December 6, 2013 at 9:21 pm Comments (15)
「 ロクノイチ 前」 (Roku no Ichi Zen)
“One of Six Beginning”
Are we really getting only one season? It seems like a shame when the story is just hitting a good stride now, after spending most of the season in an extensive prologue.
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November 30, 2013 at 12:49 am Comments (13)
It does feel a little strange to find ourselves back at Yozakura Quartet’s “downtime”.
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November 21, 2013 at 7:10 pm Comments (9)
「イバラミチ 3」 (Ibara Michi 3)
“Thorny Path 3″
I can continue to say all I want about the story, but Hana no Uta does put on a damn good show regardless.
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November 14, 2013 at 3:16 pm Comments (17)
「イバラミチ 1 / 2」 (Ibara Michi 1 / 2)
“Thorny Path 1 / 2″
I think I’ve already given plenty of credit to how Yozakura Quartet can be so unabashed about its confidently blasé narrative and still be this enjoyable.
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October 31, 2013 at 8:38 pm Comments (11)
「ススミダス / ソノトキヲ」 (Susumidasu / Sono Toki wo)
“Moving Forward / That Time”
Yozakura does great at two things; characters and atmosphere. But what about the story?
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October 15, 2013 at 7:33 pm Comments (29)
「 ハルノカゼ」 (Haru no Kaze)
“The Wind of Spring”
There ain’t a whole lot to say about episode oh-too of Hana no Uta because it’s simply more of what we’ve seen in episode one; but it ain’t a bad thing either.
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October 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm Comments (25)
「サクラサク」 (Sakura Saku)
“Blooming Cherry Blossoms”
Whether you’re new to Yozakura Quartet or a long-time follower, Hana no Uta‘s first episode eases us into a great reintroduction for the rebooted series.
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January 18, 2012 at 2:10 am Comments (26)
This post is over two months overdue, as the final manga-bundled OAD for Yozakura Quartet came out in early November, but I wanted to give a few quick impressions on this three-part series that goes all the way back to fall of 2010.
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April 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm Comments (14)
It’s been a good six months since the release of the first OAD episode, but the sight of the more blob-like character designs in Tatsunoko Production’s variation still draws me in the most about it. As mentioned in my episode one post, these manga-bundled episodes are a departure from author/artist Yasuda Suzuhito’s style that was more closely adhered to in Nomad’s television series adaptation.
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October 28, 2010 at 2:58 am Comments (34)
As a treat for manga readers, the trend these days seems to be bundling Original Animation DVDs (OADs) with volume releases that animate a few parts of the original source material. In the case of ones that had already seen an adaptation like Yozakura Quartet, these bonus episodes also tend to please the purist crowd, who strongly feel that the anime should be an exact moving and talking version of what they read.
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October 3, 2008 at 4:11 am Comments (29)
「サクラサク」 (Sakura Saku)
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Youkai vs. youkai battles take place in the cohabited human/youkai town of Sakurashinmachi on Thursdays in Yozakura Quartet.