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Because I'm a shameless Manjoume fangirl.

Favorite Manjoume episode?
Flame Wingman (ep 2)
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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

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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


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.

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

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Monday, March 21, 2005

* Samurai Champloo 26 *

Samurai Champloo 26: Evanescent Encounter (part 3)

*sniffs* I suppose all good things must come to an end. This last episode of Champloo was excellent, I must say. It was a very good ending...but call me a sentimentalist, I really wanted the three of them to stay together forever. At the least, I was happy that they made it through this ordeal alive, but did they really have to end it like it was all just nothing? Because it obviously wasn't. But all in all, I loved it.

Just some thoughts on the show in general: This is definitely one of the more sophisticated animes I have ever seen. Just like Cowboy Bebop, (and there are some obvious similarities), Watanabe has delivered a wonderful, likeable cast of vivid characters with an intriguing story line that kept you wanting more. I think the "traveling" theme was very well incorporated as the backdrop for what was truly important: the developing of the characters and their relationships with each other.

I especially loved how they had a real love-hate dynamic, very reminiscent of Bebop (which I also loved). They work together for a common goal, and yet bicker and fight amongst themselves at the same time. And despite all their differences and clashes of personality, they each in turn care very much about each other. This is the type of storyline that is classic, and therefore always golden.

My favorite episode has got to be "The Art of Altercation," the hilarious episode featuring Spike Spiegel's VA as Nagamitsu, the guy who's aiming to be "BIG." Hehe... that episode had me rolling on the floor. I also loved "Gamblers and Gallantry," the episode where Jin falls in love. That scene where he has to make broiled eel was just too precious! Other scenes that I will never forget...
  • Jin, Fuu and Mugen enter the all-you-can eat contest!
  • Mugen trains a beetle to fight
  • Mugen gets high and forgets to rescue his friends
  • Jin dresses up as a geisha
  • Fuu plumping up everytime she pigs out
  • Mugen imagines Fuu & Jin laughing at his illiteracy

And much, much more!

*sighs* Champloo...I will miss you!!

Posted by athena at |10:27 PM| |

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