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Kuroshitsuji Ep. 3: Really You Don’t Know Me?

Posted in anime, I like hot dudes, Kuroshitsuji, review with tags , , , , , on July 18, 2010 by ampzr

So there has been some debate as to what is happening in the new season of Kuroshitsuji. Many people believe that it’s a rewind to somehow fit Alois into the plot of the first season. Personally I didn’t like that idea and if it were true I thought it would be a cop-out. You already had your chance at the first season you don’t get to go back and rewrite it. However after watching the third episode I believe I can safely say we’re not back in the first season. Something odd is happening that’s for sure but we’re not in the first season.

In episode three we run into Grell again. He’s up to his usual antics of trying to profess his love to Sebby while fighting with him at the same time.

He is really one of the most important pieces of this episode though. When Ciel sees him he appears to have a sort of flash back to Madame Red from season one but at the same time he doesn’t recognize Grell. Grell on the other hand knows both Sebastian and Ciel. He looks a little perplexed as to why Ciel doesn’t know him but doesn’t say anything probably because he doesn’t really care about Ciel just his Sebby.

Otherwise the episode is about a woman who was forced into an arranged marriage going on a murder spree. Her husband apparently didn’t love her enough and the fact that she became ugly is his fault. We find out someone told her to do all of this because she would meet beautiful men that would love her. Also instead of the Queen just having her Loyal Dog, Ciel. She has a “Spider” that works for her too.

Anybody else notice that Trancy sounds like tranchula when Sebastian says it this episode?

Back to the idea of where the hell this season takes place in time. I didn’t think it could be season one due to the flower ring that Elizabeth made at the end of season one showing up in episode two.

Episode three was another great episode and I am loving the mystery that’s surrounding this season. Here is a blip about the manga artist, Toboso Yana,  regarding season two…

“When the second season was announced on January 31st last winter, she received tremendous numbers of messages from the fans. The majority of the messages were criticisms against the absence of Ciel and Sebastian from the second season. “How dare you desert the fans, who have been waiting for the two?” “If you don’t have affections for your characters, you don’t deserve to be the author!” She and the producers had expected the bitter reactions because they intentionally hid Ciel and Sebastian from the announcement. In the first season, director Shinohara chose to bring the revenge of Ciel to an end and Toboso had approved it. The overwhelming enthusiasm of the fans had given the green light to the second season after that. Toboso asked the producers not to reset the finale of the first season. To meet two conflicting conditions: “We must not revive Ciel easily” versus “We want to show the two once again”, she had been vigorously working on the scenario for half a year with other staff. In conclusion, they had created a new rival pair, Alois and Claude. With an intention of showing them “big” and dominant, Alois and Claude were placed in the main of the key illustrations and the trailer and Sakurai Takahiro and Mizuki Nana were assigned to them. Toboso said that the aim of the tricky announcement will be understood if you watch the series to the end.”

So what do you guys think? Has Sebastian maybe somehow brought us back in time? Have we continued on from the end of season two except a lot of Ciel’s memories have been replaced? Some other theory? I’d be happy to hear your thoughts!

Durarara!! Doujin Day

Posted in bad for your health, doujin, Durarara, I like hot dudes, yaoi with tags , , , , , on July 17, 2010 by ampzr

Yay! Today I got in the thirteen Durarara doujins I ordered from Mandarake. I think Mandarake is the best place to order doujins. You can search by series and the prices are the original Japanese prices. Lots of times when you buy doujins at conventions they’re marked up and you end up paying around $15 for one. At Mandarake the majority of doujins I’ve looked at are under $10. I mean I bought thirteen of them and with shipping it coast me about $111.

As you can tell I’m totally all about Shizuo X Izaya. I do like it if Izaya is an aggressive uke though. He just has to be the uke.

Some notes if you want to purchase doujins from Mandarake.

