Monthly Archives: July 2010

THAT HAIR

I obviously have no words to describe the hilarious amusement of that
hair. For some unexplainable reason it's so nice to stare upon…

Minna Dietlinde Wilcke defeats Teruya Eiko

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So…. yeah… those weekly blog updates I mentioned earlier. Who
would have thought my health would cripple me again, this time due to
last week's shoulder problems, I've had to put makeshift braces around
my neck, but since that's impractical I now have to apply external
medicinal's on my spine in the neck area, hopefully till I can assess
a really good time to deal with this (not a good time now).

But what of it. I'm living my life to the fullest now (ha), and what
better way than to continue my seasonal zanyness with some Minna
Dietlinde Wilke love. Having been a fan of hers before Ichiban Ushiro
no Dai Maou started its broadcast run, it saddens me to usurp Teruya
Eiko from my devices and install Minna-chan instead. But what the
heck, I love these girls, so Eiko-chan, if Special #2 satisfies me
then you may just return to the screens XD

By the way, what continues this weird week of mine, is that I've been
shopping around the net for a decent laptop replacement. Of course
you'll know from me that this isn't an easy decision to make due to my
personal attachment to my current laptop. I will eventually get a new
laptop soon, as well as 1 or 2 new phones, one possibly an iPhone4,
and much to my amusement I rejected an iPad from my boss, which might
find it's way to me anyways. Once those arrive, I will have amassed
the most expensive line of mobile devices…. dedicated to my anime
girls hehehehehe XD

A tablet pc would solve most of my problems, eh… and yes I purposely
mauled that Treo, yes I can still use it, and yes I a still working on
its manual focus Camera mod.

Sent from my Treo like the other failed post thanks to my POS wireless carrier

My first 4koma for Asobi ni Ikuyo!

Whew, finally returned to the 4koma stage that I apparently left behind when Ichiban Ushiro no Dai Maou finished its broadcast run. Though, this one has it’s laughs and pains.

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 As usual, the fun times and tough times of the couple of hours done on this 4koma:

–Now, for some who don’t know, “WC” is a restroom. Now I’ve only seen that in Germany, which I presume exists in most of Europe, but I do not recall seeing it in the USA. Maybe in some areas, but man I’ve been to rest stops and restrooms of the entire lower half of the USA (12 years ago), so yeah…
This silly health problem flared up again. It has been popping up from time to time, but I really hated it this time because I was working on this 4koma. At its worst it can give me 95% paralysis on my right arm, at its lowest I’ll be lucky enough to lift 1kg of something. I really, really admire baseball players right now.
–This 4koma was easy, too easy in fact, but guess what gave me a wild ride: the helmet. Now, here’s my reasoning ok, she (Aoi-chan) hasn’t used this suit during daylight. So naturally I didn’t really get good looks at it while watching. Being a NASCAR fan, the first thing that pops into my mind, was of course, NASCARize her helmet. I said no way, no way am I ruining her head just because I didn’t see it right. So there you have, what I believe is what’s closest to what it really looks like.
–The simplicity of this 4koma will hopefully be complemented by the joke presented to you.

Hmm, by the way, I’ve passed 30,000 hits. Thanks readers for putting up with my zaniness! I’ll see if I can come up with a special ‘Thank You’ artwork…

Weekly Research: July 11-17

This week’s research: That ass.

Interestingly enough, this week’s episodes were being such an ass. In fact, all of the episodes for the 8 series that I’m following had quite an assload of ass occupying a large part of the screen’s real estate (the ass being the focal point for about 1 second or more, no freeze frame). Coincidence? Since I’m on a vendetta against coincidence, I think not. If you’re an ass guy, and if you like them girls, and you love them butts and you cannot lie, then this was your week. My my, this is the first time in my life I typed an assload of “ass” in a post…. XD

 Give your take below in comments (open to anyone, anonymous or Google account)

7 Days of Anime July 11-17

7 Days of Anime (7DA) is a column by the mangatron where he grades the episode of the week for the series’ that he follows. Grades are done with 3 things in mind: 1) How well the episode fits into the current pacing [of the main story], 2) How well it maintained a viewers interest, and 3) overall enjoyment level (Animation quality, sounds of music and voice, and use of story elements).

Legend:
A = Time well spent
B = If it’s your cup of tea, drink it
C= Only the fans will enjoy it regardless
+ = And then some
= Something is missing…

Asobi ni Ikuyo! Episode 01

The first episode in the series, we saw a heck of a lot of revelations than normally shown throughout anime history. Did we really need to see this much info? For 12 episodes, sure yeah.

Grade: B-
Pros: It’s them juggulars.
Cons: Is this kind of pacing a sign of things to come? And why him? Lucky bastard or coincidence?

Strike Witches Episode 02

Continuing where episode 01 left off, the 501st Fighter Wing reunite against a powerful new foe. <- how'd that sound? Good movie tagline? 😀

Grade: B-
Pros: That(them) ass(es). And a prediction I made came true… and then some.
Cons: I think I’ve seen this fight before…

Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi Episode 03

Continuing the (mis)adventures of Ookami-chan and her squad of misfitting friends. Except, this episode shone without her. How’s that for breaking news…

Grade: A-
Pros: Lots of skin this episode. Or rather a great story of 2 of the supporting cast.
Cons: No baring of additional skin from Ookami-chan than her usual outfit.

