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12 January 2006 @ 19:47
Today, I am squee.

When I got home from work today, I found a large, flat package in my mailbox. I thought it was from my parents, but when I took it out, it had my name written in katakana and 「様」 after it. So, not anyone I knew.

I opened it and guess what fell out!? A one-of-a-kind piece of artwork by Hayama Kenji, character designer on KARAS! Turns out that when I filled in the Animage enquete last month and selected to be put into the drawing for that item (one winner only!), my survey was picked!

I rented some films the other day. The video shop is undergoing renovation and when I got there the anime shelf had been dismantled. Instead, I rented Cromartie High and Azumi 2.

The guy that plays Hokuto, Kaneko Noboru, is so~ pretty. He had lovely hair (wig?). :P He's done lots of work in drama, so look out for him!

Anyway, the plot. There isn't one. The manga is a selection of short stories from a school where everyone is ridiculously tough and rather stupid, and the movie follows that format. It ends with a group of rejects from Planet of the Apes controlling the pupils by remote-control headgear in a parody of many martial arts movies.

There's lots of stuff going on in the background, so you have to pay attention. There's also 'Freddy Mercury' on a horse. What more could you want?

Suga Takamasa, in particular, is amazing. He's really good at keeping a straight face and accepting all the circumstances thrown at him with more gravity and seriousness than they deserve.

Kaneko Noboru is pretty. I already said that.

Overall, it's funny in a really stupid way and stars a number of famous Japanese comedians. I heard that the DVD had English subs, but we don't have a DVD player, so we rented the video. So you could watch it without any problems, if you wanted.

Speaking of anime, I unlocked Kabaji's heavy breathing on Tennis no Oujisama Crystal Drive the other day. I play it at night to disturb kuroe...

As an explanation, once you collect all of one character's trading cards (which you buy in random packs from the in-game shop...), you unlock all their voice samples used throughout the game. All characters have a track of heavy breathing on the pretence that they're all worn out from playing tennis.

Honestly. There is no way the seiyuu really thought that. Listen to Fuji's sometime. Kaida Yuki knew what she was doing. ^_~

You can also 'buy merchandise' like headbands and character voice packs. *laughs* I... um... also bought a 'pat light' (police car-type rotating light) which appears on Kabaji's head whenever he's cheering on my character from the sidelines. I don't know why!

I totally recommend this game for anyone who likes Tennis no Oujisama. It's crack... on the DS!
Ariss Tenohariss_tenoh on 12th January 2006 13:51 (UTC)
Wow, you're so lucky. Will you post a pic of that KARAS art at least?^_^ *makes puppy eyes*
Williamgenkischuldich on 14th January 2006 09:39 (UTC)
Yeah, I'll see if I can take a picture of it with my digital camera. The picture will probably turn out massive though, since there's no editing software at the net cafe!
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Williamgenkischuldich on 14th January 2006 09:40 (UTC)
Ah yeah, I'd forgotten that one! ^_^ His bio at his official site tends to gloss over his less serious roles... :)
Mew: Jun Jun - huhgokumew2 on 12th January 2006 19:37 (UTC)
Kabaji's heavy breathing??? I don't wanna know. X.DDD
Williamgenkischuldich on 14th January 2006 09:42 (UTC)
But, I suppose very soon I'll unlock Atobe's heavy breathing.... :P
Mewgokumew2 on 14th January 2006 13:54 (UTC)
X.DDDDDDDDDD I'll go for that!!!
lastwaltzfirearchangels on 13th January 2006 08:28 (UTC)
Whoaa XD Congrats on the artwork! XD You're really lucky to be selected! XD

And Kabaji breathing heavily =o= I think I'll be imagining things if I actually listen to it XD
Williamgenkischuldich on 14th January 2006 09:43 (UTC)
Thanks! I'm definitely filling in the survey for this month too! :)

Kabaji is terrifying, particularly with a rotating warning light on his head...