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IT’S SUMMER!


Or rather, it will be in roughly 24 hours because of the summer solstice. But who give a flying dogs ass about that detail. It’s hot, people are doing things outside, and old people aren’t saying it’s too cold anymore (instead it’s my brother). But the main thing is that I graduated from high school 5 days ago. I officially started my adult life then, but it hasn’t been much different since I still have no job, I still play video games all the time, and I still spend a majority of my money on anime. Today alone, I spent $175, so I really need a job since it is hard to keep my pockets full with no income of my own.

Now then, who is excited about it being summer? Other than the fact that I am not in school anymore, I hate summer. It’s hot, the sun is too bright since my eyes dilate at what has to be the slowest speed possible. I walk out and it all looks like someone turned the bloom effect to max. Can’t see shit. Can’t wait for Fall and Winter though since I start college, which may or may not be any better than high school, but I can hope. Also, it will be cold, which is better to me since 72 degrees is hot to me.

I just realized something, it is 12AM, maybe I should start watching TV now. Oh well, I will be back tomorrow, and sorry if this makes no sense since I don’t plan to re-read it for mistakes or  coherency.

The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya season 2 US release details

Well, it’s about time. We finally have a US release date for  the Season 2 box set and it is August 17, 2010.

It will include both English and Japanese voices, English ssubtitles, location scouting videos, Behind the scenes of a music video by Aya Hirano, promo videos, commercials, all the episodes of the Adventures of the ASOS Brigade, and a CD with the opening and ending.

MSRP is $64.98, but we all know it will be cheaper on most sites anyways. Hell, Amazon already has it listed for $44.99

This is a day 1 purchase for me, thats for sure. And it seems there are plenty of people excited for the release on facebook and a couple of the forums I have been on, even if Endless eight is on there. But, we will find out how many people actually buy it come August.

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Freak Out Fridays: Keyboard Smashing!

This time we have Angry German Kid played to some anime OPs and EDs. Seems to be a perfect fit to me.

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The Disappearance Of Haruhi Suzumiya Licensed By Bandai

More great Haruhi news announced today. Bandai has licensed The Disappearance Of Haruhi Suzumiya for US release later this year.

Bandai has once again proven to be great to me.

Currently the only place it is announced for theatrical release is Hawaii. Not really sure if this is the only state, but if it is, that sucks.

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Haruhi Has Now Invaded Crunchyroll

Well, now Haruhi is available to all without the need  to steal it like many people will surely do anyways. Crunchyroll has added the original Haruhi anime to it’s line-up.

While this isn’t much help for me (I already have all the DVDs) it is helpful for those who haven’t seen it and are trying to save money. Hopefully this will get more people excited about the coming DVD release of Season 2.

Currently the first 4 episodes are  up, the rest will be up later next week.

Haruhi’s Crunchyroll Page

True Haruhi Season 2 Cast Announcement

Well, I guess I was wrong about the cast. But I don’t mind. I enjoyed the original Haruhi dub and definitely liked the original English Yuki more.

For those who don’t want to watch the video and never saw season 1, here is a list of the VAs for main characters.

Kyon- Crispin Freeman

Haruhi- Wendee Lee

Yuki- MIchelle Ruff

Mikuru- Stephanie Sheh

Itsuke- Johnny Yong Bosch

SO yeah, even though Cristina Vee won’t be Haruhi, I am still happy since I know the dub will be good. But after all this, I wonder if Bandai will be using the English version of the opening that Cristina did or or if they are just using that as part of the promotional videos.

Haruhi Season 2 English Cast Confirmation?

Well, if the video above is true the cast for the females are as follows

Haruhi Suzumiya – Cristina Vee

Mikuru Asahina – Karrie Shirou

Yuki Nagato – Gina Li

Though, Gina and Karrie may just be people filling in as cosplayers, so they may or may not be the Voice actresses for those 2 characters. I can’t guarantee Cristina either.

