Sunday, March 18, 2012

"Dear Brother" on Viki

"Dear Brother," also known as "Brother, Dear Brother" and "Oniisama e" is now being shown on Viki.  I thought to check out Viki when I read that the new Leiji Matsumoto anime "OZMA" was being one-day-late simulcast there.  Other anime shows are also being shown and offered for crowd-subtitling.  I see the first episode of "Dear Brother" is translated and I hope the rest will be translated by some kind hearted lovers of old school shojo anime.  This coming-of-age story at a private girls' high school is full of teenage angst and sexual confusion.  Osamu Dezaki directed this and it shows.  I really like his style of anime.  Here's hoping that "Rose of Versailles" will appear soon.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

"Sakamichi no Apollon" English website

My hiatus from writing about anime lasted about two seconds.   I found the official website for "Sakamichi no Apollon" and was surprised that the English version of the site was incredibly detailed and everything was translated.  I find that highly unusual.  Does this mean this will stream subbed in English?  My fingers are crossed.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Big Bang channel and Shamrock Shakes

I was going to post the new "Fantastic Baby" YouTube video for completeness, but I didn't really like the video so I decided not to.  The OCD part of me is crying out, but sort of muffled.  I am going to try to write about other things than Kpop, Jdramas, or anime.  Of course, I know my opinion on the latest Starbucks featured drink is something the world needs to know.  By the way, I really like yearly return of the Shamrock Shake at Mickey D's.  Minty goodness.  It seems thinner and more neon-green-streaky than before, but I still like it.  I wonder how many times I can buy it before it's discontinued for another year. 

Saturday, March 3, 2012


Second video! Big Bang roams New York chasing girls while wearing outrageous clothing. I bought their mini-album "Alive" and I'm really enjoying it.