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Emma Anime, Ghost Hunt, Stuff

January 7th, 2006 (02:54 am)

Finally watched the last two DVDs for Emma tonight. The package from CDJapan *finally* arrived today, and apparently FMA movie will be next month. (I keep forgetting...) ^^; Instead it was the last of Emma, Trinity Blood, my staple Meitantei Conan, and Blood+. Shall see how Trinity Blood and Blood+ are tomorrow I guess. Looking at the DVD player, there are still a few more DVDs I haven't watched including the last DVD for Air and Air the movie. Hopefully I'm caught up on the others beyond. Kyo Kara Maoh! should hopefully be shipping soon from Amazon Canada. I *like* this series. It's so silly and light and so unlike most things I watch... ^^; I still need to sit down and read the books. I need a few more clones so I can read everything I want to. I'm still trying to re-read the Ghost Hunt novel series (so I can reacquaint myself with all the characters properly to try writing a fan fic again). That plus there are actual novels I want to read, and I hit Project Gutenberg today... ^^;

A long time ago in a galaxy much too far away, I got to read a small snippet of Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene in English 10H. (I was in the IB program in HS hence the H after the standard class designation). I never forgot that small excerpt in our English textbook and I finally decided to DL the thing so I'd get to read it. ^___^ English 10H was about the only English class I really enjoyed and it introduced me to such wonders as Beowulf, the Cantebury Tales and Greek Mythology. All my other English classes were so dull with novels, poetry and Shakespeare. :P

I get the feeling Emma was only 12 eps? It's a shame. I really like this series and love the opening theme. I'll have to see if I can't listen to the soundtrack tonight. ^___^ I'm also thinking about re-reading the entire manga series. It's not very long; only 6 manga volumes so far (there are also 2 novels, but I believe they're based on the manga). Apparently it's published in a monthly manga magazine so it's fairly long between volume releases. -_-;;

Which reminds me, Ghost Hunt vol... 9? has finally reappeared on Amazon JPs site for 4-6 week delivery. Does this mean it'll actually be published?? It was supposed to be published back in August, but was suddenly delayed due to the manga-ka being unwell and unable to finish the volume for publication (presumably this would be the author asides, kakioroshi and stuffs). I'll have to see about putting in an order either through Sasuga or with Iwase in Richmond once it's actually released. Can't wait to read it! ^___^

Anyhoo, I should be off. Hard to believe it's about the same time as I'd written yesterday. I'm nowhere near as semi-conscious today. :P


Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: January 7th, 2006 10:45 am (UTC)
she is too fond of books

Emma is indeed only 12 episode. *sadness* I loved just about everything about that show, even the ending, which is tough for me. I also really enjoy the music. *sigh* I have chunks of the manga, so I guess I should sit down and … I don't know … read it. ^_^

Project Gutenberg is wonderful and horrible. Whyohwhy isn't there more time in the day? We need awake time, sleeping time, and reading time. Yesyes! ^_^

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: January 9th, 2006 12:39 am (UTC)
Frustrated / defiant Tohru

Project Gutenberg is quite painful. >_< There are so many things I'd love to read but... time. Like you, I need reading time added to my day. ^_^;

BTW, Emma manga has some differences from the anime (fairly minor overall by the looks of things) but it definitely continues the story beyond. I want to know what's going to happen next! Things were left in a bit of a pickle at the end of vol 6. @_@

Posted by: Lina (chibi_plum)
Posted at: January 7th, 2006 11:30 am (UTC)
HYD-Jun = <3

Kyo Kara Maoh!!! It's one of my guilty pleasures as well. Beautiful men touching inappropriately for no apparent reason! XD

A friend sent me the FMA movie for Christmas, but also sent Kaikan Phrase....so I was saving FMA for last. But I also really liked the band's relationship in Kaikan Phrase, and the most likely inaccurate look at the music industry. I thought it was great! >_< I have been so busy though. I'm sure, at this point, you will see it before me. *hugs*

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: January 9th, 2006 12:43 am (UTC)

I actually haven't seen Kaikan Phrase anime. ^^; I read the manga and... well, I think I'm getting a bit tired of her (Mayu Shinjo) work. I never got through Haou Airen; I stopped reading her stuff in the middle of that series actually. ^^;;

FMA though. I'm really looking forward to seeing that movie! I remember seeing the trailer included in NewType or Animage and... Hurry up and get here already... *___*

Posted by: Lina (chibi_plum)
Posted at: January 9th, 2006 01:39 am (UTC)
FMA-Love and war

Yeah, I've heard that it's easy to lose interest in Shinjo's work. The anime was a nice change from the manga, though.

*Is watching FMA now* I'll let you know when I see the movie!

Posted by: nana_komatsu7 (nana_komatsu7)
Posted at: January 7th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC)

I agree with you about Emma... I really HATE that stupid final... T_T

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: January 9th, 2006 12:46 am (UTC)

*laughs* Have you been following the manga for Emma at all? If you liked the series, you might like the manga as well. ^___^ Although, the anime ending isn't too far off from how things go in the manga...... ^^;

Posted by: springfalls (springfalls)
Posted at: October 6th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC)

You said you're trying to reread the Ghost Hunt novel series. Does that mean you actually have access to the original novel that the manga/anime is based off of? If you do have it, do you have an english translation of it? Where did you get it? Can you please tell me? I'm even willing to buy an english translation of it if I find it ^^;

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: October 6th, 2007 11:13 pm (UTC)

I managed to snag copies of the entire novel series through Amazon JP before they went out of print. Sorry no translations except for the odd excerpt here and there that I might have written up in my journal.

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