Monthly Anime on TV Viewing Guide for Anime Programming on ComcastOnDemand Channels:
DECEMBER 2009- Updated 15 Dec 09
In future the new posting dates are the 5th and the 20th of each month.
Big O (Ep 19)
Code Geass (Ep 23)
Death Note (Ep 6)
Ghost in the Shell/SAC (Eps 18 to 20)
InuYasha (Eps 149 to 152)
COD/CE/AnimeSelects is back. CE/FunimationAnime/AnSel now has Eps 19 to 22 of GundamSeedDestiny and Eps 11-12 of Vampire Princess Miyu. Sadly Anime Network is no longer available OnDemand. Sorry.
Regrettably I will no longer be listing anything anime nor cartoon from COD/Kids except for movies. There are just too many to keep following them. Again sorry for the inconvenience. Be warned, however, that many anime/cartoons/movies/series here can be pay per view especially the stuff under COD/Kids/All Movies.
IFC Alert: This just in folks- IFC has added Basilisk a Hieian Era Samurai/Ninja anime series to its lineup. For us it’s Tuesdays at 11:30 PM ET. Check your TV schedules in your area.
COD/CuttingEdge/FunimationAnime ( FA is no longer listed under Movies or Top Picks):
These titles are first episode free and 99 cents per each successive episode:
D. Gray-Man (Eppys 40 to 42)
Spice & Wolf (Eps 6 to 8)(NEW)(Allegorical yarns)
Nabarino No Ou (Eppys 19 to 21)
Blassreiter (Eppys 16 to 18)
Nana (Eppys 21 to 23 & 21.5)
Dragonaught (Eppys 13 to 15)
Hunter X Hunter (Eppys 11 to 13)(NEW)
El Cazador (Eps 7 to 12)(NEW)(Bounty hunter finds amnesiac girl who is wanted Dead or Alive)
Specials: $2.99 each
Linebarrels of Iron (Eps 1 to 3) (Naked babe drops in warrior’s arms!)
Rin Mnemosyne (Eps 1-2) (Immortal PI who loves booze!)
Soul Eater (Eps 1 to 3)(‘Soul’ is a scythe weapon wielded by a babe from Hell!)
My Santa OVA (Newly born Santa meets Mai a Santa in training and–)($2.99)(I just got this DVD)
(This one is a classic like Shonen Santa ni Daiboke(u)n or Little Santa’s Adventures)(Try & find it though! Never made it to DVD and the VHSs are hard to find and pricey when you do!)
These Funimation Anime titles are free:
Ah My Goddess! (Eps 21 to 24) (A goddess enrolls in school!)
Glass Fleet (Eps 9 to 12)(Imperial Space fleet vs Glass Fleet who are pirates?)
Air Gear (Eps 13-14)(NEW)(Young folks training to be pilots)
Case Closed (Eps 46 to 48)
Fruits Basket (Eps 17-18)
Negima! (Eps 12-13)
Shuffle! (Ep 12-13)
Black Cat (Eps 3-4)(NEW)(Assassin known as the Black Cat)
xxxHolic (Eps 17-18)(Addicted to Sorcery & Witchcraft? This your mug of java)(New)
Solti Rei (Eps 1-12)(NEW)(Not sure what this one is yet)
Tsubasa Chronicles (Eps 13-14)(Tsubasa is a submarine I think)
Gunslinger Girl Teano II (Eps 1 to 4)(Gals from 4 to teens in Italy are really cyborgs trained to kill. This is the second series and promises more action than the first! A must see folks!)
