Thursday, 31 December 2009

2009 Anime round-up

anime series i've followed through in 2009.

Winter 2008 (jan-mar 2009)
01) Zoku Natsume Yuujin-Chou
03) Chrome Shelled Regios
04) Hetalia Axis Powers (on-going)

Spring 2009 (apr-jun 2009)
05) Sengoku Basara
06) Valkyria Chronicles
07) Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~
08) Ristorante Paradiso
09) Cross Game (on-going)
10) Tears to Tiara
11) 07-Ghost
12) Kin-iro no Cordo ~second passo~
13) K-ON
14) Guin Saga
15) Eden of the East

Summer 2009 (jul-sep 2009)
16) Sora no Manimani
17) Spice and Wolf II
18) Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
19) Umineko no Naku Koro ni
20) Taishou Yakyuu Musume

Fall 2009 (oct-dec 2009)
21) Nyan Koi!
22) Seiken no Blacksmith
23) Tentai Senshi Sunred S2 (on-going)
24) To Aru Kagaku no Railgun (on-going)
25) Tatakau Shisho - The Book of Bantorra (on-going)
26) Tegami Bachi - Letter Bee (on-going)
27) Miracle train
28) Kobato. (on-going)
29) Kimi ni Todoke (on-going)
30) Darker Than Black: Ryūsei no Gemini
31) FAIRY TAIL (on-going)

forever-ongoing series,
32) One Piece
33) Bleach
34) Katekyoushi Hitman Reborn

and series i've dropped somewhere along each season,
01) Shikabane Hime Kuro
02) Maria Holic
03) Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo
04) Shangri-La
05) Basquash!
06) Pandora Hearts
07) Hanasakeru Seishonen

definitely not as much as last year, where i almost hit the 50-series mark, but it gave me more time to catch up on alot of dorama, which i haven't been watching consistently for awhile.

and it's so much easier to choose some favorites this time round.

here's my Top 5 anime for 2009, One Piece not included,
01) Cross Game
02) Hetalia Axis Powers
03) Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
04) Ristorante Paradiso
05) K-ON

i'm keeping my fingers crossed for 2010.

Monday, 28 December 2009

One Piece Christmas

what i went down to latendo on Christmas Eve for.

the One Piece Strong World gashapon collection.
OP SW arc
1st row (L->R), Chopper, Robin, Usopp, Brook, Franky
2nd row (L->R), Nami, Sanji, Luffy, Zoro, Shiki

Hetalia Ep 47 & 48

Episode 47: the growing power of America

Austria does the dishes.

Episode 48: Voice change

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Austria thought the same thing as Holy Roman Empire~

Friday, 25 December 2009

Rabbids Christmas 2.0

Merry Christmas again minna~


Wednesday, 23 December 2009

SW Guide Book for SALE

selling an extra copy of the OP Strong World guide book as a friend of mine bought one for me when she went over to Japan a week ago.

the plastic wrapper has been taken off, but rest assured that it is still in mint condition since i haven't had time to look through thoroughly yet.

here's the photo again.

Price: S$23 (local) or USD$16 (international)
Postage: S$5 (local registered mail) or USD$15 (international EMS)

i will be wrapping it in my own plastic just to be safe.

interested parties, please leave your name, email and country of residence in the comments section (NOT cbox) and i will get back to you shortly.

first come first serve.

edited 30/12/2009,
guide book have been sold. ^_^.``

Tuesday, 22 December 2009



oh gosh, she's just great as Lightning.

i seem to do this every time a new Final Fantasy game is released.

my wishful thinking that someone would play the game while i just watch the beautiful CG and enjoy the story.


Monday, 21 December 2009

Nodame Film comes to SG

it might be due to the success of Gokusen: The Movie.

but yes, you read that right.

they are bringing Nodame Cantabile to SG cinemas!!


for those that still don't know what's going on, Nodame Cantabile Saishū Gakushō (Nodame Cantabile: The Final Movement) will be released as two movies. much like how 20th Century Boys was split into three.

the 1st movie opened last Saturday in Japan, but the SG release is on March 11 2010.

well, i should be thankful it's not like 6 months later.

so i'm guessing the 2nd movie will also be released 3 months later after the Japan premier, making it either a June or July release.

Nodame-lovers, don't forget to mark your calendar.


PS. and in case you still need something to tide you over, there's the 3rd anime series to look forward to in Jan 2010.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

the Strong World effect

latest news is it had already earned 1.038 billion yen (~US$11.7 million) in its opening weekend, which by the way is just 2 days!

if you're not convinced, check out the youtube video below. not even Mr Edward Cullen or Mr Harry Potter are able to draw in the crowd like this.

One Piece BANZAI!

Monday, 14 December 2009

Strong World Guide Book

i couldn't resist getting this from Kinokuniya yesterday.


*dreamy sigh*

i need to improve my japanese language.

or at least learn my katagana again.

visit the movie thread on Kaizoku Fansubs if you haven't already done so. the excitment is just overwhelming.

ah gu, let me know if you want a copy. most likely i'll be going down to Kinokuniya on Thursday to get some other stuff.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Strong World 12/12/2009

less than 24hrs to the premier of One Piece film: Strong World.

and i just realized that there's a chinese official website linked from 東立's main page.

does that mean they're going to bring Strong World to taiwan cinemas??!!

OMG!!! that's so unfair!!!

update @ 12:28am:
freak! they're really going to show Strong World in taiwan. on joyce's birthday next year!! 12/02/2010!!


OMG!!! this is so unfair!!!


Post AFA09 (with photos)

Kakashi and the Fourth Hokage (Naruto).

Don Kanonji (Bleach). BOHAHAHAHA!!

Hetalia Ep 46

Episode 46: haircut

latest news!

the 3rd season of Hetalia has been announced!

more Hetalia goodness to come for the coming winter season.


Thursday, 10 December 2009

Handing Over of the Ultimate 損友 Title

I, Moo Moo/Ah Gu/GuGu, officially stepped down from the post of Ultimate 損友 and have assigned Roar Roar to take over the title.




(She snatched that title away from me with all the One Piece temptations!!
Famous Quote:"aiyah, juz buy lah.u already so tempted anyway.dun buy, and u will regret.")






Roar Roar writes,

finally! the title is mine!

P.S. technically, i'm not the one tempting you. latendo is. mwhehehehehehe.

Hetalia Ep 45

Episode 45: Social solidarity

One Piece Manga #56

remember what i said about the latest volume having a record print of 2.85 million copies?

well, they've already sold close to half the amount (1.36 million) in the first week alone.

