Hot eyes! WET TEARS! Poll shows #1 #Gundam Series that makes you cry #機動戦士ガンダム #ネタバレ


OFFICAL LINK: GOO RAKING: TEAR DUCT EXPLOSION: #1 Gundam Series that makes you cry

Nico Nico News article on same ranking

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Hooray, a new gundam article. I’ve seen a few polls on Goo about gundam as it is, such as “worst female character” and “the gundam you’d wish to pilot”. Maybe I’ll cover those one day since they’re interesting. Now, this time, this is about the gundam series that makes you cry.

Indeed, a series with a tradition of war. According to GOO Raking, these are the top three crybaby gundams:

1位 機動戦士ガンダム 鉄血のオルフェンズ (Iron Blooded Orphans)
2位 機動戦士ガンダム (0079’s gundam)
3位 機動戦士ガンダム0080 ポケットの中の戦争 (0080 War in Pocket)

4 and lower are listed on Goo.

SPOILERS (ネタバレ)! GO!

I’ll try not to reveal too much, but there are thoughts here and there. So here are spoilers for ORPHANS, Gundam X, Gundam AGE, IGLOO 1 & 2, 0080 War in Pocket, STARDUST MEMORY, 0079 (1st Gen), G_RECO, Z Gundam, and 00 (Double O; TV series and movie.

I love everyone’s opinions on NicoNicoDouga. They seem to like IGLOO.

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A 90s idea? Okamoto Maya x Asamiya Kia Concept CD Raijin Hachisei ZARAM @femmefatale_kaz @maya_pan0203


Voice actress Okamoto Maya released a concept CD of her fictitious anime “Raijin Hachi ZARAM”. What does that mean? It’s basically an independent production in the form of a CD, rendering the idea of a hit 90s sci-fi anime.

Illustration/Key Visual is by Asamiya Kia (麻宮騎亜) of STUDIO TRON, who’s in charge of illustrations for sci-fi Shinseiki Vagrants (神星記ヴァグランツ), Space Battleship YAMATO 2199 movie, Martian Successor Nadesico manga, Batman Child of Dreams, and Silent Mobius. She also does the genga (key animation used for replication) and moving scenes for anime works such as Naucisca, Z Gundam, and Lupin The 3rd Part 3. Character design for Sonic Soldier Borgman, Zeorymer, and Detonator Orgun. She also works on creature design for KAMEN RIDER FOURZE and was animation director for Shurato (OM SOWA!). Check out @kia_asamiya on Twitter and her above website.

First sight, and I immediately liked the key visual.

About the Work

NEWS WALKER: “Concept anime is group performance staged in Earth and Mars. Okamoto Maya’s self-made plan interview”

Part 2 of Interview

She provides the voice of Emma Sheen from Z Gundam (where she was 17 years old), Haruka Minato of Nadesico, Soretta of SAKURA TAISEN and Saiko Yuki Silent Mobius, among many others. She “retired” for a while, dedicating time to singing and overseas dubbing, even going to New York. (Source: Wikipedia). She is a member of talent office NEVERLAND ARTS Co.,Ltd., being one of its few “voice actors”.

Emma Sheen plays the clear minded role of the AEUG (united earth faction), having defected from the TITANS due to their brutal methods. If I could explain Okamoto’s voice quality, it’s “chirpy” with a bit of an adult-sister feeling.

Full title of this project is “The Eight Thunder Gods ZARAM -bFemme Fatale – Girl of Fate.” (雷神八系-ZANAM- ファム・ファタール 運命の女). If ever produced as an anime, the idea for it to be a 52 ep series with the image of a contemporary 90s anime. For starters, there’s the theme RISE AND FALL, which Okamoto sings. In this work, she is the character Kanon J (Jeanne d’Arc) Kusanagi.

Okamoto, in the above interview, states that the main song wouldn’t have a simple theme such as “good and evil” or “light and darkness”. Also, not “fire” and “water”; it is difficult to distinguish. There is a mention of “Wind” and the eight thunder gods as a part of the “anime”‘s concept.

