Goods: Let Kaname-sama wake you up every morning… (Vampire Knight Voice Alarm Clock)
Ah~… wouldn’t that be nice? But be prepared to suffer insomnia if that were to happen…
The realisation of this wish comes in the form of Lala’s limited edition Vampire Knight alarm clock ヴァンパイア騎士 ボイスクロック (by Hino Matsuri 樋野まつり)
And thanks to it, I didn’t sleep properly for the past few days I had it… Why? Cos everytime I set the alarm… (I chose Kaname‘s voice) I just couldn’t fall alseep. And when I finally slept, it would be just a few hours before the alarm was set to ring. And I would wake up in frustration, turn it off, curse myself for the stupidity and then try to go back to sleep. Zzz~
When I told my friend about it, she said that the anticipation and excitement of being awakened by the alarm kept me up. Maybe she was right. Anyway, it’s the weekend now, so I switched it off again. But I’ll switch it on later cos I’m want to wake up tomorrow for an early dip in the swimming pool before the crowd comes in.
To be honest, this is not on my priority wish list. I’m not a fan… yet. And I only watched the first episode of the anime ^^;;; What I would really like to have is the Ouran clock and Kyou Kara Maou Conrad (v/o Morikawa Toshiyuki) voice clock (which is going like for more than US$200 bucks on auction. *dead*) But I figured I should succumb and get it now since I like most of the seiyuus and in case the price goes up astronomically.
This is my first voice clock and like the Ouran clock, it is only available as a mail-in request special organised by comic magazine LaLa (Hakusensha 白泉社). Deadline of the mail-in was 28 July 2008. The original price of the clock was 1500 Yen (doesn’t include postage). Please correct me if I’m wrong. By the time I received mine, I think I spent more than US$60 (*_*) There was also a small chip on the corner of the clock which made me question if it was a used item. It isn’t obvious since the clock body is black but still…
Okie, enough ranting, back to the alarm clock review.
The clock is about 16 cm in height, and the body is made of mainly metal. It has a sturdy feel and doesn’t feel cheap, so that’s nice. Set up is easy. Just pop the batteries into the back of the clock, set the time and alarm and play with the buttons. No instructions needed. A useful feature that would’ve been nice to have is be able to light up the clock face cos I can’t see the time in the dark.
I only understood some of the more obvious phrases and not sure of the exact translation of every character’s morning message, so please help me out if you can. ^^)/
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The voices in the video are in this order: Cross Yuuki (Horie Yui), Kiryuu Zero (Miyano Mamoru), Kuran Kaname (Kishio Daisuke), Aidou Hanabusa (Fukuyama Jun), Kain Akatsuki (Suwabe Junichi), Ichijou Takuma (Chiba Susumu), Ichijou Takuma (Chiba Susumu), Shiki Senri (Hoshi Souichirou).
My favourite is Aidou. Junjun‘s panic mode never fails to bring a smile to my face lol~ but he is too loud as an alarm. I don’t like to be shocked into waking up. I think that’s bad for health xD
For the purpose of an alarm, I personally like Kaname and Kain‘s voices and messages the most. ^^
For more information about this manga/anime series created by mangaka Hino Matsuri, please visit official site: http://www.vampire-knight.jp
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