OP manga #56

sometimes, it's really scary to see how much influence Odacchi is welding.


Saturday, 5 December 2009

2009 Top-Selling Manga (cont'd)

the Top 10 best-selling manga by series in japan are,

01) One Piece (14,721,241 copies!!!)
02) Naruto (6,836,494 copies)
03) Bleach
04) Fullmetal Alchemist
05) Gintama
06) Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
07) Mei-chan no Shitsuji
08) Fairy Tail
09) 20th Century Boys
10) Saint Young Men

there is nothing, absolutely nothing, Naruto can do to even get close to One Piece.

to think it even doubled the amount of copies (5,956,540) from last year.

staggering staggering statistics.

i'm also glad that Mei-chan is in the Top 10. they have to thank Hiro-san and the other ikemen for that. *grins*

but once again,



Friday, 4 December 2009

2009 Top-Selling Manga

news from ANN,

Top 10 best-selling manga by volume in japan,

1) One Piece #53 (2,057,528 copies)
2) One Piece #54 (1,963,696 copies)
3) One Piece #52 (1,952,551 copies)
4) One Piece #55 (1,810,410 copies)
5) NANA #21
6) Fullmetal Alchemist #23
7) Fullmetal Alchemist #21
8) Fullmetal Alchemist #22
9) Naruto #45
10) Naruto #47

all the One Piece volumes released this year are in the Top 10.

and most likely, it's gonna dominate the Top 10 for best-selling manga by series too.

i am one happy camper.


P.S. from the statistics, i can understand why the latest volume (#56) is getting a record print of 2.85 million copies. it's unavoidable!

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Shichihenge Live-Action

Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge is getting a live-action adaptation next Jan.

while i've known about the news some time ago, i'm even happier now that the cast has finally been revealed.

check out the news article on ANN.

it's Kamenashi Kazuya as Kyohei!!

excuse me while i go into fangirl-mode,


after finishing One Pound Gospel, i've become a fan of Kazuya-kun. he is so so funny in the show!! highly recommend this to anyone who wants to watch a light-hearted dorama.

hope he's able to do a good job as Kyohei too. ^_^.``

i have doubts about the female lead though, whom they're casting Omasa Aya as Sunako.

seeing that the most recent dorama i've seen of her was as a spoilt brat in Mei-chan, it's hard to picture her as the blood and gore-loving Sunako.

oh gosh, i can't wait for Jan to come by.


Wednesday, 2 December 2009

new stands

daddy finally managed to find raw material (acrylic) and has made new stands for me.

my cupboard 29092009 02

OP gashapons 01122009 02

i have no idea why it still seems like there's not enough room.

trying to squeeze everything to one side so that i don't have to shift much when the new gashapons come.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009


sui (美): hokkien for pretty/beautiful

one piece #00 strong world
i think i might just drool.

too bad they're missing Nami.

this is so gonna be my wallpaper for a long long time.

Monday, 30 November 2009

Hetalia Ep 44

Episode 44: self-defence lesson

the last part with Canada and America is so funny. poor Canada.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

OP Locations Strong World

in the midst of the overwhelming crowd at AFA on sunday afternoon, moo moo and i decided to go down to kallang to collect our gashapons.

the first of all the Strong World collection.

too bad it's not the full crew.
OP locations - strong world 02

they should have replaced the variants (Nami and Robin with color difference in clothes) with the other crew members.

in any case, i didn't get the variants. moo moo did though.

slightly more closed-up and brighter photo.
OP locations - strong world 01
at least you can see sanji's eyes more clearly in this.

next up, the very very expensive Strong World collection.

so exciting!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Post AFA09

thoughts on AFA09...

things did get bigger and better this year.

more booths, more toys and definitely, more people.

loved the nendroids display brought in by Mr Danny Choo.

they managed to bring in more singers for the evening concerts, with the return of Aniki Ichirou Mizuki and May'n, together with Shoko-tan and Fukuyama Yoshiki.

the VIP passes were still disgustingly expensive though. i was contented just to see them from the distance.

quite pleased with the turnout of cosplayers, with much much more variety compared to last year. at least it wasn't an onslaught of bleach and naruto.

spotted lots more reborn and code geass cosplayers which is definitely a plus point.

and finally! a small group of One Piece cosplayers too.

but i think my personal favorite is this one girl who came as Kendappa-ō from RG Veda! she is very very pretty.

i'll upload photos once i get the final loot from moo moo.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Hetalia Ep 43

Episode 43: more of Russia's siblings

Monday, 16 November 2009

One Piece Special Movie-linked Episodes

ep426-429 are the special movie-linked episodes.

and to start us off, they decided to give us a brand new OP.
Kaze wo Sagashite by Mari Yaguchi.

i likie!!

definitely better than the previous one.

it's been too long since i saw the rest of the Strawhats together in action.

i miss all their antics.

and i miss Sanji.

(screencap from Kaizoku Fansub)

he looks so good in the episode!!!

Blackforest cake?

birdy's "elegant" blackforest cake.

just completed.
madam's black forest cake 01
you can pretty much guess why it's only half a cake. there's two layers of cake required in the blackforest.

it would be impossible to finish if it was really a full one. and poor makiyo (birdy's husband) would have to be the scapegoat if that happens.

moo moo's name on it, as blackforest is supposed to be her favorite.
madam's black forest cake 02
not sure if it's still her favorite now.

madam's black forest cake 03
as you can see (or rather not see), the middle part with the cherries and cream is almost squashed.

brighter and clearer photo (from meow meow)
blackforest cake 04
you basically can only see the squashed cherries.

you need more work birdy.

mada mada dane (copyright to Echizen Ryoma)

Friday, 13 November 2009

Strong World 2nd trailer

video update from 03/11/2009. now with english subs!!

awesome awesome awesome


i think i almost drooled when they came out in their black suits in 0:30.



Thursday, 12 November 2009

Hetalia Ep 42

Episode 42: introducing Russia's siblings

and Russia's version of the ED.


Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Tokyo DOGS

new series currently airing starring Mizushima Hiro and Oguri Shun as police officers with totally different personalities working together as partners.

how is it that Hiro always gets the more slapstick character in a dorama?

not that Tokyo Dogs is a very serious police dorama in the first place, cos it's meant to be half-comedy too.

