366 Days of Anime School Uniforms: Day 27/366 Squid Girl

Day 27/366


Shinryaku! Ika Musume mostly takes place at a beach with a silly squid girl but a few times we get to see the girls actually attend their school like normal kids!

We barely ever see the girls going to school in this anime but I'm rather glad about that because absolutely nothing is amazing about these uniforms. The boy ones are generic as generic can be with black pants and a white shirt. The girl uniforms are a plain typical sailor styled uniform. I do find it interesting that the skirt is black instead of a typical blue. I also like the fact that it is a sailor uniform because the rest of the anime takes place on a beach. Just a cute little detail to make the school uniform a sailor suit in my opinion.

Overall: No thanks!

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~A Look at Anime to Come~ Fall 2011

 Using the chart from here. I give you the below edited for my preferences:

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8 anime made it to the super looking forward to and will watch. Hilariously only 2 of those titles aren't season 2's and of course they both happen to be the noitaminA titles Un-Go and Guilty Crown. The only 2 season 2's I don't give a crap about are Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi (lol yaoi) and Shana III (lol tsundere). I'm currently trying to watch Shana Season 1 and it's not going so well enjoyment wise so who knows if I'll even get it watched by the time III starts. I find it rather amazing that Shana is the only show I have to watch to catch up with what's airing. Generally I got 2-3 titles to do that for when Spring and Fall roll around but only 1 is just a little shocking for me.

The one anime I'm most pumped up about is Hunter X Hunter. I love the original series and always hoped that they would make more.  I really can't wait for it! I dunno what I'll do if it disappoints me. 🙁

Gundam Age has been getting a lot of flack but I still think it'll be enjoyable. I gotta watch it anyway cause then I wouldn't be able to say I've watched ALL gundam titles! (Somehow I made it through all of SEED) Still waiting on more awesome Gundam Unicorn. An episode of that should be out pretty soon.

Ben-To has me interested for the silly factor. I don't really know what to expect but I do expect to laugh! It's probably the silliest anime I'm looking forward to this fall. I do hope that Kimi to Boku proves to be entertaining and not some kind of Ouran knock off without a reverse harem. Hori­zon on the Middle of Nowhere I hope it wow's me. I just want something that I think might be trash to actually be good.

I really hope that Last Exile and the new Fate/Zero do not disappoint me. I probably could live with Fate making me sad but if Last Exile is crap... I dunno... 🙁

I'll be interested in how Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai AKA "I got me no Friends "will do. There's a fair bit of hype about it but I'm still not so comfortable with it personally. Something about it just screams run away to me. Kinda like how Tamayura does along with those other few red highlighted titles...


I won't be blogging any of these but I might start that strange Busou Shinki Moon Angel soon because it's got 5 minutes episodes but I haven't decided on that yet. I've been doing pretty good with the Nyanpire posts so if that keeps going I plan on keeping up! I'm totally going to re-start blogging TORIKO as it's a shame I had to stop. It'll be fun catching up with it because GUTS GUTS GUTS is awesome!


 Fall anime is going to be exciting! YAY for season 2's of shows I actually like! Bakuman, Ika, and Working woooot!

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Review of 2010 Anime Part 4 ~Fall~

Fall has proven once again to be a very enjoyable season. Having so many shows airing certainly helps. I always feel a little overwhelmed with Fall and Spring anime wise though because there is just so much to check out.


The only 2 shows I didn't start were To Love-Ru and Pokemon. The first because I just haven't watched the season one of and honestly I have no real desire to watch it. It doesn't look like the type of show that I would enjoy in the slightest. The second being Pokemon well... I'm working on it very, very slowly with my Pokemon workout. I'm totally going to be starting that back up again come January.

I'm glad that I enjoyed this season a lot. There are only 5 shows that are under 5 out of 10 rating wise. I think that's pretty darn good out of 25 shows. I'm sad that it does hold the worst show of 2010 for me though. It would have held the best show as well but honestly Katanagatari is a pretty darn good pick for my 2010 best overall.

Yeah give it to her! haha

Best Show of fall for me aside from that adorable little dinosaurs would be Kuragehime. Every character was simply awesome. I'm completely in love with everything about this show it's impossible just to pick one moment.

Worst Show of fall for me without a doubt is Yosuga no Sora, actually no I'll make that one the worst overall for 2010. So next in line for fall is Fortune Arterial. Did anyone honestly even watch this show and enjoy it? Granted I didn't keep up with any chatter about it.

That's all I really remember from Fortune Arterial

Here's my big list of Best to Worst shows of fall 2010:

  1. Kuragehime 10/10
  2. Omae Umasou da na 10/10
  3. Arakawa Under the Bridge 9/10
  4. Sora no Otoshimono 9/10
  5. Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto (still airing) 8/10
  6. Bakuman (still airing) 8/10
  7. Letter Bee (still airing) 8/10
  8. Otome Youkai Zakuro 8/10
  9. Ironman 8/10
  10. Shinryaku! Ika Musume 7/10
  11. Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru 7/10
  12. A Certain Magical Index (still airing) 7/10
  13. Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai 7/10
  14. Super Robot Wars: Original Generation (still airing) 7/10
  15. Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Girls 7/10
  16. Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt 6/10
  17. Yumeiro Patissiere 6/10
  18. Togainu no Chi 6/10
  19. Hakuouki 6/10
  20. Psychic Detective Yakumo 6/10
  21. The World God Only Knows 4/10
  22. Tantei Opera Milky Holmes 4/10
  23. MM! 2/10
  24. Fortune Arterial 2/10
  25. Yosuga no Sora 1/10

I still laugh at this moment

Surprise enjoyment: Bakuman I personally can't believe I'm enjoying as much as I am. It's slow, slice of school life, and about making manga. I have pretty much NO interest in any of these subjects. Not to mention the romance thrown in here and there. So what keeps me watching and not bored to tears like most people with it by now? I honestly am not sure. I've just been really liking it. I think it heavily has to do with the characters though because they are just all amazing.

