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Winter 2010, insert-something-that-rhymes-here

March 20th, 2010

I’ve only just realized it, but Omamori Himari is just like Tayutama, down to the weird spirit thing; Himari simply calls them “Ayakashi” instead of “Tayutai”.

Fairy Tail Episode 20 — How come childhood-friends-who-end-up-dying are always named Lisa? Also, the set of facial expressions that characters show are getting very old, along with the camera angles and tsukkomi moments. Everything is already “been done, seen that” in this anime now.

Durarara!! Episode 08 — I’ll summarize this with the title of this episode. Life is Transient.

To Aru Kagaku no Railgun Episode 22 — Kiyama Harumi is back! And Gekota-sensei. And we’re getting back into the To Aru groove. The stupid “school life” thing that’s been going on with Railgun sucked so bad… but the new arc is YEAHH!

Baka to Test to Shokanjuu Episode 08 — I (still) worship this anime.

Omamori Himari Episode 09 — hmm… basically, if you remove 20% of this anime, it becomes 100% nude people and girls stripping.

~ Nano.

Public Safety Division 4. I like that name.

Durarara!! Episode 09 — The backstory of the Yagiri siblings, and everything about Yagiri Pharmacy is revealed. This ep has brought Durarara!! back  into my good graces.

“Oh noes! My head is running away from me!!” <– seriously this is what is happening in this episode

Orihaya Izaya: “I love humans! I just love them! I’m in love with them!”

Durarara!! Episode 10 — “The fact that you had to explain the joke just shows how lame it was.”

Our introverted protagonist, at the end of this episode, suddenly pulls a Lelouch on us. I wonder what he has planned!

Fairy Tail Episode 21 — I’m not quite sure what to say about this sudden turn of events.

Actually, after finishing it, I can say for sure. AWESOME.

Baka to Test to Shokanjuu Episode 09 — Yoshii-kun’s nee-san returns! (My first reaction was: “hmm… hairstyle… speaking pace… huge chest… IKAROS!”) And then, if you look at her based purely on her hairstyle and hair color, she also looks a lot like Saki from -Saki-.

This is so hilarious.

BakaTest Episode 10 — Eh, this one wasn’t as awesome.

Railgun Episode 23 — You can just tell from that crooked smile on her face: “Look everybody, I’m going to do something bad later on in this episode!”

That face totally looked like Uiharu was going to say “Kiyama-sense! GROUP HUG!!”

Cliffhanger :p

Omamori Himari Episode 10 — Soooo serious. (That soooo wasn’t sarcastic.)

I’m cold. It’s 8 in the morning~ yaawn~. (see how interesting this anime is?)

Himari’s maid… or whatever she is, and whatever her name is, is cute. Hey, isn’t this insert song the, um, B-side to the OP?

Hidamari Sketch Episode 01 — It’s funny; I accidentally downloaded Russian subs.

I still enjoyed this episode, even though I had to watch it raw. I love the low-quality animation. Seriously. Hidamari Sketch makes low-budget cheap animation look good.

Magical Pokan Episode 01 — Yeah, I felt like starting some good new old animes. Erm… good ol’ old animes.

This one is more of the pantyflashing sort. However, this is another example of great low-budget cheapo animation. I love how serious the intro sequence is, and the humor is well-done for the most part. It’s not anything approaching Hayate or anything, but it’s pretty great.

Railgun Episode 24 FINAL — where’s mah touma (final episode… we get to see him for like 2secs)…

All-in-all, this anime was not all that satisfying. The characters are great, but the plot isn’t epic enough… and the fillers were quite painful. We needed more Touma. And more Index.

Omamori Himari Episode 11 — I love how huge the character count has become at this point. This anime is good for laughing at how stupid anime in general is. Except this is a bad representation of the Japanese art of animation.

The battle is so… lame… stupid… completely idiotic. Yuuto needs to do things… THE NANOHA WAY. Making friends… one Starlight Breaker at a time. =D

This is so completely, utterly stupid. Somebody shoot me.

Durarara!! Episode 11 — The climax of Duarara!! is beyond epic. The suspense is amazing (I hate where they ended this episode… mega cliffhanger), and the entire backstory is so clever and beyond expectations.

taking the limit of (anime) as (stupidity) approaches infinity

February 28th, 2010

back to one-word summaries for today.

or so I tried.

