Monday, December 31, 2012

Current anime episodes comments - Kamisama Hajimemashita

Kamisama Hajimemashita

Episode 13 Final

The end is here. Wish this one had more episodes.
I really like how it combined romance, comedy and innocence.
Tomoe was very bothered by her leaving. It brought back painful things.
Him not giving up was nice and kinda sweet.
Nanami on the other hand was totally down, until he got back to her senses.
Nanami vs Earth Spider & miasma! That was nice to watch.
The fall festival was a great success! That tsundere fox was really something.
The ending was perfect!! Like finally!
I'd love if it had another season!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Current anime episodes coments - Bakuman 3

Bakuman 3

Episode 13

PCP's got bad exposure 'cause of that copycat crime.
Even though it's continuing those two still felt bad.
Looks like Takagi was impacted by the incident.
Nakai snapped again... It was embarrassing.
When Hiramaru joined the stupidity it kinda went crazy.
Aoki sure is a popular girl.
Takagi's doubts and worries tanked PCP's rankings.
I'm glad they managed to work it out with a great idea for PCP!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Current anime episodes comments - Junjou Romantica, Next A-Class, Mahou Tsukai Jijii, Sukitte In Na Yo

Junjou Romantica

OVA 2012

It certainly brought back memories ^-^
I keep wishing there were more episodes..
This OVA was really fun to watch.
It's nice they mixed in a few different stories.

Next A-Class

Web Episode

This was a short, but interesting one.
The noodle soup stand chase was really fun.
It was a nice commercial for the new A-Class Mercedes.
Well, I guess that's why they made it.

Mahou Tsukai Jijii

Web Episode

Another short one.
This one was more kids oriented.
A yearning for childhood past.
It was nice.

Sukitte Ii Na Yo

Episode 13 Final

Nagi sure complicated things again.
Her little outburst really made a mess of things.
Jealousy and misunderstanding seem to go hand in hand.
Mei needs to be a little more courageous.
Lots of misunderstandings and insecurities in this episode.
This ending didn't feel like an ending at all.
I was kinda expecting more romance and sweetness.
To be completely honest, this final episode was disappointing.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Current anime episodes comments - K, Jormungand 2, Medaka Box Abnormal, Code: Breaker


Episode 13 Final

Finally, the end is here.
This anime looked very promising with their powers and conflicts.
It's sad that it turned out mediocre with the accents on wrong things.
Final episode was somewhat interesting with nice action scenes.
Still... it's a shame we didn't have many of those instead of endless dialogues.

Jormungand 2

Episode 12 Final

Jormungand Perfect Order ended.
Jonah missing Koko, him working for Kasper...
Things didn't go according to plan, just got delayed for a while.
Jonah quitting on Kasper was half surprising..
This final episode was rather flat and uneventful.
Well, at least Jonah found his way back to Koko.
Looks like we'll see the fruits of Koko's labor in the next season if their will be one.

Medaka Box Abnormal

Episode 12 Final

Very weird final episode.
Nothing to do with are main characters.
Felt like watching a different, yet similar anime.
Kumagawa and Saki vs Fude.
They demonstrated some very interesting powers.

Code: Breaker

Episode 12

Hitomi's side vs code:breakers.
Those bombs were an act of a desperate man wanting to be heard.
It was amazing watching Hitomi be all cool and collected.
Hitomi did have a point. All of them were on the wrong side.
Looks like Heike was a double agent after all.
Hitomi vs Ogami, Heike, Yuki and Oji was very impressive!
Toki and the Prime minister situation was interesting as well.
Can't wait to see the next episode!

Music Time! - This weeks' Asian pop charts


1. Nogizaka46: Seifuku no Mannequin

2. CNBLUE: Robot

3. Berryz Kobo: WANT!

4. Dir en Grey: Rinkaku

5. AKB48: Eien Pressure
6. GReeeeN: Yuki no Ne

7. GACKT: WHITE LOVERS -Shiawase na Toki-

8. DEEP: Yokaze

10. Aki Toyosaki: Orion to Spangle

11. Supercell: Giniro Hikousen

14. NICO Touches The Walls: Yume Ichi Go


Nothing new this week.

