For those who left comments in my previous post/dedication to Rannie, thanks for the kind words. I’m certain that if her family were to see your comments, they would be touched. Once again many thanks…
And to attempt to brighten up the mood a bit, work continues and we bring you the second page the Projekt MUSE 4-coma (yonkoma).
This page is entitled, “Elegant.” (Last yonkoma was entitled “fanshionable” in case you missed that). Let’s see what other misconceptions Wilhelmina’s fans can comes up with?
And your vote means a lot so here’s that link once again.
Some Mai Hime related stuff inside.
Before I take off, many, MANY thanks to ShayP for adding the Projekt MUSE homepage link to her fanfic update of Monster. Just read it a few minutes ago and will review when I get back. Thanks to her link addition, we noticed a huge spike in our hits.
If you haven’t caught her update, you can find it here:
On a relevant NatShiz note, I have here some images taken from the 3 minute addition to the 舞- HiME Blu-rays.
the website that provides this info just reiterates the information that I provided you regarding those Blu-Rays but it also includes some interviews from some of the Hime and Reito. I only have time to craptastically translate Saeko-san and Shindou-san’s comments but I figured that should be good enough for now lol.
Interview Question 1: “What was your post recording impression after all this time?”
Ms. Chiba Saeko (Natsuki) : The appearance of Mai Hime was quite some time ago but it was something I missed. I like the Characters of Mai Hime and after so long, it’s nice to be able to hear the voices again.
Ms. Naomi Shindou (Shizuru): It’s been so long since I’ve come back to the starting point of Mai Hime. Nevertheless, with the excitement of seeing the video and picture at home, I cried out loud, “Wow, how pretty!”
Since postrecording had been done a long time ago, I was worried and nervous. Including such a place, once more I felt the strength of the work entitled Mai Hime.
Interview Question 2: “Highlights of the new animation?”
Ms. Chiba Saeko (Natsuki): Natsuki was lost in the quiet surroundings (laughs). So this time around, please enjoy the characters.
Ms. Naomi Shindou (Shizuru): With little dialogue in short amount of time, the emphasis was on the characters’ expressions and personalities. I think every one will be pleased with the feeling of going back in time (Translator’s note: she’s expresses nostalgia). The atmosphere is enjoyable.
Message to the Fans:
Ms. Chiba Saeko: Please support this so that we can have a movie edition. Thank you very much.
(Translator’s note: Looks like Ms Chiba wants a movie edition as well….WELL DO WHAT SHE SAYS AND SUPPORT THE FRANCHISE! LOL…I can picture Natsuki saying that. XD )
Ms. Naomi Shindou: I think that I can enjoy the innocence of that time though admittingly there are feelings of shamefulness as well. Thank you.
(Translator’s note: This sounded odd to translate but I’m thinking she meant experiencing days of Highschool again when you experience certain things for the first time. She could also be referring to the post-recording session since she expressed nervousness. My translating skills are getting rusty LOL)
Chiba-sama’s hair is still short in this shot so the the post recording was probably done quite some time ago. As of now, Chiba-sama’s hair is long again and she’s sporting bangs much like her Strike Witches character, Mio Sakamoto lol. Anyway, Chiba-sama (Natsuki) is seated on the front row on the right side next to Mai Nakahara (Mai) and Ai Shimizu (Mikoto)
Shindou-sama is standing in the back left next to Seki (Reito). Yuuka Nanri (Nao) is also standing in the back on the far right. And to the left of her is Yukari Tamura (Midori). Mamiko Noto (Yukino), who I had the chance to meet in person and take out to dinner along with other guests of honor back in 2002, is standing in the back row on the far left. Noto-sama is a very nice person and she kept playing with my “You’re Under Arrest” collector pin when she was our guest at Anime Expo. lol