Gotta love figures that are just given a generic race-based name. I suppose it wouldn’t do to have xXGamerGurrl92Xx as the figure name, but still it’s weird referring to this one as “Elf.” This is Max Factory’s take on the Lineage II character design, which was released last summer. While it’s a pretty figure overall, a few things have kept this from becoming one of my favorites.
I can’t help but to love Wolf Children. It’s partly a Ghibli-esque story about a young woman overcoming the challenges set on her by a demanding life. But it’s also a very un-Ghibli film about a single mother and the bittersweet experiences she has raising two children alone. The 117-minute run time seemed to cruise by as I got utterly wrapped up in the characters and their daily lives.
We’re several days into the new year now, so I thought it would be fun to take a look back at 2013 and offer some opinions about it. Since this is Makigumo, I encourage you not to take any part of this list too seriously. To start, I chose this header to represent the most bizarre scene in an anime for 2013. It’s from the piano duet in Evangelion 3.33. And a scene that’s too weird for that movie is just too weird, period.
If A Certain Magical Index is a wild, unfocused exposition of superpowered fantasy, then its spin-off A Certain Scientific Railgun is a slightly more grounded work that mixes in character development and an actual plot. I’ve always preferred Railgun to Index for that reason – superpowers are more fun when you care about who’s wielding them. The continuation, A Certain Scientific Railgun S, takes the same approach as the first season but moves away from the mostly lighthearted feel of the original.
I think I’ll try something different today. I’ve been pondering doing a post about my photographic gear for a while, but I’m not sure how much people would actually get out of looking at my kit. Instead I want to highlight just one piece of equipment in particular: Canon’s EF-S 60mm macro lens.
It’s Friday night so that means we get back to my favorite time of the week: shout-out time! I haven’t done the separate anime and figure posts in a while, although I did somehow manage to write both an anime review and a figure review in the same week. Strange things do happen. Read on to see the most exciting things and stuffs in my otaku world.
It’s been nearly four full months since my last honest-to-goodness figure review! I’ve shot some smaller photo sets since then, but I think it’s time I got back to what I do
best reasonably well.
About a year and a half after releasing the final episode of Bakemonogatari, Shaft followed up with its sequel Nisemonogatari. Although shorter than its predecessor with only 11 episodes, watching Nisemonogatari nonetheless felt like a long, drawn-out affair. I watched the series over the course of a weekend, but I wouldn’t suggest watching more than two or three episodes at a time. Despite my intrigue and mild excitement going in, it was a pretty exhausting anime to sit through.
Wonder Festival came and went over the weekend. It’s kinda insane that such a huge hobby event only happens for one day (although it does happen twice a year). On the one hand, you get all the news you want right in one giant news-splosion. On the other hand, you don’t really get to savor the new stuff over the course of a week or so. It would take a long, long time for me to post about everything I liked out of this WonFes (everything is what I liked), but I do want to go through the top figures that have me bouncing up and down.