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Nodame Cantabile – 19

Summary:
Chiaki and the Rising Star orchestra concludes their first performance by playing Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68.

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May 31, 2007 at 8:46 pm Comments (16)

Darker than BLACK – 09

Summary:
In a dark tunnel, Misaki meets with a man named Richard Lau who has information about a Contractor.

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May 31, 2007 at 6:34 pm Comments (26)

Nagasarete Airantou – 09

In this episode, Rin shows off her gorgeous rack and her abnormally feminine personality. Naturally, Ikuto sticks his nose into everything and loses more blood.

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May 30, 2007 at 10:15 pm Comments (37)

Romeo X Juliet – 09

Summary:
Thinking about what he saw on that night, Romeo angsts over why Juliet gave him the handkerchief and who that was embracing her.

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May 30, 2007 at 7:04 pm Comments (35)

Bleach – 127

Summary:
Rangiku arrives at Keigo’s home to find Ikkaku wearing a very uncharacteristic shirt that he’s putting up with because he’s getting free room and board.

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May 30, 2007 at 6:33 pm Comments (30)

DEATH NOTE – 33

Summary:
With all the pieces in place, N decides to head to Japan, though he asks his commander Lester to go with him because he’s never ridden a plane alone before.

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May 29, 2007 at 8:54 pm Comments (33)

D.Gray-man – 34

Summary:
Inside the cabin in the woods, Kanda finds Gozu bound and gagged with Sophia’s father standing over him.

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May 29, 2007 at 6:55 pm Comments (17)

Idolmaster XENOGLOSSIA – 09

Summary:
Haruka arrives in the hanger one day to find Ritsuko and the maintenance team preparing the Imber to harmonize – tuning the core – in order to improve performance.

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May 28, 2007 at 8:07 pm Comments (16)

Random Musings – D.Gray-man Manga And Gurren Lagann News Edition

  • I finally got caught up on the D.Gray-man manga last night after sitting down and reading seven volumes worth of material, all the way to the most recent chapter. Given how generally disappointed I’ve felt with the anime up until this point, I was curious to see what else the manga had to offer since I had previously stopped reading at a point right after the first Krory arc. Overall, I was incredibly impressed with how action-packed and fast-paced the manga was, and it turned out to be a lot darker and bloodier than I thought it’d be. Everything else I have to say about it I’m going to put in spoilers:
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    I really would love to see a good animated adaptation of the manga, but I have my doubts if the current anime is ever going to get there, and even if it does, the question remains if there will be too much edited out in terms of violence or religious imagery. Anyway, I’m going to give the anime four or five more episodes to see if there are any signs they’ll be returning to the manga story, and if it doesn’t look promising, then there’s a good chance I’ll be dropping the show by the end of this season.

  • In Gurren Lagann news, there was a GAINAX Gurren Lagann panel held at the Fanime convention in San Jose, California this past weekend featuring Yamaga Hiroyuki, one of the people responsible for planning the show and current president of GAINAX. You can read a full report here, but the interesting stuff included:
    -Drills were chosen because boys like drills in Japan.
    -Because of the negative reaction to episode four, they won’t be trying stylistic changes like that again.
    -Episode six was edited because it was airing early in the morning in Japan. The DVD will have the full version, which might feature what they originally had in mind: Kamina peeking at the girls in the hot springs.
    -The reason humans live underground will be explained in episode 16.
    -They are currently up to recording episode 21.
    -Yoko may or may not be 14 years old, but time underground may be measured differently.
  • Also, the official site has updated with their romanizations for the new bad guys: Adiane, Cytomander, Guame, and Lordgenome. Given that last name and focus on genetics, maybe we should be calling him the Helix King instead of the Spiral King. The Japanese word rasen can be translated both ways.
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    May 28, 2007 at 6:17 pm Comments (26)

    Lucky Star – 08

    Episode 8 kicks off with another shot of Kona-dad; this time he’s on tv since he’s trying to play it off as a phamous photographer at his daughter’s sports meet. Oh, sports meet? It’s the sports meet episode…woohoo!

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    May 27, 2007 at 1:45 pm Comments (45)

    Hayate no Gotoku! – 09

    Summary:
    When Isumi has to leave after her extended stay at the Sanzenin mansion, Nagi actually asks her to come get lost again because Nagi needs her.

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    May 26, 2007 at 11:48 pm Comments (22)

    Gurren Lagann – 09

    Summary:
    Inside the capital city of Teppelin, the three remaining generals – Cytomander the Swift, Guame the Immovable, and Adiane the Elegant – are meeting with the Spiral King Lordgenome about Thymilph’s death and the stolen Daigunzan.

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    May 26, 2007 at 10:05 pm Comments (57)

    CODE GEASS – 4.33 – Picture Drama 05 (DVD Special)

    Summary:
    In the time prior to Suzaku’s planned execution, Jeremiah had been deputy consul and had been talking to Villetta about making her into a baroness so that her descendants can be true nobles, unlike the title of knight which only lasts one generation.

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    May 25, 2007 at 9:45 pm Comments (40)

    sola – 08

    Summary:
    Yorito sees Matsuri lying on the ground bleeding after he stabbed her, but the next thing he knows, it’s daytime and he’s sitting in class.

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    May 25, 2007 at 6:45 pm Comments (36)

    Nodame Cantabile – 18

    Summary:

    Frustrated by the fact that the orchestra isn’t playing well, Chiaki grabs a violin and shows them how it should be done.

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    May 24, 2007 at 6:59 pm Comments (12)

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