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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


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]


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»


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.

Slacking off on the anime

December 3rd, 2009

I haven’t been keeping up; too much work, and my Flash game project… for once, I have more new anime than I can watch XD

Umineko no Naku Koro ni Episode 23

Pretty nice. Some 1998 business with Ange, and then the rest of the episode is more great Umineko stuff, with Jessica and George somehow gaining magical powers at the end of the episode.

AA. [7/10]

Seitokai no Ichizon Episode 09

Instantly a good episode. Great facial expressions and moe today; the scenario of this ep is great, too. Before the intro song, we have a weird ChizuruxSugisaki moment. Maybe it was a reference to some anime; if so, I didn’t get it. Everybody is reading books, and in the usual way we have the usual Seitokai epicly funny discussions.

And then after the epic humor, we have some typical parody-angst from Seitokai. Lol, I call everything “typical Seitokai” now ><; anyways, we find out more about Chizuru’s real personality, and her past.

Now that we know the pasts of Chizuru, kinda Mafuyu and Minatsu, and… we don’t care that much about our President, her past is probably “sweets, picturebooks, and more sweets”. So all that’s left is  Key-kun! Chizuru talks about Sugisaki having some sort of deep scar or whatever; when Seitokai gets into the drama and character depth, it does it good.

SS. [10/10]

And that joke in the next-episode-preview was great.

They’re getting shorter and shorter…

November 28th, 2009

Category-by-category ratings are too tiring. In fact, typing more than two words per episode is too tiring in the first place. One-word reviews ftw.

生徒会の一存 / Seitokai no Ichizon Episode 08



(An episode of Seitokai where I actually almost felt sorry for Sugisaki-kun… hell must have frozen over.)

AAA+. [8.5/10]

うみねこのく頃に / Umineko no Naku Koro ni Episode 22


B. [5/10]

真・恋姫無双 / Shin Koihime Musou Episode 08

Lol. (Random screenshot.)

AA. [7/10]

とある科学の超電磁砲 / To Aru Kagaku no Railgun Episode 09

My internet broke down in the middle of obtaining this episode… so that’s why the entire post was delayed.

“Today’s Kuroko is dangerous.” It’s rather like a weather forecast.

Saten turns to the dark side, and Touma doesn’t show up. :(

S. [9/10]

» Read more: They’re getting shorter and shorter…

When life sucks… watch anime.

November 19th, 2009

Stayed home from school today. Stomacheache, flu, fever, life sucks.

That’s why you refer to my slogan:

When life sucks… watch anime.

生徒会の一存 / Seitokai no Ichizon Episode 07 — it was pretty blah.

The Hekiyou Gakuen Student Council go on a summer vacation trip (“training camp” á la K-On!‘s?) to Tokyo, and typical Seitokai things happen. Less anime references (that I got, anyways) this episode, but still extremely random.

There were a lot of good shots in this ep, but I’m not feeling well so I didn’t bother doing any screenshots.

Oh, and this ep gets an AAA. [8/10]

フェアリーテイル / Fairy Tail Episode 06 — Cliché-filled, as usual, but humor is great. Gray+Natsu+Lucy+whatshername red haired girl make the best comedy quartet ever >______<

Surprisingly, this week’s Fairy Tail is better than this week’s Seitokai.

WOOOAAHH the red-haired girl is cool. (Still don’t remember her name.)

Oh, right. “Erza”.

Wow, what a cliffhanger. S+. [9.5/10]

こばと / Kobato Episode 06 — Field trip. What’s with those evil gangster-looking people?

Hmm, is Ioryogi going to do some investigating on the evil gang people? What a sweet thing to do.

Wait… what… happened? … magic… wtf… see… I really don’t get this… What did Ioryogi-san do in the past? Oooh, plot thickening!

I want my romantic Kobato+Fujimoto pairing already. They’d really make a nice pair, idk.

Hm, this ep wasn’t touching or interesting or funny. Fujimoto seems to we warming up to Kobato; that’s nice. I still don’t get the weird talking animals running around. A. [6/10]

うみねこのく頃に / Umineko no Naku Koro ni Episode 21 — I still don’t get the timejumping and Ange and 1998 and what the hell is happening. I still feel very very sad about how everybody is bullying Ange.

Lol, it’s the police officer’s voice! Um… what was his name.. Oo– Oo…  gah.

Hm, and now Maria wants to kill her mom. And Ange just denied the existence of her furniture and… what, did she die?

A rich person is one who is satisfied with oneself.