All pay per view anime available under Movies & Events/ Funimation Anime(includes above ppv titles)
Gundam Seed Destiny (Eps 19 to 22)
Vampire Princess Miyu (Eps 11-12)
This next section of COD/Kids may have changed. Remember onegai that I only keep the Kids/Movies and Kids/Free Movies updated now. As far as I know all the kiddie stuff and teen stuff under Kids is still there albeit later eppys than I have here. Ditto for the Free Movis and Premium Channels sections for kid stuff. Check it out if you’re interested at COD:
OK here are the Kurisumasu holiday films for the kiddies. Most are under Kids/Free Movies but some are also under Premium Channels or Free Movies:-
Angel of Penna Avenue (Kid asks Prez Hoover to bring Dad home)(COD/FREE MOVIES too)
The Elf Who Didn’t Believe (So he swipes the sleight, the magic dust and vamooses)(COD/FREE MOVIES too)
Little Angels:Brightest Xmas (Lil Angels (real ones not like mine!) help out a family at Xmastime)(COD/FREE MOVIES too)
Miracle in Toyland (GI Joe vs Barnaby in Toyland)(COD?FREE MOVIES too)
Santa w/ Muscles (Hulk Hogan as St Nick? Who’s next? Arnie Guvanator?)(COD/FREE MOVIES too)
The Night They Saved Xmas (Who is trying to detonate SC and his NP City?)(COD/FREE MOVIES too)
X-Men:Wolverine (Another cool tale of superheroes)(COD/FREE MOVIES too)
Yu-Gi-Oh! the Movie (Not Christmas but a classic treat for all ages (COD/FREE MOVIES too)
1941 (The Japs attack Disneyland in 1941! Chris Lee as an SS Standartenfeuhrer? How about John Belushi as a fighter pilot? Eliot Ness as a Dumbo loving General? Hilarious and it’s Christmastime!)(COD/PremiumChannels/HBO too)
Fred Claus (SC’s ne’er do well brother wants a handout)(COD/PremiumChannels/MAX too)
Thunderbirds (Rescue ops in space)(COD/PremiumChannels/Encore too)
These are all simulcast on COD/PremiumChannels/Movieplex:
Babes in Toyland (1997) (Animated musical with Chas Nelson Reilly as Humpty Dumpty, Lacey (Eliza Thornberry) Chabert as Jill and the dastardly Barnaby is Chris Plummer).
Xmas Dinosaur (You are on your own. I haven’t got a clue folks!)
The True Gift (Princess sets out to help others find Xmas true meaning).
Tadpole/Xmas Cheer (Frog at Christmastime animation).
North Station (Mailman at NP gets lost, becomes Santa’s head of mail servicing).
These are all simulcast on COD/PremiumChannels/Starz:
Twelve Dogs of Xmas (Doggies help save the holidays).
Booky/Secret Santa (Kid has nothing for Xmas. She finds a ‘Secret Santa’ to help others).
The Grinch is Jim Carrey- can you say idiotic?
The Boy Who Saved Xmas (Atnas is Santa’s evil brother who takes over the NP. Only a boy who is an FOS can save the day and rescue poor old St Nick).
Holidaze (Rusty the Reindeer feels unwanted so he runs off to find Xmas meaning).
Nightmare Before Xmas (Hall-o-we’en meets Xmas a la Tim Burton. A nice animated musical but a little scary for the younger kiddies).
Now some freebies for us oldster folks:
These are all under COD/FREE MOVIES”
Twelve Men of Xmas (Gal looking for Mr Right at Christmastime).
Xmas Evil (Kid grows up and thinks he’s Santa. So he decides to reward the nice and punish the naughty kids- even after they’ve grown up!)
Xmas in Connecticut (Remake of the oldie re lonely folks during the holidays. The Guvanator directs).
Xmas Tale (What if you find a hurt Santa in a hole- and he’s a she? If you’re a kid you run away!)
Xmas on Chestnut St (How to sell Xmas lights when you order too many- stage a contest for the
best decked house in the neighbourhood!)
Santa’s Slay (Lucifer’s kid’s been a bad boy so Luce makes him be goody goody Santa Claus for a millenium and now the thousand years is up!)
Loew’s Xmas Greeting (An old B&W Xmas greeting from Hollywood).
New Year’s Evil (A DJ gets a series of phone calls on NY Eve promising a killing frome each time zone of the USA to celebrate the new year!)
Serendipity (Xmas Eve romance).
White Nights (Mikhail Baryshnikov the ballet dude is a defector to the West in this old chestnut!)
P2 (Never work late in a NY high rise of Xmas Eve and don’t get stuck in the parking garages either!)
Back to the kids. These are all PayPerView from COD/KIDS/MOVIES. Most are $2.99 but a couple are $4.99. Unmarked are $2.99- OK?
Twelve Dogs of Xmas
Babes in Toyland (1961 original w/ Annette; 1986 Drew Barrymore version and 1997 animated musical version).
Bah Humduck (Daffy Duck is Scrooge, Bugs Bunny’s nephew Fred and Porky Pig is Cratchit!)
Barney’s Night Before Xmas
Barney’s Xmas Star (The big purple dinosaur not Fred’s pal).
The Bear Who Slept Through Xmas (Tommy Smothers is a bear who wants to stay awake for Xmas).
