Rakshasa was kind enough to save the following pic for me from 4chan.
I have no idea who made it, but whoever it is, is okay in my book...
March 29, 2005 / kanjiru
It came as a bit of a surprise to see Mizuho make a guest appearance as a scientist interested in robots in ToHeart - Remember my Memories. I never played much of the ToHeart game, so I wonder if this reference to Shizuku is just in the anime.
The picture in the middle of Feel looks like Kanako, so it seems like Mizuho built a maid robot that looks like her friend. I never played Shizuku, but the fate of Kanako appears to be rather grim...
March 27, 2005 / hiru
Yesterday, I met up with 9 people from around the Los Angeles area to play some doujin games. Eternal Fighter Zero, Touhou Suimusou - IaMP, and Melty Blood Re•ACT were on the menu. Photographic evidence of the sordid affair is below.
I played a bit of MBR, but people started viciously kicking me in the head and laughing at me because I played so badly. Well, maybe that didn't quite happen, so I think it was generally a fun time for all. I also learned something very important that day; when playing games for 9 hours, bring plenty of liquids.
March 24, 2005 / ether
If you can figure out why I posted the pic on the left below from Xenosaga: The Animation, then I applaud you for your knowledge of modern events. It's kind of funny and, at the same time, kind of sad.
I suppose it would be in bad taste to show a picture of a bottle of a non-descript bottle of liquor from Najica Blitz Tactics, but no one really reads this site anyway, so what the heck. In no way does it resemble a bottle of blended scotch whiskey aged 18 years that I got as a birthday present from my older brother.
March 22, 2005 / boson
I never would've guessed that Tamami from Mahoraba ~Heartful days~ was into Ultralow Temperature Physics until I saw a page from a book she was reading at a bookstore.
Wondering if anyone talked about this, I did a quick search on Google, and I ran across a curious link (it's mentioned halfway down the page). In the next frame (the picture below), I was a bit puzzled to see a fractal image, a Mandelbrot set is at the top if I'm not mistaken, on the same page.
I never really studied Superfluid Fermi Gases, so I'm not exactly sure if there is an actual relationship between the two (perhaps a way to model the electron cloud behavior), or if it's just a cool picture they put in there.
March 20, 2005 / lachrymose
I was driving around the Hollywood area a bit the other day, and it reminded me of a picture from Phantom - The Animation. I know it's not exactly Hollywood, but it's relatively close.
I mentioned before (May 16, 2004) that they were going to make a fighting game based on Maria-sama ga Miteru, but I totally forgot about it until Ryan reminded me the other day. It's called Maribato and they updated the website (it's a link on the left from the main site). Unfortunately, there is no demo on that page - they only have a patch. A little searching around brought me to an interesting thread talking about the game. Too bad I didn't check up on this earlier...
March 18, 2005 / pinch
It's always neat to see anime go "on location" especially when you live around that area. Both of these pictures below are from Touch: CROSS ROAD ~Kaze no Yukue~. I was tempted to look at Google Maps to pinpoint this location, but, I've done stuff like that before, so I leave it as an exercise for people who are extremely bored (I assume most people are nominally bored if they're reading this site).
The second image contains the usual spoof on Bud Light which, in itself, is somewhat amusing. The real curiosity here is the ad below the scoreboard. I'm pretty sure most people would be wary of a bank called "ONION CRISIS DEPOSIT BANK".
March 16, 2005 / qrsh
In English, it's unusual for a word that starts with q to not have the letter u next to it, but q is a bit queer in the alphabet, so it's understandable. The leftmost pic is from Gad Guard, and the middle pic is from Burn Up Excess.
Now, the third pic from Keroro Gunsou seems to make sense since it might sound right, but, in context, it seems odd that they would end up spelling this particular word wrong, when, in the next scene they have words like "SEXY", "DANGER", "DYNAMITE", and "UNBELIEVABLE".
March 13, 2005 / mopus
It seems like all the hooplah about Real Otaku Heroes has died down, so I can go back to making my 14 regular visitors go "WTF?! BBQ?!" without having to worry about paying extra for excessive bandwidth usage.
I was also talking to a friend the other day who was kind enough to point me to a website where some guy collects clips from Saturday Night Live. There isn't a lot there, but he receives top marks for having many of the Celebrity Jeopardy segments. If you haven't seen them yet, go, go, go!!!
March 10, 2005 / cecum
As I've mentioned before, I think it's fun to look for actual formulas in anime. In Aishiteruze Baby, there's quite a bit of detail about classical mechanics. The top left picture shows the usual kinematic equations. You can't really read the text in the top right picture, but the graph on the left is probably a graph of v versus t and the one on the right is its derivative (constant negative acceleration).
In the bottom left picture, we can see the typical multiflash photograph of two falling objects accelerating. It seems like two similar spheres are used, but they usually use two different objects (e.g., an apple and a feather). The last picture is the same as the one above it.
March 8, 2005 / juror
If people haven't already stopped visiting my site after seeing the weird stuff that comes up here, then I shall deliver the finishing blow.
The middle picture, from Wolf's Rain, has a sign that sounds a bit unappetizing for a place that sells food. If you don't know what I'm talking about, don't worry, I'm just being silly.
March 6, 2005 / abatoir
First off, I'd like to put up a "WELL COME" sign and mat for any new people visiting. The left pic is from Guardian Hearts and the other is from Tenshi no Shippo Chu!.
Of course, it's unlikely that more than a handful will stay after seeing the actual content of this site, but that's okay; this place is a niche site of niche sites.
March 4, 2005 / yttrium
Two people, Vince and Lupin_IV, told me the other day that "The number 0.01720209895 is the Gaussian gravitational constant represented by k. The dimensions of k^2 are those of Newton's constant of gravitation: L^3*M*T^2". Now I know, and knowing is... good? I'd reward them by giving them some of my gmail invites, but they both already have gmail...
The second picture seems like just a random phone number, but is anything really random in anime? I wonder if anyone in Japan tried to call this number. If I were in Japan, I might consider going to a pay phone and dialing it just for the hell of it; although, it's probably one of those fake 555-type numbers that they use in American movies. Not that I actually tried calling numbers from movies before...
March 2, 2005 / umiak
For years, I had secretly hoped that I would some day see a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem in anime. My wish finally came true the other day when I was watching Lime-iro Senkitan.
It's fun to ponder the various equations on the board while wondering why the animators would bother. They probably knew I would someday watch it and tailored that scene to appease me because I'm cool like that ^_^ As an added bonus, the second number on the top is the gravitational constant G, but you already knew that, right? The only thing that puzzles me is the significance of the first number...