Nice to know someone else likes The World Is Still Beautiful. Nike is just an awesome female lead.
Brynhildr and One Week Friends do get stronger over time from what I read. Brynhildr was never going to match the opening Elfen Lied had - but since they have the same author, the bloodbaths will come in due time. As for One Week Friends, it's simple but to the heart. Over time, the impact of what those two go through with the futility of losing it all over and over - it amounts to something memorable.
And I won't deny how utterly delighted I am that Mushishi S2 has finally happened. 9 years apart yet that crew still knows exactly how to do it.
This season could be the one for me that I've been waiting years for. After discussing things with a friend, I realised the last time I liked 5 titles in a season was April 2010. 4 years....If the five I'm following stay good and either Kindaichi or Knights of Sidonia are also keepers, this will be quite a season for me.
For me, the major fizzle of the season at this rate is Irregular at Magic High School. They seem hellbent on making what was a fun manga with some good action into something really bland. They removed an entire battle from the start of the manga where the sister utterly owned face. And that gives me grave concerns about this adaptation. They seem hellbent on establishing the sister as inferior all the way when she isn't. And an episode of info-dumping with that weak not-battle at the end was pretty meh. Really don't know what Madhouse were doing. I know the innuendo/relationships were meant to be a core part of this, but it's also a shounen/action title in part. This adaptation seems intent on ignoring those aspects, which is pretty deplorable in my opinion.
Was aware of the campaign, I need to remember to mention it to a few other Spice and Wolf fans next time I see them though.
I recently learned that one of the guys I sometimes hang out with at Vancouver and Seattle area conventions is heavily involved in the group promoting this release (Sekai Project). There was one time where we attended a maid cafe event, then hung out drinking sake and chatting with the (identical twin) star performers from said maid cafe.
Sexing up a totally normal con story to make it sound wild and scandalous? Who me?
The person behind Spice and Wolf had managed to get a game related to it - World End Economica - to be on the Greenlight section of Steam. If enough people support it, the game will be made available on Steam in 3 installments.
Ah, that explains it. I was never able to handle Kanon, so I wouldn't remember anyone from it.
Well, I actually quite enjoyed Oda Nobuna. Watched in all in one night and loved it. Has the best character art in 2012, some good VAs, one of the few consistent stories of 2012. I'm not into that mix either normally, but this show just utterly clicked with me. It's worth giving a shot IMO, but that's me.
I haven't watched Oda Nobuna - despite the popularity I've never paid much attention to moe + sengoku show scene.
It did actual get enough good reception from some people I follow to pique my interest partway through its run, but unfortunately not early enough to add to my "weeklies" list, which is how I consume most of my anime outside group events as I simply find the week to week format does a better job compelling me to put time aside to watch.
The figure in question is Mai Kawasumi from Kanon, apparently there's a few limited edition alternate colours versions of a base design one of which is a pink version. Which is the one my brother managed to find.;heh:
About the same. Mine was reasonable, helps when you only spend it with the one family member you get along with. My one affliction is a digestive system that feels permanently eviscerated and has been since my appendix surgery over three years ago. I hope you never have problems with yours.
Er, I actually have no idea who that character is. ><
Hard to pin a specific influence for Vi. But she is undeniably cool. Her Neon Strike skin is pretty cool in a more futuristic way. Unfortunately she is freaking weak on release...they need to buff her soon. 39% win rate on ranked for Vi across the LoL community is pretty bad. Quite disappointed since I was looking forward to her for weeks.
Merry Christmas. Mine has been going well for the most part – though I somehow pulled a muscle on Christmas Eve doing nothing of note. It had been fine earlier in the day when I was actually exercising, though it had been a bit tight the week prior.
Photo of the new Mai figure my brother got me taken using the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 my parents got me (should be nice for con photography) http://tinypic.com/r/2v2iel4/6
Why the limited edition pink version? It’s what the store had, apparently. To be honest, it actually kind of matches the uniforms on the Hitagi I have right next to it.
Vi’s gloves reminds me of a home built steampunk armour glove thing one guy had at a local con – when asked why he didn’t go all out and make the lights work on it, he said it already weighed 30 pounds. Annie and Tibbers reminds me of Ilya and Berserker.
And you did say you liked them small. :P
My taste in women tends to be split between “legal but really tiny” and “often still short with nicely rounded if not glamorous features”. Favourite anime characters tends to be a mix of the two. Megumi Natsume, my favourite Japanese scene cosplayer, would be a good example of the latter type: http://behoimi.org/post/show/140516/...maid-maid_unif
(I’ve occasionally described this as a preference for girls with “plush” features, but my girlfriend, whom I consider to fall under that category, always complains I’m saying she looks fat if I describe it that way.)