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Kannagi – 09

November 30, 2008 at 12:21 pm Comments (35)

Kuroshitsuji – 09

Summary:

Back at home in the countryside mansion, Sebastian is cleaning the house alone while being spied on by Ciel’s last resort group of servants. They are trying to take a picture of Sebastian with a special camera, but find themselves in complete awe of how quickly and perfectly he performs his duties instead, without one decent picture to show for the entire escapade.

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November 30, 2008 at 12:19 pm Comments (17)

Gundam 00 Second Season – 09

Summary:
Ali Al Saachez – whose body was half burned thanks to what happened four years ago – starts the battle by sending out a wave of GN Fangs, and Setsuna and Tieria find them faster than their predecessors.

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November 30, 2008 at 5:39 am Comments (102)

To Aru Majutsu no Index – 09

Summary:
After Stiyl leads Touma back into the cram school building, they find an unconscious Index with Aureolus and Himegami at the top.

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November 30, 2008 at 3:00 am Comments (55)

Tales of the Abyss – 10

Summary:
Luke and Tear go to see her grandfather Teodoro so that Luke can apologize for what happened with Akzeriuth, but Teodoro feels that it’s not necessary because the collapse of Akzeriuth was written in Yulia’s Score.

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November 30, 2008 at 1:04 am Comments (38)

HALCALI – Long Kiss Good Bye Live (Music Fair 2008.11.22)

 

Japanese hip-hop duo HALCALI appeared on Music Fair last week along with SPEED, Perfume, and Lil’B, where they performed “Long Kiss Good Bye”, the seventh ending theme to Naruto Shippuuden. While I’m sure Naruto fans will have a more immediate attachment to the song, it sounds really good on its own due to the nice mix of Jpop and hip-hop. Despite not being a huge fan of rap, I find female asian hip-hop artists quite refreshing to listen to, especially with HALCALI’s style of music. Case in point, I’ve listened to this song to death already, but am not sick of it in the slightest yet. Prior to Music Fair, HALCALI also appeared on Girl Pop Factory, but has since added some simple choreography to their performance as seen above. If you’re interested in checking out the PV as well, I’ve uploaded a copy of it here. In any case, enjoy the video(s).

-divine
…in an ongoing effort to make use of the new HD YouTube.

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November 28, 2008 at 4:14 pm Comments (36)

Michiko to Hatchin – 06

Summary:

The night Hatchin is kidnapped, Michiko arrives home to find an empty house with a note spray-painted on her wall to let her know that guests stopped by while she was out. Meanwhile, Hatchin wakes up in a dark hay-filled room, but she soon realizes she’s not alone.

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November 28, 2008 at 2:32 pm Comments (19)

CHAOS;HEAD – 08

Summary:
While watching a security tape of a train station, Ban observes a girl approach a guy wearing a backpack and materialize a sword.

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November 28, 2008 at 6:09 am Comments (38)

CLANNAD ~AFTER STORY~ – 09

Summary:
In the illusionary world, the robot and the girl have started to build a vehicle that can fly so that they can leave their world for a more lively one.

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November 28, 2008 at 3:29 am Comments (45)

CHAOS;HEAD – 07

Summary:
When Takumi regains consciousness, he finds that an hour has already passed, and his computer appears broken.

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November 28, 2008 at 1:15 am Comments (19)

Vampire Knight Guilty – 08

Summary:

Up on the rooftop after Yuki faints into Kaname’s arms, Zero asks Kaname what Yuki meant by confessing they are siblings after all this time has passed without ever knowing about it. Kaname only replies that Yuki is 100% Kuran pureblood, and even a low status vampire like Zero should be able to sense it. As Kaname carries her back to his room, Yuki dreams about her past memories that have finally become unlocked.

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November 27, 2008 at 9:02 am Comments (27)

YouTube Goes High Definition Widescreen

 

As some people may already be aware, YouTube quietly added a new “HD-like” streaming format some time ago that is much better than the “high quality” version that’s publicly available. Two days ago, they added their new widescreen player to the site, which makes excellent use of this new format. To help illustrate the improvement, please see the video of the Gundam 00 S2 opening sequence above. The quality pretty much speaks for itself, but notice how sharp the text is at fullscreen — it even looks crisp when blown up to 1920×1200. Now compare this to the “high quality” version that came out long ago of the same video (which some people have this new HD-like version confused as):
Show High Quality version ▼

Similar to how the “high quality” format can be viewed by appending “&fmt=18” to the end of any video URL, this new HD-like format can be viewed by appending “&fmt=22“. However, there are some nuances, which I’ve noticed in my preliminary testing of this higher resolution/bitrate version.

More after the jump…

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November 26, 2008 at 11:04 pm Comments (65)

Toradora! – 09

Summary:
Prior to the trip to Ami’s villa, Ryuuji dreams of himself begging Taiga to marry him and the puppies that result from it.

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November 26, 2008 at 2:48 pm Comments (44)

Bleach – 196

Summary:
Realizing Zaraki’s power, Nnoitra tries to tell Tesla to run, but it’s too late: the 11th Division captain promptly slices the fracción in half.

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November 26, 2008 at 3:56 am Comments (37)

SOUL EATER – 34

Summary:
BREW exists on a lost island north of Alaska where there used to be a witch’s tool development facility before it got destroyed from an accident.

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November 24, 2008 at 4:00 pm Comments (29)

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