You know that feeling when your best friend is at a family barbeque while you’re at home writing posts about anime and singing silly Christmas carols?
You don’t? Er, yeah, I don’t either!
On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
Hm, what’s this now? Did I strike a nerve?
I’m not speaking for everyone who prefers Japanese audio in their Japanese media, but this is how I personally feel about dub fanboys. Fanboys, mind you, not fans. That, or people that think Japanese voice preferences are the qualities of lower lifeforms. I like a handful of dubs myself, so I can’t exactly be classified as a dub-hater, either. Just getting it out there before anyone jumps on me for being a fanboy of subs/raws. Truth is, I also can’t stand people who treat Japanese as the only language that deserves to exist either (it’s an awesome language, mind you, but wording it like that’s just going too far).
However, enough dub fanboys have ranted about such people in recent years, and the way they go about it is getting more and more obnoxious as the years go on. Even more obnoxious than the people who treat Japan as the only country worth existing. I feel the need to step in and give my own thoughts on the matter by picking apart common generalizations regarding people who prefer to watch their anime and play Japanese video games in Japanese. Basically, why these people (who act like it’s a cool thing to call people “weaboos” just because they prefer Japanese voices for certain things) are IDIOTS.
I just might get one of these, since it’s 4 AM and I’m losing control of my life. No, I think I should make chocolate pudding instead. Yeah, that would be a better idea.
Seriously, foreveralone aside, it’s cute and the general idea of this technology would be helpful for games in the vein of Skies of Arcadia, Tales and Valkyria Chronciles (basically, 3D JRPGs) that go for the whole anime/manga-look. SKIES OF ARCADIA 2 A-GO-GO…? Or a no-no? ):
It would defintiely be awesome for visual novels aesthetically, that’s for sure. Interactivity notwithstanding.
I bought this art-book bundle that came with a free art bag, wall scroll, and cute card of Sena from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai. The art was done by a Chinese circle that also included some Japanese artists. The drawings look really nice! Sadly, I can’t find any more stuff from them on Pixiv, since they’re predominately Chinese. Some of the pages are really ecchi, but hey, it was a nice deal for $25. If only I was able to find an artbook of my number one Kobato, everything would have been perfect!
Along with the art book, I managed to snatch me some Haruhi Playing Cards.
Being a local to San Jose, it was kind of strange for my friends and I to reserve a hotel room for this year’s Fanime Convention. But hey, sometimes we all need to get away from the house once in a while, right? ^^;; Steven went along too and was, in fact, the brains behind the planning (and photos). What a good guy!
For many of us, it was the first time attending Fanime for the whole weekend. It certainly was for me. And I was looking forward to the event since the beginning of the year, so when the day of college finals were over and the days of endless amounts of cosplay and anime were about to begin, I was absolutely ecstatic.
I apologize for not posting much since the middle of last year and AT ALL this year. I’ve been caught up in college. It’s obvious where I’d place priorities, right? And I’ve been playing more visual novels and reading manga than watching anime during my free time, along with hanging out with people at places that enriches my stomach. Da Capo II and Little Busters for the win! Hard to write about anime when you’re not watching at the same pace as everyone else right?
Starting on May 25, I’ll be going to the 2012 Fanime convention taking place at San Jose’s convention center, which conveniently coincides with the same day I take a summer break from college. I’m expecting to get a good experience from the convention. To atone for my borderline abandonment of this blog, I’ll post pictures and a write-up of my experiences at this year’s Fanime by mooching off any photos my friends take with their cameras.
One thing I’m expecting to see? THE POKEMEN!
Until they get kicked out.
Writer’s block calls for…
Azusa cosplay dump. Do not proceed if the thought of random Asian girls in cute outfits disgusts you.
Haruhi, what has your crazy antics done to our world?
It should be noted that this is fairly old news, and that real life attempts at reenacting Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody have been happening quite a lot in Nishinomiya. This is a pretty good example of unhealthy obsession.
…So instead of posting a generic wishlist detailing some of the weaboo goods I so desire, I will post the top ten most awesome things that could happen to you on your birthday. Since this is an anime blog, be sure to expect some of the most nonsensical and impossible things you could ever imagine.
(Alright, my birthday technically ended a few hours ago. But hey, this is better than sitting around playing Disgaea and Touhou all night~)
You heard it hear, folks. The universe just f***ing exploded.
I LOL’d at “Bejita”. Dammit, someone either has awesome talent or this really is Wakamoto.
Isn’t this sad? Months on hiatus and THIS is what gives me the urge to blog again.
One word that describes what I’m feeling: WHOA. This is seriously one of the most ****ed up things I’ve ever heard of. Yet, it seems almost revolutionary. In a twisted, this-is-so-weird-that-it’s-almost-genius sort of way.
He’s just lucky that Love Plus is supposedly never-ending, or else he’d be horribly depressed at the lack of New Game Plus. As a man, I must say: What. The. Fuck. But as a geek, at least he has good taste in anime girls…
I don’t know what’s more messed up: the fact that he married a video game character… or the fact that his “wife” is having “affairs” with other men in other cartridges? Unless they somehow take her out of the market, in which case, “nice job for screwing over your fellow otaku, douchebag! D=<“
… That poor DS is in for a rude awakening these upcoming years. I mean, that GBA slot looks like it could fit more than a GBA game. That is, assuming everyone is as lucky as I am.
Arisa Mizuhara is honestly one of my favorite Japanese cosplayers. Along with her absolutely adorable appearance, she has really high quality costumes (I believe she makes them herself ) that make her look absolutely kickass during the final product. Her male cosplay is great too, even better compared to real male cosplay (er, no offense to all you angry male cosplayers out there! ^^;;).
