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One Piece 619 – Ehhhh?!

March 31, 2011 at 5:53 pm Comments (28)

Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? – 12 (END)

「はい、まだ続きます」 (Hai, Mada Suzukimasu)
“Yes, There’s Still More”

The infamous beach/pool episode — who would have thought that something so simple could be done so skillfully? With the actual story finishing last episode, all I can say is that this final episode left on a really happy note.

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March 31, 2011 at 10:57 am Comments (68)

Bleach 442 – I Don’t Really Care

March 31, 2011 at 12:58 am Comments (62)

Kimi ni Todoke The Movie

「君に届け」 (Kimi ni Todoke)
“Reaching You”

If you’ve never watched a Japanese live-action drama before (or any Asian drama for that matter), the first hurdle you’ll have to overcome is how cheesy they can be at times. There will also a bit of an East meets West culture clash going on if you’re unfamiliar with Asian mannerisms, which anime can ease you into but can’t truly prepare you for the “real” thing. For a live-action adaptation of a manga, it’s basically the next best thing though.

* Warning: Contains spoilers, so you may want to refrain from reading if you don’t read the manga or watch the anime. If you do, you’re fine.

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March 30, 2011 at 6:50 pm Comments (81)

Naruto 533 – The Weakest Link

March 30, 2011 at 4:20 pm Comments (41)

Spring 2011 Schedule

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Metal Fight Beyblade 4D
08:30 TVA TX (4/3)
Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi
09:00 AT-X (4/11)
Bleach
18:00 TX
30-Sai no Hoken Taiiku
27:00 MX (4/6)
SKET DANCE
18:00 TVA TX (4/7)
X-Men
22:00 ANIMAX (4/1)
Jewelpet Sunshine
09:30 TVA TX (4/2)
D K P T D K P T D K P T D K P T D K P T D K P T D K P T
Bakugan Battle Brawlers Gundalian Invaders
09:00 TVA TX (4/3)
Gintama’
18:00 (4/4)
Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji Hakairoku-hen
24:59 NTV (4/5)
Hyouge Mono
23:00 NHK-BS (4/7)
Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san.
23:00 AT-X (4/8)
Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream
10:00 BSJ (4/9)
D K P T D K P T D K P T D K P T D K P T D K P T
Toriko
09:00 CX (4/3)
Fireball Charming
19:28 MX (4/4)
Yuruani?
25:29 NTV (4/12)
C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control
24:45 CX (4/14)
Hen Zemi
23:15 AT-X (4/8)
Deadman Wonderland
25:00 tvk (4/16)
D K P T D K P T D K P T D K P T D K P T D K P T
Ao no Exorcist
17:00 MBC TBS (4/17)
Yu-Gi-Oh ZEXAL
19:30 (4/11)
Steins;Gate
26:05 TVS (4/5)
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae…
25:15 CX (4/14)
Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi
25:05 TVS (4/8)
DOG DAYS
25:35 TVS (4/2)
D K P T D K P T D K P T D K P T D K P T D K P T
Ring ni Kakero 1: Sekai Taikai-hen
21:00 ANIMAX (4/10)
Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai II
25:30 TX (4/11)
Hidan no Aria
25:25 TBS (4/14)
GOSICK
25:23 TX (1/7)
TIGER & BUNNY
25:58 MBS (4/2)
D K P T D K P T D K P T D K P T D K P T
Hanasaku Iroha
22:00 MX (4/3)
Sengoku Otome ~Momoiro Paradox~
26:00 TX (4/4)
A-Channel
25:40 MBS (4/7)
Nichijou
26:20 TVA (4/2)
D K P T D K P T D K P T D K P T
Showa Monogatari
22:00 KBS (4/3)
Tono to Issho: Gantai no Yabou
26:14 ytv (4/4)
Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
25:55 TBS (4/14)
D K P T D K P T D K P T
Astarotte no Omocha!
23:30 CTC (4/10)
Seikon no Qwaser II
26:30 MX (4/11)
Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera
26:10 MBS (4/7)
D K P T D K P T D K P T
Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai
24:30 CTC (4/3)
Moshidora
24:15 NHK (4/25, weekdays)
Maria Holic Alive
26:15 TX (4/7)
D K P T D K P T D K P T
Softenni
26:30 MX (4/7)
D K P T

* Others: Appleseed XIII

Legend: 0 Divine 5 Kiiragi 3 Prooof 4 Takaii Not covering/watching

Despite the horrific earthquake earlier this month, Japan’s anime industry trudges along and doesn’t miss its originally scheduled start date for the spring season. With the exception of Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, the rest of the winter shows will conclude by next week, ending with Yumekui Merry on Thursday. So with that in mind, it’s time to give a quick overview of what will be covered on the site in the upcoming weeks.

