The suffering continues…
My interest in actively discussing Puella Magi Madoka Magica died down significantly during the past couple of years. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the original anime series and enjoyed watching both of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Beginning Story and the Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Everlasting Story films, but I wasn’t a crazy enough fan for the series in the vein of, say, Neon Genesis Evangelion that I was super excited with seeing the same story played over again. Especially since (for example), unlike Rebuild of Evangelion‘s constant divergences that make it clear that it’s a new story/continuation, the first two Madoka movies were just recaps of the same 12 episodes of the anime series. There was nothing really new to talk about aside from the spin-off materials, so the wait for Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Rebellion Story was killer because I really wanted to know what was gonna happen after the TV anime’s conclusion.
That said, I was really excited to see this film. Partly because (again) “YAY, NEW MADOKA CONTENT“, and also, I had this feeling that Gen Urobutcher wasn’t exactly finished messing with the audience. I’ve described the original anime as a series with no shock absorbers, and I went in expecting this to be the same case. I thought I was prepared for the inevitable shock, whatever it was.
But I was wrong. I let my guard down. 「残念だったね。」
Continue reading Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie [Shinpen]: The Rebellion Story
Challenge: Tell me why this is not awesome.
Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda certainly has one of the most fun premieres out of the whole season – I’ve already watched two whole episodes and I’m already getting an impression that this is supposed to be a superhero parody from the tokusatsu villain’s perspective. Not to mention the dialogue is pretty damn hilarious.
Continue reading Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda – First Impressions
One of the things I love about anime conventions (or any convention for that matter) are the invasion of cosplayers. It was awesome seeing Downtown San Jose being infested and taken over by cosplayers and my fellow geeks and weebs. People might have been pissed by the traffic we caused and the endless lines we induced at restaurants, but we felt dominant! Made the city as “nigiyaka” (so to say) as San Fransisco is every night. It just made those four days and three nights so fun, and now that everything’s quieted down and returned to normal, I’m having post-con depression. 😛 I want Downtown Weebland again, dammit!
That being said, there were many great cosplays this year. I stopped to take a picture of almost every one of my favorite characters and shows whenever I came across them, but this is basically a list of my very favorite ones during the weekend. To those who didn’t make it into this blog post, I’d like to say that you definitely all made it to my Facebook albums. Just very wonderful memories overall.
Continue reading Fanime 2013 Cosplays
Today, I become 19. I am no longer barely legal, just… legal. How boring. ):
Well, what better way to spend your birthday than to watch a bunch of Cardcaptor Sakura episodes with you little sister. She seems to be just as in love with the show as I was when I was in grade school. That’s great, knowing that I’m supplying her with wholesome amounts of awesome. >:D
Continue reading The best way to spend your birthday… giant nostalgia cake!
Don’t worry… Ahnnnnn~… Readers… I’ll write for you.
The craziest anime series of the Fall 2011 just came to a close, but it left with me with something that didn’t live up to the zany expectations of the middle episodes. Not to say it was disappointing, but it felt that something was missing. No, rather, it felt like something was out of place. It’s been a fun ride, Mirai Nikki, especially not starting off as a reader of the manga, but I must say… why?
Continue reading Mirai Nikki – Final Impressions
I’ll give you a cookie if you can name all three characters and where they originated. 😛
The list is in no specific order. #5 may apply to other countries, as well. Also note that I’m against these opinions, not siding with them.
Continue reading Top 10 Xenophobic/Ignorant Attitudes Aimed Towards Japanese Media
Ryouko’s reaction to Ryoushi taking a level in badass.
(Seems like the screenshots are gonna have Chinese subtitles for a while. Sorry, guys. D8)
Continue reading Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi 02
Also known as “Nihon Kowai no Yoru” in Japanese. This is the first installment in my reviews of this Japanese horror anthology, which contains five short J-Horror stories that aired on TBS on 2004 and was released on DVD by Geneon Japan. Naturally, my final thoughts on this J-Horror anthology will be written in the last post. I won’t be summarizing the whole movie, rather, I will be commenting on things along the way. Watch the movie yourself, you lazies! 😛 Now, let’s see if it actually scares me! :3 EDIT: I’ll continue this during fall, lawd. Halloween ftw.
Continue reading Dark Tales of Japan (J-Horror) 01 – The Spiderwoman
Seeing Aya animated was sort of funny, esspecially done in Lucky Star’s artstyle!
Kyoto Animation seems to love giving slight nods left and right. I bet Aya Hirano fanboys were very happy with this one. (;
Continue reading Lucky Star 15 – “HENSHIN!”
Got the time to watch the new Kamen Rider series. Haven’t had the time for much Toku lately… ^^;
Continue reading Kamen Rider Den-O (仮面ライダー電王) ep. 01
Remember that horrible, horrible American adaption of Kamen Rider done by Saban long ago? You know, the one where they spliced footage of different Kamen Rider series while still using Kamen Rider BLACK RX suits? The one where there was a blatant, acidental “cameo” of Minami Kotaro? Well… it turns out Saban’s Masked Rider wasn’t the last “variation” of Kamen Rider to ever step foot into the U.S… And it turns out that this “Masked Rider The First” isn’t all that bad …You’re asking why? Well, instead of an American adaption using American actors and splicing the footage together, it’s actually the original film Kamen Rider The First subtitled into English by Media Blasters. 🙂
Original Japanese film at Play-Asia.com. (Region 2, for those who have Region-Free DVD players and are fluent in Japanese).
Offical subtitled film at DiscountAnimeDVD. (Region 1)