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There’s been this piece of news circulating around the net since this morning. Apparently the producer of the Cardcaptor Sakura anime expresses a desire to make a new one, in an article found in the recent issue of the ANIMEDIA magazine.
Original Text: 本誌は「CCさくら」を捕獲したい！！
Translation: This magazine wants to capture Cardcaptor Sakura!!
“If the anime did return, it would be a re~make!”
“I want to make a new Cardcaptor Sakura, if possible, but…”
Source: オタク.com (translation by me)
Man. I personally love the idea of Studio Madhouse producing a Cardcaptor Sakura remake – I would go crazy. I loved the classic anime (which, in my opinion, is just as good as the manga is), but a remake would most likely be more of a direct adaptation of the manga à la Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, which I have no problems with.
The inner SyaoSaku fanboy in me would like to see scenes in which they are married, though.
One of the things I love about anime conventions (or any convention for that matter) are the invasion of cosplayers. It was awesome seeing Downtown San Jose being infested and taken over by cosplayers and my fellow geeks and weebs. People might have been pissed by the traffic we caused and the endless lines we induced at restaurants, but we felt dominant! Made the city as “nigiyaka” (so to say) as San Fransisco is every night. It just made those four days and three nights so fun, and now that everything’s quieted down and returned to normal, I’m having post-con depression. I want Downtown Weebland again, dammit!
That being said, there were many great cosplays this year. I stopped to take a picture of almost every one of my favorite characters and shows whenever I came across them, but this is basically a list of my very favorite ones during the weekend. To those who didn’t make it into this blog post, I’d like to say that you definitely all made it to my Facebook albums. Just very wonderful memories overall.
I now have a huge Ore Imō wallscroll hanging over my bed.
Hey guys! I’m back from school, and raring to post coverage on my experiences at Fanime 2013. Fortunately (or rather, unfortunately?), Fanime is the time of year where I stop giving a shit about college in favor of catering to the weeb inside of me, so I’ll start posting more often on my own damn blog again and talk about shows I’ve finished and started. At least before Wahfuu gets tired of giving my blog respiratory aid. Ahem.
Anyways, I’ll begin the Fanime coverage by talking about the awesome swag that I acquired during my trip at Fanime. I made a decent amount of money this year, and therefore I bought a lot more merchandize from the Dealer’s Hall compared to last year. Of course, it was limited to stuff I couldn’t find anywhere else otherwise, as Region 2 DVDs and the like tend to be pretty cheap when ordered off of sites like Right Stuf, so I limited myself to buying mostly imports and merchandise that are hard to come by normally.
Beware: Photos were taken from my crappy 3DS camera.
There’s really not much to say about this episode because there’s no real conflict concerning the Clow Cards. As a matter of fact, it’s pretty relaxing, with Sakura and her family going to the countryside for a vacation. She meets and befriends a kindly old man living alone there, who in actuality, is her great grandfather.
Image Credit: sky (freedom) from Pixiv
Merry Christmas to all my readers and everyone in the anime blogosphere! Hope you’re having fun with holiday festivities and such.
This post will conclude my “12 Days of Anime” posts, but I will continue to reflect upon 2012 once New Years rolls around.
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
Image Credit: buuta
While I definitely appreciate serious stories in media, more often than not, I enjoy a departure from that kind of atmosphere in favor of something that’s more friendly and innocent. Good stories don’t always have to be dark, edgy, and full of drama, after all.
For me, that remains especially true for anime, manga, and video games.
On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
Being a starving college student and an impulsive buyer of anime-related stuff is not a good combination of qualities to have.
Boys and girls, take it from a victim, save your money for school, food, and maybe a nice car. You’ll probably get through your life smoother than me.
On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
Image Credit: namori from Pixiv
Hold it. Stop. Forget the holidays for a second. It’s my sister’s seventh birthday today. Because of this, I was sort of inspired to make a top-best list of cutest little sister characters, before my family decides to get all festive in celebration of the birth of the most adorkable first grader I know. Of course, I don’t know that many first graders to begin with, but… whatever!
She may be a pain in the ass sometimes, but it’s nice to have her around to brighten up the mood. Which is what little sisters are for in fiction, most of the time. At least in Japanese fiction, where the presence of a little sister character is supposed to be soothing – and these just happened to be my favorite little sister characters in recent times.
Continuing the planned series of Haruhi-rewatch blog posts that started with the first episode, during the beginning of 2008 (yes, I’m *that* bad). Considering it was 2008 back when I wrote that, these subsequent posts won’t be from the same viewing – by this time (the end of 2012), I’ve already re-watched the series AGAIN over thirty times (might be exaggerating, but it is one of my favorite anime and light novel series of all time). And, of course, I promised to resume this along with my Cardcaptor Sakura posts in my summer anime blogging list. This may also be the first in my series of “finishing things that were never finished being blogged as an apology for the fact that Mikoto is a lazy dirtbag that lets life get in the way too much” posts that revisits crap I never gotten around to finish blogging.
