Speed Grapher – Voice Acting is Important!

Ok, so it’s been more time than I realized since the last entry, so let’s give you a “Things I Like” entry! Anyway, Speed Grapher is an anime I’ve watched a couple years back, dubbed. It was on the cables, one anime every night, during the week-days. It was not… very good, let us say that.

Suitengou, Kagura and Saiga.

This is a “Things I Like” post, and as such, it’s not a review per-se, but my thoughts on the series. Spoilers should come as no surprise, this post will have a certain amount of spoilers.

Speed Grapher follows photographer Tatsumi Saiga, who used to photograph war zones and wars. He covers a secretive club where all the movers and shakers congregate, and get to enjoy rituals of decadence. He gets kissed by their “Goddess”,Kagura,  a young rich girl who is infected with a sort of virus, that if she kisses some people they die, and others, especially those who were exposed to it before (as Saiga was in one of the secret labs on an island he covered) get to develop super powers.
Continue reading

Media Month in Review – January 2010.

Well, this month had school, school, and some more school. Anime offerings were a bit sparse, but I made up for it elsewhere. I think this month I’ll make a separate post again for the monetary expenditures, heh. I think I’ll give some items here a bit more details.

This is one of the main sections of the Basterds, who are not really the main characters, if you ask me. It also makes you think (if you watch it in an inquisitive mindset), about who’re “The good guys”.

Continue reading

On Piracy.

Well, this is a big one, not just in the anime/roleplayers’/video games’ cycle, but for all of us who live in the modern world with internet and fast connections. Piracy. Illegal downloading of goods through the internet. This was somewhat brought to my mind again due to the recent issues between Amazon and MacMillian regarding the pricing of eBooks.

Let’s begin with a couple of statements, from which everything follows:

  1. Piracy is theft*.
  2. People don’t want to think of themselves as thieves.
  3. (Well, a third: People would rather not pirate.)
Sinfest - Pirates are Bad

Sinfest strip. Copyrighted by Tatsuya Ishida.

Blog update: I’m currently in my tests’ season, well, mostly home-tests and assignments, so for the next two weeks expect posting to be a bit less timely, and be patient with awaiting comments. Thanks :)

Continue reading