End of the seasonSeptember 27, 2007
And to start this end, here is a nice wallpaper I found a short while ago and immediately made the newest member of my background list:
More stuff after the break.
So the end of another anime season draws near and while I have no clue at all what I’ll be watching the next season (with one exception) I think I’ll can at least state which series I happened to finish this season. So far that would be Kaze no Stigma (solid entertainment in the end, especially liked how Ayano’s father always tried to get her laid with Kazuma midterms), Claymore (could have used more backstory and less power-ups), Tokimeki Memorial – Only Love (a rather good harem comedy, but still a harem comedy) and Lucky Star (quite nice). Soon to be finished are Zero No Tsukaima II (not bad but also not really good), Nagasarete Airantou (some character development for the girls beside Suzu wouldn’t have hurt, also too many animals), Darker Than Black (stylish but sadly lacking of enough main plot), Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann (awesome, even though I rather dislike mechas and don’t even understand how somebody can even understand that other think of Drills to be such cool things) and School Days (about which I might write something more in the near future). Other series are being also watched, but are far from completion yet.
In other news I’m playing some GBA games which I already completed some time ago again now (maybe I’m getting to old for new games *sigh*) Notable are Advance Wars 1 and 2, which I like to describe as Battle Isle meets Anime, mainly to show which old games I know and played at the time they were released (Defender of the Crown or Zak McKracken anyone?). Haven’t played the third part yet, but I’m sure the fourth one gonna be a blast. After all, it will be Neon Genesis Evangelion style!
Weeell, anyway, if you like strategy, but wish for more fantasy and like your units to have more personality try one of the Fire Emblem games instead. Don’t know how often I already finished the seventh one (the first one that was official translated), but it was and still is always so much fun. Its descendants and its direct precursor (which is actually its sequel, rather confusing, I know. A very good translation hack for it can be found here) are also fun, but have much too less Lyn in them.
And because I saved the best for the end I’d now like to grasp the opportunity to brag about my very own DVD set of “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time”, completely subbed and dubbed in my native language. I received it today and it looks like this:
The sparkling thing on the upper right is the “limited edition” sticker that was attached onto the foil. Unpacked the set looks like this:
And its backside looks like this:
As you already might have guessed, I’m more than happy that some of our local publisher know good stuff when they see it. As bonus there is a 20 page strong booklet with some background information about the author and the original story included, together with a second DVD with the same movie on it, only this time with audio commentary of the director and the three main voice actors. Haven’t listened to this yet, but soon will. The quality of the package and the video is flawless as far as I can see (which isn’t very far, granted) and the dub is of course not as good as the original, but as good as it can be. Altogether I’m absolutely pleased with my purchase and even now full of joy.
What a nice way to start a new season.