Star Driver, my favorite anime this year

16 11 2010

 

Better than it sounds

If you still watching modern anime, you shouldn’t miss this one [Except, if you’re not even interested in mecha show]. Not something new, though, it’s been airing for a while, currently episode 7. And I’m sure you’ve known about it, if you still updated about anime.

I don’t have to tell what’s this anime about, wikipedia and other sites did it better than me. I just want to say this one is FABULOUS. The best I’ve watched in 2010. EPIC OP and insert song. FABULOUSly awesome transformation scene. Well, it’s that awesome [Or at least, for me].

Yeah, I know it’s selling camp, but the show itself is awesome enough, that you anti camp elitist could forgive KIRABOSHI~

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Evangelion 2.0 at Global TV

30 10 2010

Gue Shikinami Asuka Langley loh bukan Soryuu

Another non-mainstream anime aired in Indonesia [Or is EVA popular enough to be called mainstream?]. This time, our local anime-channel Global TV aired it.

Aired as saturday morning cartoon, this movie was put on Global TV’s “Big Movies Lolipop whatever” program. Yeah it’s a bit of insult to call this thing children’s anime, but at least they aired it. Something that bugs me, is that they should have known that EVA is not children’s show. If they think all anime is for children, they shouldn’t even had the thought of airing something like EVA. Oh, and just by watching it, you can already tell this is not children’s show. EVA isn’t cool, it’s disturbing.

Okay, I think I got the answer itself. They care about us, thought about airing it midnight, yet don’t think we will watch it midnight. So they aired it at saturday morning cartoon’s time slot, and even call it “Lolipop” so they can attract more viewers. Looks like an insult, but has a good objective right? Also, EVA’s main characters are teenagers, so it could be mistaken as child’s show.

Another fail is the cutting. It’s cut so much. Makes sense, as they aired it at children’s timeslot. But, well, we watch it for the fanservice right? Cut it and you got nothing. As for the dub, I doubt any dub can exceed the original seiyuu [Cowboy Bebop is the exception IMO]. And you elitist sure hate Indonesian dub.

One good thing from the dub, is that Shinji’s dub is actually good for me. More feminime than the original, I think it suits his character better. If I heard the Indonesian dub first, I might prefer it than the original seiyuu.

Don’t take paragraph three seriously, btw.





Haruhi Film, K-ON!!, Miku Win Anime Kobe Awards

17 10 2010

Souce: ANN

The judging committee of the 15th Animation Kobe Awards has announced this year’s award winners on Friday. The awards are among the most prestigious industry accolades in Japanese animation and media.

Individual Award

Mamoru Hosoda (anime film director, Summer Wars)

Special Award

Studio Biho (anime background art)

Theatrical Film Award

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

Television Award

K-ON!!

Network Award

Miku no Nichi Kanshasai 39’s Giving Day event

Theme Song Award

“only my railgun” by flipSide

Not much comment really, I just bother to post something I like.

Btw, K-On!! wins the awards, it’s not that bad you know?





Looks like I’m gonna waste my time on these shows

15 10 2010

A bit late about this,  I just saw upcoming and recent anime list on ANN (Fall 2010 when I wrote this). Actually I’m still watching some old shows, but I see some interesting anime on the list, so I might pick them if I don’t forget to.

Here are them:

Upcoming anime

 

Planzet (Movie)

 

Action. That alone enough to make me want to watch it. I hope it’s gonna be a good movie. The plot looks promising for an action packed anime movie. Unfortunately, it’s in full CG. But I’m here for the story and the robot. Not some fappable character. Btw, the plot reminds me a bit of Eva. Especially because I just watched the TV version (I watched the Rebuild first back then). The difference, is that the main character don’t have a father to impress. His father’s dead already in the hands of the alien.

 

Colorful (Movie) No image yet

The plot looks interesting. The rebirth theme interests me because I rarely watch a show in that genre. Yeah, I’m too much watching action movie. I just got interested into non-action and non-moeblob anime lately. Not much comment because I’m new to this genre.

 

 

Megane na Kanojo (OAV)

 

I’m not usually interested in this kind of anime, but there’s only one reason I am interested: EYEGLASSES. Yeah, I am a megane fan.  Oh, and it’s based on a manga. Maybe I should give it a look, then decide if the anime’s worth watching or not. As for manga of this genre, I read some, liked them, and when it’s adapted into anime I prefer to just read the manga.

Might change later though, so I might edit this post later.





Cowboy Bebop: The Movie at Trans7

13 10 2010

 

Wow, somehow I can speak Indonesian now

 

 

Just when I was thinking what I should write here… I just got one.

When I was staying up late last night, adan, one of my friend at AOIndonesia told me that Cowboy Bebop was airing at Trans 7, a local TV channel in my country. So I ran to the living room and checked it out. Well, it’s surprising that they actually aired Cowboy Bebop.

A bit disappointment when I know that what was aired was Cowboy Bebop: The Movie. I was hoping for the series to be aired, but I guess I was hoping to much. Also, I already used to the English dub (yeah, I watched the English dub, not the original dub) so the Indonesian dub is a bit strange to my ears. But it’s okay, at least they tried to give us some anime show.

Yeah, good job Trans Corp (the company that owned Trans 7) for airing otaku-level anime in my country. I remembered when Trans TV aired Evangelion. They failed but at least they care about anime fandom. Maybe some of their people are just like me.