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[生徒会の一存] Seitokai no Ichizon -10-

December 13th, 2009

生徒会の一存 / Seitokai no Ichizon Episode 10

School festival; the Hekiyou Acadamy Student Council is discussing a play they will be performing later on, and they later move on to their duties of cleaning up after the festival. While organizing students’ lost-and-found items, they comment on how we are so eager to have fun, unwilling to clean up after — because when you clean up, the fun times truly come to an end.

There was my attempt at a “normal” summary. What follows is my usual post format — random lines I type out while watching the episode.

“Kenichi”… wahahahaha~~

Tear-jerking, right. Never let Chizuru do screenplays. The entire thing is extremely “wtf”. Oh, wait, every episode of Seitokai is like that. =D

God. I care not to spoil the awesome genius humor and epic parodies. Watch this. Ugh, okay, I have to say this. That satirical play was friggin GENIUS.

In the latter part of the episode, Sugisaki’s still-won’t-admit-it harem pretend to talk about dramatic scenes and make grandiose speeches over the intercom. I was too engrossed in the episode to talk screenshots.

Sugisaki also completely, utterly, randomly, and instantly oscillates between pure genius and idiotic pervert. It’s his defining trait, I suppose.

Like its main character, Seitokai no Ichizon is constantly walking the edge between “pure genius heartbreaking tear-jerking work of art” and “idiotic perverted meant-for-anime-otaku gag parody comedy show”. This episode had a near perfect balance of both. SS+. [10.5/10]

Long Long Anime Post to Make Up For Whatever

December 9th, 2009

I have nothing entertaining to say here.

[1555 words.]

そらのおとしもの / Sora no Otoshimono Episode 09 — No intro song? Interesting, what’s going on with Nymph and Synapse. As usual, Eishirou’s entertaining monologues are both insightful and idiotic.

Tomo-chan gets drunk off soda, Sohara is still my favorite character, and Nymph is back. Well, of course.

Nymph fails at being evil, and Tomoki hits on her because Ikaros fails at pretending to be human.

This anime still has the BEST CHARACTER ANIMATION EVER. Even without any story or joking, the art is HILARIOUS by itself.

WTFLOL (and even a Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann ref~)

It’s still obscene and kind of random, but it’s good where it counts. And yeah, good job kidnapping Tomoki, you just ended up falling more in love with him.

And why does Ikaros randomly kiss Tomoki out of the blue. That sucked… I want it to be some epic climax where they kiss, not a totally random scene at the end of the anime. However, the ED makes up for it, so great. Great new song, as usual.

S. [9/10]

If there were less naked people, this would’ve been a 10/10. You can tell a -lot- of work goes into the making of each episode of this anime, which is why I really enjoy most episodes of Sora no Otoshimono.

Kampfer Episode 09 — This anime has gotta be one of the worst this season (although others seem to think it’s the best). To tell the truth, when Fall 2009 first began, Kampfer was at the top of my list. However, it’s a) not funny b) not touching c) not cute d) not a unique story e) not unique in ANY way actually. Also, a) every single girl AND BOY is in love with Natsuru, b) Natsuru is a total idiot, c) what the hell is going on with the plot anyways?

The voice actor jokes used to be funny, but now they’re just stupid. There are new characters every episode, all of them are so dumb it hurts to watch Kampfer now. I don’t get how Sakura is secretly evil suddenly. I don’t get how everybody is too dumb to realize anything. I don’t get the lame mind control. It’s so lamee it hurts.

Okay, this just went over the “T” rated-level. Why is this being shown on public television again?

Eh, this episode actually thickened the plot, so it wasn’t as horrible as usual. A+. [6.5/10]

真・恋姫無双 / Shin Koihime Musou Episode 09 — Enshou (or whatever her name was)’s attendant looks like a flight attendant. x3

A public service announcement from Shuri: Be careful of lightning on cloudy days!

