Thursday, June 30, 2011

[lol] Yamakan wants Fractal Manga to be canceled.

I missed it, but there was certain hilarious thing that was going on with Yamakan-drama (or that certain-hotel-guy-who-jumped-off-the-cliff-after-raping-a-girl).

Basically, what happened is this. One day, Yamakan suddenly twitted, with rage, that he contacted producers to cancel serialisation of Fractal manga.
Source: http://twitter.com/#!/yamacane_0901

Apparently, the mangaka posted blog post that complains how he is continuing manga that is genuinely uninteresting and wanting to quit the series as soon as possible, gettting a new serialisation. The problem is that this is just a 'rumour'. It was just certain image that was going around internet news and 2ch, no-one knows whether it is photoshopped or not.

Yet, at least according to the twitter, Yamakan has already sent message to finish off the manga.

Source: http://twitter.com/#!/koji8782
At the end, the producer of noitaminA 'APOLOGISED' for Yamakans action and mangaka's complain. People are saying he is a man, as this is not the only time that he defended Yamakan for Fractal's low TV rate.

At the end manga is still continuing. I wonder wtf is wrong with this Yamakan guy. I liked his directions, until he became big-mouthed jerk. Twitter is a source of evilness.

[info] Otorimonogatari released

Nisioisin's new 'monogatari' release after Bakemonogatari (Monstory), Kizumonogatari (Scar story), Nisemonogatari (Impostory), Nekomonogatari (Cat story), Kabukimonogatari (Slope story) and Hanamonogatari (Flower Story), is centering around our cute loli Na-dek-ho (Nadekho-Medusa chapter). Now I'm waiting for Koimonogatari, Shenjougahara-tore~~~ <3 <3 <3

We are also seeing Kizumonogatari adv on its novel. NEED KISSHOT NOW.

[Info]DVD/BD sales - 4th week of June, revised ranking

Can't translate since it is an image file. I will assume that you guys all understand it;

Wow... Look at Madoka Magica bd sales...... It's building up more and more. I wonder why Steins;gate got almost no sales for DVD. Nichijou seems to have even worse result then what I expected. Kami Nomi... orz... No 3rd, 4th season for you, Wakaki-sensei.

[Madoka] Loli Homura fan art

Find this floating around the Korean website;
Homu homu...ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ
It's so moe, I can't live.

(*and Kyuube with eyes staring from........)

Ranting: This will be NOTHING about Nichijou animation itself.

Oooook. Let's start from this image first;

Cute DVD covers isn't it? Actually, this means...
THERE ARE SIX DIFFERENT VERSION OF DVD/BD VOLUME 2

Do you know what infamous Kadokawa do?
30% MORE EXPENSIVE THAN EVERY OTHER DVD/BD VOLUME

Kadokawa has a lot of anti-fans, due to their infamous marketing - price tactics. Now...


This is add-on for the special addition blu-ray for Nichijou. Let's read that ominous looking words...
"SATISFACTION, KADOKAWA PRODUCT"

Before the airing of the series, they had this, huge fuckin advertisement that is... fuckin huge and expensive;
YES IT DOES LOOK FUCKIN EXPENSIVE WITHOUT DOUBT

and something even more expensive
TRAIN STATIONS IN TOKYO
and that's not the only thing they wasted there money on...





THERE IS 20 OF THAT TRAIN STATION POSTER
...

do you know what this is?
 This is DVD/BD special additional contents. Males everywhere, huh? They are animators who were actually involved with the series production... Shiraishi Minoru doing racing with those guys...However...this is basically...
RIP OFF OF LUCKY-RACER DVD
thus...
MILKING THE SAME IDEA
It's almost as if they seriously want this series to fail.
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Bombing is not the only thing sponsers of Nichijou will suffer. There investment on this series was simply ridiculous. Regardless of quality, they trusted Kyoani brand way too much. Kadokawa marketing finally backfired.

