The show that asdfsafe failed at blogging

Just watched episode 13 of Denpa Oto….blah blah blah.  You know that show with the weird opening and an unlimited amount of sparkles around Erio’s head.  Well this special episode definitely did not lack the sparkle overload aspect, since it was necessary to make Erio look transcendent.  This is acceptable, Twilight’s style is not.  Well it seems in this episode, everything Makoto believed and have tried so hard to establish was turned upside down.  Near the end, Yashiro showed up and told Makoto that she will prove to him that she is an alien with great power.  Yashiro tells Makoto to step back 3 steps and starts performing a ritual.  Almost immediately a meteor grazes Makoto and strikes the same place that he was standing only a moment ago.  The bewildered Makoto is left with unanswerable questions as Yashiro disappears during the moment of impact.  After this event, Makoto is back to wondering whether or not aliens exist.  And if they do, does that mean Erio’s past beliefs of her encounter with aliens was true.  If so, wouldn’t Makoto have wasted half a dozen episodes working his butt of in order to force his lies onto Erio? Wouldn’t he be the one who wasted time to cover the truth due to his small mindedness, instead of trying to find ways of proving alien life?

I really like how this show is a slice of life with a hint of aliens and how the writer does not chose to explain the alien aspect any further than it is.  This show is very much like Anohana as the true nature of the supernatural is not explored and the themes of friendship and family are more pronounced.


High School Girls

This week’s episode of Daily Life of Highschool Boys is hilarious, even though they took the common route of having a school cultural event with girls taking up half the air time.  The funny thing is the girls did not behave nicely like all the other animes.  It actually reflected reality more accurately with the girls acting awkward and violent and possessive when sweets come into play.  I was actually disappointed that Yoshitake and Hidenori only got screen time as background characters cheering on in the crowd.  Tadakuni mistook two look alikes of his best friends twice throughout the episode.  Seems like he needs a pair of glasses.  Also, literature girl didn’t appear either.  At one point I thought she had her back to the camera at the reception but it was impossible to identify her.  Too bad I didn’t see a cameo of her at the festival.  Oh well.

Steins;Gate – 07

Read this post and get a hug from Shiina.

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Steins;Gate – 06

Yay, you're reading this!

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Steins;Gate – 05

Don't make Shiina sad. Read this post.

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Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko – Episode 3

Delay in this post brought to you by Mass Effect 2 and the Geth. Also, obligatory spoiler warning.

So, episode 3 is out, and introduces some very interesting facts for us to try and dissect and piece back together. First, though, it’s worthwhile to mention that things have pretty much settled down in Makoto’s life and that he’s gotten adjusted to the strange habits of his friends.We’ve found out that Maekawa actually cosplays and goes out at night, which is far from normal even for your typical anime character. I’m looking forward to how Shaft will develop these characters further, while still keeping their personalities interesting and fresh.

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Nichijou – 04

"You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind."

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Steins;Gate – 04

Oh? Not reading this, are we? Time for some punishment!

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Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko – Episode 2

I’m going to try something different this week, to see if it turns out better. It will assume you have watched the episode, though, so I can go more in depth with some discussion.

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[C] – The Money of Soul and Possibility Control – 02

[C] may have an mildly interesting story, but that doesn’t excuse the terrible CGI randomly inserted into some scenes.
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