Monday, April 30, 2012

Game of Thrones - 15

Game.of.Thrones.S02E05.HDTV.x264-ASAP.mp4_snapshot_23.54_[2012.04.29_22.23.50] Game.of.Thrones.S02E05.HDTV.x264-ASAP.mp4_snapshot_32.58_[2012.04.29_22.32.53] Game.of.Thrones.S02E05.HDTV.x264-ASAP.mp4_snapshot_54.08_[2012.04.29_22.54.03]

“The Ghost of Harrenhal”

Hyou-ka - 02

[Commie] Hyouka - 02v2 [82AF6EF7].mkv_snapshot_00.31_[2012.04.29_20.27.13] [Commie] Hyouka - 02v2 [82AF6EF7].mkv_snapshot_14.24_[2012.04.29_20.42.16] [Commie] Hyouka - 02v2 [82AF6EF7].mkv_snapshot_17.59_[2012.04.29_20.45.51]

Two episodes in, Hyou-ka is almost interesting, not quite boring, and still right in KyoAni’s sweet spot.

Gundam AGE - 29

[sage]_Mobile_Suit_Gundam_AGE_-_29_[720p][10bit][10092AE6].mkv_snapshot_15.13_[2012.04.29_16.44.01] [sage]_Mobile_Suit_Gundam_AGE_-_29_[720p][10bit][10092AE6].mkv_snapshot_15.59_[2012.04.29_16.44.48] [sage]_Mobile_Suit_Gundam_AGE_-_29_[720p][10bit][10092AE6].mkv_snapshot_21.24_[2012.04.29_16.50.12]

Nothing makes a Grandfather more proud that teaching his grandson how to kill before his 14th birthday…

Kuroko no Basuke - 04

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In this week’s edition of Kuroko, we learn that there are actually five players on a basketball team.

Uchuu Kyoudai - 05

[Commie] Space Brothers - 05 [ED918598].mkv_snapshot_03.44_[2012.04.29_11.28.36] [Commie] Space Brothers - 05 [ED918598].mkv_snapshot_08.39_[2012.04.29_11.34.04] [Commie] Space Brothers - 05 [ED918598].mkv_snapshot_17.49_[2012.04.29_11.46.23]

I’m beginning to get a sense of just why this manga is among the most honored in recent memory.

Hunter X Hunter 2011 - 29

[HorribleSubs] Hunter X Hunter - 29 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.40_[2012.04.29_10.17.32] [HorribleSubs] Hunter X Hunter - 29 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.17_[2012.04.29_10.22.08] [HorribleSubs] Hunter X Hunter - 29 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.45_[2012.04.29_10.31.37]

When you’re twelve years old and freakishly gifted, the line between courage and stupidity is a little blurry at times…

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Nazo no Kanojo X - 04

[GotSpeed]_Nazo_no_Kanojo_X_-_04_[10bit][7813020E].mkv_snapshot_07.26_[2012.04.28_20.16.35] [GotSpeed]_Nazo_no_Kanojo_X_-_04_[10bit][7813020E].mkv_snapshot_16.57_[2012.04.28_20.26.07] [GotSpeed]_Nazo_no_Kanojo_X_-_04_[10bit][7813020E].mkv_snapshot_19.19_[2012.04.28_20.28.29]

I guess the three eps leading up to this were the normal part of MGX, because this week things got really weird.

Fate/Zero - 17

[Commie] Fate ⁄ Zero - 17 [8894A250].mkv_snapshot_02.56_[2012.04.28_15.14.20] [Commie] Fate ⁄ Zero - 17 [8894A250].mkv_snapshot_12.38_[2012.04.28_15.24.01] [Commie] Fate ⁄ Zero - 17 [8894A250].mkv_snapshot_18.18_[2012.04.28_15.30.04]

Can’t say this was a hard one to see coming…

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Aniblog Tournament – Round 1

The time has finally come – LiA’s Aniblog Tourney journey begins today.  The match should go live soon the match is LIVE! – just click to visit the site and cast your vote.

Spring 2012 Check-in

Eureka Seven AO - 02 - Large 05 Sakamichi no Apollon - 02 - Large 25 [HorribleSubs] Tsuritama - 01 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.29_[2012.04.12_15.47.56]
[GotSpeed]_Nazo_no_Kanojo_X_-_03_[10bit][B221BA36].mkv_snapshot_05.36_[2012.04.22_10.48.54] [Commie] Fate ⁄ Zero - 16 [7385C970].mkv_snapshot_14.31_[2012.04.21_17.09.51] [HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 01 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.39_[2012.04.01_13.33.41]

The short version – pretty damn great.  Long version is after the jump.

