I’m back in Singapore. I had fever yesterday. Gao. Anyway, I sorted through my photos and I realized that they were quite shitty. I blame it all on the lighting. Because Japanese are completely asinine about getting their photos taken, and because the Comiket committee has my URL and I don’t want to get blacklisted, [...]
Oww. My head is spinning. I think I’ve been sleeping too much these days after coming back from Japan. Episode 13 serves to conclude the Azadistan chapter, laying the way for the new OP/ED next episode.
It’s been about a week since I returned from Tokyo. School’s back in full-swing after two months of being sealed in an alternate dimension. This is going to be one busy year… The one thing that really feels different about being back in Singapore, other than climate, is the sunset. The picture above was taken [...]
This episode is quite interesting. It’s a build-up for the huge battle that is coming soon, so there’s a whole bunch of talking and I like talking episodes, as long as it’s not mostly teenage angst. There are some new characters and background information about the G00 universe being introduced, and also, we have the [...]
Anime! Anime! has an article up about the lack of growth in Japan’s anime DVD industry. (Link is in Japanese.) The article focuses on DVD sales in particular, which traditionally does quite well in Japan. It also makes some comparisons to overseas markets such as North America and briefly mentions Singapore. Surprisingly, opinions voiced in [...]
This is one predictable episode. I mean, the title “Broken Wings” pretty much spoils any element of suspense that Sunrise’s scriptwriters can possibly muster, assuming they try at all. So yeah, the Gundams all get owned in a spectacular fashion, clearing the way for newer and better Gundams to take over the mess. G00, like [...]
If you were keeping up with my C73 coverage, you would know that I had the pleasure of meeting Arisa Mizuhara live on day three. For those of you who are oblivious to who she is, Arisa Mizuhara (水原ありさ) is one of the greatest cosplayers ever. (Even Danny agrees with me.) I’ve been a fan [...]
The cardinal laws of Gundam story-telling: When things go wrong, it just means that it’s time to throw new Gundams at them, and when animators fall behind schedule, it’s time to do a recap episode and disguise it as real content.
By my usual post-title-naming convention, this entry should have been “Gundam 00 – Friends”, but I decided that G00 isn’t worthy of this song. Also, I think I have more than enough entries on that as it is. So anyway, I translated the full lyrics of Stephanie’s latest song Friends, which also happens to be [...]
Wow cool, I actually found this episode to be pretty enjoyable, not because the writing suddenly took a turn for the better or anything (it didn’t), but because it’s just hilariously entertaining. Now I may sound like I’m being sarcastic as usual, but I seriously enjoyed the sheer campiness of this episode. It’s kind of [...]
Ash Like Snow is the second OP theme to Gundam 00. I was never a fan of the brilliant green and I still think that this song doesn’t feel OP-ish, but the lyrics are great and the booklet art has Tomoko sitting on Kaneda’s bike while holding an orange Haro, and that’s pretty awesome in [...]
For no particular reason, I decided to install Linux to a new disk partition today. It’s been a while since my last encounter with the OS (some ancient version of Gentoo) and things have changed a lot. Linux’s graphical interface is no longer so ugly that you have to hide it behind a black command [...]