Author Archives: Sanjo-chan
Long time, no update! It’s Sanjo-chan here posting a well being update, seeing that it has been AGES since I updated. Things are going very well on my end as I finally achieved one of my personal goals I’ve promised myself since I started this blog!
Do you remember what the goal was? If you’re new here, you probably don’t know. If you’re still here (and thank you if you are), I’ll give you a refresher. I have a career in the retail industry! This means that 60% of my income has gone towards purchases I’ve put on hold for years. Although, this is not a permanent job, though I have the option to stay indefinitely, if things are the way they are in my sanity department. ^^;
This is actually my second job in two years, and I was hired during the holiday season both times, or “peak season” as many in the retail field call it. The first job was at a warehouse of a well known online retailer—if you can guess who is it, it is exactly like the stories you may have read (although I do miss the people, the one thing surprisingly I did not have a problem with).
In the time since I’ve been gone, I have started a reboot project. Which means that CEN.TAKU.ME will eventually be updated again, but under a new name and domain! To simplify things for both myself and potential readers, CEN.TAKU.ME will now be known as Centaku Media. There are several posts that can be read there now, including a few throwbacks from this website (which will be redirected to the new domain). Of course, there will be new posts, but with a less clutterness… for now. ^^;
So, to conclude this post, this could be possibly a farewell to CEN.TAKU.ME, but a hello to Centaku Media! And for those who are been around during this sudden hiatus, thank you for reading! See you on the new site!
The next Vocaloid Song of the Month is different from the last one about love throughout one’s childhood. Instead, let’s imagine this song as a candidate for a new anime series involving notes and diaries with serious consequences.
Apart from the Gundam Wing TV series in terms of side stories: with Blind Target, Ground Zero, and Battlefield of Pacifists—and The Last Outpost that features a lone soldier not directly related to the five Gundam pilots—you didn’t miss anything… Before 2010. How would you react if I told you that Gundam Wing is back? As in officially? Cannon? And that it takes place after Endless Waltz? The only catch is that it has yet to be adapted into an anime or manga format.
This is something I’ve wanted to do for the longest time since starting the blog. Though due to my severe writer’s block, why not try it now? Every month, I feature a beloved character of mine (or of another), and in at least 140 words or less, explain why the character is the best! To kick things off, let’s talk a little about Trowa Barton from Gundam Wing.
As someone who is new to the Vocaloid fandom, I would like to share my findings with those who are also new to Vocaloid, or possibly those who are not up to date with the latest releases. For the first VSotM, here is an original song featuring GUMI by composer Last Note entitled オサナナブルー (Childhood Blues).
I’ve been wanting to write about this for a long time. Since the majority of my posts focused on the bad and the ugly side of the fandom nearly two years ago, I wanted to wait a while until I did so I could get back to healthier topics. This is not about the anime fandom as a whole… maybe. It’s the fact that a tiny title name change upsets people when a franchise has two or more official titles.
The second annual Anime Blast Chattanooga was held at the Chattanooga Convention Center last November in the heart of the Scenic City. It was another year looked upon after the con’s successful first year in 2011 with an estimated 450 attendees. 2012 was an improvement that it would be required for one to head home from the con by saying that “I had a Blast!”
A CEN.TAKU.ME review of Future Diary (Mirai Nikki) is a little overdue. It was a series watched as part of our anime club’s weekly viewing sessions earlier in the year. We had to watch it at some point, because it’s also a series highly recommended as a manga read. And, if you’re wanting more of a series that’s like Death Note, but with more depth, this let’s take a look why you should check it out at all.
The next and long awaited edition of Ni-Ongaku Spotlight features Mai Kuraki (倉木麻衣). This a refresher for me after discovering her album again after 7 years at MTAC Omega, and getting lost in the Hallyu. Returning for a bit to my J-Pop roots, I’ll talk about what makes her different from a similar artist in her genre.