Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou Episode 2


So, I finally had some time to continue where I’d left off 6 months ago and when I did, I finally remembered what it was that I loved so much about this anime that I finished the last season in just a couple of days. Apart from the sweetness the anime exudes, it’s the beautiful relationships (or any kinda relationship that this anime naturally turns into something you’d wanna be a part of.) that this anime does such a good job portraying it. And episode 2 was the best example of that. The whole thing between Sui and Gen was already sad enough to break my heart and then Gen just had to go and cry.That really really got me! I mean, I’m really not a very emotional person but when he burst out crying (I had this really really horrible urge to just walk inside my computer and hug him and tell him everything will be alright. It was even more painful to see them disappear in the end.

 

I mean, HOW COULD I BE SO ATTACHED TO THE CHARACTERS THAT SHOWED UP FOR LESS THAN 30 MINUTES??????

It’s kinda unfair to mess with my feelings so much ;_; but in the end, that’s why I love the anime so much.

P.S. I find that Actor guy extremely boring for some reason. -.-“

AKB48 Anime


The very idea sounds crazy to me, seriously. It’s like watching one of those American movies based on Barbie that is clearly a way to make extra bucks out of something that’s popular. And you thought it’s cuz the kids love it?

PSH!

OK, well, that COULD be true but hey, Anime is different! Its different from American cartoon for a reason! Even AKB48 fans wouldn’t be dying to see an Anime version of it.

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Gospel Version of Ghibli Songs!


That’s right! After the rock version, it’s time to slow down a beat and try out the good ol’ slow version, which is what these Gospel Singers tried to do, and I must say I’m a lot more impressed with this version (especially of my beloved Totoro theme) since I was quite mad at them ruining Teru no Uta in the rock version, which is one of my all time favorite song. I wished these singers has tried their hands at Teru no Uta (they might have, I’m not sure) but I guess it’s beautiful just the way it is. I can’t imagine the song being sung any other way. The singer has done an amazing job at bringing out the emotions that the song is supposed to express, and any other version would have ruined it.(I did like their totoro version though)

……..More

Anyway, moving on, though listening to the songs with western accent needs a little getting used to, it’s wonderfully sung, while maintaining the original tune to a great extent and not turning it extremely Gospel-ly.

Apparently, the album covers songs from these movies:

“Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” (1984)

“Laputa: Castle in the Sky” (1986)

“My Neighbor Totoro” (1988)

“Kiki’s Delivery Service” (1989)

“Whisper of the Heart” (1995)

“Princess Mononoke” (1997)

“Spirited Away” (2001)

“Ponyo” (2008)

“From up on Poppy Hill” (2011).

Courtesy: crunchyroll.com

Winter Anime Season 2011-2012 – Part 1


Here’s a list of Animes lined up for winter this year.

Inu x Boku SS

Story: The Shirakiin house’s daughter, Shirakiin Riricho, who has a complex about being unable to live independently and unprotected, feels the need to move out and live on her own under the condition of residing in the mansion named “Ayakashi Kan.” In this mansion, only those who have cleared a very strict examination could reside in it, and for each resident, they are accompanied with one agent of the Secret Service (S.S.). Although Riricho has rejected the company of the S.S., while residing in the mansion she finds out that the agent dedicated to protecting her is actually the Fox Spirit whom she previously rescued.

Starts in: January 2012

Producer: Unknown

Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Shounen, Supernatural

Website: http://www.inuboku.tv/

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Anime Songs.


Just thought I’d make a little list of one of the most beautiful songs with epic lyrics. So here goes.

P.S. – Just to let you know, the arrangement doesn’t imply it’s ranking.

1. Hero’s come back – Naruto

2. Ash like snow – Gundam 00

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3. Bokutachi no Yukue – Gundam Seed Destiny

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4. Reflectia – True Tears

5. Asterisk – Bleach

6.  Chijou no Seiza – Fushigi Yuugi OVA

7. Tobira No Mukou E – Fullmetal Alchemist

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8. Teru No Uta – Tales From Earthsea

9. Blue Moon – Shugo Chara

10. Alive – Naruto (I suggest you watch the video in the link I’ve given for its translations.)

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Upcoming Animes in February


Uhh.. yes, I realize I’m not the first one to spill out the news, but for those who are eager to get hooked to the new series this year, here are a bunch of brand new animes that are scheduled to release this February.

Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya

Alternative name : Haruhi Suzumiya no Hoshitsu, Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

Release date : February 6

Seiyuu :

Tomokazu Sugita – Kyon

Yuko Goto – Mikuru Asahina

Daisuke Ono – Itsuki Koizumi

Minori Chihara – Yuki Nagato

Director – Yasuhiro Takemoto

Producer – Atsushi Ito

Music – Satoru Kosaki

Character design – Akiko Ikeda

No, this is not another season of Haruhi Suzumiya but it happens to be a movie that is scheduled to release this February! The story begins with the SOS brigade throwing a Christmas party and the next day Kyon realizes that Haruhi has gone missing. As the day passes, he notices several strange things like the fact that Yuki is a normal human and there is nothing strange about Ryoko and Miruku fails to recognize him. This forces Kyon to get to the bottom of it and try and bring Haruhi back. Interesting huh? Although the word ‘vanishment’ is strange! Does anybody else think that? Anyway, onto the next Anime.

