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2014-08-01 03:46 am
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004 - On short notice

About two days before August stepped in, I learned that the Japanese Government was going to implement an anti-Anime and Manga piracy campaign starting the said month.

And because of the unbelievably short notice, the number of titles in my watchlist that usually consisted of 5-6 Anime shows skyrocketed. I bet it's on 20 or so titles right now! Ughh. I put in every title I've ever thought of watching and rewatching. It has some new titles along with a handful of older and underrated ones that are now hard to find, and will be even more difficult when the policy starts to kick in. Had I not stalled myself from getting these titles when I first thought of watching them, I think I wouldn't be all panicky like I am now, lol. It just feels like I'm trying to get everything I can get before they're all taken down. And it feels kinda sad, actually.

I have lots of feels for those older titles, that's why I wanna try and get them--- the ones I watched when I was just starting to establish myself as an artist. Yeah, it's complicated, lol. And for the new ones, I just wanna catch up and update myself about the "industry." Seriously, I have to constantly remind myself that I can't just stick with the style/s of older shows just because of childhood nostalgia. Times are changing, and so are the animation and art styles.

I'm one of those 90's kid who grew up with Anime. I don't label myself as an "otaku," though. It's just that Anime has greatly influenced me ever since I was little. I've gotten over my initial reactions about this whole thing, and I have come to understand why it's happening. As someone beginning in this field, I can see how this so-called free access to Anime and Manga is hurting the Animation Industry. Whenever I watch Anime, I always and never fail to appreciate what's being played in front of my eyes as I observe details in the drawings and animation and camera angles--- all those technical stuff. I do critic, but I appreciate more. But my feelings become all void because they never really reach the ones who made these shows I have come to love. And even if I managed to send in my honest feelings, it still wouldn't be right for them because I didn't /legally/ purchase the stuff. You'd understand this scenario better if you placed yourself in the position of, let's say, a Mangaka. Imagine a fan saying that he/she loves your works dearly, but didn't really buy the stuff you worked on for months of deadlines and just got them off somewhere in the www. That would probably leave a bad aftertaste on your meeting. Of course you'd appreciate the appreciation more if that fan had actually bought some volumes of your manga. Right?

That is why I'm hoping that this new policy will be more of a motivation... for fans to work hard for them to be able to watch Anime and read Manga legally. Anime and Manga are products of the Japanese Culture as well as the Art Industry, and because they are products, they are to be bought. The people involved might be having fun, but they are not playing around; This is real work and they are seriously working their tails off every day (and night) beating quotas and deadlines for these titles we just /freely/ check out. If, before, we used our time to download or access these products from or on the internet, it's now time to bring back the right kind of equivalent exchange for this matter: no work/money, no anime/manga. This calls for discipline and self-control. It's what's gonna keep this industry up and running--- and it's what's gonna encourage these artists to continue their craft because being creative is not an easy thing when you're all stressed out, and I bet they are.

I feel sorry for trying to haul in everything in my watchlist, but if the policy is going to be relentlessly activated, I'd like to have this chance to /save/ this watchlist before I could purchase them officially. I've always thought of buying the ones I liked. :)

Although, the main problem remains: Language barrier for the titles with no english releases/translations.

Can fansubbing groups instead release the subtitles without the videos? Lol. Orrrr I could just get serious in learning Nihongo already! orz

EDIT: What what WHAAAATT I thought there were around 20 titles cuz it seemed like it but I tried counting everything and they added up to almost 70(?!!#*&%) This is just so unreal /creys
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2014-06-12 04:55 am
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003 - If you can't find it, make it.

So it's been almost two weeks since I finished watching KHR. I couldn't wait for the downloads to finish so I resorted to youtube uploads instead. It was that good of a series to me. Maybe I'll write some of my thoughts about it next time.

Still, I'm waiting for the complete raws to be downloaded. Some days the speed is extremely great, and some days it's not moving at all, literally, so I think it's gonna take a long while. But that's enough time for me to make the english softsubs. Yay!

Wait, what?

Here goes. I just noticed that my subtitle source had incomplete softsubs for KHR, boo, resulting to me having to search for the missing ones like everywhere I could in the wide web. And I couldn't believe that they're nowhere... But oh yeah, I got a complete set, well, in Russian that is. Haha. But it's actually complete, so it's a very very good thing. Those would be "templates" for me to re-encode everything in the english language. And I think I'm not just gonna do the missing ones, y'know, for consistency purposes, lol.

I now have an excuse for watching KHR all over again.

I wonder how I seem to get myself excited over things like this, and not much when it's things like those?


I'm writing this in a confused and procrastinating state. A lot has happened over the past month that has brought conflict within me, and it feels like I'm on some kind of rampage lately. I feel weird--er. Definitely weirder. I need to make up my mind about important things.

Right now I'm finishing up Zettai Shonen. One of my rewatches, it's been 8/9 years? Can't remember exactly, but I was definitely too young to comprehend the lengthy exchange of conversations of the show at that time coz it feels like it's my first time knowing about everything in the story while seeing it now. Although I've confirmed that Aizawa Ayumu is still one of my anime crushes, lol. And at the moment I feel like Kisa, except for the bullied part.

There's one line that has really struck me in the episode I watched today, something about sticking to what you're involved in now... Not the exact words, but something to that sense.

So yeah. I'm doing a re-translation of Katekyo Hitman REBORN! in english. I'll share them with everyone once they're done, maybe.
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2014-02-18 07:32 pm
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002 - Too many stones have been thrown.

I'll be watching these anime titles:
✮ Kateikyoushi Hitman REBORN!
✮ K
✮ Guilty Crown
✮ Ghost Hunt
✮ 07-Ghost
✮ Uchouten Kazoku
✮ Lucky Star

And will be re-watching these titles:
✮ Zettai Shounen
✮ Fullmetal Alchemist (2003)
✮ Fancy Lala

Katekyo Hitman REBORN! is the longest anime I'm daring to watch, with 203 episodes. I'm not fond of long shows, but I really like the art for KHR. The longest I've seen would be Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood with 64 episodes, simply because FMA is my second favorite anime ever. I'm trying to get KHR DVDrips coz I found out that the production team made changes in the art quality for the DVD release of the anime. I would like to completely watch the series right now, but my source is giving me 1GB per part and it has about a hundred parts in all, so yeah it pains me to accept that this is gonna take a long while. >.>;