Aku no Hana

It has been a while I got this excited for an anime. In fact, I can't remember the last anime that got me all worked out like this. Needless to say, I think Aku no Hana is a very awesome anime. I definitely recommended it to everyone.

A Year Older: Again

It’s that day when I got another level up in life. I’m turning a year older again today. So many things have changed in a course of a year. I read what I wrote on my birthday last year and I almost choked with laughter at how ridiculous everything sounds.

Goodbye 2012 and Hallo 2013

So overall, year 2012 has indeed been kinder to me. I have achieved what I set out to achieve but most importantly, I unexpectedly found love which is easily the highlight of the year for me.

Light Writings: Love II

I need an outlet to express how I feel nowadays. To be honest, things are going too good for me at the moment to the point that I am sort of living in fear for I do not want these extremely good feelings, and the love I have for him to end. If all these are gone tomorrow, there is a big probability that I might lose sanity.

Light Writings: Crush II

Welp, looks like we are having this conversation again after so many years. Well 2 years and 3 months to be exact. The last time I wrote about my crush, I was in a different state of mind where I know it can be nothing more than just that, a crush.

30 July 2012

First Impression: Binbougami ga!

I'm checking all these stupid shows so that you don't have to. Aren't I nice or aren't I nice? But in all honesty, I don't think this show is going to be bad if they managed to get the comedy to be actually funny for a change. So I'm crossing my finger and hope that it will manage to make me laugh at least once.

(c) Petarou
Binbougami ga! is about Mimoji who is the God of Misfortune and Ichiko, the girl with all the fortune in the world. Ichiko is causing inbalance to the world so Mimoji was sent to set things right. It was fun in the beginning, where Mimoji just said whatever the fuck she wanted but then when Ichiko was introduced, I lost any interest with the show. She was annoying.

As I thought, I won't be watching this show either. It is just too stupid for me and the joke ain't funny either. Most of them were overused. I stuck to the end of the episode waiting for Hiro's character to made an appearance but he never did which mean I just have to watch the second episode. Damn it.

I guess I'll watch until episode 2 and see how it goes. Jeebus I'm such a seiyuu fag.

edit: I've watched the 2nd episode and still no Hiro. I feel cheated. Fuck this I'm dropping this shit.

Episodes: 13
Aired: Summer 2012
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic, Parody, Supernatural

arts & animation 5/10
story 4/10
characters 5/10
sound 5/10
enjoyment 4/10
overall 4.6/10

29 July 2012

Diary of a tard: Week 4, July 2012

Monday, July 23

Tsuritama episode 9: the whole of Enoshima has been evacuated due to the mass attack on people by the JFX. Haru and Koko tried to stop the alien but Koko was killed in the process. Due to this Haru went back to Enoshima and helped with the evacuation. He sent Yuki away as well who is coming back to Enoshima to help Haru. Akira on the other hand has sorta left DUCK and is determined to help Haru as well. Natsuki isn't much of a help though >_>

this fanart has nothing to do with the context
(c) Haruma High Drop

Tuesday, July 24

Episode 3 of Kokoro Connect: Inaba sorta pushed Taichi to get together with Iori. Her reason being that Iori might be broke down at any given moment. I have different idea though. By the way she reacts, it looks like Inaba is the one who needs all the mental help she can get. In the mean time, the episode revealed that Yui suffers from androphobia, but nothing that Taichi can't help it, even if it means that he'll be loosing his manliness. And, the end of the episode got me hook like shit. Inaba lost consciousness in front of Taichi and BAM! TAICHI x INABA FTW!!

The microbes are seriously getting annoying, reminding Sawaki that he hasn't told Oikawa yet about his ability in every god damn episode so far. Episode 3 of Moyashimon is no exception. Sadly though, the microbes ain't the only one who gets on my nerves. Oikawa as well. Turned out the underground "secret passageway" that she suspected was just a brewing cellar used by the professor and Yuki. Speaking of Yuki, I want to see him in a man clothes again!