Bob the Builder’s Xmas (Bob in Wales during the holiday).
Charlie Brown’s Xmas Special (Rats! Snoopy won the deck yer house prize!)
Xmas Carol (1938 version w/ Reggie Owen as Scrooge).
Xmas Story (‘You’ll shoot yer eye out, kid!’- Ralphie wants a BB gun).
Xmas in Wonderland ($4.99)(Finding moolah while Xmas shopping!)
Dennis the Menace Xmas (Bob Wagner is Mr Wilson? Puh-leeze!)
The Grinch is Jim Carrey- funny but adulty too).
Ernest Saves Xmas (This nitwit would fit right in aboard the ‘Angel 2′- Anyway Santa has to hand over the reins so he uses Ernest for awhile!)
The Nutcracker (Geo Balanchine’s version w/ McCauley Culkin and the Vanessa Johnson 1986 version of the classic tale of Clara and the Mouse King vs Nutcracker and friends).
Home Alone (ALL 4 movies are available).
The Invincible Ironman (animated he-man Tony Steele. Bob Downey Jr did him in the film and now he’s Sherlock Holmes BION!).
Mickey’s Twice Upon A Xmas
Miracle on 34th St (1947 and 1994 versions of Santa goes to court).
Pinocchio’s Xmas (Paul Winchell is Gepetto and Alan King’s a con artist showman!)
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (Red Skelton needs Neon Nose’s help!)
Rudolph & Frosty’s Xmas in July (Ethel Merman’s a cowgirl in this farfetched piece of fun!)
The Santa Clause (If Santa falls off your roof, you’re gonna take his place pal!)
The Wiggles Xmas Show
The Wiggles Yule Show (The quartet from Downunder celebrates the holidays w/ tomos).
Monsters vs Aliens ($4.99)(Terra is invaded and who will save the day- monsters and freaks?)
UP ($4.99)(Everyone likes this thing with Ed Asner. Will it take the Oscar away from Tim Burton’s 9? Hope not!)
COD/Premium Channels/Too Much For TV:
Step Up Love (Ep 4)($14.99 monthly fee)
No change from November guide for any kids’ shows except as noted below.
See Free Movies above.
COD/Kids/Kids Movies(Pay Per View films)(See above list):
COD/Top Picks/TV and Movie Trivia (FREE):
80s Trivia 1
Animated Phrases 7
Britney Spears Trivia
Guess the Phrase 8
Harry Potter 8
Movie Trivia 7
One Tree Hill Trivia
Picture Puzzles 6
Star Trek 2
The Office Trivia
Word Puzzles 7
Word Srmables 4 and 8
Origami (Japanese art of paper folding)
Hometown Recipes (Like Chicago style pizza)
Don’t miss AMC’s The Prisoner 2009 6 parter on COD/TV Entertainment/AMC- with Jim Calveziel as #6 and Ian McKellen as #2- in the Sahara Desert near Namibia. Still being run as of 1 Dec 09.
That’s all the FREE anime/cartoons on demand but there quite a few Pay Per View Ones here:
These run a basic subscription of $5.99 a month and only two really touch on anime this time around.
Phoenix & Carpet (A firebird and a flying carpet a la Boronov’s symphonies)
G Force Sizzle (sneak preview of new animated film which is like GI Joe)
(Most of these PPV animes are definitely not for the kids!)(Fireman Sam is OK for them)
I promised to add this one under KIDS.
COD/KIDS/PBS Sprout/Fireman Sam-
These are from Season 2 and feature a revamped format, better characters and new voices.
Jupiter and Venus have blue lights and the firehouse has been repainted. Norman’s mom
Dillys and Bella are better looking and Sam’s brother puts in some appearances too.
No Nurse Like You
One That Got Away
The Wrong Smell
When Fools Rush In
TMFT has other non-anime fare too and it’s pretty raunchy so be warned gang!
COD/Movies/X-Men & Wolverine:
X-Men, X-Men 2 and X-Men 3 are $3.99 each
X-Men:Origins;Wolverine is $5.99
(Also available under Top Picks)
Screensavers w/ and w/o music:
COD/Top Picks/Holiday Films & More/Yule Log & More (also HD)(FREE):
2009 Yule Log SS with Xmas music
Christmas SS w/o music
Fireplace SS w/o music
Glacial Lake SS w/o music
Snowman SS w/ Xmas music
Winter 1 SS w/o music
Winter 2 w/o music
Winter Green w/ Xmas music
COD/Music/Music Choice/Holiday Hits:
Various Xmas themed music which can also be found on Comcast’s onscreen menu under
Songs of the Season which can be found under Channel 433.
