Small update today.
I did some work on Tomokazu Seki's site:
4 pictures (1,
and his role in Those Who Hunt Elves are new.
Statistics are a neat thing... I introduce
hereby two new small sections called High Quality Pictures and the Seiyuu Ranking.
Yesterday, after some time I was visiting
again a nice site called Japanese Subculture FAQ
and read something very interesting.
I'm quoting the most important stuff:
"This is one interesting
episode that I know of that happened in 2001. Popular voice actress Konishi
Hiroko (who performed as Ojaru-maru in OJARU-MARU and Shiori in KANON at
that time) and her new management office decided to demand a small royalty
for every home released titles she performed a role in, not the "appearance
fee" for a one time recording.
Soon after they approached
the production companies to suggest the change of the terms of her working
contract, she was fired from all her jobs production companies felt they
were not qualified to deam only her as special.
As for Konishi Hiroko, after
that incident, she found a new job in some game character (in 2002) and
no one knows what direction she will take after the expiration of management
contract between her and her management office in the 2003."
Now that answers the question, why Hiroko
Konishi was not in the Kanon anime. Also, if that didn't happen, we may
have seen her as Touru Honda in Fruits Basket. After all, she had that
part in the audio drama, that preceded the anime...
Back to this site. After I made a lot of
new feature seiyuu sites recently, it was time to go back and work on some
of the older sites.
Following seiyuu sites have new pictures:
Atsuko Enomoto: 5
Kappei Yamaguchi: 3,
Yui Horie: 1,
Yumi Kakazu: 1,
Those two pictures of Yui Horie sure are one of
the biggest pictures of her you'll find online. Both are scans
from posters, they could have been even bigger if I wasn't too lazy to
scan the other halfes of those posters and splice them together :)
They are big enough as it is, though,
and might even be usable as wallpapers.
Besides seiyuu pictures, there are also
two new anime roles:
Tenma (from Here is Greenwood) - Kappei Yamaguchi
Lacus (from Gundam Seed) - Rie Tanaka
Just one day after I mentioned it, my
order containing that Newtype issue arrived. And there you have it, a page
about Fumiko Orikasa.
While doing my researches, I saw that Hitoshi
Doi is listing Fumiko Orikasa as the seiyuu for Kotori in X TV. That's
wrong, she never had any role in X. But I can understand how that happened, the names written in kanji are very
similar for Fumiko Orikasa and Mamiko Noto (Kotori's seiyuu).
I've also added Kotono Mitsuishi's role in Gundam Seed.
The truth sure is cruel sometimes. I installed
a nedstat counter a few days ago. I wasn't expecting much, but the results
so far are rather depressing ;_;
Well, back to what's more important, updates.
New is a seiyuu site about Masayo Kurata
and the addition of Houko Kuwashima's
role in the first Steel Angel Kurumi series. Originally, I planned to update
with a site about Fumiko Orikasa, but my Newtype February 2003 issue still
hasn't arrived. And in there are some pictures of her which I'd like to
include, therefore I've delayed it.
Today I've finally added a seiyuu site
about Atsuko Enomoto, which I also had
planned months ago.
Her gallery has 10 pictures, but they
are of rather mediocre quality. I thought I would have more high quality material
of an idol seiyuu like her... but alas, no.
Three updates in three days, now that
doesn't happen too often.
I did something what I had planned for
months now, making a site about Masami Kikuchi.
Following stuff is new:
A seiyuu page about Yumiko Kobayashi and two role entries:
Mei - Love Hina
Mitsuki (from Dual!) - Rie Tanaka
Today, like last time, I have added one
new anime and one new seiyuu.
The anime is Tenshi ni Narumon,
also known as I'm Gonna Be An Angel. That page has 16 role
entries, that's not complete. I only had the first US DVD to work with
(as you may or may not know, that's all that was released so far), that
means it only covers characters introduced in the first 5 episodes, characters
like the one voiced by Sakura Tange are missing.
The seiyuu is Souichirou Hoshi.
And I did some work on the Angelic Layer page,
I added two roles I forgot the first time (Hiromi and Ringo)
and replaced some character pictures I wasn't satisfied with.
The theme of today's update is Photon.
Meaning I've finally added a new anime
site, of course it's Photon.
And I've made a site about Photon Earth's seiyuu
That site should be very interesting for
fans of Hunter X Hunter, since the gallery is full of group pictures of
Hunter X Hunter seiyuu.
With this update, I have sites about 30
seiyuu, that's 3 times more than what I had after I launched this site.
Not bad, I guess.
Ah yes, there are also news from the google front.
It seems I was wrong with what I said
earlier. I checked google's cache again a few days ago. They updated it
already, meaning the time between updates is not two month, at least not
This fast update is nice and stuff, but
somehow the ranking of this site went down.
I'm sure, that a search for 'kanon seiyuu'
returned this site first, but now it is on the 5th page.
Bah, that makes absolutely no sense >_<
Again, I've added new pictures to the
Rie Tanaka: 2,
Megumi Hayashibara: 2,
All four pictures replaced pics I thought
were not that great.
If by chance someone out there reading
this is interrested in those pics. Let me tell you, I still have copies
of all pictures I've deleted in the past. You can have them if you want,
just drop me a line.
I've also added 3 characters of Steel Angel Kurumi:
Saki - Rie Tanaka
Nako - Houko Kuwashima
Misaki - Kotono Mitsuishi
I make it short, there is a new seiyuu
feature site, this time about Akira Ishida.
I've added the following pictures to the
Yui Horie: 4,
Mariko Kouda: 6,
Maaya Sakamoto: 5
And not new, but cleaned up this picture of Houko Kuwashima.
The site for Maria Yamamoto is now finished and up.
Only 4 roles but 10 pictures in the gallery.
It really wasn't difficult gathering pics of an idol seiyuu like her.
That and a new picture of Ayako Kawasumi is all for today.
Yo there, it's been a while.
What's new? You may ask. Besides this news
page, nothing really.
That doesn't mean I haven't done anything.
With the last update this whole page hit the 30 MB mark. I felt that this
was a bit too much.
I went back and recompressed all images,
and with over 800 images already that took some time. I'm down now to 12
MB. Nice, eh?
But fear not, you won't notice a difference
besides a speed up. The compression level is still above your average website.
All images are now compressed with 90% quality. *cough* It was 100% before,
I'm a quality freak after all ;P
I noticed you can find this website now
with google. This discovery was no coincidence or something like that,
in fact, I checked google's cache of this site quite frequently to see
how google works.
Apparently they are updating all websites
every two months. But it takes another month till those updated caches
go online. The cache for this website went online on the beginning of january,
but it only covers updates till december the 3rd.
Well, I don't have to understand this, right? o_O
Google's image search is even more weird,
you won't find a single picture from this website with it, although the
file names of all my images are search engine friendly or so I thought.
I also received several new japanese anime
magazines. New material to work with :)
I'll give you a preview what to expect
in the next days and weeks:
There will be new pictures of Ayako Kawasumi,
Maaya Sakamoto, Mariko Kouda, Megumi Hayashibara, Rie Tanaka, Rika Matsumoto,
Yui Horie and Yukari Tamura. I will do seiyuu feature sites for Maria Yamamoto,
Atsuko Enomoto, Akira Ishida, Souichirou Hoshi, Toshihiko Seki, Junko Takeuchi
and maybe Yumiko Kobayashi. I also plan to do the complete (or almost complete)
seiyuu casts for Photon and Tenshi ni Narumon.
That's enough I think, just check back
here and there if you're interested in one of those seiyuu/anime.