Shun is also funny in his own way; usually when his mom calls him in the middle of his work, or when he tries to make puns with a straight face.

it is only up to Ep4 now, so for those who much prefer to marathon your doramas, best to wait til it finishes in Dec.

which means gives me more buffer time since i'm trying to watch Kyumei Byoto S4.

and start on 1 Pound Gospel.

since most of my current anime subs are released during the weekends and Mon, i can finish watching them, and still have time for one or two episodes of dorama each night.

not bad.

so aside from being sidetracked by a couple of other doramas, Atashinchi no Danshi and Otomen, that means i really might be able to finish at least 3/4 of the list i had back in July.


Thursday, 5 November 2009

Hetalia Ep 41

Episode 41: "i'm going to try taking away _____'s willpower!"

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Momoiro Island

spanish subs, but most fans would know what's happening anyway.

heaven to hell.

under 4 minutes.


Monday, 2 November 2009

OP Anime Heroes ~Arabasta Arc~

i actually like the characters in this arc better than the Fuyujima arc. then again, the Arabasta arc is my 2nd favorite arc, No.1 being the Skypiea arc.

anyway, had no space to put them in my cupboard yet. dad is still sourcing raw materials to build my stands. being a little greedy and asking for clear plastic stands now, instead of the white styrofoam ones he made the last time.

temporarily still keeping them in the box where they came from. in fact, i'm gonna keep the box and not throw it out like the previous ones. this one actually looks very pretty. will use it as a storage for all my gashapon-related stuff. it'll come in handy when i need to do any major moving anyway.

without further ado, presenting the Anime Heroes ~Arabasta Arc~

OP anime heroes arabasta 01
1st row (L->R), Mr.3 Galdino, Mr.2 Bon Clay, Mr.0 Crocodile, Miss All-Sunday Nico Robin, Mr.1 Daz Bones, Miss Wednesday Nefertari Vivi, Marine Ship
2nd row (L->R), Princess Vivi, Chopper, Usoppu, Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, Nami, Ace
3rd row (L->R), Carue, Igaram, King Cobra, Chaka, Pell, Den Den Mushi, Monkey D. Dragon

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Hetalia Ep 40

Episode 40: France VS England

oh gosh. i'm starting to get attached to chibi-America.


and another 30secs worth of Chibitalia after the ED. this dream tops the one from last episode's. hilarious.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

i'm feeling it again

the SaiMon withdrawal.

had just finished the latest novel (book 14) last week.

and though i still have other books to read (Tokyo Babylon, and the even longer Narnia series), i'm still pining after SaiMon.

it's also probably because book 14 ended with a huge cliff-hanger, that i'm dying to know what's gonna happen next.

Yukino Sai-sensei is a fantastic author.

book 4 of the side-stories will be published in chinese end Nov.

SaiMon sidebook4

it'll probably be enough to curb my withdrawals for a while.

but i still wanna know what's happening in the main story.


Monday, 26 October 2009

Hetalia Ep 39

Episode 39: He ain't heavy, he's my brother

CHIBITALIA!! 30secs worth of it!

damn, they should have more of that instead of the other histories.
but then again, chibi-America is so cute.


Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Hetalia Ep 38

Episode 38: Pinky swear

Friday, 16 October 2009

Tokyo Babylon 珍藏版

on my shopping trip to kinokuniya on sunday.

OMG! 珍藏版!!

this is one of the 3 CLAMP manga i haven't read before, the other 2 being Clover and Watashi no Suki na Hito.

though i do know the rough story from reading X/1999.

i'm just a few more sets to owning all of CLAMP's manga.


Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Fall 2009

for all the anticipation i had for Fall 2009, i've only picked up 10 shows, 8 of which i've already rambled about in mid-aug.

in order of me watching each episode 1's,

Nyan Koi!
the comedy is very much lacking, given that this is supposed to be a rom-com. high chance of dropping this, but i'll give it another few episodes before doing the actual deed.

the only saving grace is perhaps Fukuyama Jun who is voicing 2 characters inside, especially that of Tama the cat. been too long since i've seen him in anything comical, since the last 2 shows had been Code Geass and Valkyria Chronicles.

Seiken no Blacksmith - The Sacred Blacksmith
if it wasn't for the last 5 min, i would've dropped this at episode1. as such, because of the very cool magical sword-forging process, i'm keen to continue with the show.

i could do without Cecily repeating her mantra ("i'm a knight, blah blah blah") for the 3rd time in one episode. who knows how many more times it'll be sprouting out of her mouth.

the only good thing is that Lisa is very likable compared to the former. and she is of much more use too. without Lisa, Luke would never be the sacred blacksmith. and Cecily would never be able to get her very own katana.

Tentai Senshi Sunred S2
finally, the start of something good in the season. we start off this season with the reunion of "Weather 3" which Sunred used to be part of. regardless of their disbandment, they still kicked the asses of all the villains.

which still looks more like them being the bullies than the heroes of the show.

they even have their own OP. maybe they'll use it from time to time, like Hetalia with the Germany and Japan-version EDs.

To Aru Kagaku no Railgun
spin-off from last year's Index, Mikoto becomes the main lead and sets to take Touma's place as defender of the city. she'll probably do a better job since she actually does have a special power. ie. generate electricity.

reminds me of the other electricity-generating character, Eneru from One Piece.

see the similarities?

could do with less yuri-scenes with Kuroko, but have to accept that she's part of the main cast now. i think the only part where it wasn't irritating was when she was doing her Judgement job and using her teleporting power.

Tatakau Shisho - The Book of Bantorra
the first serious show where it had me hooked within the first 5 min. different from the other library-inspired anime, Toshokan Sensou, this involves librarians with magical powers who serve to protect books containing memories of dead people.

the character designs looks great. there's magic. there's mystery. and there's a Jeanne d'Arc-like character who looks like the key to the entire show.

all in all, it looks promising enough to watch to the end.

Tegami Bachi - Letter Bee
fantasy series where postmen called Letter Bees deliver packages while battling giant insects called Gaichuu that roams the lands. not much has happened in episode1 except the introduction of the 2 main leads.

after going through wiki, it seems that Gauche eventually becomes the antagonist (typical), while Lag goes on to becoming a Bee. the settings and story looks interesting enough to this point, so it'll probably be worth finishing.

Miracle train
i'm watching this for the cute guys, i'm watching this for the bishonens, i'm watching this for the ikemen.

there's really no other reason why i'm watching this. the plot is cheesy as it is, train stations personified as bishonens and going around helping troubled passengers (ie. women).

i'm watching this for the cute guys, i'm watching this for the bishonens, i'm watching this for the ikemen.

i'm totally amused that Morita Masakazu always voices the same type of character in these show.

