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SOME AMAZING COSPLAYERS

May 27, 2008

I was at the MCM Expo this weekend and I have to say these two girls were the first two cosplayers I saw that weekend and I went “WOW” at. There were many more that I did that too over ther weekend but these girls did look amazing.

Well done!

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Moments like these, I’ll treasure forever!

August 31, 2007

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I don’t know about anyone else but for me, theres nothing like watching your favorite anime on a big TV screen with clear picture and perfect sound. To be fair I’m no spring chicken (I’m 20, *sob* so old!) and I even remember the days of watching anime on VHS thats been taped off late night cable tele from the 80’s. I do lurrvv the internet, I practically live on it, but it just doesn’t compare to watching it on your television.

Today I could finally afford to buy Ghost in the Shell; Stand Alone complex Solid State Society (limited edition, shiny tin, oh yeah!). I sat down and watched it, in my living room on a big(-ish) TV. I forgot how much I love doing this!!! I can’t do things by halves, I NEED perfect picture and sound quality, I NEED to be able watch without ‘buffing’, ‘low-res’ and the sound going out of sync. Most of all I love looking at all my DVDs that I have brought sitting on my shelf, staring out to the world with pride! I forced my self to wait for the DVD release just so I could enjoy the film in all its glory. It was so worth the wait, I sat in the dark with a big grin on my face. Thankfully my house mates weren’t in otherwise I would have seriously creeped them out lol.

The rest of the world had already seen it on the net, but I know it just wouldn’t have been the same if I had done. I feel so happy when I have just finished watching anime in its ‘purist’ form. Its not often I can afford dvds, being the poor student that I am, so its a huge treat for me. I know I’m rambling, but I’m still coming down from my euphoria :-D.
Now for the review bit….

Many mags have covered this dvd, but I’m going to review it anyway, so there! 2 years after Motoko Kusanagi has left Section 9 and despaired into the vast and infinite net. A series of suspicious suicides draws the attention of section 9, a new super hacker emerges; ‘The Puppeteer’. Togusa, Batou and Co, must discover who is behind all this, no one is above suspicion, including The Major.

To start off, the box is beautiful, all sliver and tin like, its just lovely! Now the anime quality is top notch, still in the same style of the TV series but the bar has been pushed slightly with drops of CG. Its no Ghost in the Shell 2; Innocence, but it doesn’t need to be if your a fan of the series. Unlike the name suggests, its not a stand alone film, you do need to watch 2nd Gig to understand whats going on. Do not start out with this if your new to the franchise, you will be left feeling like the only person not dressed up at a cosplay picnic. If your already a seasoned fan, you’ll feel like your part of the cool group at school cos u get all the nods to previous films and TV plot lines. Its a great story, kept me on edge (I bit my nails!!) and I felt rewarded and ready for 3rd Gig at the end of it all.

I would have liked to have seen more of the Tachikoma’s and the strong emotion that was created at the end of each of the series but then again, we can’t have everything. One thing that I really did love about this was the music, wonderful mixture of Italian singing that we are used to along with a few cool new techno tunes. I’m crawling the net as we speak for the OST.

So there it is on my shelf in chronological order, shining in the light. I’m so proud of my new ‘baby’.

P.s yes its friday night and yes I’m cooing over my dvds instead of going out with mates. Am I a sad git? Yes……..

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Fangirls and Why We Find Anime Girls Hot

August 13, 2007

I am a girl and I have a substantial image folder full of Anime girls. I have never been able to explain why this is, it’s hardly to do with my Sexuality, I can say quite easily I find girls IRL sexy but I don’t have a big folder full of them in bikinis or echhi of them. I have some good stock images of my fav hot celebs for use in layouts and such but that’s hardly new. It’s this huge folder of Ecchi girls that always makes me think. If Anime debases women so much and makes them into objects to be lusted after with huge breasts and perfect bodies and bukkake then why do I, and most girls into Anime, find them just as great as the fanboys?

