Tuesday Tally Update

I really need to get back into keeping up with blogging... I dunno why I've been super slacking this year all of a sudden but well I'm gonna try a little harder now... Or so I keep telling myself... >.> It's not like I've been super duper busy or anything either. But to be fair I was having a pretty rough time through February to March.

I really need to get more cooking with Oishii Anime posts up too. I have so many done but they require all the writing work still...

I am going to Anime Boston at the end of May though so there's lots of time to try and get motivated again!

Pretty much sums up my feelings on blogging for this year so far

Young Animator Training Project ova's have started to appear. I've only watched one so far (Arve Rezzle) but I thought it was pretty good. I'm going to wait for the last one to be released then I'll probably do a series of posts on this awesome project since i've been putting it off for 2 years now... >.>

So Manly!

Hyouge Mono subs finished! woot woot. Go watch it!

Wolf Children was a very heartwarming touching movie. A little slow of course but it hit all the right spots for sure. A more detailed post will be coming soon. Guskou Budori no Denki was a visual eye pleaser but the plot interest for me was pretty low.

Fairy Tail, Blood-C, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Movies... Meh... Watchable but still meh.

UFO!

Space Brothers is still going!! I hope we get another 50 episodes since someone said they are only half through the manga at this point anyway.

Ta-da! no...

She made apple juice with her FIST!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WINTER 2013 has come to an end and I pretty much said what I think about every show here and here. I still feel the same about every show. S2 of Maoyuu Maou Yuusha WHEN? SPRING 2013 is short for me because I'm taking the season off and waiting for them to be complete. Which is honestly ok with me because not a lot is airing that seems of interest at the moment for me. Gonna watch all the Season 2's and the following:

  • Attack on Titan - This is gonna be the new hotness for everyone so I midas well keep up with it. The first ep was pretty good for an introductory episode. Those faces are creepy as fuck!
  • Line Offline Salaryman - Went from a short episode series in the winter to a full on show. Dunno what else to say.
  • Ketsuekigata-kun - Blood needs love too I guess... wtf Japan why you so obsessed with blood types?
  • Cyclops Shoujo Saipuu -
  • Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san - Why do people think mermaids are funny?
  • Sparrow's Hotel - Looks like shit but it kinda entertaining.
  • Aiura - Boring

Dibetagurashi: Ahiru no Seikatsu (A Duck's Life) I can't wait till subs appear for. This is gonna be the best show of spring I can feel it! Or maybe I just need a great replacement for Polar Bear Cafe. If it gets subs sometime soon I will likely attempt to blog it. If it is short episodes anyway. Higurashi Outbreak has me wondering if it will air or what too. OVA? Series? Who knows!

My April goal is to get through blogging all these short series I stopped on... Dunno if it'll happen but I at the very least want to do the last 2 episodes of Wooser!

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Tuesday Tally 2013 So Far

Yup been a while yet again but oh well... Gaming kept me busy!

By the one and only matataku!

So I was going to not watch the winter anime till they all finished but wanting to get taking the screens to put up on Anime-Planet over with as soon as possibly lead me to picking everything up when all their episode 4's came out. Hockey started up again too which for some reason meant in my mind that I should watch the anime because I won't be gaming? I don't understand my thought process sometimes! Made sense at the time... I already chatted about all the shorts that are airing and some S2's HERE so check that out if you want. The only update from that post I have to talk about is that very day Line Offline Salaryman actually appeared with subs, turns out it is a pretty cute show that I enjoy greatly. Office workers doing office worker things! There's a bunny, cat, and bear "people" that work there too! Beast Saga has gotten off to a start too which is surprising. Only one episode of that is out so far but I found it to be decently entertaining so I'm looking forward to more episodes appearing.

Alright I'll start with all the winter shows thoughts I have then dive into the random stuff I've watched so far this year. I'll order the winter shows from favourite to not so favourite.

MEAT BONE!

