Archive for July, 2010

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Break Blade

July 30, 2010

This first instalment of Break Blade gives us a pretty good idea of what one of its key tenets is early on, thanks to some good old giant robot action. However, this clearly isn’t your typical kind of mecha show, as we see these robots making use of what appear to be pretty weak weaponry and moving under the power of their pilot. It’s from here that we’re introduced to Cruzon, a land rich in quartz and where the general populace can control this quartz to varying degrees; an ability that is invaluable when it comes to powering machinery, weapons and the like, and something which I would imagine would be a pain in the ass when it comes to wearing a wristwatch. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Sekirei -Pure Engagement- Episode 4

July 26, 2010

While I don’t follow the SEKIREI manga, it’s probably worth noting that this sequel is adhering pretty close to the source material and quickly approaching the extent of what’s been released. There have been ten volumes published to date, and this episode makes headway into the beginning of the seventh one. With three volumes to go, there should be sufficient material to adapt into another eight episodes and sum up a twelve episode run like the first season, but I’m curious as to whether things will be left open for a third season or if we’ll have an anime original ending this time around. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Metrocon 2010: Day 3

July 25, 2010

The hectic day, as usual. XDD Got up early, I styled my brother’s Netherlands wig while everyone else went to breakfast (I had some of the stuff we had leftover in the room). It didn’t come out as nice as I’d like it but it will be perfected for the day when we have the WHOLE group together and one of his official outfits are done. :3 Read the rest of this entry ?

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Black Rock Shooter OVA

July 25, 2010

After what seems like an endless period of hype, promotion and teasing, the much-anticipated Black Rock Shooter OVA was finally released today. My question about this anime was, can a simple Vocaloid track and some neat character designs really make the transition into a full-blown anime? Things certainly kick off with the promise of action aplenty, as we’re thrust straight into a stylised conflict between Black Rock Shooter and Dead Master which is exactly the kind of thing we were expecting. It isn’t long however before we’re transferred back to the real world, and the first day of high school for one Mato Kuroi, an energetic but far from academic girl.

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Metrocon 2010: Day 2

July 24, 2010

We got up at 9-ish to go down to breakfast and then, getting back up, got ready for the day. I went as a casual Xion, which consisted of my underclothes and a purple plaid shirt that I borrowed from Kirky. My brother was back in Futch. JD was back in Miroku, Ash was Drunk!Italy, Mel and Kirky were Lavi and Allen. As we headed to the con center, we saw Scott outside and went to say hi. I introduced him to my brother. He was like, “Okay, you can be With a J.” Read the rest of this entry ?

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Shiki Episode 3

July 24, 2010

Despite introducing us to characters by the barrel-load in its first two episodes, it appears that Shiki isn’t done quite yet, as this third installment brings forth another bunch of characters to add to the ever-expanding cast. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Metrocon 2010: Day 1

July 23, 2010

We woke up at around 8, got down to breakfast, got back up to the room by 10, got dressed, and made it to the con by 11. I was dressed as Subaru. My brother was dressed as Futch. JD was Miroku. Ashley was Erika. Mel and Kirky were Grimmjow and Ulquiorra respectively. We went to weapon’s check to check Futch’s sword in. Then we wandered a little before deciding to check out KellyJane and TealPirate’s Shinra Files panel. While waiting for the panel in line, James saw a Tir cosplayer and the Tir cosplayer saw James as Futch and they were both like, “OH MY GOD!!” *hug* They both said to each other, “You made my day!” because they were the only Suikoden cosplayers there. XDD It was kinda cute. Read the rest of this entry ?