encryption windows mobile

elliptical encryption theory

ubuntu file system encryption


ftr motorola encryption router ike issues

anonymouse anonymouse with encryption

structural models economic analyze energy market

business case for e-mail encryption

heat conductivity of air vs oil

encryption java example

data encryption standard

anonymizer web proxy with encryption

blackberry pgp encryption email gpg

virgil cane

data encryption

blowfish web server text encryption

jc manzano

government email encryption made simple ontario

gsm security and encryption topic

panamsat 7 10 iderto2 encryption codes

caldari encryption methods

establishment of aseptic cultures

file password encryption ssys064a

myspace login encryption

maine house of martha stewart

java password encryption

chatzilla encryption

hard disk encryption freeware

512 bit encryption internet

oakville prom limousine

crack encryption key

external hard drive encryption

state encryption laws

little witches screencaps

encryption of employee evaluations

folder encryption

windows 98se encryption software


wi-fi encryption

delete temporary internet file encryption


tetra encryption

mypartypost video clip oil tanker fire

link and end to end encryption

331 non-anonymous sessions must use encryption

endpoint encryption

glenda anderson realtor

disc encryption

css encryption encoding

what is asymmetric encryption

encryption procedure

the case of encryption in ipsec

hosta sum and substance

pci encryption card

efs encryption

broadcom 4320 usb encryption ubuntu

encryption airport express

security and encryption polices for bussinesses


ipsec data encryption choice

mobile home dealers santa clarita

crack encryption

delete internet history encryption

secure socket layer proxy with encryption

how to make v8 juice

file encryption norton 360

difference between symmetric and asymmetric encryption

file encryption free

hd-dvd encryption key

1956 ford axle retainer

tea encryption function

oracle encryption key

edmonton horticultural association

automated backup encryption offsite service

milpitas art and wine festival

ftr motorola encryption router ike

berenson levine krehbiel business statistics

arch linux filesystem encryption

customer spending

bypass anonymouse with encryption

dvb encryption

post fails test router failure encryption

anon web circumventor with encryption

advanced encryption software

dina nolte botello

encryption routines

secure email encryption

triple stink hog farm

file encryption fedora core

ky-100 encryption

folder and file encryption

java password encryption example

rehabilitation of metacarpal injuries

site license volume encryption 1

delete cookie encryption

exams encryption cryptography

joe biden and the death penalty

what are encryption accelerators

smartphone encryption


radio encryption

encryption software review

full hard drive encryption

email archive encryption

anon circumventor with encryption

data encryption solution

icom digital encryption

make a five pointed star

data mining and encryption

sky cards by pst encryption

wireless encryption software


hd-dvd breaks encryption

encryption cambridge

voip encryption news

caterer albuquerque new mexico

lifehacker encryption

folder encryption softwares

cycle op mag indoor bicycle trainer

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hana Yori Dango (TV Dorama)

GENRE: Shoujo Dorama (Romance, Comedy)
Directed by: Yasuharu Ishii
Actors: Mao Inoue, Jun Matsumoto, Shun Oguri, Shota Matsuda, Tsuyoshi Abe
2005 Katsuaki Setoguchi, Tokyo Broadcasting System

Amazon.com Product Description:
Makino Tsukushi is the only poor student at Eitoku Gakuen, the school of the ridiculously rich and privileged that is ruled by Flower 4 or F4, a group of four boys who come from extremely powerful families: Domyoji Tsukasa, the leader and heir of the Domyoji World Finance Group; Hanazawa Rui, the introverted son of a large company; Nishikado Sojiro, a player who is the heir of a tea ceremony school; and Mimasaka Akira, a madam killer with ties to the underground. If a student gets on the F4's bad side, he/she gets a red notice and is bullied and driven out of school. Makino hopes to pass her days quietly -- without drawing any attention to herself -- but one day, she stands up to Domyoji in defense of her friend. The next day, Makino gets the dreaded red notice. Even though she is harassed, Makino decides to keep going to school because she is a "tough weed". She declares war right back on the F4. Her resolve gets the attention of her crush Hanazawa Rui and oddly enough, rouses romantic feelings in her worst enemy, Domyoji Tsukasa.

Season 1: 9 Episodes
Season 2: 11 Episodes

Hanadan DVDs
Hanadan Art Books & Manga
Hanadan Music
Everything Hanadan

Best depiction. Ever. >>> by skysenshi
Ok, this is the very first Dorama review in this entire site. It took me years to decide. I actually didn't want to put anything that isn't animé-ish in here but I believe the Japanese anime fandom has already -- long long ago -- reached a point that it embraced everything Japanese. I first almost faltered with Gokusen. But I'm giving in because...who can resist Hana Yori Dango??

