Posts Tagged ‘Sora no Otoshimono’

Sora no Otoshimono PV

October 29th, 2009

Sora no Otoshimono, Kadokawa’s official trailer/PV. Yeah, it looks really epic ><

I want the intro song, Ring my Bell. It’s been stuck in my head tonight (that’s why I posted this), haha.

Sora no Otoshimono: Special Edition Post

October 27th, 2009
She's still being motherly to that watermelon.

She's still being motherly to that watermelon.

そらのおとしもの / Sora no Otoshimono / Heaven’s Lost Property Episode 04

I can’t believe how good this episode was.

Okay, first, there are the panties. I’ve mostly become desensitized to panties, pantyshots, and things like that in animes. For people who don’t regularly watch these kinds of animes, don’t be freaked out by some of these screenshots.

This is how normal Japanese people think. Breathe in. Breathe out.

Anyways, this episode was Hayate no Gotoku! level humor (of course, with the added genre of Ecchi).

The animation quality is also FAR above par. Character design and all, I’ve already complimented Sora no Otoshimono on.

Well, I’ll leave the rest for the screenshots to explain. A picture’s worth a thousand words, after all, and I have not the time to type out a thousand words when I should be doing my English essay.

Disregard the foreground.

Disregard the foreground.

He’s talking to the flying panties, by the way.

... I'll leave this one alone.

... I'll leave this one alone.

You don’t meet someone very often who would smile while telling you, “The panties will explode.”

Sohara’s obviously enjoying this.

Yeah, so basically this episode is about... exploding panties.

Yeah, so basically this episode is about... exploding panties.

He’s way too immature to be a pervert. Or does it work the other way around?

Like, is he way too perverted to be the immature, childish brat he is?

Normally, perverted people are, like, glasses-sporting geeks, amirite?

He's enjoying this, too.

He's enjoying this, too.

Obviously.

Deck the halls with boughs of panties~!

Deck the halls with boughs of panties~!

He sure has a lot of free time.

Random shot.

Random shot.

I still haven’t decided who is cuter, Sohara or Ikaros. I know I said “Sohara FTW” for the first ep, but Ikaros is really cute and… dumb. Idk. Sometimes a dumber, more obedient wife = a better wife.

Wait… I’m not even choosing my wife, I’m deciding on an anime pairing. Tsk at myself.

I don't have any friends... :(

I don't have any friends... :(

See? She’s cute.

This pic basically sums up the whole episode.

This pic basically sums up the whole episode.

I still don’t see why he’s smiling.

Student Council President FTW!

Student Council President FTW!

Making this sound like a yazuka/gangsta B-movie FTW!

Speaking of which, why does she seem to have all those bodyguards around? Ya don’t think she’s like, some yazuka gang leader’s daughter? XD

And he took her seriously...

And he took her seriously...

Of course.

Okay, now it became a lame mecha anime parody.

Okay, now it became a lame mecha anime parody.

Lol, I don’t even get the reference. The logo reminds me of Macross.

Suddenly... he looks manly...

Suddenly... he looks manly...

Looks like Sousuke from Full Metal Panic, without the scar, and slightly younger.

Mission accomplished; damsel in distress has been saved.

Mission accomplished; damsel in distress has been saved.

“My house kinda got blown up/burnt down as a side effect, but oh well.”

Also, maybe he needs to remember that he’s stark naked, and she’s not wearing panties.

And so, the lame B-movie ends.

And so, the lame B-movie ends.

This was just funny.

I kinda missed the real ending song, though x3

*geass*

*geass*

New character! Uwaiii!

SS. [10/10]

今日、楽しかった~

October 19th, 2009

最近、僕は 「しゅごキャラ」 と言うアニメに耽ったんだ。 少女アニメだけど… それでも大好きだよ! 今、僕は23話を見ているの。 佳境、クライマックス~ 楽しみだな? けど、このアニメは長いぞ。 最初、2009の秋のアニメから興味が現れた。 でも、本当にいいアニメだ!

とにかく… 今日は日本語でアニメを説明します。 こんなポスト、誰も読めないんだから、関係ないと思うよ。

そらのおとしもの/Sora no Otoshimono 第三話

Mach 24 is approximately 30,000 km/h.

Mach 24 is approximately 30,000 km/h.