Morita Masakazu

whether it's Alfred (Marginal Prince), Kazuki (La Corda) or the latest Ryogoku (Miracle Train), even Ichigo (Bleach) bears strikingly similar traits. typical case of stereotyping.

so if you're looking for plot, DO NOT watch this.

if you're looking for cute guys/bishonens/ikemen, and can stand all the cheese that'll be oozing out of this series, please continue watching and swoon.

my favorite? Ruppongi Fumi. KYAA!

with the end of Tsubasa RC on Oct 7 and the near-end of xxxHOLIC, CLAMP's latest work features a girl going around healing wounded hearts. expect familiar faces to appear, much like Tsubasa and xxxHOLIC.

almost all of CLAMP's works have been adapted into anime (TV series, OVA, OAD, etc), so it was only a matter of time before Kobato gets its own adaptation.

comparatively to the previous 2 works, this is definitely a more light-hearted series. although knowing CLAMP, there's bound to be lots of hidden secrets and plot-twists.

Kimi ni Todoke
the series i've been looking forward to, many would make the comparison between this and Yamato Nadeshiko, but aside from Sawako and Sunako's almost similar looks, everything else is very different.

Sawako's life goal is to make friends, while the latter's life goal is to stay as far away from people.

i love all the seiyuu cast! especially Kazehaya's seiyuu; you can't get more "100% freshness" besides Namikawa Daisuke. though after episode1, i still think he could've put in more "freshness" as Kazehaya.

Darker Than Black: Ryūsei no Gemini
gosh, i had forgot almost everything about this show, except it's about a group of people called contractors who gained special powers after a meteor landed on earth. will probably have to re-read the summaries on RC just to recap.

judging by the title and short 12-episodes run, the sequel seemed to be focused on just one story. which is a good thing, since it also means the story will move along fast. it's still exciting to see Hei in action. waiting for the appearance of Yin.

true enough, episode1 was good and i'm more than willing to continue watching. lots of similar characters to Rave Master, but that's pretty much expected.

Plue even made a small comeback, not as a main character, but as a summon-able spirit of Lucy's. i also thought of how similar it is to FF8 when Lucy was summoning Aquarius.

and i like most of the seiyuus, with Kakihara Tetsuya (Gurren Lagaan's Simon) as Natsu, Kugimiya Rie (Toradora's Taiga) as Happy, and Hirano Aya (Nana's Reira) as Lucy.

unlike most otakus, i usually prefer Kugimiya Rie when she's not voicing those rich-and-spoilt female characters. her role as Happy reminds me of how she voiced Nene in Potemayo.


so that's about all there is to Fall 2009. slight disappointment, but i guess i can't compare it last year.


it's a good time to catch up on my dorama for the next 3 months.

Hetalia Ep 37

Episode 37: Russian visits the Axis Powers

Italy running to Germany after his 'nightmare' was so funny, especially with him calling France right after that.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009


為什麼 為什麼 為 什 麼

烏拉博士 來說明


為什麼 為什麼 為 什 麼

為什麼海水有時低有時又 變 高
烏拉博士 來說明

為什麼 為什麼 為 什 麼

wahh very hard to find.. i only managed to find the lyrics.. youtube dun have the theme song..

Monday, 12 October 2009

OP Impel Down collection

presenting the Impel Down set collected just last week,

the 1st set i bought with no Sanji inside.

1st row (L->R), Magellan, Hannyabal, Zoro, Robin, Marguerite
2nd row (L->R), Bon Clay, Luffy, Boa Hancock, Buggy, Mr. 3

Monday, 5 October 2009

Hagu VS Hagu

it's really difficult to bring Hanamoto Hagumi to live-action.

H&amp;C hagu2

after finishing the dorama Hachimitsu to Clover, between Narumi Riko (dorama) and Aoi Yuu (movie), i much preferred Yuu-chan as Hagu.

Hagu almost always gave off a spaced-off/innocent feel.

H&amp;C hagu

while Riko-chan (left) can pull off the spaced-off look, she looks too mature to give off that innocent feel, while Yuu-chan (right) had that "look" the moment she appeared on screen.

ironic, since Yuu-chan was 21 when she was cast, whereas Riko-chan was only 16.

but as i've said, it's already difficult to bring Hagu to live-action. i should be grateful that there were at least 2 actresses who could personify her.

other thoughts,

there were many parts they didn't cover, most importantly the scene where all 5 of them spent the day looking for the four-leaf clover, which was instead replaced with Takemoto searching for it alone.

they slightly twisted the ending and didn't use the real reason why Hagu chose to stay with Shuuji. but i guess it would be weird since the Shuuji in the dorama was much more a father figure-like character, even compared to the anime, and has never in any way, indicated that he loves Hagu like how Takemoto and Morita does.

it was obvious that Ikuta Toma did a better job as Takemoto than Sakurai Sho. not that i'm being particularly biased, but i always thought Sho's smiles look a wee bit forced.

they totally left out Morita's past and focused more on the romance between him, Hagu and Takemoto.

i love the dorama Nomiya and Miwako!

especially Miwako who is played by Takizawa Saori. she fitted the role perfectly, looks and all!
H&amp;C miwako

i have never been a fan of Kashiwabara Takashi (柏原崇), but gosh! he looks good as Nomiya.
H&amp;C nomiya

they extended Romaiya-sempai's (who only appeared in the OVA) role in the dorama. the interaction between him and the guys are always funny to watch.

if i were to pick my best cast for Hachimitsu to Clover, these would be my best choices,

Takemoto Yuuta - Ikuta Toma (dorama)
Hanamoto Hagumi - Aoi Yuu (movie)
Morita Shinobu - Narimiya Hiroki (dorama)
Mayama Takumi - Osamu Mukai (dorama)
Yamada Ayumi - Seki Megumi (movie)
Teshigawara Miwako - Takizawa Saori (dorama)
Nomiya Takumi - Kashiwabara Takashi (dorama)

it was difficult for them to squeeze both seasons into 11 episodes, but overall, the dorama wasn't all that bad.

it could have been better if they were given more time, but at least they didn't try to put in things like Morita's past and do a half-hearted job of it.

repercussion of watching the dorama:

as my memory of the anime had become fuzzy over the years, i've taken to watching bits of the anime to see what the dorama missed out.

bad mistake!

it only made me wanna do a marathon run of the entire anime again. maybe with the somewhat disappointing Fall season, i might just have the time to do it soon.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Hetalia Ep 36

Episode 36: Japan VS America - New Year showdown

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

OP WANTED Strawhat Pirates collection

gugu was nice enough to help me collect this together with her own set 2weeks ago, although i didn't managed to get the secret variant, which ah gu did. (lucky cow!)

all 9 bounties

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Hetalia Ep 35

Episode 35: Birth of the Modern Olympics

you never see France so enthusiastic about anything before.


Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Hetalia Ep 34

Episode 34: Allies Drawing Lesson

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

i'm too old for this

after 2 days (20-21 sep) of the TA Amazing Race, i can only conclude that,

i'm too old for this.

even though i'm not even past 30yrs yet, i could feel the years eating away at me.

i only had 2 main motivations for the entire program,
Day 1: to not sleep on the streets of SG.
Day 2: to finish the race and hope that the ending point is in the West.

thankfully, i had a great team that wasn't the cheong sua type, and we never really run for anything, except for that one bus 131 that led us back to our night pitstop at TA2.

other thoughts,

i've never sweat so much since who-knows-how-long-ago, even without all the running. and i've sweat in areas i've never though i would. (dun ask, i'm not saying)

i dunno whether to be thankful that the weather was so good, or curse that it was bloody blazing hot. and i still can't believe i walked up and down Race Course Road in the blazing afternoon sun. without taking out my umbrella.

i hate sleeping in the TA2 choir room. mattress too thin, air-con too cold.
ALL my joints were aching.

seriously, i'm too old for this.

the moment i reached home, had a long thorough bath, drank green bean soup that mum made, and i was out within 5min on my bed.

when i eventually woke up, minus the toilet breaks and such, it was close to 10am today.

you know you're probably too old for these strenuous activities when you need 18hrs to recharge yourself (in this case, myself).
Singlish 101
cheong sua: hokkien for running up a mountain. usually used by army guys as an alternative term to "gung ho" which means to be enthusiastic, sometimes excessively so.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Hetalia Ep 33

Episode 33: too much for a shooting star to handle

Germany's wish(s),

i wish that Italy stops being a crybaby.

i wish that Italy stops being so crazy about the pasta he eats wherever he goes.

i wish that he wouldn't eat so much gelato he gets sick.

i wish that Italy starts making normal hand grenades.

i hope Italy's big brother stops picking fights.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Luffy sings Sakura Sakura


sakura~ *keng keng keng*
sakura~ *keng keng keng*
yayoi no sora wa~ *keng keng keng*
mi-watasu kagiri~ *keng keng keng*

eng translation:
sakura, sakura,
across the spring sky,
as far as you can see.

totally forgot about this until i chanced on it again on youtube.

Friday, 4 September 2009

Hetalia Ep 32

Episode 32: Roman-jiichan's night visit

Wednesday, 2 September 2009


just got informed by moo moo that they've announced the dates for AFA09.

Date: 21-22 Nov 2009
Time: 10am - 9pm
Venue: Suntec Convention Halls 403-404

more guests have already been confirmed, including celebrity blogger Danny Choo, renowned cosplayer Kaname, together with the return of May'n and Mizuki Ichirou and many more.

BUT, still not signs of whether they'll be inviting any mangakas or seiyuus.

i want my seiyuus.

i can think of a whole list of people they could ask.

Koyasu-sama, Seki Tomokazu, Miyano Mamoru, Yamaguchi Kappei, Fukuyama Jun, Sakurai Takahiro...

i could go on, but i'm already ranting.

in any case, i wouldn't be able to go early for any of the days. gotta attend a wedding lunch on sat and church activities end at 3.30pm on sun.


i hope i don't miss the exciting stuff.

on another note, i have a feeling me and moo moo are gonna spend alot of money there if alot of One Piece merchandise is gonna be on sale.


moo moo just started so i'm sure she'll wanna expand her collection as much as possible.

PS. birdy's birthday today. even though she might not be enjoying herself cos she's still slaving away at work, here's a birthday song to cheer you up.

happy birthday to you,
happy birthday to you,
happy birthday to BIRDY/MADAM!
happy birthday to you!!

from moo moo to birdy.

Happy Bird Day to u..
Happy Bird Day to u..
Where r all my little birdies??
Happy Bird Day to u...


birdy, where are our little birdies?

*cheeky grin*

Monday, 31 August 2009

Hetalia Ep 31

Episode 31: Hetalia Gakuen no Christmas

Thursday, 27 August 2009

mei-chan no shitsuji

i'm conflicted.

who should Mei end up with?

usually with this kind of situation, i would always side with my favorite guy, be it in the j-drama (dorama) or manga.

but not this time round.

it was obvious that the dorama was going for the Rihito x Mei pairing, and i was more than happy with that since Rihito was played by Mizushima Hiro. and they did nothing but put the 2 of them together for the entire series.

the manga on the other hand, had some really stiff competition going around.

besides the current arc that had more than enough bishonens with Mei's grandpa rounding up all the prospective husband-to-be's, we see a 17-year-old Kento.

i was already rooting for Kento during the Lucia arc. but he is absolutely stunning in the current arc.

and delicious-looking. (ohohohohohoho.)

i'm practically swooning all over the place.

a picture speaks a thousand words. so let the pictures speak for themselves.

dorama full cast
live-action cast
not as much bishonens as hanakimi, but the ladies made up for it.

the 3 main leads.
live-action mains
Shinonome Mei (Eikura Nana), Shibata Rihito (Mizushima Hiro) and Shibata Kento (Sato Takeru).

Monday, 24 August 2009

Friday, 21 August 2009

Hetalia Ep 29 & 30

Episode 29: invincible Russia?

R: "it's snowy down there, so i don't need a parachute."
apparently, nothing does seems to be able to kill him. remember Busby's chair from Ep26?

Episode 30: England & the Tengu

i burst out laughing at Japan's version of the ED.

Monday, 17 August 2009

upcoming fall anime

looking through the upcoming Fall season at Moonphase, already there are many series that have caught my eyes.

1) Darker Than Black: Ryūsei no Gemini - direct sequel to the last DtB from 2 years ago.
2) Kimi no Todoke - been wanting to read the manga for ages. maybe this will prompt me to read it soon. (18/08 -> started reading online. very nice! will wanna get from kino soon. heehee)
3) Miracle train - lots of cute guys. 'nuff said.
4) FAIRY TAIL - i have it on word by birdy that the manga is good. let's hope this doesn't flop like the Rave Master anime.
5) Tatakau Shisho - The Book of Bantorra - don't know much, but the character designs looks cool, medieval setting, and has nice-sounding OST from PV. should be good. *cross fingers*
6) To Aru Kagaku no Railgun - spin-off from last year's To Aru Majutsu no Index, with Misaki as the main lead.
7) Kobato. - YAY! another CLAMP work. something to tide over while awaiting for Tsubasa's next OVA.
8) Tentai Senshi Sunred - YAY YAY! Season 2! more laughs and gags at chain-smoking superhero.

and probably much more, which i will pick up after RC does its usual Fall preview in 1 month's time.

very much looking forward to Fall.


