In my ongoing effort to maximise the amount of jealousy felt by Shinn so he can truly feel what getting NTR'd is like, I attended Nana's second orchestral live. Set in the Saitama Super Arena, where more than 30,000 people can fit, Nana had the backing of her Cherry Boys band, a full orchestral set of 98 people, and a chorus of 77 people. The live itself was truly something else. Taking the center stage, surrounded by the blue glow of the audience's cyalumes, Nana definitely delivered yesterday night.
There is something that is just magical about The iDOLM@STER. I'm not sure what it is exactly (other than the marketing that is), that makes people fall in love with it (by people I mean me) but the franchise definitely has that something. The latest installment in the game: Shiny Festa is just a typical rhythm game with awesome im@s songs (Kyun Vampire Girl's PV in Funky Note and Shalala in Honey Sound are amazing). Gameplay wise it's not actually all that special, but then again I haven't been playing them properly yet.
Haven't actually explored the full extent of the game yet, but it's definitely not bad, at least not the songs I've tried out and the OVAs. As you start the game, you get to name your idol groups and your producer name as usual, and the OVA will immediately start. You can replay it anytime from the game's menu, but it does kinda suck to be stuck with a PSP resolution anime. Knowing Scamco however, they'll probably release a BD for it sometime soon enough.
Warning: Short summary of each after the jump. Spoilers everywhere obviously! I'd post pics, but my PSP isn't setup for screenshot so go look for them somewhere else for now!
This is it. This is the fabled mountaintop, the event to end all events for Japanese cartoon and comic enthusiasts everywhere, as far as I'm concerned. I've only ever heard and read tales about the bi-annual Comic Market (or Comikè, if you say it like a local) event at the Tokyo Big Sight, and despite being able to finally fulfill the pilgrimage, the experience still feels so unreal.
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a 3D island of ignorance in the midst of kawaii seas of 2D infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.