Yes, feed that bird more MOCHI!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WINTER 2013

  • Maoyuu Maou Yuusha - There's a lot more to this anime than the BOOBS that a lot of people only talk about for some reason. I don't understand why people do this honestly. Sure it is one little fanservice part. Then again the show that this is most like, Spice and Wolf, had the same deal going on with a naked wolf girl running around from time to time. So shut it because this anime is so much more than boobs and anyone that watches past episode 1 should agree. Looking at a war between humans and demons, 2 special people end up becoming really close and work together to end the war in a peaceful way that won't destroy the lively hood of their worlds. I really like the 2 main characters and I think I should try and write a review about it when it is finished to get all my thoughts out on it because this small paragraph really sucks.
  • Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? AKA Problem Children Are Coming From Another World Aren't They? - Holy crap long titles are long -__- Anyway this was on my radar for being good and I like it when things that I want to be good turn out good. I really like the characters and look forward to watching it weekly.
  • GJ-bu - Funnier than I expected. It is the kind of random slice of school life comedy I enjoy greatly. Love all the characters especially the cat girl and her meat bones! Too awesome.
  • Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman - Old timey Japan Lupin style. Enough said. Entertaining and has an awesome dog in it.
  • Cuticle Tantei Inaba - This is like Milky Holmes but way more funny so it is more like Azazel-san instead. I'm not sure why I'm enjoying this honestly... Probably the randomness.
  • Tamako Market - Holy shit guys... This is a KyoAni show that I'm actually enjoying more than just a "passable" mark! This hasn't happened since Full Metal Panic Fumoffu and The Second Raid! I think this show is why I had a dream of making mochi last night and now I'm on a mission to bring you guys some Cooking With Oishii Anime mochi posts! My only complaint is that I wish it didn't have that typical look KyoAni moved towards with K-On. Also that bird is fucking hilarious!
  • Vividred Operation - Yeah, yeah there's butts in this. But (hehe) there's so much more too. This is the kind of stupid show I have no expectations for at all and end up enjoying greatly. I mean there's some kind of attack going on, the girls have to transform a-la-magical-girl and then kick ass. What's not to like?

They eat a lot of sushi in this "suggestive" way.

Pretty eyeballs you got there lady.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Dokidoki! Pretty Cure - I have this tentatively in my lower half for winter because only one episode has come out so far. It was actually a pretty good episode but I always wait a bit before trying to rate a Pretty Cure show. So far I definitely can say that I like it more than Smile but not by much at the moment. [email protected]'s VA being a baddie in this one!
  • [email protected] - Lots of talking about nothing... One of the few anime where the bro likes the sis that actually creeps me out.
  • Amnesia - I only have one thing nice to say about this anime... Those eyes are PRETTY! I really hate the main chick...
  • Senran Kagura - A bunch of boobed girls are going to school to become ninja's. Pretty typical fanservice type of show. I do however really like their teachers, especially Kiriya.
  • Kotoura-san - I love, love, LOVE telepathy to death. I'm seriously obsessed with it. So when an anime ends up having this come up it always interests me. Too bad most of the time the show ends up being terrible. This is no exception to that rule... I will keep watching it though because of the telepathy laughs to be had in this boring school life show.
  • Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru - NO!

Mew~

OTHER ANIME SO FAR THIS YEAR

  • Nekomonogatari (Black) - Lots more talking about nothing.
  • Tokyo Loop - Bunch of shorts all patched together to form this movie. Something like 16 artists helped create this fun collection of short works. Check it out if you like strange visuals and art house pieces.
  • Mameshiba - Had to re-watch this because a batch with all of them came out. I LOVE BEAN DOGS!
  • Koi-ken! Watashi-tachi Anime ni Nacchatta! - ehhh more shorts of idol culture. Pretty boring
  • Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki AKA The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky - I watched this sure but can't really remember what it is about other that fantasy setting. Yup one of those bore you to death fantasy shows. I remember it looking pretty good though.
  • Magic Tree House - Round Cow says it best. You should watch it!
  • Houkago Midnighters AKA After School Midnighters - Not bad but not good. Very clearly made for kids yet there's some scenes in it that I think most parents over here would not approve of!
  • Memories Off - So this shitty ova series has 4 ova's to it. First 2 are 3 painful episodes long, the 3rd one has 4 more painful episodes and then we finish off with the 4th one being one "movie" episode. Sometimes I think I hate myself watching "romantic" garbage like this...
  • Zettai Karen Children - I'm still getting through this one but I've seen 10 episodes so far. It is mostly comedy with some random missions tossed in there for our psychic power welding girls.
  • Bokura ga Ita - I might actually have a review coming of this... I hated it SO MUCH I don't even want to rant anymore about it at the moment... I very much so hate most shoujo shows of this nature...
  • Key the Metal Idol - Finally finished this one after a month of trying. It was a long ride and it was one of the anime that my Secret Santa gave me. I'm glad I didn't try to blow through it to write a review for it because honestly I dunno where I would have started. I still don't. It is very interesting, disturbing, boring, and wtf all at once. I know I really enjoyed it so all of that was a good thing about it!

