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Winter 2006 Shows!

Show Airtime in Japan (GMT +9) Airtime in US (EST, GMT -5) Info Link Premiere Date
Nerima Daikon Brothers Monday, 25:30 Monday, 11:30 Link January 9th
Magikano Tuesday, 25:30 Tuesday, 11:30 Link January 1st
Kashimashi Wednesday, 25:30 Wednesday, 11:30 Link January 11th
Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru… Thursday, 24:30 Thursday, 10:30 Link January 12th
Shinigami no Ballad Thursday, 24:30 Thursday, 10:30 Link March 2nd
REC Thursday, 25:55 Thursday, 11:55 Link February 2nd
Fate/stay night Friday, 25:30 Friday, 11:30 Link January 6th
LEMON ANGEL PROJECT Friday, 25:30 Friday, 11:30 Link January 6th
Kage Kara Mamoru! Saturday, 26:50 Saturday, 12:50 Link January 7th

Note: All times are given in a 24 hour format, using what I call relative day time where times are extended to show which day they belong to. For instance, Friday morning at 1:30AM would become Thursday at 25:30 to show that the episode aired late Thursday night.

By no means is this list complete, these are just the series I’m planning to watch. Check out MOON PHASE for an entire listing and AndrewLB’s Winter 2006 Wiki for who’s tentatively subbing what.

A brief run-down on my choice of shows:

  • Nerima Daikon Brothers – The director is Watanabe Shinichi (aka. Nabeshin). For that reason alone, this should be pretty interesting.
  • Magikano – This series sounds like magical girl/harem-romance fluff, but I’m willing to give it an episode to see how it is. It’s airing on Tuesdays though, so if it doesn’t impress, I probably won’t stick with it.
  • Kashimashi – Boy gets hit on the head by a UFO, turns into a girl, and shoujo-ai ensues. This is probably the series I’m looking the most forward to this next season after having read some of the manga.
  • (continued…)

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    December 31, 2005 at 6:01 pm Comments (23)

    The Best of Anime 2005

    Well, we’re at the end of 2005, which was my first year blogging anime. These past few seasons have had their share of good and bad series, but I’m writing now about the ones that deserve to be recognized. Some of the nominees are:

    See inside for my picks for this year in a boatload of categories….

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    December 30, 2005 at 10:53 pm Comments (61)

    Paradise Kiss – 12 (END)

    Yukari has been picking up more and more modeling work, and even does a photo shoot with George.

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    December 29, 2005 at 10:53 pm Comments (72)

    Random Musings – School Rumble Edition

  • I just finished watching the first set of School Rumble OVAs, and they are a riot. The animation and production quality are so good, it almost makes me want to cry. If you enjoyed the series, these OVAs are a must-see. And needless to say, I’m really looking forward to next season now. :)
  • Since there’s really nothing to blog about for this weekend – none of the shows I cover are airing Friday, Saturday, or Sunday – I’m thinking of writing up a year-in-review and the upcoming season’s schedule then.
  • Kingdom Hearts II still owns my soul. 35 hours into it (level 47) and I’m just now getting to the point where I visit all of the worlds a second time.
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    December 29, 2005 at 12:51 am Comments (21)

    Suzuka – 26 (END)

    After Suzuka gets home, she ponders her conflicted feelings and stares at her photo of Kazuki.

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    December 28, 2005 at 4:48 pm Comments (61)

    School Rumble Next Season, Coming in the Spring

    With all of the news about the next season of School Rumble (mainly from the recent OVAs), it appears that an announcement has been made on the Shonen Magazine site. The fourth banner down (shown above) says that the anime is coming again next spring. Looks like the spring season just got one more thing for me to look forward to…
    Edit: It seems that the official School Rumble site now says the same thing.

    Source: MOON PHASE

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    December 27, 2005 at 8:07 pm Comments (31)

    Jigoku Shoujo – 13

    After Tsugumi has a vision through Ai’s eyes of a secondhand bookstore, Hajime goes to investigate.

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    December 27, 2005 at 5:32 pm Comments (7)

    Lamune – 12 (END)

    Ever since Kenji’s accident, Nanami hasn’t been going to school, and is instead spending her time by his bedside.

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    December 26, 2005 at 8:38 pm Comments (26)

    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas Everyone!
    I hope that everyone gets to enjoy their holiday with friends and family. :)

    Canvas2 is off today, but look forward to tomorrow’s finale of Lamune!

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    December 25, 2005 at 1:04 pm Comments (18)

    Gundam SEED Destiny – Final Plus

    In the aftermath of the war, ORB and PLANT made peace, and at the request of the council, Lacus returned to PLANT

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    December 25, 2005 at 1:06 am Comments (230)

    Da Capo Second Season – 26 (END)

    Aisia, seeing Nemu’s tears, runs out of the house and bumps into Junichi, who collapses in front of her. Major Spoilers Ahead!!!

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    December 24, 2005 at 2:05 pm Comments (91)

    Blood+ – 12

    After David explains to Saya that the person who protects Diva is a Chevalier, their group is joined by four more Red Shield people: Kurara, Spencer, Makkoi, and Rodgers.

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    December 24, 2005 at 10:59 am Comments (8)

    The Big Winter Break

    The last week of December and first week of January are typically on-break weeks for anime series. Here’s a quick list of all the shows I’m following and if they are affected or not.

    Angel Heart – Off-air 12/26 and 01/02
    Lamune – Not affected: Ep. 11 airs 12/19, Finale airs 12/26
    Bleach – Off-air 12/27 and 01/03
    Jigoku Shoujo – Not affected
    Shakugan no Shana – Off-air 12/28
    Suzuka – Not affected: ep. 25 airs 12/21, Finale airs 12/28
    SHUFFLE! – Off-air 12/29
    Mai-Otome – Off-air 12/29
    Karin – Off-air 12/29
    Paradise Kiss – Not affected: Finale airs 12/29
    Blood+ – Off-air 12/31
    DCSS – Not affected: Finale airs 12/24 (tomorrow)
    Mushishi – Off-air 12/24 and 12/31
    Canvas2 – Off-air 12/25 and 01/01

    As you can see, the shows that are ending this season (except SHUFFLE!) are not going on break, but the on-going shows (except Jigoku Shoujo) are affected. That means that these next two weeks are going to be very boring around here – good for me because that’ll give me time to play Kingdom Hearts II. :)

    PS. Stay tuned though because I’ll be posting a schedule for the upcoming season sometime in this next week.

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    December 23, 2005 at 8:36 pm Comments (7)

    *Picks Jaw off Ground*

    2 Brief Notes:

  • For those of you who noticed, I didn’t blog Karin last week or this week. After having thought about it for a long time, I’ve decided to drop the show because it doesn’t interest me anymore.
  • Kingdom Hearts II is amazing. The opening sequence is beautiful. Must go play more…
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    December 23, 2005 at 1:22 pm Comments (19)

    Paradise Kiss – 11

    George’s father and mother both arrive to see the fashion show.

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    December 23, 2005 at 12:02 am Comments (8)

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