The theme of this story. “Just have fun.”

It’s the best theme I’ve ever heard. Well, not really. I’m exaggerating.

「楽しいんでいればいい。」

どんなてきでも、どんな辛いこともあっても… 楽しませたら、どうでもいいんだ。

A plot is indeed present, and it seems to be well thought-out. You could say, it’s rather rare to find an anime with a good plot along with really good humor.

I want one too.

I want one too.

There’s still indeed the problem of who sent Ikaros to Tomoki… and indeed, what her purpose is in the first place. Judging from the intro song, it looks like there’s going to be another cute character making an appearance soon.

The main theme, character-wise, at least in this episode, revolves around Ikaros. She has no knowledge of human emotions or feelings, and this major plot point is probably going to be heavily featured in the climax. I’m guessing, some romantic cheesy scene where she’s pointing a gun or laser or something at Tomoki, and then she’s like *omg suddenly remembers all the fun times we’ve been through!* and turns around and shoots the bad guy.

I totally agree with Sohara, on this line.

I totally agree with Sohara, on this line.

Speaking of which, there isn’t even a bad guy in this anime yet. I guess that’s nice, but still, antagonists are necessary for a good plot. See Maria-sama ga Miteru for example of what happens when there are no badguys.

(可愛い ように… と 祈っています。)

Ikaros, sent to buy groceries, sees a watermelon, and falls in love with it. She keeps it as a pet, and I’m sure she’d be mortified if anybody ate it while she wasn’t looking.

You know, I’ve never noticed how cute watermelons were. I feel like having some.

こんなポスで、可愛いよな?

こんなポスで、可愛いよな?

「マスタは、私といって楽しいですか?」

「あ、楽しいよ! いろんなことがおきて、商い通かさ!」

Petting her looks so fun… her hair has totally gotta be super-fluffy. And then she pets her watermelon the same way you pet her…

Tomoki is Tomoki as usual, the childish irresponsible idiot he is. Eishirou is still the cooler male character though. Is this outro song new? I really like it.

確かに。

確かに。

また… パンツ… ですか? あれはもう終わったと思ったけれど…

まぁ、このエピソードはすごかったぞ! (もしかして、僕が最近 「しゅごキャラ」 だけを見ていたんだかな?)

さぁさあぁ! このエピソードを何点上げるの? 「S」 だぞ! [9/10]

フェアリーテイル/Fairy Tail 第二話

イントロは退屈。タァァイクツゥゥ~

ああ、イントロ歌がいい。 主人公も可愛い。 なんだか… 変なアニメ。 やっぱりあの猫のせいか?

あん、気に入らない… 変なキャラクタ。 面白くない。 「Aye!」 はやっぱ可愛い~

This animation style really is really, really weird. And it’s not… a really funny anime. The jokes are lame, no beautiful morals, or beautiful battles, or beautiful girls… or cool magical powers or anything. It feels way too much like an MMORPG. I have more fun playing Mabinogi than watching this. C-. [3.5/10]

Hmm, the monkey is funky. This is the kind of Americanized cartoon my little brother would like. Um… a… talking cow… um… this anime is way too weird… But Natsu is cool. This feels totally like what I think Naruto is like. Or one of those American “animes”. Like, my little brother is obsessed with an american “anime” called Bakugan. Or is that actually Japanese? Pfft.

Well, maybe it wasn’t that bad. For the cute ending animation, it can have a B. Yes, huge score up. [5/10]

… seriously. He looks like a ninja.

Why’d I suddenly switch back to English? Ehh.

Finishing up with talking about anime… back to the topic of my wonderful life.

*~*~*~*~*

僕のUSAMTS は何点かな? って、ラウンド2も頑張らなきゃ…

今日、僕は「Mists of Avalon」を読めています。 頑張ります! …って、僕はそう言うけど、読みたくない。 ぜんぜん。 どうしよう?

数学の宿題は気にしていません、それに、別なクラスも気にする必要がないと思う。

まぁ、AP Physics のこと: 先週の物理のテストのポスト、覚えていますか? そのテスト、「B」になった! でも、たまたま Extra Credit っていうこと が いいな? 助かったぜ! バック・ツ・A+! 人生っていい!

