Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Kimi to Boku Episode 13

workplace experience placement @ Hidamari Kindergarten.
kimi to boku 13-01
lady beside Kaname is his childhood first love, Kaori-sensei.

Monday, 26 December 2011

Usagi Drop Special 3

Rin and Kouki are so close as kids.
usagi drop sp3-01
pity it didn't continue all the way til high school.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Kimi to Boku Episode 12

the appearance of Shun's younger brother, Fuyuki.
kimi to boku ep12-01

Monday, 12 December 2011

One Piece Episode 527

pretty self-explanatory.

another Sanji-feast ahead.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Monday, 5 December 2011

Bakuman.2 Episode 10

Eiji, it's rude to talk while brushing your teeth. 
bakuman2 ep10

Sunday, 4 December 2011

One Piece Episode 526

i'm gonna look at the Mermaids!

Saturday, 3 December 2011

OP Deformeister Petit Vol.4

OP Deformeister vol4-01
1st row (L to R), Chopper, Zoro, Luffy, Sanji, Usopp
2nd row (L to R), Franky, Robin, Nami, Brook, Boa Hancock

thought Hancock was a little redundant here, just like she was redundant in the Time Skip gashapon set. i mean, she doesn't look much different here from Vol.1. bleh!

here's the Strawhat pirates only.
OP Deformeister vol4-02

Thursday, 1 December 2011

2011 Top Selling Manga

news from ANN,

Top 10 best-selling manga by volume in japan,

01) One Piece #61 (3,382,588 copies)
02) One Piece #62 (3,207,568 copies)
03) One Piece #63 (3,073,175 copies)
04) One Piece #64 (2,652,700 copies)
05) Naruto #54 (1,229,170 copies)
06) Kimi ni Todoke #13 (1,228,692 copies)
07) Kimi ni Todoke #14 (1,189,589 copies)
08) Fullmetal Alchemist #27 (1,144,295 copies)
09) Naruto #55 (1,131,672 copies)
10) Naruto #57 (1,090,567 copies)

Top 10 best-selling manga by series in japan are,

01) One Piece (37,996,373 copies!!!)
02) Naruto (6,874,840 copies)
03) Ao no Exorcist (5,223,712 copies)
04) Fairy Tail (4,701,596 copies)
05) Toriko (4,665,634 copies)
06) Gintama (4,415,491 copies)
07) Bakuman (4,399,938 copies)
08) Bleach (4,187,258 copies)
09) Kimi ni Todoke (4,109,481 copies)
10) Gantz (4,056,981 copies)

another One Piece domination at the charts. nothing to be surprised at anymore.

4 new series have edged into the Top10, Ao no Exorcist, Toriko, Bakuman and Gantz, each helped by their anime or live-action adaptations. am glad to see Bakuman getting into the Top10. the recent manga chapters have been very exciting to read.

looking at the other noticeable manga, it looks like Bleach is on a downward spiral, falling from 5th place last year to 8th placing. you know, this is what a year's worth of worthless filler episodes will do to you.

but Gin-chan is still on the charts! and has even edged up a rank. YAY!!

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Tamayura ~hitotose~ Episode 09

Momoneko-sama, defender of the weak.
tamayura ep09

Usagi Drop Special 2

Christmas time.
usagi drop sp2-01
kids love decorating Christmas trees.

OP Mugiwara crew - Time Skip version

first gashapon set of the Strawhat pirates in their New World version.
OP Mugiwara crew timeskip 01
1st row (L to R), Chopper, Robin, Usopp, Shackie, Boa Hancock, Luffy (big bag)
2nd row (L to R), Brook, Sanji, Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Franky

Monday, 28 November 2011

OP Anime Heroes ~Impel Down~

8th volume from the Anime Heroes collection, they pretty much got everyone important from the arc.

