Published December 30, 2008
fanboy spiel , impressions on a year , music
Tags: ARIA, ARIA The ORIGINATION, hoshi no umi no amuri, kara no kyoukai, Kurenai, macross frontier, mahou tsukai ni taisetsu na koto, mahou tsukai ni taisetsu na koto ~natsu no sora~, Shion no Ou, somedays dreamers, true tears
Part 1: Interesting People
Part 2: Awesome OP/EDs
Part 3: Fun Phrases
Unlike the openings and closings of anime this year, good standalone series soundtracks (that is, good in my subjective lack of taste sense) have been hard to find for me, which is a little sad. That said, there were some pretty nice ones that I felt provided a complete listening experience, or ones that kept my interest throughout (sorry Gunslinger Girl -Il Teatrino-, Spice and Wolf and Kamen no Maid Guy. Yes, I do include the latter here). Feel free to tell me hour wrong I am here, and some better choices, as well as some that I should hear as well (like the Naburi no Ou OST, which I should check out soon). Again, musical taste is subjective, and mine could be sorely lacking. 😛
Continue reading ‘Impressions on a Year 2008: Scintillating Soundtracks’
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.
Continue reading ‘Impressions on a Year 2008: Fun Phrases’
Published December 18, 2008
fanboy spiel , impressions on a year , nomadotto , state o' the blog
Tags: code geass, hidamari sketch, hidamari sketch x365, Kure-nai, Kurenai, lucky star, nodame cantabile, spice and wolf, Strike Witches, toradora, touhou, true tears, Wolf and Spice
So according to others, I was apparently supposed to be part of the “12 Days of Christmas” craze that’s sweeping the blogosphere, and I’m kinda confused on how that impression came to be. I’m planning on doing what I did last year with the “Impressions on a Year 2008” coming soon after Christmas, but nothing of the sort was happening before the holiday. At the same time, I feel guilty when I see links from other blogs saying that I’m participating in it when I’m not, so I figured that I should go and do something about it. And from the outset be lazy and selfish about it. So, instead of covering my thoughts on the year of anime that I saw, I decided to write about what I thought were the best posts on DMAB this year, even though December isn’t over yet. Of course there’s bias involved here (yay self-horn tooting!), so if you have different favorites than I do, please feel free to say so. Nor is this post itself going to be the pinnacle of good writing (as I’m tired and lazy right now), but I feel that this helps people who haven’t bothered to check out the blog before, and at least it gives me some time to reflect on things.
A mix-up almost as bad as this one?
Continue reading ‘Unfulfilled Expectations or a Drastic My Anime Blog 2008 Primer’
Published July 10, 2008
fanboy spiel , musings
Written by TheBigN(ew York City?!?)
In regards to Kurenai¸ when I finished watching it, the show filed into my “pretty good, but not great” category in my head. There were a couple of nitpicks here and there (like the confusing first episode), and the ending actually felt a little too “Afterschool Special” to me when all the action was done. It was a pretty solid show, and you can say that it’s one of the best of 2008 (so far, or so I hope :3), and so on. With flowing animation, good music and fun character interaction, Kurenai delighted me on several levels. And some interesting thoughts popped up from it as well.
For some reason, I think being a drummer would be a good future for Murasaki.
Continue reading ‘Impressions on Kurenai: The Ties That Bind’
Written by TheBigN
This season has brought out a lot of entertaining shows, and it makes me wonder if I’ll have enough time to see all that I want to see. When coupling this with the yearly ritual of next to no Internet access (and what is would probably only be 56K, so fun times) during the summertime, it makes for a massive backlog of things to take a look at when school goes back in action (however, things might work out better this time around). And that backlog will probably be increased further by a combination of things that I want to see this summer, such as Hidamari Sketch x365, and the increased difficulty of the second-year of medical school. But enough about what might be, and more about what is. Of the many series that I’m watching and planning to watch (hurry up with Library Wars subs, please), three have stood out early, hooking me in different ways.
Continue reading ‘Three Quick Spring 2008 Impressions: Flow, Glow, and Not Your Ordinary Status Quo’