Thursday, December 31, 2009

Smile Ayaka

Yes, you will believe me when I say I got this for 170 MB, Deculture right!! Anyway this is a photobook on Ayaka entitled Smile Ayaka. Will be waiting for MTV Unplugged ~ Ayaka CD + DVD in a month's time. Hope she'll make her best from Grave's Disease.

Sculpture Arts Lenneth Valkyrie (PVC Figure)

Manufacturer : SQUARE ENIX
Scale : 1/8
Material : Polystone
Original : Valkyrie Profile
Regular Price : 54,000 yen about 592.24 USD
Sales Price : 51,300 yen about 562.62 USD
Points Acquired : 2565 points
Item code : SQ52
Store code : 10061354

The silver haired war goddess Lenneth is in full regalia in this scene where the King of the Norse gods Odin bequethed the valkyrie her armor.

Lenneth is lifted to the air by both her wings and the shafts of light that embodies the grace of Odin, the golden aurora forms a shining contrast with the darkness of the structure and the paleness of the valkyrie sets off the whole scene with an ethereal glow.

A very costly piece, I wouldn't mind buying though. The question is are you willing to jack in $563 just for that? (That's RM 1926.59 buddy) A splendidly beautiful made piece that would reduce some to tears just by admiring the purity and innocence of the Valkyrie Lenneth.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Hatsune Miku

Miku Hatsune (初音ミク Hatsune Miku) is the first installment in the Vocaloid2 Character Vocal Series created by Crypton Future Media and the most popular and well-known Vocaloid, released on August 31, 2007. The name of the title and the character of the software was chosen by combining Hatsu (初, first), Ne (音, sound), and Miku (未来, future) thus meaning "the first sound to the future." The data for the voice was created by actually sampling the voice of Saki Fujita (藤田 咲), a Japanese voice actress. Unlike general purpose speech synthesizers, the software is tuned to create J-pop songs commonly heard in anime, but it is possible to create songs from other genres.

Got addicted to Miku months ago for some reason. Here are some of the few songs I like by her.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sculpture Arts Aeris / Aerith Gainsborough (PVC Figure)

Manufacturer : SQUARE ENIX
Scale : 1/8
Original : Final Fantasy VII
Release Date : Mid Dec., 2007
Regular Price : 26,000 yen about 285.15 USD
Sales Price : 24,700 yen about 270.89 USD
Points Acquired : 1235 points
Item code : SQ53
Store code : 10061353

This piece came out 2 year after the release of Advent Children and is really beautiful. Treat this as if it were a commemoration for her as it depicts her final hour before Sephiroth performs Hell's Gate.

Buy it if you have the money haha.

Len Khong Soong

One of the Thai songs that I like. The one by Seasons Change's group Assholy aka Pom, Chat and Chad's version is my favourite haha.

The Original one by Big Ass

The Female voice Version

My Favourite Version from Seasons Change Thai Movie

Lyrics (My version, took me 3 days to re-sub the whole movie from Chruchyroll. LoL)~ Not 100% accurate.

Oh, this is the first and last Gig of our band, AssHoly.
For our death-defying drummmer.
Because he wants to play classical music.
Ya, Classical.
And reach the skies far reaches to heaven.

I know it's just too risky, but I'll have to try.
I know it's hard for me to reach the impossible height.
But I still wanna risk it all and try it out.

I know we are all different in many ways.
I know how far you need in order to reach.
Even though it seems so impossible.

Pre Chorus
But I was consecrated by LOVE to climb the impossible.

And as I recalled the first time I met you.
No matter what it takes, I'll risk it all.
I want to LOVE you and risk everything.

I don't want you to be only in my dreams.
No matter how tough the road is ahead.
Or how much I need to sacrifice.
I will never ever let you go.
I have fallen in love...
The first time my eyes met yours.

Hellsing OVA VII

Wow, OVA VII was damn good. One of the best battles and delightfully satisfying to watch. Warning ~ only for those who do not mind gore and blood to it's extent, also contents few seconds of boobies and unwanted scenes. Viewer Discretion advised. Love the part where one of the soldiers from the Veteran Waffen SS bit the face off some mercenary dude. Bloodiest and Goriest episode amongst the 7. It was really amazing, wouldn't wanna spoil it. Just watch it and you'll get what I mean.

1) Seras Victoria full throttle
2) Captain Pip Bernadotte's one tough guy to go down
3) More guns and blood

1) No Alucard ( No choice since the plot was based off the original manga.)
2) No Alexander Anderson ( Don't really like him but heck, he can sure fight.)
3) No Walter, Integra ( Same reason as no 1)

The theme song haha.

Alan ~ Diamond (Inuyasha Final Act: 2nd Ending)

What? Alan doing an Anime ED theme. Her upcoming single set to release 2010 next year entitled Diamond for the 1st Track was recorded as the second closing for Inuyasha ~ The Final Act. Haha the anime industry finlly recognized her singing talent lol.

Kotobukiya "Final Fantasy 8" Squall & Bahamut Statue

Another Sold out Masterpiece that I like. Don't know how much is it on sale now, last heard was $153.99.

