Cromartie High School

I just finished watching Sakigake! Cromartie High School. It was an amusing anime. It was a shame that there were only 26 episodes made. Especially since the episodes were less than 12 minutes each including the intro and ending songs.

Some of the jokes were dumb but others really had me laughing hard. For favorite character, I am torn between Takenouchi Yutaka and Mekazawa Shinichi. Much of the plot and the humor is absurd, so you have to suspend belief in reality to really appreciate the show. Of course that probably goes without saying if you are aware that one of the students is a gorilla and the other a robot.

I’ve got a Mechazawa plush toy available in my eBay store and he’s pretty sweet looking. My only beef is that they gave him his second button and on the series, he’s missing that button.

I also want to mention that I watched the show with English dubbing. I will very rarely do this because most of the time the voice actors are disappointing and the dialog is sometimes changed entirely. In the case of Cromartie High School, I found the voice actors did a fine job and the dialog was pretty close to the subtitles.

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This post was written by admin on October 3, 2010

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Metrocon 2010: My Thoughts

I thought the merchant selection sucked this year. I don’t know if it was just in my head but it didn’t seem like there were as many selling. Even in the artists area, last year they were set up on both sides while this year they were only on one side. The vendors that were set up this year did have some good stuff. There just was not enough vendors for my taste.

I did get to stay for two days (Friday and Saturday). The anime chessboard was entertaining but the audio sucked if you were sitting back in the bleechers. Myself and at least a dozen others around me were all like “what did Mitsurugi just say?” and forget trying to understand anything that was being said when they had the characters on screens like Auron and Belldandy. Naruto was hilarious and what happened to him at the end(headshot)…well I understood the standing ovation.

Later I was watching some of the AMVs for the awards shows. This time I sat closer so that I could hear. Unfortunately, those screens they used were washed or something as the pictures were faint. There was a third screen above and some people laid beneath it, I guess to see the clear picture. I thought the Golden Girls / Lucky Star skit was hilarious.

For the anime costume contest, I think they should have renamed it as a talent show. From what I could tell, the costumes took a back seat to performance. I was very entertained by the skits though. I didn’t stay to see who won the awards but I think one of the Vocaloid boys was carrying around a Nintendo Wii box later so I guess they won. Cool prize.

Cosplayers in the halls were awesome. I got some pictures, check them out here. I didn’t identify everyone though I knew who most of the people were supposed to be. There were quite a few cosplayers as Yoko from Gurren Lagann and Hatsune Miku from Vocaloid. The only costumes coming close in number were probably the Sebastian and Ciel cosplay couples. I was very excited to see Terra from Final Fantasy 6 (3). There was a Gogo at Megacon earlier this year. I’m hoping to get a picture of every character. Also, special thanks to the cosplayer of Yomi from Black?Rock Shooter. I didn’t know who she was and I broke taboo by inquiring. I had to though, because I’d been seeing pictures of that character in different places so I wanted to know the name of the show so I could check it out.

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This post was written by admin on August 18, 2010

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I love Japanese Suspense!

What is Japanese Suspense?

It’s that unimaginative vagueness you’ll see in anime, dorama and movies from Japan. The most common will usually be two people commenting about a third person. They will say something along the lines of, “Doesn’t he remind you of that person?” They say “that person” to hold you in suspense because if they revealed “that person”‘s name to you at that stage of the movie, you would have a heart attack and die. Other times you’ll be watching an action scene and one character will suggest a secret move/technique and it will be referred to as “that technique.” For example: “Ryu, you’re getting your but kicked by Sakura! I think it’s time you unleash your TRUE power and use ‘that technique’ on her.” Once again, if you were to know the name of “that technique” 5 minutes before they reveal the name (you can be sure the user will give the name before or during use) you would die!

“That place” and “that time” are also frequently used. I love it! I certainly don’t want to die from the SHOKKU! Of having that whatever revealed to me too early…

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This post was written by admin on July 5, 2010

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Fate/Stay Night

I recently finished watching Fate/Stay Night. It was a pretty entertaining series although not the greatest. The story had some interesting elements. Heroes from history are summoned by mages to battle for the Holy Grail, an item that gives the winner of the competition one wish for both the master and the summon. My only real complaint for the show was that the origin of the Holy Grail as well as the competition was never explained. We learn that the show takes place during the 5th competition and that the 4th competition took place 10 years earlier.

I was reading up on the story on Wikipedia and it turns out Fate/stay night is only part of the original story and there are a few video games as well.

I’ve got some wall scrolls for FSN in my eBay store at great prices so check out Fate Stay Night in my store! I’ll be adding more Fate/Stay Night collectibles as I am able to find them so keep checking back.


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This post was written by admin on July 12, 2009

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