Originally from novel of same title
This is a very good survival, and environmental type movie
It also makes us rethink our environment today
The Earth suffered great disaster (there isn't any detail about the disaster, maybe the book mentioned it a bit)
anyways, it is not about when the disaster happening, it's after the disaster
no more crops, plants, people started to eat people because of starvation
The story is about a journey of a father and his son heading south and to the coast trying to survive
CG/Music/some scenes ★★★☆☆
Title in English is translated "Children who chase lost voices"
was debating between 4 and 5, maybe i should make a 4.5 lol
while i was reading the staff list in the end, i noticed Makoto Shinkai (Director) pop up in multiple sections
hard worker hey, his works are really decent and meaningful
The story is pushed by the nostalgia of living people to those who passed away
Character&Creature Design ★★★☆☆
For characters, I guess it is more toward public(the masses), people who used to watch Anime may feel it's not detail enough
For creatures, well, fair..
Just like any other makoto's work, the CG is incredibly good
Easy to follow through, pretty well done for the length of a movie
BGM good, but not incredibly noticeable
The ending song is pretty decent as well - "Hello Goodbye & Hello" by Anri Kumaki
The lyrics of the song is also pretty matching the story
Be careful when trading with someone in game
I just got scammed for 1 million gold
And then I went search in the forum, found that
people can use 3rd party scrip to remove item from trade window when it is finalized (or before) by fast switching
the trade system is not suppose to let one able to use 3rd party script to remove (fast switching) item after accept button is clicked
thus this is a game's technical issue
Just submitted a ticket, hope they will restore or just rollback my account (each account is limited to 2 rollbacks)
meanwhile, ima continue working on the site
good luck everyone
and before the game had infinite copy weapon/armor, auction house bugs
plus bunch botting/hacking/gold farmer we already know
the scam happened yesterday right after i talked to a friend that's about to quit the game, funny thing is i told him that "i'm hooked to it since diablo 1&2, even it is failing i want to see it til the end with my own eye"
but now it just makes me sign
i got a reply from bliz, all he said was apologize/thanks, and bunch useless info, and not even mention what to do with the cheater
i shot them a reply saying that doesn't solve my issue, and the cheater should be punished since i'm not the only one fallen into his victim
and then they replied said that they can't do anything restoration or rollback (kool, my gold is forever gone)
and sound like they may do some action to that cheater but today i log in n see he is still online (yeah, rly?)
Based off a true story
Heart touching story, watched with my mom and she just cried through
I dislike the way of showing when they found the dogs in the film but other than that, it's pretty decent movie
Special effect ★★★☆☆
They did have some special effect for the earthquake and dog falling etc
Not bad, and not good, unlike most hollywood movies, this is story based film, so yeah... doesn't really matter a lot
In my opinion, it has one good bgm and ending song
Originally from a manga
for both seasons
It's fun to watch, good for pass time
Not decent setting, background
just about daily restaurant lives of some inordinate workers
Done well for display some detail movements
for example, skirt will move/flutter when character bend, too bad they don't show pantsu (nose bleed
The staff clothes are ok, and different sets of clothes when they're out
No BGM(or nothing i can recall), and some ed/op are bad
One of the selling point of this anime is definitely moe
but the op/ed especially in the second second overdid it
The game was marked as shipped today midnight
and by the time I got home from college it already arrived! (only took half day with free 2 day shipping)
My battletag is Eudemon#1739
if you wanna add me and play together
Today is mother's day :D
bought some flowers for my mom
Actually I was thinking about take them to an Italian restaurant I saw on the internet
but couldn't reserve seats for event date, but anyways the flowers turned out good so I'm glad
Title translated into English would be:
Originally from manga, has an Anime
A recommend for those who like warm movie
Being a movie, there are a lot of scenes got cutoff, I think the length of a movie is too short to tell the warmth of this work
That's why I like the Anime better
The insert song really sucks
They use the same ending song in the movie as for the Anime, quite an aftertaste
It is a good song, especially the lyrics
Title translated into English would be:
"The recollection of a pilot", Wiki and ANN use "The Princess and the Pilot"
Usually people that are watching this movie would think the pilot will successfully NTR the prince's princess
The pilot decided to let the princess go even though she wanted to stay with him (C'mon pilot boy)
(The story would be more romantic if it was the opposite, but this ending does leave us some surprises)
I personally don't like the setting of half-blood of two races being the lowest status of the society but racism does happen in life... well
This is one reason why this product is good for movie not anime series
The flight fights are very cool, but there are limited strategies you can use
people will get get bored from watching same fight scenes for a while
Minus point on when he dodges bullets shooting from tens(can't remember the exact number) of enemy planes
just same scenes repeat over and over
Character design is more toward reality. Unlike some anime fans, I don't dislike this drawing style, that's why I like Bakuman's as well
To the Loli-cons - ahah, not your steak
Nothing to talk about
today I was reading bakuman manga on my bed with an improper pose
and because I was too concentrated into the book I ended up sprained my shoulder
right now the shoulder is expose with unguent on it, maybe i should continue with the manga and sprain my other shoulder to make it balance XD (joking
Finally bought one piece 1~64 volumes (all brand new sealed)(wanted for a long time, yes one piece is an amazing Anime)
and also 10+ posters
gave me some hard time to carry all these back home
ordered a special made for manga bookshelf today as well
slots enough for 770 manga
plus the one i have right now, space enough for 1040 (when double layered)
that means, by the time I filled my two bookshelves I will have almost 2k manga books!! (that will be one of my short term goal for now!)