Till next time folks~

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chii’s Anime Snack of the Week: Mermaid & Memory 1964

Mermaid or in Japanese Ningyo is one of Osamu Tezuka's short experimental movies. Memory also happens to be one of his short movies that was created in the same year. Both are very different but will make you wonder and think hard about what the message was. Mermaid is about a boy who likes to daydream but others don't understand this and extreme measures are taken for his sanity. Memory is about memories!

Positive Points

  • 14 minutes to watch both
  • Will make you think
  • Arty

Negative Points

  • Arty
  • Memory is really weird

Why chii thinks you should watch it

Well seeing little pieces of moving history is always a good thing. Especially two that were done by the Godfather of Anime! More of his shorts are floating around so you should seek those out too! Mermaid has no talking which is pretty standard for shorts of the time yet it does a really good job imagery wise. It impressed me greatly with how it looks. It's actually really stunning. Memory does have talking but it is way more out there thought wise unlike Mermaid. Memory leaps from the thoughts of love, work, and war. Even extending to a time where humans might not even be on the Earth anymore. Wacky stuff awaits by the end of it. TOILETS!!

Yup toilet culture!

Further reactions to these MOVIES:

NONE AT THIS TIME

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chii’s Anime Snack of the Week: The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon 1963

The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon or in Japanese Wanpaku Ouji no Orochi Taiji is one of the first fully animated coloured movies in Japan. It is about a boy named Susano, who is a God, his mother has just pass away so he is determined to go and find her. His father of course refuses to indulge in this journey. After a long tantrum Susano awakes on the beach to see his mothers spirit. After a heart to heart talk she magically gives him a necklace that will protect him from danger. Susano still wishes to go and see his mother in this very far away land called Heaven that she'll be staying at. She too tries to persuade him not to look for her but Susano of course sets off on a journey to find her after building his very own boat. Many adventures await him!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Positive Points

  • Considered a classic
  • Dubbed
  • Cute story
  • Decent action
  • Feels very Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Negative Points

  • Animal sidekicks
  • Feels very Disney
  • Convenient things happen for Susano to succeed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why chii thinks you should watch it

If you are a fan of movies this is a must see. It not only is one of the first coloured anime, it looks pretty darn great considering it was made in 1963. While the story and action/adventure aspect of the movie is pretty generic it still manages to keep the viewer entertained. At least I was. The music really helped with that as it is amazing. I kinda wish that the rabbit wasn't so annoying that goes with Susano on his journey but I think that was mostly the dub's fault. After all having it just be Susano going on this journey would have been pretty lame. So yeah go and check it out! It is only an hour and a half so it is no longer than an early Disney movie. It isn't the greatest thing ever but it won't be a waste of your time either.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further reactions to this MOVIE:

The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon

Photos - Little Prince and the Eight Headed Dragon

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chii’s Anime Snack of the Week: Secret Santa! Guyver: Out of Control

For my Anime-Planet Secret Santa I was given Guyver. Being the way I am I wanted to watch it all. So that includes this glorious OVA from the 80's. This is one of the "best" cult anime classics I've ever seen! (haha no not really)

Ohhh what's that?

Umm yeah what did happen to you...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Positive Points

  • Typical 80's ova
  • Dubbed
  • Blood, guts, extreme violence, and gore
  • Tentacle action
  • Interesting concept
  • Evil corporation
  • Great for fans of the manga
  • Great taste to see if you want to get into Guyver further

Gross...

Negative Points

  • Felt rushed
  • Old
  • Stuff just happens with little explanation
  • Blood, guts, extreme violence, and gore
  • Tentacle action
  • If you aren't into typical 80's ova's stay away
  • Fans of the manga might be weirded out to see a chick Guyver
  • Fans of the manga might be disappointed because of an incomplete story

Ladies gotta watch out for those tentacles!

Guyver FIGHT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why chii thinks you should watch it

If you are a fan of terrible anime that is so bad it's good this ova is for you. Must be a fan of EXTREME violence, blood, guts, and gore! Loving cheesy as hell sci-fi is a must as well. I mean a human turns into this biogenetic alien of sorts and kicks other biogenetic aliens asses! And on top of that an evil corporation called Chronos is behind it ALL! Chronos is the most badass name for an evil company by the way. Love that! I wasn't lying when I said that this is clearly a cult classic. I know plenty of people that look back at this ova and still think it is the best thing ever... Wish I had some of what they're smoking...

How every 80's ova with monsters ends.

Further reactions to this OVA:

Guyver Out of Control - 1986

Guyver: Out of Control

Guyver: Out of Control Review

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