(sry about the really stupid title.)

Polyphonica Episode 11-12 — Great.

To be more specific — the ending was not epic in any way, but it gave the series a so-so conclusion without anything big. The plot of this anime never really went anywhere, so I am extremely disappointed in that respect (they could have done so much with the set-up, characters, and unique creative setting!). Also, Coatie is overpowered, but I don’t mind that.

I heard Polyphonica Crimson S was a prequel, but either way, I will be eagerly looking forward to watching the second season. The first season was some of the best character/setting build-up I’ve ever seen… but the build-up went nowhere. Nothing happened, but the animation studio somehow still made the ending somewhat satisfying, so I respect them for that.

BakaTest Episode 05-06 — Interesting.

Pretty funny. Ep 05 was the standard pool episode, funny but nothing really unique. I liked Ep 06: firstly, Yuuji+Shouko is cute. Also, the setting and how the characters were trying not to be recognized was interesting and hilarious. They also managed to make the end of the episode slightly touching, while still maintaining the tone of the series. This is what I call a well-planned, well-executed anime.

Durarara!! Episode 07 — I like how every character’s side story is being explored. Also, this seems to be building up to something epic.

Railgun Episode 20 — RSPK Syndrome.

The To Aru series has some of the best techy-thing names ever… “Imagine Breaker” coming to mind first. This looks like it might become a better arc than Level Upper. More characters = more awesomeness. Where have I heard Haruue-san’s voice before… mmmm…

[spoiler]I looked it up, she’s voiced by Kana Hanazawa, and she voiced Kagome (Asu no Yoichi), Sengoku Nadeko (Bakemonogatari), Anri (Durarara!!), Kobato (Kobato.), and Mikan (ToLOVEる).[/spoiler]

Omamori Himari Episode 07 — Child-whatsherface is actually cute.

Yea, this anime isn’t important enough for me to remember the main characters’ names. I watch this because turning off my brain for 30 minutes is relaxing in a way. I hope the brain damage isn’t permanent.

Fairy Tail Episode 19 — This made me laugh more than average. Especially the Erza-Happy switch.

Ookamikakushi Episode 07 — Peach-Pit collaborated on this? Huh, how surprising. You’d think it would be more like Shugo Chara or Rozen Maiden than all Higurashi everybody dying ten times… this isn’t Peach-Pit style at all.

Shugo Chara! Party! Episode 03Shugo Chara sucks really really bad, buuuut… UTAU SHOWS UP IN THIS EP!!! That cancels all else out.

Ikuto’s harem… *sigh*… and I see love blossoming between Hiiragi and our little Easter President. The song wasn’t as great as Meikyuu Butterfly or BLACK DIAMOND. Sigh.

Railgun Episode 21 — Recurring characters for the win.

Omamori Himari Episode 08 — I think I’m getting to hate this anime. Except the catchy OP, I can’t get myself to hate that. How many times have I headdeskked.

Next week: Yuuto’s harem +1?

there’s a method to the madness. we just haven’t found it yet.

February 15th, 2010

Suddenly, I realize how pointless playing Mabinogi is, and revert to anime. (Don’t tell me anime is just as pointless as MMORPG-ing.)

Omamori Himari Episode 04 — These annoying harems really get on your nerves after a while. The “oh shit my lost childhood memories” line is really lame.

Fairy Tail Episode 16 — They’re trying too hard to be manly.

Durarara!! Episode 05 — Everything connects. It’s just that we don’t know what, when, where, why, or how.

Omamori Himari Episode 05 — It’s so serious, I’ve stopped taking it seriously. No, that was sarcastic.

Basically, the summary of Omamori Himari is… Yuuto falls in love with his pet cat. Awesome synopsis. Next week: the harem count increases to 5!

Railgun Episode 18 — Some comment about how this anime is gay now.

Fairy Tail Episode 17 — Epic story arc climax time!! Or not. Wahaha, good episode, though. Totally funny.

Omamori Himari Episode 06 — Too much fanservice.

[spoiler]The intro song has been stuck in my head for the whole week… and no, I have no idea why. Kuesu is not a cute name, her chest is too big, and she plays with her hair too often.

Yuuto’s voice is SO ANNOYING. And it’s funny how Himari got completely pwnt.[/spoiler]

Durarara!! Episode 06 — Cannibalism? Forlorn love? Celtic headless fairy? Vending-machine-tossing bartender? This anime’s got it all.

