Dec 27, 2011

Posted by in Featured

Aruvu Rezuru gets anime!

Kodansha announced during the BOX-AiR New Author Awards’ Anime Adaptation Presentation on Tuesday that Yū Yamaguchi’s Aruvu Rezuru -Kikai Jikake no Yōsei-tachi- (Aruvu Rezuru: Mechanized Fairies) novel will be the first BOX-AiR work to be animated. In this cyber science-fiction story, a boy named Remu goes to take back the soul of his little sister, who disappeared in net space.

The Kodansha Box imprint, the electronic magazine BOX-AiR, and King Record’s Starchild label run the BOX-AiR program which has offered to “consider” adapting the monthly published writings into anime. The organizer selected Aruvu Rezuru -Kikai Jikake no Yōsei-tachi- out the 11 winners of the New Author Awards.

Yamaguchi has been serializing the novel in BOX-AiR since this year.

Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō via 0takomu

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Dec 27, 2011

Posted by in Personal

MyAnimeBlog temporarily unavailable

MyAnimeBlog temporarily unavailable

I have no idea how to bring this to you all…

Fact is; my current host is the most terrible host on the planet, definitely. They are having a hard time trying to bring their services online, so I can’t access my control panel in order to download my backup. I humbly apologize for this inconvenience.

I have decided to take a very brief break and enjoy the remaining few days of this year. I haven’t taken one break since I restarted this blog about seven to eight months ago, so I’m going to utilize this opportunity to do so.

So don’t worry, we’ll be back! Have a nice new year’s eve!

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Dec 27, 2011

Posted by in Bakuman 2

Bakuman 2 episode 13

Well, Christmas is pretty much over now. All that’s left is to clean up the pigsty I used to call a kitchen. I could go clean it up, or… Or I could let my girl do it while I write this post. See? Sometimes ‘they’ can be useful. They’re not just for cooking, as someone has to clean the mess they made in my kitchen.

All female-degrading jokes aside, let’s get on with this post! I was kind of let-down to see that those two idiots gave Gorou yet another chance, especially after all the things that he’s done. I would’ve fired him on the spot, but that’s just me. I’m very future-conscious. I hate to say it, but with me it’s all about the money when it comes to work. Isn’t that what matters in the world right now?

Something very interesting also caught my eye. Akito and Yuriko spent several nights in a row talking on the phone for hours on end. They both claimed that it was to get to know the opposite sex better, so that their manga’s could improve. But I doubt it was the same for Yuriko, as she slowly started to get interested in Akito.

Yuriko invited Akito to come to the zoo again in order to let him meet up again with that stuck-up woman who has a thing against manga. She once confessed to Akito, but got refused because he wanted to focus on manga. He also said that he’s still together with Kaya, which kind of upset Yurko a little. She didn’t know he had a girlfriend, so she became a little distant after that. She didn’t want to talk as much anymore, she started thinking about Takuro more and god knows what she’s thinking now.

It’s all good. I for one can’t wait to see what kind of one-shot the boys are going to create this time. Akito seemed nervous about the whole things because he’s not quite there yet when it comes to stories with heroines in them. That’s what’s led to the whole Yuriko thing.

Kaya noticed that something was wrong with Akito. He never picked up his calls, it seemed like he was avoiding her and he never had time to meet up anymore. She decided to be a little more aggressive by forcing her way into his daily life by offering to clean up their room. She seemed successful when she received a key from Moritaka, but that was not a good thing at all. She found a letter while cleaning that was sent to Akito from that stuck-up manga-hater.

Kaya completely broke down when she read that letter. She quietly exited the apartment, left the key in the mailbox and walked away with tears in her eyes. I can’t blame that poor girl, she tried everything to help Akito, only to find such a thing. He should’ve told her right from the start, this could’ve been easily avoided. I know that Kaya would’ve trusted him if he just told her.

I predict a very messy episode next week. I cannot wait! Have – to – refrain – from – reading – the – manga. Ugh. Never have I been this tempted. Frankly, I like Bakuman too much to start reading the manga at this point, I want to wait until the show is finished to start reading it.

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Dec 26, 2011

Posted by in Phi Brain

Phi Brain episode 13

Well, so much for Christmas. I hope you all had a great time these last few days! I still cannot see why Phi Brain got twenty-five episodes and Mashiro-Iro Symphony only twelve. I would rather have watched a lot more of Mashiro-Iro Symphony, but I guess that’s just me.

The episode continues as we’re about to see how Kaito is going to get himself out of this mess. He found himself in a deadly maze where one false step could prove to be fatal. It sort of pissed me off when Luke was lying there, pretending to be unconscious in order to trick Kaito. Makes me want to believe in god so I can shout; “Smite him, smite him now!”

As I said just now, this week’s puzzle is a deadly maze. Kaito’s objective is to get to Luke by using the elevators and pathways. Kaito, after having almost lost his arm, finally reaches Luke. It really pissed me off, even his “wakening” was annoying. He had the audacity to pretend to be unconscious and wake up as though he had a headache.

It seems that Kaito isn’t the only Phi Brain candidate. Anna, Cubic and Gammon are possible Phi Brain Children as well. Kaito himself is pretty convinced that he’s not, but the others are pretty certain, because he has that bracelet and all…

The truth finally came to light! It seems that Luke bears genuine hatred towards Kaito. That’s merely because their old mentor, according to Luke, favored Kaito over him, merely because, like himself, Kaito was a Solver.  It’s pretty pathetic when you think about it, after all; Luke is hung up on something that may or may not have happened during his childhood.

Meanwhile the puzzle gets even harder when the room gets filled with a sea of fire. This triggered the powers of Orpheus, the bracelet around his arm. Kaito, thanks to that bracelet, figured out a loophole in this puzzle and took advantage of it. He seemed to have solved it, when suddenly Luke shows up, claiming that there’s no exit, even though Kaito solved it.

Luke finally revealed his true self. He admitted that he, and he alone, was behind all the Kenja Puzzles that kaito solved so far. I cannot believe that Kaito was so surprised, he should’ve known by now. All the Kenja Puzzles he solved so far, or at least many of them, were the puzzles that he solved for Luke when both of them were children.

The episode ended pretty badly for Kaito. He was a little bit hurt and just lost his so-called friend. And, to top it all off, he now must clear yet another puzzle in order to become this alleged Phi Brain Child.

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Dec 25, 2011

Posted by in Nurarihyon no Mago Sennen Makyou

Nurarihyon no Mago Sennen Makyou episode 26

Seriously, what the hell is going on? Last week’s episode was supposed to be the final… Why did I find a twenty-sixth episode when I turned on the computer to check my mail? Very strange. Mind you, I’m not complaining, not at all. I would be happy to have yet another Nurarihyon no Mago episode for Christmas, normally.

I say normally because this episode is kind of an insult. At least; it feels like an insult. The episode was just one big flashback. It existed solely out of previous scenes. That’s no way to end, they should’ve stopped with last week’s episode, because this is just embarrassing. This was the first Nurarihyon no Mago episode that I didn’t enjoy, honestly.

If you haven’t seen this episode yet; don’t! You probably won’t enjoy it, you’ll end up, like me, wondering why you wasted twenty minutes of your time on something you’ve already seen. Very nice, giving us all an kick in the sack on Christmas.

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