da feels

Oct. 5th, 2014 09:32 pm
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Hunter x Hunter 2014 144-148! the end...after 3 years of fun. Killua and Alluka reach Gon's hospital room while Pariston, Leorio, Mizu-cow and Cheadle are the top candidates for the Chairman/President position. Pariston wins but resigns to let Cheadle lead. If the recent manga chapters are any indication of what's to come for him, we've only seen a small part of his twisted personality. Gon is healed and finally meets his father. Killua had sooo many touching scenes in this series and the one with his sister is another great one (episode 146). I do enjoy the fact that Killua and Gon's goodbye isn't very sentimental. After the ant arc, it seems natural that they became independent of each other. It is also interesting that Gon was the stabilizing force for Killua in the beginning of the series, and Killua is that to Gon at the end. Out of the two, Killua's character developed the most. The episode with Kite is unusual as we see a slightly darker side of Kite that his previous self did not show. It was an interesting transition to how the show closes out.

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Ging and Gon's episode is fittingly laidback. The series wraps up by showing little snippets of other characters where they are at now. I initially thought the coin-butler survived, but I suppose the animal-creature is taking his place for the sake of Killua? ~10/10 rating~ for this series. My only hangup with this retelling was the skippable theme songs. Overall, Hunter x Hunter is seriously on par with Full Metal Alchemist in quality storytelling and nail-biting cliffhangers. It's too bad the mangaka continues to have health problems as Ging and Pariston's arc looks very intriguing.

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Sailor Moon Crystal 6-7! without the monster-of-the-day episodes, there is more of a sense of anticipation for each new episode. It's actually rather annoying to have such a drop in animation quality with the every other week schedule. Anyway, it's nice to see a more down-to-earth Tuxedo Mask. He admits to having no powers and thinks that the crystal is the key to lost memories. And Tuxedo Mask/Mamoru Chiba coming clean with Usagi was a good thing, too. Episode 7 was amusing in that Zoisite took advantage of Sailor Moon's speech to get her in a choke hold. And Tuxedo Mask got to show off his manly punch? LOL.

New season reviews are next...

da feels

Oct. 5th, 2014 09:32 pm
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Hunter x Hunter 2014 144-148! the end...after 3 years of fun. Killua and Alluka reach Gon's hospital room while Pariston, Leorio, Mizu-cow and Cheadle are the top candidates for the Chairman/President position. Pariston wins but resigns to let Cheadle lead. If the recent manga chapters are any indication of what's to come for him, we've only seen a small part of his twisted personality. Gon is healed and finally meets his father. Killua had sooo many touching scenes in this series and the one with his sister is another great one (episode 146). I do enjoy the fact that Killua and Gon's goodbye isn't very sentimental. After the ant arc, it seems natural that they became independent of each other. It is also interesting that Gon was the stabilizing force for Killua in the beginning of the series, and Killua is that to Gon at the end. Out of the two, Killua's character developed the most. The episode with Kite is unusual as we see a slightly darker side of Kite that his previous self did not show. It was an interesting transition to how the show closes out.

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Ging and Gon's episode is fittingly laidback. The series wraps up by showing little snippets of other characters where they are at now. I initially thought the coin-butler survived, but I suppose the animal-creature is taking his place for the sake of Killua? ~10/10 rating~ for this series. My only hangup with this retelling was the skippable theme songs. Overall, Hunter x Hunter is seriously on par with Full Metal Alchemist in quality storytelling and nail-biting cliffhangers. It's too bad the mangaka continues to have health problems as Ging and Pariston's arc looks very intriguing.

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Sailor Moon Crystal 6-7! without the monster-of-the-day episodes, there is more of a sense of anticipation for each new episode. It's actually rather annoying to have such a drop in animation quality with the every other week schedule. Anyway, it's nice to see a more down-to-earth Tuxedo Mask. He admits to having no powers and thinks that the crystal is the key to lost memories. And Tuxedo Mask/Mamoru Chiba coming clean with Usagi was a good thing, too. Episode 7 was amusing in that Zoisite took advantage of Sailor Moon's speech to get her in a choke hold. And Tuxedo Mask got to show off his manly punch? LOL.

