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30 April 2008 @ 05:07 pm
Summmmmmmmmmmer? 夏が来た!!かも!  
今日は夏っぽいね~!懐かしいね、夏は~!本当に去年の夏が終わったから二年が掛かった気がするわね~ずっとずぅーっと待ってたんだよ!!うわうわうわうわうわああ~~!☆ Sorry, just me being excited. It is finally warm outside!! At least for today! It really and truly feels like several years have passed since it was warm. I swear, this was the longest and coldest winter of my entire life! I'm so excited for the warm weather to arrive!! (and I define warm as being able to sit still and not need a blanket-- today is the first day I've been comfortable without at least a blanket, jacket, heater, long-sleeved shirt, etc. Oooh, this is going to be the best summer of my life, I can already tell!! ^O^

Right now, I'm going over my second article. I choose my favorite place to retreat to when it gets too hot, when the seasons change, when I need some exercise, when I need to escape from the city, when I have some free time. =^-^= It's not technically in Tokyo, but it's close by that it's in some of the guidebooks~ Does anyone know what I'm talking about? ^^ Anyone who likes hiking, I recommend you try it out! ^o^

But yeah, it's really warm!! Not hot, really, but it is a little bit like an oven inside during the day, so it was just bordering on the upper end of 'comfortable.' It wouldn't feel that way at all (it was only about 78 outside, maybe 82ish inside?), except that Japan is humid-city!! The humidity here is sometimes enough to kill (since I hate sweat and it makes it hard to breathe..), but for the heat, it's completely worth it. ^-^ Something makes me yearn just a bit for the nice summers of Phoenix, though! 120 and 0% humidity is the perfect summer temperature! ^O^ (not that you can go outside because you'll be baked alive, but the warmth is penatrating and wonderful!! ^O^)

LOL I can see the faces of my roommates when they read this. (They are from freezing-cold Canada!) Ami mentioned that it was too hot for her a while ago, when I was still wearing jackets and huddling up in blankets (hey it was in the 60s!!). Alsie, I can just see you making the same face.. XD;; But I can't help it.. I must be cold-blooded, because I relish the warmth of the sun and shrink away in the cold death of night.. Or I might possibly be a reverse-vampire, or.. something....

Put a check in the brackets if you’ve watched the anime before…
(Checking a series means that you’ve seen at least one episode in its entirety; for an OVA or movie you have to have seen the whole thing.)

I. Action and Adventure
(x) .hack//SIGN
( ) Airmaster
(x) Battle Arena Toshinden
(x) Bleach
(x) Blood+
( ) Burst Angel
(x) City Hunter
(x) Cowboy Bebop
(x) Dragonball
(x) Flame of Recca
(x) GetBackers
(x) InuYasha
(x) Lupin III
(x) Mai-HiME
(x) Naruto
(x) One Piece
(x) Tenjou Tenge
(x) Trigun
(x) Saiyuki
(x) Yu Yu Hakusho
Total Here: 18/20

II. Comedy and Parody
( ) 2×2 = Shinobuden
(x) Adventures of the Mini Goddesses
(x) All Purpose Cultural Catgirl Nuku Nuku
(x) Azumanga Daioh
( ) Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan
(x) DiGi Charat
(x) Dragon Half
(x) Excel Saga
(x) Fruits Basket
(x) Galaxy Angel
(x) Here is Greenwood
(x) Kodomo no Omocha
(x) Kyou Kara Maou!
(x) Midori Days
( ) Pani Poni Dash
(x) Project A-ko
(x) Ranma 1/2
(x) Tenchi Muyo
(x) Those Who Hunt Elves
(x) Urusei Yatsura
Total Here: 17/20

III. Drama and Miscellaneous
( ) Beck
(x) Full Moon wo Sagashite
( ) Gankutsuou
( ) Genshiken
(x) Glass Mask
(x) Haibane Renmei
(x) Hitsuji no Uta
(x) Honey & Clover
( ) Kaleido Star
(x) Last Exile
(x) Le Portraite de Petite Cossette
(x) Monster
(x) Paradise Kiss
(x) Princess Mononoke
(x) Read or Die OVA
( ) Speed Grapher
( ) Twin Spica
(x) Weiss Kreuz
(x) Wings of Honneamise
(x) Yakitate!! Japan
Total Here: 14/20

