"Operation Stardust Commence!"
Lol, i apologize for the enthusiasm, I just finished watching volume 1 of Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory and it always seems to get me excited and remind me why i really love anime. I mean seriously in my opinion this is the best Gundam series that i'm aware of. Sitting here in my room watching this dvd with my surround sound turned up with maximum bass gets me every time and i can never put my finger on why i love this series so much. Maybe it's the clarity of the animation, or the diverse characters, the agendas of each characters and their ultimate needs and goals, or quite possibly it is a culmination of them all. Whatever it is, i love it thats for sure. Sadly enough, i only own volume 1 and personally recorded the last 3 episodes of the series before it was taken off of Cartoon Network, however i believe that not owning the entire series somewhat helps me appreciate it alot more in the long run. In the mean time, I'm hoping to be able to create some wallpapers with some of the screenshots ive saved using my dvd drive and the snapshot feature on my dvd player program :) (the pic at the top of the post is a screenshot from the dvd) Im certainly hoping to be able to introduce more people to this series. These days most people are more interested in "Gundam Seed" and its variations of the Gundam universe, and alot of the fans today aren't really aware of some of the older series that paved the way for the newer Gundam shows and alot of other anime in general. So if you ever get the chance, and/or if you are a fan of Gundam, sci-fi, space or political related anime, I Highly reccomend that you take the time to check this series out, whether it's a couple of episodes or the whole enchilada, I can almost promise you that you'll enjoy every bit of it ^_^
As for today, Im not sure what i'll be doing to pass time lol. I may work on wallpapers and/or some cards to upload. Earlier this morning i uploaded a Record of Lodoss war wallpaper and Card, so im really excited about seeing what people think of them, although i admit they are somewhat simple, they are my first creations in that regard and im hoping for some feedback so that i can do better and learn more in the future ^^ Im also still at a standstill as to which anime dvd/vhs i should watch from my collection. As of right now im kinda leaning towards watching a few more episodes of "Blue Seed". Im currently on disc 2 of the box set, and ive been getting the urge to continue it from when i took a break a couple weeks ago. Im also curious about the "GANTZ" box set i have. It's a pretty crazy anime (ive watched volumes 1 & 2) and its quite violent, intenese, and adult oriented, and it always leaves you hanging and wondering what will happen next. Then there is the 3 box sets of the "Thundercats" that i havent gotten to yet. Anyone who's anyone knows how great the Thundercats are lol, so i guess i just have a decision to make ^^ In the meantime i thank you for visiting and i look forward to posting about more opinions, like/dislikes and randomness as soon as it comes to mind! ^^
Hello everyone, its good to be back with another post :) It's been a pretty eventful week or so since i last posted. Over the course of the week ive managed to find another good friend on Theotaku named Xoaos. We had a great chat a few days ago about alot of anime and videogame related stuff and it was a really good feeling, to just sit and chat with someone who was just as much a Street Fighter, Dragonball, and Lodoss war fan as i was lol. During our conversation he brought up the anime film "Legend of Crystania" and its relation to the Lodoss War story, which i am sad to say that i never noticed during the first time i watched the movie, and it inspired me to pull out my copy and watch it, so that i would really be able to appreciate it with mor understanding. To tell the truth, i enjoyed it alot more this time around and i actually found myself growing on a couple of characters, especially Ashram lol. Our converstaion also urged me to re-install my dvd drive back onto my computer, enabling me to save screenshots from my anime dvds for use in my posts and hopefully some wallpapers ill be trying to work on in the near future. Xaos certainly pulled me out of my dry spell that i was in. For a while i hadnt really been fully enjoying my anime stuff, and im glad to say that during our chat i regained the feeling that i use to get when i was really enjoying anime and i look forward to more of our chats in the future thats for sure :)
As for what ive been up to lately, I havent been up to much. Up at work while im on lunch, Ive been playing Halo 2 with a guy i work with. Weve been going through campaign mode cooperatively and its been pretty fun, even though ive beaten it a few times before lol. I also watched the anime move "Legend of Crystania" which I really enjoyed. I remember the first time i watched it a year or so ago, i was cleaning and i wasnt really paying attention, so actually taking the time to sit down and watch it was definitely worthwhile :)