New season reviews are next...
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Hunter x Hunter 2014 138-143! The Hunter Association continue to have multiple elections runoffs to vote for the new chairman. Killua returns to his family's home to get Alluka to help save Gon. Hisoka and Illumi's conversations are pretty hilarious at certain points. Those two have an unexpectedly likable friendship. And Killua and Alluka are too cute! After the seriousness of the Ant arc, these scenes are quite refreshing.

Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus 3-6! Amusing episodes as Ciel and Sebastian join the circus to try to find the culprits who are kidnapping children. A shinigami is standing by as a lot of deaths are expected. I like the consistency in the animation and good pacing of the episode. The tension between Ciel and Sebastion is nice when it is done well.

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Love Stage 3-6! it ain't true love until someone is in tears while being molested. I am amused that Ryoma turned into a big blob shadow during that scene. Thought the story would degrade from there, but it's not that bad. It's nice that both characters are clueless about everything.

Sailor Moon Crystal 4-5! Sailor Mars joins the team. I'd forgotten how dull monster-of-the-day anime can get until now. I'm a tad disappointed at the animation quality. For show that's every other week and for its anniversary remake, it should be better.
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Hunter x Hunter 2014 138-143! The Hunter Association continue to have multiple elections runoffs to vote for the new chairman. Killua returns to his family's home to get Alluka to help save Gon. Hisoka and Illumi's conversations are pretty hilarious at certain points. Those two have an unexpectedly likable friendship. And Killua and Alluka are too cute! After the seriousness of the Ant arc, these scenes are quite refreshing.

Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus 3-6! Amusing episodes as Ciel and Sebastian join the circus to try to find the culprits who are kidnapping children. A shinigami is standing by as a lot of deaths are expected. I like the consistency in the animation and good pacing of the episode. The tension between Ciel and Sebastion is nice when it is done well.

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Love Stage 3-6! it ain't true love until someone is in tears while being molested. I am amused that Ryoma turned into a big blob shadow during that scene. Thought the story would degrade from there, but it's not that bad. It's nice that both characters are clueless about everything.

Sailor Moon Crystal 4-5! Sailor Mars joins the team. I'd forgotten how dull monster-of-the-day anime can get until now. I'm a tad disappointed at the animation quality. For show that's every other week and for its anniversary remake, it should be better.
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Hunter x Hunter 2014 137! The Zodiac members including Gon's father gather to decide on how the new chairman should be elected. It's nice to see old characters during the election even the pervert, Hisoka. Despite my fondness of the series, the opening and ending theme songs are probably some of the worst anime songs ever. I did enjoy the new visuals...even though they essentially spoil the rest of the anime.

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Barakamon 1-3! A cute show about a calligrapher who gets a bad review at an art show, and then moves to the country at his father's suggestion. He encounters a little scamp and the friendly locals. It's light fun...though a tad dull after the first episode.

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Aldnoah Zero 1! Humans who colonized Mars want to start war with Earth..blah blah blah...their princess visits Earth, she is supposedly killed, war starts. Flamboyant knights from Mars are itching to take over Earth. And...zzz.

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Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus 1-2! picks up from where the original anime diverged from the manga which is good since the anime-only plot rather sucked; (ie. killing off Ciel and Claude?...ugh) . Episode 1 is a manga one-off and also serves the purpose of reintroducing us to Ciel and his servants. Sebastian is awesome as usual. As I recall, the circus arc was ok, but it's the cruise ship arc that was really good, so I hope the popularity of this anime yields another season.

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Zankyou no Terror 1-2! Shinichiro Watanabe and Yoko Kanno team up again, so it's inevitable that I should watch. While far from light-hearted, as their other collaborations, the quality of the anime is great. This anime starts off with two troubled, young boys terrorizing the Tokyo with bombs. A young girl who is a victim of bullying by her classmates is pulled into their scheme. Unfortunately, the characters are a tad boring.

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Tokyo ESP 1! think X-men with 'espers' instead of 'mutants'. A bunch of bad espers want to kill off humans or something like that. Near the end of the episode, some good espers show up to save the day. Not totally original, but somewhat entertaining.

