Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Melty Blood Actress Again Version A

Singles Play:
Street Fighter 4
Tatsunoko vs Capcom
Fate: Unlimited Codes

2v2 Play:
Arcana Heart 2: Suggoi

3v3 Play:
Virtua Fighter 5R Revision 1
Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion
Street Fighter 3: Third Strike
Guilty Gear: Accent Core

This is also sort of an aside to old hat but, the SBO lineup was announced and MBAA was NO WHERE TO BE FOUND.
What was to be found was Tatsunoko vs Capcom and FATE/UNLIITED CODES.
Lot of sour grapes from a certain community I hail from, followed by EVERYONE and their mother trying to mash out in F/UC (including me.)
The joke of the game is that the Japanese call it Fate/UNco (shit) while USA calls it F/UC.
The game is acknowledged terrible, but it's a terrible that's in Super Battle Opera for now.

As for the MBAA Ver. A vids, they are on nico.
Maybe I'll rip them off who knows.

Nitro+ makes up for killing kittens with Phantom of the Inferno anime

Well this caught me completely off guard.
Looks like Beetrain is doing it.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Touhou Anime

And here we have Reimu jump Bing through a wall.
Jump B normally has no graze frames so obviously Reimu is hacking the game here.

Hm, let's see.
I liked it, first all.
It's definitely a by fans, for fans thing though.
If you don't know the characters it'll mean nothing to you.
Character design was all right, I think they were concentrating on the animation.
Backgrounds look gorgeous.
"Good for a doujin work," as they say :V
Story is lol (nigga stole my donation box!)
Characterization is lol ze
The DVD actually included English subtitles that DO NOT SUCK, so haha fansubbers.

Good: Reimu, Marisa, Suika
All right: Patchouli, Sakuya, Remilia
Just plain weird: Aya
Haha: Yukari (in the preview)

Explanation time:
Reimu - She's the lead, you need someone who fits. They found someone who fits, honestly it sounds like she could sound exasperated forever.
Marisa - Some say too deep, I say it works pretty well ze. Though I HAVE heard the silver forest Marisa, and I guess she would have been better.
Suika - Suika always struck me as well, a silly girl. Even if she's number one or two in the power rankings the image always stuck in my head. I guess that's why I like her portrayal here whereas most people are like WTF?

Patchouli - She sounded sort of generic, except for the mukyuu. That rocked. It's no Nagato/Ayase Yue but it's passable.
Sakuya - Haha if you've seen Hayate no Gotoku, Sakuya sounds like Maria. Because she IS Maria (Tanaka Rie). I don't mind that they've decided Sakuya = Maria, but I wonder if a more hard-edged take wouldn't have worked better. Perhaps Rie will get to exercise her variable voice talents later on if Sakuya gets to fight.
Remilia - Even if she's old I always thought Remilia came off as sort of a haughty spoiled brat. Which she sounds like exactly! Perhaps maybe a little too young sounding.

Aya - All right, here's the deal with Aya. They nailed the inquisitive eager reporter bit, but they somehow forgot about her age. Aya strikes me as mature. Maybe not OLD Obaa-chan but at least older than her voice actress is going for. I think the closest analogy would be Takako from Kannagi. You know that scene where she gets a nosebleed while watching her too-pure pure boy bond? That's the type of voice I expected on Aya. Instead we get a little too chirpy Aya that comes off more as an excited schoolgirl than an excited reporter.

Yukari - I think that's Kikuko Inoue cracking jokes in the preview. "Yukari is 17!" If it's not Inoue then my seiyuu senses have failed me. If it really is Inoue...then I'll move Yukari up to good right away.

Nico Links if you understand Japanese and are that lazy.
DVD torrent is in the title link on nyaatorrents.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Nitro+ killing kittens

Old poverty news but yeah they're going to port Nitro Battle Royale to the arcade?
Now I love Nitro+, but Nitro Battle Royale was TERRIBLE.
This can only end in tears.

