uisceros: (Shinkumi manga)
Well, I have a bit of good news. I got a job today! Finally. And while I look at it as a temporary gap in between what I have experience in and what I actually want to do, it has some pretty awesome points.

Job stuffs )

Now that I have a job, and will be on a normal schedule again, I will have a lot more time/energy/inclination for watching dramas. When I'm not as busy, I tend to watch less stuff - a paradox, I know. Because the general basis for this blog is Asian dramas, I feel bad when I don't actually watch anything.

That aside, I've been reading all sorts of manga recently, and decided to do a few little reviews.
All shoujo, of course )

There's actually one more - Chocolate Cosmos, but since I haven't finished reading it fully (the last chapter wasn't scanlated, so I read a summary, and it wasn't the same), and I'm kinda tired of writing, I won't review it (other than to say it's kinda weird, and I un-canon shipped). I'm reading a few more right now, and I suddenly have a burning desire to finish reading Red River (which, if you'll recall, is the manga I knew was good because the later volumes are plastic wrapped - indicating some sexytimes).
uisceros: (Default)
I'm still sick, or allergic to stuff, or whatever. Last night/this morning it felt like I had bathed in codeine (I'm allergic to codeine... it provokes an intense response, to say the least), but now I'm better. Just TIRED. And weak. Benadryl is nice though. It drugs the hell out of me.

Anyway, Recently, within the last three episodes or so, I've noticed that the drawing for Inuyasha: The Final Act has gotten weird. It didn't seem this weird when I first watched the show. I wonder why now? Either way, I'm so enjoying it! It's nearly done too. The anime is up through chapter 525 of the manga (out of 558), so not much more to go. Kinda sad, actually.

I'm actually having some success trying to finish some dramas for Drama K.O., but that's a separate post altogether.

Note: I feel no sympathy for you people down in the DC area :D
Last year we had over 50 inches of snow. In 2008 we had about the same. In 2007 I think we had more. On Wednesday they're predicting about a foot of snow. And since we're used to it here, rarely are things (school, work, etc) canceled. I do love Massachusetts, but man... I hate snow.

I do, however, feel sympathy for people who like in Alaska, or in the mountains out west, where they can receive over 300 inches of snow a year. That kinda makes me want to cry.
uisceros: (GD HB1)
Today I went to an Asian food store, and I managed to get some of the things I enjoyed in Taiwan. I also finally tried an Apple Sidra. It's not bad (NOT BAAAAAD [which reminds me, I totally said "NICE BEAM" the other day at a store]), and reminds me a lot of apple soda I used to get in Germany. I'm actually not a big fan of soda at all. I like regular coke and fresca. That's it.

Anyway, the transition from Taiwan to home has been strange. It's a lot more difficult that I was expecting, and I miss Taiwan a lot more than I thought I would. Oh well. Nothing I can do about that now!

I am officially obsessed with Inuyasha. It periodically takes over my life (my media obsessions, whether it be Pirates, or Firefly etc, come and go), but it's a lot more intense this time! I'm currently making my way through over 180 episodes (well, currently 180, it's still increasing), and 558 chapters. PLUS fanfic (which is essential, because of all the UST).

I swear to God it's taking over my life. Right now my time consists of Big Bang, Inuyasha, freaking out over what to do with my life, planning my trip to Korea (which is creepily less than a month away...), the gym, and trying to stay warm in this horribly cold climate (another reason I miss Taiwan... the warmth and lack of wet slushiness everywhere I go). Also Big Bang.
uisceros: (Yuuki and Zero)
As much as I tried to resist the lure of manga, I couldn't. On Friday I went back to the bookstore and bought four more volumes, two more of Wild Ones, and two more of Special A.

Speaking of Special A, it's totally my new thing. [livejournal.com profile] phrenk alerted me to the presence of a Special A anime, and I was all over that. I ADORE this anime/manga. It's shoujo, but the heroine isn't stereotypical. You know how usually shoujo heroines are kinda stupid, considered homely, klutzy, etc? Well, Hikari is none of those things. She's really smart, really pretty, and (generally) graceful (and OMG everyone isn't in love with her!). She's pretty damn awesome.

The hero, Takishima Kei is so my type of anime guy. You know, the reserved, slightly angsty, loving secretly kind. Plus, his hair is awesome (even if it's not blonde/white, red, or blue... woah there, American color scheme?).

