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28th-Apr-2017 10:16 pm
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Our schedule was absorbed by work once again! It was fun work, though, so that was nice. But man, that chapter of UQ Holder! took longer than we wanted it to. Kirie can get really chatty to herself. And I want to comment on some of the jokes in this chapter, but it hasn't been published yet, so it would be a spoiler. This is one of the hardships of our job.

In that same vein, we have now written FOUR reviews of Land of the Lustrous, and volume one still isn't going to be out for two months! So here we are, just keeping all the awesomeness to ourselves because we don't have much choice. I was considering the possibility of making Japanese friends who could read it, but come to think of it, that wouldn't really help with UQ Holder.

We did take a little bit of time to watch another episode of WorldEnd. It was still really good, but I was struck by the fact that there's pretty much only one male character, and I was like, "Aww, man, all the anime is aimed at guys these days!" Well the simple solution to that is to watch something like The Royal Tutor, which we deliberately chose not to watch because we found out the cast ahead of time and it's a bunch of guys we're not already fans of. It does have Yukine in it, though, technically. The main character is played by the kid who played Yukine in the Noragami stage show. Anyway, my point is, WorldEnd made me grumpy for no good reason, because it really is an interesting show.

And now we're considering a bunch of items and whether or not we should buy any of them for our birthday. Tokyo Otaku Mode has some really nice Your Lie in April necklaces, and we want to get a Newton's cradle for Page, and we were going to unlock all the special quests in Kingdom Hearts Union Cross this week, but we ended up not having any free time to play them in, so that might be a little part of why I'm a little rarful, but I'll get over it. Seriously, I do not need to spend hours upon hours beating up eggs to get experience medals.

Today I'm thankful for finishing our translation quota for the day, having clean laundry, getting to see Eleanor Audley on The Beverly Hillbillies again, having a little bit of time for some anime, and getting to sleep in tomorrow.
29th-Apr-2017 04:15 am (UTC)
Actually, so far "The Royal Tutor" struck me as kind of like a non-romance version of "KamiAso." The tutor has to interact with each of the four problem-child princes and figure out how to get them to study and start relating to other people in a more socially acceptable manner. Despite his diminutive childlike appearance, the tutor sounds like a fully grown adult male. So I was a bit surprised that he's apparently played by the same actor who played the junior high school age(?) Yukine in the Noragami stage show.

There also seem to be a number of good-looking guys in the each-episode-is-seven-minutes-long series "Kenka Bancho Otome," although as of episode two most of them have only appeared in the opening credits. The basic premise of this show is weirdly similar to that of "The Prince in His Dark Days": spoiled young rich guy (in this case a rather delicate-looking yakuza heir) switches places with a lookalike girl so she can take over his more onerous duties. But in "Kenka Bancho Otome," the duties the crossdressing girl gets stuck with involve fighting her way to the top of the heap at a notorious school for young male delinquents (at least one of whom proves to have a heart of gold). Since the heroine is a kickass martial artist, she is ironically far better equipped to do this than her less robust lookalike yakuza offspring counterpart.
29th-Apr-2017 05:59 pm (UTC)
Aww, but romance is one of the best parts of KamiAso! Also, we really weren't big fans of the anime; it wasn't nearly as good as the game. Yukine is junior-high age, but it's not uncommon in all kinds of media that require acting to cast a full-grown adult as a younger character. The actor in question is 27 right now.

Now that we know there are more guys in Kenka Bancho Otome (and therefore more characters potentially played by favorite voice actors), we're definitely more interested in checking it out. I kind of ignored it because I thought it was another one of those, "See? Girls CAN kick butt!" things, and I find those to be tiresome. Every time, they seem to think it's this grand new concept, but they've been doing it since the '90s at least. And here I am like, "Yeah, I know girls can kick butt. Why do you have to keep preaching to me about it?"
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