Yosuke, going through a hard time after one of his best friends deaths, steals some meat (yep, meat), nothing like some meaningless theft to make yourself feel better, ne? In the process of running away, comes across a girl, Eri, sitting on her own in the middle of a park, tad different to how they met in the manga, but all in all, it seems a pretty faithful translation to the big screen, twas only 8 chapters after all. I won’t go into proper spoilers… but Yosuke kinda tries to help Eri, who’s going out each night to find the Chainsaw man, or so she thinks, but he ends up getting in the way more than actually helping lol. Ofc in the process of teaming up, one thing leads to another and you can pretty much guess the outcome lol. As I said, fairly simple plot. Though I’ve read some people got confused…can kinda understand why… but I ended up comparing the plot to something else which helped make sense out of it.
(The Bambino! opening theme, totally addicted to it…. can now sing it off by heart lol.)
As we finished Rookies yesterday, and finished Bloody Monday(*SOB*) today, we had to pick new J-drama’s to take their place lol. We ended up going with one boy-filled-fangirl-fest, and one, more serious, but not completely, cooking series.
Now, I thought ‘otaku’ was just a word for someone who is obsessed with something, yes it’s more commonly connected to anime/manga etc, but thats not the proper-proper use, is it? In Japanese its a word for someone with an obsession for a certain area(there are other meanings I’m aware of too, its also a suffix like -san/-dono/-chan etc which I wasn’t as aware of lol), but some still want to use it just for anime/manga/eroge obsessions. After becoming a fan of anime/manga when I was 13(I think…) I wasn’t really aware of the use of otaku at all, why would I be? I live in a country that once wrote off most Japanese cartoons as pornographic thanks to Urotsukidoji lol. That was then though, this is now. Much more accepting of it… I think lol.
I’ve always been… easy to get obsessed with something, when I was ickle, it was Dalmatians, thanks to 101 Dalmatians. Favourite Disney movie of all time, and will remain that way, for mostly sentimental reasons I think lol. But that lasted with me, and still is with me now really, until I was 9 or so, when Pokemon arrived, and Pokemon is still with me now lol, can’t wait for Soul Silver to come out!! Am soooo tempted to import… even though there’s only a couple of weeks in between US & UK releases… still seems unfair that we have to wait…
Now, as I’ve been fairly busy, I’ve been lazy with both my blogs, more lazy with Girls Guide to Ecchi, so I’m asking, what would you like to read about regarding girls and ecchi stuff?
I’ll take recommendations, suggestions etc, even watching hentai, playing more eroge, reading ecchi/ero manga. Only thing I will reject outright is Bible Black. Ultimate refusal right there lol. I’m doing pretty much the same thing Snark was doing with shoujo/moe stuff, only I’m doing the opposite, with ero/ecchi stuff.
This weekend is the London Expo, and I’m hoping the american Hentai stall will be there again, like last year, cos they had Clannad and ToHeart2 Another Days!! For extortinate prices ofc, but I’m willing to pay £60 for ToHeart2 Another, even though I can’t play it… one day SOMEONE will make a translation patch… they must……….