velshtein: (MCGILLIS smug)


I'm so weak for tiny merchandise that I can put all over my desk. The shot glass is super cute too. I really dig that tiny Gjallarhorn logo printed on the bottom.
velshtein: (AKAI GIN red and silver)

Hahahahah mech fights and some sexy butler BL! Merry Christmas to myself. ♥

warm bed

Dec. 17th, 2013 12:41 pm
velshtein: (AKAI dog of the FBI)
I got sucked back into Detective Conan (and its like 800+ episodes) so now I'm behind on Kyoukai no Kanata/Beyond the Boundary and Coppelion. I dropped Samurai Flemenco after...the gorilla...thing because that's just. Too much. And what I've read of the episodes after, it continues to be too much for my tastes lmao. But I'll keep up with the episode descriptions and see if things change for the second half of the show. God. I was really enjoying it up to then too.

God, but Detective Conan. Way back, years and years ago, I watched a shit load of it but for some reason I skipped all the plot episodes (which are pretty few and far between). BUT NOW I WENT BACK AND WATCHED/READ ALL THE PLOT STORYLINES AND I LOVE IT. SO MUCH. And I really want more.

DC SPOILERS AHEAD:

Oh god I was watching the Mystery Train episodes (because I watched everything out of order) and was pleasantly surprised to hear Shuichi Ikeda's beautiful voice. And then was shocked to also hear Torhu Furuya's lovely voice because the two of them are always Char and Amuro to me AND THEN I REALIZED IT WAS ON PURPOSE:

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM
Char Aznable (known as the Red Comet/Akai Suisei) is voiced by Shuichi Ikeda.
Amuro Ray is voiced by Torhu Furuya.
Char and Amuro are enemies.
Sayla Mass' (Char's sister) real name is Artesia.

DETECTIVE CONAN
Akai Shuichi is voiced by Shuichi Ikeda.
Torhu Amuro is voiced by Torhu Furuya.
Akai and Amuro are enemies.
Sera Masumi's (Akai's sister) motorcycle is a Yamaha Artesia XT400.

LIKE. THAT'S NOT EVEN SUBTLE HAHAHHAAHH. THE AUTHOR IS JUST MIXING NAMES. I CAN'T STOP LAUGHING. Anyways, it's great. Especially since Akai and Amuro are switched in terms of villain/hero, compared to Char and Amuro. I REALLY love hearing Torhu Furuya play a villain (he was great as Ribbons in Gundam 00). I find his voice so cute and it's adorable to hear him try to sound evil/menacing.

Shuichi Ikeda sounds as beautiful as ever. His voice is always so warm and inviting no matter who he plays. ♥♥♥♥

butts

Oct. 2nd, 2013 04:49 pm
velshtein: (SEU bloody knight)

I bought the first three volumes of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin because I adore it and because this release is oversized so I won't have to try and fit like twenty-three books on my shelves (and also because I have an aunt that loves showering me with random gift money).

SO BEAUTIFUL )


And this adorable deck of cards BECAUSE JUST THE THOUGHT OF THIS GETTING AN ANIME ADAPTATION IS FORCING ME INTO FULL FANGIRL MODE.

ALSO BEAUTIFUL )


AND! When Amazon shipped The Origin volumes, they stuck in the two Attack on Titan volumes that came out already from my previous order! SO NO HAVING TO WAIT UNTIL DECEMBER FOR ALL OF THEM. \o/ They're beautiful and I love the fake previews at the end of the volumes.

ESPECIALLY THIS ONE )
velshtein: (AMURO pensive)
Finished Casshern Sins! I REALLY LOVED IT. It was such a great (fascinating?) look at death, dying and living. The whole Ruin aspect of the story has a lot of similarities with terminal illness and seeing the ways that different people deal with their impending demise was heartbreaking. I liked a lot of the open-ended and vagueness of what really happened to Luna/The Ruin/Casshern. Dio and Leda (especially poor Leda ;;;;;;) were wonderful antagonists and really all the "villans" in general were very sympathetic and I honestly have a hard time even calling them villains. GOOD STUFF. ;;;;;

I recently rewatched Mobile Suit Gundam, Zeta Gundam and Char's Counterattack because Kite's story from Hunter x Hunter WAS REALLY BUMMING ME OUT and lmao he shares the same voice actor as Char Aznable so I figured I'd cheer myself up by watching Char be a fabulous asshole.

BUT. BUT THEN I GOT SUCKED INTO THE WHOLE STORY AND AMURO'S AND CHAR'S SHARED STORY IN PARTICULAR AND UGGGGH IT MADE A LOT SADDER THAN I WANTED TO BE. I love Mobile Suit Gundam and Zeta Gundam a LOT but I'm more conflicted about Char's Counterattack (in terms of it being the end to the Amuro/Char story). One one hand, it's NOT surprising to me that Char would eventually go to a really extreme and mentally unstable route and the two of them sharing their last moments (probable last moments lmao) angrily arguing about Char's Oedipus Complex is both hilarious and depressingly fitting in a sort of way. But one the other hand, it's so disappointing. IT'S LIKE WATCHING TWO PEOPLE HAVE A VERY STRANGE AND INTENSE RELATIONSHIP BASED ON CONFLICT AND PAIN, GROW UP, HEAL AND LEARN TO UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER, AND THEN TAKE SIXTY STEPS BACK TO BITTERNESS AND INSANITY AND A COMPLETE LACK ON UNDERSTANDING LMAO. God.

ANYWAYS my rewatching led me to checking some more recent Gundam related news (because I haven't watched anything since the first season of Gundam 00 aired) AND OH GOD OH GOD IT LOOKS LIKE MSG: THE ORIGIN IS GOING TO GET AN ANIME ADAPTATION IN 2014/2015 AND OH GOD I'M SO EXCITED BECAUSE IT'S THE MANGA VERSION OF THE FIRST SERIES AND OH GOD I LOVE A LOT OF THE CHANGES IT MADE (SINCE THE MANGA CAME AFTER THE FIRST ANIME) AND OH GOD I WANT TO SEE THE WHOLE THING IN GORGEOUS MODERN ANIMATION AND OH GOD OH GOD I'M SO EXCITED THIS IS EVERYTHING I WANT OH GOD. ♥♥♥♥

God the reanimated stuff from the Zeta movies, in 2005, LOOKS SO PRETTY (ESPECIALLY THE AMURO/CHAR REUNION AFTER LIKE SEVEN YEARS SCENE S-SOB):

AND IF THE ORIGIN LOOKS EVEN HALF THIS GOOD I WOULD DIE OF HAPPINESS. COME ON SUNRISE, POUR ALL THE MONEY INTO THIS PLS.

I MEAN THE CHAR CAR AD (LMAO) FROM THIS YEAR LOOKS FUCKING GORGEOUS, ANIMATION WISE, SO I'M PRETTY HOPEFULL ABOUT THIS:

♥♥♥♥

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