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Hi! I'm posting to gauge interest for some merchandise. I hope to sell some of the Japanese region 2 DVDs. I have the first one from the first season, and the first and sixth from Haru.

I also am looking to sell all of the image albums, the OSTs from the first and second seasons, and the OP single for the first season. I'm thinking maybe like $15-20 for the image albums at least.

I wanted to post this first because since the series has been licensed, I don't know if anyone would want the region 2 DVDs. I'm happy to provide pictures, everything is in excellent condition and I do have the trading cards that come with the CDs. Come to think of it, I also have a few of the drama CDs if anyone is interested in those.

Review: The Marimite Live Action Movie

As I'm reading this blog entry announcing the adaptation made more than a year before, well, my general assessment of the film was that of happy satisfaction, in which the flick was faithful to the original light novel.

First off, whoever did the casting did his/her homework properly (presumably read the LNs and watched all four seasons of the anime adaptation); each lead character, while their physique and hairstyle were sometimes a wee different from the original, their voices and characterizations were nevertheless spot-on good or even fabulous (heck, the girl who played Shimako sounded almost like Mamiko Noto, ditto for the actress playing as Sei Satou).

Brilliantly, they also picked the setting and filming location close enough to the original, down to the old-style wooden desks and the (slightly creaking) wood flooring. It gives you the feeling that you're in the real Lillian.

What about story? The film covers only the first volume, but with a few twists in chronology, and what makes this film set apart from the anime adaptation is the greater emphasis on Yumi's adoration of Sachiko, especially that she gets a glimpse right before that fateful meeting. I can't spoil any more but its storyline really hews to the light novel.

Service? As always, don't expect any more skin exposure or the usual items found in similar-looking shows, but there are those funny little moments of "service", especially during the dress rehearsal.

Overall, I can only say that once again the ones who can appreciate the movie in depth are the fans who have enjoyed reading the novels and watching the anime adaptations, basking in the ideal world of the Roses and their special relationships.

I can only rate this flick a 9/10.
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Marimite Live-Action BD/DVD Released

Surprisingly, this comm has been silent about this announcement, and I've been eagerly waiting for months, so for today I'm bring this up for discussion.

Early reviews, especially those fortunate to watch it onscreen while visiting Japan, revealed that it's somewhat faithful to the original, so I'm hoping that should hold true to me, perhaps even exceeding my expectations.

My body is ready.

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Addendum:

BD/DVD information at official site; SRP for the home editions: DVD/BD combo (9870 yen), BD set (3990 yen), DVD set (2940 yen); the DVD/BD combo also includes some other extras.

Event at Yurindo: 平田薫さん「マリア様がみてる」BD・DVD 発売記念 握手会
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[Sailor Moon] 'Cause I'm a Blonde
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Yuri Challenge: Round 09 Advertisement

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Hello, everyone!

I'm writing to invite everyone in this community to yuri_challenge, a yuri/femslash fanfic and fanart challenge community making its return after a long hiatus.

Though this community is not necessarily "yuri-themed" we felt that given the slashability of the characters in this fandom that it might be of healthy interest to those watching it. ;) The bonus of participating this challenge will be that you could quite possibly end up crossposting your submission to the community you're reading in now! Spreading the love and adding to fandom at the same time is a great combo~

Stories and art are based on a prompt for each challenge, and the theme for this Round is "Proverbs" Basically, you will be providing a fandom, pairing, and a proverb, and then it will show up on a biiiiig claims post for people to pick to write or draw from~

All fandoms are welcome (TV/anime/books/etc), however the community does not permit RPF/RPS as we're about the characters, not the people playing them. Sorry!

Prompt submissions for this Round have already started over here, so be sure to join the community and drop off your prompts for folks to peruse!

Thanks for your time in reading. :D
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