(one is alrdy full, the other one when arrived will be 10% full aswell, gonna add more bookshelf later on)
I feel great accomplishment
I got a call few days ago from one of the bookstores I usually go to
said they will be closing down the store so all manga are on sale now (hard to do business these days hey
btw the sale is 30% off everything
So today after exam I went to buy a camera that I wanted for a while and the bookstore (they import Taiwanese edition manga)
new Camera test
Sakura Hime Kaden 1~5,7 missing 6 (added to my missing list lol)
Also asked them to keep the One Piece complete volumes (up until now), probably gonna go grab them tomorrow and maybe something else too
I will post an update tomorrow
this is my current bookshelf (two layered books)
Installed latest nvidia video card upgrade, the install screen was featuring diablo3, which made me more excited
just tested it with battle field 3 that i haven't touched for months, looked good
idk when they upgraded my alienware software, during the game-play, my FX light changed according to the health, looked cool
before the diablo3 arrives i needa fix one more issue - my internet randomly gets disconnected
this issue is caused by when they decorate my floor, somehow those people messed up the wire :(
anyways, if you wanna play together, leave a comment or shoot me a pm ;)
update: yup, relocated my internet box looks like it's fixed now, ready to rock and roll
Re-watching this anime in the past few days, pretty old but very good anime
btw im trying to purchase the complete manga series of this anime
This is neither a romantic nor hot-blooded story
but rather slow pace and bit fair tale that calms your heart
I love the final ending scene when Akari stares and smiles at Ai while she took a bit of breakfast when Ai first started working in Aria company
and Arishia did the same exact thing to Akari back then when she first came.
It indicates how things go around and achieve its mature states and around in a circle back to the new generation
Might not comparable to today's graphic but back then it's very good
it also improved a lot in later season
btw the landscapes are a plus point
I like their uniforms
and the design of the city
Nothing to say about BGM but
the opening song and insert song of the first season have magnificent enchantments to the Anime
Undine & Symphony - both by Makino Yui
Especially the OP song plays while showing landscapes of AQUA or scenes of people getting ready to work
It has other good songs as well (why i gave it 4 stars? because this is for general music rating)
Warm your heart ★★★★★
First of all, the reviews and ratings are based on my personal opinion
you may have a different view, so please don't throw up and break something if you disagree lol
All the reviews have delays, because i like to wait until Anime finished airing and then watch them all at once
(unless it's One Piece, I know, it's great, bought the manga's too)
Basically I watch Animes of one season earlier than Japan's playback time (sometimes more)
it's just a headache to keep track of whole bunch single episodes every week isn't it? well, not if you have a lot of free time
Comments are welcome
Just done with BD version (yes, the holy light removed version)
Originally from a galgame
A boy escaped harmful memory from his young life which caused him divided into 4 personalities
Not an old-fashioned plot, at least won't make you bored
The jokes from when he is in Chitose mode are quite joyful
Though i don't really like the scenes where he went back (escaped) to the video game
the people's reactions to the hero are childish, but it does make sense cause it's from a rpg video game
A recommend for the Pantsu-cons like me
I would say this type of drawing is not my favorite, the characters' outlines somehow make you feel the same
Songs are good, I especially like the insert songs from
ep 9 - Pray and OVA - Sky Sanctuary
both by 橋本みゆき
based on a light novel
The plot is bit childish, and boring, the hero goes out save everyone and punish all bad guys type
Every time when I done with an episode there wasn't any desire to make me want to continue
that's why this Anime took me so long to finished
Not to mention the "cursed tools" are too buggy
BTW I talking about the Anime only, haven't read the light novel so it might be different
It did a good job on having two theme songs for a one season Anime, the songs are not bad either
but, the BGM is where points are taken off
by the time I done with the Anime, I can't recall any background music melodies
A recommend for Pantsu-cons
The graphic for most part is ok, but they did do lazy jobs on some parts
for example, boob shakes and doll moves etc...
