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.