Hm, I’m pretty sure that  in Ancient China people didn’t wear swimsuits around everyday so casually. Still, though, with the censoring. If you’re going to show naked girls doing obscene things (which I would rather not see in the first place), why are you then censoring it? o-o

This ep was pretty deep for a Koihime ep. Usually it’s just *naked girls bath scene*, and then *clothes get ripped of in random battle*, and then some corny line that was supposed to be touching in some irrelevant way. AAA+. [8.5/10]

Next ep is Shuri and her new side-character.

にゃんこい! / Nyan Koi! Episode 09 — Wow, I’m two episodes behind on this.

I love this anime, because I like every character — Junpei, Kaede (lol, love interest in Kampfer is also named Kaede), Nagi, Imouto, twins, and even the cats. The humor is of a different nature than Seitokai, so that’s why it’s also in my top 3 Most-Looked-Forward-To list (see below).

And the twins (“tsu-ins”, more like — yay, I made a Japanese pun!). And then Nagi makes a stunning dramatic appearance XD. And then the random mailwoman makes her random appearance. And Junpei is in a swimming pool with 6 fantastic girls that are all in love with him. What would you do in this situation? ^-^

The 2nd half of the episode is focused on Sumiyoshi-san. Who is not my favorite character, by the way.

And it’s hilarious how Imouto and Mom try to track down all detective-like how many/which girls visited Junpei ><

Woah, next episode is on the twins. SS, for the first half, but since I don’t like Sumiyoshi-san, S. [9/10]

にゃんこい! / Nyan Koi! Episode 10 — The pre-opening scene… was that a parody of something, or was it “real”? I can totally see the twins as magical girls >.<

See, another thing I like about Nyan Koi! are the little jokes — the things you don’t always notice, but when you do, are so hilarious. It’s one of those things, where somebody puts a heck of a lot of effort into something, but only a few people ever notice, and even fewer convey their appreciation to that somebody. To refrain from quoting Holden, I’ll just say, “That’s so depressing.”

… magical girl transformation scenes, check. Spirits, check. Magical powers, check. Nyan Koi! has now become magical-girl Bakemonogatari or something. XD

This is so… um… it’s so hilarious and odd, it’s not even comment-able. AND THEN THE MAILMAN APPEARS ahahahaha!

Kyaah, this anime is really just too cute and hilarious for me to give it anything less than an S. By the way, S. [9/10]

こばと。 / Kobato Episode 08 — Kitten… Fall 2009 has too much about cats. And I agree, “Milk” is totally a cute name for a cat~

Fujimoto is so depressing. Everything else is so cheerful, but Fujimoto makes this so depressing, he counteracts the entire rest of the cast.

“I think… the kitten reminded him of himself.” Great, now let’s go into a Catcher in the Rye-esque analysis of all the symbols in this episode. =_=

*kitten clutches at chest… oh wait, Kobato doesn’t have breasts*

Wow, last episode’s Character of the Day actually reappeared. :O And are Chiho+Chise going to become main characters? Looks like this is gonna be like Chobits 2. XD

And yeah… give her your phone number. =_= Kobato is too dumb for anything. Also, in Chobits wasn’t Chitose some super-genius? Wonder if she also has her secret lab like in Chobits ><

Wow, the nice lady waaay back from Episode 1 reappears to take in the kitten… and wow, Fujimoto-san is so secretly nice. Sigh, what a nice conclusion.

And so, the episode ends happily ever after in typical CLAMP style. S. [9/10]

Aand… Kobato sings~~ It’s an epic song, and the accompaniment animation makes it even more dramatic. I’m surprised this is only the 2nd time she’s sung in 8 episodes.

Anyways, this was as sweet as any CLAMP episode ever was. Great ep.

フェアリーテイル/ Fairy Tail Episode 09When the most intelligent character in an anime is a winged cat, you know said anime will be entertaining.

This next episode was great as well; I see Fairy Tail is getting better every ep. S. [9/10]

Whoa, next episode is Natsu VS Erza.

そらのおとしもの / Sora no Otoshimono Episode 10 — Yeah, ep 10 came out by the time I got here.

Complaint #1: Everybody’s breasts are too big. I have a problem with that.

