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Filling of a meme kindly posted by [livejournal.com profile] annachuu on [livejournal.com profile] saiyuki

Readers are welcome to supplement or debate this. I'm very good at missing things, and I'd hate the talent not to be recognised.





Day 1: How many and which Minekura Kazuya works have you seen/read?
Can't remember.

Day 2: Your favourite Minekura Kazuya series.
Gaiden.

Day 3: Your favourite male character.
Goku. ie I like Goku most. (Of the ikkou: I identify with Sanzo most (not the brains and guts and beauty, but the social ineptitude. I really identify with that!) I respect Hakkai most. I think Gojyo the sexiest. I go most fangirl over Hakaaryuu in dragon form. Goujun is fangirl-able too.)

Day 4: Your favourite female character.
Yaone

Day 5: Your favourite pairing(s).
83

Day 6: Your favourite episode ever.
Not one in particular, especially the way Minekura weaves pasts and present together.

Day 7: Your favourite illustration.
Definitely not one in particular. Though I am tempted to say any with Tenpou, or GaidenGoku, in it.

Day 8: Your favourite quote.
Hakkai to Chin Yisou: “No matter how much this hand may be bathed in red, blood can be washed away. That's how we're going to live on.” (Thanks to the translation of [livejournal.com profile] the_rotten1 , otherwise I'd just have to put 'something Hakkai said to someone sometime'.)

Day 9: Character you wish had more screen-time/better story arcs.
Goujun/Hakaryuu.

Day 10: Your least favourite character(s).
Gyukamon. Only partly because I dislike her. She's so tyrannical toward her own side, it's hard work to believe she woudn't have been poisoned in a week.

Day 11: You favourite villain.
Hazel, because he isn't totally. And he does have more to him than the other villains.

Day 12: Character you can relate to the most.
In the main arc, none regularly. Though, as above, I can relate to Sanzo's social ineptitude. Also to the non-smokers dealing with smokers. In Gaiden, Konzen and Goujun rather than the more determined individualists.

Day 13: Scene or moment that made you cry.
Snowdrop.

Day 14: Scene or moment that made you laugh.
When Gojyo says to the Kougaiji-tachi, “As you see, our boss is always a heartless killing machine.”

Day 15: Scene or moment that made you think.
Minekura's a miracle worker, but not that much of a miracle worker.

Day 16: Scene or moment which pissed you off.
A kitten acting like a guard dog.

Day 17: Something that happened that you wish hadn’t.
Gojyo's and Goku's girlfriends getting killed.

Day 18: Your favourite song from any of the series.
About music, got a doctor's certificate somewhere.

Day 19: Your favourite scene of all time.
Again, not one. A favourite is Gojyo and Sanzo at the cliff top. (Later edit: perhaps Zakuro's play.)

Day 20: A character you hated or disliked at first, but grew to love.
Both terms are too strong, but I like Gojyo more through the arc. He's younger than Sanzo and Hakkai, and he's growing into a very worthwhile man.

Day 21: A character you loved at first, but grew to hate or dislike.
Kanzeon Bosatsu is less sympathetic in the main arc than in Gaiden, and I think growing even less so.

Day 22: If you could change anything from any of the series at all, what would it be?
I wouldn't have Goku conscious in the cave. He could have just been sleeping until something woke him up to call Sanzo. This isn't just soft heartedness. It really strains my disbelief to have him survive all that time as well as he did.

Day 23: Favourite and Least Favourite OVA(s)
You're addressing a Manganese Fundamentalist here.


Day 24: If you could switch places with any character for a day, who would it be and what will you do?
I'd stay out of the Saiyukiverse altogether. I'm pretty sure I'd manage to get myself and perhaps someone else killed within twenty four hours.



Day 25: Which character(s) would most likely end up as your good friend(s)?
I can see Koumyou or Hakkai as a liked and respected teacher/tutor, and I think I'd be friendly with Goku. Or any of the Kougaiji-tachi.

Day 26: If you get to shag one character, who would you pick?
Hey, don't they have a say?

Day 27: What’s your opinion on her characters that smoke?
I'm agin it, but doubt my opinion's going to be asked. Hakkai's probably noticed it lessens their fighting ability, and his opinion is likely to matter.

Day 28: If you get to tell Minekura Kazuya anything, what would it be?
There's a lot of people willing you to get better. (And thanks, if that doesn't count as two)

Day 29: Would you want your future children (let’s just assume that you’ll have children) to read/watch her works?
Yes, I'd like to share it with them. Of course, when they're very young, I'd stick to the least violent parts.

Day 30: Something from her series that you will never ever forget.
Truly, I don't know what I'll remember best. One thing worth remembering is, though Kanzeon Bosatsu might be able to beat Seiten Taisei in battle, Se's vulnerable to a simple jujitsu throw.




Date: 2011-05-08 07:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lykotheia.livejournal.com
Oh let me try! :) Thanks for updating me.

Day 1: How many and which Minekura Kazuya works have you seen/read?
Uhmmmm just Saiyuki.

Day 2: Your favourite Minekura Kazuya series.
Reload because Hazel is in it~

Day 3: Your favourite male character.
Hmmm...I don't know that I could decide that. I really like Hazel, and I also enjoy Kougaiji--he's the most Greek of the characters, so perhaps it ought to be him. He's the only one with a sense of nobility despite all of his suffering. See, he could ride out Oedipos.


Day 4: Your favourite female character.
Olord. Honestly I don't like any of the three, but I guess Lirin would have to be it. Does Kanzeon B. count even though she's intersexual?

