Blog 218 > Endless Jumong, Autumn & Me

Konnichiwa minna-san! Greetings, my Tingling, Trembling and Tumbling Toyboxers! Well, enough of the pompous pleasantries. Let’s get to the point. Are you ready? Ready to withstand another soul-smashing tsunami of spellbinding anime, American sci-fi, Hong Kong classics, Japanese comedies, and Korean epics? Ready to digest rock bands, canine menaces, cute costumes, and mouth-watering waves of food-food-food? Ready to battle an unimaginably monstrous mega-cast equaling fifty or more mere-mortal posts? Not yet? Then please leave the battlefield, hehe. But if you are, better polish your psychological shield and sharpen your cultural sword! Prepare to engage! On with the show!

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post 353 ~ anna tsuchiya

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anna as “ichigo” in the hit japanese film “kamikaze girls” (2004)

anna as “nana osaki” (singing voice, including opening theme song “rose”) in the japanese TV anime “NANA” (2006)
post 353 ~ ah, anna tsuchiya!… (fellow pisces, march 11, 1984)

  • hehe, my new favorite asian actress (well, half asian, half russian-american… mmm)… FUNNY how she just happens to link both the “kamikaze girls” film (from netflix) i just finished, AND the “NANA” anime episodes i just downloaded in the last couple days!… and her music video in the “kamikaze” DVD extras ain’t half bad ;)))
  • FOUR STARS (out of five) for the “kamikaze” film!!!… vivid and eye-popping in the style of baz luhrmann (moulin rouge) and tarantino (kill bill) and amelie!… and so far, after just three episodes, the just-as-stylish “NANA” anime earns FIVE STARS, as long as the humor and conflict and compassion, and the heart-warming and heart-breaking memories continue! ;)))
  • update ~ a-ha!… since i couldn’t take screenshots of my “NANA” downloads, i finally found it!… after years, i finally found it… a way to take screenshots in that pesky Windows Media Player!
    • How do I capture a screenshot of a movie?
    • For Windows Media Player, you have to disable Hardware Acceleration. You can do this in Windows Media Player 6.4 and later by clicking on View -> Options and moving the Hardware Acceleration slider to None. You can do this in Windows Media Player 7-10 by clicking on Tools > Options, going to the Performance tab, moving the Hardware Acceleration slider to None, and restarting Windows Media Player. Now you may make take a screenshot by pressing the [ALT + PRNTSCRN] combination. You can paste this screenshot into any graphics editing program (e.g. MS Paintbrush) and save the file. When you are done taking screenshots, you should move the Hardware Acceleration slider back to Full because this makes videos play smoother and look better.