To be honest, I was destined to love him. His name is Kei, and ANY character who's name is Kei is good in my book. My favorite character in the world EVER is Kei-kun from Marmalade Boy (MV!). Marmalade Boy Kei-kun is basically Rui (except slightly more awesome). In fact, MB and HYD are really similar. HYD has more rich people, and MB has more fakecest. They should make another Marmalade Boy drama... If for some reason I were ever in Japan, and had a boy, I'd name him Kei (doesn't work in America, sounds kinda girly).

Anyway, back to the point at hand... I ADORE Special A! Kei is always looking at Hikari smolderingly. It's adorable. And although Hikari is super smart, she's SO oblivious because she doesn't notice that Kei is in love with her. She kinda reminds me of Otani from Love Com in that aspect. Kei is all ridiculously protective of her, and she just doesn't see it! Ah, I love it so much! I'm through episode 10 right now (today and yesterday I was reading the manga!), so 14 episodes left!

So yes, I have a small picspam!

Hikari and Kei! See their awesome hair?
more caps )

So now the problem is, what drama do I watch next... I finished Zettai Kareshi and Nodame Cantabile. I might start Nobuta wo Produce (already partially downloaded)... I've been on a Japanese kick recently; manga/anime/dramas...

Oh, and FYI; the manga Red River is pretty damn awesome...
uisceros: (Shun-kun)
I need to stop buying manga.

I went to the store today to buy the next Zettai Kareshi volume, and ended up getting;
Zettai Kareshi volumes 2 and 3 (What I went there for!)
Red River volume 1 (I got interested in it because the later volumes are all plastic wrapped, and say "mature content warning", which means it's going to get good...)
Wild Ones volume 1 (Yakuza love story thing! I read a preview in the ad section of Captive Hearts, and was like "sign me up!")
La Corda d'Oro volume 2 (Read the first volume awhile ago, but never got around to finishing it)
Special A volume 1 (Looked cute, and the whole school competition thing is fun!)

I also saw a manga called Haruka, which seems to me like a mix between Inuyasha and Fushigi Yuugi...
uisceros: (Yoon Eun Hye)
I'm more than halfway done with Zettai Kareshi now, and I'm dealing with that dilemma; do I want to watch it all RIGHT NOW, or do I want to savor it and draw the viewing out a little.

I love the show so much. I especially adore Night, he's just too adorable. I ship he and Riiko massively. I haven't finished the manga, but I've read enough of it to know that the drama isn't following the manga that closely. Course that all could change later in the drama.

That's another thing; I'm caught between wanting to watch the drama, and wanting to read the manga. It's a difficult choice; on one hand we've got the drama with Moco and Hiro (Hiro is the icing on the amazing cake that is Moco), and the other hand I like the storyline of the manga a little better.

Also, the next episode of Atashinchi no Danshi comes out tomorrow! Major squee!! I just cannot wait to see what they're going to do with Chisato and Sho's relationship. I am highly anticipating it!

Oh, and this has to be one of the best caps I've ever taken.


Hiro's hair started out pretty normal (for him), but it's progressively gotten crazier. It's not Mei-chan crazy, but it's getting there :D
uisceros: (Cheryl)
When I bought my Captive Hearts manga, they had a deal; buy 4 books, get the 5th free. So of course I was all over that, and picked up the first volume of Zettai Kareshi.

Just finished it, and shit... I have to watch this series ASAP. I've heard mixed things about the drama, but the manga is ADORABLE! I put off watching it because I didn't much like Aibu Saki in Utahime, but seeing how I had such a change of heart with Seto Koji, I'm going to give it a chance.

I was totally reading it, going "... these characters look familiar"... yeah, it's because it's the same mangaka who does Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden (Watase Yuu). Night reminds me a ton of Uruki, and Soshi reminds me a bit of Tomite! *sigh* I totally have to finish FY Genbu Kaiden at some point. I really really loved it too (but God, depressing!). I have a bunch of unfinished manga series. I think the only one I've finished recently is Akuma de Sourou.

I love long weekends :D
uisceros: (Park Bom)
Yesterday on the way back from NYC, we stopped at a mall. I'm not a big mall person, and this one didn't have the stores I wanted to go to, so I stopped in the bookstore to look around.