Here’s a screen-shot from their website. Most doujins have sample pages. Make sure to look at the sample pages to see if you like the art style. Cover art whether good or bad doesn’t always represent actual internal doujin art. Also some of the doujins are novels with a few pictures thrown in. If you can’t read Japanese then it’s be a bummer to buy one of those. The Main Character section will always list pairings. For anyone not familiar with pairing listings it’s always Seme X Uke. So if it says Shizuo X Izaya than Shizuo is on top and if it says Izaya X Shizuou then Izaya is on top. Another nice thing Mandarake does is usually list if the doujin is 18+ or not. If you look in the Note section of the page it’ll say. Keep in mind while this is true almost all of the time I’ve seen a few that have 18+ on the cover art but not in the notes.

Other notes about Mandarake. They’re shipping prices are great. They’ll list items as used on your packages (even if they’re new) or send items as gifts so you can pay less in shipping. If you’re going to pay using paypal then you can only ship EMS. I usually use their payment page where you enter in either a debt or credit card and then you can choose SAL. I used SAL for my doujin order. Also another thing I’ve mentioned before Mandarake is a chain of stores in Japan and items may come from different stores. Pay attention to this when purchasing because you’ll have to pay shipping for each store you have to ship from. They make it really obvious in your cart though if you have items from different stores because you’ll basically have more than one cart.

Well I’m off to read the doujins now! I also bought two more Durarara doujins today along with some Haruhi figures!

Togainu no Chi 2010 Anime Trailer: Too Bad We Still Have to Wait

Posted in anime, I like hot dudes, preview with tags , , , , on July 15, 2010 by ampzr

Yeah I know this trailer has been out for awhile, but I felt like posting it since it popped up while I was watching the Shiki trailer. Plus who can ever have enough Togainu no Chi? Hopefully with this anime coming out we’ll also have more figure releases that I can add to my collection. I need to get caught up on the manga too…

Review: Heiwajima Shizuo, Orihara Izaya Coffee Mug

Posted in anime, Durarara, I like hot dudes, review, sales with tags , , , , , , on July 15, 2010 by ampzr

I say coffee mug because that’s what it’s shaped like but it’s probably a little smaller than what you may be used to with a coffee mug.

I have little girlie hands so the mug fits pretty comfortably for me. Anyone with a larger hand could have problems trying to hold the mug though.

Other than that it’s beautifully made. Both Shizuo and Izaya look awesome on the mug. The images are crisp and the colors have beautiful contrast. Also I like that the mug is light weight. I hate when you have a heavy mug. Once you put liquid in it it gets even heavier!

Here’s a picture of the box.

This is the only important side. All the others are just light blue. (Also sorry about the pictures. I’m trying to figure out what’s wrong with my camera at the moment.)

I like this mug so much that I accidentally bought two and am having a really hard time parting with the second one. I know I should sell it but a part of me doesn’t want to. I could display them next to each other like in the product photo. Decisions, decisions.

Figure Review: Hijikata Toshirou – MegaHouse

Posted in anime, figures, I like hot dudes, MegaHouse, review with tags , , , , , on July 14, 2010 by ampzr

Today in the mail I received Hijikata Toshirou from Gintama. He’s from the GEM series by MegaHouse which also includes Sakata Gintoki and soon Okita Sougo.

I have to say this figure is spectacular. The details are great. Especially on the sword handle. I’m not sure what kind of paint is used but it has a very nice effect that gives some great shadows and highlights. Hijikata comes with few accessories which include a mayonnaise bottle and a mayonnaise bottle that is being squeezed out onto a bow of rice. The bowl even has it’s own stand which I find rather cute.

One thing to watch out for is that the plastic used to make the mayonnaise stream is a flexible plastic. If care is not taken I could see it breaking.

If you like Gintama then I recommend this figure for you. Even if you like to own male figures I recommend this figure for you. He’s still available for purchase on many figure sites. Including beNippon: Toushiro Hijikata.

