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Fanime 2013 Haul

Sweet dreams to ME

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.

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RE: The roots of our fandom

One of my first anime

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.

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The Problem with Live Action Adaptations in Hollywood

Aang is not white

First name: 安昂 Last name: Brown… Wait, what?

Most of us tend to despise live action adaptations of the anime/manga and cartoons we love, mostly because there is always something wrong with them. Whether it be adaptation decay, whitewashing, miscasting, character derailment… you name it. Most of the live action adaptations I’ve ever hated come from Hollywood because they usually combine all of these elements into one big clusterfuck of fail.

Do not proceed if you are a white supremacist, a fan of M. Night Shyamalan, or if you enjoyed most of his movies that are not The Sixth Sense.

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Whatever happened to the 520 Cens Promise?

Money owned

Seriously, I totally forgot about it. Apparently Arakawa forgot about it too… or didn’t bring it up on purpose because Mustang hasn’t become the Fuhrer yet. A mention of it would have been nice, though. I guess she left it up for the readers to decide.

So, do YOU think Roy will ever get his money back? 😛

Or did that smart bastard Ed manage to get away with not paying the Flame Alchemist back? F-F-F-F-F

Fullmetal Analysis: Comprehension, Deconstruction, & Reconstruction (Series End)

Farewell FMA, until the movie

And so goes the fandom I’ve been following for god knows how long. First anime was a mixed bag, monthly waits for the manga chapters were a torture, and the second anime brought me into an adrenaline rush that was certainly not good for my health. But let me say this: it was worth the ride and I’m very happy that I got to see this series develop during these past several years.

(My thoughts on the manga version here.)

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Seasonal Blogging List (Mid-Summer)

Summer 2010

Pretty much all the confirmed shows I’m going to blog until the next batch of shows stick their ugly heads in.

I’m probably going to watch one or two more shows in addition to the ones I’m going to blog. However, I’m too much of a wimp to blog that many shows. That, and I have tons of video games I need to beat (and I have a hunch that a good amount of anime this season will disappoint me).

SO, NO SORRIES! =D I just finished up FMA: Brotherhood and will write a post regarding that tomorrow.

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Hey guys, it’s my birthday…

Birthday

…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~)

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Hagaren 2 Trailer

Finally watched the trailer for Fullmetal Alchemist 2. This puts the nail in the coffin that there is going to be an anime that’s faithfully based off the manga. Ed isn’t in his little get-up from the movie and Al’s soul is still bound to a suit of armor, not to mention that the announcer said “Kyoudai no tabi na hajimeru!” (“The brothers’ journey is about to begin!”). Also notice that they just simply called it “Fullmetal Alchemist” instead of “FMA 2” or whatever (lol’d at the announcer’s attempt to pronounce Fullmetal Alchemist in English).

After reading all the discussions regarding this new FMA trailer, I’ve truly concluded that within the anime fandom, the FMA manga is horribly underrated.

lololol didn dey end it with teh movie

Fullmetal Alchemist Chapter 86

FMA Chapter 86

Ed finally meets Pride face-to-face. Okay, not really, since the little bugger’s main body was hiding in the shadows and Mr. Lion King Heinckel was the one that was majorly kicking Pride’s ass (although Pride’s facial expression says otherwise). Oh man, I hope he doesn’t die.

Win on many levels
(Maka from Soul Eater and Edward Elric are best buds! :DDD A really nice joint-illustration from this month’s Shōnen Gangan)

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FMA anime… Oh, sweet memories

While scrounging around for some of my Fullmetal Alchemist DVDs, I found Volume 2 (Scarred Man of the East) and was reminded of how the anime *used* to be somewhat better than the manga before it went off-track. For example, Nina’s death in the manga (while still sad) was not as much of a tearjerker as it was in the anime, especially when the anime added in that Barry the Chopper subplot.

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