Saturday, March 31, 2012

31st of March, 2012 - Studio Gibli: Ocean Waves & Porco Rosso

Somehow I feel like I've been
watching too many anime this midterm break.
But it can't be helped since I have no
other time (besides the weekend) to
watch the animes that's been stored
in the files for way too long.

So a few hours ago I finished watching
a Studio Gibli movie: Ocean Waves
or I Can Hear The Sea
It's not really a popular one
but it's one of the collections.

The story is basically about
a love triangle (says wiki)
It does look like it
but it didn't feel like it
since the two best friends
didn't really fight over the girl
instead they kept on
talking to each other about her.


1st Guy: Taku
A top student in Jr High
but his grades drop at High school
He met Yutaka at a meeting room
in the art class concerning
about the cancellation
of their Jr High trip.

2nd Guy: Yutaka
A student council student.
Wears glasses.
Rikako first transferred into his class
and he showed her around school.
He's in love with her
but got rejected.
Oh and I love his character's voice

Girl: Rikako
A transferred student from Tokyo.
I hate her personality
I don't really know why guys
would fall for her,
maybe that's why all the female students
hate her and isolated her.
She's a bitch who uses others
but ends up liking Taku.


I basically hate the girl for
using Taku as an excuse to meet
her father in Tokyo.
I hate her for rejecting such
a nice guy like Yutaka.
I hate her for causing
such a rumour about Taku and her.
I hate such kids.
I hate kids blah (=w=)

Throughout the movie I was like
"Taku!! Why are you being so nice to her
when you know she's just using you!

but I guess you're a good person

but still you're too good yet so dumb!

And no matter how much I try
I can't seem to see how the title
would relate to the story.
Yes the story never really set
a plot by the ocean or beach,
so there must be some kind
of a concept to it right?
But what?!
I think I'm going insane.

I heard it's been made by a younger
staff in studio gibli so maybe
that's the reason why? blehh. .


So here's another one of
Studio Gibli's movie
Porco Rosso
which I watched before
Ocean Waves

It's a good movie but I'm unsatisfied
when they didn't explain how
he ended up being a pig.
He was a human at first
and he goes by the name Marco,
he was cursed and so he
turned into a pig.
He continued his life being a pilot
working as a bounty hunter
catching air pirates.
Porco Rosso is his name
that he's famous for and he'd
be in the headlines in newspapers.

During his fight with an American pilot
which the pirates hired,
his airplane got beaten up pretty
badly and he had to fly to Milan
to get it repair. But he encountered
the American again and his airplane
came crashing down an uninhabited island.
He somehow managed to go to Milan
and he contacted his old friend
who is an engineer which designed
his airplane. His friend's granddaughter
offered to re-designed Marco's airplane
and it was successful.
However, when they had to launched,
they were attacked by spies.
But Marco and the girl made
it to his hideout
where the pirates were waiting for him
to appear for revenge.

It's quite an interesting story
and the pirates really have a good side.
It reminded me of a phrase
"When pigs fly"
which means "never"

But this pig has a charm of his own
being so cool yet so pig-ish

That's All For Now!
~Off to watch more~

31st of March, 2012 - Mobile Suit Gundam [1 Year War]

. . .Mmhmm. . .
I just finished watching the first
Mobile Suit Gundam
RX-78 Amuro Ray
Others call it the 1 year war
since the anime is from UC 0079 to UC 0080
UC = Universal Century

The 1 year war is a year where
the Principality of Zeon
which was ruled by the Zabi family
after the death of Casval's & Artesia's father,
wants to rule over mankind
and decides to attack the
Earth Federation risking people's lives.
The story begins with the newly
built Federation warship
which is 'White Base'
or the Trojan Horse.
After White Base set onto Side 7,
a colony in outer space,
they were attack by Zeon soldiers.
A lot of the Federation's commanders
and top soldiers died during the attack,
that's where the young people
came in to help in anywhere they could.

They were Amuro, Bright, Mirai, Fraw, Sayla,
Ryu, Kai, Hayato and others.
All of them were kids but they all
managed to win battles one by one.
However, it is such a sad thing that Ryu,
who was a core fighter pilot, to have left
them by sacrificing himself
during the battle.

As the story moves along,
they start talking about NEWTYPES
A type of human which was going to revolutionized
the nation with it's amazing human ability.
Great reflexes, amazing agility,
speed, power and able to use telepathy.
More powerful than a veteran pilot.
I guess something like a superhuman?

Amuro Ray was one of the Newtypes
after realizing that the Gundam was
starting to unable keep with Amuro
and ends up overheating.
However, the solution was
to cover the Gundam's frame
with a magnetic coat,
it's like adding oil to the joints.

