Monday, 9 June 2008

The Riddle Solved & The Lost Chapters of Karaoke

Hello again dear readers! Just so you don't go shooting all manner of impatient questions at me, YES, I AM working on the Saturday Party's report but you will have to check back later during the week for it. However, I have other news...!

First off, much to my satisfaction, I got a message, late last night, by someone who solved my riddle (and rather easily, might I add). Now, let me walk you through it, by referencing the clues.

The first clue was an AMV of X/1999 with "I Wish I Had an Angel" by Nightwish. The only important thing about the video, was that X/1999 is a work by CLAMP, else known as the "Princesses of Manga". The second video-clue was a fragment from the anime, Jetter Mars (known in Greece as Super Mars), based on a work by Osamu Tezuka (and that is why, the episode being in Greek, had no bearing at all in this whole affair). In fact, Jetter Mars was originally going to be an upgrade of Tetsuwan Atom (Astro Boy) and that is why the two look so much alike. In the end, however, Mars became a separate character. Osamu Tezuka is known, in world bibliography, as the "God of Manga" and the first to kick-start the manga effect in modern history (as to the "under the eye of..." part, well, Tezuka is the only one of the three who is dead). Finally, the third clue was from Tonari no Totoro, in my opinion the most moving and emotional work of Hayao Miyazaki, who bears the title of "King of Anime". The word "Triumvirate" is Latin and refers, pretty simply, to "three rulers", who, historically, in Roman times for example, shared responsibilities for the Kingdom / Empire / What-Have-You. Seeing as rulers of any sort fall into the province of human affairs, Tezuka is not counted among the Triumvirate and we are still missing one ruler, female at that. Of course, that could only mean...

Rumiko Takahashi, else known as the "Queen", or "Empress of Manga". Of course, you did not need to do ALL of the previous analysis to end up with the answer, just think of the only other manga/anime creator who popularly bears a "title". The answer was given by Lockie, who will be rewarded with an original animation cel from Rumiko Takahashi's Lum: Urusei Yatsura. Congrats, Lockie-san!

Hence, the riddle is answered, but wait! That is not all. Remember when the Karaoke Party took place at BIOS club? Back then, I posted three Karaoke videos, with the promise of three more. However, some peculiar problem (I still cannot figure out what) with our YouTube account, stopped me from ever uploading and posting them... until today. So, with much delay, let me present you with...

The Lost Karaoke Chapters

For the record, of all the Karaoke I listened to, I liked Tomodachi-san singing "Kimi ga Ita Monogatari".

Signing off,



elli said...

Den katalava kanena apo ta songs, ma kanena omws...?
Samatas ole!

Speedgrapher said...

Harsh, Elli-chan, ahem.

elli said...

Den to pa kakoproeraita aplws den akugetai kathara, oxi oti ftaine ta paidia dld, aplws eixe fasaria

Skuld Skauksson said...

Bravo sou Lockie!!! Panta pisteva stis dynameis sou!!! :P