Saturday, July 08, 2006

Aria The Natural PS2

A PS2 game has been developed for Aria The Natural. The developer is Alchemist and the graphics are great. It is tentatively scheduled for 28th September 2006 release. I wonder what they will offer in this game, definitely nice graphics, setting and scenic backgrounds.

The characters:


Thursday, July 06, 2006

AMG Tsubasa Updates

AMG Sorezore no Tsubasa TVCM Updates:
Hild has been revealed at the official website. In addition, I think that Hild arc might not be the last arc since Keima & Tanako have not been revealed and the fact they are introduced later than Hild in the manga. If Rind do play a part in this season, then it could be the last arc, the story of the angel-eater monster. Noble scarlet arc finished at episode 14, so 10 more episodes.

AMG Music CD:

AMG Sorezore no Tsubasa Drama CD 1 has been released yesterday, 5th July 2006. There are 6 tracks in it, comprising recordings from Masami Kikuchi, Kikuko Inoue and Yumi Touma. It's available at Play-asia.

Cover for AMG Sorezore no Tsubasa ED 2 "Sweetheart [恋人同士]" by Jyukai [樹海] has been revealed. It will be released on 26th July. They are the voices for Fate Stay Night ED あなたがいた森. There's also sample for "Sweetheart [恋人同士]" on its official website. I pre-order my copy from Yesasia.

P/S: Jyukai lead singer looks fabulous. Couldnt notice it with her appearance in Fate Stay Night ED single but the AMG ED 2 single shows the vibrant side of her. ;)


Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Suzuka 112 Silence

凉风 #112 沈黙 ちんもく

It's 8.10pm, there's silence in the room with Suzuka deep in thoughts. At 8.24pm, Yamato initiated the conversation and said he had fun at the amusement park. Suzuka looked at the hole between their rooms. She said that he broke it the day he moved in and she was shocked. Yamato replied that Ayano-san asked him to pay for it. Suzuka also told Yamato that she was shocked when he confessed to her. She continued that Yamato joined the track team suddenly, they were left behind at Hiroshima and they had the opportunity to watch the fireflies. She added that being with him was always full of surprises. Yamato told her that he would show her more places next time. Suzuka asked him to handle her mails if there's any. She said that there's always problems whenever they dated. Nevertheless, the Christmas and the New Year visit to the temple have been happy for her. Yamato remarked that they could still go and he's even willing to got to Kanagawa temple. Suzukas asked him to call her by Suzuka and Yamato asked her to call him that way too. He continued saying that he would be able to buy the computer in September and until then they could communicate through mails. He added that it would only be a year and he would bring her to the amusement park again when she came back.

Suzuka suddenly initiated a break-up. Yamato was stunned. She waited for a reply. Yamato looked at her eyes, sadness in her eyes but a smile on her face. He struggled with his composure and replied is that so.

Actual Japanese Conversation:
Suzuka: Nee..wakareyokka....
Suzuka: Nee...?
Yamato: ......
Yamato: sok...ka....

My understanding is that Yamato has not agreed yet. "Sokka" here would most probably mean "is that so" in this sense. It could also mean "I see/I understand" in this sense. Some translated it as "I guess so", which has an acknowledgement meaning, but I respect their understanding on the translation.

Devastating, right?? I think that Suzuka must has reasons behind her decision. How Yamato respond in next chapter would be crucial. I hope Yamato will be able to salvage the relationship but doubtful since Suzuka's pretty stubborn.

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Monday, July 03, 2006

AMG Tsubasa and Aria Natural Episode 13

AMG Sorezore no Tsubasa それぞれの翼
Episode 13:

Urd showed her magic to Keiichi and Skuld. Skuld wished she can use magic too. Belldandy cycled back. Skuld wanted to ride a bicycle after seeing her sister's joy. Urd told everyone that Skuld didnt know how to cycle. Both Urd and SKuld made a challenge. Belldandy promised to teach Skuld. Skuld swayed as she cycled but she had air blower attached to protect her from falling. She later modified the bicycle but ended crashing into the wall. Keiichi helped to stabilize Skuld and then let go. Skuld was afraid and fell down. She was shocked that Belldandy didnt save her from falling. Belldandy understood what's Keiichi doing. Skuld fell again and again, kept thinking why Belldandy didnt save her. She later confronted Belldandy and Belldandy replied that this is the way to learn.

