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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2013 Winter of Short

This is the most shorts I've seen air in one season so far. (someone prove me wrong if they want) I like shorts so there's no complaints from me here! 13 new ones and 5 carry overs making 18 of them in total is an awful lot though. What gives anime industry? Feeling lazy this winter or were we all expecting the world to end? LOL

13 new shows are airing that aren't S2's or short episode anime. Very interesting. I've only watched the S2 shows of these and the shorts so far. I might wait till 3 eps are out of all the new ones to start em or I'll just wait till they are all finished at the end of March. Who knows! I'm pretty content with all the shows I am watching along with playing more video games since I got a lot of those over the holidays.

This picture about sums up how strange this one is.

Ai Mai Mii

Cute girls in school poorly drawn that want to draw their own poorly drawn material. The humour is delivered quick, fast, and random so if you like that sort of thing this one is pretty good. It also has a really awesome ED theme along with imagery.

So not a show about a girl wanting to be a man much to the disappointment of a lot of fans.

Mangirl

More girls but this time they aren't in school. They are working towards a silly goal of making the #1 manga magazine in Japan... Keep reaching for that rainbow girls!

Moe mountain!

Yama no Susume AKA Encouragement of Climb

2 school friends with very different personalities wish to climb a mountain... Yeah this one I can't really relate to so I find it incredibly boring. I guess seeing them actually achieve their goal will be cute though. If it happens...

Has bitch written all over her!

Boku no Imouto wa Oosaka Okan

Sister moves in with brother after being apart for 10 years. YAY another one of those bro/sis animu... -___- This one tries to be funny by bringing in the Japanese Kansai dialect. At least this is a short and not full length like those other shitty ones.

PPPPPPPPPPPP

Puchimas! Petit [email protected]

Ever wanted to see the [email protected] girls in chibi form? Yeah neither do I... Actually I'm sure a lot of you out there wanted this! At least it has a few laughs here and there. I wonder how long it is gonna be since it seems to air everyday which is crazy!

One of the best WTF moments in anime ever!

Inferno Cop

This one is the most different of the bunch. All I can really say is there is a cop that has a skull bone head and he's on fire sometimes. Randomness gets thrown at you to the MAX.

BOOBS!

Ishida to Asakura

Boys in school thinking about their big breasted classmates... I'm not sure what to think about this one yet but it has some Cromartie High School vibes going on for me.

My favourite of the short episode series.

Senyuu

This one is the "best"even though it's still rather meh. Time will tell to see how funny these chibi swordsmen can be. I like how it really reminds me of Tower of Druaga.

Glad to see the strange is still in gdgd!

gdgd Fairies 2

This one is a season 2 unlike all the other short ones this season. It is 15 minutes instead of 1-5 minutes long too so it almost doesn't count as a short but by the way I define a short it does. (anything with a time length different from the normal 22-26 minutes). It really is just more of the same old from season 1. Nothing great, very random, and some pretty wtf moments. Always quality entertainment!

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Beast Saga, Jigoku Youchien & Line Offline Salaryman are floating around but they haven't appeared yet. Dunno if they ever will honestly. More Hetalia is on its way soon too which is exciting!

We even have some carry overs that I mentioned at the beginning of the post that are still airing. The everlasting (for some reason) Chibi Devi, the adorable mini old man Chiisana Oji-san (at least I think it is still airing not too sure), the wacky adventures of a strange magical girl witch Kuromajo-san ga Tooru, and the oh so silly yet addicting Oshiri Kajiri Mushi AKA Butt-Biting Insect. There's one more called Picchipichi Shizuku-chan that is still going but no one has picked that one up. I think it airs on a channel not many people follow or something I dunno. It looks cute so I hope I get to see it someday.

Will chii blog any of these? haha no.... I'll stick with attempting to catch up on Chibi Devi IF anything this winter. I should probably finish Wooser and High Score first though!

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Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki 52 END

I'm too emotional to write about this episode... So I'm going to leave all these pictures here instead... WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE THE END?!?!?! oi... I'm still hoping for more next week........

Poyo defends Moe from a dog trying to steel her ice cream!

They fight off into the bushes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poyo never returns from those bushes so Moe looks everywhere nearby for Poyo!

Poyo???

Hey guys Poyo is...

MISSING!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone is now looking for Poyo!

Moe gets more and more...

Distressed about the missing Poyo...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Night falls and they still haven't found Poyo ;__;

After his fight, Poyo ended up on a truck and was dropped off far away. He is lonely and misses Moe very much!

 

 

 

 

POYO NOOO!! WHERE ARE YOU?!?!?! ;____;

Moe sings the fluffy song while the others...

Keep looking for Poyo in the pouring rain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poyo hears her song and comes running.

Moe looks up and is overjoyed!

REUNITED AT LEAST!!! ^____________^

Well that was a sad episode to end the series on... Totally cried my eyeballs out... Guess I should update that bawl list of mine or something... At least Poyo was found in the end!!! It's never a fun thing for a family when a pet goes missing for a day or 2!

See you around SPACE POYO AND FRIENDS

^_________________^

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Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki 51

The Round End of Year... I don't like the sound of that title! But it is the end of the year in real life too! This year certainly did fly by fast. Having Poyo by my side all year long was a great treat!

Monk on the move!!

Moe apparently likes to get things all cleaned up in the house at the end of the year. I personally like to do that in the spring part of "spring cleaning" End of the year is for PARTY!!

Cleaning cleaning lalalala!

Moe and Poyo both like to chase after food. One is definitely more delicious and not gross than the other! I'll let you decide which one!

Tasty?

Tastier!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I've never had a lemon bath before but seeing everyone take one this episode kinda makes me wanna try it. I think smelling like a lemon could be fun too. I wonder if my cat would dislike the smell like Poyo just happens to as well?

Lemon bath woooo!

Poyo thinks they smell bad!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAHAHAHA that nose!!

Poyo likes old men! Poyo is a cat after my own heart! He should watch some Mini Oyaji with me sometime! But... Poyo might just eat the little guy instead...

YAY adorable old drunk men!

Poyo sees spirits again!

I wonder what my first dream of the year will be... Why didn't they show us what Poyo dreamt of?!

Mountain climbing!

OoOoO Eagle!

Eggplant Kurobe!

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year to Everyone!!

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On the Eleventh Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Eleven Poyopoyo Moments

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me,
Eleven Poyopoyo Moments,
Ten Delicious Openings & Endings,
Nine Let Downs,
Eight Food Shots,
Seven Pretty Cure Titles,
Six Underrated Shows,
(Twenty)Five Years of Final Fantasy,
Four Video Game Feels,
Three Idol Shows,
Two Amazing Cartoons,
and The Best Boots in All of Anime

HOHOPOYO!

It is hard to choose just 11 awesome Poyopoyo moments but here they are!

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BONUS! 11 Favourite episodes I blogged!

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