To Aru Kagaku no Railgun Episode 19 — You know what I’ve noticed? Uiharu and Saten are better characters than Biribiri and Kuroko.

Uiharu is kawaii, and Tsuchimikado Maika from Index makes her cameo. Of course she only had like 3 frames in Index anyways, so she’s actually getting about the same amount of screentime. The mystery of the mysterious flowers on Uiharu’s head thickens. This episode is actually entertaining, for a change. Now all we need is Touma. Did I just hear a reference to Index? Haha, nobody else’s appetite can match Index’s.

I’m always really picky about how people animate characters playing the violin. This animation is no better. Stupid animators who have no idea what a violin looks like, and no idea how a violin is played. I lol at the song though, nice violin version of the outro.

Anyways… TOUMA SHOWED UP!! YEAHH!

Fairy Tail Episode 18 — Galuna Island arc finally reaches a conclusion.

I had the new Fairy Tail intro stuck in my head this week, too. Catchy and optimistic.

Baka to Test to Shokanjuu Episode 05 — There’s a reason why this is the best of the season.

Baka to Test to Shokanjuu Episode 06 — See above.

Rankings as of today:

  1. Baka to Test to Shokanjuu – Brilliantly unique art style combined with godly humor.
  2. Durarara!! – It’s got it all.
  3. Hanamaru Kindergarten – GAINAX genius channeled into two feet of pudgy chibiness.
  4. Fairy Tail – Reminds me of Mabinogi.
  5. Omamori Himari – No thanks to the obscenity, but barring that and the uncreative plot, the girls are cute.
  6. Dance in the Vampire Bund – I expected so much more.
  7. Kobato – Haven’t watched in a while.
  8. Sora no Woto – I don’t get the point of this anime. The female lead gets cutest character of the season.
  9. To Aru Kagaku no Railgun – This is so boring.
  10. Ookami Kakushi – I dislike the art style, and how everybody in the town has a glasses fetish.
  11. Chu-Bra – No comment.

There is a difference between well-drawn ugly things and bad art.

January 23rd, 2010

It’s been so rainy lately.

Dance in the Vampire Bund Episode 03 — Remember kids: say no to blonde loli vampire queens!

Vampire Bund is SOOO EPIC. SS. [10/10]

Ookamikakushi Episode 02 — Such depressing lyrics. “As soon as I met you, I felt like my life grew shorter.”

The actions of the native characters are almost exactly the same as Higurashi. After all, Satoshi-kun… transferred too. B+. [5.5/10]

Seikon no Qwaser Episode 01 — What, is this a badly-done Japanese horror movie or something?

The song is good; but.. the hell with 60 girls and one guy in the OP animation? That gives me a creepy feeling about what this anime is going to feel like.

Let’s see… so far, one red-haired Haruhi clone, one blue-haired Mikuru clone, and one dog-eared Yuki clone. The most original anime I have ever seen.

Wait… so the storywriters of this must have been fanatical Haruhi fans with a weird yuri Haruhi-Mikuru pairing fetish?

And the class president is a short-haired Reinforce clone! Awesome, so these storywriters are mismatched Nanoha fans too!

It’s interesting how the plot of this anime is centered around Christianity. I wonder how this will turn out. I hope it’ll be somewhat… like Mists of Avalon or Fate/sn I guess.

I wonder if it lowers the voice actor’s intelligence acting like a complete idiot.

It was just getting cool for a moment here, and then… then… …

Oh, and I don’t think God would really appreciate you blowing up his church, mister. Hm, the villain got pwnt so easily, too. Overpowered protagonist much?

Aaand of course the next day he transfers in… and the ending sequence makes me cry… at how horrible the song is. C. [4/10]

Baka to Test to Shokanjuu Episode 03 — This is the best, funniest anime of Winter 10. Also quite possibly the best op animation. Eh, I don’t know. Not as good as Treasure, but not bad.

I love the art style… the outlines, polkadots, it’s such a fun way of drawing anime. It’s probably fun for the animators, and it makes BakaTest really fun to watch.

