Friday, June 23, 2006

ARIA The Natural Drama CD I

Aria The Natural Drama CD has been released today, 23rd June 2006. Drama CD II will be available on 21st July.

Aria season 2 or Aria The Natural has been great. The graphics and settings are of excellent quality. One of my most anticipated series every week.

I've post purchase links for Aria The Natural music CDs. The OST isnt as good as the first in my opinion. Anyway, these are available at Yesasia.

Aria The Natural OST [Released]
Aria The Natural ED~Natsumachi [Released]
Aria The Natural OP~Euforia [Released]
Aria The Natural Drama I [Released]
Aria The Natural Drama II [21st July]
Aria Piano Collection [2nd August]

P/S: I'll wait for Aria Piano Collection track list to see what songs are included for the piano compilations. I always like to collect piano collection especially Final Fantasy piano series. :)


Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Yesasia June Order

Received my order this morning, 2 manga and a Disney OST. The shipping took nearly 2 weeks, the longest wait so far for my Yesasia orders. Happy to get Suzuka Volume 10 and Pastel Volume 13. Toshihiko Kobayashi added another aside story in volume 13. Since there's now raw for Pastel, I could only rely on manga volume, I wish more chapters could be included in each manga.

The other item I purchased is Disney Magic OST CD. Another music genre that I appreciate beside Japan Animation OST is Disney OST. However, the reasons I bought this CD are:
1. After I move AMG ED2 single to later order. I need to add an item to qualify for free-shipping
2. My Michael Crawford Disney Album was stolen so I decided to replaced it with something else.

I didnt lock my car properly and forgot to close my main gate. Some idiots came and ransacked my car. I lost 3 valuable CDs: [1] Michael Crawford Disney Album 2001, [2] Quest for Camelot OST 1998 and [3] Return of the Condor Heroes, Singapore OST 1998. Item [1] & [2 ]are not available in Australia anymore (at least after searching online & offline for them). Item 3 is Singapore limited edition and rare nowadays.

Nevertheless, the Disney Magic CD was worthy since it has 2 CDs, each has 22 tracks, and came with nice packaging. Though it's a 2004 vintage, I do find this a valued purchase. I have a 3-CD box of Disney 60 years of Musical Magic, it didnt comprise songs after Lion King. Yesasia has it ready-in-stock, so if you are interested in Disney Classics, have a look.

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Suzuka 110 Tomorrow

凉风 #110 明日 あした

Yasonobu asked Yamato if he had patched up with Suzuka. He added that it had been almost one month since Yamato's kiss had been rejected and asked if they were still arguing. Yamato denied but replied that there's mutual dispassion. Their conversation couldnt last more than two phrase. Yasonobu remarked that Suzuka would leave for US next month and it would become a long-distance relationship. Yamato said that he didnt want a break-up. Yasonobu then told him to think of something, otherwise they might really end up separated. Yamato understood but didnt know what to do.

During track practice, Yamato noticed that Suzuka was chatting happily with Miki. He couldnt understand why she could be happy as he was stressed. Miyamoto approached and said that Yamato looked moody. He advised Yamato to put in more effort because he managed to qualify IH narrowly. He added that IH championship wouldnt be a dream for Yamato since Arima would not enter IH due to oversea study. Yamato pondered at the word "study abroad".

At night, back in Yamato room, he thought of Suzuka's told-off and their happy times. He wondered why things turned up this way since he never changed from the beginning. He then decided to approach Suzuka at around 8.50pm. He rang the bell and Suzuka opened the door. Yamato saw boxes piling in her room and asked Suzuka about them. Suzuka told him that she would move out the next day. Yamato asked for an explaination, saying there still one more month. Suzuka replied that the holiday would start the next day and she wanted to spend the month back in her hometown. She then asked if he had any matter seeing her. He replied nothing... nothing important. Suzuka then smile and said she need to continue with packing. The door closed and Yamato was stunned.

My thoughts:
Wonder how he'll respond. I think there'll be a confrontation next week and something will happen. Chapter 111 should be interesting. Hopefully not sad

Had a look at the map of Japan prefecture. Yamato came from Hiroshima[34], Suzuka came from Yokohama [14] and both are in Tokyo [13] now (at least this week). So Suzuka wont be far off from Yamato. If it was Yamato who leave, then....[13 -> 34], that's real pain


Sunday, June 18, 2006

AMG Tsubasa and Aria Natural Episode 11

AMG Sorezore no Tsubasa それぞれの翼
Episode 11:

Ootaki and Tamiya received a letter from Chihiro. They both quickly packed and went hiding. Keiichi was building a small motorbike with other club members at the club house. Chihiro approached the club house and shouted for Tamiya and Ootaki. She was told that they were away. Chihiro saw Keiichi's bike and fancied it. Chihiro said that she would also build one and challenged him to a race. The race was scheduled one week later. Before she left, she introduced herself to them. They were shocked to learn that Chihiro was the founding president of their club. Hasegawa later read a magazine of the club and learnt of Chihiro's achievements.

On a particular day, Chihiro asked her colleagues to change certian parts for a race as requested by the sponsor. She was stressed due to sponsor-budget-victory issues. Belldandy appraoched Chihiro and encouraged her. Chihiro asked if Belldandy like Keiichi. Belldandy admitted happily.

Chihiro found Ootaki and Tamiya at one of their hide-outs. She praised them for recruiting Keiichi but she would deal with them later regarding the modification of the motor club vehicle.
The day of the race came. Keiichi maintained constant speed to avoid over-heating. Chihiro sped and over-heated but she brought a spare. Chihiro won in the end. Chihiro's passion for motoring has revived. Few days later, the motor club received another letter from Chihiro stating that she would quit her job to fulfil her passion for motoring. Episode ended with Chihiro in an interview with a company.

My thoughts:
I like the part where Belldandy admitted that she love Keiichi happily. Finally, she courageously & happily admitted to other on her love for Keiichi after last week's episode. Troubadour & Urd arc next week. Should be funny.

ARIA The Natural
Episode 11:
「その 大切な輝きに…」

Akatsuki referred Akari to his brother. His brother requested Akari to help in transporting some glasswares. She was happy because it was her first designated request. She asked Alicia if she could go with her and Alicia happily agreed.

The next day, they reached the place 10 minutes earlier and visited a glassware shop. Akari heard a tourist saying that the glassware was inferior since Neo Venezia was copying Venice. Later, they reached the glass-manufacturing factory. A trainee took away the box of glassware from Akari and said that those were efforts of his seniors. Akari tried to start conversation with the trainee during the transportation. They later stopped for tea time. As they were departing, a guy in another boat dozed off and nearly rammed into them. Akari pushed the gondola away and prevented the collision. She remarked she's still a trainee.

The trainee told Akari and Alicia that people do not appreciate his seniors works and treat them inferior to those of Venice. This made him disappointed. Akari encouraged him and said that she believed there's no replica in real sense. Places and buildings may look similar but the process of building them was different. The lives, memories and values in Neo Venezia are also different. The importance is to like Neo Venezia and cherish the experience. They reached the destination on time and Akatsuki brother thanked them. The trainee said that he felt Akari was an outstanding undine.

Two short episodes next week.

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