suanz: (Default)
Z
It's an adaptation of a manga series by Masakazu Katsura. As of now, there's a total of 17 volumes to the tankoubon and is still ongoing. Do note that the anime is of a mature genre with it's fair share of violence and gore.

The anime is not a faithful adaptation of the manga, and will only be 12 episodes long. (There's a lot to squeeze in....) Can't wait to see how that turns out. The anime is currently at episode 5, which is equivalent to around chapter 38 - 39 70 - 87 of the manga.

The story traces the origins of two rival heroes - Zetman, born with the ability to transform into a monstrous figure, with superhuman strength, and Kouga, heir to Amagi Corp - a wealthy technological empire, with his specially designed suits and weapons. They fight to protect mankind and destroy monstrous abominations known as Players. These Players were created by Amagi Corp, as an intent to create perfect artificial humans. However Players ended up becoming a hobby for rich men to bet on them, gambling as they were pitted against other monsters to fight. Players finally gained awareness and killed off everyone in sight and escaped. 

Fans of the manga seem to hate the anime. I first saw the anime and then checked out the manga. I am undecided as I like both of them a lot - the artwork for the manga & anime is beautiful, the storyline is pretty good. Some parts got me bawling. (embarrassed) In fact I'm a bit pissed that there is no English version of Zetman manga (I think) as it's definitely worth adding to my collection.

Do check it out if you have the time to spare. ;)


suanz: (Default)

May your birthday be filled with sunshine and smiles, love and cheer, not forgetting p0rnz and Sherlock!! ^_^




suanz: (Default)
Remember how months back I recced an anime, Guilty Crown?

Er....I'll take that back. I had high hopes for it cos it was being likened to Code Geass which in my opinion is one of the best anime ever. It's probably my all time favorite.

I'll give it points for great animation and music.... And I really, really liked Gai Tsutsugami. Sigh..... But the story fell flat after a while. For me, it went downhill from episode 11 onwards. *pouts*

I held on and hoped for a miracle which sadly, did not quite happen. I still like Gai after all this though..... I'm such a sucker for blonds. LOL!!!



suanz: (Gaiden - Konzen)
why there are no Saiyuki Gaiden figurines???

Whyyyyyyy????

I'd kill for Konzen, Tenpou, Kenren and Goku. :(
suanz: (Default)


I'm not as eloquent as Samsarapine when it comes to reccing fics. She has such a way with words that make you just wanna go check it out. Nonetheless I'm gonna try cos they are really, really good. These few fics actually made my shitty week bearable.

Here goes :

Merely Passing Strangers by Hallidae
The Artificial Intelligence Principle series by Hallidae
Pieces For The Wrong Puzzle by Hallidae
The Flashbulb Shatters by Hallidae

My 2 cents on Hallidae's fics - Author claims that some of the fics are prompts from the kinkmeme but I think the author did a great job with the prompts. He/She owned the story. Hey, you can give me all the best prompts and I'd still turn in shit so I really think the author deserves all the credit. The stories are mostly AU, and the style of writing is consistent and catches your attention. I was totally enthralled with the storyline and plot - it was really refreshing. Specifically to the AI series, I think that I may have read or seen bits and pieces of it from other fics or parts of some movie (I may be wrong but it just seems kind of familiar) but I am amazed how the author had woven all of it into one story credibly and seamlessly. The Flashbulb Shatters is another amazing AU. I wish I can explain better how amazing these fics are without giving out spoilers. I would summarise it as totally unexpected but immensely satisfying.

Love is Like.... by pantswarrior
An Honest Answer Is Like A Kiss On The Lips by pantswarrior & akatonbo

My 2 cents on pantswarrior's fics - You can say the author's fics are AU but I think canon divergence suits it better. The author weaves a story arc into the original canon and it fits in perfectly. Please be assured that the author does not dwell on canon, so you don't have to worry about reading repeats of what you already know. I really liked Love is Like.... It tells of Kotetsu's screw-up despite his good intentions.My heart twinges for Barnaby in almost every chapter - it's just that good.

All the fics above are BarnarbyXKotetsu centric. These fics have really impressed and touched me and I felt the authors deserve more recognition and readership in AO3 - which may not be a really popular place seeing how young this site is.

So if you have not already read them, please do give them a try. I can almost guarantee that you will not regret it. ^_^

P/S All the fics above are complete so you don't have to worry about being left high and dry. 


