summer 2015, fin~ [part 1]

I KNOW, I KNOW. I’M BEHIND. Blame the problem sets and midterms. #studentlife

Commence! The end of the summer. In episode reaction form.

[092615 2:40PM] Akagami no Shirayukihime

EP 11: GAHHH THEY’RE SO CUTE. ZEN CONFESSING IS SO CUTE. SHIRAYUKI CONFESSING IS SO CUTE. MITSUHIDE AND KIKI AND OBI KNOWING EVERYTHING THAT’S GOING ON AND WRYLY SMILING IN THE BACKGROUND – is the best, seriously. Ahhhh, Zen and Shirayuki. Finally. Like, it took 11 episodes for them to finally get at what we all knew was coming. But I’m still confused about Obi. Like…does he like Shirayuki? He wanted to grab at her hand…but he’s totally helping Zen and Shirayuki too…and…he’s confusing D: But I really love how Zen was the one who was totally calm and confident in his confession. He knows his feelings for her. Whereas Shirayuki was kinda unsure and shy and fuanfuan~ (Did I romanize that correctly? x.x) It’s interesting because, this entire series, Zen has been the one looking up to Shirayuki for her strength and confidence.

Ahh, what emotions will do to girls.

Also, I swear, Mitsuhide is more excited than Zen and Shirayuki are.

EP 12: Mitsuhide is definitely more excited than Zen and Shirayuki are. Mitsuhide x Zen OTP. They’re like kid brothers >O< And then…Kiki‘s like…the much older, way more mature sister. Obi…a cousin? I love his deep and menacing voice, ermerger, Pikorinnn~~~ SO CUTE HOW IMPORTANT HER HAIR AND THE KISS ON THE BACK OF HER HAND IS WUT. AND THEN PULLING THE MASK OUT BCUS IN TROUBLE WITH MITSUHIDE. Gold.

I’m going to miss this series so much. It was so…perfect. So perfect. Serious, light-hearted, emotional, heart-warming, introspective…ahhhh. And it helps that the character designs are all so. beautiful. Izana is glorioussss~~ And Zen is wow such teenage heartthrob. Mitsuhide, such onii-chan chara.

AH. THANK YOU, COMMENTS SECTION. APPARENTLY THERE’S AN OVA SET FOR RELEASE 01/15/16 AND A SECOND SEASON SET TO RELEASE IN THE WINTER SEASON. YAAAASSSSSSSSS, BLESS THE PRODUCTION GODS.

[092615 3:37PM] Overlord

As usual, I’m barely hanging on to what’s going on in the story. Which plot is going where. Why are there so many characters. I still haven’t gotten all the guardians and Pleiades straight. Do I have to read the manga to learn why Momonga’s character person thing got stuck in Yggdrasil.

One more episode to go. Summer season’s not quite done yet.

[092615 5:10PM] Sore ga Seiyuu!

After all this time…I still can’t figure out how old Ichigo and Futaba are -.-;; Seriously. Ichigo could be in middle school along with Rin, and Futaba in high school. But Futaba finished college, right? And I think Ichigo…I don’t know about Ichigo

I really love these IRL seiyuu cameos tho :3 They great. Seeing Horie Yui was so funny xD Because wow such disheveled. BUT SUCH PRINCESS TRANSFORMATION >O<

Again, one more episode TT n TT CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FIRST LIVE, GIRLS!

[092615 6:00PM] Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Senyaku

As usual, I DONT HAVE THE SLIGHTEST IDEA AS TO WHAT’S HAPPENING. Okay, that’s a lie. I have a slight idea. But that’s about it :/ Everything’s so confusing. Everyone’s crazy and insane ._. I’m becoming insane watching this.

But I have found something rather interesting. I figured out pretty early that Kouran was inspired by China. And I guess D’natia would be Europe. But, my Anilinkz subs put the pinyin names for the Kouran things. I thought that was really cool.

Errr, I lurvvv Meryl and her motherly scolding and love for Sweallow :3 I just really, really like Sweallow >~< And Lou and her Lord are even crazier than the plot, lulz, I don’t even know.

This anime is so messed up.

Sigh, it’s over. Sigh of relief…of sorts. I still have no idea what happened. Just…wut.

[092615 6:25PM] Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace

In contrast, I totally love this anime series. The art and animation style are so, so different. The world is loopy, but it all makes sense at the same time. Paper Bag Man showed up at such a perfect time. Hashiba’s so cute, worried about a red light after stealing a motorbike. Akechi taking action?

I think the animation is really cool and different in this. You know who’s relevant and irrelevant at their proper times in the plot. Everything is so figuratively explained. The flashbacks, side explanations, even traveling through time or places. Everything was so colorful, but it was dark at the same time. The story was so easy to understand – realistic and relatable – but it was also otherwordly, violent, bloody. What is this formula based on the chaos theory. I wonder if Dark Star will exist in our world too. Everything’s certainly messed up enough. I laughed cynically at the reporters, telling Akechi to hurry up and go while blocking his way.

