Anime is attractive to me when it exceeds my expectations, or deviates from it off the edge of the earth. Today, I was expecting to watch Nogizaka Haruka 7 and go “awwwwww” but instead, it sent me flying backwards towards the wall with a +10 LOL Gun. This episode is an inspired, creative cocktail that sent shockwaves down my funny bone.
Fall is coming soon, and along with it comes the ripest season for good anime to come out. Lately, there has been a trend of some of the nicest and most memorable anime series coming out in the fall season of the year. Coincidence or not, fall is probably the season I look forward to the most of all seasons for good things to watch. You can be sure I will expand my watchlist quite a bit come autumn 2008.
Tokyo City is bidding for the Summer Olympics in 2016! Support them so all of us can have an excuse to meet in Japan in 8 years time! Alright, so this is what you have to do. On the bottom of the left sidebar is something like this:
Click on the bubble “I support the bid” and help Tokyo become the host for the 2016 Olympics! Soon we might even see 2D girls competing in the Olympic Saimoe who knows?
Nogizaka Haruka 5 is chock full of fanservice. What more can I say? Apart from the serious overdose of swimsuit action and deredere Haruka, there are a few panty shots and a few almost-naked teasers. Sasuga harem series.
If there was something I loved about Negima!?, it is its epic OP. No other anime has made such long songs with an all-star cast as amazing as the one Negima!? has. We must pray that more Negima!? goodness comes from the Gods and that more artwork from Ken Akamatsu rains upon us.
*runs off to watch Negima Ala Alba.
A promotional e-mail came it today trying to sell me some album from an anime called Candy Boy, so I decided to check out what Candy Boy was (it sounded Yaoi but I thought maybe there would be moe girls involved). It turned out as a pleasant surprise that it was not Yaoi at all, and in fact far from it. The story is about two girls. Yes 2 girls and no boys (despite the name). So far, in the 2 episodes I have watched, there have only been 3 girls in the foreground, and no boys that were introduced, so I’m thinking we’re in for some serious hot yuri action here.
This week’s Macross Frontier shows where Sheryl was before her life as a star. The flashbacks showed a very very pitiful beggar girl foraging the slums and waste dumps for sustenance. Her hair was messy and her clothes were rags. She had no life to speak of until Grace brought her in, only to use her as a tool to further her accomplices’ plans.
It almost seems fateful that I was exposed to Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu just after I wrote my last post about Otakuism. After watching episodes 1 to 4 of it, it seems clear to me now why there has been an explosion of Nogizaka posts across the blogosphere. Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu depicts a world where otakus are made fun of and jeered at in general societies such as school. The main protagonists, Nogizaka Haruka and Ayase Yuuko, two highschool students live in such a world, and as a result of relationships and plain old clumsiness, fall victim to the anti-Otaku society that they live in. I’m not a resident of Japan so I’m not sure if the situation is that extreme there, I certainly hope not. Alright, time for the Nogizaka Haruka jump-in-and-join-the-fun-superpost. Warning: This post is long and filled with spoilers