So, recently, I have been
brainwashing introducing a friend to the wonders of Neoroma. Well, no, that's not strictly true. He was curious, and he now regrets his curiosity, but I gave him Neoange to watch because, aside from being full of things to laugh at, it's also probably the one which is least likely to send him running for the hills. I was reminded of my theory on evil tea, which still holds good, but I also realised a few other new amusing observations which I didn't see before. Here are ten new Neoange meanderings...
The thing with Neoroma - and I really realised this in clear detail once again not so long ago - is that part of the beauty of it is in the humour. It's not in the stock romance phrases or the hot shiny guys (Hyuuga still sparkles!), not really. It;s in the characters, yes, and their bonds, yes - but also in the huge amount of amusement, crack and plain fun that goes along with the whole concept. The seiyuu, the shows, the jokes, the ability to laugh at itself - I think that's why I haven't tired of it. It suits my weird sense of humour. Watching and playing bits of Hiiro no Kakera made me see this in clear detail - I didn't feel the humour or the crack in the same way from those games as I do from the true Neoroma.
Saiyuki Reload Blast
The new Saiyuki chapter is out this week, I believe, in Japan. The irony of that is I only just found the raws to the previous chapter, and so only read it tonight.( SpoileringCollapse )
I'm currently reading through Genpei Jousuiki, which is a (very long) version of the Heike Monogatari. I like to call it the tabloid version, since it's full of scandal. But even reading a modern Japanese version is time consuming alongside work. I have some free time this week, though hopefully I won't be spending all of it reading about Japanese warriors.
I did skim back over some past entries of mine on the Genpei period...and I've realised how much more actual history I've learned since I first started writing about it and my interest in it. I think it must be about five years in total since it first grabbed my interest, and there's still SO MUCH that I haven't even touched on.
Thank you, Haruka, for giving me something so precious.