From now on I’ll post this list twice monthly and I’ll keep it under ‘Files’ rather than ‘Messages’ or ‘Blogs’ (at http://www.Eons.com/groups/group/anime-a-holics/Files)
The ‘teaser’ beginning of the chapter on blog’s first page and the balance in the comment/reply is how I’ll post my fanfiction chappies from now on unless it’s a short chapter that is.
SYFY’s AniMonday (11 PM to 1 AM ET) is a double eppy of Monster (Doctor running from the law for a crime he did not do- sound familiar?) followed by a duble eppy of Now&Then, Here&There(Kid kendo trainee tries to rescue cute gal but ends up in Terran future fighting for an insane King Hamdo. Army led by dedicated female Abelia. Relax, it’s only 13 eppys long and it’s half over!)
Good news from SYFY folks! AniMonday has been expanded from 9 PM ET to 1 AM ET with the first two hours called Chiller. Chiller will feature unusual and scary anime film masterpieces beginning with Blood:The Last Vampire which spawned the Blood+ saga and a brand new live action film now running in theatres. Looks like 24 August will be Chiller’s debut. If you get SYFY in the SE PA-USA area you are still getting Star Trek-TNG reruns from 9 to 11 ET on Mondays dammit!
Hey WitchBlade the film (with Sarah Pezzini not Masane Amaha- yech!) will hit theatres in a year or so while DragonBall and Death Note are already out there showing. Many more anime based flicks are coming soon and they are filming Bebop with Keanu Reeves in Dave’s role as Spike Steigel. For Jett I’d pick LF- Larry Fishburne or even MF- Morgan Freeman. Denzel Washington or Samuel L Jackson don’t fit the mold. How about Miley Cyrus aka Hannah Montana as ‘Ed’ and Lindsay Lohan as Faye Valentine? (Rafe) Donnelly could be Tommie Lee Jones. Hey I oughta be a Hollywood cast finder eh? Gad, I wonder how much of a muckup they’ll make of the ‘Bebop’, ‘Swordfish II’, ‘Redtail’ and ‘Hammerhead’? I don’t think Ed’s power scooter had a name although we all know the computer she wore on her head with ‘goggle monitors’ was named ‘Tomato’!
Here’s the new Saturday night CN/AS lineup which begins earlier now for us at 12:00 AM ET following Star Wars the animated series at midnight. All times Eastern of course:
12:30 AM to 1:30 AM Bleach (two eppys)
1:30 AM to 2:30 AM Fullmetal Alchemist (Just restarted)
2:30 AM to 3:00 AM Morabito (Balsa protects Chagum from Mikado)
3:00 AM to 3:30 AM Death Note
3:30 AM to 4:00 AM Ghost in the Shell/Stand Alone Complex
4:00 AM to 4:30 AM Blood+
4:30 AM to 5:00 AM Big 0 (Big Giant Robot fare)
5:00 AM to 6:00 AM InuYasha (2 eppys once more- yay!)
In both Code Geas and in FMA some of the characters have a special logo in their eye a la Code Lyoko’s XANA logo in the evil characters’ eyes.
In both Death Note and Bleach there are specific hints as to character origins. In DN Ryuuk tells Light Yagami that any user of the DN book can neither go to Heaven nor Hell after death. So what’s left? Shinigami World meaning that DN book users after death become Shinigami death gods- right? Guess what live TV series is a DN parallel series? Hint- it’s on Showtime.
In Bleach Rukia’s Squad 13 captain (the one that is always sick as a rule) tells a subordinate that Ichigo’s friends are special with unusually high spiritual pressures. He goes on to say that he would not be at all surprised if after death they became soul reapers themselves after they had passed on to the Soul Society. Renji Abari committed a minor faux pas in this week’s eppy. While fighting one of the Arrancar Hollows he told him that by the time Kiske arrived the Arrancar himself would be dead. He apparently forgot that all Hollows are already dead to begin with. For that matter are soul reapers really alive or dead?