But, either way, they sounded decent, but I will be royally pissed if Crispin Freeman (Kyon) and Johnny Yong Bosch (Itsuke Koizumi) are replaced. Just saying Bandai may have to watch out if something happens to them being in the cast.

Cristina Vee Replacing Wendee Lee As Haruhi For Season 2?

What do you think, they block out her face, but the hair and skin tone matches Cristina’s, so it seems that way. Not that I would mind, I mean, she has an amazing  voice thats for sure. Just listen to her sing the Haruhi season 2 opening below.

While I will miss Wendee Lee if she is replaced, I will be happy that they got another quality VA. But, if they replace Crispin Freeman, then somebody’s ass will be beatin’ quite hard.

Even More Proof Of Haruhi Season 2 Licensed For US Release?

That image, the fact that the font color for the text is #888888, and they are saying that the site is under construction again. Sound a little suspicious to me. Maybe we will be getting it soon.

You can find it here on the official website.

Let’s just hope this isn’t some elaborate troll set up by Bandai and Kadokawa.

I Wouldn’t mind Seeing This Movie If Someone Really Were To Make It

I don’t remember if I posted this or not, but it still makes me laugh when I watch it.

Haruhi Season 2 Licensed For US Release?

This and the  fact that the source for the US Haruhi page has a rather long line of 8s (they are Japanese 8s) leads me to believe somethign is up. Bandai does have some rather odd marketing ideas sometimes, just look at Kannagi.

If you want to see the 8s, just go here and look at the source code. I will trust you know how too… Never mind, I won’t so I will just tell you.

In Firefox, click view, and choose page source. It’s that simple. Internet Explorer users don’t get an explanation because it sucks.

The Borrowers To Be Ghibli’s Next Movie

The next Ghibli film was announced and it will be based on the 57 year old novel of the same name by Mary Norton. It will follow 14-year-old Arriety and her family who are literally little people. The measure about 4 inches tall and live under the floor boards in people’s houses.

I don’t think I can remember a Ghibli movie that has been bad, so I am looking forward to this one. It comes out in Japan this coming summer, but we have a Ghibli film coming out in the US around the same time. Tales from Earthsea will be fitting on July 30, 2010. It too looks to be a great movie.

Link to official site

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Colorful Universe

Last Snack Before I Start School Again

fridgeI think I will eat all the food in the fridge tonight… Or I will just have a bowl of  instant ramen or cereal.

Yeah, it’s finally here, the last night of summer vacation. no more sleeping till 1PM, staying up till 3AM, or using the bathroom anytime I want. Back to the same stuff everyday for 180 days total.

Today has been slow. My neck hurts still from Crüe Fest 2 yesterday, and i still haven’t reached level 50 in Shadow Complex. It’s the last achievement I need for that game. Not only that, but Metroid Prime Trilogy wasn’t in GameStop today, so I have to wait till tomorrow. Oh well, I can’t do anything now.

I guess I will go watch Full Metal Panic! now. I may have seen it quite a few time now, but it still is really good too me.

Total Attendance Of Comiket 76 = 560,000

comiket_76_crowd_01I can’t believe I was actually wanting to go one year after I graduate from High School. I know it’s not 560,000 different people, but still that’s a lot. Day one alone had 180,000 different people, so the 560,000 was probably made up of repeat visitors that came each day.

This is a new record for Comiket and I’m sure it will keep growing each year. I just wonder how many will be there for this winter’s comiket. Will they make it to 600,000? Possibly, though, probably not since it is the winter and many people will still be working.

I guess I can deal with not going to Comiket, that is until I break down and decide to go anyways.

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Thanks Sankaku Complex for the find.

Summer Wars First 5 Minutes On Youtube

I know I posted a link to this yesterday, but, it’s on youtube now. If you had problems watching it on Yahoo! Japan, now you can favorite it and not have to go through windows media player.