I really love this music box that I bought some months ago. It plays one of my absolute favorite melodies.
If I say… which anime? What do you answer? :-)
I bought this Lilium music box from aliexpress.
This photo was uploaded on Twitter.
It’s taken at the world’s largest dōjinshi fair “Comiket” (コミケット), also known as “the Comic Market” which is held twice a year in Tokyo.
But it seems like it’s not the cosplayer’s clothes that are of the biggest interest by the photographers… rather what’s under it. (?)
I guess this is a moment where you can say “Only in Japan…”
The animator Hayao Miyzaki got retired last year and rumors said that “When Marnie Was There” would be Studio Ghiblis last movie.
This was unfortunately confirmed today by the producer Toshio Suzuki in a Japanese TV interview.
Studio Ghibli will from now on not produce any new films and solely focus on taking care of old titles.
Except “When Marnie Was There”, we can look forward to “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” and “Ronia the Robber’s Daughter”. After that, I’m afraid there will not be anything new from Ghibli. Their era is over.
Source: Moviezine (Thanks Thom for the link)
Today is the release day of “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno”!
“Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika Hen”
Release date: August 1, 2014(Fri)
“Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu No Saigo Hen”
Release date: September 13, 2014(Saturday)
* 2 part film series, in nationwide first-run release
I simply love this, wish I was a better cook…
Now I’ve watched the entire Rurouni Kenshin anime (95 episodes) and I want to say some words about it since I truly enjoyed watching it.
The anime is based on a manga called Rurouni Kenshin, or Samurai X. The story takes place early of the Meji era in Japan (1868-1912) and the main character – Kenshin Himura – is a wanderer and swordsman. He used to be Hitokiri Battousai, an infamous man-slayer and assassin with crazy skills in sword-fighting. He masters a style called Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu.
Ten years ago he decided to never kill again, and hence got himself a sakabato (reversed blade sword). With that sword he can still fight to protect people – but can’t kill.
A rough translation of “Rurouni Kenshin” is “Kenshin, the wandering swordsman”. After ten years of vagabond life, Kenshin encounters a bunch of new people in Tokyo that comes to be like a family to him. There’s Kaoru who offers him to live in her dojo. There’s Sanosuke who used to be a Sekihô member in the army. After that he became a fighter-for-hire and was called Zanza after his sword “Zanbatô” that was extremely big.
There’s also Yahiko, a young boy who starts to train sword-fighting in Kaoru’s dojo and Megumi who is a doctor.
Even though many people seems to find Sanosuke as the favorite character, I fell in love with Kenshin. Why? Well, ’cause he was such a crazy good swordsman which was pretty cool and because he was so kind-hearted. ^^ Sometimes too kind. Several times I wanted him to throw away his silly ideas of non-killing, but I believe the anime had a valuable story to tell. The “bad guys” often turned out to not be entirely bad, and if they still appeared to be real asses, there was often an understandable reason behind it. Enemies turned into allies and vice versa.
There’s a lot of humor in the anime, which sometimes annoyed me, but at the same time enjoyed. There were times when Kenshin appeared TOO silly which didn’t really match his super cool samurai persona. But after watching the OVA “Trust and betrayal” (which was very sad and that I will tell you about later), I’m glad that I got some comic relief.
I won’t say too much… cause I want you to see it yourself. WATCH THIS ANIME IF YOU HAVEN’T! I know it feel a bit deterring when there’s so many episodes, but it’s worth it.
And of course I enjoyed a lot of the end themes by artists like L’arc~en~ciel and T.M. Revolution! ^^
This is a picture of Hayao Miyasaki (Studio Ghibli) and his mother.