Ichigo, Urryuu and Chad have just met three Arrancars and their pet in the Wako Mundo desert on their way to Las Noches (The Nights) which is Aizen’s HQ fortress. Seems not all Arrancars and Hollows are bad because these guys gave ‘em a lift and are guiding them to LN. Live and learn guys. Why are they in WM? Aizen has Orihime of course! (see new post for more)
Bleach pulled a bummer on us and has dropped back 30 eppys to the first time the Vizoreds came to Kara Kura Town so no new stuff for awhile I’m afraid. Try bleachanime.org which has every single eppy on DL. New club Bleach4Ever just started up on FaceBook too.
Discovered why Moribito theme music is so familiar. Group is Arc ‘n ciel who did the GTO theme Driver’s Edge. Early OT and ET for Death Note are done by Nightmare group which is what the Black Knights and Brittanians’ Gundamlike fighting suits are called. Is this the end of Morabito? Sure seemed like it after Saturday’s eppy!
In FMA Ed has learned truth behind the Ishbaal massacre of fifteen years ago while brother Al has just discovered the identity of the Homunculi leader from the snake chimera Marta seconds before she was murdered by the #7 Homunculus- the Fuehrer King Bradley himself. He is Pride- the seventh deadly sin! But- who is his boss? Rose of Lior has become pals with Lira the girl alchemist who used to be with Yochi the state alchemist army lieutenant and she’s now called the Holy Mother but she has gone mute and who’s her baby’s father? The climax seems to be fast approaching and it promises to be exciting so don’t miss it gang! Hohenheim the Elrics dad is back and going after Dante. Al has become a deadly time bomb courtesy of an unknowing Scar and an evil Kimlee the Crimson Alchemist who used the red stones in Ed’s SAA watch to transmute the souls in Scar’s arm into a philosopher’s stone!
Another Bleach note- why did Aizen want Orihime kidnapped? What or who is the sojioque he has stolen which will awaken in the winter? Who is the lad newly born from its power? What does Kiske know which he ain’t telling? Can Ichigo defeat his Espada nemesis? Don’t ya just love that jutsu used by Captain Toshiro Hitagawa- reign over the frosted heavens! then the name of his zambatou? A version of it is used by the evil Dragon Emporer in Mummy 3 when Jet Li turns a field of snow into jagged ice stalagmites. Of course he has mastery over the five Chinese elements- fire, water, earth, wood and metal! If there are only five elements in Chinese philosophy then how can there be an avatar or guardian of the air- Avatar the Last Airbender? Air is not one of those elements! And who’s the looney tunes Espada poor Rangiku is stuck with? Avatar in theatres is NOT Avatar the Last Airbender. Instead Avatar is like a BGR or a Gundam!
Getting into DLs and ULs and burning CDs again. Finally got myself into attaching videos to messages like I do pix now and thanks to Blaine it’s so easy! Check out the fave anime moments/eppys message log here. Several Angelic contributions are there courtesy of yours truly.
Mama’s new read is Helma from the Tros of Samothrace series. Ho hum so far. Tros is getting interesting now- very interesting with refs to English countryside landmarks.
Dan Brown’s Lost Symbol was just excellent! I loved it. A lot of Freemason stuff in it I didn’t know. If any of you are Literary Guild members by all means check out the secret societies books they have at reasonable prices.
I have just added three plums to my anime vids collection: Complete DVD sets of Noir, Gasaraki and Tactics. I already have the complete set of Black Lagoon on DVD and partials on Blood+, Cyborg 009, FMA, Bleach and a few others. I have the first 7 eppys of Morabito and am on the lookout for the set. Bobby has the complete set of Trigun and Mama has the complete set of Gunslinger Girl and Witchblade. Anyone else have any new acquisitions to talk about? If so blog it here or post some messages folks. Bobby has Monster and I have My Santa and I just got Santa Claus Conquers the Martians on DVD.
Now have Bebop movie on DVD and VHS. Just got GS Innocence 2 and Haunting in Connecticutt. Thundercats came at last for Mama. Still have yet to watch DB Evolution film.
SYFY is airing Destination Truth which is like JBs old Digging for the Truth on HC. DT is hosted by Josh Bates or Gates and looks pretty good. Anyone know why SYFY considers wrestling science fiction stuff?
