Short (?) Hiatus

22 January, 2009


Posts will be exceedingly slow while I get increasing addicted to finishing 100% of Tales of Vesperia.

Yes, I AM a dork.


Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae Ep. 14: Street Corner of Bitterness

14 January, 2009

Ai Eye O_O

Two steps forward, one step back.  This is another one of those forgettable single-episode grudges, but at least they’re listening to those of us who complained of a compelling thread.  Yuzuki is finally getting herself involved and also finally realizings the difficulty of the task lying before her.  That in itself is an improvement over previous episodes, and bodes well for the remaining episodes in the series.

Too bad the grudge was idiotic.

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Tales of the Abyss Ep. 15: Their Decisions

13 January, 2009


Things are certainly moving along at a fast pace, although it really doesn’t seem like it in the series.  There’s a lot of plot to go through (Tales games are epically long, and take quite a few replays to get everything), and only 24 episodes to do it with, so it’s only natural that everthing undergoes a time compression.  That said, it’d be nice to get back to some action soon.  This is an “adventure” anime after all, and it’s currently lacking a sense of…well, adventure.

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Tales of the Abyss Ep. 14: Sealed Past

9 January, 2009

I see a...?

Still don’t have anything piquing my interest next season, but then again I haven’t been paying much attention to it.  Probably going to just keep plodding along and finish the ongoing series I have.  But who knows?  I may pick up one or two shows along the road.

(Side note: Girls out of cans?  What the hell Japan?  Who even thought Akikan was a good idea?  Probably the same blokes who decided Rosario + Vampire would make an excellent series.)

Yes, I’m aware that this entire lead-in is devoid of any reference to this episode of Tales of the Abyss.  All I can say is: Guy arc done…can we move on now?

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Tales of the Abyss Ep. 13: Outbreak of War

6 January, 2009

Get to da choppah!

Oh yeah, a fake princess.  Now THAT’S original.  Don’t get me wrong, I obviously saw this coming from my prior experience with the game, but I really want this little section over and done with.  There’s just no life in it at all, and for me, the only reason I’m making it through this and the next episode is because there isn’t anything else to watch at the moment.

Granted, I need to finish Kannagi, and that odd New Year’s Special episode for Jigoku Shoujo is sitting there waiting for me…

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Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae Ep. 13: Six-Lettered Lantern

1 January, 2009


One of the best episodes in the entire Jigoku Shoujo series that breathes new life into a season I had once left for dead.  If they can sustain this for the rest of the season, I will gladly forgive them the 12 episodes of fan service and rubbish they tossed on us.  After all, they have a LOT to work with, given all of the loose ends in this episode.  I can see another Futakomori happening, but hey, something new could always arise.

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