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Hanasaku Iroha 18

Hanasaku Iroha

Nako’s time to shine! Or more like her fretting about her inability to talk normally to people she doesn’t know very well, wastefully spending her wages on clothes then have weird-ass imaginations of herself as the Little Mermaid.

Well, it was a good soul-searching episodes, but seriously I think Nako’s quite fine as she is now. Also, it doesn’t seem like she knows how to control her jabs well either… as poor Ohana and Ren-san (painfully) find out. Not to mention it slips out her mouth way before she manages to filter it. I guess it’s probably better she can’t quite talk to strangers well… she’d probably be fired if she did even 10% of what she did to Ohana-chan this week to the customers, lolol.

Still… she really has a wild imagination doesn’t she?

Hanasaku Iroha

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Also, credit has to be given at Yuina’s attempts to make them more like normal girls. Though I can’t quite say that for herself either!

Anyways, next week is the school festival episode. Back to focusing on Ohana-chan after a long while, I hope. She really is the soul of the show after all.

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The iDOLM@STER 04

iDOLM@STER

DURIANS? IN MY FUCKING IDOLMASTER? WHY CAN’T I HOLD ALL THIS WHY’S.JPG

Frankly, this episode wasn’t really hitting it for me either, but at least it’s not as retarded as last week’s. Barely passable, considering the surprise focus on Chihaya… and the durians, but it was really Takane that stole the show this week for me.

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She really reminds me of a super-aloof version of Sheryl. Doesn’t help they sound almost the same. I’m seriously wondering if it’s not the same seiyuu at times.

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Mawaru Penguindrum 04

Hurr…. I don’t know what’s more ridiculous this episode. Ringo’s daydreams? Noto’s character singing? #1 trying to look up every girl’s skirt? The fucking skunk?

Whichever it is though, Noto’s character…

Mawaru Penguindrum

… is surprisingly tough nut to crack. Ringo’s not gonna have it easy eh?

Also, Kanba’s quite the heartbreaker isn’t he?

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Ikoku Meiro no Croisée 04

Ikoku Meiro no Croisée

Alice finally introduced proper. She’s a pretty good foil for Yune’s character. Aoi Yuuki sure sounds like she’s having real fun playing her, for one. She’s really pulling out the “fangirls squealing” mode of voice to the max as Alice. And yes, I would want to bring Yune back home too! (Suddenly I wonder what would happen in a Croisée x Higurashi crossover with Alice and Rena and Yune…)

Also, a pouting Yune is fine too!

Ikoku Meiro no Croisée

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Madoka BD Vol. 4

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

… and now, I have collectively spent almost RM 1,000 (~340USD) on an anime series. Tohohohoho.

Anyways, as a proud owner of a PS3, I can immediately watch it and oh wow, SHAFT really redrew quite a bit for both episodes 7 and 8. Some of the scenes were even quite okay in the TV series but SHAFT just redrew them from a proper angle. Some of the really noticeable ones included;

from episode 7: Homura talking to Madoka on the school rooftop, the fight with Elsa Maria also added more blood for extra brutality effect.
from episode 8: the fountain in the park scene where Kyubey almost got Madoka to contract with him, honeycomb-ed Kyubey turning black, the scene with Kyouko trying to comfort Sayaka but instead sees her Witch transformation.

Weirdly enough, some of the “meduka”-quality scenes were left untouched. I wonder why….

The OST isn’t as memorable as the first one for me though, seems like they put in all the grim and sad tracks in to this volume.

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Negima! 333

Negima!

Looks like the baddies are getting very desperate now.

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Steins;Gate 17

Steins;Gate

… d’aaaaaw Kurisu :(

Okay, this was a confusing episode. Suddenly the focused shifted to Feyris, and then she suddenly is able to recall back the memories from the original timeline after Kyouma tells her about it? Wait, I thought he was the only one who could do it. Anyways, it wasn’t really one of the good episodes of the series.

Still, at least we know that he’s gotta undo all the previous D-Mails he’d sent, but I sure hope it isn’t as confusing as the way he did it. And btw, I just don’t know why he can’t jump straight back to before the first D-Mail was sent and stop that. Hurr, time-travelling is always full of mindfuckery like this.

Also, the lighting really should be better. All the grimdark is seriously pissing me off.

P.S. Kinda wish we get to see Barrel Titor in the anime after seeing his art, but I highly suspect we won’t. Nevertheless Suzuha’s mom is pretty hawt.

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Sacred Seven 04

Sacred Seven

Were you moe-moe for Ruri’s moe-moe?

Wow, seriously what was the production team up to this week? If I didn’t know better, I would say they were all high on the energy drink that Ruri was drinking in copious amounts (before finding out it was an aphrodisiac) while they were making this week’s episode. OH WAIT I DON’T ACTUALLY KNOW BETTER SO THEY MIGHT ALL BE REALLY HIGH AFTER ALL.

Well, I can’t deny it did provide a hella lot of chuckles though, but I must say, Aroduc’s proclamation of Arma as a Gary Stu protagonist might have quite the merit after this week’s episode….

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YuruYuri 04

Yuruyuri

At the rate Chitose’s going, she’s not gonna live past high school.

Too bad we didn’t get to see dere moments between Himawari and Sakurako this week.

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Hanasaku Iroha 17

Hanasaku Iroha

This was my face too the whole time I was watching this.

I’m feeling an equal measure of disappointment and relief after watching this episode. Disappointment from how pointless this last two weeks of Hanasaku were, and relief that it’s finally over for now.

I seriously wonder what the writers were thinking when they decided to spend two weeks on a forgettable side character with the personality of a stick and the presence of a whipped slave boy. I think they were trying to show his character growth, although it ironically made me hate him more than before. Don’t even get me started about his reverse-weaboo crush too.

Okay, enough about this. Let’s all just forget about the past two weeks and look forward to finally getting Nakocchi’s arc. I just hope it’s actually a little bit dramatic this time around…. the show really has been losing it’s touch after the first cour ended. Sigh, this is why I am always worried when I watch two-cour original series’.

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