I didn’t realized my CD was a Korean import until it arrived. Not that it matters as long as it’s not bootleg. The obi strip says “PONYCANYON KOREA.” The tracks are exactly the same. Inside there’s a sticker of the front cover art. iTunes Japan also has Kiki’s OST except it’s missing the last two tracks.
I replaced my 50″ Pioneer Elite plasma with an 80″ Sharp AQUOS LED. I like the picture better on the plasma–The picture was clear and bright at any angle. You have to be sitting directly in front of the LED to see clearly. Also, the Sharp’s color seems unnatural. It takes some getting used to. The Sharp is perfect for anime though. It’s nice watching Crunchyroll on a tv this big at 1080i. I’m using a Mac Mini. You might see it below the screen.
I love the fact I can watch Crunchyroll during my break at work. I’m not limited to watching on my phone either. I hook my Droid Razr to the TV using a HDMI to HDMI micro cable.
Sword of the Stranger is one of the few anime I’ve seen at the theater. I’ve also seen Ghost In The Shell (1995) and Cowboy Bebop (2001).
These are the latest albums I’ve added to my iTunes. All were downloaded from iTunes USA or iTunes Japan.
- Aira Mitsuki×Saori@destiny: ×~PARK OF THE SAFARI
- Ikuzo Yoshi: 35 Shuunen Kinen Subete no Hito ni Arigatou
- Saori@destiny: Domestic domain
- capsule: Flash Best
- the pillows: FLCL Original Sound Track NO.3
- SCOOBIE DO: Kaze no Koibito/Akaneiro Ga Moeru Toki – EP
- BRIGHT: LOVE-aruainokatachi-
- Kyarypamyupamyu: Moshimoshiharajuku
- Various Artists: Q Bar Present: Cocktail & Lounge
- SHOW-YA: SHOW-YA/Twin Best
- Ryusenkei: Tokyo Sniper
- Dimitri from Paris: Tsukuyomi Opening Theme Neko Mimi Mode Single
I’ve seen the cover for Kyarypamyupamyu’s album many times but I never imagined buying it. That was before I developed a appreciation for Japanese electronic music. I love the SCOOBIE DO’s ending to Gungrave. Same goes for the pillow songs from FLCL.
Nothing is for free. You’ll be tortured putting up with endless commercials and poor video quality. Why doesn’t Funimation have their own video site instead of outsourcing to Hulu? I absolutely hate Hulu.
Someone on tumblr was kind enough to draw Akari Mizunashi in chibi form at my request. I love the scenery and character design in Aria. I also love the mellow music that sets the mood of the show.