The (Not So) Great Aggregate post

23 01 2009

Seeing as how I’ve been rotting in real life as well as in otakudom, I figured I’d go on a commenting spree today.

Mostly, it’s just jubilation over Mizuki Nana’s No.1 spot on the Oricon charts, one ranking that’s well deserved. Shin Ai is a wonderful song, despite the simplicity. Or perhaps the simplicity is the charm. In any case, when Agematsu Mika and Mizuki Nana team up, the result will always be wonderful.

There are also the new Nanoha figures that will be getting releases soon, like the Alter Subaru(covered at Zotaku), and Alter Fate in Shin Sonic Form. I must be retarded not to know that about the Fate release earlier, considering the news came out around November. Oh wait, I was too busy trying to cram years of subjects into my head within a month. Damn exams.

May’n STREET was also released on the same date as Shin Ai. I still haven’t heard the album yet, but I’m skipping straight ahead to Lion -May’n version- first. XD

LaMB  has been getting lots and lots of publicity as the air date looms closer – Yahoo!answers contest, Blogger’s contest, and even product placement by famed designer Vivienne Tam – which I think marks a positive change for anime merchandising(of a sort), rather than just figurine and plushies.

Well, that’s a lot of tags for now. I’ll go watch WHITE ALBUM now.

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ANN Review of R1 Nanoha boxset

16 12 2008

Bwahahaha!
ANN reviewed the MGLN R1 release here. Fans of the show will probably go “OMG RAGE RAGE RAGE” while non-fans will probably go “OMG What kind of sick crap is this show?!”.

The discussion thread arising from this article was pretty much the funniest part of the entire thing. Lots of arguing and whatnot, but it effectively got ended by this user review, and BAM, not two pages later, Zac(not Efron) locks it. XD

Personally I thought the reviewer for ANN was overly harsh in this supposedly impartial review for the Nanoha boxset.

Add to that his skin-crawling lolicon fan-service—which includes a brutal whipping in which eight-year-old Fate’s clothes are flayed from her body as she hangs trussed from a rope—and the series is pretty grim going.

That’s just sick, I mean, who the hell goes “YAY FATE ABUSE FOR MY S&M JOLLIES FAP FAP FAP FAP”? Everyone whom I know has watched Nanoha(and I know of quite a lot of them) have all thought Precia was a right bitch and couldn’t wait for her to be killed. I sure did.

And I’m pretty sure none of them thought of the scene as mere fan-service, but more of a scene which furthers the plot and gives viewers more insight into what exactly Fate’s motivations for collecting the Jewel Seeds are.

This is also pretty much the only scene that has such child abuse in the series, so I don’t get how the going is grim either. Of course, episodes 10 to 12 are pretty harsh, but not on that level. Not to mention the transformations, which I skip over every time too.

I also saw a clip(spoilers for Ep 12) kindly uploaded by Fate’s English VA(Jennifer Alyx) and thought the voice cast was not that bad. Stick through the first 50 seconds, and you’ll hear why I thought so, around 00:58. Of course, people actually saying Fate instead of Feito(-chan!) feels weird to me, it’s rather good for a dub.

And here’s an abrupt ending to this post, because I’ve said everything I thought of in response to the review and my personal opinion of the dub. XD





Mahou Shojo Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 1st

29 07 2008

Holy f–king shit. Nanoha Movie. This Winter. Holy f–king shit.

The movie is apparently a alternate/parellel retelling of the first season, but with an updated look. Raising Heart has become much more GAR, but I’m not feeling Bardiche. Personally, I think the angular shape from before was much better.

And hell no to Genderbending Bardiche. Kevin J England with [Yes, Sir] is awesome, messing with him is just plain stupid.

But Nanoha’s Barrier Jacket design is more like the StrikerS barrier jacket, especially the arms. And Feito-chan is back to the Sad!Fate loli-pedo attracting Barrier Jacket, which is the best thing, LOL.

I would have preferred a Fourth season with more Hayate, or maybe an OVA of the A’s epilogue though… And none of the Clannad moe eyes would have been great. I hated those.
A good thing about being a parallel storyline is that if it sucks, we can all just push it to the very back of our minds and happily go on proclaiming NanoFate 4eva!

Ah well. When life gives you more Nanoha screentime, just WATCH IT!

Source: 2chan/Animesuki repost





[Alter] Signum figurine

27 07 2008

Scheduled for a December 2008 releases, this is something I’d definitely tap.

Mmmm.. Signum

Mmmm.. Signum

This is the Alter figurine release for Signum, Leader of the Wolkenritter in the Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha series.
The sculpt looks good, especially the face and details of the barrier jacket, but the pose is a little weird, sort of hanging in mid-air. But it’s still Signum, and probably the only figurine you’ll get of her.

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Being a Signum fan, I went : Holy F–k, they actually did a Signum figurine?!?! My dream has come true!!

However, the price is a whopping 9240 yen, or about $116USD. My face utterly fell at checking the exchange rate. Sorry, but that’s just… T_T
I can’t rob the bank, dammit!

I’ll just wait to see if the price drops, and I think I have to preorder it before end-August or it’ll definitely be snapped up like the Fate figma.

Arghhh, the evils of money!!