Friday, December 26, 2008

American Poverty 5


I don't know...it just sortta happened.
Last time I flew was like...6+ years ago?

And yes, certain other people, I know I have just lost all excuses not to go visit you...
So expect me some time this year?

Thursday, December 25, 2008


Well look who decided to show up for Christmas.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Comiket 75 Floor Plan Layout

The hell Touhou, why so popular?
Crazy over-saturation.

Red - Touhou Project
Top right light orange - Touhou music
Bottom right green - Vocaloid
Bottom right very light green - Music/Drama CD
Top right pink - Cosplay photographs
Top left turquoise - 2ch, OS-tans?, net neta (hur hur)
Top left yellow - CG collections
Top left purple - Higurashi/Umineko
Top left blue surrounded by yellow - Fanfiction
Bottom left fuschia - Novelty ADV
Bottom left light green - Action/Shmups
Bottom left blue - SLG/RPG
Bottom left light blue - Hardware
Bottom left light yellow - Puzzle

BlazBlue OST out

"Shut up zer0kage" ripped from his own CDs.
However he uses Windows Media Player to rip =/
Sad life.
The music is...I don't know it's ok I guess but for some reason I'm not feeling any "amazing standouts" as I do with GG's music.

Link removed for time being, basically I have no clue if any of them are still up!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Fate Unlimited Cafe

Rider Saber Archer Lancer Caster Berserker Assassin

I'm bored shitless and no one is here at work, so I'm posting about a week long (more like 10 day long) theme cafe that was celebrating the Fate/Unlimited Codes release.
From what I can tell basically random Japanese cafes will convert to theme cafes to celebrate releases if you pay them enough.
Started the 12th and looks like it ended yesterday, how's that for old news!

Anyway, all drinks are 450 yen (damn expensive):
Rider - Grape Juice and Calpis
Saber - Blue Hawaii and Ginger Ale
Archer - Camu Camu Soda and Ice Tea
Lancer - Blue Hawaii and Cola
Caster - Grape Juice and Cola
Berserker -Ice Coffee and Chocolate Sauce
Assassin - Fine Green Tea (Iced, not sure if chimitsu/fine is a brand or something)

Gilgamesh sucks and thus gets no picture, he's only Ginger Ale anyway.
Bring in a Fate/Unlimited Codes package and get a free drink!
I guess that sort of offsets the hideous cost of the things.

Food Menu:
Super-spicy Mabo Tofu Bowl (800 yen) - The stuff Kotomine is always eating

Black Saberger (lol saburger) Sandwich (1000 yen) - Black Saber's beloved hamburger makes a reappearance. Comes with French fries. mogu mogu...

Ilya Ice Cream (600 yen) - An argent (yes they use this word) of Vanilla and Kyoho grape ice cream, garnished with a Berserker chocolate cookie.

Archer Cake (600 yen) - Unlimited Cake Works.

As usual it's the image that matters in these things, not so much the cost or the taste.
That being said, I have to say the Archer Cake definitely won presentation wise, it's hard not to think of UBW after seeing it.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Fate Unlimited Codes

This game is full of stupid execution for execution's sake.
It took me TWO HOURS to do Rin's BnB combo once.
TWO fucking hours.
I don't think I'm awesome but this is the longest I've ever wasted my life on on a fucking bnb combo.
It has like 8 points they can tech too, the video I have up is an invalid combo actually.
The execution barrier on this game is ridiculous.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Zwei II (get it? the pun that is) and Vagrant Story, 8 years late

Yeah so for some reason, probably because of Rithli, I've started playing Vagrant Story.
My first time through this game (bought it at release in 2000?) I got so fucking tired of all the backtracking and literally quit...right after I got the teleport spell.
Anyway I'm starting fresh, and I completely forgot that there's a weapon combination system in this game.
I did remember there was a combo system that basically...tells you not to do combos.
Whatever, it seems pretty good fun so far, combining system is bringing up all sorts of nasty OCDness within me though, probably cause of affinity juggling.