To sum up, they are seriously fucked. Kyoani is fucked, Kadokawa is fucked, sponsers are fucked, many kyoani fans are fucked, otakus are fucked, everyone is fucked.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

[Video] Gen'ichirou Abe MAD

Found this from 4chan, but Genichirou Abe has always been one of my favourite staffs involved in Shaft other than Tatsuya Oishi and Shinbo. His action sakuga is so spectacular. I can basically say that any wonderful action scenes in Shaft series are all by this guy.

Used series I can identify:
Naruto
Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru
Pani Poni Dash
Negima!?
Ef series
Arakawa Under the Bridge
Hidamari Sketch
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

He also did;
8th, 15th episode action scene sakuga + assistant
Gurren Lagann key animation
Dance in the Vampire Bund 1st episod

[Info] DVD/BD sales - 4th week of June (Spring season animation line up)


So many series are released last week. Let's see the results;

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BD
*1 - ● 51,840 51,840 Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica 3(完全生産限定版)
*2 - ● 22,685 22,685 TIGER & BUNNY 2(初回限定版)
*3 - ● 22,197 22,197 IS: Infinite Stratos 第3巻
*4 - ● 16,731 16,731 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii wake ga nai 7(完全生産限定版)
*5 - ● 11,802 11,802 STEINS;GATE Vol.1 11/6/22 FTW
*6 - ● 11,590 11,590 Toaru Majutsu no Index Ⅱ 第5巻(初回限定版)
*7 - ● 10,150 10,150 Mobile Suit Gundam - Char's counterattack (初回限定版)(11.06)
*8 - ↓ *9,463 46,130 Karigurashi no Arrietty
*9 - ● *7,318 *7,318 Ao no Exorcist 1(完全生産限定版)
10 - ● *6,511 *6,511 Natsume Yuujinchou Blu-ray Disc BOX
14 - ● *5,649 *5,649 Yondemasuyo Azazel-san。 VOL.1
15 - ● *5,267 *5,267 Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko 1(完全生産限定版)
16 - ● *5,089 *5,089 AKIRA(11.06) 11/6/22 GUE
17 - ● *4,892 *4,892 STAR DRIVER 輝きのタクト 6(完全生産限定版) 11/6/22 ANX
18 - ● *4,826 *4,826 OVA BLACK LAGOON Roberta's Blood Trail 005
20 - ● *4,007 *4,007 Hidan no Aria Bullet.1

*1 1 - 48,766 176,131 Karigurashi no Arrietty
*2 - ● 20,214 20,214 ONE PIECE Log Collection “SKYPIEA"
*3 - ● 10,892 10,892 Ao no Exorcist 1(完全生産限定版)
*4 - ● *8,528 *8,528 Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica 3(完全生産限定版)
*5 - ● 7,758 7,758 IS: Infinite Stratos 第3巻
*6 - ● 6,891 6,891 SKET DANCE 体験入学版
*7 - ● 4,574 4,574 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi 第1巻
*8 - ● 4,132 4,132 Toaru Majutsu no IndexⅡ 第5巻(初回限定版)
*9 - ● 4,108 4,108 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai 7(完全生産限定版)
10 - ● 3,297 3,297 G-SELECTION Mobile Suit Gundam:/第08MS小隊 DVD-BOX
11 - ● 2,947 2,947 BLEACH 破面・滅亡篇 5
12 - ● 2,855 2,855 Starry☆Sky vol.5~Episode Taurus~(スペシャルエディション)
13 - ● 2,592 2,592 Yondemasuyo Azazel-san。 VOL.1
14 - ● 2,349 2,349 Hidan no Aria Bullet.1
15 - ● 2,283 2,283 STAR DRIVER 輝きのタクト 6(完全生産限定版)
16 - ● 1,699 1,699 Freezing Vol.4
17 - ● 1,504 1,504 EMOTION the Best 重戦機エルガイム DVD-BOX
18 - ● 1,361 1,361 Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko 1(完全生産限定版)
19 - ● 1,340 1,340 OVA BLACK LAGOON Roberta's Blood Trail 005
20 - ● 1,336 1,336 Tono to Issho: Gantai no Yabou  第2巻
21 - ● 1,312 1,312 A-Channel 2(完全生産限定版)
22 - ● 1,302 1,302 Tegami Bachi Reverse  7<初回限定版>
24 3 ↓ 1,242 1,077,060 My Neighbor Totoro
25 - ● 1,143 1,143 Cheburashka Arere?
26 - ● 1,083 1,083 Keroro Gunso 7thシーズン 5
27 - ● 1,071 1,071 TIGER & BUNNY 2
28 - ● 1,003 1,003 Seint Seiya THE LOST CANVAS-Meiou Shinwa 2  冥王神話<第2章> Vol.5
29 - ● 963 963 Tantei Opera Milky Holmes【6】
30 - ● 924 924 NICHIJOU 日常のDVD 特装版 第1巻
92   921 921 Super Robot Wars OG ジ・インスペクター 1
93   912 912 Kore wa Zombie Desuka? 豪華版 第4巻
100 *,861