Sunday, July 29

Kokoro Connect episode 4: Apparently Iori has trauma too so Inaba asked Taichi to help her as well. Iori doesn't know who she really is since she's good at creating a persona to cater what people want of her. But of course Taichi promised that he will never let Iori lose herself in the process. I thought he said something to himself along the line of "because I love..." but was interrupted by Inaba's voice in his head calling him a selfless freak. This episode seemed to focus on Taichi helping out the girls. Inaba is not without worries either as she told him about her insecurities and not being able to trust anyone. Taichi convinced her to tell that to the rest of the club member at the price of telling her his biggest secret... that he masturbated to Inaba. BEST PICK UP LINE EVER.

now kissu!

First Impression: Campione!

Magical shit and harem loves comedy are two things that I am not really fond of so from the beginning I have this notion that this show is either gonna makes me rage, or it will makes me rage. I hope by the end of this first episode, it will present a third option for me. I don't have to like it, but it has to be tolerable at least.

(c) sikorsky
Campione! is about Godou who went to Italy to deliver a stone tablet which turned out to be a grimoire. He met Erica, a magical girl and immediately after that was attacked by heretic god who looks like a wild boar. 48 hours later, Godou became the 6th (or was it 7th - I wasn't paying attention) lord of the world, since obviously he helped at defeating the said God.

It was all too lame for me to even consider watching this shit.

The art and animation was borderline average. I don't give a damn about the seiyuu since they failed to grab my attention the first time around and so I ended up raging to this show just like I have predicted.

I dropped it after 8 minutes in.

Episodes: tbc
Aired: Summer 2012
Genres: Comedy, Magic, Romance, Harem

arts & animations 5/10
story 4/10
characters 5/10
sound 5/10
enjoyment 4/10
overall 4.6/10

27 July 2012

First Impression: Chitose Get You!!

Chitose Get You! is another 3 minutes anime that aired this season and I wasn't so fond of the idea behind the story, especially since the way it was drawn, Chitose looks like a kindergarten kid to me than an 11 year old kid.

This show is about Chitose obsessing over her male teacher. This reminds me a lot of Hanamaru Youchien that was aired back in Winter 2009 and my opinion for such show still hasn't changed much. Even though there are some moments where I thought Chitose might made me laugh with her antics, the joke sorta fall short.

So I guess that's about it. My adventure with Chitose ends here. I don't have time to see an 11 year old kid getting horny.

Episodes: tbc
Aired: Summer 2012
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Slice of Life

arts & animation 5/10
story 5/10
characters 5/10
sound 5/10
enjoyment 5/10
overall 5/10

25 July 2012

Asa Made Jugyou Chu! (OVA)

When I checked MAL for info on this OVA, there are few things that stood out that made me cringed. Shall I list down the shit that I already end up hating about this show even before I see it? Alright then. First up, like I said in my preview, most of the anime shows will have the exclamation mark in it (except for Working!! because that's from A-1 Pictures and is awesome as fuck) are stupid. Then there's the character designs. It's too shoujo-ish for my taste. Also, why does a boy used the voice of a female seiyuu? Last but not least is this show is considered an ecchi anime, a genre that I rarely approved of.

So why bother watching at all, you asked?

Well... I am curious and I just need to confirm that I was right about this show being stupid.

and Yuuki just watched. I was very disappointed T___T
This OVA is about a boy named Yuuki who get into the school on scholarship. Problem is, one of the slut teacher accidentally (I suspect purposely) put him in the girls dorm. If that's not enough, she even offered to stay together with him in the samee freaking room to look after him. Oh and you bet that that is not the only thing she offered. 

  1. She offered her naked body as compensation for Yuuki's porn magazine.
  2. She offered Yuuki spanking time to release his stress. She even cum.
  3. She offered Yuki to fondle with her butthole
  4. She offered Yuki a chance to see her making out with Takabane, both are very naked indeed.
So yeah, that lucky bastard Yuuki however is gay which just pissed me off so fucking bad.

I would have preferred if he jumped that slut and fucked her hard and tell her who's the man in that dorm.

Oh well, this show is disturbing to an extend but stupidly funny because Yuuki was so gay.