And as I was browsing the manga section, I found the latest released volumes of Captive Hearts (Toraware no Minoue)!! I read the first volume back in December, when the rest hadn't been released yet, and adored it! It's by the same lady who did Vampire Knight, so the art is, of course, lovely. And the story is adorable, and yay! There are five volumes total, and 4 have been released in english. So I finished the fourth volume, and then was like ".... is volume 5 online?!"

It isn't. Well, it's not in english online. BUT I did find it raw, and "read" a good deal of that. But then, the manga Gods were watching over me, because on the same site I found the raws for Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru, up to volume 9!! Previously I've only been able to find up until part of volume 5!

So glee all around!
uisceros: (First Kiss)
Okay, so from the MOMENT I heard what Boku wa Imoto ni Koi o Suru was about, I was on that shit like white on rice. As generally weird as it is, I'm not uncomfortable with (fictional) incest stuff. I love the whole 'taboo/forbidden love' thing (one of the reasons why I love Teacher/Student), so this was right up my alley.

The thing about this movie that alienates some people (other than, you know, the incest) is that it's slow. There's not a lot of action. It's a movie of long drawn out silences, and significant pauses. Occasionally the characters stay in the same position for a long time (which made me think I had accidentally paused the movie).

Luckily, that's my type of thing. I like action stuff like everyone else, but I'm far more interested in the movies that move slowly, and allow us to see the significance in the spaces. I'm a quiet person, I don't talk a lot, if at all (I know, crazy, since I'm QUITE talkative on lj), so I'm more comfortable with the quiet.

Plus, it was shot beautifully, and I'm a sucker for good cinematography. Though it really wasn't subtle at all. It doesn't really matter, and I'm pretty sure most people don't pay attention to that stuff anyway.

Also, Hiraoka Yuta is in it, and I love him a ton (Yuuuuki-sensei!)

But yeah, I ended up liking it a lot. I didn't do a full post, but I have random comments and a few (I consider 18 a few, which is kinda sad) screenshots.

Boku wa Imoto ni Koi o Suru rambling )

Or skip directly to the screenshots )

The ending was ambiguous, which wasn't necessarily bad. It fit the movie theme well. *sigh* I now have to totally read the manga.

ETA: I'm reading the manga now. I'm on volume 2, and wow, this is DEFINITELY not a manga for kids (not that it would be, with the incest and all, but still). But, Yori is SO MUCH MORE of a bastard in it. Not that that's really a bad thing, but yeah. He's an ass.

Proof of him being a cocky arrogant bastard )
uisceros: (Ken!)
Yeah, I was supposed to go to sleep, but then started watching Tropic Thunder (btw hilarious), and then somehow segued into watching the Koizora movie. I didn't really watch it, mostly just skipped around, but from what I can see, I like it a ton better than the drama.

Mostly because I actually LIKE Hiro. Miura Haruma is about 10 times hotter than Seto Koji (it's weird though, Haruma looks to be the older one, but he totally isn't. He's only 18!! I feel pervy), and his hair is a ton better (and we all know that not only am I a hair person, I'm intrinsically drawn to blonde hair on guys).

Aragaki Yui is okay, and definitely pretty, but she has nothing on Mizusawa Elena, who I swear is one of the prettiest people EVER. I'll watch the rest of it sometime. I'll also finish the drama at some point too...

Oh, and the ending, I would have been sobbing if I had watched the movie from the start.

And OMG I actually found a version of Marmalade Boy that doesn't make me want to jam things in my ears to STOP THE PAIN! That excites me to death! Marmalade Boy = one of my favorite anime/mangas OF ALL TIME. Though it's probably not very faithful to the manga... Like, Kei-kun isn't there at all (Kei-kun = the (mangaboy) love of my life). Still, it's exciting, because it's Marmalade Boy! And Ken! I adore Ken!
uisceros: (Jdrama F4)
I'm probably going to write my review of the HYD movie tomorrow (during work! Yay for slacking off!), and do the screencaps tomorrow night. I'm a little too tired for the full undertaking tonight.

