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July 12th, 2009

Betcha wish ya had a collection like mine? I'll admit, its not as impressive as some of the other collections i've seen/heard about, but 300+ is still alot. I had to tear apart my old bookcase and I used it for the shelves you see here, and meanwhile my collection keeps right on growing...I just love reading manga, especially in paperback form. (Note: In the top shelf in the first photo, I had to place one row of mangas in front of another.)

(^ As you can see, 2 rows on the top shelves, as stated.)

All North American English printings, unless stated otherwise...

Angelic Layer 1-5
A.I. Love You 1
Anne Freaks 1-3
Aqua 1
Azumanga Daioh! 1-4
Bakuman 1-3
Battle Angel Alita (aka "Gunnm") 1, 7-9 (reprint)
Battle Angel Alita: Last Order (aka "Gunnm: Last Order") 1-3, 5-9, 12
Black Cat 1-2
Black Lagoon 1, 3-8
Bleach 1-22
Buso Renkin 2-5
Cardcaptor Sakura 1-2, 4-6 (Tokyopop Mixx ver)
Cardcaptor Sakura 1-6 (bi-lingual Kodansha ver/Japanese)
Cardcaptor Sakura: Master of the Clow 1-6
Chibi Vampire (aka “Karin”) 1-11+Airmail
Chrono Crusade 1-8
CLAMP School Defenders 1
CLAMP School Detectives 1
Clover (Omnibus edition)
Comic Party 1
Cowboy Bebop 1-2
D.Gray-man 1-17
Death Note 1-10
The Dreaming 1-2
Dogs: Bullets and Carnage 1
Excel Saga 1-3
Fairy Tail 1-2
Fate/Stay Night 1
Fruits Basket 1-10, 12-17
Fullmetal Alchemist 1-16
Fullmetal Alchemist 1, 7 (Singapore ver by Chuang Yi)
Fullmetal Alchemist: the Novel – Land of Sand
Fullmetal Alchemist: the Novel – The Abducted Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist: the Novel – Valley of the white Petals
Go Go Heaven 1-2
Go West! 1
Good Witch of the West (manga) 1-6
Hero Tales 1-3
Hetalia Axis Powers 1
InuYasha 1-2, 4-11, 14-15 (2nd reprint)
Kitchen Princess 4-5
Kobato 1-3
Love Hina 1, 3-14 (Tokyopop ver)
Love Hina 2-3 (bi-lingual Kodansha ver/Japanese)
Magic Knight Rayearth 1-2, 6 (Tokyopop Mixx ver)
Magic Knight Rayearth 1, 3 (Tokyopop reprint)
Magic Knight Rayearth II 1-3 (Tokyopop reprint)
Magic Knight Rayearth (Omnibus/Darkhorse Ed.)
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (novel/hardcover)
Midori Days 1
Negima 1-5
No Need for Tenchi 3 (1st ed)
One Piece (Omnibus edition) 1-3 (vols 1-9)
Ouran High School Host Club 1-6
Pretear 1
Pretty Face 1-6
Princess Ai 1-3
Ranma ½ 1 (reprint)
Real Bout High School 1-2
Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch 1-3
Ruroni Kenshin (Omnibus edition) 1-3
Sailor Moon 1-11 (Tokyopop Mixx ver)
Sailor Moon SuperS 1-4 (Tokyopop Mixx ver)
Sailor Moon StarS 1-2 (Tokyopop Mixx ver)
Sailor Moon 1-9 (Kodansha USA reprint)
Codename: Sailor V 1-2
Sailor Moon (novels by Tokyopop) 3, 5-7
SGT Frog (aka “Keroro Gunso”) 1-16, 18-19, 21
Shakugan no Shana (manga) 1-4
Shakugan no Shana (novels) 1-2
Shinobi Life 1
Skip Beat! 1
Slayers (novels) 1-3, 5
Soul Eater 1
Tokyo Mew Mew 1-7
Tokyo Mew Mew: A La Mode 1
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 1-19
Ultra Manic 1-5
Wild Ones (aka "Arakure") 1-2
X/1999 2-4, 7, 9 (1st ed)
X/1999 1, 5-6, 10-15 (reprint)
xxxHolic 1-9
Yotsuba&! 1-6, 9
Your and my Secret 1
Zombie Powder 1-4

OTHER BOOKS (not manga/novels)
2 Cardcaptor Sakura anime guides (Japanese)
Cardcaptors Cine-manga 1-4, 8-9
Chobits artbook
Death Note: How to Read 13
1st Fullmetal Alchemist manga artbook (Japanese)
2nd Magic Knight Rayearth artbook
Sailor Moon R anime guide (Japanese)
Scout Guide: Meet Sailor Moon
Scout Guide: Meet Sailor Mercury
Scout Guide: Meet Sailor Jupiter
Meet Sailor Moon (children's book)
Sailor Moon Friends and Foes (children's book)
Tenchi in Tokyo RPG guide

CURRENT COUNT: 407...I think, maybe, need to count again...
This only counts just manga, no novels, cine-manga, special books etc. I also count omnibus editions as 3-4 books instead of just 1.

