I’ve seen the original 1984 series so I was a bit disappointed when I saw the character design for Legends of the Dark King (2008). I realize Legends of the Dark King is an original manga written by Youkow Osada. It appears the 2008 version stays true to the manga’s character design. I didn’t like it though. The animation in Legends of the Dark King is average. It’s computer drawn and lacks the detail of the 1984 version. The lack of detail also lessens the goriness in fight scenes.
Just finished the k-drama Couple or Trouble from Crunchyroll. It based on a Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russel movie called Overboard. I never saw the movie so I can’t compare them. Anna Jo is a hard-to-please rich bitch who ironically ends up as housekeeper after losing her memory. Anna’s character is really irritating which is sort of a turnoff. The pace of the show is slow at times but you’ll be rewarded with a great ending.
Someone posted a YouTube clip of this on AN’s forum. It looked interesting and I wanted to see it. None of the characters are who they appear to be. Don’t read ANN’s summary cause it’s a spoiler. I like the character design. I thought it was CLAMP. You’ll probably have to watch this more than once to figure out what’s going on. They save the mecha action for end and it goes quick.
I bought my copy used. This was an ADV films. The jewel case is part cardboard with a cardboard sleeve which the mecha peaks out of. It includes a character guide which I probably should have read.
I first heard him on the OST for Queen of Housewives. Most of his songs are romantic ballads. His voice is soft and smooth. It was difficult finding his name (조은) translated in English. I see his name translated as “Jo Eun,” “Cho Eun,” and “Choeun.” I went with Choeun as this is how it’s written on his CD. I found his album 슬픈 연가 (Sad Love Story) on U.S. iTunes. It’s mostly ballads and my favorite of the two.
The iTunes widget below plays tracks from “Sad Love Story.”
Just finished the Korean drama Queen of Housewives (a.k.a My Wife is a Superwoman) on Crunchyroll. It a love triangle comedy involving three couples. The background is the corporate world and all the backstabbing that goes with it. I enjoyed the show although there were some lulls at the end. Actress Sun Woo Sun (pic far left) is very pretty. She reminds me of Japanese singer Mika Nakashima. Lee Hye Young plays sexy spiteful bitch (pic far right). She reminds me of young Kim Cattral–I know that’s a stretch. Actor Yoon Sang Hyun is in this one as well. I’ve seen him in the Korean drama My Fair Lady.
I purchased H.O.T.D. after seeing an animated gif on AN’s forum called the “Boob Matrix” (google it). H.O.T.D. got no love at home from the wife due to the flesh-eating zombies and “tits and ass” so I ended up watching it alone. It took me a while to get interested in this title. It’s gory but lacks the finesse of horror titles like Hellsing. I got interested in the story by the end of the first DVD. The story ends too quickly and the characters aren’t given time to develop. The fan service is nice but not enough to earn this title an Oscar. A+ on the boobs and lingerie. This is also a great title for gun otaku.
Finding Korean music artist information isn’t as easy compared to Japanese. I found a helpful site called maniadb. Their site claims to have listings on 189,658 artists, 333,101 albums, and 3,980,897 songs. I’ve used it several times to confirm artist information for my k-pop CDs.