The ending lyrics are really funny, too. S+. There wasn’t anything I didn’t like about this episode. [9.5/10]

To Aru Kagaku no Railgun Episode 16Railgun is just no fun without Touma. B+. [5.5/10]

Omamori Himari Episode 03 — What’s really good about this anime: the character designs. Of course, overlooking that most of the characters aren’t very original, they’re still very good character designs, coupled with good character art. It’s not a particularly fun or original art style (like BakaTest), however.

It’s utterly stupid how water-demon-green-haired girl… um, Shizuku… suddenly turns from “I want to kill you” to “I like you *flirt* *blush*”. This is the problem with these kinds of animes. The hell with the sudden Higurashi-style frame?

The blonde maid smells like Mahoro! From Mahoromatic! I like that, except… the f*** with the huge chests x_x

I dunno, maybe this can be the new Koihime. A+. [6.5/10]

Best+Worst

January 18th, 2010

Best: Dance in the Vampire Bund

Worst: Chu-Bra

To Aru Kagaku no Railgun Episode 15 – What? No Touma in the new OP?

Bleh, it was a good song, but without Touma Railgun just isn’t right. The new ending song is better than ED1, though.

The “… eh? eh? … … … EHHHHH?” moment at the end was kind of fun. Other than that… Railgun has been rather blah lately. B. [5/10]

Y’know, all they have to do is add a half-second cameo of Touma and I’ll be satisfied. Teehee.

Omamori Himari Episode 02 — Himari is so… flirty. Usually these “weird angel/fairy/demon/Flame Haze” girls are dumber than that. Boring intro song.

I could drown a fish.

I could drown a fish

… FANSERVICE *eyes bleeding*. Please, no more lame swimsuit fanservice. The plot actually seemed interesting for a moment, and here they go ruining it with fanservice left, right, above, and below. I think the “romance” and the entire harem thing is annoying. It hurts to watch anime when 90% of the screentime is devoted to showing the females in sexy poses flirting and tripping over each other to get this one guy to like them.

I think the art of Japanese animation is being ruined by oversized breasts. A. [6/10]

God… lame… laame… Green-haired girl had some screenshottable moments though.

Sora no Woto Episode 01 — “Sorami Kanata” — what a cute name, at the very least. She’s cuter than Yui, too.

What the… what a fantastic intro sequence… I’m pleasantly amazed. Lol, she has perfect pitch. The Mio-copy is cuter than Mio, too. Or, at least, more mature.

I love how this anime has such a serious tone. Such a relief after watching Omamori Himari. No bouncing chests, no obnoxious flirting…

Ugh, I really really like the style (animation style AND story-telling style) of this anime. I’m not saying it’s perfect, and there are a lot of things I didn’t like about this ep that I didn’t bother saying, but this anime generally exceeded my expectations. They were pretty low expectations, I’ll admit (exact K-On! carbon copy or worse), but it’s great how this anime feels. It comes out with a rustic, medieval feel, combined with a more Nanoha-like (not K-On! like) character tone. This is mostly because K-On! is a comedy-focused yonkoma adaptation.

I still can’t say from episode 01, but… AAA. [8/10]

Dance in the Vampire Bund Episode 01 — …. godddd. SS+. [10.5/10]

Chu-Bra Episode 02 — SOMEBODY SHOOT ME NOW [0/10]

Lol, I just watched the best anime of the season, followed by the worst anime of the season, and it’s amazing how big the gap is.

Actually on second thought… ugh… … [-5/10], which would be a… um… F=2, G=1, H=0, I=-1, J=-2, K=-3, L=-4, M. Ahaha.

Ookamikakushi Episode 01 — Ryukushi07 goodness, supposedly.

Most of what I thought about this episode was identical to Kurogane’s (better) review of it. The OP, I must say, is probably the best song I’ve heard so far this season. The first 5 minutes of this… amazing. Unfortunately… it devolved into a generic harem galgame anime quickly.

Imouto-chan (her name is Mana) is very cute… but something about the wheelchair screams “Nunnally clone!!” to me. Actually nevermind, she’s better than Nunnally (who I never really liked in the first place).

Lead heroine… is she? Eww. Tomboy freak. Love at first sight.

The animation is above-par, I am glad to say. Something about “wolf legend” screams Horo slash Spice and Wolf. The dad is a cool character. Mana’s personality is great, too.

This anime needs a Sunohara personality.

Oh my god… Rika copy spotted!