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DVD+BD for Spring + Winter line ups:
1. Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica VOL 3 - 60,368
2. IS: Infinite Stratos VOL 3 - 29,955
3. TIGER & BUNNY VOL 2 - 23756
4. Ao no Exorcist VOL 1 - 18,210
5. STEINS;GATE VOL 1 - 11,802
6. Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san VOL 1 - 8,241
7. Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko VOL 1 -  6,628
8. Hidan no Aria VOL 1 -6,356
9. A-Channel - 6,334
10. Nichijou - 924

Madoka and IS is good as usual. IS had nipple exposure scene (...), so I expected better sales, but meh. Same as usual. Ao no exorcist was surprise hit. I wasn't thinking it will be this much successful. Azazel was even bigger surprise. Steins;Gate did well, but I expected better. Hidan no Aria and Denpa's sales were almost identical, except Denpa had more proportion of Blu-ray, thus higher profit and much more otaku-oriented. I hoped Denpa to sell more, because its sakuga and BD cover art was just the best thing I've ever seen. On the other hand, Hidan no Aria was one of the worst harem ever.

and...


I KNEW IT KYOANI. NICHIJOU WAS - THE BIGGEST SHIT- YOU HAVE EVER MADE!!!

(Don't remind me endless eight)


and Ano Hana sales data will be out next week. Let's see who's a winner.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Korean VS Japan is not a joke. No westerners can understand it.

Hehe. Yep, I saw Sankaku Thread.

When I saw most of the comment very pleasing to read, I found it is really frustrating how everyone has attitude of 'who-cares'. History should NEVER be forgotten. America did horrible things to native indian, but because it is past, you need to forget all about it? Fuck, that's the mindset that westerner has? Pity. Forgetting about history is just as bad as being obsessed on history. Being ignorant individual only helps themselves from being stone-headed person.

First of all, there as much Japanese who hates Korean too. Just go to youtube. There are like millions of Yuna Kim bashing items all uploaded by Japan an Jap-followers. Don't just blame Korea. There are many Japanese who appreciate Korea, and there are many people who knows how to greet Japanese. It's just the fact that there were just so much historical tensions and one-sided attack by Japan gave Korea horrible war-crisis for at least 100 years, which has only overcome through last 20 years.

Korea glorifies history? It's just Japanese glorifies there history WAY TOO MUCH, westerners can't just see the difference between those. Why? Historical evidences are there that many cultural influence such as strong Buddhism and construction techniques went from Korea to Japan, just like how China influenced Korea. During modern years, this became opposite; Japan inevitably gave western culture to Korea, and China is now copying Korean's past step-stones of industry. The problem is that Japan wants to make the 'entire history' to be like this modern times. There are definite historical evidence how Japan's culture was so much benefited by Korea (most of 'sensible' Japanese historians also agrees with it), yet government wants this to be ignored and distort it as 'JAPAN GAVE CULTURE TO KOREA'.

Let's see Korean education, because I AM Korean who had KOREAN education in KOREA. I never learned Japan as enemy. The problem is there weretwo big incident that Japan invaded Korea, and those two were the WORST SUFFERING that Koreans ever had in history. There was no glorification, only statements that 'Koreans should be proud of establishing own culture and science' stuffs. Those are historical facts, and children has to learn it, to know the better aspect other than bashing Japan for no reason at all. They are only 'children'. They might say Japan is an enemy now, but as they know a bit more about real life stuffs and get away from fuckin internet and shit fuck DCincide, they will change their stance.

