January 31, 2009
Yep, still watching this show from last season. Have to say, this is getting to be one of my all time favourite animes now, as it’s just so easy to watch and feel emotion, and you feel that the characters are so realistic, despite some of the more absurd moments in the show. I may start blogging more about shows that I’m watching, as my content can’t be all about figures and writing can it? Yeah, I’m procastinating on the writing ^_^;;
Anyway, it looks like episode 17 may be the start of the more emo and meaty parts of the series. Finally we are getting to drama with the main characters, and now it’s the whole Minorin x Ryuji x Taiga business. I won’t put Ami-chan in the triangle, as it looks like Toradora is using her more of a supporting character for now, much as I like her. Last arc was about Kitamura being emo, now it’s Minorin’s turn. I KNEW this was going to happen. You can’t be a class clown forever.
Minorin is really thinking about what Ami-chan said last episode. After she saw the picture in Taiga’s wallet with her and Kitamura, it seems like Ami was taunting her, that she doesn’t have to feel guilty (about liking Ryuji) because Taiga really likes someone else. But is that really the case? It’s never flat out stated anywhere that Minorin likes Ryuji, but the fact you can just tell from their body language, and actions, just shows the attention to detail that the author / animators went to to make the characters as real as they could. Read the rest of this entry »
January 27, 2009
Well, this Winter (or Summer over here in Aussie land) Season has gone long enough now, that I’ve got a fairly clear list of shows that I’ll be watching. Figures and Fanfiction is great and all, but without good source material to become a fan of, or write about, the world of Figures and Fanfiction (Anime) would be quite dull indeed ^_^;;
My strategy is thus – watch absolutely everything for a couple of episodes, and then choose to stick with the ones that interested me the most. What’s your strategy?
Anyway, it doesn’t look as strong as last season, but there are still a few new shows that I’m really liking so far. We’ll see… below is my list ranked in order of how much I’m liking them so far. Read the rest of this entry »
January 19, 2009
Well, my only real pre-order for January has come in, and it’s Figma Hayate Yagami from Max Factory of Mahou Shoujou Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS fame… and seeing as how this is the third piece of the series my favourite figure comes from, thought I’d review her asap
As you can already see, I’m going to have fun with this figure ^_^;; Read the rest of this entry »
January 13, 2009
The above is a taste of the 4Koma series “Imouto wa Shishunki” (by Ujiie Tozen) which means, “My Adolescent Younger Sister.” I won’t explain what it’s about as the title really kind of explains it all, though have to warn you it’s a bit ecchi. It’s one of my favourite 4Koma’s and you could probably guess from the types of 4Komas that I usually make up myself ^_^;;.
However, the first 4Koma series that introduced me to this type of manga format was Azumanga Daioh (sp?). And I didn’t even know what the term “4Koma” meant. But I find that 4 panels is really enough to lay out the groundwork for the punchline of the joke, and also quick and simple to read. I do believe Lucky Star also originated from 4Koma manga as well, though I haven’t read any of it.
Anyways, you can read more of Imouto wa Shishunki over at One Manga. Click below to expand this post for some more of my favourite gags from the series (though “favourite” may be a bit dangerous considering the likes of a twisted person such as myself). Read the rest of this entry »
January 12, 2009
Yep, as can be expected, another shipment of goodies (from Hobby Search) arrived today . Although it’s only a couple of things, I was excited about this one…
Do people like Loot Posts? I remember this question was asked over at Danny’s, and it seems for some people they don’t care for them. However for myself, I like everyone’s loot posts as you can share in the purchaser’s joy as if you kind of bought them yourself. Does that make any sense? Anyway that’s the feeling I get. Also they can give you ideas for the next thing you want to buy yourself ^_^;;. And that’s the reason why I post them myself; to share the joy of getting new toys!
Anyways, the important question – what’s inside the package? Read the rest of this entry »
January 11, 2009
And for my first review of the year, it won’t even be a figure, but the Nendoroid School Life A and B Playsets by Phat Company (GoodSmile Company?). Also it’s been a while since I’ve done a 4Koma, so I’ve done another Nanoha one using the set ^_^;; Read the rest of this entry »
January 1, 2009
Happy New Year Mina-san! I hope everyone had a great 2008 … otherwise make a better 2009! Thanks all for reading my site so far, and everyone’s support – I’ve had fun during my return to the web!
Things you can look forward to this year:
- More Fanfiction – ToLoveRu (Crimson Darkness) and also a new Fic I am currently working on… Twilight’s Fate – That’s right a Nanoha Fanfiction! Starring … that’s right, Fate!
- Various writings on Anime Series I’m watching
- More Figure Reviews!
- More 4Koma Comics!
Have a great and safe Holiday Season. See you ’round in 2009!!! ^_^