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fanfics! anime! jazz! [Apr. 23rd, 2012|06:35 pm]
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Squee! Via [personal profile] lazulisong: A Partial Dictionary of the 21st Century By Captain Steve Rogers, US Army by sam storyteller, Tony/Steve, Marvel movie-ish, awesome awesome awesome fic about Steve learning to adjust to his new life and to Tony. I eat this kind of fic up. *_*

I saw the first two episodes of Kuroko no Basuke (translated most awkwardly as "The Basketball Which Kuroko Plays" in the anime) and was rather delighted. It's so shonen sports manga. I laughed during the opening sequence, I laughed at the ridiculous premise, I wanted to smack the arrogant non-MC jerk. The odd thing about this one is that the main character, Kuroko, is very...calm and quiet. I know he's supposed to have such a non-presence that he can virtually disappear on (and off) the court, but right now the loudmouth Kagami is overwhelming the show for me (and not in a good way). I hope a balance is struck soon. In any case, I am amused enough to keep watching (for now).

I also saw episode 2 of Sakamichi no Apollon and liked the show much better. Don't know what was so offputting about the first episode, but I definitely warmed up to it a bit more. Not sure if I like it (or will come to like it), but I'll keep watching (for now). One thing that amuses me: Of course the record store they play jazz at stocks records, and of course main character boy has a record player in his room so that he can play the record in the first episode without much trouble!

Speaking of jazz, I was at a symphony concert featuring a trumpet player the other day. He did two pieces featuring the trumpet (including a really great piece by Vivaldi arranged by Bach), and then did an encore. It was bizarre yet so cool because he did a jazz piece (I think it was famous...I swear I've heard at least some of it) but with a Baroque orchestra backing him, including a harpsichord standing in for (I assume) a piano.

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[User Picture]From: madamada_chan
2012-04-24 06:06 pm (UTC)
Haha I also don't get why I was so turned off by Sakamichi's first ep. But I'm quite interested to see how the main character will fit in with the rest of the band, so I think I'll stick with it for a bit, hoping it gets a little more interesting along the way. I really like the main character's voice too XDD so~

As for KuroBas, yes, it's a very typical shounen anime. But like kencana_kencana said, Kuroko is anything but typical. After ep 1, I dove straight into the manga and Kuroko is so. dang. cute. in it! Exponentially more so than in the anime XDD
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