I have actually reviewed the Taiwanese version's soundtrack back in 2003, and I remember making a few comments regarding the actual series. Taiwan's Hana Yori Dango, by the way, is Meteor Garden. (I'm not quite sure if the Chinese did an on-yomi reading of the title and ended up with that weird Taiwanese name.) There are many differences between the Taiwanese and the Japanese dorama that struck me. The most noticeable is that, despite the better looking actors of Meteor Garden, Hanadan's F4 are actually more accomplished as thespians.

I have my favorites in both series, so I was already thinking that if I were to form the best F4, they would be: Matsujun (Hallo? Is there any other choice for Domyouji??), Vic Zhou (the first time I saw him, I knew he was Rui), Ken Chu (I'm biased, I have been crushing on this dude since forever), and Tsuyoshi Abe (best-looking Akira, hands-down). Mao Inoue as Tsukushi Makino was a good decision. She captures the essence of the manga character with such precision that it really awed me. (I thought Barbie Hsu was too pretty and delicate for the role.)

Casting is Hana Yori Dango's strongest point. Though I did not feel butterflies in my stomach the way I did with the anime and Meteor Garden -- which I'm attributing to my overexposure to the story -- I observed that the characters were so well-portrayed.

Another powerful element of Hanadan was its story-telling. I quickly noted the differences from the anime and Meteor Garden. Apparently, the writers chose to concentrate on unexplored aspects of the manga, which I had never finished. This was a good move since it kept Hanadan from becoming Domyouji-centered, the way Meteor Garden had been.

The Rui-Makino-Domyouji love triangle had been developed so well that I found myself just as confused as Makino. In the anime, I had rooted for Tsukasa Domyouji. In this dorama, I couldn't believe that I actually wanted Rui to have a fighting chance, even if the actor isn't as hot as Vic Zhou. Shun Oguri is really good at being Rui, which is saying a lot, considering my fondness for Matsujun, who plays Domyouji.

What I like best is how relationships were fleshed out, and people get to see what happens to the other members of F4. They actually have lives! They don't revolve around Domyouji and Makino the way Meteor Garden's F4 did. It's really a shame because cutie Ken Chu as Soujiro could have had juicier scenes.

People might also be happy to know that the second season is actually powerful. The intensity stemming from complex relationships remained consistent all throughout, unlike in Meteor Garden where all Makino did was cry to "All By Myself" in every episode. (That was annoying.)

Both soundtracks for Season 1 and 2 are gripping. Season 1's Planetarium by Ai Otsuka is so adorable that I feared it would be hard to match. Good thing they brought in Hikaru Utada for Season 2's Flavor of Life. You definitely cannot go wrong with Hikki singing in the background. Hehe.

Ok, I will be a girl here and rave about the women's clothes. Anyone who has been immersed in the anime would probably agree that its fashion was so so so so bad. It seemed to have caught the tail-end of the most horrible styling phase of the 90s.

So you can probably imagine how delighted I was when I saw Makino's numerous boots. Of course, it doesn't make sense that she'd have a lot of totemo kawaii footwear since she's supposed to be dirt poor. But allow me to suspend my disbelief and just bask in their glory.

I also love how the older women (they're ALL so darned gorgeous!) assemble their outfits. Very tasteful and classy but very far from matronly. It's been five years since this series aired yet the ensembles seem to have stood the test of time.

Individual Rating: Casting 9; Story 10; Characters 10; Sounds 10

Like this post? Subscribe to this site NOW.
Or follow the author's Facebook Page for updates, contests and discussions.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cosmania X

Super late post! This event took place at the SMX Convention Center last weekend, Oct 2-3, 2010. Cosmania X is a celebration of cosplaying's 10th year anniversary in the Philippines. Looks like a lot of people had fun. The place, gargantuan as it is, was packed! Anyway, I'll just let the photos do the talking.

 I really should thank my Lumix ZS3's zooming capabilities.
A short girl like me would have difficulty weaving my way through the crowd while taking photos.

 Hosts of the Cosplay Tournament of Champions

 The UP Anime Manga Ethusiasts booth

Fellow OBer, whom we haven't seen in a long while, MarkPoa.

