Sunday, August 30, 2009

Suzumiya Haruhi S2 - 11-12

Suzumiya Haruhi S2 - 11

Suzumiya Haruhi S2 - 12

Episode 11
Nothing really really happened in this episode I just find it entertaining how Haruhi abuses Asahina. Oh and I also enjoy seeing Haruhi get pissed off when Mikuru offered Kyon a drink and I get to see Yuki in her witch costume again. To be honest sometimes I find Haruhi's bossy attitude irritating but I still like her since I think she's just a misunderstood teenager that needs attention.

Yipee!! next episode we'll get to see more Yuki!

Episode 12
I really like this episode more than the previous one since it's really amusing to watch Yuki. The Mikuru Beam part was really interesting since we get to see Yuki in action. I'm really hoping that the animation would be really grand when Mikuru would fire a different kind of beam again next episode. Btw, I cringed whenever I see Yuki's burns.

In this episode Kyon was able to stand against Haruhi and that's a good thing since Haruhi is already quite irritating. This arc, we'll get to see a more assertive Kyon and a more obnoxious Haruhi and I'm really interested to see more of it get animated..............*spoiler* (specially the part when Kyon was about to hit Haruhi with his fist).

Waaa!! I miss you Tsuruya-san good thing we get to see her again. I missed her animation shorts from You Tube. Smoked Cheese~~!!!

until then...


Monday, August 17, 2009

CANAAN - 06-07



Episode 6
Holy crap Liang Qi sure is one amazing psycho. I liked her get some, get some scene in this episode and I've got to admit that Tanaka Rie is an amazing seiyuu. Also there were some flashbacks and a loli Liang Qi is really adorable. Also Liang Qi's Mii is really cute by the way. I admire her in those things but her character is quite irritating mainly because of her infatuation with Alphard and her hatred towards Canaan.

Even though Canaan spent the whole episode running, this episode is still exciting. Alphard 's plan is set in motion in this episode by infecting the world leaders with the Ua virus. Maria's been captured (again) and got beaten up by Liang Qi. And when I thought that Maria's character had grown I was disappointed in this episode because all she did was shout Canaan!! 2x or don't come I'll be fine!!. Baka, of course you're not fine.

Wow, Hakko spoke in this episode and the reason she doesn't speak is because she appears to have powers that control sound waves (?). I'm not sure about that since we are not given additional clues on what her power might be.

Episode 7
That was a very awesome episode. It has the right mix of political drama, action, deceit and suspense. I spent the entire episode at the edge of my seat and I kept looking at the remaining time for the episode because I don't want it to end with a cliff hanger 'cause I'll have to wait for another week to watch the next episode. I thought this episode would be spent on saving Maria and seeing Canaan in action but wow I never thought that they'll make it a race-against-time type of episode. At the beginning of the episode, Canaan did the matrix and dodge the bullets like Neo but what impressed me was when she was trying to manipulate the GPS system of the missile. Well, the episode ended in a cliff hanger but I was satisfied since they didn't decide to cut with the one where we don't know if the missile has hit the building or not. I want to watch the next episode because I don't know what will happen to Canaan, will she lose her power and had to battle Liang Qi or will she still get her powers back?

Waaaaa!! Next episode please!!

until then...


Friday, August 14, 2009

Suzumiya Haruhi S2 - 10

If you already hate this show then I this episode won't be able to get your loyalty back. It was just a build up episode but there are still some noteworthy things in this episode. I enjoyed the athletic festival scene at the beginning mainly because of Yuki. I also like the facial expressions of the characters in this episode they are so adorable to look at (KyoAni's moé moé kyun is really powerful this week). I also noticed in one scene, I think I saw Mio in the train.

I'm really interested in watching the animated version of The Sighs but because of the disappointing effect of the endless eight arc, I don't know how to describe seems like I beggining to get tired of this show.