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Love Stage 1-2! it's yaoi! Most live-action boy on boy shows are pretty depressing, so if you want some uplifting, cheesy boy on boy romcom, you have to go to anime. From the opening visuals, this looks like your typical boy meets boy (accidentally dressed as a girl) story. It's cute. Even though I don't really like the character design, the production through JC Staff is pretty darn good. A crybaby male otaku whose family is full of talented actors and such gets roped into doing a wedding commercial. His costar has a crush on him. That CM splash should probably be more disturbing than it is. The show is pretty amusing.

Sailor Moon Crystal 2! ouch, the animation quality dropped...I've been spoiled; I thought shows didn't do that anymore. As in the manga, Usagi is able to accidentally find her other sailor soldiers fairly quickly. Ami is cute, but for all her brains, she doesn't really do much throughout the series, does she?
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Hunter x Hunter 2014 137! The Zodiac members including Gon's father gather to decide on how the new chairman should be elected. It's nice to see old characters during the election even the pervert, Hisoka. Despite my fondness of the series, the opening and ending theme songs are probably some of the worst anime songs ever. I did enjoy the new visuals...even though they essentially spoil the rest of the anime.

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Barakamon 1-3! A cute show about a calligrapher who gets a bad review at an art show, and then moves to the country at his father's suggestion. He encounters a little scamp and the friendly locals. It's light fun...though a tad dull after the first episode.

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Aldnoah Zero 1! Humans who colonized Mars want to start war with Earth..blah blah blah...their princess visits Earth, she is supposedly killed, war starts. Flamboyant knights from Mars are itching to take over Earth. And...zzz.

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Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus 1-2! picks up from where the original anime diverged from the manga which is good since the anime-only plot rather sucked; (ie. killing off Ciel and Claude?...ugh) . Episode 1 is a manga one-off and also serves the purpose of reintroducing us to Ciel and his servants. Sebastian is awesome as usual. As I recall, the circus arc was ok, but it's the cruise ship arc that was really good, so I hope the popularity of this anime yields another season.

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Zankyou no Terror 1-2! Shinichiro Watanabe and Yoko Kanno team up again, so it's inevitable that I should watch. While far from light-hearted, as their other collaborations, the quality of the anime is great. This anime starts off with two troubled, young boys terrorizing the Tokyo with bombs. A young girl who is a victim of bullying by her classmates is pulled into their scheme. Unfortunately, the characters are a tad boring.

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Tokyo ESP 1! think X-men with 'espers' instead of 'mutants'. A bunch of bad espers want to kill off humans or something like that. Near the end of the episode, some good espers show up to save the day. Not totally original, but somewhat entertaining.

 photo lovest1.jpg

Love Stage 1-2! it's yaoi! Most live-action boy on boy shows are pretty depressing, so if you want some uplifting, cheesy boy on boy romcom, you have to go to anime. From the opening visuals, this looks like your typical boy meets boy (accidentally dressed as a girl) story. It's cute. Even though I don't really like the character design, the production through JC Staff is pretty darn good. A crybaby male otaku whose family is full of talented actors and such gets roped into doing a wedding commercial. His costar has a crush on him. That CM splash should probably be more disturbing than it is. The show is pretty amusing.

Sailor Moon Crystal 2! ouch, the animation quality dropped...I've been spoiled; I thought shows didn't do that anymore. As in the manga, Usagi is able to accidentally find her other sailor soldiers fairly quickly. Ami is cute, but for all her brains, she doesn't really do much throughout the series, does she?

Make-up!

Jul. 5th, 2014 11:03 am
Sailor Moon introduced me to the addicting world of anime, so of course I'm watching the not-really-remake, but yes, it's a remake.

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Sailor Moon Crystal 1! Just like Full Metal Alchemist and Hunter x Hunter, the Sailormoon manga by Naoko Takeuchi has gotten a more faithful anime production. As far as I can tell, it is more faithful to the manga with the updated character designs and the silly engrish attacks. I'm still amused by the pastel and sparkles when boy meets girl. Anyway, I am looking forward to more. The public outcry against any edits would probably louder now than...22 years ago...ugh, that old? so hopefully Viz knows better than to change Zoisite into a woman. (The new opening and ending themes were mostly forgettable. I wasn't too fond of the original's either.)