Touching quote of the day.

Aand it’s back to Rokkenjima in 1998… what are those weird people who are trying to kill Ange? What the hell is going on >___<

Hm, this episode falls into the “I don’t get it so it’s un-rateable” category. It’s worse than 11eyes ><

しゅごキャラ!ドッキドキ / Shugo Chara! Dokki Doki Episode 01 — Yeah, I finished the 102-episode first series today… so… onwards…

They shortened the episodes from 1/2 hour to 13 minutes (yeah, why the ** did they do that? I don’t know.) to add some… live action segment with people dressed up (“cosplaying”? No, that would be an insult to the art of cosplay) as characters… from Shugo Chara… and… ugh. I was too painstruck to watch the liveaction half.

Anyways, as for the actual episode, it was a normal Shugo Chara! ep. Why am I watching this. It’s like volunteering for brain damage.

kizuna, atsui kizuna!

November 12th, 2009

Today’s haul.

Shin Koihime Musou Episode 06

Lewd yuri fantasies every other minute.

Lewd yuri fantasies every other minute.

This episode is about… a cooking contest! IT’S IRON CHEF set in ancient china, with cute anime girl cooks!

These subs suck, it’s not “mabodofu”… they keep getting chinese words wrong! Once they subbed “yi er san” (meaning one, two, three in Chinese) as “E R 3″…….

Anyways… mapo tofu plus bamboo shoots in a meat bun? Hmm…

Sousou-dono is cool, she admits defeat. I don’t get the “emotionalness” of a cooking contest. What’s with all these emotional soliloquys? Well, I guess I”m happy I get to hear Ryuubi’s voice.

What the f–… she suddenly exhibits an incredible feat of strength… and then… okay, this is a random ending.

Oh, and the thing with the Chou sisters is getting 面白い.

S. [9/10]

This is worth more than a facepalm.

This is worth more than a facepalm.

Actually maybe I should stop biasing the ratings upward. Ehh, whatever.



Umineko no Naku Koro ni Episode 20

Epic. We’re back to 1998, witches and sorcery. Ushiromiya Ange, I feel sorrier and sorrier for her every episode. Also, I’m slightly surprised that Maria was somehow a witch… or… what?

Also, what's with the come-to-life stuffed animal?

Also, what's with the come-to-life stuffed animal?

Well, the point is that you don’t get it until the end when it all clicks together and you go OMG that was SO CLEVER.

Anyways, April 1987. New evidence: two letters-in-a-bottle were later discovered after the Rokkenjima incident describing a series of serial murders that took place on the island. The chance of those bottles having been fabricated is close to zero.

And etc etc…

“The Rokkenjima Witch Hunt”. Ugh, this anime started out so lame, but now it’s unbearably epic.

Of course I still don’t get it… what, is Ange randomly spontaneously mentally timejumping back and forth between 1998 and 1987? Huh. AAA+. [8.5/10]

Kobato Episode 05

Hm, it was kinda interesting. This anime is touching, over-fluffy-cute, and so-so humor. It’s an episodic kind of plot, every episode isn’t really connected to the other.

Picture books seem to be a recurring theme in CLAMP lore. Actually, the last occurrence is probably Chobits, so never mind.

Wow… that old man’s story is so sad…

For the emotional touchy-feely-ness of it, I’ll give it an AAA. [8/10]

Yes, Kobato’s ratings are slowly going down… show us something interesting! Or give us something really really funny! Mou~

Thursday Anime Post

November 5th, 2009


うみねこのく頃に / Umineko no Naku Koro ni Episode 19 — The curtain rises on the third game. Joining us is Ushiromiya Ange, except she doesn’t tell Battler that (wonder why). Her pissed-at-everything-just-like-oniichan attitude is totally awesome >___<

Ah? This is a flashback ep? I hate flashback eps…

Ah, I see why she’s so emo… what a tortured childhood… also, lol, she has Maria’s diary.



Ehh? Why… Okonogi? Same as the Higurashi one? Wth?

ok yay flashback over… I completely didn’t get it but w/e…

Wow, that was smart… she only said there were no more than 18 people on the island… but since we only have proof of 17 people alive, Kinzo could have died a long time ago, leaving an additional character who could have been the murderer!

“It’s just a stupid waste of time.”

— Ushiromiya Ange

Wisest line in the entire series so far. She’s probably talking about the anime itself XDDD

Whaa the episode ended already? that felt so short… AAA+ [8.5/10]

He'd make an awesome lead male protagonist, you know.

