This weeks Memories is the game I played while I was away from home: Final Fantasy VII. This game came out in the middle of my discovery of Anime, yet I played it till the end. The shocking event at the end of Disk 1 guarantees you of that. (1997, Final Fantasy VII, Sony Playstation/PSN)
February was a bit lite in pick-ups for the month(Compared to previous months, it was really light.)
First off, I got my Aqours figure of the month. Yohane (Yoshiko) makes 4 of 9.
Next up is the import Tales of Vesperia for the PS3, Which is a seemingly the better version due to having Flynn as a playable character as well as the Pirate Patty (Voiced by Chiwa Saitou).
Following that is the Anime Classic Chobits, that is part of Operation Blu-ray. This would be the first CLAMP series I would watch and finish.
Next up for Movies I got a few, X-men Apocalypse and The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. The X-men Franchise is only missing X2 of the original series and The Hobbit movies are complete.
Lastly for what is pictured, I nabbed Wreck it Ralph on Blu. Loved that movie since I am a gamer.
Not pictured is The middle part of the Crest/Banner of the Stars Trilogy on DVD, Banner of the Stars.
Speaking of gaming, I also picked up a Playstation TV (Vita TV) to be able to play most of my Vita games on my tv screen. It’s too bad Neptunia Rebirth 1 is incompatible, but I will make due.
Next in the near future, Another anniversary post, then the April goodies post.
Celebrating 20+ Years of Anime Part 3: Ranma 1/2: Originally released on VHS in 94(!)
In ’99, I was looking at a comic store in search of things that would suit my fancy. I picked this show, and for the most part, was not disappointed. A curse causes a Martial Artist to change from guy to girl when splashed with cold water. Lots of other people get cursed into different beings, as well. The basis for most of the series is fighting, though. ….And the love Polygon that happens with most of the younger characters. This anime pretty much put Viz Media on the map years ago.
Note. This series has nudity in it. Not in a sexual way, for the most part, but its there. Japanese culture is way different than ours.
February was a nice month as my tax returns arrived , and that means lots of goodies for this year. Last year I had a car issue(Head gasket…..again) that took my return last year. This year however was a free year, so I did what I wanted to, nab a new computer:
It may be fuzzy cause of lighting, but she’s there. An I-7 with a GTX 1060. It can play all the games I throw at it, which rocks. May not be top of the line, but it’s a lot better than my out of date laptop.
Next up is the Aqours’ girl of the month, Hanamaru. 6 more to go…
Next up in el-cheapo Anime purchases, I nabbed the first two releases of Shakugan no Shana on Blu-ray, the first being a part of Operation: Blu-ray, Where I am replacing all my DVD’s onto Blu-ray. More on that later.
Finishing the Mainline Shana series with the OVA’s and Season 3. The only thing that remains is the movie….
Next up, B Gata H Kei, a series I wanted to nab, but wasn’t able to nab till now. Another el-cheapo release. Also, more Operation Blu-ray Purchases with S7 of DBZ. It replaces the orange bricks, which were not the best….
Sorry for the blurryness, I don’t have a super good camera to take these, but pictured are the last two DBZ releases, also part of Operation:Blu-ray.
Next up: Love Live Sunshine S1, catching up with all of Love Live with this. Also, a Studio Ghibli title I don’t own in any form yet, From up on Poppy Hill.
This month’s Anime Movie purchases include Wolf Children and Napping Princess.
Finally, on the Anime side of things, for Operation Blu-ray I nabbed Spice and Wolf(The Anime Series of the Month) and Clannad Complete on Blu-ray.
The purpose of Operation: Bluray is to get rid of my DVD collection and replace it with Blu-rays. One set of movies I started off with the original X-men Movies. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find X2….(yet).
Next up, I found a movie I liked but wasn’t well recieved, The MCU Incredible Hulk, as well as the reboot X-men movie: First Class.
Next, to complete my Sony Spiderman movies, I nabbed the original Amazing Spider-man movie. It leaves Homecoming as the only Spider-man movie I don’t yet have…
Also, Even though I also got the Dark Knight on Blu-ray Steelbox, I got the Trilogy on Blu as well, since Batman Begins is eluding me at the moment…
Next is a movie I liked as a child and now have on blu, The Princess Bride. A new Movie set I picked up was the Godfather Trilogy. It was a set I originally had on VHS (!) so it was time to upgrade.
One of the things I wanted to do was to get the Lord of the Rings on Blu-ray. While I did nab it, Amazon sent the Canadian version of the set. Besides the ads at the beginning, there is no difference between this and the US release.
Finally, for the month of February, I nabbed the Battle of 5 Armies, the last Hobbit movie. The only thing missing is the Desolation of Smaug…
Not pictured was a series that will never be put on Blu, the SAVE version of Tsukuyomi Moon Phase. Otherwise, that is all for February. Next up, another Anniversary post and then March….
The final game I played in the 3rd generation is naturally the Legend of Zelda. Spending hours on hours one Saturday to play this to its conclusion didn’t end well, (I got stuck on a level, and it took years to get back to this game…long story.) But the original was the game that is one of my all time favorites, and is the only NES title I somehow have.
After 7 years of having nothing but Madoka Magica featured on my blog, I decided to make a change. Instead of staying the course with Homura, I am finally moving on, and who better to make the switch to than Saber from Fate/Extra (and Grand/Order).
Voiced by Sakura Tange, (She of Cardcaptor Sakura fame), Her Adorable badassness trumps anything I have seen since PMMM:Rebellion. She’s never gonna replace Homura as my favorite character, but every episode I have watched has her growing on me. My twitter feed has also switched to her, while my normal facebook feed has been cycling through the Aqours girls of Love Live Sunshine.
Coming soon: The next posts in the series of the Memories of Gaming/Anime past, and February’s Goodie post.
Continuing on a series I need to continue:
Celebrating 20 Years of Anime Part 2: Neon Genesis Evangelion (Originally released on VHS: Aug. 97)
In Early ’99, I went from watching only one series(Sailor Moon, Series #1) to trying new shows. I was in the military at the time, and one of the members shown me an anime which got me hooked. Even though the main character is a wimp(That’s saying it mildly), the show wowed me at the time. Now, it wouldn’t make the top ten list now, but it connected me to more shows, so it would be a likely gateway anime series.