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Hunter x Hunter 2014 127-136! Well, angry Gon and Pitou head off to their fight or to save Kite. Pouf and Youpi find the Ant King's body and feed themselves to him to revive him, but he has lost some of his memories. When they finally reach Gon and Pitou's fight, like all of HxH's 'big' fights, it was unfortunately short and one-sided with an interesting twist. Moving on, the way Welfin's character turned himself around was one of the best not-so-bad guy stories yet. And finally by the time you get to Mereum and Komugi's end, you've got to realize Togashi's brilliance at writing such one-of-a-kind characters and stories. Not many other writers could pair up an all-powerful evil creature with a little girl with boogers constantly hanging out of her nose and convince an audience of their devotion. Episode 136 is the aftermath of the Chimera Ant arc and the set-up for the Election Arc. The Ant arc was more thought-provoking than the prior arcs as it went beyond the simple revenge plots or strong versus strong. Togashi definitely tried to express his thoughts on politics, humanity and history through this arc. The only criticism is that with Gon's optimistic antics gone, the tone of the show was more complex and often sad. People have said that it is their growth out of childhood. Oh well, I think the next arc should come as a good follow-up story.

Make-up!

Jul. 5th, 2014 11:03 am
Sailor Moon introduced me to the addicting world of anime, so of course I'm watching the not-really-remake, but yes, it's a remake.

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Sailor Moon Crystal 1! Just like Full Metal Alchemist and Hunter x Hunter, the Sailormoon manga by Naoko Takeuchi has gotten a more faithful anime production. As far as I can tell, it is more faithful to the manga with the updated character designs and the silly engrish attacks. I'm still amused by the pastel and sparkles when boy meets girl. Anyway, I am looking forward to more. The public outcry against any edits would probably louder now than...22 years ago...ugh, that old? so hopefully Viz knows better than to change Zoisite into a woman. (The new opening and ending themes were mostly forgettable. I wasn't too fond of the original's either.)

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Hunter x Hunter 2014 127-136! Well, angry Gon and Pitou head off to their fight or to save Kite. Pouf and Youpi find the Ant King's body and feed themselves to him to revive him, but he has lost some of his memories. When they finally reach Gon and Pitou's fight, like all of HxH's 'big' fights, it was unfortunately short and one-sided with an interesting twist. Moving on, the way Welfin's character turned himself around was one of the best not-so-bad guy stories yet. And finally by the time you get to Mereum and Komugi's end, you've got to realize Togashi's brilliance at writing such one-of-a-kind characters and stories. Not many other writers could pair up an all-powerful evil creature with a little girl with boogers constantly hanging out of her nose and convince an audience of their devotion. Episode 136 is the aftermath of the Chimera Ant arc and the set-up for the Election Arc. The Ant arc was more thought-provoking than the prior arcs as it went beyond the simple revenge plots or strong versus strong. Togashi definitely tried to express his thoughts on politics, humanity and history through this arc. The only criticism is that with Gon's optimistic antics gone, the tone of the show was more complex and often sad. People have said that it is their growth out of childhood. Oh well, I think the next arc should come as a good follow-up story.

Oldies

May. 2nd, 2014 10:44 pm
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Hunter x Hunter 2014 123-126! Octopus versus Welkfin was rather dull, but episode 124's Killua versus Palm was quite lovely. Again, Killua shows his vulnerability when he tries to protect Gon. Killua's tears help Palm remember herself. *weep weep* Netero versus the Ant King takes up most of episodes 125-126 which was mainly Netero being badass and the Ant King being strong, but not showing any real special powers...or any powers that were showy.

Mushishi S2 1-3! still the same quiet, thoughtful stories about a mushishi and his encounters with the nature-related supernatural entities. I think the animation quality has gone up a little, but little else has changed. If you liked it the first go around, you'll like it again.

Oldies

May. 2nd, 2014 10:44 pm
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Hunter x Hunter 2014 123-126! Octopus versus Welkfin was rather dull, but episode 124's Killua versus Palm was quite lovely. Again, Killua shows his vulnerability when he tries to protect Gon. Killua's tears help Palm remember herself. *weep weep* Netero versus the Ant King takes up most of episodes 125-126 which was mainly Netero being badass and the Ant King being strong, but not showing any real special powers...or any powers that were showy.

