Some mystical force that guides packages to their destination caused me to receive stuff I ordered from three different retailers to arrive today. I guess it helped that the orders for two of them (Borders & Amazon) were made a day apart. The top one is from Borders and had Peepo Choo
vol. 1; the middle one was from Amazon and contained Ghost Talker's Daydream
vols. 2 & 3 (I read through GTD vol. 1 in a rush one day during Fanime), Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service
vol. 1 (had been hearing wide praise about it for a long while), and Manga and Philosophy
(I've only started reading the Anime companion book). The bottom box from RightStuf had the Nerima Daikon Brothers
DVD singles plus an artbox - I'd seen 1 or 2 dubbed episodes through my cable's on demand and wanted to see the whole thing (and also possibly use it for a Junior Senior AMV idea!)
Here is it, all stacked up.
On a side note, I started to watch some of the new summer anime and I've liked most of I've seen. Crushing on Occult Academy
and Highschool of the Dead
seems off to a good start, and Asobi ni Iko yo!
will need to further establish its different operatives' motives. Still need to check out Amagami SS
(like the character designs) and Seitokai Yakuindomo
(no real idea, just curious).
I already had Anime and Philosophy.
Notice the different kanji used on the covers - the manga one uses 理念 (idea) while the anime volume uses 哲学 (philosophy). I got a bit disoriented by the manga-like arrangement for the introduction chapter but the rest of the book goes left-to-right except that you have to start at the "back". I'll likely write about both books in a single post once I'm done reading 'em.
THE REST OF THE LOT
Some current Dark Horse interests: Ghost Talker's Daydream and Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service
THE HOT NEW THING WITH THE MANGA CROWD by Felipe Smith and Vertical
Felipe Smith is actually going to be hitting two conventions later this month: Comic-Con in San Diego and Otakon in Baltimore. I'll be attending the latter for the first time and I'm thinking of bringing this along to possibly get signed.
From what I've heard of the dub, I loved Luci Christian doing Mako (left) but don't really recall how Greg Ayres sounded as Hideki (yellow hair in middle) or Chris Patton as Ichiro (right).
The primary reason why I got the ADV singles instead of the Funimation or ADV thinpaks are the DVD extras which include two commentaries by director Nabeshin and a Japanese cast member on each volume as well as AD Vid-notes, a Pop-Up video feature that was also on Excel Saga, Pani Poni Dash!
- all series with many references that might need explaining.