February 24, 2007

zOMG! Its Beautiful!

I've been a fan of Makoto Shinkai since I watched 'Voices of a Distant Star'. Like many others I was awaiting his latest Movie: Byousoku 5 Centimeter - a chain of short stories about their distance. Imagine my surprise when I found part 1 (Oukashou) available for viewing.

This director has a way of bringing out emotions that are probably lurking withing one's heart. Love, loss, dread, impatience, sorrow, helplessness. This is sooo welcome after the bad taste my previous Anime entry brought.

I can't wait to see the movie! It will be in theaters in Japan on March 3, 2007. When will the DVD come out? :((

Edit: I rummaged for the teaser/trailers I have and watched them. If I watched the entire movie at max quality, I'd probably in tears the whole time :)) Click the screenshot below to see how beautiful it will be.

February 09, 2007

Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles. Bleh

Macross came up with Macross Plus in 1994 and Macross Zero in 2002 which were fantastic both in story and animation. I already had bad vibes before I tried watching this movie/oav, but I did so anyway so I can smash it to pieces. Harmony Gold's attempt is mediocre. Story is so-so. Animation is americanized trying to be anime. CG is circa 90's. Comedy is corny. Drama is like "damn you, Salazar!". Pfft, there goes an hour and a half of my life. I do hope by losing it, I'd save you guys the pain.

Edit: HG used DR Movie as the animators. They did Macross Plus so there were moments that it looked like Plus.

10155 days and counting

I've been alive 10155 days and what does it amount to right now? How many more of them shall I spend as an SCU?

How many days have you lived? If you have M$ Excel, you can find out easily by pasting this function in one of the Cells:

=DATEDIF("4/22/1979",NOW( ),"d")

Just replace the date with your birthday.

February 02, 2007

Black Forest

Some people didn't believe me when I told them about this variant of Gardenia. I rarely find this in stores and it is fortunate that I was able to buy one.