Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fairy tail

Was trying to get this done a while back, the watching list still stands, this season held nothing new besides Fate/Zero.

It seems I dropped nearly everything last season.

Fair few promising shows I didn't try though: Kamisama no Memo-chou and Croisee in a Foreign Labyrinth ~ The Animation. A few pieces of trash that might be fun too.

Dropped/stalled list:

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Hibiki's Magic (Hibiki no Mahou)

Apologies for not posting in ages, had this half finished for a good 3 months now
I picked up this by hearing about it in a podcast discussion of moe on manga out loud.

My first reaction was this is being regarded by a critic as good, should look it up.
My second reaction was it's probably just some other author with the same name.
Then I confirm it was indeed that author and instantly purchase both volumes off Amazon.

Summer '11first ep views

And now the anime forecast, issued by the myself on behalf of the aniblogging comunity at 17:54 BST today

iM@S: very active character animation, lots of activity in every shot. Good.

Mawaru Penguindrum: FUCK YES IKUHARA!!! Heavy showers. Good.

Usagi Drop: Very real, hits damn hard. Good

Yuruyuri: Moe blobs, K-on! without the cake. Poor becoming moderate.

Blood-C: Noodle people, decent animation. Light showers. Moderate.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Some musings on the UK anime market

Some Q&A.
Tl;dr version:
Your product sucks compared to the US and or Fansubs
If it didn't suck it's OOP.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

First impressions

Everyone seems to be doing a preview guide, bandwagon ahoy!

Hanasaku Iroha
ooh shiny....
great CG work on the reflection effects, that level of animation is normally reserved for films.
Characters are nice,...  well not nice, more actually have personality.
All realy fluid as well.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring 2011 anime plans

What I've decided to watch. Based almost solely on studio, and Steins;Gate due to hype + looks like it might be interesting.

the two SHAFT shows, (Maria Holic Alive, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko)
the two Manglobe shows, (Deadman Wonderland, Kami Nozmizo Shiru Sekai 2)
and the KyoAni show. (Nichijou)

Not sure about:
the xebec shows (Hen Zemi, Sofuteni)
NoitaminA shows (C: The Money of Soul and Posibility Control, Ano Hana)
and the PA Works one.(Hanasaku Iroha)


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

5 Centimetres per Scecond (3 year delay -_-;)

Finally got my copy of the UK (Australian) edition of one of my favourite anime "film"s.
I will not be reviewing the film itself, which I first saw over four years ago, but the shambolic dvd release.

Much as Manga totally failed in alleviating fears I had about video quality (actually give accurate product listings, Amazon still thinks it's sub only), it was actually a good transfer. The standard for UK (Australian) anime dvds is a transfer from the US release, not from the source film, which leaves very bad artifacts form having the frame rate changed twice (e.g. interlace between 3 frames).

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Does this make me bourgeoisie?

So next week is my not quite annual skiing holiday.
Still undecided on reading material, for the travel and for evenings and if the weathers so bad you can't go outside. Normally gone for a selection of Si-fi/ Fantasy novels and any coursework I may have had (certificate in management essays this time). Slightly low on unread stuff currently, being a NEET has cleared the backlog somewhat.
What do I do, TV in Norway is awful, nothing but handheld video games isn't good for my sanity either?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hardwear review?

Ok so I bought new headphones and a wireless mouse and keyboard set.
Headphones are a great improvement, they're in one piece still. I wore their predecessor to destruction.
The mouse so far seems ok.

The keyboard on the other hand appears to cause input lag in certain things (a few games, only when run fullscreen). It's mirroring a problem I had due to Ati HotKey Poller (now disabled). It's an MS keyboard, surely it should work with their own OS fine, I mean why only when things are fullscreen?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I make tons of typos and HATE using spell checkers, as they tend to Americanise things.
Get used to it.

Feel free to correct me/ poke fun.

had to repost this

My review of Isshoni Training, take this as the standard for what truly awful means

Okay, now having subjected myself to Isshoni Training.

It's like reused sequences the anime.

Think there's about 3 minutes of animation in the 25.
Possibly even less voice and music (it's very repetitive BGM).
Voice consists of a short intro/shower scene (and end scenes), and counting from 1-24 . The counting is mostly reused (all the stuff during exercises is). The other audio (my god there's so much reuse I can actually talk about all of it) consists of her breathing 24 times in a slightly more strained way, the very bad BGM and *boing*.

top 10 anime

I keep on forgetting which order I put them in, so will list for personal reference:
  1.  Cardcaptor Sakura
  2. Zeta Gundam
  3. Clannad Afterstory
  4. Kare Kano
  5. Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's
  6. Clannad
  7. Saki
  8. Code Geass R2
  9. Kanon (2006)
  10. Shigofumi

Comence necromancy

Don't even remember the account name for the old one, not used it in 4 years.
Not sure whether this will end up as reviews of crap I've bought or die in about three posts.
Going to start with some reposts form elsewhere