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Awesome ockoala has posted on her blog that Jiro has been officially confirmed as Night in Absolute Boyfriend. There was a press conference and everything, and apparently they already started filming. Jiro also promised us a naked scene. LOL, only in a twdrama presscon.

For some reason, I don't even mind Gu Hye Sun as Riko. Maybe because BOF showed she does emo and damsel-in-distress and opposite-of-Makino extremely well (I am not bitter about BOF, no sirree). Also, her brand of chirpy overacting would fit right into a twdrama, especially one with such an insane plot - girl accidentally orders experimental sex-robot. R-rated hijinks ensue. (Also, the name Night cracks me up every time because it shows such an utter lack of imagination on Riko's part).

I adore the manga to bits (even if the ending is EVIL) - it's funny, romantic, meta, tongue-in-cheek and hella sexy. But then I am a big Yu Watase fan. Jdrama I did not like at all because to say it was vaguely inspired by the manga would be charitable, the actors had no chemistry, and, being a jdrama, this was singularly passionless and with lack of touching (which, in a story about a sexbot, is bizarre, to say the least).

Here's hoping AB sticks to the manga. At the very least, at least I find Jiro hugely more appealing than Hayami Mocomichi (but I prefer Aibu Saki to GHS, hmmm. Not related to anything but is Saki still with Nagase btw? Lucky woman! That's who I'd cast as a personal dream sexbot :p)

Anyway, hugely excited!
dangermousie: (Default)
Awesome ockoala has posted on her blog that Jiro has been officially confirmed as Night in Absolute Boyfriend. There was a press conference and everything, and apparently they already started filming. Jiro also promised us a naked scene. LOL, only in a twdrama presscon.

For some reason, I don't even mind Gu Hye Sun as Riko. Maybe because BOF showed she does emo and damsel-in-distress and opposite-of-Makino extremely well (I am not bitter about BOF, no sirree). Also, her brand of chirpy overacting would fit right into a twdrama, especially one with such an insane plot - girl accidentally orders experimental sex-robot. R-rated hijinks ensue. (Also, the name Night cracks me up every time because it shows such an utter lack of imagination on Riko's part).

I adore the manga to bits (even if the ending is EVIL) - it's funny, romantic, meta, tongue-in-cheek and hella sexy. But then I am a big Yu Watase fan. Jdrama I did not like at all because to say it was vaguely inspired by the manga would be charitable, the actors had no chemistry, and, being a jdrama, this was singularly passionless and with lack of touching (which, in a story about a sexbot, is bizarre, to say the least).

Here's hoping AB sticks to the manga. At the very least, at least I find Jiro hugely more appealing than Hayami Mocomichi (but I prefer Aibu Saki to GHS, hmmm. Not related to anything but is Saki still with Nagase btw? Lucky woman! That's who I'd cast as a personal dream sexbot :p)

Anyway, hugely excited!
dangermousie: (Default)
Awesome ockoala has posted on her blog that Jiro has been officially confirmed as Night in Absolute Boyfriend. There was a press conference and everything, and apparently they already started filming. Jiro also promised us a naked scene. LOL, only in a twdrama presscon.

For some reason, I don't even mind Gu Hye Sun as Riko. Maybe because BOF showed she does emo and damsel-in-distress and opposite-of-Makino extremely well (I am not bitter about BOF, no sirree). Also, her brand of chirpy overacting would fit right into a twdrama, especially one with such an insane plot - girl accidentally orders experimental sex-robot. R-rated hijinks ensue. (Also, the name Night cracks me up every time because it shows such an utter lack of imagination on Riko's part).

I adore the manga to bits (even if the ending is EVIL) - it's funny, romantic, meta, tongue-in-cheek and hella sexy. But then I am a big Yu Watase fan. Jdrama I did not like at all because to say it was vaguely inspired by the manga would be charitable, the actors had no chemistry, and, being a jdrama, this was singularly passionless and with lack of touching (which, in a story about a sexbot, is bizarre, to say the least).

Here's hoping AB sticks to the manga. At the very least, at least I find Jiro hugely more appealing than Hayami Mocomichi (but I prefer Aibu Saki to GHS, hmmm. Not related to anything but is Saki still with Nagase btw? Lucky woman! That's who I'd cast as a personal dream sexbot :p)

Anyway, hugely excited!
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I have started the anime Wolf's Rain, which I know is a huge favorite of [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore and [livejournal.com profile] crumpeteer.



One ep in and I have no idea what is going on, though it's clear Kiba will be the main character, but I am so so SO sold. A fantasy/postapocalyptic society of some sort. Characters hunted for their otherness. Gorgeous animation. Looks like a complicated story. Yay.

