Friday, November 30, 2012

Psycho-Pass - 08

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As the old carnival sign says, “This is a dark ride”.

Shirokuma Café - 35

[HorribleSubs] Polar Bear Cafe - 35 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.52_[2012.11.30_10.50.46] [HorribleSubs] Polar Bear Cafe - 35 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.18_[2012.11.30_11.02.34] [HorribleSubs] Polar Bear Cafe - 35 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.52_[2012.11.30_11.07.08]

“Sasako-san – doko no aru daro?”

Chuunibyou - 09

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If there were any doubt that Chuunibyou would be pursuing the romance angle in its final arc, I think it’s safely dispelled now.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Weekly Digest: 11/29/12 – Magi, Kamisama Hajimemashita

[Anime-Koi]_Kami-sama_Hajimemashita_-_09_[3C732FC1].mkv_snapshot_07.47_[2012.11.29_11.07.29] [Anime-Koi]_Kami-sama_Hajimemashita_-_09_[3C732FC1].mkv_snapshot_21.54_[2012.11.29_11.22.02] [GotWoot]_Magi_-_08_[E89C702F].mkv_snapshot_05.49_[2012.11.28_22.32.24] [GotWoot]_Magi_-_08_[E89C702F].mkv_snapshot_16.21_[2012.11.28_22.43.10]

These are two series that do a really good job delivering straightforward, no-nonsense entertainment.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Jormungand: Perfect Order - 08

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If it seems as if there’s one character in Jormungand that’s always a step ahead of everyone else, that’s because there is.  Her name is Koko, but I don’t think she’s loco at all.

Sakurasou no Pet no Kanoujou - 08

[rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 08 [25FE7EF2].mkv_snapshot_06.08_[2012.11.28_10.04.31] [rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 08 [25FE7EF2].mkv_snapshot_12.29_[2012.11.28_10.11.28] [rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 08 [25FE7EF2].mkv_snapshot_20.26_[2012.11.28_10.19.45]

Whatever else you may think about it, watching Sakurasou is certainly never a boring experience.

Tokyo Diary: 11/28/12 - Kamakura

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This batch is pictures is from a day trip out to Kamakura with the school.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ginga e Kickoff - 28

[Doremi-Oyatsu]_Ginga_e_Kickoff!!_-_28_(1280x720_8bit_h264_AAC)_[F0928AD8].mkv_snapshot_08.21_[2012.11.27_20.52.48] [Doremi-Oyatsu]_Ginga_e_Kickoff!!_-_28_(1280x720_8bit_h264_AAC)_[F0928AD8].mkv_snapshot_19.07_[2012.11.27_21.05.30] [Doremi-Oyatsu]_Ginga_e_Kickoff!!_-_28_(1280x720_8bit_h264_AAC)_[F0928AD8].mkv_snapshot_21.26_[2012.11.27_21.51.43]

This ep was definitely a gift for the soccer geeks in the audience.

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun - 09

[HorribleSubs]_Tonari_no_Kaibutsu-kun_-_09_[720p].mkv_snapshot_05.16_[2012.11.27_10.08.19] [HorribleSubs]_Tonari_no_Kaibutsu-kun_-_09_[720p].mkv_snapshot_16.17_[2012.11.27_10.20.06] [HorribleSubs]_Tonari_no_Kaibutsu-kun_-_09_[720p].mkv_snapshot_21.42_[2012.11.27_10.25.31]

There’s no need to mince words – every week I grow more impressed by just how excellent Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is.

Sukitte Ii na yo - 08

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That was a difficult episode to watch – mostly (but not entirely) for the right reasons.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Little Busters! - 08

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Probably the best episode of Little Busters! so far, though that should hardly come as a surprise.

Weekly Digest: 11/26/12 – Kamisama Kiss, Btooom!

[Anime-Koi]_Kami-sama_Hajimemashita_-_08_[FFFFC7B0].mkv_snapshot_05.03_[2012.11.25_23.22.26] [Anime-Koi]_Kami-sama_Hajimemashita_-_08_[FFFFC7B0].mkv_snapshot_10.07_[2012.11.25_23.27.40] [HorribleSubs]_BTOOOM!_-_08_[480p].mkv_snapshot_14.29_[2012.11.26_10.42.58]

I finally found a more mismatched show to pair with Btooom!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Zetsuen no Tempest - 08

[HorribleSubs]_Zetsuen_no_Tempest_-_08_[720p].mkv_snapshot_08.35_[2012.11.25_21.28.23] [HorribleSubs]_Zetsuen_no_Tempest_-_08_[720p].mkv_snapshot_19.26_[2012.11.25_21.40.14] [HorribleSubs]_Zetsuen_no_Tempest_-_08_[720p].mkv_snapshot_21.25_[2012.11.25_21.42.35]

BONES really has the time travel bug lately…

Uchuu Kyoudai - 34

[HorribleSubs]_Space_Brothers_-_34_[720p].mkv_snapshot_09.06_[2012.11.25_20.59.13] [HorribleSubs]_Space_Brothers_-_34_[720p].mkv_snapshot_11.39_[2012.11.25_20.12.02] [HorribleSubs]_Space_Brothers_-_34_[720p].mkv_snapshot_21.31_[2012.11.25_20.22.17]

Raise your hand if you didn’t see that cliffhanger coming.

