From Here to There to Japan One Day

Archive for July 2008


July 29, 2008

I was in a bit of a pickle when I finally realised that the release of Ouran is the U.S. is in October but not the U.K. (teardrop) I completely forgot about the different regions on DVD’s in parts of the world. Ah. I already have a solution to this problem though, I bought a multi-regional […]


July 28, 2008

Two reasons for writing this particular post with one reason being the main influencing factor behind it, so let’s start with the smaller but no means less important reason. Normally when I try to explain the artistic values behind manga to people whom I’m friends with who have their own family and kids, they admit […]

Live Action Movies

July 27, 2008

Oh well, if you read this blog a lot then you will have the knowledge that I have an aversion to live-action movies based on anime and manga. Two prospective movies to blog about today. First of all, the Dragonball Z live action movie had completed filming and is scheduled for a 2009 release, but next is […]

Ouran High School Host Club

July 25, 2008

“Poor people have no time to grind their coffee beans! Just pour hot water in! It’s how common folk cope…” *Update: FUNimation are now the first few episode of Ouran in English on their website!*  Comedy, what we need is more comedy anime such as Ouran High School Host Club (also known as Ouran Koukou Host Bu). Although Fruits […]

Escaflowne: The Movie

July 21, 2008

“Just fade away.”-Hitomi The movie version of Escaflowne is a lot more darker and mature than it’s series counterpart, The Vision of Escaflowne. Although there are a very obvious differences between the series and the movie and even larger in comparison between the movie and the manga. I rate Escaflowne:The Movie as being more directed towards an older audience as it […]


July 17, 2008

I wrote a post a while back called Accessibility, regaling my tales of how I was introduced into anime originally. My first manga that I ever read was Samurai Deeper Kyo and because I was interested I started to collect them. I reached the fifteenth volume when I checked out Samurai Deeper Kyo out on the net. […]


July 15, 2008

I received this news a twincy bit late, but we’ll get over that. For anyone who has satellite television, you’re sure in for a treat. The Sci-fi Channel and Manga Entertainmenthave joined forces to broadcast a weekly anime slot every Monday night. This schedule is set until December so I know my intake of anime will be […]

Beast Master

July 13, 2008

Now first of all, don’t let the name of this particular manga put you off. Intially, I was hesitant but it turns out that Beast Master is simply one of the sweetest manga that I’ve ever read. Motomi Kyousuke’s personality gave life to the characters with a genuinely honey sweet storyline. It’s a great series to introduce to new manga fans as it’s only two volumes long. But, there’s […]


July 9, 2008

This post is going to incorporate a couple of aspects of change which is needed in the Japanimation industry. It is somewhat a follow on from the post Accessibilty. Now I said that the industry needs to change, it needs to become mainstream. As far back as I can remember, I don’t think that I’ve ever seen a TV ad for anime, except about six years ago when the […]


July 5, 2008

I recently read a post on Cynthe Love’s Blog called The Stigma With Anime, which has inspired me to write this post. In my own experience, some people think I’m a bit weird for watching “those crazy cartoons” or “backwards comic books.” I would say my own personal love affair of Japanimation began nearly a decade ago when the Pokemon craze was in full […]