Miu-chan Punch

By bluemist on August 31st, 2005

While Miu-chan isn’t my favorite Ichigo Mashimaro girl, she definitely has some of the best punchlines in the anime… well… because she’s a super-baka.

Unfortunately, her punchlines (and some weird actions) usually come with a literal ‘punch’ from her Nobue-oneechan. It’s a recurring event where Miu-chan has her face flat on the ground, or something similar.

So, let me list the number of times it happened, kay?

*NEW* OVA Episode 1

Miu wrote gibberish things on Nobue’s resume
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Episode 1 (3)

Nobue doesn’t remember why she entered Chika’s room
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Nobue promises to buy Matsuri-chan some pudding
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Matsuri-chan is being wrestled by Miu-chan
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Episode 2 (2)

Chika-chan and Ana-chan are talking about making milk tea
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Miu-chan writes something and shows it to Ana-chan
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Episode 3 (1)

Matsuri-chan is doing the nekomimi act
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Episode 4 (1)

Chika is getting annoyed with Miu’s doctor play
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Episode 5 (2)

Nobue is asking if Miu blurted out Ana’s embarrassing surname (Coppola) to her class on purpose
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Miu is annoying Matsuri-chan while eating
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Episode 7 (2)

Secretly filming Chika-chan while asleep…
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Miu still has it
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Episode 8 (1)

Miu is throwing Chika’s CDs like shurikens
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Episode 11 (1)

Nobue notices that Matsuri-chan still believes in Santa Claus
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Episode 12 (4)

Still hell bent on revealing to Matsuri-chan that Santa doesn’t exist…
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Miu (Santa) is supposed to hand over a book to Nobue (reindeer)
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Miu is imitating some kind of RPG game this time
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Matsuri-chan wakes up and saw (Miu)
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Download Backlog

By bluemist on August 29th, 2005

Oh, this is horrible.

For three days now, my internet has slowed down to a literal crawl. I can’t download through Bittorrent, and browsing was similar to my dial-up days. Technically, I’m screwed now. Well that’s just sarcastically perfect timing isn’t it? I was supposed to have a gig worth of downloads!

Ooh, not only did I have an anime backlog, but even a downloading backlog?!?

I just hope that the BT seeds are still intact when I get my speed back, or else this will be radical scampering through all file networks. I seem to be okay with the fansubs, but the raws always disappear after a mere week, and that’s the bigger problem.

In any case, I’m complaining right now to my ISP about this matter. Considering though the multiple quirks I have with the ISP, I don’t think they can solve this one quickly. Our entire neighborhood is affected by the way, which leads me to think that there’s something wrong with our central office. Plus the fact that this is the ‘only’ predominant DSL service available, I guess I’m stuck with it through thick and thin.

Well that’s about it for my random rant.

Densha Otoko and Daicon IV

By bluemist on August 26th, 2005

Densha Otoko is a jdorama that actually has an animated opening sequence. While this OP looks kinda pointless (read: a bunny girl riding on a flying train greening the world and then out into the depths of space), it does have its roots.

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As many already know, the Densha Otoko OP is paying homage to Daicon IV, a sleek opening animation that was featured in the 22nd Japan Science Fiction Conventions, way, way back in 1983. Some concepts are similar, and the exact same song was used (Twilight by Electric Light Orchestra). Despite its age, I think it stands the test of time. I really felt compelled to write this up because… Daicon IV was AMAZING! I really wondered why it’s just now that I watched this short animation video.

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Densha Otoko’s Mina character is a bunny girl similar to the Daicon bunny girl, but notice that Mina has some orange carrots in her costume. Daicon is a word play on “daikon”, a white radish. Well, bunnies like carrots and radishes.

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The mix-up of stuff in Daicon IV was amazingly crazy. You see the bunny girl not only kick robots and sci-fi monsters, but also have a lightsaber battle with Darth Vader! Even references to superhero comics like Batman and Robin are there, as well as transforming mechas and sentai stuff. It all mixes together to create imaginative chaos. No less from the masters… the animators of the Daicon videos were actually from Gainax! Gainax was officially founded because of these videos, so thank Daicon for it. Okay, fine, I will watch He is My Master someday… promise.

The part I really liked was the nuclear explosion. My jaw dropped in that, I can’t believe this is 1983 stuff! I guess despite technology animation still needs creative minds to visualize an awesome scene.

Daicon videos here

DC++

By bluemist on August 14th, 2005

Let’s start the ball rolling!

Who will win Junichi’s heart in Da Capo Second Season?
Would you even care?

This post is a DCSS analysis post. I’ll keep track of all the craziness, on how much these Da Capo girls love the boring male lead. I’ll reward each DC girl with points depending on the events that happen. And to keep things crazier, I’ll do this in the prententious and entirely fictional DC++ programming language! Don’t take the programming thing too seriously though, it’s just for presentation purposes. And of course, the point system is entirely my bias, so it’s just my personal analysis on who leads the race.

Please do check this post often because it continually updates.

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As of Episode 10:

Current Tally:
Kotori = 24 (+20 +3 +2 +2 -10 +3 +3 +1)
Aisia = 29 (+1 +5 +5 +5 +5 +5 -3 +3 +3)
Nemu = 33 (-5 +3 +30 -3 -5 +10 +3)

Kotori is extremely side-character lately. Nemu seems that way as well in the latest episode. Looks like the new D.C.P.S. characters will share the limelight with D.C.S.G. new character Aisia, although it seems that despite episode 10 being a Tamaki episode, Aisia shares or steals the spotlight from her. I want another Tamaki episode, so I hope the format for this second season is the same (bring in a filler ep. or two for each character, then also a ‘dramatic’ finale ep. for each character towards the end.)

Mako = 4 (+2 +1 +1)
Miharu = 7 (+2 +2 +3)
Moe = 1 (+1)
Alice
Nanako = 3 (+3)
Tamaki = 4 (+1 +3)
Izumiko
Mystery Girl
Sakura = -4 (-5 +1)
Yoriko = -4 (+1)
Kasumi = -5

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To Heart 2: Karin Sasamori

By bluemist on August 8th, 2005

Generic disclaimer: Same basic rules apply as in my To Heart 2 project. Please do comment or contact me in case I have mistakes in describing each girl’s scenario.

She’s the second girl I finished in playing To Heart 2. Part of the reason is that her scenario is quite short. She doesn’t appear too much until the latter half of the general timeline. Anyway, I’ve compiled a list where she has appeared in my detailed To Heart 2 project:

To Heart 2: March 2
To Heart 2: April 13
To Heart 2: April 14
To Heart 2: April 15
To Heart 2: April 16

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To Heart 2 Project: Extended Play

By bluemist on August 4th, 2005

To Heart 2 Project: Extended Play

To Heart 2

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More To Heart 2!

Not this again
Apparently, I’m not satisfied with doing only a Konomi ending, so I decided to play them all! Well… almost.

So, what are you trying to do this time?
Nothing much. I will play the scenarios of the other girls, but I will not crazily blog it day-by-day unlike what I did with the Konomi one. Instead, I will feature a single post per girl.

Any troubles so far?
Surely, there are a lot. First up, the other scenarios seems to be use a bit more complex Japanese than usual. To be frank, I CAN’T UNDERSTAND AT ALL! Prepare for more errors than usual, but I’m hoping to capture and convey each girl’s personality as close as possible.

Talk about spreading the hype for the upcoming To Heart 2 anime…
But of course! This is my thanks to Leaf/Aquaplus in showing me some great games and anime.

In any case, watch out for new content in the following weeks. Enjoy!

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