Amagami SS episode 03

The 3rd episode in the arc of Haruka, the episode title is “Jealousy” but that only happened in the first half. (at least the stereotypical jealousy).

Grade: C+
Pros: Haruka lying on the sofa. Them legs and that large ass sweater = more than eyecandy.
Cons: Hmm this is a hard one… perhaps the kiss behind the knee? Because I thought he’d move north.

Shukufuku no Campanella Episode 03

More adventuring from Carina and her good friends. Whoever said this series isn’t ecchi needs to see this.

Grade: B
Pros: Progress is jiggly er I mean smooth.
Cons: uhm…. naked loli? >___>

Highschool of the Tot Episode 02

More manga adventures of school related personel surviving. And zombies surviving too. Everyone needs to eat some time, right?

Grade: C
Pros: Er, ecchi zombies? How does someone get off on ecchi when a zombie is in their face?
Cons: Teacher Nurse… lady is a lot “slower” than the manga showed me….

Seitokai Yakuindomo Episode 03

Shino and Aria’s school trip follow tradition… and then some. Meanwhile, Suzu remains as small as ever. She can run head first into Tsuda’s crotch, man…

Grade: B-
Pros: Suzu speaking polite english then finishing it with a fresh mouth. And that’s all I have to say about that.
Cons: Sex jokes at their utmost minimum (compared to the previous 2 eps). Probably a good thing?

Sekirei ~Pure Engagement~ Episode 02

In three words: Benitsubasa’s phone calls. Enough said, go and watch it now.

Grade: A
Pros: Did I fail to mention Benitsubasa’s phone calls?
Cons: Er…. not enough Yukari? 😉

Give your own grading below in comments (open to anyone, anonymous or Google account)

Whose phone is that?

So, with Heroman episode 14 having aired, I am really quick to piece things together in my brain, and this scene was a no-brainer simply because it is currently my active phone:

That phone Agent Hughes is using is a Palm designed series of the Treo line, whatever he exactly is using apparently is lost in the way of cartoonification. Why is this significant? I want to know who exactly thought the Treo is a great phone for field agents. Other notable agents to use a Treo: the movie “Eagle Eye“, with Zoe Perez using one, as well as 24 season 6, I believe episode 08 or 09, when Jack Bauer reads the message from Phillip.

Note to BONES: I know you’re a bit behind the times when you show American elements in Heroman, but using a Treo was just…. strange. Maybe I should be glad they didn’t use the iPhone as a template, which some would argue is the phone to symbolize common american use.

Start your engines: Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi

What a nice start to the summer season, with the Sekirei S2 pre-showing, then this here Ookami-san followed by Amagami SS. Why does everything have to happen on a weekend. I know that’s when most people are available to do their stuff, but I’d like to at least spread all this over 7 days instead of everything within two days of each other.

So Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi is another one of those club-like atmosphere adventures that accepts requests and the like. Good thing they didn’t put a box like a certain flask-plan’y girl, but if they accept requests, I wonder how they go about friend requests like Facebook 😛

So episode 01 starts with the regular “beating up the bad guys” protocol, which instantly flashed memories of the To Aru series in both look and feel. Which is no surprise, JC Staff sure does do well of late, hopefully for the many more years to come. Another thing I like about this series is that the lead male (he is, right?) is somewhat of a coward, but one that actually acts. Sure is a funny sight seeing a somewhat strong coward. Maybe calling him a coward is too much… maybe, just, one with shortcomings? Hmm…

I know this is something, because this could be the first time in a long time I actually really like the lead female, the one that bears this series’ title. Yeah, you know, the one everyone says is Aisaka Taiga XD. I just love how people easily relate one character to another, which I don’t think is helped any better by the similar art styles and such. I’m having the feeling that Toradora’s end looks like it preceded this Ookami-chan, especially when we consider the black uniform. Ha..ha…ha….

All in all, I’m continuing this series. If anything, it would probably be them cat gloves. Yeah… or, that whatchamacallit, that sliced skirt. Ha, the day cheongsam becomes a uniform is going to be quite a day XD Which makes me start to think… do I have the hots for Ookami-chan? ;;>___>

Start your engines: Amagami SS

So, Amagami SS finally airs, and it’s gotta be where I’ll be getting my romance fix for the season. By the way, the “SS” doesn’t stand for Second Season, as far as I can remember this is the first Amagami animated adaption, neither the PS2 game (the source) or the manga have the “SS” moniker so…

Anyways, episode 01 was pleasant, if only to do what Ichiban Ushiro no Dai Maou couldn’t do its entire run: end it like it began. This looks to be the standard School RomCom with probably less of the comedy side, and if we go by episode 01’s content, this series looks to appeal to imoutocons, fans of the shy girl, the school idol, the close-but-not-so-close friend who is a girl, and the class rep. Now if we go by the series’ description, it looks like these girls will have an episode to themselves, once again something Dai Maou apparently didn’t do (odd for an alledged harem).

If you ask me, you’ll probably know my answer being “I’m sticking with this series”. I understand not everyone can follow an entire season, but me? I’m just trying to make up for 3 years of missed anime. Manga was easier to follow during those 3 years, and the manga is what introduced me to Amagami. And in case anyone misunderstood that, I meant the manga by Taro Shinonome, not this one:

No big secret I’m a fan of Kaoru, but I swear that doujin had no effect in my decision. It… it was that frazzled hair, I tells ya! XD (I nerfed the title so no asking where to get what :P)