uisceros: (Big Bang)
I finally got around to posting my latest yesasia purchases.

2NE1 1st Mini Album )

Tae Yang's 1st Mini Album - Hot )

SNSD (Girls' Generation) 2nd Mini Album - Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) )

I also bought Boku wa Imoto ni Koi o Suru )

My recent foray into Kpop girl groups has come with an interesting lesson. Girl-group fanwars are HUGE. It seems like 2NE1 fans attack SNSD, and SNSD fans attack 2NE1, and that's not even including the fans of 4Minute, KARA, Wonder Girls, Brown Eyed Girls, or even T-ara. I like 2NE1 the most, BUT I also really like SNSD. So whatever. They make totally different music, so they're really not even comparable to me.
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: (Love Com)
So I watched the first episode of Peach Girl, and it was cute, and I liked it. BUT I'm having issues with Kairi's voice. Apparently I don't really like how Suzumura Ken'ichi is doing his voice (he does Shin in Gokusen as well... I haven't seen anime Gokusen yet, but I hope he does it better than he does Kairi). I'm a very audio centric person, so voices matter a lot to me.

Which got me thinking, which seiyuu do I like?

♥ Okiayu Ryotaro as Yuu in Marmalade Boy
♥ Seki Tomokazu as Van in Escaflowne
♥ Nakata Jōji as Folken in Escaflowne (If that dude came up to me, and spoke in his Folken voice, I'd totally be like "Take me now!")
♥ Kanna Nobutoshi as Tasuki in Fushigi Yuugi (TASUKI!! I love Tasuki SO MUCH! Tamahome should be my favorite Suzaku Seishi, but he isn't. Tasuki is!)
♥ Miyashita Naoki as Domyoji in Hana Yori Dango
♥ Yamamoto Koji as Rui in Hana Yori Dango
♥ Miyano Mamoru as Zero in Vampire Knight, and Sho in Skip Beat!
♥ Konishi Katsuyuki as Ren in Skip Beat!
♥ Nagata Akira as Otani in Love Com
♥ Inoue Marina as Kyoko in Skip Beat!
♥ Sakamoto Maaya as Hitomi in Escaflowne (Maaya's my favorite female seiyuu of all time. I LOVE her a ton. Yakusoku wa Iranai from Escaflowne is one favorite songs of all time. I have it memorized in BOTH Japanese and English...)
♥ Koyasu Takehito as Aya in Weiß Kreuz, and Hotohori in Fushigi Yuugi (Aya's probably my second favorite anime character of all time, after Kei-kun from Marmalade Boy)

The whole seiyuu thing got me thinking about Weiß Kreuz, how much I loved it, and how I never actually finished it. I should download it again. Then I started watching a bit on youtube, and heard the BEST interpretation of Weiß Kreuz ever;
"It's like Charlie's Angels, except with Bishonen!"

IT IS!!

Speaking randomly of Bishonen, anyone else remember Pocket Bishonen? Apparently the site is back up, but the old content is gone. I remember I had the original submissions for Miwa Satoshi (Marmalade Boy), and Dryden Fassa (Escaflowne). I remember being super upset that someone else had submitted Kei-kun (Marmalade Boy) first. I love Kei-kun. I also had submitted a bunch of trainer badges. In fact, I think I had a large amount of trainer badges. I remember I was on fairly good terms with the webmistress too...

I also totally just rewatched the Boku wa Imoto Ni Koi O Suru OVA again... It's really kinda disturbing how much I love that damn story

And then I rewatched a bit of the HYD anime, and I had totally forgotten about the kinda-lesbian school nurse who was friends with Tsubaki! God, that anime was great...

Random: Basmati rice is my favorite, but it's really not the best thing to use when making onigiri... Oh! That reminds me! I saw a bag of Basmati rice at the grocery store the other day, and it said "INDIAN RICE" on it, yet it was decorated with Chinese characters...
uisceros: (Vanness)
I'm dead tired tonight. I watched Lost (OMG LOST!! I love that show so much. It's like, the crazier it gets, the more I love it), and then finished reading the scanlations for Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru (Well, up to volume 5. The rest isn't translated yet). And then, I randomly found out that there was an OVA related to the series, so of course I downloaded it, and watched it. I really freaking adore Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru. More than I probably should. I heard about a similar story, Koi Kaze, but I don't know if I'll be able to read it. I'm not to fond of the mangaka's style.

Anyone seen this? I thought it was hilarious, and very well done. It's like a perfect mishmash of Korean BBF angst, and totally awesome gay Taiwanese movies/dramas. Plus, Bummie!! So cute!


Anyway, I'm going to sleep 'early' tonight (if you consider 1 am early... Earlier than normal, I suppose). So no dramas at all today (unless you count the bits of Hello My Teacher I caught while trying to find the Gong Yoo swim trunks picture (for my future reference, since I'm sure I'm going to want to show people that scene again; episode 13, minute 54)...
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 )

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