Final Fantasy VIII: Seifer Almasy and Odin Resin Statue

Manufacturer : Kotobukiya
Material : Cold Cast
Producer : Takayuki Takeya
Original : Final Fantasy VIII
Release Date : Early Dec., 1999
Regular Price : 24,800 yen about 271.99 USD
Sales Price : 23,560 yen about 258.39 USD
Points Acquired : 1178 points
Store code : 10007841

Over 18" tall, this statue portrays the battle of Seifer Almasy and Odin. Seifer Almasy is on top of Odin and is holding a sword. One of the Classics which I truly appreciate. Long sold out but it's a pretty neat statue from 10 years back haha.

Banzai for Makoto Shinkai

After 2 years of waiting, Makoto Shinkai finally announced his new work for another epic anime masterpiece in terms of gorgeous background and appreciation of the little things that all seemed well too pretty. That will definitely blow my mind away.

The News :

Makoto Shinkai, the auteur director behind Voices of a Distant Star and The Place Promised in Our Early Days, has confirmed his studio's next anime feature film and posted the initial imageboard art on Thursday. Even though the title and release date are still undecided, he assembled most of the main staff of his last film — 2007's 5 Centimeters Per Second — and the team is deeply immersed in production.
While Shinkai cannot reveal many details of the film's story, he did say that it is a "lively" animated film with adventure, action, romance, and a girl as the protagonist. The film will deal with loss like his previous feature films did, and it will also deal with how to survive that loss. According to Shinkai's personal website, the girl is heading on a journey to say, "Farewell."
Shinkai first outlined his next work during a surprise appearance at an Eminence Symphony Orchestra concert in Tokyo on Sunday. At the time, he said that the next film will be his longest animation film to date, and the story will revolve around one heroine, a cheerful and spirited girl.

Hopefully this will be another stunningly beautiful animated movie to satisfy visual quality engrossed viewers such as myself. I do expect the production team to do a better job this time. Distant Star was too short and has an awkward development sequence. The Place Promised in our Early Days is a nice movie, but the story gave me a little headache and confusion just understanding the occurrence step by step. You will need to watch it again to understand further what was going on. Last but not least, 5 Centimetres Per Second. The infamous film that spawned awe to many viewers. A good story since most of us will bound to understand the situation the characters been through as many experienced such feelings in life. The sad part however was Eps 3, it was too short and looks like an MV which it is. They could have lengthen it to another 20 minutes lol. The ending was executed in a decent style which I personally do not mind. Life is always unfair. You will never get what you want in life. Call it what you must. For me, this is how life goes on.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Senko no Night Raid

Looking forward to this anime in Spring 2010, a few more months I guess. Check out the official website if you understand Jap. Seems to be a gorgeous anime. Well you can expect most from the anime these days, with somewhat similar designs from various 09 animes. Remember to check this out in Spring 2010.

TO Elliptical Orbit & Symbiotic Planet (Daen Kido & Kyosei Wakusei)

Finished watching TO DVD1 and I have no idea what this story is about. The plot kinda starts off from halfway since it's based upon a manga entitled 2001 Nights (2001夜物語 2001 Ya Monotogari). Here's the only info I could find lol.

Blu-ray set release from director's cut version of 3DCG anime film "To" directed by Fumihiko Sori renowned for prominent works includinng "Apple Seed" and "Vexille." Based on hit manga "2001 Nights (2001 Ya Monogatari)" written by Yukinobu Hoshino. Includes two stories "To Elliptical Orbit (Daen Kido)" and "To Symbiotic Planet (Kyosei Wakusei)" on two discs. Also includes booklet (subject to change).

ANN has posted first details on the new project from Fumihiko Sori, director of Ping Pong, Vexille and Ichi, and director of Appleseed. According to the news, Sori will direct To, an adaptation of the sci-fi manga 2001 Nights (2001 Ya Monotogari) from Yukinobu Hoshino. The manga was published between 1984 to 1986 and tells several short stories about mankind’s adventures in space. It was already adapted in 1987 as the 60-minutes OVA Space Fantasia 2001 Nights.
It’s yet unknown if Sori will use traditional animation or rather power-up the rendering super machines like he did for Vexille and Appleseed. Avex has opened the official website for the To project yesterday but until now it only shows the teaser artwork below.

This movie is kinda O.K. for me. The first one Elliptical Orbit is an okay piece, not recommended for people who just wanna see Cloud Strife pawn Sephiroth or Deunan and Briareos in combat action and Leon S. Kennedy one on one with Curtis Lol. This is one of those normal stories that you'll just forget about it in the end but one thing you'll remember for sure ~ the beautiful Asteroid orbits the solar system, tracing a wide Ellipse. Orbital period of 28 years. You will be shock at the end since I was like WTF!! in my mind. The ending theme really caught my attention and it's really a nice song. Enjoy.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Unseen Moment at Melting Moment with Nart

Prefer her natural under the sun look with either straight or wavy hair. But this is still kinda nice since it features rare pics of her.

Elly by the Sea

One of the older photo shoots but damn!!! She looks hot just like that. The natural look without much make-up, gotta love this one haha.