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Out of Odoru
Today I finished watching all of Odoru Daisousasen for the second time. The eleven episodes, two specials, and two movies. We saw the second special and the two movies in one sitting, which was all kinds of awesome. ♥

But now it's over. Again. And it's one of those series I just hate that it has to finish. My crazy doujinshi-shopping for it in the last few weeks I was in Japan proves it, and if I were in Japan right now, I'd go out and double my collection on the spot. No fair, ending things that good! (Fortunately, my doujinshi are very, very good, and will keep me amused for quite some time...)

Now I want to see the two spin-offs. The Muroi-movie and the Mashita-movie. It'll break my heart that Aoshima isn't in them, but I want more. Of what Odoru is. And if I can't have the real deal (because Odoru is Aoshima and Muroi and Sumire and Mashita and all the others, and having just one of them with a new team isn't the same thing), something connected to the real deal will have to do! I'm just afraid I'm going to be terribly disappointed.

That's the reason I don't know if I would want an Odoru Movie 3. It would be fantastic to see the cast together again, but at the same time - after Movie 2, there's no real need for a sequel. In Movie 2 they tie up the loose ends, they find closure. The best kind of closure, not with "happily ever after", but with things changing and developing, in the directions the characters have worked for so hard all these years. Movie 2 makes me ridiculously happy. ♥

At the same time - the thought of seeing something more, with that cast... something new. Well. I can't deny it does have an immense appeal, and sends a little shiver of excitment down my spine as I imagine it! Though I think a really good doujinshi could do that to. Has, actually, on several occasions. So I just have to be strong, and resist the temptation that is on-line doujinshi stores... ^^;; That way Odoru can still have the perfect conclusion, at the same time as the characters live on in my mind, and that of all the other creative fans.

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xparrot From: xparrot Date: October 30th, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
We have been told by informed sources that we have to see the Muroi movie at least, regardless of the painful lack of others, because Muroi is awesome. When we see it we'll naturally rip it for you, if it's not online already? ^^

Also, your icon is the pretty ^^
ex_naye320 From: ex_naye320 Date: October 30th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, yes. Muroi is awesome. It's like a law of nature, or something! (After our Odoru showings here he's got a Swedish fanclub!) It's not available for download, so if you get it - ripping is very much yes please! <3 Especially if you can rip it and then maybe even send a physical copy of the whole thing, pre-GKing? At least if it doesn't have English subs, because then I can rip it with hardcoded Japanese subs for shayera to work on, and with no sub for watching her soft subs. The sooner you get it here, the sooner you can have it translated, if it's not released with official subs! ^__^ (Though shayera is NaNo-ing...) (Oh, and - no, not online already. I've looked.)

Thank you! ♥ I'm very fond of it myself - I love this scene so very very much, and the colors and expressions turned out to be just perfect for an icon.
baangaan From: baangaan Date: November 6th, 2006 02:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I was looking up Odoru Daisousasen on Google, and I found your page.

Muroi is indeed awesome. No one can glare like he can. It cuts steel like a Rider Kick.

And it's a shame Igariya Chousuke died. A full-cast sequel wouldn't be the same without Waku-san to provide a retired-but-not-quite-retired hand...
ex_naye320 From: ex_naye320 Date: November 6th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, fun! Not often one finds someone outside of Japan who's seen Odoru, and it deserves all the love it can get.

Hah! Yes, indeed. The only thing with more power is probably his migraine... He could also have an eyebrow-raising competition with Spock. Impressive man.

I know... Of all of them, I guess Waku-san's absence would be the easiest to explain (in some happy "Waku will live to be an extremely grumpy 100" kind of way), but still. It wouldn't be the same. I really don't think a sequel is possible anymore, not a sequel that would really be Odoru. Quitting while you're ahead is a good thing, I'm just - meep. I just want more, because I'm greedy like that. ^^;;
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