Japan has been enjoying a rather unbearable heatwave that's been going around, forcing many residents to shy away from bustling streets, to the comfort of their air-conditioned rooms.W-What!?Exams are 4 weeks a-away?!
Of course, now's the best time to kick back, relax, sweat while gulping down a nice Long Island or pantsu-in-a-cup for some, or just hitting the beach and on girls to fight against that imaginary sun hanging above you.
(literally) against sweat-soaked comrades before the rest of a thousand nations of the Persian (Japan) Empire descends upon you...
"Yeah, my thoughts exactly. Plan B sounds a heck lot cooler than relaxing in a building or hanging out on a strip of sand. "
Apologies for the lack of posts this month. I've hit a slump with both assignments and motivation.
Not to mention a certain ISP has been lowering speed for certain files (avi. mkv. mp4.) in their attempts to curb pirating which, I daresay, is pretty futile as I've recently turned to an awesome solution to get my daily fixes.
Since I'm in the same continent as Japan, my fellow countrymen and I are experiencing similar levels of the heatwave, much like the ups and downs of the currently fluctuating economy. Been going to the pool (I wanna go to the beach! TT_TT) recently, to wash off that lingering heat or just staying cooped up in my nest with the air-con unit blowing at 16° Celcius. Yes, it's that bad/hot.....
(YES!) for the following seasons to come, but lets return to the subject at hand which is this season. Lots of interesting titles, which are very appropriate for Summer. From bikini-beach episodes to yokai sightings with lots of kaidan banashi
(怪談ばなし, ghost story), these are just the few things that add up to a fun filled Japanese summer..... I think.
I'll be busy next month as exams are creeping up silently, with the days passing ever so speedily. Next comparison will be around the same size (~30 seiyuu) but delayed. However, I'll keep posting bi-weekly new updates to keep this humble blog from falling short of being dead. Follow my Twitter account for more daily news as it's much easier than posting a huge article such as this.(Twitter is on za right ->)
Date Masamune Roronoa Zoro
GET YOUR GUNS ON and LETS PARTY with more slashing scenes, dancing samurai and insane Engrish. Who else better to voice Date than Zoro from One Piece.
I hope Zoro levels up to 4 swords in the coming arc...
Sanada Yukimura Yamato Kira
More bonding sessions with YUKIMURA! and OYAKATA-SAMA!
But then. that's the so called seishun (青春, youth), right?
Maeda Keiji Kurosaki Ichigo
I knew his voice was from somewhere. Just couldn't put it as I lost contact to where the Bleach series is going. Been reading the comic only and it looks like another 30~50 chapters will finish it.
Katakura Kojuurou Sephiroth
I've got respect for this sidekick. So loyal, so noble, so handsome (cue fangirls cry), so awesome.
I can clearly see why Sengoku Basara 2 got the 5.4% ratings in Kanto. That's over 2 million viewers!!!
Takeda Shingen Kyuubi
Been wondering if Kai no Tora (甲斐の虎, Tiger of Kai) has something to do with the Kyuubi....
Well, I hardly get to hear the Kyuubi speak, apart from the constant howls and battle cries...
Toyotomi Hideyoshi Kuchiki Byakuya
If I remember my Japanese history, Toyatomi was just a commoner with a 'normal' body who rose to glory. How he ended up with this size is beyond my imagination..........but I like it!
Uesugi Kenshin Edward Elric
I'm having trouble looking at Uesugi as a man (history states his gender), but the show says otherwise...
Good to see Park (or Paku) having another role after the end of FMA.
FYI; FMA OVA is expected.
Kasuga Asukara Ryouko
Errr.... What can I say about her?
Apart from the moe-yuri-overload everytime she make the slightest eye contact....
Kiriki Liszt Kitamura Yuusaku
He remains a mystery. And no, I'm not into this trap thank you very much.
Kiriki Alice Kushieda Minori
Haha. So she got a serious role this time? Maybe I'll rewatch Toradora over the break...
