Finally got my copy of Lucky Star Re-Mix 002. This new remix album has turned out to be much better than the previous Lucky Star remix. It even features a group medley AND nice album art, which by the way, really compliments the better mixes. The only song I took with me from the last remix album was Motteke! Sailor Fuku [Metabo Taisaku Mix], and admittedly the only good one. This album however, was chock full of surprises. The only song that was not worth listening to being the first track: JAM ga Mottetta! Sailor Fuku, which I found to be a pretty annoying mix of otaku wannabe boys trying to sing Motteke Sailor Fuku with passion and flare and lots of unoriginal vocal editing.
Here's my two cents of the tracks in the album:
JAM ga Mottetta! Sailor Fuku
Crap. Boys singing Motteke! Sailor Fuku in the place of the Lucky Star girls. It feels and sounds stupid and annoying.
Motteke! Sailor Fuku EX.Motte[k]remix
Hi-fi trance (not progressive at all) which is kinda annoying at first but grows on you. I got this one playing in my car, so I think I'm hooked already. Very annoying if you don't like constant highspeed bleeping and sawtooth action. Good for parties.
Motteke! Knee Socks
Nice original remix with some pretty cool surprises thrown in in terms of beat and some nice familiar melody from Kaeshite! Knee Socks. This one really caught my ear. Playing in the car too so you know I like it.
Motteke! Sailor Fuku Electro Otome Chikku mix
Slightly retro 90's style electronica with some pop style music lots of voice synth. This is doesn't have the steady techno beat but I love its bluey piano playing mixed in along with its wonderful stop-and-hop bridges.
Motteke! Sailor Fuku Bak-Bak-Bakoon! Mix
Oh man this must the best mix of random voice clips by the Lucky Star characters ever. More blues style stuff and a bit of R&B thrown in as well as Tsukasa's Character Album's Good Night loop put to damned good use. Nice background upbeat cafe music.
Kumikyoku "Lucky Star Douga"
The ultimate weapon! Modelled after Nico Nico Douga's Kumikyoku (Group Song) and even with the same types of drops in pace and wonderful rendition of the all-too-familiar Kogepan theme played with synth piano immediately after the Motteke! Sailor Fuku chorus in the beginning. Awesome stuff as soon as the drums roll in. The first time I heard this, was probably the best time in my life as far as I can remember from my short memory. Some of the songs are really good techno clips, while others plain silly but familiar and cozy "wawawawasuremono" and some from Akira too. Definitely a must listen.
I used to think he was gay, that's why he could not face the fact that Light was Kira. Oh well, he's proven me wrong. This season really is turning out to be one boring season. It's winter and there's nothing to watch. The anime companies must have their asses frozen to their chairs this winter, preventing them from ever getting up to sharpen their pencils. After watching H20 for a short 2 episodes, I got so sick of it I decided to throw up and forget about that anime.
I mean, come on, seriously, Spirit of the Sounds of Time Otoha-chan? Man, that makes King of the Meanest, Baddest Intruders of Soul Society sound good. Did I mention the anime has a lousy series progression and an even lousier plot? In episode 1, (don't worry this won't spoil the anime one bit, because it has already been hacksawed into a million ugly pieces of FAIL by the producers in just TWO episodes, they probably are the record holders of fastest rotting anime ever) the boy of the harem is blind. That's it, the rest is rubbish. Then in episode 2, the boy can see again! As if Jesus came down and told him to see again. I mean, if that was the case, why didn't they show it? What the hell is up with him suddenly waking up the next morning and suddenly have fully functional optics?! It's like Makoto coming back to life after being stabbed by both Sekai and Kotonoha. (Actually I'd love to see that, and before he dies of pain and suffering while he looks at the two deranged girls whose virginity he took away, he must drown in hot boiling oil.
UGH... This is the worst season ever. I shall now stop ranting and watch this season's only saviours, CLANNAD and Shana. *ciaoz
Do you see any resemblance? Maybe Youhei was an adopted child?
CLANNAD is finally getting a move on with the Nagisa x Tomoya action. Oh man, how long do I have to withstand this torture!? When will Okazaki stop being gay and look at Nagisa! UGH. Stupid screenwriters, always leaving the good stuff to the end and then rushing it. Lets hope this does not turn into a ZnT 2-2
Finally done with my computer. It took forever for the parts to arrive, especially the 8800GT which gave me immense amounts of headaches when it came to dealing with the ultra-stingy shopkeepers. -.-; Make sure you do not buy from any shops owned by Chinese people, even if it means there are lots of them around and they sell stuff at supposedly dirt cheap prices which are actually miles above the actual cost prices. >.>
When work gets in the way with your usual anime-loving life, you know you need a break and start doing things that you like. Last month I secured a figure that should by then have been extremely hard to find since production has stopped and its made by Max Factory. Yeah, the 1/8 Shana that I was eyeing ever since I was a child. (Okay maybe not) So I decided to commemorate the completion of my new PC to open up the Shana box and give her a bit of a modelling session. This will be relatively educational for all those of you who haven't gotten your hands on this figure yet. Make sure you do not regret for the rest of your lives. Pictures after the jump...
Frankly I was amazed at what I saw when I clicked on a link absent mindedly like I always do when I chat on mIRC. It was a voice actor that I personally have never heard about that spoke during a convention about the quasi-sensitive topics of scanlations and fansubs. First of all, I'll say that I do download fansubs and scanlations and I do fansub. Before this I had the dimmest idea of the situation that was going on in the anime world and businesses that were involved in the creation, preparation and distribution of anime in Japan and worldwide. This made me question some ethics most of us were going by. The question of ethics becomes a serious issue in terms of sustaining the world of anime we all know and love when the businesses that depend on the distribution of anime are losing money because of it. That said, the videos are available after the jump so 56k'ers may not appreciate having a whole lot of flash videos thrown at them so I'll say this first. Don't click if your pipe can't take it. There are 18 videos here cut up by topic from youtube for your convienience.
I CANNOT believe I didn't notice earlier. OMG! I can't believe this. Princess Tsun is gonna be back! XD Hail Zero, for she comes liek a thief. I didn't think very highly of the past two seasons but the drama and Zero's tsunness more than make up for whatever story the show has (or lacks thereof). We love tsun... we love tsun... we love tsun...