Posts Tagged ‘Summer 2013 anime’

The World God Only Knows: Tenri-hen arc

January 20, 2014 Leave a comment

Episode 1

It has been more than a while since I’ve partaken in an episode of The World God Only Knows. But with one of my next major project being to get through season three of this series, this little OVA is more than an appropriate spot to get warmed up for it. The Tenri-hen arc is one of my favorite arcs if memory serves me right. All I’m hoping for going into this though, is for the anime to convey the original magic of the manga appropriately. Read more…

Check-in Station: Monogatari S2 eps 17 – 20 (more mature, more lonely; less naive and less divine)

December 1, 2013 4 comments

This arc has left me thinking, while the previous ones have left me in awe.  It’s a thought that makes you wonder what you’re doing here on Earth, and are you using that time wisely?  Are you being true to yourself?  Are you contributing to the world?  And if not, is their punishment for squandering gifts from god?  A divine retribution for the liars, the cons, the sloths, the fugitives, the cheats; imagine if your natural talents were out on loan, and to not turn a profit is to forfeit everything, including your life.  And this has nothing to do with good or evil.  If you’re a murderer, you had best continue to kill people.  If you’re a whore, you had best continue to sell your body.  If you’re a thief, houses must continue to be robbed.  If you’re a truck driver, then you can’t go around driving buses, or taxis because its easier.  You are what you are until the day you expire, and those tasks associated with your lot in life are to be done for as long as you walk the living worth.  That seems to be the world of oddities and demons.  You are to be who you are; nothing more and nothing less.  For if you are not, there is divine retribution.

This is information and perspective I did not have before this arc, that I am now knowledgeable of now.  I’m also a bit sadder, as well. Read more…

Check-out Station: Symphogear G ep13 (nothing is impossible for someone who wears their underwear on the outside)

October 15, 2013 Leave a comment

That is that! It is done! And this time I can actually muster up some words for the conclusion of this season, unlike for the original. I’m glad I watched this series, completed it and got to enjoy it for all its great and flawed and ridiculous parts! Read more…

Check-in Station: Monogatari S2 eps12 – 15 (goodbye Nadeko Sengoku)

October 14, 2013 4 comments

How did things come to this? I leave the Monogatari series for just a little bit and the formerly cute, formerly disturbingly sexy Nadeko has become a monster!

Scratch that.  The Nadeko we know isn’t a monster, she’s dead and something else is in her place.  Either that, or this is her true form, and we’ve been fooled all along. Read more…

Check-out Station: Uchouten Kazoku ep13 (alien world, alien culture, familiar familial values)

September 30, 2013 Leave a comment

What a warm, inviting show.  Well, until humans start trying to eat cute tanuki moms and tengu get drunk and start blowing people away with hurricane force winds!  GEEZUS Akadama!  Calm the f*ck down!  Oh god!  He’s looking this way!  Run awa- AAAAAAAAH! Read more…

Servant x Service Ep. 9: Where Apparently Everyone Should be a Mind Reader…

September 30, 2013 Leave a comment

I really thought this was going to be a Chihaya episode, but quickly realized that this was going to highlight each of the main characters and one of the major issues in any relationship: COMMUNICATION.

Even before the opening credits, we see Lucy lamenting over the Read more…

Check-out Station: Love Lab ep13 (Friends Forever, Love Experts Never)

September 29, 2013 1 comment

Welp!  Weeks of misunderstandings, nonsense and shenanigans have led to this, a standoff of wayward emotions and sad faces. And all this when they still have so much work to do. It looks like Natsuo and Riko’s rift is going to have to besolved quickly, or no one is going to get what they want by the end. Read more…

Check-out Station: C3-bu eps12 & 13

September 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Can I just enjoy a show for being fun? Can I enjoy it just for the way it feels? Sure it makes me seem like a bit of a hypocrite, most every post I have probably gushes over a show with what I think is a good “plot” and narrative. While if I hate a show it is generally because it can’t maintain a focus when it comes to those things, and I end up hammering a show for that weakness. but too often I think I ignore another important element of a story, besides its ability to tell you what happens from start to finish, or tits style and persistence in doing such a thing. I think I’ve ignored character. And I believe this show has a very good one. Read more…

Check-out Station: Watamote ep12 (Dreams, delusions and great direction)

September 25, 2013 Leave a comment

So sad, we’ve come to the end.

We begin (or end) things with a bit of a refresher. The school year has moved on, the cultural festival is over, and Tomoko is still stuck in the same rut. Though it seems she’s adjusted rather well to her circumstances and position. Though, truth be told, she really hasn’t made any progress aside from avoiding the usual trap of falling into bad situations because of her delusions. That said, the delusions don’t go away; they’re only sadder more internal ones. Tomoko tries again and again to imagine the fun she should be having at this point in her school career. But every time she imagines something happy and ideal, the cruel, cold reality of life swats down her imagination.  And when she tries to recall exactly what she’s done up to this point, she nearly dies Read more…

Watamote ep11: she’s very good – at cutting up!

September 23, 2013 3 comments

The episode, and Tomoko’s day start off with her trying to avoid work as much as possible. With the festival right around the corner, her class, just like everyone else’s, is hard at work building and crafting what they need for respective attractions. Tomoko rangles up the duty of cutting up a few flyers, with the plan of avoiding as much work as possible by padding out this one simple activity. Unfortunately, her plans are ruined twice, once Read more…

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