Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Overcoming the Struggle

Artist: Shinzo-X

We've done it (more like I did most of the work, but still, they helped)! We've managed to finally stop the decline of posts. It took a lot of work, but now the downhill progress is over. Since this is the 23rd post of the month, we've beaten last month's count of 22. Though, it's way smaller than what we had when we started out (what were we thinking getting up over a hundred posts).

Heroes (Possibly Influenced by The Ravages of Time)

Song of the Day: Jasmine

From Tsubasa Chronicles is the song Jasmine, and it's sung by....Yui Makino. Yeah, I did my research this time. It's a catchy song, and, as usual, there's not much to say about it.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Anime and Video Game Characters: Jaccuzi Splott

Song of the Day: Utsukushi Kereba Sore de Ii

I haven't done this for a while. So here is the song of the day. It's sung by....that person who did the Gundam Seed Ending with....that equally complex name. Yeah, I am way too tired to do the research. So here's the song.

Ma Teng

If there's anything I can say about Ma Teng, it's that he sure likes to eat noodles. no matter where he is seen, he has a bowl of noodles. Even when invading the four generals in Chang'an Ma Teng sat on the battlefield eating noodles. When he speaks, he uses noodle terms. "I want 2 catties of beef" and that means killing this one guy. Heck, other than that, I don't know what else to say. Thanks to Jia Xu, Ma Teng is able to return back to his base before Lu Bu takes it over. In Chang'an after Cao Cao takes it, Ma Teng becomes one of the inside rebels. Ma Teng has a sizeable force that threatens Cao Cao during the Battle of Guandu. But....of course he gets taken care of. At this point Ma Teng still has time to get more development. But right now, he hasn't been seen very much.

Cao Xing

This guy is a master archer. He taught Xiao Meng everything about archery (both of them are experts). He first appeared in the Xuzhou incident where Zhang Fei competed against Lu Bu, and he nearly got Liaoyuan Huo. Later he decimated Xiahou Dun's army with just archers. It's too bad that he got a bit cocky and met the spear of the one-eyed monster. But still, there probably won't be any others as strong as him in....shoot. There's old man Huang Zhong who's pretty good with it. man. There's probably others as well, but he's a master.

Ravages of Time Insert

Just to clarify things, my character analysis of The Ravages of Time isn't the best. Your interpretations may be different from mine (they probably are; the manhua is hard enough to understand as it is) and that's fine. My posts are just guides to the characters so that you know who is who (because there are many many characters....even more than Baccano). And the person responsible for making all of this work (by this I mean making it so that I can read it) is merc from here so visit the site and you'll receive even more resources on this awesome manhua.

(yeah I know this is pretty much filler)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Yuan Tan

And here continues my look at the characters who have little significance in the big picture. Yuan Tan (someone unimportant) is the eldest son of Yuan Shao (someone important). He competes with his other two brothers to be the heir of the Yuan Clan after Yuan Shao dies. However Yuan Fang is the illegitimate son of Yuan Shao, so in this case he is competing against three brothers. Except...the first time he tries to show his might he fails miserably. Yeah, I gotta stop doing characters that are in the story only to fail.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Gongsun Zan

From the beginning it's obvious that this guy wouldn't last long. The Three Kingdoms story is mostly about the struggle between Cao Cao's force, Liu Bei's force, and Sun Ce/Quan's force. Rulers like Gongsun Zan have little chance to compete. Nevertheless, he lasts about the same time as Lu Bu in The Ravages of Time (which is pretty damn long).

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mid Month Update

Serious? Even though we were moving along so well....we're gonna fail? Man....that's depressing. All we needed to do was beat 22 posts, and we couldn't even do that! Well, I....haven't given up yet! There's still time. There's still enough time to get up ten more posts! And this one is one of them! And I'll just picture spam to have some relevance in this status update.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Anime and Video Game Characters: Nanashi Part 2

So I am damn unsatisfied with my earlier Nanashi post, so this time I hope to do a better job. And to do this I asked myself a very crucial question.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Baccano! Review

What a rush! It's an endless party of the most bizarre characters and the most out of control plot presented in an outrageous style. Baccano! has many many characters (an uncountable number), yet they all become unique enough to know their names! And the plot, damn! so convoluted in the manner it is presented, yet it all makes perfect sense! And-

Manga Review: Cat Street

"If you're not happy, then other people can't be happy."

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Kar: Island of FluffyBunnyPwn

In his tiny vessel Kar examined what seemed like the empty air. He was miles away from the closest island, and the water in front was surging wildly. Kar let his craft move forward....and felt the ship move sharply to the left a long distance before return back to the path. Using his command of the wind, Kar turned his ship back again. As the ship approached the area again, Kar spoke the word commonly used to ward off curses.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Best of Anime Soundtracks: Sword of the Stranger

Really? I didn't do this one yet? Okay, here is the great Sword of the Stranger movie and its amazing soundtrack composed by Naoki Saito. A lot of it is the same tune but...different. Yeah, that's it.

Ihojin no Yaiba:

Aganai no Yuki:

Manga Review: Fruits Basket

"If my memories are erased... can we still be friends?"- Tohru Honda

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Manga Review: Suzuka

"Why did you have to say that...?"- Suzuka

Song of the Day: Fruit Basket Intro (Full Version)

I don't know why, but I like Shojo-type(manga that are targeted towards girls) mangas. Maybe, it's because I'm tired of the generic Shonen-type(manga that are targeted towards boys) manga. Either way, Fruit Basket's opening is very relaxing. Reminds me of the old days when this anime was popular. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Song of the Day: Ten wo Tsuke(Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann OST)

"I was sitting on the toilet wondering if I will ever be able to poop, I wondered to myself whether if I should just give up. People seem to poop so easily but me I feel I can't ever be like everyone else. But I listened to this song and it showed me to never give up, so pooped as much as I can, and the biggest poop I ever saw came out. Thank you Gurren Laggan, I owe you my life and more."- A man that was changed by Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.

Monday, August 1, 2011

August 1, 2011 Status

How unfortunate. I was hoping that we would be able to fight off the declining number of posts each month, but it appears that our efforts have not done so well in that category. Nevertheless, where would the fun be if there was no challenge? If our goal is to defeat the preceding month's number of posts, then our job has gotten a lot easier, for making 22 posts is a lot easier than making 33, and making 33 is a lot easier than making 71, and so on. This will, of course, be post number one of the month, making the goal one post closer.