The Plagiarism of Summer Wars?

February 3, 2011

Both Summer Wars (2009) and the Second Digimon Movie: Bokura no War Game (2000) were both directed by Mamoru Hosoda… and on closer inspection, these two movies might have more in common than just being directed by the same person.

Following the jump will be detailed comparison between the two movies inclusive of plot details, screenshot comparisons and more. Those who have not watched either movie yet (or at least haven’t watched Summer Wars), please do so because they are both phenomenal movies.

(SUPER PICTURE HEAVY. Don’t get me started on how long the entire post took to complete…)

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End of January Acquisitions

January 30, 2011

Anime merchandise acquisition update once again as the beginning of February looms near.

– Spirit Evolving EmperorGreymon
– Yamato’s Valkyrie Display Stand
– Max Factory’s 1/8 Scale Asahina Mikuru MIKURU BEAMMMMMMMMMMMM Ver.

– Macross Plus Movie Edition Artbook
– Bamboo Blade Artbook

Let’s see… Regarding EmperorGreymon/KaiserGreymon currently, due to a sudden bout of serious nostalgia, I’m on a quest to complete my (Japanese) Digimon figure collection. Still have quite a number to go, and I’m financially DRAINED.

I finally bought that Mikuru figure by Max Factory that has been on my To Get list since 2008.

Got that stand to display my YF-19 alongside my YF-21:

Lastly, bought a couple of artbooks as well. For Anime that I love, I try to get the artbooks as well for the character designs/bios and episode guides. In particular, I think that the Macross Plus artbook is simply brilliant. For a huge fan of the OVAs and Movie like me, the artwork of all the mecha, characters and sets is simply phenomenal to look at.

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Yamato’s 1/60 YF-19 and YF-21

December 17, 2010

Nearly a year after getting Yamato’s 1/60 YF-21, I finally have the YF-19 to compliment it. Here’s a number of pictures I took of the YF-19 and YF-21. Enjoy~

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At AFAX

December 1, 2010

…I didn’t buy much, but I did score on this brilliant Lucky Star wall scroll. After the jump would be my brief convention report…

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Of Updates and AFAX

November 9, 2010

Well, it’s that time of the year again. Yup, AFAX or Anime Festival Asia X (my local Anime and Japanese pop culture convention) is right round the corner. It’s held on the 13th and 14th of November at the Suntec City Convention and Exhibition Halls, and as always, I’ll be attending.

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Actar’s Reviews 171 – Hi-Metal VF-19 Kai Sound Booster and Accessory Set Review

October 17, 2010

BOMBAA!!! To compliment and complete the already outstanding Hi-Metal VF-19 Kai figure, Bandai has released an its Sound Booster and an Accessory Set… as a Tamashii Online Store exclusive.

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Actar in Akihabara

February 11, 2010

The first of possibly a number of videos, chronicling my experince in the land of Anime to Figures and beyond. (^.^)

What better way to start than to show you guys a snippet of my time in Akihabara – The fabled land of Otaku… (Day 1 and 2 of my trip)

This video focuses more on the stores of Akihabara and proves that Akihabara really is, Otaku heaven. I mean… WOAH. And that was just one store.

While the video only shows the inside of Radio Kaikan, more details of the places and the various stores I visited, like Gamers, Toranoana, Animate and more, along with accompanying pictures, can be seen by clicking the ‘Actar in Japan’ tab. (^.^)