Thursday, July 27, 2006

AMG Tsubasa Updates

AMG Music CD:

The AMG sorezore no tsubasa OST will be released on 28th July. My ED2 single is now "ready & in stock" at Yesasia and the order should be shipped once the AMG OST is acquired. Cant wait to get them, especially the OST. I'll scan and post them once I receive them. ^^

AMG Sorezore no Tsubasa DVD:

AMG sorezore no tsubasa DVD1 will also be released on 28th July. Visit Ollin for the scans.


Wednesday, July 26, 2006

AMG Tsubasa ED2 Koibito Doushi

AMG Sorezore no Tsubasa 2nd ED single "Sweetheart [恋人同士]" by Jyukai [樹海]

My CD wont arrive until August so I'll put up the scans from Nipponsei. . The back CD art is excellent, apparently the second season merchandises have better quality arts.

The single comprises four tracks, 恋人同士 and 勿忘草 both with vocal and instrumental. The other song "Forget-me-not" is also a nice song, start to love Jukai lead singer voice.

Cant wait for my order!!!!


Tuesday, July 25, 2006

AMG Tsubasa and Aria Natural Episode 16

AMG Sorezore no Tsubasa それぞれの翼
Episode 16:

Continued from last episode, Belldandy ran to the backyard feeling shattered and Urd tried to seal her. Skuld made it in time and prevent it. Both the good and evil Urd confronted each other while the others were stunned. Belldandy realized that they cannot kill each other but she was unable to tell Urd because it's confidential. The evil Urd tried to fool them but Skuld made a mark on the good Urd. After a battle among the Urds, the evil Urd escaped because she couldnt handle the power with the clone body. Mara later appeared and requested them to help Urd as she didnt want Urd to die either. Skuld asked Mara for the separation algorithm so that she could reverse the algorithm.

The desperate evil Urd was seeking the good Urd but the good Urd approached her. They battled each other and the good Urd was hit. She fell from the sky but Belldandy caught her with her magic. Skuld told them about her plan. After some delibrate traps, they fooled the evil Urd and caught her. With Skuld device, Urds merged and return to her old self. Not quite..Urd have double personality.. since there was something wrong with the algorithm that Mara gave them.

P/S:One thing I like is to see how supportive both Belldandy and Skuld are to Urd. The reunion bit is touching. Hild appearance next week!!!

ARIA The Natural
Episode 16:
「その ゴンドラとの別れは・・・」

Akari and Alicia went to a gondola shop for their gondola inspection. A gondola rewuired a workmanship of 3 months and would last about 20 years. Akari was told that her gondola has reached its lifespan and she shouldnt use it anymore. Akari couldnt bear to separate from it since she was emotionally attached to it. Alicia suggested Akari to travel with the gondola to places she had been to and take photos. That night Akari reminisced the first time she handled the gondola as a double.

The next day, Akari took off with Aria sachou. She invited Akatsuki for a last ride with the gondola because he was her first customer. We learnt that Akari fastest move was actually rowing backwards??. She took a photo with Akatsuki and the gondola. Aika and Alice came to see Akari. They went to their hideouts took photos together. Akari went to see the postman, woody and many places. Last, she went to her undine exam venue. She reached a chamber and was transport to high ground, full of wind turbines. She reminisced that she was promoted to a single, an official undine there. While transporting back/down, Akari dozed off. Suddenly, light shone and an old guy appeared in the gondola. He requested Akari to bring him around. Later, she awaken and thought it was a dream. She reached home, Alicia was waiting for her, Akari thanked her for the day. The gondola would be taken away the next day.

P/S:New ED theme this week. Next episode will focus on Alicia and finish to the old gondola arc. In addition, we'll get to see Alicia when she's still a double. But the animation for episode 17 is very disappointing...

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Monday, July 24, 2006

Dragon Ball Collection

My Dragon Ball GT DVD collection arrived this morning. A bit disappointed with the boxset art, though I have expected so. They would fare better if they just extract a decent picture from the DVD rather than the new designs. Nevertheless, a nice addition to my DBZ obsession.

