Because I like beautiful girls.

Friday, July 31, 2009

劇場版『Fate / stay night』Movie Version

劇場版『Fate / stay night』オフィシャルサイト

Yeeep, Looks like Unlimited Blade Works but I just barely started UBW my self so don't count too much in my opinion.

Still could be promising :)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

American Live-Action Movie of CLAMP's Clover?!

Dark Horse, Universal Negotiating on Clover Movie - Anime News Network




Nevermind that CLAMP supposedly has 2 more volumes to go with it or that its 3 separate storylines that interweave (but aren't intended to be read chronologically). Nevermind the SHORTNESS of it all.

HOW could this work at as a movie?

I have the music-video-esque short anime on order so at first I thought this was "DH is releasing Clover movie" (the previously existing one) because that would make SLIGHTLY more sense.

But not really.

I should have gone to this panel....

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Daniel Radcliffe is offically an Awesome Person

First sorry I haven't updated a lot. Work, and school planning and laziness. Sorry all.

I've always enjoyed the Harry Potter movies but I tend to reserve judgement on the actors. I read about Radcliffe in TIME and Parade and thought he seemed like a nice enough dude but this cinches his role as an Awesome Person.

That's how celebrities should be! Be considerate to your fans! Especially ones with such pure intentions! Kudos to him and best of luck with life after Potter.

From Topless Robot which is written by the only good writer at ANN.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Yoshinoya follow up: Really we're anime fans too

Dear Ms. (name removed)
I reported this to the Mgr. and the employee is also into anime. Maybe she could have communicated this better but in any case, please accept our sincerest apologies.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in the future.

Thank you for choosing Yoshinoya and have a nice day.

Maybe I am a cynical bastard who blogs at midnight from an iPod about last weeks email but I really don't buy this at all. It is a proper and correct response on Yoshinoya's part but when I meet an anime fan (especially at work) I say "oh I like that series too" or "oh you're an anime fan? I've been wondering about that series." not " hey you're an otaku aren't you?". Even excusing the negative connations of the word it's rude. I wouldn't say "hey a Mac user" I would say "Cool. I like macs too." or just "nice computer".

Insomnia and manners aside I really crave some beef bowl. Yum.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Region 2 Drive GET!

My apple default drive is in perfect condition for warranty sake and I now have a spiffy Lite-On eSAU208-11 DVD burner for 65$ + tax. Its an expensive rape fee to pay just to watch legally acquired discs but having two drives for disc copying is nice. Reads fine off 1 USB port and even has a data pass through connector.

Oh and it does LightScribe which I love but I probably have to go Windows for that. (Maybe not) Came with some Windows software too (I'll never use it but)

This was a gamble as the box said Windows Windows Windows but it was a Lite-On and not badly priced so I took the risk (and kept the receipt!).

Now to rewatch all my R2 anime that I had to acquire crappy fansubs for.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Societal Impressions of Otaku, Gyudon, and Saikano Ultimate Edition

SOME CONTEXT : If you understand otaku, oteiku and all that just skip down to the main point

Here in America, Otaku has two meanings. The first is a "badge of honor" positive happy title for a anime fan. Used like : "OMG I'm such an otaku!!!!! I watch 50 episodes a week!". Cartoon network and shonen jump create many of these fans. Those people annoy me but are generally harmless and a lot are good people on the inside. Hereby referred to as oteiku because a lot of them simply can't pronounce otaku.

The other meaning is closer to the Japanese one : a nerdy introverted person who spends a lot on thier interests and likely has encyclopedic knowledge on thier favorite fandoms. Often having to try to explain their purchases to confused non-otaku friends and learns to keep quiet around non-otaku because explaining gets old. Stereotyped as socially-inept and a failure in life (not true in many many cases!) and close to the virgin DnD comic book nerd of American lore. The book/film Densha Otoko shows this well. Commonly but not exclusively used for anime fandoms. You can be a military otaku or a train otaku or any type of otaku your passion leads you to. Not a badge of honor: a fairly negative term.

For the sake of this blog I'll note Akiba-kei, Akihabara-type. A subset of otaku that hang around in Akihabara and like anime/games/etc. I prefer the term Akiba-kei when describing myself because it is more specific, less negative, and avoids possibility of confusion with oteiku.


I went to Book Off with Aki and I got the Saikano Live Action Ultimate Edition DVD. It will probably suck but I can't buy the standard edition for Saikano. I love it. Brilliant series. Aki bought a Junjo Romantica Boy's Love artbook (18+; Nice art ^_^). Then we went to Yoshinoya because it was a) right behind bookoff b)cheap c)not a burger. Aki takes the artbook inside and is paging through it while I order food. She's talking to me about the art when a lady employee walks behind our cashier:

Lady Employee : "Oh! Otaku! Shes a Japanese Otaku!"

Us: "........................"

Cashier: "Oh they're otaku. You're an otaku aren't you??"

We just kinda freeze at this point. They continue giggling or whatever (its hazy)

Me: " Uh... Yeah I'm an otaku... ^^;" *tries to laugh along and holds up Haruhi wallet* "Here's the money."

*gets change and sit down*

Yeaaaah.... the staff up right up laughed at us. For an artbook. An no it wasn't a "hey you like that stuff too?" kind of thing. I've gotten that at bookoff and its very different (and nice to see other eroge fans! :D). This was more of a "lets make fun of the stupid people" thing. Right to our faces, not in the breakroom later, but "oh they won't mind! if we talk about them while they try to buy lunch!". I don't think I've ever gotten worse customer service anywhere. I've been treated with more respect when getting lunch in cosplay.

But its Yoshinoya so I'll go back XP

UPDATE: Email customer service is gonna open a cup of whoop ass. After this post, I just forwarded it to them and said I like beef bowl. XD (cause its so good!)

Dear Ms. [name removed]:
Thank you for contacting Yoshinoya America, Inc.
I apologize for any inconvenience. It will be reported to the Store Manager at Kearny Mesa, as well as the District Manager right away so they can take the necessary precautions to prevent this from happening again.
We appreciate your feedback to continually improve our products and services.
Please do not hesitate to contact us in the future.
Thank you for choosing Yoshinoya and have a nice day.

[name removed]
Customer Relations Specialist
Yoshinoya America, Inc.
[phone number removed]