Episode title: “天使の旋律(ことば)の向かう先”, “Tenshi no Senritsu (Kotoba) no Mukau Saki”, with “kotoba” being the furigana/ruby for “senritsu”. Basically, it would be translated as “Where the Melodies (Words) of Angels Go”. “Senritsu”, read in Chinese as “xuan2 lü4”, means melody, and the act of placing “kotoba” — words — above the kanji for melodies is another example of this extremely interesting technique of Japanese writers. See, episode titles are always so entertaining and educational.

“Forming a band”? Cough… K-On!… and yeah, I see how the title relates now ^_^; and raise your hand if you want a childhood friend like Sohara-san for a waifu.

Wow… poor Nymph… this is just sad >.<; isn’t that child abuse?

Wow, Sorami Acadamy’s orchestra is TINY. And they play music that we could play in 6th grade. At least the Sora no Otoshimono animators can draw violins correctly… cough at Shugo Chara!.

Ikaro’s singing is great. No complaints. That was completely totally sweet. It was like, Kobato-type sweet. Wow, the ending animation this episode is bloopers of scenes that were already funny. Not that interesting, they run out of ideas pretty soon for funny things to do to random scenes. And great, now everybody is getting drunk on orange juice this episode. =D; S. [9/10]

こばと。 / Kobato Episode 09 — Aaand a new Kobato ep is out. Silly Kobato-chan. The “healing peoples’ feelings” thing has like 99% similarity to ×××HoLiC. Kobato has a random habit of announcing her intentions to the camera.

Also, normally, would you tell a random girl you just met on the street everything about your personal life and all your secret feelings and thought? No? I thought not. See, that’s the main logical issue with Kobato.

Technically… Kobato is… stalking these people… you know? I know she’s trying to heal their hearts and blah, buut… borderline obsession xD

Also, how come every time somebody is troubled in this anime, they sit on the same goddamn swing set?

Uwahh… this turned out soooo sweet~~! It’s almost sickeningly sweet, except CLAMP knows what variables to manipulate to make it just “sweet”. AAA. [8/10]

“Anime I Look Forward to the Most Each Week”:

Rank Name
(1) To Aru Kagaku no Railgun
Nyan Koi!
Seitokai no Ichizon
(2) Fairy Tail
Sora no Otoshimono
(3) Shin Koihime Musou
Umineko no Naku Koro ni

These are kinda-maybe-not-really in order.

Shots from this post follow.

[そらのおとしみの] Sora no Otoshimono -08-

November 24th, 2009

そらのおとしみの / Sora no Otoshimono Episode 08


Right, so this round of Sora no Otoshimono is a Battle Royale-style cork gun shootout.

“The Satsukitane family has organized a all-ages family fun event in order to promote the unity of our delightful town. All participants from young to old will be provided with non-lethal arms and munitions, and everybody is to mow each other down cheerfully, with these guns that just happen to look like AK-47 assault rifles. Everybody please come participate in this fun, safe community activity!”

Armed with his M16, Eishirou-kun helps snipe down the mob of vegetable ladies, fishmongers, and female classmates after Sakurai-kun, our popular protagonist. Don’t worry — “You’re loved, Sakurai-kun.”

Meanwhile, the Apocalypse arrives. Luckily for the world, Sakurai-kun tells her to go away.

Meanwhile meanwhile, Nymph is out and about being secretly evil again.

Wow, this is cool. So are they saying, like, Ikaros caused the downfall of the Roman Empire thousands of years ago or something?

And then she just starts crying. Nymph is so evil, she ends up being stupid. “I’ve got mud on my face! EWW! EWW! It’s so dirty!”

Wow, Ikaros is suddenly not an angelpet anymore. And Nymph leaves. Aww.

Meanwhile. Ahem.

“Oh, sorry, I had a real gun mixed in.”

Ending credits. Creative as usual. I don’t know why I took three shots of it.

And, as we conclude: Ikaros shows off her newfound ability to cry. Surprisingly sweet for a show as lacking in sanity as Sora no Otoshimono.