IV. Ecchi/Mature
(x) Agent Aika
(x) Cutey Honey
(x) Ebichu
(x) Golden Boy
( ) Grenadier
(x) Hand Maid May
(x) He Is My Master
(x) Iketeru Futari
(x) La Blue Girl
( ) Lingerie Senshi Papillon Rose
(x) Mahoromatic
(x) Mezzo Forte
(x) Miyuki-chan in Wonderland
(x) My Dear Marie
(x) Najica Blitz Tactics
(x) Negima
(x) Puni Puni Poemy
( ) Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend
( ) Wicked City
(x) Yumeria
Total Here: 16/20 (actually most of these are not really ecchi titles, wtf.. o.o;;)

V. Fantasy and Supernatural
(x) Angel Sanctuary
(x) Aquarian Age
(x) Berserk
(x) El Hazard
(x) Final Fantasy Unlimited
(x) Fullmetal Alchemist
(x) Howl’s Moving Castle
(x) Magic Knight Rayearth
(x) Mushishi
(x) Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
(x) Record of Lodoss War
(x) Scrapped Princess
(x) Slayers
( ) Tales of Eternia
(x) Trinity Blood
( ) Tsubasa Chronicle
(x) Vampire Hunter D
(x) Violinist of Hameln
(x) Vision of Escaflowne
(x) X: TV
Total Here: 18/20

VI. Historical and Alternate History
( ) Anne of Green Gables
( ) Basilisk
(x) Barefoot Gen
(x) Chrono Crusade
(x) Grave of the Fireflies
(x) Fire Tripper
( ) Kaidomaru
( ) Legend of Condor Hero
(x) Millennium Actress
(x) Nadia - Secret of Blue Water
(x) Ninja Scroll
( ) Otogizoushi
( ) Peacemaker Kurogane
( ) Porco Rosso
(x) Rose of Versailles
(x) Rurouni Kenshin
(x) Samurai 7
( ) Samurai Champloo
( ) Steel Angel Kurumi
(x) Victorian Romance Emma
Total Here: 11/20 LOL why are some of these in this category? LOLOLOL

VII. Kids and Family
(x) Angelic Layer
(x) Astro Boy
( ) Beyblade
(x) Castle in the Sky
(x) Detective Conan
(x) Digimon
(x) Doraemon
(x) Hamtaro
(x) Kiki’s Delivery Service
(x) Kimba the White Lion
( ) Monster Rancher
(x) My Neighbor Totoro
(x) Pokemon
( ) Samurai Pizza Cats
(x) Sazae-san
(x) SD Gundam Force
(x) Sonic X
(x) Speed Racer
(x) Spirited Away
(x) Yu-Gi-Oh
Total Here: 17/20

VIII. Magical Girls and Boys
(x) Cardcaptor Sakura
(x) D.N.Angel
(x) Earth Girl Arjuna
( ) Erementar Gerad
(x) Hime-chan no Ribbon
(x) Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne
(x) Magic Users Club
(x) Magical Girl Pretty Sammy
(x) Magical Stage Fancy La La
(x) Mahou no Star Magical Emi
(x) Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha
(x) Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok
( ) Ojamajou DoReMi
( ) Oku-sama wa Mahou Shoujo
(x) Pretear
(x) Sailor Moon
(x) Saint Tail
(x) Tokyo Mew Mew
(x) Ultra Maniac
(x) Wedding Peach
Total Here: 17/20

IX. Romance
(x) Ah! My Goddess
(x) Ai Yori Aoshi
(x) Air
(x) Ayashi no Ceres
(x) Boys Be
(x) Chobits
(x) Fushigi Yuugi
(x) Hana Yori Dango
(x) His and Her Circumstances (aka Kare Kano)
(x) Kimagure Orange Road
(x) Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
(x) Love Hina
(x) Maison Ikkoku
(x) Marmalade Boy
(x) Peach Girl
(x) Piano
(x) Please Teacher!
(x) SaiKano
(x) To Heart
(x) Video Girl Ai
Total Here: 20/20 (LOL at the categorization... but seriously this is my favorite type, no wonder.. ^^;;)

