Category Archives: Summer 2011 Anime

Ani Site update: Oct 3, 2011

Dog Day’s Season 2

See that October 2nd date? lol….

Well, in case you missed it, Dog Days get’s a Season 2. What surprises me most of all was that I saw it coming almost 3 weeks ago and just let it slide (of course you saw 2 days later my connection was at its most crappiest and my health took a dive that weekend). As an observer, I am most ashamed.

My Dog Days image folder. You can see at that time I was raiding the site of it’s chibi images (which is great stuff btw, if only it wasn’t SAMPLED)

Boku Wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai

I was looking through the main website for the TV adapation of Boku Wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, and I saw that above pic. Of course it drew my attention 😛 but it was mostly Sena’s legs sitting posture that amused me. She brought her knees up on her chair, which according to my astute observations, this is common among girls who are either insecure or absorbed into their current activity. Great use of characterization of the artist in regards to Sena’s personality 🙂

Hidan No Aria

I was perusifying some online stores to see what I missed (no enlarged pic yet of Kanade’s dakimakura?), and I saw the HnA merchandise. I bring this up because seriously, I didn’t know Battle Mode Jeanne looked so good 😀

It’s not my fault she had very little screentime in that episode, not to mention underground in a poorly lit environment 😛

Thank you Summer 2011!

Easily the worst portrayed girl who was obviously the best girl of Summer 2011 😛

Well, what a typhoon. Flights cancelled, some parts of the city flooded… this time of the year is such a flight risk. But the Summer 2011 Anime season is coming to a close, gee I actually saw a Ika Musume second season ep out already… anyways, what a fun season. Except for idolamAster (which has one ep to go?), I finally finished my checklisted series (though I failed again in per-episode blogging due to my awful connection). But more so than before, this season saw me utilize Photoshop in more ways than I thought I could. Good thing too as I learned quite a few time-saving tricks, as well as hone those skills I grew laxed on over the years.

Another fine point is my poll votes doubled from last season, thanks guys! I wish I had better posts for you guys to read though, but I guess those short and sweet photoshops and what not were good enough. Funny too, as this season saw over 5,000 unique visitors to my blog, again I apologize if there wasn’t much to read but it’s a good start, ja? Let’s see how it went:

Good things:
-Yeah Photoshop! In case you missed it, I went absolutely crazy over Mayo Chiki, some of it amateurish, some of it so real it’s hard to tell.
-For once not all of my visitors came from Animesuki, as those photoshop endeavors brought in visitors from elsewhere wherever I posted those photoshops to.
-Thanks for voting on the polls guys! It seems to me there’s quite a lot of fans of the big ones eh? This coming from a leg fetish…

The funny part about this poll, Option #2 had like 2 votes. After I posted my Q and A, well, I guess everyone wanted to see Kanade Strip Subaru lol.

Not-so-good things:
-Postponed plans to help translate the Infinite Stratos novel.
-Postponed plans to translate the Hidan no Aria manga.
-Health took a dive early in the season.
-Over the weekend of Sept 24-26, I suffered my first migraine in 2 months. Reason? For almost 3 weeks straight prior, I only got an average 5 hours of sleep (it was usually 4 or less). I may have laughed at sleep, but sooner or later it will catch up to ya…
-Palm Treo 750 fans will find I spent much of September working on the final Version 3.0 ROM. What a way to finally drive a nail into Palm’s coffin.

Coming up soon, my favorite moments of Summer 2011 Anime! Look forward to that.

Site update Sept 22 2011

Ah, what a strange week.

Mayo Chiki episode 12 preview

They’re back at that inn they stayed at back in ep 08? Probably a flashback… but that scene with Punyuru’s bare back towards us… certainly can’t be a flashback. Perhaps… next ep… Subaru becomes a woman! XD

By the way, is it just me, or doesn’t the guy in the bottom right pic look like the twintail fetish friend of Kousaka from Nyan Koi?

Kamisama Dolls

Actually nothing much to post here. That preview for episode 12 came online after episode 12 aired. Amusing….

Blog update

Updates ended up being slow again, for once it’s not actually about the work I do, and that’s because of my Wireless Carrier again. You see, I had trouble accessing a number of sites (AGAIN!), including but not limited to Sankakucomplex (even the Channel), Danbooru, and others. As you might have guessed I upload large images to those sites in case Blogger can’t handle it (or if deemed NSFW). Why in the world does Blogger have a 1600 dimension limit on images anyways? Isn’t Google a big company already? Either they are hiding the option to un-limit images, or there really is none….

Kanade kisses K….Jirou

Well they call him Jirou, so…. Kito Kito Kanade? >___>

Ani Site update: Sept 14, 2011

Mayo Chiki! Episode 11 preview

Starchild’s preview went up. Seriously, what is this? Kanade X Subaru action? First Subaru…. down there…. and then Kanade…. ever so gently…. *nosebleeds profusely)

Mayo Chiki! Episode 10

Ah, birthdays. Spending them alone isn’t fun, so why not spend it with friends and family. In Kureha’s case, it was a good idea to spend it with her friends who aren’t any more sane than she is.
In the event Blogger resized this to less than 720p, larger one goes here.