Why the hell is he so popular… “Hassaku matsuri”? Is it just me, or does that sound like Watanagashi (“Cotton Drifting Festival”) from Higurashi? In fact… this sounds so much like Higurashi so far, except Higurashi was better…

Hm, did I just hear cicadas? XDD

That ending… was epic. Also gave me a slight reminder of Shana and how people’s existences were erased and all. And wow, what a great ending song. S+. [9.5/10]

According to the preview… I hope nothing happens to imouto-san :<

» Read more: Best+Worst

Winter 2010, continued

January 14th, 2010

Me says:
How much dirt is there in a 3inx3inx4in hole?
Justin says:
36in3
Me says:
wrong; there is no dirt in a hole

とある科学の超電磁砲 / To Aru Kagaku no Railgun Episode 14 — No Touma.

However, this was a great way to end the Level Upper arc. Which, surprisingly, still hasn’t completely ended apparently.

All this episode really was, though, was characters from To Aru Majutsu no Index making cameo appearances and saying one or two cool lines that are supposed to be inspirational. A+. [6.5/10]

Fairy Tail Episode 13 — Natsu versus badguys was cool. Lucy’s battle was facepalm-inducing. C. [4/5]

Omamori Himari Episode 01 — Not bad. Too much fanservice…

This anime feels like a combination of elements from various animes: the main character looks like Mai (Kanon), the main character’s childhood friend is like Yuuka (11eyes) and Mai doubles as Kusakabe-senpai, the school scenes totally remind me of Da Capo, and actually, the childhood friend reminds me more of Nemu (Da Capo) than Yuuka. The aka–whatever… the spirit/demon/things… they remind me of the Tayutai from Tayutama (except not as cute). Of course, as many have stated, the premise is also similar to Shakugan no Shana, although in my opinion they aren’t that similar.

Geez, this week’s anime have all been failures so far. B. [5/10]

Baka to Test to Shokanjuu Episode 02 — Once again, enjoyable intro animation.

Lawll… “knowledge literally is power” ><; I like the setting, camera positions, and overall animation flow of this anime. It reminds me of a whole lot of things that I don’t feel like blogging about.

Wow… this is TOTALLY the next Seitokai. That conversation with Himeji was more Seitokai than Seitokai.

Hm, the “summoning” thing is still kind of borderline stupid, though. I guess it’s original though; instead of Index-style telekinesis or magic or whatnot.

Of course, this anime doesn’t take its own plot seriously so it barely matters. The ending was so LAWL… Best anime this season. Actually… only good anime this season. SS. [10/10]

Hanamaru Kindergarten Episode 01 — THIS. IS. THE. CUTEST. THING. THAT. HAS. EVER. BEEN. MADE.

They have outdone themselves again… first Evangelion, then FLCL, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, and the like… and now they are mowing through the competition with their newest work, Hanamaru Kindergarten. GAINAX can’t get any awesomer than this.

However, not only are the kindergartners cute, with unique, appealing character designs, but the adults also possess a wide variety of personalities, and their relationships tie in with the children’s antics to provide a most entertaining episode.

The adult lead has an entertaining personality… it has a rather Watanuki-kun feel to it, and he even looks 99.9% similar to Watanuki.

Anzu and her mother’s relationship to the lead is especially entertaining. Anzu’s mother was his upperclassman in high school; I think he liked her. Their parting words, or something, was that “My child will grow up to be just like me!” And five years later or something, we realize how true those words are >.<

Anzu’s character is inexplicable. Her two kindergarten friends so far include Hiiragi (who is chibi Ichijou, 100.1%) and… that shy girl. Forgot her name.

Ugh… so overflowingly cute. SS. [10/10]

I have to study for finals now, so I’ll save the rest of my pile of winter 2010 animes for… um… sometime later.

Fall 2009 Anime Finale Week

December 30th, 2009

I’m putting a cut on my anime posts now. I am going to split about half the episodes above the cut, half below. Oh, and this week is FINAL CONCLUDING EPISODES for most Fall 2009 animes… yes, Christmas, my B-day, and end of Fall 09, all in one week. Much too much drama.