X. Science-Fiction
(x) Appleseed
(x) Blue Seed
(x) Bubblegum Crisis
(x) Crest of the Stars
(x) Galaxy Express 999
(x) Gundam (00)
(x) Macross
(x) Outlaw Star
(x) Patlabor
(x) Planetes
(x) Please Save My Earth
(x) RahXephon
(x) Saber Marionette (any)
(x) s-CRY-ed
(x) Soukyuu no Fafner
(x) Space Battleship Yamato (aka Star Blazers)
( ) Stellvia
(x) Transformers
(x) Voices of a Distant Star
( ) Xenosaga: The Animation
Total Here: 18/20

XI. Shounen-Ai and Shoujo-Ai
(x) Ai no Kusabi
(x) Descendants of Darkness (This is Yami no Matsuei... dude I had to think about the title for a moment, lol)
(x) Earthian
(x) Fake
(x) Fish in the Trap
(x) Galaxy Fraulin Yuna (shoujo-ai? err, kinda?)
(x) Gravitation
(x) Haru wo Daiteita
(x) Kannazuki no Miko
(x) Kizuna
(x) Lesson XX
(x) Loveless
(x) Maria-sama ga Miteru
(x) Mirage of Blaze
(x) Oniisama E
( ) Seikimatsu Darling
(x) Song of the Wind in the Trees
(x) Sukisho
(x) Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito
(x) Zetsuai/Bronze
Total Here: 19/20 (I fail... XD)

XII. Sports
(x) Ace wo Nerae
(x) Ashita no Joe
(x) Ayane’s High Kick
( ) Baki the Grappler
(x) Battle Athletes
( ) Buzzer Beater
( ) Captain Tsubasa
(x) Eyeshield 21
( ) Ginban Kaleidoscope
( ) Hajime no Ippo
(x) Hikaru no Go (sports? Ummmm no)
(x) Initial D
(x) Major
( ) Monkey Turn
(x) One Pound Gospel
(x) Prince of Tennis
(x) Princess Nine
(x) Slam Dunk
( ) Suzuka
( ) Wild Striker
Total Here: 12/20

XIII. Surreal and Psychological
(x) Akira
( ) Betterman
(x) Boogiepop Phantom
(x) Elfen Lied
(x) FLCL
( ) Gantz
(x) Ghost in the Shell (movie or TV)
(x) Hellsing
(x) Jigoku Shoujo
( ) Karas
(x) Madlax
(x) Melody of Oblivion
(x) Neon Genesis Evangelion
(x) Noir
(x) Paranoia Agent
(x) Perfect Blue
(x) Princess Tutu
(x) Revolutionary Girl Utena
(x) Serial Experiments Lain
(x) Texhnolyze
Total Here: 17/20

GRAND TOTAL: 214/260

Gaaaah, I am definitely a nerd. I used to watch a lot of anime, hey! But now if you count the countless series that aren't listed on here that I've seen. Yep, I am a NERD. But in my defense, many of these I only watched a little bit of! *^-^* Like that helps...
Current Music: NANA starring Nakashima Mika - Glamorous Sky
Linstarrbeam on April 30th, 2008 09:30 am (UTC)
i love your top!
where did you get it.
Linstarrbeam on April 30th, 2008 09:31 am (UTC)
ah yes. sorry I kinda got distracted by things at my house.
Gah I haven't cleaned it in ages O.o!
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on April 30th, 2008 10:12 am (UTC)
LOL thanks! =D;;