From that last episode, it seems like Hashiba and Kobayashi are reflections of Namikoshi and Akechi, respectively. But with the values or ways of thinking switched around. They’re right; who’s the one that needs to wake up? The rest of the world certainly needs a few kicks in the head to solve their problems. But Namikoshi and his Twenty Faces followers have been dragged too far down into the net of the Dark Star formula, haven’t they.

But maybe it’s only such drastic measures that’ll really make change. Who knows.

On a lighter note…HASHIBA IS TOOOOTALLY IN LOVE WITH KOBAYASHI. RAINBOWS MIGHT AS WELL BE FLYING OUT OF HIS EYES, THE WAY HE LOOKS AT HIM. I’d totally help that ship sail.

[092615 7:20PM] Food Wars: Shokugeki no Souma

I had a ridiculous amount of trouble loading this video, wut. I do not understand.

Why is this anime ecchi? I do not know. BUT THE TOTAL OVER-EXAGGERATION OF HOW NOMMABLE EVERYTHING TASTES IS A WONDERFUL ADDITION, I THINK. After you get used to all the nakedness and boobage…and abs on everyone, yknow. And Isshiki and his exhibitionism…And the tsunderes all over.

How does anime food look so yummy? D: It’s just a drawing D: But they look so yummy D:

I also wonder how much research the writers and illustrators had to put into this anime. Like, holyshit, there were so many cooking terms – spice names and cooking tools and cooking techniques and cooking styles from different countries and regions and…omggggg. It was so well-rounded and finished off. I’m sure real chefs could, like, watch this and reproduce all the recipes IRL.

Season 2, pls ❤ PLEAAAAASEEEEE. LET ME SEE YUKIHIRA FLOURISH. AND BEAT NAIKIRI ERINA‘S BUTT.

[092615 7:45PM] Aoharu x Machinegun

WHY DID HE MAKE MY HEART GO DOKIDOKI.

LOLOLOLOL.

I looooove Yukimura‘s chara. He’s a wonderful, twisted addition to the wholesome on the outside, fierce on the inside Tachibana and the fierce on the outside, but innocent and wholesome on the inside Matsuoka.

BUT WHERE DID THE “I’M A GIRL” PART GO. SHE SAID SHE COULD TELL THEM. WHY DIDN’T SHE TELL THEM.

Ugh. Angers.

[092615 8:15PM] Rokka no Yuusha

Man, those last two episodes really gave me the chills. I’m a huge sucker for dramatic, drawn-out death/near-death scenes. I do not know why. Maybe I’m a freak, lol xD

But something normal that I do love is mysteries. I think I talked about it in my last post, how much I loved the locked-room mystery this turned into. Although, I do think it ended all too quickly in this episode. I totally did not see Nachetanya coming. Whoa. Wut. AND she’s a fiend? Am so confused. But throughout it all, POOR GOLDOV. HIS WHOLEHEARTED DEVOTION AND LOVE FOR NACHETANYA SHATTERED IN THAT MOMENT. And then there’s Maura. I wonder if she really feels her stupidity, lol.

My favorite is still Hans. Nyaaaaa~

(brbafkpartywheeeeeeeeeee)

[092715 5:00PM] Senhime Zesshou Symphogear GX

Yeah, I partied too hard last night.

To be honest, whenever I’ve watched this season of Symphogear, I’ve always been half-distracted. I’m not really sure why I’m watching it; mebbe it’s because I already watched the first two seasons. But I’ve been complaining that this show is too childish for me :/ Now, EP11, Dr. Vers is suddenly a good guy? Am confuse. Why is he a good guy. Why is suddenly helping them. Why did no one just give Elfnein some first-aid patching up. She’s literally bleeding her gut out. And then Hibiki‘s dad…all of a sudden such minorly heroic. And what are all these phases of Ignite Module? x.x Where’d they come from D: How do they know the names of their new moves when they use them. How can Carol possibly have a power sevenfuckingbillion times phonic gain. Like, all these things are just so ridiculous ._. More so than Yu-Gi-Oh! (But I love Yu-Gi-Oh!).

Seriously, though. Carol‘s too damn OP. And they’re, uh, gonna beat her with the power of love? (Thanks, Dr. Vers.) Of course, it all comes down to the power of love and friendship.

I’m done bashing on them.

I really love the music :3 Yay for songs!

LOL EP12 BOOB ATTACHMENT, LOL GG MARIA AND TSUBASA. ALSO, WTF, CAROL, THE ACHE BENEATH YOUR BELLY??? Also, I would like to mention that they’re all basically naked except for a bodysuit. Also, LOLOL, Carol‘s braided ponytail blew off, LOLOL.

