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Ayakashi Ayashi – Special

This is the preview special for Ayakashi Ayashi, which is the show replacing Blood+ in the coveted Saturday evening timeslot.

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September 30, 2006 at 6:19 pm Comments (9)

CODE GEASS – Special

This was the special preview of CODE GEASS – Lelouch of the Rebellion.

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September 30, 2006 at 4:57 am Comments (36)

Random Musings – Finale Reflections

You know that empty and depressed feeling you get when you finish a really good series or come out of a really good movie?
I get that feeling maybe once or twice every few months, usually for a great show. In the spring, it was when Mai-Otome ended, and in the summer, it was when Fate-stay night ended. More recently, I got that feeling after I finished playing Xenosaga III during that one week break I took.
But if you asked me which finale gave me that feeling this past week, the answer might surprise you.

It wasn’t Blood+ or Ouran High School Host Club or ZEGAPAIN. It was Strawberry Panic.

Why? I’m not really sure myself. I ended up watching the end of Strawberry Panic a couple dozen times (not exaggerating), beating out by far how much I enjoyed the endings to all the other series. Even though I consider Blood+, Ouran, and ZEGAPAIN to be overall great shows with great endings, I loved even more how Strawberry Panic ended, despite it being fairly predictable and despite the show as a whole being not the best. Maybe it was because my expectations for it were low, or maybe it was because I loved the music in that final episode. But for whatever reason, Strawberry Panic’s finale gets my vote as the best one of this past week (see Poll at right). And now I’m going to stop writing before I start talking about the magical effect of yuri or something. :)
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September 30, 2006 at 3:46 am Comments (48)


When the Gards-orm quantum portal overloads, the resulting explosion envelops three Oceanus-class ships.

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September 29, 2006 at 8:23 pm Comments (60)

Gundam SEED C.E. 73 STARGAZER – 03 (END)

September 29, 2006 at 5:56 pm Comments (44)


Two weeks after its premiere on NANA as the second opening, OLIVIA’s 「Wish」 hits the airwaves.

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September 28, 2006 at 2:14 am Comments (59)

Inukami! – 26 (END)

September 28, 2006 at 12:34 am Comments (35)

NANA – 24

-Hachi eventually got a message from Nana saying that she’d be staying at Ren’s for the night.

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September 27, 2006 at 6:37 pm Comments (43)

Ouran High School Host Club – 26 (END)

On the second day of the Ouran School Festival, Haruhi leaves home without any breakfast.

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September 26, 2006 at 7:26 pm Comments (138)

Strawberry Panic – 26 (END)

The night before the Étoile selection, Nagisa is thinking about what would happen if morning never came and no one won or lost at becoming Étoile. Warning: This is a final episode, so spoilers abound!

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September 25, 2006 at 11:56 pm Comments (129)

Utawarerumono – 26 (END)

Warning: This is a final episode, so spoilers abound!

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September 25, 2006 at 7:03 pm Comments (106)

School Rumble Ni Gakki – 23, 24

Tenma is talking to her scale, saying that they promised to never see each other again, and that it would be all right, just like always.

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September 25, 2006 at 1:40 am Comments (5)

School Rumble Ni Gakki – 21, 22

Initially begins with the introduction of a flower that when placed behind the ear would make the person fall in love with the other, and the romantic interest of Mai, Masked Kamen, being caught by the villain, who is played by Harima.

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September 25, 2006 at 1:24 am Comments (5)

Zero no Tsukaima – 13 (END)

Right after Louise learns about the impending war, Saito tells her that the solar eclipse will be in three days.
Warning: This is a final episode, so spoilers abound!

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September 24, 2006 at 3:25 pm Comments (40)

Random Musings – Laughter Is The Best Medicine

This isn’t so much a news post as just some stuff that made me laugh this week:
-The Densha Otoko Deluxe Special aired yesterday. There were some funny moments (like the end of the episode, but I won’t spoil it), but it was actually overall quite serious, though also very corny/campy at certain points. At two hours, it was a bit long, but definitely worth watching if you’re a Densha Otoko fan, especially since they brought back what appeared to be the entire cast and played all the familiar songs from the soundtrack. They updated the OP with some new shots of Mina (courtesy of GONZO), which I’ve included above. On that note, the real Mina anime that GONZO is making now has a website. Yes, if you haven’t heard, Mina, in the same fake-title-getting-a-real-animation sense as Kujibiki Unbalance, is getting an anime coming in January.
-Maritan Concentration Drills is one of the funniest books I’ve read in a long time. See Exhibit A, Exhibit B, and Exhibit C. There’s nothing like a loli spewing profusely profane Full Metal Jacket quotations to make my day. All under the guise of teaching unconventional English. :)
-Site’s been down a bit these past few days. Unfortunately, I can’t do anything about it except complain to Maestro or Dreamhost. Hopefully Dreamhost will improve their uptime in these coming days.

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September 24, 2006 at 1:26 pm Comments (9)

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