Day 5: Your favourite pairing(s).
53, 58, 39, GatxHazel <3

Day 6: Your favourite episode ever.
Hm I am a bit rusty lol; I haven't re-read the manga in a while. I like the more laid-back scenes where the characters are interacting on a personal level.


Day 7: Your favourite illustration.
By Minekura? No idea.


Day 8: Your favourite quote.
xD I have never memorized a comic book quote. In fact my memory for quotations is rather limited to Renault XD

Day 9: Character you wish had more screen-time/better story arcs.
Kougaiji!

Day 10: Your least favourite character(s).
Yaone--she has no personality and she's two-dimensional (yeah punpun). Also I dislike what I have seen of Zakuro so far--he's way too ridiculous for this genre, and makes every scene he enters goofy and difficult to get into. If he were a character on Scrubs, however, I might like him more.

Day 11: You favourite villain.
Hazel, if he could be so considered. I like that he is a mirror-image of Sanzo in personality, sharing a similar background and distrustful nature. Of course Hazel is a southern gentleman and able at least to FEIGN civility.


theotherhalf

Date: 2011-05-08 07:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lykotheia.livejournal.com
Day 12: Character you can relate to the most.
Hakkai, a bit, because of his tendency to act very polite even when he's simmering. Also Sanzo, in that my short temper occassssssionally gets the best of me. But just occasionally. XD


Day 13: Scene or moment that made you cry.
o.o reading a manga?

Day 14: Scene or moment that made you laugh.
The Saiyuki movie, when I saw the daunting castle and was reminded of Rocky Horror, and then, inside, Hakkai made a cross-dressing comment to one of the villains. Good stuff.


Day 15: Scene or moment that made you think.
Deeply? How about Sanzo's "hold nothing" philosophy and how it begs the question--what does this mean for society? And of course our grumpy princess doesn't follow his favorite advice except where it suits him XD. Gosh now I sound like Gojyo.

Day 16: Scene or moment which pissed you off.
The anime where the ikkou met the four Amazon-inspired (?) women and got all worked up about having to kill them. They just met them. They kill youkai every day. What the hell was going on? I felt the writer(s) was/were trying to cram far too much angst into a 30 minute time slot. It just looked like a badly written soap.

Day 17: Something that happened that you wish hadn’t.
Hazel's death--whyyy x.x


Day 18: Your favourite song from any of the series.
lol oh lord I don't even remember any songs.

Day 19: Your favourite scene of all time.
I really like the scene where Gojyo's being roughed up and given trouble for being a half-blood, and the other three come to his rescue. (Some remark about carpet matching the drapes that was probably edited in the anime version?)


Day 20: A character you hated or disliked at first, but grew to love.
Hm none yet.

Day 21: A character you loved at first, but grew to hate or dislike.
Gojyo is starting to become a little too whiny and selfish.


Day 22: If you could change anything from any of the series at all, what would it be?
XD you want to give me that power? I would slap Kougaiji in a khiton, give him a REAL army, and have him suck it up and oust his step-mother. Also Gojyo would fall madly in love with Hakkai, Sanzo would stop being hypocritical, and whiny female roles would be filled by fully-developed characters. Oh and everyone would fight with manly weapons like spears and swords. (Doku has the right idea!)


Day 23: Favourite and Least Favourite OVA(s)
o.o I do not know


Day 24: If you could switch places with any character for a day, who would it be and what will you do?
Gasp! Sanzo! I would give everyone else heart attacks by acting friendly, and then Gojyo and I would rent a room somewhere.


Day 25: Which character(s) would most likely end up as your good friend(s)?
Goku, likely, possibly Hakkai, Hazel, and Kou~


Day 26: If you get to shag one character, who would you pick?
Oooh. Uhm. Kougaiji. I feel he would be the most respectful.

Day 27: What’s your opinion on her characters that smoke?
Lol there is no way someone who smokes that much could fight/run with the frequency they do. That's why it's manga~ (also they must be stinky)

Day 28: If you get to tell Minekura Kazuya anything, what would it be?
I heard you were sick--I hope you get better!

Day 29: Would you want your future children (let’s just assume that you’ll have children) to read/watch her works?
LOL I hate kids. But sure, whatever.

Day 30: Something from her series that you will never ever forget.
Can't promise I won't :) But the characterization is pretty awesome.

Re: theotherhalf

Date: 2011-05-08 07:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laurose8.livejournal.com
This is impressive. Even more in that it was done in one fair swoop.

You certainly answered number 1 better than me. When I answered, I never even thought of non-Saiyuki work.

Of number 9, a lot of people agree with you about Kougaiji. Minekura's probably having to fight him from taking over the story altogether.

Number 11: Glad somebody else is a Hazel fan.

And, of course, numbers 22 and 24 are both brilliant!

(If you want, post this. or a version of this, on your own lj. It's a bit too good to be wasted as a footnote of mine.)

Re: theotherhalf

Date: 2011-05-11 04:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lykotheia.livejournal.com
lol oty! I just can't get over that whole Ricky Martin thing Kougaiji has going on. xD He needs a many outfit--like a khiton!
And I shall post it on my LJ -- ty much <3

Re: theotherhalf

Date: 2011-05-11 04:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lykotheia.livejournal.com
...come to think of it. Is there a way to do that without just copying and pasting everything? I still am not too adept at working LJ XDD

Re: theotherhalf

Date: 2011-05-11 05:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laurose8.livejournal.com
There probably is, but I'm afraid I don't know it.

Thanks again for adding and improving on my meme.

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