14 April, 2009
Ai’s companions always seem to have some oddly tragic backstory attached to them. Hone-Onna, the spurned courtesan. Wanyuudou, the driver whose decisions cost a noblewoman her life. Ichimoku Ren, a bloodied sword given human form.
However, there are two more of Ai’s compatriots that work for the Jigoku Tsuushin. Kikuri, seemingly the right hand of Hell itself. And then there is Yamawaro…and I guess this is his story.
(By the way, I know I’m insanely behind on this series, but I’ll get it done. I’m balancing blogging it with actually translating it amongst other things, so bear with me.)
12 February, 2009
So in my mad rush to get a whole bunch of stuff completed in Tales of Vesperia (an excellent game, by the way…I’ll have to review it when I finish it), I haven’t been able to watch a lot of TV. Well…actually, I have, but they’ve all been basketball games (GO BLAZERS!). So I’m waaaay behind on Mitsuganae, Abyss, and…hey, I’ve missed the last two movies of Kara no Kyoukai? Oh my. So here’s my attempt to at least catch up (somewhat) on Abyss – two episodes in one post! They pretty much make up one long episode, anyway.
UPDATE! Done with Vesperia, round 1. Off to the EX Dungeon, and then another speedster playthrough! Though I may lose interest…nah.
2 August, 2008
Well…it didn’t exactly pan out the way I sort of expected. I guess the producers didn’t want to be pulling on so many emotions at the same time. Or maybe they’re just delaying all the sadness and sorrow until the next episode, when we pile it all on our favorite singer-turned-scapegoat. In any case, this could have been a real emotional turning point, but it seems like the producers took the entire thing tongue-in-cheek. We’ll see how things turn out as we near the end of the series.