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.
I wanted this for Minako Honda’s Lullaby~Yasashiku Dakasete. Now I have the EP version. 🙂 It’s a great soundtrack with character songs as well. The CD was in Japanese but they included the artists (or characters) in English. I bought this used from Amazon US. It was listed “Used – Very Good” but the CD was scratched and worn. The artwork was worn and creased as well. I used Photoshop to touch it up so you can’t tell (see picture). Really, all I care about is the CD playing and the artwork in fair condition.
This was a fun series that went fast for 80 episodes. That’s right, it took me 80 hours to finish this show. Great cinematography for a tv series. Lady Susano was just gorgeous. There were some funny moments. Many of the characters over acted their parts such as prince Young-po with his eye-rolling and faces. It was funny how many times Chumong’s enemies cursed his name every time they got pissed–I was thinking of making a YouTube video of it.
Google Translate does an okay job of translating. I don’t like the diacritic symbols it uses (i.e. the long ō) instead of the romanji I’m used to (i.e. ou). To make sure Google translated a song title correctly copy and paste it back into Google search along with the anime name. Take MEGAZONE23’s ED Higeki no Idol for example, “higeki no idol megazone23.” If Google’s results say, “Did you mean” chances are Google Translate got it wrong. Of course, ANN is the easiest place to check ED and OP titles.
I came across this CD when listening to MIO’s OP for Heavy Metal L-Gaim. Mami did the 2nd OP, “Kaze no No Reply.” Both are great singers and I’m dying to see L-Gaim since the music is good and it looks good as well. Perfect Best is a solid CD with an 80s feel. All her tracks made it into my favorites playlist.
I simplified the functionality and design. There is only one drop down box now instead of two making it easier to switch currency. The results now have a currency symbol emphasizing what you have exchanged. It was tougher customizing than I thought because the code is written with jQuery which is new for me.