As Amuro was fighting,
he meet Lalah, another Newtype
which somehow understands how Amuro feels
and 'they were destined to meet'
but at the wrong time.
His love for Lalah is really confusing
because at first he was close
to Fraw Bow, then after that
he admires a military lady
Miss Matilda, then now Lalah?
. . blehh. .

Anyhow, so the story goes on
revealing that Char, Sayla
and Mirai are Newtypes as well.
Amuro were able to telepathy the crews
of White Base to safety by using
Lalah's power (I guess that's how it goes)

Then tadaa~
The End of the 1 year war
Next I'm going to watch
Mobile Suit Gundam Zeta
~~Haman Karn~~

p.s. Char was also in love with Lalah ftw

Aside from that
I crave for something sweet
like those delicious pancakes and waffles
. . . Oh ma gosh . . .

That's All For Now

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

27th of March, 2012 - Kaichou wa Maid Sama! Chapter 69

+Manga Link+

The translation just came out today
and I was lucky enough check the website today.

The story of this chapter is somewhat
well. . . somehow you can divide it into
3 section: school, house, maid latter cafe

1st School
The school scene is just a short one
where it shows that Misaki is being less
scary to the students. They said she starts
to smile ever since she's with Usui.

2nd House
The house scene is quite funny
where Misaki received a message from Usui
"Young lady, what's the colour of the underwear
you're wearing tonight?"
and of course Misaki would shout
to him at the phone
The rest I'm sure you'd already know

3rd Maid Latte Cafe
At this scene, there was a newcomer
an old dude who wanted to become a chef
at Maid Latte Cafe. Usui then tested one
of his dishes and said he could have
been a chef at a greater restaurant.
Then blah blah blah
he reveals himself in the end of the chapter.


Overall, it seems the author
is starting to struggle with the plot.
Well it happens a lot to manga and anime
that has a really really long story.
The story was 'okay'

That's All For Now!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

24th March, 2012 - Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

A very well known fashion designer in Britain
and he's my next favourite fashion designer.

Born in 17 March 1969 and
a sad end in 11 February 2010
Some of his works can be seen in
the Hunger Games movie and I'd say
it's really striking.

Upon researching about him,
I didn't really get anything
except a lot of beautiful pictures
of his designs

Somehow I just wish I could
wear some of his works.
Although I don't really know much
about him and his career but I'd prefer
staring at his design and just think of
what it is all about.


This is Dayjavue photography
and has nothing to do with
Alexander McQueen actually XD
I just wanted to share the photo
because it's lovely

That's All For Now!

24th of March, 2012 - The Hunger Games [Movie]

Yesterday I went to watch
The Hunger Games Movie
At first I never know about it
but I heard that it has a 90% rating
out of 100%, which means
I thought it must be a pretty good movie.

I watched it to find out
and surprisingly IT IS a good movie

The story starts with the main character
Katniss Everdeen (I think she's beautiful)
who went hunting out of the borders of
District 12 with a guy name
Gale Hawthorne
who apparently is her best friend
They've met for years and
eventually they became
hunting partners.

From the look of it, they seem to
have start loving each other but it
wasn't really obvious.
Until when the Reaping,
which is the lottery for the
Hunger Games, each district
has to have a representative
of a male and female between the
age of 12 and 18.
Effie Trinket was the one who
was in charge for the Reaping

(I just love their fashion!!)

It was a battle to the death,
kind of an entertainment for
the rich since all the districts are poor.
Katniss' sister, Primrose Everdeen
was chosen to be
the representative for the female
in their district, but upon hearing
her sister's name, she volunteered
herself for the hunger games.
The male representative was
Peeta Mellark, a bakery son
who once saw Katniss in the rain
by the tree starving
and he threw a bread for her.

During their journey to the Capitol
where the Hunger Games was held,
they met their tutor, Haymitch Abernathy
who was drunk at that time.
He didn't really care about
Katniss and Peeta at first
maybe because he have watched
many deaths through his tutoring.
He was the 50th Hunger Games winner
and he really is skillful.

Then after arriving at Capitol,
a huge audience and fans were
striving with enthusiasm when they
saw the representative.
There they met Cinna
who was in charge for Katniss' and Peeta's
outfit and style during the open ceremony

He made Katniss as the 'Girl on Fire'
after making an impression in
the open ceremony.
After that, Katniss' reputation
instantly became popular
and she were expected to be
the winner for the 74th Hunger Games,
well that's what I think.

As the movie goes on, Peeta
announced at the TV Show
that he had a crush on Katniss
for a long time.
After Peeta went back stage,
he was attacked by Katniss
during her rage upon hearing it.
However, along the hunger games
they both fell in love
and the author would show
how Gale would be jealous of Peeta
for kissing Katniss in the cave.

