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To LOVE-Ru Darkness 2nd – Now We’re Getting Somewhere

Yami is feeling frisky, and her hands are claws. That’s probably not good.

Yuuki Rito’s shamelessness will save the world.

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November 4, 2015 at 1:25 am Comments (17)

To LOVE-Ru Darkness 2nd – 01

「Unconsciously~頭ふわふわ☆心どきどき~」 (Unconsciously ~ Atama Fuwafuwa ☆ Kokoro Dokidoki ~)
“Unconsciously ~Light Head☆Beating Heart~”

The To LOVE-Ru anime is back, with all the classics: Rito being clumsy, Momo scheming, zany hilarity that doesn’t effect the status quo, and intrusive whiteout censorship. Basically, it’s another season that’s telling us to buy the BDs, though the second half was hilarious.

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July 7, 2015 at 11:44 pm Comments (40)

To LOVE-Ru Darkness – 01

「Continue~コンティニュー~」 (Continue~ Konteinyu~)
“Continue~ Continue~”

So one girl is trying to create a harem for the main character while another is beset by mysterious forces trying to force her into (finally) assassinating said protagonist. Even were To LOVE-Ru not such a well-known series, I can tell you this: they would have my attention!

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October 6, 2012 at 4:15 am Comments (68)

To LOVE-Ru manga to end next chapter – NOOOOOOOOOOOO


First Full Moon ended. Then Ichigo 100%. Then Suzuka. Then ARIA. And now, To LOVE-Ru?! The manga gods must hate me. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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August 25, 2009 at 10:35 pm Comments (116)

Loose Ends

  • I spent a ton of time sick this week and am still not feeling great from an apparent stomach virus (thankfully it wasn’t related to the TB). I will note though that I’ve now learned the stark difference between public health services and private health services.
  • I can’t say I’m shocked about the new Shakugan no Shana and Darker than BLACK anime announcements – more Shana was only a matter of time, and DtB I had heard a rumor about recently. For now, it’s pretty likely that I’ll end up blogging both of them whenever they come around.
  • In regard to this week’s chapter of Bleach, Show Spoiler ▼
  • And speaking of manga, what was with the recent To Love-Ru/Black Cat crossover (spoilers)? I know it’s not technically a crossover since they’re not the exact same set of characters, but it was close enough. It made me wish Yabuki Kentarou would go do more Black Cat manga.
  • I haven’t heard many good new songs this week, but this one by Oku Hanako stuck with me. It’s not in any way connected to CLANNAD, but it really reminds me of the series, especially the middle parts and the chorus.
  • Since it’s that time of the season again, I’ve started writing the Summer 2009 Preview. There are only about 19 or 20 new shows premiering, but that’s more or less on par with previous years. Nothing really catches my eye though at first glance.
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    June 6, 2009 at 3:12 am Comments (37)

    FreezeFrame: A Miraculous Feet to Witness


    There comes a time in every man’s life when he just gets tired with the laziness of the consensus and convention that tell him what’s right, what’s wrong, and just say, “to hell with it all, I’ll do what I like.” To denounce the apathy and cowardice of common sense and societal norms and just say,

    “fuckit, I have a foot fetish.”

    Yea, I said it. So shoot me. Kick me, stomp me, trample me all you want, I can take it. For too long I’ve kept it hidden, and I just don’t care anymore. What’s the big deal, anyways? It’s weird? Just take a good look at Haruna’s divine feet on the left there and tell me that’s not the hottest thing you’ve seen since Nagi’s ankles.

    Look at the dainty curvature of each individual toe, how they subtly form a soft wave of digits that are sure to tingle and twitch in ticklish euphoria at the slightest touch. Look how the blushed ball of her foot leads into the slender arch and imagine how smooth it would feel to slowly run your finger down it. Look how it then coalesces into the slim heel that just begs to be massaged after a soapy hot bath.

    And then, realize that every fortunate angle that gives you a glimpse of the precious sole of the female foot also entails an ample view of the underside of her sensual thighs, which then converge at the epicenter of it all with breathless anticipation – they’re white!

    Our answer thus brings a climactic conclusion to our journey, a breathtaking ecstasy of the highest degree. Yes, I love Haruna. Yes, everything about her is perfect. Yes, I love her feet.

    And yes, my name is jaalin, and I’m a podophile.


    Won’t you join me?             

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    March 16, 2009 at 3:26 am Comments (140)

    To LOVE-Ru – 26 (END)

    「ララ」 (Rara)

    Episode at a Glance:
    Making his way towards Gid’s spaceship, Rito is left wondering if it’s okay for him to be helped, but Saruyama doubts that anyone’s going to criticize Rito about this unreasonable game.

