Thursday, April 26, 2007

Diverging Fate

When I decided to watch Chrono Crusade it was for some obscure reasons but I didn't expect to much in the line of a show worth watching. After seeing the whole show I'm rather surprised at how fulfilling the series was. While it was cheesy and unrealistic at times and had that weird anime flavour to it i think it all worked out in the end. It left with a fictional ending but made the hard statement that like it's title suggests time is a never ending current. The way everything is closed up i truly felt like the whole show was fleeting when they put it into perspective of time.
Defiantly a show i would suggest watching.


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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Traversing Time

Chrono crusade is an interesting show but i think that one of it's highlights for being different is it's ending. I've seen things similar before but nothing really like this. I thought it was unique and i really like it.

Chrono Crusade ending

unfortunately the low resolution harms the video since this is just a ton of lines.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Dead Lead

For those of you who don't know Japan is a country where firearms are strictly forbidden with no exception. The Place is peaceful and if you want to get your hands on guns you must do it through the black market. As far as I know not even the Yakuza have great access to peacemakers which is why the recent news story surprises me.

Official Story
The mayor of Nagasaki Iccho Ito, 61, was shot to death outside of a train station just this Tuesday evening (4/16). According to the report the gunman was Tetsuya Shiroo, a senior member of Yamaguchi-gumi a large crime organization in Japan. This is quite big news since only five politicians have been killed in Japan since WWII.

Apparently Shiroo had his car damaged at a public construction site and he couldn't get compensation. What I can draw (or bet on) is that the guy was probably trying to get an insurance claim or cash from the government. On a side note insurance companies over in Japan are just as stingy but from what I read a lot more nice when it comes to working out a solution to an accident that involves another party. Anyway the man had a previous encounter back in 03 when his car was damaged in a similar matter so what I figure is that he was trying to get money for a very plausible form of damage. However in my opinion those who con hardly look suspicious on purpose.

I think it's interesting that this would happen over such a trivial matter. However it's also proof that the Japanese don't live in a society where you express your opinions openly without causing trouble and "dishonour" as it were.

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Friday, April 13, 2007

Cute Glass

Well one of the shows I loved watching was Bottle Fairy which is about four little faries in bottels and live with a teacher. What they do with their time is they try to understand humans better so that they can become humans themselves.

The show can really be discribed in two words, Simple and Ubber cute. It really is a show for children as it's childish and simple. THeir activites range from learning aobut vocabulary (they misunderstand a lot of things the look up though) to trying their best to imitate human activities like school.

The show was a real fun ride and i never had to think while watching it because of it's simple premis.

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Saturday, April 07, 2007

I hate it

Well I just have to comment on this show. Canvas 2 a show that I looked into because I liked the art form of some wallpapers I saw. After watching it I was kinda dumb struck and didn't know what to think. Well now I have to say I hate the show.

The entire thing wasn't that bad but the last episode blew it all up. Now I'm a not a spoiler person so I won't say how it ended but it involved choosing between two girls and the choice made was not in my favour. Really this is one of those things that's kinda hit a nerve so I wish there were still records on the animesuki forums so I could mull over what other people think of the ending (I've found reference to it's existence on other blogs since the ending was of a controversial nature, and the source of my displeasure).

Anyway I wouldn't suggest this show to many people at all if any. Then again I suppose if anyone reads this it may get them interested enough to watch it just for the ending itself. If that should happen... I warned you.

Canvas 2 Game intro

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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Pale Cocoon

In our future the past is only recorded in in archives that have since been scrambled. There are people who restore this data in order to remember the past. However when history is better than the present who wants to know the nearly forgotten past?

Pale Cocoon is one of the few animes I have seen in my life which I know just from watching it once that I'll love it forever. The quality of this show is on level with Shinkai and Miyazaki works and the compelling story is on a level you rarely ever see. One episode and only 22 minutes long but it still has such an incredible story and high quality that I could watch it several times over never to tire of such and amazing piece work.

These screens do no justice to the actual video I must stress this fact.
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On a side note I'd like to apologise for the images I'm trying to work with a better way to present them but blogger seems to have an issue with any javascript i want to use.

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Criss-Cross Inspiration?

Sagara Sousuke
Sagara Sanosuke

This is something that I have observed and pondered on. while I haven't researched it very heavily one thing is true. Those two names have only one Japanese character and a single syllable difference.

Sagara Sousuke is the name of an over militant character in the series Full Metal Panic! who uses military action no matter where he is even in a civilian environment.

Sagara Sanosuke is a hardened fist fighter in the show Rurouni Kenshin. He loves to gamble and likes to solve things with his fists.

You may say "ok so what?" well the thing that makes this interesting is the following tings. First look at Sousuke's face he has a cross scar on his left. Second FMP was made after Rurouni Kenshin. Now look at the character Kenshin who Sanosuke is co-star to.

Himura Kenshin the main character in the show Rurouni Kenshin. A man with a violent past and leading a now rather docile life.

The observation here is that Kenshin has a cross scar on the same side of his face. The thing I'm seeing is obvious though I have no proof. The man who did FMP was a fan at least of Rurouni Kenshin because of the uncanny likeness of Sousuke to two major characters in the Rurouni Kenshin series. It's like he's a combination of the two with a very slightly altered name. Like I said no proof but in my mind it's almost for sure that there is some definite link between the two even if it is as small as fandom.

Coincidence? probably not.
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