Published December 29, 2008
fanboy spiel , impressions on a year
Tags: allison & lillia, allison to lillia, ARIA, ARIA The ORIGINATION, Bamboo Blade, black butler, chi's sweet home, CLANNAD, Hayate no Gotoku, Kamen no Maid Guy, Kannagi, kore ga aruji de shitsuji ga ore de, Kurenai, Kuroshitsuji, Kyouran Kazoku Nikki, Michiko to Hatchin, true tears
Part 1: Interesting People
Part 2: Awesome OP/EDs
There are some phrases said that just stick in my memory long after they’ve been said in anime. Those or phrases that are interesting enough, absurd enough, thought-provoking enough, or awesome enough (the latter makes up the majority of them) that I want to share them with others, but need to write them down before I forget them, or something like that. Either way, what you see are what worked for me, and hopefully why they worked for me. Remember that these are statements that I write down under the mercy of whoever decided to translate them, so if these aren’t the correct results, forgive me. And again, feel free to also add your thoughts on phrases you heard and think are awesome.
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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.
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Written by TheBigN
Sometimes, all it takes is that X-factor which makes all the difference. I find that Kamen no Maid Guy‘s namesake, Kogarashi, as someone who’s pretty much epic in nature in almost all ways, and thus as big a wild card as they can come (so expect some nice bias here :P). His qualities aren’t too complicated, but they work for me: The combination of strength (inner and outer) and intellect as a former teacher or MIT (why is it almost always Massachu-chu as a location for American colleges in anime? Why doesn’t anyone go to or come from Cornell in anime? Obviously we need to fix this). The numerous Maid Guy abilities that Kogarashi has, such as Maid Guy Sight, Vibration, Shredder, Voice, Levitation, Dance, Master Spark, and so on (and yes I know the last one doesn’t count, but given Kogarashi, I wouldn’t be surprised if he has a move like that). The 37 human and inhuman senses he has at his disposal. The handing out of Maid Guy badges when someone impresses him or happens to be a good citizen in society (how I’d like one of those emblems myself). His determination and inability to be deterred, regardless of societal norms, in order to raise his master into a fine human being. The fact that he suffers no fools gladly, but pities them as well. And so on.
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