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383. Beauty Pop Volume 1- Zoolander’s Got Nothing

Posted on January 19, 2007 at 5:27 am by ()
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Yeah okay. No surprise here that I picked this up because of the Shoujo Beat logo on the spine. If it wasn’t for that, I’m sure I would’ve passed it by -you know, when you look through the book shelves, you tend to easily skip stuff in the beginning and at the end-.

Either way, after reading this, I’ve decided I want to become… a barber. Yeah. Then I can make “magic”, too… We all can dream right? I always thought becoming a barber would be a really cool job, so later on in life, if all doesn’t go according to plan, I’ll become one. But for now, I’ll have to live it out through Beauty Pop.

Beauty Pop was a surprise. The cover of Kiri wasn’t too appealing at first, but after turning to the back cover to see a sorta-chibi-esque Kiri, I decided to give it a try. It later turns out, that the character designs for the most part are quite pleasing to the eye. Thinking about it now, it is a typical shoujo-esque style, but nothing wrong with that. It’s not as strong as say, Ai Yazawa’s -I’m sure some people understood that part-.

So the story: (Read More »»»)

374. Genshiken Episode 13 OVA- Fapped More to This Than Ero-Doujin

Posted on January 7, 2007 at 5:28 am by ()
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I put off watching this episode until now because Genshiken is one of my top two favorite anime of all time -Hachikuro being the other series, of course- and I felt that if this episode did not get my full 100% attention, it would be blasphemy. I’ve been keeping myself back for two nights now because I was sleepy, and if there was a chance that there would be a moment where I would think of anything that ISN’T related Genshiken, then that would not be the time.

When the time came, OH it was good. Sure, it’s pretty loyal to the manga, so it may bore some people, but just being able to watch it animated again, it just felt so good. When season 1 finished, I felt like crying -note: I didn’t really, but I was welling up-. I wasn’t going to cry because the scenes were moving, but it was a series where I felt such a good connection, I didn’t want it to stop. I wish it was like One Piece: it never ends. This episode really brought back those amazing feelings. (Read More »»»)

354. Code Geass- So THIS Is What Everyone’s Talkin About

Posted on January 1, 2007 at 5:26 am by ()
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Okay, so I’m just a bit late on posting about it. Just a bit. But hey, with the news of it’s licensing, what better time, right? Happy New Year.
So what can I say. I’m hooked. It’s not shoujo, there are no cherry blossom scenes, there is no Hagu… but I couldn’t stop proceeding to the next episode without much restraint. The only reason I didn’t watch all 11 *subbed* episodes in one sitting was because I wanted to leave myself something for the other days and partially because of my tetris wifi addiction.

I have the three episode test to thank because I was not blown away by episode 1. With the sight of war, I was prepared for major boredom. Lelouch wasn’t anything special, he’s just one of those genius kids that’ll probably get into mischief. As a whole, it sorta reminded me of S-Cry-ed, of all things… at least, the setting did. But with the question of my taste in anime, but more specifically, my “[online] manliness”, I plunged on and was quite surprised.
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361. Itsudatte My Santa! OVA 2 – This Never Existed

Posted on December 28, 2006 at 5:33 am by ()
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Yeah, I get lots of flack for being a Ken Akamatsu fanboy, but in my defense… he is just the man.

Now this episode of Isudatte My Santa… it doesn’t exist. Or rather, if you believe it does -like you believe that Santa Clause exists… silly- then Ken Akamatsu had nothing to do with this. Sure you can make the argument that seeing it’s an Akamatsu product, it was only natural that most of this episode took place at the beach where it’s natural to see scantily clad women. Sure you can say that.

But no, no. That’s what they WANT you to think. This was quite a big waste of my time. Surely Ken-ken would never waste my time. He would also surely not annoy me greatly, as this episode did. The music placement was horrible for the most part. Talk about bad timing.