I have spent lots over the last decade (since 1995) on DBZ merchadises. Apart from the 42 volume DBZ CH edition manga collection, I also have near a hundreds of DBZ cards and other merchadises. So in commemoration of DB GT DVD addition to my collection. Here's some of my DBZ collections.

The effects on the prism card was done by myself using photoshop. There are not from other websites! I own these!! I'll KO anyone who steal & claim the authorship!!!

My pride and my joy, original Bandai Prism collections. Most of them are from the Freeza saga to Majin Buu saga. Some are pretty rare since they are rather hard to get even back in those days.
I scanned them so that I can view them anytime and stored the cards away safely. Besides the prism, I also have hundreds of trading cards. The last picture is the current poster on my wall, above my head every night. I got about 3 different posters of those, 4 even larger ones and several small ones. Other merchandises included several film comics, 2 pretty old DBZ figures from DBZ Super Battle Collection V7 and V13 series, two puzzles, buttonholes, magnets, stationery(used/lost) and stickers. I left most of these back in Malaysia.


Sunday, July 23, 2006

Gundam Artbook

Top: Front cover, Book cover and Back cover

My friend Ruth gave me a Gundam Artbook (vintage May 2006) as a gift from her tour. It's a 151 pages chinese edition Gundam Darkness History Artbook celebrating the 27 years of Gundam. It has mainly arts and drawings Gundam from the first Gundam to Gundam Seed Destiny. However, it only have 12 pages dedicated to Gundam Seed and Destiny, though I feel mostly from Seed rather than Seed Destiny.

The 15 pages of Gundam Wing is great, I dont watch the earlier instalments so I couldnt aprreciate them fully. The last 14 pages depict short summary of each Gundam production. I'll post some pictures tonight.

Thanks Ruth. ^^

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Suzuka 115 Yukata

凉风 #115 浴衣 ゆかた

Yamato has been missing from work for few days. Yui called and asked Yasonobu since she couldnt contact Yamato. Yasonobu told her that Yamato and Suzuka has separated and he has shut himself in his room. He said that Yamato ignored him and asked Yui to try and invite Yamato to the summer festival. Yui changed into her yukata and went to visit Yamato.

She reached Yamato's room and entered since the room was not locked. She was shocked to see the famished Yamato on the bed. His room was a mess and she asked if he had eaten. Yamato replied that he hasnt. Ayano and Miho went back to their hometown. Yamato asked Yui to ignore him and asked her purpose of visiting. She invited Yamato to the summer festival and dine outside. Yamato refused and said he wasnt in the mood. Yui offered to cook for him but Yamato rejected. Yui the said it was useless to feel depressed. She asked Yamato to forget Suzuka. She added that Yamato had tried so hard for her but she was self-centered. She continued that Suzuka should be happy to have a boyfriend who put in effort for her. Yamato stopped Yui. He said that it was finished even before Yui suggested them to break-up. Yui felt puzzled and said that she couldnt understand why they broke-up. Yamato answered that she dont have to know and asked her to go back. Yui refused and said that it wasnt Yamato's fault. Yamato then bursted out shouting "Then, what should I do". Yui was schocked.

Yamato said that he had tried everything he had thought but he still couldnt salvage it. Yui realized how deeply Yamato loved Suzuka. She grabbed his right hand and put it on her chest. She asked if he could hear her heart-beat. Yamato was surprised and asked her what she's doing. Yui said it was ok and took off her yukata, exposing her body with only her undies on. Yamato wanted to stop her but Yui said that she wont mind that she's not his girl friend nor if he despised her. She added that she just want to comfort him, even slightly would do. She then confessed "Because I...I like you Yamato-kun." Yamato was stunned.

P/S: Yukata is an informal summer kimono (not the bathrobe in onsen). I didnt know that girls dont wear bra for kimono and certainly didnt expect Kouji to pull this off. Sort of spoil my initial impression for Yui, but certainly add to her boldness and straightfoward character. I wonder how Yamato would respond to her... most probably leaving her crying later...