because i was bored, i did a quick drawing of a nendo eru. much much much cuter than than the real life me, desho? :3
here’s a link of the outline: http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lfsgcbv4GO1qgdbtlo1_500.png (and it’s all around 4chan XD)
you guys should try it. fun fun fun~ x3
Filed under: otakuness, toys | Tags: lucky star, macross, ranka, toys, tsukasa
Finally caught the one that got away! Yay! *rolls on rainbows* XDD
I know this review has been long overdue, but just like what the cliche says: better late than never. So get your eyes ready for this is gonna be wordy (oh look! I rhyme XD)
Macross Frontier: The False Songstress is the movie recap of the series; so I guess you can say that this is Macross Frontier’s DYRL… not! The movie is geared towards character development thus making it short on plot; and if there’s one character who’s character has been fully developed, it would be Sheryl Nome. This movie reeks of the Galactic Fairy; she’s practically in every scene!… Now, this is the Ranka fan in me talking so let’s proceed to the objective side of the review.
Like DYRL, the movie had some alterations which demands more attention from the viewers since the plot may have a completely different tale from the series. However, unlike DYRL, the movie was unable to develop the story and end it properly in the span of 2 hours. The movie is somewhat open ended and the roles of some vital characters were not defined; there wasn’t even a resolution as to who the Vajras are and what connection they have with the singers. Grace and Brera, who played important roles in the series, were not given focus and appeared as though they have cinfused motives.
The movie gave attention on character build up among the three leads and their relationship among one another. Alto, in the movie, is less doubtful of himself and has a concrete reason as to why he wants to be out of the drama scene, Ranka seems to be more independent and determined to reach her dream of being a singer without being short on confidence (and as we can remember, the same treatment has been given to Macross SDF’s Lynn Minmay) and Sheryl still portrays the strong-willed character that she is.
All in all, the movie was good in building up the main characters but it just stops there. Their roles have not been concretely defined. Why does Sheryl know Aimo? Why is the Vajra after Ranka? Who are the Vajras? What happened to Grace and Brera? These are some of the questions that you might come up with after watching the movie.
But aside from these, the movie was a good watch. Nostalgic even. It displayed a great amount of familiar gestures and scenes from the previous Macross installments. Sheryl Nome’s first concert, for one, would remind most of the viewers that it holds a striking resemblance to Sharon Apple’s. Alto’s hand gesture of a plane (YF-19) which Macross Plus’ Isamu did, the formation names that Ozma came up with (Totsugeki Love Heart and MMJenius). These are only to name a few; so yes, I must say, seeing these familiarities could make one Macross fan go “aaaaaaw…. nostalgic” and re-watch the previous Macross installments. I must say, this is one of the good points of the movie (another would be the fact that Michel lived XD).
Another good thing about the movie is the OST, which is the trademark of any Macross series / movie. The new set of songs were superb and unbelievably addictive. Sheryl’s Universal Bunny could really make your blood flow and Ranka’s Starlight Naato can make you feel all giggly on your tummy. Excellent work from Yoko Kanno, as usual.
All in all, this is a good watch, pleasing to the eyes since the dogfights are rendered excellently. It did its best to give the audience a good 2 hours. Though open ended and lacks quite a lot of juice, we must not forget that the 2nd part (The Wings of Goodbye) is on it’s way this 2011 so whatever questions this movie left us will hopefully be answered by the 2nd one. 🙂
PS: Can’t wait for my Super Dimensional Cinderella’s Seikan Hikou’s performance and for her to sing that oh so heart stopping song: Ai Oboete Imasu Ka
Filed under: otakuness, toys | Tags: gurren lagann, mecha, revoltech, toys
My Lagann and boyfriend’s Gurren. After I-don’t-know-how-long months, it’s just now that we had the inspiration to do this shoot, it was worth the wait yes?
Posting this just now after having it in my hard drive for more than a year now 😄
Skull Squad Revoltechs are kakkoi! XDD
Filed under: otakuness, toys | Tags: happy, revoltech, toys, vash, wolfwood
My boyfriend got me a Revoltech Nicholas Wolfwood yeterday, yay!!! It has the awesomest gun ever and I love the 2 sticks of cigarette that comes with it.
Do check out this pic in tsuki-boards. Thanks much!