Anyway, are there any ships in this one? Fine if not, but if there are, I don't want to ship the noncanon thing :)

Also, if I was capable of a 'walk of shame,' this would be it, walking to the checkout counter at a bookstore with a book with this cover. Luckily I am not. Yeah, I am rereading all of Absolute Boyfriend. Seriously though, I really like AB because it's both incredibly shoujo and yet at the same time it pokes fun at the shoujo trope: of course the heroine's boyfriend will be drop-dead-gorgeous, willing to risk life and limb for her smallest whim, utterly loyal (Night refuses advances of girl who kept stealing all of Riiko's potential dates), talented, devoted to extreme measure. Yeah, he is all that. Because he is a robot programmed to do that! Heh. And it makes Riiko overlook the very real and very cool, if very flawed Soji. Of course, Night develops a personality and the whole thing is quite shoujo, but I do like that there is that layer there.

Also, because I was in a bookstore, I flipped through the Battle Royale manga. Bad idea. The novel was one of the most brilliant things I've ever read, but also one of the most scarring. It gave me nightmares (not literally) for weeks and I am never rereading it again. The manga's art is gorgeous and in a way it's a little less diturbing because you are not in the characters' head, but it's still horrrific. But I still ended up reading most of vol 12 because it all dealt with Sugimura and Kotohiki, and Sugimura's story was always the one that hit me the worst in the whole book. He spent the entire Game just searching for her in order to make sure she was safe, and did not kill anyone, only for it to end the way it did...I think he was my favorite character and there was crying from yours truly. The manga is actually much kinder in that regard than the novel and rather more bearable. Still ends horribly for everyone but at least it's just tragic not 'want to bash your head against the wall to make it better' horrific...ehhh, anyway, I am getting incoherent again.
dangermousie: (Anime: Trigun Vash bero by howdyrockerba)
I have started the anime Wolf's Rain, which I know is a huge favorite of [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore and [livejournal.com profile] crumpeteer.



One ep in and I have no idea what is going on, though it's clear Kiba will be the main character, but I am so so SO sold. A fantasy/postapocalyptic society of some sort. Characters hunted for their otherness. Gorgeous animation. Looks like a complicated story. Yay.

Anyway, are there any ships in this one? Fine if not, but if there are, I don't want to ship the noncanon thing :)

Also, if I was capable of a 'walk of shame,' this would be it, walking to the checkout counter at a bookstore with a book with this cover. Luckily I am not. Yeah, I am rereading all of Absolute Boyfriend. Seriously though, I really like AB because it's both incredibly shoujo and yet at the same time it pokes fun at the shoujo trope: of course the heroine's boyfriend will be drop-dead-gorgeous, willing to risk life and limb for her smallest whim, utterly loyal (Night refuses advances of girl who kept stealing all of Riiko's potential dates), talented, devoted to extreme measure. Yeah, he is all that. Because he is a robot programmed to do that! Heh. And it makes Riiko overlook the very real and very cool, if very flawed Soji. Of course, Night develops a personality and the whole thing is quite shoujo, but I do like that there is that layer there.

Also, because I was in a bookstore, I flipped through the Battle Royale manga. Bad idea. The novel was one of the most brilliant things I've ever read, but also one of the most scarring. It gave me nightmares (not literally) for weeks and I am never rereading it again. The manga's art is gorgeous and in a way it's a little less diturbing because you are not in the characters' head, but it's still horrrific. But I still ended up reading most of vol 12 because it all dealt with Sugimura and Kotohiki, and Sugimura's story was always the one that hit me the worst in the whole book. He spent the entire Game just searching for her in order to make sure she was safe, and did not kill anyone, only for it to end the way it did...I think he was my favorite character and there was crying from yours truly. The manga is actually much kinder in that regard than the novel and rather more bearable. Still ends horribly for everyone but at least it's just tragic not 'want to bash your head against the wall to make it better' horrific...ehhh, anyway, I am getting incoherent again.
dangermousie: (Anime: Trigun Vash bero by howdyrockerba)
I have started the anime Wolf's Rain, which I know is a huge favorite of [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore and [livejournal.com profile] crumpeteer.



One ep in and I have no idea what is going on, though it's clear Kiba will be the main character, but I am so so SO sold. A fantasy/postapocalyptic society of some sort. Characters hunted for their otherness. Gorgeous animation. Looks like a complicated story. Yay.

