Archive for July, 2009


CANAAN Episodes One & Two

thought this picture might draw in more readers (haha)

thought this picture might draw in more readers

What an entertaining show – or so I think, at least. You meet a whole slew of characters without knowing what sort of role they’re going to play in the series – but it looks promising. A lot happens in the first episode alone, but because it’s clouded in mystery and the significance of each coinciding event has yet to be established, it’s almost as if nothing happens. We’re left with many questions after the first episode – questions that aren’t answered by the second episode; in fact, the second episode only increases the number of questions raised. But our curiosity is certainly piqued, which is what should keep drawing us back.

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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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