Rosario + Vampire Capu2 Ep. 13: Cross + Family + Vampire

28 December, 2008

Moka can still make a good entrance.

Way to play up the “we’re all friends” motif here, guys.  I continue to be amazed that this series managed to fill 13 episodes and use basically a single volume of manga.  Oh well, it did deliver on its not-so-subtle promise of loads of ecchi and panty shots, so I guess some people can be happy.  Or maybe I just need to give up hoping for some decent plot in this series at all?

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Tales of the Abyss Ep. 12: Water Metropolis

27 December, 2008

Mieu?  Mieu!!!

It’s been a long while since I watched this episode, so my memory is kind of fuzzy O_o;;

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Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae Ep. 12: Midsummer Graph

21 December, 2008

*WHACK!*

I had completely expected a low level pool fanservice episode; maybe it’s because I’ve been following R+V and forgot that sometimes plot can happen.  So when I got through this episode, I was pleasantly surprised that it turned out like this.  Quite an artistic feat, this one.  I liked it a lot, and I suddenly have some hope for the remainder of the series.  Maybe we’re finally getting past the BS one-episode fillers, and going for the true plot.

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Rosario + Vampire Capu2 Ep. 12: Seal + Vampire

20 December, 2008

True Moka got too much screen tiem. You know how True Moka comes out and shows off some excessive amounts of pantsu and badassery at the same time?  This episode now proves that too much True Moka is a bad thing.  Or at the very least, True Moka trying to be Wussy Moka is a bad thing.  VERY bad thing.  I couldn’t even find this episode funny until about the 18 minute mark.  Needless to say, this is a much cuter story arc than what’s written up in the manga, and I will continue to rail on how poor of a decision that was.  But who am I to deny Japan its dosage of pantsu?

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Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae Ep. 11: Blotted Page

20 December, 2008

Ai actually looks remorseful again.

Well…it’s getting better, I think.  I actually liked this episode, although the grudges were a bit too unwarranted.  Again, however, the subject matter is grounded in a much more realistic situation than previous episodes.  I think that in today’s media industry, publishing something incriminating in the hopes of raising sales isn’t a far-fetched idea.  Unfortunately for reality, however, you can’t damn those rather unscrupulous people to Hell for trashing your name.

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Tales of the Abyss Ep. 11: City of Falling Snow

18 December, 2008

Snow.  How fitting!

Yes, yes, I am far behind on most of my shows.  Believe it or not, I’m trying to bring myself back into basketball shape, which leaves me precious little time watching TV.  As a result, I haven’t been able to watch the last 3 (!!!) episodes of Kannagi, much less set aside time to blog about it.  I’m barely keeping up with Tales of the Abyss, and Jigoku Shoujo has been hitting a nerve as of late.  I should find it odd that the one show I AM in line with is….Rosario + Vampire.  How sad is that?  But that’s a subject for another time, on to the next episode of Abyss, where Mieu learns all about the seasons.

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Rosario + Vampire Capu2 Ep. 11: Lilith Mirror + Vampire

13 December, 2008

Cabaret Line of Kickass!

Oh wow, they actually used some of the manga material.  I’m impressed, although the end was a tad bit different than the manga storyline.  Nevertheless, this episode gives a better idea of what the series could be like if they actually used the material they have on hand.  Too bad they got so wrapped up in censorship issues and showing pantsu that they forgot about plot for about 6 episodes.

Then again, who’s watching this for plot?

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