1. Lee Seung Gi: Return
2. Jelly Christmas 2012: Because It's Christmas
3. Zia: One Year
4. Noel: Things that I could not say
5. Kim Bum Soo: White Winter feat. Lena Park


Nothing new this week.

1. Yen-j: Temporary Boyfriend
2. Toffe: Duan
3. Wanting Qu: You Exist In My Song
4. Cyndi Wang: Bian Cheng Mo Sheng Ren
5. Yen-j: Wu Zai Chang Zheng Ming

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Anime Movies - .hack//Sekai no Mukou ni

A story about Sora and "The World". It was a pretty much easy going movie with some funny situations and typical school life stuff. That was it until she got herself convinced to join the most popular game everyone was playing, including her technophobic grandpa. "The World" itself was really cool looking and I kept wishing we had the technology to play games like that.
The first encounter with the game was pretty memorable for Sora because she experienced something no one else ever has playing this game. Any normal person would be scared off by the events she witnessed, but not her. Seems like everything started when she got the male avatar.. Well, at least he school life experience was fulfilled with playing the game with her friends. It brought them all closer together.
It was amazing how problems in the game affected the real world as well. While things were falling apart in the game, the reality was suffering from the consequences. It all seemed like some kind of a self-sustaining virus. The final battle with the disintegration of the system was really interesting to watch. I guess all is well that ends well. This was a really nice .hack// movie, a bit unusual because of the animation, but in the end it contributed to a better visual representation of "The World". Don't miss this one!

Genres: action, fantasy, science fiction
Themes: online computer gaming

Although all her high school friends are playing "The World", an online role playing game, Sora Yuki is reluctant due to her grandfather who seems to be avert to technology. Things change once she finds out that he secretly started playing this game. Now with no restrictions and with the help of her friends, she timidly enters the game and is thoroughly impressed by it. While still learning the basics of how to play, she witnesses an odd event: a mysterious girl being attacked by a smoke-like entity. The girl has no problem in avoiding its charges, but while doing it she approaches Sora and gives her a strange small cube that enters her online body. From then on, news start to appear that some players are losing consciousness while playing "The World".

Director: Hiroshi Matsuyama
Screenplay: Kazunori Ito
Music: Chikayo Fukuda
Distributor: Asmik-Ace Entertainment
Duration: 110 min
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan

Monday, December 24, 2012

Current anime episodes comments - Magi, Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun


Episode 12

King marrying princess of the Lou empire.
People of Balbadd turned into slaves for sale.
At this point things look very very bad.
Alibaba really needs Aladdin to hold his hand a lot.
King's thirst for power and money is making him blind.
Alibaba as the next king... I just don't see it yet.
Kassim's way of thinking will only bring more trouble.
At least Alibaba finally got a wake up call.

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Episode 13 Final

Haru frantically looking for someone.
He also dropped a whole bunch of things around.
That was a great way to unintentionally get people together.
So he was looking for a glowing bug...
This was a kinda weird and out of place episode.
A very unusual final episode that totally didn't give a feeling it was final episode.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Current anime episodes comments - One Piece, Space Brothers, Hunter x Hunter, Bakuman 3, Jormungand 2, Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse, Hiiro no Kakera 2

One Piece

Episode 578

The battle against Neo Navy continues.
Luffy vs Shuzo.
That was interesting to watch.
The guy was crazy strong!
Even Luffy had a serious problem with him.
Luckily Lily stepped up and made things more interesting.
At least they finally got the chance to taste Lily's dad's cooking ^^
And off they go towards new adventures!