Systematic Rating

Humor <5/5> | Plot <5/5> | Characters <1/2> | Art <3/2>

Music <1/2> | Mood+Tone <2/2> | Dialogue <2/2> = Total: «19/20»

Normal Rating: S+ [9.5/10]

[そらのおとしもの] Sora no Otoshimono -07-

November 16th, 2009

Awesome ep, as usual. First some random stuff.

The “male” (lol) character songs from Haruhi2 will be out Wednesday. Of course, not that you’d really care much for Kyon’s singing, but.

Anyways… ささっと 始まれ!

♫ currently listening to: only my railgun – fripSide

Oh, yes, and the last Fall2009 OP I really really want is the Shin Koihime Musou intro. It’s better than flower of bravery, the 1st season OP, which was very high by my standards already. I like that kind of song, wonder if there’s a lot more of that kind of music that I just haven’t discovered yet.

そらのおとしもの / Sora no Otoshimono 第七話

This episode, in one sentence: Ikaros and Nymph go to school, and we discover that Nymph has some cool deep dark evil secret.

Sohara's imagination theatre.

Sohara's imagination theatre.

Sohara gets extremely flustered because Ikaros and Nymph are super-cute, super-smart, and super-popular.  Our Protagonist says outright that he doesn’t love either of the angels. That’s rare; usually in harem animes the protagonist is too scared/flustered/embarrassed/stupid to tell all or part of his harem that he doesn’t like them, or even more usually the protagonist just simply likes all of his girls.

今回、一文に: イカロスとニムフは学校に行く、それにニムフは なんだか秘密がある。

いいえ、僕は日本語バションを書く理由って 空間を注ぐそそぐためじゃないってば!

If this keeps up, Tomoki-kun is going to need mental rehabilitation.

If this keeps up, Tomoki-kun is going to need mental rehabilitation.

Aaand typical SoraOto things happen (yes very clever shortname).

One of the great things here is how every ep, and I mean every single one, has its own unique outro song. Most of them aren’t spectacular, though, so that’s a downer — I’d rather have one really awesome song (like an IKU song ^_^ *nudgenudge*).



So like… satirical emotional-scene-parodies later, after Tomoki’s class pressures him into jumping out of the second-story windowof the school building (or rather… it was more his own idiocy… and where’s Sohara here?), Tomoki is injured, in bed, and everything is as usual. Feels like Touma (chibi-ified).

"Do it, Tomoki! WE BELIEVE IN YOU!!!"

"Do it, Tomoki! WE BELIEVE IN YOU!!!"

Fast forward, and serious plot mode on. Why have the Angels been sent to Tomoki? Exactly what the hell is Synapse and the “world in the sky”? Since it looks like a landmass I can assume it’s not “heaven” heaven?

"I'm secretly evil, if you can't tell by this facial expression."

"I'm secretly evil, if you can't tell by this facial expression."

Uwahhh about Nymph.

今回の エンヂンッグテーム

今回の エンヂンッグテーム

By the way, Synapse is cool. Way better than “Easter” >____>; oh, Saint and Vesper from Mahoro are also good names for big, possibly-evil secret organizations.

Oh yeah, remember “Mithril”? FMP feels so long ago x_x or was it Mythril…

What other evil organization names? Oh, Hypnos from Digimon Tamers… that was a really great name. What was Shana‘s called? Those badguys were… um… umum… *wikis*

… half an hour later (read through the entire wiki Shana page again… it’s just so interesting ><) anyways, it was “Bal Masqué”. Specifically, Hecate+Sydonnay+Bel Peol are called the Trinity. Shana terminology is just so intriguing.

For general organization names… what was the Nanoha organization called? I can only remember the acronym, TSB… what was it, Transportation Safety Bureau? XD

Anywho, excellent ep. S… I hesitate to give S+. Let’s go with S+0.25. Ahaha. [9.25/10]

Random Anime Screenshot Time

November 15th, 2009

Don’t ask why. Shots are mostly from Shugo Chara! and Mahoromatic (the 2 non-Fall09 animes I’m watching atm).

(Stoke is the correct word; they didn't misspell "stroked" or anything.)

(Stoke is the correct word; they didn't misspell "stroked" or anything.)

