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4th-Mar-2008 04:29 pm
In case anyone doesn't know that I had been out of town, I was back from my vacation the day before. It was an interesting experience, to say the least. Anyway, there are lots of things I want to do and too little hours in a day. I'm not too happy either to come home to find that the internet situation is getting progressively worse. But I'm getting sick of hearing myself complain, so I guess this will be the last time I'll mention this subject. If I disappear, it most likely means I have no more internet access.

Changing track a bit, I started watching Ultraman Cosmos and couldn't at first understand why the series was so popular that it has 65 episodes. Musashi is such a whiny brat (and his actor doesn't help the matter any). Ayano gets no respect from her teammates, but then she is such a kid so I'm not so surprised. Fubuki is obviously the token cool sharpshooter of the team, but he gets points deducted for picking on Musashi almost all the time, even though Musashi kind of asks for it. Doigaki seems a little...slow? (He's a scientist, so why I keep thinking he seems less bright than he actually is?) The captain is weird (his actor was a red in a sentai show, though I'm not sure which one). The vice captain is plain scary. (Well, it's a female vice captain, so perhaps that's not really surprising either. Nagi from Nexus was kind of scary too, though in a different way.)

But then I think I get lost in the magic of this show. It's such a feel good, uplifting series. So what if the team EYES members are not perfect. They are humans, they make mistakes, they seem real (or as real as fictional characters can). So what if their goals are a bit idealistic? Saving monsters and making the world a better place to live for both humans and monsters are worthy, admirable things to do.

I've seen up to episode 8, so my opinions may change later. For now, I'm enjoying the show.

And now, I'm going to write a bit more on Ultraman Tiga. I think I probably won't stop talking about Tiga at any time soon, what with the new movie coming out this fall and all.

While it mostly deals with the past history that Tiga TV series only mentioned in passing a few times, the Final Odyssey movie is obviously not a standalone movie. Viewers get lost if they are not familiar with the series.

I'm a little surprised that I love this movie, even though I'm more interested in the human aspects of the show. Anyway, Kamilla confuses me. She is talking as if Daigo was alive 30 million years ago. I got the impression that the Tiga DNA was passed on to Daigo from his ancester, but that doesn't necessarily means that person was Daigo himself 30 million years ago. So, either way, I think that dark Tiga was long gone from earth (well, he got changed into light first, to escape Kamilla's clutch, I'd imagine XD), leaving the legacy to Daigo, so to speak (and to the kid from 5000(?) years ago in the Tiga Gaiden). Personally, I think Kamilla and her cohorts should just go chase the (former) dark Tiga and leave Daigo alone. Seriously. He doesn't even understand what the heck she is saying. Personally, I would back out for lesser things than that. But Kamilla is cute, and I would have liked her more if she doesn't try to steal Daigo away from Rena.

Anyway, I don't hold out much hope of finding the answer, but this detail bugs me every time I watch this movie, so I figure I'll write it down at least.
Scrabble; This sucks!
4th-Mar-2008 10:28 am (UTC)
Welcome back :)
Aww! Stupid internet... I hope the situation gets resolved soon!
9th-Mar-2008 10:15 am (UTC)

And I lost my internet connection right after I posted this entry. (Talk about timing!) Anyway, seems like it'll take a few months before I have a regular internet access so I'm probably going to be very late in replying to everything.
4th-Mar-2008 11:07 am (UTC)
I like Cosmos. Not the show, not the movies (EXCEPT FOR FIRST CONTACT! :D). Just Cosmos. Does that make more sense? *nervous laughter*

Tiga is/was inside Daigo, so...maybe that's how she addresses him, sensing the contact they once had? IMO Kam should sod off and stop trying to ensnare the poor man. OK! Fine! He dumped you! That doesn't mean you can try to break up the lovebirds! >_< *toot toot*
9th-Mar-2008 10:18 am (UTC)
Ah, it makes perfect sense, actually. I think I probably like Ultraman Cosmos too, just by seeing the way he fights, even if he never has his own TV series or movies. Unlike most of the others, imho, Cosmos seems to have his own individuality, so it seems a bit jarring that he needs someone to merge with. (Oh, the three minute rule is never enforced all that much anyway.) And I think the First Contact movie is cute. (Baby Baltan!)

Oh, so that is how it is. But if Kamilla is talking to the dark Tiga inside Daigo, either Dark Tiga is ignoring her (ha!), or her voice never seems to reach him.
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