He'd make an awesome lead male protagonist, you know.

真恋姫・無双 / Shin Koihime Musou Episode 05 — So, uh, this episode is about… a master martial-arts acupuncturist, or what? XD; this is getting to sound like Ranma — “Martial Arts Money Spending”, “Martial Arts Cooking” etc ><

A key point that I find unfortunate in Koihime: they drag on stupid jokes for too long.

… the Plot Device of the Day for today is lame. Actually, it sounds like it may be a recurring plot device. Yay for relating the Chou sisters and creating a semi-plot!

Sei isn't meeting her own expectations for sarcastic remarks this episode.

Sei isn't meeting her own expectations for sarcastic remarks this episode.

The guy is really cool. Really. Red hair too, ftw.

As for the two Characters of the Day… the nosebleed glasses freak is a worthless character.

The loli with a doll on her head that she performs ventriloquism with is pretty cute, although she totally reminds me of, what was her name… Toutaku? Sorry if that was the wrong name, Koihime has like 100+ characters so you can’t expect me to remember everything and still get straight As and take APs and Honors classes, right?


Sei also missed her characteristic tsukkomi here.

Sei also missed her characteristic tsukkomi here.

Anyways, we get to see Sousou for the first time this season. I wasn’t really ever a fan of her, and I don’t like… women who are interested in women, really, though..

She even states it herself.

She even states it herself.

Ryuubi doesn’t get enough focus here, in my opinion. She’s 300% cuter than all the other characters added together (well… maybe not counting Shuuri/Koumei and Bachou). Also, Shuri and Koumei are both super-excellent names >~<

But yeah… her voice is super-cute, her hair is pink and fluffy, she has a perfect figure, and she’s a unique character within the group of main characters because she can’t fight, and she’s not a combat/strategy genius.

Basically, during battles, she can’t do anything.

However, I’m willing to bet that, like, in the end/climax, she’ll reveal her SUPER SECRET ULTRA POWERFUL SECRET WEAPON/POWER/MAGIC/SORCERY and save like everybody from certain death and… yeah.

Currently, her plot is boring. Oh no, I was SO TOTALLY UBER EPICLY STUPID AND SOMEHOW I GOT MY HUGE, VALUABLE JEWEL-STUDDED SWORD that was basically the only valuable thing my family owned STOLEN BY THIS TOTALLY SUSPICIOUS LOOKING BASTARD who was obviously suspicious but I still trusted because I like trust everybody AND THEN I FREAK OUT and get tortured by my grandmother/mother/whoever and go on this like thousand mile journey to retrieve the stupid sword that got stolen from me because my intelligence/brainpower is lower than the original Intel 8086 chip.

They're totally enthralled.

They're totally enthralled.

The characters-of-the-day usually aren’t very funny, but they’re only there for the main characters to make jabs at in the first place, right? ^^

It's not quite so startling, coming from Sousou-dono.

It's not quite so startling, coming from Sousou-dono.

I can’t help but add “-dono” onto her name, haha.

Chinese warlords <em>can</em> be quite cute at times.

Chinese warlords can be quite cute at times.


Must be a pleasant job to have in ancient China.

Must be a pleasant job to have in ancient China.

… I hope they realize that there weren’t really onsens in ancient China…

This ep was typical Koihime, I guess. We pretty much only saw Kan’u out of the main cast… for not having anybody else show up, this gets only an A. I can’t wait for Bachou’s imouto, and all the other characters ^^ [6/10]

Midweek Anime Post

October 30th, 2009

lol, actually, I started this midweek, and by the type I got to publishing it, it’s Friday.

Of course, look forward to the special weekend reviews with stuff like Blacksmith, Seitokai, Nyan Koi, and whatever.

こばと / Kobato Episode 04 – It was somewhere between interesting and uninteresting. Wasn’t particuarly funny this episode. Kobato is cute as always. Weird things start happening. What’s with the goddamn bunny.

She’s always so optimistic — it’s really refreshing after a long day of Arcadia-style torture. AA. [7/10]

うみねこのなくころに / Umineko no Naku Koro ni Episode 18

First half, this is what I typed:


I can’t even bear to give it a rating.

OMGWTFFFF after the first half, it totally changes

all that lame stuff… it’s actually ;xxx *spoiler*


Ushiromiya Ange finally appears too! XDDD Epicest episode ever!!

Okay just due to this ONE episode, Umineko just jumped ahead of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.


This episode was [11/10]. SSS.

