Final Fantasy VII – finally!

23 01 2009

I finally have my very own copy of Final Fantasy VII (I’d be a little bit happier if it wasn’t the platinum version, but it’s awesome anyway!), a game I’ve been wanting for so many years now! Unfortunately, I cannot play the game until next week. Anyway, enjoy some pictures and I’ll be back as soon as I’ve got something new to write about!

Final Fantasy VII cover

Final Fantasy VII cover

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Kino’s Journey… stolen?

22 01 2009

I got the first volume of Kino’s Journey in my mailbox today after winning it in an auction on Tradera, but I can’t help but wonder if it was stolen before I bought it… The DVD case says “endast för uthyrning” which literally means “only for rental” and even though they sometimes sell old rental movies, they would remove the sticker that says “property of {video store},” right? Ah well, it’s not handling as long as I didn’t know it was stolen when I bought it and can’t get in contact with the person I once bought it from, if it even is stolen, right? Great. Anyway, it’s a Swedish edition so it probably sucks like they always do, but at least I can feel at ease that I got a great series (as far as I know) legally instead of downloading it which is not so legal.

Kino's Journey, or Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World-

Kino's Journey, or Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World-





Zakka Films releases the first anime ever

22 01 2009

The newly started company Zakka Films start their journey by releasing eight of the earliest ever anime shows, one of them being the first ever anime Momotaro’s Sea Eagles (桃太郎の海鷲; momotarou no umiwashi) which really makes me want to add this DVD collection to my already way too filled with necessary and unnecessary stuff  and messy room! Whoa, long sentence… Oh yeah, the DVD is called The Roots of Japanese Anime: Until the End of WWII.

An image from Momotaro's Sea Eagles.

An image from Momotaro's Sea Eagles.

With the collection a booklet with early history on Japanese anime that might be interesting to look through. You can get The Roots of Japanese Anime: Until the End of WWII at Film Baby for 34.95 USD, but it seems to be “temporarily out of stock” right now.

Source: Anime News Network





Tomoko Ninomiya discontinues Nodame Cantabile

22 01 2009

Tomoko Ninomiya, author of Nodame Cantabile, again takes a break because of her carpal tunnel syndrome, causing muscle weakness in her arms, after the previous on-hold that was due to her being pregnant with her son October, 2008, the same time the symptoms first appeared. I don’t follow Nodame Cantabile myself, but I hope Tomoko will become better as soon as possible! Is CTS curable, though? I don’t know… I hope it is.

Get well soon, Tomoko-chan!

Get well soon, Tomoko-chan!

Source: Oricon





Instead of school, watch Elementhunters on NHK-Educational

22 01 2009

That’s right. Why go to school when you can stay home and watch the sci-fi adventure anime Elementhunters on Nippon Housou Kyoukai’s (日本放送協会; nippon housou kyoukai, nihon housou kyoukai), more commonly known as NHK, educational channel NHK-Educational and learn chemical elements from your own living room or wherever you decide to get comfortable and learn. The obvious answer is that all your friends are at school, right? Or, well, at least they should be. Anyway, NHK launches a new anime called Elementhunters which is meant to teach children chemical elements as well as entertain them (I assume) this July. Elementhunters will also be aired in Korea as it is a joint production between Korea and Japan; however, I’m not sure when the Korean version will start airing.

Elementhunters

Elementhunters

Hopefully (maybe), NHK has planned out the series’ airtime better than to place it right in the middle of the school day, otherwise the students maybe will stay home instead of going to school. Seriously, if you had the choice of going to school or staying home, watching anime, what would you do?

Source: Moon Phase via Anime News Network





Kingdom Hearts

21 01 2009

I recently discovered Tradera, an auction site, part of eBay (it says), and now I’m addicted to auctioning! Actually, I didn’t just discover it recently, but I’ve never been a member and done auctions before. Anyway, I made some bids on a few items and now I have won Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II for the PlayStation 2, a new PlayStation 2 (how can I else play? XD), a DVD of Kino’s Journey (キノの旅 -the Beautiful World-; kino no tabi -the beautiful world-) and the complete Tales of Phantasia series (based on the game Tales of Phantasia) on one DVD disc. All for very low prices, of course! Oh yeah, I also got my hands on Final Fantasy VII and I can’t wait to play it! The reason I decided to get the Kingdom Hearts games, really, was because I love Final Fantasy and Square/Square Enix so much – and, of course, ’cause everyone always says how great they are. I just hope I won’t immediately throw it away when Donald Duck or Mickey Mouse shows up… I really hate Disney! (Don’t get mad at that comment, I’m just being honest. If you dislike me disliking Disney, just ignore it or I will simply delete your comments. And who knows, maybe Kingdom Hearts may change my opinion. I don’t really think so, though…)

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Kingdom Hearts cover





Ultimate Kamen Rider team this Sunday!

21 01 2009

This Sunday TV Asahi will air the first episode of the new Kamen Rider tokusatsu show, the ultimate follow-up to Kamen Rider Kiva and all the other Heisei era Kamen Rider shows, featuring the nine previous main riders (Kuuga, Agito, Ryuki, 555, Blade, Hibiki, Kabuto, Den-O, and Kiva) as well as the new “Decade,” or Tsukasa Kadoya, Kamen Rider Decade. I’m not that into J-drama or Japanese shows other than anime at all, mostly because I’ve never had the chance to watch one, but Kamen Rider is a show I’ve followed and loved ever since Kamen Rider Kabuto, the first, and in my opinion best, Kamen Rider show I’ve seen, no matter how childish you may think tokusatsu shows are. If you haven’t seen Kamen Rider before and is curious about it, start with Kamen Rider Kabuto and you won’t be disappointed. I think. Watch this trailer for Kamen Rider Decade and get ready for an epic Sunday and an epic year!

If Wikipedia isn’t lying, it seems Decade will be fighting all the previous riders, but I guess it will be epic enough even if it isn’t the “ultimate Kamen Rider team.” For a list of more J-dramas (of course, I’m not sure tokusatsu shows even count as J-drama) this season, check out DramaWiki’s list here. If you’re Swedish or can at least read Swedish text, check out 「時々」’s nicer looking, although not quite as complete, list here or view the same page translated by Google here.

Source: Alafista

EDIT: I’m so psyched!! :D