僕の日本語、たぶんとても とても 醜いな? 間違ったら、僕の言葉を修正して下さい! よろしくお願いします。

このポストを読むこと、本当に感謝しております。 (ちなみに、私のせりふは全部、全部 どこかのアニメから勉強したんだ。)

Anime update (ignore this if you don’t care)

October 13th, 2009

So, anime post for today. I’m separating “life” and “anime” since… yeah.

乃木坂春香の秘密: ぷれっざ / Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu 2: Purezza – The original anime was pretty funny at times, but the romance was just annoying. Well, I have to say, the second season started out really sucky. This episode sucked, except the like two scenes where Mika appeared.

I guess, basically, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu is a sucky show. Tsk, I had high expectations for both seasons. Cool OP sequence though.

そらのおとしもの / Sora no Otoshimono Episode 02 – WOW! AWESOME! Seriously. This show jumped to a new high with episode 02. It’s not exactly a romance, not exactly a harem show either. It’s not a romance-drama show, nor is it a tragedy. It is a comedy, but then again not a romantic comedy. It’s not exactly Lucky Star-style humor either. What is it then?

Sora no Otoshimono characters, as introduced in episode 2.

Sora no Otoshimono characters, as introduced in episode 2.

Sora no Otoshimono seems to be a rather unique anime. Initially, I compared the first episode to ToLOVEる (ToLOVE-ru), but that doesn’t quite match either. Sora no Otoshimono has a unique animation style, and the way each episodic storyline is presented is quite pleasing. The series also appears to have a major plot that looks exciting.

The premise itself is not entirely unique. A girl falls from the sky. Great. The unique character in this anime is the protagonist. I have already explained this in my review of the first episode, but the protagonist’s childish perspective gives this anime a fun-filled atmosphere. It really brings a smile to your face. If you maybe… ignore the panties flying left and right. Yeah. That.

フェアリーテイル / Fairy Tail – First thoughts on episode 01. “THIS IS TOTALLY MABINOGI.” Actually, before that, “This OP is totally lame.” If you care, the third thought was “Oh hey, that weird plushie/animal/thing is voiced by Rie Kugumiya!”

Okay, the character designs are totally lame. Everybody looks ugly, even the lead females.

Hm, this scene reminds me of a scene in Zero no Tsukaima. You know what, this whole ANIME reminds me of Zero no Tsukaima.

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m watching AND posting at the same time. So that’s why I’m not tying in well-formed paragraphs. This section will sound rather similar to an IM convo.

… the only good thing about this anime so far is Rie-san’s voice. WTF… the cat… doll… thingy is named “Happy”?

Hmm, so the lead girl’s name is Lucy? I don’t like that name. My mom’s former boss was named Lucy.

Ugh, this anime is getting lamer by the second. It also gives off that “American cartoon” feel that I hate.

Hmm, the cat-plushie thing is kinda cute. Kinda. I mean, at least it’s better than, say, FMP’s fumoffu thingy.

… okay. Halfway point. Plot got interesting. Hold on, lemme watch some more.

… why can the cat fly? …

Hm, the lead male is kind of cool. Maaybee… like, Touma-level cool.

Cool magic circles. Not nanoha-level cool, but they look okay. Magic is lame though. Like… firebolt-level lame. Ugh.

Lol… that scene was pretty funny. Score up.

Woah… now that was cool.

… okay, that was cool for about 2 minutes. Fight scene is dragging on too long. Score down.

… that was pretty cool. PWNT!

Wow, the ED is pretty cute. Score up.

Overall… feels like Zero no Tsukaima plus maybe some Shana and totally Mabinogi/ZnT setting. Girl looks like… I don’t know, but she’s not really a unique design. Male protagonist is a Touma, except he talks less and beats people up a bit more. Score of… I don’t know, C or a B. I’ll just go ahead and go with a B.

君に届け / Kimi ni TodokeProduction I.G. – OP wasn’t anything special, but I liked it.

Lead female has a beautiful voice, lemme try to recognize. Um… Mamiko Noto? *checks ANN*

Yup, she’s voiced by Mamiko Noto, and the lead male is Daisuke-kun (voiced Fai from Tsubasa).

Wow, this starts off interesting. As expected of I.G., capture our curiosities from the start.

You know… maybe people would like you more if you SMILED? Lol, she’s having social troubles. If she was a bit prettier, I’d want to give her a hug.

