ToraDora! Ep. 5: Kawashima Ami

31 October, 2008

Well…it’s better than before.  Kawashima Ami certainly brings a new aspect to the series, but her character is pretty standard-ish, and doesn’t add much.  It draws out more of Taiga’s weaker side for now, but I doubt that’ll stay for long.  So this series now rests pretty much on Taiga’s tsundere antics, Minori’s randomness, and the overall insanity of high school relationships waiting to happen.  I’m not terribly amused, but it’s not complete and utter rubbish, I guess.

I should take this moment to say that I’ve dropped Akane-iro, which is now in my “this is ridiculously bad” pile.

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Rosario + Vampire Capu2 Ep. 5: Curry + Vampire

30 October, 2008

Oh my god I laughed so hard at this entire episode.  It’s entire premise was just so STUPID, so I guess it’s one of those silly laughers that come along every so often.  Heck, I’m enjoying this series more than TrollaDora and To Aru Majutsu right now.  Isn’t that wild?

It doesn’t hurt when they decide they need more MIzore in the series, either.  Now the only really annoying thing is…what the heck is MX Tokyo doing?  They’re selectively censoring for NO APPARENT REASON.  Half of the people watching this probably walked away from seeing that.  Oh well..

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To Aru Majutsu no Index Ep. 4: Perfect Memorization Ability

29 October, 2008

Weird, my computer’s having issues showing raws lately.  I reinstalled CCCP, though, so hopefully that fixes it.

Anyway, I almost let this one slip, but here it is.  One looooong argument, a cute scene with Index, and a not so surprising ending.  It’s almost cliché, to be honest, and I really do wish for some groundbreaking material.  However, I wouldn’t hold my breath for it.  As much as I like the source material, this series is just boooooring.

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Tales of the Abyss Ep. 5: The Chosen Hero

29 October, 2008

Another episode where the fight comes and goes really, really quickly.  A shame, Dist is hilarious.  However, this is one of those ‘setup’ episodes, so I expect good things from the next few to come down the pipeline.

Note: the NBA is back in town, which makes nights very…hectic.  Posts may come in bunches from here on out.

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Kannagi Ep. 4: Sisters

28 October, 2008

One week late!  I actually completely missed this episode; I honestly don’t know how I did that, but I did.  Anyway, for those who don’t know a single thing about this series (including myself), we get a little bit of backstory on what’s happened between Zange and Nagi, which is pretty helpful in understanding why they’re so far apart.  Poor Jin, though, stuck in the middle of it all, and Tsugumi, who fails miserably as a guardian.

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Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae Ep. 4: Aniki

26 October, 2008

You know how I said the first two seasons had ups and downs?  This just about set an all new low point for the entire series.  I could barely make it through this without rolling my eyes or suddenly wanting to yank them from my sockets.  This almost makes me glad I’m not going to suffer 24 episodes of this rubbish.

Oh, for the record, Aniki = elder brother.

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電脳フィギュア ARis

26 October, 2008

Way to go Japan.  Way to go.

So who’s interested?  😛