Media Explored in Japan

Since coming to Japan, I have read/am reading the following books (in the listed order):

  • Guards, Guards by Terry Pratchett (complete)
  • Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett (complete)
  • Diary by Chuck Palahniuk (complete)
  • The Tree of Swords and Jewels by C.J. Cherryh (complete)
  • The Mantle of Kendi-dai by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (complete)
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami (complete)
  • Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco (complete)
  • Thongor & the Dragon City by Lin Carter (abandoned/so bad that it must be read aloud)
  • The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval & Renaissance Literature by C.S. Lewis (complete)
  • Anatomy of Criticism by Northrop Frye (complete)
  • Pyramids by Terry Pratchett (complete) (began after Anatomy, but finished before it)
  • Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchettt (complete) (ditto)
  • Misreadings by Umberto Eco (complete)
  • Five Moral Pieces by Umberto Eco (complete)
  • The History of the World in 10 and a Half Chapters by Julian Barnes (complete)
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (complete)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (complete)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (complete)
  • How to Travel With a Salmon and Other Essays by Umberto Eco (complete)
  • Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett (complete)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (complete)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (complete)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (complete)
  • Choke by Chuck Palahniuk (complete)
  • The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (complete)
  • The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon (complete)
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman (complete)
  • Happiness™ by Will Ferguson (complete)
  • Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett (complete)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling (complete)
  • After the Quake by Haruki Murakami (complete)
  • A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami (complete)
  • Dance, Dance, Dance by Haruki Murakami (complete)
  • The Island of the Day Before by Umberto Eco (complete)
  • Sputnick Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami (complete)
  • Villa Incognito by Tom Robbins (complete)
  • Jingo by Terry Pratchett (complete)
  • The Once and Future King by T.H.White (complete)

Since coming to Japan, I have played/am playing the following video games (in no particular order):

  • Snood (games without end)
  • Grand Theft Auto III (abandoned)
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (in progress/abandoned)
  • Soul Calibur III (in progress/completed (everything is unlocked, but I haven’t finished a couple of things))
  • Final Fantasy X: International (in progress, very close to finishing EVERYTHING in the game, but delayed in favor of Kingdom Hearts)
  • Microsoft XP default games (except Pinball and the Internet based games) (games without end)
  • Hoyle Card Games 2007 (games without end)
  • Computer Mahjongg (games without end)
  • SSX3 (games without end)
  • SSX On Tour (games without end)
  • Kingdom Hearts (complete)
  • Kingdom Hearts II (in progress)
  • Starcraft (in progress)
  • Fable: The Lost Chapters (complete)
  • King’s Quest I: Quest for the Crown (AGDI Remake) (complete)
  • King’s Quest I: Quest for the Crown (Original) (abandoned)
  • King’s Quest II: Romancing the Stones (AGDI Remake) (complete)
  • King’s Quest III: To Heir is Human (IA Remake) (complete)
  • King’s Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella (Original) (complete)
  • King’s Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder (Original) (complete)
  • King’s Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow (Original) (complete)
  • F.E.A.R (complete)
  • No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.’s Way (complete)
  • Tron 2.0 (complete)
  • Heroes of Might & Magic 3 Complete (games without end)
  • Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide (complete)
  • Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark (complete)
  • Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura (complete)

Since coming to Japan, I have watched/am watching the following series (in the order that they come to mind):

