Wednesday, 25 January 2012

OP Anime Heroes ~Marineford~ Part 1

Part 1 for the Marineford Arc. naturally, it is impossible to get all the major players into just one set. smart buggers, the people from Plex.

OP anichara marineford P1-01
1st row (L to R), Izo, Haruta, Vista, Whitebeard, Marco, Namur, Little Oars Jr.
2nd row (L to R), Sengoku, Tsuru, Hina, Luffy, Garp, Pacifista, Jozu, Squardo
3rd row (L to R), Hancock, Jimbe, Gekko Moriah, Donquixote Doflamingo, Dracule Mihawk, Crocodile, Moby Dick

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Guilty Crown Episode 13

"yeah right! like i'd waste a single millibyte storing this memory!"

best line delivered in GC so far by Tsugumi.
guilty crown ep13

Monday, 16 January 2012

Winter 2012

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

all biased opinions are up!

Inu x Boku SS
because of her family's wealth and power, Ririchiyo (CV Hidaka Rina) had always have problems fitting in anywhere. to get away from her family's influence, she decides to move out on her own. at her new apartment, aside from meeting her childhood Renshou (CV Hosoya Yoshimasa) and the other residents, she also meets her personal Secret Service (SS) agent, Soushi (CV Nakamura Yuuichi). these agents are assigned to each resident, who like them are all half-blood ayakashi, to protect them against full-blood demons who wants to kill them. although she is resistant to the idea of a bodyguard/butler at her side, Soushi is very "persuasive", so much as to even say that she can treat him like her dog.

winter 2012-08a

if the name of the building, Maison de Ayakashi, isn't obvious enough that demons are involved, you can see most of the characters in their true forms in the last 5 minutes of Ep01. from Soushi transforming into kyuubi, Renshou into Ittan-momen, Renshou's SS agent Nobara (CV Hikasa Youko) into Yuki-onna, and Karuta (CV Hanazawa Kana) into Gashadokuro.

winter 2012-08b

Karuta's client, Shoukiin (CV Sugita Tomokazu), hasn't been introduced yet, and he will most likely be the main third wheel in possibly budding relationship of our main couple seeing that he is Ririchiyo's fiancé. but hey, he is still voiced by Sugita-san so i'm expecting lots of laughter from him anyway. in case you think Inu is drama, it isn't. more like a cross between Kamisama no Memochou and Nekogami Yaoyorozu, with Ririchiyo and Soushi taking over Alice and Narumi's roles, swapping the cat gods for ayakashi, add in some romance, all done in a relatively light-hearted mood. even the part when the characters were turned into their ayakashi form to confront the burglar was pretty comical, with Karuta completely pwn-ing him.

they're still holding on to what Ririchiyo's true form is and i am very interested to know what kind of ayakashi she is. more importantly, Miyano Mamoru is also in the casting and he hasn't appeared yet! so yes, i definitely will be watching this. hohoho.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

One Piece Episode 531


voiced by the lovely Yukana.


Luffy can't handle her.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Sket Dance Episode 40

Biscuit Dance!

the kindergarten version of the cast are so cute!
sket dance ep40-07

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Thursday, 5 January 2012

New Prince of Tennis Episode 01

the princes are back~
shin.tenipuri 01-01

my Prince No.1,Fuji Syuusuke, is back~
shin.tenipuri 01-02

Prince No.2, Atobe Keigo, is also back~
shin.tenipuri 01-03

Monday, 2 January 2012

2011 Anime round-up

anime series i've followed through in 2011.

Winter 2011 (Jan-Mar 2011)
01) Kimi ni Todoke II
02) Mitsudomoe Zouryouchuu!
03) Beelzebub (on-going)
04) Infinite Stratos
05) Level E
06) Fractale
07) Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Spring 2011 (Apr-Jun 2011)
08) Dog Days
09) Nichijou
10) Showa Monogatari
11) Steins; Gate
12) Hanasaku Iroha
13) Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san
14) Sket Dance (on-going)
15) Sekaiichi Hatsukoi
16) A Channel
17) Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai II
18) Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
19) Hidan no Aria
20) Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
21) Ao no Exorcist
22) C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control
23) Gintama' (on-going)
24) 30-sai no Hoken Taiiku
25) Moshidora
26) Tiger & Bunny

Summer 2011 (Jul-Sep 2011)
27) No. 6
28) Mayo Chiki
29) Nekogami Yaoyorozu
30) Kami-sama no Memo-chou
31) Kami-sama Dolls
32) Usagi Drop
33) Sacred Seven
34) Blood-C
35) Natsume Yuujinchou San
36) Nurarihyon no Mago ~Sennen Makyou~
37) Ikoku Meiro no Croisée
38) Uta no Prince-sama — Maji Love 1000%
39) Dantalian no Shoka
40) Mawaru Penguindrum

Fall 2011 (Oct-Dec 2011)
41) Persona 4 The Animation (on-going)
42) Sekaiichi Hatsukoi Season 2
43) Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon
44) Hunter X Hunter 2011 (on-going)
45) Shinryaku!? Ika Musume
46) Fate/Zero
47) Guilty Crown (on-going)
48) Un-Go
49) Tamayura ~Hitotose~
50) Kimi to Boku
51) Bakuman.2 (on-going)
52) Working'!!
53) Chihayafuru (on-going)

forever-ongoing series (AKA WSJ series),
54) One Piece
55) Fairy Tail
56) Bleach (was ON-HOLD during the filler arc, but am watching again now that it is back to the main story)
(Sket Dance, Beelzebub and Hunter X Hunter 2011 will soon be in this list)

a very fruitful year indeed. watched close to 20 more shows compared to last year, and that's not even counting the OADs released. mainly because we had an fantastic Spring and Summer seasons, which produced some of the best shows this year.

my Top 5 favorite series for 2011, not inclusive of One Piece,
1) Usagi Drop (Rin and Daikichi never fails to lift my mood every week. Rin is so so cute.)
2) Tamayura ~Hitotose~ (for being the best slice-of-life after ARIA.)
3) Level E (the color rangers part was ok, but i love the the Prince+Yukitaka+Craft moments.)
4) Ao no Exorcist (for the male lead that is Okamoto Nobuhiko. hahaha. ok, i like the story too.)
5) AnoHana (for all the heartbreaking moments. at least everyone moved on at the end.)

Fate/Zero really should be up there, but it is incomplete since they left us at a huge cliffhanger. rest assured, it will get a placing next year.

others which i think were fantastic but didn't get in my top 5 include,
- Steins; Gate
- Tiger & Bunny
- Kimi ni Todoke II
- Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san
- Natsume Yuujinchou San
- Ikoku Meiro no Croisée

another worthy mention, Bakuman's third season has been green-lit for next fall! it's great that they decide to continue, because like i said before, the current chapters has been fantastic so far. depending on where they stop by Mar 2012, it might be the start of the Nanamine arc, whom i've already regarded as the best antagonist who doesn't even do any physical fighting at all. he just has to be a total jerk on-screen.

also immediately, Miyano Mamoru comes into mind as the perfect voice seiyuu for him, especially since Nanamine looks so much like Light from Death Note. well, i wouldn't be surprised if he really was cast. Mamoru-san is incredibly talented and this would only add to his vast portfolio.