Skuld gave up. Belldandy told Keiichi that Skuld depended on others she met obstacles. Skuld went to the park and saw Sentaro riding his bike. He made a stunt and fell down. His wheel was loose and Skuld helped to fix it. Sentaro ws impressed and they introduced themselves. Urd suddenly appeared and told Sentaro that Skuld didnt know how to cycle. Skuld later told Sentaro about her sister not helping her and the pain of falling down. She Sentaro offer to teach Skuld riding bicycle. He stood behind her on the bike, showing her places. Later, he asked if she enjoyed cycling and Skuld replied yes. He suddenly jump away and asked her to look front and cycle by herself. Skuld has learnt cycling and realized what Belldandy had said. She borrowed the bicycle and cycled home. Belldandy saw Skuld riding by herself and was happy. Skuld later gave Sentaro back his bicycle and thanked him.

Next week, Noble Scartlet's appearance but Skuld had problem controlling her.

ARIA The Natural
Episode 13:
「その でっかい自分ルールを…」

Alice had a strange temperament. She would imposed herself with a challenge everyday. On a particular day, she challenged herself to return home by stepping on shadows, either moving or stationary, making rules along the way. When she missed her pace and stepped outside shadow, she got depressed. Atena was guiding some tourists nearby. She saw the depressed Alice and changed a song. The next day, Alice decided to continue with yesterday challenge. She met Atena on the way and walked home together. Alice tripped as her sachou interrupted her jump but Atena held her from stepping. Alice got angry and decided to start again, asking Atena not to help.

Later, they reached an open space without shadows and Atena offered her shadow. Alice got angry and went back to the start. It was sunset, Alice reached the same open space. She saw Atena rowing with Akari and Aika in the gondola. Alice asked them not to disturb her and she started jumping from shadow to shadow. She tripped due to the far distance. Atena quickly rowed her boat to the side and offered her shadow. Atena told Alice that she just want to be her partner, helping her along the way. Atena asked if she cant help because she's an outsider. Alice then told her that she added a new rule, Atena is not outsider and can help. Episode ended with Alice walking home with joy listening to Atena's song.

Love this episode with Atena playing a significant role. The song title is "Kokkoro", track 13 in Aria The Natural OST.


Suzuka 111 Photograph

凉风 #111 写真 しゃしん

Yamato was having breakfast with Ayano and Miho. Miho asked if Yamato wanted more rice but he rejected and took leave. Miho said that ever since Suzuka left, he has been restless. She was guessing whether Suzuka and him could have broken up since they have been arguing before. Ayano told her not to worry about their matters.

Yamato stood outside Suzuka's room 302 and said that it had been 5 days. He spoke to himself why Suzuka didnt bid farewell and thought if Suzuka wouldnt want to see him again. He someone walking up the stair and was shocked to see Suzuka. He asked why she there and if she had left something. She then said, "Today is Yamato's birthday, right?" Suzuka said she wanted to spend time with him on his birthday.

They went to the amusement park but he felt little apprehensive. A girl in cat cosplay called them from behind, offering them a commemorative photo. It was the girl who sold Yamato the newspaper and ring before. She asked them to get closer for a photo. Suzuka grabbed Yamato shoulder and smiled, Yamato was stunned but happy.

After the fun, at the train station, Yamato thanked Suzuka. He then told her that her stop was the other way. Suzuka said she wanted to see "it" one more time. She followed Yamato home at the building. She said that there's no more her room. Yamato told her that she's welcomed to stay there when she came back. He then asked her to go home, otherwise her parents might be worried. Suzuka was quiet, having something on her mind. Yamato jokingly invited her to his room and she agreed. Chapter end with Yamato and Suzuka entering his room.

Suzuka V12(JP) will be released on 14th July according to ollin. Suzuka V11 (CH) will be released tomorrow 4th July