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Castlevania TV series

Castlevania Season 1, 4-eps. (A Netflix original and made entirely by western studios with the script oversaw by Koji Igarashi).

Pretty good start and a recommended watch.

I never truly play the game (played once on gameboy 2D 8-bit game and never finish coz I keep losing) so I'm glad I finally able to get to know the storyline. Always interested on the game because it has really good artwork (yes, I'm a sucker for pretty pictures) although I have to admit that my interest on vampire/dracula has wane considerably because of overuse by the media and many of which butchered the hell out of the lore (glitter vampire anyone). Castlevania anime might just be the one that renew my interest on vampire/dracula.

P/s: When you watch ep1 pay attention to the opening credit, they summarized all the main characters back story in it which you'll get the details in bit and pieces through out later. As someone who always skip the opening credit I only realize it after I watch it the second time.

BLAME is 20 years old.

May had been one hectic month with eveything that happen. I was out of touch of the anime/manga news even prior to that and May pretty much had me fell off the bandwagon alltogether.

I don't watch anime at all at the moment although Boku no Hero Academia S2 still on to watch list and backlog on Gintama. I didn't know what manga was being released. Been waiting for Syundei manga volume to be release only to found out that it had been released last month and I was too late because it already sold out in all the online shop I frequent...

BLAME! is 20 years old! (What! It had been that long)...

...which explain all these BLAME! related product.

小説BLAME!大地の記憶 2017/05/26
劇場版「BLAME!」 弐瓶勉描きおろし設定資料集 2017/05/26
劇場版「BLAME!」OST 2017/05/17 (old anime ost?)

Also Blame is getting new anime, not sure how I feel about this since I don't like the old anime (I feel like Killy was really OOC on that anime) and I don't like the type of 3D animation they used in both the old and the new. Trailer here.

P/s: A little shout-out to Project Omanga for introducing me to Blame (among others) and I have been loving Nihei stuff ever since.


More Gintama Live Action

I thought Elizabeth would be CG, I was wrong.
I wonder if they put a guy with hairy leg in there to capture Elizabeth essense.

More pic here http://natalie.mu/comic/news/231757


Livejournal new ToS

Can anyone please explain to me what's wrong with the new ToS? I think I might be missing some key important point in the new ToS.

I read it and it pretty much standard blog/social media ToS with the only major thing is change of service to Russia.

Regarding sexual content the word obscene or pornographic usually refer to real life pornographic materials (like human being).

Also regarding the "translated agreement not legally binding", for someone who live in a country that uses many languages for contract this is quiet common. The original language of which the contract is written in is the one the party involves will be bound to. This is to avoid conflict in cases where there are discrepancies.

There's always commotion whenever users were ask to agreed to new agreement. I've seen this multiple times before Deviantart, Facebook, Tumblr, Artsy, mobile apps. This usually stem from misunderstanding (legal stuff is always convolated) and sometime because the user don't even know the original ToS that they agreed to when they created the account and sometime is simply because the ToS is just not agreeable.

LJ has made changes to the ToS from time to time but no new agreement require which I guessed because of prior changes were made by the same company when we first created the account with. So the transfer of service will require new agreement with the new company.

Please anyone enlighten me, I don't want to get screwed over because I'm missing something important in the ToS.

p/s: If thing really goes downhill I have Dreamwidth account with same name which I opened way back in 2012. Used to crosspost to here but picture didn't carry over so I stopped but I guess now time to crosspost again.
Crunchyroll’s reduced premium video quality is either deliberate cost-cutting or catastrophic incompetence

Spoiler, not because of incompetence.

CR plans, what theorized:
1. lower quality video
2. less bandwidth used
3. less money spent on bandwidth
4. more profit

After all the ruse their paid subscriber raised, they're now use back the old quality video for simulcast anime for 48hrs before reverting back to the new low quality video. All their other videos (existing ones) are in the new low quality encode.

People made joke about this on twitter, link here for context.

p/s: to say "new" and then "low quality" is an irony.


Iron-Blooded Orphans Episode 48

[Spoiler (click to open)]Well I expected this but not really like this. Just after things are looking good to them they got sour really fast.

I would take it better if he dies at the end, after they accomplished their goal. I thought they gonna kill him off at the very end and let him enjoy "the place where they belong" just for a split second before he died.

Also the luck and the bias of screen writer on the bad guys is way too apparent, the bad guys escape major death twice by absolute chance and not to mention survive scot-free after got blown by bomb, stabbed by giant sword (this happen way too many times) and literally survive after becoming vegetable. We in the fandom call this screen writer's plot armor.

The screen wrtier of this series is a sadist and that make us masochist lol. She make the death of Spike Siegel and Nanashi (Sword of Stangers) looks better.


Jojo Bizzare Adventure Live Action


Honestly I don't think I'm ready to see real life human being doing Jojo pose on the big screen. I may or may not going to puke a little in my mouth because of it.

[pic of jojo poses]

or this

I wanted to read the manga because it looks cool but the number of volumes overwhelmed me and that's not including all the spin offs (by the author himself). I really do want to read it someday.

I end my post with a pose.

The Shinsengumi!!


My first thought: Leather, leather & leather.


Oh MSG:Iron Blooded Orphans

Warning spoiler, spoiler everywhere.

[Spoiler (click to open)]FYI generally in war theme story regradless on which media I'm pretty open about tragedy and character death whomever they might be because war by nature is pretty much a death pit and vortex for tragedies.

But IBO you hurt me (emotionally), tears were shed, the anticipation frustrates me (ten fold for someone like me who couldn't stand cliff hanger), the death flag gnawing at the back of my mind as to whether it'll comes true YET I can't stop watching.

Honestly I think the build up tragedy is what really got to me.

E40 Naze and Amina death

E41 Lafter death

E43 MacGillis back story  (Izanio you creepy child-predator sadistic asshole)

E45 Shino death (did not expect this) and possible Orga death flag.

Orga asking Mika to be vanguard to their head-on mission
Mika: Anything you order me to do.
Orga: This will be my last request.

Me: Not cool Orga, not cool. Don't say that!


Gintama teaser trailer

[not gintama related]
Also found out that Resident Evil has new animated film, love the previous animated film probably will watch this one too.

Leon looks so different I did not recognize him if not for the hair style.