Surprise fail: Psychic Detective Yakumo not so much a surprise as a disappointment. I watched the first episode like everyone else and had the grrr reaction to it. The very end held my interest but it still failed. This show made me very sad because I was so looking forward to it.

Honorable mentions: Omae Umasou da na DINOSAUR! Enough said. Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt I didn't enjoy for the most part but I give credit where credit is due generally and it certainly deserves some of that. It was totally unique in a strange and odd kind of way. Yumeiro Patissiere what kind of ending was THAT?! I'm still very angry that they changed the OP from the amazing fluffy macaroon song to the shitty who know what OP. Don't get me started on the lame ending. They should have just kept going with the other series or nothing at all. This is why I generally hate shoujo!

OP 1

OP 2

Thanks for reading!

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365 Days of Anime Characters: Day 361/365 Ika Musume

Day 361/365

Ika Musume

From the anime Shinryaku! Ika Musume, Ika Musume is a girl who comes from the sea with plans to invade humanity as punishment for the pollution done to the sea. Since she is a squid girl her hair is like tentacles that she can use at will and she spits up ink. Before she can conquer the world she must work at a restaurant to pay for the damages she caused upon her first arrival to land.

Why I like her: She's fun and energetic. She is pretty clueless about the human world and it shows. Her interactions with people in general was pretty darn funny. I love how she uses her tentacles to serve people at the restaurant. I would certainly question things if I saw that. I loved how she was obsessed with eating shrimp! Shrimp are tasty sea bugs so I understand that love!

Why I hate her: I hate annoying attitudes. She certainly let hers shine out on more than one occasion.

Overall: More fun than I thought it would be geso~

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Tuesday Tally Week 4

This Tuesday Tally is more like Monster and Ika week this time around. I'm not sure about that match up honestly. All I know is that I was watching both with the boyfriend so that's probably what influenced my choice of Ika to watch in between Monster batches. Anime watching these days have been falling pray to Final Fantasy VI. I love these games and it's about time I catch up on them. I'm loving it so far and the story is pretty darn awesome.

November 30 to December 6

Leave it to me to find something just a little yaoi about Monster. Although honestly... It isn't all that hard.


Monster ep 4-26

Overall: During episode 12 things started to become interesting. Which I'm thankful for because 74 episodes at a slow pace is just painful. My boyfriend compared Monster to The Fugitive quite often and I completely agree with him there. I dig the oldies songs that are played in the series but they weird me out at the same time since I know them all very well and can sing along. I also just realized that the ED credits have rainbow colours. For some reason I find this very fascinating. We watched a recap episode after episode 24 and I kinda wish I had just watched that for the first 24 episodes.

I'd love to see that as a Halloween costume!

Ika ep 8

Overall: Shrimp costume!


Monster ep 27-53

Overall: The new ED I do not like as much as the old one. In fact it made me quite sad that the old one went away because it is really so awesome. This one sounds like a creepy old lady singing that wants to murder children... That last part just might be my crazy imagination though. I do however really like how the ED's show pictures from that storybook. Good call by whoever did that little extra bit. I've noticed that there is a lot of close ups of people eating food. I think I just pick up on some of the strangest things sometimes. Totally saw the cross-dressing coming since you know he has a girl twin. Episodes 46, 49, and 53 were some of the best stuff I've seen so far. Simply amazing. I've noticed that there seems to be, for me at least, about 10-12 boring episodes followed by 10-12 amazing episodes and rinse and repeat.

Ika ep 9

Overall: Lip stick on young girls is just wrong. Something about it puts me off. Those scientists were just hilarious.


Monster ep 54-end

Overall: Monster is a pretty amazing series when it's actually doing something with the plot. The slow pointless episodes were around too often for my likes and I just didn't see the point of most of them. I still can't quite grasp fully how I even feel about the series honestly. The last few episodes left me feeling pretty awesome about the whole thing. I can't really explain why I feel the way I do about the series or even really understand fully what I feel about it. This is why I think I'll need to re-watch this show once more to really get everything in my head the way I want it to be. All the characters were amazingly done and I have no real complaints there. They were real people with pretty real intense problems. Inspector Heinrich & Wolfgang Grimmer are by far my favourite characters in the series. Both their endings were amazing. Monster will sit at 8/10 for now.



Final Fantasy VI time!


A-LI-CE Movie Re-watch with Kira for our chii and Kira anime watching club. Still 2/10 -.-

lol... What a tard.

Sunday - Monday

Final Fantasy VI time!

Overall: FUN! ^_^ Also, I can't take Kefka seriously as a bad guy at all. XD

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