Hunter x Hunter

Episode 60

Kurapika left..
Mr. Battera got his hands on all the copies of Greed island.
The audition for players was interesting.
Killua passed with flying colors and so did Gon.
That was totally expected though.
I'm glad this arc is finally starting! Been waiting for this ^^

Space Brothers

Episode 38

Mutta finally an astronaut.
About time too.
We got to see a lot more of Hoshika this time.
Mutta still can't believe he made it.
Lots of flashbacks in this episode.
Nitta, Kitamura, Kenji, Serika and Mutta are the ones who passed.
Great episode.

Bakuman 3

Episode 12

Same story in the same issue.
Ashirogi vs Nanamine!
Nakai lost Nanamine even those few people he had left ^^"
He suffered total defeat.
Well, looks like he got what he deserved!
Seems like Kosugi finally got through to him.
If Nanamine continues writing his own manga he might still have a chance.
So someone started doing real crimes by copying Ashirogi's manga. That's bad.

Jormungand 2

Episode 11

With this Koko became the most powerful person in the world.
I was surprised Jonah was the only one who tried to stop her.
He was definitely the most bothered by it all.
Interesting how Kasper picked him up just at the right time.
Interesting episode.

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse

Episode 25 Final 

Very interesting final episode.
Lots of tension and abundance of action.
I felt sorry for Inia and Cryska.
Takamura leaving, Yuuya feeling down..
I still can't decide if this anime was about fighting Beta or personal dramas.

Hiiro no Kakera 2

Episode 13 Final

Looks like Drei used all of them to gain power for himself.
Lots of dialogue this time as well.
At least they explained a whole bunch of stuff.
The fights scenes were really nice to watch.
Tamaki resolved the Onikirimaru thing once and for all.
Now everyone can live their lives normally.
Nice final episode.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

K-pop group - C-Clown

C-Clown (short for Crown Clown)is a South Korean boy band under Yedang Entertainment. It has six members: Rome, Si-woo, Ray, Kang Jun, T.K., and Maru. The members of C-Clown are here to impress us with their top-notch music and performances. Like their name suggests, the group is determined to become ‘king’ of the K-pop scene and achieve their‘crown’.
C-Clown released their debut mini-album Not Alone with the lead single being "Solo" on July 18, 2012. Their debut performance was the following day on Mnet music television program M! Countdown. On November 15 of the same year, C-Clown released their second mini-album Young Love. Their second single was "Far Away... Young Love", with which the group showed more mature visuals and music style than their previous single. Rado, Kim Tae-ju, and Beast's Yong Jun-hyung participated in the album's production.


Birth Name : Yu Barom
Stage Name : Rome
Birthday : September 06, 1990
Height : 174 cm
Weight : 60kg
Blood Type : A
Position : Leader, Rapper

Birth Name : Kim Tae Min
Stage Name : Siwoo
Birthday : May 05, 1993
Height : 177 cm
Weight : 62kg
Blood Type : O
Position : Vocal

Birth Name : Kim Hyun Il
Stage Name : Ray
Birthday : April 19, 1994
Height : 176 cm
Weight : 62kg
Blood Type : O
Position : Vocal

Birth Name : Kang Jun
Stage Name : Kang Jun
Birthday : April 21, 1994
Height : 173 cm
Weight : 62kg
Blood Type : A
Position : Main Vocal

Birth Name : Lee MinWoo
Stage Name : T. K.
Birthday : December 20, 1995
Height : 178 cm
Weight : 55kg
Blood Type : A
Position : Rapper

Birth Name : Lee Jae Jun
Stage Name : Maru
Birthday : September 25, 1997
Height : 175 cm
Weight : 56kg
Blood Type : A
Position : Rapper, Maknae

Mini Albums

1. Not Alone -> July 19, 2012

2. Young Love -> November 15, 2012

Promotional Singles

1. Solo

2. Far Away... Young Love

Current anime episodes comments - Fairy Tail, Shinsekai Yori, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Sukitte Ii Na Yo, Sword Art Online

Fairy Tail

Episode 162

The battle continues..
Raven Tail is speeding towards victory.
I still don't get why they want Wendy and Charla so bad.
What's so special about them?
Looks like they were after Lucy. Damn that Raven Tail.
Elfman vs Bacchus!
That was kinda pathetic at first.
The lizardman form was pretty cool.
Seems like Fairy Tail is the weakest of them all.
At this rate they don't stand a chance..