LIST LAST UPDATED: May, 17, 2013
PHOTOS LAST UPDATED: Nov, 17, 2011 (note: not all books shown in pics)

FIRST MANGA EVER BOUGHT: Magic Knight Rayearth vol 2 back in 2002
THE FIRST 3 AFTER: Sailor Moon 2, Cardcaptor Sakura 6, Sailor Moon 1
I don't remember after that so don't ask.

This image speaks truth, in fact, manga is kinda like a drug itselef...
Posted by SailorCardKnight | Jul 12, 2009 4:30 AM | 4 comments

Not as impressive as my manga collection, seeing how I prefer to spend much of my money on manga/merchantdice rather than DVDs. But its still noteworthy of such a page...

Air TV vol. 2
Air TV vol. 3
Angelic Layer DVD set
Black Lagoon season 1 DVD set
Cardcaptor Sakura vol. 1
Cardcaptor Sakura vol. 2
Cardcaptor Sakura vol. 13
Cardcaptor Sakura vol. 17
Cardcaptor Sakura vol. 18
Cardcaptor Sakura: The Clow DVD set (eps 1-35)
Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie
Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie 2, The Sealed Card (Special Ed)
Cardcaptors vol. 3
Cardcaptors vol. 9
Chobits vol. 1
Chobits vol. 2
Chobits vol. 3
Chobits vol. 4
Chobits vol. 6
CLAMP Double Feature: Tsubasa Chronicle/xxxHolic movies
Cowboy Bebop: Remix, Remastered DVD set
Coyote Ragtime show vol 1-3 with tin box (complete set)
Fate/Stay Night vol. 1
Fruits Basket complete series DVD set (cheap version)
Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 5
Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 6
Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 7
Fullmetal Alchemist season 1 part 1 (eps 1-16)
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie (Special Ed)
InuYasha: The Movies DVD set
Kanon (2006) complete series DVD set
Magic Knight Rayearth season 1 DVD set
Magic Knight Rayearth season 2 DVD set
Sailor Moon vol. 1 (DiC dub)
Sailor Moon vol. 5 (DiC dub)
Sailor Moon vol. 8 (DiC dub)
Sailor Moon vol. 9 (DiC dub)
Sailor Moon vol. 10 (DiC dub)
Sailor Moon vol. 11 (DiC dub)
Sailor Moon vol. 12 (DiC dub)
Sailor Moon season 1 DVD set (Uncut/Subbed)
Sailor Moon S season 3 DVD set
Sailor Moon S: Heart Collection vol. 6
Sailor Moon SuperS season 4 DVD set
Sailor Moon SuperS: Dream Collection vol. 7
Sailor Moon: The Movies DVD set
Shakugan no Shana vol. 1
Shakugan no Shana Season 1 DVD set
Slayers season 1, Remastered DVD set
Tenchi Universe: Space II
Tenchi Muyo the Movie: Tenchi in Love
X vol. 1
X vol. 2
X vol. 3
X vol. 4
X vol. 5
X vol. 6
X vol. 7
X vol. 8

(Not shown: Sailor Moon R and S movies, they are currently being used as a seat for my Sailor Moon dolls in my display cabinet.

Cardcaptors: Misdirections
Cardcaptors: The Movie
Sailor Moon: Good Queen, Bad Queen
Sailor Moon S: Labyrinth
Sailor Moon S: Search for the Savior
Sailor Moon S: Hotaru’s Secret
Sailor Moon SuperS: The Eclipse
Sailor Moon SuperS: Diana’s Secret
Sailor Moon SuperS: Mina’s Rescue
Sailor Moon R: The Movie
Sailor Moon S: The Movie
Sailor moon SuperS: The Movie
Tenchi Muyo vol. 1
Tenchi Muyo vol. 2
Tenchi Muyo vol. 3
Tenchi Muyo vol. 4