Thursday, 13 August 2009

Hetalia Ep 28

Episode 28: Christmas in July

in case anyone is curious, Christmas in July IS a unofficial holiday.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Strong World full trailer

need i say more?

this is gonna be so awesome!!

Friday, 7 August 2009


not as funny as the 1st one, but still an effort nontheless. =P

From: Birdy
Sent: Friday, August 07, 2009 3:19 PM
To: Roar Roar; Moo Moo; Meow Meow
Subject: RE: [AU] TGIF (Rap II)

Hee.. okie~ oh ya, i thot of a linking one:

Rap II:
Meow and Moo~
Moo and Meow~
One at home, one downtown~

Both same now, coz' no e-meow (mail)
But no "fan nao", I've got mobile! =)

Time and venue all set liao
I will message cat and cow~

From my M1 to Singtel~
The message is sending out, right now~

TGIF (Rap)

result of a over-"creative" bird.

From: birdy
Sent: Friday, August 07, 2009 1:54 PM
To: Roar Roar; Moo Moo; Meow Meow
Subject: RE: [AU] TGIF (Rap)


Roar and Cheep~
Cheep and Roar~
U and me, then not so bored =)

Tonight want to drink kopi-'O'?
Kopi-bean also got Teh-'O'~

Now we'r left with 5 hours more~
Before we leave the office door~

3 more days to the lion roar~
Happy birthday to Singapore~


this is what you get when madam trys to entertain us.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Portrait of Pirates NEO Sanji

my pride and joy as of this moment.

i couldn't stop beaming after i picked it up from latendo.

OP sanji POP 07

Wednesday, 5 August 2009


latendo's pre-order list just came in with the One Piece Strong World Kuji set.

the one i said i was drooling over and couldn't find picture for in my last post?

here's the picture now.
OP strong world kuji

but OMG!

i nearly had a heart attack when i saw the price!

it's bloody expensive!!

and you can only pre-order if you wanna get the entire set of 29, which not only includes the entire crew, but also plushies, drinking glasses, clear files, keychains and bandanas.

i only want the Strawhat Pirates crew!!

they're gorgeous!!


i think i'll just wait for it to arrive in Nov and buy the loose items.

hopefully they might be selling the set of Strawhat Pirates crew only.

but OMG!!!

i still can't believe it's so expensive!!!

i'm definitely still hyperventilating.


Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Strong World

the upcoming 10th One Piece Film: Strong World will be released on 12/12/2009.

i'm so excited that i have already pre-ordered a gashapon set of the Strawhat Pirates crew from latendo.

OP strong world set
it will be my most expensive gashapon set to date, but i know i will regret if i don't get it.

like the One Piece Mini Bighead set. >_<.``

there are many more merchandise to be released for the much anticipated 10th movie. i'm already drooling over another one that has the crew in non-SD form (couldn't find picture. sorry!). i hope latendo brings that in too.

in case u haven't heard and wonder what the big hype is over the up-coming movie. Odacchi is the main brains behind it.

yup. not the TV animators.

really really.

our own mangaka, Oda "Odacchi" Eiichiro.

so you can pretty much guess how high most fans' expectations are.

the only thing is, the DVD wouldn't be out until Oct 2010, which is when the rest of the world will get to enjoy the movie.

so unless you're so obsessed you're actually going to fly to Japan to catch the movie, please wait along with the rest of us.

but! the wait will be worth it.

or at least,

the merchandise will be. =P

check out the official website for trailers.

PS. went to latendo to collect my much awaited toy today. revealing soon. together with the shabondy island set. ^_^.``

PPS. guess what! gugu is gonna start buying One Piece merchandise soon. hahahaha. she super fast with the anime too, has already caught up to episode 380. ~welcome welcome~

Monday, 3 August 2009

Hetalia Ep 27

Episode 27: "but Italy's my only friend..."

continuing on from where Season 1 left off.

i thought this was rather funny, with the looking through of Germany's diary and having him sing his own version of the ED.

not that it's not totally out of tune. haha.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

it's finally here!!

something i've been wanting to own for years has finally arrived in sg.

pre-ordered it way back in april and have been waiting for months for the release in July.

i'm so excited to go pick it up!!!

all will be revealed soon. ^_^.``

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Material Safety Data Sheet

scientific? possibly.

hilarious? you bet!

MSDS For Women

Element: Women
Symbol: WO2
Discoverer: Adam
Atomic Mass: Accepted at 118lb but known to vary from 100 to 550 lbs
Occurrence: Copious quantities in urban areas

Physical properties:
1. Surface usually covered with painted film.
2. Boils at nothings, freezes without reasons.
3. Melts if given special treatment.
4. Bitter if incorrectly used.
5. Found in various states raging from virgin to common ore.

Chemical properties:
1. Has a great affinity for gold, silver, platinum and precious stones.
2. Absorbs great quantities of expensive substances.
3. May explode spontaneously without prior warning and for no known reasons.
4. Insoluble in liquids, but activity greatly increased in saturation in alcohol.
5. Most powerful money-reducing agent known.

Common uses:
1. Highly ornamental, especially in sport cars.
2. Can be great aid to relaxation.

1. Pure specimen turns rosy pink when discovered in natural state.
2. Turns green when placed beside better specimen.

1. Highly dangerous except in experienced hands.


MSDS For Men

Element: Man
Symbol: Ah (short for Asshole)
Quantitative: Accepted at 7 inches though some isotopes can be as short as 4 inches
Discoverer: Eve (discovered by accident one day when she had a craving for ribs)
Occurrence: Found following duel element Wo, often in high concentration near a perfect Wo specimen

Physical properties:
1. Surface often covered with hair; bristly in some areas, soft in others.
2. Boils when inconvenienced, freezes when faced with Logic and Common Sense, melts if treated like a God.
3. Obnoxious when mixed with C*H*-OH (any alcohol).
4. Can cause headaches and severe body aches; handle with extreme caution.
5. Tends to fall into very low energy state directly after reaction with Wo.
6. Gains considerable mass as specimen ages, loses reactive nature.
7. Specimens can be found in various states ranging from deeply sensitive to extremely thick.
8. Rarely found in pure form after 14th year.
9. Often damaged as a direct result of unlucky reaction with polluted form of the Wo common ore.
10. When pressure is applied, becomes stiff and unyielding; yields only when subtlety, subterfuge, flattery are applied.

