January 14th, 2007

yuki sohma the rat from furuba

Sac-Anime 2007 winter edition

Though there seemed to be less vendors this time around,I still didn't quite leave empty-handed:

  • A sealed set of 2 slime keychains from the Dragon Quest series...
  • From the Super Mario series:a plush mega mushroom and a smaller plush 1-up mushroom
  • 2 small plastic Haro toys
  • a Kirara cosplay cap
  • a bottle each of imported Japanese ichigo and ramune soda
  • A number of pencil boards:8 from One Piece(including 3 small ones of Nami,Usopp-sama,and Sanji),3 from Card Captor Sakura,and one each from Shoujo Kakumei Utena and Sakura Taisen
  • two decks of picture playing cards(one each from One Piece and Shin Seiki Evangelion)
  • 10 One Piece character keychains
  • 3 One Piece UFO catcher dolls(one Luffy,one Nami,and one Chopper),and lastly...
  • From Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star:a UFO catcher doll each of Saki Hyuuga/Cure Bloom and Mai Mishou/Cure Egret(the 2 co-heroines),plus huge plushes of Frappi-sama and Choppi

Speaking of Splash Star,I finally managed to fully download episode 1(my first ever fansub download,courtesy of Mystery Fan Translation Group X),and it wasn't easy:Aside from the erratic Internet connection the previous few days(it works again today),the torrent speeds can be incosistent and/or slow at times;not to mention having to download the right codec for Windows Media Player.I've started the torrent download for episode 2 and it's being painfully slow at the moment(on track to take 19 days if I kept this on non-stop,though it's unlikely to take that long even with the comp on and off intermittently)...

Speaking of episode 1,it's amazing that when Saki and Mai first met,they didn't think of it then because they were just kids.Also amazing is how Kappei-sama managed to make himself sound "girly" voicing one of the two main fairies(Frappi-sama).At least the fansubbing group has only gotten as far as episode 8(still several episodes away from the unfortunate introduction of the first of 2 characters who I won't identify).Since this is an alternate universe,being familiar with the original series isn't quite necessary...