William (genkischuldich) wrote,

I only ask that you fight like cats!

Trailer for Thundercats from Cartoon Network. Speaking of which, I advise you to give a quick look at the first episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Most people agree that it's a special kind of crack that they can't stop watching even though they don't know why.

Onto the usual links.

Earthquake: Iwate sake brewer urges people not to cancel hanami parties If we all show 'restraint', the economy will be destroyed.
Earthquake: The Fear of Magnitude 0: Remember Your Revelations During The Quake
Earthquake: Should we hang TEPCO executives or just fine them a few thousand dollars?
Earthquake: Softbank President donates large sum that differs according to the news source (video) and Softbank President donates large sum that differs according to the news source (more detail)
Poetry: Square poems

Yesterday, I met with dilettantka in Shibuya for a mini-birthday party -- tiramisu crepes and the best chai tea I've had. The place is right next to TGI Fridays, so it's easy to find if you want to give it a try yourself. Thanks Eda!

In the evening, I went to see Tou no Ue no Rapunzel 3D ("Tangled") in Shinjuku Wald9, one of the few places showing the subbed version. I had originally only been interested by the high quality of the 3D in the trailer, but I was amazed by the whole thing. They had great character psychology, fantastic dialogue and memorable songs. "Mother Knows Best" and "I’ve Got A Dream" were my favourites, the latter being quite Monty Pythonesque.

As someone who hates Disney films, I say that if you like going to the cinema, you have to see this film!

I was looking through film listings and saw an interesting-looking poster for one called Angel Wars, which I'd never heard of before. When I went to the official site, it was obvious why. It's called Sucker Punch in English. I laughed at first because all the reviewers have savaged it. But, as more friends from LJ and FB post about it, it turns out there's a sharp divide between critics and audience. I may go and see this "Angel Wars" (April 15th). Also out soon are GANTZ: Perfect Answer (April 23rd), Onigamiden (April 29th), Toufu Kozou ("Little Tofu Boy", April 29th), Scott Pilgrim VS Jaaku na Moto-Kare Gundan (April 29th), Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo (May 7th), Black Swan (May 11th) and Ooki-Ke no Tanoshii Ryokou: Shinkon Jigoku Hen ("The Ooki Family's Fun Holiday: Honeymoon in Hell", May 14th).

I went for a health check-up today because it's part of my contract for next year, then went to Inokashira Park in Kichijouji for the cherry blossom.

公園や 花見はせずに 花を見た

^^ Dunno if the haiku makes sense, but I think you can get the meaning easily...? I took a lot of pictures and I guess I'll start work on a blog post tomorrow. I was concentrating on getting more unusual shots of sakura this year and people out enjoying themselves. Assuming it comes out okay, there should be a nice one of a crow resting amongst the petals.

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