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This was a fairly simple meme quiz. It shows characters (mostly from Naruto it seems) and asks, "Male or Female?"


Your Score: Ooh


You scored 81 perceptiveness!




Not a bad effort, have a cookie!




Link: The Anime Gender Spotting Test written by impgrrrl on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
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I'd just like to say that I think it's nifty that the first of the ladies to be shown in the Sakura Wars opening credits is Kohran Li. Just proves that techies rule, especially in steamtech worlds, considering that she doesn't show up until episode six.
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Have you ever wondered what the opening credits to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya would look like if the people who did Cowboy Bebop's credits got the job? Me neither. But then I saw this, and I have to say I like it.




What?

Bed?

Guess I ought to try sleeping tonight, no?
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The above, which seems to be translated as The Familiar of Zero, is the title of another series I think I shall be keeping watch for. Zero is apparently the worst student at her academy of magic. When a new teacher asks for a volunteer among the second year students to try out, "The most basic of alchemy spells" Louise the Zero's volunteering causes quite a deal of fright (with the quiet bookworm student simply walking out into the hall while another student's pleas for a different volunteer provides a distraction).

Poor Louise, she avoids punishment for the damage caused to the classroom only because it's ruled that the teacher was partially at fault for ignoring the warnings of her incompetence from the other students. Unfortunately when some of her classmates taunt her later she declares that she will summon the greatest of all the familiars at the next day's ceremonial familiar summoning. What she gets is a Japanese high school student named Saito. Who only reluctantly agrees to be her familiar after first trying to run away, then spending a night chained up on a pile of straw facing the choice of, "Do my menial chores or I won't bother feeding you."

You know, let's stop feeling sorry for Louise. How about Saito? Pulled from home, a slave in all but name since this fantasy world's laws now only see him as a familiar, with a sorcerer who is more than happy to pass on all the bullying she's received as a master.

This looks like it could be an amusing comic fantasy. Apparently it has been picked up by Geneon, but it doesn't seem to be on the release schedule yet.
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The scene, a single high school girl sits in a classroom, becoming ever more lost as a formula for Hohmann transfer orbits fills the white board. When she complains that some of the numbers are seven digits the instructor points out she has been given a calculator. As she looks at the calculator she's stunned by the number of buttons on it, only to be even more shocked by a realization...

"There's no equals key!"
"Of course not! Don't you know reverse Polish calculation?"
"Of course not!"
"Oh, really?" An all to excited look appears on the instructor's face. "In that case I'll take five minutes to cram its operation into your head. When I'm done with you, you'll never be able to use a regular calculator again. Prepare yourself."


Our vict-- er, high school girl has traveled to the Solomon Islands to search for her father who disappeared years before on her parents honeymoon trip. Meanwhile a Japanese company wants to build a new manned rocket to operate from the islands -- their only problem, their current astronaut (on loan from the JSDF) is about forty kilo's too heavy for their only reliable model's payload capacity -- while our main character is actually a couple kilo's less than that target weight. So a deal is struck. The Solomon Islands Space Agency will use its contacts to help search for the missing father, and she will be their astronaut so they can get a successful launch before the end of the year and keep their funding.

I think I'll be keeping my eyes out for this one on DVD. So what if it's still airing in Japan, somebody go and license it already.

EDIT: D'oh! [livejournal.com profile] jeriendhal points out I never mentioned the title. The anime in question is called Rocket Girls. If there were still a good nearby independent store that carried anime I'd tell them this is on my guaranteed buy list. (Stuck with the chains as the nearby stores, no point telling the staff there, more than likely will be gone in a few weeks let alone by the time this is licensed and released)
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Poking about through YouTube finds some nifty Nanoha A's clips.


fun mostly short clips contained within )

CLAMP quiz

Apr. 16th, 2007 10:06 pm
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Um. Hello quiz thingies, while androids are nifty I'm a guy!

CLAMP Quiz results under the cut )
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Wanted Dead or Alive, Enemies of All Mankind. For Tenchi haters, sorry, he's only halfway along the list.
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Some poking around with Google finds some not-quite-news on the licensing front. It appears that Geneon has bought the domain nanohadvd.com. However there is still no official announcement. My poor, poor bank balance. At least it will probably have at least a year to prepare for the release.
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"Allies?"

"We're friends."

My comments on these two lines is spoilerish for Nanoha and Nanoha A's, so behind a cut...

Buried behind the cut, what's buried behind the lines )

Then again it is just a stare that Fate gives Red Head. So maybe all that other stuff is just me.
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Woo! The opening theme and credits for Magical Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS has been posted to youtube. This third series jumps forward to take Nanoha to high school (and secretly special agents of the Space Time Administration Bureau).