This just in folks! Josh Bernstein has revamped his website and is now using Twitter too. He has a fab group called JBs Group at YG. Dan Brown is on both Twitter and FaceBook now. What do you guys think about my starting an anime recipes file and a golf tips corner either here or at AH1 or somewhere else? Animeinfor.org is the only place I have ever seen an anime recipes section. As for golf tips- what can I say? I love golf- passionately even if I don’t play as much as I used to. Gomen but I just remem,bered this. Kudos to Robert the artist for hire for finding Dan Doh- probably the only anime series about golf itself! Sadly there are no dubs of it just subs. It can be found at VEOH and hulu quite easily. I’ll post a pix or two soon.
Another great show was In Search Of narrated by Leonard ‘Mr Spock’ Nimoy and I recall an eppy of theirs re the Knights Templar and Foucault’s Pendulum. If anyone knows where I can find a copy of those gems on VHS or DVD onegai let me know. A big domo arigatou in advance for your assistance. Gotta really go now and get some blogging done and maybe post Chapter 63 at last.
Just began reposting Xmas w/ the DP at http://www.gaia.com/forums/chatterbox/christmaswiththedirtypairChapter2 and just posted Chapter 1 (after Ch 50- sorry long story gang) and have now posted Ch 52 as well. Great pix too as I am now illustrating my posts of Xmas over there. Wings will follow as soon as I finish posting it here and at ff.net. ANOL is giving me fits too. Just found out I may get an HP Windows 7 for Kurisumasu. Actually it’s coming ashita and I just emailed Justin for some help in transitioning from Vista to W7.
Has anyone seen G Force yet? How about Haunting in Connecticut? Someone has suggested at FaceBook that our anime is dead. Boy did that ever open a potboiler of contention! If anime is dead well nobody told Hollywood! DragonBall, Watchmen, GI Joe, Blood:TLV, Transformers2, the list seems endless eh?
How about Tim Burton’s 9 and Pandorum eh?
I have now posted up to and including Ch 62 of Wings. I am trying to get Xmas and Wings rewritten and published. Think they will sell? A note to budding authors- Avoid ‘author mills’ like AuthorAmerica and AuthorHouse. All they want is for you to pay them to publish YOUR works! They guarantee nothing! Likewise avoid AbsoluteWriters Water Cooler for info and inspiration. They are quite negative and attempt to discourage a struggling author!
Don’t miss Showtime’s Inside the NFL tonight at 9, 10 or 11 PM ET. Play Beat the Insiders at beattheinsiders.com and join my group there- Saint K’s Anime Friends. I’m on FaceBook now you know. This is getting to be more like a newsletter than a guide. Any suggestions? I am considering a monthly golf tips column and a recipe file a la animeinfo.org. I just posted (Files) two Thanksgiving dinner menus. Comments?
Sports fans! I just started a group at Showtime’s Beat the Insiders and it’s called Saint K’s Anime Friends. Come & join me there and at FanIQ.com if you like. By the way my Saints are the highest scoring team in the league with 120 points in just 3 games. They are at 3-0 and lead their division. Our offense is #3 and our defense is #10. Quite a rise from #19 and #30 last season eh? Drew ‘Divine Wind’ Brees and his ‘4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse’ have outscored Detroit 45-27, Eagles 48-22 and Bills 27-7. In that last game TO never got close to a ball! The ‘Saintly Terrors’ are stepping up at last to complement our offense. Enough re that. Oro do ya think of a recipe file here and/or a golf tips column maybe once a month? Don’t worry because I have tons of recipes and loads of advice for duffers. Sorry there’s been no Ch 63 of Wings yet but I’ve been really busy with blogs, surveys, polls, reviews, guides, posts and now sports NFL groups. Soon I promise you will see Ch 61 and maybe even the end of Wings before Xmas.
A pet peeve here folks. Why is it that in most anime the characters either walk (InuYasha) or run (Bleach) everywhere they go? Didn’t the Japanese ever hear of transports? I’d love to see how Kagome could get an SUV through the well! Cars in the Soul Society’s Seretai? They’ve got wide enough roads there surely? And Ninjas and Samurai never seem to have carts, chariots or wagons although Samurai rode horses which was why they made the Zanzabatous like the one used by Zanza on Kenshin. Balsa did ride a stallion for awhile on Morabito and on Code Geas Lelouch’s ‘brother’ Rollo does have a motorbike w/ sidecar. Trains are the transport on FMA although Mustang and Hawkeye did have a car in last week’s eppy. DN and Blood+ have cars, boats, trains, planes and the like. So does GS and Bebop. Naruto has modern stuff but no transports. Guess it’s to each his own meaning whatever the creators decide.
