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17 August 2007 @ 21:24
I got to meet up with nitaspitas for a Tenimyu Toujitsuken Attempt. It ended in failure (we were facing off against roughly 850 other people!) and... err... they were filming? Maybe we'll be on the backstage, looking like losers. Haha.

So... we met up with some people including gokumew2 to look at Gundam for free. They have an exhibition in Ikebukuro Sunshine City, mostly to promote merchandise for Gundam 00. I have to say... it totally worked for me! I felt completely manipulated, but even though I'm only vaguely interested in Gundam, I was still eyeing up the event-exclusive Gundam 00 handtowels.

They had a lot of models from the past, but the coolest thing was the giant models of the new Gundam and trailers featuring the characters. One thing that really interested me though -- one of the key characters is twenty four! Another is nineteen! By Gundam standards, that's ancient! I'm so HAPPY! That means they've fixed one of the problems I've had with it in the past. My favourite, however, is the one piloting Virtue who looks a bit like a cross between TnO's Oshitari and Loveless' Kio. Age unknown, according to his profile. He'll probably die, you know, since all my favourite characters do. That's my OTHER problem with Gundam!

They announce the seiyuu on Sunday. I thought about going, but I promised kuroe that we would go to Matsumoto, or a simply spend a day doing something together. Can I really drag him to an anime convention...? It has to be said that you can only see the Gundam announcement if you get ahold of a numbered ticket.

After that, we went to a "Terra e" display at Animate. It looked pretty interesting, particularly "Keith", Koyasu Takehito-sama's character. It also looked too epic. I don't mind epic in scale, but epic in time kind of scares me and makes me feel strange. Does that make sense?

I went home soon after (did you notice I didn't mention anything about eating during all that?) and decided to get a Shounen Onmyouji ticket since it was payday. I made a mistake and got the wrong ticket though. It's a Monday and I completely forgot I won't have Mondays off in two months time! However, it's also a national holiday, so maybe I'll have it off anyway? Does anyone know if Taiiku no Hi (Sports Day Holiday) is always a day off from school? I will have to either find out in October or just give it to kuroe, but the tickets will all be gone by the time I know...

(Or maybe not, since it was so easy to get final performance tickets five or so days after the sales date...)

Bad news: It's not about anything anyone cares about.

Under 'special', it tells you about how you can collect and distribute Velvet Under World fliers at Comiket. Now, I was very excited to find a flier at Animate the other day, but that's not news.

Koyasu Takehito-sama has updated his journal, but I don't have much time left for translation. I can already tell you the gist of the first part: It is very hot in Tokyo and he likes the cold. Why, yes. Yes it is!
Thomas Vye: Gundam OOthomasvye on 17th August 2007 09:19 (UTC)
I was manipulated too! I have hand towels! Hooray! ^-^b My favourite pilot so far is Lockon (who is the 24 year old - his angst must be mighty to still be alive and a pilot at this very ancient age!) - I am grabbing him and running off with him before fandom does something scary to him. :)
Williamgenkischuldich on 17th August 2007 09:25 (UTC)
Yeah. Honestly? I like him already almost SOLELY because of his age!

You mean people in their twenties can angst? Goodness!
Thomas Vye: Gundam OOthomasvye on 17th August 2007 09:27 (UTC)
He must be able to; he's a Gundam pilot after all. :) Maybe it's his special skill.
百加☆nitaspitas on 17th August 2007 09:22 (UTC)
it was good seeing you, even if we didn't get tickets~

yeah, I've only just barely made it through 10 or 15 episodes of Gundam Seed, but the new series looks interesting.

I'd totally forgotten that I'd actually watched the first episode of Terra-e before... and maybe the second... I'd forgotten about the seiyuu, though, until we went to that exhibition, so maybe I'll try it again... (after Zetsubou Sensei, which looks and sounds hilarious)
Williamgenkischuldich on 17th August 2007 09:26 (UTC)
Yeah, but it was fun being there. Can't wait for the DVD!

Let's do it again sometime!
Sharon: Shounen Onmyouji Shining Starsharona1x2 on 17th August 2007 15:53 (UTC)
I wouldn't say that Terra e is actually 'epic' in time. It's covered maybe 20-30 years in the 19 episodes that are subbed so far. It's actually one of my favorite series, and Koyasu's character is very interesting.
Williamgenkischuldich on 20th August 2007 08:08 (UTC)
20-30 years? See, that kind of scares me. I don't know why...
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인dilettantka on 17th August 2007 20:03 (UTC)
I'm amused that everybody I know in Tokyo seems to have gone to this Gundam event except me.. I didn't know about it :/

and Taiku no hi should be a day off from school, it's a national holiday.
Williamgenkischuldich on 20th August 2007 08:09 (UTC)
It's still on, right? We should go! :P

Oh, good. Now to make sure I'm not working at [company].