その後に火星や第三勢力の目線になっていけば面白く感じてもらえるのかなと思っています。

地球側には地球側の、火星側には火星側の戦う理由を描けたらなと。

地球には8人の「雷神」がいて、それが「風神」と出会うことで運命が成就するんです。タイトルの「運命の女」はそこから来ています。

“Glance of a Battle on Earth, battle on mars, and possibly a third power”.

The official website of ZARAM provides information on an official CD and radio show that Okamoto hosts, receiving questions via e-mail. The show is called 岡本麻弥のラジオDEファム・ファタール. (Okamoto Maya’s radio DE Femme Fatale)

The CD contains 2 songs + short drama “Blueness Star” for 2,000 yen. Then, there was a music event at M3 [media mix doujishi exhibition] back in April. Here are the CD Contents:

M1.「Rise and Fall」
(”架空”TVアニメ『雷神八系- ZANAM- ファム・ファタール 運命の女』主題歌)
歌 : 岡本麻弥 作詞 : RUCCA 作曲/編曲 : 加藤慶

Main theme. M1 “Rise and Fall.”
Song: Okamoto Maya
Lyrics: RUCCA
Composition/Arrangement: Katoh-san

M2.ショートドラマ 第0話「星の蒼さ」 (脚本 : 岡本麻弥)
カノン・J・草薙 : 岡本麻弥 / シャンテル・シャルマ : 新井笙子 /
チミー・神山・テンジン : 徳本英一郎 / ナレーション : バロン山崎

M.2 is a short drama called “A more blue star.” (blueness?) Original idea is Okamoto. Cast:
Kanon J Kusanagi: Okamoto Maya
Shantel Saruuma : Arai Shoko
Chimi Kamiyama Tenzin: Tokumoto Eiichiro (NEVERLAND ARTS)
Narrator: Baron Yamazaki (NEVERLAND ARTS)

M3.「カゼノオト」
(”架空”TVアニメ『雷神八系- ZANAM- ファム・ファタール 運命の女』劇)
歌 : 岡本麻弥 作詞 : 岡本麻弥 作曲/編曲 : 加藤慶

M.3: KAZE NO OTO (Song of Wind)
Song/lyrics: Okamoto Maya
Composition/Arrangement: Katoh-san [possibly Kyo]

You can hear a piece of KAZE NO OTO on the radio show. Sounds like it’s 90s bridging into 2000s. I can’t find Rise & Fall.

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Good luck in your efforts Okamoto and everyone else! ❤ This is unique and I am always into these bots. Like she said, it is “wishful thinking”: 50 episode anime, participating with a 90s cast, and so on (source: interview). It could be foolish, but an idea can only sprout into something interesting. That’s the whole point of arts. Because there was someone, aside from Okamoto, who contained the feeling of wanting to see an animation that contained the essence of 1990s.”

If 90s is what she looks for, I wouldn’t mind Katsuki Masako as a fierce rival. Hayashibara Megumi could also be that or the evil Mars empress (lol). I can also imagine Ueda Yuji, Yasunori Matsumoto, and Seki Tomokazu. Okamoto mentions that even she would like for the project to be something for a young voice actor to participate in.

I will keep an eye on this project and provide more updates. I’m a bit too busy to catch anything from the radio show, if I can catch any familiar Japanese that is (^.;), but we’ll see. Next time, I’ll look over that interview a bit more.

52 episodes? If anything, I couldn’t mind a cheap budget show even with a freeze frame, akin to an older video game for cutscenes.

Afterthought:
Check out another original mecha audio drama “Chou Onisei ZEA VIDE” (超鬼兵ジーヴァイド). It’s OP is Z TOGETHER. ZEA VIDE

Direction and Visions! Illustrator/Screenwriter histories + artists with “anime-style” work #AoKWoW #neversaynever


“Empowerment is about sharing power and authority to make decisions. Empowering leader helps followers solve problems on their own instead of prescribing solutions, encourages the followers to use their talents and to come up with new ideas, offers opportunities to learn new skills and develop themselves.”

