Friday, November 4, 2011


How the fuck did I not see this series sooner? I knew I should have watched/read Cromartie High School years ago. This is truly the greatest thing I have ever seen.
He ate my pencil!
I'm going with Freddie.
We're not sure which one is the pet...
Also, Norio Wakamoto. Yes.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Mirai Nikki anime begins! How could I forget this?!

Oh, right, because I work and go to school full-time. Kinda gets in the way. So anywho, the first two episodes are out so I have to watch them... when I have time. Argh, argh grr. I need a vacation.

Also, Norio Wakamato playing Deus can only be awesome. SO AWESOME.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Why can't I stop watching this?

Maybe it's because I watched a lot of Power Rangers as a child, or maybe I just love Sailor Moon, but I'm rewatching PGSM. This show is so dumb and corny sometimes BUT I CAN'T STOP WATCHING IT!

Some thoughts on watching this again...
Quick, Sailor Team! Arrive in the nick of time and confuse the styrofoam monsters with your BAFFLING AND UNNECESSARY CARTWHEELS!
No one thinks the actual plush cats are odd in the world, especially when they become hand puppets. It's almost like she's alive and not someone jiggling a plush while hiding behind a wall or around a corner. FOR REAL!
They obviously didn't have the budget to do CGI hair for every scene, just attacks. Sailor Moon's CGI hair will always be hilarious.The hair changing during transformation always made a lot of sense to me, though. What a great disguise!
Yes, all the spinning is necessary, our powers don't work otherwise! (That pretty much goes for the anime too, but hey, it's fun to watch.)
I miss flamboyant Zoisite.
That's where the budget went: The Dark Kingdom's costumes.
Episode 13-Oh god, that girl turned into a furry! Kunzite's wig powers are truly nefarious!
Minako's manager is the best character.
Queen Beryl has the best actress. Her sexy voice is even comparable to Yoshiko Sakakibara, which says a lot (She voiced Nehellenia and Integra Hellsing. So awesome.)

This is pretty fun. I'm not even procrastinating today! Amazing.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


A lion just stabbed a giant man-eating tiger in the head with a spike in its tail. WTF am I reading and why is it so entertaining?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Puppet Fight!

Oh my god, what is this? On a whim, started reading Karakuri Circus and this shit is bananas. People fight to the death with puppets. It's weird and funny. Why do I start reading all this shit when I'm so busy with work and school? Argh.

Yes, that's a puppet smashing another puppet with a puppet arm. How can something that sounds so outrageously stupid look so awesome?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Dat name, lol

Kouta Hirano, the chubby gun otaku, just garotted a would-be rapist in front of child and nothing more was said about it after that. No big deal.

Is that name a coincidence? I find it funny.

This series is at once realistic and ridiculous. Seriously. I'm enjoying Highschool of the Dead quite a bit, 19 chapters in. Thanks for the rec.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Highschool of the Dead, Mirai Nikki

Started reading Highschool of the Dead on a friend's recommendation. I knew it was fanservice-y, which I don't care either way for, but I'm really digging these characters. There isn't a single one I dislike so far, 7 chapters in, aside from the obviously evil bad guy asshole teacher dude. Maybe I'll write more on it as I get further along. The occasional cryptic narrations keeps the mood down, and makes me anxious to continue.

Also reread Mirai Nikki, just because. I love me a happy ending, but only the second time reading it did I realize just how much fucked up stuff Yuno gets away with. It doesn't sit as well, and it seems like a much less happy ending than it did the first time. Maybe that's intentional. Maybe I read too much of it while half-asleep and missed it all the first time through. In any case, Minene Uryuu is the best character and if you disagree, you are wrong.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The best day ever

*insert that stupid fucking ear worm song from Spongebob here*

It finally happened and now I own them. Sailor Moon and Sailor V, in English, not shit, and nothing is wrong in the world for me right now. I don't even feel bad about spending the money on these when I should be saving. I'm nostalgia-tripping right now it feels good.

