Posts Tagged ‘Nana Mizuki’

A day of OCD

May 1st, 2010

I’ve spent the entire day today obsessive-complusively obsessing-compulsing over anime. One thing that astounds me — the only things better than the art of Japanese anime and manga are the numerous communities, blogs, and people who enjoy, commentate, review, draw fan art of, arrange the music of, and simply love anime. It’s quite deep, unexpectedly, especially when compared to American television, which probably has a larger audience, but lacks this essential aspect.

Current Music: 太陽が似合うよ / Taiyou ga Niau yo水樹奈々 / Nana Mizuki

The song’s been on repeat since last night. I’d really like to listen to the Angel Beats! intro song, especially Yui’s version featured in episode 04, but that doesn’t seem to have come out yet. Quite evidently, I have spent the last few days (ever since watching episodes 02 to 05 of Angel Beats!) being obsessed with Angel Beats!. Seriously, I have not seen an anime as good as this in a long time (mostly because I’ve been watching crappy animes lately). After finishing episode 05, I really can’t wait until the next episode. Like, really. I’d pay to watch episode 06 right now.

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Zippers add sex appeal?

February 17th, 2010

Truly a magnificent discovery.

Shugo Chara Party / Dokki Doki Episode 02 — Dumbest shit ever.

And to think I liked it so much the first… maybe… 20 or so episodes.

Ookamikakushi Episode 04 — People dying = great. I still dislike the art. The mystery thickens… what is this secret that the entire town seems to be keeping?

Ookamikakushi Episode 05 — Issei is murdered. Joy to the world. I notice Isuzu’s hair looks like a hassaku.

Ookamikakushi Episode 06 — So in the end they’re all selfish bastards? Great, I like that.

Tegami Bachi Episode 04 — Wow, this is good! I’m like 15 episodes behind…

Polyphonica Episode 01 — Decided to watch an old anime. Good music. The plot I can’t say yet, but the setting is interesting. Characters don’t seem too bad.

[spoiler]The lead girl is hot… is this adapted from a dating sim? I kind of get that dating-sim feeling. The lead male is really nice. He’s like… Alto, long hair and all, minus the angst/drama. Oh yeah, the costumes are great too.[/spoiler]

Polyphonica Episode 02 — “You can’t hit our clients.” “Everything just sucks.”

Polyphonica Episode 03 –The side characters really feel like Full Metal Panic.

Issho ni Sleeping — I swear… the Japanese are getting more deranged every year. Besides “this is just wrong”, I shall refrain from further comment.

Polyphonica Episode 04 — Some backstory never hurts.

Polyphonica Episode 05 — All the random clients look the same. I really want Coatie to beat them up. (And, doesn’t “Kouti” or something sound much better?) By the way, what happened to that spacey princess way back from Episode 01?

Polyphonica Episode 06 — Hey, the highway signs look like California. Also, that police duo is awesome.

Polyphonica Episode 07-10 — Again, about the zippers…

Dance in the Vampire Bund Episode 05 — It’s naked loli vampire time again. =x=

I fail to see how this is epic. Mina Tepe’s speech mannerisms are extremely annoying. The camera angles and angle changes are just plain annoying too. Maybe they’re trying to be creative (trying to copy GAINAX?), but this just sucks.

Combining bad narration with bad camera angles makes me cringe in pain. I like narration similar to Saten’s narration in To Aru Kagaku no Railgun during the Level Upper story arc… that kind of sad, melancholic, inspirational, mind-opening heartfelt storytelling.

The Student Council is really annoying in this one. I like student councils such as… well, Seitokai no Ichizon is what comes to mind first, but… student councils like SoraKake‘s, or Hayate2‘s (not that… they… ever do anything) or… ugh, what is it that I’m trying to think of? Was it… ToHeart2 or something?