You know, she is pretty. When she smiles. Wait, she doesn’t.

Oh my god, the lead male is so sweet. Ugh… (sorry for sounding like a fangirl for a moment)

…. WOOOW she is a SOCIAL FAILURE. These scenes are scaring me.

Hm, this is totally an anime for girls to watch. It’s not really interesting to me.

Well, actually, the lead male is a good role model for all of us to follow. It’s boring, but watch it, Hanchan. Maybe if you act like him, girls will be swarming around you like wasps.

Like with Fairy Tail, I’ll watch and type at the same type. Multitasking, Rank UP!

Hm, all the female characters are drawn horribly. The lead male is SO HANDSOME though!

You know, this doesn’t feel like a Mamiko Noto character. You would expect somebody more like Nogizaka Haruka, or (Itadaki no Kura) Hecate-sama.

Hm, I’m starting to hate the lead female. The lead male deserves someone better. He’s so handsome @_@

Ugh, it’s so obvious they’re in love with each other, I hate it.

… what the hell? Suddenly at the end of the episode she becomes socially adept?

Ughhh, this is so girly sweet… I can’t stand this.

Damn, this failed my expectations. Which were probably incorrect expectations in the first place, because this is a girls’ anime. D+ or C.

Great outro song. Who’s the singer, I wonder.

Animes I’m not going to watch this season:

Sasameki Koto – it’s yuri, so obviously not. Sounds like a copy of Maria-sama, anyways.

Miracle Train – I hear it’s gay. No, literally. Gay. Homosexual. As in, guys loving guys.

Armed Librarians: The Book of Bantorra – ……………….. lol, assumption: “WTF is this an anime about librarians-turned bounty hunters that are sent out to assassinate people holding overdue books?”

That might actually have been more interesting than this. Okay, first line of summary… “dead people turn into books.” Not watching.

Yumeiro Patissiere – Kill me.

Animes I might watch:

Queen’s Blade – dunno what this is, sounds lame, but I haven’t heard anything bad about it. Actually I haven’t heard anything about it at all.

Tegami Bachi / Letter Bee – going to watch this. Wikipedia’s summary sounds interesting. Sounds… Gurren Lagann? first anime that comes to mind. The name is cool, at least.

The Sacred Blacksmith – I’ve been commenting on how stupid the name was since summer, but I might give it a watch.

Asura Cryin’ 2nd Season – first things first.

Natsu no Arashi! Akanai-chuu – first season first.

Darker than BLACK 2nd Season – I’ve heard great things about the first season. First things first, of course.

Needless – a summer09 anime, might start it.

Inuyasha: The Final Act – … not that Inuyasha needs any more episodes in the first place, but maybe this will be better (it is a climax to a huge series, after all).

Short anime update

October 9th, 2009

Again, I’ll make these as short as possible. (Some of them really deserve long/er, though.) As usual, click for high-resolution versions.

こばと – Kobato

Kobato

Kobato

CLAMP work (read: From the makers of Tsubasa, Cardcaptor Sakura, Code Geass, X, Chobits, etc etc etc.)

This is what Japanese humans do at parks in the spring. *nodnod*

This is what Japanese humans do at parks in the spring. *nodnod*

I’ve never looked into the manga for this, and I watched the first ep without really knowing what to expect. Well, I must say. I was totally amazed. Another dazzling CLAMP success.

Above all else, the excellent animation quality, voice acting, etc… the best part of this episode might have been Kobato’s singing. The intro and outro songs were also both spectacular (and I found the ED animation interesting, lol).

This anime is mostly humor, so there’s nothing to interpret or discuss here (that’s why the next post is so much longer than this one, lol). Highly recommended anime, although we’ll see how the next episode turns out.

This is what hell looks like.

This is what hell looks like.

Her singing is beautiful.

Her singing is beautiful.

空の落し物 – Sora no Otoshimono / Heaven’s Lost Property

Okay… all the characters are cute and well-rounded. The characters are probably the best part of this anime.

Sugita Eishirou

Sugita Eishirou

At least it won’t be the plot. The first half of episode 01 took place at school, and I found it an extremely hilarious school life comedy. I especially liked the (male) character of Sugita Eishirou (at right). He’s so weird and quirky, and he gives off that Mikhail (Macross F) feel, especially with the hair, speech mannerisms, and glasses.

