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November Bookshelf   Leave a comment

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Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones
Castle in the Air – Diana Wynne Jones
The Silver Spike – Glen Cook

and for manga:

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Rurouni Kenshin – Vol. 17

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October Bookshelf   Leave a comment

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The Bear and the Dragon – Tom Clancy
What the Dickens – Gregory Maguire

and for manga:

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One Piece – Vol. 18
Rurouni Kenshin – Vol. 16

May Bookshelf   Leave a comment

Meant to post this a month ago….

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Executive Orders – Tom Clancy
Gods of the Steppe – Andrei Gelasimov
Shadow Games – Glen Cook
Talking God – Tony Hillerman

And for manga:

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RK11 RK12 T&B_1 TM2

 

Black Butler 4, Black Lagoon 1, Naruto 56, Rurouni Kenshin 10, 11 & 12, Tiger & Bunny 1, and Trigun Maximum 2.

 

Not Enough Time   Leave a comment

I won’t even mention my TBR pile.

Ok, I will.

I can look to my left and find 40 (I just counted, and that’s the real number) FORTY volumes of manga I haven’t read yet. And that doesn’t count the one I bought yesterday, nor my e-subscription to Shonen Jump, where I am three or four weeks behind.

E-books? Let’s not go there. 100? That I haven’t read yet? That’s a fair estimate.

Tree books? Let me count…one, two, fifteen, two more there, two shelves in the bedroom…45?

So. Not enough time. But this post isn’t about books or reading. It’s about one of my favorite time-consuming obsessions, and the most likely excuse for why my TBR piles are so neglected.

No. Not Facebook or Twitter or Tumblr.

Anime.

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I once had a list of all the anime I’d watched, and another list of all the anime I still wanted to watch. I’m trying to take it in lumps, watching only a few shows at a time (of the older, completed ones), until I finish them, and then moving on to another. Trying is the operative word.

Currently running shows that I’m watching right now include One Piece and Naruto. Bleach was cancelled, which made me mad, because the next arc, with Zaraki and Unohana’s story would have been fantastic animated. Maybe they’ll do a movie? (hint hint) I also catch an occasional episode of Gintama.

Older shows that I’m watching:

Black Butler – they’re making a live-action movie soon, and I want to be caught up!
Darker Than Black – I’m almost through the first season. Very good anime.
Fairy Tail – yes, I know it’s a current show, but I only just started watching it. I’m only about 10 episodes in so far.
Hero Tales – by the author of Fullmetal Alchemist. I don’t like how they translate ‘Hagun’ to ‘Alkaid’. It makes no sense. They do that with a lot of words in this show, and it’s very distracting.
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Gundam AGE – I love anything Gundam, I must say
Tegami Bachi – takes being a mailman to whole new level
Yu Yu Hakusho
Dragonball – yes, the original. No, I’ve never seen it before.
and every now and then an episode of Sgt. Frog, which has the cutest theme song EVER, and I’m including the themes from Lucky Star, Ouran High School Host Club and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Sgt. Frog wins the cuteness award hands down. I have it on my iPod. (Of course, I also have the theme from Ninja Turtles. Explain THAT when you have it on shuffle in the car with someone in the passenger seat you don’t know all that well…!)

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And though not anime, but still taking up my time, I’ve been watching Endgame on Hulu, a seriously good show, and Long Way Down with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman.

I’m also re-watching, in occasional bursts – Bleach, Prince of Tennis, Mushi-shi, Trigun, Doctor Who, Firefly and The A-Team.

So, those of you that know me, now when I say in a braggy voice about how ‘I don’t watch TV’, you can slap me across the face (Well, not really).

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Rurouni Kenshin   Leave a comment

I recently watched the live action movie of Rurouni Kenshin, with the extraordinarily good-looking Satō Takeru as Kenshin. As a samurai movie, and as an action movie, I thought it was fantastic. Even the you-know-they-can’t-really-be-done moves seemed, (to me, anyway) real. The anime humor was removed, but that was okay, because it left a really good story.

It was really one of the better live-action movies I’ve seen. Well worth watching if you like the anime, and well worth watching even if you’ve never seen the anime. If you like samurai films, and good fight scenes, and a really gorgeous leading man , and you don’t mind subtitles, then watch this movie. Highly recommended.

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