Episode: 1
Aired: Summer 2012
Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Romance, School

arts & animation 6/10
story 4/10
characters 6/10
sound 5/10
enjoyment 6/10
overall 5.4/10

24 July 2012

First Impression: Oda Nobuna no Yabou

I find myself attracted to anything historical as of late. First it was the Shinsengumi era, then the Nobunaga era. Besides, this one is produced by Madhouse so I expect something tolerable if not great. I did change my mind about it when I saw the character designs so at least they have done something right there.

Ambition of Oda Nobuna is pretty much like any other anime that evolves around Nobunaga: of conquering Japan with his/her sidekick and enemies. In this show though, there is the added element from the future which is Sagara Yoshiharu, a really good looking boy, who somehow ended up in the era and is helping out Nobuna. I'm pretty sure they will end up together eventually but I just can't seem to care.

though I don't mind reading the doujinshi about these two =\

The comedy was cheap and borderline stupid. Most of it comes from the over-reaction from Yoshiharu. The story was weak and doesn't has anything new to add for this genre of anime. Basically I was disappointed.

But like I said, at least Madhouse does something right with the character designs, animation and the whole shebang. They were above average. Too bad the story failed to add value to the arts and animation otherwise this could have been tolerable for me.

Which means I am dropping this show without any regrets whatsoever. I'm not saying that it is shit though. It's just not my cup of tea.

Episodes: tbc
Aired: Summer 2012
Genres: Comedy, Historical, Romance

arts & animation 8/10
story 4/10
characters 7/10
sound 6/10
enjoyment 5/10
overall 6/10

23 July 2012

Diary of a tard: Week 3, July 2012

Monday, July 16

Moyashimon Returns episode 2: Oikawa is not giving up about the dungeon she found in episode 1. She dragged Sawaki to help her investigate, which in turn told the two nerds. Oikawa was touched that they believed her regardless. On the other hand, Hasegawa is being pressured by her dad about marriage and the professor ain't happy that Oikawa was sneaking around campus.

Wednesday, July 18

Episode 2 of Kokoro Connect: They found out that all this swapping personality phenomenon is caused by Heartseed who observed them and control when will it end. He used Goto's body to communicate with the kid. I am just loving the interaction between the characters especially when they swap bodies. This episode is philosophically more complicated than the first episode and set up something rather fascinating stuff for the rest of the journey. I'm enjoying this show a lot at the moment.

18 July 2012

First Impression: Kokoro Connect

When I did the preview for Summer, I was under the impression that Kokoro Connect will be about gender bender and honestly that what caught my interest about this show. I hope my expectation will be fulfilled and it is not just another generic slice of life anime that reminds me of K-ON.

Kokoro Connect is about five students who formed a Student Cultural Club because they don't belong or refused to be part of any of the existing club at their school. This show ain't about them having tea and have useless activities after school though (though that's pretty much what they are doing) but it's about them switching bodies with each others. 

Kokoro started out pretty normal except that it managed to intrigue me with the line of characters that they have prepared. Obviously these characters aren't your average one dimensional characters and that is probably one of the reason why I ended up so engrossed with the episode. It makes me want to see the characters layer by layer, to know what secrets do they have and to learn their inner thoughts. In that sense, I think that the production studios have successfully made this show somewhat mysterious.

I really like Inaba for the simple fact that she's tough which makes her a perfect pair for Taichi. Damn it there I go creating my OTP already.

The art and animation, as I have mentioned before in my preview, look a lot like K-ON but I am not going to complain about it. It wasn't a distraction or a minus point for me, in fact, I rather like it. Familiarity ain't always bad after all.

The first few minutes of watching Kokoro Connect kind of made me a bit melancholy. This kind of anime about friendship always hits me where it hurts. It made me misses my friends. It also makes me grateful that I accepted my old job back. Spending times with them boys have helped me through some tough shits.

This show is definitely going to be in my must watch list.

Episodes: tbc
Aired: Summer 2012
Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life

art & animation 9/10
story 9/10
characters 8/10
sound 8/10
enjoyment 9/10
overall 8.6/10

12 July 2012

First Impression: Sword Art Online

One of the few anime I look forward to this season for the simple fact that it is produced by A-1 Pictures. Yes, I am officially a studio-fag now.