Women are objects of desire in some Anime (not all Anime. Its a huge form of media so I shall not restrict it all here). I mean you can look at some characters and they have full breasts and amazing figures and look hot. There are endless fanservice shots of them in their underwear or closeups of their asses. But usually a hot anime girl comes with a firey, headstrong attitude. It is very rare to see her give in to a man or lose herself around one. It is more likely to see her punch his lights out or hit him. Strong and Sexy, surely thats a great thing to be? Christina Aguilera, The Spice Girls, Beyonce.. they all are strong and Sexy. They are also all objects of desire for men and sell more records/get more publicity because of it. I don’t know. Does that make up for the fact they are obviously there to turn the male viewer on. I don’t know. But the fact it gets the female fan saving images of them and watching the Animes and rooting for them or hating them is always good.

Anime girls are hot. I’m not losing myself in this by the way, I also know they are NOT REAL. *laughs* It’s always sad to see someone who is watching Anime Girls more than Real Girls and fails to have another half because noone in Real Life actually looks like BellDandy. But you get drawn in by an amazing anime style picture thats really well drawn, really well coloured in and just looks amazing. Its a fact. So me, assuming I am the standard anime fan, having a folder full of images that I think are amazing (a lot of them Ecchi xD) is hardly surprising. I used to say that Anime fans tend to have a lax view on Sex and stuff since you are exposed to so much of it in Anime that you just don’t realise it’s there anymore. So all these images I have I don’t see as being Ecchi, or racy I just see them as awesome Anime images to add to my collection.

Perhaps it’s also the fact that Anime women are like… not like normal women. I mean they are like Normal Women obviously but they are also Cat-Girls, Fox-Girls, Bunny-Girls, Elves, Witches, Fairies, Magical School Girls, Girls with Huge Guns… All these things that are interested to watch and things we try and emulate through Cosplay. I know girls that wear Cat Ears and Cat Tails now as part of their daily wear and feel weird if they don’t have them on because they love CatGirls so much. I think that girls love to Cosplay as Sailor Moon, who wouldn’t want to be a hot, magical girl who kicks ass? They may not be the best figures to look up to sure, but you know they are pretty damn cool. I like that anyway, the fantastical and the unreal. Makes things more interesting. Also the people who draw girls like this well make some captivating art that you can’t help but save or buy in poster form to stick on your wall!

I think Women in Anime are misunderstood, but I’m not going to get into that subject here. I don’t think they are treated any differently than they are in any other. They show off their lady lumps in Film, Music, on TV so Anime is no different but I find it funny that it is seen as such a big deal in Anime. That if you say to someone you like Anime they immediately think of some obscure Hentai that was no doubt created in their imaginations with aliens and every hole being filled. If people got over this misconception and actually sat down and watched some Anime without prejudging it then they would love it I reckon. Even the Ecchi High School Comedys (because let’s face it WE ALL have a weakness for them).

God Bless the Hot Anime Girls. Let’s hope they draw more!

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JUNE PINUP- YOKO

June 1, 2007

Hello Boys and Girls of Pink Domino 😀

It’s a new month and you know what that means? Yes, it’s time for a new Anime Pin Up! Haruhi served her time well in May but now its time for a month of Miss Yoko from Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann 😀 Yoko (Voiced by: Marina Inoue)
is a girl from a village called Ritona. She wields an extensive range of firearms and has previous experience fighting Gunmen. Although she is in the same age group as Simon, she is mature and one of the most rational of the group. Its obvious why I’ve picked Yoko as the June Pin Up. She’s stunning! I don’t think there is an Anime Fanboy/Girl alive who doesn’t have a thing for Yoko. I mean there was a 4chan thread with 350 images devoted to her! She is a tough chick in a sexy outfit 😀 And you know hot girls with big guns > all.

 

JUNE 2007

YOKO

TENGEN TOPPA GURREN-LAGANN

(Gainax, 2007)