Chemical properties:
1. All forms desire reaction with Wo, even when no further reaction is possible.
2. May react with several Wo isotopes in short period under extremely favorable conditions.
3. Most powerful embittering and aggravating agent known to Wo.
4. Usually willing to react with whatever is available.
5. Reaction Rates range from aborted/non-existent to pre-interaction effects (which tend to turn the specimen bright red.)
6. Reaction styles vary from extremely slow, calm and wet to violent/bloody.
7. When saturated with alcohols, will be fairly inert and will repel most other elements.
8. Is repelled by most household appliances and common household cleansers.
9. Is repelled by small children clothed in diapers, particularly those of the malodorous variety.
10. Is neutral to common courtesy and fairness.

1. Best results apparently near 18 for high reaction rate, 25-35 for favorable reaction style.

1. Heavy boxes, top shelves, long walks late at night, free dinners for Wo.
2. Can be used in recreational activities.

1. Pure specimen will rarely reveal purity, while reacted specimens broadcast information on many wavelengths.

1. Tends to react extremely violently when other Man interferes with reaction to a particular Wo specimen. Otherwise very maleable under correct conditions.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

return of J-drama

ever since K-wave came to sg and caused the decrease of j-dramas on local TV, the only ones i've been watching faithfully are either Kimura Takuya's shows, or any random ones that catches my interests.

well recently for the past 2 years, i've been somewhat hooked on watching the less serious and more comical j-dramas. many are adapted from popular manga series and usually showcase lots of up-and-rising young stars.

although the japanese always have adapted manga into live-action before, it wasn't until the recent years in which we see this sudden influx. i think they finally saw how successful the taiwan market has been in using this to promote their new actors/actresses.

between the japanese idol dramas (日本偶像剧) and taiwan idol dramas (台湾偶像剧), i very much prefer the japanese ones. it might just be plain biased, but i much prefer to watch manga adaptations in their original country and language.

so anyway, here's what i've watched over the last 2 years. have included various links to the dramas and cast so i don't have to do any summary.

disclaimer: as usual, only very biased opinions ahead.

Yamada Taro Monogatari (贫穷贵公子)
the very 1st idol-drama i watched. the japanese version was way funnier than the taiwanese version. the guys and kids were also much cuter.

starring Arashi members Ninomiya Kazunari (二宮和也) and Sakurai Sho (櫻井翔), together with Tabe Mikako (多部未華子) whom i always think resembles doreen alot.

Proposal Daisakusen (求爱大作战)
i couldn't resist the cute guy that looks like Takuya (Yamapi), so ended up watching this, which was quite funny given all the back-to-the-future stuff.

starring Yamashita Tomohisa (山下智久), Nagasawa Masami (長澤まさみ) and a favorite veteran actor of mine, Fujiki Naohito (藤木直人).

Nodame Cantabile (交响情人梦)
of course, i only knew of the existence of the live-action only after watching the anime. this j-drama needs no introduction here since i practically swoon rave about it every time something new pops up.

there will be 2 more live-action movies coming up soon (within the next 6 months) and the final anime series will be airing in Jan 2010. the manga will also be ending its run in Spring 2010. big year for Nodame in 2010!

starring Ueno Juri (上野樹里) as our beloved Nodame and Tamaki Hiroshi (玉木宏) as wonder-whiz Chiaki.

Zettai Kareshi (绝对男友)
the very 1st show i watched that stars Mizushima Hiro, although i didn't really thought much about him then. only watched it cos it was an adaptation of a Watase Yuu manga. had doubts on how they could pull off the whole robot lover thing but i think Hayami did a good job as Night.

starring Hayami Mokomichi (速水もこみち), Mizushima Hiro (水嶋ヒロ) and Aibu Saki (相武紗季).

Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (偷偷爱着你/花样少男少女)
i've blogged about this before. and really, this is a fantastic adaptation. so much better than the taiwanese version which was much too whiny and had too few cute guys.

Ikuta Toma was the best person to bring Nakatsu to life, and Hiro was much better than the taiwanese Nanba-sempai. though i wonder why both the taiwan and japan versions made Sano so emo, cos he's really not supposed to be like that.

starrring Horikita Maki (堀北真希) who did a great job as Mizuki, Oguri Shun (小栗旬), Ikuta Toma (生田斗真) and of course Mizushima Hiro.

Yasuko to Kenji (暴走兄妹)
seeing Hirosue Ryoko acting as a ex-gang leader was kinda weird at first cos i could never picture her as anything but polite. hilarious nontheless, especially her confrontations with Masahiro's character.

starring Matsuoka Masahiro (松岡昌宏) of Tokio, Hirosue Ryoko (広末涼子) and Tabe Mikako once again as a daydreaming high school girl.

Mei-chan no Shitsuji (我的帅哥管家)
finally finished this on monday night. not as light-hearted as the rest, cos there were lots of scheming and back-stabbing involved. but i still got to see Hiro in a butler uniform for most of the time, so i'm still relatively happy.

starring Eikura Nana (榮倉奈々), Mizushima Hiro and Sato Takeru (佐藤健).


and against my better judgement, there's still many more which i'm trying to find time to watch, aside from all my unfinished anime and various movies.

listed in order of importance,

1) MR BRAIN - Takuya and Hiro all in one show. YUMMY!
2) Hachimitsu to Clover (Honey x Clover) - Toma! i've heard that it's quite good. let's hope it's comparable to the anime.
3) 1 Pound no Fukuin (1 Pound Gospel) - romantic comedy about a young wrestler and a young nun. hmm.
4) Code Blue - Yamapi as an aspiring flight doctor. can it hold up to the other medical series Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji?
5) Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji (Season 4) - incidentally, as i was browsing through the dramawiki webpage for Kyumei, i discovered that there's gonna be a 4th season starting in 11 Aug. yeah!! i love this show!
6) VOICE - another Toma show.
7) Majo Saiban -Witch Trial- - yet another Toma show.

hopefully, i'll have at least watched half of what i've listed by the end of the year. =P

for anyone interested, go to link also provided in sidebar.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Hetalia Ep 25 & 26 (end S1)

Episode 25: England does tasteless cooking

the end of "Liechtenstein & her beloved brother", part 7-9.

Episode 26: Busby's chair doesn't work on Russia

last episode of Season 1.

no worries, Season 2 is gonna start straight next week.

more Hetalia to come.

