August 1st, 2006


Curiosity killed the cat

For some reason no longer known even to us, we continue to check the Anime Posse email account every day as part of our morning computer routine. The best reason I can think of is most accurately expressed with the Japanese phrase "akirame ga warui," which literally means "the giving up is bad," and can loosely be translated to "we don't know how to give up."

Usually it's just your average spam, with the occasional Yahoo and Bravenet update e-mails. But today we got an e-mail from someone with a topic saying "Hi." Normally we'd just delete it, because it's most likely a virus or something, but the sender had what appeared to be a real name, and it was only 3k, and we think that virus e-mails are usually bigger than that.

Still, it's getting to be the time of year where we've had to have our computer fixed because of viruses, so we haven't opened it. But we're still very curious. Is it someone who actually went to the Posse website and had something to say? Or is it someone claiming to have a sick child in Africa and wanting to know our bank account number so we can "help"? Or is it really a virus?

The world may never know.

Until we meet again...

Often, there's a lonely feeling that comes with finishing a translation. It's like after you've had a great time with friends, and then they all go home and you're left to your own devices. I'm not sure if it's better or worse with manga, because on the one hand, you can just pick it up and read it again immediately, but on the other, you tend to have to wait a lot longer for the continuation. Or you do if you're caught up with Japan. Or if you're poor.

As you may have guessed from my second-to-last entry, Saiyuki Reload 7 is totally awesome. Kazuya Minekura had said that volume 6 was like the calm before the storm, and man she was not kidding.

There was a lot of squealing. A lot of squealing. The squealing didn't last very long once we got back to translating, though, because the story got to be very intense, and even scary. Once everything calmed down (or did it?), we had to take a break to get our own heart rates back to normal. I definitely want to see this animated.

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And I guess that's all I have to say, except that man, if Hakkai was awesome before, he's like off the charts awesome now.

Today I'm thankful for being able to go grocery shopping, adorable pictures of tigers with their heads tilted like they're trying to look at something, the most adorable filler pictures ever in Saiyuki Reload 7, Reload and Gunlock theme song CD singles, and juice mix.