May 17, 2014 Leave a comment
Just a bit upgraded version of my intitial Version 0. Contains mostly bugfixes of troubles I tumbled over myself. Have been using is for the past month and worked fine. Perhaps of some use to others, too.
Dwelling on the moon~
February 15, 2014 11 Comments
So my copy of the BD arrived about last week (yesasia sure is slow), and I was indeed most dissapointed to find none of the Gintama x Mameshiba CMs on the extras disc. Which I was looking forward to most among the extras. Especially as it was said, any promo meterial would be included, if I remember right. Also, there are postcards. Okita and Hijitaka with their future looks get the be on one. Why none for aduult Kagura? Gin with strawberry icrecream can appear anywhere, but the adult forms can only here. This is such a waste. To begin with, but would the Cover of the Movie Box be the normal looks? (Well, there is this double Backcover, but still…) And they even cut away Kagura’s knee on the digipack artwork!
I feel sorts of a bit betrayed. Really. But the movie and especially adult Kagura are cool nonetheless.
Instead I accidentially (while looking for Adult Kagura Fanarts) found another collection of the Mameshiba clips on tumbrl and it contained three more CMs advertising the BD/DVD release. It’s just such a shame, they are not included in the movie release. I don’t even understand why. They are way more fun than the interviews or the normal, simple PV spots.
October 27, 2013 4 Comments
A little bit of an archive post for myself. And just in case others may interested, too.
There are plenty of manga reading online sites out there, but I don’t like them. Mainly because they are mostly page by page and the clicking/key-pressing for the next page makes me almost crazy. (I sometimes read faster than the next page is built, even with a quick connection.) So just download the Manga and you get a folder full of stuff, saved at least the on-the-fly internet loading amount of time. The standard Windows Image Previewer is ok, but only shows one image and upon pressing “->” key, there is a little flash and you have to wait a microsecond. Throught it was annoying. There are also some autoplay/diashow functions, but my reading speed is not constant (how could it with different text amount), so no avoiding the clicking. Also I have a 24″ widescreen monitor. I couldn’t quite find any image programm, who would show two pages (or more) at one go. Annoying². There are also some desktop manga readers, but they take their time to open and what I skimmed over only seemed to have one page a time, either.
I came cross one online mangareader (mangapark) by chance, which allows loading all images of a chapter. Scrolling the mousewheel is seriously more comfortable than the annoying clicking payge-by-page. But on that mangareader it’s still one page for the full widescreen width. Better but still suboptimal and what about the offline files?
So I went ahead and wrote a simple batch program that creates an html page for manga reading in a browser that can use the full width of the widescreen monitor. I went for batch (despite it being ugly), because I just wanted an easy script that can be easily edited if need be without any compiling and I also wanted to keep it light weight, since I don’t want any other functions.
July 11, 2013 Leave a comment
EDIT: YT link removed, as been taken down. Search for “劇場版銀魂のCM 豆しば（第1弾）” or the like to find raws.
This is a set of promotion CMs for the new movie, while being a pun on the Mameshiba commercials. The Mameshibas’ catchphrase being “Hey, did you know?”
There is also quite a portion of merchandise out there. The other characters pop up there, too.
Since it’s so cute and hilarious, I’ve at the very least watched it 5 times already, so I just went ahead and made some translation script.
July 10, 2013 Leave a comment
EDIT: YT Link has been taken down. The special is also included on the extras disc of the movie release.
This is some special, probably aired somewhen a few days ago, and it’s all talk about the series itself, and repeating and repeating the same trailer footage over and over again, staff and seiyuu interviews talk. Not much of interest in the first 19 minutes save for some storyboard sketches there is also nothing worth mentioned there. Well they do repeat the “the series is ending” joke, pretty much indicating it’s the same case again.
It gets interesting around minute 19:30 when the staff is getting asked to show a little bit more:
“Could you show something just a little bit more for the fans who are waiting for the original story?”
“A little bit more… What should we do about that?”
“What about the certain THAT?”
“The certain THAT?”
“That one flashy scene?”
“Well, then, please. Just a little bit more.”
“Please take a look at it.”
What follows seems to the the prologue segment before the title runs in.