It was a really romantic, action, thrill
movie that I have ever seen and
it is one of the best so far.

I really would wish that
either Haymitch or Cinna
was the one kissing or spending
the night with Katniss because
it really seemed that they are into her.
And plus Haymitch and Cinna
are way cooler and mature than
that emo-ish Peeta.
Aside from that I really adore Katniss
and her hunting skills.
Her rating among the judges
was the highest among the contestant
which was an 11 out of 12.


After the movie ended,
there was that beautiful song.
So I'll conclude here with it.

Taylor Swift - Safe and Sound

I remember tears streaming down your face
When I said, I'll never let you go
When all those shadows almost killed your light
I remember you said, Don't leave me here alone
But all that's dead and gone and passed tonight

Just close your eyes
The sun is going down
You'll be alright
No one can hurt you now
Come morning light
You and I'll be safe and sound

Don't you dare look out your window darling
Everything's on fire
The war outside our door keeps raging on
Hold onto this lullaby
Even when the music's gone

Just close your eyes
The sun is going down
You'll be alright
No one can hurt you now
Come morning light
You and I'll be safe and sound

Just close your eyes
You'll be alright
Come morning light,
You and I'll be safe and sound...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

22nd of March, 2010 - SeeFood & Lorax [MOVIE]

So that day I watched this movie
and it's probably the shittiest movie
that I've ever seen.
I don't even know why it's being made
into a movie

Then after watching it,
I saw that small column
"Malaysian movie"
and I said "Oh"

The graphics and animation
may be cool and in high quality
but . . .my goodness. . .
the plot and story
does it even have any moral values?

I mean okay so the sharks
went on land to save the baby egg sharks
that were captured by the humans
and along the way the met the chickens
which helped them.
If they couldn't understand crab language,
what makes them understand chicken language?
And what does the water pollution
have to do anything with the Eel?
The sharks are too. . . emo-ish
which makes me go "EEEEEE"


Let me share a saying of what
Tom Cruise said when it comes
to making movies.
He said that if the movie effect is
great and has that "wow"
but if the storyline is shitty,
the movie would be overall
become shitty.

At first I thought
the movie was something more or less
like Lorax

Lorax is about a town that
their trees are made out of plastic
and they don't care what
happened to the trees and what
effect does plastics do to Earth.
Then the story continues of how
a boy cut down all the fine trees
to make this really fine fabric
which later made him a
The first tree that he chopped down
made the Lorax appeared before him.
Lorax tells the guy that he speaks
for the trees and that
a great misfortune awaits if
he continues chopping down
all the trees.
When the very last tree is brought down,
the guy then realized his mistake
but then at that moment
it was already too late.
Then the Lorax left
him with one word on a large stone

I love the Lorax movie overall
especially the storyline and songs.
It's kinda catchy.

That's All For Now!
Thanks For Sticking Around!

22nd of March, 2010 - The World Only God Knows

bleh. . . I'm quite lazy to update
my anime column because I have
watched a lot of animes and already
miscounted them.
. .But I'm doing it anyways. .

Before I read Eyeshield 21
I was reading TWOGK
which stands for
The World Only God Knows

The hero to this funny yet cool anime
is 桂木 桂馬 Katsuragi Keima.
Known as a God of galge game
because of his obsession to it
and how he devoted his life to it.
In the manga, he is mostly seen
when he plays with his PFP
especially in class.
He scores a really high score
than among the students
which made the teachers
gave up on not letting him
playing games in class.
However, he is very bad in P.E. class
but sometimes even play his PFP
while running the field.

Then one day when he received
a mysterious email,
he didn't know that by accepting
the challenge of the request
he would use his capturing
skills in getting the Weiss
or escaped spirits from girls.
The story goes on and eventually
it becomes a harem type anime.
Although I'm not usually a harem fan
but TWOGK really caught my
attention. The manga is still
ongoing and. . . I love it :3


One of the reasons why I love the manga/anime
is because of Katsuragi Keima!
Sometimes the author would
show Keima side which could make
any girls fall in love
(and it's not when he has to be pretentious)

One of the part that I love in the series
is when either Keima or Elsie
would come into the bathroom
and goes into the bathtub while not
realizing of Elsie's or Keima's presence
And how Keima would blush
about it and . . oh I don't know!

That's All For Now!

22nd of March, 2010 - Miyavi

So yesterday I found out a really really
cool Japanese male singer [finally]
that could really impressed me
in every way.