GOD… HORRIBLE ART. That’s it, I fail this anime. F

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I know I don’t usually write about PVs, but…

Dancing in the velvet moon (live) Nana Mizuki – She, unlike some singers (cough… Aya…), can sing live, but it’s not as awesome as her studio singing. The costume was so-so, staging and stuff is probably typical Japanese concert. The actual song I’ve never heard before; it’s slightly below the typical Nana Mizuki song, but it’s still rather good. Sooo many glow sticks! :o

I’m kind of finding this choreography stupid. Seriously, it’s like… *chest shake*, *butt twitch*… it’s totally ruining my angelic image of Nana Mizuki ><; the other dancers on the stage are extremely annoying to look at. Either way, I didn’t like this video (not that I ever like PVs in general).

meikyuu butterfly

October 23rd, 2009
Warning: High-powered Class A laser device anime rant.
This post may contain chemicals known by the State of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm (Proposition 65).
<em>Meikyuu Butterfly</em> - Nana Mizuki

Meikyuu Butterfly - Nana Mizuki

See, I’m capable of coming up with creative names for my anime posts.

Firstly, Shakugan no Shana S, the four-part OVA leadup to the long-awaited third season of mega-popular anime Shakugan no Shana, is now out in Blu-ray and DVD. J.C. Staff just released the first episode, Reshuffle.

Other than the normal Thursday/Friday-ish lineup of things like Kampfer, Shin Koihime Musou, Umineko no Naku Koro ni, etc, I’m still watching Shugo Chara!. If the anime is longer than, say, 30 episodes, usually I lose interest after the first half.

However, like Ranma 1/2, Shugo Chara! and Shugo Chara!! Doki have captured my inner fanboy and, like Hayate no Gotoku, combine interesting episodic storylines with a larger major plotline. Of course, there’s no missing the Hayate-like humor that’s scattered throughout Shugo Chara! either.

Now, on to the episodic reviews.

Shakugan no Shana S Episode 01 “Reshuffle” – This felt like a standard Shana episode; however, I haven’t watched Shana for months or years. It felt good to experience a new Shana episode.

As for the content of the episode, it wasn’t particularly breathtaking, epic, or even fantastic. I think just the feeling of new Shana satisfied me. However, I won’t give it something in the S to SS range like the animes, because it wasn’t that good, particuarly. Actually, since it’s called Shakugan no Shana “S”, maybe I should give it an S anyways. S-. [8.5/10]

Shakugan no Shanatan Revenge – YESS! As usual, Shanatan is better than Shakugan no Shana itself. Index and Nagi (from To Aru Majutsu no Index and Hayate no Gotoku! respectively) make hilarious cameos… and… just, everything is hilarious. Of course. SS-. [9.5/10]

On second thought, I downgrade the actual Shana S episode to an AA. [7/10] Yeah, too bad. Compared to Shanatan (which doesn’t really deserve a 10/10, so it gets 9.5), Shakugan no Shana has to be like at least ranks below Shanatan.

WHERE ISH MY Hayate-tan no Gotoku!! series? >_____>

Also, awaiting Railgun-tan. They’re gonna do it, right? Haha.

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Kampfer Episode 04 – “Make me feel good!” Wtf? Why do they need to remind us that this is from a dating sim?

However, the Student Council President has an interesting side. The stupid stuffed animals, I still hate their guts (no pun intended).

So many good voice actors in this anime, but such a sucky anime. I like the genderbender aspect, but… um… yeeahhh. What’s with the sexual connotations that everybody thinks are behind everything Natsuru-san says?

So. An interesting anime… where we watch… boys… shop for… female underwear… and lingerie………

In this episode… we learned:

  • How to put on a bra.
  • How to choose female underwear in Japan.
  • Factoid: When guys attain sex appeal, the emotional trauma will take decades to heal.
  • Factoid: Student council presidents generally suck at singing. Hinagiku-san (Hayate/2) is an exception, because Itou Shizuka is beyond awesome.
  • Factoid: Every anime, as a rule, MUST include a Macross reference. “Atashi no uta wo kike!!!!
  • How to confess your love for a person of the same sex.

… just… because… it was kind of… um… let’s go with an A. [6/10]

The outro (and intro) I really like. I wonder when the final main character will be introduced; she’s cute.

Umineko no Naku Koro ni Episode 17 – “All magic exists to bring happiness to the human world.”

Best line in the entire anime so far, considering what has happened in this anime so far >_< So terribly ironic.

Beato’s character change is just TOO huge to bear. Just three or four episodes ago she was like “HAHAHAHA KILL MURDER SLAUGHTER” and now she’s all being a crybaby and weak and nice and… this just feels awkward.

