Since the start of a few summer anime series have already begun, I guess it’s time to compile a list of the anime that I’m going to (most likely) be blogging about.
I also included a list of anime that I’ll be re-watching and blogging, since the summer season doesn’t seem to be too interesting, in my opinion.
Continue reading 2012 Summer Blogging List and Rewatch List
OH. MY. GAWD. KOBATO.
Despite my being giddy over the anime adaptation coming out when it was first revealed months ago, I never actually got around to watching it because I forgot about it being made (T_T). I wasn’t paying attention to CLAMP in general towards the end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010, and frankly, I should stab myself for it.
Now that I have gotten around to watching, I must say, I’m impressed with what MADHOUSE has done with it. They’ve met my expectations and have earned more respect from me, on top of my already-high respect for them.
Continue reading Kobato ♥ anime (first impressions) eps 01 – 02
Seriously, I think my inner Cardcaptor Sakura fanboy just squealed in excitement seeing that little CCS!Sakura cameo in this episode. <3 Wait… a CCS!Sakura cameo? What the hell were they thinking?! THAT’S JUST TOO F*CKING AWESOME! >D
Continue reading Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE- Tokyo Revelations 03
SNAP. CRACKLE. POP. Syaoran loves his cereal.
That’s it. I love you Production I.G. ♥
Continue reading Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE- Tokyo Revelations 02
Finally… Real!Syaoran enters the dream world using Seishirō’s reality-altering feather to recover Sakura’s soul (and we find out that Seishirō was going to give Syaoran the feather anyway and was just messing with him lol). However, Clone!Syaoran warps into that dimension too (and as he was entering the dream world, Watanuki, in yet another short connection to ×××Holic, disappears from it) and demands Real!Syaoran to hand over the feather to him.
After a tremendous battle… Real!Syaoran is now in flames and is on the verge of death (;;), with Sakura yelling “SYAORAN!!!” (notice the lack of suffix? T_T *is a Clone!SyaoranxSakura fan*).
At first glance, it seems Clone!Syaoran definitely has no hopes of returning to the way he was before the seal on his right eye was broken after this stunt (;;) . However… (SPOILERS AHEAD)
Continue reading Tsubasa-RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE- Chapters 174-175
During the search for Sakura’s body (which was separated from her soul in chapter 149), we finally find out the truth about Fay’s past.
And I must say, Fay’s past has got to be one of the most gruesome origins out of all the characters in Tsubasa.
Continue reading Tsubasa-RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE- (Celes Arc; Chapters 154-166)
FINALLY! I’ve been waiting for this ever since it was announced. After the sham which was the Tsubasa Chronicle second season, I’m glad to say that these OVAs are giving the manga series some justice.
Continue reading Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE- Tokyo Revelations 01
Title: Kabuto こばと。
Artist Group: CLAMP
Serialized in: Newtype
Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten 株式会社角川書店
Hanato Kobato is a very happy and perky girl, who aims to fill a mysterious bottle in order to grant her wish. Aiding her in this task is a grump plush-like dog named Ioryogi. Now she has to heal the suffering hearts of people in order to fill the bottle. However, she has to make sure that she does not fall in love with the person she’s healing.
Continue reading Let me heal the suffering in your heart~ こばと。 Kobato
A new Tsubasa OVA animated by Producting IG (the company that animated the movie and xxxHoliC. Yay!) has been officially annouced. It will be about 3 episodes, with each episode included with each new manga volume starting 11/21/07.
1) The Magician’s Message
1st DVD w/ TRC volume 21 regular edition – out Nov 21, 2007, 3360 yen
(includes a storage case for all 3 with a new illustration)
2) The Boy’s Right Eye
2nd DVD w/ TRC volume 22 regular edition – out Jan 17, 2008, 2980 yen
3) The Dream the Princess Saw
3rd DVD w/ TRC volume 23 regular edition – out Mar 17, 2008, 2980 yen
We get to see the Acid Tokyo arc done properly (finally, we get to see the Real!Syaoran and our Syaoran’s psychopathic clone nature in action, animated!), probably with all the blood intact. I’m kind of worried about the character designs though, since I wasn’t very happy with the (sort of) distracting character designs in the movie. I hear they say the art is going to differ from the manga too… not giving me a good feeling.
On the bright side, I’m also confident about the animation since they’re no longer confined to NHK’s broadcast standards. ^^;
Title: Tsubasa Chronicle
Adapted from: Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE- (Manga)
Production: BeeTrain, Production IG (movie)
The story is a crossover using lots of characters from past series made by CLAMP.
“Syaoran, a boy who wants to become an archeologist, and Sakura, a princess from the Clow Kingdom, are childhood friends with a close relationship. On a fateful night, Sakura lost all her memories as a result of a conspiracy to obtain her powers. In order to regain her memory, Syaoran seeks help from the witch, Yuuko. Yuuko tells Syaoran that he has to travel from one alternate reality to another to collect fragments of Sakura’s memory. However, even if Sakura regains her memory, she will have no recollection of Syaoran. Travelling together with them is Kurogane, a warrior who was exiled from his country, and Fye, a magician who wants to escape from his King. With the help of a magical creature, Mokona, they set off on an exciting journey through time and space.”
As a CLAMP fan, I quite enjoyed Tsubasa, yes. Or at least, the manga… the anime, however, left much to be desired. (;
Continue reading Reflections – Tsubasa Chronicle
“Key that hides the power of the stars, show your true form before me.
I, Sakura, command you under our contract…
Admit it. No one decent in the anime fandom wouldn’t know about Cardcaptor Sakura. It will have, and always has, a place in my heart as the first anime that really touched my heart, and the first anime I love not being able to fully retaliate from a horrible, horrible re-write dub. I’m not even going to mention the crap I know as Cardcaptors after this sentence. Every single episode of the series has given me a warm feeling inside and made me feel good because of the lighthearted, yet well-developed characters and story. You just don’t feel like hating any of the characters… to me at least. The first anime where I really got attached to the characters like never before. It’s right up there next to Shana as my favorite series (Haruhi doesn’t count because it’s everyone‘s favorite 😛 /lawl). “Hoé~” will also always be one of my most beloved character mannerisms, right next to “Uruchsai uruchsai uruchsai!“
MADHOUSE did a great job in animating it too, it looked like they put alot of effort in it like I know they did. I esspecially liked how they reanimated and redrew the spell sequences almost every episode (due to Sakura’s ever-changing outfits) instead of reusing the same stock footage over and over again. That‘s what I call quality work.
Though, I’d say, a big reason to actually watch it is the developement of Sakura and Syaoran’s relationship. Cute couple! Any anime fan who doesn’t know about these two, I’ll personally slap in the back of the head. I liked how Sakura grew from having a childhood crush on Yukito, to realizing that Yukito isn’t her “number one”, to realizing that her number one was Syaoran and how Syaoran delt with his feelings. My only gripe with the series is that it strayed too far from the manga’s ending. I mean, the last volume of the manga pratically focuses on Sakura’s realization of her feelings for Syaoran, while the anime really kind of rushed it at the end and saves Sakura’s confession for the last movie (which was still very good).
Does it look like she’d… well… make it? At least let us see their last embrace in the series to let us know if she’s alive or not! ;; lol
Many thanks to Geneon and Tokyopop for bringing Cardcaptor Sakura some justice in America with a good English dub of the second movie and bringing the manga (not the first edition. The first edition was yuck) to the United States!