We finished translating earlier than we'd expected today, so we thought maybe we'd post our AX pictures, but then we decided to look over the translation and fix bits instead. And by the time we were done with that, it was already like 4:30. Where does the time go? So maybe we'll post pictures tomorrow. I wouldn't be so against it if I didn't want to resize them so as not to take up too much space.
On the seiyuu geek front, they introduced a character in Gurren-Lagann a while ago who just sounded so darn familiar it was driving us crazy. But then when we saw the credits, we didn't really recognize the name (Yukari Fukui). But it was still driving us crazy, so we looked her up at the one database we go to, and it said she was... eh, I don't know the spelling... Cocoruu? or something in Petite Princess Yucie. That kind of settled it for us, except that we hadn't seen that in a few years, so it didn't make a whole lot of sense that she'd be driving us crazy now. But voices sometimes do that, so we let it go.
Then yesterday, we decided it was about time to finish up watching Saint October, so we're watching the second to last episode, and I finally notice that Yukari Fukui is one of the three girls singing the opening theme. She was Natsuki the whole time! No wonder she was driving us crazy! Athena had even thought of Saint October when we were trying to figure out who the voice was, but since she wasn't Kotono, we figured it was a mistake. Oy. That's what we get for blowing the cast of Saint October off as being a bunch of people we've never heard of and Takehito Koyasu.
After that, we watched an episode of Eyeshield21, and this time, even though we had a pretty good idea of the main cast, I decided we would check carefully this time, in light of our Saint October / Gurren-Lagann failings. And sure enough, Ikkyu was played by the guy who played Ryohei in (you guessed it) Saint October! And the whole time we watched the Ikkyu episode a few episodes ago, we were like, "Who is that? Who is that!?" And we checked the credits and thought, "Eh, we don't know him."
The moral of the story is, if you're going to be an effective seiyuu geek, make sure to remember the names in the cast of any show you plan on watching all of. Oy.
Today I'm thankful for being almost done with another time-consuming translation, Saint October, Gurren-Lagann, not having to drink our Reese's peanut butter cups today, and kitties with singable names.