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    September 26, 2008 at 6:54 pm Comments (43)

    THYME – forever we can make it! PV (To LOVE-Ru OP)


    With the finale of To LOVE-Ru coming up this week, I thought this would be as good a time as ever to post the PV for the opening theme. When I first heard this song back in April, I admittedly had no idea who THYME was, but found the song itself surprisingly catchy—a sentiment that only grew the more I listened to it. While the fan-service filled opening sequence definitely added to the song’s appeal, it’s actually pretty good on its own, especially in the full version we have here.

    Originally an indie band, THYME (pronounced “time”) was formed in 2004 by Thyme (vocals, lyrics) and Shimizu Teppei (arrangement, composition, guitar), but Hoshino Takafumi (music engineer) joined the group a couple of years later when his skills were deemed necessary for them to progress. Prior to forming the band with Teppei, Thyme (real name: Kamiyama Sayaka 神山 さやか) was pursuing a solo music career, but needed someone to help her compose music, thus leading to the THYME we know today. It wasn’t until September 2007 that they had their first major debut though, releasing their single “Hello” after signing with Geneon Entertainment. Under Geneon, their involvement in anime naturally followed suit, which is (probably) why “forever we can make it!” was used as To LOVE-Ru’s opening theme. This trend continued on to the summer season, where their song “Fly Away” was used as the opening theme of Mahou Tsukai Taisetsu na Koto ~Natsu no Sora~, which some of you may recall I originally started blogging.

    Seeing as I hadn’t heard of THYME half a year ago but am already a fan of this song and “Fly Away”, I guess this goes to show what a little anime exposure can do for new artists. While these up-and-coming artists probably never pictured having their music used in anime, I doubt they’ll complain about having a few otakus buy their CDs. On a separate note, is it just me or does Sayaka only look half Japanese? I haven’t come across any information stating that she is, but there’s something about her eyes (and straight teeth) that make me think she is. In any case, enjoy the video!

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    September 23, 2008 at 11:20 pm Comments (36)

    To LOVE-Ru – 25

    「地球最後の夜」 (Chikyuu Saigo no Yoru)
    “The Earth’s Final Night”

    Episode at a Glance:
    Having made his presence known across the globe, Gid is attacked by the local army, so he displays his ability to destroy the planet in a blink of an eye if he wanted to.

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    September 19, 2008 at 4:54 am Comments (30)

    To LOVE-Ru – 24

    「はじらいながら」 (Hajirai Nagara)
    “While Shying Away”

    Episode at a Glance:
    Rito wakes up to find Lala naked in his bed again, but is surprised to see her unusually embarrassed about it.

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    September 12, 2008 at 6:42 pm Comments (22)

    To LOVE-Ru – 23

    「猿山の大奥物語」 (Saruyama no Oooku Monogatari)
    “Saruyama’s Shogun Harem Tale”

    Episode at a Glance:
    Observing from afar, Saruyama concludes that all the girls around Rito are in love with him no matter how you look at it, making him think that Rito’s like some sort of Edo period king.

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    September 5, 2008 at 3:38 am Comments (23)

    To LOVE-Ru – 22

    「戦慄!文化祭」 (Senritsu! Bunkasai)
    “Shudder! The Culture Festival”

    Episode at a Glance:
    After reflecting on her experiences on Earth, Yami reminds herself that she’s an assassin and decides to look for a job. At school, Yui tries to coordinate what her class is going to do for the culture festival and gives only two options, a calligraphy display or a region research exhibit, much to the everyone’s disappointment.

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    August 29, 2008 at 6:13 am Comments (24)

    To LOVE-Ru – 21

    「結城亭血風録」 (Yuukitei Keppuuroku)
    “Bloodshed Record of the Yuuki Inn”

    Episode at a Glance:
    Tempted at the prospect of running Earth’s only (and potentially universe’s best) alien hotel by Mikado-sensei and Kimio, Galaxy Network’s editor, Yuuki decides to give it a try using the old school building.

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    August 22, 2008 at 1:27 am Comments (17)

    To LOVE-Ru – 20

    「爆熱少女マジカルキョーコ炎」 (Bakunetsu Shoujo Majikaru Kyooko Fureimu)
    “Bursting Fever Magical Kyoko Flame”

    Episode at a Glance:
    After learning that the afro inflicting General Mojack is attempting to take over the world, Kirisaki Kyoko takes it upon herself to stop him and changes into Magical Kyoko Flame.

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    August 15, 2008 at 8:39 pm Comments (28)

    To LOVE-Ru – 19

    「地獄温泉 女宇宙人七色ポロリ」 (Jigoku Onsen. Onna Uchuujin Nanairo Porori)
    “Hot Spring from Hell. The Seven Colored Alien Porori”

    Episode at a Glance:
    After catching a television program about hot springs, Lala decides to dig for one in Rito’s garden.

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    August 8, 2008 at 11:34 pm Comments (22)

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