So…Carol absorbed Elfnein back into herself…because alchemy. And then Elfnein‘s persona replaced Carol‘s? And then…Chris is actually pretty smart. Aaaand Maria is still tsundere. And there may or may not be a Season 4. Okay.

[092715 6:10PM] Denpa Kyoushi

THE LECTURE ENDS DDD:

AND I CRY.

Actually, more appropriately, the lecture never ends.

I really loved this series. Routine Buster is the cutest thing, omg. Kamiyaaaaannnnn~~~<3

Yearn to do. (First of all, I’m really amused by how wonderfully they matched the English translation. Because YD.] I wish we had someone like Kagami in our world. (Or maybe what we need is an Options in every school principal’s chair.) We’re forced to be responsible for our own futures, but there’s a crazy discrepancy between the abilities we’ve been constrained to developing and what we really want to do for our fulfillment. If only we really could just do what we wanted to do. I really admire Kagamisensei; he’s so…free. He’s free to do whatever he likes without fear of social or financial consequences. Too bad that’s not realistic for us. Or is it?

It makes you wonder if the constraints that push us into jobs we don’t enjoy are actually set up by society and everyone’s expectations of us or by mental boundaries that were formed due to these outside influences.

Denpa Kyoushi looks like a kids’ anime, with its colorful scheme and animated voices. But there are so many life lessons and morals that it teaches…I’ll miss this amusing world. But thank you for inspiring me to create my own.

[092715 9:00PM] Charlotte

CHARLOTTE IS SUCH A TEARJERKER. GODDAMMIT.

I always wondered though, since Yu went back in time to before Ayumi died…doesn’t that mean he never met ZHIEND and Tomori‘s brother was never healed? :/ Or maybe that’s something that’ll get taken care of in the last, last episode. Or the OVA. Sigh.

Look at Yu, no longer a cheating fiend. And giving purpose back to his brother. And confessing to Tomori. Ahh…I remember thinking how pointless this anime seemed in the beginning. Just another supernatural psychic powers anime. But, damn, this shit deep af.

EP12: “IF YOU MOVE. YOU. FIYAH.” I DIE. Damn, they found really good English speakers.

PWAHAHAHA THE ONE-EYED SHINIGAMI. THAT’S GREAT.

I really like his cape thing. I like it. I want it.

But Yu went wayyyy off the deep end in a different way ._. Shit, man ._. THANK GOODNESS FOR TOMORI AND HER NOTES. THANK GOODNESS TOMORI EXISTS.

I know, I know I saw it coming that his memories would be missing or something by the end. OF COURSE Onii-san found him in the middle of Beijing right before it was too damn late, even though he’d destroyed his phone. BUT IT WAS STILL. SO. TOUCHING AT THE END. HE MADE TOMORI CRY. TOMORI NEVER SHOWS EMOTIONS. BUT SHE CRIED AND LAUGHED AT THE END.

This damn anime. Fucking animes.

[092715 10:00PM] Durarara!! x2 Ten

Ahh, yes. Mikado is broken. Celty’s been roped in by Aoba. Kida’s gonna fight Mikado to rein his ass in. Kadota’s ass got taken to the hospital and Shizuo’s to jail. I think Akabayashi is hot. Izaya’s gotten bested again. And beat up.

And, as usual, this ends infuriatingly open-ended.

[092715 11:10PM] Working!!3

Aaaaaahhhhh~~~ Kotori-chan x3

And Satou and Yachiyo are so cute and natural now >u<

Holy crap, Mother is creepy af.

THEY TOOK A GROUP PHOTO. YAMADA RECOUNTED MEMORIES. YACHIYO’S LEAVING. TANESHIMA’S TAKING OVER AS CHIEF. TAKANASHI AND INAMI ARE FINALLY GETTING IT GOING. A SUPER FINAL ONE-HOUR LONG SPECIAL.

DOES THIS MEAN WAGNARIA IS FINALLY OVER?? OTL

SEASON 4! SEASON 4! SEASON 4! TT n TT WILL MISS DYSFUNCTIONAL RESTAURANT SO MUCH DDDD: GOOD THING I HAVE HOMEWORK TO TAKE MY MIND OFF ALL THESE ENDINGS.

I CRY SO HARD.


From my backlog, I’m currently watching Princess Princess, and I’ve got Karneval and Kurozuka lined up. But first, I think I’ll have to rewatch SNAFU from the beginning. I stopped two episodes before the end of season 2 so that I’d have time to write about the whole damn series, but I ended up get so caught up in the real world that I never got around to it. It’s been too long now, so…back to EP1 when I have time, hehe OTL

Also, is Kekkai Sensen ever gonna finish up? That plot is also confusing af, but I enjoyed the chaos. Might have to rewatch from the beginning again when EP12 finally comes out ;b

I chose a really bad weekend to get caught up D: Got more midterms and problem sets next week and I spent my damn weekend catching up. Hell is near…

Until next weekend, when I finish up the last of the summer season!

またね~

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