 

I'm back!!!

Feb. 1st, 2012 02:17 pm
suanz: (Sanzo IV)
Hello lovelies

I'm back!! 3 weeks passed so fast.
As my last post was done in a hurry, I did not have time to share my itinerary with you all. Well, better late than never.

8 Jan - 11 Jan : I was in Colorado Springs for work
12 Jan - 15 Jan : I was in Phoenix, Arizona for a conference, also work related
16 Jan - 25 Jan : I was in Tokyo for vacation ^___^

The sad thing is I did not get to look around during my trip to the States cos work kept me very busy. Tough luck. But from a quick drive-thru that I  managed to squeeze in during my trip to Colorado Springs, Garden of The Gods is breathtakingly beautiful. And the town beside Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, is such a quaint and lovely place. I wanted to kick myself for not arranging an extra day to walk around. So much to explore. Dang!!

There is nothing I can share about Phoenix as it was a case of from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport straight to JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort where I was "locked up" for all 4 days. :P

But I managed to squeeze in some shopping in US afterall. That's what we women are good at regardless the limitations. Bought 3 pairs of leather boots at USD169 (b4 tax) per pair compared to SGD300 at least. Bought a Coach handbag at USD295 (b4 tax), New Era cap for son at USD34 (b4 tax) compared to SGD89, beats by Dr Dre earphones at USD99 (dunno the price in SG but I know it's definitely more expensive). Whoot!!

Tokyo was beautiful. Weather was freaking cold - My son and I survived without thermal wear. Whoot!! - hence we rarely stayed out past 7pm. What a waste, right? But since I'm not into nightspots and my son is not of legal age yet, so no love lost.... I think. Yet I would have loved to go to the bay at night to look at the Rainbow Bridge. (I sort of saw Tokyo Tower and the Rainbow Bridge on my last night when we were on the way to Haneda airport so not all is lost. LOL!!)

Anyway, guess what we did to pass time in our hotel room? I introduced Guilty Crown and Blue Exorcist to my son and he was hooked almost immediately. So it was an anime marathon for us. Such otakus. Ha Ha Ha

We were at Ikebukuro, Akihabara (My fave to date. Went there 3 times in total!!), Shinjuku, Shibuya, Harajuku, Ometesando, Ginza, Ochanomizu and Asakusa.

Managed to travel "out of Tokyo" to Kamakura to see the Great Buddha at Kotoku-in & Kannon's temple, Hase-dera. They had many more shrines but 2 was our limit. He He. Anyway, Kamakura is a beautiful place and it is near the sea too. A must go place for all tourists.

Overall, Tokyo was about lots of walking and eating. Awesome city. Places that I did not get to go, which was in my supposed plan, were Nikko and Hakone.

Oh, and the dudes and dudettes in Japan. The dudes look so cool with hair that defies gravity. The dudettes can wear frickin' mini-skirts and shorts, with no leggings or stockings, in winter. Are they even human??? I was wearing jeans and when I'm in the washroom with my pants down, my thighs were ice cold. LOL!!

I don't know if I'd ever get any photos uploaded, so until then this is my brief update of my trip. And it's good to be back. ;)
suanz: (Default)
Hi - hi

Just wanna let you awesome people know that I'll be away on vacation for the next 3 weeks so I won't be online. I will miss you all.

*hugs to all*
suanz: (Default)

I'm late for Kansouame, just in time for Rroselavy (well, in your timezone anyway) and on time for Samsarapine.
Anyway, let's not dwell on such trivialities. LOL!!!!

Hope the new year brings you awesome girls health and wealth with loads of love and joy. ^_^

Birthday drinks on me!!!

 


 
suanz: (Default)

Yummeeeeee..... The boys doused in liquid chocolate. *licks lips lasciviously*

Guess who will I lick first?!!
 





 

suanz: (Default)

Anyone knows where I can find a store in Colorado Springs or Phoenix that carries a wide range of Moon Boots?
I have gone to some sites but most have a very limited range. I want a store that carries every single design and colour, or at least a wide range.

Crazy me is thinking of getting a pair or two during my trip there in early January, despite the fact that I live in an oven - Singapore!!!

