Don’t you just love surprises, even the little ones?
Our company lawyer is someone you’d never think of as an otaku. He’s past 40 (I believe) and is married and has a kid. He talks of cases and court-related stuff. That’s until he chats me up and asks me what I have been downloading and watching.
He loves samurai anime but every once in a while looks for something out of the ordinary.
That’s why he came across one of Master Hayao Miyazaki’s classics, “Howl’s Moving Castle.” He was so impressed by it that, one day, while he was out shopping with his missus, he saw this curious little piece of film embedded in what appears to be glass. Or is it crystal or something else entirely? Whatever! He then checked the box and recognized the title. Curiouser, he asked how much for the piece. From what I remember of his tale, it was less than Php200.00. That’s cheap. So cheap he bought two.
A few days after, he remembered his purchase when we began talking anime again. He told he’d bring it over for me to see.
Sure enough he did. But not just that. He gave it to me.
Upon closer inspection, it’s Calcifer while in the fireplace. I don’t actually know exactly which scene that is taken from since Calcifer is often in the fireplace. That had me thinking: what if all the owners of these had to gather and line-up in sequential order of the actual film?
Just wondering, that’s all.