Random Curiosity

Sketchbook ~full color’S~ – 05


Cats – always have been an intriguing animal. Unlike the friendly and familiar dogs, cats are private and mysterious, sometimes here and sometimes not, and always lounging around – sounds like a perfect creature to use in a show about intrigue and serenity.

See, the Sketchbook version of the cat episode uses cats in the same way that Aria did, but the approach is distinctly different. For one, Aria was more focused on learning about the planet of Aqua and its intriguing mysteries and citizens; Sketchbook leans more towards viewing the world through the eyes of different characters. And, well, in this episode, the cats talk.

Which would have totally screwed up the idea of Aria, as the mystery was a huge part of it, but Sketchbook is more about appreciating the little things, like the class structure of the cat world, where the one at a higher vantage point is always the superior one. This is the story of our friend Mike (mee-keh), the stray who wouldn’t flash his paws for Sora long enough for her to sketch, and his encounters with Kuma, the rather large and roundish bear-lookin cat.

Afterwards, Mike and his cat friends try to help Kuma get adopted by going about some odd ways, like advertising. The real beauty behind this episode was how the human world and cat worlds were distinct from each other but so interrelated at the same time, the two sides frequently intersecting and depending on one another. And then there’s the image of Sora through the eyes of a cat… looks more like the crazy cat woman from the Simpsons than a Tsukamoto Tenma…

Captions up

October 30, 2007 at 12:13 am
  • October 30, 2007 at 12:30 amItatak

    lol @ the Tengen Toppa Kitty Lagann scene

  • October 30, 2007 at 1:45 amkitsune

    lol love your captions! Nyaa! I love hearing the cats talk in this ep!

  • October 30, 2007 at 2:04 amGintama

    wait. People are stil watching this!! There are no torrents

  • October 30, 2007 at 3:31 am-oo-;;

    :3 battle ftlol.

  • October 30, 2007 at 4:30 amShippoyasha

    @ Gintama

    I don’t know what to say. Spoonsubs is doing an AMAZING job at subbing it. They will release episode 4 pretty soon too.

  • October 30, 2007 at 6:06 ammampf

    >They will release episode 4 pretty soon too

    It’s been out for 3 days

  • October 30, 2007 at 7:28 amShippoyasha

    Yeah. I meant to say ep 5. x_X

  • October 30, 2007 at 8:11 amF.AlZaabi

    I think i’ll fall in love with this anime coz i like catsb X3

  • October 30, 2007 at 8:49 amBlahblah

    OMG HOW CUTE :3333

  • October 30, 2007 at 12:31 pmTensai Otaku


    !!!!!!NEW ANIME ANNOUNCE!!!!!!

    Mnemosyune -Mnemosyune no Musume tachi ( THE DAUGHTERS OF Mnemosyune )
    The story is about a woman (Mnemosyune) and her 9 daughters revealing strange terrorism murder cases in tokyo involving important persons!!!
    Each episode will have 1 hour + it will be a 6 ep series exclusive on AT-X!!!It seems it will be broadcasted 1 ep per month!!just like Figure 17 e ProjectBlue!!
    Alot of erotism and action envolved plus the director will be Ueda Shigeru (Elemental Gelade), script from Oonogi Hiroshi (Sousei no Aquarion, Rahxephon) and draw from Ishihara Mitsuru (Rockman EXE).

    OMNI!!! Let´s blog that shit PAL!!! :D

  • October 30, 2007 at 5:43 pmalex


  • October 30, 2007 at 8:13 pmGintama

    Tensai Otaku, really! 1 ep per month like murder princess?

  • October 31, 2007 at 1:08 amTensai Otaku

    ” Gintama ”

    Yes!!! And, from trusted sources don´t worry!!
    I am not just tensai for nothing :D

    PS: nice nickname Gin chan!! :D