Mushishi S2 1-3! still the same quiet, thoughtful stories about a mushishi and his encounters with the nature-related supernatural entities. I think the animation quality has gone up a little, but little else has changed. If you liked it the first go around, you'll like it again.

whoops...

Mar. 30th, 2014 09:22 pm
Still alive, just busy watching non-anime/fandom related time wasters. Ok, Hannibal probably has a fandom that is probably too scary to look into :)

The only anime show worth watching the past winter (never-ending winter...woot for snow today) is Hunter x Hunter. Been an anime fan long enough that most new shows remind me of something else or the fan-candy isn't as fun anymore. Looking forward to Sailormoon Crystal..LOL.

Anyway,
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Hunter x Hunter 2014 114-122! Ah...the suspense. While the chimera-ant arc is a tense and engaging story arc, Gon feels OOC and it's a tad depressing. Episode 116 is a sad point in Gon and Killua's relationship. And while the chimera ants' personalities start getting interesting once they realize their 'human' side, the lopsidedness of the level of power is a small annoyance. It'd be nice to see the hunters not get pummeled...or survive by sheer luck for once. Anyway, episode 122 finally reached the king ant versus Netero's fight.

Spring list:
Mushishi Zoku Shou: return of Ginko and the laid-back sometimes creepy stories

Captain Earth: will watch 1 episode because of the title.

Escha & Logy no Atelier: Tasogare no Sora no Renkinjutsushi: the promo didn't look horrible.

Mekaku City Actors: will watch 1 episode because of Studio Shaft.

whoops...

Mar. 30th, 2014 09:22 pm
Still alive, just busy watching non-anime/fandom related time wasters. Ok, Hannibal probably has a fandom that is probably too scary to look into :)

The only anime show worth watching the past winter (never-ending winter...woot for snow today) is Hunter x Hunter. Been an anime fan long enough that most new shows remind me of something else or the fan-candy isn't as fun anymore. Looking forward to Sailormoon Crystal..LOL.

Anyway,
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Hunter x Hunter 2014 114-122! Ah...the suspense. While the chimera-ant arc is a tense and engaging story arc, Gon feels OOC and it's a tad depressing. Episode 116 is a sad point in Gon and Killua's relationship. And while the chimera ants' personalities start getting interesting once they realize their 'human' side, the lopsidedness of the level of power is a small annoyance. It'd be nice to see the hunters not get pummeled...or survive by sheer luck for once. Anyway, episode 122 finally reached the king ant versus Netero's fight.

Spring list:
Mushishi Zoku Shou: return of Ginko and the laid-back sometimes creepy stories

Captain Earth: will watch 1 episode because of the title.

Escha & Logy no Atelier: Tasogare no Sora no Renkinjutsushi: the promo didn't look horrible.

Mekaku City Actors: will watch 1 episode because of Studio Shaft.

Ice cold

Jan. 26th, 2014 04:47 pm
I tried to watch the rest of Space Dandy episode 1 and then episode 2, but it's not as funny as the reviewers make it out to be. (I'm probably the wrong gender and in the wrong age group to appreciate it). The visuals are pretty cool, but the writing is weak. There are more humorous shows out there...though possibly not this winter season.

Hunter x Hunter 2013 111-113! continues to be the only show worth watching. It's time for the attack on the mutant ants. I like how they changed up these episodes and had the narrator driving the story. 111 mainly focuses on Netero and a little of his past to show us his incredible strength. I was surprised to see the grandfather Zolyck with Netero. The other characters are apparently moving too fast for the viewer...thus, the slow-mo narration.

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Pupa 1! A brother finds that his sister is somehow infected with something that makes her eat other humans. Interesting, but the episode was 5 minutes and production was rather poor.

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Noragami 1-3! is a cute, but generic kill-the-ayakashi anime. There's action and humor and decent Studio Bones animation. Yato who is voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya is lesser god who wishes to have his own shrine. He tries to accomplish this by helping people via 5 yen offering. In episode 1 a young girl is sorta killed when she tries to save Yato from an oncoming bus. Her soul jumps out her body but her body survives. She latches onto Yato while trying to solve her soul x body problem. I may watch this if there is nothing else that pops up this season. Episode 2 is about him finding a spirit weapon who turns into a cute, bad-mouthed little boy. Episode 3 introduces us to a real god who has several shrines. He hires Yato for some minor work. Again cute, but generic.