Anyway, are there any ships in this one? Fine if not, but if there are, I don't want to ship the noncanon thing :)

Also, if I was capable of a 'walk of shame,' this would be it, walking to the checkout counter at a bookstore with a book with this cover. Luckily I am not. Yeah, I am rereading all of Absolute Boyfriend. Seriously though, I really like AB because it's both incredibly shoujo and yet at the same time it pokes fun at the shoujo trope: of course the heroine's boyfriend will be drop-dead-gorgeous, willing to risk life and limb for her smallest whim, utterly loyal (Night refuses advances of girl who kept stealing all of Riiko's potential dates), talented, devoted to extreme measure. Yeah, he is all that. Because he is a robot programmed to do that! Heh. And it makes Riiko overlook the very real and very cool, if very flawed Soji. Of course, Night develops a personality and the whole thing is quite shoujo, but I do like that there is that layer there.

Also, because I was in a bookstore, I flipped through the Battle Royale manga. Bad idea. The novel was one of the most brilliant things I've ever read, but also one of the most scarring. It gave me nightmares (not literally) for weeks and I am never rereading it again. The manga's art is gorgeous and in a way it's a little less diturbing because you are not in the characters' head, but it's still horrrific. But I still ended up reading most of vol 12 because it all dealt with Sugimura and Kotohiki, and Sugimura's story was always the one that hit me the worst in the whole book. He spent the entire Game just searching for her in order to make sure she was safe, and did not kill anyone, only for it to end the way it did...I think he was my favorite character and there was crying from yours truly. The manga is actually much kinder in that regard than the novel and rather more bearable. Still ends horribly for everyone but at least it's just tragic not 'want to bash your head against the wall to make it better' horrific...ehhh, anyway, I am getting incoherent again.
dangermousie: (FY: Tamahome red by jadeicons)
This is from the awesome (how does she find these things out?) [livejournal.com profile] calledinvain because I know a number of people on my flist will be interested.



You know the Yuu Watase manga Absolute Boyfriend (Zettai Kareshi), about an unlucky-in-love gal who sorta-accidentally orders a 'perfect lover' android she names Night? Think a shoujo take on Silver Metal Lover. Six volumes, gorgeous art, love triangle of actual coolness, OTP I adore (robot/human FTW), and the ending that, as usual with Watase, makes me spit nails? That one.

Manga pics of the three main characters )

I would have never ever thought it, but they are turning it into a drama, starting to broadcast in April. Now, I love Watase and I love Absolute Boyfriend, but it's a pretty odd story for a drama (even if they did move it to a work world as opposed to school) and Japanese manga adaptation track record is pretty spotty. I mean, yes, Hanadan was fabulous and Gokusen delightful and Sapuri pure perfection, but from Hana Kimi to Jotei, the rest is...not.

Well, we'll see. I don't know anyone in the cast, but they are (once again, according to [livejournal.com profile] calledinvain) Hayami Mocomichi (who definitely looks cute enough to be Night), Aibu Saki (she looks adorable), and Mizushima Hiro (who also looks cute but hopefully has different hair than in that pic).

dangermousie: (FY: Tamahome red by jadeicons)
This is from the awesome (how does she find these things out?) [livejournal.com profile] calledinvain because I know a number of people on my flist will be interested.



You know the Yuu Watase manga Absolute Boyfriend (Zettai Kareshi), about an unlucky-in-love gal who sorta-accidentally orders a 'perfect lover' android she names Night? Think a shoujo take on Silver Metal Lover. Six volumes, gorgeous art, love triangle of actual coolness, OTP I adore (robot/human FTW), and the ending that, as usual with Watase, makes me spit nails? That one.

Manga pics of the three main characters )

I would have never ever thought it, but they are turning it into a drama, starting to broadcast in April. Now, I love Watase and I love Absolute Boyfriend, but it's a pretty odd story for a drama (even if they did move it to a work world as opposed to school) and Japanese manga adaptation track record is pretty spotty. I mean, yes, Hanadan was fabulous and Gokusen delightful and Sapuri pure perfection, but from Hana Kimi to Jotei, the rest is...not.

Well, we'll see. I don't know anyone in the cast, but they are (once again, according to [livejournal.com profile] calledinvain) Hayami Mocomichi (who definitely looks cute enough to be Night), Aibu Saki (she looks adorable), and Mizushima Hiro (who also looks cute but hopefully has different hair than in that pic).

dangermousie: (FY: Tamahome red by jadeicons)
This is from the awesome (how does she find these things out?) [livejournal.com profile] calledinvain because I know a number of people on my flist will be interested.