Right now im kinda at a standstill with what i should watch next. So i think im going to put a list of some of the anime from my collection and let you guys choose what i should watch next :) I think it should be fun, plus it would give me something to interact with you guys about while im watching it and when im finished with it :) so here is a list of some of the anime i havent watched yet :
GANTZ: season 1 box set
Gatchaman: season 1 box set
Ninja Scroll the series - Ultimate collection box set
Neon Genesis Evangelion: platinum complete box set
Steel Angel Kurumi: volumes 2 & 3
LAIN : volume 1
Rurouni Kenshin : season 1 box set
Samurai X Trust and Betrayal- directors cut
MADLAX volume 1
Armitage: dual matrix
Please Teacher volume 1
i think thats enough to start off with for now lol, so feel free to let me know what you all think i should watch next! Thanks for visiting and i look forward to posting again real soon :)
It's good to be back in the posting mood today, and its always good to be back among other anime fans as a whole :)
What inspired this post today is a little bit more than anime. This morning i had the pleasure of reading the post of a good friend of mine and a fellow anime maniac at theotaku and Myotaku for the past few years, and now at Version Vibrant, and his post seemed to touch me in such a profound way that i guess it turned a light on inside a part of me that had been dark for a while. And at that moment i realized how much i had missed our conversation and interaction, not only with anime, but in life in general. We had and have so much in common when it came to our fears, our likes, dislikes, our long hair lol, and of course our constant battle in the struggle of being single and finding a way to interact with women we potentially felt interested in.
Life is a battlefield thats for sure and in essence - we were like Ken and Ryu from Street Fighter. Two blood brothers with the same will to succeed, and the same will to overcome whatever stood in our way, while managing to find a way to still be ourselves in the ever changing world. While i read this morning, i was reminded of how we confided in each other for support and advice and how i was able to learn alot from someone who had been going through alot of the same things i had at points in my life, and i really took the time this morning to sit here and appreciate what we have endured and overcome as a team, as friends and in a way - as brothers.
After i read his post i commented as usual, and then i pulled out my box set of the anime series "Street Fighter II V" and started watching away. Those of you who havent had the chance to watch this series or own it are really missing out. Even if you arent a fan of the games or anime as a whole, you can still find this series very enjoyable from its great fighting, comedy, characters, and one of my favorites - the music. To be totally honest I dont recall this series having one bad episode and im pretty picky when it comes to stuff like that lol. The Ken and Vega battle is arguably my favorite anime battle to date - Its bloody, passionate and skillfully crafted and to top it all off, the music was perfect. Its not one to be missed thats for sure, so if you havent had the privelidge of seeing this series , i highly reccomend it, hell its worth it just to see some of the fights, especially the Ken & Vega battle :)
All in all i considered today a day of celebration i guess. A day that i could sit down and remember the good times and pave the way for hopefully some future good times, and i wanted to thank a friend for his friendship over the years. I wouldnt trade it for the world, or all the anime in the world for that matter :)
-thanks again and stay strong brother :)
here is a pic of my constanly growing anime collection that i recently re-organized
It looks like ive managed to find a way to make 2 posts in a row lol. It must be the end of the world LOL! I woke up at exactly midnight last night and ive been up since then (its 8:00 am now) and during that course of time I managed to watch 2 more episodes of Record of Lodoss War: chronicles of the Heroic Knight, as well as the first episode of Samurai 7. I also found time to complete a full year in season mode on the Xbox game "WWE Raw 2" and i played a couple games on my Gamecube - the Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, and WWE Day of Reckoning. It was fun to switch around and mess with a few different games for a little while, ill have to admit that i was totally lost while playing Majora's Mask so i dont think ill get back into it once ive read up about it a little more lol. As for Samurai 7, I had the pleasure of watching the live action movie from which the anime series is based from and im glad to say that i noticed alot of similarities. The original film was made in the 50's and to be honest, it is alot better than most recent japanese films that i have seen - even though it was in black and white with subtitles, its about 3 hours long as well and anyone who loves samurai movies has to see it, its one of the best, if not the absolute best :) As for the anime series, the original tale from the movie has been modernized for todays audience, with robots and technology, yet alot of the names and scenarios stay the same which i though was pretty cool. It has alot of CG which i am personally picky about, probably because im an old timer when it comes to anime LOL. I try to look past my pickiness when it comes to that kind of stuff though and ill have to watch a couple more episodes to see what my eventual take on the series in a whole is, so ill try to keep you all updated as i go :)