What the hell is with the “Siestas”? They’re so goddam moe, they don’t belong in this anime. Their animations are stupid too. It feels more like Digimon than the Nanoha-like feel they were probably aiming for.

Of course, seeing them die is never fun, but we see like 10-20 people die per episode so you get used to it.

OMG we finally see Ange! For… like… a half-second flashback.

Jessica looked like Shion or Rena from Higurashi in that one moment. ^^

I still like Higurashi better. Boring episode. The morals they were trying to convey didn’t really reach me. Maybe it’s because… I can’t use magic… B. [5/10]

Shin Koihime Musou Episode 03 – They finally added Ryuubi to the opening! Which, by the way, is EPIC. If not for Seitokai no Ichizon, it might be my favorite OP this season. KIZUNA, ATSUI KIZUNA~

So they go to visit Kousonsan… wait, who’s Kousonsan? [/runninggag] but lol, Enshou VS Kousonsan… hahaha.

Ryuubi is so cute+awesome.

The “competition” gets a bit… uhh… yeah…. in the 2nd round.

This falls in the "WTF!?" category, too.

This falls in the "WTF!?" category, too.

Of course, we can’t have Koihime without some perverted stupid scenes.

How Ancient Chinese lords and viceroys settled their disputes with each other in the Three Kingdoms era.

This is how Ancient Chinese lords and viceroys settled their disputes with each other in the Three Kingdoms era.

You know, I miss Bachou already.

SS (it’s that good). [10/10]

Yes, the only reason I love it this much more than Koihime Musou itself is ‘cuz of Ryuubi. <3

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I miss -Saki-. It was my weekly dose of mahjong and random yuri, but it was still really great. Hopefully another season comes along soon. As for Bakemonogatari, I realize I haven’t even finished watching it. I don’t really miss Kanamemo or Sora no Manimani, either. Of course, obviously I miss Hayate2, but that’s so popular there won’t be a problem getting another season. I guess I miss Tayutama, waay back from Spring 2009. Well, I don’t really miss the anime; I miss the intro song <3333

Hoshina Utau (Nana Mizuki)

October 23rd, 2009

Nana Mizuki is one of the most amazing Japanese singers (and voice actors) ever. Her Nanoha songs are better than these, but I currently have these two songs on repeat. They’re songs sung by a character named Hoshina Utau from Shugo Chara!, who is voiced by Nana Mizuki.

[wpaudio url=”http://leafwood.webs.com/mp3/Meikyuu%20Butterfly.mp3″ text=”Nana Mizuki – Meikyuu Butterfly”]

[wpaudio url=”http://leafwood.webs.com/mp3/BLACK%20DIAMOND%20(Indies%20Version).mp3″ text=”Nana Mizuki – BLACK DIAMOND (Indies Version)”]

Also, I updated the post with two Nakagawa Shouko songs; reuploaded the songs to another host. HOWEVER I tried the original files again, and THEY WORKED =______x

Well, anyways, I guess I’ll just post these here, because you’re too lazy to click.

[wpaudio url=”http://h1.ripway.com/benli2/01%20Sora%20iro%20Days.mp3″ text=”Nakagawa Shouko – Sora iro Days”]

[wpaudio url=”http://h1.ripway.com/benli2/02%20happily%20ever%20after.mp3″ text=”Nakagawa Shouko – happily ever after”]

the bright every day

October 22nd, 2009
  • I finished all my homework for today, before 5pm. And I had a lot, too. That’s rather odd, but nice for a change.
  • In the anime department: Like, two new episodes came out today, plus a bunch of music and other good stuff.
  • Like I posted this morning, I slept at like 7 yesterday, and I woke up super-charged at 4am today (and watched anime for 3.5 hours). This kind of morning is as awesome as it gets.
  • I just found out that NANA MIZUKI voices Utau in Shugo Chara!, and she sings a couple songs for the anime! Since I’m like ultra-mega Nana fan, that’s awesome to hear.
  • (actually, I say that, but I don’t even have her complete discography, haha)
  • Why am I posting in bullet points? It was Justin’s suggestion. Go beat him up if you don’t like it.
  • Personally, I liked separating my posts into sections (Anime, Music, Life, Tea, etc) like that that haystack post.
  • Remind me to do the math team tryout circle problems, like, soon.