Sword Art Online is a virtual game that allowed the players get into the game and mentally moves their body like they normally would. It was the first day the game was released officially and thousands of players gathered in that virtual world only to be trolled by the creator: they can't log out unless they clear the game. If they forced it then they are dead. If they didn't survive the game, their dead as well. 

a daughter? already? >_>

Our protagonist, Kirito, was a player for the beta version so obviously he has some advantage. He kinda has  a complex - most possibly an extreme introvert. So it would be interesting to see him overcome all his inner conflict. I can't say much about the other characters because the only one they have introduce is Klein who is a noob and the first friend Kirito made in SOA.

Watching SOA somehow reminds me of Brave Hearts. Go figure. Also, the virtual online thingy, if you are a big fan of D.J. Machale's Pendragon series, then it should occurred to you that Veelox and SOA shared something similar. Kirito even said it himself: He thinks that the virtual world feels more real than the real world. I know some if not most of us can relate to that.

Being a biased jerk that I am, I can't find no fault in the arts, animation, seiyuu, BGM, OP or the ED which means I like it. As I have said in my preview, this show is definitely a must watch show for me.

I'm pretty sure most people disagree with me but meh who cares.

Episodes: tbc
Aired: Summer 2012
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Romance

arts & animation 7/10
story 7/10
characters 8/10
sound  7/10
enjoyment 7/10
overall 7.2/10

p/s: Personally, I thought the title was dumb. 

08 July 2012

Diary of a tard: Week 1, July 2012

Thursday, July 5

Reading a shounen ai (read: yaoi but no smut) with title Okujou no Bai-bai. I knew about this one-shot manga when I searched for an image to be used on my second post about crush. It's a really sweet manga focuses on two friends who finally become homo because one of the reacted following to his feelings and thus the other realized that he's exclusively homo for that friend of his only. Pfft. This is definitely one of the sweetest shounen-ai I have ever read so credit should be given. Rating: 8/10

that helpless feelings >///>

First Impression: Moyashimon Returns

Moyashimon is one of the few anime that I keep wishing for a second season and for once my wish is granted.

But somewhat I feel like the first episode fall short of my expectation.

Or maybe I just have a bad that and that influenced my enjoyment for the show.

Moyashimon Returns still featured the cast from the first season. Sawaki can still see all the microbes and everyone knew about this except Oikawa. The only difference now are the fact that they all identify Yuuki Kei as female (which somewhat pissed me off) and they forget that Oikawa is a neat freak. 

They still take time to explain to us how certain fermentation works and so on which failed to catch my interest at all.

It is a good thing then that they decided to stick with all the characters from the previous seasons because they were the one who made Moyashimon so enjoyable for me, especially the interaction between Sawaki and Yuuki.

this is hot 

A short first impression for this one. Deal with it.

Episodes: 11
Aired: Summer 2012
Genres: Comedy, School, Supernatural

arts & animation 6/10
story 7/10
characters 7/10
sound 7/10
enjoyment 7/10
overall 6.8/10

07 July 2012

First Impression: Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu - Uta Koi

I have high hopes for Utakoi because I am a sucker for romance. Thank goodness that this show delivers what it has promised. It has the necessary elements that made the translation and adaptation of  the poetry works exceptionally well.

The strength of this show definitely lies with the romance story line which is narrated by Fujiwara no Sadae, brother of Fujiwara no Takaiko. He tells the story of two different love stories, the first being that of his sister and Narihira and the other about Narihira's brother Yukihira and his wife Hiroko. Narihira and Yukihira have two very different personalities thus they approached romance and responded to love differently as well.

I am not a fan of the art and animation though. It's too one dimensional for me. Having said that, the character designs weren't bad, at least it make perfect sense why Narihira is a womanizer because he really does looks hot. It is also interesting to see the setup since the story took place in a different era of the old Japan. At the same time, they do not forget the culture of that time which is very important in my opinion for a historical anime.

I find myself liking both the OP and the ED, I thought they were both have catchy tunes. I'm not complaining about the seiyuus either. They all breathed in some personality in their characters. Narihira for example, sounds smexy as fuck, and this is credited to his seiyuu. Same goes for the tsundere Takaiko.