Lee J. Konczak, PhD, 2010, Dirk Van Dierendonck, 2011. Both write articles for social psychology.

Short Version:

  • Someone asked a question and I rebuke the answer
  • Leadership qualities and leadership-servant concept
  • Names of those in animation and game industry, and their upbringing/inspirations.
  • The anime-like, or inspired, illustrations and products from artists globally.
  • Stop telling others  what they can or can’t do

 

AoKWoW stands for my category-tag “Acts of Kindness & Words of Wisdom“. Sooner or later, I’m going to clean up these tags, and the blog address may be renamed once I get everything together.

Apparently, a 20 year programmer or a freelance blogger knows everything about how a country works or how someone performs. Without question.

This entry was originally titled “Don’t ask those without answers” because I was upset. However, as days went by, I became impressed by everyone’s work (see below), and I’ve decided to not be negative. All eyes are on everyone; attempt to not treat it like a low-rate blog. As my articles, my writing examples end up here, I should provide critical, positive examples.

About three or four weekends before last, I became sick and it seemed to have lasted for a while. I’ve come to terms that I hate being degraded and treated unprofessionally. Ironically, I am in constant demand of tasks. I also hate hearing others complain about their job while lingering within it. In other words, my passionate energy is not placed into where I want it to and that’s where a part of my irritation is coming from (see Doggie Daily Life).

How this entry came to be started with a question from an anonymou person to someone, and that someone’s answer. It was a Japanese anime-related question. Basically, the work surrounding it.

The answer?

Basically, that small answer doesn’t describe nothing more than hubris, and was set up as a moment to embarrass another for humor. To embarrass others, picking fun of those who were/are unable to create perpetuating credentials, is always a cog for trolling and internet entertainment. Some people has an inner circle being their only comfort and protection.

And I think that someone, receiving that answer, was the wrong person to ask. You ask a person who actually developed and completed a project. It is a plus if said person teaches others.

Then, id that’s the case, that’d mean I couldn’t offer the best answer either. I will have another entry on opinion and accredited research some other time. I will say that those with a strong curiosity and research in a specialization will gain the answer, and both opinion and criticism truly matters.

The best advice is no matter what I say, or anyone else, diligently look it up yourself.

Also, acknowledge that they’ll be problems and denials.

“Killing the Voice Actor. Aim for non-regrettable voice actor.” Something like that.

This is because many kids aspire to be a seiyu (voice actor in Japan). That is the same case among anime fans in Western countries. The title of SekiTomo’s book is heartfelt: it is a difficult job. This comes from a guy over 20 years in the job, doing many roles from the screaming heroes and cold villains to the animals and little boys.

I always felt the same way. Why pursue voice acting when you have to be an actor first and foremost? It is the advice for most veteran voice actors.

Let me first say that I am no means interested in “making anime” or going anywhere in that direction. First and foremost, I am a gamer. If I wanted to construct anything, it’d be a game or to take part in a game or an illustration.

Here is an example of asking questions and getting good answers:

QUORA: Is freelance video game programming a viable career?

Such straightforward answers from those with the correct, accurate specialization and background. Since game and animation is in the entertainment industry, and with parallels, just remember the high demand, willingness, and organizational structure of these spots. Also, be prepared for failures or/and a long road.

Why do I use quotes on leaderships and working? Think of yourself as someone in the lead in your craft, plus it’s good work advice.

“Research suggests that leaders who encourage creative thinking stimulate the manifestation of various positive individual and organizational outcomes (Fong & Snape, 2013), which in return cultivates a performance culture.”

http://www.sajip.co.za/index.php/sajip/article/view/1215/1816#27

Kai Hung Fong (Tianda Group Limited), Ed Snape. Empowering Leadership, Psychological Empowerment and Employee Outcomes.

Time to actually answer the question. Or rather than answering, I want to provide examples of those who work in anime, create it, etc. I think one tough question doesn’t deserve a single answer because there are various paths, various options, and the future can’t be predicted. Everyone says to be passionate with everything.