Support the manga industry when you can. Even a cheap-ass like me does sometimes.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Franken Fran

This series is so delightfully fucked up, I can't stop reading it. So, so, so fucked up... I don't even know what else to say. Bile fascination at its finest, I can say that much.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Suzuki Julietta's work

So I read Karakuri Odette out of boredom and was surprised to find I really liked it. Like, a lot. I have trouble saying why. The art style is cute but not breathtaking and the story isn't hilarious or profound. There's something about it that got to me though. I ended up finding a good read without the need for non-stop laughs (though there are quite a few humorous moments), riveting action scenes, epic scenarios, or blood and guts. So without my usual points of interest, what could possibly make it worthwhile? Likeable characters with good emotion. I found it very heartwarming and sweet and I'd read it again in a second.

I also found another series by the author, Akuma to Dolce, that I read and enjoyed quite a bit. It only has nine chapters and is on hiatus but doesn't leave it hanging on such a tormentingly unsatisfying note. I like how the two main characters don't take forever to admit their feelings and the story continues on after they begin a relationship... of sorts. It's something different.

Neither of the two series' scenarios are all that special, either. Robot girl makes friends and learns about human relationships. Humor and emotion ensues without being lofty or heavy-handed. In the other, girl meets demon and they fall in love. Lots of delicious manga-style cake and pastries are involved. What makes them good to me are the character interactions and how relatable the feelings behind them are to me, despite the extraordinary situations.

I plan to read another series by Suzuki Julietta called Kamisama Hajimemashita, which is ongoing. I guess I might mention in a few months, at the rate I'm going now, but whatever.

Here's to shoujo series that, while very clearly shoujo, are a little bit different and all the more memorable for it.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Ao no Exorcist is pretty great, okay?

So I held off on reading this even though the art style looked cool (and honestly, half the stuff I get into is for that reason alone) because lord knows I don't need another long running shonen series dragging me in. I failed at not reading it up to current chapter 25. I like it. It's funny and has some good action. I haven't completely gone crazy over it yet, but I'm a sure a chapter will come along that will get me hooked eventually. Maybe I'm just too easy to ensnare?

Starting to watch the anime now, and it's a slow first episode, but all the extra they added in makes sense.

But, you know, the bleeding priests suddenly bursting into flames in like the first 60 seconds was pretty catching for a weirdo like me, so yay. Another thing for me like.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Negima 330

Holy shit. Oh my jegus holyshit ohmygogwhatthecrap. I think... I think this chapter just made me shit a kitten. Why haven't you read it?

Monday, February 28, 2011

Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?

Have you ever seen a boy in a frilly pink dress kick a magic flying whale's head off? I have. I give up, this show is fricken awesome.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Yeah, I'm slow. Shut up.

Started watching a couple new series recently, Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? and Puella Magi Madoka Magica. They both seem interesting, so I guess I'll see how it goes. (Honestly, I'm running out of older series that I've seen before to rewatch, so maybe I'll get into these).

Recently watched and/or re-watched:
Narutaru (what the hell? this is the most misleading opening ever made. I can't say I wasn't warned, but still...)
Kobato (finally got around to watching to whole series. It wasn't bad. Unlike certain other Clamp works, it had a satisfying conclusion and that's cool)
Excel Saga (Mustaches are hilarious forever.)
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt (Hilarious and stylish, glad I gave it a shot)

More on this later, maybe? Maybe. I'm so damn lazy.

Let's just do whatever we can to put xxx-Holic's ending out of our mind, okay?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

So... That's It? Seriously?

xxx-Holic is over? With a cop-out? Tsubasa's ending was bittersweet, but not entirely unsatisfying (it would have been without the epilogue), but there has been no mention of an epilogue or continuation or anything other than a new OAD. Expecting that to resolve anything is like expecting rainbow-colored, singing monkeys to fly out of my ass. Speaking of ass-pulls, THAT'S how they end xxx-Holic? WHAT THE HELL?! Oh, oh my god. I hate everything.