Archive for April, 2010

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Durarara!! Episode 16

April 30, 2010

With what appears to be the current incarnation of the “slasher” cornered, all soon seems to be well in the world of Durarara!! as Shizuo quickly puts paid to this particular assailant thanks to the handy use of a ripped off car door. With Selty taking careful possession of his blade, assumed to be Saika, it seems like a job well done. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Arakawa Under the Bridge Episode 4

April 29, 2010

It took a bit of doing, but Recruit finally convinced Nino to go on a date with him come the end of the last episode, even if it’s little more than a stroll to the mouth of the river. Still, progress is progress, and as episode four of Arakawa Under the Bridge begins so we get to catch up on the result of this date. As this date progresses however, you have to wonder who is the more certifiable out of the pair, as Ric comes up with some decidedly skewed ideas of how a relationship should progress (thanks to reading too much romantic manga by the look of it), culminating in his absolutely hilarious attempt to carry Nino like a princess, which is probably the funniest thing I’ve seen in quite a while. Read the rest of this entry ?

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K-ON!! Episode 4

April 29, 2010

It’s school trip time for the girls of the light music club (minus Azusa of course, who is in a different year), which means a chance to head out to Kyoto for a couple of days. I wonder what made Kyoto Animation decide to base an episode in Kyoto? I really can’t imagine… Read the rest of this entry ?

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XXXHolic Rou OVA Episode 1

April 27, 2010

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD…

We begin by receiving  an XXXHolic time-skip to who knows how many years, in which A TON has happened. Yuko is dead, and Watanuki has now taken her place. This episode asked a whole tidal wave of new questions: what the heck happened to Yuuko? What caused her to come back? Why did Doumeki’s name change? Why does it seem that Watanuki can’t leave the shop? These are only a few of the universe of questions you have after seeing this… Read the rest of this entry ?

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Senkou no Night Raid Episode 4

April 26, 2010

This was a bit of a silly episode, but at least it gave us a bit of a chance to get to know the lead characters, which is also important. I would have preferred it if the creators just dumped that strange photograph subplot and just showed the characters as they are on their days off, but this episode had its charms. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood Episode 54

April 25, 2010

With this episode we now know why Envy got to be Envy. It’s again in the way he was created, however his desires go quite a bit deeper than with the other homunculi. For example for Gluttony and Sloth their personalities pretty much are defined by their name. Also Greed and Pride often remind us of what they’re called. I don’t actually get why Lust was called Lust to be honest, and Wrath seems to be excellent in hiding his wrath. Envy is different from all of them, though: alone he’s probably the weakest of all the homunculus, and instead needs a ton of human lives to actually be competent. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Ho-kago Tea Time: New K-ON!! Singles Release

April 25, 2010

It is official now that K-ON!!’s opening and ending themes have gained quick single releases. Ho-kago Tea Time is a collection of the two songs both solo and instrumental. It’s no surprise that K-ON!! has turned into a real marketing franchise in the name of anime. Due to it’s popularity, K-ON!! singles have risen up in the ratings for japanese musical singles. If nothing else, these two singles are further proof that K-ON! shows little sign of disappearing.  Ho-kago Tea Time produces catchy tunes that anyone can get stuck in their head. Read the rest of this entry ?