Hello, American anime distributors. Can we hear words like licensing and release date?
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Okay, so everyone and their kid brother and cousin's chiropractor have done Fullmetal Alchemist AMVs, but I think I like this one. F***ed Up Alchemist. "People cannot gain anything without sacrificing something. To gain something, you must present something of equal value... This is the principle of Equivalent Trade in Alchemy. We believed that was the truth of the world when we were young... But you know something... when you think about it... that could really **** a kid up..."

However for something more lighthearted (but a bit more naughty) here's an AMV that combines Slayers with the Toobular Boobular Joy song from Mystery Science Theater.

And for today's bit of knowledge. Here is a unit of measure you might not be familiar with. The foe. A unit of measure designed to make it easier to talk about the amount of energy released in a supernova.
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Interesting how often gender identity issues seem to come up in anime. Speaking of which, here's an AMV made to scenes from Kyou Kara Maou and The Who's I'm a Boy.

Maou I'm A Boy
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So I decided I wanted to search out one of my favorite AMVs and in the process came across a few new favorites...

Radical Edward Jam, setting everyone's favorite genius hacker girl to the DDR version of the hamster dance.

Radical Edward set to Gorillaz, another nifty one.

Radical Edward - Unusually Unusual It only makes sense to set a Cowboy Bebop AMV to a country song, and this one fits Ed perfectly.

Bingo! Cowgirl Ed - Larger Than Life one of Aluminum Studios AMVs and a favorite since the first time I ever saw it.

Why yes, there does seem to be a pattern doesn't there. Ed's one of my favorite anime characters. I even used her as the starting point for creating a character in a space pirate game. Simon Pepelu could be thought of as a male mad science version of Ed, and you have to be a touch mad to be safe as a kid on a pirate ship (whether the pirates were safe from him is another question).

While hunting down the Larger than Life video I came across some non-Bebop videos that are now new favorites.

The Beast and The Boy, an Aisha X Jim tribute. Once I've got some money again I really ought to grab the Outlaw Star boxed set...

Misaki and Hikaru are Larger then Life, an Angelic Layer vid to the same song from the Cowgirl Ed vid.

Dr. Gendo and the Mini Ikari's - It's a Hard Knock Life Dr. Evil crosses with Evangelion. That's not actually that insane and idea...

Spazzing All Alone, Smile.DK has done more than just Butterfly and here's the proof. A Host Club AMV set to Dancing All Alone.

Headstrong ~ Catgirl, a Mew Mew AMV to Headstrong by Trapt.
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The tachikoma's dream of being heroes in AI Sentai!

Nightmare for some a dream for others, it's the singing catgirl maids of UFO Princess Valkyrie

Despite how often artists want to dress them up that way, Catgirls make terrible maids

However in Neko Nyan Dance we discover that catgirls and magical girls can in fact dance. (Oh and look, it's an original Chocotto Sister music video)

Speaking of catgirl addictions, oh wait you hadn't accused me of that yet? Anyway, watch acatgirl being drawn. D'oh, I'm not a catgirl addict, honest. Let's see, ah here we go, how about a sheep being drawn?
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Ever notice how in Magical Girl or other hidden-power struggle anime there rarely seems to be any political ramifications to the battles? There can be a huge massive explosion in the Sea of Japan, or a mile wide magic circle can appear in the sky over a major city, and what happens?

Well the battle at hand happens. After that? Maybe a, "Hey, did you see that flash of light last night?" But rarely an article on the front page of the next day's paper headlined, "U.N. Security Council Demands Answers" or "Was It Nuclear? Scientists Say No Radiation."

The men in black must work massive overtime hours in magical girl universes.
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This looks like it could be a fun series. Let's see, magical girls, an archaeologist posing as a ferret (hey, if you're a semi-conscious injured mage I suppose it might make sense at the time), techno-magic, and a dog girl (who apparently takes out her anger at her Mistress's Mother on anyone who faces her in combat). Has anyone here watched any of this?

PPG Z

Dec. 5th, 2006 12:33 am
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This will either be really good, or really, really bad. The originally Powerpuff Girls have a sort of silly, dorky, playful cliche charm. Whether Demashita! Pawapafu gaaruzu Z will as well remains to be seen...
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Found some more videos on youtube...

Steel Angel + The Chipmunks equals Kurumi and the Chipmunks. More fun crossovers. No Need for Tenchi + Flash Gordon = No Need for Flash Gordon. Both of these AMV's have some nice timing. Ayeka as the female villain, Washu as a science news commentator, and Ryoko gets to utter one of the famous lines. Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny + Anime = Ultimate Anime. Also fun is one that mixes a few anime and Japanese CRPG motifs to make, The Wizard of Ozaka, wherein Osaka, Luffy, Alphonse Elric, and Kon, set off to find the Wizard in Neo Ozaka-3...
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Oh holy... ROFL-burgers! Someone dubbed in what is supposed to be Shinji over the closing of the end of Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Shinji's Rant

I still hold that the meaning of the ending is that Shinji has snapped and is curled up in a corner no longer in touch with reality, and that this is a happy ending.

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