Latest read was Danny Brown’s excellent fifth work The Lost Symbol (soon to be a flick?) which was quite good if a bit wordy. Damned thing took me 3 days to read! With 2012 in the theatres it was quite apropos. Hints: A famous statue stands in front of the CIA HQ building in Langley and is a pivotal part of the storyline. There are a lot of hidden details in Washington DC and Dan Brown’s a history buff as well as a secret society expert. He more than proved that in Angels & Demons and then again in the DaVinci Code. By the way he’s got a very entertaining website at http://www.danbrown.com so if you like tricky logic puzzles and codes by all means visit him there.
Oro else have I read recently? Sax Rohmer’s Shadow of FuManchu. He is the old-fashioned Darth Vader and the leader of a group out to save the Earth from its inhabitants. They are called The Seven. His nemesis is a Scotland Yarder named Sir Denis Nayland-Smith who with his trusty sidekick Dr Petrie pursues Dr FuManchu the same way Holmes and Watson pursued Prof Moriarty all those years. His latest escapade involves collecting scientists and killing anyone in his way. Looks like the Brits, Yanks, Russians and Aussies will have to band together to defeat Fu and Huan Tsung his sidekick. Some pair- Fu was at least 90 when Smith met him 60 years ago (Fu has the secret of eternal life. Has he discovered the FMA Stone?) and his pal’s in his 80’s! Geriatric? Far from it! Smith’s on his own this time unless you count his scientific buddy Carter who is about as useful as Zorro against Darth Vader! What a wimp!
I just began reading Ellery Queen’s ‘The Finishing Stroke’ mystery classic. A bit like Lost Symbol- it has a cypher EQ must solve to find the killer and it takes him over 20 years to bring the miscreant to justice! A must read for EQ fans like me!
Here’s oro the Keiman wants for Kurisumasu (Christmas) and I doubt if such a thing even exists. A wall clock (battery powered) that plays anime themes every hour on the hour. Now oro themes would it have? Nonstop Angel (DP Flash); Billy in Despair (Death Note); Life is a Boat (Bleach); Real Folk Blues (Bebop); Freckles (Rurouni Kenshin); Guardian of the Spirit (Morabito). That’s half and for the rest how about Sailor Moon, InuYasha, RaveMaster, Gurren Lagann, NOIR’s haunting watch melody and another Angels theme? Comments?
Oro anime music would you suggest for an anime wall clock? I’m interested to see if they are in my music collections.
Wanna know what my third ff will be re? Sorry re is Latin for about and is used as an abbreviation for about by many publishing houses and whatnot. Think this is something? You oughta try and read my class notes from school & college? One guy thought I was using Nostradamus’s codes! I use a little bit of everything when I write as you well know. Anyway my new and as yet untitled ff will concern the search for the lost Templar treasures- on Neptune or Pluto! Why? Zoe’s from Pluto and I have the Big O contingent under Alan Gabriel’s command working with Neptune Command. The Angels will be back with Angel 1 under Yuri’s command, 2 under Kei’s and 3 under Flight Kommandant Marlene Angel’s control. Her exec- Suba(ltern) FC/Acting Commodore Kome Sawaguchi- who else! Kei’s exec? Probably Han Solo nai I’ll make him Yuri’s #1 and Kei will use Mr (Joey) Bishop who will transfer from ‘Starfleet’ to the 3WA when Ellen Rodgers (remember her from John Berringer’s ‘Starcrusher’ crew?) joins ‘Starfleet’ and is promoted to Lt Commander status by Admiral Janeway herself! Reg Barclay is still Kiva Nerese’s exec of course. How does the 3WA and the UG get roped into a treasure hunt and can I keep the Rune Soldier treasure hunters out of this one? These require more thinking on my part but I believe descendants of both Lord Caervarvon and Howard Carter stumble onto a starmap in a hidden Templar temple- in Iceland! Could the Templars have created star craft that exceed our own devices today? Hell yeah- why not? Banking, credit, cheques, letters of credit, credit cards, computers- they invented all that stuff, didn’t they? Oh yeah a new pilot has joined the force- 2nd Lt Legato Bluesummers has been assigned as shuttle pilot for the Michaelangelo on the Angel 2. Will they find the treasure trove? Will Dexter Morgan ever get caught? Will Dr Tenma be vindicated? Will he kill Johann Liebert? These are questions you don’t ask writers and authors my tomodachis! Time will tell eh? Time to go. Sayonara all- K&K