That being said, three things;

1. I adore Rui with all my heart. He's one of the best characters ever, and is one of the only ones who can compete with Kei-kun for my heart (you know, if they existed). Seriously, ALL the Rui scenes made me inordinately happy. It also reminded me just how freaking much I love Oguri Shun. He was my first drama crush. I still blame the blonde..
2. That being said, Domyoji and Tsukushi are perfect together. More then perfect, they're destined. I always had difficulties with the manga and the dramas, because I love Rui so much, and naturally want him to be happy (in the anime this was never an issue. In fact, I didn't much like Rui in the anime... he ended up with Shizuka anyway). But despite all this, I can't deny that Domyoji and Tsukushi belong together.
3. It ended very nicely. It was not true to the manga ending at all, but whatever. I kinda don't care at this point. I like how they portrayed Soujiro and Yuuki at the ending. It was terribly cute. I felt bad for Rui though. Oh, that damn character breaks my heart. But I had to share this, because I thought it was an adorable ending, the last scene.


The last scene, the wedding picture, which transforms into a manga version. It's obviously drawn by Kamio Yoko too, which makes it all the more special. I nearly started crying when I saw it. It was perfect. The most amazing, perfect ending to an amazing story.

I can't satisfactorily convey just how happy this movie made me. I've had limited experience with japanese movies, and was previously disappointed (I'm looking at you, Lovely Complex), so to have this one exceed my expectations was fabulous. I'm significantly tougher on movies than I am on dramas (I think this is because I've studied film theory. If I were ever to get another bachelors degree, it would be in film studies), so yeah, just happiness all around!

Oh, speaking of, wiki just told me this; "Also, in one of the first volumes of Cat Street, Yoko Kamio admitted that she planned to start a sequel to Hana Yori Dango in the near future." I hope it's true. As much as I'd like to think that I'd be satisfied with things ending as they are, I want more, damn it. *greedy*

I bought the 100 userpic thing today. I currently have 55. 8 of those are of Ikuta Toma (more than of anyone else)... I'm not exactly sure why... I mean, I love him and everything, but I love Zai Zai more, and I only have 4 of him. Whatever.
uisceros: (Rui!)
Just finished Full House! It was super good and cute, and OMG I loved it to death.

From about episodes 11-14 I was terribly anxious over the whole thing. The misunderstandings, the miscommunications, the whole thing was stressful. But the ending was worth it.

Also, on episode 13, Hye Won redeemed herself, and I totally don't hate her anymore. I do still feel bad for Min Hyuk (the scene where he goes back to his empty apartment after Ji Eun tells him she can't marry him... I was so sad for him then, but he knew it was inevitable, really), but I'm glad at the end there was a hint of him and Hye Won getting together, because they'd make a good couple. Plus, happy ending for everyone!

My biggest issue with it was the kiss scene. Rain and Song Hye Kyo had such great chemistry through the whole series, so to see the climax of their cinematic relationship as a relatively cold kiss (Japanese drama style, ne?!) was pretty disappointing. Still, it's a minor thing. The part of the ending where they walk around, eating food, taling, and stuff (alas what Ji Eun told Young Jae she liked to do) was far more satisfying, and showed their fantastic chemistry better.

So yeah, it was a great show. I totally marathon-ed the last 5 episodes too, because I couldn't imagine going to sleep and not knowing what happened with these characters.

I rarely watch kdramas, but when I do, I seem to have this visceral reaction to them. I watched Coffee Prince NONSTOP. Seriously, while I was at work and everything. I managed to watch Full House in the space of three days (technically four, but I finished the last episode at 1am, so I'm not going to count that extra hour), which is pretty impressive for me. I tend to get distracted by other things, so I usually don't watch stuff THAT fast. I think I watched Coffee Prince like that... and definitely HYD too.

ANYWAY, what to watch next... I have no clue. I want/need to finish watching The Rose and Tokyo Juliet at some point.

Oh, and I also started reading a new manga; La Corda d'Oro (Kin'iro no Corda). I don't know why I keep starting new mangas, but then totally don't finish any of them (I'm seriously STILL reading Love Com). But I like it so far. The art is pretty, and the manga boys are definitely teh hotness. Plus, there's a fairy, and it's totally based on a dating sim, which makes it awesome because it's SO geeky.

AND yeah. It's really late, and I still have to do push ups (damn you push ups! DAMN YOU TO HEEEEEELLLLLLL). Soooo okay!

