Sunday, May 1, 2011
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
It's my heart bell. Well sorry it's a bad joke...
But a great song lyric in the opening of the new harem Sora no Otoshimono!
This is pretty much the harem that everyone has been waiting for in my opinion. It's the only thing that really sets my mind at easy anymore. Good, crazy, sexy, uniquely funny harem. [See flying panties -->]
I don;t even have to watch a whole episode to feel better about anything.
This show has taken the limits of harem and made them awesome. That's the reason it's getting a new movie in the near future.
Lets hope it's as earth shattering as the series.
Monday, December 13, 2010
There is an immence vastsness that can engulf us at anytime and we must be ready for it.
For that I recomend King of Bandit Jing. There is no other charming shota out there.
He's a kid, he's a theif, he kicks ass.
And he's got a mean crow.
#1 Recommended Old School anime.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Himawari! is a show about girl ninjas that has been seemingly overlooked.
There is like no fan art, doujin, video games. I did see that there was a second season, but it is strange how little fanfare there is for this charming anime.
It is more of a slice of life about ninja academy than about actual action from what I have seen.
I just started and I am about five episodes in and can't find anything wrong with the show.
It's funny, witty, insightful, and all around balanced. It's not the epitome of the ninja realm, but it has it's foot through the door. It is definitely something to check out if you like ninjas, especially cute girl ones.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
to TheKrempist's home.
The cat blinks! =^-^=
Also have a link to the anime I reviewed in class, Denno Coil!
Here is Samurai Champloo!
People love their media enough to dress up their babies in Chocobo clothes.
Cosplay is definitely a way of life for some.
Some people are even born into it. :3
Gainax has always loved to show a little skin, but Panty & Stocking not only show skin, but Panty, the main character, has sex every episode with random people she meets on her adventures fighting ghosts. To take things farther her partner, Stocking has a fetish for being tied up.
The premise is that they are fallen angels trapping ghosts to collect coins to get back to heaven. These spunky angels transform their underwear into weapons in pole dance transform sequence where they remove their garments.
Yes I did just say that.
Now, you may be asking, "How do they fight with underwear?" or "That's appalling!" or "*Drooool.....*," but the real issue here is weather of not the general public should be exposed to this.
Let me ask you something. Who are we to judge?
How do we define the qualifications for this role, should it be the most perverse individual or the least?
The fact is we, as humans, don't have a perfect mediator to decide and moreover cannot. Kids know what underwear is and kids know what sex is. They are no more innocent now, due to modern sitcoms and court TV, than the rest of us and if they are, they won't be. You can't keep lying to people forever. [Unless you're an evil mastermind]
I realize that this is a harsh representation of reality, so let me give you something even harsher. Another show airing in Japan right now is Seikon no Qwazar, a show about religious devout warriors, who have trained to fight by controlling chemical elements such as copper. The way they get their powers?
When I was growing up, it was shows that pushed the limits that I looked forward too. Dragon Ball Z had intense fighting sequences with meaning and Sailor Moon showed me that beautiful girls could protect the universe too.
I believe that the world needs to change and move forward. Keeping limits on things that have no real way to judge or reason to do so, is not progress. It hinders our perceptions and keeps those who don't have access in the dark. The only way to advance is with change. Since there is nothing that can be substantially wrong in these concepts of our physical nature as humans, there is no harm in portraying them.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Misinterpreting a friend just isn't as funny as when you do it as a child. As we grow, the belief that we have all mastered the concept of speaking becomes an everyday standard. If we mess up, it's the 5 second glare and then a nonchalant "What?” However, if you error in a foreign tongue, the result is amazing comity.
Does this mean that or minds have the capability to revert to that childlike ignorance by simply learning another language?
That is a question that is not answered by either of these series, created by ASCII Media Works, but if I had to say which one could be better used to answer it, I would have to say Durarara!! would be the winner.
Simon Brezhnev, a character from Durarara!!, is a Russian sushi chef that often confuses his Japanese resulting in a wholesomely convincing and humorous character , although he is usually very serious. This uniqueness in character is much more distinct in Durarara!! than it is in Baccano!
The plot in Durarara!! seemed to flow much more naturally than Baccano!'s, which seemed almost rushed to me. It almost feels as if the producers just wanted to get Baccono! out, specifically, to have this comparison between series become a grand event. Many of the characters are very similar to the ones in Baccano! and in many ways were not as enjoyable. For example, many of the characters in the show, that were supposed to be viewed as the protagonists (of which there are several of in both series), had overly violent and self-destructive tenancies.
One such character is Chane Laforet, who had her own voice removed by her father just to keep his secrets. Although noble of Chane, what kind of relationship is this trying to portray. It's simply scary and deranged.
While it did have some greatly fleshed out characters, such as Ennis and Jacuzzi Splot, many of them appeared to come to unrealized ends, as if they had simply been thrown in for no reason. The cast in Durarara!!, however, seemed to all serve a greater purpose that just felt more cohesive and relevant.
I understand that the plot of Baccano! is set in the era of prohibition and that the modern era that Durarara!! is staged in is more relevant to life today, but that's not what I mean. The characters in Durarara!! had a much more cohesive feeling and felt like family, where as in Baccano! some of them are so deranged that it was hard to relate.
The plot in Baccano! is a fantastic mystery aboard the rail train, the Flying Pussyfoot, and I am not saying that the story is bad, but at times it becomes overly confusing. it is alost impossible to understand half of the story without looking up character bio's or reading the Manga beforehand. From the perspective of and avid anime watcher, I have to say the Durarara!! entered their characters in a much bolder way that really stood out.
I have to site The Headless Rider, Celty, and Simon Brezhnev specifically on this aspect. Celty had one of the greatest entrances around in the very first episode. It was mysterious and ominous, just the way it was intended and it instantly gives the show a very fleshed-out appearance that goes well with its suspension of disbelief. She goes beyond all badassary, as she blazes in on her dark motorcycle.
Simon Brezhnev has a great presence from the very start as a monolith in the story, as well. His authority is uniquely softened with his occasional mishap in the Japanese language, which makes him lovable, an aspect that’s hard to come by in Baccano! because almost all the immortals are too mischievous.
It is also important to note that Baccano! only has one exclamation point, were as Durarara!! has two.