jessybxx: (Anime - Lime (Saber Marionette series))
( May. 11th, 2009 10:57 pm)
Unfortunately, I managed to get both [ profile] yamasagi and me addicted to My Japanese Coach last night.
Despite the rather bad IGN review, I like it a lot. Heck, the damn thing managed to finally implant the days of the week into my head which is something I've always had huge problems with. Wow!
The principle of mastering vocabulary seems to be quite effective for now, at least it does work for me. The games are fun and the lessons are not too huge.
I was quite flattered when the game, after the assessment test, put me right into lesson 11 *blushes*
However, I started from the beginning instead to see every bit of the program.
In other extras, I love how there's a tool that teaches you the strokes to write Hiragana, Katakana and, supposedly, at a later point, Kanji as well.
The whole game seems to be quite extensive, with 100 basic lessons and more. The sound quality is good for such a small-ish program and you can even train your own pronounciation!
I expect to come back to it again and again, if only for the Kana practice. The vocab so far is still a bit underchallenging for now, but I'm sure that'll change.
So, if you have a DS and want to learn something new, why not try this (or any other of the "Coarch") series?
jessybxx: (Anime - Liru (Yeah! V))
( Nov. 26th, 2008 06:16 pm)
Remember me telling you about "Enson Vol. 2"?
Well, I noticed Neowing has the tracklist now, so I decided to romanize* it!

01 Eternal blaze (Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's)
02 Uninstall (Bokurano)
03 Sora-iro days (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
04 Yuzurenai negai (Magic Knight Rayearth)
05 Tori no uta (Air)
06 Kinnikuman go fight! (Kinnikuman)
07 Go tight! (Sousei no Aquarion)
08 Yatsura no ashioto no ballad (Hajime Ningen Gyatoruz)
09 God knows... (SUZUMIYA Haruhi no Yuutsu)
10 Ultra Seven no uta (Ultra Seven)
11 Sketch switch (Hidamari Sketch)
12 Ginga tetsudou 999 (Ginga Tetsudou 999)
13 Good-bye to yesterday (Masou Kishin Cybuster)

Wow, this sounds awesome. I'm especially looking forward to hearing En-chan's versions of "Uninstall" and "God knows...". And I can already hear him singing "Yuzurenai negai" in my head. Eeeee <3

* In my case, romanizing means using my limited knowledge of Japanese and my decent Google-fu to find out the titles of the songs and series ;)
Pokémon Green was one of the first two Pokémon games ever released.
Since it never came out in any other language, there have been some fan-made translations of it. Here's a short movie using one of them.

Failed translation episode 1 - Pokémon Green
OMG *lol*
"I'm shouting! Wait a movement!"
That's just one step away from "All your base are belong to us". I love this stuff. It's priceless ^^

That reminds me. I actually played Green on an emulator once. However, I think it was a better translation. But the "old" Pokémon are really ugly, if you ask me. Bulbasaur looks just stupid. I don't even wanna know how Pikchu looks in this version O_o

(BTW - See the graphics? Looks a bit different to the Western versions, huh? The visuals were re-done for the Japanese version of Blue and ultimately adopted for both the Western version of Red and Blue. Also, those two sold pretty badly. Game Freak [the developers] nearly went bankrupt. Woah. Look here for a bit of info and box art!)

I wonder what's wrong with someone who misreads "pray" as "prey" O_O
Why didn't anyone tell me that HAYASHIBARA Megumi has had a new single avaliable since last summer? I missed her so much and didn't even notice she's been back for so long ;_;
Anyway. Review, review :3

01 Meet again
A completely new song that celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Slayers franchise. It could have very well been written during the days of the Slayers series. It's catching and totally charming. Her vocie didn't change a bit, it's still cute to die for <3

02 Get along (Self-tag version)
Slightly modified re-make of the originals eries' opening. I love the improved backing vocals!

03 Give a reason (Ballade version)
Well, I didn't exactly have doubts about whether my favourite Slayers track (and second-fave anime song of all time) could work in ballad form. But actually haaring it is still... wow. It's simply spectacular. And you have to admit, Megumi's vocie is pretty powerful, despite the chibi edge ;)

04 Don't be discouraged
The original song, nothing new here.

05 Meet again (off vocal)
For anyone who cana ctually sing ;)

All in all, a great single, three wonderful additions to my library of Slayers tunes, and it's a shame that I overlooked when it came out =_=

This afternoon, mum came in when I was watching last night's Colbert Report (to be precise, The Wørd - "Second Opinion"). She said she wanted to watch some of it, too, so we did and I translated for her. Seems she liked it =)
I also got to tell her a bit about both shows and their relevance. Not bad!
Really, they did.
Now that they released this, I don't have to get it from EDK2. Not to mention the romanizing. I mean, that might still have worked because it's a remake of a known track (Gakuen tengoku).
On the other hand, I should've expected them to do it since they released pretty much all of the Futagohime stuff so far, including the three huuuge soundtracks.
Oh well *observes DLing torrent*
Now I only have to do the new MOMOI Halko single.

€dit: Or maybe not. So the two tracks are "Saigo no ROck" (What a cool title!) and "Ushiro yubi sasaregumi". Good to know, hehe :)

Anyway. Yay for our awesome music groups \o/ _o/ \o_ \o/


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