Is that glorification, like what Japan does with history? No. I do know there are things that Korea is really bad at, such as extremely shit-fuck-retarded government rightists, nationalists, all those old people who are conservative as fuck and stuffs who always worsens relationship between Korea and Japan, but if the discussion goes on about 'history', there should be no bashing to Korea.

Monday, June 27, 2011

[Madoka] BD/DVD Volume 5 cover released

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Meganeko Homura!!!
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

(But... lol spoiler)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

[Info] 'THE iDOLM@STER' - 3rd PV released (with animation)

Here is the preview for this new summer season line up, much anticipated 'IDOLMASTER'. Certainly looks very promising, at least for me. Will it become the top animation of this season, or beaten by other unexpected guests just like what Ano Hana did? We will see.

[Company] Yearly DVD/BD sales of Shaft - from 2ch

Here is nice round graph of Shaft's DVD/BD sales per series in each year;

2007:
Series: Negima!?, ef-a tale of memories, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Hidamari Sketch

2008:
Series: Ef- a tale of memories, Hidamari Sketch x 365, Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

2009:
Series: Natsu no Arashi! season 2, Bakemonogatari, Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Natsu no Arashi!, Maria+Holic

2010:
Series: Hidamari Sketch 3 stars, Dance in the Vampire bund, Arakawa Under the Bridge, Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge, Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru

(*omg Bakeomonogatari)

It seems that Hidamari is a major money shuttle for Shaft. 472,028 for Bakemonogatari... orz. insane.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ranting: Steins;Gate episode 12

Edited:



ahhaha...

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHHAHAHAHH@@@@@@

I CANT BELIEVE IT ICANT ERASE THAT SCENE FOR ALMOST 5 HOURS

I CANT CONCENTRATE

A SHIIIIIIIIIIIIT


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(*Good job Japan. You definitely succeeded giving me trauma this year... TWICE.)

Ranting: The best comments I've seen on Moe

From fuckin senkaku complex; Source

I can't believe that I was actually reading one of the most productive discussion on moe I've ever seen in internet, from SENKAKU...

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Comment by Actar
11:12 21/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)
...and before anyone argues with the selection choice, I'd like to say that 'moeblob' describes a character with numerous appealing traits or 'Moe' factors. What are these factors? Stuff that incite a special feeling in you that could be described as a similar reaction to when you see something cute. It does not necessarily refer to a character that's the embodiment of 'extreme cuteness', nor is it a type of artstyle.

Or as described by numerous scholars such as Hiroki Azuma, a form of stimulation. Tsundere, Silent Character, Cute, Klutzy, Maids and Glasses are all moe.

Moe does not mean no characterization. Moe is everywhere. Moe can be anything. You can't escape it. Yes, moe is subjective and the moe factors can differ from people to people. However, those listed above are numerous common ones that are agreed upon by many people. It's Database consumption.

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Comment by VillainousHanacha
14:44 21/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)
Exactly.

The way many use the words "moe" and "moeblob" as just a catch-all term to describe anything they hate, is wholly incorrect. When people make the term mean anything the want, and change the definition on a constant basis, it then becomes meaningless.

The truth of the matter is that Moe is anything which ignites an intense and personal passion and/or interest.It can be anything, however the term "Moe character" is acceptable. The longer phrase would be "characters most likely to induce a person's Moe". A "Moe character" would contain traits that are more likely to induce a person's Moe, i.e. "Moe traits". Things like these would be the "Dere" archtypes, silent types, dojikko, maids, etc, as previously mentioned by Actar. The term "Moeblob" however seems to be used in nothing more than a derogatory manner.

