Thursday, November 27, 2008

Aria brings happy tears TTvTT [possible Aria the Origination Spoilers]



Having just completed Aria the Origination, episode 9.. I am both shocked and joyful! (Still have a few more eps and then the next series >.<) I've always had Aria in mind as one of my top anime and manga. The uniqueness of a slice-of-life show with a very different side of storytelling, beautiful music and lovable characters. [After getting the Aria episodes at the LAN, I can finally watch Aria completely ;_;]

The Aria series started as a manga in 2001 by
Kozue Amano. Kozue-sensei has always possessed the great ability to communicate directly to the reader, using both pictures and words to open the door to a new world. This level of creativity, detail and sincerity has earned sensei a great name in the anime and manga world.

The manga has been published in two sections:



There are three anime series at current:

Aria the Animation

Aria the Origination

Aria the Natural

Other forms of media have been produced:

Aria drama cd collection

Another part of Aria's popularity is the music used within.
The soundtrack is composed by Senoo Takeshi, who is also known for the music in Himawari! and it's second season Himawari!!

Artbooks, figurines, plushies, wristbands and other merchandise has also been made, although some would be hard to locate due to its high demand.
It must be noted that due to it's storytelling technique and pace, Aria may stir very different feelings in its viewers.

For those of you who are fans of the anime, manga and drama cd's, please share your thoughts and if you'd like, pictures of your merchandise m(_ _)m

That ends this post

'Til we next meet,


Monday, November 24, 2008

LAN | Fate/Stay Night | Late Nights are Back!


This is a little post revolving around the LAN I had attended over Friday and Saturday. It was a three day event but, due to certain family matters I could only stay for two days.

The LAN, known by the name 'Organised Chaos' spans three days, is currently hosted in an indoor stadium and the capacity is around 600 people.
As mentioned, this is a three day LAN; Most people end up staying the full three days loaded with pc and sleeping resources.
This being my first LAN of this level, I decided it would be best to stay.

My computer being upgraded earlier in the week, I was ready to take on some quality games!
The first few hours of Friday were mostly taken as time to set up (dc++, anti-virus, game setup etc) and once we covered that, it was merely a matter of hosting or joining a game.
As the programme dc++ was available to us, we also shared/leeched while playing... or some just leeched ^^;
The event took shape early on and the gaming was getting good.

At this I decided to play some Unreal Tournament 3. Thankfully, I am familiar with the interface of this game, so it was kind to me in that respect.
The opponents were unforgiving and neither was I, Unreal was a good place marker and proved that even being rusty you can still own some XD

With Saturday closing in, other games were added to the plate.
COD4, Soulstorm, Half Life... between these there, I learned to play games I've never had the opportunity to become familar with.
It's certainly harder when you barely know of the controls but, gaming is kind in that respect.
Soon, I managed to own some so that was joyful feeling ^-^

My time ended by bidding farewell to my friends, promising to return at the next LAN and hopefully proving to be an even better challenge next time.

One of the 'great get' from the LAN was the Fate/Stay Night game!
It certainly saved me the long, hard process of getting it myself ^^;
After managing to play through the prologue (which was rather long, mind you), I came to the conclusion that this game has been improved from the presentation of Tsukihime.
Animated scenes, music room, more save slots, better interface, different perspectives, added comment box for saves ...
Fate/Stay Night is by far the better quality doujin game that I have played. It really delivers on a professional level, in my belief.
Though I've just played the prologue I'm certainly enjoying this game so far, among my other batch of games XD

Finally, as a result of all this excitement... my late nights are back.

How do you react when you have LAN, anime, games, manga, firends to 'distract' you?

That end's this post
'Til we next meet,

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Joints and Movability


As much love as there is for the Nendoroid series, the Figma range may be on close par.
If we look at this in more depth, we can say that there is a certin group of people who tend to prefer articulated figurines.
There are some who can still enjoy the static figurines but, the question is:

How creative are you when it comes to your jointed figurines?

This post was inspired by a creative and cute Image I had found on the Figma blog, located here.

If you're familiar with either of the trends in this image, I'm sure that you will be able to enjoy it ^-^

Well, that ends this post
'Til we next meet,

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

El Figure | LAN | College


I few events have occurred and approach me during this time.
Firstly, I have pictures of my newest figurine to share. She is more of a sculptor's figurine and not particularly related to any franchise.

The following pics may appear to have better lighting; I (with the help of my dad) made a photography box.
Sadly, I am not yet accustomed to my camera and somehow managed to either blur of capture part of the box in ^^;
I do hope that you can enjoy the pictures, nonetheless >.<

As some of my fellow DC readers may know, I have been accepted into College!
My dream of pursuing a career in Graphic Design is within my reach and now I'll be doing my best to prove myself.

How did you first react when you got into College/managed to get a job?

Finally, I am attending a LAN after many years. The LAN in itself is quite a big one, hosting 200+ people and lasting 3 days long.
As I am buying pc upgrades to day, I should be able to play with more ease , however, it's been a while since I've gamed competitively so, I'm sure I'll be rusty ;_;

Do you enjoy LANs or online gaming?

Well, that ends this post.
'Til we next meet,

Monday, November 17, 2008

Updates, thoughts and between


This is more of an in between post while I wait for a few figurines to arrive.
It has been quite some time that I have done a 'Life' Post, they won't be too often though.

I've ordered a figurine that I had my eyes on but, as it was not a character/series related item, I avoided it.

Do you have certain figurines/items that you avoid due to company or sculptor?

Another random question,

How do you feel after reciving a series that you've waited for so long?

This question stems from the fact I hva erecently gotten 'Serial Experiments Lain' which was one of the first anime I had wanted after I started to involve myself deeper into anime, manga and everything alike.

Well, that ends this (rather dry) post.
'Til we next meet,

Friday, November 7, 2008

Anime Oops part.3 | Fate/Stay Night Patch Out | Figma fangirlism


It has been quite some time since a new segment of 'anime oops' so, I finally present one.
Upon the release of the full Fate/Stay Night by mirrormoon
I decided to rewatch The Fate/Stay Night anime while I wait for the game to 'arrive'.
Here's something strange and very likely, a deliberate additition

The image can be enlarged, so if you can't see anything no worries!

Finally, since my Rin Figma arrived (and Shinki), I have been fangirling over them!
The joints which put me off before is now a new moe~
So small and easy to carry, posing and acting scenes out... MMS and Figma ranges are now within my interest!

Wells, this end this post
'Til we next meet,

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Figma Rin | Nendoroid Yuki | Shinki Strarf Pics!


After a day of delay, an email of concern, much panic ... she has arrived! I placed my preorder for my Tohsaka Rin Figma back in August sometime and she finally arrived!
It has been a painful wait but, now that she's here I can feel at ease ^-^

As I had not uploaded my Busou Shinki or Nendoroid Yuki pics yet.. the Flickr link will lead to a collection of pics which I had taken last night.
You may see a difference in the pics, if this is a good change, then I am doing something right >.<

Photobucket link~

On a random note, as I started playing with Rin, my mother asked which order of child she is...
Yes, they are my precious children and Rin is the 14th one!
My lovely family is growing~

How big is your figure family?

Well, that ends this post
‘Til we next meet,

Monday, November 3, 2008

Small Merch update!


A short little post linking to my Flickr page (pics are just too big to resize and still maintain quality), so I am sharing my small merchandise update with you.

Flickr link

Exciting news on my part, my Tohsaka Rin Figma arrives tomorrow~
Yes, the 3 month long wait has gotten to me but, It will not control me XD

Do you ever find yourself totally giddy near the time of your merchandise arrival?

Well that ends this post,

'Til next time,