She always manages to bring out the essence of the characters she cosplays as in an very excellent way, and that’s the very reason why I just adore seeing any cosplay pictures of her compared to anything else that people take! Her site can be found here. Now, let’s take a look at one of her cosplays as Asuka from Neon Genesis Evangelion.
My favorite singer is back on the net! w00t. Himeka‘s singing of Innocent Starter (Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha, trance remix) made me have a orchestragasm. /shotforbadpun
EDIT: She finally become a real singer. She finally did it. She’s sung the opening to http://www.himeka.info/! I’m so proud of her. ^w^
You know it’s slowly taking over the world when the last anime you’d expect to get a Caramelldansen video… gets a Caramelldansen video.
Made by this guy. Pretty amazing how, with a few programs, something epic like this could be made. The FMA (“Rewrite“) one, in my opinion, was the best of the bunch.
What’s more amazing is that The Chipmunks learned how to sing in Japanese. Hmm, I’d like to see someone mess with the audio of “Let The Bodies Hit The Floor” (NOT an anime song to those music-illiterate) and see how that comes out as. I’m laughing just thinking about it.
I was checking out some videos of the convention that people posted on the internet since I really didn’t want to go. Driving all the way to Los Angeles, going past some really bad smelling cows from the pastures in the hot summer weather, and arriving half-dead is NOT worth seeing the Haruhi cast. Shoot me if you will. ;;
Here’s a video of cosplay at AX made by the dudes in the credits from YouTube. It’s basically a montage of cosplay on Day 2. As you can see, cosplay’s the usual, ranging from friggin’ wierd (0:30) to very awesome (at 1:12, we see some really cute cosplay of Fallen Angel Flonne. ^^). At 1:00, we see Spider Man and AbaRed… xD lol I believe Comicon is that way. *points waaaay over there*. Kidding, kidding.
In the middle of “friggin’ wierd” and “very awesome”, there’s “very disgusting” I pretty much expect that there are very… well-built men/women cosplaying as very petite loli. I believe there’s at least 6 fat 30-year-old women cosplaying as Flonne and another 30 men, of all ages, dressing in all sorts of drag. You can only see this kind of thing in California… at Anime Expo! …Maybe not.
Of course, nothing’s complete without almost over 50 Haruhi taking over a chunk of space outside, lots of dansu, and doing the Lucky Star dance which over half them didn’t even get right (lol ^^;;).
Oh my. Is that Yuki a trap?
aimai 3(sann) senchi sorya punittekotokai? chotsu!
rappingu ga seifuku daxaxa furitte kotanai pu
sontokya-cchi & Release gyotsu
ase (Fuu) ase (Fuu) no tanima ni Darlin’ darlin’ F R E E Z E!!
aishiteru- are ikko ga chigatterunru-
oishinbo- i-kagen ni shinasai
tondetta aitu no hoteru karada tte
iwayuru futu- no onyanoko
odoroita atashidake? tonkotsu harigane okawari dadada
Le’s get! cheri- pai
Look up! sense-shonn
butukatte tokemashita bo-zenn
ooini utatte shirenzya-
saigoni waracchaunoha atashinohazu
kigenn waruino dousuruyo?
natufukuga iinodesu kya? wa! ii
sekkinn 3 pikuto surumade tte chu-choda yann
ganbatte harikitte My Darlin’ darlin’ P L E A S E !!
koishitari- mada naishoni shitoite rinri-
tuushinbo- cho-shikoite gyokusai
fundetta aitsu ni koyubi itai tte
oogesa chira-ri kuro ni-hai
zettaizyann ryouikizyann? namaashi tsurupika onedari dadada
Let’s go! paru shindenn
YAI-YAI so-rann bushi
Whay’s up? tenpute-shonn
oi! soushitukann arubaito
sagashitara mitukatte to-zenn
zinsei marutto kenenn na-shi
shinnki ni neracchaunoha atashi no chousenn
se-ra-fuku kigaetemo atashi
shuumatsu ha douyo?
chiramise nante arikitari!
seifuku ha kantayo rakuchinn
fuusoku 3 me-toru dakituite gamanda gyu
munedokkinn koshizukkin I’m Sugar sugar S W E E T!!
BON-BON MON-MON Day
Let’s get! Uh Uh Ah!
RAN-RAN chop chop kick
Look up! Fu Fu Ho!
Hi! ! Education!! Love is ABC
unndakada- unndakada- unya unya
harette horette hirennra-
saigo ni waracchau noha atashi no hazu
se-ra-fuku dakara desu ketsuron
kigen waruino dousuruyo?
natsufuku ga iinodesu kya? wa! ii
saigoni waracchau noha atashi no hazu
se-ra-fuku dakara desu ketsuronn
aimai 3(sann) senchi sorya puni tte kotokai? wao!
rappingu ga seifuku yoosi furitte kotanai po
anntokya-ppu & zya-zi de hatsu
ase ase suketara Darlin’ darlin’ A M U S E!!
This one’s for North Carolina! C’mon and raise up
Take your shirt off, and twist is ’round yo head
Spin it like a helicopter!
YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG, my fellow zombie of Haruism. ):
Haha. This dude rocks. Loved it when he bumped into the chair at the end. <3
According to the official website, there’s a second season of Genshiken that will air on Fall 2007. Chika Ogiue will be joining the club too (you know, that yaoi girl?). You know what this means? More “adventures” with a bunch of loveable otaku. I love it.
According to the official website, there’s a second season of Genshiken that will air on Fall 2007. Chika Ogiue will be joining the club too (you know, that yaoi girl?).
You know what this means? More “adventures” with a bunch of loveable otaku. I love it.
[Oh joy, the video suffered from the test of time]
Enjoy the insane Haruhism… in front of Akihabara Station in Tokyo…
WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE THE BALLS TO DO THESE THINGS AND I DON’T?! T_T