Sunday, April 24, 2011

Anime I want licensed in the UK - Doing a Konata

I must admit, I'm not exactly rich. However, there are occasions where you want to do something completely unreasonable and spend more money than you really should. For me, there are two occasions this happens:

1) Food. I often spend more than I really need to when it comes to food. Usually because I see an offer, but sometimes I just think "I want food, buy lots".

2) Anime and manga. This is the actual point of this blog post. There are many anime I would love to own on DVD/blu-ray and many manga series I want to own as well. In fact, I've recently started buying more things than I have time to watch/read, meaning they're sitting on my shelf not doing much. This is a bad thing. I've started buying things simply for the sake of owning them. However, things may get much worse.

The anime "Lucky Star" features a character called "Konata" who likes anime/manga/games/etc. One bit that's quoted by people a lot (or it's used a lot when parodying otaku in general) is that she buys three copies of something. One for general use, one for lending purposes and one for collective purposes (i.e. keep locked away for the future). Some might say this is a waste of money, but to others it makes perfect sense. There are some titles that I would be willing to do this for.

The rest of this post will be a continuously updating list of anime I want to own, with a rating out of 5 for how much I want to own it. However, if the rating is 5K, I would be sorely tempted to do a Konata and buy three copies. Also note that this for UK releases.

Angel Beats! - 5K
Bokurano - 3
Chu-Bra - 5K (seriously)
Dennou Coil - 5
Fractale - 4
Hidamari Sketch - 5K (all 3 seasons. I already own the Region 1 releases of series 1 and 2)
Kanamemo - 4
Kannagi - 2
KissxSis - 5K (simply because I know it won't happen)
Kobato. - 4
Kore wa Zombie Desuka? - 5K (favourite show of that season)
Kūchū Buranko (Trapeze) - 4
Kuragehime - 3
Magical Pokaan - 4
MM! - 5
Nyan Koi! - 5
Oniichan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne - 3
Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi - 2
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt - 4
Rio ~ Rainbow Gate ~ - 4 (for comedy purposes)
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei - 5K (please)
Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin - 3
Seitokai no Ichizon - 5
Seitokai Yakuindomo - 5K (because it will never happen)
SHUFFLE! - 5 (no K because I already own the region 1 DVD)
Sora no Otoshimono - 4
Shukufuku no Campanella - 5
Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru - 3
The World God Only Knows - 5K (one of my favourite series ever)
Toradora! - 2

I'll keep this updated when I remember about it. There's another blog post due soon...

Saturday, April 02, 2011

EMERGENCY MOE SCALE (patent pending) UPDATE (Fractale spoilers)

In my previous blog post, I put the following measurement:

Nessa (Fractale) - 8.832sth


At the end of the final episode of Fractale, Nessa and Phyrne kinda merge to become the same person. What is shown in the last few minutes is that the body of Phyrne has the mindset and mannerisms of Nessa.

THE MOE-SCALE IS OFF THE CHARTS! It seems to be impossible to measure the Moe-Scale for this character as there seems to be no delay between the character talking, and wanting to give her a hug.

This means my research into the perfect measurement for calculating how moe a character is requires more work. I shall continue my research.

Have a nice day,

Dr. Peter Shillito PHD

DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor, I do not have a PHD and this article has no real scientific merit. I also do not have a patent pending on the idea as it wasn't my idea in the first place and I don't think I could patent it anyway. I do think it's an interesting idea with potential though. Let me know what you think!