A plus point, character designs are more toward Loli-cons
Professor : You are a Christian, aren’t you, son ?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor: So, you believe in GOD ?
Student : Absolutely, sir.
Professor : Is GOD good ?
Student : Sure.
Professor: Is GOD all powerful ?
Student : Yes.
Professor: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to GOD to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But GOD didn’t. How is this GOD good then? Hmm?
(Student was silent.)
Professor: You can’t answer, can you ? Let’s start again, young fella. Is GOD good?
Student : Yes.
Professor: Is satan good ?
Student : No.
Professor: Where does satan come from ?
Student : From … GOD …
Professor: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Student : Yes.
Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it ? And GOD did make everything. Correct?
Student : Yes.
Professor: So who created evil ?
(Student did not answer.)
Professor: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor: So, who created them ?
(Student had no answer.)
Professor: Science says you have 5 Senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son, have you ever seen GOD?
Student : No, sir.
Professor: Tell us if you have ever heard your GOD?
Student : No , sir.
Professor: Have you ever felt your GOD, tasted your GOD, smelt your GOD? Have you ever had any sensory perception of GOD for that matter?
Student : No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.
Professor: Yet you still believe in Him?
Student : Yes.
Professor : According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your GOD doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?
Student : Nothing. I only have my faith.
Professor: Yes, faith. And that is the problem Science has.
Student : Professor, is there such a thing as heat?
Student : And is there such a thing as cold?
Student : No, sir. There isn’t.
(The lecture theater became very quiet with this turn of events.)
Student : Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.
(There was pin-drop silence in the lecture theater.)
Student : What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?
Professor: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?
Student : You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light. But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and its called darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it is, well you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?
Professor: So what is the point you are making, young man ?
Student : Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.
Professor: Flawed ? Can you explain how?
Student : Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good GOD and a bad GOD. You are viewing the concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing.
Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?
Professor: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.
Student : Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?
(The Professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument was going.)
Student : Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor. Are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?
(The class was in uproar.)
Student : Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?
(The class broke out into laughter. )
Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established Rules of Empirical, Stable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?
(The room was silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable.)
Professor: I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.
Student : That is it sir … Exactly ! The link between man & GOD is FAITH. That is all that keeps things alive and moving.
I believe you have enjoyed the conversation. And if so, you’ll probably want your friends / colleagues to enjoy the same, won’t you?
Forward this to increase their knowledge … or FAITH.
By the way, that student was EINSTEIN.
Originally from a light novel
Fight Scenes ★★★★★
my first impression of the anime is the fight style so special
unlike many other anime's fight scenes, you will never get tired of watching this
each character has one or more unique fighting systems, for example: dance system, enshrine, lance, money etc...
some have mouse, summons like mare, slime?, Qgirls etc...
and special weapon types call Taizai Buso and Shinkaku Buso
here are my top 3 fights
Aoi Kimi (Dance system) VS Honda Futayo (Lance system)
this is the first anime i've ever seen uses a "dance" in fight
the DJ version of passing song rocks > <
with Futayo using Shinkaku Buso: Tonbokiri <-- don't you think this name is so cool! Ton-Bo-KiRi
Oriotorai Makiko VS Student Group
well, this is the first episode, basically show the diversity of their fighting systems
Oritorai is the class' homeroom teacher, well skilled to where she is called a "real amazon"
Kazuno VS Musashi
kazuno (servant of the Honda family, with Honda wife's soul?) - A robot that has antlers on the head
has unique skill of control gravitation force
Best pet - Asama Tomo's mouse (cute post: applaud)
A graphic that catches up their fights
Definitely love the background soundtrack by Tatsuya Katou (i went search for music work done by this guy cause of this anime)
also the ending theme song (the one that starts with mouses) is very good too
If you haven't watch this anime yet, i recommend read the light novel first
or prepare to get lost XD
That's the end of my review, see you guys on second season
greenhouses inside, serving all kinds of plants from all over the world
purposely covered my eyes
yeah that's me (face blush
doing that for no reason
it is more like featured toward Japan
finally the sakura park, it wasn't fully blossoming yet
if you go there now should be fully blossoming
sleep under a sakura tree was one of my dream (accomplished! ^_^
The Titanic pose (gay version) (hey don't look at me like that, i'm not gay!!
just doing it for fun, it actually was my friend's idea
went to the Indian American museum in Manhattan (for no reason (because it is there (yeah
this happened in last week, but the site hadn't configure out yet so delayed til now
went out shopping for sushi materials prepare for going to the park the next day
also bought two new dumbbells