Sunday, 31 July 2011

DPCF Sanji The Three Musketeers Version

a month after getting this baby, i finally had the time to do a proper photoshoot.

OP Sanji DPCF 09

i'm not as rich as ah gu and i lack the cupboard space, so obviously, i only bought Sanji. if you want to see the full set of Luffy, Zoro and Sanji, i'll have to direct you to ah gu. BUT, she'll probably take even longer with her photoshoot. *big nudge to ah gu*

Plex really did a great job with all the Door Painting Collection Figures. they look even better than the Megahouse P.O.P., if i do say so myself.

anyway, onward with the ogling. you're here to see me rant about Sanji afterall. HA!

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Usagi Drop Episode 04

all the cutest of Rin. too many to count!

Rin always looks out for the younger ones.
usagidrop ep4

embarrassed at being carried by Daikichi.
usagidrop ep4-2

yet, she's very happy even with Daikichi's less than perfect hair tying skills.
usagidrop ep4-3

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

OP Anime Heroes ~Sabaody Archipelago~

first set of Anime Heroes that came without Sanji. now i know why some of the people, like Rayleigh and Duval was put in the Thriller Bark set. there's a lot of newbie characters in the Sabaody arc.

OP anime heroes sabaody 01
1st row (L to R), "Massacre Soldier" Killer, Eustass "Captain" Kid, Nami, Zoro, Luffy, Chopper, Robin, Franky
2nd row (L to R), Jean Bart, Trafalgar Law, Bepo, Capone "Gang" Bege, Jewelry Bonney, Basil Hawkins, X Drake, Urouge
3rd row (L to R), Scratchmen Apoo, Hatchan, Pappagu, Keimi, Shakky, Sentoumaru, Kizaru, Donquixote Doflamingo

Strawhat Pirates
OP anime heroes sabaody 02
they're missing Sanji, Usopp and Brook this time.

The Eleven Supernovas
OP anime heroes sabaody 03
at least this set is complete.

next up, my Sanji Musketeers Version! can't wait to start ogling drooling photoshoot of him.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Usagi Drop Episode 03

adults always seem to have the same problem with identifying soft toys.
usagidrop ep3

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Summer 2011

as per usual, will be blogging each new Spring series as i watch them. all biased opinions ahead, so no flaming me for what i feel.

all biased opinions are up!

Dantalian no Shoka
set in early 19th century, Hugh Anthony Disward AKA Huey (CV Ono Daisuke) recently inherited his late grandfather's estate, including his prized library collection that was said to have caused much conflict between him and the rest of the family. when Huey reached his grandfather's mansion, he's surprised to find that the books aren't in the library but piled up in a hidden room surrounding a mysterious girl whom he initially thought was a doll. the girl is actually Dalian (CV Sawashiro Miyuki), the gatekeeper to the "Dantalian Bookshelf", who "houses" 900,666 phantom books of the demons.

Dalian needs to be "unlocked", there's a huge padlock on her chest, with a key which Huey's grandfather passed on to him, so that the books can be accessed for use. compared to Index, who memorizes and recites everything off her mind, this is actually comes off as a better security system. HA! not that Index is kidnapped often but having a key do have its advantages. other than the "human storeroom" part, this is entirely different from Index as it's more like resolving incidents caused by misuse of the phantom books. with Ono-san and Miyuki-chan on board as the main leads, the phantom books, set against the backdrop of historical Europe, i will definitely be watching this to the end.

No. 6
taken from ANN: Shion (CV Kaji Yuuki) is a bright teenager living a comfortable and promising life inside No. 6, one of this six remaining city-states created by The Babylon Treaty after the last great war devastated the world. On the rainy evening of his twelfth birthday, he meets a savvy adolescent who calls himself Nezumi (CV Hosoya Yoshimasa) and is desperately trying to runaway from the authorities. For helping a fugitive of the state, Shion is stripped of all his privileges. Four years later, they meet once again. For better or for worse, Shion is about to unravel the secrets guarded deep inside No. 6.

when Nezumi revealed that he is on the run from the authorities, and the part about being in a group of people that are hunted for leisure, my first thoughts were that it was somewhat similar to Deadman Wonderland, except that Deadman was even darker and more violent. both also have the over-controlling government bodies, where all citizens are kept under tight reins by the government/security system, and both also have the protagonist being framed for murder.

while i didn't continue with Deadman, too violent for my stomach to handle, No.6 has lesser violence and hopefully a much more interesting plot for me to carry on watching. (sorry, but i just can't think of killing people for entertainment as a good show.) hopefully it will start to pick up in Ep2 (i'm way behind in many of the summer shows), and we'll see the event that turned Shion's hair from black (in Ep1) to white (in the promotional images). traumatic experiences always seems to trigger these changes, like with 杨过 and 白发魔女.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Usagi Drop Episode 02

Rin is adorable~
usagidrop ep2
especially how much she tries to deny bed-wetting.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Usagi Drop trailer

releasing in Japan, 20 Aug.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Shirohige and Ace Monuments

news from ANN:
besides the Sanji restaurant in Universal Studios Japan, they have replicated the tombstones of Shirohige and Ace in the park as part of the "One Piece Premier Summer" event that is running through from now to 4 Sep.

taken from

One Piece fans that are in Japan must really go down to see this.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 1000% OP

Maji LOVE 1000% by ST☆RISH. (AKA male leads CVs)

(full Episode 1 from dailymotion.)

if ARASHI were to get their own animated concert sequence, the OP of Uta Prince would've been it.

complete with all the things that can't be accomplished on actual live concerts like thumping hearts, drawing hearts with fingers, and pyrotechnics that would never go wrong. it would have been perfect if they made the dance choreography in synch too. but maybe they were trying for some realism too?

check out the ARASHI video below for comparison.