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[talk] Moar Anime Oscar kthx, RPG whoring

Oookay unloading stuff off my mind to get back to NaNoWriMo~ I'm so scared I'll fall behind on the word count and won't be able to catch up. I am a VERY SLOW WRITER. Creative juices flowing out all day but I'm loving it~ Well, there is something I'm HIGHLY anticipating when I come back to the US in less than two weeks that is bound to give me tons of inspiration/motivation. And your cheers TwT

[anime blab]

This cover's a little misleading hahaa. The Shiba Inu is l33t but he's not a magical spear-wielder. XD

Totally random and OLD thought I remembered after some news: I thought it was hilaaaaarious how it was so obviously someone else dubbing Noji-nii's character's Chinese in Sword of the Stranger (at about 1:19:35). Plus before that, his character had such a calm demeanor, that once he pulled that face with that other voice... lololol.
I really doubt it'll happen, but the fact that it got submitted as a possible oscar nomination made me smile. I spill strange oddities at the thought of Noji-nii involved in an oscar-winning movie, even if he's a secondary bad-guy character. orz. But waaa. Anyway, this is one of the few anime movies I would make a point to have my parents watch and I'd watch it with them. Movie-watching freaks they are, since they force me to watch movies with them sometimes (like Babel), I feel I've got the obligation to do the same when I want to.

It's an awkward experience watching anime movies with my parents. Because I can't fangirl like ridiculous ROTTTEEENNNN fujoshi like Leanne and I do when we watch them together. I never know what to say anything while watching with them if there really could be anything to say, so I end up never saying anything. XD Which is okay in its own way. I appreciate silent movie watchers because I am myself. Still, it's AWKWARD...

There's nothing to particularly be fujoshi about in this movie (unless you want to think about shipping Kotarou when he gets older OH BAD BAD BADBAD) and it's VERY mature without getting into the birds and bees (which is supar awkward with the parents) so I think it'd be a great watch with them (although mom might go "WTF JAPAN *bicker*" at the violence). They could get a kick out of the random Chinese pronunciation. And I would love to be able to get the blu-ray one because my dad's a sucker for his top-notch no backwards compatibility PS3 now >__> But..

WHY IS THE BLU-RAY DISC $100. orz
Then again it's Japan's. What ever happened to the plans for Blu-ray release in the US after the licensing in May? >_>

On the subject of other anime movies, the last movie I had them watch was Brave Story, heheh...
I completely forgot if they ever saw Final Fantasy VII Advent Children... not like they would get it in the first place since they don't have a clue about FFVII. I still remember that we even went to the theatre together to see that Final Fantasy The Spirits Within. Now that they're planning to release Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Complete with 30 more minutes of footage... D8; Waah, the money milking. I feel it. but um... Will the Japanese release have subs for them? Even if not, the XIII demo... +_+

From demonoflight:
Go through the list and check off the titles you have watched. For our purposes, "watching" a title means that for TV and OVA series, you have to have seen at least one episode. For one-shots, you have to have seen the whole thing. At the end of each genre/category, add up your sub-total. At the very end, add up the sub-totals to come up with your grand total. If your grand total is 80 or over, congratulations -- you are an obsessive anime watcher!

As an extra note: not all the titles listed here are great, and some are even steaming piles of crap. Titles on the list are here because they are either 1) genuinely good, 2) insanely popular, 3) good examples of the genre, or 4) just plain notorious. Good anime obsessives should be able to watch series with any of those qualities.


I. Action and Adventure
(x) .hack//SIGN
() Airmaster
() Battle Arena Toshinden
(x) Bleach
(x) Blood+
(x) Burst Angel
() City Hunter
(x) Cowboy Bebop
(x) Dragonball (any)
(x) Flame of Recca
(x) GetBackers
(x) Inu Yasha
(x) Lupin III (any)
(x) Mai-HiME
(x) Naruto
(x) One Piece
(x) Tenjou Tenge
(x) TRIGUN
(x) Saiyuki
(x) Yu Yu Hakusho
Total Here: 17/20

II. Comedy and Parody
() 2x2 = Shinobuden
(x) Adventures of the Mini Goddesses
(x) All Purpose Cultural Catgirl Nuku Nuku
(x) Azumanga Daioh
() Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan
(x) Di Gi Charat
() Dragon Half
(x) Excel Saga
(x) Fruits Basket
() Galaxy Angel
() Here is Greenwood
(x) Kodomo no Omocha
(x) Kyou Kara Maou!
(x) Midori Days
() Pani Poni Dash
() Project A-ko
(x) Ranma 1/2
(x) Tenchi Muyo
(x) Those Who Hunt Elves
() Urusei Yatsura
Total Here: 12/20