Tokyo Diary: 11/25/12 – Stranger in a Strange Land

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This edition is all about Tokyo conspiring to keep me from getting too comfortable.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Shin Sekai Yori - 09

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Shin Sekai Yori is once again comfortably the best series of the season.

Tokyo Diary: 11/24/12 – Tori-no-ichi, Takao-san

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Crappy internet and too much to do have severely constrained my ability to consistently update, especially with the non-anime stuff.  I have a ton of pics and video, but the latter especially may end up not getting posted until I finally get a stable and non-throttled connection.

Psycho-Pass - 07

[HorribleSubs]_PSYCHO-PASS_-_07_[480p].mkv_snapshot_05.35_[2012.11.24_11.23.35] [HorribleSubs]_PSYCHO-PASS_-_07_[480p].mkv_snapshot_19.40_[2012.11.24_11.40.25] [HorribleSubs]_PSYCHO-PASS_-_07_[480p].mkv_snapshot_20.39_[2012.11.24_11.41.24]
The art of the conversation – there’s no one in anime who does it quite like Urobuchi Gen.

Shirokuma Café - 34

[HorribleSubs]_Polar_Bear_Cafe_-_34_[480p].mkv_snapshot_04.25_[2012.11.23_20.31.57] [HorribleSubs]_Polar_Bear_Cafe_-_34_[480p].mkv_snapshot_15.25_[2012.11.23_20.49.40] [HorribleSubs]_Polar_Bear_Cafe_-_34_[480p].mkv_snapshot_21.42_[2012.11.23_20.56.15]

The internet really is a wonderful resource.

Robotics;Notes - 07

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So, yeah – remember that whole end of the solar system thing?  Still happening.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Chuunibyou - 08

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This was a very effective follow-up to last week’s game-changer episode, and I can offer Chuunibyou no more straightforward compliment than that.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Bakuman 3 - 07

[SFW-sage]_Bakuman_S3_-_07_[720p][23EAF5CA].mkv_snapshot_00.56_[2012.11.22_21.02.12] [SFW-sage]_Bakuman_S3_-_07_[720p][23EAF5CA].mkv_snapshot_16.13_[2012.11.22_21.17.29] [SFW-sage]_Bakuman_S3_-_07_[720p][23EAF5CA].mkv_snapshot_22.24_[2012.11.22_21.23.41]

It probably hasn’t escaped your notice – it certainly hasn’t escaped mine – but Yoshida Kouji really is a terrible person.

Jormungand: Perfect Order - 07

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Don’t mess with Team Koko.  Just don’t.

Eureka Seven: Astral Ocean - 23-24 (End) and Series Review

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Only one thing was certain about these last two eps of Eureka Seven AO – they were going to be controversial.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sakurasou no Pet no Kanojou - 07

[rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 07 [DADADAAA].mkv_snapshot_01.12_[2012.11.21_10.28.08] [rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 07 [DADADAAA].mkv_snapshot_09.50_[2012.11.21_10.36.37] [rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 07 [DADADAAA].mkv_snapshot_22.01_[2012.11.21_10.42.40]

Alas, sunk by my own words…

Hourou Musuko - 115

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“Suki Tokimeki to Kisu”

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun - 08

[HorribleSubs]_Tonari_no_Kaibutsu-kun_-_08_[480p].mkv_snapshot_12.00_[2012.11.20_21.37.14] [HorribleSubs]_Tonari_no_Kaibutsu-kun_-_08_[480p].mkv_snapshot_14.37_[2012.11.20_21.39.50] [HorribleSubs]_Tonari_no_Kaibutsu-kun_-_08_[480p].mkv_snapshot_14.49_[2012.11.20_21.40.03]

We have a situation in the two shoujo romances this season where the lead couple probably shouldn't be together, but for entirely different reasons.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sukitte Ii na yo - 07

[HorribleSubs]_Sukitte_Ii_na_yo._-_07_[480p].mkv_snapshot_08.06_[2012.11.20_10.43.16] [HorribleSubs]_Sukitte_Ii_na_yo._-_07_[480p].mkv_snapshot_10.43_[2012.11.20_10.46.17] [HorribleSubs]_Sukitte_Ii_na_yo._-_07_[480p].mkv_snapshot_17.49_[2012.11.20_10.53.23]

I really only had one problem with this excellent episode, but it’s a fairly big one.

Weekly Digest: 11/20/12 - Btooom!, Magi

[HorribleSubs]_BTOOOM!_-_07_[720p].mkv_snapshot_03.52_[2012.11.19_22.14.52] [HorribleSubs]_BTOOOM!_-_07_[720p].mkv_snapshot_11.42_[2012.11.19_22.28.59] [gg]_Magi_-_07_[194B3667].mkv_snapshot_06.25_[2012.11.19_23.17.55] [gg]_Magi_-_07_[194B3667].mkv_snapshot_03.15_[2012.11.19_23.14.45]

I’m beginning to see a kind of sick wish-fulfillment at the center of Btooom!.