Monday, 20 July 2009

because i am beautiful

episode #410.

the episode i've been waiting for so long.

the long awaited debut of the Pirate Empress.

the dawn of Hebi-hime.

*drum roll*

Boa Hancock!!

boa hancock

so, will you really forgive her for everything because she's beautiful?

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Summer 2009

1st time i picked up so many series in one Summer season.

here's what i'll be watching for now:

1) Sora no Manimani
good! i know the girl-chase-guy routine has been used frequently, but at least for now, the girl is doing it for the reason of getting said-boy into the astronomy club.

and have always been drawn to series with astronomy themes, be it manga or anime, so i'll definitely continue watching this.

2) Spice and Wolf II
pretty good for the 1st episode. had half a mind not to continue with this since the end of season 1 got a tad too boring for me.

somehow. somewhere. towards the middle of the episode, it convinced me enough to at least give it a few more episodes before the possibility of chucking it.

3) Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
the most irritating/emo main lead of Summer'09 must be Mirai. if it weren't for the much anticipated earthquake plot, i would've dropped it 1/3 into the episode.

now i'm hoping she doesn't get on my nerves, and starts getting into her act as the responsible older sister she should be.

4) Umineko no Naku Koro ni
i don't seem to remember watching a crime series for a long time, probably ever since Detective Conan, so it'll be good to see how this progress.

dark and slightly creepy. i probably should not try to watch this too late at night.

5) Taishou Yakyuu Musume
after my Cross Game infatuation, i've picked up another baseball anime. however this is not hardcore baseball, but rather how a pair of girls tries to build a female baseball team during the Taishou-era.

will probably stick to this for now. depending on how the upcoming episodes turn out, i may or may not continue.

complicated plot involving a female assassin with enhanced senses. then there's the female photographer who is searching for said-assassin whilst she's on the job.

i really want to feel more excited about this series. but given that i'm already watching Phantom, another assassin-based show wasn't that big a draw. especially since Phantom is very good.

since it's only a 13-episodes series, i will probably continue to watch this.

7) Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
until i can finish up the previous 2 seasons (plus the OVA), this is on a definite hold.


other shows that i watched the 1st episode but didn't pick up:

1) Umi Monogatari ~Anata ga Itekureta Koto~

not even Koyasu-sama voicing the main lead is enough to make me continue watching this.

3) Bakemonogatari
for all the good reviews of this show, i can't get myself to like it anymore than i like ef. yes, the visuals were fantastic, blah blah blah,

but frankly, i was abit freaked out by Hitagi using the stapler on Koyomi. (she stapled the inside of his cheek! OUCH!)

4) Kanamemo
yuri involved. not so much the main thing per se, but still. the story wasn't that interesting either.


so in addition to the current 9 series, the addition of the new ones will bring my total tally to 16 series for the next 3 months. thankfully, most of them are ending before the start of Fall'09, except for the long-standing ones (OP, bleach, reborn) and Cross Game.

gotta clear more time for Fall'09, where i'll be expecting more series.

Monday, 13 July 2009


i juz couldn't resist.

full length trailer of Disney/Pixar's UP.

russell is so cute!
he looks like an egg on sticks.


Sunday, 12 July 2009

Ice Age Aftermath

finally watched Scrat and Co. on the big screen.

for a 3rd time sequel, i'm quite satisfied with the movie.

thankfully, unlike many of the movies nowadays, there were still lots of laugh-able bits throughout the entire show that were NOT already in the trailers.

got to catch the trailers for another disney movie called UP.

looks good. might be interested to watch when it opens in cinemas.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Hetalia Ep 23 & 24

Episode 23: a substance in tomatoes decrease the desire to fight

also featuring "Liechtenstein & her beloved brother", part 1 and 2.

Episode 24: more Chinatowns? on an island?!!

continuing "Liechtenstein & her beloved brother", part 3-6.

One Piece #408

OP is finally starting the Amazon Lily arc.

not that i didn't enjoy the last 2 episodes. the good thing about OP fillers are that they are never draggy.

and you can have perfectly funny episodes just by changing the era and putting OP characters into it.

in any case, the manga is 35 chapters ahead of the anime. i reckon we wouldn't have another filler until after the Amazon Lily arc.

even then, i'm guessing that they'll probably do the fillers on the whereabouts of the other Strawhat pirates, based on the cover illustrations from the manga chapters.

well, still no sign of Hancock yet.
she probably wouldn't appear until #410 since they're on a one manga chapter per anime episode basis.


on another note, Bleach is going into fillers again. i can't believe the amount of fillers this whole arc has been getting.

i mean, the manga is 25 chapters ahead of the anime, so i was really hoping they wouldn't need any fillers as yet. rumours is it might last for the whole summer season, so you can understand how much i'm dreading this.

will be putting it on hold for the moment or, not watch the fillers at all.

Saturday, 4 July 2009


seems like madam (AKA birdy) was really right.

Scrat IS a squirrel.
only, it's a fictional species the animators came up with called a "saber-tooth squirrel".

i can't wait to watch Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.

now i'm juz waiting for gugu (AKA Moo Moo) to watch the previous 2 movies so that she'll know the background story.


Monday, 29 June 2009

We are the World

i've never seen this MTV until today.
great stuff.

Friday, 26 June 2009

King of Pop

in case u haven't heard, Michael Jackson just passed away from a cardiac arrest.

imagine coming out from your morning bath, you're booting up your laptop so that you could stream the usual anime episodes.

then BAM!

on your My Yahoo! page was the shocker headlines,
"Pop icon Michael Jackson dead".

damn shocked. even more so than when heath ledger died.

had to SMS joyce immediately cos she was in bintan and might not have heard the news. (we're tabloids sisters. hahaha.)

turns out, she still had CNN, so she was still somewhat connected to the outside world.

class 95 was already doing their part by playing his songs every 30min.

i wouldn't be surprised if channel5 starts repeating 1 or 2 of his concerts.


Michael Jackson is dead.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Hetalia Ep 22

Episode 22: the final departure of Holy Roman Empire

an episode fully dedicated to Chibitalia.
this is so cute!

though i don't think Holy Roman Empire really knew that Chibitalia was in actuality NOT a girl.
it's all the clothes Hungary kept dressing him in.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Hetalia Ep 21

Episode 21: イタリア魂 (Italia tamashii)

the return of Chibitalia!!
1min 10sec of it all.

true enough, there is a micronation called Sealand.
i never knew a nation could survive with less than 30 people?