Same as the first post, screenshots are taken from my The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya complete first season set and I’m planning on doing these posts in chronological order. Oh, and guess what? I’ve brought Kyon back.
“Hey beautiful, whatcha’ doin’?”
Sakura and Kero get into a fight, leading to Kero wandering off on his own little adventure, under somewhat involuntary circumstances (a.k.a. getting crazy drunk off of alcoholic chocolates).
Remind you of any particular recent anime series?
Tall women get me going. *growl*
These crossdressing-play episodes are full of hilarity. There’s a “Princess Syaoran and Prince Sakura” chapter in the manga, which is adapted into a later episode in the second season, but I love it how Madhouse basically one-upped the manga by giving Touya a crossdressing episode as well.
Oh yeah, aside from hilarity, those strange fangirls probably found some sick pleasure in seeing Touya in drag.
On the agenda for our pilot episode, we have the upcoming Little Busters! anime, Spice & Wolf and other light novels, Da Capo III and other untranslated visual novels, Tales of Xillia being localized, and of course, plenty of extra topics because we can’t stop talking.
An episode about visiting the zoo couldn’t be any stranger when it’s an episode of CCS. Giant penguin slides being turned upside down, playing tug of war with elephants, etc. Probably the weirdest (written) supernatural occurrence in Tomoeda, right next to the raining flowers!
I love time loop episodes, with the exception of the anime version of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya‘s Endless Eight in which they decided to troll us with eight episodes of the same crap. Unlike Endless Eight, though, CLAMP’s lovable magical girl and her future boyfriend are immune to the memory-resetting effects of the time loop and therefore adverted certain doom. =P
Interestingly, I’ve always noticed in this episode that not only did it contain signs of Nanase Ohkawa promoting Syaoran’s role as compeition in the anime, but also alludes to other aspects in regards to a certain other CLAMP series (hint: it also contains Syaoran).
“I had thought that an angel fell from the sky.”
Translation: Hubba-hubba! Heaven must be missing an angel.
Fujitaka’s approach to pickup lines in a nutshell. So yeah, another episode dedicated to showing us how special Sakura and her mother are to Tomoyo and her mom.
Is everyone from Hong Kong a giant tsuntsun?
Sakura starts her day by attempting to flatter Syaoran, telling him that she thinks his Chinese battle costume was cool and that she saw it in a dream.
Usually when an anime protagonist tells someone of the opposite sex that they “saw him/her in a dream,” they’d take it the wrong way (a la Digimon Tamers, as in a totally bad pickup line). Luckily for Sakura, she’s from a CLAMP series, so premonition dreams can easily be explained to a character that’s savvy with magical powers and whatnot without embarrassing misunderstandings. =P
Weary due to the complete mess of an ending TRC had (and still weary to finish up ×××HOLiC because of it), I finally got around to reading CLAMP’s latest series, Gate 7! I mean, Kobato was still very good, in my opinion, so I haven’t lost hope in CLAMP.
As always, CLAMP manages to intrigue me from the very first chapters. The artwork is very pretty and the personality quirks of the characters are highly amusing. Especially Hana’s love for noodles, rivaling Yuko’s penchant for alcohol and Kero-chan’s obsession with food in general. xD
Gate 7 seems to be the most Japanese-inspired out of all of CLAMP’s works. Enthusiasts of Japanese culture will relate to Chikahito’s fondness of Japanese relics and Kyoto. I guess if you’re not savvy with Japanese culture, you might be left a little confused with the constant Japan-oriented terms they use.
I’ll wait until I finish the first volume before I decide to buy a copy from Dark Horse (bless their awesome souls).
Yumeka of Mainichi Anime Yume wrote an article where she harkened back to her childhood and examined the origins of when her love of anime first began and, of course, why it still persists in her heart today. She asked her readers if they could trace any instances of early “nerdom” within their childhoods that may have contributed to their love for anime today and if there were any obstacles in regards to the indulgence in these hobbies (home environment, parents, peers, etc.)
Instead of sharing my own story as a comment on her blog, I decided to reply to it as a post of my own.
Finally! Episode 8 is when the series really starts to spice things up with the introduction of our token male tsundere, Syaoran Li.
李 小狼, Li Xiaolang. Known as “little puppy” to his fangirls (and Sakura in my head canon), and a pretty cool dude to the male fans. He starts off providing the role of a rival to Sakura, even more so in the anime where he becomes actual competition for the Clow Cards, and eventually becomes one of Sakura’s most dependable friends (and even more than that).
Sakura: The Next Leonardo De Vinci
On this episode of Cardcaptor Sakura, MADHOUSE demonstrates the true meaning of “work of art.”