20 Jun 2002 nymia   » (Master)

Anime

The earliest anime I remember watching when I was a little kid was Gigantor. I was too young to know the storyline, heck, even know what the show was about. All I know was a cool flying robot plus some people trying to make out something.

The next anime I got hooked on was Voltes V. The show started around 5:30PM, although it was only a 30- minute show, every second of it was like an hour to me. The Voltes V show was the number one kid show, beating other non-anime cartoons like superman, batman and robin. I don't know, but the way how the scenes were taken, it sure was totally different, though. Maybe I could come up with a 3D game similar to the storyline of Voltes V, it just might bring those childhood memories back. Just downloaded the main theme song, though sung in japanese they sounded pretty good.

Here is another website containing more information about Voltes V and its creator Nagahama Tadao, basically, the father of the great Anime Robots. Some video Clips can be found here

Well, of course, there was Mazinger Z. It was also one of my favorite show, too.

Not all anime cartoons were good, though. One of them belonging to the cheezy types is Mekanda Robot. The storyline was kind of stinky, I guess. That's probably why I avoided it like the plague.

Fast forward to the present, seeing these kids watching anime cartoons reminded me of how I was back then. This time, though, the quality and detail is absolutely pretty high. One example are the Liger Robots, they look like real robots moving in fluid motion, no kidding.

Is Greed Good?

While we were having leisure, a small debate started about how the street's motto of Greed Is Good is going to create problems for third world and developing countries. I argued the cons of it, claiming it will re-colonize most of the third-world, probably the developing as well. While some may argue greed is essential in the pursuit of profit, I countered uncontrolled greed is synonymous to slavery, though. The exchange of ideas lasted for several minutes, each one getting a different view of the subject. It was quite an interesting topic to talk about, though. Might write a simple article about it later.

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