It's a mesh tank tup, worn over a dress. The tank top came with a white undershirt, but it looks better like this, I think! ^^ I can't remember the names of the stores that I got them at, though.. The dress I got at a mall store in Osaka, and the tank top at a mall store somewhere in Tokyo. ^^;;; I wish that I could be more specific, though! I can ask Aloni, because she's been shopping with me at the same mall before, so she might remember where it is (it was a station near Akihabara, I think?).
Vickytoldtojoinlj on April 30th, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
The weather's, like, drunk here.
Last week, it went from 70s and sun - to 78 and rain/drizzle - to 50s and cold rain - to freezing, where it snowed nearby. xD
And now, it's going to go back up to 61, and later this week, back up to low 70s but with raing... then back down to high 50s. ...Totally drunk weather.
chibichan03 on April 30th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
Reminds me of weather where I am at. Except I get some cold winds that make it seem cold even if the sun is out..
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 1st, 2008 12:13 am (UTC)
Yeah it's doing that here too!! I'm like, can't it just be summer already? So even if the temperature drops 10 degrees, it won't be cold! :x
chibicerebuschibicerebus on April 30th, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
What is the highest humidity percentage during summer in Tokyo?
I wonder if it's not as bad as where I live which sometimes
gets so humid you feel like your walking underwater. Urgh. ><

I think people who have been fans a good number of years have seen a lot of different series even just if it's one episode. There's a lot of good titles in those lists. Including some I remember renting from the video store back in the day. Ah memories.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 1st, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
Highest? I would say in the mid-upper 90% percentile. Average humidity in the summer is around the low 90%s, though the temperature is only in the 80-90s too. The combination is just killer, though I prefer a higher heat myself, I just hate this high humidity with it!

LOL yeah I remember some of those shows from renting tapes in the comic store.. DVDs weren't even out yet! XDXD And then some from fansubs... like the analog tape 10thgen recorded from someone from someone from someone who got it from someone else kind. LOL, that makes me feel old!
chibicerebuschibicerebus on May 3rd, 2008 12:28 am (UTC)
Ah, it's the same weather here. I hate the high humidity. I would love some nice dry heat.
California is so nice~

Have you ever gone to summer comiket? I'm thinking the weather must make it pretty hard to bear. Do have A/C in the building or is that not enough for the amount of people packed inside?

Yes I remember the 10gen tapes!
I remember when they used to sell them at the anime conventions with the bad quality cover print outs.

Thinking about all that stuff reminds me of my age too. Kids today have it so easy. But I loved the oldschool time, it was such an excitement to actually run into another anime fan back then.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 3rd, 2008 01:23 pm (UTC)
OMG, NatsuComi.. I've been a few times and it's more or less torture as you bake in the sun and humidity for hours. ^^;; Unless you're lucky and it rains (if you check my youtube account I have a video from either last year or the year before when it suddenly typhooned. ^^;; All of my doujin got wet but at least it was fun? XD).. As for the inside of the building, it's got A/C, but it's the waiting outside to get in that will kill you (bring a sun umbrella and a fan?). Inside there is A/C, and it gets pretty humid/warm but it's a lot better than outside. Though there is the otaku-perfume, so to speak, to look out for. ^^;; (mostly in the porn halls, but both sexes sweat in this humidity and put thousands of them into somewhat warm halls and, yeah..)

LOL, I do recommend going, though! ^__^ It's crowded and the weather is usually an ordeal, but no more than in the rest of Tokyo and it's a good place to get a lot of really great doujinshi if you're into them, and a good place for a lot of random things. ^__^
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 1st, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
She sure makes herself at home! XD;;

Oh man, I've never been to Virginia, but I'd heard about the humidity on the east coast. I guess that's why most people don't like heat-- because they associate it with high humidity! I don't though, so I love the heat and soak it up. =D Just not the Tokyo heat! XD;
chibicerebuschibicerebus on May 3rd, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)
East coast humidity is terrible. ><
Anguilaelectragretchen on April 30th, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
My summers are 51°C :D
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 1st, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)
Mmmm I miss that heat. It's the same temperature in Phoenix in the summer. Soooooo warm! I love it!!! There's no humidity there though, so it doesn't feel bad at all! In Tokyo it doesn't get all that hot, but it feels so terrible because of the humidity! x.x
mei_san: Killing Time!mei_san on May 1st, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
Wow you watched a lot of anime....but if I count the series I dropped, I would prolly end up a lot too...LOL

I really like that second pic of you with the cat, reminded me of the short by Shinkai Makoto, "She and Her Cat", where you never really get to see the heroine's face.
Idyllka: tamaki EHHHH?!idyllka on May 2nd, 2008 12:38 pm (UTC)
I would score total about 15 points (T___T)
OMG what a shame...
But You just rule! I am astonished by Your score!! XD