dangermousie: (Kenshin: Misao/Aoshi by roninhonor)


Perhaps inspired by my new fascination with the JIN drama, I decided to check out Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto which is a fantasy anime set in the same era (after all, I'd already seen both Rurouni Kenshin and Peacemaker Kurogane).

The set-up: The series is set in the Bakumatsu era, with the Shogunate being in its final years, and war fast approaching. When Akizuki Yōjirō, a dark and mysterious mercenary, nears something supernatural with some kind of importance to him, the ornament on the end of his sword hilt waves in its direction, his eyes glow mysteriously, and he is driven to go after it. He comes across a traveling theater group who is out for revenge for the killing of the parents of the group's leader, and whose mysterious playwright likes to secretly help along events of history. Yōjirō joins them to lend them his skill against their enemies, while dark conspiracy continues to follow behind him.

Hopefully it will be good.
dangermousie: (Kenshin: Misao/Aoshi by roninhonor)


Perhaps inspired by my new fascination with the JIN drama, I decided to check out Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto which is a fantasy anime set in the same era (after all, I'd already seen both Rurouni Kenshin and Peacemaker Kurogane).

The set-up: The series is set in the Bakumatsu era, with the Shogunate being in its final years, and war fast approaching. When Akizuki Yōjirō, a dark and mysterious mercenary, nears something supernatural with some kind of importance to him, the ornament on the end of his sword hilt waves in its direction, his eyes glow mysteriously, and he is driven to go after it. He comes across a traveling theater group who is out for revenge for the killing of the parents of the group's leader, and whose mysterious playwright likes to secretly help along events of history. Yōjirō joins them to lend them his skill against their enemies, while dark conspiracy continues to follow behind him.

Hopefully it will be good.
dangermousie: (Kenshin: Misao/Aoshi by roninhonor)


Perhaps inspired by my new fascination with the JIN drama, I decided to check out Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto which is a fantasy anime set in the same era (after all, I'd already seen both Rurouni Kenshin and Peacemaker Kurogane).

The set-up: The series is set in the Bakumatsu era, with the Shogunate being in its final years, and war fast approaching. When Akizuki Yōjirō, a dark and mysterious mercenary, nears something supernatural with some kind of importance to him, the ornament on the end of his sword hilt waves in its direction, his eyes glow mysteriously, and he is driven to go after it. He comes across a traveling theater group who is out for revenge for the killing of the parents of the group's leader, and whose mysterious playwright likes to secretly help along events of history. Yōjirō joins them to lend them his skill against their enemies, while dark conspiracy continues to follow behind him.

Hopefully it will be good.
dangermousie: (Rent: Roger/Mimi by wistful_memory)
I started Long Vacation last night, which I liked but was a bit tired so put off till later. Minami is kinda annoying though: pushy and spastic and abrasive. Please tell me she mellows out because right now I wouldn't want her to get together with Sena who seems normal, if quiet.

Though the scene where she barges into his apartment on the eve of her wedding was hilarious, I still wanted to smack her. And when she moved herself in? Maybe it's a pet peeve, but in RL I'd find this really really annoying.

Also watched bits of Rent DVD. This movie is addicting as I kept playing random bits and then other random bits and basically I could play the whole thing in an endless continuous loop. Told Husband if he ever wanted to get me into a mushy mood, just make me watch the end of the movie. I also watched the deleted scenes, and why were they deleted? They are under 10 mins total, and scenes like "Goodbye Love" are kinda crucial in understanding Roger's motivation (not to mention Mark's withdrawal). Or maybe I just love Mimi singing "Goodbye Love" to Roger and Roger crying. The alternative ending was interesting but I see why they left it out as it felt too stagy and would have brought us out of the movie as reality framework (worked for the very beginning, before we got invested, but that's another, different story). I also watched a bit of the documentary and what little I've seen is fascinating.

Also watched one ep of Peacemaker Kurogane and I love. Faith in anime is back after Marmalade Boy horror. Toshi and Souji are uber cool, I LOVE the animation style (how do they manage to make it so sharp and 3D), the main character doesn't particularly interest me (he is 15 but acts and is drawn as even younger), but the rest of the major characters make up for it. I also love the notion that fighting as a samurai isn't all that it's supposed to be: you become a demon-like person. I love the kid watching Toshi dispatch his assailants and he is shivering, covered with blood watching it as Toshi isn't even winded.

I have an urge to rewatch Orchestra Wives, which is a very forgettable early 1940s movie. The plot is a groupie's dream as it concerns a small town girl who has a thing for the sax player in 'Gene Morrison' band and after a whirlwind night marries him only to find out travelling as an 'orchestra wife' isn't all it's cracked out to be. Why do I want to see it? Because this movie is 30% plot and 70% music and it has the best music ever as it's basically the real Glenn Miller and his orchestra performing and acting in it and the music is to die for (the leader is named "Gene Morrison" so they could use the band's insturments with "GM" initialled on them). If I could have only one movie soundtrack, this would be it. And in related note, am reading Rupert Holmes' Swing and am loving it as much as I did Where the Truth Lies.
dangermousie: (Rent: Roger/Mimi by wistful_memory)
I started Long Vacation last night, which I liked but was a bit tired so put off till later. Minami is kinda annoying though: pushy and spastic and abrasive. Please tell me she mellows out because right now I wouldn't want her to get together with Sena who seems normal, if quiet.

