Sunday, July 31, 2011

[Blogging] I screwed up my exam.

Well fuck. It is done, screwed up exam, need to choose another university.

I need shenjougahara-sama. ;_;

Oh well, blog will be active again.

Monday, July 25, 2011

In order to motivated myself into the study,

In order to motivated myself into the study,

....I watched 1st episode of Angel Beats.

and surprisingly, it worked.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

[Info] Shaft in crisis - AGAIN - Negima Movie with crazy schedule

205 名前:メロン名無しさん[sage] 投稿日:2011/07/20(水) 18:35:24.82 ID:???0





TS: Started sakuga planning in XEBEC at 7 o'clock night.
8~11, worked as animator in studio

Plus, consulted animation is Negima movie.
It is going to be released this August (27th), and we just started sakuga. Unbelievable.

Hayate movie which is going to be screened at the same time, it's going smoothly.
I'm doing my best on everything, but of course movie need a bit more considerations.

*This was posted on July 5th, which means they only had TWO MONTH to create movie animation.

Yeah it is fucking...


Shaft, you guys never change, ah?

Saturday, July 16, 2011

[Blogging] Busy... very busy

I'm so busy I might die.

Anyway, Woonjin won over KT. Yey zero.

See, Soulkey? This is how you own Flash's up-terran 5rax build.

Monday, July 11, 2011

[Pingdrum] "Mawaru Penguindrum" ep 1 - There is something more than what you see

Mawaru Penguindrum... I loved its first episode. One of the reason is... it reminds me a lot of Madoka Magica.

Why?.... You will see...

00:04 "I hate the word, fate"
You can already find tons of symbols floating around everywhere, from the narration.

Narrator, talks about 'fate' and 'cruel god'. We can easily find that the parent of this family is 'dead' or 'does not exist currently'. It's kind of mysterious how this theme of 'fate' is constantly mentioned throughout this episode.

Why three? There must be reason why there is consistent focus on number '3'. It is no ordinary number.

Apple? Why apple? Here is the answer;
"Like I said, the apple is the universe itself!
A universe is in palm of your hand,
That's what connects this world to the other world."

"Apple is also reward for those who has chosen love over anything else!"


"But everything is over when you are dead"
"No it isn't! It's actually where EVERYTHING BEGINS!"

This means that the story of this family of three, has already 'FINISHED'. It is done, gone, finished, over. It is determined fate. However, there is connection to new world, - so called penguin madness whatever - and the 'NEW FATE' started after the death of Himari.

(This bit also pretty much concludes that incest vibe at the end was INDEED INCEST...... )

The next important theme, is actually, very obvious.

Right below the title, you see three important themes of this series.
Number 95, Penguin, and the middle, 'SUBWAY'

Why 'Mawaru'? Why 'Subway'? When 'survival strategy' starts, entrance of underground station suddenly shows up. Didn't you find it quite awkward? It's really out of nowhere. However, it actually makes a lot of sense.

Those brothers... are entering to something that they cannot escape from it. Something that goes around and around... like a fate. Their life in one world has ended, and they now have to face something that is totally different. 

Finally, Himari in possess of penguin queen says,
"I came from the place where your fate has started"
It was plural. Not just Himari.
after that, she takes out mysterious red thing from brothers heart.

What does that mean?

There is really... something weird about all the serious narrations by two brothers. Here are the points I can figure out.

1. Their fate, life has already ended. It is 'FINISHED'. Currently, they are given unknown opportunity to 'restart' their fate. The conversation of the children states, that 'DEATH' is the where everything actually 'STARTS'. Penguin queen mentions that she came from where their fate 'BEGINS'. Families' inevitable fate of death as a sacrifice for 'love', the trigger of 'New start'... That means that the story of this series starts from the fact that they are all actually going to 'DIE'. Is that whatever penguin queen girl actually from the future? Are they from another world? What is she trying to do?

2. There is certain 'REASON' (Something related to apple and love). There is certain medium that connects one world to the another. That might be something related to 'PINGDRUM', which penguin queen orders brothers to find it.