 Geeks playing against each other.

des encryption algorithm

vsat snmp encryption

encryption example for rc4

advantages and disadvantages of data encryption

dr alistair abbott south australia

xml encryption code

what is rc4 encryption

transparent end-to-end encryption for the internets

new dvd encryption methods

meteror showers

128 bit encryption for firefox

free css encryption software


torrent encryption

bmg root encryption


new dvd encryption crack

bacteria not pictures

hard disk encryption

rosen bien asaro

anonymizer anonymous with encryption

anonymouse web bypasser with encryption

free css encryption removal software

free windows file encryption

mac encryption plus

ramdom wireless encryption code for wpa2-psk

file encryption internet

email encryption desktop

vpn encryption domain

encryption in outgoing messages

brisbane police encryption

kingdom loathing spoiler encryption key

encryption and appropriateness

crc encryption

encryption software free


ssl encryption tutorial

preschool textures

css dvd encryption

black white vinyl pinstripe creeper sneaker

usb disk encryption


ipsec encryption domain

coldfusion encryption hmac sha1

column level encryption

prime number encryption

pocket pc file encryption

nikon sb 900 problems

linux recovery encryption

digital signature icon encryption icon

message encryption

hd dvd encryption key use

citadel encryption

dimension herbicide damage

w3c encryption


how to enable encryption

offline folders with data encryption

ftp site wtih pgp encryption


icsf mainframe encryption

data encryption methods

encryption prime numbers


128 bit encryption file sharing service

educational encryption videos

templar code encryption

encryption with a block cipher

how to apply creme to hemorrhoids

hp protecttools drive encryption

javascript encryption

domino journal encryption fields

hardies encryption

rsa encryption video

advanced encryption standard rpg

encryption based on time

assymetrical encryption theory

encryption for e-business

password encryption on sql

email encryption transamerica life canada


utorrent encryption

spiderman snacks

encryption and zip files

file encryption review

commvault encryption

test harddrive encryption

type 2 encryption

email encryption appliance

ip encryption

zyretec constipation med

what is wireless encryption protocol

belfast international airport departures

sql server encryption local

donegal ireland church records

advantages of encryption

pkware encryption

encryption of sip body

encryption matters part kuro hin org

lemonade rental milwaukee

laptop drive encryption ata

secure file encryption

who needs encryption

ipsec encryption choice

morgantown wv rocky top parody

hdtv and encryption


outlook message encryption

disk encryption software

encryption freeware eval

windows xp encryption

wmi encryption

 Cosplayers in various outfits.

Found this Korean trinket and took it home.
It costs PhP300, approximately $6.8.

What's a cosplay convention without the outfits?

Or the wigs?

This is how big this convention center is.

I swear, cosplayers have built-in camera detection systems.
How could this girl have known I was about to take their group photo??

 And this dude? How could he have seen me when I was waaaaay below his floor?
My camera isn't a dSLR so it's not big enough to warrant attention.
Plus, I was very far. This was on almost maximum zoom.
Sorry for the blurred shot. I was taken aback when he turned around and waved at the last minute.

cell phone encryption devices

data encryption software


infinity bit encryption

source encryption

data encryption algorithm

free document encryption privacy photos

video encryption signal method scrambling

proxify web bypasser with encryption

firefox 256 bit encryption

page encryption in web

encryption code decoder

voice encryption equipment operator jobs

open source asymmetric encryption

roster hoods brigade civil war

point of sale terminal injection encryption

pgp encryption program

federal employees 2008 cola

sql server 2005 encryption

adam attribute encryption

pcp encryption backup software

calculating bonds payable debt service load

beat kremlin encryption

online banking encryption

tsm data encryption lessons learned

idea encryption algorithm

encryption anywhere

how does symmetric encryption work protection

encryption shareware

types of wireless encryption

classic symmetric encryption cryptanalysis

file encryption

removing encryption

encryption schemes

advanced encryption

blowfish encryption cgi

ftp surfer encryption

my space layouts snakes

myspace proxi with encryption

outlook 2003 cache encryption


deny lower encryption

wep encryption

wep vs wpa encryption

wireless speed vs encryption

sts compliant encryption

triple data encryption standard

encryption with password

dvd encryption software

hardware encryption external hard drive

credent encryption

encryption freeware


fcc and satellite and encryption

pidgin encryption windows

information on illegal drugs

pdf encryption crack

disk encryption file truecrypt windows free

groupwise proprietary encryption explained

melissa trimble

free download encryption

encryption router psk configuration peer

dvd encryption removal

efs encryption keys

zip encryption breaker


anonymizer circumventor with encryption


windows xp pro disk encryption

armand gwenda

usb aes encryption

encryption key location


256 bit encryption

file password encryption ssys064a socket

offset pin encryption

verbatim aes encryption

types of data encryption

manufacture of polymer

free encryption program

pki encryption

hard disk encryption software

tea encryption

macbook encryption

logitech keyboard secure encryption turn off

network encryption definition

anonymous proxi with encryption

pgp file encryption simple

drive encryption

adium encryption at jjb blog

mistakes in data encryption

windows live messenger chat encryption

device at rest encryption vendor

dod hard drive encryption requirements

what is pin key encryption

form encryption

what is symmetric encryption

roxio dvd encryption

voice frequency standard deviation

secure telephone encryption algorithm

serpent encryption

encryption 2200bg

wireless security encryption slows connection

Just a souvenir shot, announcing that I was here. =^.^=

Like this post? Subscribe to this site NOW.
Or follow the author's Facebook Page for updates, contests and discussions.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tea Society of a Witch

Parental Guidance Recommended
Hirameki's age recommendation: 17 and above
2004 Hirameki International Group Inc.

