Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New stuffs: P3P and Skies of Arcadia short novel

Both of these items arrived a while back actually but lack of time and other things made this blog post a bit late. Anyways, here be the first one:

Yep, it's the PSP port of Persona 3 for the PS2. But you can play as a female main character in this game if you choose to do so. You have a choice between male and female. And of course since I've already played the PS2 version I am playing as the female. The story changes a bit as well as some of the social links in the game. Because you're a girl and they had to create options for you in terms of having a boyfriend xD All I needed to know is that you can date Ryoji <3 Freakin' love him. Probably my favorite character in the game.

Anyways, notice that hat I got with the game from Amazon?

Yep, it's Junpei's hat. The guy to the very right in that art. I thought that was pretty awesome cuz Junpei is an awesome character and very hilarious too. So it's win all around~ Nice extra, Amazon.

Next item:

This is a Skies of Arcadia short novel. Yes, from Japan so I can't really read the thing ^^; There are some art pages which is cool. Not a bunch because it's a novel. But this is for collection purposes more than anything. I love anything SoA related. And that's pretty much it for this. Imma make a post real soon about .hack GU volume 1. I beat it last Friday night. So that be coming. Till then~

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Digimon Xros Wars initial thoughts

Alright, after watching the first episode I have my initial thoughts on things. First off Taiki, the main character, pretty much feels like he's gonna be stereotypical and almost hilariously so. I hope not but it already looks that way. I might be pleasantly surprised but yeah. He has this insatiable urge to help people apparently. To the point where he can't say no and he'll drive himself to exhaustion just to do something for someone else. Definitely obvious that this has something to do with an event that happened in the past. One scene spelled that out with a short flashback. Who knows how long till that truth is revealed though.

Anyways, Shoutmon, Taiki's partner, is pretty interesting. He was at near death when they met but Taiki revived him. Shoutmon's goal is to apparently be the king of the Digital World. Which right now will be a long upward climb cuz some big bad Digimon are controlling things right now. The Digital World is pretty much one huge war zone. Hence the title of this season. From what I see, there's a group of villains that are taking control of different areas because they have a nice army of Digimon

This season seems weird to me in the fact that Digivolution is almost nonexistent. It's all just combining the Digimon together and stuff. And even the evil Digimon can do it. So, I don't know about that. Depends on how they go about doing it. Cuz it'll get boring real fast if all you see is the same forms of stuff. And people complained about Frontier. Anyways, I ain't gonna judge too quickly. It was just the first episode. It was interesting. I just wanna see how they go about things later in the season. One thing I do like about this season is that music and melody seem to play a nice role between the humans and Digimon. I like that concept alot. Anyways, I'll be following this anime to completion of course so I won't be saying anything else about it till it finishes. Until then~

Friday, July 9, 2010

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood~

Alright, the final episode was up yesterday on FUNimation's website. I've been following this anime since last fall. I had already watched the FMA anime that came on a while back. This is very different. Because it's based on the manga. The first anime was not. And there are ALOT of differences. In my opinion, Brotherhood is better. They're both good but Brotherhood just shines. It's a totally awesome anime. I enjoyed it alot.

If you've watched either of them you know that the basic storyline is that Edward and Alfonse Elric performed human transmutation to try to bring their mother back to life. It's pretty much considered the biggest taboo of alchemists. They learned how to do most of their alchemy from their dad's books and stuff. Their dad left them when they were younger and their mom was all they had. Unfortunately, she died from an illness leading them to find a way to bring her back. With alchemy there is a law called equivalent exchange. Something can't be created from nothing. Something of equal value must be exchanged. The brothers believe all they need are all the elements that make up the human body and their blood.

When they try the transmutation it goes out of control and Ed's right arm and leg are taken. It's pretty gruesome in the anime. Alfonse's entire body is taken from him but with some quick acting Ed is able to transmute his soul to a body of armor. And thus begins their trouble. The anime is pretty much their journey to correct the mistake they made and try to get their bodies back to their original state. There's a whole range of elements throughout this anime. It's funny, sad as all heck, gruesome and just plain freaky, and downright awesome.

To give a basic rundown of the plot after the human transmutation, Ed joins the military as a state alchemist. The youngest person to ever become one. He uncovers secrets inside the military. It's pretty much corrupt. This crazy guy who lives underneath Central is pulling the strings. And he's pretty much immortal. He's unleashed all 7 of his "deadly sins" or human emotions in the form of humunculi or artificial humans. He gets rid of them to be a perfect being or something. Wrath is the fuhrer of the country. Their goal is to create an immortal army of artificial humans and sacrifice almost everyone to create a philosopher's stone, the source of their power. As you would guess, Ed and a bunch of other people they met along the way stop him as well as all the other humunculi. Except for Greed who joined the fight against him.

Al sacrificed himself to give Ed back his real arm. Since his automail one got busted up in the fight. And with that he defeated him. Don't know the guy's real name. He didn't really have one. He was just a homunculus who was released by Ed and Al's father, Hohenheim, way back when. A long time ago. And got too powerful when he destroyed an entire country pretty much. Anyways, Ed makes his way to the gate of truth to get Al back. In order to do so he must give up something of course. So, he chooses to give up his own gate of truth thus making himself unable to use alchemy. And finally he and Al are back to normal and go back home. And Hohenheim dies in peace at his wife's grave. That was a really touching scene.

The final episode was pretty much a summary of what happened after that. Mustang becomes fuhrer. Or at least it's implied at the end with the pictures and ending song. He's working to rebuild and make the country better. Without a corrupt government. Ed and Al return home but decide they want to travel the world and see different things. One going east and the other west. And you gotta love the scene between Ed and Winry before he gets on the train xD I kinda knew it was coming too. Him asking her to marry him. Ah, and this picture at the end:

It was quite satisfying. The ending I mean. Not sure what anime to watch now. Other Digimon Xros Wars. I'll just have to look. Anyways, that's it for this~

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Summer of Spanish half over and stuff

Okay, so I survived the first Spanish class as of today *whew* No, seriously that sigh of relief is um, not an exaggeration ^^; 5 week classes suck. I don't recommend it. Unless you're trying to do what I'm doing which is graduate this fall. Anyways, this is sort of a random little post about life I guess. I have updates coming about stuff but I have to wait for them. For instance, this Thursday the final episode of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood will be out. After which, of course, I will make a post about said anime. I'll already say right now that I loved it and it was incredibly awesome. I'm sure the last episode will be also. When a subbed video of the first episode of Digimon Xros Wars comes out I'll comment on it too. It only just premiered yesterday in Japan.

I'm waiting for at least two things I've bought. One will be a while longer maybe and the other will come along soon. I'm still playing through .hack GU at the moment and will continue to until I've beaten all 3 volumes. I shall update after each volume. I'm playing a few other little random things but games fall under time constraints more than anything else right now.

And that's pretty much it for now. I have at least gotten to do stuff this summer other than sit at home and study. For that I'm grateful. Just another 5 weeks of this nonsense. Fall semester can't get here fast enough for more than one reason. Anyways, happy 4th of July to everyone xD Even though it's late but oh well. I hope it was nice for you~