3. Mawaru... and Subway... these two reminds me a lot about 'Loop' again. However, it won't be something that is time related. It is about fate that is determined and formidable, unchangeable and inevitable.

4. A lot of questions... what does 'survival strategy' mean anyway? Why 'PENGUINS'? Why number 95?...
Overthinking? Might be. That's why I'm waiting for the next episode.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

[Preview] Guilty Crown PV released

Guilty Crown, Autumn season's new noitaminA lineup, has been released. Although it didn't really follow original design that much, it still looks fairly appealing. Definitely watching.

Friday, July 8, 2011

[Bloggin] Things that I watch this summer season

So, 3rd term started, new anime's flooding again. I haven't started watching them yet, but here are a list of animation that I will follow on;

Following from Spring season:
Hana Saku Iroha

Summer Season:
Mawaru Penguindrum: Must watch of this season. If there was Madoka  in Winter and Ano Hana in Spring, we have Penguindrum as a return of Ikuhara Kunihiko's with new original animation

The iDOLM@STER: Again, must watch. For the fact that this Nishigori Atsushi's first project after leaving GAINAX. I haven't played the game, but I can already feel its quality.

BLOOD-C: Honestly, I was never into CLAMP brand other than Cardcapture Sakura. However, I will give this a try.

Kami-Sama doll: Well.... even though its animation turned me off, I will try.

Baka to Test to Shoukanju ni: MUST WATCH

...Yeah. That's pretty much it. I'm not into loli (certain basketball animu), not into BL (certain noitaminA animu), not into Usagi Drop etc.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

[Madoka] MadoMagi Novelisation - out this August


The novel version of Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica will be out this August 14th, when special addition will be sold during Comiket 80. Writer is Ninomae Hajime as announced, with illustration by Yuupon. Of course, Urobuchi himself did some touch, too.

[Info] Ano Hana DVD/BD sales - ☆☆☆WINNER OF SPRING SEASON☆☆☆

2011/07/11付 アニメBDウィークリーTOP10+BD総合TOP20 (集計期間:06/27~07/03)

*1(***) 31,069 31,069 *1 あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない。 1 (完全生産限定版)
*2(***) *3,813 49,943 *3 借りぐらしのアリエッティ
*3(***) *3,374 26,059 *2 TIGER & BUNNY 2 (初回限定版)
*4(***) *3,166 55,006 *2 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ 3 (完全生産限定版)
*5(***) *2,048 *8,559 *2 夏目友人帳 Blu-ray Disc BOX
*6(***) *1,738 23,935 *2 IS<インフィニット・ストラトス> 第3巻
*7(***) *1,667 13,469 *2 STEINS;GATE Vol.1
*8(***) *1,620 *1,620 *1 OVA「戦場のヴァルキュリア3 誰がための銃瘡」前編 ブルーパッケージ (完全生産限定版)
*9(***) *1,486 11,636 *2 機動戦士ガンダム 逆襲のシャア (初回限定版)(11.06)
10(***) *1,397 18,128 *2 俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない 7 (完全生産限定版)
**(*15) *1,141 *1,141 *1 OVA「戦場のヴァルキュリア3 誰がための銃瘡」前編 ブラックパッケージ (完全生産限定版)
**(*16) **,938 *8,256 *2 青の祓魔師 1 (完全生産限定版)
**(*17) **,913 12,503 *2 とある魔術の禁書目録Ⅱ 第5巻 (初回限定版)
**(*18) **,861 *6,745 *2 機動戦士ガンダムF91 (初回限定版) (11.06) 
**(*19) **,856 *6,505 *2 よんでますよ、アザゼルさん。 VOL.1
**(*20) **,847 *6,114 *2 電波女と青春男 1 (完全生産限定版)

