September 5th, 2006


Upcoming anime stuff

Once we started reading Mamoru Miyano's weblog, I foresaw a problem which has now made itself manifest. He's a very excited young man, and likes to tell people when he's in stuff. That's actually very awesome, but for people who like to download everything so they can guess when their favorite voice actors are in something, it takes a little bit of the fun away. Especially now that I think I can recognize his voice for sure.

Still, I'm very excited for him, because he gets to be in the Death Note anime! It's guaranteed to be very popular, at least among Japanese anime fans, because, as I mentioned in our AX report, when a group of Death Note cosplayers came and asked some of the Japanese animation students for their picture, all the rest of the students came to get the Death Note group's picture. They were standing there for at least twenty minutes.

And I wonder if it makes me a hypocrite that I went and told everyone on our friends' list what he's in. But we don't know many other people who like to guess. But if you do prefer to guess, comment and let us know so we can make sure to put stuff under LJ cuts in the future. Also, I'm not telling you who he plays, for two reasons. One, there's still that much to be guessed, and two, I don't know how to read the kanji. And, since we're not familiar with the series, we still get to guess, too, because we have no idea what anybody's names are! Yay!

It also makes me excited for me, because it's still more evidence that you can be a major fan of something and then get to take part in its creation. For some reason, I've had this small superstition that if I fangirl over something too much, I'll lessen my chances of being able to work on it, translation-wise or voice-actress-wise. It's really very silly, because in many cases, that hasn't stopped me, and I have lots of evidence to the contrary. For example, when Freddie Prinze Jr. was on the Daily Show promoting the Scooby Doo movie, he talked about how he was Scooby Doo for Halloween every year since he was six.

Anyway, that's one series we'll definitely be watching at least three episodes of come October, though from what tiny bit I've heard, I'm not sure it's our taste. But if we can handle Higurashi no Naku Koroni, I think we might be able to handle Death Note.

Today I'm thankful for having parents who showed us animated movies growing up, having gotten a bunch of work done already, unbroken glass, days when the mail comes, and cellos.

And the monitor's blanking, so KH2 has to wait again. I will say this though: In one chapter of the 100 Acre Wood, Owl talks about his cousin Alphonse. I wonder if that's a subtle reference to FullMetal Alchemist, the manga and video games of which are produced by Square-Enix.