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Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz! – Final Impressions

Best Illyas

This particular season of Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya was something I was looking forward to. Somewhat-different-but-still-best-girl, it premiered on my birthday month, for one, and I honestly couldn’t wait to see Ko-Gil in action coming off from the manga.

Unfortunately, as enjoyable as it still was for me on its own, Silver Link did a mediocre adaptation job here compared to previous seasons. A lot of it isn’t their fault, but at the very end they kind of wrote themselves into a wall, terribly so, especially compared to how the manga version of 2wei flew seamlessly into 3rei.

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Fanime 2015 Cosplay

A great hobby for great people

Image Credit: みつき

Last year, I didn’t take any cosplay photos because the con was overrun with Kek la Kek and Shingeki no Kyoujin cosplayers. Fortunately for this year, the amount of Ryuuko and Giants died down and I was able to witness a lot more variety of cosplays. Still, I was usually rushing around with my friends elsewhere so didn’t get too many chances to take snapshots of amazing costume work, but I did manage to squeeze in some photography.

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Fanime 2015 Haul

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Image Credit: さこ from Pixiv

Alright, I’m back from Fanime 2015. Unfortunately, I’ve come back to a horde of school projects I’ve neglected in favor of my special once-a-year geek-fest, so for now I’ll just go over the merch I spent my moolah on this year and share the rest of my Fanime 2015 experience later.

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Happy “Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate” Day

In the end, I'd rather play Atelier

Most people probably got it during the midnight release yesterday and are currently enjoying their hunts as I type this. If I wasn’t so tight on cash right now, I would also be playing MH4U on that sweet limited edition New 3DS right now – maybe Majora’s Mask 3D as well.

…In all seriousness though, I keep forgetting that today is Valentine’s Day, a holiday that’s probably a favorite amongst various chocolate and confectionery industries. If you’re enjoying Valentine’s Day with that special someone, I hope you’re having a great one. But remember: everyday could be Valentine’s Day if you really love them that much. 😉 And if you’re single and Valentine’s Day gets you down the dumps for whatever reason, keep that in mind too. You have plenty of time to find that special someone (heck, today could be that day), and until then, it’s not like being single really hinders any day from being fun. So throw those complaints out the window, smile, and don’t be that guy.

Midterms are over and I’ll be back to frequently posting about weeb stuff, real soon. Have a great day, everyone!

Imouto birthday! Favorite little sisters in anime

Aw shit, nigga!

Image Credit: namori from Pixiv

Hold it. Stop. Forget the holidays for a second. It’s my sister’s seventh birthday today. Because of this, I was sort of inspired to make a top-best list of cutest little sister characters, before my family decides to get all festive in celebration of the birth of the most adorkable first grader I know. Of course, I don’t know that many first graders to begin with, but… whatever!

She may be a pain in the ass sometimes, but it’s nice to have her around to brighten up the mood. Which is what little sisters are for in fiction, most of the time. At least in Japanese fiction, where the presence of a little sister character is supposed to be soothing – and these just happened to be my favorite little sister characters in recent times.

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The Podcast With No Name – Episode 2: We Still Have No Name

We’re finally back to the podcast, this time to talk about the Little Busters! anime (again), the (very mysterious) Angel Beats! visual novel, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and other exciting 3DS games, and finish it up with the most drawn out recommendations segment ever.

Intro Music
Title: campo de girassol
Artist: Shibayan
Circle: ShibayanRecords
Album: À procura de felicidade
Ending Music
Title: グリニッジによる二台のチェロのためのアルマンド
Artist: 菊一倖殷×中雑魚酒菜
Circle: 街角麻婆豆
Album: The Catcher in Greenwich

Sword Art Online 04

Must. Not. Get. Attached.

Regardless of any minor gripes I had with the anime originally, I commend it for putting me on my toes.

By that, I mean because of the previous episode’s little death show, I’m trying my best NOT to get attached to any characters in this anime. Especially since they’ve brought Player Killing into the mix, making the players a danger to each other as well. If it wasn’t for that, I would have savored the utter cuteness of Silica more, but I spent most of the episode expecting her to die. D:

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Accel World 12

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This was a great development episode for Niko, realizing that relationships in the game don’t have to remain the same in real life. Can’t get enough of this yangire loli! Too bad we don’t get a clear look at Cherry Rook in real life though, just actually SEE how close they were in real life. Kind of makes you feel as if that they’re doing everything possible to keep Haruyuki’s “harem” confined to just him. Which is kind of unrealistic, in my opinion. Although, if they were really doing that, I guess it wouldn’t be that different from the whole Chiyuri thing. Poor guys, girlfriends can’t get enough of Piggy for some reason. xD

NOTHING, MY ASS

“It’s nothing”, my ass, Haruyuki! If you’re feeling something ominous, LET YOUR FRIENDS KNOW ABOUT IT! One of the worst thing that happens in anime are because of those accursed words! I wonder how this will go down, with Chrome Disaster’s parasite now living in the Silver Crow avatar.

Also, Yellow Radio actually lives. Welp. But wait, the XP gain would have been bad, no?

The Stretched Out Wait, Full-screen vs. Widescreen Anime

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As a person who likes watching his shows the way they were meant to be seen (therefore despising those anime dubs of the early 90s), I’m pretty picky when it comes to the aspect ratio of my favorite shows.

I’m usually happy with the way my anime is broadcast and/or released on DVD, but as such, I RAGE when a show is broadcast/released with an aspect ratio that butchers the way the show was originally meant to be seen.

