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This weekend I stayed at home. I had a 'Kuroshitsuji' weekend, so basically I saw the first two seasons, the OVAs, and the latest 'Book of Murder'.

After which I progressed to the movie. Having not seen before and knowing the basic premise, I wasn't too keen on it. But I was pleasantly surprised. Leaving aside the flimsy plot and the half hearted acting for most of the part, this was a very STYLISH movie. I actually enjoyed the action, and Hiro Mizushima did a great job as Sebastian. Ayame Goriki wasn't too bad, though how can anyone in their right mind inagine her to be a boy? Meyrin was a surprise, she had some very well choreographed action scenes. I think the movie did try their best to combine East with the West, though fell short on numerous fronts.

Also, a special mention to the little fanservice towards the end..


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Despite all the criticisms, I think the cast of the play looks really cool. Its a pity I wont get to see them live in action, but I hope they release DVDs.


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Two of really talented young actors, have retired to pursue further studies. I recently found Shougo Sakamoto has retired since Dec 2011, and Kyousuke Hamao announced his retirement this October. Best wishes in your future endeavours.

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Saw the Finale of Harry Potter last night, it was EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!

I also completes two animes, House of Five Leaves and Mushishi. Both had a similar relaxing nature to it, and were episodic.

In House of Five Leaves, Akitsu Masanosuke is a timid ronin on his way to Edo from the countryside when he accidentally encounters a playboy named Yaichi, who asks him to be his bodyguard. But it turns out that Yaichi is actually the leader of a group of bandits called the "Five Leaves," and he's hoping that Masanosuke will join them. Masanosuke is reluctant to help them, but as he grows closer to his eccentric new companions, he learns to relate to them and grow as a person in the process[ANN].

It had a nice relaxing nature, and captured the feel of the Edo period in Japan beutifully. The animation might not appeal to all though, and the series got pretty slow towards the middle of the series. Masa's laid-back and slow nature often made me feel frustrated. But the anime picked up towards the last few episodes, also each of their characters had their own story-lines to share.



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Saw the Finale of Harry Potter last night, it was EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!

I also completes two animes, House of Five Leaves and Mushishi. Both had a similar relaxing nature to it, and were episodic.

In House of Five Leaves, Akitsu Masanosuke is a timid ronin on his way to Edo from the countryside when he accidentally encounters a playboy named Yaichi, who asks him to be his bodyguard. But it turns out that Yaichi is actually the leader of a group of bandits called the "Five Leaves," and he's hoping that Masanosuke will join them. Masanosuke is reluctant to help them, but as he grows closer to his eccentric new companions, he learns to relate to them and grow as a person in the process[ANN].

It had a nice relaxing nature, and captured the feel of the Edo period in Japan beutifully. The animation might not appeal to all though, and the series got pretty slow towards the middle of the series. Masa's laid-back and slow nature often made me feel frustrated. But the anime picked up towards the last few episodes, also each of their characters had their own story-lines to share.



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I am a huge fan of Samurai Champloo now. The animation, time-period of the anime, partly rap music style, and the bawdy jokes... fantastic. A modern hip hop tale to the medival samurai era.  Nothing could be better :) Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] crsg 's recommendation for it. 




Saw Kung Fu Panda 2. After so many years, I still loved Po!! That panda is fraking adorable :) And the furious five. I wish those guys had more lines though. I wish the Crane and Mantis spoke up more though. But the visulas were fantastic. Glad to have seen the movie in 3-D. I also saw X-Men2 First Class. This was actually my first X-Men live action movie (I had seen the animations only); and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Hangover 2 had some funny moments, but for most part, I felt; an hour and half of my life were never coming back :( The only new movie I'm waiting this season is Harry Potter. Stake Land feels like another 'Return of the Dead' sequel. Mother's Day might be fun, but no special effects other than just being an utter psychotic film. Might go for Honey 2 though.
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I am a huge fan of Samurai Champloo now. The animation, time-period of the anime, partly rap music style, and the bawdy jokes... fantastic. A modern hip hop tale to the medival samurai era.  Nothing could be better :) Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] crsg 's recommendation for it. 




Saw Kung Fu Panda 2. After so many years, I still loved Po!! That panda is fraking adorable :) And the furious five. I wish those guys had more lines though. I wish the Crane and Mantis spoke up more though. But the visulas were fantastic. Glad to have seen the movie in 3-D. I also saw X-Men2 First Class. This was actually my first X-Men live action movie (I had seen the animations only); and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Hangover 2 had some funny moments, but for most part, I felt; an hour and half of my life were never coming back :( The only new movie I'm waiting this season is Harry Potter. Stake Land feels like another 'Return of the Dead' sequel. Mother's Day might be fun, but no special effects other than just being an utter psychotic film. Might go for Honey 2 though.
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The movie surprisingly turned out to be a pleasure to watch. Eight unlikely teenagers, after coming home from a camping trip, discover their country invaded and families taken. They band up together and decide to put up a guerrilla resistance, to fight against the Coalition Army.