Shinsekai Yori

Episode 13

Following trails in the snow..
All that's left of Mamoru were his sled.
Luckily a queerat saved him.
So he ran 'cause they wanted to kill him too.
Damn, they seem to be offing kids a lot lately.
Things are getting more complicated.
Not much is know and the mystery continues.

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

Episode 12

Looks like Jojo got popular with the German army.
Well, at least he found out Speedwagon was alive.
So the pillar man was revived with a new name - Santana.
He sure had the Germans scared and surprised at the same time.
Some things are just not to be messed with.
Wonder how Jojo's gonna take him on. Can't wait to see that showdown.

Sukitte Ii Na Yo

Episode 12

Yamato dumped Nagi on Mei to check up on Megu.
Megumi having a crisis..
That girl has some issues to deal with.
Everything she's done up to now has come back to bite her on the ass.
Looks like that was enough to wake her up and take control of her life.
The summer festival part was nice.
The Mei in yukata and Yamato's reaction were totally cute.

Sword Art Online

Episode 25 Final

Kirito vs Sugou in the real world.
That was just awesome, but also kinda disturbing.
Asuna and Kirito reunion was really sweet.
It's the thing we've all been waiting for all this time... ^^
So life went back to normal.
It was nice watching those two enjoy everyday life.
So they never gave up on playing again, that's cool.
Really, really nice final episode!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Current anime episodes comments - BTOOOM!, Robotics;Notes, Medaka Box Abnormal


Episode 12 Final

Taira having a crisis..
Looks like everything that happened flipped a mental switch.
Never thought he would turn on them..
Lots of flashbacks in this episode.
In the end the one getting hurt the most was himself.
Himiko was having a self-sacrifice moment.
It was nice, but useless 'cause Sakamoto would never leave her.
Pretty sweet ending ^^


Episode 11

Kona sure has a vivid imagination.
So Kai spilled the Kimijima report to Kona.
When it came to field work, she wasn't very into that lol
At least those two managed to find the truth behind cheaters.
Kimijima Report No.3 revealed with interesting but mysterious facts.
Seems like everything is connected in some way and it's not good.

Medaka Box Abnormal

Episode 11

Naze showing a gentle and fragile side was surprising.
The story about Oudo was interesting.
That guy really is something else.
Seems like this time he went too far.
Medaka on the other hand was the monster to put him down.
She's totally collecting abnormals  LOL

Music Time! - This weeks' Asian pop charts



2. AKB48: Eien Pressure
3. SHINee: 1000-nen, Zutto Soba

4. Lead: Still

5. U-KISS: Distance

8. Erina Mano: NEXT MY SELF

11. 9nine: White Wishes

12. Orange Caramel: LIPSTICK (Japanese ver.)

19. BIGMAMA: Jeffrey Campbell no Skate Shoes de

21. DaizyStripper: Tokyo Horizon -Day Day-

30. moumoon: DREAMER DREAMER


1. Lee Seung Gi: Return
2. Jelly Christmas 2012: Because It's Christmas
3. Zia: One Year

4. Noel: Things that I could not say
5. Kim Bum Soo: White Winter feat. Lena Park
23. Secret: Talk That


1. Yen-j: Temporary Boyfriend
2. Toffe: Duan
3. Wanting Qu: You Exist In My Song
4. Cyndi Wang: Bian Cheng Mo Sheng Ren
5. Yen-j: Wu Zai Chang Zheng Ming
7. Jay Chou: Ming Ming Jiu

14. Jay Chou: Hong Chen Ke Zhan

24. Claire Kuo: Keep Loving

28. Bai An: Shi Shen Me Rang Wo Yu Jian Zhe Yang De Ni

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Current anime episodes comments - Naruto Shippuuden, Psycho-Pass, Zetsuen no Tempest, K

Naruto Shippuuden

Episode 294

So Naruto became a part of yet another evil plan.
Kakashi and the others came at a perfect time.
At least this time Naruto was winning against kyuubi chakra.
That sound collecting Disonasu creep and his tower of doom were somewhat interesting.


