After waiting patiently for the release of the 26th volume of TRC, and waiting for my copy of it to be delivered, It finally came! This day is turning out to be a great one thanks to the delivery of that manga volume and with it the OAD, Tsubasa Shunraiki. Not only that, but my volume 14 of xxxHolic also arrived which is why I was also able to watch the first OVA (of the 2 OVAs that were said to cross between TRC and xxxHolic).
People may think of it as such a waste since it would be easier to have downloaded the said freebies rather than buying for it. However, I am the type of person who buys things that she likes and wants to support. And with all honestly, as to how TRC and xxxHolic had turned out to be, I am an avid supporter of CLAMP and as such wishes to help them continue on with their amazing work. Quite frankly, I look up to those gals in CLAMP for having made such an amazing manga (TRC, CCS, xxxHolic, and so forth).
So, what’s the deal with Shunraiki and Shunmuki?
Well, Tsubasa Shunraiki is an OAD/OVA that features the Nihon Arc of the series. For those who forgot or simply are oblivious to what the Nihon Arc is about, it’s basically about Kurogane’s return to his home world and the death of Sakura in Syaoran’s hands. That’s saying something without spoiling too much (I hope, lol).
It’s just a 27 minute OVA which features the first half of the Arc and even gives Watanuki Kimihiro and my oh-so-favorite-witch, Yuuko-san some air time (thank goodness). I would have wanted the ‘movie’ to be a lot longer than just that but, unfortunately, it isn’t and like always, it was cut too soon that anyone would have wanted. I guess I would have to wait for another month or so just to be able to get my hands on the 2nd DVD of Shunmuki (Yes, I ordered the next few volumes of the manga as well) since that particular Arc is perhaps one of the most dramatic and head turning arcs of TRC.
Moving along to it’s sister-manga, xxxHolic. I have recently been reintroduced to this manga and, if everyone’s been reading this blog for quite a while now, it is easy to note how much I have once again been addicted to it. Yes, I can’t get enough of Yuuko and the gang. Which is the reason why I also ordered for the 14th volume of xxxHolic just to get my hands on the DVD of Shunmuki and be able to complete my collection.
Hopefully, I will be able to do so. Waiting for monday to come and for the update on the translation of xxxHolic and TRC to come along as well is really testing my patience but, it’s still fun waiting for that day to come. Reading manga and watching the multitude of anime collection that I have IS my way of relaxing, lol.
And yes, I take priority in that too. The same priority as with my graduation since, as I have stated, it is my recreation and people should do well to understand that what I do with my time is my decision and that they shouldn’t force me to comply to their demands just because they said so. It’s annoying when people do that in the guise of stating they understand fully my side of the story. It may sound selfish but, I believe I am not the only one who stands on grounds that what I/We do is what I/We want.
This may be an act of getting out of topic, however, since I’ve already opened that up, I may just as well state that I am not entitled to doing anything just to make someone, a single person, content about it. I have been recieving emails stating that I was doing this ‘something’ for that person’s sake (by that person, I meant the person who sent me that email, which I did not bother to reply to) and by that person’s message makes it sound that I’m doing it for that person. I would like this to act as a wake up call to that person that you are dellusional beyond measure. And would also like to ask that person to stop acting like a know it all requesting this and that. I won’t state that person’s name but hopefully if that person isn’t as thick as the thickest thing in the planet…no, the universe… then that person would have gotten the clue that he/she is the one that I am talking about… And yes, I also do not plan to disclose the gender of that person, unless I change my mind later if that person decides not to stop with his/her antics.
Putting that aside…
I would like to take this moment to greet a great, great friend of mine a (be-lated) Maligayang Kaarawan. If this greeting is not enough then allow me to greet you in the languages that I know how to speak (lol): Otanjoubi Omedetto Gozaimasu, Veels geluk met jou verjaarsdag, Sun Yat Fai Lok, Buon Complleano, Fortuna dies natalis, Felis Parabens, La Multi Ani, Malipayong adlaw nga natawhan, and of course, in english, Happy Birthday. Oh yeah, my friend’s name is Al John Lacdao (lol, kala mo di ko lalagay ito dito, hahaha, trip lang).
Well, that’s all the time I have in writing this short article/post. I’m planning on getting back to updating this site everyday again since it helps me relax as well. Oh yeah, to my Suikoden and Disgaea Teammates, I’ll be working again, btw…heck, I’ve started working on the Disgaea sprites that I was asked graciously for earlier today. Anyways, I’ll just squeeze it into my free time (or what I have of it).
Until tomorrow. Ja ne!