Fairy Tail Episode 11 – It’s gettin’ interesting again. This anime is continuing into Winter 2010, so too bad; one-liner review. AAA. [8/10]

生徒会の一存 / Seitokai no Ichizon Episode 12 FINAL — Last time: Mafuyu confesses her love; insert astonishment. Typical student council affairs, the topic shifts to everybody’s dreams for the future — what they want to become when they grow up (think Shugo Chara). Random comments ensue on how this is the last episode of Seitokai and nobody is doing anything meaningful. Suddenly a random character from Mafuyu’s BL (translation: Japanese gay male+male love manga/novel/story) shows up. Seitokai-ness ensues. After that, Sugisaki randomly goes into a meaningful dialogue about life, the meaning of strength, and makes tear-jerking references to his past and other interesting plot details that haven’t been revealed to us yet, even in the final episode. And then he finds the gang eavesdropping on him, and the delicate plot dissolves into more Seitokai no Ichizon wackiness. SS. [10/10]

とある科学の超電磁砲 / To Aru Kagaku no Railgun Episode 13 — This was a meaningless episode. B. [5/10]

Negima (original; winter 2005) — Yeah, I finished Negima, and since I included a random screenshot from Negima, I thought I might as well say something about it. Hm, it started off like Pani Poni Dash! with a male teacher who was secretly a magician, in place of Becky. Oh, and the 31 female students in his class are all in love with him. By the way, have I mentioned: Negi-sensei, aforementioned teacher, is only 10 years old? (9, if you don’t round up…)

Negima is one whacked-up anime. The ending was the most bizzare chain of events I have ever witnessed in an anime. (If you didn’t think the body of the anime wasn’t bizzare enough.) So like, randomly, in an admittingly well-done sequence beautifully displaying her inner feelings (I liked the usage of the sound of a bell), um… the lead female dies. Now of course, you expect this to be like Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, and Negi-sensei grows up and saves the universe and blah, right? But no… all of a sudden Negi’s students have a time travel machine… and then they travel into the past… oh, and he just happens to run into his dad, who… dies… and, um… they fight with demons… in plain sight of human civilization… and then all 31 or whatever of Negi’s students kiss him and are suddenly transformed into mahou shoujos and pwn some weird demon lord. And somehow all the conflicts are resolved… and… ugh. It was so bizzare, the bizzarity counts as entertainment, I suppose.

真・恋姫無双 / Shin Koihime Musou Episode 10 — I’ve run out of things to say. Last 3 episodes of 2nd season of Koihime Musou; I hear a 3rd season has already been announced for, what, Spring 2010?

[spoiler]Introducing… Houtou-chan, a character who is even more loli than Shuri! She is another orphan who becomes Shuri’s “little sister” in this episode. Oh, meanwhile, Ryuubi feeds Kan’u, Chouhi is jealous, etc, etc.[/spoiler]

This is a really sweet episode. I like the hat. S. [9/10]

真・恋姫無双 / Shin Koihime Musou Episode 11 — They put so much money into the artwork for this anime… if only they put as much work into the storywriting.

[spoiler]Bachou’s cousin appears. Is it just me, or is every anime this season referencing that scene from SoraOto‘s first episode? The jokes aren’t really that funny. Anymore. Somehow they make the Yellow Turban Rebellion into some weird J-pop idol group’s fanclub. This is kind of… a twist.[/spoiler]

Next episode: “The Generals Attempt to Suppress the Yellow Turban Rebellion”. I wish this was as serious as the titles make it sound.

そらのおとしもの / Sora no Otoshimono Episode 12 — I like how the writers for SoraOto always fail to explain how anything they write is relevant.

[spoiler]Is Tomoki trying to imitate Battler? Sohara is still the best female. Hm, the format of this is starting to resemble Seitokai. Oh, and we randomly go back into Serious Mode. Nymph and Tomoki actually make a pretty perfect pair. (Sohara is still better, but.) Lol, Ikaros gets jealous of Tomoki+Nymph. As for Nymph’s monologue to Ikaros… what, is she writing an analytical essay on the symbolism prevalent inside a zoo?[/spoiler]

Once again, it’s World vs. Tomoki; very well-done zoo scene. The humor is, as usual, way past excellent. I do think the moments that are supposed to be “touching” still come out as lame. Wahh, Nymph, don’t die! AAA. [8/10]

God… this episode’s outro is really good. Rating up. I’m too lazy to change it, so pretend I wrote AAA+ up there.

空の女王 / Sora no Otoshimono Episode 13 FINAL — Being the final episode, they finally decided to add kanji to the title.