(Because I’m just as proud of my non anime DVD collection. Please note I’m only listing my non-movie DVDs.)
Arrested Development season 1
Arrested Development season 2
Arrested Development season 3
Ducktales vol. 1
Ducktales vol. 2
Darkwing Duck vol. 1
Darkwing Duck vol. 2
Garfield and Friends vol. 1
Garfield and Friends vol. 2
Garfield and Friends vol. 3
Garfield: As Himselef
Garfield: Holiday Celebrations
Garfield: Fantasies
Garfield: Travel Adventures
Malcolm in the Middle season 1
My Name is Earl season 1

LAST UPDATED: Nov, 17, 2011

FIRST VHS: Sailor Moon: Good Queen, Bad Queen
FIRST DVD(s): Sailor Moon vol. 5 and 10...I think
FIRST DVD SET: Sailor Moon season 1 (Uncut)
Yes, I was a total Moonie back then before I got deeply into the world of anime.
Posted by SailorCardKnight | Jul 12, 2009 4:01 AM | 1 comments
February 14th, 2009
Like the title suggests, i’m having a hard time controlling my excitement for the new FMA anime. Then when somebody at the forums ( posted this article:
I figured I might as well post my thoughts on the new anime so far from all the infromation gathered so far in the form of a blog.

For starters the director. I have yet to see any of the other series he directed, but i’m just glad they decided to get a new one after what happened to the last FMA series. Seeing how this new guy enjoyed the manga and Arakawa seams to approve of him and is looking forward to seeing what he does, things are looking very promising. From the interviews it sounds like this guy knows what hes doing and he wants to do it right.

Paku Romi and Rie Kugimiya returning for Ed and Al. OF COURSE I”M HAPPY!!! *obessed Ed fangirl* Just hearing that Paku Romi playing the role of Ed again seriously made my day and Rie Kugimiya returning for Al is also wonderful! Lets hope they get the rest of the cast back! *grins*

The artwork. When I first heard that the artwork for the new anime was going to resemble the manga much more closely, to be honest I wan’t to thrilled about the idea. I really liked the artwork from the first series (didn’t care for the movie though), more so than the art from the manga. Even after seeing the previews for it, i’m still not too sure, but then again its hard to tell from a few short clips. But I do like how they are making the art look different from the original, this way at a glance you can tell its a different series. and i’m also looking forward to seeing it in widescreen! ^^

The music. I will admit I liked the last composer, even if the soundtrack was pretty mediocre. I really liked the militaristic-like/classical feel of it, and I thought it fit the series really well. There was times when I would read the manga while listening to it, and some of the tracks actually fit the scenes I read. So I didn’t mind if they got the same composer back. If they had to change, I had my hopes up for Yuki Kaijira or Nakagawa Koutaru (I thought of Yoko Kanno too, but her style doesn’t seam to fit FMA very well). I loved Kaijira’s work from Tsubasa and Noir, and I can totally see her making one hell of a soundtrack for FMA. Koutaru did the soundtrack for Code Geass, i wasn’t too thrilled for the soundtrack for the first season, but the soundtrack for R2 blew me away. I even imaged scenes from the manga playing out with tracks from R2 playing, the results where amazing! Although I had my hopes up for one of the 3, they surprised me when they decided on Akira Senju. I have never heard of this composer before that they choose, nor seen anything hes worked on. But if Arakawa likes the guy then i’m all for it, perhaps he will surprise me and give us an awsome soundtrack.
Theme-song wise, maybe we will have another awsome track by Asian Kung-fu generation and L’arc-en-ciel! Then I also have high hopes for High and Mighty Color, expecially after getting into listening to them again recently. UVERworld, Abingdon Boy’s School and Acess wouldn’t be half-bad either. Perhaps a nice ending theme by YUI too? We’ll see...

the title alone, FMA2. I wish they would give it a different name instead of having the “2” in there, it would give people the wrong idea thinking its a sequel to the first. why not FMA(2003)/FMA (2009) like what they did with Kanon? Or like with Tenchi series and add to the title. For an idea, like “FMA Rewrite” or something? *shrugs*

List of things I will miss from the old anime:
-the artwork (I really liked the art in the 1st series)
-Huges’ screentime (he was only in the first 4 volumes of the manga, and the flashback of the Ishbal war in vol 15, so in the new series he won’t be around much. >< )
-episodes 13 and 37 (EXPECIALLY ep 13, “Fullmetal VS Flame”, my fav, i actually have this ep on my iPod)
-most of the openings and endings

uhhh, thats it, everything else is crap in comparison to the manga....