You know the Yuu Watase manga Absolute Boyfriend (Zettai Kareshi), about an unlucky-in-love gal who sorta-accidentally orders a 'perfect lover' android she names Night? Think a shoujo take on Silver Metal Lover. Six volumes, gorgeous art, love triangle of actual coolness, OTP I adore (robot/human FTW), and the ending that, as usual with Watase, makes me spit nails? That one.

Manga pics of the three main characters )

I would have never ever thought it, but they are turning it into a drama, starting to broadcast in April. Now, I love Watase and I love Absolute Boyfriend, but it's a pretty odd story for a drama (even if they did move it to a work world as opposed to school) and Japanese manga adaptation track record is pretty spotty. I mean, yes, Hanadan was fabulous and Gokusen delightful and Sapuri pure perfection, but from Hana Kimi to Jotei, the rest is...not.

Well, we'll see. I don't know anyone in the cast, but they are (once again, according to [livejournal.com profile] calledinvain) Hayami Mocomichi (who definitely looks cute enough to be Night), Aibu Saki (she looks adorable), and Mizushima Hiro (who also looks cute but hopefully has different hair than in that pic).

dangermousie: (Default)
Oh Battlestar I am so your bitch. In a sense of being a shippery weathervane, and in loving everything you throw at me with the exception of quadrangle of doom and Fat!Lee and Gaius Jesus Baltar.

Why?

I bring you spoilery pics from some upcoming ep (3.17) and they are just so shiny.

Read more... )

In other news, spent some time browsing manga in Borders. Yum. Did you know that the manga on which Devil Beside You is based has been licensed? They had volumes of it there (called Devils do Exist). I flipped through it and very cute. I can see why they picked Mike He as the lead because the manga hero is yummy. (Though once again, proving that manga hairstyles work only in manga).

I have also flipped through Tramps Like Us (the manga on which Kimi Wa Petto, which I so need to finish stat, is based). You know what is so weird? The casting people are scary as the drawings of Sumire and Momo look a lot like MatsuJun and Kyoko. Eeeek! Though the way the author draws the mouths (very lush) makes it look almost Korean-manhwa style.

Speaking of Korean manhwa, I flipped through the first volume of Goong (yeah, I read scanlations earlier but it's different seeing it in print). It's delightful (and I can see why they cast Joo Ji Hoon as manga!Shin=uber!hot) but I prefer the drama. It's more nuanced somehow, more complicated (like Mars drama v. Mars manga). This made me think about Snow Drop and the discussion [livejournal.com profile] vierran45 and I had about the casting for this, if it ever got turned into drama. JJH would make a totally perfect lead in that one (though I might be biased because heeee, want to see him as a nude model). OK, this is really stream of consciousness.

I also flipped through the third volume of Absolute Boyfriend, which I of course love. Read it before and all, but so funny and off the wall and hot. I think it should totally be made into a twdrama (it has a twdrama cracky vibe) and Mike He should play Night (because hello! Inhumanly gorgeous android) and Joe Cheng should play Souji, the nerdy-yet-hot next door neighbor who is in love with the heroine. And Ariel Lin should play the lead. Because that way they both have psycho chemistry with her and Mike He could have another angsty ending and there will be Mike He/Ariel Lin make-out scenes and the whole thought of this is just filling me with glee. Not that it will ever happen, but whatever.

In other news, I've been rewatching Hanadan's ep 4 and eee! I love Yuki and Makino being all girly, dissecting what happened with Rui. And I love Soujiro being all hot and speaking about love and I am totally embarassed but giggling about Domyouji in the cafeteria scene and cut for unspoiled speculation )

I have also watched a bit of Smiling Pasta (the very beginning, as I watched the first eps so long ago) and yup, still delightful. And finished ep 9 of Loveholic, and as predicted, there is more dooooom. Ep 9 spoilers )
dangermousie: (Default)
Oh Battlestar I am so your bitch. In a sense of being a shippery weathervane, and in loving everything you throw at me with the exception of quadrangle of doom and Fat!Lee and Gaius Jesus Baltar.

Why?

I bring you spoilery pics from some upcoming ep (3.17) and they are just so shiny.

Read more... )

In other news, spent some time browsing manga in Borders. Yum. Did you know that the manga on which Devil Beside You is based has been licensed? They had volumes of it there (called Devils do Exist). I flipped through it and very cute. I can see why they picked Mike He as the lead because the manga hero is yummy. (Though once again, proving that manga hairstyles work only in manga).

