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Life is But a Dream, Men's Printed T-Shirt Heather Grey/Transfer M
Life is But a Dream, Men's Printed T-Shirt Heather Grey/Transfer M
Offered by Brand 88
Price: £9.50

5.0 out of 5 stars It was nice., 13 Feb. 2015
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It's a shirt.
It fit me.
It was nice.

Manborg DVD
Manborg DVD
Dvd ~ Meredith Sweeney
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £6.96

5.0 out of 5 stars This is proof that humanity can do something good in the world, 30 Jan. 2015
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I bought this.
This exists.
This is proof that humanity can do something good in the world.

Cowboy Bebop Blue
Cowboy Bebop Blue
Offered by Founders Factory JPN4UK
Price: £61.37

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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, 18 May 2013
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Cowboy Bebop was always known for its music and this album is the phenomenal crowning point of Yoko Kanno and the seatbelts, containing both the pumping, funky jazz they are known and respected for in addition to the high euphoric classical pieces that ooze emotion and never stop being anything short of triumphs. The whole album fits in so much, but never feels crowded or over done, each track just layered enough to feel full and tight.
Even if you haven't watched the series, the album stands firmly on its feet as a piece of musical brilliance.
1. "Blue" is the opener here, a heart wreching ballad of beauty slowly climbing higher and higher, evoking everything needed about the series. Connotations of the brilliant ending aside, it is a fine and powerful track.
2. "Words That We Couldn't Say" is a slower, calmer ballad, a little more subdued that "Blue" but still containing that deep longing and heartbreak of the album, with some cool backing beats to the soft lyrics.
3. "Autumn in Ganymede" pure jazz gold hear, the funkiest track on the album save...
4. "Mushroom Hunting" a feel-good masterpiece of funk, jazz, bongos and silliness, getting you grooving from the get-go.
5. "Go Go Cactus Man" is a tribute to Ennio Morricone and evokes all of the spirit of the old West, complete with whistling and a great use of the percussion section.
6. "Chicken Bone" a simple and funky, squeaky little tune that bops along quite nicely.
7. "The Real Man" raw power lies in this one, a purely instrumental piece that makes heavy use of the bass and drum sections to slam home to you, racing onwards and pumping adrenaline.
8. "N.Y Rush" more back to basics Jazz, probably the most old school of the bunch, a lot like Dave Brubeck.
9. "Adieu" a soft tune that wouldn't be amiss in film noir, sung by the beautifully voiced Emily Bindinger
10. "Call Me Call Me" one of the very best tracks on the album and certainly the second best lyrical piece after "Blue". Complex, yet simple, as well as layered and smooth, it doesn't jar at all after the previous offerings despite sounding almost like the most conventional of them all. Difficult to describe without repeating myself.
11. "Ave Maria" an odd choice, all things considered in the album, but it works, like everything else. Anthony Inglis sings and is just brilliant.
12. "Stella by Moor", a short track at only 1:08, so there isn't much to say. But it's still nice
13. "Flying Teapot" a high soaring and happy number with bright lyrics and a great piano backing.
14. "Wo Qui Non Coin" definitely the most Japanese of the bunch, it's a little difficult to describe and even get into, but after a few listens, I stopped skipping it and accepted it with the rest of the album and enjoyed its quirky feel
15. "Road to the West" a nice blue saxaphone number, returning to the sadness.
16. "Farewell Blues" back to basics Jazz once again. The sort of thing that would play in a late night jazz club.
17. "See You Space Cowboy" the ending theme. Just listen.

Sorry for all the rambling and repetition, but this album is just perfect, there wasn't a dud among them. Well worth a listen.

Cowboy Bebop - The Movie [DVD] [2003]
Cowboy Bebop - The Movie [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ KŰichi Yamadera
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Life is but a Dream..., 28 Nov. 2009
Wow. What is there to say? After the watching the incredible finale to Shinichiro Watanabe's wonderful series, what was there left to do if you're a fan hungry for more?
Watch this.
The story continues to focus upon the integral characters, those loveable Bounty Hunters (The 'Cowboys' of the title) whose deep personalities have not been lost in this transition to the big screen. We still have the cocky, yet sorrowful Spike (Voiced once again by the excellent Steve Blum), the selfish yet at times touching femme fatale Faye Valentine (Done yet again by voice acting legend Wendee Lee), the gruff and loveable Jet Black, the eccentric and loveable genius Ed, and finally the ship's dog Ein. These characters are thrust into the fray of a new, epic storyline featuring brand new characters just as colourful and charismatic as them when mysterious terrorist Vincent Volaju detonates a tanker containing a mysterious virus on Mars. A Three Hundered Million Woolong Bounty is issued to whoever captures him.
The Chase is on.
Thus the crew delve deep into an epic city crawl. During it, they experience gun battles on trains, meet a mysterious Doctor and an unusual hacker, and contend with both the Police and the equally mysterious Elektra, who is determined to wipe out Vincent and those who may uncover the truth behind this virus...

Just like the series, the visuals and the dubbing are wonderful. The spectacular Arabian-style setting is a living, breathing city, and the fight scenes simply blew me away. Filled with magic and charisma, the new characters and setting blended seamlessly with the old crew and continued to create the feel of the original story. And finally, one last nostalgic moment exists in the form of cameos from memorable characters in the series (Keep a special eye out for Andy in the parade, and the three old men who appear throughout...) that add to this humourous, wonderful, magical movie.

So whether or not you're a fan of this epic adventure, tune in and catch this equally wonderful, magical adventure.
See ya Space Cowboy...

Porco Rosso [DVD]
Porco Rosso [DVD]
Dvd ~ Hayao Miyazaki
Price: £12.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Best Ghibli Ever, 28 Nov. 2009
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This is without a doubt the best that Studio Ghibli has to offer. A beautifully filmed masterpiece. With perfect backdrops, a dose of humour, a sweet and wonderfully adventurous storyline and an ambitious, free and dream-like quality in it; Hayao Miyazaki has created a piece that allows you to escape this life and take to the skies. Whether it be in Porco's ongoing chance at redemption, Julia's hope that he will let go of his past, Fio's admiration of flight, the truly spectacular imagery that has been created, or just the fantastic humour in Curtis and The Seaplane Pirates; this film has something for everybody and more for Anime Fans.
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