The above mentioned Dierendonck mentioned that “The most important thing that you gain is that your employees will be more more motivated. what we know is that people with a strong intrinsic motivation, they are also more creative. They are willing to do more than what’s asked of them.” And those are steps towards professionalism.

Famous People

First, here’s an outline of the backgrounds of those who work in animation and comics, which also include digital production of video games:

Nomura Tetsuya (野村 哲也)
Game art designer/director for SQUARE ENIX. Best known for Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts series. After graduating from Okou High School in Kochi Prefecture, specialized in fine arts, he went to a vocational school for design and advertisement; and then was hired by SQUARE (pre-SQUARE ENIX) to do debugging for FF VI. That was his first job. Nomura’s HS art teacher showed him works by char designer Amano Yoshitaka, which inspired Nomura to join SQUARE.

Urobuchi Gen (虚淵 玄)
Writer of Kamen Rider Gaim, PSYCHO PASS; did screenplay for a few episodes of ALDNOAH ZERO. Screenplay, series composition, etc. Graduated from Wako Univerity. Debuted by being a scenario writer for adult games for NitroPlus; inspired to be a novelist. Has family in the industry.

Toriyama Akira (鳥山 明)
Comic creator/cartoonist designer. Known for DRAGON QUEST, Dragonball series, and Dr. Slump. In elementary school, he won sketch competitions, and in High school, he won an award for creating a poster for a beauty competition. Respects Tezuka Osamu (BLACKJACK, Jungle Emperor Leo) and Walt Disney. Toriyama graduated from Aichi Tech HS from design department.

Fun Note: Walt Disney was told many times that his drawings were bad and was turned down.

Okada Mari (岡田 麿里)
Worked on Anohana, Kiznaiver and Tora Dora. Okada went through a lot of truancy through school life, but graduated and entered game vocational school. Afterward, she joined V CINEMA.

Isamayama Hajime (諫山 創)
Mr. ATACK ON TITAN! Graduated from Kyushu Designer Institute’s MANGA Department. However, he graduated from Oichi Engineering High School (Specialized in forestry, machinery, etc). Participated in Magazine Grand Prix.

Kobayashi Yasuko (小林 靖子)
Screenwriter for tokusatsu and anime, including ATTACK ON TITAN, Kamen Rider Ryuuki, Jojo and CLAYMORE. This story is a little funny. Formerly a computer software programmer. Kobayashi did not know how to enter the tokusatsu industry so she sent a plot for SPECIAL RESCUE EXCEEDRAFT (特捜エクシードラフト) in opinion/comment for TV Asahi. It caught the attention of producer Hori Nagafumi (1936 – 2015). She went to a scenario school.

Nihei Tsutomu (弐瓶勉)
Serialized KNIGHTS of SIDONIA. Fukushima Tech school graduate and became a construction foreman. Won Judge Special Prize from Afternoon Four Seasons contest with short story “BLAME”. The judge was Taniguchi Jiro. Nihei worked as an assistant for Takahashi Tsutomu of Monthly Afternoon (manga magazine). Went oversees by himself to study painting. In his works, he initially started painting in acrylic.

Shigeno Shuichi (しげの秀一)
Creator of INITIAL D, and his favorite car is the Toyata AE86, which is the car of the main character Fujiwara. He worked on dojinshi during student days; he rode a motorcycle and went to college in Tokyo. Sometime, he became an assistant to Cartoonist Hio Akira (Space BAttleship YAMATO) and Ishiwata Osamu. Check out Shuichi’s workplace and words, stating he did not expect INITIAL D to be a hit. Also, his car/best buddy Hachiroku. Initial D is worked with only pencil and pen.

Fun Note: He doesn’t like automatic driving 😉

Stephen King
Had a rocky family life, but in a nutshell: Grammar school, high school, then wrote in a newspaper for University of Maine, graduating with a Bachelors in English. B.A of English has concentrations in Analytical Writing, Creative Writing and Professional Writing. He wrote for magazines and eventually became a HS English teacher. Even so, he still applied for publishing companies.