A lot of these screenshots were taken because of my inner Grammar Nazi’s persuasive tactics.

(Awkward phrasing. Grammar police no like. And these are professional subtitles, too!)

(Awkward phrasing. Grammar police no like. And these are professional subtitles, too!)

Really… do you think everybody looks kind of “busy”? >_<

You can't say no to this face.

You can't say no to this face.

まほろちゃん 可愛いぃぃぃ~

Yeah, screw it.

Yeah, screw it.

A good example of what not to be when you grow up.

Sucks to be you.

Sucks to be you.

I don’t even know why I screenshotted some of these.

Su soing a perfect parody of Eru. "Aha! We've got four bars of love reception here!"

Su soing a perfect parody of Eru. "Aha! We've got four bars of love reception here!"

Speaking of Eru, Amulet Angel was the cutest out of all of Amu’s transformations (maybe tying with Amulet Heart… maybe). We need to see her more… not that she ever does anything besides wave a white flag, but.

*shift eyebrows*

*shift eyebrows*

I agree with Nikaidou-sensei.

This was Ben Li, reporting from Los Angeles, California. Signing out.

[生徒会の一存] Seitokai no Ichizon 06

November 9th, 2009

生徒会の一存 / Seitokai no Ichizon Episode 06

I took 12 shots for this episode, all of them are in the gallery above [now below, it took up too much space]. In the actual post, I’ll give my comments and highlight the best screenshots.

"That's nothing; there are schools that have students pass out fliers in bunny suits at the front gate--" "That's only SOS!"

"That's nothing; there are schools that have students pass out fliers in bunny suits at the front gate--" "That's only SOS!"

Notice Sugisaki suddenly grows a bust in this frame.

Seitokai no Ichizon also seems to be overly fond of Haruhi allusions. They also seem to like Higurashi, as will be shown in a later shot.

"Now that the biggest problem has turned to ash, let's continue with the meeting."

"Now that the biggest problem has turned to ash, let's continue with the meeting."

Poor Sugisaki.

Okay, begin actual summary.

This episode: the student council is deciding on the theme for this year’s Cultural Festival. For those who don’t watch anime often, Japanese schools normally hold at least one cultural festival every year, where every class and club in the school participates with some sort of event, show, booth, food stand, etc.

Sugisaki’s idea for the theme: “sexual”. Of course, instantly objected to by the other four members.

One by one, each of the members’ ideas is rejected by the four others… a side effect of them knowing each other too well >_<

Mafuyu's second idea for the school's Cultural Festival theme. The first, for your information, was to do with boys' love.

Mafuyu's second idea for the school's Cultural Festival theme. The first, for your information, was to do with boys' love.

I actually liked Minatsu’s idea the best.

"First, to get an entrance ticket to the festival, one must survive an elimination battle royale."

"First, to get an entrance ticket to the festival, one must survive an elimination battle royale."

"One badge will be given to each person, but without two, they can't participate on the second day."

"One badge will be given to each person, but without two, they can't participate on the second day."


That reminded me of Yugioh, actually, and those… what were they called? Those armband star things?

Either way, I love Seitokai and its random, awesome, epic, beautifully animated humor. I also love its superior character design, each and every character (barring Sugisaki) has an interesting, unique personality that yet totally fits one or more anime cliches (archetypes) that totally enhance viewers’ reception of each character.

I commend the author of Seitokai no Ichizon.

"If you're going to have a meeting, I prefer you do it with a hatchet and a bat."

"If you're going to have a meeting, I prefer you do it with a hatchet and a bat."

Here’s your Higurashi reference.

"The BGM will be a remix of the sound of styrofoam rubbing against styrofoam and nails screeching against a blackboard."

"The BGM will be a remix of the sound of styrofoam rubbing against styrofoam and nails screeching against a blackboard."

She’s just… evil.

"How does 'sweets' sound?"

"How does 'sweets' sound?"

And there’s our lovable President’s proposal.

