Posts Tagged ‘CANAAN’

CANAAN -428 the animation-

October 8th, 2009

UGH! This anime was epic. I just finished it 10 minutes ago, and I have to collect my thoughts (therefore this post will be something I’ll write over the course of a couple days). I would like to make this a pictureful post, but I have not the time for such pleasures.

I’ll begin by discussing the end. Osawa Maria is easily one of the most innovative anime characters I’ve ever seen. She is innocent, cute, and has the typical “blonde” stereotype, yet she is capable of so many deeper realizations. Her thoughts and feelings, represented as voiceovers throughout the course of the anime, provide such breathtaking truths involving life and the many major themes of this anime.

edit 10/8: Ahaha, actually I don’t really have time to finish this post. Maybe I’ll make Hanchan write a summary and interpretation of this anime (since he sucks at it and needs practice).

Anime day

September 29th, 2009

I spent my whole afternoon today watching anime. (Only because I had no homework, cuz I finished it all at school >_<)

Anyways, I finished Hayate no Gotoku!!. THAT WAS HILARIOUS. WHERE IS MY THIRD SEASON?

I’m catching up on Kanamemo and Sora no Manimani, and I started CANAAN again.

My god, CANAAN is getting epic. How do they fit this much awesome plot into 13 or so episodes?

Tsk, all the characters are so enigmatic, and Maria is so cute~~

And that weird girl who pops up everywhere, what’s up with her? She’s cute too ^_^

By the way, this anime is not in any way a “cute” anime (I just tend to notice and comment about the cute parts ><)

HD is too tiresome though (fixing gg’s subtitles to fit takes a good 10 minutes), so I’ll continue from ep 4 on, in 720p.

Agh, I wish I had time to take screenshots and make more pictureful posts. Tsk.

Welcoming the new (anime) season!

September 28th, 2009

The worst thing about something new arriving is that something old must depart.

This season’s Summer 2009 animes were all very excellent (and I believe Fall 2009 will be just as awesome, if not better). Hayate2 ended suddenly, as did Saki (as expected, half of the final episode was devoted to yuri. meh, the ending/preview for next season was epic). Princess Lover is of the one-shot type, I think, although the animation was spectacular (especially considering it was a vn adaptation). The setting was good (something not commonly found in vns), and although I can’t say it had great themes, they weren’t bad (something about… what was it? the disparity between the filthy rich and the filthy (literally) poor? it didn’t make any impression at all on me). CANAAN also ended, although I haven’t watched past ep2 yet. Sora no Manimani and Kanamemo, etc, I also haven’t finished yet. Bakemonogatari is still webcasting for two more eps, I think.

This was a short summary since I already said my goodbyes in a previous post. Long, pictureful, awesome post, go read it instead of reading this.

Ranting about Fall 2009 will be left to another post, but I seriously can’t wait for the first week of October. Almost like every anime I’m gonna watch this season will be coming out sometime that week! Some highlights off the top of my head: Shin Koihime Musou, Nogizaka Haruka2, Seitokai no Ichizon, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun, that one where a guy turns into a girl or something (cough soundslikeranma), etc etc etc. Some weird ones were that China-Japan collaboration one, and Inuyasha Final Season or something. Seriously, Inuyasha already has 500 episodes, do we really need 100 more? (no offense Rumiko Takahashi, Inuyasha was a good concept, it just got too long and fillery.)

Well, I’ve still got Umineko and a couple other things to watch while I wait for the Fall animes. And eventually I’ll get my Hayate3. Hehe.

Otaku mode triggered while on vacation

September 1st, 2009

I finally felt like posting some stuff I wrote in Hawaii. Don’t ask me why I ranted about anime music while on vacation in Hawaii. At the end of this post will be today’s regular blog post/update on life.

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August 25, 2009

Cat: Anime

In Hawaii. I’ll post a loong, awesome photo-filled blog post/rant later. Anyways, this post is me ranting about anime.

Not that I’ve really watched while in Hawaii, but today (Aug 25) a buuunncchh of awesome CDs came out.

» Read more: Otaku mode triggered while on vacation

CANAAN

August 17th, 2009

First of all… Japanese people are incapable of spelling “China” correctly. o_O

Air Caina

I guess they do paint Shanghai pleasantly (not that I’ve been to Shanghai ever).

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Well, festive atmosphere aside, this is really a serious anime. See blood, guns, and dead people for proof. Usually, in serious animes, the main character is serious as well. Canaan, by my impression, seems to be very enthusiastic and eminates a happy aura. She doesn’t call the people shooting at her “enemies” — they’re just “foolish people”. And she has the skillz to back up that statement XD

Friendship (hopefully not yuri)

This anime has the potential for greatness.

“I believe there are many things in this world that people haven’t seen yet. Well, if you really want to see something, there’s nothing you can’t see. You can’t see it because you’re closing your eyes on purpose. Because if you use your eyes to see it, it’ll be painful and sad. That’s why they’re closed in the first place. I think photography is like borrowing someone else’s eyes. So even if your eyes are closed, you can borrow someone else’s…”

Also, I think this “synthesia” concept is interesting, although not new (Bakuretsu Tenshi? idk).

“Vision, hearing, taste, touch, smell. A person who can use these independent five senses at the same time is called a Synesthete. For example, they can see colors from letters, and sound takes a definite shape to them.”

“Use the other senses to distinguish the information gathered by vision. That’s an undiscovered field in science…”

The depiction of human nature… even though it is a common theme in many animes, the innermost truths, provided from many different perspectives, by many different animes, are always shocking. The reason one lives on… the purpose and impact of society. These things go on and on.

In Shanghai, people are being shot down left and right. Blood spewing. Yet, during a Chinese New Year festival, everybody turns a blind eye.

“Hey, this is for real! Do they think this is a part of the festival?

They think this is a part of the festival...

No, the truth is placed right before their eyes… But they’re purposely choosing to ignore it…”

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I must say, though, the 3d animation of the festival dragon was sorta lame.

Lame Dragon

I don’t know why I bothered to take screenshots and type up these quotes. I just felt like it, mmkay?

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