Avatar: The Legend of Korra - 04

The Legend of Korra - S01E04 - 720p.mp4_snapshot_16.00_[2012.04.27_19.46.36] The Legend of Korra - S01E04 - 720p.mp4_snapshot_19.19_[2012.04.27_19.49.54] The Legend of Korra - S01E04 - 720p.mp4_snapshot_21.40_[2012.04.27_19.52.38]

I believe NOAA has issued a shipping forecast calling for choppy seas ahead…

Accel World - 04

[Commie] Accel World - 04 [48581D7D].mkv_snapshot_10.16_[2012.04.27_21.44.11] [Commie] Accel World - 04 [48581D7D].mkv_snapshot_14.56_[2012.04.27_21.48.52] [Commie] Accel World - 04 [48581D7D].mkv_snapshot_20.49_[2012.04.27_21.55.36]

Wow – that sure got down to business pretty quick.

Sankarea - 04

[Commie] Sankarea - 04 [108B653A].mkv_snapshot_08.28_[2012.04.27_12.59.07] [Commie] Sankarea - 04 [108B653A].mkv_snapshot_10.41_[2012.04.27_13.01.21] [Commie] Sankarea - 04 [108B653A].mkv_snapshot_11.16_[2012.04.27_13.01.55]

Trying to get a handle on this series is like trying to hit a moving target.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Eureka Seven: Astral Ocean - 03

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It’s completely natural for a very good show to have a letdown after an episode as flawless as last week’s edition of AO. The fact that this show suffered no such letdown is an awfully good omen for its future.

Lupin III: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna - 04

[sage]_Lupin_the_Third_-_Mine_Fujiko_to_Iu_Onna_-_04_[720p][10bit][9D80ADD4].mkv_snapshot_06.34_[2012.04.26_20.05.14] [sage]_Lupin_the_Third_-_Mine_Fujiko_to_Iu_Onna_-_04_[720p][10bit][9D80ADD4].mkv_snapshot_14.02_[2012.04.26_20.12.42] [sage]_Lupin_the_Third_-_Mine_Fujiko_to_Iu_Onna_-_04_[720p][10bit][9D80ADD4].mkv_snapshot_17.32_[2012.04.26_20.16.12]

The return of the man himself arrives at last, and it doesn’t disappoint.

Tsuritama - 03

[HorribleSubs] Tsuritama - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.30_[2012.04.26_16.09.02] [HorribleSubs] Tsuritama - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.38_[2012.04.26_16.15.22] [HorribleSubs] Tsuritama - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.36_[2012.04.26_16.18.58]

In a season full of quality anime of all styles and genres, Tsuritama remains strangely and wonderfully different from all the rest.

Sakamichi no Apollon - 03

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Why does everyone make this anime thing out to be so hard? Just do it like that.

Shirokuma Café - 04

[HorribleSubs] Polar Bear Cafe - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.06_[2012.04.26_12.35.47] [HorribleSubs] Polar Bear Cafe - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.35_[2012.04.26_12.44.16] [HorribleSubs] Polar Bear Cafe - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_22.15_[2012.04.26_12.52.56]

Trying to explain what makes Shirokuma Café so funny is like trying to…

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Jump Square Kenshin Cover

Here's the June issue of "Jump Square", featuring the first new Kenshin manga by Watsuki-sensei this Century, Rurouni Kenshin Cinema-ban.


Nekogami Yaoyorozu – OVA

[SubDESU]_Nekogami_Yaoyorozu_OVAv2_(BD_1280x720_x264_AAC)_[942E9C55].mkv_snapshot_13.53_[2012.04.25_20.21.23] [SubDESU]_Nekogami_Yaoyorozu_OVAv2_(BD_1280x720_x264_AAC)_[942E9C55].mkv_snapshot_19.20_[2012.04.25_20.27.35] [SubDESU]_Nekogami_Yaoyorozu_OVAv2_(BD_1280x720_x264_AAC)_[942E9C55].mkv_snapshot_20.30_[2012.04.25_20.28.46]

“Hanami Ghostbusters”

Jormungand - 03

[gg]_Jormungand_-_03_[570F1468].mkv_snapshot_11.36_[2012.04.25_16.25.11] [gg]_Jormungand_-_03_[570F1468].mkv_snapshot_14.39_[2012.04.25_16.28.50] [gg]_Jormungand_-_03_[570F1468].mkv_snapshot_18.48_[2012.04.25_16.33.24]

