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Legend of Korra Final Impressions

I'm not crying, I swear

I can’t believe it’s over. I can’t believe almost everything else was wrapped up in a satisfying way. I can’t believe that a show that started off so terribly and seemed to only get worse, some how got so amazing.  I can’t believe it ended that way. And I can’t believe how happy I am.

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Fall 2014 First Impressions

(featuring: Sora no Method, Gross Ange, Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji, Gogure! Kokkuri-san, Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de, Amagi Brilliant Park, Amagi Brilliant Park)

I discovered this is very specific a moe point for me.

Lately I’ve been kind of avoiding my computer unless it’s during my two days off on Wednesday and Thursday. For the rest of the week, if I can’t watch it on Crunchyroll on 360 (though dang I really wish they had an Xbox One app) then I don’t watch it. I also can’t watch any Funimation stuff because the app isn’t available in Canada.

It does make writing this post a little difficult (and that’s why the Summer post was so delayed) but hey, that’s just how it is.

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Spring 2014 Final Impression

(featuring: Akuma no Riddle, Isshuukan Friends, Love Live, Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii)

I’ve been real busy moving and with side projects that I didn’t have time to do this right away. And then instead of doing this, I rushed to watch Akuma no Riddle. But for real moving has taken a huge toll on me and I feel like a miserable sack and it’s kind of reflected here, huh. Well enjoy the word vomit.

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12 Days of Anime: #03 – Unlikely Love Song

As far as badass Precure moments go, I’m sure this doesn’t even rank the top 10. And there were a lot of good/sweet/cute moments I could have chosen in DDP (the episode where Raquel falls in love was a close second) but this just stood out to me.

Though I’ve loved Precure from a far, I thought watching a series (let alone all of them) was too daunting and I would never be able to get into it. I tried to watch Smile but couldn’t keep up and quickly fell behind on it. DokiPre, however, managed to keep my attention and will be the first Precure series I finish. I know it’s not really liked by people who have seen a lot of other Precure series and I recognize it’s faults and problems but you know? I still love it.

I didn’t think I would and I was really against it when I started since I thought the designs weren’t that good but now, 11 months later, I think it’ll always be my favourite. Even if only because it will have sentimental value.

Well, that’s unrelated and I’ll get into that in a month or so.

Ai’s arc started off boring but ended up with a ton of really good episodes (the 2nd half overall is way better than the first) so I hoped the final Regina arc could be just as good. And the very first episode (40)  into that arc? Fantastic.

I thought going with Sword of all people first was a bit of an odd choice but man did it ever work. After being trapped by Regina and watching her friends get beat up, Makoto starts singing her corny song to try and reach Regina. Makoto is released and starts walking towards Regina who starts getting “the feels” and freaks out and orders Ira, Mammo and the Selfishness to stop her. The other Precures intercept and fight the three off while Makopi, without flinching, continues toward Regina while they fight around her.

To top it off, Makoto reaches Regina who tries to hit her with the spear. Makoto grabs it with one hand and transforms piece by piece into Cure Sword to finish singing her song face to face with Regina.

Of course, it’s only the beginning of the arc so of course it only manages to shake her heart a bit and the group flees. But what a scene! It was completely unexpected and such a great moment for a character (Makopi) that’s changed a lot since her initial apperance. It left such an impression on me. More than anything else in the series had.

I wondered, how could they possibly top that? Why put such a climatic, emotional scene first? Well the next episode was an Alice episode where they fly planes into space to fight a monster like that one from that one Sailor Moon movie so they really outdid themselves in a a way, I guess.

Though it was from a very recent episode, it was still one of my favourite moments of the series and deserves note.

12 Days of Anime: #9 – Sawashiro and Genderswap

There were a lot of Inu x Boku SS moments I could have went with (Ririchiyo’s constant lack of pants + oversized shirt combo, Karuta’s ending, any scene with Nobara) since it was a show I liked so much. Shame it won’t get another seeing as things kind of go down from the ending and it is a bummer for everyone involved. From what I’ve read. Which hasn’t been since the series ended.

The thing I chose was not one that I will look back and remember the series for but something I enjoyed immensely. In the OVA when Miketsukami changes into a child, he is voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro. That is it. That is my reason. It is brief and I love it. Because I love Sawashiro. It was a nice surprise too. I was even more surprised that he turned into a woman. Now that was a nice change both because it was visibly pleasing and because I thought when he changed again we would lose delicious Sawashiro. Really, though. What else mattered after that? Well actually the Karuta x Watanuki scene was really great too and there were a lot of things that made me laugh afterwards. The OVA was really good, is what I’m trying to say.

Spring 2012 First Impressions

Going to watch Medaka Box this weekend some time but I’m not really that interested in it. I’m really hyped for Jormungand though because:

  1. White Fox
  2. Iwasaki Taku
  3. Mami Kawada
  4. Yanaginagi

Space Bros: I will watch you one day, I vow
Sengoku Collection: Continuing
Sankarea: nope
Mysterious Girlfriend X: Continuing
Jormungand: I could not be continuing this any more if I tried
Shining Tears: nope
Fujiko: For Sawashiro, yes

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Winter 2012 First Impressions

Yuribait ’12 has started off with promising results (and I haven’t even watched KMB). However, no amount of bait and switch yuri will satisfy me until Black Rock Shooter finally airs.

Senki Zesshou Symphogear – Continuing
Moretsu Pirates –  Continuing
Another – Continuing probably?
Daily Lives of Highschool Boys – Wanted to make an effort for Lit Girl but I don’t think so
Aquarion Evol – I think I can admire Mikono from afar
Inu x Boku SS – Continuing

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