It’s common knowledge within the anime fandom that series based off of on-going manga or light novels resort to producing original episodes, which serve as padding, in order for the anime’s story to maintain a certain distance from the original story.
However, there’s somewhat of an inherent problem with fillers or anime-original episodes. Half of the time they’re bad, sometimes they’re decent, and very rarely are they ever as good as the genuine articles. More on this after the jump.
Continue reading A way for studios to avoid bad fillers
Air date: 7/1/2010. What? An anime with a fairy tale motif? Airing on my birthday? Does Japan love me or something?
(Excuse the Chinese subtitles, I lacked RAWs for the screenshots… and good-quality English fansubs.)
Continue reading Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi 01
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 â™¥ anime (first impressions) eps 01 – 02
Title: Kabuto ã“ã°ã¨ã€‚
Artist Group: CLAMP
Serialized in: Newtype
Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten æ ªå¼ä¼šç¤¾è§’å·æ›¸åº—
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~ ã“ã°ã¨ã€‚ Kobato