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: (Haru Haru)
Finally watching the end episodes of BBF.

Also, finished Twenty Something Taipei (OMG sooooo good!!), and might post some stuff about it later. Sometime. Maybe.

I downloaded some Taiwanese movies today (including Cape No. 7!), so I'll be watching those in the coming days, and possibly posting about them.

Anyway, the point of this post is that I am currently really loving Mayday and Machi (hilarious opposite each other in music styles).

songs! )

Also, while watching Xiao Zhu's MV for 箇中強手 (Hot Shot) I literally yelled out "SPARKLY GLOVE!!" Because yes, there is a sparkly glove... thing. I understand why he calls himself the Taiwanese Usher.

I also downloaded something incredibly awesome and dorky... The opening song from Marmalade Boy! The clip is from the second season. And yes, they're in New York (aw, the twin towers kinda made me sad). SQUEEE!!! Kei-kun is there too!! (Kei-kun is my all time favorite anime character EVAR). Also; *shakes fist at Jinny*
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: (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: (Hotaru & Takano)
episodes 8 and 9 )

So I liked the ending far FAR better than I thought I would!!
spoilery for Hotaru no Hikari final episodes )

I really really enjoyed this series. It was a a nice, lighthearted show, and it made me happy. So yay! It reminded me a good deal of First Kiss, with the girl falling in love for the first time... except Mio was bitchier, and Hotaru didn't have some sort of disease. First Kiss was a really good show too! I should rewatch some of it...

Drama/Anime/Manga List update 30Nov08 )

I really REALLY want to watch Marmalade Boy (twdrama, not the anime, which I've already seen), but the quality of the video is so horrible (I'm talking HORRIBLE, not fit to watch, the sound is screechy, and the picture is tiny and grainy)... I either have to find another version, or deal with it... it's sad for me because I ADORE the anime/manga so SO much. It was the third anime I ever watched, and the second manga I ever read... so it's special. Plus, the drama has Ken in it! He plays Yuu!

ANNNNDD I just totally accidentally downloaded volume one of the Marmalade Boy manga... I'm pretty sure I already have it somewhere too. I have a large stack of manga in my attic... mostly Sailor Moon, but I have Marmalade Boy, and I'm pretty sure I have some Ah My Goddess! too... Kinda random huh?
uisceros: (Default)
So my internet it down at my house... I'm pissed. THANKFULLY I already have Summer Snow downloaded. But who knows how long that will last me! Things I've noticed; Japanese dramas are usually very show. Like only 10 to 13 episodes long. Taiwanese dramas are usually anywhere from 20 to 30 hour long episodes. Which means that it takes a LOT of time to watch them. I haven't watched american tv in ages! Course that will change when the new seasons start (Bones! Heroes! Lost! Pushing Daisies! Dirty Sexy Money! Brothers and Sisters! House! Ugly Betty! Desperate Housewives! The Sarah Connor Chronicles! Nip/Tuck! (and yes, I watch each and everyone one of those shows... because I have no life, and I like media))... I'll probably still watch dramas too...

Adding two new dramas to my list.

Say Yes Enterprise (Taiwanese)

ANDDDDDD

MARMALADE BOY!!!! THEY HAVE A DRAMA BASED ON MARMALADE BOY!!!!! SQUEEE!!! It's Taiwanese too! AND Yuu (also his name in the Taiwanese one) is played by one of the F4 from Meteor Garden! I think he's Soujiro... or maybe Akira. Definitely not Domyoji or Rui (of course, you know, the names are all different in Taiwanese show... since it's Taiwanese...)

Holy shit man! I was totally thinking they should have a drama for Marmalade Boy (Though I was thinking it should be japanese... but maybe Taiwanese is better! I seem to like the Taiwanese shows a lot)

Oh, and Brown Sugar Macchiato.... it seems cute and fun, and totally not very dramatic at all. Plus... cute boys!

And maybe Scent of Love too...

Stupid asian dramas. I need to watch all of them.

This is kinda random, but I wish they had a drama based on Fushigi Yuugi.... that would be awesome. In related new, I totally have to read Fushigi Yūgi Genbu Kaiden.

Currently watching: Summer Snow
Next: Goong (when it finally finishes downloading!!)

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