As Takako would say, Enishing is possible! And I would agree with her for the most part, only, one thing that Hanasaku Iroha has failed to do for the past summer season is fascinate me, enthrall me. There was actually a time where I looked forward to every episode in this show. I reveled in Ohana’s exploits and her efforts in adjusting and gaining friends. I liked the whole romance angle with Ko. Now, PA Works has scrapped those early “pluses” and decided to create an episode for each and every supporting character. It’s as if they didn’t have an inn chock-full of them in the first place. My god.
Symbolic in the sense that the shower head could represent her tears, or that the shower head could represent the torrent of Minchi’s feelings coming out. Nah, most likely just fanservice. Make Ohana all “wet” and get Minchi nehkehd in the process. It’s a win-win for everyone! Read the rest of this entry
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
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
It was all fun and games in the swimming pool with the hose until…
Oh sna- No, it was all a joke. Please wait patiently while I make a trollface over in the corner.
Anyways, the real post is after the jump. See you guys in the comments section (Hint hint, that means read more) Read the rest of this entry
Oh god, just…Oh my god. Subaru Konoe, a butler-in-training, is one of the best reverse traps I have ever seen in my life. I never suspected her of being this cute in her normal outfit, but the effect was just jaw-dropping to say the least. I guess it won’t be a surprise then that this post is going to be full of pictures. But you guys like that don’t you? It shows, you know. (More Subaru pictures after the jump)
And so far, my favorite “idol” would have to be Mami Futami…or would that be Ami? I have no idea, I like the twin with the side-ponytail better! Whoo, in any case, I’m going to try to keep my workload a bit lower so perhaps dropping a few shows is in order? I will continue watching IdolM@ster as usual, but there’s really not much to write about it. Yeah, I think this will be one of the last posts on IdolM@ster. If there’s enough of a public outcry stopping me from dropping this show, I’ll keep blogging it, but ’till then! Sayonara Idolm@ster. Read the rest of this entry
A common problem I seem to run into every anime season is remembering all of the characters’ names. There’s easily six to seven prominent characters in each show, plus a few extras or two. Unfortunately, not all of these characters are interesting enough so as to catch my attention. I foresee that as a huge problem for the new anime IdolM@ster given that the main cast of girls consists of no less than 10 girls – they even have a rival group! I probably won’t have a problem remembering Mayo Chiki’s Suzutsuki, though. What other gal slaps teachers senseless with wads of cash?
So let’s start with IdolM@ster, the galge-turned-anime that everyone’s been waiting for. The anime’s obvious selling point is going to be its characters – there’s a truckload of them. Having gone through a transition from an Xbox 360 game, IdolM@ster didn’t come out unscathed. The episode came across as being rushed, fragmented, and quite frankly, choppy. The video cuts between the various girls and shows them going about their normal day as an idol. This would be all honky-dory in the game itself, a lot of time would be put into the development of these girls’ characters, but in an anime with a runtime of a measly twenty four minutes, trying to squeeze all ten girls in one episode was a bad idea. Read the rest of this entry