List of things from the manga I want to see animated:
-like Arakawa, I also want to see the fight between Roy and Lust =D
-Scar blasting that f***ing Tucker’s head off, and Tucker STAYING DEAD LIKE HES SUPPOSED TO!!!! (seriously, that bastard deserved to die)
-seeing Ling, Lan Fan, Mei...ya know, the characters from Xing
-lets not forget the fight in Rush Valley after when Ed and Al met Ling
-Armstrong’s older sister, Oiliva and everything else that happens at Mt. Briggs heck, can i just sum things up and say “everything” so I don’t have to list it all? XD

Theres the more dramatic scenes too that I didn’t mention, but I could go on forever listing everything

Now let me throw in a quick word here to the people who are saying this “remake” is just for profit and that the first series was fine as is. For starters, there 2 different kinds of remakes: remakes for profit and remakes just to improve on the original. So far, this particular case is turning out to be the latter. A Hollywood example would be King Kong and its remake. Peter Jackson loved the original, and he just wanted to update it for today’s audience using today’s technology. Okay, maybe not the best example, but you get the drift. In the case of FMA, the “update” would be including more matieral from the manga.

If you think about it, the first series that was made seemed to be made with getting a profit in mind. I mean, they could have waited for more material from the manga to work with like with some series, but did they? No, they went and made it anyways, and as a result it became today’s Evangelion. But now, unlike Evangelion, we’re getting a remake that sticks to the original. I just hope the remake isn’t a carbon copy of the manga. As much as I love the manga, I hate to see the exact same thing but played out in anime form. So a few small differences would be nice, just nothing big that would ruin the whole anime....

Anyways thats it for now, still looking forward to the new series, and with the manga begining to near the end I can look forward to that as well. It’s gonna be interesting to see how it all turns out. ;)
Posted by SailorCardKnight | Feb 14, 2009 3:05 AM | 0 comments
January 8th, 2009
We all knew it was coming (at least I did). After seeing remake after remake of classic movies, TV shows and even cartoons getting a live-action treatment, it was only a matter of time before they turned their greedy eyes to anime.

First Speed Racer, up next is Dragonball, and somewhere along the way a movie for Battle Angel Alita was annouced (back in '04 I think). These aren't the only series getting the live-action Hollywood treatment apparently. Ninja Scroll was picked up by Warner Brothers, I heard something about an Astro Boy film being made, Disney is supposedly redoing Kiki's Delvery Service. Then theres the big shocker (for me) Cowboy Bebop is being made into a live-action film by Fox!

*insert freak-out moment here* NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I wanted to go to Hollywood and make a live-action Cowboy Bebop!!! I had some really cool ideas on how it could be done!! And knowing Hollywood THEY ARE BOUND TO SCREW IT UP!!! At least if i was in charge of making it, at least I would be able to give the fans a movie thats just as awsome as the series itselef!!! But its too late! *sniff/cries* You better not screw it up you assholes!! Or you shall face the wrath of the fans!!!

Well, I guess it can't be too bad. They did manage to make a live-action Cowboy Bebop already....well, kinda. Have any of you folks seen the movie Shoot 'em Up, I swear its as close as a live-action version of CB we have right now. When I first started watching that movie, I was all like..."OMG! Its alot like CB!" It has the exact same feel to it, similar writing, even the main guy reminded me of Spike and the main girl reminded me of Faye. All that was missing was the kick-ass soundtrack by Yoko Kanno, thats how much that movie was like CB. (Don't believe me? Then watch it for yourselef, you will be surprised.) Although, if I remember right, that movie was done by a different film studio. For all I know they could screw it over like how they did with my beloved Garfield. But at least we know it is possible to recapture the hip/cool awsomeness of CB in live-action form. (Seriously CB fans, go see Shoot 'em Up if you haven't!)

Anyways, the whole point of my post here is that I have recently decided to pick up reading Battle Angel Alita, and watch the movie for Ninja Scroll because of the films being made. So I wanted to comment on the whole situation. Plus, one of these days I want to go to Hollywood and be one of those folks working on live-action versions of anime films. Because Hollywood is going to to it anyways, its unavoidable, expecially now. So if you want something done right, then do it yourselef, thats what my dad always told me.

....and if Hollywood EVER makes a live-action Sailor Moon (by anyone other than me, at least I would not screw it up) I will murder the people who made it. Sailor Moon sacred to me (long story on why it is, let just say it was a very big part of my life, even today), and I know Hollywood will screw it up BIG time, have it based on the hacked up dub and make it into a stupid kids movie....

Anyways, thats all I have to say for now. Lets hope for the best and that these films will actually be decent. And if any more anime/manga series are annouced to become live-action films, most likely i'll check out the original if i havent' already...
Posted by SailorCardKnight | Jan 8, 2009 2:00 AM | 1 comments