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03 April 2011 @ 21:56
 
Nature: Spiderwebs in Pakistan (No actual spider photographs, but arachnophobes might want to avoid anyway)
Earthquake: Dog Rescued

Spam From Japan: Tokyo After The Earthquake

It's been a rather uneventful day... thank goodness. I went to a family restaurant to get myself out of bed this morning, because it's better than doing nothing.

And then I watched Tiger and Bunny, my first anime of the new season and the one that I've been looking forward to the most. It did NOT disappoint and I grinned all the way through. It's so over the top, bright and cheery! Seiyuu fans will enjoy Hirata Hiroaki and Morita Masakazu in the lead roles. Clearly this is in the genre of these-guys-aren't-gay-but-we-know-you're-thinking-it-and-we'll-do-as-much-as-we-can-to-support-you-in-this-belief. I like this genre more than yaoi. :)

It takes place in a world where superheroes are real (very similar to Marvel's mutants, but without the 'hate and fear'), sponsored by vast corporations and apprehend villains on a reality TV show. Not quite sure where it takes place -- all cultural refs are Japanese, but you don't get a multinational cast like that in Tokyo. I suppose it really is the future!

I wonder how old Kotetsu is supposed to be though. I'd hate to think 30s is considered old, but it probably IS in mecha anime land.

Can I pretend the excessive product placement is ironic?
 
 
 
balljointedomi: Omi / kawaii bad animationballjointedomi on 4th April 2011 07:34 (UTC)
The story about the dog made me happy :) Thanks for sharing! Sorry I won't check your blog's entry yet... I don't have the guts, it's all too upsetting.
Williamgenkischuldich on 5th April 2011 14:20 (UTC)
It may be better than you think. Tokyo has been left standing and in good condition. There are a few pics of empty shelves and of people buying up bicycles so they can still get to work. Also a lot of anger at US media and Tepco.

But Tokyo is okay now, more or less.
Eskelxoxeskel on 4th April 2011 09:24 (UTC)
OMG YOU HAVE A LINGUISTICS DEGREE. /fangirls

(I've only just begun studying linguistics <3)

Williamgenkischuldich on 5th April 2011 14:26 (UTC)
Thanks. :) Well, I'm a bit out of practice now, but I studied it for four years.