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Munito x Munita: “Because My Friends Love Me, I Now Have to Watch Umi ga Kikoeru”

January 14, 2010
Umi ga Kikoeru

Finally, we get to see some waves

Whenever I watch something, my mind automatically process through all the tropes I know and try to conjure up possible scenarios I may face, and the ending that I might see.

However, this is not the case with Umi ga Kikoeru.



LaMB: Impressions

March 24, 2009
Is this a Rei reference?

Is this a Rei reference?

I never really looked forward to watching LaMB on Animax, since Animax-Asia is good at advertising and fails at the output.

It reminded me of Animax hyped up advertising of Pupil’s so called animated Music video that turned out to be just a bunch of pictures swaying on the screen, with no fixed story whatsoever, and just the band members living out their so called fantasy, in short jerking off in 2D.


Halfway through the CHUNKY fall season

November 5, 2008
Crazy Shrine Maidens

Kannagi: Armpit Anime

I rarely watch new shows during starts of seasons, I was either doing a monthly rewatch or checking what good stuffs I’ve missed on previous ones. I usually let new shows sit for two or three episodes unless I’ve read/played/seen it and liked it. Also, for some reason, this season is a sequel season, a continuation of Fall 07 which was also a CHUNKY season. And here are my thoughts halfway through this CHUNKY season.



July 17, 2008
Cast of ARIA

Cast of ARIA

With my midterm exams finished, I decided to reward myself with ARIA the ORIGINATION’s last three episodes which is also the end of the ARIA series. As my previous post stated, I was in an inner struggle whether to finish ARIA or not, but heck.. I’d rather see how everyhing turned out rather than just knowing that those three became Primas, and etc, etc, etc.

Now, I am really regretting not watching ARIA during its time. Because shows as good as this must be watched with a week in between. No particular reason at all, it’s just I want to feel the intensity of waiting for another good story the episode has to offer.

It’s been a while since I fanboyed over a particular series, and at least this time, I didn’t fanboyed it over skimpy outfits, hot girls, chichi, oppai, but instead I fanboyed it over the story and the show itself.

During my run of ARIA and all of its Iterations, a lot of things made me love the show. And here are some of them:



June 25, 2008

For the time I spent whoring the internets and lurking in anime blogs, I never failed to see a good review of Aria The Animation and any of its iterations.

During those times, I chose to ignore Aria concluding that it’s “just another moe anime”… I was wrong.

Considering the story is intended for young schoolgirls, the show has a lot of adult fans as well. I usually see raves of this series mostly in good editorial type anime blogs, though there are also episode reviews in episodic anime blogs. At least it’s not in rabid fanboy blogs that is full of fanboy reviews.

What’s interesting is, even if the show drags in a very slow pace like the calm waters of Aqua, it’s not that boring. There’s always something interesting popping in every corner and in every episode. You get to see and feel how the characters and their relationships develop, and how they enjoy their lives in Aqua.

As the first season got licensed, I got the urge to see what Aria is all about. At first, my feelings and interest for the show was wavering. But as it went on, I grew fonder of the show and felt depressed at the end of the first and second seasons.

Now that the story recently came to a close, I really don’t feel like finishing ARIA the ORIGINATION, because it’s depressing to see good stories end.

Spring, Summer etc.

April 18, 2008

After days of worrying about my Class Cards, which I passed all of them. I can finally whore the internet anytime. But before that, I guess I should write a few things on what I was doing in the past few weeks.

As the earlier post said, I was stuck playing all of the Ace Attorney Games, aside from that, there’s a spin-off game featuring Miles Edgeworth that will be released sometime in the future.

School really wasn’t hectic this term, except that I spent more dilly-dallying than studying.

My PC was dead so was using teh slooooow laptop. even though Firefox 3 is not a whore anymore… Lappy is still sloooooow.

And I just finished most of my Spring offerings and and reviewed some series a few seasons back, and here are my thoughts. (really long lol)


Shounen Romance Rules

February 10, 2008

After writing those “Action “Shounen Rules, I am writing another part of the “shounen cliche” series: Shounen Romance. (Harem included)

Now, I think about it. Valentines is also coming up. So, this is a great topic for the season.

I really don’t know which series set the bars, but in my manga reading experience.. the oldest one I’ve read is I”s a great manga by Masakazu Katsura, and is the post header image.

Ok, I know this is not complete. I may have forgotten or doesn’t know some things, feel free to comment for corrections and/or additions.

Note: First draft is an emphasis to the characters first. Will add more in the near future.

Edit: Kinda started the plotlines part, and edited some of the grammar mistakes I can find.