… Please note that this schedule is tentative. More after the break.

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March 30, 2011 at 1:35 pm Comments (128)

Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai – 13

“Are you enamored from the slight tilt of my head?”

「俺の後輩がこんなに腐ってるわけがない」 (Ore no Kouhai ga Konnani Kusatteru Wake ga Nai)
“There’s No Way My Junior is This Rotten”

With the disappearance of Kirino, focus quickly shifts towards Kuroneko, a girl that has been slightly ignored in favor of the sister, but now receives the spotlight in the “true end.” I haven’t been following the fanbase too closely with which character is loved the most, but I can gather that most sided with the reserved, slightly more complex, “Gokou Ruri.”

Divine thought I should take up an episode of Oreimo and the filmstrip layout for some further experimentation.
Conclusion: I $@#%ing hate setting up the filmstrip.
-Kiiragi

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March 30, 2011 at 3:19 am Comments (103)

Bleach – 314, 315

These fillers were very predictable as usual, and the plot flow always seems pretty similar, making me wonder if a stock formula is used every time, just featuring different characters. I do enjoy seeing some of the characters that are less seen in the manga, but nothing significant happens, maybe in an attempt to prevent deviations from the canon. Characters are flat however, and it’s hard to care about them at all.

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March 29, 2011 at 11:33 pm Comments (11)

Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? – 11

「ああ、オレの所にいろ!」 (Aa, Ore no Tokoroni Iro!)
“Yes, Stay With Me!”

YUU JUST SPOKE.

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March 29, 2011 at 12:26 pm Comments (95)

Your Thoughts on a Random Writer

March 28, 2011 at 10:46 pm Comments (150)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Milos no Seinaru Hoshi – Movie Trailer


The official site for the Fullmetal Alchemist movie, subtitled “The Sacred Star of Milos”, recently added a minute long trailer. The movie is intended to tie-in with Brotherhood (i.e. the manga’s story) but as a side story before the actual conclusion. It’s directed by Murata Kazuya (assistant director of CODE GEASS) and the script is by Shinpo Yuuichi (author of the novel Whiteout). L’arc~en~Ciel is performing the theme song, whereas BONES is back for the animation production and seems to going with a very subtle change in style.

* Warning: The official site is Flash-heavy and spasm-inducing with its loading pages.

… More after the break, including details on the story.

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March 28, 2011 at 3:00 am Comments (69)

Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector – 25

「かつて在りしもの」 (Katsute Arishi Mono)
“What Once Was”

I may have familiarized myself with the Original Generation timeline a fair bit, but learning that Wendolo was possessed by the Einst all this time was news to me. That came as a surprise, as well as the very quick exchange he had with his older brother Mekibos, who didn’t stand a chance against Wendolo’s massive Dikastes.

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March 28, 2011 at 12:35 am Comments (31)

Bakuman. – 24

「電話と前夜」 (Denwa to Zenya)
“Call and Eve”

The buildup to the next week’s finale couldn’t have been done better. In what I consider was an answer to my prayers, I was ecstatic that Koogy’s attempt to cheat out real mangaka’s failed. Not only did he get a horrible ranking, but I got a kick from watching him smash his guitar in disappointment.

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March 27, 2011 at 6:54 pm Comments (37)

STAR DRIVER: Kagayaki no Takuto – 24

「ひが日死の巫女」 (Higanishi no Miko)
“East Maiden”

It’s the precursor to the finale and a pretty good one at that with a huge cliffhanger involving the fourth phase and the revival of King Samekh. There still wasn’t clear indication as to what drove Sugata to Kiraboshi’s side, but further implication that it’s for Keito’s sake makes it the most plausible explanation.

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March 27, 2011 at 4:45 am Comments (84)

Yumekui Merry – 11

「夢の守り人」 (Yume no Mamoribito)
“Protectors of Dreams”

Why wait?

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March 27, 2011 at 1:33 am Comments (27)

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