III. Drama and Miscellaneous
(x) Beck
(x) Full Moon wo Sagashite
(x) Gankutsuou
(x) Genshiken
(x) Glass Mask (original or new)
() Haibane Renmei
() Hitsuji no Uta
(x) Honey & Clover
(x) Kaleido Star
() Last Exile
() Le Portraite de Petite Cossette
(x) Monster
() Paradise Kiss
(x) Princess Mononoke
(x) Read or Die OVA
(x) Speed Grapher
() Twin Spica
(x) Weiss Kreuz
() Wings of Honneamise
(x) Yakitate!! Japan
Total Here: 13/20

IV. Ecchi/Mature
(x) Agent AIKa
(x) Cutey Honey
(x) Ebichu
(x) Golden Boy
(x) Grenadier
() Hand Maid May
(x) He Is My Master
() Iketeru Futari
(x) La Blue Girl
() Lingerie Senshi Papillon Rose
() Mahoromatic
() Mezzo Forte
() Miyuki-chan in Wonderland
() My Dear Marie
() Najica Blitz Tactics
(x) Negima
() Puni Puni Poemi
(x) Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend
() Wicked City
() Yumeria
Total Here: 9/20

V. Fantasy and Supernatural
(x) Angel Sanctuary
() Aquarian Age
() Berserk
(x) El Hazard
(x) Final Fantasy Unlimited
(x) Fullmetal Alchemist
(x) Howl's Moving Castle
(x) Magic Knight Rayearth
(x) Mushishi
(x) Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
(x) Record of Lodoss War
(x) Scrapped Princess
(x) Slayers
() Tales of Eternia
(x) Trinity Blood
(x) Tsubasa Chronicle
() Vampire Hunter D
() Violinist of Hameln
(x) Vision of Escaflowne
(x) X: TV
Total Here: 15/20

VI. Historical and Alternate History
() Anne of Green Gables
() Basilisk
() Barefoot Gen
(x) Chrono Crusade
(x) Grave of the Fireflies
() Fire Tripper
() Kaidomaru
() Legend of Condor Hero
(x) Millennium Actress
(x) Nadia - Secret of Blue Water
() Ninja Scroll
() Otogizoushi
(x) Peacemaker Kurogane
(x) Porco Rosso
(x) Rose of Versailles
(x) Rurouni Kenshin
(x) Samurai 7
(x) Samurai Champloo
() Steel Angel Kurumi
(x) Victorian Romance Emma
Total Here: 11/20

VII. Kids and Family
() Angelic Layer
(x) Astro Boy
(x) Beyblade
(x) Castle in the Sky
(x) Detective Conan
(x) Digimon
(x) Doraemon
(x) Hamtaro
(x) Kiki's Delivery Service
(x) Kimba the White Lion
(x) Monster Rancher
(x) My Neighbor Totoro
(x) Pokemon
(x) Samurai Pizza Cats
() Sazae-san
(x) SD Gundam Force
(x) Sonic X
(x) Speed Racer
(x) Spirited Away
(x) Yu-Gi-Oh
Total Here: 18/20

VIII. Magical Girls and Boys
(x) Cardcaptor Sakura
(x) DNAngel
(x) Earth Girl Arjuna
(x) Erementar Gerad
() Hime-chan no Ribbon
(x) Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne
(x) Magic Users Club
(x) Magical Girl Pretty Sammy
(x) Magical Stage Fancy La La
() Mahou no Star Magical Emi
(x) Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha
(x) Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok
(x) Ojamajou DoReMi
() Oku-sama wa Mahou Shoujo
() Pretear
(x) Sailor Moon
() Saint Tail
() Tokyo Mew Mew
() Ultra Maniac
() Wedding Peach
Total Here: 12/20

IX. Romance
(x) Ah! My Goddess
() Ai Yori Aoshi
(x) Air
(x) Ayashi no Ceres
(x) Boys Be
(x) Chobits
(x) Fushigi Yuugi
() Hana Yori Dango
(x) His and Her Circumstances
() Kimagure Orange Road
(x) Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
(x) Love Hina
() Maison Ikkoku
(x) Marmalade Boy
(x) Peach Girl
() Piano
() Please Teacher!
(x) SaiKano
() To Heart
(x) Video Girl Ai
Total Here: 13/20

