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Music Monday

September 19, 2010, by , posted in Music

Ah, 1998, what a year for anime, and probably one of the most memorable for me. There was a flood of excellent titles, some which are still highly regarded today (Bebop, Trigun, Initial D to name a really select few). However, one in particular was something of a dark horse.

Orphen (known in full as Sorcerous Stabber Orphen) is a fantasy/adventure anime that follows the exploits it’s titular anti-hero as he tries to rescue his mentor, Azalie, whom has become a fearsome dragon known as the Bloody August. While this calamity must be destroyed for the greater good, Orphen feels that only he, the greatest sorcerer in the world, can save her.

The above song is Kimi wa Majutsushi? (Are You a Sorcerer?) and acts as the second op for the series. While a common song in terms of how it sounds (it will evoke a feeling of “I’ve heard something like this before), it is still a powerful intro, setting the tone for what is to come beautifully together with the opening animation.

I still have a reverence for most of the music, animation, and storytelling of the ‘98 anime, and have barely progressed the into the 2000’s in terms of my anime backlog…Then again, with there still being a great deal left in that the wonderful era known as the 90’s, I find no real hurry. I recommend it to anyone who likes a well rounded story in terms of pace, action, and a bit humour here and there.

Moyashimon Lolita Outfits

September 18, 2010, by , posted in Review

Starting off, I don’t honestly know much about the series. So here’s a quote:

“<J0kk|> moyashimon… a university drama set in the biology department where the main character can see microbes”

However, I have been following recently the Moyashimon Live Action J-Drama and discovered (with help) that Baby the Stars Shine Bright is a sponsor.

In the lolita fashion community BabyTSSB is a well established Sweet Lolita brand around the world with stores in Japan, Paris and San Francisco. With some research, I personally thanks the designers from BabyTSSB for creating Kei’s outfit for live action.

Here is an example of what Kei wears in the anime:

Frills of DOOM

And here is the actual dress, purchasable from the BabyTSSB website:

Pretty reality

Having only watched up to episode 10 of the live action, Moyashimon has been enjoyable to watch. I really enjoy watching it for this character moreso than the microbe-seeing main character. If I say anymore…SPOILERS!

Sweet Lolita Opinion

September 13, 2010, by , posted in Blog

I believe currently no one can pull of a sweet lolita nicely without giving someone a medical condition. It doesn’t help that Angelic Pretty promotes seizures and headaches.

Note: If you do like sweet lolita, good for you. This is my opinion about getting headaches and facepalming from bad outfit co-ordinations.

Music Monday

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Trying to pick an anime to do Music Monday for is such a chore. So I picked the one anime I am currently rewatching over and over again. It is a popular parody anime, (very) loosely based on a game, which has spawned 5 seasons of hilarity. So, instead of explaining the game, which is basically a dating sim, I will be focusing on the anime instead.

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Music Monday

September 6, 2010, by , posted in Music

For this week’s Music Monday, I decided to take a look at one of my favourite anime: Rurouni Kenshin. If I had to choose one anime that had the most impact on me, it would be this one. It started my interest in Japanese culture (especially my interest on Samurais) as well as my growing interest on music.

Set in early Meiji Period, it tells the story of Kenshin, a vagabond swordman trying to repent for his past sins as a ‘hitokiri’. Rurouni Kenshin was one of the most popular series of the late 90s, and helped launch the careers of a few well known singers and bands, such as T.M.Revolution and Siam Shade.

T.M.Revolution’s career was launch when their song, Heart of Sword ~Yoake Mae~, was chosen as the third ending theme for the series. I believe the song suits the series quite well – or at the very least, its title does, as Kenshin’s name literally means Heart of Sword. Either way, it’s a nice song that was very popular at the time.

Siam Shade burst into the mainstream when their single 1/3 no Junjou na Kanjou became the sixth ending theme of the series. As well as my favourite anime theme song of all time.