But no matter if there are "Moe Characters" who have one or more traits that are widely agreed to spark that intense passion or interest, the fact of the matter is that the feelings of Moe will ultimately always be subjective. You have felt feelings of Moe, as it is a natural extension of our human ability to love. As said previous, Moe can be anywhere, and it can do anything. Also as previously said, all characters on this list have traits that are widely agreed upon to be Moe, or traits that spark the feelings of intense passion or interest more often than not
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I can't say more. Everything about this post is right. This is providing that exact logic why I hate so called 'moe haters'.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Ranting: Shame on you, kyoani... Shame on you. This is your worst animation attempt, ever.

My patience is over.

Seriously.Why is Nichijou so boring to watch? What the hell Kyoani's doing? They are doing all the bad things that random comedy animation can do. Animation quality? Fuck it. It is only good for the forced comedy. Bear racing, dear wrestling, all those could've been much funnier in fast pacing like Seitokai Yakuin-domo or Shaft comedies. They are LENGTHENING those to death with EXTREME QUALITY ANIMATION and what I get is not a laughter, but 'wow they are really POURING money, just as Japan do with radiation water'.

Another big fat mistake of Kyoani;

THAT ROBOT GIRL IS SUPPOSED TO BE STUDENT FROM THE START

That's one HUGE reason why this series is boring as hell. They can focus more on robot + loli scientist interaction than manga, sure, but those are not funny . They are just CUTE, not even random. The fun of manga was from the perfect timing sense with no-boke analogy and ridiculous situation. Kyoani's focusing on forced comedy with quality sakuga, sacrificing the right timing all together.

Seriously. If this was directed by Shaft or any other directors, it would be so much funnier. I'm not joking.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

[Info] 'Hangai' director sends SOS to 'Denpa Onna' Character designer, Nishida Asako

Source: http://twitter.com/#!/jimmy01hot/status/80353146169344001 etc.

Director of new upcoming animation 'Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai' aka 'Hanagai', Saito Hisashi, sent SOS to Nishida Asako via tweeter. He is asking her to becoming animation director of the series, knowing how godly her recent product by the exactly same original illustrator, Buruki. When Nishida's rejecting as the animation of the series will probably become exactly same as what Denpa Onna was, but director is saying he doesn't care.

The series will be animated by AIC Build, which also did Ore no Imouto.

We all want this, right? This is what Yashiro should look like, not this;

Eh...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

[What's New?] October new noitaminA original animation: 'GUILTY CROWN' - Character design by redjuice!!!

*Click to enlarge*
New October noitaminA line-up has original animation with title of 'Guilty Crown', is directed by Araki Tetsuro and produced by Production IG. However, the most important thing is that music will be done by ALMIGHTY RYO and original illustration by REDJUICE from SUPERCELL, which is right above. Character simply looks... awesome. Synopsis is also quite interesting. This is must watch, love for noitaminA now. Official website is soooo cool, too! I love that wheel chair girl (Ayase Shinomiya).

<Guilty Crown>
-Staff
  • Director: Araki Tetsuro (Death Note, HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD)
  • Series Composition: Yoshino Hiroyuki (Macross F, Sora no Woto)
  • Sub - Series Composition: Orochi Ichiro (Code Geass)
  • Original Character Design: redjuice (from Supercell)
  • Music: ryo (from Supercell, Bakemonogatari ED, Black Rock Shooter)
  • Production Studio: Production I.G.
  • Official Website

Saturday, June 11, 2011

[Ranting] I suddenly find huge irony.

When I talk about sales and stuffs and how it is being successful seller, people say sales means nothing and does not has to do with quality thus I am wrong. When I talk about quality of Angel Beats, people mention about its sales and say I am wrong.


wut

Friday, June 10, 2011

[Info] Kamisama no Memo-chou Preview Image

Website: http://www.kamimemo.com/

Not too sure about character design, but not the worst.

RIP - Seiyuu Kawakami Tomoko died

Kawakami Tomoko (1971 April 25th)
-Revolutionary Utena: Utena
-Keroro Gunso: Fuyuki
-ARIA: Atena
-Clannad:


Rest in Peace.