I have also flipped through Tramps Like Us (the manga on which Kimi Wa Petto, which I so need to finish stat, is based). You know what is so weird? The casting people are scary as the drawings of Sumire and Momo look a lot like MatsuJun and Kyoko. Eeeek! Though the way the author draws the mouths (very lush) makes it look almost Korean-manhwa style.

Speaking of Korean manhwa, I flipped through the first volume of Goong (yeah, I read scanlations earlier but it's different seeing it in print). It's delightful (and I can see why they cast Joo Ji Hoon as manga!Shin=uber!hot) but I prefer the drama. It's more nuanced somehow, more complicated (like Mars drama v. Mars manga). This made me think about Snow Drop and the discussion [livejournal.com profile] vierran45 and I had about the casting for this, if it ever got turned into drama. JJH would make a totally perfect lead in that one (though I might be biased because heeee, want to see him as a nude model). OK, this is really stream of consciousness.

I also flipped through the third volume of Absolute Boyfriend, which I of course love. Read it before and all, but so funny and off the wall and hot. I think it should totally be made into a twdrama (it has a twdrama cracky vibe) and Mike He should play Night (because hello! Inhumanly gorgeous android) and Joe Cheng should play Souji, the nerdy-yet-hot next door neighbor who is in love with the heroine. And Ariel Lin should play the lead. Because that way they both have psycho chemistry with her and Mike He could have another angsty ending and there will be Mike He/Ariel Lin make-out scenes and the whole thought of this is just filling me with glee. Not that it will ever happen, but whatever.

In other news, I've been rewatching Hanadan's ep 4 and eee! I love Yuki and Makino being all girly, dissecting what happened with Rui. And I love Soujiro being all hot and speaking about love and I am totally embarassed but giggling about Domyouji in the cafeteria scene and cut for unspoiled speculation )

I have also watched a bit of Smiling Pasta (the very beginning, as I watched the first eps so long ago) and yup, still delightful. And finished ep 9 of Loveholic, and as predicted, there is more dooooom. Ep 9 spoilers )
dangermousie: (Default)
Oh Battlestar I am so your bitch. In a sense of being a shippery weathervane, and in loving everything you throw at me with the exception of quadrangle of doom and Fat!Lee and Gaius Jesus Baltar.

Why?

I bring you spoilery pics from some upcoming ep (3.17) and they are just so shiny.

Read more... )

In other news, spent some time browsing manga in Borders. Yum. Did you know that the manga on which Devil Beside You is based has been licensed? They had volumes of it there (called Devils do Exist). I flipped through it and very cute. I can see why they picked Mike He as the lead because the manga hero is yummy. (Though once again, proving that manga hairstyles work only in manga).

I have also flipped through Tramps Like Us (the manga on which Kimi Wa Petto, which I so need to finish stat, is based). You know what is so weird? The casting people are scary as the drawings of Sumire and Momo look a lot like MatsuJun and Kyoko. Eeeek! Though the way the author draws the mouths (very lush) makes it look almost Korean-manhwa style.

Speaking of Korean manhwa, I flipped through the first volume of Goong (yeah, I read scanlations earlier but it's different seeing it in print). It's delightful (and I can see why they cast Joo Ji Hoon as manga!Shin=uber!hot) but I prefer the drama. It's more nuanced somehow, more complicated (like Mars drama v. Mars manga). This made me think about Snow Drop and the discussion [livejournal.com profile] vierran45 and I had about the casting for this, if it ever got turned into drama. JJH would make a totally perfect lead in that one (though I might be biased because heeee, want to see him as a nude model). OK, this is really stream of consciousness.

I also flipped through the third volume of Absolute Boyfriend, which I of course love. Read it before and all, but so funny and off the wall and hot. I think it should totally be made into a twdrama (it has a twdrama cracky vibe) and Mike He should play Night (because hello! Inhumanly gorgeous android) and Joe Cheng should play Souji, the nerdy-yet-hot next door neighbor who is in love with the heroine. And Ariel Lin should play the lead. Because that way they both have psycho chemistry with her and Mike He could have another angsty ending and there will be Mike He/Ariel Lin make-out scenes and the whole thought of this is just filling me with glee. Not that it will ever happen, but whatever.

In other news, I've been rewatching Hanadan's ep 4 and eee! I love Yuki and Makino being all girly, dissecting what happened with Rui. And I love Soujiro being all hot and speaking about love and I am totally embarassed but giggling about Domyouji in the cafeteria scene and cut for unspoiled speculation )

I have also watched a bit of Smiling Pasta (the very beginning, as I watched the first eps so long ago) and yup, still delightful. And finished ep 9 of Loveholic, and as predicted, there is more dooooom. Ep 9 spoilers )

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