Also if anyone has any idea of what is going on on that flap I’d be very grateful. I want golden mayonnaise…

Kuroshitsuji II Ep. 2: Everyone You Thought was Dead Isn’t

Posted in anime, I like hot dudes, Kuroshitsuji, review on July 13, 2010 by ampzr

Alright to start this episode review off I’ll say that I love Kuroshitsuji so I do have a bias while reviewing it. Also none of your questions will be answered this episode. In fact you’ll just end up with more and more. (Kind of like watching an early episode of Lost.) I’m not going to spare any details so read at your own risk. I also don’t really think I’m spoiling anything because this episode plays out like any pointless beginning episode of a anime series where nothing really happens.

Like I said nothing really happens this episode. The Phantomhive family apparently makes it their business to stop floods. So Ciel is attending a flood gate event. Basically it’s an excuse for rich people and nobles to get together and to have a Elizabeth-centric episode. Yes most of this episode revolves around Elizabeth and Ciel wanting to protect and make her happy. They go searching for an elusive white deer because it’s supposed to bring lifetime happiness and that’s what Elizabeth wants for Ciel.

All manner of craziness happens in this episode. Pigs, pigeons, and Tanaka in picnic baskets. Ciel risks his life for Elizabeth. Sebastian is back to beating up the servants due to the stupid stunts they pull that he has to then fix. Kind of sounds like the being of Kuroshitsuji season 1 huh?

Well yeah it really is. There’s no mention of why Ciel is alive. He seems to be acting like he was never being carried around in a suitcase or supposed to of had his soul eaten. Oh yeah the whole gang is back. Bard, Finny, Maylene, and the fore-mentioned cast. Guess what else Lua and Ran aren’t dead. They even interact with Ciel and gang and no one has any kind of reaction to this. No omg I thought you died in the river Thames! No what the hell are you doing here you backstabbing bastard! Nope it’s all smiles and good times. I was half expecting Pluto to come bounding in. One thing I love about this show is it’s dark nature but what was the point of supposedly killing people off if they’re just going to come back like nothing ever happened? Just when I thought it couldn’t get any stranger the preview for the next episode had a glimpse of Madame Red. Yeah it was very bright and maybe dreamlike but if they seriously bring her back I won’t know what to think.

So like I said more questions than answers. Why isn’t Ciel dead? Why was Sebastian carrying him in a suitcase and how did he “wake” him up? What happen with Lua and why does no one care that he’s around? I’m sure these questions will be answered but I want them answered soon. Why do I have to be so impatient…that’s probably why I often watch a show about half way through and then wait till it’s done airing before I finish it.

We also have a Ciel & Sebastian centric opening with splashes of Aolis & Claude thrown in. Come on I want to see some more butler battles!

Japanese Fan Video Fun Time – Durarara

Posted in anime, anime music videos, doujin, I like hot dudes, manga, music, videos, wacky, yaoi with tags , , , , , , on July 11, 2010 by ampzr

Alright lets start this out with the obvious fact that I didn’t make any of these. There are tons of fan made videos for tons of animes out there. Usually they start out on Nico Nico Douga and end up migrating to Youtube. Today I’ll show you some of the Durarara ones I really like. We’ll have some serious and some silly. Here we go!

It’s Pocky time ladies and gentlemen!

Izaya loves Shizuo?

Mandatory Caramelldansen Clip

Time to rock out with all our characters!

A very nice Shizuo & Izaya vid

Shizuo & Izaya shall sing to you

Durarara Gourmet Race –
if you don’t love this video I’ll have to go cry in a corner and wonder what the world is coming to

Let Izaya serenade you

Well there are just a few. You can literally spend hours searching youtube for more if you so desire. After just now spending said hours to compile these videos I leave you now to go watch some anime for the night. Also I leave you with one more video…

Izaya Caramelldansen (come on with how popular these videos are did you really expect to only get one?)