Sep. 24th, 2012

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It's been a while -- last time I posted, I'd just ordered Tiger and Bunny tickets months in advance. Yesterday I went to see it.

I'd decided to walk to the Southbank BFI building, even though it was raining. This was a mistake. One mile into my journey, I walked around some posh department store where I definitely didn't belong just to dry off. About two miles into my journey, I decided I should buy an umbrella. The first two stalls I passed had them for £3.99, which was too expensive. Then I found a market up a tiny alley that sold them for £2.99. A bargain!

The rain eased off almost immediately, as I suspected it might. Luckily, it resumed about ten minutes later. One crossroad later, and my umbrella flew inside out several times and a passerby had to help me wrangle it into shape.

It was one of those ones where the central pole is split into three parts which collapse into each other. It soon transpired that they couldn't hold up to the force of the wind and they slid into each other permanently. Buckled by crosswinds as I crossed a busy intersection, I found out that the ribs and stretchers were so beaten up, I couldn't fold it up either.

Okay. So I had an umbrella with a very short handle. I crossed over Waterloo Bridge, where the winds were intense and the ribs were drooping. As I got into the home stretch, the wind bent the central pole in half!

I walked into the British Film Institute dripping wet and walking my umbrella as if it were a dog. I'd have looked even stupider if I'd tried to hold it above my head. I was a few hours early, but it wasn't like I was going to leave the building. I had a walk around, saw a group of cosplayers but was too shy to talk to them. I went to the cafe, ordered a black coffee and sat there for a bit working on a story and listening to the people next to me. Mostly the latter -- the guy was an arsehole who was a joy to listen to.

[Review starts here]

Overall, the first section is a retread of the start of the anime series and that episode where they stop the boy manipulating the statues. This has plenty of new interpretations of scenes plus extensive fanservice, even if that's just adding more fried rice to a scene.

The second half features a guy called Robin Baxter, voiced by Yamaguchi Kappei who was also Sena in Weiss Kreuz Gluhen. Quite high-pitched and "insane-sounding". He goes about on rollerblades and Spoilers )

Overall, an awesome feel-good movie, but probably not so useful if you want to get into the show. There are so many more references and more of what we liked before (I think that's what causing the problem with Fire Emblem's characterisation).

As I left London, I saw a woman in the train station clutching the pink Bunny doll and I got a happy all over again.


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