New Stuffs!

Posted by Neko Kyou in Updates on February 29th, 2008

Some pics of what I’ve bought during my short trip to Singapore as well as my brand new laptop.

My Brand New Dell Laptop

My new “home”

My original plan was to get one from Singapore during my trip, since I thought it was going to be cheaper and better there. But luckily, I did some scouting here before I left, and found out that while Singapore laptops are in a way cheaper and better, they do not fit my needs. They have good processors and memory at a low price, but they have terrible graphic cards. In the end I settled for this Dell Inspiron 1520 black. It’s actually black on the outside and silver inside.

Took me nearly 4 days to get it up and running as I liked it (in between my anime and CabalSEA closed beta) and I’m not quite done yet. I have yet to install a few other softwares which I’m still looking around for.

Fruits Basket vol 23 & .hack//GU+ vol 1

After waiting for so long, Fruits Basket Vol. 23 finally arrived…

There were so many new manga’s I wanted to buy, but due to lack of funds (read: money spent elsewhere) I only came back with 2 manga. The final volume of Fruits Basket and the first volume of .hack//G.U.+

And they’ve been sitting in my bag since, haven’t had the chance to read them yet.

PSPs and DSs Oh My!

Mine… All mine!!!

Okay, maybe not all… But I won’t really say which are mine, because while I own 2 of what’s in there, technically others could be mine too. Confusing, yes? But true.

So, based on my previous shopping list I posted before leaving for Singapore:

  1. A laptop that is at least on par with my desktop which is ~3 years old. (Checked)
  2. PSP Slim & Lite. Or Lite & Slim. Whatever. (Checked)
  3. External HDD Casing, to house my anime-infested hard drive so I can use it on my new laptop (See #1). (Checked)
  4. Ace Attorney: Apollo Justice for my NDS. (Objection! Checked)
  5. A few other new Wii/DS/PSP games to keep me busy until I get my PS3. (Pata Pata Pata Pon! Checked)

Yay! I’ve managed to complete my shopping list! 😀


Pon Pon Pata Pon!



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Luminous Arc

Posted by Neko Kyou in Personal on September 29th, 2007

I’ve actually spent a lot of my time the last 2 weeks playing a new game on my Nintendo DS. It’s called Luminous Arc, and was just recently released in US version.

When I first saw it while going game hunting with Dyna and Carbunkid about a month ago. Kid picked up the game from the shelf and shoved it to me. The first thing that immediately caught my attention was the artwork. It’s simply gorgeous. My first thought was, “I need to get this game…

Luminous Arc

Luminous Arc is a Strategy RPG that uses a battlefield grid for battles. If you’ve played this kind of games before, you’d know how addictive it can be. There are also replay values as well, especially if you didn’t max out all your other character’s “hearts” (which is quite difficult unless you battle a lot, and I mean a lot) and the side quests if you missed them in your first playthrough.

The English voice cast is great and very fitting with all the characters. You will seldom find me praising the English dubbed cast of any Japan-made games and especially anime, so it’s saying quite a lot.

What does this have to do with anime?

Since this is supposed to be an anime blog after all, I’ll try to justify why I’m posting about Luminous Arc.

I’m currently on my third playthrough of the game (with all my over-leveled characters) and I’m actually thinking of getting the Japanese version of the game. If the English voice casting is already so impressive, I was wondering about the Japanese voice cast.

And according to Wikipedia’s entry on Luminous Arc:

Character Actor/Actress – Japanese Actor/Actress – English
Alph (アルフ Arufu?) Akira Ishida Vic Mignogna
Leon (レオン Reon?) Keiji Fujiwara Doug Erholtz
Lucia (ルーシャ Rūsha?) Aya Hirano Amanda Winn-Lee
Saki (サキ Saki?) Mie Sonozaki Michelle Ruff
Heath (ヒース Hīsu?) Kousuke Toriumi Yuri Lowenthal
Theo (テオ Teo?) Yuko Sanpei Wendee Lee
Cecille (セシル Seshiru?) Fumiko Orikasa Karen Strassman
Nikola/Nikolai (ニコラ Nikora?) Daisuke Kishio Dave Wittenberg

With some of my favourite Seiyuus like Aya and Akira as well as Keiji, Yuuko and Fumiko who had impressed me with their anime roles before, it’s really hard to resist the temptation to grab the Japanese version and enjoy their voice acting talents.

Ahh… So many things to buy, so little money…

Click here to get your own copy of Luminous Arc.

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Nintendo DS Gaming Tag

Posted by Neko Kyou in Updates on July 1st, 2007

Added a Nintendo DS Gaming Tag to the sidebar, courtesy of Dyna-Storm. We are playing the same games currently, therefore it looks identical except for the name. 😀 The same goes for Carbunkid.

The games on display are:

  1. Pokemon Diamond & Pearl (Mine is Pearl)
  2. Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright & Justice For All
  3. Lunar Knights
  4. Ouendan 2

The tag will be updated periodically 😀

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