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Unfortunately, I am not back to start posting regularly. I’m only here to say that I’ve jumped the proverbial ship and started writing on another Aniblog. InterestSOAP/Otaku Panorama was a really fun and a great experience, but the new arrangement is personally more comfortable. So this is a goodbye to this blog which has really grown so, so much and holds a lot of precious memories for me.
The summer season has just started, boasting promising animes such as Sword Art Online and Tari Tari. With so many animes, I came up with this post to kill my time and save yours.
Also, this will be my last post for a long time as I have a Major exam (relatively) very soon. I’ll be back around November, but I doubt anyone will miss me. I do realize how infrequently I post and I apologize for that. When I’m back, I’ll try to be more proactive.
Dog Days’ Season 2 – Didn’t watch the first season
Moyashimon Returns (Tales of Agriculture) – Same as Dog Days’
Hakuouki Reimeiroku – Same as Dog Days’
Yurumates 3D S2 -Same as Dog Days’
Rinne no Lagrange 2 – Same as… I think you get it
Chouyaku Hyakunin Isshu: Uta Koi – Not my type of show and looks… weird.
La Storia della Arcania Famiglia – I’ve had enough of J.C. Staff action animes
All OVAs and Specials – I’m a student, not a full time anime watcher.
As most of you know, the animes of the spring season are ending within the week. Some of the shows the seemed good at the start turned out to be a disappointment and others were diamonds in the rough. I didn’t watch all the anime this season so I apologize if I left out any that you would have liked me to talk about.
I usually don’t do this kind of thing, but I felt like I needed to make up for the hole that SleepyYume left when he well… Left. So here’s my (first) wrap-up post:
*There are no major spoilers in this post so feel free to read if you have not watched it.*
The K-On movie has been long anticipated since it’s release last December and it was due to a stroke of luck that I was able to view it subbed and all (legally).
The K-On movie picks up straight from where the special episode left off; Yui, Mio, Ritsu and Mugi have gotten passports and are graduating high school soon. The four have to start thinking about their future while dealing with the fact that Houkago Tea Time will be separated. They decide to go on a graduation trip with Azusa to London, England. Their trip to England was intended to be for sightseeing, but somehow the five of them ended up performing. Some content overlaps with the last episode of K-On season 2 after the girls come back from England.
So does the Light Music Club’s field trip live up to the hype?
I don’t always post about things to come. But when I do, its because Cyborg, Sleepy and I are working on audio commentary/dubbing for some anime.
I don’t want to spoil it for you by naming the specific shows, but I’m really excited to see how it turns out and I wanted to just put it out there. We’re going to be busy up till the end of May with studies but after that, expect to hear Sleepy’s impersonation of a girl’s voice, my incredibly nerdy whining and Cyborg’s smexy bass and accents.
I also decided to post this to ask you guys for suggestions on animes you want us to review (audio or written) so as to make it just a little bit more engaging. So if you have a burning desire to hear any of us see a certain show, let us know in the comments below.
And on that accidental rhyme, here’s a random moe picture:
Out of all the animes in the spring season list, Accel world caught my eye because, obviously of this girl right here. Not to mention that the plot blurb made it seem quite promising.
For the benefit of those who don’t know, Accel World is about this guy, Haru, who is the typical loser in school with a flair for gaming, even setting the global high scores for games. One day, he is approached by Black Snow, the most popular girl in school and model student, probably also a model who gives him an ability that practically stops time. In order to continue using the ability, Haru must beat others in simulated fights where players turn into their avatars. This all takes place in a world where everybody has a device linked with their brain that allows them to have a personal virtual computer.
Sounds weird? Well it is.
I can’t believe how fast this series is coming to a close, with only one episode to go for this season. I can see why its called trickster story; Karen’s arc is about a trickster, Kaiki, stirring up trouble and now Tsukihi Phoenix is about a supernatural being deceiving people.
This episode really satisfied me. Tsukihi finally gets some screen time in this arc and the plot thickens.
The show hints at Tsukihi’s immortality with her permanent scar healing, and of course the scar is located in the middle of her chest. Araragi, being a helpful older brother, decides to check on it when he realizes he can’t see it. Tsukihi seems completely unaware of her ability. It would be pretty sad if she found out about it through everyone but her growing old and dying.
This episode picks off right where the last left off. After avoiding Tsukihi’s punishment, Araragi arranges a meet with Kanbaru for Karen and as usual, Kanbaru is naked in her house.
I’m a little disappointed because I wanted to see the interaction between Kanbaru and Karen, they seem like they would get along very well but I guess we’ll have to wait till the next episode to see it. I realize that the content is really dragged out throughout Nisemonogatari.
Every episode feels like a fragment of a complete episode, especially in the case of the previous episode. Back in Karen Bee, I had no idea what happened to Karen for the first 3 episodes. And now, Tsukihi’s screen time in her own arc is minuscule. Its not a bad thing to pace content but I feel like some of the banter is completely unnecessary.
When Araragi broke the 4th wall and started addressing the viewers about how he wouldn’t sexually harass Hachikuji, I knew it was going to happen. And since he’s back to sexual harassment, Hachikuji is back to mispronouncing his name.
Before I talk about the episode, I have to apologize for not doing the episodic last week because I was feeling lazy, which forced Sleepyslacker to cover up for me. So from now on I’m going to do it every week.
More than the start of Tsukihi’s arc, this episode feels more like the epilogue to Karen Bee. It shows how the relationship between Karen and Araragi is no longer hostile and instead is so close that its almost incentral. In fact Tsuhiki is only featured for something like 2 minutes even though this is supposedly her arc. My guess is that her reaction to this incest will be in the next episode and will get the ball rolling for the arc.
Seeing how suggestively Karen behaved, I thought that she would react in jealousy when Araragi mentioned Kanbaru. When she said that she looks up to Kanbaru, my faith in the show’s normality was restored. Then it was shattered again starting with this:
After 5 episodes of beating about, the show is almost getting somewhere.
The episode starts with Araragi taking a walk to Senjougahara’s house and meeting Hachikuji on the way. Instead of taking her down with some good ol’ sexual harassment, he just taps her on the shoulder, much to her disappointment. Somehow she actually preferred it when he sexually assaulted her and starts to condemn him for stopping.
The usual gag aside, Araragi talks about his sisters, complaining about their rashness and about how his sisters don’t realize that they’re still just kids. As he criticizes them, Hachikuji points out that he is actually very much like them in that he does what is right without thinking about it.