June 20th, 2008

Photography: Sakura

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A number of titles have been announced recently for animation. So far, none of it is grabbing my attention although some of it looks 'nice' if I had the time. I'm not up-to-date on many current anime as it is.

Skip Beat from Hana to Yume is getting animated. I glanced over the pictures from the announcement and it didn't look particularly original, but I read a summary at Wikipedia and it seemed a lot more interesting. What can I say, revenge is far more interesting than love! [Link here]
Battle Spirits is a CCG, manga and anime. [Link here]
Kurogane no Linebarrels will be promoted at JAPAN EXPO 2008 (France) and AnimagiC2008 (Germany). [Link here]

Tomorrow I'm going out to the Walpurgis club night -- anyone else want to come? Ah... but no one ever does. Oh well.

Last Saturday, I spent the evening at starrbeam's party in Yoyogi Park. It was great fun -- there was much alcohol and we spent about one and a half hours chucking a near-invisible frisbee around in the dark. Every time you caught it and threw it, you had to sing a song -- the older and cheesier, the better. Like I said, lots of fun.

Anyway, I borrowed some pics from her:

Picture 1 // Picture 2

I think you know which one is me by now? :P

I'm still thinking of getting a bass and the Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV is on my wishlist. What do you think?

Epiphone Goth Thunderbird IV Electric Bass?

You're a poser and should get a poser's bass. Go for it!
You're a poser and should just get something cheaper for now. Don't do it!

It's funny because it's true.

Here's a song that I've loved for a while:

"Blue Light Yokohama" by Ishida Ayumi (いしだあゆみ 「ブルー・ライト・ヨコハマ」) (via YouSendIt)

This song, with its modern enka stylings, has always seemed ephemeral to me. The location is clearly set in time -- it's Yokohama in late 1968. The lyrics are fairly standard, so I don't know why it moves me.

"Silly God Disco" by the gazettE (via YouSendIt)

I saw this in the karaoke machine and noted the first line ("It is cheesed with power...") and had to sing it, even though I'd never heard it before. Fabulous lyrics.