October 30, 2005

Initial Views: ARIA the Animation

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ARIA is the story of Akari Mizunashi and her day to day life on Aqua as a Undine (gondolier). This is slice-of-life anime at its best. The series started out as a manga and has been translated into animated form beautifully. The stories tend to be fairly simple glimpses into Akari's life. Wether it is giving a free ride to a young girl and showing her what is special about Aqua or practicing her rowing with her friend Aika. You always find a relaxing bit of story. So far, one I'll be watching.

October 24, 2005

Turner Classic Movies and Miyazaki

ICv2 has posted information about a marathon of Miyazaki films on TCM in January 2006.

ICv2 has learned that in January 2006, Turner Classic Movies, a prominent cable and satellite network, will run nine animated features by the great Japanese anime director Hayao Miyazaki.  Miyazaki's movies have received scant exposure on American TV so the showings on Turner Classic Movies should expose a wide audience to these masterworks.

A complete list of the films (and airdates) will be released next week, but ICv2 has learned that TCM will show such Miyazaki-directed classics as: Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Nausicaa: Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky, and Porco Rosso, as well as Whisper of the Heart, which was directed by Yoshifumi Kondou, though Miyazaki wrote the screenplay, drew the storyboards and produced the film. [ICv2]

I'm pretty psyched. I've wanted to see Whisper of the Heart for a while. I'm also hoping for Kiki's and The Castle of Cagliostro.

October 22, 2005

Dear Geneon

Please learn the difference between you're and your. This is the second disc you've messed it up on.

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Subtitles, Fansubs, and DVDs

I'm currently watching the first DVD of Girl's Bravo and just ran into a screw up of your and you're. At first I didn't think much about it, but then I thought a bit more and was quite annoyed. It is one thing to download fansubs and have to deal with poor grammar. I pretty much expect it to happen. But when I'm paying for a DVD I expect better quality control.

That should be one of the big things for Geneon (who released this DVD) and other domestic companies strive for. Make a better product and people will have less of a problem paying for it. I should feel that when I am paying money I'm getting a superior product. This is already true with video and sound quality, but whoever is editing/doing QC on subtitles should at least know the difference between your and you're.