Any help will be much appreciated. Thank you!!!

suanz: (Sanzo IV)

Fu fu fu.....Just found another 2 awesome animes to watch. *drumroll.......*

ANIME 1 - GUILTY CROWN


The story of Guilty Crown is set in Tokyo, 2039. After the outbreak of the unidentified virus "Lost Christmas" in 2029, Japan has been under the control of a multinational organization called GHQ.  Ouma Shu is a 17 year old boy whose life changes after he meets a girl named Yuzuriha Inori, a member of a resistance guerrilla group. He acquires an ability called the "power of kings" that allows him to draw out weapons from another person. (There are criterias as to from whom he can draw out these weapons but will be explained in the anime.) He reluctantly joins the guerilla resistance group, "Funeral Parlor" which aims to restore Japan's independence from GHQ.

Guilty Crown has been compared to Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. I do see some similarities (ie: school boy protagonist, resistance cell, mechatech, supernatural powers) but overall both animes are pretty different. Code Geass is way darker, and speaks of deception and manipulation while Guilty Crown, up til now, speaks of resistance and hope.

Why I like Guilty Crown :
1) Most important (for moi), great artwork and special effects
2) Plot is a bit typical but then we're only at episode 6. Who knows, Guilty Crown may spring an awesome plot and blow us out of our pants like CG.
3) Though currently a bit predictable, it still managed to get me all excited and anticipating the next moment
4) I foresee some good drama in this anime on top of the action

Oh, the protagonist - Ouma Shu - bears an uncanny resemblance to Sora of Kingdom Hearts. So cuteeeee...... :)

ANIME 2 - UN-GO


 
The second will be UN-GO, which is a detective series. It has some supernatural factors in it, which kinda reminds me of another equally awesome anime,  Psychic Detective Yakumo. IMO, it's not as good (yet) as Yakumo, but still worth watching.

The setting of the story is a postwar, future Tokyo that still bears the scars of war. Ruling the land is Media King Rinroku Kaishou, who through politics and industry has the communications infrastructure under his thumb. Kaishou uses the art of deduction and the massive amount of information at his fingertips to lead to the solution of a great number of cases. But there's an underside to Kaishou's brilliant deduction work, which is that Shinjuurou Yuuki is the one who actually uncovers "the truth" in those cases.

However, the public doesn't know this and thus refers to Shinjurou as the "Defeated Detective". Still, Shinjuurou, together with Inga, can't help but search for the truth.

The true mystery, for moi, besides the regular case solving, would be who is Inga and how did he/she came into Suinjirou's life. All we know at this point was that Inga had saved Shinjirou.

So f-list, if you are bored and do not mind chasing for weekly episodes, do give the above 2 animes a try. ^_^


suanz: (Default)

 
Woohoo!! Another awesome anime - I sat thru' all 25 episodes, 5 omakes and one OVA in 2 days!!
As usual, the following is copied from Wiki :

The story revolves around Rin Okumura, along with his younger twin brother Yukio, was raised by Father Shiro Fujimoto. Soon after Yukio departs to study at the prestigious True Cross Academy, Rin learns that he is the son of Satan, the strongest of all demons. Witnessing Shiro dying to protect him, Rin ends up doing what his guardian asked him never to do: draw the demon-slaying blade Kurikara, which restrains his demonic powers, from its scabbard. From that moment on, Rin not only gains permanent demonic features like fangs, pointed ears and a tail, but also the power to ignite himself into blue flames that can destroy anything they touch.

At Shiro's funeral, Rin has an encounter with Mephisto Pheles, who agrees with Rin's wish to become an Exorcist like his guardian to take revenge on Satan. Rin enrolls at the True Cross Academy, which is actually the Japanese branch of an international organization dedicated to protect the human realm, Assiah, from demons and other creatures from the demon realm, Gehenna. Rin takes part in a special Exorcist course, the existence of which is known only by a few. Much to his surprise, he finds that his brother Yukio is already a veteran Exorcist and will be one of his teachers......

Though the plot seems a bit typical, the anime has the right amount of humour, drama and action. The protagonist, Rin, a 'delinquent' possessing abnormal strength who constantly skips school and gets into fights, does not come across as annoying. In fact, I find him to be a very likeable character. The same goes for his twin, Yukio. He is the complete opposite of Rin, and bonus points for being voiced by the ever awesome Fukuyama Jun. *swoons*

Back to the anime - the pace of the plot is really good, the story builds up nicely to the climax. And there are some really touching scenes which involves a certain cat. Moreover the artwork and animation is great. I checked out the manga and the character designs look like the originals. (Now if only Burial & Gaiden were done with the same standard.....Sigh....)