[Info] "C-cube" Trailer released + Casting

PV: http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/c3/

Looks good. Like the character design. Gap-moe's epitome is here



<C-Cube>
-Staff
  • Original Creator: Minase Hazuki
  • Director: Oonuma Shin (Negima!? OVA, Ef-series, Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu)
  • Series Composition: Yokote Michiko (xxxHolic, Shinyuaku! Ika Musume)
  • Character Design/Chief Animation Director: Ooshima Miwa (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu)
  • Action Director: Saito Yoshinari (Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha-Episode 5 Conti+direction, Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's - Episode 7 Conti+direction)
  • Animation Production: SILVER LINK
  • Official Website
-Cast
  • Yachi Haruyaki: Kaji Yuuki
  • Pia: Tamura Yukari (Nanoha the devil king, Higurashi: Furude Rika)
  • Muramasa Konoha: Chihara Minori (Suzumiya Haruhi: Nagato Yuki, Ga-rei Zero: Tsukimiya Kagura)
  • Ueno Kirika: Kitamura Eri (Toradora!: Kawashima Ami, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica: Miki Sayaka)

Monday, June 6, 2011

[Ranting] Reponse to the questions with Angel Beats....

 Well, I brought some discussion about Angel Beats! in the comment section. So, I will just sum up why it is fucked, here again.

1. One problem was story. The script Maeda prepared was not 1-cour, or 2-cour in amount it was....

6-COUR

It's Hopeless. There is no dream. There is no hope.
There was NO-WAY they can make this into proper 1-cour animation. The ending was actually decent, as expected from Maeda, but this caused many awkwardness with the storyline and plot such as;

"We don't know what the story is actually trying to tell us"
"Comedy is timed very badly"
"There are too many characters"
"Plot of the start and the end does not match at all"
"Each episode is disconnected"

Thus, we can find out that the real problem actually, is not Maeda. After all, Maeda had;
No experience in animation production AT-ALL.

We can conclude that if there was ANY PERSON who is actually experienced with animation script and help Maeda to write proper animation scenario from the start, this NEVER happened. In the staff screen, Maeda is a person who is responsible for almost ENTIRE script writing of the series. We now question.

2. This is all fault of...

ANIPLEX, more specifically, PRODUCER TOBA

Toba P is my enemy. Let's kill Toba P.

This is where my 'everyone got fucked' chain started up. Toba is known for being almost-extreme-level Maeda Jun fan. There is NO-WAY he would've control Maeda for the good of animation production, Toba just left him to make all the script by himself because he wanted 'Pure, Uninterrupted, Masterpiece' by Maeda. This did-not-happen.

He is also responsible for degrading quality of animation screen itself. There were many many horrible 'directions' and Deen and Shaft level Sakuga Hokai, and this is NOT supposed to happen for 'PA Works' who has their own animation/sakuga team without any sub-contractions, like Kyoto Animation does. Why this happened? It is again, due to Toba PD. It was already hard enough to portray 6-cour amount of story into the screen, but their direction seemed to look even worse than what it could've been. Overall CG usage was very unsatisfying, with character design with no details at all.

The thing is... if 'Sekiguchi Kanami' was with PA Works at that time, this fail with animation did NOT happen. Toba P decided to ignore it.

Everything happened in Angel Beats was 'PREVENTABLE', and that's why I have to flame Toba P to death.


3. I saw many sales related arguments. However, I say that Angel Beats is the only animation that I actually think that sales were not deserved. I say sales of IS is deserved, Oreimo is deserved but not Angel Beats. It's solely because...;


IT DESTROYED FANS HEART, SO BRUTALLY.
They were advertising the series, they were hyping the series TO THE DEATH for a bit more than ONE ENTIRE YEAR. What they gave was not worth that hype-at-all.


... that's simply enough.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

[MadoMagi] Madoka Magica Staff - "I'm suddenly getting more works after finishing Madoka!"

Kamitani Tomohiro, the action director of Madoka Magica, said that he suddenly getting a lot of job offers/works from other places, after finishing the series. It's obviously because Madoka Magica became so famous, all the staffs involved in it is getting better receptions than any other animators.

