Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Finally finished "NANA"


Great anime drama with excellent music "NANA." I even bought the cd soundtrack.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

"Read Or Die" the OVA and the TV



Watched "Read or Die the TV (or R.O.D the TV)" online on Animefuel.com and just watched "Read or Die" the OVA on netflix instant viewing. I really like the idea of paper magic where pieces of paper are manipulated to become almost anything: hair ties, giant rideable (is that a word?)paper planes and flying winged creatures, swords, bulletproof and bomb-proof shields, ...etc. There is this part in the OVA where 2 clones who can materialize/dematerialize any part of their body at will batttle in hand to hand combat which is really cool. I also like how all the heroines love books so much their rooms are piled high with them. I guess heroines is a key word. These women kick ass in combat, use paper magic, AND are well read as well!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Lego Indiana Jones addictive


Easier than Lego Star Wars, but plenty hard enough. The key: online walkthrough on guides.ign.com!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Genius playlists on iTunes 8.0

Not bad, I get to listen to those free songs I collected in my library, when I normally just ignore them!

"Gokusen"


Finally finished watching "Gokusen." A little bit repetitive, but still entertaining. Again, Matsumoto Jun is incredibly cute and cool as the sensitive but misunderstood teen. Nakama Yukie is perfect as the over-the-top earnest new teacher.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Utada Hikaru "Heart Station"


Excellent album that you can actually purchase on iTunes.
Includes "Flavor of Life" and "Prisoner of Love" from "Hana Yori Dango 2" and "Last Friends." I really like "Fight the Blues," "Heart Station," and "Stay Gold."
Update: also available as mp3 album at amazon.com (for less!)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

"Traitor" with Don Cheadle

Before seeing "Traitor" I had seen the trailer which made it seem like a "Bourne Identity"-style kind of movie. It is suspenseful, almost too suspenseful. Lots of waiting around for cool spy moments which are few and far between. Mostly it's watching Cheadle act like a true believer in front of the terrorists he is trying to infiltrate. Cheadle is excellent, but I guess I have been spoiled by "let me hand you the plot" movies. It kinda reminded me of "Traffic" but with just one storyline. Good movie, but needed some small payoffs before the big one at the end. Hey, my mind is mush. Special notice: Aussie Guy Pearce actually has a decent southern accent (according to my Californian ears.)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

It's back!

Yay! www.mysoju.com is back to supply me with hours of tiny-screened, 11 minute segments of asian drama! Now I can continue to watch "Gokusen," "Maou," and "Coffee Prince" (which actually looks better on crunchyroll.com.) I have actually finished "Itazura na Kiss" from the 90s. It's ok. Sort of like "Hana Yori Dango," but with less production values and less charismatic actors. I may have a problem with watching all this stuff...

"Mysoju.com" is down!

I wonder if this website got busted for showing licensed stuff... I hope it reappears soon.