  • Abenobashi (in progress)
  • Dragonball (complete)
  • Dragonball Z (in progress)
  • Night Head Genesis (in progress)
  • Death Note (abandoned (good series, but, unfortunately, the fansubs were discontinued))
  • Buffy: The Vampire Slayer (Seasons 1 – 4 complete)
  • Futurama (Season 1, in progress)
  • Family Guy (Seasons 1-5 complete)
  • Undergrads (complete)
  • Animal Yokocho (in progress)
  • Kemonozume (in progress/abandoned for now)
  • Jigoku Shoujo (Season 1, in progress/abandoned/maybe I’ll try again in the future)
  • Black Blood Brothers (in progress)
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (complete)
  • Gunbuster 2 (complete)
  • Samurai Champloo (in progress/complete (I listened to/watched this while Amanda was, so I may as well have seen it all))
  • Gyagu Manga Biyori: Season 1 (complete)
  • Nanami-Chan Season 2 (complete)
  • Soul Link (complete)
  • Okusama wa Joshikosei (as per Samurai Champloo, above)
  • Doctor Who (2005 Series) (complete)
  • Doctor Who (2006 Series) (complete)
  • Fruits Basket (in progress)
  • Doctor Who (First Doctor) (in progress)
  • Torchwood (2006 Series) (complete)
  • Doctor Who (Third Doctor) (in progress)
  • Doctor Who (2007 Series) (complete)
  • GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (Live Action) (complete)
  • Full Metal Panic 2: Fumoffu (complete)
  • Family Guy (Complete)
  • American Dad (in progress)
  • South Park (Sporadic random episodes, mostly from later seasons)
  • Robot Chicken (in progress)
  • Heroes: Season One (complete)
  • Garth Merenghi’s Darkplace (complete)
  • Black Lagoon (complete)
  • Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage (complete)
  • Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito (complete)
  • Magikano (complete)
  • Amaenaide Yo! (complete)
  • Amaenaide Yo! Katsu! (complete)
  • Torchwood (2008 Series) (complete)
  • Ergo Proxy (complete)
  • The Simpsons (in progress)
  • Doctor Who (2008 Series) (in progress)

Since coming to Japan, I have watched the following movies in any medium aside from a theater visit (in no particular order, except somewhere around Mulan, I started listing the movies in roughly the order I watched them in):

  • Darkworld
  • Dark Evolution
  • Fun with Dick and Jane
  • Voyage of the Unicorn
  • Resident Evil aka. Biohazard
  • Resident Evil 2: Apocalypse aka. Biohazard 2: Apocalypse
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Zoolander
  • Ultraviolet
  • Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • V for Vendetta
  • Casshern
  • Nightwatch
  • The Brothers Grimm
  • Undercover Brother
  • Batman Begins
  • American Psycho
  • Dr. No
  • From Russia With Love
  • Goldfinger
  • Thunderball
  • You Only Live Twice
  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
  • Diamonds Are Forever
  • Live and Let Die
  • The Man With the Golden Gun
  • The Spy Who Loved Me
  • Mulan
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Brother Bear
  • The Boondock Saints
  • Hercules (1997 animated version)
  • The Corpse Bride
  • The Aristocats
  • Treasure Planet
  • Moonraker
  • Casino Royale
  • Click
  • The Bourne Identity
  • Bubba Ho-Tep
  • I ♥ Huckabee’s
  • Down With Love
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Daredevil
  • Elektra
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch
  • The Stitch Movie
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)\
  • Once Upon a Time in Mexico
  • Heat
  • Legends of the Fall
  • The Princess Bride
  • Wedding Crashers
  • Stripes
  • The Living Daylights
  • License to Kill
  • The Merchant of Venice (2004)
  • Lucky Number Slevin
  • A Life Less Ordinary
  • Ghost Rider
  • The Break-Up
  • Team America: World Police
  • Night at the Museum
  • Bewitched (2005)
  • Smokin’ Aces
  • Duplex
  • The Departed
  • Goldeneye
  • Gamera: The Guardian of the Universe (1995)
  • Gamera 2: Attack of Legion (1996)
  • Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999)
  • Gamera the Brave (2006)
  • Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
  • Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla
  • Godzilla (1954)
  • Leroy & Stitch
  • Tomorrow Never Dies
  • The World is Not Enough
  • Stardust
  • D.O.A.
  • The Producers
  • The Bourne Supremacy
  • The Science of Sleep
  • The Prestige
  • Shooter
  • The Italian Job

