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Because I'm a shameless Manjoume fangirl.

Favorite Manjoume episode?
Flame Wingman (ep 2)
VWXYZ (ep 4)
H2O (ep 12)
Manjoume Thunder (ep 24)
Armed Dragon (eps 25-6)
Ojama Delta Hurricane (ep 34)
Private Eye (ep 39)
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results from last poll

How was the Prince of Tennis finale?:

More people liked it than I expected! XD I chose the last option of course, because Atobe is just... *purrrrrrs* ♥

  1. Great! I loved it! (35.94%)
  2. It was so-so (23.96%)
  3. Atobe shower was the only redeemer (21.35%)
  4. Horrible...I hated it(18.75%)
Total: 192 votes

[ previous poll results ]


what's in a name?

This is where I feature a character from an anime and explain their name meanings. If you'd like to request a name meaning, let me know! ^_^




Name: Yukimura Seiichi
Anime: Prince of Tennis

Meaning:

Yukimura is a wonderful character that has lots of potential... His name is quite fitting to his character as well. "Yuki" is the kanji for peace or happiness, and "mura" means village. I think this reflects the serenity of his nature very well.

The more interesting part about his name is the fact that it stems from the historic Japanese war hero, Sanada Yukimura. A brilliant tactician and expert in the art of war, he almost led a successful campaign against the then-shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. He is ultimately betrayed and meets a tragic end. I think it's interesting indeed, that the powerhouse tennis team Rikkaidai's Captain (Yukimura) and Vice Captain (Sanada) are named after this true life hero.

"Sei" means soul or life force. This of course, speaks to Yukimura's passionate feelings toward tennis, and his incredible will to overcome his suffering to become greater than he is. Ichi is a common ending for a boy's name.

[ previous name meanings ]


jpop rotation

rules:
1. Sampling purposes only. Please delete after 24 hours.
2. Support the artists! Albums available at yes asia,
CD Japan & amazon



Artist: Hamasaki Ayumi
Song: STEP you

[[ hook me up ]]

This song is one of Ayu's more rock-type songs. It's one of her latest singles, just before Alterna and Fairyland.

As always, leave a comment if you download...altho nobody seems to, lol....

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Prince of Tennis - ep 121


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What do you read when you come to my blog? (check all that apply)
Yugioh GX
Prince of Tennis
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Sunday, February 13, 2005

* Fanart Sites *

My Favorite Fanart Sites

I'm posting some of my favorite fanart sites here because I know they can be tricky to find sometimes. I love using the pictures for my personal wallpapers! I really wish I could use the pics on my site, but of course, the images belong to their respective owners - all of them very talented artists! If anyone knows the artist who drew the picture I'm currently using for my wallpaper, please let me know...I'd really like to see other works by them - I love the style!

By the way, some of these sites have shounen-ai / yaoi themed pics, as is common with a lot of Japanese fanarts. If you don't like it, or don't know what that means, don't visit them. ^_^;;;

Yugioh GX

Ten Fiftynine

es-4
(absolutely beautiful artwork! You must visit this site.)

Yugioh & GX

House Blitz

Carmine

BC Room
(check back for weekly updates. This person has also recently started a doujinshi based on Manjoume getting tutoring lessons from Kaiba...v funny!)

Kukureitai
(...is a little behind on the GX episodes, but has fanart posted through Episode 13, though she skipped some episodes.)


Prince of Tennis

Why is it so hard to find decent Prince of Tennis fanart out there? It's kind of unusual to not find great Japanese fanart sites on such a popular series, and yet most of the pages I come across...the art is very mediocre. I feel like I'm looking in all the wrong places. If anyone has any suggestion as to where I should look, please let me know. Thanks! But meantime, here are some of the sites I found where I actually liked the drawing style.

Media 26
Mostly Hyoutei fanart. Not as "finished" a look in the artwork, but very pretty style of drawing nonetheless.

Mitsuki ya
Only 3 pics up the last time I checked, but a beautiful style! I hope they add more soon.

Giga Sweet
More Hyoute fanart, not quite chibi style, but very cute!

Office Nekomata
I love the way this person does their colors. Also has some Bleach & Samurai Champloo fanart.

ss-cm
Mostly Ryoma and Tezuka fanart.

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