Anything I say at this point won’t really mean anything, so I’ll save the overanalysis for whenever I feel like writing an overanalysis post about SoraOto.

Summary: Nymph is tricked into plotting against Ikaros. Meanwhile, everybody is preparing for the big Christmas party. Ikaros makes her love confession. The rest is so teary I’ll leave it with “WATCH THIS”.

The whole Ikaros battle is kind of like… why don’t you just use Aegis and blow up everybody within a 10km radius? Geez >_<; god, though, the animation is so amazing. The “oh we’re friends” thing with Nymph is just too cheesy, though.

Still though, the… ship… weapon… cannon… thing. Ugh, I can’t get enough of that awesome 3-D animation. (Much better than what Disney/Pixar churns out every month.) SSS. [11/10]


Wow this turned out long. ゴメン~

Cuuuuut. *snip*

» Read more: Fall 2009 Anime Finale Week

First Anime Post of Winter Break

December 20th, 2009

Cheers.

生徒会の一存 / Seitokai no Ichizon Episode 11 — Sugisaki is sick with a fever, and the Hekiyou Acadamy Student Council is abnormally normal. No hilarity ensues.

I was originally going to use only that one line as a summary, but the ending… oh my god, Mafuyu confessed… SS. [10/10]

Lots of screenshots, see bottom post. This is the second-to-last episode of Seitokai no Ichizon.

にゃんこい! / Nyan Koi! Episode 12 — Mizuno has gotten suspicious of Junpei’s curse, causing it to progress further. Eventually, he completely becomes a cat, and in a somewhat anti-climactic climax, he finally resolves his curse. That still doesn’t mean all’s well ends well for Junpei… teehee. S. [9/10]

Screenshots are at bottom, again. This was the final episode of Nyan Koi!.

うみねこのく頃に / Umineko no Naku Koro ni Episode 24 — lolwut. D. [3/10]

Also, what happened to the random Ange-1998 flashbacks? What happened to the stupendous surprises I expected this episode, being near the end of this season? Disappointed.

Fairy Tail Episode 10 — This was just weird. C. [4/10]

What the heck happened to the plot-driven suspense and humor that made me begin to respect this anime? Disappointed.

そらのおとしもの / Sora no Otoshimono Episode 11 — I’m still obsessed with ring my bell every time I hear it.

I am now of the opinion that Sora no Otoshimono would be better without the angels. Sora no Otoshimono would then become a normal school non-harem comedy with Sohara and Tomoki.

There is something between modern Japanese society and the idea of transgenderism. With that being said, this episode Tomoki becomes a girl. Now, I could write a whole essay-length analysis on boy-girl slash transexual characters in Japanese anime… Ranma 1/2‘s aquatransgender titular character Saotome Ranma being the prime example, with things like Kampfer, one of the ToLOVE-ru OVAs, and similar… but I happen to have an English essay to write so let’s save that prompt for another rainy day.

Putting all that aside, this episode contains typical Otoshimono semi-sexual fractured humor-parody-eyecandy. Uwahahaha. This episode’s theme, I approve. Actually… nevermind. I don’t approve, but it’s still funny. And Tomo-chan got what he deserved.

Sora no Otoshimono kind of fails (epicly) at being touching, though. Oh… well.

This is the… actually, I don’t know. Surprisingly, for writing such a long review, no screenshots were taken. It’s always hard rating Sora no Otoshimono because it’s both “oh god this is epic high quality masterpiece art” and “wtf is this messed-up deranged shit” at the same time. S+. [9.5/10]

とある科学の超電磁砲 / To Aru Kagaku no Railgun Episode 12 — End-of-arc episode; the fetus born from Kiyama-sensei is shown to be the collective conglomerate of the desperate thoughts of 3,000 depressed, defeated, and downright deficient students. Misaka fights this fetus, Antiskill actually does something (first time in the entire To Aru series! omg!), and the 3,000 students are saved… or are they? They may have risen from their comas, but they are still plagued by the troubles that guided them along said path in the first place, and as Misaka is wondering about this after she shows the audience how overpowered she is in a not-really-epic battle where Touma is decidedly missing, Kuroko jumps her, and all is normal again. Meanwhile, Saten and Uiharu have their reunion.

