Apr 22, 2014

Posted by in One Week Friends

One Week Friends episode 03

Good episode. A very, very good and productive episode! You can clearly see how they’re going to do this. Well, you can’t see how, but you get an idea of what to expect. I certainly like it. This way Kaori doesn’t recover just overnight. We can follow her recovery weekly. I like that a lot!

[HorribleSubs] One Week Friends - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.08_[2014.04.21_22.42.54]So Yuuki decided to bring his most trusted and arguably oldest friend to the rooftop to tell him about Kaori’s little secret. This is brilliant. He doesn’t take things for granted and he says what’s on his mind. It’s no wonder that he didn’t believe it when they told him about Kaori’s mental problems, but he wasn’t too obnoxious about it, because he took the time to assess the situation and point out to them that this sort of thing usually only happens because of physical trauma or mental trauma. He even managed to link it to something that may have happened to Kaori in the past, which is why she only blocks out friends. A bit obvious, but still kind of smart.

[HorribleSubs] One Week Friends - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.10_[2014.04.21_22.43.15]This guy, Shougo, seems like a very relaxed and intelligent character. He doesn’t strike me as the type that bullies others. On the contrary; he seems rather helpful and doesn’t mind jumping in the middle when others are arguing. He definitely seems rather reliable. Too bad he can’t properly voice his opinions in a less aggressive way.

Anyway, Kaori has started to remember little things. That’s all that really matters here. Now she remembers making things like eggs, next week she might remember something else. A few weeks from now she might remember Yuuki altogether and finally have a normal life instead of pushing everyone away. It’s definitely a good start.

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Apr 20, 2014

Posted by in Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou

Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou episode 03

You can tell that progress is going to be really slow with this one. I guess we might as well enjoy the comedy for the time being, because the romance is still far away from the looks of it. Just so you know; those lovey-dovey moments where the characters blush… Yeah… I refuse to call that romantic.

[Commie] Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou - 03 [C4420432].mkv_snapshot_05.30_[2014.04.19_23.33.00]So Kazunari-kun got himself a bicycle, huh? Good for him! It’s kind of sad that he actually thought that Ritsu-chan would sit behind him every day to school. His expectations are very low if he thinks that’s some kind of victory. It’s even sadder if he only bought that bicycle because he wanted to go to school with Ritsu every day.

I’m also losing faith in Mayumi-chan. She’s far too naïve. A guy cheats on her and she comes crawling back to him because he wants to get laid? Either Mayumi is truly naïve and dumb or she’s the type of girl that likes to sleep around. I don’t know… She’s basically standing on the line between gullible and slut. That’s the case with most girls nowadays, isn’t it?

[Commie] Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou - 03 [C4420432].mkv_snapshot_15.08_[2014.04.19_23.33.21]What can I expect from Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou? I can tell that Ritsu is slowly starting to keep an eye on Kazunari. That’s a good sign I suppose. And Kazunari is still going nuts for Ritsu, so that’s fine as well. I especially liked the part where Ritsu threw that book at that guy in order to prevent Kazunari from being beaten up by one of Sayaka’s flings. It really makes you wonder what kind of person Sayaka is… I for one don’t like her at all. She’s pretentious, cunning and her whole personality is just too suspicious. I don’t think people like that can ever be truly happy with themselves. No way…

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Apr 15, 2014

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One Week Friends episode 02

Man, I just have to. I am completely hooked on One Week Friends since the moment I saw the first episode. The entire concept is interesting and the characters are just superb. There is just no way that I wouldn’t write about this.

[HorribleSubs] One Week Friends - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.16_[2014.04.14_23.43.08]You just got to root for Yuuki. The guy probably follows a certain guide, probably; “life will knock you down more times than you can possibly imagine. Don’t knock yourself down” – Adam Braverman. That being said, he swallows whatever pride he has left and still approaches her with the intention of becoming her friend once and for all. She keeps forgetting about him at the end of the week and he just has to start over again.  He’s right, you know? It takes courage to walk up to some unknown person and start a conversation that might or might not lead to friendship (or more). It really does.

[HorribleSubs] One Week Friends - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.49_[2014.04.14_23.43.46]I thought that part about the diary brilliant. Simple and obvious, but brilliant. I liked it because it turned out that he did it more for himself than for Kaori. I thought it was quite ingenious. Kaori may not remember it at the end of the week, but at least she can read about what kind of friend Yuuki was to her. That should help.

Now, will Kaori ever recover? Maybe. If she does then it’ll be at the end. Her losing memory every week is pretty much the biggest charm that One Week Friends has to offer. In fact, the entire story revolves around Kaori and her memory. Still, do I want to see her recover in the end? I most certainly do. Everyone deserves to be happy.

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Apr 15, 2014

Posted by in Spring Anime 2014

Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?

Yeah, sure, why not? I’m game. I’m not sure if other people are interesting in watching a show about a group of girls and an old man that now lives inside a fluffy rabbit, but hey… Everybody has his own thing. It might actually be quite interesting.

Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu kaThe artwork is pretty nice. They focus on the strangest things and I think their reactions are bit over the top, but that’s really it. I can find no other (major) faults in the artwork. I really liked what I saw, especially that adorable poker-face character, Chino.

I have no idea what I should say about the story right now. Like I said, it’s about a group of girls and their lives in that café and an old man who’s trapped inside a fluffy bunny. You be the judge.

Do I recommend it? Yes, to comedy fans. You really need to have an open mind for this one. Also, don’t bother if you hate girly-girl scenes. I’m guessing this contains lots of ‘em.

Plot Summary: High school freshman Cocoa Hoto got lost and bumped into a coffee shop called “Rabbit House” while looking for a boarding house for the upcoming semester of her new school. Luckily, Rabbit House is the boarding house she’s looking for, and to return the favor Cocoa starts working at the coffee shop alongside quiet and cool Chino, strong and athletic Rize, plus Chiya and Syaro from Japanese-styled coffee shop Amausaan, as well as the shop mascot rabbit Tippy, who sometimes doesn’t quite act like a rabbit….

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Apr 13, 2014

Posted by in Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou

Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou episode 02

I would feel very ashamed if I didn’t write about this one. It’s incredibly entertaining! The total number of episodes isn’t known yet, so I’m kind of hoping for at least twenty-four of them. I’m sure it’s good enough for a long run.

[Commie] Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou - 02 [964C1431].mkv_snapshot_05.26_[2014.04.12_23.42.14]So granny decided to leave the building, huh? Why not? Just leave a couple of teenagers alone in the house. I mean, nothing could go wrong, right? Just that they all went crazy and started playing with bubbles. Yeah, bubbles. I never knew that watching something so pointlessly childish could be so entertaining. It got even better when Ritsu joined in. I cannot help but keep my eyes on that character. She’s adorable and her stubbornness is too cute to describe. I almost feel like becoming one of those die-hard nerds that actually fall in love with 2D characters. That’s not good…

[Commie] Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou - 02 [964C1431].mkv_snapshot_18.16_[2014.04.12_23.42.32]The best part, for me at least, happened when Kazunari came walking in with those panties. I really don’t like the idea that those actually belonged to the old granny. The image of her wearing that still haunts my mind. I think I’d rather have that perverted masochist wear them, and that actually says a lot coming from me.

Now, a new character joined and I have no idea how this is going to turn out. She seems like the type of person that’s actually quite shallow and two-faced. I don’t like it. She acts too cute and certainly didn’t seem to look it when Kazunari was getting on quite well with Mayumi. I think she’s going to be quite a pain the ass.

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