Friday, August 7, 2009

Hellsing Ultimate - 06

This OVA is better than the boring OVA 5 so expect it to be action packed and more gore. I really enjoyed this OVA because of the action, gore, the kick ass Seras and Captain Bernadotte. What I like about Capt. Bernadotte's squad is they are not afraid to die even though the odds are agaisnt them. I thought this OVA would cover until Sera's transformation and Capt. Bernadotte's death. Sigh, so we'll wait for another year for the 7th OVA. I know this series has high production values and follows the awesome manga very closely but wtf Madhouse you release this series really slow. Compared to ufotable's Kara no Kyoukai (which is about to end), Hellsings Ultimate is only in its 6th OVA.

Btw, I forgot to mention that the ending sequence of this OVA is really entertaining so don't forget to watch it.

until then...


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Suzumiya Haruhi S2 - 09 (AT LAST!!)

Even though I know the ending of this arc, this episode has exceeded my expectations. The highest point of the episode was the music that they used at the end scene of the episode. I also enjoyed seing Haruhi getting worked up because of what Kyon said (I like her facial expressions there). The highlight of the episode is just about 5 min long since most of the scenes here are a rehash from the previous episodes.

I think KyoAni should have just aired the first episode and this episode for this arc, they have just wasted electricity and other valuable resources, what a waste. If you don't want your time to be wasted, I'll recommend that you choose one episode (ep1-8) and then watch this one.

At last, the endless eight arc has ended and we could now move on to some new materials. If I'm not mistaken, the next episode would be taken from the novel The Sighs of Haruhi Suzumiya and I hope the producers and animators are done with this kind of marketing stunts. With only 9 more episodes remaining, I wonder how would they be able to animate The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya unless they plan to have a cliff hanger and then we'll wait for another season which would be what? about 4 years again?? Yare, yare *face palm* ... -_-"

until then...


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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hatsukoi Limited - Final Impression

"Are you in love right now?"

Final Impression:
J.C. Staff has once again been successful in producing a romance comedy anime but of course there were some flaws but still, its a good series. There were a lot of characters but not all of them have enough screen time specially Misaki and I'm not happy about that since she's my favorite character in the series. The ending have given closure to some of the character's stories but Misaki's story, it felt that it was cut short. I haven't read the manga but I'll try reading it since some people say that Misaki's story in the manga is more developed than in the anime. At first I like the story of Enomoto and Kusuda but I think they overdid it. There were times that I think they should just say what they really feel. Their story ate most of the episode of the series instead of giving some airtime with Misaki *sigh*. What I like about this series is they have pointed out that when you love someone it doesn't mean that he/she could love you back because he/she likes someone else. Sigh, it's like saying that only few people (like Enomoto and Kusuda) could have their happy endings but still, one should not give up (like Ayumi).

The animation was above average for a love-com anime and its fine since series like this should show off in their plot than in the animation. The character design was stunning, I just love the appearance of the characters. Misaki and Enomoto were hot and sexy, Ayumi, Koyoi and Chikura are cute. Dobashi on the other hand is cool. I wish I could draw characters like that. The music is the highest point of the series since it was one of the things that was able to evoke my emotions.

Overall it was a well produced romance comedy and I could recommend it to people who love series like this. I'll leave you guys a quote from the series...

"We're in love...Of course, it doesn't go smoothly. We might make mistakes. But we'll definitely treasure our first feelings of love. These feelings will one-by-one lead us towards our futures." -Ayumi

Overall Rating : 8/10

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Anyone up for a locally made eroge?

Apparently, it can be done. Those Thais were the first so I figured that we Filipinos can do it too. If you're from the Philippines and you're interested in being one of the first in our country to launch our very own eroge, please give me a reply. We can collaborate on a pioneer project. Of course it's labor of love so please don't expect monetary comepensaton (lets do this for the love of eroge) . I'm currently looking for an artist and someone who could tinker with the game engine. I'll be the one in charge of the scripts.

Monday, August 3, 2009

CANAAN - 02-05




So far so good...
The series doesn't waste anytime in building up the story and characters. Some of the characteristics of the Ua virus was revealed and even some of Canaan's past was revealed. This series is really well animated and so far the animation is still superb. Another good quality was the direction of the series was also very good. Even though the series is quite hmmm....mediocre in some ways, the series is still very interesting because of the balance of comedy and action.

Episode 2 was quite good, I found Yunyun's meatbun breast hilarious and the taxi driver was also funny and cool at the same time. Episode 3, it has more humor and action than the previous episode. Hakko was hot in this episode and her encounter with Minoru in the park was hilarious specially with the timing of the fountain. In this episode also, we get to see more of the relationship between Canaan and Maria and it turns out that the villains in this episode was a sympathetic character. I felt sad for Canaan since she only tried to save Maria but Maria on the other hand was frightened of her. In episode 4, we get to see Canaan past and why she have that hatred against Alphard. This episode has less action but the action scene at the end was entertaining to watch because it was well animated even though it was only short. In this episode Maria and Canaan was both depressed and thank goodness Maria got over her depression easily while Canaan she got over it during episode five. I was surprised that Maria and Canaan made up easily but that's fine so that we'll have more action next week. I'm liking Maaya Sakamoto's villainous voice btw, it's suits Alphard very well. In episode 5, I thought they were going to kill off Yunyun since in the previous episodes she was only a comedy relief. She was really hilarious in this episode since she tried to be a bad guy and she was really hilarious with that facial expression of hers. In this episode also the Borner thing was also explained and that they are being manipulated by an organization by offering them drugs that will save their lives.

(Wow that was long and nonstop... :P..)

I can't wait to watch the next episode since in the last part of the episode there was someone who send a letter to Maria and it seem to be an invitation to a party and in the preview, it seems that Alpahard would somewhat kidnap Maria. Ooohhh....can't wait..

until then...


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Sunday, August 2, 2009

No...I haven't dropped Haruhi Suzumiya...yet

Nope I haven't dropped Haruhi Suzumiya 2nd yet, but I will start blogging it again when the dreaded Endless Eight would finish (I hope it'll finish next week). I think it's just a waste of my time if I would continue blogging the same old story over and over. Also, I agree that this once great series has fallen because of the #^$*% (just imagine cuss words ok :P) companies managing this series are trying sqeezing money from the fans. Ugh, they are even trying to sell DVDs of it in full price, what a waste of money and who would buy that?
Btw, I know I haven't released any new episodes of Canaan and Bakemonogatari but I'm really busy these days because the midterm exams are coming. I'll try blogging episodes 2-4 of Canaan tomorrow but for Bakemonogatari, I haven't had a chance to watch the 3rd and 4th episodes yet so I think I'll blog that after my exams.
So...Good Luck to me and to those who will also be having their exams this week.....and wtf??!! Kadokawa and KyoAni.. -_-''
until then...

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