Drama/Anime/Manga List update 05Jan09 )

Didn't add much (only manga/anime), but I changed formats again

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hana Yori Dango Final has been subbed!!!!! Why do I always discover these things in the middle of the night?! (Granted, it JUST came out at 9:30pm (2130) this evening while I was marathoning Full House, so it's not like I could have helped it) Gah! I'll have to take it with me to work. Also, Boys Over Flowers starts airing today. I'm going to be watching it real time (and by real time, I mean I'm not going to wait until all subs are out, I'm going to watch each episode as soon as the sub comes out), because I'm just THAT excited by it.

Just watched the first ten minutes of the HYD movie, and I so love it already. It's FABULOUS!

So Links!
Hana Yori Dango Final (On Sars Fansubs; torrent, irc, and direct download available)
Boys Over Flowers (On the Soompi forum. I don't know if you have to be signed in to view... I think the DDL's will be on there when available)
uisceros: (Domyoji Dango)
I feel happy for having expanded my media horizons. Like, way back in the day (um... inconsistently from 1997 to 2002) I was all about the anime. This was when anime/japanese culture was suddenly, inexplicably HUGE in the US. I was actually one of the only people I knew who watched anime, so it was kinda new then. And then I stopped watching it altogether. In June, I discovered torrents (Thanks Lisa!), and downloaded all the anime I had previously watched, and remembered how much I enjoyed them. But then, in July I found dramas, and that was all I watched for a long time.

However, now I'm in a weird hybrid mix of anime, manga, and dramas. I watch/read all, which is a nice combo. I'll always love dramas more than anything else, but I like seeing the different sides to one story. I like stories that have all three components (like Gokusen, or HYD), because then I can see the story in multiple forms, which makes me terribly happy. HYD is the best, though, because it has the manga, the anime, the anime movie, the movie, the taiwanese dramas, the japanese dramas, and now the korean drama. With so many ways to watch the same essential story, it's like media heaven. I like different interpretations.

Like, with HYD I first saw the anime, so when I watched the jdrama it was an entirely new experience. Like seeing the story for the first time (the anime is vastly different from the jdrama. They're both different from the manga)...

Anyway, that was my musing for the day...
uisceros: (Default)
Fushigi Yuugi always confused the hell out of me. I mean, the ending is so bizarre, it's a wild mishmash of reincarnation, and it's just confusing.

It's also monumentally sad. I rewatched some parts of the anime, and holy crap is it sad (I rewatched the part that contained Tomite and Hikitsu, which was incidentally right after Nuriko's death... I also watched the part where Tatara died). And it's kinda fucked up that the happiest ending is present in Miaka's story. Like, Takiko gets devoured by Genbu, and Suzuno gets thrown back to her world and has to live without Tatara... it's all terribly depressing. I've been reading Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden, and I have trouble getting through it because I KNOW it's just going to be wicked sad. Wicked wicked wicked sad. It's even worse because Uruki is like, the best character ever. Seriously, I love him soooo much. Stupid Fushigi Yuugi and it's sad storylines. Stupid.

Eh! The whole thing is making me upset now. I need to watch something funny. Unfortunately I do not seem to have anything funny to watch. The Rose and Tokyo Juliet are kinda angsty right now, so they're out... And I would watch Gokusen, but I want something romantical (with a canon romance I like)... Hmm... maybe I'll watch HYD again. For the trillionth time.

Oh! Speaking of HYD... The DVD for Hana Yori Dango Final came out (in Japan) yesterday. SARS fansubs is going to sub it, so now all I have to do is wait. I'm not good at waiting, but I figure I've been waiting nearly 6 months for it so far, I figure a few more weeks isn't going to kill me. I guess I COULD find it elsewhere... but I might not. I hear the other subs are bad. Regardless, it's not like I don't know what happens. (I'm a compulsive spoiler reader, remember)

(Hehehehe! I thought I had found an english sub of the movie, but then encountered this description; "Tsukushi Makino is a trainee dancer in a New York Performance group, struggling to become the star of the show with the help of Rui Hanazawa and Tsukasa Doumyouji".... dreadful "Flashdance"-esque anime movie anyone?!)
uisceros: (Lee Hyori U Go Girl)
As I mentioned Friday, the power is out at my house (well, the power is out all across Massachusetts and New Hampshire (Note, in that CNN article, they randomly mention Westford, where I live...))