I'm just wondering...there's this news that this anime would be airing 28 episodes and it airs chronologically right? If that's true then how could they finish the Sighs arc with only 8 episodes left and they also have to fit in some remaining episodes of the rerun? I think they would try to fit in The Sighs in 4 episodes and then the remaining rerun (I think there is only 4 remaining: Episode00 / The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00, Live Alive, The Day of Sagittarius, Someday in the Rain) and then we won't be able to see the disappearance to be animated. Unless they plan to air season 3 this coming fall.


until then...


Friday, August 7, 2009

Hellsing Ultimate - 06

This OVA is better than the boring OVA 5 so expect it to be action packed and more gore. I really enjoyed this OVA because of the action, gore, the kick ass Seras and Captain Bernadotte. What I like about Capt. Bernadotte's squad is they are not afraid to die even though the odds are agaisnt them. I thought this OVA would cover until Sera's transformation and Capt. Bernadotte's death. Sigh, so we'll wait for another year for the 7th OVA. I know this series has high production values and follows the awesome manga very closely but wtf Madhouse you release this series really slow. Compared to ufotable's Kara no Kyoukai (which is about to end), Hellsings Ultimate is only in its 6th OVA.

Btw, I forgot to mention that the ending sequence of this OVA is really entertaining so don't forget to watch it.

until then...


Suzumiya Haruhi S2 - 09 (AT LAST!!)

Even though I know the ending of this arc, this episode has exceeded my expectations. The highest point of the episode was the music that they used at the end scene of the episode. I also enjoyed seing Haruhi getting worked up because of what Kyon said (I like her facial expressions there). The highlight of the episode is just about 5 min long since most of the scenes here are a rehash from the previous episodes.

I think KyoAni should have just aired the first episode and this episode for this arc, they have just wasted electricity and other valuable resources, what a waste. If you don't want your time to be wasted, I'll recommend that you choose one episode (ep1-8) and then watch this one.

At last, the endless eight arc has ended and we could now move on to some new materials. If I'm not mistaken, the next episode would be taken from the novel The Sighs of Haruhi Suzumiya and I hope the producers and animators are done with this kind of marketing stunts. With only 9 more episodes remaining, I wonder how would they be able to animate The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya unless they plan to have a cliff hanger and then we'll wait for another season which would be what? about 4 years again?? Yare, yare *face palm* ... -_-"

until then...


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hatsukoi Limited - Final Impression

"Are you in love right now?"
Final Impression:
J.C. Staff has once again been successful in producing a romance comedy anime but of course there were some flaws but still, its a good series. There were a lot of characters but not all of them have enough screen time specially Misaki and I'm not happy about that since she's my favorite character in the series. The ending have given closure to some of the character's stories but Misaki's story, it felt that it was cut short. I haven't read the manga but I'll try reading it since some people say that Misaki's story in the manga is more developed than in the anime. At first I like the story of Enomoto and Kusuda but I think they overdid it. There were times that I think they should just say what they really feel. Their story ate most of the episode of the series instead of giving some airtime with Misaki *sigh*. What I like about this series is they have pointed out that when you love someone it doesn't mean that he/she could love you back because he/she likes someone else. Sigh, it's like saying that only few people (like Enomoto and Kusuda) could have their happy endings but still, one should not give up (like Ayumi).

The animation was above average for a love-com anime and its fine since series like this should show off in their plot than in the animation. The character design was stunning, I just love the appearance of the characters. Misaki and Enomoto were hot and sexy, Ayumi, Koyoi and Chikura are cute. Dobashi on the other hand is cool. I wish I could draw characters like that. The music is the highest point of the series since it was one of the things that was able to evoke my emotions.

Overall it was a well produced romance comedy and I could recommend it to people who love series like this. I'll leave you guys a quote from the series...