I like what I see but given how busy I am, I am not too sure whether or not I won't put this in the backlog after a few more episodes. That remains to be seen I guess but for the time being, I'll enjoy the romance. It's sweet and just makes me want to cuddle with my crush. Gosh I miss him terribadly T__T

Episodes: tbc
Aired: Summer 2012
Genres: Historical, Josei

art & animation 6/10
story 7/10
characters 7/10
sound 8/10
enjoyment 7/10
overall 7/10

06 July 2012

Light Writings: Crush II

Welp, looks like we are having this conversation again after so many years. Well 2 years and 3 months to be exact. The last time I wrote about my crush, I was in a different state of mind where I know it can be nothing more than just that, a crush.

So many shits are at stake and me being me, I let everything go. And I do mean everything, for the sake of entertaining this crush I have.

It all started almost a month ago. One day he's just a kid that I don't give a shit about, the next moment he's this prince charming that I just can't seem to resist at all. If that wasn't crushing, I dunno what is.

datfeel >////>
The timing really sucks though because I am supposed to get married like... this Saturday (LMAO I am not even kidding about this). 7th July 2012 is the date my jerk has picked for our wedding day but since neither of us give a fuck, we made no preparations at all. I think I was saved by the bell, or in this case, by this new crush of mine. 

This is real story bro, I am NOT making this up. The relationship between my jerk and I, it's pretty complicated, and only we understood how it worked. First of all, it's a long distance relationship (like most of my relationship are) since it's convenience for both of us. When I said we don't give a fuck about each other, I totally mean it. We met once in every 2-3 months. You figured that we would talk on the phone a lot right? Well, NO. We are both married to our work and that's that. I don't even care if he has an affair. I understand that man has needs.

And thus, he understood that I have needs to be fulfilled too.

So we broke off the engagement. Well, at least I did. Since I realized I have this crush on this guy, I have completely fallen out of love with my jerk. Instead of putting more effort into that relationship, I rather entertain my feelings for this guy. It's reckless as fuck but I know if I don't do this I will regret it and I don't do regrets.

I am not oblivious though. Given my age, there's nothing much I can do about this crush of mine. I understand the risk involved and I don't expect him to reciprocate my feelings either. Like I said, I have no expectation hence I won't be disappointed. I have calculated and am mentally prepared for everything. Besides, if it is just a crush, and I leave it be just like that, it will wear itself off as the time goes by. That was what happened to my first crush as well.

This is so mature of me, right? XD

I am not sure whether or not he knows. I think he knows otherwise he wouldn't lead me on. Urgh damn shouta, playing with fujoshi's heart...

But damn I missed him in all of my waking hours and let him in my dream when I'm asleep. I understand why girls give up their virginity now LOL

Crushing is bliss. It makes me feels like a teenager heh but I'll keep my chastity belt on. That is not negotiable.

p/s: So I guess you can't be in love with two different person at the same time. I tried but failed.

05 July 2012

First Impression: Tari Tari

After watching Tari Tari, this show is definitely going to be included in my MUST WATCH list for this season. Having said that I still have no idea why. I just like the overall feelings I get from watching it and the fact that in this episode, the choir sang Reflectia by Eufonius, was totally made of win.

Tari Tari is somewhat a musical based show where the focus of this first episode is pretty much about how certain characters want to sing while the others don't. I am pretty sure half way through this show, they will manage to put aside their differences and end up having the choir group that Miyamoto works hard for. The interesting part about Tari Tari is that the only two characters that seem to know each other pretty well are Miyamoto and Sawa. Looking at the OP, looks like they both need to bond with the other three characters including the exchange student from Austria, who is pretty unique character himself since he learned what needed to be learned about Japanses culture through book and hence acting quite weird. Then there's Sakai who is the emo of the group which we will eventually learn why. Last but not least is Tanaka who to be honest, the character that I am interested in the most.

I can't find fault with any of the characters since they are all very strong individually. I don't even find Miyamoto annoying but instead thought that she is actually inspirational for she pretty much takes her life in her own hand and do what she must to achieve what she wants.

We all know P.A. Works can be exceptional when it comes to the art and animation and for Tari Tari they do not disappoint and deliver what is expected of them.

A good solid start indeed. I want more.

