Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya DVD limited edition unbox

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Two days ago, after a whole month, my DVD copy of the Haruhi movie finally arrived. Today I unboxed it and took some pictures of the extras that come with it. And special mention to the two bookmarks were Yuki wrote her messages to Kyon that I didn't know that come with it.

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Two Yuki bookmarks.

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An special mini fanbook.

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Two poscards.

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The whole content.

More pictures on my flickr.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Hourou Musuko (Wandering Son) - First impressions

This was one of the animes that I wanted to watch more this season. And for the no very good quality of this season anime, Madoka Magica disappointed me a bit, for me is the best anime of this season that I watched.

The animation is very good, using soft colors that makes it very nice. The music is awesome, and combines very good with story in each moment of the episode. The seiyu cast is also great, I didn't know that was working in it Mizuki Nana, Horie Yui and Toyosaki Aki. And the story seems that will be sweet and touching.

The only negative point that I found is that story is a bit confusing at the beginning because there are a lot of characters and, the relation between them, isn't explained. So I was a bit lost at first. Hope that will explain it better in next episodes. Anyway, seems that will be a great anime.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Memories of Japan - 2010-08-08 - 3. Cuteness, hamburger and walk to Shibuya

Our first full day in Japan starts and we wake up in our disastrous first hotel. Luckily, the following hotels was all good. Everybody picked up their baggage and I took some pictures of our room. Bye bye horrible hotel, hope don't see you again.

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Our first night room.

After that, we went to our new hotel. Toyoko inn if I remember well. This time was a western style hotel with normal beds, but too much better than the other one. Well this really seems an hotel, the other one... I can't define. We left our baggage there and went out. Still was too early to do the check in. So we went to Asakusa to find a place to have breakfast. And we found a little coffee shop where, after our first tries to communicate, enjoyed delicious pancakes.

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Enjoying pancakes.

After breakfast, went to Harajuku. And there, we found our first, and more mythical, kawaii store, Kiddy Land. We spent some time in the seven floors of this big store full of cuteness. Later, we went to visit Meiji Jingu shrine. We spent our time there until was time to have lunch.

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Meiji Jingu.

To have lunch, we went to Jonathan's. That's the place in the world where I ate the best hamburgers that I tasted. Totemo Oishiii~ And while my co-travelers chose more conventional drinks, I tasted Melon Fanta. Was very sweet! But tasted good.

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Lunch at Jonathan's.

After lunch, we decided try to go from there to Shibuya walking. Was fun. We stopped in a music store, with lots of floors, too. In the anime section was playing "No, Thank you!", the second K-ON!! ending. That is maybe the song that I listened more in this travel. We also stopped in a clothes shop that had One Piece posters outside.

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A clothes shop on our walk to Shibuya.

After walk some time, we arrived to the mythical Shibuya crossroads. We took some pictures of the crossroads and some more of the Hachiko statue. Later, finally was time to go to the first manga and anime related place, Shibuya's Mandarake. I enjoyed a lot walking through bookcases with lots and lots of manga. There I also found some figurines and nendoroids hard to find with expensive prices. But I bought nothing that day.

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After Mandarake's visit, was time to have dinner. We went to a typical Okinawa restaurant but without knowing it. Later, the waiter, that was very nice person, explained to us. Also explained and suggested some plates to choose. We enjoyed of a bit expensive but very good dinner.

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Enjoying our dinner at a typical Okinawa restaurant.

After dinner, was time to come back to our new hotel. We still had to do the check in. After that, we went to our rooms. I checked my mail account, took a shower and watched TV a bit while the other people also checked their mail. And when everybody finished, bed time. Oyasumi!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Puella Magi Madoka Magica - First impressions

When I started to watch this first episode, I didn't remember that this anime is produced by Shaft. But only, see the first frame, I remembered it. That weird scenery... But well, that was in a dream, and didn't go to far with the weirdness in these first scenes.

The following went well until when was near the end of the episode, when Madoka saves Kyubey. In that moment, Shaft's weirdness appear more than was showed before...

That's which don't like me of this episode, Shaft is being Shaft... Almost all the episode is good and a little of Shaft's weirdness isn't bad, but what happens in that scene is too much.

For the rest of the episode, I liked. Remembers Sakura and Nanoha, two magical girl anime that I liked. Hope that in the rest of the episodes won't be too much Shaft weird paranoias and will be a good anime.