Month: February 2012

Black Rock Shooter 04 – I’m in Lesbians With You

I’m all for watching riveting, realistic portrayals of same sex relationships in anime. I’m sure no one sees Black Rock Shooter that way. It’s more of an angsty melodramatic yuri anime except not. It’s not like the subtext has any meaning. They’re just mentally unstable girls who really care about each other, that’s all. Hurrah for friendship!

DON'T STOP ME NOW.

Half way through and we can all agree that out of the bunch, Yomi is the craziest bitch out there. Unless that school counselor can outdo her…

I never imagined I say this but thanks to the amped up drama and consistent whining, BRS has turned out to be one of the more enjoyable shows this season. I mean this without any sarcasm, I go into an episode of BRS expecting the girls to get crazier and crazier. In that aspect, BRS never disappoints.

An Angry Post About That Crappy Gyo OVA Adaptation

NEWSFLASH: It sucks!

As a huge Junji Ito fan who’s collected his works over the past few years, I’d say Gyo isn’t necessarily his best work but Uzumaki and Tomie have already gotten their respective live action adaptations so it’s not like ufotable had a choice.

This OVA is one of the worst adaptations I’ve seen of Ito’s works, it completely warped the characters and their personalities. I don’t mind a strong female character in a horror movie, but Kaori here was less interesting than the Kaori in the manga (a neurotic mess of a girl who is sensitive to smells). Tadashi was reduced to some pitiful side character who wasn’t fleshed out well enough for me to feel sorry for him. I’m all for taking liberties when adapting manga, but none of the changes contributed to improving upon the source material. It simply brought it down to a level where the OVA had to rely on shocks, titillation and gross out moments. If you haven’t read the manga just go and read it first. This OVA misrepresents Ito’s work. Ito is hardly ‘underground’ but he’s not exactly well known. He’s been lauded as one of the best Japanese horror manga artists out there and yet not many people into anime or manga have read his works. For some people, this is their first time seeing anything related to Junji Ito, and that’s where ufotable does the manga artist a disservice.

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Hunter x Hunter 20 – He Who Surrenders, Loses.

The final phase proves to be a battle of wills, a truly devious set up by none other than the Chairman himself.

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50,000 hits and…

Hachimitsu has officially reached 50,000 since I registered and transferred to this domain. I’ve been meaning to celebrate that, but as you can see certain distractions have led me astray. Winter anime has continued to disappoint (with the exception of around 3 series, and one of them coming from the Fall season– everything just fails to capture my interest) and because of that, I’ve decided not to pick up anything to blog for winter but I will continue to blog Hunter x Hunter every now and then.

To make up for the lack of episodic posts, I’ll be working on writing more editorial posts.

The whole point of this post is to thank you guys though. Thank you for continuously visiting, reading and commenting on this humble blog. I’ve come across amazing people all through out and I’ve learnt a lot of things from other bloggers as well. You guys have made my online life much more vibrant and interesting.

Hunter x Hunter 18 – I Wanted To Be Useful

Why are you so frustrated?

With the recent announcement that Bleach was going to enter its final arc this year, people have been asking: “Is there going to be a new series worthy of joining the Big Three?”

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Black Rock Shooter 01 – Parallel Worlds, Parallel Angst

You will eat these macaroons, AND ENJOY IT.

The final show to premiere this season is here, the long awaited Black Rock Shooter! An anime spin off based on a song written by Supercell’s ryo inspired by huke’s enigmatic character art. Oh,┬áDid I mention that the song was sung by none other than our very own virtual idol, Miku Hatsune herself?

Well now you do (and you didn’t even have to search Google)!

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Are you Male or Female?

Source : tsuritama.com

Don’t mind the image above too much, I’m just excited for Tsuritama– an anime I know nothing about. Yeah!

Sometimes we need things like this to remind us that behind the screen are actual people and not bits of raw data floating in cyberspace. Indulge me.

I’ve been slightly curious about my readership and the people masochistic enough to visit this blog.

Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou Speaks The Truth

I've been in this situation before. Only I didn't have a rock band behind me.

I don’t watch a lot of slice of life anime.

Wait, let me reword that.

I don’t like slice of life anime. I find that most of them have feature idealistic portrayals of highschoolers. There’s nothing interesting about these pre-packaged ideals.

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