In the Mood for Anime…
Been gearing up for the 2008 Kawaii-Kon. Watched the live action movie version of Death Note. Chairman Kaga from Iron Chef is the actor who plays Light Yagami’s father. I kept saying out loud after each one of his monologues, “Iron Cuisine!” I couldn’t help myself. This is why you don’t want to sit next to me in the theater. My only redemption was that I was watching this at home and thus only one other heard my outbursts.
Couple of reactions to the movie:
- Read the manga, it tells the same story in about a 1/2 hour read as opposed to sitting through a two hour movie;
- The actors they cast looked amazingly similar to the manga characters, how’d they do that?
What else? I borrowed the dvd from the library. The packaging is interesting there’s Korean on the cover art and it looks like it’s distributed from Taiwan yet for the dubbing options, there’s Japanese, English and Cantonese.
The next anime I’m hoping to watch is Tekkonkinkreet, it’s been getting all sorts of buzz from all over the place.
One final note Kawaii Kon 2008 is April 18-20th at the Hawaii Convention Center. Jolene and I will be there with a couple of other Young Adult Librarians to promote library services to convention attendees. One of us will blog with pictures about the event so you all can enjoy.