Mar 31, 2012

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New To Love-Ru anime green-lit

New To Love-Ru anime green-lit

The May issue of Shueisha’s Jump Square magazine is announcing on Wednesday that an anime adaptation of Saki Hasemi and Kentaro Yabuki’s To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness manga has been green-lit. Atsushi Ootsuki is returning from the To Love-Ru television anime to direct at Xebec, and To Love-Ru veteran Yuichi Ouka is also designing the characters.

Source: Yaraon!

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Mar 31, 2012

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Amagami SS+ Plus episode 13

Okay, so I just got round to watching the final episode. There are a lot of things I could say, but I’ve decided to keep this post short and simple. Let’s start out with; what the hell? How could anyone possibly acknowledge this as a final episode?

The entire episode revolved around all of the girls and their trip to the hot springs. There was this whole issue about body weight and breast sizes. I could not believe what I was seeing. I was hoping that this episode would turn out to be a romantic brother-sister forbidden love episode, but no… It was awful. I didn’t enjoy it at all, not even when all the girls got naked. I cannot see the point of this episode being the final one. Hell, I feel a little bit betrayed by it. I was a little bit surprised when I realized that there would be a thirteenth episode, and for some reason I actually got my hopes up, but this was just a blow below the belt, unacceptable.

Sigh, the worst of it all is that people didn’t actually seem to mind. I have been getting a few positive responses (although most of them are negative) about how amusing this episode was. Really? Please show me the amusing bits then. It was just a gathering of girls were the flat-chested got jealous of the others, that’s it. How could you possibly end it like this? I honestly don’t see it. My overall opinion of this show is pretty good, but this episode really had a negative impact on me. I would suggest that everyone just watches the first twelve episodes only, but not the thirteenth.

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Mar 30, 2012

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Inu x Boku SS episode 12

So the final episode of Inu x Boku SS finally arrived, huh… Well, everything with a beginning has an ending. However, I started getting really nervous when the first half was one big waste of time. I didn’t get that final episode feel at all. The ending itself was pretty good, but the episode in general could’ve been a lot better.

The first half was just one big joke, seriously. It revolved around yet another one of Zange’s ridiculous ideas. This time it was to create a time capsule and to put letters in it, addressed to their future self’s. I didn’t make any sense at all, but that’s probably because Zange was behind it all. One good thing came out of it all though. Soushi ended up reading a letter that Ririchiyo wrote to the future Soushi, a letter that Ririchiyo didn’t want him to read. I’m sure that we all an idea of what was in that letter. Mind you, I like romance and all, but not like this. Can this really be considered romantic?

Anyway, Soushi read it, Ririchiyo fled and the two met up later on in some park. That’s when Ririchiyo-chan, against all odds I might add, gathered all of her courage and confessed to him. Soushi took her in his arms and kissed her on the spot, even though they were being watched by a few kids. They seriously didn’t care, they just did whatever they wanted to do, how nice.

Like I said; the final episode could’ve been a lot better, especially the way in which Ririchiyo-chan confessed. It almost seemed like she did it because she felt obligated. Maybe that’s just me? I’m just glad that I decided to watch and write about this show. Don’t hesitate to give it a try if you like comedy and a little bit of romance!

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Mar 29, 2012

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The Four Seasons promos online

The Four Seasons promos online

Saitama Prefecture’s Skip City Channel began streaming the promotional original net anime (ONA) The Four Seasons in Japanese with subtitles in Japanese, English, French, Chinese (traditional and simplified), and Korean. The anime shorts showcase Saitama tourist destinations in spring, summer, fall, and winter. Each of the four episodes ends with an explanation segment that includes travel instructions from Tokyo to the featured areas by train.

“Cherry Blossom Memories” (spring episode)

“Saitama High School Broadcasting Club -Saitama Summer Travel Guide-” (summer episode)

“Adventures of Higan the Brave and Princess Licori” (fall episode)

“Winter sweet home” (winter episode)

Last spring, Saitama also released the promotional four-episode ONA Kankō Taisen Saitama ~Sakuya no Tatakai~ (Tourism War Saitama ~Evening Battle~), which highlights more than 50 tourist destinations throughout the prefecture. Anime such as Lucky Star, Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai., and Crayon Shin-chan have also featured locations in Saitama Prefecture.

Source: Sankei Shimbun

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Mar 29, 2012

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 256

Oh snap! I guess the time has come for war in Naruto Shippuuden. That ending gave me goose bumps all over. There’s one thing that worries me though; I’ve seen a few things that aren’t according to the manga’s story. For the love of god, please don’t alter the story! The manga is doing absolutely great, so there’s no need to edit anything.

The episode starts with Naruto and Bee. They finally arrived at their final destination, where they will be kept safe until the war is over. Bee continued to teach Naruto all about chakra control, how he can use Karuma’s chakra more effectively and more importantly; how he can use it in a controlled state, without him being overcome by that much power. It all comes down to this; Naruto has the means to control Karuma’s chakra, but he has a difficult time grasping it. The Nine Tail’s chakra is just too powerful, so Naruto has to hold back a whole lot in order for him to carefully use it without any mishaps.

Meanwhile Kabuto was using Yamato’s body to empower all of Zetsu’s parasites with Yamato’s Wood Element, the first Hokage’s famous element, in order to win the war. I’m still not sure what Kabuto is after, but he would only help others if there was something in it for him, so I’m keeping a close eye on that guy. The thing that shook me most, even though I already knew about it, was when he used his Edo Tensei to resurrect all sorts of powerful Shinobi, including the former Akatsuki members. This was pretty badass, but there’s a slight glitch in his plan, and I’m sure that we’ll all see why soon enough. This is it people, it’s about to start!

The next few episodes will be a very big struggle for the allied Shinobi forces. A lot of them will encounter a few enemies and friends who they thought were dead, only to kill them all over again. It’s going to be a dreadful situation, especially for the intel unit. Also, I think it’s about time for Naruto to realize the current situation and join his friends and allies to fight off Tobi’s army.

To think that this all happened in just a few episodes, wow. The only thing that I’m concerned about is that I still can’t see what Kabuto’s up to. He’s obviously been scheming for quite some time, I mean… Why else would he have ‘collected’ all of those bodies? It may be a wild shot in the dark on my part, but I think that he’s after the power of the tailed beasts. I don’t see any other reason for him to take part in this war, other than wanting more and more power.

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