Friday, March 10, 2006

Suzuka 98 Interview

凉风 #98 面試 めんせつ

The chapter started with Yamato and Suzuka in a cafe. Yamato was looking at Suzuka's oversea study guide. Suzuka would have her own room equipped with a computer and internet access. She would also have a professional trainer training her.

Yamato then said "Asahina, you are really starting to think of studying abroad seriously. Although I know how hard-working you are, but you said that you wont worry a school without top grade sport faciliites when we started school." He then asked if the fact that she got national 3rd place changed her to be more serious. She denied. Yamato then asked if she was inspired by world class atheletes. She denied again and said there wasnt any particular reason.

Yamato got puzzled and asked her, "Why did you decide to go if there wasnt any particular reason?". She rebuked with "Yamato went to Tokyo without any reason as well". Yamato sulked. Suzuka then started thinking about the life overseas.

Yamato then said "I start to feel that you will be going soon." He felt that he couldnt talk to her like what they were doing now when she abroad. Suzuka replied they still have 5 more months and they can still talk like that for now. She said she will write letters and Yamato need to reply accordingly.

The next day, at the school rooftop, Yamato and Yasunobu had a chat. Yamato said that they would have to use the letter option since long-distance calls were expensive. Yasunobu asked if he can withstand one year like that. He then suggested that Yamato use the internet communication . Apparently Yamato didnt know about this technology. But Yasunobu added that the cost of PC and the software would amount to 14000 to 15000 Yen.

At night Yamato tried making call to find a casual job. He maked about 30 calleds but failed to get one. He could only work on Monday since he had track training. The next day, Sunday, he went to find job personally.

Yamato had a hard time, since he can only work on Monday. One of the shop owner also asked him to remove his abascus level 6 from his resume. He even went to try for assisstant in a night club. After trying more than 20 shops, he decided to go home. Suddenly he saw an advertisement, looking for helper, 16 years olf above and just Monday would be enough.

He then kept pledding with the shop personnel. Suddenly, the door opened and a girl said she had bought the grocery. The personnel, who could be her father or might not be, said he's interviewing someone. Yamato turned and saw Yui. Yui's back! He was shocked and asked why she's there. Yui answered that that's her house.

My thoughts:
I like this week's cover. Suzuka and Sakura flowers. Yui's back. I wonder how the 5 months will go. Looking at the story plot now, Suzuka will definitely have more than 100 chapters.


Wednesday, March 08, 2006

How about this week?

As usual, this week:

Mai otome @ Episode 21
Yakitate! Japan @ Episode 68
Binchoutan @ Episode 6
Lemon Angel Project @ Episode 9
Fate Stay Night @ Episode 10

Suzuka @ chapter 98
Cross Game @ chapter 33

Yakitate! Japan did not air last week. Episode 68 will air the showdown between Kazuma and Yukino. From the official website, it looks like the final opponent will be Meister Kirisaki. By the way if you still havent realized, Kirisaki is son, and since Pantasia was acquired by Yuuichi Kirisaki of St. Pierre, I guess he had no choice but to challenge Kazuma. Also because Kazuma is a worthy opponent for him.
I started to find Lemon Angel Project quite enjoyable, since the story not just on the LAP team production. Six episodes were dedicated to tell the story of all the LAP member. There is a blog covering this anime, Hashihime. But one thing I still find it disappointing is the music. Considering the genre of this anime, they should put in more effort in the musics and songs. But I do hear that some of the character file song's pretty good. See how it goes.

Binchoutan is an anime worth watching if you are learning Japanese. There are not too many conversation, easy to follow with show speech and short playback time.

Mai otome still have 6 episodes to go but 5 more weeks, since the last week would air both 25 and 26. I think they should make this anime more than just 26 episodes. They revealed too many stuff towards the later half of the anime and it's hard to think two they can end it nicely. They waste too much on some irrelevant stuff at the beginning. It's episode 21 and Mai "might" just make her first appearance. There's so much to cover in 6 episodes; Mikoto (Not the cat) and harmonium, who's the princess, the other 2 pillars, what's Miyu role, there still 5 more characters not revealed on the official website. So, 6 episodes for all these???

Fate Stay Night 9 is awesome; Assassin appearance and his Tsubame Gaeshi attack, best of all, Saber's Noble Phantasm. It seems that Caster (servant) is the master of Assassin (servant)??? By the way, Ilya will appear this week, a sweet girl but obviously a girl with intentions. Plus fan-service from Saber.