The transition from fun loving students to vigilantes was shown nicely. But you really need to have patience through the first half, until the real stuff happens. Some of the characters, fell out flat. But the overall storyline and action was splendid. I gotta read the book now.


 



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The movie surprisingly turned out to be a pleasure to watch. Eight unlikely teenagers, after coming home from a camping trip, discover their country invaded and families taken. They band up together and decide to put up a guerrilla resistance, to fight against the Coalition Army.

The transition from fun loving students to vigilantes was shown nicely. But you really need to have patience through the first half, until the real stuff happens. Some of the characters, fell out flat. But the overall storyline and action was splendid. I gotta read the book now.


 



Woo :)

Apr. 8th, 2011 09:00 am
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RIO IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously guys, IT IS AWESOME!!


Woo :)

Apr. 8th, 2011 09:00 am
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RIO IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously guys, IT IS AWESOME!!


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Tomorrow I am going back to work. I had a leave of two dayscoz of my cold. Tomorrow Im glad my managers not ghoing to be there. It would mean probably some free time for me.

I watched  the Japanese movie 'Confessions'. Man, it was one of the most amazing psychological thrillers I have ever come across. Cute Nisshi Yukito from Kuroshitsuji musical, plays a sadistic disturbed murderer. The movie airs in GFT on 18th Feb, probably I can convince Sundy to join me.

I decided not to go around University Clubs anymore. Granted most of my friends are still pursuing their studies, and I've graduated, I feel terribly left out. I am beginning to feel older amongst them. Enough of the madness, time to move on.

Which reminds me, what do you guys think, will be good Valentine presents for guys?ther
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Tomorrow I am going back to work. I had a leave of two dayscoz of my cold. Tomorrow Im glad my managers not ghoing to be there. It would mean probably some free time for me.

I watched  the Japanese movie 'Confessions'. Man, it was one of the most amazing psychological thrillers I have ever come across. Cute Nisshi Yukito from Kuroshitsuji musical, plays a sadistic disturbed murderer. The movie airs in GFT on 18th Feb, probably I can convince Sundy to join me.

I decided not to go around University Clubs anymore. Granted most of my friends are still pursuing their studies, and I've graduated, I feel terribly left out. I am beginning to feel older amongst them. Enough of the madness, time to move on.

Which reminds me, what do you guys think, will be good Valentine presents for guys?ther

eclipse

Jul. 3rd, 2010 07:48 pm
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Watched ECLIPSE today.

CUT FOR MOVIE SPOILERS )



Also, KUROSHITSUJI- II episode 1 subs are out on animetake, and subbed by subDESU. ;)

Day 11 - Favorite mecha series



Vision of Escaflowne was one of my earlies mecha animes, and is still my favorite.

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Never before a movie had touched me to the core, as much as Matrubhoomi did.

Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women

Here is the summary of the movie from wikipedia. I don't think I can express it any better.

Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women is an Indian film that was released in 2005. Directed by Manish Jha, this film examines the impact of female foeticide and female infanticide on the gender balance, and consequently the stability and attitudes of society. Its storyline bears some resemblance to real-life instances of gender imbalance and economics resulting in fraternal polyandry and bride buying in some parts of India. It depicts a future dystopia in an Indian village populated exclusively by males.

The film begins in a rural setting, with the delivery of a baby girl to a village couple. Her disappointed father, who was hoping for a boy, drowns her in vat of milk in a public ceremony. Many years later, this unchecked trend leads to the village being populated solely by males. The now uncouth and aggressive young men of the village are desperate for wives, and release their frustration through group screenings of imported pornographic films, cross-dressed dance performances, and even bestiality. They are shown to be willing to go to the lengths of human trafficking in order to procure spouses for themselves.

The father of five boys finds out about a single young woman, named Kalki, living some distance from the village, and literally buys her from her father. She is then married to all five sons. Each night of the week, she is forced to sleep with one of the sons, and even the father gets his weekly night with her. Of all the men in the boorish lot, only the youngest son treats her with respect and tenderness.