X. Science-Fiction
(x) Appleseed
(x) Blue Seed
(x) Bubblegum Crisis
() Crest of the Stars
(x) Galaxy Express 999
(x) Gundam (any)
(x) Macross (any)
(x) Outlaw Star
() Patlabor
() Planetes
(x) Please Save My Earth
(x) RahXephon
(x) Saber Marionette (any)
(x) s-CRY-ed
(x) Soukyuu no Fafner
() Space Battleship Yamato
(x) Stellvia
(x) Transformers (any)
(x) Voices of a Distant Star
(x) Xenosaga: The Animation
Total Here: 16/20

XI. Shounen-Ai and Shoujo-Ai
(x) Ai no Kusabi
(x) Descendants of Darkness
() Earthian
(x) FAKE
(x) Fish in the Trap
() Galaxy Fraulin Yuna
(x) Gravitation
(x) Haru wo Daiteita
(x) Kannazuki no Miko
(x) Kizuna
(x) Lesson XX
(x) Loveless
() Maria-sama ga Miteru
(x) Mirage of Blaze
(x) Oniisama E
() Seikimatsu Darling
() Song of the Wind in the Trees
(x) Sukisho
() Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito
(x) Zetsuai/Bronze
Total Here: 14/20

XII. Sports
() Ace wo Nerae
() Ashita no Joe
() Ayane's High Kick
() Baki the Grappler
(x) Battle Athletes
() Buzzer Beater
() Captain Tsubasa
(x) Eyeshield 21
(x) Ginban Kaleidoscope
() Hajime no Ippo
(x) Hikaru no Go
(x) Initial D
(x) Major
() Monkey Turn
(x) One Pound Gospel
(x) Prince of Tennis
() Princess Nine
(x) Slam Dunk
(x) Suzuka
() Wild Striker
Total Here: 10/20

XIII. Surreal and Psychological
(x) Akira
() Betterman
(x) Boogiepop Phantom
(x) Elfen Lied
(x) FLCL
() Gantz
(x) Ghost in the Shell (movie or TV)
(x) Hellsing
(x) Jigoku Shoujo
() Karas
(x) Madlax
() Melody of Oblivion
(x) Neon Genesis Evangelion
(x) Noir
(x) Paranoia Agent
() Perfect Blue
(x) Princess Tutu
(x) Revolutionary Girl Utena
(x) Serial Experiments Lain
() Texhnolyze
Total here: 14/20

Total: 174/260
Ew, pretty much all old US-licensed totals too. Except for stuff like MAJOR. XD Even if I haven't seen one ep of 86 of the titles, I can sadly identify like 80 of those by pictures... >____>

[nintendo ds]
CycloDS dakara 勝手 desu. ^^;
Anticipated Nintendo DS gaming revisited:
11/24: Chrono Trigger DS (kinda)
12/4: 英雄戦記レーヴァテイン (yayyy more sRPGs)
12/11: Tales of Hearts
12/18: Suikoden Tierkreis
Ragnarok Online DS
12/25: Phantasy Star Zero ファンタシースター ZERO
1/15/09: Megami Ibunroku: Devil Survivor
2/19/09: Shining Force Feather シャイニング・フォース フェザー
2/26/09: Dengeki Gakuen RPG: Cross of Venus (SHANA!~~~ XD)
TBA: The Another World
Level-5 (Inazuma Eleven) + Studio Ghibli o_o~~~ But as I said before, it's got to be REALLY impressive for me to want to buy it. Gameplay-wise. Like Subaseka impressive. Subaseka spoiled me and now all other DS action/general RPGs are less enjoyable. xD~

Ugh I was tempted to get Luminous Arc 2 (US) because it comes with the soundtrack and the artbook. But then I'd only be buying it for those two things and I don't want to spend over 40 bucks for that. It's mostly the artbook I'd want. I don't want the game itself with those dub voices, hahaha. XDDD But if I want to spend $40 on an artbook, it'd have to be something like the Lamento and Messiah artbooks I got. In the end it has to be pretty manpron what? Okay no seriously, those BL Game artbooks are WORTH the price XD~

I played some of Knights in the Nightmare, and it's quite FUN! Except I can't play it very effectively on my DS lite and it completely ruins the experience. Probably because of all the playing I did for Subarashiki Kono Sekai and The World Ends With You, my touch screen's sensitively has been shot. The Wisp (the cursor, essentially) in Knights in the Nightmare won't move like I want it to, especially on the bottom half of my touchscreen. It's even worse when I remove my screen protector. I dunno what they did in constructing the game, but that Wisp is ultra sensitive to the touchscreen for some reason. I was wondering why the system kept thinking I was double-touching stuff constantly when I was definitely just holding the pen down. :\ I don't really want to play it on the regular DS though because I was playing it in the first place for all the pretty, bright graphics, and the regular DS can't match up. xD; My other touchscreen games seem to be play fine for the most part on my lite still, although the damage from Subaseka is still there. Ahahaha. It's worth it. D8 Maybe I'll try it on the regular DS in the dark sometime... when I really have extra time, because it is pretty fun WHEN THE CONTROLS WORK. >>
The funniest part of the whole game though is the English dubbing despite being a Japanese game. Because of how much my lite failed with the cursor, I kept hearing "THE AX, ATTACHED" "OH NO, I MISSED?!" "LET CHAOS REIGN" and crazy things like that.

