Summer Season Write-Up

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Even Hayate’s getting into the summer spirit. Don’t get left behind!

With the summer season just around the corner, I’ve taken some time to assemble the following menu from which I will eventually select three to five series for active viewing. Please bear in mind that this post may undergo further edits (including series promotions and demotions) as additional information becomes available. Titles are arranged by category, and within each category they are sorted alphabetically. Continue reading

Haru☆Star Opening Sequence

I LOLed. I ROFLed.

A Suzumiya Haruhi-Lucky Star crossover. Best thing out of YouTube in ages.

By the way, I first saw this video on Kitsune’s Thoughts. Thanks for bringing it to our attention!

メリークリスマス!

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Yeah, I know it’s a little too early for that, but hear me out.

In a recent press release, ADV Films announced that it has acquired the North American theatrical, home video and broadcast rights to Shinkai Makoto’s Byousoku 5 Centimeter. The film will apparently be shown in American cinemas sometime during the fall and a DVD is slated for release in December. Continue reading

In the highest room of the tallest tower . . .

. . . there dwelt a twenty-something who loved anime. And manga. And books. And rare coins. The result? Financial disaster.

Well, it hasn’t quite come to that yet, and I do pray it never does! Now let’s take a look at what a lifetime of profligate spending has created. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you –

– my space.

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Kino’s Journey – Complete DVD Collection (review)

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With my Haruhi DVD review still firmly stuck in the work-in-progress phase, I’ve decided to give my writing muscles a bit of extra exercise by blogging about another recent acquisition. Today the spotlight falls on ADV’s Kino no Tabi (Kino’s Journey) R1 thinpak collection. Continue reading

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Special Edition DVD Volume 1 (preview)

UPDATE (04 July 2007) – The first part of my full-length review has been published. Click here.

I’m currently working on a detailed description-cum-review of the first volume of Kadokawa/Bandai’s R1 Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu DVD release. In the meantime, here are a few photographs of the special edition DVD box and its contents. I’d like to include higher-quality images in the main post when I publish it, but that all depends on whether I can master the family digital camera over the weekend. ^_^

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Nagato at the gates!

It’s here.

The SOS Brigade is out to conquer the world.

My copy arrived yesterday afternoon. As of this moment, my head is still floating on a cloud of residual bliss left over from when I sliced the box open to reveal the priceless treasure within.

Detailed post to follow (maybe). For now, please leave me in peace to savour the glorious vision of Nagato on a big-screen TV.

But here’s a parting shot to whet your appetite: They’ve included extra scenes!