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ADV, The #1 Producer-Distributor of Furniture. Wait… what?

Really bizarre, I know. Well, this explains why they dropped the US license for Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (not a big lost, since we’re getting it anyway).

But this still saddens me nonetheless, since ADV Films (despite some stupid decisions here and there) was one of my favorite dubbing companies. Seeing them slowly going the way of Geneon is pains me deep down. Luckily, they’re managing to hang in there in the mean time… But seriously, furniture? Layoffs? Looks like they’re seriously stuck in a deep sh*thole…

While I’m not 100% certain that it’s a problem that’s really causing enough impact in order for this kind of thing to arise, I strongly believe that anime downloads on the internet will eventually lead to the certain death of the anime industry. In the United States, and other English-speaking countries for that matter, most anime is really niche compared to Japan (not counting those mainstream ones, they obviously make some decent profit being syndicated on television), with the fandom mostly being made up of geeks and Asians like myself [<— cultural thing], so most companies survive through DVD sales rather than merchandise sales (the usual merchandise that are released here: some official artbooks and a soundtrack here and there). The common misconception is that fansubs help garner some attention to people who’ll become fans of the product, and buy the product when it eventually gets licensed into the US. Right? Wrong. While it’s true that fansubs help anime companies determine if a series has a viable market in order for it to be a success, would the “fans”, in the end, buy it?

It’s true that most HONORABLE fansub groups take down their subtitled episodes the minute that the series they’re subbing gets licensed, but some people still have the downloaded episodes in their hds. Quite a few of them go as far as to upload them onto YouTube/Veoh/crunchyroll/some other streaming video service, and the commentors are usually begging for more, rather than treating that single upload as an advertisement to buy the actual product (most refuse to buy anything). And when said videos are deleted…

Chaos ensues. Companies are flamed.

And the series eventually gets re-uploaded for more pirating pleasure. If you take into consideration the countless sh!theads who have the strange notion that any of their favorite series that get dubbed in the US become the bane of man (especially since the original version is obtainable through DVD releases)… this brings up a very good question: If these people can get something easily for free, why do you think they’ll be guaranteed to buy the legit products? If they hate the company for “ruining” their lives (or anime, i.e. the sh!theads), for that matter? Would they go out of their way to buy any merchandise that the company coughs up? DVDs are essentially a tool to test the waters to see if the series is a hit or not, only then would the company start making the merchandise, raking up the cash. Obviously, they won’t waste money on merchandising off the bat. If you think about it, supporting the company is just as beneficial to you as it is to them – all the real gems that you recieve relating to the series you supposedly enjoy would only appear then. Alas, it’s human nature; greed drives them to get the free variation of a product rather than a priced one.

Bottom line: anime is not a right, it’s a privilege. Hate dubs? You can always switch to the Japanese audio track. No money? Get a job. Too cheap? You’re not a real fan, sorry to say. If you are as you’re willing to claim to be, just halt those torrents for a while and get out; spend a few bucks on your favorite anime series. It’d probably do companies like ADV much better rather than the money they get while… selling all that extra office fodder. Seriously.

AnimeBlogger.net Needs Your Help! (Donation Drive)

AnimeBlogger.net has always been supportive of new writers all over the world to establish their blog for free. As we continue to expand and include new bloggers to the anime blogosphere, we have reached a point where advertising dollars are not enough to pay for the hosting services.

Hence, we have decided to appeal for donations to cover the taxes and hosting fees of AnimeBlogger.net. The first goal is to raise US$1600 to cover three months of hosting and the taxes applicable to AnimeBlogger.net. When we have secured that amount, we are looking into adding another server in order to accommodate more writers, which is where the second goal comes in. If we reach our second goal of US$2200, we’ll be able to add another server.

If you are wondering how you can donate to us, there are various ways. First, you can directly donate to the site via Amazon or Paypal from our donations page. Second, you can buy AnimeBlogger.net merchandise. As an incentive to those who donate, everyone who donates more than $5 will be entered to win a prize. Currently we have a sponsor that’s paying for two AnimeBlogger.net shirts for winners. You can also contribute any anime-related items as prizes for the lucky draw.

AnimeBlogger.net needs your help. Everyone is integral to the support of AnimeBlogger.net. Every little bit counts to hit our target, be it $1 or $100. You will make a difference. Thank you and please continue to explore our anime blogging community!

(Yes, I know, a little late on the intake…) If you’re a regular anime blog reader or even an anime blogger yourself, chip in a few bucks to help AB.net out (or better yet, buy the awesome shirts at the AB.net store. Win win, I say!). (; If not for me, do it for the cat. >3

Kodomo no Jikan preview (image somewhat NWFS)

Daisuke Aoki is a grade school teacher employed at Futatsubashi Elementary School and is in charge of a third garde class. However, he is the object of affection of one of his students, Rin Kokonoe, going as far as claiming herself his girlfriend. Watch as he tries to avoid her sudden advances in order for him not to lose his job.

The description seems questionable, no? No fear, as Daisuke has a normal head and does not reciprocate Rin’s feelings, so no loli-sex here. The anime, set to air some time this July, will most likely not be licensed as the manga was cancelled for release for “objectionable content”.

I, however, found the manga to be pretty hilarious and look forward to watching the anime. Just an innocent childhood crush gone too far, and I can’t help but put a smile on my face seeing the look on the teacher’s face trying to avoid a third-grader’s [early] raging hormones.