We've been staying at my sister's apartment, for the time being. It's been... chaotic, to say the least. In four rooms (and one bathroom) we have 8 people. Not to mention five cats, and my hamster...

But onto other news... I've been watching Gokusen (season 1), and reading two new series; Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden, and Captive Hearts.

Gokusen is adorable, and Jun-kun has infinitely better hair in it than he did in HYD 1 (I honestly don't remember his hair in HYD 2, but I remember it was better than HYD 1 at least). I'm only on episode 4, so I can't really speak for the series yet, but I'm enjoying it quite a bit.

FYGK is really good. I never read FY, but I did watch the anime ages ago. Anyway, I'm quite enjoying the story, but am depressed that it ends sadly. I'm also heavily heavily amused that the male protagonist is kinda a hermaphrodite (key word, KINDA). I'm only up to volume 4.

Captive Heart(s) is cute too! I got interested for twe reasons; one of the characters speaks Mandarin in it, and the mangaka is the same lady who did Vampire Knight. So yeah.

I'm going to watch The Rose too (thank God for youtube in times like these... as much as I prefer downloads, streaming sites can be quite useful.
uisceros: (Ella)
The Rose is wrecking me. I'm not heartbroken yet, but I will be, oh yes, I will be. I love Kui so much, I know I'm going to be upset later in the story.

I'm actually fairly impressed with Selina. She's doing a good job, playing two totally different characters. As Qin she's so sweet, lovely, and perfect that it's impossible to hate her. As Ya Man she's annoying, deceitful, and eventually pathetic. I like seeing range in actors, and she seems to have it (at least in this show).

I'm also heavily HEAVILY impressed with Xiao Zong. His character is really varied, dynamic, and grows up throughout the show. He's portraying it so well. It's funny, because the character of Kui is soooo different than the Zhi Shu character, it's odd to think they're played by the same person. I've been a fan of Joe's since I saw him in ISWAK, but I just became a bigger fan. I want to watch Summer X Summer, or Honey and Clover now!

And I'm definitely a fan of Ella's now! I thought she was adorable in Hua Yang Shao Nian Shao Nu, and was actually a pretty damn decent actress (doesn't always happen with singers turned actors *cough*Mariah*cough*). Her performance in The Rose further adds to my admiration of her. Like Yoon Eun Hye, she's an actress concerned little with vanity. She doesn't care if she looks bad, instead focuses on what the character should be feeling. It's refreshing, and admirable. It's hard NOT to be vain when you're performing for tons of people. Regardless, I think she's adorable, and I really like her. Plus, her voice is soooooo amazing! I have to start listening to more S.H.E. (and Fahrenheit... I'm not on the ball in that sense).

I found volumes 10 to 14 of Love Com translated into english! Yays! Now I don't have to wait to find out what happens! Though I'm still not up to when the anime ends...
uisceros: (Kyoko)
Yesterday I went into Cambridge to meet up with one of my friends. At one point we went to possibly the only anime/manga store currently left in the area. I used to go there a lot when I was in high school. Anyway, I found the volume of Love Com I was missing. So yay!

(I honestly have no idea why I don't go to Harvard Square more, where I work is only 5 or 10 minutes from Kendall, which is only two subway stops from Harvard Sqaure. Plus, the shopping there is fantastic!)

I also bought the first volume of High School Debut (Koukou Debut), which looks highly promising. Like Skip Beat, it's free online, so I doubt I'll buy more of it. But so far I like it! I adore the main character, Haruna. She's so adorably clueless. I know she ends up with Yoh, but right now in the story she has a crush on Fumi, which is really cute.

So I have like, a ton of manga/anime series going on right now. For anime I have Skip Beat, and Vampire Knight. For manga I have Love Com, Skip Beat, Vampire Knight, and High School Debut.

In drama related news, I'm downloading a ton of series currently to try out; The Rose, Calling Love, Tokyo Juliet, and Green Forest My Home. They're all Taiwanese. I also am going to start/finish several of the ones Lisa gave me (Gokusen and Golden Bowl are on the top of the list), Corner with Love, Bull Fighting, and Love Scar. BUT I think I'll start with The Rose.