When the youngest son is killed by his jealous brothers, and an escape attempt with a sympathetic domestic servant goes lethally awry, she becomes a pawn of revenge in an inter-community conflict, and an unwilling object of sexual release for even more men. She is chained to a post in the cow shed and raped mercilessly night after night. The film ends on a violent but hopeful note, as she bears a baby girl while the men of the village kill each other off over rights to her and her child. (Courtesy - wikipedia)

   
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I went to the Japanese Film Festival today. Its held every Friday for the entire month of February. The movies that I've seen uptill now are Still Walking, Always - Sunset on the Third Street, and What the Snow Brings. All three are extremely touching movies, espescially Always.

Ponyo is releasing this week, and I am extremely excited!!!


 

Btw, anyone else excited for Kuroshitsuji Season 2?
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I went to the Japanese Film Festival today. Its held every Friday for the entire month of February. The movies that I've seen uptill now are Still Walking, Always - Sunset on the Third Street, and What the Snow Brings. All three are extremely touching movies, espescially Always.

Ponyo is releasing this week, and I am extremely excited!!!


 

Btw, anyone else excited for Kuroshitsuji Season 2?
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Has anybody seen the Lovely Complex movie? Love*Com is absolutely hilarious. They have followed the original plot quite faithfully except till the end. The actor playing Ootani Koike Teppei is so adorable. He has a really cute and sexy smile^^

Ema Fujisawa as Risa Koizumi was fun as well. But it was Koike who ruled the entire time. His performance was just way to adorable. And their voices sounded so similar to their anime counterparts.. or maybe its just my imagination. I liked Maity in the anime, but I absolutely hated him here. He just seemed, way too cliche`.

For those who doesn't know, Lovely Complex is a romantic comedy shōjo manga by Aya Nakahara. Its a love story betwen an extremely tall girl risa Koizumi(172cm) and an extremely short boy Atsushi Otani(156cm). This series has basically thrown the conventional rules of anime love out of the window. Both characters are extremely boisterous and funny; dubbed as a comedic duo(Hanshin Kyoujin) by their classmates. It was hilarious to watch how every time Risa tried to be cute or sweet, Ootani found it creepy. They finally get over their height complexes, and go out with each other.


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Has anybody seen the Lovely Complex movie? Love*Com is absolutely hilarious. They have followed the original plot quite faithfully except till the end. The actor playing Ootani Koike Teppei is so adorable. He has a really cute and sexy smile^^

Ema Fujisawa as Risa Koizumi was fun as well. But it was Koike who ruled the entire time. His performance was just way to adorable. And their voices sounded so similar to their anime counterparts.. or maybe its just my imagination. I liked Maity in the anime, but I absolutely hated him here. He just seemed, way too cliche`.

For those who doesn't know, Lovely Complex is a romantic comedy shōjo manga by Aya Nakahara. Its a love story betwen an extremely tall girl risa Koizumi(172cm) and an extremely short boy Atsushi Otani(156cm). This series has basically thrown the conventional rules of anime love out of the window. Both characters are extremely boisterous and funny; dubbed as a comedic duo(Hanshin Kyoujin) by their classmates. It was hilarious to watch how every time Risa tried to be cute or sweet, Ootani found it creepy. They finally get over their height complexes, and go out with each other.


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Last night we decided to go for the movie Daybreakers. It was, umm... okay. For starters I am glad it stuck to the vampire canon.

Ethan Hawke plays Edward Dalton, a hematologist  in which a plague has transformed much of the world's population into vampires. Edward is employed by Bromley Marks, a pharmaceutical company that is the chief supplier of blood for the American population, which is operated by Charles Bromley. As the human population nears extinction, vampires must capture and farm every remaining human for their blood, or find a blood substitute before time runs out. When deprived of blood for extended periods of time, vampires lose their human-like characteristics and begin to transform into winged bat-like creatures called "sub-siders," those of which have diminished mental capacity and are driven strictly by their impulse to feed.

This movie seemed like a mixture of Resident Evil, and to some extent, Equilibrium. There were pretty gruesome scenes, like the one in which we see dozens of humans attached to a machines, as if cultivated(pic below). It made me think, if not mutation, one day will arrive when we humans might have no foodgrains left, if all farmlands happened to be industrialized. Our food and water still comes from the mother earth. What then? wOule we all turn canrnivoes and end up feeding on ourselves or others of our kind, just like the vampires in the movie did?

My friend Noel slapped me on the back of my head when she heard what I said. 'Just a crappy movie,' she was saying, 'some things are never meant to happen, and even if doomsday arrived, we'll be long in our graves before that..' Yeah, a cherishing thought.

I sometimes can't help but think of the future.. leaving aside any virus, will we end up tearing each other's throats in the end just because there are no chickens?

I need to stop watching these movies.. yeah...


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