I know most people have other things that are more important in mind, but for those of you with nothing else to care about, Kitchen Discotheque is now 1 year old. Yay! It grew a lot more than I originally expected, and I can only say that I am quite pleased with the results. I changed some of the logos around the site to give it a "new" look.
I also invited all of the characters from the various Watanabe games, but only Kotone and Ayaka came. ;_;
July 25, 2004 / ton
I was watching Yumeria the other day, and, as usual, I noticed something odd.
A mallet is a typical slapstick instrument in anime, but it usually isn't labeled with a specific number. This is not to say that there aren't mallets with numbers or other labels (Kaori's mallets in City Hunter usually have numbers on them), it's just that 765kg seems like a particularly specific number. I suppose it could be random or the product of an animator's subconscious, but I think it's intentional. I wonder what it means...
July 20, 2004 / quinine
For those of you who haven't been keeping up, there is a lengthy debate over at Revolve Translations over terminology used in Tsukihime, Melty Blood, and Fate/Stay Night. Talented translators are still needed...
July 18, 2004 / outage
My DSL was out for a bit, so I decided to add to the content of the site. I added Combustible Campus Guardress to the Favorties section. I also discovered a new spatula and a new tidebreaker.
July 14, 2004 / jodhpur
It's been a while since I've really been into any shows on TV - most of the stuff out there is blah (yes, I do watch stuff other than anime). I happened to be at a friend's house a couple months back, and we were doing a bit of channel surfing, when we ran across the show Coupling, which was having a marathon to celebrate the DVD release in America.
Everything about the show is good: characters, writing, acting - definitely the funniest show I've seen in a while. I remember hearing about an American version, but I also heard it was a horrible failure. I'm not too surprised. It's hard to even imagine a show like this being "Americanized".
July 11, 2004 / veery
Usually, one comes across fractured English in anime for various reasons. In some cases, the animators simply go crazy on the keyboard. The first picture below is from Airmaster; the subsequent two are, respectively, from Read or Die and Prince of Tennis.
If the animators actually intended for those particular strings of letters to mean anything, I must say I have no idea what it could be. They probably just put that in there because any English, even nonsensical combinations of letters is exotic and cool, or they wanted to mess with a possible English speaking audience. I'm voting for the latter...
July 8, 2004 / returner
I have triumphantly returned from Anime Expo, and, as you probably expected, I thought I'd rant a bit. I'll probably put up something describing the overall con experience later.
July 1, 2004 / discipline
For those of you who don't know, I'm heading over to Anime Expo with a couple of friends to check out the otaku and get in some hot gaming action... So if you read this site, and you're going to AX, then keep an eye out for "The Spatula". I'll try to get some pics of the people who show up and post them in the much neglected Live Action section of Real Otaku Heroes. I figure I'll meet two people who've heard of my sites.