Though the scene where she barges into his apartment on the eve of her wedding was hilarious, I still wanted to smack her. And when she moved herself in? Maybe it's a pet peeve, but in RL I'd find this really really annoying.

Also watched bits of Rent DVD. This movie is addicting as I kept playing random bits and then other random bits and basically I could play the whole thing in an endless continuous loop. Told Husband if he ever wanted to get me into a mushy mood, just make me watch the end of the movie. I also watched the deleted scenes, and why were they deleted? They are under 10 mins total, and scenes like "Goodbye Love" are kinda crucial in understanding Roger's motivation (not to mention Mark's withdrawal). Or maybe I just love Mimi singing "Goodbye Love" to Roger and Roger crying. The alternative ending was interesting but I see why they left it out as it felt too stagy and would have brought us out of the movie as reality framework (worked for the very beginning, before we got invested, but that's another, different story). I also watched a bit of the documentary and what little I've seen is fascinating.

Also watched one ep of Peacemaker Kurogane and I love. Faith in anime is back after Marmalade Boy horror. Toshi and Souji are uber cool, I LOVE the animation style (how do they manage to make it so sharp and 3D), the main character doesn't particularly interest me (he is 15 but acts and is drawn as even younger), but the rest of the major characters make up for it. I also love the notion that fighting as a samurai isn't all that it's supposed to be: you become a demon-like person. I love the kid watching Toshi dispatch his assailants and he is shivering, covered with blood watching it as Toshi isn't even winded.

I have an urge to rewatch Orchestra Wives, which is a very forgettable early 1940s movie. The plot is a groupie's dream as it concerns a small town girl who has a thing for the sax player in 'Gene Morrison' band and after a whirlwind night marries him only to find out travelling as an 'orchestra wife' isn't all it's cracked out to be. Why do I want to see it? Because this movie is 30% plot and 70% music and it has the best music ever as it's basically the real Glenn Miller and his orchestra performing and acting in it and the music is to die for (the leader is named "Gene Morrison" so they could use the band's insturments with "GM" initialled on them). If I could have only one movie soundtrack, this would be it. And in related note, am reading Rupert Holmes' Swing and am loving it as much as I did Where the Truth Lies.
dangermousie: (Rent: Roger/Mimi by wistful_memory)
I started Long Vacation last night, which I liked but was a bit tired so put off till later. Minami is kinda annoying though: pushy and spastic and abrasive. Please tell me she mellows out because right now I wouldn't want her to get together with Sena who seems normal, if quiet.

Though the scene where she barges into his apartment on the eve of her wedding was hilarious, I still wanted to smack her. And when she moved herself in? Maybe it's a pet peeve, but in RL I'd find this really really annoying.

Also watched bits of Rent DVD. This movie is addicting as I kept playing random bits and then other random bits and basically I could play the whole thing in an endless continuous loop. Told Husband if he ever wanted to get me into a mushy mood, just make me watch the end of the movie. I also watched the deleted scenes, and why were they deleted? They are under 10 mins total, and scenes like "Goodbye Love" are kinda crucial in understanding Roger's motivation (not to mention Mark's withdrawal). Or maybe I just love Mimi singing "Goodbye Love" to Roger and Roger crying. The alternative ending was interesting but I see why they left it out as it felt too stagy and would have brought us out of the movie as reality framework (worked for the very beginning, before we got invested, but that's another, different story). I also watched a bit of the documentary and what little I've seen is fascinating.

Also watched one ep of Peacemaker Kurogane and I love. Faith in anime is back after Marmalade Boy horror. Toshi and Souji are uber cool, I LOVE the animation style (how do they manage to make it so sharp and 3D), the main character doesn't particularly interest me (he is 15 but acts and is drawn as even younger), but the rest of the major characters make up for it. I also love the notion that fighting as a samurai isn't all that it's supposed to be: you become a demon-like person. I love the kid watching Toshi dispatch his assailants and he is shivering, covered with blood watching it as Toshi isn't even winded.

I have an urge to rewatch Orchestra Wives, which is a very forgettable early 1940s movie. The plot is a groupie's dream as it concerns a small town girl who has a thing for the sax player in 'Gene Morrison' band and after a whirlwind night marries him only to find out travelling as an 'orchestra wife' isn't all it's cracked out to be. Why do I want to see it? Because this movie is 30% plot and 70% music and it has the best music ever as it's basically the real Glenn Miller and his orchestra performing and acting in it and the music is to die for (the leader is named "Gene Morrison" so they could use the band's insturments with "GM" initialled on them). If I could have only one movie soundtrack, this would be it. And in related note, am reading Rupert Holmes' Swing and am loving it as much as I did Where the Truth Lies.

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