Yes, the title of the movie, "Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" does ring a bell, doesn't it? There was this highly-recommended-to-watch 2006 anime titled, "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time". Oh, and the main heroine for this live action is the very same Riisa Naka who was the voice actress of the main protagonist of the 2006 animated film.
Check out the trailer here, "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time trailer 2010 (時をかける少女)".
The critics have only praises for this movie. Take this one for example:
What’s relatively surprising about this film—and the franchise in general—is just how consistently creative it remains considering its abundant reinterpretations.
For a franchise that has had numerous interpretations of its plot throughout the course of nearly 30 years, Toki wo Kakeru Shojo is still able to offer yet another unique take on the time traveling heroine.
While the device of time travel has always been a main component within telling the story, the films have steadily remained focused upon the personal dilemmas of its characters, never allowing the use of time travel to take over the course of its story.
This is even more visible within this film, mainly because the element of time travel is only performed twice throughout and doesn’t remain a huge aspect of the film like some of its predecessors.
At its core, the film focuses upon the notion of promise and how one can fulfill that promise despite the passing of time. This notion was explored in the original 1983 film, and it works exceptionally well here even more so given the rather vivid relationships shared amongst the characters.
While the familial bond was only a minor aspect of the 2006 animated film, here it’s utilized as the catalyst to promote the story and is viewed as major element in concluding the storyline from the 1983 film.
Partially quoted from Isugoi, "Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time – Review".
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Hunger does lead to good meals!*
Recall the place: NEX.
This ought to be a fun way of using comics to promote one's merchandise. Featuring Superchef - The Man With Good Taste, courtesy of BreadTalk. Heh.
Disclaimer: this post is not sponsored by BreadTalk. Really.
Monday, December 20, 2010
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1969. Now you can pre-order the exciting graphic novel here at the Book Depository.co.uk. It will be 25% off & priced at US$$9.34 (and have I told you it will be Free delivery worldwide - check the list of the countries here!)
Can't wait when this gem is finally published (01 April 2011...argh!!).
PS. This is the second part of the Century trilogy, the first one being titled League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1910.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Check out the clip, "Hamster on a Leash". I totally agree with this particular response by chris82gr:
Note: Hamster was a stunt robot, and we used green screen so no real animals were abused. ?!?!!?!?!?!
WHERE THE F@CK IS THE STUNT ROBOT ?!?!?
FFS YOU MIGHT DONT BELIEVE IN GOD OR YOU MIGHT DONT HAVE A HEART OR A SOUL TO DO THINGS LIKE THAT.
THOSE AMERICANS ARE REALLY THE MOST STRANGE PPL IN THE WORLD.
They can do every sh!t to record a video and throw it to YouTube.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Each time he drinks the beer something happens to the lady in front of him. Check out this funny (and sexy? hur hur) beer commercial.
Monday, December 06, 2010
Stay tune at USTREAM for Utada Hikaru's concert on Dec 8 at 6pm Singapore time. Yeah. It's free, you cheapo. What a good reason to start appreciating USTREAM, huh?! Check out also her official website http://www.utada.com/.
EMI Music Japan announced today that Utada Hikaru's concert on Dec 8 in Yokohama Arena, the first concert of her 'WILD LIFE' shows, will be broadcast live around the world via Ustream.
The decision to broadcast the concert live on Ustream is a response to the strong requests of overseas fans. It was Hikaru's strong wish for all her fans, not only in Japan but also overseas, to be able to enjoy the premium live performance this time. The Ustream live broadcast has made this possible.
The performance will be broadcast on two channels, one for PCs and one for smart phones. It will be broadcast from around 7pm Japan time (6pm Singapore time) until it ends.
The Ustream live broadcast this time has been realised with the full cooperation of Ustream Asia.
Utada Hikaru debuted in December 1998 with the runaway hit single. selling over two million copies soon after its release, this single put the spotlight on Hikaru. More than 9.9 million copies of her debut album First Love were shipped domestically and abroad, a new record for the Japanese music industry and one that has yet to be broken.
In just three months, the number of followers of Utada Hikaru's Twitter account (http: twitter.com/utadahikaru)surpassed 300,000. Her latest album, Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL.2 will be available on iTunes worldwide by the time of the concert.
From Straits Times, "Watch Utada Hikaru for free"