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Roses are red, violets are blue, I made an omelette with rice, just for you. Find anything odd with that little ditty? You should because omu-rice isn’t something you tend to give to your crush. I would have imagined something as cliched as a boquet of roses or a moonlight serenade…but rice? Come on, how stereotypically Asian can Hanasaku Iroha get? They’re going to be throwing rice at the wedding at this rate.
Culture Festival mumbo jumbo gets sorted out in this week’s episode of HanaIro. Expect the typical “Fue?” from Ohana as well as a heavy helping of Yuina’s banshee-cries, “Eey!” Well moving on, Minchi informs everyone of her habit of sitting and staring creepily at chefs, Nako helps her loner classmate, and Ohana and Yuina do nothing. What a wonderful episode. I couldn’t have cared for the plot any less. Read the rest of this entry
There you go, you pervs, your weekly dosage of loli (Specially administered by yours truly). Ahem, yes, that was a bit off topic but let’s get back on topic. Nothing amazing happened in either DnS or KamiMemo; I bet that really shocked you. In any case, it goes without saying that Dantalian no Shokan is the superior show in terms of story and its execution. I’m actually yearning to learn more about Dalian’s other half and that mystical library of books within her. Alice doesn’t have the same thing going for her unfortunately. The more I look at her, the blander she gets and the less “moe” she becomes. JC Staff’s use of Alice as a source of moe is so abused that if I were to call it a dead horse, Alice would turn into mashed potatoes. That doesn’t make sense. Read the rest of this entry
I’ve been disappointed with this series so far and I’m going to keep on covering it just so I can bash on it. Isn’t that noble? In other news, I’ll be away for quite a few days, so be surprised if you see the daily updates flowing in. I’ll try to get what I can covered, but until then, leave a comment (Yes, that was a shameless plug). Anyways, now it’s time to see why Kijima nabs Ruri. Read the rest of this entry
Not a very lush palette of colors, I know. The grays, blues, and blacks that permeate the scenes of this anime, Stein’s Gate, really serve nothing else than to set the mood of the piece, which it does well. Anyways, at the end of a tough road, we’d expect Okabe to have an easier time of things or to get some slack, but he doesn’t. Instead, he has to go hunting for that damned FB guy. Mark Zuckerberg, you have your work cut out for you. Read the rest of this entry
I was shocked when I watched this week’s episode of Ao no Exorcist only because of how horrendously-drawn Amaimon was in the fight scene. No, I was even more appalled by how quickly the fight ended. The show’s been building up to this point for a good few weeks so I expected a grand fight full of punching and slashing, and, really, who wouldn’t? You’ll be glad to know that they wrap the fight up in… a minute, all before the opening sequence pops in. Talk about a killjoy. Oh, did I mention that they hit baseballs?
Plot, plot, plot – AnE is weak in that department but it’s got potential to be sure. It’s going to run for at least a few years, so give the manga time to develop a somewhat coherent plot. Hell, I’ll applaud the mangaka if he manages to make a shonen series without going down the Bleach or Naruto route…they’re just retarded now. Oh, and I love Mephisto Pheles, if only because he makes everything a game and is using everyone for his own goals – I bet he wants to take Satan down and claim power for himself. Read the rest of this entry
This is technically cheating (In a way) considering that this screen belongs to next week’s episode. We’re going to, no doubt, get into Minchi’s past. Best for last? Maybe. That just leaves Ohana and Ko after this stuff gets sorted out. Anyways, relish these Minhi-focused weeks – she’s that cute. But hold on a minute, what’ thi-
No! What the heck? What is with anime and cross-dressing. First we have Naoya from Astarotte no Omocha and Ruka from Stein’s Gate…and now…Ko. If there exists a divine being up above, get rid of this horrible atrocity this instant. I can not go about my day in the right mind after having seen something this scarring. And the way he laughed? I shudder at the thought. Read the rest of this entry
Ah, deadlines. They frequently cast me into particularly precarious situations where I run the risk of having my ass handed to me on a shining platter. That said, I haven’t slept for over a day and I’ve been working nearly all that time. You know what that means? Work harder and get it done? No, silly! It means that I should write an anime post about all the episodes I ran through this past weekend…with six hours left ticking on the clock. Oh, dear.
Did I mention I hit another milestone today? Or a few days ago, really. Yeah, this thing is growing so fast…I don’t know what to do with it. Okay, it’s the beach episode that everyone’s been waiting for. And wouldn’t you know it, seeing everyone showing off their beach bodies wasn’t too disappointing… Well, for the most part. SUNRISE managed to tack on a completely unwarranted Darkstone encounter which, in essence, killed what little value this episode had. Yes, I’m being critical – wouldn’t you be the same if you haven’t slept for the past three days? Read the rest of this entry