Monday, July 30, 2007

Why aren't I covering Saimoe?

Simple. Nanoha and Rozen Maiden sweep the thing every year. I am covering it on my personal blog, but as long as everyone else is covering it on their anime blogs, why should I? That being said... HOW did Princess Tomoyo lose to the likes of the Strawberry Panic girls? I'm disappointed in you, boys.

Men make no sense!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Yes! Precure 5 Movie Trailer

Yes! Precure 5: Kagami no Kuni no Mirakuru Daibouken released a trailer today. Therefore, I must make note of it. Basically, it has some guy that turns himself into an apparently sentient kowainaa. His name's Shadow, and he's very obviously evil. And apparently stalking the Precures. Coco and Nuts get dragged into the mirror world, and it's the job of Precure 5 and Milk, as well as two more add-on mascots, to get them back. The mirror world, though, is tyrannized by evil Precures.

I would just like to say one thing: Anti-Nozomi (as the evil version of Dream is referred to, at least on the Precure community) just reminds me of Anemone from Eureka seveN. From the silhouettes, Anti-Komachi looks like she'll be far creepier. (We all know that Komachi's the real mirror image, anyway. This person is clearly a decoy.)

Reused animation, we love you...

Sunday, July 08, 2007

The cast of the Negima drama.

As far as I know, this is legit.

The good news first. Chao and Setsuna look perfect, which is great because Setsuna's my favourite character. (Love the expression.) The costuming department also did a good job making Chisame actually resemble the dorky-looking reject she's supposed to be, something that neither !, !? nor Akamatsu-sensei did with any respectability. And Sayo seems to have her character down perfectly, giving an expression that could easily be mistaken for fearsome but, when you think about it, is actually full of harmless cuteness. Kazumi also has her character down, even though her hair is a disaster. Mana looks like the twins that were in my grade 9 before transferring out.

There were some I didn't like, though, which is to be expected with 31 girls hanging around. First of all, KUU FEI. She doesn't look childish or energetic. In fact, she looks like a man! I will not get used to her as long as I live. The other problems I have pale in comparison to her, which is a good thing. Makie, though, comes close; she looks like she has to go to the bathroom, and she's got a bad hair day that cannot be cured. Konoka seems a little plain; maybe I've been seeing her through Setsuna-o-vision so long that I've forgotten what she really looks like, but she just looks boring. Kaede's hair also sucks.

Oh, how could I forget the main characters that matter? Asuna has the quirky-tsundere thing down, but she seems to have gone to Makie's hairstylist, and the ribbons are terrible. Nodoka looks creepy and standoffish, not shy. Wrong character type, people. And why didn't they make Eva a foreigner? Or at that, a loli!? I imagine some serious retconning, or something.

And that concludes What Not to-- er, my very relevant post on the Negima drama cast! Now why don't they reveal the rest of the cast?

This is what Nodoka REALLY looks like, in case you forgot. I'd post a Kuu Fei picture, but the contrast between cute and ugly would fry your brain.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Tokyo Omocha Show stuff.

Check out this stuff from Tokyo Omocha Show. I'm a little late, but nothing new there.

A lot of Gundams, of course. I assume this is the new series. I do like the light show.

Those are the clunkiest controls I have ever seen. I still wonder if it's fun.

Shounen hero fun for all.

Apparently, the "Precure Dream Live" game includes dressing up in these gaudy things. I can't help but laugh at Karen's expression.

And what would this blog be without occasionally mentioning the older shounen stuff that everybody says they don't watch to distance themselves from the kawaii-spouting hordes but secretly do?