Sunday, January 21
Had lunch today with Pete Zaitcev, who's been in Sydney the past few days for Linux Conference Australia. (And who I see made it to a computer before I did. I went grocery shopping on the way home, then my Coca-Cola exploded*, so I was distracted for a bit.)
Pete very generously presented me with a DVD set of Serial Experiments Lain, which I have had on VHS tape since it first came out, but have never watched. Thanks Pete!
Then we hit Kinokuniya, where we wandered over to the Japanese language section. Usually I don't go past the art books, because I can't read a word of Japanese, but since Pete can, over we wandered.
And it's a good thing for my wallet that I can't read Japanese, because they had all 40 volumes of 3x3 Eyes.**
I picked up a couple of things: the latest volume of Battle Club, from the creator of Ikki Tousen, and the Crest/Banner of the Stars manga Pete mentions.
Which look like this:
Is that not how Lafiel normally looks, then?
* It was supercooled - I guess my fridge is turned down a bit too low - so when I opened it about a quarter of it froze instantly and another quarter squirted out all over the kitchen.
** How do you pronounce that, anyway?
Ever since I ran a comicbook/gaming/anime shop in the mid-90s, I've pronounced it "Three-by-three Eyes."
Which brings to mind an oddly sized piece of lumber, but...
Posted by: Wonderduck at Sunday, January 21 2007 03:32 AM (6YRS5)
Does your fridge have a portal to outer space in it or something???
Posted by: Wonderduck at Sunday, January 21 2007 03:33 AM (6YRS5)
You know, that would explain a lot.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, January 21 2007 03:35 AM (GaSFI)
That's no manga. At least I think it isn't. I'll bet it's the translation of the Seikai Novels that Tokyopop has been working on.
I'll be the first to admit that the second cover has an abnormally kawaii Lafiel, but it also looks like Lafiel and Jinto swapped evil sneers between covers ;)
Posted by: Will at Sunday, January 21 2007 09:39 AM (olS40)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, January 21 2007 09:49 AM (GaSFI)
Is that supposed to be Ikuryua on the second cover? She doesn't look anything like that. For that matter, that's not what Diaho looks like, either.
Who drew those?
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sunday, January 21 2007 03:46 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Sunday, January 21 2007 10:00 PM (UdlSM)
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