Holy crap, Liam and Matt play Arcade’s Revenge! I actually had this game as a kid and this video fills me with frustrating memories of how hard that game was. I feel a little better now knowing that the game was garbage in addition to my poor gaming skills back then.
"LET JUSTICE BE DONE, THOUGH THE HEAVENS FALL."
So someone swapped in the Attack on Titan theme on the opening for Sailor Moon Crystal and this was the result.
do most anime openings got like a pacing system going on? cuz when I was in the 10th grade I tried swapping the 2nd Naruto opening with the OP music from at least 6 different animes and every single one of them worked flawlessly
they actually do, they’re very formulaic.
I feel like it’s time to bring this back.
"In the name of the Moon, I will kill all the titans!"
Eating sushi, getting drunk, and watching Sakasama no Patema, Psycho-Pass Extended Edition, and Tokyo Ghoul with my friends who don’t normally watch anime = awesome birthday in my book
I saw this and I immediately thought it was Pat (if he had more hair) from Two Best Friends Play getting a Yu Nurakami haircut.
[OFA] Ranko Kanzaki Lightsaber Performance
I wish PS4 was backwards compatible, because I would totally import this, with or without the power of the Sith.
What am I doing?! How did my list get this long?!
As you can see, I watch shows for very random reasons. I also finally broke down and started watching Shinryaku! Ika Musume for my morning commute. Debating on Persona 4 Golden and Psycho-Pass Extended, as they’re both pretty much the same story with some new scenes (and a new character in P4’s case) I guess. We’ll see.
"I’m Destroyer Shimakaze. When it comes to speed I’m the best there is, swift like the island breeze!"
Introducing the long-awaited Shimakaze, from the free-to-play online game Kantai Collection, or Kancolle, which features anthropomorphized WWII naval battleships. This game’s popularity has been skyrocketing recently, with an anime coming out this fall. I personally have no experience with the Kancolle game, but the character designs for a lot of the ships drew me in. Shimakaze in particular is featured in a lot of the promotional material for the series, so that’s probably why she’s the first in the Kancolle figma line.
Figma Shimakaze is based off of the Japanese Destroyer Shimakaze. The Shimakaze was equipped with an high-temperature, high-pressure steam engine, which made her one of the world’s fastest destroyers in her time. This is her point of pride, according to a lot of her dialogue in the game. Shimakaze’s overall design is extremely cute. She is outfitted in a sailor collar, white elbow-high gloves, an extremely small mini-skirt, a thong, red & white thigh-highs, high-ruddered boots, and she wears a ribbon styled like rabbit ears (she’s fast, remember?). She is also the exact opposite of the figma in my last review. Unlike Super Sonico, she is EXTREMELY skinny/slender and flat-chested. I guess the argument can be made that this would make her more aerodynamic, therefore faster in the water.
In terms of articulation, Shimakaze’s great. She’s one of the 2.0s, so she has the new ball-jointed wrists, which are really starting to grow on me. Because of how little she is wearing and how thin she is, she has very unrestricted movement. The only movement issues you may have are the ankles and the head. The tails of her hair are hard plastic, but it is jointed, which is well hidden. In spite of this, it can be difficult to rotate her head left and right, especially when you equip her torpedo pack. Since she is wearing high-heeled boots, she doesn’t have much of a ankle rocker. She has great forward and backward ankle movement though. I also have to give props to her torso movement, which has excellent range.
Paint application is top-notch, as expected from a figma. There is great color separation and my figure has almost no paint splotches. The stripes on her thigh-highs are very crisp and clean. I really like the gold used on her buttons, collar, and gloves. It’s very bright and really pops out against the white and blue. The her thong strings are sculpted onto her hips and painted. I originally thought they would be a separate piece, but this makes more sense as a black movable piece constantly rubbing on her hips would probably cause staining. The blue paint on her skirt, despite how short it is, can rub off onto her legs with enough movement. Nothing a q-tip and weak rubbing alcohol can’t clean.
For accessories, Shimakaze comes with:
Overall, Shimakaze is a great figma and one of the cuter designs in my collection. I highly recommend her. She sold out fast when she was up for pre-order, which really shows how popular she is compared to the other Kancolle figmas coming out (Only matched so far by the AGP Yamato by Bandai). She retailed around $60, $50 (not including shipping) if you pre-ordered from AmiAmi. She is still sold out at most retailers, with ebay prices averaging at about $90. Now to wait for other ships to deploy.
I really wish they’d have a 3rd season (not counting Roberta’s Blood Trail as a 3rd season). I mean, c’mon! They made an animated ad for volume 10 release! Or at least give me some Black Lagoon Figmas or S.H. Figuarts, because that Revoltech Revy is tiny.
Fell asleep when it was “On sale soon!”, woke up when it was “Sold Out”. Apparently she sold out in minutes. Luckily, Hobby Link Japan just got their allotment for pre-order!