So JP and I are always rolling our eyes whenever we see some light novel title posted and just for kicks & giggles I decided to go on Amazon Japan and search for the following keywords: Boku no, Oniichan and Imouto. Let’s see what we get!
And for kicks & giggles I’m translating all the titles.
So few years ago JP wrote an article about the hubbub over Rapelay. It was some stupid eroge where the player rapes women but then gets hit by a train or stabbed to death in return (so not like justice wasn’t served!) Recently though, a BL game came out called Hadaka Shitsuji – aka Naked Butler. In my eyes, based on reading both the gameplot for Rapelay & following a friend’s game progress, Hadaka Shitsuji is a million times worse.
Woke up to some shocked news this morning. One of my favorite female VAs has passed away at the young age of 41 due to ovarian cancer. My favorite Kawakami-san roles were Rosette from Chrno Crusade, Noelle from Tenshi ni Narumon as well as Misuzu from Air. I have yet to play the Air PS2 game, which is fully voiced…I think story aside, I will be crying for a different reason now…(´；ω；｀)
Rest in peace.
As I mentioned in my last post, my motherboard fried (eat a cock Dell) so I’ve ordered parts to build my own computer. Until then though, I’ve spent a lot of time doing something I haven’t done in months: Watch US TV So last night Kill Bill Vol. 1 was on TNT, and since it’s on like TNT rather than HBO or something, it was heavily edited. Now I’m not really a fan of violence and someone saying the F word 5 times a minute isn’t going to necessarily enchance the movie for me…but maybe it’s this addition of profanity & violence that is actually a “part” of the movie..because otherwise the movie felt really stupid to me.
I mean the first part was cool. She’s going to get revenge, she’s kicking asses. Then it all pretty much went to hell once she got to Japan. I don’t know why they kept switching between Japanese and English especially since Uma Thurman’s and that Chinese lady’s Japanese was fucking terrible. When they were fighting I was like “alright, you both can speak PERFECTLY GOOD ENGLISH, for the love of god why are you sitting here butchering Japanese……” ==;
The fight scenes were terrible. After seeing Kick Ass (which was also another violent and profane movie) I can say that the choreography in that was much better. What JP tells me is the Japanese fight was choreographed poorly on purpose to be like those old timey Yakuza movies. I mean it works for those old timey yakuza movies because they were made like 40 years ago. It doesn’t work for a movie made in the last 10 years, especially when the fight sequence with the black lady at the beginning was done SO MUCH BETTER. It’s like the fight scenes got progressively worse throughout the movie. It’s like I could almost see the fake cables they had to pull Uma around so that she “flies” while she does her bootleg samurai moves
I don’t know if it was the editing, the crappy Japanese, or the attempt to be like a 1970s Yakuza movie, but Kill Bill was…retarded. I mean maybe Volume 2 is better if she’s fighting back in America with nice choreography and less crappy sword fights, but I don’t know if I want to bother at this point lol.
My computer blew up so I’ve been doing some backing up and stuff and I found some old files on my external drive. Some of them included CDTV from 2004 which had my favorite Karaoke UGA commercial… Enjoy!
Translation after the jump.
Oh how the tables have turned!
Somehow “And they slapped his face on every vase” has turned into “I want him all to myself” and “on every VAA~S” has turned into “NO! HE’S EVERYONE’S!” JP and I spent the bulk of our evening last night laughing our asses off. More “winners” after the jump.