can i just rant about prince of tennis? i really like this series. most of the characters are adorably cute. all the seigaku regulars are just awesome you just have to like them. this is one of the few series where i like almost all the main characters. the cocky boy, echizen. the dunk smasher, momoshiro. the acrobatic, kikumaru. half of the golden pair, oishi (who reminds me of naruto's iruka). the cool and no-smile captain, tezuka. the always smiling fuji (who reminds me of bleach's gin). the viper, kaidoh. the power player who goes berserk when he holds a racket, kawamura. and i even sometimes like the scary juice making guru, inui. even some of seigaku's opponents i really like. there's hyoutei's shishido and jirou. there's fudomine's kamio, shinji and tachibana. and there's sengokou's lucky sengokou (who's real name i can't remember) and even if he scares me, akutsu. i haven't even reached the rikkai fights yet.
aside from that, it's really... mindboggling (for lack of better word)... how a sports-oriented anime, in this case tennis, could have dbz-esque moves. don't get me wrong. i actually like those styles. it's just that... it's not freaking possible to do a crescent acrobatic thingie while in the middle of the court. or do a haddokyou with the tennis ball. and don't get me started on fuji's triple counter moves and that disappearing serve. but then this is anime. so you just have to love it. XD
but one thing that i can't really stand with the series... the minor characters. i usually don't mind minor characters. they pass by me most of the time. but in this case, no. they nag me to death. always on the screen reminding me why i should hate them. who am i talking about? echizen's classmate who keeps on blabbering about his 2 years experience. that seigaku's coach's granddaughter, the one with the pigtails. that granddaughter's friend who thinks that he's the echizen's fanclub president. and lastly, that annoying lady photographer. actually this last one, i can take sometimes. but the other three, it makes me want to reach into my monitor, grab them by the neck and just shake some sense into them. sometimes during matches, they're just screaming, but isn't that supposed to be discourteous? they're supposed to know something about tennis. shouldn't they also know to keep quiet during matches? -_-
there. that's out of my system. now let me go back to watching more tenipuri and cheering for seigaku. because even if i absolutely hate these minor characters, my love for the seigaku team overshadows everything. i just really have to get that out. ^^
was supposed to write here last saturday night but when i tried going online, our phone was dead and no dial tone. -.- glad the phone company got it fixed yesterday.
anyway, went to watch Robots last saturday night with my usual movie buddies. and it's one of the most hilarious movies i've seen recently. plotwise, it actually is one of the most used stories i've seen. a person going to the city trying to make it "big" as they say. person encounters the main villian who will try to stop him from making it big. person will try his best to overcome villian and defeat him. and then he fulfills his goal. in this movie's case, that person is a robot named Rodney Copperbottom. simple plot, right?
so what makes it enjoyable to watch? two words. Robin Williams. i have to give it to Robin Williams. his portrayal of Fender is really the main reason why this movie is hilarious. i remember when he did Genie in Aladdin, i love him there too. he brings life to the character he portrays. <3333 Fender even steals most of the limelight from Rodney. that's how i find Fender hilariously adorable. so if you're going to watch this movie, always keep an eye on him. i particularly love the "ice-skating with rodney" and the "Britney Spears hit me baby one more time" scenes. those two scenes made me clutched my stomach from laughing. XDDD
oh and yeah, finally, Ice Age 2 in 2006! there was a small teaser before the start of Robots with Scrat (remember, that squirrel from the first Ice Age?) still trying to look for a place to bury his acorn. pretty cute. i can't wait for that one to be released. i hope they still have the complete group of Diego, Manny and Sid. plus maybe Pinky the baby a lil bit older.
hmmmm... Azuma Kazuma FL is available. i wonder if i should get it. *ponders* hmmm... maybe i would and make it part of my future Y!!J site. but then C&I apps are currently closed. wonders if someone has already applied for it.