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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)

    Shakugan no Shana II – Commercial

    During today’s episode of Darker than BLACK, MBS aired a Shakugan no Shana II commercial showing two new characters along with several of the returning ones.

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    August 30, 2007 at 10:51 pm Comments (79)

    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai – 09

    Keiichi rallies the mob as they head over to… the police department.

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    August 30, 2007 at 10:18 pm Comments (20)

    Darker than BLACK – 21

    Inside the Pandora facility at the Gate, an elderly scientist is conducting some research with a lens when a completely naked woman suddenly appears in front of him.

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    August 30, 2007 at 7:08 pm Comments (44)

    Nagasarete Airantou – 22

    Yukino is taking some nighttime stroll with kuma2 when a glowing ethereal feather falls in her hand – must be a feather from the mythical bird of good fortune.

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    August 29, 2007 at 11:09 pm Comments (31)

    Romeo X Juliet – 20

    With the crops are withering because of the poor soil, Romeo tells the men to replant and goes to see the old man.

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    August 29, 2007 at 4:49 pm Comments (42)

    Bleach – 138

    In Las Noches, Ulquiorra and Yammy arrive in a room as Aizen about to complete an Arrancar using the 50% awakened Hougyoku.

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    August 29, 2007 at 4:14 pm Comments (60)

    Claymore – 22

    Although Priscilla has finally stopped eating, the blood around her mouth makes it hard for Raki to look at her for more than a few seconds.

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    August 28, 2007 at 7:48 pm Comments (67)

    School Days – 09

    After seeing Setsuna kiss Makoto, Kotonoha demands to know if Setsuna likes Makoto and if this was the reason she got between them.

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    August 28, 2007 at 3:20 pm Comments (165)

    Random Curiosity Power Rankings – August 2007

    Here are the August rankings – the summer shows are cranking along at full speed, and the carryovers from spring are coming through for the final stretch. Speaking of which, hasn’t the previous week been SPECTACULAR for anime? There’s been some amazing episodes across the board – it’s great to see that everything’s really kicking into gear to finish strong. As I noted last month, there was a good chance that we could have a new show at the top spot – well, that much was right, but it wasn’t the one I was expecting!

    August 2007 Rank (LM) Title Comment
    1 (12) School Days And the new king of the rankings has been crowned – School Days has gone from pretty good to being possibly the best shounen romance anime ever. Every second oozes perfection, from the gripping suspense to the overbearing guilt, from the precise fanservice to the impeccably timed insert songs. SD is the zenith in the evolving formula of shounen romance, and has set a new standard which all subsequent shows will be compared to.
    2 (1) Gurren Lagann GL went from being crazy good fun to being a real show that also happens to be crazy good fun. With the introduction and flawless execution of the new plot twists, not to mention a little side trip with Yoko, we’ve been thrust headfirst into a new conflict that’s every bit as intense as the first, but on a much larger scale. And what other show is this freakin’ cool? Too bad it’s almost over – can he rescue Nia in such a short time?
    3 (NEW) Code GEASS So how about that ending, eh? While people may have different views on how the last scene was handled, I think we can all agree that the final two eps lived up to the lofty expectations; but at the same time, didn’t really exceed them. Still, it was a fitting end to (the first season of) a crazy series, and its constant twists and OMG moments never let up. The stage has been set for the second season – how long will they make us wait?

    More after the jump….

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    August 28, 2007 at 12:38 am Comments (99)

    Moetan – 08

    To be completely honest, trying to blog this episode is an exercise in idiocy, ignorance, and absolute futility.

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    August 26, 2007 at 11:12 pm Comments (37)

    Zero no Tsukaima ~Futatsuki no Kishi~ – 08

    In Albion, a man named Menville who really enjoys the battlefield meets with Sheffield and receives a mission to attack the Tristain Magic Academy.

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    August 26, 2007 at 3:00 pm Comments (27)

    Lucky Star – 21

    School trip to Kyoto! Kagami receives a confession letter! SHIRAISHI RETURNS FROM THE G(A)RRRRRRAVE

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    August 26, 2007 at 2:18 pm Comments (68)

    Hayate no Gotoku! – 22

    With Hayate working hard training to attain a deadly technique, Nagi is feeling bored and starts reading a manga about fishing.

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    August 25, 2007 at 11:25 pm Comments (30)

    Gurren Lagann – 22

    As the battle rages on outside the ship, Leeron takes a private moment to think about the spinning of a gyroscope and how he wants to see what’s beyond the heaven that they’re aiming for.

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    August 25, 2007 at 9:51 pm Comments (64)

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