Friday, April 13, 2012

MGS 25th Anniversary T-shirts

For the MSG fans out there, you are surely in for a treat! Konami has partnered with UNIQLO for their 25th anniversary, and will be releasing MGS 25th Anniv T-shirts on April 16, 2012.

As mentioned by Hideo Kojima, it will be sold in UNIQLO stores all over Japan, as well as online. For those who would like to take a hold off the RISING, MGS4 and MGSPW revival prints, these will only be exclusively sold in the Ginza branch on the 28th of April.

Here are some t-shirts from Kojima-san's Twitter Posts.

MGS 25th Anniversary UT drawn by Yoji Shinkawa
Source: Hideo Kojima's Tweet

MGS 25th Anniversary UT Cyborg Ninja
Source: Hideo Kojima's Tweet

Sunday, April 8, 2012

MYNAME: Message

You got a message: I write down my heart
A message: I will stay up all night again today
Don’t ignore my text, I wait for your reply
Oh oh oh oh oh oh, this message that I send sincerely
Oh oh oh oh oh oh, I wait for your reply

Translations by: SNSD Lyrics

Here's a song that I found to be really cute. I like the though of someone waiting all night just to see if I reply to their text message~ ♥ Although if anyone actually did, I might scold them the morning after. xD

When I first heard this on Channel V, I immediately went to look for more songs from MYNAME. Unfortunately, there were none! I thought that maybe this group had disbanded after this one-hit-wonder, but it would appear that they had just celebrated their 100th day in the music industry last February. I hope they release more songs soon! ♥

Saturday, April 7, 2012


We are all quite familiar with Watase Yuu, creator of the popular shoujo series Fushigi Yuugi and Ayashi no Ceres. Some of us might also be familiar with her other works, particularly the 6-volume manga Zettai Kareshi (Absolute Boyfriend), which spawned a live action J-drama in 2008. This tells the story of a naive girl named Izawa Riiko who has bad luck in finding a boyfriend, and the love triangle that ensues between her, her cyborg doll Tenjo Night, and her childhood friend Asamoto Soushi

There is an upcoming Taiwanese drama adaptation which will star Goo Hye Sun, the multi-talented korean artist known for her playing Geum Jan Di in Boys Before Flowers, and Fahrenheit member Jiro Wang, who has also appeared in many manga-turned-Taiwanese drama adaptations like It Started with a Kiss, Hana Kimi and Momo Love.

Here's a steamy teaser trailer of this series~

Definitely looking forward to this! (≧∇≦)/

Absolute Darling  (絕對達令), starts airing this Sunday, April 8, in FTV/GTV. A South Korean adaptation will presumably follow later this year.

  *This post is a mirror of a longer FANGIRL-RANT version in my blog : A Piffle Princess Story 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

告白 Confessions

告白 kokuhaku confessions

When Moriguchi Yuko announced that she will resign as a junior high teacher, she revealed to her class that her daughter, Manami, did not die of accidental drowning. Manami was murdered by two students in her class, whom she referred to as “Student A” and “Student B”. However, even though she knew who the culprits were, she also knew that they will escape punishment because they were still legal minors. Moriguchi-sensei then decided to take matters into her own hands and teach her unruly students that each and every life is “precious”.

I’m so happy that Destiny Cable added Screen Red to our list of channels! Subtitled Asian films without the horrible dubbing? I’m all for it! ♥ I just watched this film a while ago, and I have to admit, I’m thoroughly impressed! Especially by Takako Matsu’s performance as well as Yukito Nishii! x3 And apparently, I wasn’t the only one:

Despite its controversial subject matter, the film opened number 1 at the Japanese box office, grossing over 3.85 billion yen during its run, and won ‘Picture of the Year’ at the 2011 Japan Academy Prize.

Source: Screen Red Asia

I missed the first few minutes of this, so I wouldn’t mind watching it again. Next time, without my brother, who can’t keep up reading the subtitles and decided to keep asking me what just happened. =A=;;; L-lol… Besides, I want to know if what happened in the end, really did happen, or was it really “just kidding”? ;o; Such a cliffhanger!

Monday, April 2, 2012

A Phoenix’s Spirit

a.illusions rei kuassary - hakuoki versionI dare you to say the title of this blog post 10 times really fast!

It would appear that this has become somewhat obligatory for the authors of this blog; and being the boss owner, I guess I should jump into the bandwagon myself!

Hello, minna~ My name is 許・美美 (Xi Mei-Mei). I’m better known in the forums as Rei Kuassary, so feel free to call me Rei. I joined Anime Illusions back in 2000, and I grew to love being an otaku~ Sadly, the forums are now a thing of the past, but I’m happy to see Anime Illusions live on in different forms of media. ♥

…I have no idea what else I can put in here, so I’ll just do what Nanase did and write 5 random things about me:

  1. My forum name, “Rei Kuassary”, is a combination of two characters: Ray Yozora of Shin Hakenden and Maria “Kuassary” Tachibana of Sakura Wars.
  2. I’m of Chinese descent, though born and raised in the Philippines. For some reason though, English is my first language, which is not the same as any other member of my family. o_o;;; Go figure?
  3. I like to draw. A lot. :D I’ve been published in local magazines, once in Mango Jam, and another (hopefully) soon on Oh No! Manga.
  4. I prefer to work at night and sleep in the morning, because there are less distractions at night. Plus, the weather is much cooler and easier to work with.
  5. I, in no way, look anything like the image I used for this post. That’s just me being vain, using my own artwork for my intros like a boss because I am the boss. 8(b

And that’s it for now! Hello, are you still reading this? Lol~ Anyway, welcome to our little blog! I hope we can entertain you with our rants and raves about… well, just about everything under the sun! x3 Sit back, relax, and enjoy your stay! ♥