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I don't know why but I love watching shows with swords-women. I'm currently waiting for Hana no Ato (Kitagawa Keiko) and Ichi (Ayase Haruka). And I have yet to watch Raiou (Aoi Yuu). And I love Blood+ (Jun Ji Hyeon). There's something about Japanese women wielding swords that fascinates me. It must be the perfect balance of beauty and strength exhibited by such strong women typically seen as gentle and fragile by society. And, probably, I want to be like that too--to be strong and capable of defending myself. I'm tired of being weak and helpless.

On another note, I can't wait for the live action version of Rurouni Kenshin! I just got a copy of the anime (even though I've sworn to myself not to because I can't stand Kaoru), and I feel like I'm back in grade school, gushing over Kenshin, wishing I was his wifey (Tomoe is my fave RK character. She wounded Battousai! How kickass is that?!). Kenshin is played by Sato Takeru. He looks pretty cool as Kenshin. I have yet to watch anything he is in. Might get a copy of one of his films (like BECK. Also because Mizushima Hiro is there).

Since Nobuhiro Watsuki sensei will be part of production, I am assured somewhat that Hollywood won't mess it up. I really hope hollywood won't mess it up. If they do, it would be cool if sensei would do this as well:

The company (Studio Ghibli) is known for its strict "no-edits" policy in licensing their films abroad. This was a result of the dubbing of Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind when the film was released in the United States as Warriors of the Wind. The film was heavily edited and Americanized, with significant portions cut and the plot rewritten. The "no cuts" policy was highlighted when Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinsteinsuggested editing Princess Mononoke to make it more marketable. In response, a Studio Ghibli producer sent an authentic katana with a simple message: "No cuts"
(from: wikipedia)

Now that would be soooo battousai. <3
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This may be old news to some people but this is the first time I got to see the trailer. The movie is adapted from Yazawa Ai sensei's manga of the same name. Its about serious school girl Hayasaka Yukari (played by Kitagawa Keiko) who is "discovered" by  fashion school student Koizumi George (played by Mukai Osamu) to be a fashion model. Its the typical finding your true self story--with a fashion show. 

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poster taken from: licenseplates4u.com
watch trailer here

initial reaction: I'm disappointed with how plain George looks. Hello?! This is George Koizumi we are talking about! What in the world is that actor wearing? Its so bleh! George wouldn't be caught dead wearing something plain like that. Even to sleep in. Hope he has better outfits in the film. And I think it would be better if Yukari's hair in the poster was kept straight to create an excitement to see how she'll look after meeting the George, Isabella, Miwako and Arashi. 
The movie is set to premiere next year May in Japan. 

I never knew that Yamada Yu voiced Yukari in the anime. Is it the same Yamada Yu as the actress currently involved with OguShun or a seiyuu with the same name? Because if it really is her, then they make a great couple since OguShun is a seiyuu as well. Can't they just get married already?!

UPDATE: Surprise surprise! They did get married! Omedetou~

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