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Oooh!! Just realized that episode 1 of Saki has been subbed!! It’s available on YouTube. I’ve only watched the first 10 minutes but I’m liking it!!! With a cast involving Kana Ueda, Ami Koshimizu, Rie Kugumiya and Shizuka Ito, I feel like it’s almost a Marimite reunion!!! We just need Mamiko Noto or Kaori Shimizu!! Oh and Sachiko & Yoshino!! Haha *sigh* forgive me. I’m still suffering from my Marimite s4 withdrawal symptoms!!

Anyway check out Saki!! I’ll try to write up a full post later on episode 1. Oh and more importantly, what’s the go with Saki blushing when she sees Nodoka?!? Is it just me with hyper sensitive yuri goggles or are others sensing something too???? I’m not a follower of the manga so have NO idea what’s ahead!!?!?

I accidentally stumbled onto this the other day!! haha Yaya-chan had pointed it out to me earlier. It’s worth a look! If you’ve seen this already, then I apologize for wasting your time here. But it’s too hilarious to be missed by those who have not seen it!!! The subs are exactly great but should get you far enough to understand the conversation!! If not, just watch again!! hahaha Enjoy!!

Edit: I REALLY REALLY need to look into who this Romi Park is!! I love her!! I think I can add her to my list of favourite seiyuu along with the rest of Hitomi & co!! hahaha

I haven’t seen many seiyuu perform in action i.e. see them doing the actual recording. I always find it amazing how these people can alter their voices to suit the character. To me, it seems harder to act through the voice alone than being a full actor where you have your entire body to work with.

Anyway, I found this clip of Rie Kugimiya and I found it PRETTY DAMN impressive! I’ve seen her before in some interviews and her voice is SHOCKing!?!?! I don’t know how she can talk like that normally! It’s so squeaky high!?! Argh! BUT, see her here and your perception will change! It’s no wonder she got the best lead actress in this year’s Seiyuu Awards!!

Hehe Good huh?! Must say, I don’t really like her natural talking voice. Eeek…

The winner to the quiz is kANa CeSTyaKarA!! Congratulations!! Please email me your address details so that I can post you the CD!! 

Thanks to all the other participants! There weren’t many of you and I guess my questions were a tad hard. Oops. Oh well!! No pain no gain, right!?! haha

For those interested, here are the answers!!

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Mnemosyne is probably the most “out there” one for me amongst all the anime I’ve watched (which is not that many, I note). This one is dark, lots of blood, disturbing and some naked scenes. I can handle most of the elements except the disturbing part. The story is creative (I’ll elaborate later) but there are parts where I just go “you’re kidding” or “shit”. I would have been happy to stop after watching episode 1 (there are a total of 6 but they’re like 45 minutes long each) but the creativity of the story was rather fresh.

Warning: Some spoilers ahead (but just minor ones)!

The story focuses on Rin Asogi and her assistant Mimi. Together they run a detective agency where their tasks are often far from ordinary and investigating them tends to end up in getting killed or at least close. They both share a secret: they’re immortals. Basically they can’t die but they still endure all the pain. I honestly feel very sorry for Rin for the many times she ended up with gun and knive wounds etc. I liked her character (strong-willed and good at fighting) but thought she just got injured too often and too lethal every time. Mimi is skilled with hacking and anything computer related. She shares a strong bond with Rin and some light level of intimacy (main reason why I watched this – yuri!). Basically, each episode focuses on a case they investigate but they’re not quite standalones. Many years have also passed between each episode. Note that Rin and Mimi doesn’t change cos they’re immortals so they don’t age either.

Other reasons why I watched it – key reasons actually:

  • Rin Asogi is voiced by Mamiko Noto! That was the initial and main reason why I stuck to it. It was quite refreshing to see Mamiko doing such a different role! I was curious as to how she would handle it. I mean compare Rin here and Shimako from Marimite! Her voice was also markedly different from her usual though sometimes I could pick up a slight hint of her usual expression.
  • Mimi is Toko from Marimite! Voice actress is Rie Kugimiya. Hahaha Again the Marimite fan within me is playing up…hahaha Hey! It’s a long wait till January 09 when season 4 is out! Surely I need to satisfy my Marimite fandom is SOME form! haha
  • Hitomi Nabatame guest stars in episode 4 – only a so so episode but we get to hear Hitomi! Yay! Just to remind those who don’t know, she was Shizuma from SP and Erika from Marimite.

One interesting fact that I only found out at the end of the entire series was the familiarity of Apo’s voice (the villian of the story – a complete sadistic psycho – I wanted him dead once I saw him). I was thinking “geez, it sounds like Nagi from Mai-Hime/Otome! I looked it up and what do I see!!? Ta da! It’s no wonder I hated the character so much! (not that there was anything to like in the first place)

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