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Ikoku Meiro no Croisee Episode 4 – Galerie du Moe (Kawaii)

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Were you expecting something substantial?

Enter the Galerie du Moe. In here, all you will find are two little girls, Alice and Yune. As to their antics and plans for the future, that will be revealed in the future episodes. As if. I had the voice of that old man running through my head as I typed this little tidbit here. Aren’t you peeps glad I did this?

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Not one for modesty - are you Claude?

The next week and a half will be crunch week for me. I have a lot of crunch weeks, and they’re not going to let up any time soon! Having said that, expect the updates on this here blog to get a little more sporadic and don’t be surprised if I drop a couple of shows for a few weeks or so. If I’m able to, I’ll try to update, it’s just that time won’t permit me in most cases. Read the rest of this entry

Ao no Exorcist 14 & Ikoku Meiro no Croisee 3 – No Witty Title Today

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And you're whining about that?

Whoop-de-doo, we finally get a glimpse of Ikoku Meiro no Croisee’s Alice Blanche, the spoiled princess who happens to also be obsessed with all things Japanese. Maybe she was the antecedent to modern-day weaboos and otakus? (If you get offended by that, you’re obviously taking things too seriously). I predict that she’s going to change into a more lovable character by series’ end, just like Lotte from Astarotte no Omocha – man, drawing parallels is easy.

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"The company's only putting effort into these kind of scenes"

Ao no Exorcist recently got out of the ditch it’s been in for the past couple of weeks only to fall back into it. Time has taken its toll and the initial crisp artwork is giving way to the horribly mangled faces that you would expect to see from anime like Naruto or Bleach (Now those are two anime to sneer at!). I’d like to forgo all of the training camps and get straight to the meat of the plot, but hey, they’ve got to pad this series out so as to make it last long enough. Read the rest of this entry

Kamisama no Memochou Ep 2 – Dantalian no Shoka Episode 1 – Two Moeblobs

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A Thai girl's nice I guess

This is going to make my heart break into pieces, two moeblobs this season? Nay, more? It used to be that there was only one moeblob that was recognized as being the “one”, but that time has come and passed. Now it’s common for animation companies to churn out blob after blob in an attempt to capitalize on this relatively new sensation.

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Another historical anime?

The name of this second moeblob is Dalian. She was living all alone in a mansion before Huey Anthony Disward (what a long name) comes to said mansion to inherit his grandfather’s will. It turns out that she was his friend and they talk about various matters before going off to a Sir Conrad’s house in search for a lost book. Read the rest of this entry

Kamisama no Memo-chou – Episode 1 -Moeblobs, Galore

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Funny how we get delighted at another's misfortune

Step aside Touwa Erio, there’s a new moeblob in town – and it just so happens that she calls herself Alice (Shionji Yuuko). This was a whopper of an episode, coming in at an amazing run time of 47 minutes or so. I was impressed by JC Staff’s effort in the first episode, or two once you consider how it’s twice as long as normal, here’s to hoping that they don’t burn out after making such a big impact on me.

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What kind of teddy bear is called Mogadyte? But anyways, disregard that last question. JC Staff has always been a great fount of anime, at least for me, and I’m constantly a fan of all of their works (Index anyone?). That said, there are obvious similarities between “God’s Memo” and a lot of other anime that have just aired recently. Alice is just like Victorique, though I will have to say much more “d’aaaw” inducing, and has a moe factor that’ll give Erio a run for her money.

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Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko [END] – Episode 11 & 12 Too

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Those contacts are wack, yo

A question that’s been bugging me ever since I started watching Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko right from the start was…what in the world is this show trying to achieve? It comes off as a slice of life show considering the last few episodes or so focused mainly on the daily exploits of Makoto and his odd gang of friends. There’s no grand story behind it, and that frankly left me a bit perplexed, especially since a big focal point in the beginning of the show was Erio’s strange habits and her “supposed” abduction in the past.

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Yes, this post will be full of Erio - no complaining

The plot behind the last two episodes are so simplistic that I can give you a brief outline of it in as little as a sentence – but I’ll opt for a paragraph, for space’s sake. Makoto gets invited to Maekawa’s house and then cheers Ryuuko on at her basketball practice. Afterwards, they play baseball in order to decide who runs the festival. I can’t quite remember who won or what came as a result since I, admittedly, skimmed through the last few episodes in a jiffy. All in all though, that doesn’t quite matter. Read the rest of this entry

Hanasaku Iroha Episode 10 Review – Seperation Anxiety

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This picture right here gives the illusion that Ohana has long hair and reaffirms all my thoughts that Ohana would look much more kawaii (how’s that Japanophiles?) if she had more hair. And while we’re on that thought, wouldn’t pretty much any character look good with longer locks? You know what, screw that. Jacob Taylor looked like a homoesexual twat with long hair.

Hanasaku Iroha Hanairo OhanaA pressing matter for me, even more important than the plot, is to find out whether or not Minchi drew this face. It shows her taking the marker out, but the scene soon skips to one where Minchi is tucking Ohana into bed. Even Sherlock Holmes would be duped. Read the rest of this entry

Lotte is Jailbait – Astarotte no Omocha! Episode 8 Review

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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:

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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


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