And I almost forgot - great OP & ED themes too.

So to my f-list who have not watched this, and is looking for a good anime to pass some time, I STRONGLY recommend Ao No Exorcist, ^_^

suanz: (Sanzo III)
WTF???!!!!!

 “A man married to a woman who is as good or better than a prostitute in bed has no reason to stray. Rather than allowing him to sin, a woman must do all she can to ensure his desires are met.” 

WTF???!!!!!

And these wives actually join this club????


P/S They have one in Singapore too, and some other countries. I dun even want to know...............
suanz: (Zero X Kaname 2)
I am okay with mpreg fics, really. But please do not make Zero wear a fucking dress with fucking make up and diamond earrings!! Was there high heels involved? I don't even want to go back to the fic to find out!! This author got me thinking, "Is this a mpreg fic or a Zero as drag queen fic?!".

The damn author should have just written a femZero instead, then he/she could dress Zero in frilly maternity dresses, false lashes and whatever else pregnant women wear!!

KNN!!! (curses in Hokkien, a Chinese dialect)
suanz: (Default)

About BLOOD C

suanz: (Sanzo IV)
 Sensei/Ichijinsha is not releasing any Saiyuki calendar for 2012????!!! Ehhhhhh?????
suanz: (Default)
free glitter text and family website at FamilyLobby.com 



To my fellow Tiger & Bunny fan,

Wishing you an awesome birthday!!!

Hugs,

Suanz, Kotetsu & Barnaby
suanz: (Sanzo III)
Hi everybody

I have been having problems getting onto LJ recently. Something is wrong and the last time I googled, it seems I am not the only one.

For those who missed my lame and crappy comments to your posts, I'm still trying to get into LJ. I'll be back! LOL!!!

*hugs to all*


suanz: (Default)
I'm officially nuts over Sanzo!! I think I can hear someone saying "You mean you dun know??!!" (You know who you are.)
How can someone go totally crazy over a manga character?!! No offense to the others who suffer the same predicament. LOL!

I am going to have my iPhone 4 skin changed from :
 

          to           

Gahhhhhh!!!!!!!
suanz: (Default)


Usually I'd copy excerpts from Wiki but I found this blogger's description gives the most accurate overview. Hence I've copied it for this post.

Plot : A quick overview of C tells us that selected people are invited by Misakaki–a mysterious man who perpetually smirks, and pops out of nowhere–to become Entrepreneur or Entres in The Financial District. Every Entrepreneur receives an Asset who will help him succeed his Deals. Their transactions make use of the Midas money, and it is only through winning a Deal or by information exchange that an Entre profits. Further, the effects of the Midas Money on the reality remains unknown and there’s so much apprehension about what could happen if this black note continues to circulate the real world. If there’s anything confirmed, it is that in every Deal being conducted, the person’s reality is being gambled and his future is being used as the collateral—this also means that the possibility of anyone who’s connected to the Entre is also being ventured and could be impacted by the consequences of the deal.
(Entry by SnippetTee here.)

I just sat through the entire 11 episodes. It started off a bit confusing for me, but I soon got the hang of it by episode 3. (I think partly cos I know nuts about Economics.) However by episode 8, I had a few questions and started wondering if they can wrap up the story nicely in another 3 episodes. At episode 11, I was like, "Oh okayyyyyy......Kimimaro bought back the future. So what happened to the rest of the characters, ie Mikuni??".

I'm having mixed feelings about this anime - I liked it's pace cos it did not drag out the story and bore you, yet at the same time I find that some parts were not properly wrapped up/explained. And the 2 main characters' (Kimimaro & Mikuni) view of present and it's effect on the future is very interesting. Some called it a thought-provoking anime. At one point I do agree but the more I think about it, the more confused I got. Hence this half-assed post cos I can't seem to gather my thoughts and make a proper conclusion. :(

To whomever who has watched this anime, care to share your thoughts?
On second thought, this post is kinda dumb, so nevermind. 

Profile

suanz: (Default)
suanz

April 2015

S M T W T F S
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
1920212223 2425
2627282930  

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 23rd, 2017 09:21 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios