taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Klavier / rock this legal system)
So, Ace Attorney 5. About fucking time, CAPCOM.

Seriously, not sure if want. Because they just said "yeah, okay, we're making the game" and that's it. So my level of enthusiast or dread will vary depending on the following factors:

a) Main characters: is it Phoenix-tachi or Apollo-tachi?
b) Producer: is it Takumi or Eshiro?

For a, I think it's not a surprise that I'll be "meh" if it's yet another Phoenix story. I'm horribly attached to the AJ cast and their cuteness, and I want to play with them again in a game that's not a hot mess and/or hijacked by hobo Nick. I wouldn't mind if they mention or show the old characters who were M.I.A. in AJ:AA, as long as they have tiny cameos or small roles. Like, if they have Apollo facing Franziska or a thirty-something Miles, I will choke a bitch because they already have their spinoff and I'm sick of their faces by now. I really want more Klavier, but since changing main prosecutors is a tradition, I'll just be glad if he appears at all.

For b... I have a history of RAEG with Eshiro. I'll cry and mourn for the franchise if Takumi doesn't come back, because I'm sure that guy will screw it up again. I have my Disapproval Stephen Colbert gif ready.

Honestly, I think I'm more squee about the new anniversary illustrations because EEEEEEEEH THEY'RE DRAWING MY PEEPS AGAIN AND IT'S ADORABLEEEEE ♥♥♥ The last one is perfect.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Crossover / grape juice pitchers puzzle)
Don't mind me, I feel like I have to comment on the silly yet amazing news that is the Professor Layton/Phoenix Wright crossover game for the 3DS. Yes, it's legit. I'm torn between OMG WHY SO EPIC and OMG IS THIS CRACK FOR REAL. I CAN'T EVEN. Also, this is the coolest Gyakuten news in a long time, and of course Eshiro isn't involved while Shu Takumi is. CONCLUSION: LET TAKUMI ALONE HANDLE THE FRANCHISE FROM NOW ON, OKAY?

Too bad they didn't adapt Phoenix and Maya to the Layton art style. I think they can rock that look, their canon already being an anime cartoon of sorts and all.

If Edgeworth isn't in the game and people wank about it, I'll laugh my ass out.

But yes, coolest official crossover idea since that Dragon Ball/One Piece AU one-shot. Too bad I suck at Layton games and I have yet to finish the first one ;;

ETA: IMPORTANT! I read in a forum where does Kurou's name come from. Actually it's a part of Minamoto no Yoshitsune's full name. The kanji mean "ninth son", but that's meaningless in Okamiverse (...I hope so, imagine 9 mini-Wakas). LOL screenwriters, still throwing bizarre Yoshitsune references on Ushiwaka-related stuff?

ETA2: ...No plans for Layton/Wright in the West. Tiiiiime to break out my "capcom sucks so much tag", sigh. I knew this post was too happy.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Anise / looking for a fight?!)
So I wake up in a world with Gyakuten Kenji 2 coming up. And Edgeworth is still the main character.

Sigh. Where's my "Stephen Colbert re: Eshiro pissing on my fandom cereal" gif again?

Here we go.



And I'm copy-pasting my comment at the [livejournal.com profile] gyakuten_saiban post on why this mom is disappoint.

a) I WANT GS5 MUCH, MUCH MORE /WHINE BIAS WHINE CHEESE WHINE
I was expecting a GK coming sooner, with Takumi not involved recently, so that wasn't that heartbreaking... but still. Meh.

b) Ah, it's also an Edgey game? Are they all GK/AAI games going to be his? Eshiro, drop your fanboy boner for him for a sec, because you can't see the potential of this series. Haven't they thought of rotating the prosecutor? One game with Franziska, one game with Godo-- wait, how is that going to work if he only takes cases with Phoenix?-, one game with Klavier ♥ (AND EMA AS THE DETECTIVE OH GOD PLEASE NO MORE LITTLE THIEF BULLSHIT I WANT THE SCIENCE GIMMICKS BACK), and so on. I know Edgeworth is the fan favorite and he sells like hot bread, but it would be more fun like this. I want to play as Klavier ;;


Hell, I'm the only person in the world who dislikes Franziska intensely, but I'm more than willing to put up with her bratty POV if this means the chance to get a Klavier game this decade.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Ace Attorney / Nooo not my last snackoo!)
→ I think I understand why I'm not doing a 30-days meme yet. I'm too indecisive so I'm bound to get stuck at it. (Okay, and I still haven't found one that convinces me entirely. Maybe I should say screw it and do any of them anyway, just to update more than once a week.)

→ Haha wow, this is the fugliest piece of Okami merchandising I have EVER seen. Really, CAPCOM? Finally a figure of Amaterasu and she looks like a scary feral dog with rabies and face cancer designed by a 14-year-old furry fanartist? SON I AM DISAPPOINT. I'll be over here, puking and hoping I don't have nightmares tonight.

→ Speaking of hype I don't get, I'm not really interested in Catherine, the latest ATLUS mindfuck project. It's not the horror or eroticism what turns me off. I could get through random porn scenes if the plot was good, maybe, if the case was different. I'm just very conflicted by this game being titled with a female name while the main character is a man whose profile sounds quite douchebag to me. And the Catherine person? Oh, she's a literal femme fatale who seduces dudes in dreams to kill them or something like that? Oooh, sexy women are evil and scaryyyy. Oh, the poor guys are victims of sexuality and oh, the manpain to have your ex-girlfriend pregnant. Of course. Whatever. Stay classy, ATLUS. Pizza cheese never looks like semen. I-I guess? IDEK

→ Oh the other side of the spectrum, I tried Persona 2: Eternal Punishment in a PSX emulator. Why this one first and not Innocent Sin, you ask? FEMALE ADULT PROTAGONIST, BOOYA. I like having an adult party in a JRPG. Except this is one of those SMT games where you get your Personae/demons by negotiation. Goddammit, I hate negotiations, I never know what to say and I always get it wrong. It's a shame the gameplay is putting me off, since from what I played (2 hours, sure, but still) the plot was intriguing. And Philemon is hot intrigues me too.

→ Incidentally, it's impossible to import P3P to Europe. All stores are forbidden to ship it to the EU countries. I wonder if it's common bullshit for all PSP games, or ATLUS is planning to localize it one of these years. Or maybe they're just jerks.

→ It breaks my heart how much I care about the Apollo Justice (the game) sometimes. I swear I could make a shrine just with my extensive (and probably unpopular) opinions about Klavier Gavin. It might be because he's my favorite character to RP as, so I give too much thought to his characterization. I care a lot about all the main characters in that subfandom, but he really depresses and cheers me up at the same time.

This post is depressing! And two days for the next Ouran chapter in Japan, so even more depressing. I'm going to watch happier things, like stupid British TV or something.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Default)
Act I: In which there are rumors about Amaterasu in MvC3.
Kiri: *mindboggles*
Kiri: *doesn't believe it*
Kiri: *is not sure if want*
Kiri: Well, she'd kick Thor's ass, I guess.
Act II: In which it is announce that both gods are in.
Kiri: *fumes*
Kiri: *fumes some more*
Kiri: She made more sense in Tatsunoko vs CAPCOM! You guys suck!
Kiri: *looks at screencaps* Oh look, Ammy is totally kicking Thor's ass |D
Act III: In which a gameplay trailer comes out.
Kiri: *stares in awe*
Inner 11-year-old Kiri: OMG SHE'S POSING WITH CHUN-LI
Kiri: I-it looks badass...
Kiri: ......O-okay, I still resent she's not in TvC but. I'm not mad anymore.

Too bad the Marvel side of this game is such a sausage fest.

~*~

Do you recall [livejournal.com profile] reflections_2? It was like [livejournal.com profile] ship_manifesto, but to make essays about animangame characters you love. The place is dead now, and the non-Japanese-fandom mirror comm is not that active, and it makes me sad because I feel like rambling about how a character I really like. I suppose I could go to [livejournal.com profile] hated_character, since this was inspired by an opinion on [livejournal.com profile] fandomsecrets -that wretched hive of scum and villainy- but I'm not sure if he's as hated as I think he is.

It's funny that I'm so used to hear that Klavier Gavin is a flat character that I don't retort anymore. Haters gonna hate. We agree to disagree. I was more boggled at how I keep seeing people making his brother issues a whole lot worse than I believe they are. And a lot of RP versions of Klavier I've seen in LJ do seem to take some fanon dependency on Kristoph thing at heart. WTF, where is that dependency in the canon? I'd rather see people calling him flat.

Eh, I should replay the last case and pay special attention at those scenes. And whatever I do, I shouldn't make a list of PW characters who I consider to be flatter than Klavier.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Apollo / here's an idea)
WHICH HOGWARTS HOUSE DO I BELONG IN?


Anyway, here's a reflection. Next generation sequels: cash cows, butchers of canon, chances for more cool world building? For my bitter nitpicking over everything Okamiden, it would seem I'm against them as a subgenre. But... no, actually. It's a case-to-case thing to me. Sometimes it works, sometimes it's awesome, sometimes I want to send bomb letters to the one who had the brilliant idea.

More ranting )

Why am I bringing this rant up? Avatar: The Legend of Korra. I'm not freaked out about it just because it's nextgen. I'll wait for more details to form an opinion. I do like the rumors I've heard (happening 100 years later, Korra being the next Avatar, a waterbender, AND a female: if that's the case, it'll be timeskip legacy OMC-as-dead-mentor nextgen, and it sounds so potentially cool with focusing on a female Avatar this time)
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Tales of / Fuck yeah Malkuth!)
Oh, okay. Hi to everyone from the F!S meme! *waves*

Now a couple of notes:

i. This article on the similarities of the Japanese legal system and the one in Ace Attorney/Gyakuten Saiban is both interesting and quite creepy. There are even further notes on the comments. Perhaps I feel they're being a bit harsh on the game's prosecutors, but that might be me and my gut reaction to point out Gavin. Don't mind me.

ii. With 107 eating our brains, I didn't notice that scanlations of Tsuioku no Jade 4 were out! ♥♥ Finally I know what it says! I wasn't expecting that Peony was actually moving to Grand Chokmah (it might be because Peony here looks younger than in the Gaiden when he moved out, but it's the drawing style because he's *counts* 21-22, so yeah). In the end the experiment is what I thought it was. Oh, and Miyajima does say the manga is made out of rejected game events, so I guess that officially makes it an official AU.

LOL at the notes on Jasper's design. He looks nothing like a worn out Brad Pitt XD I did find it funny that she sort of added that he looks old because Jade and Peony don't look their age so in comparison... XDDD And of course Saphir would open his uniform neck, haha.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Ema / whatever)
Okay, so I finally finished Ace Attorney Investigations. I'm lukewarm about it: not completely horrid, but also not a delight. I want to train myself to make reviews of stuff, so I might as well rant about the good, the bad, and the cravat. And probably there's a need for non-Edgeworth fangirls talking about it. Just hints of spoilers for this game, but there are for Apollo Justice (WTF).

Reach out for the truth, prosecutor style )

In short: I enjoyed several things of it, but the pacing was horrible and some parts dragged. I have mixed feelings about this game, but the additions to the canon are neat.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Sheena / facepalm)
WHAT'S UP WITH THAT. IN THE LAST 24 HOURS I'VE HAD SEVEN BOT ACCOUNTS, ALL FROM RUSSIA, FRIENDING ME. GET AWAY FROM MY USERNAME.

Anyway. I'm doing belate memes. Here are some words for that "I'll give you 5 words I associate you with" one I've been collecting. Explanations come now:

Apollo Justice, IJ RP's, Spain, Xing, tsundere, Jade Curtiss, rain, video games and gamming, web design, smart sparkly blonds, Fullmetal Alchemist )

You might notice I skipped ONE COMMON WORD I got from everyone. I get tl;dr about my love of Okami, so I'll try something new in a different post for that.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Vivi / best desert princess ever)
Oh shit, I didn't want the previous post to sound like attention whoring, or fishing for comments. I think the point of that rant was to be more honest with you and myself, admitting I have an issue and stuff. But I do appreciate the things you guys said. Thank you.

ANYWAY. It was historical seinen manga tiemz a few days ago, but there's no huge novelty. Canute continues to troll England just as planned, got more confirmation about Hephaestion!Alexander, and Cesare is still sneaky and sexy.

And I went online shopping today, because there was bargain sale and free shipping in a Spanish DVD store.

Seirei no Moribito. They finally released a boxset, so now I'm more than happy to buy it. Individual volumes suck.
Neon Genesis Evangelion. Because I didn't have it and it was 25% off.

I also found a bargain on eBay, so I got Final Fantasy VI Advance at £16. Considering it's an out of print FF game, it's unbelievably cheap (local stores and buyers have it at over 60€!). I decided to go for it because now that I've played around for a while on an emulator, I'm sure I can handle the gameplay. And I think I'm obsessing a little bit over the Figaro brothers.

I have a couple of episodes left to finish the last case of Edgeworth's game. I've been procrastinating because this case never ends.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Ema / smug)
THE FANFICTION LOVE MEME


Ummmm. Apparently I did the 30 days meme wrong and I had to post my favorite song yesterday, which I didn't (I just picked a random one I liked). Today it's supposed to be my favorite movie and... call me weird, but I've never even had a favorite movie. Yeah. So I might quit the meme. I fail.

And I can't see half of my icons O_o Anyway. Random news!

1. The English Ace Attorney artbook was delayed. WELL DUH, IT'S UDON. There's a fucking reason I didn't preorder it, and I don't plan on getting it until I know for sure that people own it. I mistrust those bastards that much.

2. More language wank! The Edgeworth game isn't going to be distributed on Europe by Nintendo, but by Koch Media. And they decided they're not translating the game to other languages. Cue the Spaniards in the fandom hyperventilating and doing... an internet petition -that'll ttly work! Meh, I wasn't planning to buy this one out of spite towards the producer, and I always play these games on emulator first anyway.

The reason why they have so many signatures? They pimped it on Court Records forums and got many non-European folks to sign in support.

3. Muramasa: The Demon Blade is out of stock/print here already. I bought it and got to play around an hour last week, and it's fun to play and pretty and I'm in love with the landscapes. I began with Kisuke and his plot is a bit hard to follow with all the random name-dropping.

4. Oh gods, Okamiden Famitsu scans. I just. Uh. Why does Yomigami have babies?! And what's up with the new brush god! Fuck you, Eshiro, you can't make up new zodiac signs!! If you needed a new bird god, why the need to make it a brush god or looking like one?! And... are they penguins...? What the fuck. There aren't penguins in Japan or even in Hokkaido. As much as I like penguins? LOL NO.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Ema / whatever)
Note to self: when reading shoujo manga/manhwa, and you find yourself thinking that all the potential love interests are creepy assholes who irritate you, especially the one the main character obviously ends up falling for? Just... forget that shit and move on. It most definitely will get more annoying with time, unless it's explicitly a comedy.

I'm so picky for shoujo and shounen, really.

Also, is there more good non-conventional shoujo where a heroine (or hero, if shounen-ai) with a strong will and personality doesn't turn to a weepy "omg mah wub is everything!1!" idiot as soon as she hooks up with the guy (or girl, if yuri), and keeps most of her original traits? Any recs, guys?



Okay, so there's a flash demo for The Edgeworth and Gumshoe Show Ace Attorney Investigations. So far it's not as funny as the Defense games (needs even moar sarcasm, Edgey) but then again it's only the first few minutes of the game we have here. The gameplay looks cool and challenging, though. I doubt I'll buy this but I will play the shit out of its ROM.

Speaking of things this game needs moar: Ema Skye. I was looking at some official art.
- Age and height. 18 years old, 154cm. Girl, no wonder you're using those heels as an adult |D You grew well so fine, but didn't really grow up that high.
- Sketches. Behold hair down and no hat and long trousers, and ponytail in some other. So pretty!

ETA: answers to lyrics meme
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Ling / Host club)
BECAUSE MAMORU MIYANO IS LING. I can't get over that.

Okay, right, I've been saving up words from that "comment and I'll give you words to ramble about" meme like a squirrel. So it's time to gush.

[livejournal.com profile] colonize gave me The Legend of Zelda, Peony/Jade, Good Omens, Raine Sage, and Howl/Sophie )

[livejournal.com profile] telrunya gave me web pages, Ling, Tales of the Abyss, CLAMP, caparashon )

[livejournal.com profile] sha_chan gave me turtles, baddass colonels, Ace Attorney, sparkly blonds, snarky pairings )

I still have two sets to do. Will go with that tonight or tomorrow.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Fullmetal Alchemist / Ling-tachi)
Oh, the names of the Xing seiyuus came out! Let's see, we already know that Mamoru Miyano is Kira Tamaki Ling , and that will never stop being funny. EVER. Now, Lan Fan is Nana Mizuki, whom I know as Rue and Colette (...what a combo). But really, between that amazingly strange range and the fact she's done shy shounen females, I'm not concerned. Fu's voice I don't quite remember right now even though I've heard him. Mei's seiyuu's works are too moeblob so I don't know her at all; I sure hope she's fine.

And now, an important confession. I don't care if you judge me, because the plots were really good and the characters awesome. So after several months, 117 episodes, 4 OVAs, and a lot of fighting with megavideo, I finished this shit out of sheer stubbornness and I'm coming out of this closet. It's got skeletons. Winged skeletons. What I mean to say is:

I watched the entirety of Kyou Kara Maou, and I liked it.

I'd tell you to guess my favorite character, but it's way too obvious.

ETA: I FORGOT.
Good news: CAPCOM is releasing the Ace Attorney artbook in English! Yay!
Bad news: ...The publisher is Udon, aka the idiots who did the Okami artbook. Here's to months of delays!

EPIC FAIL!

Jun. 29th, 2009 02:39 am
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Crossover / NOT as planned)
Yamazaki's (the director) original plan was moving the stage outside of the court, game players can investigate crime scenes and deduce as a detective, and the main character was supposed to be Ema Skye. However, Eshiro (the producer) vetoed his plan, because at the first sight he read the plan, Edgeworth jumped into his mind.

I-- I, um.



...Yeah. Fuck you, producer.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Ema / whatever)
Just to avoid whining, cameo under cut.

Apollo Justice cooties? In MY Edgeworth game?! It's more likely than you think, bitches! )

Can't WAIT to see the fangirls whining! Especially because of a certain something I read about in forums. Between this and the AJ cooties, I bet there'll be wank even.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Klavier / rock 'n' laws)
Who wants to bet Ginsei (from Kobato)'s true face is actually one of an androgynous Kamui-like pretty bishounen with large eyes and luscious eyelashes? I mean, look at the chapter where he talks to the bear. I swear he looked stereotypically CLAMP bish there even if he still was a furry. Srsly guys. I have such a clear image of this dude now that we know he has short hair and shit.

Anyway...

I've been pondering a bit about what a prosecutor and a detective must do in the Ace Attorney world. Or also, who decides who gets to be the defendant? )
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Ema / taking notes for research)
LOOK WHO'S IN THE SCANS FUCK YEAH! Actually, those three new characters made me smile, but... EMA *_* The hat is dorky and foppish, YES, FOPPISH, what would you know? but I'm digging it.

Please let it have a case with luminol/fingerprints shenanigans!

BRB spazzing.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Anise / fangirling)
...I've been feeling sort of terrible. So I'm sorry for not commenting on your memes and posts, guys, I really want to :(

Ironically, I'm getting bitten by plotbunnies as well, while I'm not in the mood to write them down.



I'm not one to like SD gashapon, normally. B-but there are exceptions. Mention CLAMP no Kiseki and I'll kick you in the balls. Long, bitter story. I'd like to own the military Jade in this collection even if it's for the hilarity of a rappig as his accesory (ooh, is it Cute Jade? Would I be getting 2x1 Jades?). Granted, I would prefer the one coin figurines any day of the week if I could only buy any, but... a tiny rappig.

But that's not the point and the reason I'm making this post. IT'S THIS, MY GOD, IT'S THIS. SO UGLY YET SO CUTE. GUESS WHICH TWO I WANT. MERCHANDISING INCLUDING THEM I CAN'T BELIEVE IT I THOUGHT CAPCOM FORGOT ABOUT THEM WITH ALL THE GODOT ILLUSTRATIONS AND GYAKUKENJI PINK TEACUPS AND BULLSHIT.

Now I want some with female lawyers and sidekicks and detectives to make them company (so wanting a Trucy and an Ema). And also, they should make a hobo!Phoenix for time paradox purposes.

...Oh wait, I forgot you only get Japanese merch in my city's shops for shounen manga and Final Fantasy. Booo!
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Apollo / here's an idea)
15 minutes of my life doing this. Copy-pasting ripped sprites and googling deer and stuff.



Phoenix and Edgeworth versions under cut )

And yup, I've cropped them for an icon post! That goes without saying. ETA: for the confused.

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