*Madoka Effect*

1. Record breaking Blu-ray sales
2. Urobuchi is now god-class scenario writer + much popular than before
3. Ume Aoki's doujin is being sold infinitely (STILL out of stock, currently)
4. Shaft and Shinbo's reception is now even bigger
5. Inu-kare's getting tons of works from various doujin events
6. Staffs are getting more jobs
7. Producer Iwakami got promoted; now responsible for the half of animation producing sector of aniplex
8. Boom of original animation
9. Aniplex earns tons of profit, Nitro+ gets more popularity
10. MadoMagi manga - Doujin artists gets more spot-light, especially Hanokage
11. Yamakan saved animation industry



*Angel Beats Effect*

1. Maeda Jun got fucked
2. Producer Toba got fucked
3. Key got fucked
4. PA works and director got fucked
5. Everyone got fucked

[Anohana] Characters height comparison

Jintan is a loser. I'm 2 cm higher than Tsuruko.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

[Info] Denpa Onna to Seishon Otoko - BD/DVD store special addition contains Nishida Asako illustration

For Denpa Onna to Seishon Otoko BD/DVD addition, each store will stock the original illustration by Nishida Asako, which is all damn moe so that it kills you.

HMV Online - Nishida Asako Illus B2 Poster
 Getsu.com - B2 Tapestry
Softmap - Nishida Asako Illus Phone-card

Toranoana - Nishida Asako Illus EXTRA Card (or Bed cover-sheet)

Animate - Nishida Asako Illus Pillow Cover

 Gamers - Nishida Asako Illus DVD/BD storage box

Kings Record - ?


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Shaft is doing some good marketing.

Ranting

Moe haters should all die

Period

Friday, June 3, 2011

[Blogging] Spring 2011 line-ups - Individual Award Night

Image has nothing to do with the post
Well fuck, I'm bored, thus doing this.

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(It's all my personal opinion)

Award for the BEST STORY/PLOT 
- Steins;Gate
 

Award for the BEST DIRECTION
- Ano Hana
- Steins;Gate
*Tie

Award for the BEST CHARACTER DESIGN/ART
- Denpa Onna

Award for the BEST MUSIC
- Ano Hana

Award for the BEST OP/ED THEME SONG
- DOG DAYS

Award for the BEST OP/ED ANIMATION
- Ano Hana

Award for the BEST COMEDY
- Gintama

Award for the BEST MOE
- Denpa Onna

Award for the BEST Male/Female CHARACTER
- Yukiatsu from Ano Hana
- Meme from Denpa Onna

Award for the BEST PRODUCTION STUDIO
- White fox

Award for the BEST DIRECTOR
- Nagai Tatsuyuki

Award for the BEST ANIMATION DIRECTOR
- Nishida Asako

Award for the BEST SAKUGA
- Hana Saku Iroha

Award for the LARGEST BUDGET/QUALITY
- Nichijou

Award for the UNIQUENESS
- Tiger & Bunny

Award for the BEST CONCEPT
- Control

Award for the BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT
- Nichijou

Award for the BEST ANIMATION OF THE SPRING SEASON
- Steins;Gate
- Ano Hana
*Only nominations

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Meh, done. Share your opinions.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

[Madoka] 10th episode was supposed to be 45 minutes, etc...

I read this from 2ch, but it seems that original script by Urobuchi for 10th episode was actually 45 minutes in amount, thus Shinbo says he had to remove a lot of parts to fit it in 20 minutes. This explains why that episode was so crammed with information and fast paced, but I applaud Shaft for being able to deliver even though there was many cuts.

However, this opens the idea 'what if Shaft decides to become Shaft and make special version where 10th episode is full 45 minutes?' That will definitely allow them make this even bigger hit.

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Also, Madoka volume 2 sold 9,574 DVD and 53,715 BD, definitely larger than 1st week sales of previous volume. It also made a record for the most selling BD title again. just like what one piece always do

In case of Tiger and Bunny, it is supposed to be bigger hit. Shipping was just huge fail. Bandai also said they will NOT going to reprint them anytime soon. That caused;

... in auction, it is sold about 5 to 10 times larger than its original price.... >_> Dumb dumb Bandai...