Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Seiyuu Animedia August

Actually I took about 33% more pictures, but since time is not on my side, I have to make do with these only... Well, buy a copy of Seiyuu Animedia if you want to read everything.

Speaking of Seiyuu Animedia, I only managed to be the 3rd and 4th grabber of the magazine >_<. The main branch didnt put them up on the shelves at 8pm sharp... Same with Seigura. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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Kugumiya Rie looks better in this shot.

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Hmm will someone please go buy BOMB and scan the 綾ちゃん pages for me?

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Sekirei... the art abit off proportion... to the point of being scary.

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Looks like next month is another good buy again... Mizuki Nana + Chihara Minori

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Btw, Seiyuu Animedia got a Hirano Aya card but I too lazy to add it in here. So this is about all :)

Comptiq tomorrow hopefully...

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

キタ!


Hirano Aya's 1st album - RIOT GIRL. A worthy buy in my honest opinion. 1 funny part is 曖昧スクリーム and マイ イスクリーム gets so nicely blended in: rhymes perfectly, but so Engrish LOL.


100+ hours spent watching, 0 regrets =D


奈々:“夏まだ会おうね?”

でも孤は出会いません... T_T

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Strike Witches - 02 Grouses

Not commenting on the show again, but more on the historical failures.


Okie, looks like the Akagi is equipped in its 1942 style.


Funny how the 127mm DPs never managed to fire. Though I can half understand that as it had a poor rate of elevation. And they dare to strike the unsinkable ユキカゼ... They seriously need another air strike by the Fleet Admiral on Tokyo Bay...


Hello there? 1942-43 and we are seeing the operational use of Type 96? (A5M). A6M2/3 productions should have been built in sufficient quantities by now and all but training A5Ms are still in service... If you compare the the Type 96 and the Type 00, its obvious who's better all-rounded..... (-_-) Moreover if they use A5M then the Americans wouldnt have any problems dog-fighting them, since the F4F4 is more than sufficient to handle these obsolete planes...

Historical Brainwashing at its best...

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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Sasasegawa Sasami

The August issue of G's Magazine has this nicely manufactured mini Sasami from Little Busters.

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The only thing I fear is leaning - 1 leg standing and a unstable COG makes a dangerous figure.

Another thing: She looks like 杏... ... (^_^) ; more updates later or Sunday.

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Dual Citizenship

I've been invited to attend this dicussion session organised by the People's Association held later this afternoon, but frankly, I am not very interested in both the topic and the style of the discussion; so may not attend if afterall, even though there's free lunch provided...

Now to the so called burning question - the issue of Dual Citizenship. This question is actually a non-question if you asked anyone who has some notion of Nationhood.

Then again, all these would not have happened if Singapore had managed to forge a truely close knitted society in its 43 years of Independence. It is because of the failures of the Singapore Nation that the local Government resorted to importing foreigners and now, allowing its own citizens to hold an identity of another Nation.

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Monday, July 07, 2008

Strike Witches - pondering over history

Watching Strike Witches is full of win and wtf, going by the tons of fly-by patsu shots the audience were given in its maiden airing, but nope, instead of an Anime review (which I havent done since dunno how long ago), today I will rant about history and the IJN.

The story starts around the time of the Phoney War, when monsters (or aliens?) appeared from the sky and Britannia was unable to win the monsters, Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1's getting sucked into the mist and disappeared.

Magic was then developed as a way to defeat these monsters and the World's forces were marshalled to the Homelands for the Defense of the Queen.



Now, the post-modern Japanese is famous for twisting facts and details of the Second World War; as a historical fact lover, I cannot stomach these loose standards of storyboarding with regards to historical accuracy.

1. The appearing of monsters at the British Homelands in 1939 would have likely gave de Furher a free hand in invading the Low Countries, Austria, Hungary and the Baltic nations as in History. There will be no "Peace in my time" deals concluded at all. This will probably hasten the Reich's conquest of mainland Europe, possibly force might not be needed even since Britainnia would have no spare troops to spare for the maintainence of World Order.

2. With Britainnia fighting for its life, its colonies will probably be less defended, with the Bulk of the fleet probably based at Portsmouth or Scapa Flow. Such deployments would serve to strengthen the IJN's position in Asia, with only the US Pacific Fleet being the sole opponent. Scholars of Imperial Japan will understand that Japan was irreversably committed to "defensive war" ever since the US freeze of Japanese Assets and Oil imports due to Japanese invasion of Manchuria and subsequently, Mainland China.

With the British Fleet unable to aid its Far East colonies (Malaya, Hongkong, India, Burma, Australia and New Zealand), it will be good to assume that the conquest of South-East Asia would be completed faster than they took, and at far less infrastructure damage to the precious oil refiniries.

3. France would probably be in a bad position by 1940, Soviet Russia probably in a similar precadictment (although the Molotov agreement did bought a year of time for the Soviets in real life). The Wermarcht would probably be surrounding France from 2 sides, and the French could not count on Spain and Portugal for assistance. It would be foolhardy to send their best to save Britain when the threat of invasion is very real.

4. The footage of the IJN was great for an admirer of IJN ships (like me), but on the other hand, it is very disturbing to see the ex-agressor nation having similar thoughts again. (and it is also very disturbing to see the IJN naval flag displayed so prominently)

5. The following picture is a destroyer from the Kagero Class (which is prominently featured in the show.



The Yukikaze. The only Kagero to survive the war


1 Major grouse is that the Kagero's that they featured were all given an update - Installation of Aircraft Search Radar and the deletion of the X turrent for 2 triple 25mm light AA guns. This update was done in the years 1943-1944, and shouldnt be there at this time of the show... ...

That said, the other warship details are superb. I managed to identified all of the escorting Destroyers (I think), which are all from the Kagero Class. As shown in the Anime, they are - イソカゼ, ハマカゼ, ハギカゼ, タニカゼ, ウラカゼ and ユキカゼ.

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Happy Birthday Hiiragi!

Posting this before the day's over. ^_^

Anyways a happy birthday to Kagamin x Tsukasa and I need a dose of KyoAni soon.

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