Archive for July, 2009


Hetalia Axis Powers episode 26 (finale..well not really)

And with that we reach the end of Hetalia Axis Powers. Yeah right, you know what’s going to happen now right? The new season will be listed as a separate anime on MAL and score far higher than the first season because obviously those that didn’t like it aren’t watching it anymore and therefore won’t rate it. Just look at Major or Kara no Kyokai for some of the more extreme examples of this phenomenon.


But enough of that, let’s just finish reviewing this episode first.

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Now I understand how Akira created a generation of anime fans

Anime Source is running it’s latest grand fan survey on your favourite anime movie, so do pop on over if you haven’t voted yet. The thing is, I had only watched about 6/7 anime movies when they announced the poll so I realised ‘hot dang, I gotta watch myself some of these anime movie things’. In the past 3 weeks I’ve seen a wide bunch of movies either by downloads, streaming, dvd’s or even an old video tape. These include Jih Roh and the Wolf Brigade (I really didn’t get that movie at all), Ghost in the Shell (a bit overrated but still very good and very smart), Kara no Kyokai (beautifully animated but that is really about it), Grave of the Fireflies (the only movie or series to ever make me cry…), the Kino’s Journey movies I’d forgotten to watch (they’re Kino’s Journey so of course they’re good) and Akira.

And now I understand an entire generation of anime fans was spawned by this movie.

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Sora no Manimani episode 1

So for the first time ever, I was looking at blogging 2 anime at once! I know, daring isn’t it (although lets leave aside the fact Hetalia is only 5 minutes per episode for now). But when it came to this summer season, nothing really grabbed me. Spice and Wolf is great, but it’s a sequel and I don’t want to blog a sequel. Umineko would fun to blog but has quite enough people blogging it. I’m really not in the mood to blog something as deadly serious as Tokyo Magnitude and most of the rest seemed to be fairly dull slice of life and Canaan, which is just exploshuns which is hard to blog about.


In the end I settled on Sora no Manimani for two reasons. 1: the manga has a lot of good reviews, including Omni from Random Curiosity no less, and 2: It made me laugh out loud, something far too many slice-of-life series have forgotten how to do recently.

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Hitler didn’t get his iphone 3GS


Hetalia Axis Powers episode 25

My local Borders, the only bookshop near me that had a decent selection of manga, is shutting down. Luckily that means all their books are at 50% off so I guess it’s shopping I shall go! Hopefully I’ll find something funny because Hetalia isn’t really doing it for me any more.


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First Impressions: Needless, Canaan, Princess Lover, Bakemonogatari, Spice and Wolf Season 2, Tokyo Magnitude

I should have had this post out earlier but I was busy getting thoroughly wet at a giant music festival. I am never camping at a music festival again. I’ve done it twice now and I feel I’ve now gotten a proper feel for festival camping aka: it’s very fucking wet.


The goddess has returned. You know, the one who’s name begins with a H. Yup, of course I’m talking about Horo!

My Rating System Explained!

A = If you watch anything this season, watch this

B = Very good, sometimes surprisingly so.

C = If you have the time, you should check this out

D = Not my kind of thing, I won’t be watching this

E = Bad. Very bad, ignore this show

F = Frustratingly awful

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Suzumiya Haruhi Season 2 episode 4: Endless Encore

Once again, Kyon wakes up and begins to wonder if something wrong is happening now. He was not far from the truth. Now entering into the third episode of Endless Light, there is no telling when will this time loop will end. So yeah, we all are well aware of how wacky can this anime can be. From its supernatural phenomena to the chronologically random episodic sequence, we can know for sure that this season is something much different than the first one. It seems that this season had the most sense in terms of the chronological progress. But rather than a linear one, it is stuck on a continuous loop that could be annoying to some viewers out there, especially noted from the comments I received from the previous episode reviews that I did. Just to clear the air here, no point of cussing me and many others who follow this anime series because ultimately, it’s the writers who penned down how the story would develop and definitely not us. So, try be polite for once and withhold yourselves from leaving a hate comment on this review. Otherwise, you’re better off not watching Suzumiya Haruhi altogether. Okay, I’m getting too personal on this sentiment but I’m just making a point here. More after the jump.

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Suzumiya Haruhi Season 2 episode 3: Deja Vu?

All of the sudden, the story took an interesting turn. Or rather, an unexpected loop of events. Scamp had shared some of his views of how will the matter would resolve though I personally believe that the writers are simply messing us up. Now that we are certain something weird truly is going on with Haruhi and her surrounding universe, we can only wonder how will it eventually resolve. Speaking of continuous loop, I’ve been submerging myself with Suzumiya Haruhi no Gensou OST again and again and again. To say the OST is not bad, that would be quite an understatement. After all, it is performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra as conducted by Philip Chu who, by the way, had some experience conducting musical scores for games and also had once worked side-by-side with Tan Dun, a Grammy and Oscar awards-winning composer. But then again, it’s not the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra is never familiar with anime works before. Now, enough of the spamming and back to the review.

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