Will you kill someone you love, because of love?
At first, it was hard for me to relate these words — these theme words — to Madoka Magica. However, as feelings of desperation (not really despair yet, IMO) seem to be running rampant through all of the important characters of the show (even Kyubey shows a whiff of it or three sometimes), and as more and more bad events happen to the characters, this concept becomes increasingly possible. Especially as we’re seeing Homura trying to pull out all the stops (at least, all she can see with her middle school life experiences) to keep Madoka from becoming a magical girl while Kyubey’s pulling out all of the stops to get her to take that wish of faith. That being said, at this point in the show there’s no foregone conclusion, and given Madoka’s potential according to Kyubey, everything remains on the table in regards to where the show can go. That couldn’t be said about Ga-Rei –Zero-, the source of the top phrase.
Happier times for Yomi and Kagura.
Continue reading ‘What to do while waiting for Madoka Magica 11′
Published January 18, 2009
Tags: Ga-rei Zero, Strike Witches
I guess I’m finding that it takes a little out of me when I finish up doing the Impressions on a Year posts, since it’s been a while since I’ve posted here, even just for this blurb. There are posts ideas from me lined up, so you’ll see some actual content from me in the future (I just need to write them first :V). For now though, thanks to an awesome person on IRC, I’ll just post something that combines two of my favorite shows from 2008.
In other news, this season is still too early for me to feel good saying anything definitive about it, but Maria+Holic is fun (combining all of my anime fetis- interests into one), though the final choice for Yumi seems already made (and I agree wholeheartedly with it) I worry about a trolling attempt from Marimite season 4, and Minami-ke Okaeri needs more Mako-chan. :V
Published December 28, 2008
fanboy spiel , impressions on a year , music
Tags: allison & lillia, allison to lillia, ARIA, ARIA The ORIGINATION, birdy the mighty decode, CLANNAD, clannad ~after story~, Ga-rei Zero, Gunslinger Girl, gunslinger girl - il teatrino, hidamari sketch, hidamari sketch x365, Kamen no Maid Guy, Kannagi, Kyouran Kazoku Nikki, macross frontier, Michiko to Hatchin, natsu no sora, penguin musume heart, somedays dreamers, soul eater, spice and wolf, tetsuwan birdy decode, tytania, Wolf and Spice
Part 1: Interesting People
This year was insane with the amount of anime openings and endings that I liked, and it was hard to narrow down the amount to a “reasonable” number… so I didn’t really attempt to. But these ones here (coupled with Youtube videos) are the ones that stick in my mind the most over the year visually, aurally, or both. That being said, there is a list of Honorable Mentions at the end of the post to include OP/EDs that were also good, but stuff I could easily leave as well. I’m much more critical of music than I am of anime, but doesn’t mean that I have standards.
Continue reading ‘Impressions on a Year 2008: Awesome OPs/EDs’
Published September 29, 2008
fanboy spiel , nomadotto , season previewings
Tags: Akane Iro ni Somara Saka, Battle Spirits Shounen Toppa Version, Bihada Ichizoku, Casshern SINS, Chaos;Head, CLANNAD, ef, ef ~ a tale of memories~, Ga-rei Zero, Gundam 00, Hakushaku to Yousei, Hokuto no Ken, Hyakko, Jigoku Shoujo, Junjou Romantica, Kannagi, Kemeko DX, Kurogane no Linebarrel, Kuroshitsuji, Kurozuka, Macademi Wasshoi, Michiko to Hatchin, nodame cantabile, noramimi, one outs, rosario to vampire, shikabane hime, skip beat, tantei senshi sunred, to aru majutsu no index, toradora, tytania, vampire knight, yozakura quartet
As I’ve stated before, I haven’t done these things before because for most of the shows, I don’t know jack about them, so I thought there was no point. Well, I still think there’s no point in the matter, but because I can’t really think of anything else to post about for the moment (and the Hidamari Sketch x365 posts come when subs come, though I’ve already finished the series *tear*), I figured why not show-off my lack of knowledge and not-so-great humor? If you want actual valuable information, see the many other blogs that have the reviews for this season. Otherwise, here are my “brief” thoughts, with a few unrelated pictures because I’m lazy. Yes, it’s that crappy.
Waiting for the upcoming Season 3.
Continue reading ‘TheBigN’s Crappy One/Two-Liner 2008 Fall Preview’