Other happening in this episode: Minatsu announces her mom is remarrying, and she will be transferring, along with Mafuyu. ;______;

Of course, they’re main characters… so that didn’t happen. Surprisingly, Sugisaki actually did something useful this episode in stopping them from transferring… and Minatsu seems to have (at least partially) fallen in love with him ><

"Mafuyu won't forget about Sugisaki-senpai until the day Mafuyu forgets you!"

"Mafuyu won't forget about Sugisaki-senpai until the day Mafuyu forgets you!"

Mafuyu is surprisingly capable of being sarcastic at times. Or maybe she wasn’t doing it on purpose.



But everything turned out happy. I find it odd that they only postponed their pending school transfer. I mean, they’re moving to China (I’m assuming that’s what they meant by “mainland”) so… yeah… postpone?

It’s sad that if we get a Seitokai second season, we’ll probably go without Shiina and Minatsu. They’re my two favorite characters from Seitokai, so you can’t take them away from me ;_____;

It's the Hekiyou Academy Rangers!

It's the Hekiyou Academy Rangers!

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End-of-Weekend-Anime-Post / [にゃんこい!] Nyan Koi! 06

November 8th, 2009

This episode was one of the best so far, and Nyan Koi is definitely going to go down as one of this season’s best. I didn’t like the first episode, but it’s turned out to be quite すばらしい。

にゃんこい! / Nyan Koi! Episode 06


Love letter!

Continuing from last episode: Junpei meets a really cute twin-tailed underclassman who knows about his curse. Junpei, in typical Junpei style, stares blankly for a moment and quickly flees the scene. Meanwhile, Mizuno was watching.

"I was dumped right after being confessed to!?"

"I was dumped right after being confessed to!?"

The next day, Kousaka-kun searches the school for that twin-tailed blonde cutie underclassman, because he didn’t want her to be affected by the curse (see? anime protagonists never think about their own well-being ^^) when he then receives a love-letter from a girl who looks just like the girl he met yesterday. After reading the letter, she disappears. Five seconds later a girl looking like the girl that just appeared that looked like the girl that… never mind… anyways, five seconds later another girl pops out of nowhere and tells Junpei she hates him. Thus the quote+screenshot to your right.


"Why are they all glaring at me?"

Meanwhile rumors spread about Junpei getting it on with every cute girl that meets his eyes.



It turns out they were twins (raise your hand if you saw that coming like you would have seen a volcano eruption on a sunny day). One of them is tsundara tsundere, and the other… is actually not the Tsukasa/Mafuyu type. She’s… weird. Creepy. AND madly in love with Junpei, as it turns out…

Of course, onee-chan has this unstoppable urge to beat up any guy her twin sister is interested in, hence Junpei’s misfortune. Also, the “younger” twin seems to have odd hobbies…


The mailman expresses her opinion.

Postal workers have it nice, ne?

"I'll stop writing my delusions diary, but will you let me continue stalking you?"

"I'll stop writing my delusions diary, but will you let me continue stalking you?"

Hanchan would be overjoyed if he found out he was being stalked.

She gets the last laugh.

She gets the last laugh.

Of course. The mailman… mailwoman (political correctness, my apologies) always gets the last laugh.


Let’s finish with some random Shugo Chara! screenshots, だぎゃ!

"Taking over the world is so cliche."

"Taking over the world is so cliche."

"It is?"

"It is?"

I dunno. Randomness.

Life’s Gay Good.

Ohh! I forgot to rate the episode, haha! Here’s the SS it deserves. [10/10]

The Weekend Post / Kämpfer 06

November 7th, 2009

Good stuff.

It's Mikoto!

It's Mikoto!

Kämpfer Episode 06 — Like I said last week, this week’s episode is going to be AWESOME.

You can't beat the moe clueless sexy antennahead character.

You can't beat the moe clueless sexy antennahead character.

And I was right. This week has completely restored my opinion of Kampfer.

This episode, we FINALLY introduced Mikoto! Kondou Mikoto is the short-haired moe girl who’s been sending Natsuru, her long-time childhood friend and coincidentally also the male protagonist of this anime, a postcard from some obscure country every episode, up ’til now. She’s traveled the world, and now she’s come home to stake her claim on Natsuru-san.

