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Yamada Tarou Monogatari – 10 (END)

Summary:
To address the financial questions that go with studying in America, Nagahara explains that Tarou is getting all costs covered by the university and would receive a research salary in addition to that.

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September 14, 2007 at 4:51 pm Comments (15)

Yamada Tarou Monogatari – 09

Summary:
When Tarou’s younger siblings accidentally break a vase in their new home, the housemaid demands that they pay for its 600 million yen cost.

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September 7, 2007 at 6:20 pm Comments (17)

Random Musings – DEATH NOTE: R and Miscellaneous Notes

  • NTV aired a three hour special of DEATH NOTE today that covered pretty much the entire L arc with some added material. It started out with a scene of a Shinigami approaching Ryuk wanting to know about the human world because he’s gotten tired of the Shinigami world. Ryuk proceeds to tell him about a man who tried to change the world and become god, and this sets up the recap through the first arc. Most of it was stuff we’ve already seen in the original series (they even included the potato chip scene), but there were some additional scenes too, (highlight to read) including L meeting Light in a theater, everyone visiting L’s grave, Light declaring his victory over L’s grave (after everyone else leaves), and bloody shots of the deaths of members of the Yotsuba group. The episode ends with Ryuk looking at how Light’s name is written in his Death Note and commenting on how Light wasn’t a god back then.
    If you’re a big fan of the anime, you might consider watching it, but for the most part, I didn’t think this was worth it if you’ve already seen the entire series.
  • There was no episode of Yamada Tarou Monogatari aired today because of a track and field event. Episode 09 airs next Friday.
  • Several people have asked me for the Shana II commercial, so here’s the download: Mirror 1, Mirror 2, Mirror 3.
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    August 31, 2007 at 7:04 pm Comments (28)

    Yamada Tarou Monogatari – 08

    Summary:
    It’s once again time for the students to fill out forms listing their college aspirations, but Tarou again writes that he’s choosing employment over school.

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    August 24, 2007 at 5:29 pm Comments (11)

    Yamada Tarou Monogatari – 07

    Summary:
    Having returned from his latest part time job with his pay, an exhausted Tarou has to juggle his family duties such as playing with his siblings and cooking for the family.

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    August 17, 2007 at 11:33 pm Comments (11)

    Yamada Tarou Monogatari – 06

    Summary:
    It’s swelteringly hot outside, so the Yamada siblings are cooling down by trying to enjoy themselves in a tiny inflatable pool not designed to fit them all.

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    August 10, 2007 at 11:58 pm Comments (8)

    Yamada Tarou Monogatari – 05

    Summary:
    When the results for final exams are released, Tarou and Takuya once again sit at the top of the list with perfect scores.

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    August 3, 2007 at 6:52 pm Comments (11)

    Yamada Tarou Monogatari – 04

    Summary:
    Takako is so distraught upon learning that Tarou is actually poor that she runs straight home, without even noticing the man that she passes along the way.

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    July 27, 2007 at 9:03 pm Comments (11)

    Yamada Tarou Monogatari – 03

    Summary:
    Examining the vegetable garden at home one day, Tarou finds that his eggplants are still quite small and urges them to do their best, vowing that he will too.

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    July 20, 2007 at 9:26 pm Comments (12)

    FreezeFrame – Sushi Bar of Smiles

    Remember to do some facial stretching before watching this show, or you’ll pull a cheek muscle from smiling too much.

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    July 16, 2007 at 11:23 am Comments (14)

    Yamada Tarou Monogatari – 02

    Summary:
    Having discovered where Tarou lives, Takuya visits the Yamada home one afternoon feeling like he’s calling Tarou out to play – something which he hasn’t done since he was young.

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    July 13, 2007 at 6:45 pm Comments (19)

    Yamada Tarou Monogatari – 01

    Summary:
    Yamada Tarou is a poor student who attends the prestigious Ichinomiya High School at the top of an advanced 3rd-year class.

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    July 10, 2007 at 3:14 am Comments (27)

    Random Musings – Schedule Shuffling

    it's a bird, it's a plane, it's a....croquette!?

    With the new season now underway and having watched a lot of anime and dramas in the past week, I’ve decided to make some changes to the schedule. For Fridays, which used to be when sola aired, I’m going to start blogging the new drama Yamada Tarou Monogatari. I’ll talk more about this soon when I write up the first episode, but it reminded me of everything I loved about Hana Yori Dango, without all of the frustrating back-and-forth love crap from the second season. On Mondays, I’m going to be dropping Idolmaster and won’t be replacing it with anything. For those of you curious, today’s episode was about stopping a raging Imber, and the tactics used included dressing all the girls up in revealing outfits (though the final scene did have Haruka getting jealous of Chihaya for being in the Imber’s logs). My main problem with the show is that the level of storytelling just isn’t very good, and to be frank, I’ve grown rather bored watching it.

    As for what new shows I’ll be picking up, it’s looking like School Days and Zero no Tsukaima will work out very well with all the other series that I’m carrying over from last season. Jaalin also still hasn’t completely made up his mind about what he’s going to blog either, and that’ll depend on how good second episodes of certain series are. There are still a few more anime that have yet to premiere, and I’m curious about Baccano! in particular, so we’ll see how it all turns out.

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    July 9, 2007 at 9:11 pm Comments (23)