Archive for June, 2007

New pick-ups

Since I don’t have that much time to watch that many anime at once, new anime to be added to my potential list wouldn’t be that long at all. However, after reading a couple of notable blogs summing up the summer season there are a few series that I found interesting and plan to pick up once I find the time to.

Doujin Work sounds interesting definitely. The idea of watching an anime about the “path to becoming a famous doujinshi artist” is highly appealing, when doujin work is closely related to the anime/manga field.

Moetan looks cute and the idea of an anime about teaching English to otaku’s sound vaguely funny. πŸ™‚

Lovely Complex is a series recommended by a friend, and he seems to think its good. Our taste are generally similar, so I’ll have a go.

Lucky Star seems to be such a popular choice among Otaku’s, but I don’t seem to be very enthusiastic. Mainly put off by the character design I guess. It just looks a bit too silly for me. Though, the popularity of the show should be an indication that it’s a decent series? But an attractive point, again like Doujin Work, is that it’s about the life of an otaku!

But my current anime viewing still include FMP:2nd Raid, Bleach and Naruto Shippuden. I’ve yet to start Deathnote and Nana, but that’s mainly because I already know the story, so there are almost no surprises in the anime since I read the manga. Another series I began watching is Strawberry Panic, and I don’t think I’m much of a yuri fan, and haven’t decided whether to continue with it or drop it. Suggestions?

So I wouldn’t call this a summer ’07 review, as so many people seem to be doing recently, since I’m not much a of season by season anime watcher. I tend to old back season stuff, mainly cause of the lack of time to keep up. Never the less these are the new anime’s that I’ve become interested in recently. And they’re definitely on the lighter side of life πŸ™‚ Maybe cause I’m sick of watching anything mind blowing and serious after watching a couple of intense movies recently.

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New Phone

Nokia6300

My new Nokia 6300 has been keeping me busy recently, along with catching up with high school as well as Uni buddies. So I haven’t had much time at home to watch anime or read manga. However, I did make a manga related acquisition today at Dymocks bookstore. I ended up buying the Complete book to drawing manga with the birthday gift card I got last year. Was wondering whether I should pick up a copy of Vol. 1 of Negima but wasn’t sure if the series was any good.

But, after coming home from shopping today, I did manage to squeeze in last week’s episode of Bleach 130. And why are Bleach fillers currently airing? Did I completely miss that arc in the manga or what? Man, No wonder people say Bleach anime’s sucky. This filler arch about the Arrancar being able to hide themselves by taking the form of the human spirit they devoured is pretty lame to say the least. And crappy battle scenes.

Well at least Naruto manga and anime is whooping ass πŸ™‚

Code Geass epi 23

Finale

I’ve been meaning to blog about the final few episodes of Code Geass before the 90min special finale Episode 24-25 appears in a few months time. The last 2 or so episodes were definitely intense. I think perhaps that’s why I end up liking many mecha series, cause usually they involve wars, which means it’s going to be complicated in terms of story. they’ll be friendships broken, betrayals, sacrifices death. It all adds to the impact of the story and the overriding message of the show. Spoilers under the cut, time for me to dish out some thoughts on the show πŸ™‚

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Deathnote Vol. 1-12

Death note manga

I’ve been burning off some manga from my HD since I’m seriously running out of space, I decided to have a little rant/review of Deathnote manga. I finished reading 12 volumes of Deathnote manga sometime last year. It’s certain one of those memorable mangas, the story was deeper than most I’ve seen and actually requires thinking. It took longer than usual to read cause there were so much texts compared to other manga’s, as L and Raito would both be explaining their plans/stategies to counter each other etc. What hooked me in was how intelligent the ideas were. I really must give credit to the story writer.

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Hana yori Dango 2

This second season of Hana Yori Dango picks up right after Domyouji leaves for New York. After confessing to Domyouji, Makino has not spoken to him for a year. Rui and the other members of F4 try and help Makino meet Domyouji again by going to New York for the christmas holidays. Though F4 and Makino meet Domyouji again, he has become a completely different person, and so they leave for Japan.

Hana yori Dango II

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Densha Otoko

 

A true love story turned to bestselling novel, created from the Internet BBS, 2channel to blockbuster hit movie. Itoh Misaki plays Aoyama Saori, working as an office lady at a MNC, gets into trouble with a drunkard on a train. She’s saved by Yamada Tsuyoshi, played by Itoh Atsushi. As a form of appreciation, she sends him Hermes teacups. Having no experience with the opposite sex, Tsuyoshi decides to ask for help on the Aladdin Channel BBS on how to interact with Saori. From D-Addicts wiki

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Ouran Highschool Host Club 1-15

Ouran Host Club male members surrounded by their female customers

Ouran Highschool Host Club have to far been very entertaining to watch, and it’s starting to become one of my all time favourites (if it keeps up its charm and has a good ending). Like many other animes, Ouran has a pretty wacky storyline and almost random plots. Each episode can sort of be seen individually and have it’s own crazy/funny story, however, I still find each episode contributes to the overall plot and character development, so it’s not as random as it seems. I’m only up to 15 and there’s a total of 26 episodes, so it’s still ongoing and I’ll be looking forward to it.

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