This is a 26-episode anime, so we’re almost halfway through. I can’t believe they took twelve episodes to do one not-so-amazing arc. (It might have been amazing if Touma had shown up, or if Kiyama-sensei was able to save those children in the end.) In Index, each arc was maybe three to six episodes at max, and although there were a mix of good and not-so-good arcs, they generally had perfect flow, no fillers or anything of the sort. Next episode of Railgun looks like a filler. Anyhow, hopefully the next story arc will feature Touma and Misaka in some heart-wrenching fantastically clever scenario, like we have come to expect from To Aru Majutsu no Index.

THERE! A PROFESSIONAL-LOOKING REVIEW! For once. Anyways, rating. S+. [9.5/10]

Kämpfer

Episodes: 12 / Studio: Nomad / TBS
Light Novel Adaptation / Author: Toshihiko Tsukiji
Wiki / ANN

Humor <2/5> | Plot <0/5>
Characters <0/2> | Art <1.5/2>
Music <1/2> | Mood/Tone <-1/2>
Dialogue <-0.5/2> == Total «3/20»

Ouuchh.

Kämpfer Episode 12 FINAL — I find it amusing how much this anime sucked.

Episode rating: Worst episode ever, of the worst anime ever this season. F. [2/10]

Final rating – [Kämpfer]: There wasn’t even a goddamn CONCLUSION. To ANYTHING. This anime, as a whole, gets an F [2/10]. Actually, maybe it even deserves lower. I’ll write a whole long freakin’ review-essay on it later when I feel like it.

Anyways, here are your screenshots.

Somehow a random Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo screenshot got in there. That school uniform is sexy.

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December 11th, 2009

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聖剣の刀鍛冶 / Seiken no Blacksmith Episode 10

Hm. This anime tries to be so deep and touching… and utterly fails at it. Eh, at least the animation is nice. I’d enjoy it if I had a little less intelligence.

I have so many complaints about this anime, it would be longer than all four of my Mists of Avalon essays.

The cheerful happy ending totally ruined the dramatic moment that they finally kind of achieved by the end of the episode. AA. [7/10]

とある科学の超電磁砲 / To Aru Kagaku no Railgun Episode 11

She seems to have a reason for designing Level Upper — for some reason, her request to run a certain simulation on Tree Diagram, Acadamy City’s super-mega-ultracomputer, was rejected, and somehow it was important enough to send 10,000 people into a coma for a few months, cause them to go insane and cause enough property damage to probably pay for a new supercomputer, and probably get her in jail or killed.

God, why must Railgun be so much better than all the other animes this season. Okay, best animation. Best characters. I won’t give it best music, but waaaaaaay far beyond best plot. It’s like, ten thousand times the plot of all other Fall 2009 animes combined.

1) What the ***, Touma didn’t show up after all. Meaning I’m going to have to learn Japanese and read the book. 2) Kiyama-sensei’s past… it’s so sweet, and the animation, timing, and phrasing of narration is all so perfect. 3) Surprisingly, Misaka beat Kiyama-sensei. 4) WHAT THE HELL WITH THE CLIFFHANGER… now I’ll be thinking about this every day for seven more days. Uuuuu. SS+. [10.5/10]

Touma better show up to save the day next week.

[とある科学の超電磁砲] To Aru Kagaku no Railgun -10-

December 4th, 2009

とある科学の超電磁砲 / To Aru Kagaku no Railgun Episode 10 — I may be 10 episodes behind on everything else, but I’d never miss out on Railgun.

This is totally the best anime this season — for this arc, Saten’s introspective narration really makes you peer into your own dreams, the goals you know you will never reach; all this from looking upon those who have achieved success from her perspective.

We also gain some perspective into the psychology of drug abuse, interestingly and randomly.

Why are they having such a deep heart-to-heart conversation over the cell phone in a public place? Every else is like *staaree* as she starts crying and all…

It’s interesting how everybody in this anime are completely  righteous and blame themselves for whatever goes wrong.

Lawl at the reappearance of the frog-faced doctor: “Real Gekota!”

Halfway through the ep: uuuuuu! Where’s my Touma? Wow, EVERYBODY is blaming him/herself. When does that happen in real life? Ever?

And the insomnic doctor has inspirational phrases to spout too. What’s with this anime ^^”

Oh my god, computer terminology! Networking! =)

Wait… she‘s the badguy? what? wow, that’s really surprising…

Railgun always manages to wow me. SS+. [10.5/10]