Episodes: 13
Aired: Summer 2012
Genres: School, music

art & animation 9/10
story 8/10
characters 9/10
sound 8/10
enjoyment 10/10
overall 8.8/10

04 July 2012

Bleach: Chapter 499

Soul Society is lucky as fuck since it looks like Ichigo is always available whenever they need him. As Ichigo runs (he fucking runs!) to Soul Society, he was briefed by Akon about the dire situation in Soul Society. They made a point to point out that neither Rukia or Renji was injured. However, they still have zero information about the Quincy.


Urahara stepped in and helped with the data collection from Ichigo's previous fight with Opie. But there's barely anything new worth mentioning.

As for Opie, he wasn't dead hence why he managed to cut out the exit for Ichigo. Pfft, what an annoying bastard. I dunno what he did but he is trapping Ichigo inside a cage.

Fuck what is this shit I read?

For my rants on previous chapters, click here.

03 July 2012

First Impression: Arcana Famiglia

For the first five minutes of the show, I was cringing with disappointment. I thought the setup of the story was too bland as J.C. Staff chose to introduce the Arcana Family through some street brawling. It wasn't impressive at all. Even more so when I found out that this show is categorized as romance and shoujo. I was expecting some good action shounen anime >_>

Regilo is an island that is protected by the vigilante association that call themselves the Arcana Famiglia. The head of the organization is know as "Papa" and he has a daughter who is also part of the gang. Her name is Felicita. The top family members received or rather make a bond with some Arcana card that allows them to use it's power. On his birthday, Mondo decided to let go of his Papa title by picking the winner of the Arcana duel. Those who wins will also get to married Felicita and hence some conflict occurred since she's not willing. This is when her knights in shining armor came to the rescue.

(c) HuneX

I am sure there will be somewhat a love triangle in this story between Liberta, Felicita and Nova. Though it would be funny if all the males become her harem since they are way too old for her.

I do not feel anything towards any of the characters in this show though I thought that Pace is rather cute. Then again, I am always biased when knowing that Sugita Tomokazu is his seiyuu.

Speaking of which, all the seiyuu did a pretty excellent job since they fit with their characters so well. At least this doesn't add to the bitter disappointment of the story itself. Having said that, the OP and the ED are not good at all. I though the ED was rather annoying to be honest.

As for the animation, I was expecting something great if not mind blowing since this is J.C. Staff we are talking about. The end product however was just another average looking anime. I hope the quality of the show improves as the story gets more serious (hopefully).

I can't say that I didn't enjoy the show but on the other hand it is something that is so average, I feel like I have watched the same shit before. It almost put me to sleep. 

Episodes: 12
Aired: Summer 2012
Producers: J.C. Staff, Sentai Filmworks

arts & animation 6/10
story 6/10
characters 7/10
sound 7/10
enjoyment 6/10
overall 6.4/10

02 July 2012

Diary of a tard: Week 4, June 2012

Thursday, June 28

It has been a while since I read any manga and since I'm in the office and has nothing better to do, as I wait the love of my life to arrive, I thought hey lets read some. Of all the manga, I ended up picking Zettai Karen Children. Despite the loli, I still like the manga a lot. Sometimes, I don't understand my own taste in anime/manga. Chapter 248-254: Minamoto received a mission from Comerica but he didn't bring the girls with him. His mission is saving Comerica's Level 7 esper, the senator's son who is a 10 year old brat who doesn't trust anyone. In Japan, Kyousuke convinced the girls to follow him to Comerica and see what's going on. In Comerica, it looks like Minamoto is influencing Adam into the wrong path and Comerica has no qualm killing them both. It's good then that Kyousuke brought the girls, not only because of the threats but Adam lost control of his power as well. With the help of the girls, Minamoto went into Adam's subconscious and helped saved him. It's pretty textbook cliche >_>

Two of the three hottest guys in ZKC

Vampire Knight chapter 64: Yuki has finally awakened but before that, we've seen the flashback and learn some history of the cold hearted Kaname. Nothing of importance really, except that before Yuki, Kaname was in love with another woman who was then sacrificed. That was how he turned violence against human, and how the weapon to kill vampire was born/created.

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