Eyeshield 21 Ep 6 – Recovering from Pain

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Eyeshield 21, an amateur at American Football, yet a person with a great talent in speed suffered his first tackle.  It was a rather painful one.  It most likely damaged not only his physical body, but also caused some emotional scars.

We have a natural avoidance for pain. (Unless you’re a masochist who prefers to receive pain…) Such is observed when we accidentally touch a hot object and we react with reflex by pulling it away. Once pain is experienced, we would rather not have to go through it again.

I can imagine the fear of possibly going through another painful experience. And that could affect us mentally, which would then affect us physically.  We tend to be more careful, and try to take lesser risks that could result to the pain.

How would Sena react to this turn of events? He’d rise to the challenge, of course!

We fail, we fall, but we must stand up and rise again.  What does not kill us makes us stronger.  Once we overcome that fear of experiencing pain again, we become braver.

I find it timely that I try blogging here again with this episode.  After my previous post, I felt that I should try again. Hey, no pain, no gain, right?

A Homage to Hellsing?

I’ve been reading Hellsing, and am now close to finishing the manga series. It’s a great story about vampires.

Well, anyway, that isn’t what this post is about.

I guess I’m not too keen on noticing authors, eh? I mean, just when I’m about to finish the series, I just noticed that the author of Hellsing is Hirano Kouta.

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If you were Kira, you’d hate yourself, too

If you were living in a foreign country during peace times, grew up there, gained lots of friends, then war suddenly breaks out between your native country and the country you are in now, how would you react?

You have friends there, yet they are fighting against your kinsmen.  You don’t want to lose your friends,  yet you’d be a traitor to your own kind.

Toss in the fact that you suddenly found yourself in battle with your best friend before you moved away – if that does not screw with your head, I don’t know what…

Before anything else, this post was written halfway through Gundam SEED.  I hope I don’t spoil anything for you, and I also hope no comments will spoil me. Continue reading “If you were Kira, you’d hate yourself, too”

Gundam SEED: Initial Impressions

I was not able to watch Gundam Seed before, and despite the warnings that I got regarding the show, I still opted to watch – probably due to the mechs.

When I saw the first episode, I could not help but think of the high parallelism between the show and the original Mobile Suit Gundam. Continue reading “Gundam SEED: Initial Impressions”

One Piece 273 – Luffy’s Resolve

I have to admit – I liked Luffy’s speech on how he must be able to protect his nakama so that he does not lose them.

Luffy first experienced complete and utter defeat at the hands of Ao Kiji.  Thankfully, the Marine Admiral was not that interested in capturing them at that moment, and so they Continue reading “One Piece 273 – Luffy’s Resolve”

Remembering Giant Robots

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Probably my first exposure to anime were the giant robots/super robots genre, but since I was a very young kid at that time, I can’t really remember…

Plus, there were a lot of animations of the 80’s that were shown during the 90’s that further added to my confusion.  A few titles that I do recall are the Transformers (hey, they’re giant robots, right?), and Voltron: Defenders of the Universe.  In fact, it was not until a few years ago that I just realized after a bit of research that the original Transformers animation was not anime, but a cartoon.  There was also Robotech.

When I was a kid, I sort of enjoyed these giant fighting and transforming robots, but as I look back on them now, it sort of sends shivers down my spine.

Now, don’t get me wrong.  They had some influences in my life such as how teamwork is awesome and giant robots are cool.  But I guess the plot and animation sort of worn out on me.

An example was when Voltes V was re-aired (as claimed by the network.)  At first, I was excited to watch it, but as time went on, I grew tired of it.  It was something that I would watch since I had no other choice, but would leave if something better turns out.  Maybe the voice dubs also had something to do with it…

In any case, I am thankful for these influences, for if it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t probably be enjoying my mecha anime now.

I’ll probably need a little more trip down my memory lane to recall which animation belongs to which genre, which anime or show I managed to finish, and which I’d rather not continue.

Missed Opportunity

I saw a Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney manga in a bookstore the other day, and I was excited to purchase it.

However, I decided to check it out first on the internet if it’s good or something.  But my impulses are shouting, “Buy, Buy, Buy!”

When I returned yesterday, however, I decided to buy it, even though I haven’t seen what it is about.

I felt disappointed when I saw that it was already gone.

I have enjoyed the Phoenix Wright game (the first one) and wanted to have more stuff from the series.  I am also looking forward for the day that an anime will be produced.  Hey, a manga was created, so an anime is not that far away, right?

I hope that I can still find a copy.  It is a possibility that it was just moved around somewhere.

In a way, I also feel happy to know that there are people nearby who also like the Ace Attorney series.  But darn it, I want a copy, too!

Everything’s Cooler with a Deathscythe

I managed to finish building my Gundam Deathscythe model kit during the holiday vacation.  I know it is far from what the pros do with all the painting and detailing, and I know that there are a few imperfections with it, but I am happy with it.  😀 Being able to finish and make awesome poses and photos with it is fun enough for me.

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