You Mustn’t Be Afraid To Dream A Little Bigger Darling: Inception

Posted in movies, personal, review, surreal with tags , , , on July 16, 2010 by ampzr

A break from the usual anime/manga news in-order to talk about Inception. I just got back from seeing it and I must say, absolutely fantastic! I was gripped the whole movie and I’m telling you all to go see it. The cast was phenomenal. The story was amazing. Really I can’t think of a bad thing to write. It makes me wish that I had the power to control my dreams. I often realize I’m dreaming while I’m in a dream, but as soon as I start to try and control that dream I wake up. If what they do in the movie were possible it would make things so fantastic and yet so terrifying by the prospects of what someone else could do to you in your dream or what you could end up doing to yourself. I don’t want to spoil anything so I leave it at that, but this is the must see movie so far this year. I think the must see movie for this whole year.

Watching this movie I couldn’t help but think of the statement I love to freak people out with. I love to ask people…

How do you know anything around you actually exists? The only person you know that actually has thoughts and a self is you. Everyone around you could be projections of your mind. You could really be sitting in a room somewhere and everything that’s happening to you right now might just be in your mind. You don’t know if I have thoughts and a self. So you don’t know if I really exist or if your mind made me.

I’ve freaked out a lot of my little brother’s friends by talking to them about that.

My personal side story to go along with this movie. First I have to say I live in basically two cities in one. Where the two meet is indistinguishable unless you’re really looking for the city sign. In fact it takes me about 15 minutes to get to the movie theater I went to even though it’s technically in a different city than mine. Why does any of this matter? Well due to storms today all the city street lights, stoplights, and any other light guiding your way while driving were out on my way to the movie. There is something eerily awesome about driving in a city with no lights. The even cooler part was passing through the intersection that separates my city from the other city and going from darkness into the usual city lights. It was all very surreal and dreamlike in it’s self.

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…

Shiki Ep. 2: Small Towns Really Kill The Soul

Posted in anime, horror, review, supernatural with tags , , , , on July 15, 2010 by ampzr

Today I watched the second episode of Shiki. This show really is shaping up to be one of my summer favorites! Episode two really cemented the horror/creepy feeling of the show. I posted a trailer above instead of the usual episode picture, because it really does display the horror feel the show is growing into.

Not much to say about this episode, because I liked it so much. Local doctor Ozaki Toshio is piecing together that all the recent deaths seem to have something behind them. Also Yuuki Natsuno is a huge dick this episode, and pissed me off. I know you didn’t even really know Megumi, but take a dead girls letter! Even if just for the sake of  her mourning friend. Throw it away I don’t care! Just take it.

All that’s left to say is…go watch this show!! You can always watch it subbed over at Funimation.

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.

Scott If Your Life Had a Face I Would Punch It

Posted in comics, movies, scott pilgrim, wacky with tags , , , on July 15, 2010 by ampzr

Because I love Scott Pilgrim and can’t wait to see Scott Pilgrim VS The World. Here is the newest trailer/a look inside. I wish this movie would come out sooner!!

Figure Review: Nia Teppelin – Wave & Sega

Posted in anime, figures, loli, review, Sega, WAVE with tags , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2010 by ampzr

Along with receiving Hijikata Toshiro. I also got two Nia figures in today. Both the Wave short hair beach figure and the EX Sega figure. First we’ll talk about the Sega EX figure. (Yes I do have a lady-crush on Nia! She’s too cute!)

I have all the Sega Gurren Lagann sets. I just got the first set in today though. Similar to the Kuroshitsuji Sega sets the first Gurren Lagann set isn’t as well made as the later ones. Not to say it’s not well made but later they take more care in color details. It probably wouldn’t have hurt to have a different colored base considering both her and Yoko have red bottomed shoes. Her outfit is very well made. Nice pleats and there are even the little holes in the back. Also all the jewels stick out and are colored.

Here are all the Sega Nias together.

As I said the other figure I got in today was the short hair version of swimsuit Nia by Wave. She’s very cute and the details are very nice. I love the beach ball. It actually has seems like a beach ball and is see-through. She’s even using one hand to fiddle with her swimsuit. I like the Sega swimsuit design better than this one is still cute. The flower also has very nice details.

The Sega and Wave beach Nias together.

And another!

Yes, I did receive the EX Yoko today too but I don’t plan on keeping her. I didn’t open the box because of this. So no review.

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…