I'm currently trying to burn some things onto disks, since I'm downloading four series right now. I just attempted to put Cat Street on one disk... and it said I didn't have enough space on the disk. I was like "wtf?!", because Cat Street is only 6 episodes. Turns out three of the six eps are well over 1GB each. Yeah.

I'm going to burn that, Hua Yang Shao Nian Shao Nu, A Game About Love, Hotaru no Hikari, and Love Com. That should free up some space! And I should totally get rid of Hana Yori Dango. It's not like I haven't burned it to disk, I just, apparently, like keeping it on my hard drive.

Drama/Anime/Manga List update 07Dec08 )
uisceros: (Yuuki)
I meant to write a short entry, and then get back to Vampire Knight, but was foiled by iconage. And thus, I HAD to get some icons from the three animes I've recently become obsessed with (fyi-> Love Com, Skip Beat, and Vampire Knight. Pattern? They're all shoujo? I SO did not know that! )

So, short post re Vampire Knight;

Dear God do I love Zero soooooo much. As I've stated before, he is totally made of awesome. And it's so sad because he's so obviously in love with Yuuki, and poor Yuuki so doesn't know, and is totally being the girl who inadvertently flirts with a guy she's not really interested in. *sigh* I'm conflicted, because I totally adore Kaname too... He's not as awesome as Zero though.

Also found out that the subbers who are doing Skip Beat apparently won't be subbing it anymore. Which sucks. It was licensed (or something...) and is now going to be on crunchyroll. I guess other people are subbing it, but they take longer, and I'm all upset now. I really really like Skip Beat!

Also, am on volume 5 of Love Com. Only volumes 1-9 are in english, so unfortunately, unless I find a good translation, I'll be waiting for awhile to finish it.

I'll go back to dramas eventually! Right now I'm taking an anime break!
uisceros: (Ella)
Two things!

First, I watched the Love Com movie. It was... well, it was cute, but it wasn't really good. If it had been a drama, then I would have been more forgiving, but this is a movie... rules are a little different.

what I thought of the movie )

Second, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] sn0tcat I am reading, watching, and becoming obsessed with Vampire Knight.

I love it so much already! I mean, hello, vampires + romance = total and complete awesomeness, and Meredith's dream story! Also, am totally in love with Zero. He's like an anime vampire Draco. I love Kaname too, of course, but Zero is more my type (pale hair, pale eyes, angsty, angry, made of awesomeness, you get the drill)... if you know, he existed. but, since I love Kaname too, apparently my type is "vampires with cool hair"... also, you know, if that existed...
uisceros: (Qi Yue x Ah Yi)
OMG *DIES*!!!

There is going to be a taiwanese drama based on Skip Beat!!!!!! *dies again*!!

Not only that, but Ariel Lin (who is one of my favorite taiwanese actresses EVER) is going to play Kyoko, and Jerry Yan (JERRY YAN!!!) is going to play Ren!!

I'm sooooo happy about the casting, particularly of Ariel. I think she is absolutely PERFECT for the role. As seen in ISWAK, she can totally play the dramatic mixed with the hilarious. Jerry Yan is a BIG surprise, actually. He doesn't do dramas that often, so I'm all excited he's going to be in this one!

I wonder who is going to play Sho... The drama was only announced on the 17th, so I'm guessing they haven't fully cast it yet. Still! I was reading how someone thought that Megan Lai should play Kanae. I actually think that would work really well! Mike would be awesome (AWESOME) in the Sho role, but he and Ariel don't work together, so it's a pipe dream. OR! Zai Zai!! That would be freaking awesome!! AWESOME. But it won't happen.

So originally I guess Joe Cheng was going to be in the drama... but I guess he quit. I'm actually kinda glad. He and Ariel do a lot of things together (they're cute together, but I like to see to see some variety).

Yeah, I'm flipping out a little bit. It's just very serendipitous, really. I started reading the manga a week or so ago, and started watching the anime a few days ago.

So exciting!!

And randomly, I wonder when Boys Before Flowers (korean Hana Yori Dango) is going to air. It's supposed to start sometime in December... well, guess what... December is tomorrow. I'm really looking forward to it. I'm probably going to watch it as it airs (or rather, as it's subbed... I can't understand a whit of korean), because it's exciting!

I'm also downloading the live action movie of Love Com. Noone is seeding though, which sucks balls. It's only at like, 12.7%

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