 

Now this seems very intimidating. Perhaps that is for everyone’s own good.

One problem with these figures is that they’re internationally famous, sometimes unexpectedly, and it seems that achieving “success” in the entertainment world can be compared to the size of a jewelry box. Maybe the above mentioned people listed can be considered “geniuses”.

QUORA: What did your Indie game fail?

Despite that, be business and skill oriented. Above all, hard work (and sometimes, the work/credits/practice from childhood, alumni, and family within industry, which I dislike to say) is a factor. Usually, hard work and building relationships. Another thing that is shared among these listed names is that they’re inspired by the work of another. Such as Nomura and Amano.

Before or after primary school, gain any training if available. You can go with vocational, Bachelors and Masters degrees in various arts, and then throwing it out there.  Also, have some “power”, some drive to make yourself known.

Consider specific studies and where you’ll find it. Aim big; do research in schools please (especially with the pay involved). A couple examples: The Art Institute of Michigan or California Institute of Arts, which has programs in Character Animation, Digital Design, Acting, Costume Design, Digital Art, Film and Video, Scene Design, and Stage management. In my home state, one of the oldest schools is The College of Creative Studies, a special-focus institution for the arts/craft field.


Comics/Artists with anime style

Since someone was told that he/she will “never be able to do anime”, here are some examples of artists/products with an anime style, even those who worked with licensed anime works.

Tuskegee Heirs

Amazing. A sci-fi product by Marcus Williams and Greg Burnham. About aviators, roughly based on the first African American fighter pilots.  TO quote the premise: “Following in the Japanese animation genre’s age old practice of dropping unusually talented youths inside the cockpits of enormously powerful machines, the amazing pilots of this series will be no exception.”

GO GO SCOTSVILLE!
LINK: http://www.comico.in.th/titles/65

FS Thailand Artist Zaionic created this fantasy comic. The language is in Thai, but the first few chapters are free. Zaionic also has a DeviantArt page.

Albiero Marco (His website)

Marco of Italy is a big fan of Saint Seiya (Twitter). He has done various graphics and illustrations for magazines. Provided DVD cover art for Ashita no Joe and official art for Sailor Moon.

The LEGEND OF GAIA
Gaia, available on STEAM, is a single-player RPG created by SPECTACLED BEAR GAMES (official site). Their approach is to make euro multiplayers games.
Here are examples of the concept art, provided by artist MCASHE.

Hakuren Studios
From Peru. Just found them and I am deeply impressed. Saint Seiya or other fan animations/anime projects. Twitter. Facebook. I look forward to Tenkai Hen Zeus. I’ll do a more in-depth article on Hakuren when I have time.

Last Thing

I conclude with one more quote: From Minority Nursing, which explains the five stages of a nurse achieving expert level:

The process begins with learning the fundamental skills of nursing care while also learning to apply sound principles of nursing, evidenced by research and exemplified through proficient patient care. Another important part of the process is learning to apply critical thinking skills to find solutions to complex situations or problems.

Everyone has a different learning style—for example, it can be hands-on, verbal, written or a combination of all three. Novice nurses should read scholarly journals, conduct informational interviews with experts, take time to shadow, and follow up when they receive a constructive evaluation of their skills in the clinical setting.

What does that have to do with anime? These words are all related to an individual’s craft and how to approach your expertise. Patience, guidance, and a need.

Japan VA General Election #声優総選挙2017


 

Not a hate entry. I am tired and wet from both snow and rain.

In a nutshell: “In Japan, 200 voice overs select Best 25 of their own”. Again, and again, and again.

The acting and voice acting industry is very argumentative, and it’s a big case in Japanese anime.

If I saw that “Miyano Mamoru” was the best then I’d probably find it asinine. But it turns out that Yamadera Koichi (AKA: YAMA-CHAN) was, at least, twice elected as the “#1 voice actor”. You’d probably expect to see Kamiya Hiroshi, Kaji Yuki, Hanae Natsuki, Sakurai Takahiro, etc. Wait for the Seiyu Awards for that.