On another note, when i posted the other day, I had noticed that i had forgotten to post about my experience of watching the first 3 volumes of the anime "Trinity Blood". I must say that i really enjoyed the music , as well as some of the characters and i couldnt help but notice that the main male character (Father Nightroad) (sp)? reminded me alot of Vash the Stampede from Trigun, and the episode that centered around him and sister Noelle has so far been my favorite. If you ask me, the series kinda makes me feel like it is a blend of Trigun and Hellsing, which isnt bad at all. i bought the first 3 volumes without knowing anything about the series and id say that after watching them im overall pleased and im looking forward to seeing how the series plays out. It's one of the few newer anime series that ive kinda grown on and id happily reccomend it to anyone thats for sure :)
As for today, im mostly just cleaning around the house and doing laundry since i have to go to work tonight. I may play a ps1 game i have called "Dragon Valor" and ill probably try to make time to watch some more anime dvds i havent been able to get to yet. i have a list of anime dvds and videogames that ill probably post on here in the next few days to get everyones opinion of what i should watch or play next lol, so im certainly hoping for some feedback, and also - if you get a chance feel free to check out my fan art and let me know what you think. I was checking it out earlier and it had been a good while since id had looked at my own work and it would be cool to hear what others though about it :) Well, i think that will just about do it for today, I thank you all for visiting and im looking forward to posting more about my day to day adventures soon
Its good to drop by and post today :) I just finished watching disc 2 of Miami Vice: Season 4 and i felt the urge to post and let you all know what ive been up to the past few weeks lol. Ive recently been stepping it up on my anime viewing as of late - Im currently on disc 2 of the Blue Seed box set and im also on the final disc (disc 4) of my Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight box set. Chrinicles of the Heroic Knight picks up 5 years after the original Lodoss series - sadly to say, i only have the first 3 tapes of the original series but i have really grown to enjoy them both thats for sure. In actuality, i really dont like finishing series because i guess i dont like for the story to end. Thats probably why i watch a couple episodes then wait a few months and watch some more etc. Thats not a good thing when you have as many Anime box sets as i do lol. Ive got about 5 more episodes left on the Heroic knight series and ill be done, Ill probably try to stretch it out for a couple more weeks if i can lol. Here is a pic of the box set in case anyone wants to look for it.
As you can see i paid the hefty price of $9.99 for each disc (4) but i really felt it was worth it now lol. I also managed to anger a few other gamestop shoppers when i bought it because when i went back to gamestop a few weeks later they said alot of people were mad because someone had bought it before they could, so i suppose all the commotion was a sign of how good this series really is and i reccomend it to anyone who likes fantasy movies, rpg games, lord of the rings type stuff, you wont be let down :) Ill probably try to download the opening and ending themes to the series sometime today simply because i keep finding myself whistling them to myself at work, pretty good music id say lol. In other news, i was able to catch and record the anime movie "Karas: The Prophecy" on the STARZ channel i get called Movieplex, I found myself enjoying that movie as well. It was pretty violent and had alot of CG and i was worried i wouldnt care for it because i dont care much for the new CG stuff in anime today, but im happy to say that it was done really well and everything blended in a way that i found myself enjoying it quite a bit. Its no Vampire Hunter D, but id say it held its own as a pretty cool movie even if you dont like anime :)
As for today, Im not sure what else ill be doing. Ive been trying to manage a way to play multiple videogames on different systems and to watch multiple anime series/movies at the same time as well lol. its a tough thing to do, but i really enjoy it and i also enjoy sharing everything i know about anime and videogames and to try and get the word out to other fans so they can get the chance to experience new anime and games, etc. I can talk about anime all the time if someone could stand listening to it for that long LOL. Well, i thank you all for visiting again and i look forward to posting again as soon as i can find something cool to post about :) if you have any questions about any anime or videogames or any suggestions about anime you think i may like, feel free to let me know, i enjoy all the interaction i can get :) thanks again!!