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Current Nerdage [Apr. 4th, 2008|05:54 am]
obakehoshi
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Stuff I'm into right now. If you'd like to know more about them or what it is, just let me know and I shall explain.

Anime:
Bokurano (loosely translated as "Ours...")
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl)
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei (So Long, Mr. Despair)

Non-SJ/SB Manga:
Hayate the Combat Butler
Reiko the Zombie Shop
My Dearest Devil Princess
Berserk

Music:
Soundtrack to Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei


Oh, and I'm scanlating a Pokémon manga with moonplanet. I'm the scanner, editor, and quality checker while she's the translator. I can post a link here when the first chapter is finished, if anyone's interested. :P
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[User Picture]From: mouse2cat
2008-04-04 11:34 am (UTC)
I know this is off-topic but BEST APRIL FOOLS DAY JOKE EVER!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGR6eeB37cw
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[User Picture]From: obakehoshi
2008-04-04 11:53 am (UTC)
I'm terribly amused they picked peahats as one of the awesomely epic monsters. That Ganondorf actually looked half-decent. Not too fond of their pick for Link, admittedly.

I'm reminded of the time I was at a theater with you, Kat, and Dani years ago and they played a live-action commercial for whatever Zelda was coming out (I think it was Four Swords Adventures for the GC) and I was ecstatic that they were making a movie until they played game footage.

Thanks for the link, since I hadn't seen it yet. ^^
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[User Picture]From: nosajx7
2008-04-04 12:43 pm (UTC)
tell me about Reiko the Zombie Shop!
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[User Picture]From: obakehoshi
2008-04-04 06:46 pm (UTC)
Right-o! It's a gothic shoujo/horror manga starring a girl named Reiko who is, herself, a "Zombie Shop." The purpose of a zombie shop is to re-animate the dead who have died in mysterious ways and ask them how they died. When they're re-animated near the person that killed them without the corpse being restrained first, the zombie will often go insane with desire to murder the individual and will turn into a monstrous being until they accomplish that task.

People who are zombie shops have a seal on their hand that makes their power easily known to other zombie shops. In an underlying plot (that I won't fully explain because it's a spoiler), other zombie shops try to dispose of Reiko because of her unusually strong power. Each zombie shop is allowed to have a sort of zombie summon (just one) in which the zombie shop can control the zombies movements in battle (or allow it to think for itself, as some do). These zombies come from around the world, such as a general in the War of Roses, an outlaw from the Wild West (my personal favorite), and a mass murderer from a suburban town in Japan.

The thing that's neat about the zombie battles is that there's continuity... Zombies are continuously de-generating in tissue mass, so they don't heal. A zombie will get his hand cut off, and it will still not be there the next time it's summoned and such.

It has lots of gratuitous blood/violence, and is pretty entertaining overall so far.

-As a sidenote, I recommend you check out Sensei. I guarantee that you'll love it. ;)
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[User Picture]From: nosajx7
2008-04-05 12:33 am (UTC)
what's sensei?
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[User Picture]From: obakehoshi
2008-04-05 02:46 am (UTC)
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. It's a 12 episode comedy featuring a depressed teacher and his weird students (including the shut-in, the stalker, the foreign girl, the illegal immigrant, the obsolete one, the silent girl who only talks through text messages, the "abused" girl, the normal one, the OCD one, among others). Also, the teacher's catch phrase is "I'm in despair!"

It's fast-paced, very artsy/stylized, has an unusual wit, countless gags (read the chalkboards), takes things to the extreme, and has a fantastic soundtrack. I fell in love with the series whole-heartedly at the first episode and since you like Excel so much... I guarantee you'll like this baby.

To get a taste for it and it's AWESOME music, here's the first opening. Oh, and the opening has absolutely nothing to do with anything (as do many things in this series :P).

Just be sure that you don't mistake it for Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei (that's the sequel).
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[User Picture]From: nosajx7
2008-04-05 03:17 am (UTC)
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand downloading right now :P
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[User Picture]From: obakehoshi
2008-04-05 04:48 am (UTC)
Bwahaha. Enjoy, my friend. :D
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