Monthly Archives: January 2011

Last War of Heavenloids and Akutoloids, Musashi no Ken, Rio Rainbow Gate, Kimi ni Todoke 2nd

Musashi no Ken (1985): Oh the 80s music, and retro animation and cute puppy. This is not for me though. Dropped.

Last War of Heavenloids and Akutoloids(2009): lovely soundtrack, pretty background art, i was enjoying the atmosphere from the fantasy worlds, and the explanations to previous events, but eventually I found the plot too slow and dropped it.

Rio Rainbow Gate 1: The girls are cute (it looks like blusher has fallen on her ample bosom *facepalm*) but I didn’t find anything really likable about this apart from the ED theme…and that’s not a good sign. 1.5/5

Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season 1: I prefer the art in this one, but romance isn’t my favourite theme. however the comedy makes up for it a little. Doesn’t really hold my interest. 2/5

The Awakening of Trailblazer, Nobita and the Great Mermaid Battle, Mai Mai Miracle

The Awakening of Trailblazer: I kept nodding off half way through this movie, partly because I’m a bit unwell and because there was so much action that after excitiedly following it all for a while the novelty wore off and I just wanted to see how it would end. I did like the ELS enemy and when it *spoiler* merges completely with a ship, overwhelms Earth fighters, and merges partially with a human I thought it was pretty cool. I liked the Setsuna flashback stuff. I’m not sure why the ending went so by so fast, was so pretty, and seemed to be how life was all important. I could rewatch it to try and understand, but to be honest I just didn’t like it enough to care. Enjoyment 2/5

Nobita and the Great Mermaid Battle: very cute but I think I prefer Doraemon in manga form. Doraemon’s voice is surprisingly annoying. Always loved the cute technology ideas in this. I’d like to press a button and be a mermaid for a few hours…until the novelty wore off, or I started thinking about sushi. Dropped half way through movie, more interested in levelling my Paladin in WoW. XD

Mai Mai Miracle: Relaxed slice of life feel, post second world war setting, gentle music, really lovely art, likeable characters. So cute when they eat the alcholic chocolate! I lost interest as the plot progressed, I prefered all the cute stuff with the goldfish. Beautiful animation at the end <3 4/5

Trigun Badlands Rumble, Girls’ Generation, AKB48

Trigun Badlands Rumble, is mostly about bounty hunters, robbery, barfights, revenge, donuts, *spoiler* thinking Vash is dead!, a giant light bulb defying physics, Wolfwood looking super hot (<3), and cute girls with attitude. I prefered watching Wolfwood to Vash in the end, Vash is too much of a joker. Enjoyment 4.5/5

Also, I listened to some of the music in the charts in Japan. I recognised and enjoyed AKB48 (Beginner), but also discovered Girls’ Generation (SNSD). I really loved their music video Gee. I found myself click on the suggested links and seeing more of their videos and some cute Korean Boy bands too. I officially <3 K-pop now! Had these 2 songs on repeat all day…I might go a bit crazy with pop-joy-brain-explosion!