Posted on October 5, 2008 by Diego
In case you were wondering – and as this post makes quite clear – last weekend’s bout of illness didn’t kill me.
Blogging had to take a back seat for a while as I cleared out my real-life in-tray: working (always a pain), preparing to quit my job (looking forward to that – except for the bit about the paycheques not coming anymore), studying for exams (hence my choice of a header image) and lots of other business I needn’t burden the readership with. This post is just my way of unwinding before I hit the books again.
So, a few updates:
The fall anime season has officially begun! First out of the gate (as far as my own viewing list is concerned, anyway) is Clannad ~After Story~. Not exactly the worst of starts, but then again my expectations for this sequel to what I previously described as one of KyoAni’s weaker projects weren’t all that high to begin with. At least the OP was nice: rich, highly evocative visuals paired with a decent song. Can’t say the same about the ED, though. Check out Omni’s screencap-rich write-up on Random Curiosity for a summary and postmortem.
Episode 2 of Eve no Jikan is now available on Crunchyroll – with English subtitles. It’s an official release too, not a fansub: Anime News Network reported on this a while back.
Old news, but worth mentioning anyway: Bandai Entertainment is releasing Toki o Kakeru Shoujo on Region 1 DVD (street date 18 November). The 2-disc LE version comes with a bonus DVD, the original soundtrack, and an artbox to hold the lot in, all for US$49.98 list. The movie-only version (with some built-in special features of its own) will set you back US$29.98 list. As an inveterate collector (read: idiot who doesn’t know how to manage his own finances), I’ve got my eye on the limited edition.
Remember when I asked the readership whether I should get a DS or a PSP? The DS won out in the end and I was all set to buy it – but then my eyes fell on this sweet new toy. (Or, to be precise, my brother shoved my face up against photos of it and quoted specs like an over-excited high-street salesman.) I might end up getting this one instead, or something similar.
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