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Puella Magi Madoka Magica: First Impressions

Rule of thumb: to make a classic anime tactic look completely original and bad@$$, add explosions and vintage weaponry. (FYI, I totally went and made this poster, just for you.)

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the famed magical girl anime I will be blogging has aired. And, well, considering the fact that this is a magical girl anime…

Color me mindf*cked!

Yes, ladies and gents. This is a magical girl anime, and it managed to be mindf*cky in the sense that it didn’t look like a magical girl anime. I could probably sum up this whole review with the word “epic,” but I need to get these thoughts out…that is, I need to tell you why I thought it was epic, or there’s no point in my blogging it.

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Winter Anime 2011 (Mai First Watchlist Blog!)

Oooooh yeah. My first watchlist. Now, fall didn’t work out all that well; I still need to catch up on a few…however, this year I’m bound and determined! I’m also sorting them by my willingness to watch. ‘Course, I already blogged about one, but there seem to be quite a few good ones this season. The fanart you see above is actually the only wintry one I could find that I liked; next time I’ll do this earlier, so I can just chuck in a Christmas picture and be good to go. But now it’s after Christmas, and I got a lot of clothes and no DVDs! (Which means that I’m gonna have to actually PAY forty bucks now for the second Romeo X Juliet DVD. That stupid complete collection shoved it out of every store everywhere, except for Amazon, which is in it for the money only. Waaai, RightStuf?!)

Ah, a milestone for my young blog. I’m feelin’ techno~ So, yah, I’m gonna listen to some Clazziquai and write on. Here we go!

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A Very Techno Christmas to You!

I just found this song~ See, I was going to put Christmas-y fanart, but I figured a cutesy Miku tune would make you happier. My favorite Vocaloid Christmas song! xD It may be about breaking up, but whatever. It’s also about bucking the heck up and having some damn fun ‘cuz it’s flipping CHRISTMAS! Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-laaaa!

“Techno” is now the official word for “awesome” on this blog. But in this case, it means “merry!”

Well, it’s that time of year again, folks. To those of you who have discovered my blog in the short time since it opened, domou arigatou gozaimasu and a verrry happy Christmas and merry New Year if I don’t blog ’til then. I’ll probably be fooling around with my pwesents (some of which I hope will be anime-related, obviously nya). My New Year’s resolution’ll be to get this blog really going, starting with blogging a full series. I’ve got oodles to choose from this winter!

And happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or whatever else you celebrate. I’m not about to leave you out! I’m just so freaking happy I get a week off and time with my Wii and DVD player! *Kuroko high-on-love-potion smile*

–チタニア (Titania)

Review: True Tears

 

NOEEEEEE!!!!

The first word that comes into my head when I think of this show, besides “Noe-nyan,” is “drama.” And, boy howdy, does True Tears know how to make you bang your head against a wall or mentally order the characters around…or at least squirm with the suspense. I probably would’ve been talking to my computer screen if I weren’t sicker than a freaking dog and every time I open my mouth it’d better be to practice singing “Aquarius” in all my stuffy-nosed glory. (I’ll explain later.) All in all, I’d have to say it was amazing, and it definitely made my list of favorites; it didn’t top it (verrry rare to do that, seeing as the only two as of yet to do so were the first anime I ever watched and Angel Beats!), but it was definitely awesome. But I wouldn’t be telling the whole truth if I didn’t explain my thoughts fully. **SPOILERS MAY ENSUE! YOU’VE BEEN WARNED! (I’ll try to keep them minor, though.)**

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New Anime: Puella Magi Madoka Magica (January)

 

I could write this off as fanservice fodder, but, frankly, I don't want to~

Somewhere in my random Internet rampages, I ended up taking a look at the fansub wiki (don’t think I’d ever actually been there before) and found that they had a list up for next season’s anime. I already knew about Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka?, and I will totally be looking into that because the title includes zombies and Japanese and the ANN summary of the light novels included vampire ninjas (LOLWUT HOW MUCH AWESOMER CAN YA GET), but I could never find anything about the other series. I took a look at the site for one (believe it was called Freezing), saw two chicks–one with slightly reasonable body proportions, one who looked like some sort of alien, both with their panties showing–and got the heck out. But then I spotted another show, which just happened to contain “maho shojo” in the title. This intrigued me. So I took a look, and now I’m even more intrigued; one thing’s for sure, though–this is going on my watch list.

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Otome Yokai Zakuro: First Impressions

 

SHE'S GOT A KNIFE!

 

BOTTOM LINE

No doubt about it: this is going to be epicness in motion.

Air Date: 10/4/10

Studio: J.C. Staff

Plot: In an alternate history of the Meiji era where humans and magical beings known as “younin” live side by side, half-younin girls team up with army lieutenants to fight younin wrongdoers. (From ANN)

Normally, shows that feature mimi chicks (I just made that up, lawl) are either fanservice-ridden or just plain sucky. Or at least that’s what I’ve found…you just can’t find a good nekogirl anime these days, and Tokyo Mew Mew disappointed me, I’m not gonna lie. (How did that come up? It’s so freaky…Zakuro, Zakuro~) And so came Otome Yokai Zakuro to remedy the situation. Aha, correction: so came a bunch of bad@$$ half-demon, half-human, fox mimi chicks to remedy the situation, with the one and only Zakuro to lead the way with a devilish fanged smile and an uber sword from a sakura branch.

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OreImo: First Impression

 

 

Haruhi wannabe...?

BOTTOM LINE

Konata Izumi, run for your life. There’s a new otaku queen on the block.

Air Date: 10/3/10

Studio: AIC

Plot: For several years, Kyousuke’s relationship with his younger sister Kirino has been cold, to the point that they only share greetings. But one day, Kyousuke finds a moe anime DVD fallen in their entry hall. His interest piqued, he looks for the owner, only to realize it belongs to Kirino. He’s shocked, but more surprises lie just ahead…

This was pretty much the first anime I heard about for the fall 2010 season, so I was pretty excited for it. Heck, today was a big day for the new season, and tomorrow will be, too; however, I’m not gonna have time to review Yakumo today, sadly…maybe later, after I’ve chosen one to review for tomorrow…*sigh* Whatever. Either way, I’ve got conflicting emotions over it. And I’ll tell you why.

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