Archive for the 'tokikake' Category

Fansub as official script

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Companies sometimes steal from fansubbbers, so it would be interesting if they started buying instead. However, the official announcement says nothing about the source of the script. The only evidence is Roxfan’s e-mail.

Official Russian title “Девочка, покорившая время” (The Girl Who Conquered Time) sounds not too bad, although it probably says something about the Russian psyche and the conquistador complex. Now you guys know why everyone in the West is so wary about the Empire.

Tokikake attendance

Saturday, June 14th, 2008


At the 6pm showing last night, I counted less than 30 heads in the theater.

Jumping into a car and driving to L.A. is not a big deal for me, it’s only 4.5 hours away by I-5. However, I’m a bit busy throwing my belongings into cardboard boxes for a move which cannot be rescheduled. It simply is a bad time. I’m going to miss Yoko Ishida at AX, too. But what about the rest? Everyone has got an excuse too, apparently.

UPDATE: Scott twittered: “The crowd was still very small, probably only a dozen. The weather is crappy today, so that could be the reason for the low turnout.”

Bandai parties for Tokikake DVD

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

According to an entry at their official blog, Bandai is throwing a party in L.A. next week. I’m going to rent from Netflix first. The hype scares me.

Tokikake screening in Albuquerque announced

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Apparently my club received a permission:

There’s even more bad-assedness: free theater screening in the SUB. Awesome, amirite? That’s next Friday at seven, so if you wanna see The Girl Who Leapt Through Time fo’ free on a huge frikkin’ screen, you best be there.

Needless to say, I’m psyched. Note that it’s Friday, December 12, 19:00. Not the usual club meeting on Saturday.

UPDATE: Screening is cancelled 4 hours before the scheduled time.


Sunday, July 19th, 2009

This is why I have the rule never buy DVDs for shows I didn’t watch (and the one I violated the other day, bet true tears is going to suck). I tried to leave the screening 3 times, but my family restrained me.

Certainly, Tokikake is not bad bad, just immensely underwhelming and disappointing after all the fawning coverage it received on the blogs. To begin with, the fundamental animation was insubstantial. The story was all emo and no conflict, no struggle; Marimite-like. Characters were ok, I guess. Dudes were much too perfect and cartoony, but it’s not like anyone got much chance to shine. There was barely enough acting time for the lead to show herself.

If anyone wants to see a much better movie about the same thing, watch Whisper of the Heart.

Liked: Naah
Rewatch: Waste of $18.

UPDATE: Aziz hints about the personal credit. Indeed, he was one of the voices, and so was BigN, I remember that much. Lawson, probably, too. My database capsule says “Muppet, NickIstre, etc.” and gives two URLs: for Wakaranai and Claiming Ground. That I saved them probably means that I meant to debate finer points of the reviews with the two, but now I see no point.

Kaedrin on Tokikake and Mimi o Sumaseba

Monday, June 14th, 2010

In the double-feature post, Mark fingers me for a recommendation which I supposedly never give. In short, he liked them both, although his is a viewpoint of a movie connoisseur, rather than an anime one.

Despite Pete’s recommendation, I found it to be very different from The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. While I thought that The Girl Who Leapt Through Time had great pacing and was able to balance between it’s various disparate elements well, Whisper of the Heart doesn’t really have great pacing… because it doesn’t need to. As a story, it’s much more seamless and doesn’t require any sort of balancing act. Now, I do think it’s a bit too long, but in the end, it’s a wonderful story.

He is going to get showered with suggestions to watch Summer Wars now, with a smidge of EVA 2.22 fans or whatnot. Myself? Waiting for Gurren-Lagann dubbed.