Nogizaka Haruka II begins

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu II

Yay, more Noto-sama/Nogizaka-sama! This show is pretty much a guilty indulgence for me since it’s unabashedly a Noto-sama otaku-attracting vehicle, but whatever the heck eh? No need to justify so much to others if you really like it.

Well, despite that, I’m not mindlessly in love with the show either. For one thing, CENSORSHIP FAIL is fail.

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu II

Funny to see Mika getting the reverse end of the sekuhara though.

Also, I lol’ed at that in-universe Lacrosse anime where the heroine’s played by Noto-sama as well and Yuto comments on how similar the seiyuu sounds like Haruka, Oh geez, what’s with all the meta-jokes this season?

Liked: For Noto-sama
Watching: For Noto-sama.

14 Comments

  1. bgsm Said,

    October 6, 2009 @ 7:43 pm

    Yay, the new season is out!
    All for Noto-sama! =w=

    .. It’s too foggy in the second pic. Tch.

  2. Dara Said,

    October 6, 2009 @ 8:50 pm

    Fog? Where is there fog? I don´t see anything.

  3. Metalsnakezero Said,

    October 6, 2009 @ 10:29 pm

    CENSORSHIP does fail but I’ll still keep watching as long as our favorite anime couple are still around.

  4. suguru Said,

    October 6, 2009 @ 10:31 pm

    Yeah, they went a little overboard on the Censor Fog, but I guess they’ve got to sell BDs/DVDs…seems like a waste of an onsen episode when you can’t see anything, but still good to see the cast back in action. Can’t believe the other guys who went with Yuuto didn’t try peeping Fumoffu-style…

  5. Novice Said,

    October 6, 2009 @ 10:53 pm

    Ya the censorship was a fail

    Just don’t get it with this season most of the anime is all crunchyroll

    oh well just have to wait for a decent group to release

  6. Honoo Said,

    October 7, 2009 @ 12:58 am

    http://kurogane.animeblogger.net/image/fall09/nogizaka2_01_01.jpg

    Do not resist, Haruto! My scopes are on you! Just one bullet to make your head explode if you resist!!!

  7. Honoo Said,

    October 7, 2009 @ 1:05 am

    err, screw that. I mean, Yuuto. Screwed up names again.

  8. Phazeshift Said,

    October 7, 2009 @ 5:47 am

    Try raws from MX, the censorship isnt as bad as this :D

  9. kabuto5889 Said,

    October 7, 2009 @ 7:47 am

    Kurogane, you do realize that this could be a ploy to get people to buy DVDs? They tried that with Strike Witches, Negima!?, Rosario+Vampire, etc. The DVDs did away with the “illuminated bodies” (of Negima!?), the “censor-bats” (made infamous in Rosario+Vampire), “regional physics” (of which the TV run of Strike Witches is notorious for) and whatnot. Even TV-MX’s run is still censored in a few places (though with less steam), so it may end up fully uncut on DVDs (just PROBABLY).

    By the way, besides the main cast (led, of course, by the sweet Mamiko Noto who now also does Haruna, the main character of “Lacrosse” (the show within the show) AND as herself), 2 new famous seiyuu finally made their way into the anime – Eri Kitamura (Toradora’s Ami) as Ryoko Sawamura, Mika’s green-haired lesbian(?) friend (y’know, the one in the second picture apparently “skinshipping” Mika. And oh – Rie Kugimiya (yes, the tsundere princess!) does 2 roles – primarily Touka Tennouji (the spoiled, probably tsundere-ish heiress of a family that rivals the Nogizakas in power), and to a lesser extent (but first in appearance), Alistia Rein (Haruka’s mostly speechless loli bodyguard).

  10. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    October 7, 2009 @ 7:55 am

    It’s not so much as a ploy as CrunchyRoll trying to be ‘family-friendly’ I guess since I watched the HorrribleSubs version. And obviously I know it’s a DVD-selling ploy, but it doesn’t really change the fact that it’s annoying and fail. There’s much more better ways to censor everything apart from literally dousing the frames with white tones.

  11. kabuto5889 Said,

    October 7, 2009 @ 7:58 am

    Correction:
    Ryoko is actually one of Shiina’s two “lackeys” (the other being Mai Asahina [voiced by Aki Toyosaki - K'ON!'s Yui Hirasawa], a gentle-mannered meganekko)

  12. Silver Said,

    October 7, 2009 @ 1:44 pm

    @ kabuto5889

    Naw, it’s just some site is being stupid. Some of the other site does not have the censorship.

  13. Yi Said,

    October 7, 2009 @ 3:06 pm

    Hm… what’s with the steam and over censor…

  14. Epi Said,

    October 7, 2009 @ 4:21 pm

    Yeah I agree this was the most obvious censorship in a while. Oh to the days when Gurren Lagann episode 6 did things correctly. It was so blatant in this episode it wasn’t even funny (with the diagonal fog and all). Oh well, at least I still like this show!

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