Anime, Figures & Manga
Posted by meronpan on October 26, 2008
Some ramblings on… anime, figures and manga ^_^
Lately it feels like the only front I’m making any progress in is anime. As posted previously I recently got through Code Geass (Which I again highly recommend if you haven’t gotten around to it. I’d say watch the first 3 episodes to get a good feel for things. I’ll let ya skip this one if you’re not hooked by then :P)
Almost finished with 恋姫†無双 (koihime musou)… love the characters and the ED but the plot hasn’t really grabbed me that much. …Though I guess I didn’t really expect much from an eroge turned anime (not that that’s a bad thing… but I didn’t get the awesome plot vibe from this one ^^;)
Completed 乃木坂春香の秘密 (nogizaka haruka’s secret)… was a nice chaser for Code Geass ^^;
Good stuff, though mami-chan alone is often enough to keep my attention for a series ^^; If you’re looking for a light hearted otaku-themed romantic comedy, you’re looking at a winner!
Not bad, although I think I’m still coming off the Geass high and any series that doesn’t have … mmm so as to not spoil anything I’ll just say… such epic content… seems tame by comparison ^^; Be that as it may, liked it enough to preorder ^^;
Also started and got midway through アイドルマスター XENOGLOSSIA (idol master xenoglossia). Also feels kind of flat but again I’m not sure if it’s just relative to Geass or what ^^; Feels like I’d be enjoying a bit more if I’d have played the game…
The mechs (errr “IDOLs” … ^^;;) are kinda weird and so far whenever they try to turn up the drama I’m just not really feeling it. Something about using them to blast meteors out of the sky before they hit the earth, the mechs having feelings, bla bla… I am getting a strange evangelion vibe thou ^^;
Aside from that… I’m trying to stay current with the fall season:
とある魔術の禁書目 (to aru majyutsu no index)
Really enjoying this one so far. Index is great. Mikoto is great. Kaori… well, I think I’m right about to watch the episode where we see her actually do something. Katana/nodachi wielding, long hair, great outfit (^^;)… gave in and preordered the kotobukiya version ^^;
夜桜四重奏 〜ヨザクラカルテット〜 (yozakura quartet)
Not bad I guess. Not rocking my socks off, but I’ll probably see it through. Something about a monster city and a group that works to protect it from the monsters that don’t play nice.
ロザリオとバンパイア CAPU2 (rosario & vampire capu2)
As mentioned in my previous post the censoring is absolutely horrid. Be that as it may, I’m still watching to get my fill of moka, kurumu and mizore.
ケメコデラックス! (kemeko deluxe!)
Been enjoying this one a lot too. Picked up vol 1 of the manga, the nendoroid and M.M. ^^;; Something about Love Hina being one of the first manga I read… the osananajimi (childhood friend) theme is often a winner for me.
Continues to deliver. <3 nagi ^_^
地獄少女 三鼎 (jigoku shoujo mitsuganae)
I love ai, but wished they would move away from the monster of the week sort of style. There is the question of how ai has come back… hoping they move on that issue more rather than saving all the plot for the last 6 episodes.
kugimiya-san has such a distinctive presence, the show feels like shana – flamehaze + suzu… I love it. Keep forgetting to look for/order the light novel…
torako + tatsuki crack me up. At this point I’d prolly rank it under minamike or toradora but so far still worth a spot on my watch list.
あかね色に染まる坂 (akane iro ni somaru saka)
Now here’s an eroge turned anime that’s got my attention. I guess that’s to be expected from a series that successfully pulled off the superfecta (game/anime/manga/light novel) ^_^
In addition to all the characters, we’ve got kugimiya-san in the mix for extra win ^_^
今日の５の２ (Today, in Class 5-2)
Watchable I guess? That first episode was so bad though it’s hard to motivate myself to watch the new episodes ^^;
This one’s looking promising… main character’s sense of reality seems to be messed up or being messed with… kawaii cast, as per its eroge roots… definitely following this one.
…phew. No wonder I’ve felt so “busy” lately ^^; Since my class is near Japan Town I’ve been heading to kinokuniya every week…
on to Manga!
From my last visit, picked up to aru majutsu no index, kemeko deluxe, hyakko & code geass: nightmare of nunnally.
Been reading kannagi lately, vol 2 as pictured above.
Nagi cracks me up. Also love the art. The anime is pretty faithful to the style, but the manga still has an edge over it.
Also from the above pic, shikabane hime and nichijyou… we’ll see how those go.
More from my queue, decided to try out the tetsuwan birdy manga since I enjoyed the anime so much. If you haven’t read yotsubato!, you’re missing out! yotsuba absolutely wonderful! The epitome of the 平凡は日常 (ordinary, everyday life) sort of content. As it proclaims, “enjoy everything.” ^_^
Unlike other series that resort to adding lame new characters to the mix to keep things alive, yotsuba has a solid, lovable cast, and to boot, I get to learn about all sorts of everyday cultural things. Surprised it hasn’t turned anime yet.
The lucky star manga lets me keep getting my fill now that we’re out of both anime and ovas ^^;
To wrap things up, I just went on a figure purchasing rampage…
Placed a lot of orders, although lots of these were reorders after Kid Nemo bailed on me. Finally a good word for them though – hallelujah they billed me for Vita and haruka! Of all my orders with them, I worry about the Alter ones the most.
As mentioned above, hime, kaori, kemeko and M.M I added after watching the respective anime ^^; Same for lulu, figured he’d make a good addition for reviews ^^;
My Alter obsession continues so Louise and senhime were shoe-ins. Dunno why but I decided to pick up hiyori of chu x chu idol. Another Blood has been eating away at my defenses after seeing so many great reviews, finally caved.
Finally we have the FREEing ryoko and figma kagami… ryoko i just couldn’t resist any longer and she happened to come in stock at hobby search. Kagami has been a favorite of mine for awhile so it was high time I got some sort of figure of her.