Nobunaga the Fool 1! didn't get far enough into the episode to have anything interesting to say.

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Hozuki no Reitetsu 1! Lovely animation with an interesting main character, but there is too much humor that relies on understanding more japanese for me to appreciate it.

Ice cold

Jan. 26th, 2014 04:47 pm
I tried to watch the rest of Space Dandy episode 1 and then episode 2, but it's not as funny as the reviewers make it out to be. (I'm probably the wrong gender and in the wrong age group to appreciate it). The visuals are pretty cool, but the writing is weak. There are more humorous shows out there...though possibly not this winter season.

Hunter x Hunter 2013 111-113! continues to be the only show worth watching. It's time for the attack on the mutant ants. I like how they changed up these episodes and had the narrator driving the story. 111 mainly focuses on Netero and a little of his past to show us his incredible strength. I was surprised to see the grandfather Zolyck with Netero. The other characters are apparently moving too fast for the viewer...thus, the slow-mo narration.

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Pupa 1! A brother finds that his sister is somehow infected with something that makes her eat other humans. Interesting, but the episode was 5 minutes and production was rather poor.

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Noragami 1-3! is a cute, but generic kill-the-ayakashi anime. There's action and humor and decent Studio Bones animation. Yato who is voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya is lesser god who wishes to have his own shrine. He tries to accomplish this by helping people via 5 yen offering. In episode 1 a young girl is sorta killed when she tries to save Yato from an oncoming bus. Her soul jumps out her body but her body survives. She latches onto Yato while trying to solve her soul x body problem. I may watch this if there is nothing else that pops up this season. Episode 2 is about him finding a spirit weapon who turns into a cute, bad-mouthed little boy. Episode 3 introduces us to a real god who has several shrines. He hires Yato for some minor work. Again cute, but generic.

Nobunaga the Fool 1! didn't get far enough into the episode to have anything interesting to say.

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Hozuki no Reitetsu 1! Lovely animation with an interesting main character, but there is too much humor that relies on understanding more japanese for me to appreciate it.

I'm alive!

Dec. 27th, 2013 08:11 pm
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Hunter x Hunter 2013 105-110! Knov sets up portals in the palace but is scared off from being a part of the fight. Palm also comes into play. Killua recovers thanks to the octopus chimera. I guess it is significant that Gon's influence over Killua shows when Killua defines his friendship with the octopus. All the episode are building up to the final battles. Looking forward to them.

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Monogatari S2 21-25! Referring to Nadeko's arc, Senjougahara asks Kaiki for help. Kaiki is pretty refreshing as a untrustworthy bad guy character. The opening theme for this arc is pretty horrible though. He cannot sing very well. Kaiki spends his time gaining Nadeko's trust before trying to deceive her.

Winter list
Space Dandy: Studio Bones and Watanabe Shinichiro...no Yoko Kanno?
Noragami: also Studio Bones...looks like eye-candy and action
Nobunaga the Fool: Satelight mech anime? Leonard Da Vinci? ha.
Hoozuki no Reitetsu: Interesting promo
pupa: didn't I have this on an earlier list?

I'm alive!

Dec. 27th, 2013 08:11 pm
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Hunter x Hunter 2013 105-110! Knov sets up portals in the palace but is scared off from being a part of the fight. Palm also comes into play. Killua recovers thanks to the octopus chimera. I guess it is significant that Gon's influence over Killua shows when Killua defines his friendship with the octopus. All the episode are building up to the final battles. Looking forward to them.

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Monogatari S2 21-25! Referring to Nadeko's arc, Senjougahara asks Kaiki for help. Kaiki is pretty refreshing as a untrustworthy bad guy character. The opening theme for this arc is pretty horrible though. He cannot sing very well. Kaiki spends his time gaining Nadeko's trust before trying to deceive her.

