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August 4th, 2011
I don't know if there's a buy/sell/trade manga thread on this site so I figured I'd go for the direct marketing route...

I have the following early 90s American comic book size volumes of manga I'd like to sell off:
- Ranma 1/2 - Part 2 - No. 1-7 (Viz)
- Pixy Junket - No. 1-6 (complete) (Viz)
- Appleseed - vol 2 #1, vol 3 #3, vol 3 #4, vol 4 #3 - (Eclipse)
- Dominion - # 2, 3, 4, & 6 - (Eclipse)
- Dirty Pair by Smith & Warren - vol 2 #5, vol 3 #1, 2, 3, & 5 (Eclipse)

C$20 + shipping for the whole lot. ^_^
Posted by deguy | Aug 4, 2011 4:55 PM | 1 comments
September 28th, 2008
Anime Relations: Idol Fight Suchie-Pai 2
The above is the title of the second film I took at at our local international film festival. This is a sumptuous movie that makes you want to live in the countryside of Japan, not in the megapolises such as Tokyo. It's also a magical film that has an idyllic and simple facade covering the turmoil of a young junior high school girl coming of age. A couple of surprises for me: Lead actress Sachi Parker not only speaks perfect Japanese but she's Shirley MacLaine's daughter. And the end credits song is an Arai Akino song but it isn't performed by her (something new everyday eh?).

Stopped off at a used CD/DVD shop after the movie. I DID NOT BUY the copy of "Idol Fighter Su-Chi-Pai" that was sitting on the shelf there. I've read the "Buried Garbage" column on ANN and I'll leave it to the pros to suffer through that kind of dreck.
Posted by deguy | Sep 28, 2008 9:40 PM | 0 comments
Anime Relations: Mach GoGoGo
Yes, my latest update to my watched anime list is an episode of "Speed Racer"... Actually what I watched was the first episode of "Mach Go! Go! Go!" that came with a tribute CD that was released in Japan. A tribute CD? Yes. Imagine an acapella version of the OP song. Or a reggae version. Of course there is the obligatory remix version.
Posted by deguy | Sep 28, 2008 9:02 AM | 0 comments
July 2nd, 2008
Anime Relations: Clannad
Was in the Big Apple from June 23rd to July 1st....
1) If you're in your sixties and standing at the luggage carousel at JFK carrying a small backpack with "RX-78-2" stitched on it...you may get spotted by someone who'll see it and know you're carrying a Gundam themed backpack. Even if there is no mention of the word "Gundam" on the backpack. I think it had a Feddie emblem on it though. I suppose the fellow could've been using a backpack he "borrowed" from a grandson.
2) I really only saw one person on the street wearing an anime related t-shirt. Luckily for me I partied enough to forget what that t-shirt said. I thought it was cute when I saw it though. It just wasn't that memorable.
3) Yes, we made a mistake when we wandered into a store on Broadway that sold anime figures. No, I didn't lead the way into the store. 'Nuf said. I didn't even pick up the box with the Furukawa Nagisa figure to check it out...even though I once had a Nagisa wallpaper on my Mac. :P
Posted by deguy | Jul 2, 2008 10:43 PM | 0 comments
June 13th, 2008
Paid a visit to Book-Off on the way back from work. I'm quite sure the title I'm looking for isn't to be found but I had a few minutes to burn off. It was sort of funny at times browsing the manga shelves going "Oh there's a copy of _____" and then realizing that copy was probably the amongst the books I had sold to the store a month or so ago. Gotta watch it eh? What could be more embarrassing than purchasing something one had sold off a short while ago?
Posted by deguy | Jun 13, 2008 11:29 PM | 0 comments
June 8th, 2008
Okay... I suspect a whole bunch of you weren't in elementary school then. But I've been out tonight drinking with friends to mark a stag party for an older(yes!) buddy who is getting married in a month's time. So here I am at 2AM watching the concert video of Shizuka Kudo at a tender age of twenty or so in 1990 singing her guts out. The rest of you can have your johnny come lately idols such as Leah Dizon. Eighteen years later and Shizuka is still my favourite idol singer. Didn't hurt that a lot of her big hits were co-written by chanteuse goddess Miyuki Nakajima. And Shizuka didn't record a song associated with an anime until "Pretty Cure". Ya gotta like that!
Posted by deguy | Jun 8, 2008 2:00 AM | 0 comments