The majority of this industry’s new members are fans of anime and games, especially voice actors, longing to be a certain someone. Examples are Furukawa Makoto, Natsuki Hanae, Toyoguchi Megumi, and Ikoma Rina, who has recently caused a bit of a controversy from her reaction to this list.

I see lamentable comments such as “who are they?” Matter of fact, if you’re not well-known and retire, it gives someone the opportunity to say “So what?” or “You suck”.

If you don’t know these 25 names, then I think you need to watch more anime or pay attention, or just be patient, or just be a little curious. Like I said in a previous entry, there is a range of 300 – 700 notable [named] voice overs. Entirely, over 4,000; the program showing this election seems to suggest over 6,000.

With that said, counting 25 is pretty unfair as everyone has a opinion on who should rank where. Still, I cannot undervalue their cultural importance.

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It’s crazy that I know all of them. The majority of these 25, especially Nozawa Masako, Shibata Hidekazu, and Nakao Ryuusei serve as a foundation for animation.

It’s a bizarre feeling. I’m happy, but at the same time, there’s this feeling of something being out of place. For once, I don’t see Kamiya Hiroshi; I always see Furukawa Toshio as a top ranked voice actor with a top ranked character (ie: Piccolo, Asuma). I always see the Lupin cast, I always see Oyama Nobuyo (Doremon), ONE PIECE, TOUCH, etc.

It’s not a feeling of disappointment. Maybe it’s something that conflicts with questioning or argument. One of the biggest names in anime is Midorikawa Hikaru, thanks to SLAM DUNK and Gundam series, and he is not on this list. If the voice overs work together so often, this is their answer as to who the best are? Which reminds me, again, how I hear that the VA senpai rarely work with the VA kouhai (senior-junior in workplace) .

So, we have very big veteran list.

To be honest, I was very surprised to see Suwabe Junichi, Sakakibara Yoshiko (finally!), and Fujiwara Keiji (I’m really nervous now)! Sawashiro Miyuki, the youngest in this ranking, is in Lupin III; the majority of the Lupin cast, old and new, are always mentioned in these popularity lists. I think it’s a crime to put her in TOP 5 or higher than Seki Tomokazu. In comparison to the rest of the picks, it, again, feels out of place. I see a ton of Aoni voice overs too.

Just a random ramble to get out of the body.

Yamadera Kouichi has the honor of playing whoever, including a rival, a main character, and a major-main antagonist.

Tobita Nobuo should get an honorable mention.

I felt defeated + Sketch a Day #sailormoon #sailormooncrystal


This is another long entry that I started in January (or start of Feb). I also wanted to wait until my last assignment was done, and the broadcast of a particular show. I’m glad that I did. The Sketch of the Day choice is this lady, withheld until I did this entry. Of course, the first time is never great. It’ll just have to improve later.

It’s nice to know that I’m not a zombie. I see fans show earnest anticipation for an upcoming video game, a movie adaptation of another work, and more.  I rarely feel that emotion, at least not strongly to the point of tears.

Jan 27 and Jan 28 is probably when I understood how I really felt about Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon.

Why did I feel defeated? It started with sympathy, then it was selfishness, then ended with an appreciation.

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A director’s interpretation? (Arslan) Also…


We must learn to identify with another. I began this entry back in early January, trying to make it as considerate as possible.

Now, it couldn’t come at a better time as a show’s second season heads this way, as does a kick-starter that everyone has been looking forward to. But more importantly, I think, I am getting annoyed by typical, heated arguments of insulting ones’s intelligence that gets passed as facts or as cool. I’m also offended by being seen as ignorant of the visceral range of a person’s acting, or told that “actors aren’t one trick ponies” because I disagree with a casting. Then again, I live in a country where it’s looking possible that the next President behaves like a schoolyard hair-slick-back bully from the streets. That’s cool no? And just this morning, and I mean April 4, I saw someone’s video about bullying.

I am motivated now.

