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Match Point, Mushishi & Manga

Have any of you seen Match Point? I have to admit I’m not that much of a Woody Allen fan and I mostly went to see it because of Mr Rhys-Meyers and Miss Johansson but who cares what made me want to watch it in the first place? All that matters is I saw it. And loved it. Every minute of it. It was so intense, so complex, so absolutely convincing ♥

I’m also trying to watch a bit of anime. The new season features so many good series, it’s really hard to keep up with all of them. Mushishi has to be one of my favourites of the season; it’s neo-japanesque (ha!), atmospheric, almost melancholic and natsukashii; and the sceneries are so beautiful, absolutely amazing.

I’m also watching Monster, Garasu no kamen, Eureka seveN, Noein and ParaKisu.

On the manga front, I’ve been reading lots of shoujo classics and newer works by older artists (Kuramochi Fusako, Ikuemi Ryou). I still have subscriptions for Betsuma and Hana to yume so that makes for a nice stack of low quality paper in my apartment and hours of fun for an avid manga reader.


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Posted on Jan 9, 2006 (Mon, 6:10 pm). .

Anime nostalgia… plus .hack//SIGN

I made a surprising discovery! There is an old anime TV series about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, all with animal characters instead of human ones. I remember watching it when I was little but when I started looking for info on it online all I came up with was the opening clip of it (in French). Well, a while later I bought an Animage with a Studio Ghibli special in it and as it turns out, that Sherlock Holmes anime (or at least a few episodes of it) was written/directed by none other than Miyazaki Hayao! A few days ago, I visited to get a few Japanese DVD release dates and I found out that the Sherlock Holmes series is being released on DVD in the US. I so need to buy them, just for the nostalgia’s sake^^ I still like most of the old TV series that I watched when I was little (Rascal and that Dog of Flandern series). It must be the same for the Japanese people because they still make movies out of those series, even decades after the TV series aired. Ah yes, Japan must be the best country to live in for nostalgic people ^^;

To make me forget about the fact that I’m anxiously waiting for my x-ray and blood test results to come in, I’ve been looking for a new domain (for new projects). All the good ones I came up with are already taken. Hm. I’ve also watched .hack//SIGN up to episode 9. This series is so damn addictive, a lot more than RahXephon. I love all the songs on it, to the degree that I have them in my head in the early hours of the morning when I can’t sleep. I love all of them, except the opening theme >_< Even though the story development has been dragging a bit too much (the bits about what's happening in the real world are just too few at the moment), I like the character development a lot (especially with all that little 'side events', Mimiru helping that little newbie girl, Tsukasa taking care of that girl's pet, et cetera)...

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Posted on Jul 1, 2002 (Mon, 4:10 pm). .

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