Monthly Archive for July, 2006

Riuva Quiz: Honey and Clover Edition!

I forgot I was supposed to have a weekly quiz feature. Anyway, on the second instalment of it, I’m focusing on everyone’s most loved "life" anime, Honey and Clover! Here’s twenty questions to prove that you are a true Hachikuro psycho. Try not to cheat as this is series specific and season 1 plus specials only.

1. What is Takemoto’s full name?

2. Where is the place in Japan that Takemoto cycled to on his soul searching trip?

3. What is Takemoto’s mum’s occupation?

4. How much did Takemoto earn a day working as a temple repairman?

5. Where did Kazu and Takemoto go to at first when the latter visited his hometown?

6. Morita’s seiyuu is?

7. At the onsen, what substance did Morita use to draw and where did he get the paper from?

8. Name the character in another anime that the seiyuu above used the exact same voice in?

9. What is the film that Morita won the Mochademy Award for?

10. Name the director that piled all the work on Morita for the above movie.

11. What plant did Professor Tange liken Morita to?

12. What did Morita give Mayama for his birthday?

13. What is the monthly rent of the apartment Mayama (and the others) live in?

14. Name the old man Rika worked with to complete Harada Design’s final projects.

15. What is Hasegawa’s family business?

16. Hagu hails from which prefecture?

17. What was the mythical creature Hagu was likened to when she first appeared?

18. Yamada had how many men propose to her at once?

19. Name the store that Miwako and Nomiya purchased the Jaguar Print shirt for Yamazaki. vv

20. Name the mascot of Arakawa Land.

Answers below this picture!

What is Takemoto’s full name? Takemoto Yuuta. This is incredibly rarely used.

Where is the place in Japan that Takemoto cycled to on his soul searching trip? Cape Soya, Wakkanai.

What is Takemoto’s mum’s occupation? Nurse.

How much did Takemoto earn a day working as a temple repairman? 4,200 yen.

Where did Kazu and Takemoto go to at first when the latter visited his hometown? Batting range.

Morita’s seiyuu is? Ueda Yuuji.

At the onsen, what substance did Morita use to draw and where did he get the paper from? Shoyu (soy sauce) and calendar.

Name the character in another anime that the seiyuu above used the exact same voice in? Sugoiyo Masaru-san’s Masaru.

What is the film that Morita won the Mochademy Award for? Space Titanic.

Name the director that piled all the work on Morita for the above movie. Peter Lucas.

What plant did Professor Tange liken Morita to? Rose.

What did Morita give Mayama for his birthday? Kickscooter. Sort of.

What is the monthly rent of the apartment Mayama (and the others) live in? 38,000 yen.

Name the old man Rika worked with to complete Harada Design’s final projects. Asai-san.

What is Hasegawa’s family business? Soba factory.

Hagu hails from which prefecture? Nagano.

What was the mythical creature Hagu was likened to when she first appeared? Korobokkuru, a dwarf like spirit that lives under Fuki leaves. Appears in Shaman King :) .

Yamada had how many men propose to her at once? Four.

Name the store that Miwako and Nomiya purchased the Jaguar Print shirt for Yamazaki. Dandy House Wada.

Name the mascot of Arakawa Land. Nyazaburo.

So how many did you get correct? Most of these are pretty easy. If you score more than 15, you can as manly as Ro-maiya sempai!!

Project K: Become Kyouya in Nine Months!

I have nine months till I enter university. I’m leaving the military in about five months and then starting school in April. So, for the sake of fun, adventure and possible financial + social improvements, I will now comence the "Become Kyouya in Nine Months" Project.

Silly as it sounds, I asessed my options and out of all the host club members, the closest in terms of physique and apearance would be Ootori Kyouya. So let’s see if I can pull this off.

What I have now:

Spectacles. Yeah man. OK, just need to buy a few for variety.
Black hair. Straight too. OK.
Height. OK. Kyouya’s 180 and I’m 178.
Build. Basic bone structure OK. Needs more toning though.
Eyes. Black pupils, evil eyes. Good enough.

What I’ll need to work on:

Anime-ish sharp chin and slender face. This can hopefully be achieved through a strict exercise routine with heavy focus on aerobic activities. I looked at my old pictures, those back when 15 or so and I had Kyouya chin! It must be the KFC, McDonalds and two years of non-exercise lol.

Speech. I’ll need to start practising his incisive sacarstic tone.

Skin. All anime characters have perfect skin. I’m looking at either makeup or some plastic surgery. I’m not sure if I want to follow his white skintone though. Perhaps a tan would be better in real life.

Slender yet muscular physique. Regular resistance training at high repetition with light weights?

Fashion. I suppose this could be the easiest part. If I buy less figurines, money would be more abundant.

Hair. I can’t keep that kind of hair now so I’ll have to start in January. Don’t think this is too difficult.

Eyebrows. Maybe some plucking would suffice.

Finances. I have to dream.

Finally, an optional one would be character. I’ll need to think fast and logically, manipulate people, use money effectively as a tool and blackmail.

Let’s see by the end of nine months, how much would I have achieved? Well, if I fail, I’ll just end up like Mayama which is fine too. But stalking is a bit less glamorous than manipulation. Oh well with GUTS AND EFFORT, we’ll see how it goes. Unfortunately right now I’m more like NHK’s Yamazaki so the G & E has to be plentifu


Mayama