In case you hadn’t already figured it out from the first two episodes, Jormungand isn’t trying to win you over with gritty realism.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Otoyomegatari - 23

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“A Day in the Life”

Soccer Tuesday – Area no Kishi, Ginga e Kickoff

[HorribleSubs] The Knight in the Area - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.27_[2012.04.24_15.33.24] [Doremi-Oyatsu] Ginga e Kickoff!! - 02 (1280x720 x264 AAC) [D3D54DF4].mkv_snapshot_12.40_[2012.04.24_17.25.27] [Doremi-Oyatsu] Ginga e Kickoff!! - 02 (1280x720 x264 AAC) [D3D54DF4].mkv_snapshot_20.37_[2012.04.24_17.33.23]

Possession: Barcelona 72% Chelsea 28%
Shots: Barcelona 25 Chelsea 7
Aggregate: Barcelona 2, Chelsea 3

Football is a funny game.

Zetman - 04

[Hadena] Zetman - 04 [10bit][720p][661AE6E1].mkv_snapshot_03.56_[2012.04.24_12.33.51] [Hadena] Zetman - 04 [10bit][720p][661AE6E1].mkv_snapshot_12.28_[2012.04.24_12.43.00] [Hadena] Zetman - 04 [10bit][720p][661AE6E1].mkv_snapshot_21.07_[2012.04.24_12.51.39]

No, it’s not Independence Day or Guy Fawkes Day – that noise you hear is the popping blood vessels of Zetman manga readers everywhere.

Video of the Day

I don't make a habit of highlighting commercial videos often, but this one is pretty cool.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Haiyore! Nyaruko-san - 03

[HorribleSubs] Haiyore! Nyaruko-san - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_01.00_[2012.04.23_21.42.07] [HorribleSubs] Haiyore! Nyaruko-san - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.21_[2012.04.23_21.49.29] [HorribleSubs] Haiyore! Nyaruko-san - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.03_[2012.04.23_22.00.10]

No anime in recent memory has made me wish I still had my “Deities & Demigods (Cthulhu Edition) Handbook” like this one has.

Tasogare Otome x Amnesia - 03

[HorribleSubs] Dusk Maiden of Amnesia - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.44_[2012.04.23_20.06.40] [HorribleSubs] Dusk Maiden of Amnesia - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.45_[2012.04.23_20.12.11] [HorribleSubs] Dusk Maiden of Amnesia - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.49_[2012.04.23_20.18.15]

If there’s a curse at play here, it’s that I was just about ready to drop this series and dammit, now I can’t – this episode got me interested again.

Ozma – 06 (End) and Series Review

[HorribleSubs] Ozma - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.41_[2012.04.23_17.22.25] [HorribleSubs] Ozma - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.08_[2012.04.23_17.35.32] [HorribleSubs] Ozma - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.42_[2012.04.23_17.41.44]

In the end, Ozma remains what it always was – not quite a move and not quite a series, and never quite able to achieve the heights possible had it been one or the other.

Weekly Digest: 4/23/12 – Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, Kimi to Boku 2

[sage]_Mobile_Suit_Gundam_AGE_-_28_[720p][10bit][EBA1411F].mkv_snapshot_08.15_[2012.04.23_13.21.03] [sage]_Mobile_Suit_Gundam_AGE_-_28_[720p][10bit][EBA1411F].mkv_snapshot_15.10_[2012.04.23_13.27.59] [HorribleSubs] Kimi to Boku 2 - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.15_[2012.04.23_14.24.03]

Wow, they’re still letting Vargas drive?

Monday, April 23, 2012

Game of Thrones - 14

Game.of.Thrones.S02E04.HDTV.XviD-AFG.avi_snapshot_12.12_[2012.04.22_22.10.23] Game.of.Thrones.S02E04.HDTV.XviD-AFG.avi_snapshot_31.34_[2012.04.22_22.30.29] Game.of.Thrones.S02E04.HDTV.XviD-AFG.avi_snapshot_40.17_[2012.04.22_22.40.25]

“Garden of Bones”

First Impressions – Hyou-ka

[Mazui]_Hyouka_-_01_[8529356F].mkv_snapshot_11.05_[2012.04.22_19.53.10] [Mazui]_Hyouka_-_01_[8529356F].mkv_snapshot_15.03_[2012.04.22_19.57.08] [Mazui]_Hyouka_-_01_[8529356F].mkv_snapshot_22.27_[2012.04.22_20.04.32]

What’s last shall be first – when it comes to Spring premières and animation quality, anyway.