Zwei II is this light? action rpg from Falcom, the makers of Ys. I've never played a Ys game, much less a Falcom game.
Also people who know German will get the pun (Zwei is German for two, so Zwei II is well...silly.)
Never played Zwei I even, but you don't have to.
The game starts off pretty mashy, and remains that way, but it's good fun all around.
You can see an entire playthrough over at Batwound's channel for an example of some of the play.
The bosses are good fun overall.
I'm tempted to try a Ys game now.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sakuya, Remilia plushies released.

A bit old but Sakuya and Remilia Touhou plushies have been released to go along with the original Reimu and Marisa ones.

Don't get too happy though, as this is what heartnana said about availability...
Siblade - I see them all the time. However, They're usually about 12,000 yen apiece. Sometimes I see them at a "low" price of like, 9000 yen each. They're too rare and honestly not worth it for THAT much (tho they are awesome). I would have my own reimu if I could find them for a halfway decent price.

So yeah even in Japan itself you're seeing a base markup of 400% over the original 2900 yen or so price.
Good fucking luck :<

On the other hand though you can get a large yukkuri head for 1500 yen or so.
Now aren't you happy :V

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Persona 4 USA

Bought it to support Atlus blah blah blah you know the drill.
Rest of you go buy it and then wait for the undub.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Maikaze Touhou Anime Voice Cast Annouanced

via Zepy

Um, holy shit!?
Where did they get all that money?

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Blaz Blue is fucking awesome

I will probably buy a 360 or a ps3 for this game, if it comes out on either.
Me (Litchi) vs Final Boss

Final Boss, looks out of Zone of Enders

What is this moe business!

I really really really like Laitchi's playing style.
At the moment though I can't figure out really what to do without the staff.
Plus Taokaka's are MAD ANNOYING.
I still love Taokakas design, it's freaky and cute at the same time.
But she's mad annoying to play against, Melty Blood 2aaaaaaa all day.

I think I'm inspired to draw Litchi art.
I found it really amusing the localization translates "CHICHI NO HITO" as "boobie lady."

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Arcana heart 2 Sugoi!! for PS2

Welp, guess that makes Spooky's board purchase that much more oop aww.
At least I'll be able to play Angelina again, Henry Cen the "arcades are seriousbusiness" man is still too lazy to re-unlock her at CF.
Oh yeah, Yami from Okami is the final boss of Tatsunoko vs Capcom.
Sort of random, then again as a final boss a faceless metal sphere of doom works well for VS games.
Still no word about the Samurai Pizza Cats :<

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Thanksgiving cards

So the highlight of Thanksgiving weekend was being carded on Black Friday in the mall because they have a no under 18 without parents policy on weekdays.
Except it's black Friday.
And I'm 25.
Not only that Kenny and Keshine got carded too!
Kenny's 23.
Keshine's 17 so obviously it's his fault.

Maybe I shouldn't shave, it's sort of terrible to get carded 7 years after the fact.

Monday, December 01, 2008

This game is weird.

There's something sort of unnerving and hilarious at the same time about comboing Kaguya and Mokou into oblivion while they are completely oblivious to your presence.

Separating Programming Sheep from Non-Programming Goats

I'm a terrible sheep but a decent goat.

Unfortunately I fall somewhere in the middle of these bell curves.
Either that or my laziness really affects me to the point of stupidity where programming is concerned.
I can quite quickly grasp a lot of basic to medium programming concepts.
I can understand certain advanced ones instantly and other advanced topics will elude me until I die.
In the end though, regardless of understanding, I just hate programming.
I always have.
And I probably always will.
I can not imagine coding for fun.
It was not fun when I was in CS, where I somehow survived? 4 years of college.
It was not fun after I graduated, and it still isn't fun now.
It's probably why I do IT :V