 2011/07/11付 アニメDVDウィークリーTOP30 (集計期間:06/27~07/03)
*1(***) 23,551 *,199,682 **3 借りぐらしのアリエッティ
*2(***) *7,508 *,**7,508 **1 あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない。 1 (完全生産限定版)
*3(***) *4,522 *,*24,736 **2 ONE PIECE Log Collection "SKYPIEA"
*4(***) *3,249 *,*10,140 **2 SKET DANCE 体験入学版
*5(***) *2,047 *,**2,047 **1 べるぜバブ 第1巻
*6(***) *1,659 *,*12,551 **2 青の祓魔師 1 (完全生産限定版)
*7(***) *1,453 1,078,513 497 となりのトトロ
*8(***) *1,212 *,**5,786 **2 世界一初恋 特装版 第1巻
*9(***) *1,021 *,**8,779 **2 IS<インフィニット・ストラトス> 第3巻
10(***) *,*962 *,**9,490 **2 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ 3 (完全生産限定版)
11(***) *,*909 *,329,058 287 もののけ姫
12(***) *,*742 *,457,368 445 魔女の宅急便
13(***) *,*702 *,727,900 451 天空の城ラピュタ
14(***) *,*689 *,*19,192 *11 カーズ トゥーン/メーターの世界つくり話
15(***) *,*654 *,***,654 **1 OVA「戦場のヴァルキュリア3 誰がための銃瘡」前編 ブルーパッケージ (完全生産限定版)
16(***) *,*644 *,**3,499 **2 Starry☆Sky vol.5 ~Episode Taurus~ (スペシャルエディション)
17(***) *,*606 *,**4,714 **2 俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない 7 (完全生産限定版)
18(***) *,*603 *,**6,808 **3 劇場版 遊戯王 ~超融合!時空を超えた絆~
19(***) *,*546 *,**3,138 **2 よんでますよ、アザゼルさん。 VOL.1
20(***) *,*540 *,**4,672 **2 とある魔術の禁書目録Ⅱ 第5巻 (初回限定版)
21(***) *,*503 *,110,360 *31 トイ・ストーリー3
22(***) *,*502 *,639,566 332 風の谷のナウシカ
23(***) *,*495 *,**3,442 **2 BLEACH 破面・滅亡篇 5
24(***) *,*431 *,**2,714 **2 STAR DRIVER 輝きのタクト 6 (完全生産限定版)
25(***) *,*430 *,**2,779 **2 緋弾のアリア Bullet.1
26(***) *,*418 *,895,934 *84 崖の上のポニョ
27(***) *,*413 *,136,641 *59 トイ・ストーリー スペシャル・エディション
28(***) *,*404 *,*18,668 *10 シュレック フォーエバー
29(***) *,*401 *,134,299 199 モンスターズ・インク(07.06)
30(***) *,*390 *,*62,810 *13 機動戦士ガンダムUC 3


Ano Hana DVD/BD Sales - 38,577

noitaminA, you finally won a score.

Additional notes;
電波  6,114(1,361) 合算7475
アリア 4,007(2,779) 合算6786  

Denpa Onna will get about 8,000 sales. That's a hit. Easily getting second season. I'm happy~~ Aria's sales is not actually bad, either.

Current Top Vol 1 sales of Spring 2011 Line-ups;
1. Anohana - 38577
2. TigerBunny - 23975
3. AoNoExorcist - 20807
4. STEINS;GATE - 13459
5. Azazel - 9643
6. Denpa Onna - 7475
7. Hidan no Aria - 6786
8. A-channel - 6334
9. Sekaichi - 5786
10. Nichijou - 3544
 -------Manabi Line-------

This season was very, very good. There are not much animation that was below manabi line (even Nichijou). There are 6 series I consider to be very decent hit, compare to 2 in winter season.

This fall season? Not sure.

Monday, July 4, 2011

[Data Base] 'Bento' - Studio/Staff revealed (Director - ITAGAKI SHIN)

  • Director/Composition/Design works: Itagaki Shin (Basquash, Mayoi Neko Overrun 1st episode)
  • Character Design/創作が監督: Hirata Katsujo (Angel Beats!)
  • Music: Iwasaki Taku (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Soul Eater)
  • Production Studio: David Production
Awkward combination. I do know that Itagaki Shin is very talented director, but problem is that he is extremely big-mouthed, like Yamakan. He also has experienced of being fired during the production of Basquash, due to his obsession with quality and blowing of tons of budget.Not sure about David Production, either. Music won't be too bad, I guess.

Here, example of Itagaki Shin style animation;

By the way, character design looks hot.