Since coming to Japan, I have gone to see the following movies (in the listed order):

  • The Black Dahlia
  • Spider-man 3
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
  • 300
  • Die Hard 4.0/Live Free or Die Hard
  • Shrek 3
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Transformers
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Beowulf

Since coming to Japan, I have watched the following episodes of MST3K (Mystery Science Theater 3000, for the uninitiated (in mostly seasonal order)):

  • The Crawling Eye
  • The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy
  • Mad Monster
  • Women of the Prehistoric Planet
  • The Corpse Vanishes
  • The Crawling Hand
  • Robot Monster
  • The Slime People
  • Project Moonbase
  • Robot Holocaust
  • Moon Zero Two
  • Untamed Youth
  • The Black Scorpion
  • Rocketship X-M
  • The Sidehackers
  • Jungle Goddess
  • Rocket Attack USA
  • The Ring of Terror
  • Wild Rebels
  • Lost Continent
  • The Hellcats
  • Fugitive Alien
  • Teenage Caveman
  • Viking Women vs. The Sea Serpent
  • Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
  • Master Ninja I
  • Last of the Wild Horses
  • Samson vs. the Vampire Women
  • Night of the Blood Beast
  • Revenge of the Creature
  • Misc. Shorts (Too many to list, or remember)
  • Catalina Caper
  • King Dinosaur
  • First Spaceship on Venus
  • Godzilla vs. Megalon
  • Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster
  • Gamera
  • Pod People
  • Gamera vs. Barugon
  • Stranded in Space
  • Time of the Apes
  • Daddy-O
  • Gamera vs. Gaos
  • The Amazing Colossal Man
  • It Conquered the World
  • Gamera vs. Guiron
  • Earth vs. the Spider
  • Mighty Jack
  • Gamera vs. Zigra
  • Fugitive Alien 2: Star Force
  • War of the Colossal Beast
  • The Castle of Fu Manchu

Since coming to Japan, I have read the following comic books (in the order that they come to mind):

  • Ultimate Spider-man #1-100 (Plus Annuals #1-2)
  • Ultimate X-Men #1-74 (Plus Annuals #1-2)
  • Ultimate Fantastic Four #1-32 (Plus Annuals #1-2)
  • The Ultimates (Vol. 1) #1-13
  • The Ultimates (Vol. 2) #1-12 (Plus Annuals #1-2)
  • Ultimate Daredevil & Elektra #1-4
  • Ultimate Elektra #1-5
  • Ultimate Iron Man #1-5
  • Ultimate Adventures #1-6
  • Ultimate Marvel Team-Up #1-16
  • Ultimate Six #1-7
  • Ultimate War #1-4
  • Ultimate X4 #1-2
  • Ultimate Nightmare #1-5
  • Ultimate Secret #1-4
  • Ultimate Extinction #1-5
  • Ultimate Spider-Man Super Special #1
  • Hellblazer #1-100 (plus Annual #1)
  • Hellblazer Special #1
  • The Horrorist #1-2
  • Countdown to Infinite Crisis
  • The O.M.A.C. Project #1-6
  • The O.M.A.C. Project Infinite Crisis Special
  • The Rann-Thanagar War #1-6
  • The Rann-Thanagar War Infinite Crisis Special
  • Day of Vengeance #1-6
  • Day of Vengeance Infinite Crisis Special
  • Villains United #1-6
  • Villains United Infinite Crisis Special
  • The Return of Donna Troy #1-4
  • Prelude to Infinite Crisis
  • Infinite Crisis #1-7
  • 52 #1-52
  • Planetary #0-26
  • Planetary/Authority: Ruling the World
  • Planetary/Batman:Night on Earth
  • Planetary/JLA: Terra Occulta
  • Y: The Last Man #1-60
  • Transmetropolitan #0-60
  • Transmetropolitan: I Hate it Here
  • Transmetropolitan: Filth of the City
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