"We're in love...Of course, it doesn't go smoothly. We might make mistakes. But we'll definitely treasure our first feelings of love. These feelings will one-by-one lead us towards our futures." -Ayumi

Overall Rating : 8/10

Monday, August 3, 2009

CANAAN - 02-05





So far so good...
The series doesn't waste anytime in building up the story and characters. Some of the characteristics of the Ua virus was revealed and even some of Canaan's past was revealed. This series is really well animated and so far the animation is still superb. Another good quality was the direction of the series was also very good. Even though the series is quite hmmm....mediocre in some ways, the series is still very interesting because of the balance of comedy and action.

Episode 2 was quite good, I found Yunyun's meatbun breast hilarious and the taxi driver was also funny and cool at the same time. Episode 3, it has more humor and action than the previous episode. Hakko was hot in this episode and her encounter with Minoru in the park was hilarious specially with the timing of the fountain. In this episode also, we get to see more of the relationship between Canaan and Maria and it turns out that the villains in this episode was a sympathetic character. I felt sad for Canaan since she only tried to save Maria but Maria on the other hand was frightened of her. In episode 4, we get to see Canaan past and why she have that hatred against Alphard. This episode has less action but the action scene at the end was entertaining to watch because it was well animated even though it was only short. In this episode Maria and Canaan was both depressed and thank goodness Maria got over her depression easily while Canaan she got over it during episode five. I was surprised that Maria and Canaan made up easily but that's fine so that we'll have more action next week. I'm liking Maaya Sakamoto's villainous voice btw, it's suits Alphard very well. In episode 5, I thought they were going to kill off Yunyun since in the previous episodes she was only a comedy relief. She was really hilarious in this episode since she tried to be a bad guy and she was really hilarious with that facial expression of hers. In this episode also the Borner thing was also explained and that they are being manipulated by an organization by offering them drugs that will save their lives.

(Wow that was long and nonstop... :P..)

I can't wait to watch the next episode since in the last part of the episode there was someone who send a letter to Maria and it seem to be an invitation to a party and in the preview, it seems that Alpahard would somewhat kidnap Maria. Ooohhh....can't wait..

until then...


Saturday, August 1, 2009

No...I haven't drop Haruhi Suzumiya...yet

Nope I haven't drop Haruhi Suzumiya 2nd yet, but I will start blogging it again when the dreaded Endless Eight would finish (I hope it'll finish next week). I think it's just a waste of my time if I would continue blogging the same old story over and over. Also, I agree that this once great series has fallen because of the #^$*% (just imagine cuss words ok :P) companies managing this series are trying sqeezing money from the fans. Ugh, they are even trying to sell DVDs of it in full price, what a waste of money and who would buy that?
Btw, I know I haven't released any new episodes of Canaan and Bakemonogatari but I'm really busy these days because the midterm exams are coming. I'll try blogging episodes 2-4 of Canaan tomorrow but for Bakemonogatari, I haven't had a chance to watch the 3rd and 4th episodes yet so I think I'll blog that after my exams.
So...Good Luck to me and to those who will also be having their exams this week.....and wtf??!! Kadokawa and KyoAni.. -_-''
until then...

Kara no Kyoukai - 06 Oblivion Recording

It was still a very solid KnK movie but I was a bit disappointed because I'm expecting that it would be better than the 5th movie, which was the best KnK movie (so far....we still have Murder Speculation Part 2), but it's only full of Azaka moé. It felt like there was a lack of intrigue, gore, and mystery in this episode than its previous predecessor but I was still confused with the story just like when I read the novel version of this. The animation was still superb but the highlight of the animation was the fight between Azaka and the flower thingy. I was also confused with the involvement of Satsuki Kurogiri that he was the magus named Gods Word and his fight with Shiki. Ack, honestly I didn't understand the whole story yet because i watched the movie in 2 parts because I have to go somewhere today...sigh I think I should watch this movie again(but maybe after the midterms). I still think that Shiki is the hottest girl in KnK but I have to admit, Azaka is hot.
Overall, a bit disappointing but I think that's because I have high expectation for it but I think this is still a good movie. I'm looking forward in watching the last KnK movie. I've read the novel and I really like it so I can't wait to watch it...
until then...