It’s been a year since I last saw this OVA. I thought there was three episode and I’d do episode three next year but I guess it’s a good thing there isn’t. (Read More »»»)

330. Tokyo Tribe 2 Episode 1 – G’s Only, Please

Posted on December 1, 2006 at 5:26 am by ()
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No, really, G’s only. This stuff is sick. If you are a child or you have a weak stomach… you are in for a ride.

But I guess the biggest question is, what happened to Tokyo Tribe 1? It must’ve gotten lost because there is no Tokyo Tribe 1, only the manga. Now I’ve seen the manga on the shelves before, but I thought nothing of it. I suggest you do the same for the anime. Oh, but interesting thing? Apparently this is not one of those manga by American manga-ka’s but a Japanese one. I never knew that.

Now for the show, let me just warn you about the NSFW-quality scenes in the show. There is a staircase with boobs on the wall. There is a poor boy getting raped by a giant fat man. There are naked women. EWWW. Cooties! Now consider yourself warned. Do not watch this with children under the age of 3. (Read More »»»)

305. Late Bus Review: Kujiun Episode 1- Hit the Jackpot With This Version

Posted on November 8, 2006 at 5:13 am by ()
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If you’ve been to the Ano IRC you may have heard of Pip. He’s been harassing me to watch episode 1 for a while now but because I wasn’t much of a fan of the OVAs and seeing as the character designs were changed, it wasn’t too high on the priority list. I had the day off so I decided to read some of manga that I had sitting on my desktop collecting some digital dust. Among them was Kujibiki Unbalance Chapter 1.

After reading it, I was taken aback because… well, it didn’t totally suck. I went in thinking that the probability of it sucking was 98% and it went against the odds. I’m not declaring it the best manga ever -it’s not even in my top 10- but it’s one of the series that hints of potential and you should keep your eyes on.

I’m pleased to report that the anime was just as good as the manga, maybe even better. (Read More »»»)

301. Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge ep 1 – What’s the girl from The Grudge doing there?

Posted on November 2, 2006 at 5:33 am by ()
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This post is quite late, considering the fact that four episodes have already been subbed, is very well aware to me. But RAWR!

This series is also known as “Perfect Girl Evolution” or “The Wallflower” in manga version. The plot centers around four guys -who I think are brothers- who live in a gigantic mansion, but they have to pay rent. (The rent must be a great amount for a house like that…) One day, their land-lord tells them that her niece is coming to live with them! “Hurrah! A girl!” they exclaim. But no! A challenge is revealed! The landlord lady says that she shall make the rent FREE, but only under the condition that they turn the niece into a lady. The four boys take on the deal, thinking it will be easy-peasy. But once the girl shows up (who resembles the girl from The Grudge, in my opinion.), they’re all like “OHNO!”

I was crying the same thing while watching the whole episode. (Read More »»»)

296. Omukae Desu Vol. 1- Death Never Looked So Good

Posted on October 31, 2006 at 5:26 am by ()
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Just let me get it out of the way: WOW. THIS MANGA WAS AWESOME. Go pick it up and read it, it’s just too good.

… yet, I have a feeling many people will just pass this on the shelves. You know, that is if it even makes it to the shelves of your local bookstore. The Borders where I just happen to pass Omukae Desu only had one copy and it was carefully hidden between many other books. If I wasn’t spending the time to carefully examine each title, I would’ve surely missed it. What caught my eye, though, was its spine. Screw “you dont judge a book by its cover spine”, we’re talking about manga, here. It’s orange.. but thin, so you must keep you eyes peeled. If you go through all this effort, I’m just short of guaranteeing insta-fun.

As I was reading this, I couldn’t help but constantly think of 888, yet another series that never got more recognition and only received the one volume treatment at my store. 888, too, was a suprise after I picked it up. A manga about a detective agency? That must be lame, right? Wrong. Same thing for Omukae Desu. There’s a dude with a bunny suit on the cover, that must be lame too, right? (Read More »»»)

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