The protagonist’s view towards life is fascinating. I believe it will be either a main part of the story’s theme, or it will be something that the protagonist will forget during the course of the story, and the in the end, he will remember his original perspectives and reflect on them.

(the translation makes this sound lame.)

(the translation makes this sound lame.)

His view towards life is compounded by the fact that he acts extremely childish. I suppose that’s a fun type of main character to have, but it does become annoying at times. His personality is so totally immature, it seems this anime will be a meaningful watch, if we get to follow the development of this guy’s life.

Smart.

Smart.

Also, I love Student Council President characters (and yes, it’s Hina’s fault), and this anime has an interesting President as well (at right). The opening wasn’t aired for the first episode, so I don’t know whether or not there will be any more characters, but this cast isn’t half bad. I’ve seen worse.

Tomoki (protagonist) as immature brat who suddenly found a girl and now can do anything he wants.

Tomoki (protagonist) as immature brat.

Also, some romance would be nice. Girl at left is really cute (childhood friend characters ftw). The weird girl who fell from the sky (she’s the “Lost Property” I’m guessing?) is cute too, I guess, but her chest is too big and she’s too blank and empty to be very fun. Normally, in these sorts of stories, I guess the robot/fairy/otherwise personality-less (I’m thinking Rei/Evangelion or Yuki/Haruhi, those kinds of characters) falls in love with the protagonist and eventually develops a personality. Or not necessarily. Seeing her grow a personality out of thin air might be interesting.

Ooops... what was that about not being able to cancel orders?

Ooops... what was that about not being able to cancel orders?

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This may be last, but don’t let that mislead you. This is totally going to be the next Shakugan no Shana. I swear, the first episode looked that appealing.

The main character’s coolness is pleasant. The eyepatch looks really weird, but I don’t mind it. Hopefully he gets rid of it soon, though. His childhood friend is extremely cute and sweet. She’s almost a copy of whatshername from Shana… um…

Anyways, I don’t quite get it (and I like it when I don’t quite get it, because that foreshadows an wide, epic plot). Did his sister… suicide… or… what happened… and she killed him? or something? or what? And who is this girl? And who’s that guy? So many characters that we see in the first episode, and it’s going to be an enjoyable journey learning the pasts of these many characters, as I’m sure we will.

I don’t feel like adding screenshots. Go watch this yourself.

*~*~*~*~*~*~*

This week’s Kampfer: boring compared to first episode. I hope they don’t keep this up.

This week’s To Aru Kagaku no Railgun: guys, I don’t care about Kuroko. She can go to the corner of her room and die a horrible bloody death for all I care. Why dedicate the second episode of the series to her? C’mon, start off the plot already! Isn’t that what the To Aru series is all about?

Side note though, I found Touma’s cameo interesting, but did this scene occur in Index? Wasn’t Misaka and Touma’s first meeting originally on a bridge? Actually, in fact, I don’t quite get the timespan and timeperiod of Railgun compared to Index. Is this during, before, or after most of the events in the Index anime?

Fall 2009

October 6th, 2009

Normally, after watching a really good episode, I would log onto MSN, double-click on the icon of Lelouch that happens to say “Hanchan” next to it, and rant to the computer for a half hour, annoying the heck out of Hanchan as a minor side effect.

However, that not only wastes Hanchan’s important time, but is also rather pointless, because it’s not like I’ll ever see my own rants again. I am the one who, in the future, will probably want to read my own thoughts and emotions during October of 2009, so instead I’ll rant more to this blog/diary.

After everything has aired, I’ll probably write a big pretty pictureful post about everything. For now, though:

生徒会の一存Seitokai no Ichizon — see Screenshot Festival — this anime is more Lucky Star than Lucky Star. Seriously, it’s like Lucky Star times 50, plus a lead male character. But seriously… this is a GOOD anime. It’s hilarious in its stupidity, and SO MANY anime references. I’m ashamed at myself for recognizing more than half, but there must have been >20 references in a single minute…

Also, the opening animation is amazing. All four of the main characters are also amazing (and they also remind me of the Lucky Star characters) and dare I say, better designed than Konata and company. Of course, only time can tell us whether this series will really be better than Lucky Star, but the funny thing is, in one single episode of Seitokai no Ichizon, they made like 20 references to Lucky Star itself.

