If you enjoyed Nintendo’s complementary Wii game, Wii Sports, then Wii Play is the next best thing. You should still buy Wii Play anyway because it comes with a free Wii remote! ^^ But truthfully, I think it’s just as fun and clever as Wii Sports. Though the games are a bit less complex and less physically-involving than Wii Sports, Wii Play is still very addicting and makes great use of the Wii’s amazing wireless technology!
First of all, before I get to the new media files, I’ve got to apologize for the lack of posts these past few weeks. Some of it’s due to my addiction to Pokemon Diamond, plus the usual stuff like school, work, preparing for university next semester, and trying to catch up on all the anime in my “To-Watch” folder. Also, strangely, I just haven’t been able to think of good things to blog about lately. And now with finals coming up, I really won’t have much free time. But I’ll have some days off in the summer so I’ll definitely use that time to works on posts and other things. Anyway, as for the new media files…
I wrote a review of the Japanese version of D&P back in October though I hadn’t covered many of the new features. But now that I’ve been playing the US version and have gotten a lot further in the game, I figured now’s a good time to complete my review of these incredible new games ^.^ I’ve already discussed the games’ graphics, storyline, and some new features in my Pokemon Diamond & Pearl (J. version) review so I’m not gonna go over those things again in this review. Instead I’m gonna talk about some of the new features I haven’t yet mentioned, mostly about the games’ online Wi-fi capabilities ^^
A little over a year ago I made a poll/survey on my site asking about the general anime preferences of my visitors, such as favorite series, genre, sub vs dub, first series ever watched, etc,. I got a lot of responses and it was interesting to see the results. But the survey’s been long overdue for an updated version, which I finally got around to finishing today ^^ I tweaked some of the older questions (obviously taking into account new anime that’s been released since last year) and added a whole bunch of new questions too. So if you’ve got a few minutes, take a look at my General Anime Preference Survey ’07 and answer as many questions as you like (you’re not required to answer all of them to complete the survey). And once I get the results posted, I’m sure you’ll find them quite interesting, especially compared to last year’s results ^_^
A little over a week ago, I had a small reunion with some of the people who were in the same Japanese extension program I attended last summer. We met up at Little Tokyo in downtown LA, went out to lunch, and shopped around the stores. It had been a while since I went to the good ‘ol Kinokuniya book store and Jungle Collectibles shop there (which is also where AnimeTV is frequently filmed), so I forgot about all the great anime goodies they have ^^ I’m trying to save up my money for Anime Expo, but I couldn’t resist this gorgeous Code Geass artbook I found…
Happy Earth Day, from Mainichi Anime Yume! I know Earth Day isn’t as big a day as, let’s say Thanksgiving or Easter, but me being a nature lover as well as an anime lover, I think it’s important ^.^ To me, everyday is Earth Day!
“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.”
– George Gordon
When I first heard the name of this series, I thought “Wow, an anime version of a Shakespeare play? This I gotta see!” But then after reading the synopsis and finding out that it wasn’t really a rendition of the play, rather, it just used the same general setting and characters, I still figured it sounded interesting enough to check out. And surprisingly, out of the three new spring ’07 series’ I’ve been watching so far, I think this one is my favorite ^^
And here’s the second of the new spring ’07 anime I’m managing to squeeze into my limited free time, El Cazadar (de la Bruja). After reading about the story, it sounded interesting, though nothing that special. But I decided to check it out anyway…and so far, I like it. I’m skeptic as to whether or not it’ll be able to keep up its coolness, or if it’ll eventually fall into a predictable formula. But I’m enjoying it in the meantime…I can tell it’s a very difficult series to judge based on just two episodes, but I’m gonna try anyway ^^