Winter list
Space Dandy: Studio Bones and Watanabe Shinichiro...no Yoko Kanno?
Noragami: also Studio Bones...looks like eye-candy and action
Nobunaga the Fool: Satelight mech anime? Leonard Da Vinci? ha.
Hoozuki no Reitetsu: Interesting promo
pupa: didn't I have this on an earlier list?
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Hunter x Hunter 2013 101-104! Killua easily defeats the seafood chimera ants, but loses too much blood doing so. His new ant-octopus friend helps him out. Gon also makes a new friend. And the ant-King meets new opponent that he has yet to beat. One of the more endearing quirks of HxH is that the mangaka doesn't really create stereotypical cutesy female anime characters. Who creates an important character with a constantly dripping nose?

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Monogatari S2 16-20! 16 was another recap. So the Sengoku arc ended with 15 and the defeat of Araragi and his harem. A little googling tells me that this picks up again later on in the novels. Episode 17 starts Onimonogatari which is mainly Shinobu's story. It starts with Araragi and Hachikuji getting chased by an unknown darkness. It leads to Shinobu telling her story of her time as a fake god and her first minion. Her story is told with some very pretty still screens. In episode 19, Shinobu is separated from Araragi while the group tries to escape the darkness. Then ouch, didn't see that ending. Along with Senjougahara and his sisters, Hachikuji was one of Araragi's likable groupies. Such a sad arc. <3
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Hunter x Hunter 2013 101-104! Killua easily defeats the seafood chimera ants, but loses too much blood doing so. His new ant-octopus friend helps him out. Gon also makes a new friend. And the ant-King meets new opponent that he has yet to beat. One of the more endearing quirks of HxH is that the mangaka doesn't really create stereotypical cutesy female anime characters. Who creates an important character with a constantly dripping nose?

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Monogatari S2 16-20! 16 was another recap. So the Sengoku arc ended with 15 and the defeat of Araragi and his harem. A little googling tells me that this picks up again later on in the novels. Episode 17 starts Onimonogatari which is mainly Shinobu's story. It starts with Araragi and Hachikuji getting chased by an unknown darkness. It leads to Shinobu telling her story of her time as a fake god and her first minion. Her story is told with some very pretty still screens. In episode 19, Shinobu is separated from Araragi while the group tries to escape the darkness. Then ouch, didn't see that ending. Along with Senjougahara and his sisters, Hachikuji was one of Araragi's likable groupies. Such a sad arc. <3
 
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Hunter x Hunter 2013 99-100! airing at a new day and time but still pretty good. The new ending theme, however, is blech. Gon and Killua split up, each with different targets. Finally, we get to see Killua in a fight...please let it be a good fight. Another season and we're done, right? 

Monogatari S2 14-15! Tsukihi prods Sengoku with help from the snake to come out of her shell. She's 100x more interesting.

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Samurai Flamenco 1-2! The title said, 'watch me'.

- Mediocre production
- The opening is deceptive
- Not funny or exciting

Quick impression~ A dull police officer meets a male model who yearns to be a superhero. He fights for justice by chasing after jaywalkers and smokers. The police officer tolerates the model's actions since he is usually harmless. I was expecting something more to happen at the end since the opening song visuals imply that the model does get some power...but nothing. Almost nothing happens in the first two episodes and the comedy is barely there.

...and I don't think I used commas correctly....

 
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Hunter x Hunter 2013 99-100! airing at a new day and time but still pretty good. The new ending theme, however, is blech. Gon and Killua split up, each with different targets. Finally, we get to see Killua in a fight...please let it be a good fight. Another season and we're done, right? 

Monogatari S2 14-15! Tsukihi prods Sengoku with help from the snake to come out of her shell. She's 100x more interesting.

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Samurai Flamenco 1-2! The title said, 'watch me'.

- Mediocre production
- The opening is deceptive
- Not funny or exciting

Quick impression~ A dull police officer meets a male model who yearns to be a superhero. He fights for justice by chasing after jaywalkers and smokers. The police officer tolerates the model's actions since he is usually harmless. I was expecting something more to happen at the end since the opening song visuals imply that the model does get some power...but nothing. Almost nothing happens in the first two episodes and the comedy is barely there.

...and I don't think I used commas correctly....

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