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12 May 2006 @ 21:59
So I watched the first two videos of Gundam SEED. Here are my thoughts...

I was reminded why the rest of my anime club didn't want to watch beyond the first two episodes. Because Kira and Athrun are utterly smitten with each other and spend most of their time thinking about each other one way or another.

I'm just worried that I won't understand the rest of it. Y'know, when the plot starts.

I'm a bit down right now because I bought a ticket to the Nerima Daikon Brothers event and am having extreme difficulty getting time off work to go to it. See, the way it's meant to happen is you can swap your shift with anyone who's available, but on this one Sunday nobody can do it. I've never asked for a shift swap before and have always done them for other people, but when it's my turn, no one wants to help! I feel really let down.

I went to Rock'n Jam Musical II a few nights ago. I thought I wasn't going to get to see it because I just couldn't find the theatre! It took me half an hour just to figure out how to get out of Shinjuku station in the right direction! The problem was that I wanted a specific exit in order to use the map I'd found, but there's a south exit, a southern terrace exit, a south west exit, a south east exit... or something. Well, I never did find the exit I wanted, but I did get there in the end because I went into an office block and asked for directions from the security guard there. He was actually really helpful!

It was really good. My favourite character was the mad doctor played by ROLLY (I think?), which is pretty unsurprising to anyone who knows me. He didn't appear nearly enough! Also, I was surprised by how much m/m fanservice there was (two of the characters were definitely meant to be almost a couple, in my opinion). I really should stop being surprised by that considering how many plays I go to that are aimed at women! :P

I'm listening to the single featuring 'Bokura no Uchuu' (sung by Nagayama Takashi, Kawano Naoki and Yanagisawa Nana) and 'Mirai' (sung by Takuya and Date Kouji). I really wanted the live soundtrack that they advertised in the back of the program, but I didn't see it for sale and I really had to dash in order to get home before the last train. By the fastest method, it still takes about two hours to get from Space Zero in Shinjuku to my flat. Anyway, I have to confess that these two were not my favourite songs from the musical, but the gothic-style themes they played throughout. Still good songs though.

I wonder if there'll be a DVD? I only heard a few non-original songs, one of which was the Japanese version of 'Memories' from Cats (I think?). So maybe they could do it, if they made a few edits.
我が愛しき修羅: Can't sleepbemysty on 12th May 2006 09:40 (UTC)
Well. I think Seed is one of those take-it-or-leave-it things. Although I still think it's loads better than Wing.

And the Athrun/Kira thing gets better later, after the inevitable semi-showdown.

Destiny I'd avoid, though. There's a reason Kira's called Jesus (not in that way) by half the fandom.
Williamgenkischuldich on 13th May 2006 05:37 (UTC)
Oh, I'm really enjoying it. I find it difficult to believe that Kira and Athrun get closer...! Really!?

I've heard a few people say that about Destiny now. I suppose I'll have to give it a go now they've got a new film out soon though.
amelia cavendish: _solivagant exposedyami_tai on 12th May 2006 11:06 (UTC)
*hugs* I hope that you find someone to take your shift.

Matt and I got lost in Shinjuki station once too ^_^!
Williamgenkischuldich on 13th May 2006 05:39 (UTC)
*hugs* Thanks! I think I did...!

Yeah, I've done it way too many times! What's worse is that it's looked different every single time. The reason the trains in Tokyo stop running early is because they're rebuliding Shinjuku Station every night.
amelia cavendish: __soleil ban smilingyami_tai on 15th May 2006 16:14 (UTC)
The reason the trains in Tokyo stop running early is because they're rebuliding Shinjuku Station every night.

*hee* What a great explanation! It certainly explains a lot, lol!

P.S. I'm glad that you have managed to get your shift covered ^_^!
nekojitanekojita on 12th May 2006 11:24 (UTC)
*pets* I'm so sorry that no one seems willing to work your shift, especially since you have the tickets to the event. Maybe someone will come through at the last minute. *crosses fingers*
Williamgenkischuldich on 13th May 2006 05:40 (UTC)
Thanks! It looks like someone has! I really just hope it'll get approved now!
nekojitanekojita on 13th May 2006 16:18 (UTC)
*crosses fingers some more*