And as I thought, more RPGs for the DS did pop up here and there without my notice until they were released.

Avalon Code - It's cute, just wish there was more voiced dialogue. Fire spirit by Paku Romi and Nakamura Yuuichi as my best friend is cute, especially when the boy's character is voiced by... Mihashi's. .___.; LOL I had even wanted to name him Mihashi before I found out it was his voice! But I went with Miharu instead because he didn't look as cute to suit Mihashi. But actually he doesn't look cute enough to suit Miharu either but whatever >_> Despite the starting premise of the game, I heard there really is NO PLOT PROGRESSION and that sounds stupid to me too. It's a real shame because they have VERY interesting aspects in the game that would make good COMPLEMENTS, but instead they make it the CORE of the game, and thus it gets very tiring after a while since there's no real feeling of progress. The fights themselves aren't that much fun because it's very linear hack-and-slash, heh. But still... this is like the epitome of half-baked RPGs. By half baked, that's the real 50%. Like a good RPG that's worth playing through all the way at least once should be like 80% or more for me. I dunno, I liked a LOT of things about this but I can't see myself spending time on it. I'll probably look up some matome wiki info on it to see if there are any nice goodies in it XDDD

Right now, I'm just disappointed that they didn't turn the concept of whacking oblivious people with books into something more epic. That's my favorite part of it all.

Nostalgeo no Kaze - I played like 10 minutes of it? Lol. Very typical old-fashioned turn-based RPG. The graphics are fine except for the 3d characters. The DS is just NOT MEANT for 3D sprites unless you can REALLY make them look good! Argh. And no voices either, so I wasn't as enticed to continue. XD; I mean, if I'm going to play this kind of old-fashioned RPG, I'd rather play the other recent Kimi no Yuusha which has cute 2D graphics and better sounds, including battle voices, even if they're all moe characters. XD

But there's gotta be some EPIC reason why Nostalgeo no Kaze is an extra 10 bucks more expensive compared to the average DS RPG. Someone care to tell me why? Or is it just because it comes with other product good extras? ._.

Valkyrie Profile Toga wo Seoumono
I'll use EPIC again because that's mostly what RPG gaming's about for me, and of the recent RPGs, yappari the one that got some hype has a reason for it. It kind of makes me want to play the original Valkyrie Profile. I heard the PS2 game wasn't so great, and the Playstation/PSP version has a more interesting cast to me anyway. Still, I probably won't make time to play them in the end XD

With Shana's Sakai Yuuji's seiyuu as the lead protagonist~ I like his voice quite a bit because it reminds me of those fun Shana days.~ And of course, Kugimiya Rie's in the game too XD I haven't gotten her yet though. I'm really quite amazed, because almost EVERY scenario event is voiced! It's mostly when they're doing tutorials or other game technical stuff, they don't have voices. And there are MULTIPLE PATHWAYS AND ENDINGS, each with their own sets of voiced scenarios. Also, the graphic and sound quality are top-notch. They really made full use of that 130mb cartridge. Kekkou ii mono da~

But the biggest thing about this game that's got me right now is the plot basis. Your story progression is determined by the amount of your own ALLIES THAT THE PROTAGONIST KILLS OFF in his quest for vengeance against the Valkyrie Lenneth. XD Oh ahahaha. Of course it makes you want to hate the protagonist, but I let my sadistic side kick in and that solves the emotional conflict, heh. IT'S VERY EVILLY INTERESTING. But I'm going to try to get the good ending first, which involves no ally-killing after the first mandatory one.

I heard the Valkyrie Profile series was extremely dark and I'm prone to agree, ohoho. I mean, in Fire Emblem, you end up getting extra side quests if you let so many of your own characters get killed in battle, but it's different when you direct the main character to do the deed himself. I wonder if they'd bring this one to the states. XD

Squenix won me again.~

*edit* Well look at that, they just announced the NA release for March, St. Patrick's Day. XD It'll be called VALKYRIE PROFILE: Covenant of the Plume.
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