Tea Society of a Witch Game
All other anime DVD games

Cover Description:
Long, long ago, there was a world in which mages and humans existed in harmony. Deep contrasts in their two cultures, however, caused differences that could not be overcome between the two races. The humans feared the great power of the mages, and hunted them, trying to erase their kind from the earth. God felt pity for their plight and created a world of magic for them, which they could go to in peaceful exile. In this way the mages faded from the Earth, and all contact between the two peoples ceased. Each continued on their own paths, the humans that of civilization, and mages that of magic.

A few hundred years have passed since that time, and the mages are hopeful that, once again, the two races can live in harmony together. In the hope of finding a way to bridge their differences, the mages send out their young acolytes for training in the world of the humans. If the younger generations of the two peoples can find a way of connecting, perhaps the acolytes could gain important knowledge that will enable the two groups to live together again. This year three young wizards will cross over into the world of humans... Two of them are elite, and one a total drop out. Can they reunite the two peoples?

Could've been a great anime. >>> by skysenshi
The cover description is not deceiving you. Tea Society of a Witch really has a wonderful story and interesting set of characters that have been developed quite well...except for maybe a character or two. Like many AnimePlay games, this one has loads of beautiful sceneries that support such an intriguing plot.

I have a little bit of a problem, though. See, this has been sitting on my pile for YEARS. I think age has to do with an audience's attention span because I keep getting distracted by other things whenever I try to finish this. I thank VLC media player for the ability to use 16x playback speed because I certainly utilized that till the very end. I could make do with the chipmunk voices just as long as my exposure to Tea Society is fast-paced.

I actually wish for an English version of this so I can do other things while listening. I remember having the same wish for other bishoujo games. This would have been better off as an anime, but I understand budget constraints when I see it. Still illustrators are cheaper than hiring a bunch of key animators and in-betweeners. So if that's the case, this should have been published in print.

Seriously. People like me prefer either highly interactive digital games or paperback novels (even ones without illustrations or photos). With books, one can lie down and read while never wasting a dime on electricity. Tea Society of a Witch comes with a lovely art book -- complete with character descriptions and sketches -- so I can see more possibilities for it if it were a graphic novel instead.

There's one other thing that bothers me. Apparently, this has a version that's more adult-oriented. I already noticed the rather ecchi scenarios, which I find disturbing because of how the characters look like. The art style makes me feel better about my thunder thighs since everyone here has a small body and thighs that are twice the body's size. The entire game is in SD (super deformed) mode. Because some scenes tend to be provocative, I began to wonder if there are eccentric people out there who actually find SD characters sexy.

Player Status:
Difficulty: Easy
Completion Time: Approximately 1 hour
Highest Level Achieved: N/A
Ratings: Gameplay 5; Battle N.A.; Story 9; Visuals 9; Characters 9; Sounds 9; Replay Value 3

Like this post? Subscribe to this site NOW.
Or follow the author's Facebook Page for updates, contests and discussions.