Ryuuguu Otohime Hirasawa Yui
If you didn't spot her, you phail. Seriously. And what's this about K-ON! ending I hear???
Tsurugaya Otsuu Saber
Another servant role! Yay Ayako! I'm really praying for another Nodame role sometime soon.
Can't get enough of MUKYAAAs and GYABOOOOs
Le Fay Majolika Tsukuyomi Komoe
No story or info about her yet, so I assume we'll cross to her arc sometime later.
Kumashiro Maya Akiyama Mio
YAY! Our Hikasa has been given a lead role!!!
*pops champagne and throws confetti*
Hope more main roles are in store for her. xD
Uchida 'Bunmei' Fumiaki Romeo C. Montague
Romeo x Juliet is one of those "Awww....dam" shows with unsatisfactory endings.
I share that feeling as well. =(
Nura Rikuo Lelouch Lamperouge
OMFG! Jun, you basterd! Landed another lead role eh?
And a non-human role again! Well, Lelouch wasn't human, now was he? xP
Ienaga Kana Oshino Shinobu
Has she gone back to reality TV or will she abandon her role?
Who knows for sure, but she'll be doing another role as Shinobu's arc will be animated in Kizumonogatari
Oika Tsurara Mishima Akane
Uwahhhhh! She may be old, but her voice is still so sweet! xD
She fits the Yuki-onna role perfectly. And very cute to boot!
Kubinashi Oshino Meme
We'll be seeing more of Meme too in the Kizumonogatari
I wonder what youkai type is this. Need to brush up on youkai (妖怪, Jfolk creatures and ghost) I guess.
Kurotabou Yuri Powell
Been seeing lot of Powell recently. Must be the new figure by Alter. (cue fangirls cry)
Everybody's favourite doggie for Haruhi is back! xD
Amakusa Shino Akiyama Mio
And *BAM!* she lands another lead role!
This time, a perverted student president. She can play a boke (ボケ, funny-man) as well as her tsukkomi (突っ込み, straight-man) role rather well.
Shichijou Aria Tanaka Ritsu
She has got to be one of the most unbelievable and deceptive seiyuu voice.
Looking between both characters with every episode release of both shows, my impression of her is rather messed up...
Tsuda Takatoshi Kousaka Junpei
I wonder why he's complaining most of the time. I'd be happy enough to enter an all-girls school myself.
In other news, Nyan Koi! season 2 should be around the corner of next year???
Hagimura Suzu Sairenji Haruna
I don't know the pains of midgets or people-shorter-than-me.
I'm 6ft. Yes, I brag =P
Yokoshima Naruko Ichinose Nagi
This has got to be a mix win of awesome character playing and my fantasy of Kobayashi Yuu talking dirty to me. That husky-male-yet-feminine-coarse voice, whispering sweet little things into my ear like "Oh, ye-*CENSORED*"
Hata Ranko Shirai Kuroko
How can I forget her. It's rather annoying when she screams about, but this role is rather good with her natural tsukkomi/boke voice.
Sahashi Minato Soma Asman Gadal
Glad Kuroshitsuji has continued, but how there's a new twist.
Even Prince Soma's curry bread can't help.....
A cheery-bouncy voice in contrast to a flat monotone. Well, both are still angels with wings =P
Kusano Suwa Amaki
Noticed her in Strike Witches 2? I did, immediately.
Hope she gets more screen time as SW moves on.
Tsukiumi Tachibana Wataru
Love her tsuntsun & deredere voice. Now she has 6 rivals to complete against. Haha!
Matsu Sheryl Nome
If I swap Matsu with Sheryl, I'd take Minato's place any day! xD
One of the boldest sekirei. And strongest. And largest.
Hope the new Code Geass starts soon >_<
Another husky-feminine voice. Another winged sekirei. Another wive.
Curse you, Minato.....
Asama Miya Ashford Milly
The strongest of all sekirei, who held the ex-title of #01. Whether she is part of the game or not, no idea but some evidence point to a strong YES.