So, this entry all began with one show and how it bothered me a little bit. I’m not the type of person who gets deeply disappointed in what I watch, so I wanted to further ponder on it to get it out of my system.  What brought this up and why couldn’t I just leave it alone? It first started off with me coming across an interview and a bulletin board. I wanted to know the core of my disappointment, to see reason behind it because I’m about to pose an argument.

And, I kind of felt like a jerk kicking on this one guy.

While working on the entry, I came across different, interesting perspectives. Understand that I like being free and seeing different principles, and I also don’t tolerate those who insult others with a different opinion.

I’m not even sure if I have everything here that I want, or if fully proofread.

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Week 2, right brain, and Sailor Moon CRYSTAL: Deathbusters Chapter


Well, I just passed the second week and because I get worried about taking breaks, I became absorbed. That’s because I get distracted a lot. It shouldn’t take me hours to read a book chapter that is about seven pages long. I end up spending a day to review the assignments, and maybe a day or two to read a book, then I have three or four more days to finish what I must. In addition to the research, there’s work and babysitting. There’s also an additional class. However, I’m feeling positive.

Anyways, today’s topic is a storm. A catalyst of the magical girl genre: SAILOR MOON!

So, to keep it short, I thought of some suggestions on who’d be make some good choices for casting.

My first suggestion was for Professor Tomoe. It took me a while for some reason, but I ultimately ended up, and was deeply satisfied, with the choice of Seki Toshihiko (土萠創一役 関俊彦). A veteran, there are too many roles, from boy to man, tied to SekiToshi’s name. When it comes to a father with a soft surface and a hidden evil inside, isn’t Seki perfect? Seki voices Rau Creuset, an important antagonist in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED; at one point, the heroine (or should I say one of them?) confuses Rau’s voice for her father’s. Absolutely one of my favs is SekiToshi.

Second suggestion was for Kaolinite (カオリナイト), and its the ever popular Sawashiro Miyuki (沢城みゆき). Precure’s Twilight. I think anyone can name a show’s she been in, and mostly praises her. TO be honest, I’ll be very upset if she gets any of the Sailor Senshi. Many will get mad at me for saying that, but despite the repertoire of Sawashiro and use of quality, I don’t treat her like some goddess. And more importantly, she still has a timbre that makes her. Hana sounds cute (See below), Noto sounds cute (See below), Kotono (C.V of Sailor Moon) sounds cute, and all of them play youths, but their delivery and voice production are different. Girls plays boys, but there’s different pitch and weight in individuality. To keep it brief. While it looks like I’m ragging her, many of the chars Sawashiro plays has some kind of uncouth side (not to mention that voice), thus the pick for Kaolinite.

Hanazawa Kana (花澤 香菜) for Hotaru/Saturn (土萠ほたる役). I also thought Sawashiro at first before Kaolinite, but I think Kana will be better.

Michiru/Neptune (海王みちる役) – Noto Mamiko (能登 麻美子). As much as I desire for the original voices for Neptune and Uranus to return, loving them considerably through their careers, I have to brace myself. I can’t remember my other ideas, but Noto just sticks out. I can guarantee that soft texture in her voice. Since Michiru is like water, even when there seems to be a lack of emotion on the surface, the soft voice giving out a foreboding line such as “You shouldn’t be here” is something I wouldn’t mind in Noto’s voice. However, I worry a little bit on the battle shout?

Uranus/Haruka (天王はるか役) can be Shindo Naomi (進藤 尚美). Many suggested Saiga Mitsuki or Minagawa Junko (I don’t mind it at all), but I was thinking of more suggestions. Shindo being Aoni affiliation helps. There’s also Kokuryu Sachi (國立 幸). I also like Kaida Yuki (甲斐田 ゆき), and it might end up being her? Saiga might be too too masculine?

Deathbusters: They are “Monster of the day” characters in the comic, and will probably end up like that. So far, I thought of Han Megumi, Yukana, and Uchida Maaya. Lots of potential.

I may ramble more tomorrow. In anything, I wouldn’t mind.