Friday, February 22, 2008

New ZHiME OVA is 'Overloding' w/ 'Syphilis' and Win

So I hope y'all have watched S.ifr as this post will contain some spoilers. If you don't get the Syphilis part well, if you watched S.ifr and just listen to the characters say Sifr's name. It sounds like an attempted engrish Syphilis at me, maybe I'm high ^^. Either way, it just makes me laugh almost everytime i hear them say..."See/shee-fuu-ruu". Or you can associate it w/ the yuri that goes on :P.

So yeah, episode 1 was amazing w/ good combo of fanservice in all categories: action, comedy, boobs (fuck yeah lena, no thank you Sifr), some drama, yuri, homages. Hisayuki, you are definitely my hero. Great job as director and really dug Lena using the Lofty Crimson Jade/Ayane robe [which I showed from the novels oh sooo long ago (1/NSFW), (2)]. Love the ED credit image w/ old and new charas.

The DVD arrived today and even though I watched it thrice yesterday, I gave the DVD a go w/ 2 more viewings. Thus, showing how much I'm loving it. However, Sifr is killing me. She's too annoying, first viewing was okay but it grated on me in the subsequent watches. She's too much like Arika (not that I hate Arika mind you) and they're not, so don't give me that she passed it down bullshit as S.ifr is an afterthought of the series. But I'm just hating her as she's 'copying' Arika's charm.

SO, yeah, DVD is your standard stuff, there's no FP or LE. Standard DVD only and the booklet doesn't contain any new concept art that the official site and other sites have shown you save maybe for Lena in Lofty Crimson Jade robe.

As you can see, I also got the 舞-乙HiME Dream Box from last month. The box is kinda boring to look at. Chipboard quality. It houses 3 DVD cases.
The fan disc doesn't include an insert of any kind. The ZHiME movie doesn't inlcude a booklet but houses a pack of postcards featuring the R2 covers.

The ZHiME Zwei movie is the same. Just postcards of the R2 covers but has 2 extra postcards that were promo images during Zwei's release.

That's it for now, next post I'll show ya the otaku stuff I got over the past couple of months I've been away for. Nothing too exciting I guess.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

"Change" is good

Just some more 'hints'.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Busy as ever

Unlike Yoko in this post, who's relaxin'. Well, first I want to wish all a Happy New Year, Happy Chinese New Year and Happy Valentine's Day since I haven't posted for almost 2 months. Been occupied with life y'know. If anybody cares (I'm sure there isn't), I've been busy w/ my fiancée picking the 'date'. Yes, it's happening this year.....(!!!!). Not only that, we bought a new house (a single house, 3 bedroom). Yeah, I'm excited and scared. It won't be finished until late summer when we move in.

So the reason why I've finally decided to post today is cuz there's a new holiday today in Canada (specifically the province of Ontario) called "Family Day". Thus, I had the time today to make a quick post. I hope to make some posts a bit more frequently, but it's hard to say. As in the past several months, I'm not really watching any anime, but still purchasing Japanese geek related stuff ^^. If this post is any indication, I'm sure you can guess what I got recently ;). I hope to make a post on some stuff I got before and after Christmas. You won't see games though, as that's been too much :P. With My-Otome 0 ~S.ifr~ coming out this week, you can be sure that the biggest/greatest My-HiME / My-Otome / Hisayuki Hirokazu fan will make a post ^^. Though I've been floating around posting a couple of scans on CHN forums. Anyways, hopefully I'm lucky and will get the actual DVD this week.