OP anime heroes impel down 01
1st row (L to R), Minorhinoceros, Minozebra, Shiliew, Domino, Hannyabal, Magellan, Minokoala, Minotaurus
2nd row (L to R), Bon Clay, Buggy, Mr.3, Crocodile, Luffy, Ace, Emporio Ivankov, Inazuma, Den-den mushi
3rd row (L to R), Marguerite, Boa Sandersonia, Boa Marigold, Boa Hancock, Vice-Admiral Momonga, Jinbei, Blackbeard

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Kimi to Boku Episode 08

High School Fighting Homo Homa Rangers!
kimi to boku ep8

Monday, 21 November 2011

Niizuma Eiji Nendoroid announced!!

news from the latest Bakuman manga chapter.

finally! a Niizuma Eiji nendoroid!
eiji nendoroid


can't wait for the official announcement by GSC.


Sunday, 20 November 2011

One Piece Episode 524

the strawhats at their best, being idiotic together.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Tamayura ~hitotose~ Episode 07

the scariest teru-teru bozu ever.
tamayura ep07-03

Kaoru looks like she's strangling someone.
tamayura ep07-02

cuter normal looking ones that the girls made.
tamayura ep07-01

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Kimi to Boku Episode 07

Operation Spy-on-Yuta. ROGER!
kimi to boku ep7

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Tamayura ~hitotose~ Episode 06

ladies, do you find this scene familiar in your younger years?
tamayura ep06-01
i did this many times, either as the pulling or being-pulled party. hahaha. kids.

a Maon spotlight episode! she's very cute as a child too.
tamayura ep06-03

more momoneko-sama.
tamayura ep06-02
the background is fantastic as always.

One Piece Episode 522

AKA Sanji facial feature feast.

this is the probably one of his few "normal" shots.

Kimi to Boku Episode 6

teru-teru bozu.
kimi to boku ep6-02

and finally, Shun cuts his hair.
kimi to boku ep6-01
this is hilarious. as if they're starting an operation.

but he looks so much better with short hair.
kimi to boku ep6-03

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Sket Dance Episode 31

hilarious episode! i cannot stop laughing.

best part?

Shinzou cosplaying, unintentionally, as Eiji from Bakuman.
sket dance ep31-01

here's Eiji from Bakuman.2 Ep1.
bakuman2 ep1

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Tamayura ~hitotose~ Episode 05

tamayura ep5
so so cute.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Kimi to Boku Episode 05

no flashback this week.

so here's the manipulative twins instead.
kimi to boku ep5-02

the one thing i don't really like about Shun, he's too domesticated!
kimi to boku ep5-01

Usagi Drop Special 1

leaf aquarium.
usagi drop sp1
most probably a school project.

Starry☆Sky in sweets Winter & Spring

second set from the Otome game Starry☆Sky, we have the rest of the guys from the Winter & Spring constellations.

Starry Sky in sweets 02-01

Monday, 31 October 2011

New Year's Eve trailer

Jon Bon Jovi. Josh Duhamel. Michelle Pfeiffer.

3 reasons to watch this movie. and no, the plot really doesn't matter. HA!

OP Soul of Figuration ~Time Skip, New World version~

the first of many, the Strawhat pirates in their New World version.
OP Soul of Figuration Time Skip 03
1st row (L to R), Nami, Robin, Usopp
2nd row (L to R), Brooke, Sanji, Luffy, Zoro, Franky, Chopper

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Fate/Zero Episode 05

Lancer just became my favorite Servant.
fate/zero ep5
can't say the same about his master though. ugghh.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Papepipu♪ Papipepu♪ Papepipupo♪ by Nozomi Sasaki

Beelzebub ED4. so so cute.

Nendoroid Prince Baka Ki El Dogra

from the sci-fi gag manga Level E, comes Prince Baka Ki El Dogra, AKA Baka-Ou.

wiki character description:
First prince of the planet Dogura. He has an exceptionally high IQ and has little interest other than using it to torment those around him for his own amusement.

that pretty much sums up everything about him. wonder if this is how all people with high IQ works? being too bored and all. HA!


Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Kimi to Boku Episode 04

the twins just love pushing Kaname's buttons.
kimi to boku ep4

the show's growing on me. looking forward to it every week.

i'm such a sucker for slice-of-life series.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Fall 2011

Fall has always been about lots of sequels, 5 of which i'm watching, plus the much anticipated prelude story of Fate/Stay Night, Fate/Zero. while the number is surprisingly lesser than summer, one can expect great things from this season since they look to be all quality shows.

as per Summer season, will be blogging each new Fall series as i watch them. all biased opinions ahead.

all biased opinions are up!

taken from ANN: Chihaya (CV Seto Asami) is a frank and ebullient girl who becomes fascinated by the obscure world of competitive karuta, a card game based on Japanese poetry. Introduced to the competitive style of the game by a quiet and thoughtful elementary school classmate named Arata (Hosoya Yoshimasa), the two soon become close friends. They start playing as a group with Taichi (CV Miyano Mamoru), Chihaya's smart and athletic childhood friend, until they have to part ways during middle school due to several circumstances. As their high school life begins, they meet once again.

Fall 2011-13

a show that wasn't in my original intended watch-list, i found it hard not to give it a try after reading so many positive reviews and gosh was i glad i did. my initial thoughts when i read the series synopsis was, "how do you make a card game about Japanese poetry interesting?" after Ep1, i realized the focus wasn't on the game itself, but really about the characters and how playing kurata gave them a sense of belonging. especially for Chihaya and Taichi, the former who is always living under her older sister's shadow, and the latter who is under constant pressure by his mom to excel in everything he does.

of course, it helps that Taichi is voiced by Mamoru-kun, in which my internal fangirl squealed the moment i heard his voice. ohohohoho~

Persona 4 The Animation
for reasons yet unknown, Yuu (CV Namikawa Daisuke) had to move from Tokyo to stay with his uncle and his daughter in a small rural town. murders started taking place shortly after he arrives, and things get even weirder when he and his new friends, Yousuke (CV Morikubo Shoutarou) and Satonaka Chie (CV Horie Yui) are pulled into a TV at the electronic store into an alternate world where they encounter monsters known as Shadows. this however, makes Yuu awaken and summon his "persona", a large powerful being that is able to fight the Shadows on his behalf.

Fall 2011-11

supposedly a faithful adaptation to the PS2 game, it really wouldn't make a difference to me since i don't actually play any video games myself. wasn't particularly impressed with Ep1, since there wasn't much happening besides the basic character and story introduction. that is, until Yuu summoned his Persona at the last 5 minutes of the episode.

there's still lots of time and space for plot development since it's a 2-concur series, and i've seen and heard enough feedback that it is pretty solid so far. as i've mentioned before, for someone that doesn't like playing actual RPG games, an anime adaptation is as good as someone playing so i can watch all the pretty graphics.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Petit Nendoroid: To Aru Kagaku No Railgun series

under the Sega Prize items, since i was only interested in the 4 main girls, so i bought these from 3 different sets released at between June to August.

our main leads from the series.

from Sakugawa Middle School, Saten Ruiko and Kazari Uiharu.Photobucket

from Tokiwadai Middle School, Misaka Mikoto and Shirai Kuroko.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Kimi to Boku Episode 03

what you hate most, when someone else gets what you want from the gashapon machine.

kimi to boku ep3

Guilty Crown Episode 1

the awesome finish from Episode 1, starting with the still-untitled awesome song.

the extracting weapon scene was downright gorgeous and mesmerizing to watch.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Guilty Crown PV

one awesome show to be watching this Fall.

it will wow you away.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

One Piece Episode 519

gosh, i miss this bickering scene.

and the getting-worked-up-over-nothing scene.


it's just better with the crew around.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

OP Deformeister Petit Vol.3

my favorite among the 3 volumes released thus far. no duplicates of characters!

OP deformeister 03-01
1st row (L to R), Akainu, Aokiji, Kizaru, Eustass "Captain" Kid, Jewelry Bonney
2nd row (L to R), Brooke, Usoppu, young Luffy, young Ace, Franky

the 3 Admirals.
OP deformeister 03-02
some defect in my Aokiji stand. but i'm too lazy to change.

the brothers.
OP deformeister 03-03
they should've included Sabo in the set too.