Only Hayate no Gotoku gets those XD

11eyes ~罪と罰と購いの少女~ Episode 04— Last time we left off, Kakeru-kun was on the verge of death, and his older sister (who was supposed to have died seven years ago) saved him. Kakeru-kun was only able to catch a blurry glimpse of her, and is considering whether or not it was all a hallucination.

Yukiko is weird. What’s with the school nurse? That silver-haired guy is cool. He should be the main character. Ah, Takehisa is his name. Nice name. And of course they’re pissed off at each other. There are totally going to be yaoi doujinshis about him and Kakeru-kun for Winter Comiket ><.

Ok, Kakeru-kun fails at life, fighting, and everything else. And protecting girls. Of course, he has like three girls that like him already, and it’s only the fourth episode. And that’s not counting his onee-san ^^

The “coming of the Red Night” animation is extremely extremely cool.

Takahisa is a mental-ignition psychic – Pyrokineticist.

I love how they’re giving “English-ish scientific” sounding terms for this XD

Kusakabe-senpai’s seven legendary swords or whatever are really cool. In fact, the animation in this is epic. However, I STILL don’t understand the story (and this is ep 4…)

Yukiko totally changes when she takes her glasses off. Also, her attack reminds me of Final Hit. Totally. Complete with teleportation and all.


“Where did you acquire that superhuman combat capability and immense murderous intent?”

Kusakabe-senpai wants to know where she can buy some.

I don’t have any idea what to rate this anime because I have no idea what’s going on with the plot. For the animation it would get an S, I guess. It would be nice if we saw Kakeru’s onee-chan more. She’s really cute ^^

Anime Post “of the year”!

October 17th, 2009

Alrighty, 始まるぞ!!

Nobody gets the ref in the title, I guess. For self-reference, it’s Rokugou-san’s catchphrase, from Pani Poni Dash!.

Kampfer Episode 03 – I’m too lazy to type out the german “a” correctly, haha.

Well, this ep was interesting. Don’t feel like giving a rating.

Railgun Episode 03 – See, now I’m not only too lazy to type out the Japanese name, I’m even too lazy to type out the full English name!

This episode was great. Something actually happened. Compared to last episode, this was a fiftyfold improvement. S. [9/10]

Umineko no Naku Koro ni Episode 16 – Why did I actually bother typing out “no Naku Koro ni”?

I find it weird how Beatrice suddenly turns soft. Is she in love with our dear Protagonist? *gasp*

Everything is weird, but I guess that’s kinda the point. The “Siestas” are cute, and lots of little plot twists and dead mutilated bodies. Joy. A. [6/10]

Kobato Episode 02 – I hate that guy. I HATE THAT GUY.

I thought he was cool in the first episode, the the lead male pisses me off. Seriously. He’s so suspicious of everything… he’s so negative about everything…

I guess it totally fits and contrasts with how Kobato thinks about everything positively. Teehee, good anime anyways. You don’t even need to watch it to know that; it’s by CLAMP after all. AA+. [7.5/10]

Nyan Koi! Episode 03 – This episode was great!

Hilarious episode! New character is awesome, and quite unique. Everyone (except the weird freaky girl) is very very cute~

Protagonist really really needs to confess soon! He has like four other girls after him already, so yeah…

This feels like CLANNAD, or Kanon, except plus cats.

The second half wasn’t as interesting as the mailman dragging Protagonist around, but Mizuno is cute, so it’s fine. AA. [7/10]

Shin Koihime Musou Episode 02 – watch pending, looking forward to. Ryuubi’s supposed to debut in this ep.

Okay, watching. The intro is epic, of course. This season may not have that many really good animes compared to last season, but it really seems to have a heck of a lot of good songs.

Oh my gosh, this episode is hilarious >< I love how this episode isn’t taking itself seriously.

Wow, that badguy is EVIL. EEVVIILL. And Ryuubi is so dumb, haha.

Everyone is so hilarious~ OMG… not that again, Sei! :O Lol, I love how nobody ever remembers who Kousonsan is. (All these Chinese-derived names are awesome.)

One of the most unique things about Koihime Musou is the huge cast. Not just huge. HUUUUUGEE.

By Shin Koihime Musou, there have got to be over a hundred characters, maybe even like 150!

Anyways, Ryuubi is awesome. S. [9/10]


"arrival of tears" / 11eyes game cover

Music update:

arrival of tears” – Ayane (11eyes)


Welcoming the new (anime) season!

September 28th, 2009

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

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

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

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

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