Heartcatch Precure

Seiyuu :

Fumie Mizusawa – Erika Kurumi

Nana Mizuki – Tsubomi Hanasaki

Animation : Toei Animation

So, this one revolves around the 2nd year middle school girl Tsubomi Hanasaki, loves flowers and nature. One day she dreams about flowers falling off a beautiful flower bearing tree and out comes the sprites! The dream ends there and several days later, she transfers to another academy where she meets the sprites that appeared in her dream. They beg her to become the ‘pretty cure’ and save the great heart tree! But she refuses until the new girl there, Erika gets into trouble and Tsubomi is forced to become the Pretty Cure to save her.

Not for someone who’s looking forward to something shonen.

Halo Legends

Release date : February 16

Seiyuu :

Tomo Shigematsu – O’Brien

Mamiko Noto – CAL – 141

Touma Yumi – Cortana

Genda Tesshou – Master Chief

Directors – Hideki Nimura, Toshiyuki Sugano, Yasushi Muraki, Koji Sawai, Koji Yamasaki, Shinji Aramaki, Daisuke Nishio

Producers – Eiko Tanaka, Masahiko Minami

Cast – TBA


Yes, this one is based on the video game Halo that is starting in February again. Watch out for this one guys! It really is an epic Anime that is created by one of  Japan’s  finest animators.

Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic

Director – Yasuomi Umetsu

Animation – Production IG

This one is based on the actual book ‘Divine Comedy’ written by, obviously, Dante. This happens to be a six-part anthology for the game that is coming out soon and is simply the expanded version of the same story that’s seen in the game.

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn

Release date – February 20th

Seiyuu :

Shuuichi Ikeda – Full Frontal

Kaida Yuko – Marida Kruz

Uchiyama Kouki – Barnarge Links

Ayumi Fujimura – Mineva Lao

Director – Furuhashi Kazuhiro

Music – Sawano Hiroyuki

The story surrounds around a young man who is caught up between a conflict between the Earth Federation and a Terrorist Organization called ‘The Sleeved’ as they continue to battle each other over a certain object that changed the fate of the earth.


Shugo Chara Party


Okay, now this is something totally creative for ONCE in the history of anime, but then again, no matter how creative it is, it kinda seems like an awkward way of turning a slightly teen story into something that can by watched by toddlers too. Uh! no.. I’m not exaggerating.. you’ll know what i mean if you have ever watched the new shugo chara season where high school girls jump around and act like 5 year olds. Now, that I think of it… I wonder what their classmates would say to them acting like that.. ahem.. anyway, back to the topic, I’m just wondering that, since the story was already a little kiddish.. yes I know it’s not entirely… but there was no need to bring it down a notch more and make it to something totally embarrassing… It just feels weird when you look at those fully grown up high school girls going ‘kyaaahh’ in a gloomy voice but going all jumpy… It just doesn’t sync. They could have just animated that. I don’t understand why they had to go for real girls! But I admit, the pucchi pucchi part is seriously adorable and funny! Now that is something to look forward to after the embarrassing dance by those shugo chara girls.. BUT THAT DOES NOT GIVE AN EXCUSE TO PUT UP A TOTALLY EMBARRASSING MINI-TALK SHOW WITH THOSE 3 SILLY GIRLS! Yeah, I know it’s supposed to be for kids but you have to admit that it was at least a little more mature in the earlier seasons. again, the song IS kinda sweet ^_^

Also, it appears that the Shugo Chara makers are using Ikuto as a bait to make us all watch the new season, making him appear like once in a blue moon and pushing us Ikuto-fans to the edge of the seat. And the fact that all the amuto fans watch shugo chara just to get a glimpse of the couple and will be gone if there is no Ikuto-sama anymore in the show is proved by the uproar it caused when they finally squeezed in an amuto moment there! There! You see how it works! If they want their ratings of each episode to go higher, I recommend they put in more such moments between the show.. XD It seriously works and would keep their fans happy! But then again, after giving such a childish impression of the show and attracting all the kids throughout the world they put up a totally blushy scene of amuto! I swear it made even me blush like crazy! Wonder what kids would think.. Hmm… O_o

Well, in any case, the short and extremely sweet stories in each episode does warm you up 😀
But I still hope I can see more of Amuto.

P.S. : I’m absolutely in love with the punk look the author has pulled in the series. It’s just so refreshing and fun and so much different from the usual cute look the magical girls have in other series ^_^