internet encryption software reviews

how to buy peoples properties taxes

mail warrior e mail client encryption

what is a wireless encryption key

encryption mobile phones

biss encryption

anonymouse prxy with encryption


drive image encryption

cd encryption


aes-256 encryption coprocessor


invisible secrets encryption crack

wifi encryption

calenders manufacturer

syria sold encryption

windows xp encryption key

credant encryption software

pirates for children

doj 2007 encryption

wep encryption cracker

martin lewis early years vouchers

s6000 cert s2500 encryption mode

security updates microsoft addresses vulnerability

data encryption procedure

encryption evelpassw

burmese nagakyay captain

park hill encryption

programs to crack aes encryption

end point encryption


usb memory stick with encryption

wpa encryption

australian cattle bovine extract in supplements

encryption is outlawed

wireless encryption

laptop encryption

free encryption files

encryption missing from internet explorer


fcc and hdtv and encryption encryption

encryption options

opportunistic encryption

red hat linux 4 encryption

bandas ska colombia

microsoft vista encryption

test data encryption

how does 128-bit encryption work

free digital encryption certificates

backup encryption

network data encryption

linux backup encryption

edie stone

encryption pda pocketpc

el gamal encryption

low encryption ciphers

data encryption aes or tkip

encryption on banking sites

short field encryption

wifi encryption security laptop

canary wood

data at rest encryption

encryption solution provider


palm os encryption

what encryption does casino royal use

seven troopers were suspended with pay

decryption error please regenerate encryption key

example of wep 128 bit encryption

the medici

to break gsm encryption algorithm a5


encryption ic

masa time warner center ny

data encryption areas

file encryption device mobicontrol user

checksum hash encryption algorithm


encryption software mac

encryption methods of wireless pocket pc

weapon systems test data encryption

free full version encryption softwares

encryption playfair cipher

wpa encryption hack

encryption toolkit

air cleaner ionizer

mpls encryption

subrosa encryption

encryption software for laptop

x 25 encryption

syrian campaign vichey ww2

wpa encryption setup

halliburton uplift overtime lawsuit

safeboot encryption

nyu online mba

recovery software encryption

encryption freeware blog


aol email encryption

how do i get 128bit encryption

2007 mnr encryption

simple encryption

laptop drive encryption

what is a csp encryption


multi-key encryption

what does aes encryption stand for

drm removal program

encryption book

free mac os x encryption software

dean vendetta floyd 4

playfair encryption

encryption c code

smarties nestle

md4 encryption

instructions encryption key satellite

ballistics chronograph

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

GENRE: Adventure, Romance, Drama
Parental Guidance Recommended
2006 Yasutaka Tsutsui (author), Mamoru Hosoda (director), Satoko Okudera (screenplay), Kiyoshi Yoshida (scoring), Madhouse Studios, Fuji TV, Kadokawa Shoten

Girl Who Leapt Thru Time DVDs
Girl Who Leapt Thru Time Books
Girl Who Leapt Thru Time Music
Memorabilia, Posters Etc.
All Other Related Items

Amazon.Com Description:
Something strange has happened to Makoto Konno. Time has suddenly stopped and moved her backwards. With her newly discovered ability to literally leap backwards in time Makoto finds that tests become a piece of cake, embarrassing situations are corrected and she can have her favorite food anytime she wants. Unfortunately her carefree time traveling has adverse effects on the people she cares for. With every successful leap Makoto somehow alters the fate of those around her. This was not supposed to happen and as she races back in time to fix everything, she notices that her abilities are not limitless but with every successful jump she is one step closer to discovering the most wonderful secret in her young adult life.

Time travel stories are tricky. >>> by skysenshi
For a high school thing, the pacing is really slow. I wonder if this would appeal to our information desensitized teenagers who are so used to getting everything instantly.

As the story progresses, Makoto's life gets interesting. Although I don't really want to be in her shoes. It's hella confusing, not to mention, she always ends up getting physically hurt since she just pops in the middle of things. It later becomes evident, however, how an impulsive teenage girl can abuse the ability to leap through time. There are a lot of situations to undo. But you cannot actually have a reset button without repercussions, neh?

I like the way the mystery unravels near the end of the anime despite my problems with plot holes. Like many time travel stories, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time opens so many paradoxes that plot holes can hardly be avoided. I appreciate the storytelling though. Despite having only three pivotal characters, these three are very effective in delivering highly inspiring scenarios. Furthermore, it weaves a good moral lesson without getting preachy.

I wish someone from my circle of friends had watched this. I so want to discuss the paradoxes herein. Truly, this is an interesting piece for long conversations.

Individual Rating: Art/Animation 9; Story 8; Characters 9; Sounds 9

Like this post? Subscribe to this site NOW.
Or follow the author's Facebook Page for updates, contests and discussions.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Metro Comic Convention 2010

This popular arts convention used to be known as Manila Comic Con. This year, they brought in the Filipino comic artists that previously worked for Marvel and the veteran komikeros.

The Metro Comic Con also celebrates DC's 75th anniversary. Other features included Magnavision's character design contest, a cosplay competition and many other treats for attendees.

My COMM311 class (for my PhD studies) attended this event because we wanted to study the communication environment of cosplayers. Since this isn't centered on Japanese animation and games alone (many of the seminar topics are centered on Marvel, DC and Filipino komikeros), I wrote about this event at skysenshi.com. Visit the blog entry for more photos and the rest of our Metro Comic Con experience.

Like this post? Subscribe to this site NOW.
Or follow the author's Facebook Page for updates, contests and discussions.

Copyright 1997 - 2010. The Kraiders Otaku Fridge. All content, except screenshots, belong to the webmaster.