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09 August 2007 @ 01:26 am
Tetsuko no Tabi  
I found another new show. Yeah, yeah, I really should get around to finishing Ghost Hunt and Pumpkin Scissors (aarrrgh, name still bugs me). And of course, I should write up glowing reviews for Hataraki Man and Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge (hereafter called YamaNade, which is better than my attempts at abbreviations) and even Ouran, which I notice that no one has written up.

Laurie, why has no one written about Ouran?

Anyway, I have another new show. I'm not sure how this new love affair I'm having will turn out, but I hope for the best. My new love is called Tetsuko no Tabi, which I am told translates to something about traveling on trains. It is an awesome show. A travel writer obsessed with trains, a manga artist obsessed with the glamour of traveling (and good food) and an editor who doesn't seem to have any obsessions but is fond of both trains and food set out on an epic voyage. Their goal: to visit every station on the Kururi line.

At first, Kikuchi-san, the manga artist, is not impressed with their goal, but she eventually gets (sorta) sucked into their twisted train world (is it a little boy/never grew up thing? poll your friends, see who the train enthusiasts are). Well, at least she admits that it's not the worst thing that's ever happened to her.

And so, the show that I now love. Why do I fear for my romance, as subtly hinted at two paragraphs above? Well, it's a weird, quirky type show that it doesn't look like anyone has picked up. Nor does it look like anyone will pick it up. I suspicion that the first episode's subber shan't do another, which makes me sad, because even if there were typos and misspellings galore, the commentary they added was worth at least the download time and I enjoy song summaries more than song lyrics, to be honest. In fact, I think I shall write to all my favorite groups and insist that they start adding commentary, as now that I am watching anime sans wifey, it really helps me out with that whole... running commentary thing.

P.S. I also changed the layout to something summer-y. Not having to actually code layouts = lots of changes to match the seasons!
teh Mood: amusedamused
Laurie: wai wailunabunny on August 11th, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)
This train one sounds interesting. Oh, I definitely need to see this YamaNade, so I must have a copy from you! Before I expire! T_T I might expire!

I think I will try to write a review for Ouran and send it your way (meet you in gmail?) so you can write your sections too. Or do we want to just split up the sections? What sounds good? Plot, Music, Characters, etc?
Laurie: nodlunabunny on August 11th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
And I miss not having anyone to comment to when I watch anime. Oh how I wish we could see Ghost Hunt together! I have so much to say about that show.
The Ducklingorchidee on August 11th, 2007 11:13 pm (UTC)
I quite wish to watch Ghost Hunt with you as well! Not only could we have so much fun with it, but you would inspire me to finish it. I am still at that little boy in the church arc. Woe.

And, I am working on the getting Laurie a copy of lots of anime problem. The CD aspect of my drive is kaput, but the DVD part still works, so I just have to move things to and from my dad's laptop, via the usb flash drive. It is slow, but it works, yay. Now I just need to know what you still need, so I shall email you the list, yes? Yes.

Oh, and on Monday the 20th, there is going to be another beach bbq bonanza, only this one will feature a special mystery guest flown in from overseas. It promises to be very exciting.
Laurie: nodlunabunny on December 14th, 2007 07:28 am (UTC)
I might do a series write-up of Ghost Hunt, speaking of which... I will send you my notes about Ouran soon. I intend that my online presence will be felt once more in the LJ community, as I have been sadly absent in recent months.