 I found it funny, you know, how Kureha spends her birthday at a friends place, and then at a rented public establishment. Usually this sort of thing is done at the subject of the day’s home. At least that’s how we do it in Germany, but then again, Kureha’s still a kid, so she needs to have her fun at a Chuck E. Cheese’s type of place XD

I love product series placement in Anime.

I gotta hand it to Usami, girl’s got cooking skills. At least I don’t have to see that cliche here, of a girl who can’t cook. My biggest question though, way back in episode 05, after Usami does her swimsuit shopping with Jirou, and she gives off a vibe that she doesn’t want to go home so soon… Is that because of the Ringu girl and the 2 Chuckies? Speaking of which, that “The Ring” must have been some movie if it’s still parodied to this day. Anyways, is this like Mawaru Penguindrum where they can’t see the horror characters, or everyone just chooses to ignore them…

This makes the second series that I can pull a “Lipstick teacher” nickname…

 Probably, the best part of the ep is clearly the Birthday song, I tell you I’ve heard that typical “Happy Birthday” used and abused in this country (where they, for some reason, like to yell “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” all of a sudden as if they are trying to let the whole world know. I note this because in Germany, for the most part we don’t sing it at all (or this is something only the older adults do in comparison to a child), so hearing this song in Mayo Chiki, and the different kind of lyrics that was used, really brought a smile to my face, and Kureha is in good company.

Who wants to make a bet a Dakimakura with more skin would sell more than this? XD

Kureha recounting her memories of birthdays past was also fun, as we see just how much Kureha did her Jirou takedown training, which I have to say Kureha is well mannered to pick on someone her own size, at least with the teddy bear, and then as the days gone by I think that bear was her perfect sparring partner as she was able to handle Jirou himself in the years to come. Maybe we can now thank Jirou for actually handing himself that Gynophobia, all thanks to that bear? Hmm….

Look at Jirou’s leg. That seriously has to hurt.

Of course the end of the ep, I can’t tell who got the last laugh. Kanade, in all her sadistic ways, or Usami, apparently the new character that’s easy to poke fun at. I say ever since ep 06, she’s been enjoying the company of her new friends so much that they in turn seem to toy with her quite easily, which… would actually make her gullible…

Ani Site update: Sept 12, 2011

Kamisama Dolls Episode 11 preview

Ah, Mahiru mounts Hibino. You know, the past few days I found myself getting about 5, maybe 6 hours of sleep out of 24 hours in a day. In my not-so-awake state of mind, I actually saw Hibino as a naked girl wrapped in only a valentine gift wrapped ribbon…. I’m not losing my mind, am I? Tell me someone else saw it that way too…. tell me…

Mayo Chiki! episode 11 preview

Well, Starchild’s preview has not gone up at the time of this post, but TBS’ did. According to them, a new term begins, and it looks like Subaru X Jirou moments are now awkward. I thought awkward moments only happened if the 2 fell in love with each other…

If you’re wondering about Mayo Chiki’s first DVD release, here’s what it has:
-Some kind of commentary with Jiro Sakamachi (CV: Satoshi Hino), Subaru Konoe (CV: Yuka Iguchi)
Full-color booklet, 16 Pages, maybe it’s like that little artbook that came with Infinite Stratos
-The DVD Jacket illustrated by Kosuke Kawamura

Aw, no Specials? No “Bath time with Kanade”? Not even some “Training with Kureha”? I would love to watch Kureha sleeping….lol.

Ro-Kyu-Bu character song samples

Ah, Ro-Kyu-Bu. What many call a loli anime, and with this kind of cast, the character CD’s ought to be something. Thanks to Animesuki member Konakaga, I was convinced to give the samples a listen. I gotta say I loved every one of them. I had questioned myself how do they make different versions of the OP, as my first prerogative is always “Probably like Strike Witches’ Bookmark Song”, which was sung the same way by the different voice actresses for that series. But I was surprised the different Ro-Kyu-Bu OP versions were very much different than each other, and you’ve got different song styles too, Tomoka’s up-tempo version, Maho’s catchy jazz style, Airi’s was relaxing in a soft style, and more. I think out of all the individual character songs, Hina’s made me melt so fast, I hadn’t realized I had that sample blaring for almost an hour ON LOOP.

Give them a listen here, and don’t forget their sales dates if you’ve melted enough to buy them: Tomoka, Maho and Saki are available now, Hina’s arrives in 2 days, and Airi goes gold on the 21st.

More Suzutsuki Kanade goodness

Hmm, first there was this, and then there was this, and then this, and… I thought I was just a Usami fan, but somehow I’m doing a bad job of hiding my love for Kanade XD. As if it would end, I now present the pinnacle of Kanade’s hotness:

She is available at… wait a minute, as if you’re gonna buy it. It’s all about the pic here, ja? 😛