For this episode, we talk about the legality (or lack thereof) of the Chris Handley case that's been going on for two years now, followed by our thoughts on whether Nippon Ichi Software America's venture into anime licensing will succeed. Then, in the review section, we trip out on Interstella 5555 and bravely don our flame-shields to give our mixed opinions on Lucky Star.
Regarding Chris Handley:
- This is the latest entry in the ongoing saga.
- This article contains the law he was accused of violating
- And this is the Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition case Handley's defense used to argue for precedent
Regarding NIS America:
- This is ANN's news story on the announcement
Regarding Lucky Star
- So, that obscure reference to an anime store that Jon mentioned not quite understanding? The Anime World Order explained it in their review. The shownotes I just linked to have comparison videos of the joke, too.
Regarding the spring season:
- chartfag released a new anime season chart. Thanks, chartfag!
It really is turning out to be Kagami idol day for me. Kagabobo-whatever-its-name-is (see previous post) ticked me of such that I decided to pose my Lucky Star Figmas. I apologize in advance for all the drivel that may be evident in this post...but would you just look at this lot!
Words fail me.
First Kadokawa humiliate the Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu series...now they wish to ruin my Kagami as well. What the hell is this? BooBoo Kagaboo? How is it possible that there is a doujin with this...this...ugly PIG thing as protagonist? And it is supposed to be a parody of tsundere queen Hiragii Kagami? SACRILEGE!
Before you comment about it, yes, we are entirely aware that we are late to the party. In the interest of being comprehensive, though, we present to you the Lucky Star opening meticulously re-done with Transformers.
Ok, everyone can stop making these now. I'm pretty sure kkal won.
Just a short post to convey my general feelings of happiness on this day. After a 3 week wait (not a long time by any standards but still arduous for moi) YesAsia has just notified me that my Vocoloid Kagami Figma has been shipped. She is on her way. My Kagami idol in vocoloid cosplay (not of her will if you remember, watch the Lucky Star OVA if you don't) has become very popular and as such there is a bit of demand. Nevertheless, the wait is over and hopefully she will be here in a few days.
On another note, a good friend of mine came across the Lucky Star-Macross figures on Ebay, the shock of which nearly killed him. The entire set can be bought for US$330, figures, plushies and all. Anyone willing to cough up that kind of money?
Photo courtesy of GSC.
Sometimes in life an event just knocks you over, completely leveling all logical thought, leaving you babbling incoherently until you do something to alleviate the problem. This mental jaw-drop occurs for me whenever I see these new figures of the Lucky Star girls I adore cosplaying as characters from another favorite anime, Macross Frontier. Moe blindside delivered right to the eyes.
You know that glowing feeling you revel in after going to an anime festival? Well that lasts only a month unless you have something real to show for it. In this case, I was happy to come home from Manifest with a few Good Smile Lucky Star Winter Version Figmas to complete my collection. Was not really my intention to buy them, but am sure glad I splurged. However, the lovely Good Smile Company has decided to release a new range of Lucky Star Figmas in order to continue tempting absolute fan boys like myself. Now that all the girls have been announced, the only thing holding me back from acquiring is my potentially fatal lack of money...
Yes, for those of us in the southern (and superior) hemisphere, Summer is on its way! Discounting the fact that it is currently summer up there in Japan and those "other" countries, Goodsmile have brought out a new range of Lucky Star Figmas.
According to Japanator, the game Lucky Star: Net Idol Meister has been announced for the PSP, and is slated for a December 24th release in Japan. The game challenges the player to raise a Lucky Star girl to become a popular net idol, via a series of minigames. In this respect, it seems to be either an homage or a parody of the Idolmaster series. Your girl will be able to visit Akihabara, Bukuro, their own hometown and (naturally) the internet.