Luffy and the art are the 2 major obstacles in the way of my enjoyment of OP, really. The suffering caused by those 2 flaws exacerbates every little, minor, and otherwise unnoticed niggling problem I have with OP and turns them into monstrous obstructions preventing me from experiencing Goda's Promised Land etc
Anyway, a couple things:
- First, Aniplex/Sakura-con are hinting that the next SAO-related guest might be Eir Aoi, so a concert seems likely.
- Second, Right Stuf has confirmed on their Facbook page that the US Nisemonogatari box set will not have the commentaries, so that's that.
So Charles and Ray are essentially Holland and Talho except that, while they dress like something out of Sgt. Pepper's, and have absolutely NO interest in not being deaf when they're 80, they seem to be a well adjusted, functional couple. Charles is respectful of but also very open about how attracted he is to Ray, and for her part, Ray is very trusting in but also independent of Charles. Charles also functions as an adult Renton.
Why Renton started dancing to that music when he was broke, homeless and hungry I dunno, but there you have it.
Frankly, much as I've at last begun to like the members of Gekko State, the couple on the Swan is already infinitely easier to like, because they can get through conversations without emotionally damaging someone or physically damaging them.
And of course Charles is in to his wife and not a teenage girl, so that's another bonus in his favor.
Surely my reaction to this couple has offended someone already?
Ooh, this is nice: the next manga volume of Space Brothers is bundling a special OVA that was previously only screened in some planetariums across Japan last year. Sounds pretty neat.
Japanese publisher Kodansha revealed on Monday that the 20th volume of Chūya Koyama's Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Brothers) manga will bundle a planetarium anime DVD. The "Planetarium: Uchuu Kyoudai ~Itten no Hikari~" (Planetarium: Space Brothers ~One Point of Light~) anime originally screened in Konica Minolta planetariums across Japan last summer.
The anime's original story features Mutta and Hibito during one summer when they were children. During the summer when Mutta and Hibito made their promise to go to space, they met a young girl who also had a wish. Tsutomu Setomoto directed and Konica Minolta Planitarium and Digital Media Lab produced the 28-minute anime.
Three eps in on a wonderfully sound premise tripped up by some shoddy execution. Lots of questions I should have about the cast that I don't because they're unrelatable and I don't know shit about them past them being a gang of thoughtful thieves compromised of Not Lupin, the rarity of anime in the sister he doesn't want to fuck, the gumless wonderdog, the crazy foreign necromancer, the shrine maiden, and old dude.
Yet I still like it. Probably because of that badass armor of his. Gun antics to end the ep was kinda wild even if it did remind me of wonzo's Musashi Gundoh fever dreams.
These days gaming side scares me. I really don't want to hear that this or that is the worst game ever or about "non-games" or whatever other bullshit. No one ever wants to talk about the good, it's always the bad.