So, let’s count Natsuru’s harem now: Akane, Student Council President (didn’t bother remembering her name), Sakura, the entire school, females AND males… and now Mikoto has arrived to steal him away!

That pole should say "Reserved for Yoshida".

That pole should say "Reserved for Yoshida".

This is immediately my favorite pairing. I admit I’m kinda a sucker for the “childhood friend” character type, but she is just too cute to resist.

You can't resist this face.

You can't resist this face.

She is voiced by Kana Asumi, whose name I haven’t heard of until now. She was Kiyal in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (so that’s where I remember the voice from <3333), Natsumi in Kyou no Go no Ni (don’t remember the voices from that, and maybe the anime voices were different from the OVA ones; haven’t watched the anime yet), Hyouka from To Aru Majutsu no Index, and finally… Ran from Shugo Chara!~~

So she’s acted a lot of characters I liked before ^^

It's like Akane with silver hair and a black uniform. Real creative.

It's like Akane with silver hair and a black uniform. Real creative.

Uguuuuu~ and her Kampfer-transformation is also uber uber cute!

Although I can’t quite say it’s original.

She’s not foul-mouthed and ill-mannered like Kampfer/Akane, but she still is ferocious and posesses most of the qualites I like about Kampfer/Akane. I hate normal Akane, by the way. She stole a wonderful name (Akane from Ranma 1/2) and has glasses (which are eww to me).



White/silver hair is also really cute, along with the black uniform (although… like, why? XD).

I also have grown to hate the student council president (whose name I still haven’t remembered yet). She’s ugly. She’s mean. She’s evil. She’s a badguy. NOTHING LIKE say Hinagiku-san (lol first person I jump to) or… or even Seitokai no Ichizon‘s president (whose name I also… happen to not remember.)

She has a "WTF" reaction similar to Amu's.

She has a "WTF" reaction similar to Amu's.

It’s weird, ‘cuz, anime characters generally call student council presidents “student council president” instead of their name, so I tend to not remember their names. Haha.

I think Seitokai‘s was named… … I can only think of “Aka-chan”, which is what the black-haired girl (secretary) calls her. Damn, I can’t remember the secretary’s name either… oh, right, Chizuru.

As for picture to the left’s caption… Mikoto is totally similar to Amu in many ways. Barring the “magical girl” plot-device-related topics, she has both a girly and a “Tch.” cool side. Too bad she doesn’t have a harem of her own (or maybe she’ll attain one in future eps… since it’s Kampfer, I could really see that coming.) Anyways, their hairstyles are quite different (I like both I guess… but pink gives Amu the advantage) and yes, ahoge is the mark of the elite.

To sum it up: this episode introduced Mikoto-chan, Natsuru’s long-time childhood friend. Obviously, it goes without saying that she is also in love with him (along with every other male AND female student that attends the school). Also, obviously she also turns out to be a Kampfer and shows us her mad pwnage sword skills. The absolute funniest moment this episode: when she found out female Natsuru was the male Natsuru. THAT MOMENT WAS AWESOME>>

If only every episode would turn out this great. SS. [10/10]

Natsuru is the complete, PERFECT opposite of Seitokai's Sugisaki Ken. (This caption text was irrelevant concerning the image it is attached to.)

Natsuru is the complete, PERFECT opposite of Seitokai's Sugisaki Ken. (This caption text was irrelevant concerning the image it is attached to.)

daybreak ~ 昼壊し編 (hirukowashi-hen)

November 3rd, 2009

ひぐらしのく頃に礼 / Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei 第五話 / Episode 05

昼壊し編 (Hirukowashi-hen)



This episode was so genius, I couldn’t help but take fifteen screenshots.

Rika/Nakahara Mai's voice is too kawaii to live through hearing.

Rika/Nakahara Mai's voice is too kawaii to live through hearing.

This post has a lot of pictures, so I was courteous enough to add a cut. ^^

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Monday Anime Madness

November 2nd, 2009


Fairy Tail Episode 04 — Why the hell does Lucy have a whip? It’s stupid but not completely stupid. I’d say, perhaps… B for this episode.

