Sunday, August 21, 2011

Favorite Male Main Characters (Japanese Animations)

Assalamualaikum / Peace be Upon You

For most people, it is call Anime (pronounced /ænɨmeɪ/) but I call it Japanese Animations. It's the Japanese abbreviated pronunciation of "animation". The definition sometimes changes depending on the context. In English-speaking countries, the term most commonly refers to Japanese animated cartoons.

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Game of Thrones

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Just recently I watched the new sensation t.v. series that just being aired at HBO, The Game of Thrones. The action-fantasy based on the novels of George R.R. Martin by the title of A Song of Ice and Fire, had 2.2 million watching the first airing, and 4.2 million overall for the night including repeat airings. That’s notably less than the numbers for the last big HBO premiere, Boardwalk Empire, but that show was set in a recognizable reality (1920 Atlantic City) and contained some real historical figures in its cast. The hope is that the new series can build on its current cult following.

The series had somewhat Lord of the Ring theme in it. It's like a medieval age where Kings rule the land and honor and nobility are looked up to. If you ain't a noble than you are nothing. The story about the Noble Houses that fought to obtain the Iron Throne that are supposed to said the King of all the Lands to sit upon.

The story mainly focused on the House of Stark where it revolved around Eddard Stark, the head of House Stark, one of the Great Houses of Westeros. He rules over the vast province known as the North from the castle of Winterfell. He is married to the Lady Catelyn of House Tully and has five legitimate children: Robb, Sansa, Arya, Bran and Rickon. He also has an illegitimate bastard son (illegitimate more likely), Jon Snow, reportedly by a common serving girl named Wylla. Jon's presence at Winterfell is a source of friction between Eddard and his wife. . He then was offered the job as the Hand of the King by the current King, Robert Baratheon.

As the story progress, there are several different POVs on the characters inside the series which explained some of the reason what is happening and why the things happened. I truly recommend this series to any fantasy lovers out there. However this series does contain some vulgar words and explicit scenes in it as it was aimed for matured viewers.

My favorite characters in this series? It would be Tyrion Lannister, which nicknamed the imp since he is a dwarf. He is an interesting character for me because he is smart, sarcastic, snide but have a soft spot for something imperfect and unwanted. The next would be Jon Snow, the bastard son of Eddard Stark. Even though he is unwanted because he is isn't the illegal son, he still care for his step-siblings. The last one would be Arya Stark, the tomboy daughter of Eddard Stark. Well, I got a soft spot for strong-willed girls.

Alas, all I can say is The Winter is Coming.

Eddard Stark played by Sean Bean which people might know him as Boromir from Lord of the Ring.

Tyrion Lannister played by Peter Dinklage. He was voted by many fans and even by George R. R. Martin himself to play as the character Tyrion.

John Snow played by Kit Harington, the tragic character in the series. Though he is Stark's son, he wasn't born in the legal way.

Arya Stark played by Maisie Williams. Her character enjoys swordplays and have a tomboyish characteristics. I like it when she cut her hair short.

P.S.: I can't wait for the next season which will be scheduled to be aired in Spring 2012.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Top Ten Favorite Main Characters (Video Games)

Assalamualaikum/Peace Upon You

I've been playing Video Games since I was in primary school. Most of the games that I've played are Role-Playing Video games which consisted long hours of playing. These are the list of Main Characters that I love and enjoy playing as them. Some of them are normal human, super-powered humans, monsters and others. It's their reason and principles that really amuses me along with their characteristics.

10. Serge (Chrono Cross)Serge was a normal village boy until he was sent to an another dimension where he live changed forever after he met a girl that goes by the name of Kid. Alongside with the allies that he gained during his journey, he fought against the diabolical cat-like creature, Lynx and save time and dimensions.

9. Ryu (Breath of Fire IV)Forgotten who he was, Ryu traveled the continent with his new-found friends, Nina and Cray that are searching for Nina's missing sister. He met various people along the way and fought countless battles. As the game progress, it is reveals that he is the other half of the Dragon God, Fou-Lu. He is the reincarnation of the previous Ryus in Breath of Fire games.

8. Sol Badguy (Guilty Gear)Sol is from a fighting game which I considered him a badass. He lost his memories but only managed to remember that his life was ruined by a man that he called; That Man. It is later revealed that he is a prototype Gear. He wield a sword that is called Fireseal. His age is actually more that 100 years old.

7. Souji Seta (Persona 4)The silent protagonist of Persona 4. Same like Arisato Minato, his personality and characteristic depends on the player. Based on his maxed Social Links, he is liked by all, man or woman. His charming, dependable and brave to the boot. The leader of an investigation group, he solved a big mystery revolving around the Midnight Channel.

6. Dean Stark (Wild Arms Vth Vanguard)

A carefree and strong-willed young boy. He wishes to become a Golem Hunter like his idol, Nightburn. His life changed when he met a young girl that fall from the sky in a Golem's arm, Avril. She gave him a dual gun ARMs and he, Avril and his best friend, Rebecca set out on a journey to find out who Avril really is. His signature punchline is: "You can do anything as long as you don't give up!"

5. Riou (Suikoden II)

The silent protagonist of Suikoden II. He is the adoptive son of the Great Hero Genkaku. He lived with his adoptive sister but all that changed when his country branded him and his best friend traitor. He then lead a band of mercenary to fight against a diabolical prince who only brings chaos. Eventually he had to fight against his best friend, Jowy. Wielder of the Bright Shield Rune, he is a pure heart young boy.

4. Phoenix Wright (Ace Attorney)
Phoenix Wright is defense attorney who have a just heart and an iron will. He had only lost his case once but it doesn't matter to him as long as he know that he did the right thing. He believe in his clients and furthermore, he believes in his friends even though they are somewhat troublesome. He is well known for shouting; "OBJECTION!!"

3. Ramza Beoulve (Final Fantasy Tactics)

Ramza Beoulve also known as Ramza Lugria, is the main protagonist from Final Fantasy Tactics. At first he was a man who believes that lineage is everything but then changed. He fights only to keep his sister safe and still go on and rescue her even though had been branded as a heretic by the church. He is a man with principles and has his own way of justice.

2. Raidou Kuzunoha XIV (Devil Summoner)Hails from a great devil summoner clan, the Kuzunoha Clan. Originally a student at Yumizuki Imperial High School, Raidou went through extensive training until he was ready to undergo a series of trials and earned his title as the next Raidou Kuzunoha. His duty is to protect the Capital from the demons of the Dark Realm, and ensure that the supernatural world is kept in check. He is a high school student, a detective in training and also a devil summoner, what more could you ask? Plus he is a skilled swordsman and also a good shooter.

1. Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid)

Seriously, this man is somewhat the embodiment of badass. When Solid Snake isn't listening to his codec or crawling inside a box, he's beating up some pretty crazy enemies. From taking down giant Metal Gears to fighting strange people (Psycho Mantis , Vulcan Raven, Beauty and Beast unit, Vamp), nothing can stop him, not even old age. He took out a tank using hand grenades, he took out a HIND with a missile launcher during a blizzard and he fought against old age to battle against his enemies. He is the truly most favorite video game characters that I like.