Before this it was a group band named
Kalafina which I fell in love with
then there's Rurutia,
Hamasaki Ayumi, Utada Hikaru,
Anna Tsuchiya, Asian Kung-fu generation,
Perfume. . . . okay so I just knew I'm
a Japanese song fanatic


石原 貴雅, Ishihara Takamasa,
born in September 14, 1981
which means this year he's 31 years old
another fact that impressed me
He is better known as his stage name

A visual kei Japanese musician
if you don't know what is visual kei,
it is a type of movement in Japan
among Japanese Rock Musicians
and is characterized by the use of elaborate
costumes, eccentric, looks and hairstyles.
The Visual Kei look usually involves striking make-up.
and previously he was in a band call Dué le Quartz.
He is noted to have a normal childhood
of being a good student and loves to
play soccer.
However, after a soccer injury which
unable him to play in the team,
he bought his first guitar (although initially
he wanted to buy a bass-guitar)
and from then he writes music
then later joined Dué le Quartz
known to be Miyabi, as a guitarist.
But then the band
was disbanded in 2002 which
made Miyavi to continue
his music career in solo.

When I first listened to one of his songs
which is 'Itooshii Hito' while I was
looking for Eyeshield 21 doujinshi
in youtube, I fell in love with Miyavi's
voice straight away and made
a research about him.
He has a really beautiful and pretty face
I guess you can say he's
one of those bishounen guys?

I'm not surprised if some people
think him as a woman at first glance
but he's really pretty!
Aside from his beautiful face
and his amazing voice
he also has a baby girl!
He's a father O:
I didn't really want to research
more deep into that of how
it come about but I'm
more like. . . impressed.

p.s. his voice is just full of emotion
and I heard during his live performance
he didn't remember his lyrics
but everyone was crying because
the emotion is there.

Miyavi - Itooshii Hito [Beloved One]

Itoshii hito
Nakanai de, waratte misete.
Namida ga mitakute suki tte ittanjanai nda yo?

Itoshii hito
Daijoubu, sabishiku nanka nai desho?
Datte anata ga sabishii toki, boku mo sabishii nda yo?

Itoshii hito
Tojita me wa mada akecha dame dakanne.
Sono mama... sono mama...
tte necha dame da yo (haha)

Itoshii hito
Anata no tame nara shineru ja nakute
anata no tame ni ikiru koto ni shita yo.
Mochiron anata mo goissho ni,
boku no saki mo, sono saki mo.

Motto anata, aishiteyarina yo,
boku wa sono amatta bun de i- kara.

Itoshii hito
Tatoe umarekawatta to shite mo
boku wa kono boku de iru kara,
Anata mo sono anata de ite ne.
Soshite mata kono onaji koto iu nda, zutto, zuutto.

Itoshii hito
Yukkuri kono me aketegoran yo,
itsumo to onaji deshou?

Sore de ii nda yo.
Sore de ii nda yo.


English Translation

My beloved
Don't cry, show me a smile.
I didn't say I liked seeing tears, did I?

My beloved
It's all right, you're not lonely, now.
Just when you're lonely, I'm lonely too?

My beloved
Don't open your closed eyes just yet, ok.
Just like that... just like that...
but don't go to sleep (laugh)

My beloved
It's not "I could die for you" but rather
I've decided "I'll live for you"
Of course together with you too,
now, forever, and ever

Don't love yourself any more,
'cause I'll have what's left over.

My beloved
Even if we were to be born again,
because I would be this me,
And you will be that you.
And I will say this again, always, always.

My beloved
Slowly open those eyes,
it's the same as always isn't it?

That is good.
That is good.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

20th of March, 2012 - My Next Greatest Addiction

Recently I was being introduced
to an anime entitled
Eyeshield 21
which is an American Football sport anime.

I've heard about it in Kreko before
and in the past I just read pass it
because I never really knew what
was the story all about.
So then when I first watched the anime
I immediately fell in love with it
because of one guy.


Yes~ the most demonic guy
I have ever met in all anime
Except maybe for the guy in Hellsing
and. . . heck. .

There are other guys as well
but that's a secret~


The story starts with a guy name
Kobayakawa Sena

Initially he's a very fragile kid
and always gets bullied at.
He has this amazing 'golden legs'
which could make him run
4.2 seconds in a 40 yards dash.
As he was being chased by the
three Huh-Huh brothers,
he dashed through the crowds
and somehow Hiruma was among
the crowds and saw Sena dashing
in light speed.
After seeing how talented Sena was,
Hiruma decided to drag Sena
into the American Football club
by forcefully making Sena a runner
although at first Sena only wanted
to become the club's secretary.

And the story goes on
for about 300+ chapters.
Never have I felt so alive
watching such anime sport
and at the same time having
those 'Kyaa kyaa' moments.


I fully respect the author to the anime
because to be creating such story line
as well as such drawing style
with multiple of characters, personalities,
and such. . . it takes years and years
of experience to be able to do such thing
although I know that the anime
isn't a 1 person's doing
but still. . . I adore it very much.

That's All For Now!