Daily Archives: May 31, 2011

Marshmallow DJ is Life – Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san!

That’s my JAM!

Just wanted to say that if you haven’t watched this clip, you haven’t lived yet.

Cheers, peeps. Hope you get a kick just as much as I did, leave a comment or two or subsribe while you’re at it.

Lotte is Jailbait – Astarotte no Omocha! Episode 8 Review

Astarotte no Omocha Astarotte's Toy Lotte Loli KimonoAstarotte no Omocha Astarotte's Toy Mercelida LotteAstarotte no Omocha Astarotte's Toy Lotte SiguroAstarotte no Omocha Astarotte's Toy Lotte Naoya

Prince Siguro (Shiguro) and Lady Helga from the neighboring country pay a visit to Queen Mercelida’s court in order to tighten the bonds between the two nations. And with this, Astarotte no Omocha! gains a few new characters that add some variety to the show. By far, however, this week’s star was:

Astarotte no Omocha Astarotte's Toy Lotte Siguro w/ Gay man

You know you want him, Siguro

But seriously, what is with anime and Chinese dresses? I get the fact that this week’s episode contained the dress-up scene (Thank god it was short), but is it just a coincidence that every anime that aired this season with a dress scene had a Chinese dress?  (Dress-up scene pics after the break). Read the rest of this entry

Galge and the “D” – Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai II Episode 8 Review

Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai II 2 The World Only God Knows 2D GirlsMan, when I watched this week’s episode of the World Only God Knows, I was instantly reminded of Tenacious D when they mentioned the missing link, the missing “D”. And though we didn’t move onto the next conquest after Chihiro, this episode was chock-full of fun moments and gave us some more Haqua, which is always a good thing.

Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai II 2 The World Only God Knows Haqua

De~

Keima tries to teach Elsie all about galge this week when he finds out that the first edition of a limited edition game has been put on sale. He proceeds to go over how the 2D world has triumphed over the 3D world in a series of amusing shorts and leaves for a galge fair, ordering Elsie to buy him a game while he’s there.

Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai II 2 The World Only God Knows Haqua

How to introduce yourself

Once that’s over with, Haqua comes over and  Read the rest of this entry

Ao no Exorcist Episode 7 Review – Henshin!

Ao no Exorcist Blue Izumo Kamiki Summons Familiars

Henshin!

No, Ao no Exorcist didn’t turn into a magical shoujo sort of show, but when Izumo Kamiki summons her familiars for the first time it certainly gives off that feel (Henshin!). And to anyone that’s watched Zero no Tsukaima, the importance of a familiar is second to none. They are practically the only thing standing between the summoner and their foe. No wonder they’re so vital.

Ao no Exorcist Blue Izumo Kamiki Summons Familiars Fox

...Foxy?

Yeah, that seems to be Kamiki’s new catchphrase, she’d even do it in her undies. Imagine if you uttered that in the streets whenever you wanted your damn dog to finish dropping a turd on the sidewalk. “What a twat,” a person on the street might say as they observe you twirling about on the pavement. “Oh, what a joke.”

Ao no Exorcist Blue Moriyama Shieme Summons Familiar Ni

Meet Ni-chan, another Pokemon reject

Ao no Exorcist Blue Izumo Kamiki Shiemi Moriyama Friends help

Not in the way you're thinking

Enough about my musings for now as there are bigger demons to fry here. With the horrible car-crash of an episode that was last-week’s behind us and Rin and Bon on relatively friendly terms with each other, the show takes us through the struggles of Shiemi as she attempts to make friends. Despite her ability in summoning a familiar (look at that green Pokemon-esque creature up top), fellow classmate and summoner Izumo Kamiki gives her hell and takes advantage of Shiemi’s willingness to appease.

Ao no Exorcist Blue Rin and Shiemi

Rin notices this but doesn’t move in to help Shiemi until the whole class gets called to his dormitory for training camp. Before Rin can give Shiemi a good lecture, Kamiki screams and Rin rushes off to help her. Her friend, Paku, is in danger and is only saved when Shiemi manages to heal her wounds with the help of her familiar. Meanwhile, Kamiki stays in the background unable to do anything. The fact that Paku disapproved of her attitude towards Shiemi shook her up pretty bad.

However, while Shiemi was tending to the wounds of her classmate, Rin squares off against a demon who constantly apologizes for attacking his “Young Master”. And when the demon runs away, we’re treated to this interesting tidbit.

Ao no Exorcist Blue Demon Rin

Okay, I feel sorry for you

Shiemi’s growth in this episode was admirable. She finally gathered up the courage that was needed, on her part, to make friends. It was just unfortunate that her feelings of companionship weren’t reciprocated in kind by Kamiki at first. But since Paku and Rin confronted her about it, there’s surely going to be some change going on. Also, considering that Paku is leaving the Exorcist class, Kamiki and Shiemi will be the only two girls left, so they don’t have much of a choice but to get along with one another anyhow.

Oh, and Rin is going to choose to become a Knight, isn’t that cool? Then again, I don’t know if it was necessary to put labels on the various different fighting styles in this anime. It seems too similar to an MMORPG in the end.

And besides Ukobach, the “terrifying” cooking demon from the last episode, Ni-chan, Shiemi’s familiar, is looking to become the next cute mascot character of this anime. There’s Happy, a blue flying cat, in Fairy Tails, so why not a green-plant midget of sorts?

Speaking of familiars, the professor who taught the Exorcist class how to summon turned out to be a bad guy. Yet, the way he addressed himself leads me to wonder whether or not he’s in his right mind or whether he’s being controlled by a demonic being. Also, Mephisto Pheles isn’t all he seems and he could very well be linked to the attack on Rin this episode. What does this mean for Rin, and what are the shadows behind the scenes thinking?

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