Nevermind, all the characters are ugly except for Lucy being semi-demi-cute. Ranking lowered to C. [4/10]

And geez, sorry for giving such a sucky rating, but if it’s a being a bad anime, it’s going to get bad ratings.

にゃんこい! / Nyan Koi! Episode 05 — Kaede Mizuno is so cute! It totally makes the entire anime worth watching.

Assertive, isn't she?

Assertive, isn't she?

Junpei is the average male lead character, and Kaede is the average female lead character. This makes for what normally would be a surprisingly average anime.

Nyan Koi adds a love… what is it now, hexagon? Junpei’s harem is filled with a menagerie of totally random characters… a mailwoman? wtf does she have to do with him, or anything about this anime for that matter? >_<

I find all the characters (minus Kanako, she’s fat, ugly, and unpleasant in every other way) cute, amusing, and entertaining. The cats annoyed me at first, but we don’t see them that much anymore, and usually when we do, it’s a comical relief moment anyways.

Junpei is kind of incompetent at talking with the girl he likes (although he is completely competent with dealing with every other girl in his life…), and now that I think of it, somehow it reminds me of Hanchan.

Notice the ahoge.

Notice the ahoge.

The main thing is, in real life, you don’t find many of these happy couples where both partners possess this character stereotype. Even if one of them is super-shy, usually the other ends up being the perky, talkative type. I like the pairing of Nyan Koi!, and that’s the main reason I’m enjoying this anime.

I have no idea why I actually wrote a decent-length review of this episode, when I barely gave Sora no Otoshimono and Seitokai no Ichizon two sentences each… and those two both received scores of over 10/10 this week, too!

In fact, I even feel like writing more analysis. Comparing the two to Nagisa and Tomoya from CLANNAD: Kaede and Nagisa fit the same archetype. They even both have ahoges! (See screenshot at left ^^)

Tomoya is a completely different person, however. He has that “who cares, f*** life” type of Holden attitude, at least in the beginning of CLANNAD, and I suppose that’s basically where Key derived much of their internal conflicts.

"... what am I supposed to do now..."

"... what am I supposed to do now..."

Since Nyan Koi!‘s Junpei doesn’t have internal conflicts to deal with, no “demons to slay” in his heart, I am looking forward to some other aspect that will make Nyan Koi! unique. Realistically speaking though, I don’t think any new themes or morals will appear. Nyan Koi! is too focused on the “neko/cat curse” plot device (which, to be honest, I find completely stupid) to care about anything other than romansu and comedy.

It’s satisfying, I suppose, but this would make a good Key anime if we added some angst, some tragedy, some snow, and a dream that hasn’t ended.

If it’s not going to be a Key anime, maybe it should take on a Haruhi-type outlook. How about make Junpei start narrating every random thing that happens, and make some character be the Haruhi archetype and yeah ><

Keitai denwa ftw.

Keitai denwa ftw.

You know, now that I think of it, if you say it that way then Sora no Manimani is totally based on the Haruhi archetypes. Hm, maybe that’s why I liked it.

Back to the episode… dammit, Junpei, hurry up and goddamn confess! (Sorry for the impolite wording, I just wrote an English assignment where we had to write using words like that…)

Kana pisses me off, how she keeps getting in the way of Mizuno and Junpei’s ren’ai ~_~

Nagi-senpai is cool. His… no sorry her XDD; Her speech mannerisms are really cool, and his personality+backstory+family I found all very interesting and entertaining.

Imouto: *pops out of nowhere*

Imouto: *pops out of nowhere*

This anime also gets props for the imouto being cute.

New characters!

New characters!

Again, they’re Tsukasa/Kagami-type opposite twins. Or you could refer to Kyou/Ryou… or refer to Yuuna/Yuuma from Pani Poni. Or… (and the list goes on…)

Anyways, the older one seems to have more of a Fate-chan (Nanoha) slash Utau (Shugo Chara!) type character. It also fits the “tsundere” stereotype, so all is well.

I wrote such a long review, but I’m not willing to give it an S still. AA… AAA, fine. [8/10]