This semi-review does not do justice to the hilarity of this anime. There is a reason this was my most-wanted anime for Fall 2009. WATCH IT. Now.

I wonder what her hair smells like when she fertilizes those flowers.

I wonder what her hair smells like when she fertilizes those flowers.

とある科学の超電磁砲 / To Aru Kagaku no Railgun – Dedicated post to this anime here. YES, it’s THAT unexpectedly awesome; it deserves its own post.

Watching the first episode of Railgun even made me go back and spend five hours rewatching part of とある魔術の禁書目録 / To Aru Majutsu no Index. Yeah, seriously. >__<

Official poster.

Official poster.

Okay, about the first episode itself… it was exactly what would be expected, I guess. The two new characters were really really cute and awesome, and Misaka was cute as usual. I really don’t like Kuroko still (she is cute, but her voice and personality are extremely annoying), but the other three main characters make up for her. As for the railgun scene… I feel they could have made it even MORE cool and awesome. I mean, all it did was make maybe a 1m-deep groove in the street and flip a car into the air, right? Aren’t railguns supposed to way more powerful than that?

Nyan Koi! — um… I’m not sure what to say. It seems this series is from a semi-well-known manga, but it’s just… weird. Don’t get me wrong here, I love cats, but… um… this is just not my kind of anime. All the non-cat characters are pretty good (and Protagonist’s love interest is pretty cute too), but… wtf is with the cats…

Kämpfer — This was cute.

The lead male looks kind of lame-ish in his male form, but I admit, female version of lead male is pretty. At first, I liked the crazy red-haired girl, but the weird terminology and semi-stupid plot dictated that later in the episode, she was actually an ewwie weird shy glasses-girl who, through some weird plot device, randomly transforms. Same for lead male, he randomly transforms into a girl.

Other than “This is cute”, I guess I’ll refrain from any further comment. I doubt this will have any meaningful plot, and due to the presence of glasses-girl, I might not watch this just for the female characters anymore. This also doesn’t look like it will have a romantic resolution (typical for animes where one guy is surrounded by ten girls), so I might drop this too.

真 恋姫無双 / Shin Koihime Musou — Hmm… the first episode started off with an awesome rendition of the original season’s opening song, flower of bravery, by the voice actors of the two lead females from that season. That song was a really good song, and I enjoyed the seiyuu-sung version. The new OP was also up-to-par.

As for the episode itself… it felt too yuri. I don’t see why they focused on Bachou and Chouhi’s relationship for the first episode. Why didn’t they start off with introducing us to Ryuubi? Geez, Liu Bei is like the most important character in the original Three Kingdoms, so why must they keep us waiting for her? Tsk.

Well, standard Koihime humor. Standard Koihime episodic plot. Standard Koihime development. Standard resolution. It was so standard, it became boring, but I guess this episode was more to introduce the characters for those viewers who haven’t played the games or watched the original season.

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu 2 — No good subs are out yet anyways, so I’ll finish up the first season before starting.

Sora no Otoshimono — watching this soon.

Okay, watched it. Here are my thoughts.

At first, the premise felt like ToLOVE-ru, and it does share similarities with that series. The characters are vibrant and colorful for the most part, although I do find the lead male to be somewhat too childish.

I’m not sure what to say about what happens in the second half of the first episode… the first half of the episode was superb, however. The characters were introduced in a pleasant manner, and our setting is also pleasantly described.

I now know what this series partially reminds me of. It reminds me of those Key animes, namely Air I think. The idea of the lead male searching “for a girl in the sky” is pretty much taken word-for-word from Air. The peaceful town and character designs are also in a typical Key style.

However, this isn’t a Key anime, and it possesses many characteristics that heavily set it apart from Key animes. For example, the humor is overdone, and it’s overdone rather nicely, I’d say.

The scifi-esque “angel” that can do anything… that’s just a lame plot device. This romance may turn out to be interesting, but personally, I’m don’t see the purpose of falling in love with what’s pretty much a robot. Maybe we’ll see some meaningful character development that will make me change my mind.

Inuyasha Final Act — might watch if I’m bored.

Instead of updating this post, I’ll just write another post 3 or 4 days later finishing up the rest of the animes I will watch, and then maybe a week later, write up a prettyful pictureful post.