Episode 11

The fox hunt continues..
That gun that enforcers have really is something amazing!
Kogami is the best and that's a fact.
Makishima is no quitter, he's just a psycho with a plan.
I was surprised his crime coefficient was low.
Akane was powerless and the Dominator was junk.
It's impossible, Makishima has an inborn ability to fool Sybil system.

Zetsuen no Tempest

Episode 12

Lots of dialogue in this episode as well.
They all keep standing in the same place and discussing things.
So Samon crumbled against the duo's logic.
Seems like Mahiro will never find the real culprit..
At least Hakaze is now back and things are rolling forward.
Very interesting episode!


Episode 12

Red and blue still at it.
The body swapping thing was interesting.
Finally some new and revealing info!
That Colorless king really has an interesting power.
Looks like he's not the only one with power.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Current anime episodes comments - Code:Breaker, Kamisama Hajimemashita

Code: Breaker

Episode 11

Things are going out of control.
A lot has changed when compared to their younger days.
Difference in power between Ogami and Hitomi was very obvious.
Well, Hitomi's heart was in the right place, but his methods were wrong.
Toki vs Heike. That was a pretty cool fight.
Very interesting episode.

Kamisama Hajimemashita

Episode 12

Nanami was really down about the rumors about the shrine.
Making the shrine more popular project was a good idea.
She really was trying to make it work.
Tomoe was against it right from the start.
Kurama pretty much had all the best ideas.
Tomoe was totally not amused by that fact ^^"
Watching their preparations was kinda LOL
That final test was really taking its toll on Nanami.
It truly came at the worst possible timing.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Current anime episodes comments - Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, Tasogare Otome x Amnesia

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Episode 12

Sasayan & Natsume would make nice couple ^^
Shizuku promising Haru a picknick was kinda sweet.
Well, at least he's easy to please..
The New Year out in the open was interesting.
It was kinda fun as well ^^
This was totally a holiday episode.

Tasogare Otome x Amnesia

Episode 13 (Special)

This was a fun episode/special.
It was nice watching them run around solving mysteries again.
I kinda missed Yuuko, Niiya and the others.
Bath time was nice and relaxing ^^ and funny too.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Current anime episodes comments - Bakuman 3

Bakuman 3

Episode 11

Nakai working for Nanamine.
That's exactly why he wanted Nakai, just to make sure he beats Aoki.
Even Nakai stumbled upon Nanamine's secret...
I was right, Nanamine's ship was sinking steadily.
He does have the talent, but his method was wrong.
Nanamine has totally and completely lost it.

Japan Shopping - Uta no Prince Otoya Ittoki coaster keychain

Today a package arrived from Japan. It was a really big envelope. Surprisingly it took only 12 days in total for it to arrive. It's actually a pleasant surprise considering the holidays always delay arrival of SAL mail. I was browsing the AmiAmi website the other day and found some really good deals so I decided to follow it more closely and ended up ordering some anime stuff. It's mostly Uta no Prince collectibles, just the useful ones though. This order was just the Uta no Prince Otoya Ittoki coaster shaped rubber keychain made by Broccoli. I was lucky to grab the very last one for only 200 yen, a total bargain! I plan to remove the ball chain part and use it as a coaster :)
It's really cute and looks way better in person than in the pictures. Also, it's rather big 90mm in diameter and 4mm thick. The details on it are amazing and the more I look at it the more I feel sorry for using it as a coaster... Another great item for a great price! More to come soon :)