Thursday, January 28, 2010

Gaia Hall of Fame: Anime OP and ED song

as the title said, but seriously all these song are freaking hard to choose no matter what... and then after a brain storming doing some homework digging some old anime song about 40++ GB, a deep consideration being made afterward and here's the result- 2 out of 5 Gaia Hall of Fame reveled!

Hikari muh 1st love! xD

[4] Top 10 OP song of the Decade

10 - only my railgun
Artist : fripSide
Anime : Toaru Kagaku no Railgun

9 - Lion
Artist : May'n & Megumi Nakajima
Anime : Macross Frontier

Artist : modern strange cowboy
Anime : Needless

7 - euphoric field
Artist : Tenmon feat. ELISA
Anime : Ef - a tale of memories

6 - Tears Infection
Artist : KAORI
Anime : Myself ; Yourself

5 - metamorphose
Artist : Youko Takahashi
Anime : This Ugly Yet Beautiful World

4 - Senketsu no Chikai
Artist : Yousei Teikoku
Anime : Renkin San-kyuu Magical? Pokaan

3 - Re-sublimity
Artist : KOTOKO
Anime : Kannazuki no Miko

2 - Noble Roar
Artist : Yousei Teikoku
Anime : Innocent Venus

1 - Paradise Lost
Artist : Chihara Minori
Anime: Ga-Rei -Zero-

Suzu muh #th love ;P

[5] Top 10 ED song of the Decade

10 - Be Your Girl
Artist : Chieko Kawabe
Anime : Elfen Lied

9 - Yuukyuu no Tabibito~Dear boy
Artist : Snow*
Anime : iDOLM@STER Xenoglossia

8 - Koisuru Tenkizu
Artist : Yui Horie
Anime : Nagasarete Airantou

Artist : Kylee
Anime : Xam'd: Lost Memories

6 - Modokashii Sekai no Ue de
Artist : Yui Makino
Anime : NHK ni Youkoso!

5 - Ame ga furu
Artist : Maaya Sakamoto
Anime : Kurogane no Linebarrels

4 - Minna no Peace
Artist : Afromania
Anime : Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

3 - Unnamed World
Artist : Aya Hirano
Anime : Nijuu Mensou no Musume

2 - Reason
Artist : Nami Tamaki
Anime : Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny

1 - Sequentia
Artist : Asriel
Anime : 11eyes

Saturday, January 23, 2010

[Part 1] Internasional Saimoe League 2010


and so the grouping for Preliminary Period has been updated, a 3 sided clash for 4 round in 1st phase... ISML surely come with fancy system this year, it's not like i complain though but i think it's much better than last year's...


Mio will definitely dominated Group 1 for sure so does Hitagi in Group 2... other groups is predicable as well unless Saki fag still strong like how they rulez Japanese Saimoe last year... Group 8 claimed to be the group of death, Sawako-Beato-Nymph-Yomi D: ... anyway Horo-Yami and Ange-Mikoto in the same group? щ(゚Д゚щ)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Kowarekake no Orgol OVA


The story centers around Keiichiro, a young musician. One rainy day, he takes shelter in an old shrine. There he notices a little girl, sitting on a chair, surrounded by garbage, she herself is but trash – an android that had been thrown away. Something in Keiichiro tells him to take her with him. After going to the android repair shop, he’s told that she will never function again... -Animetake-

after a freaking two years since its first demo, the subs is finally here- almost 30 minutes long OVA i'm totally touched with the ending, it has been awhile i feel like this since i watched 'Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu' and 'Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora' in short series category- yes, this is a doujin anime, illustration by POP who works on Moetan... a beautiful animation nevertheless plus sort of a wise way how the story flows, point up how Flower spend her blissful time daily till her last moment u_u amazing and fitting ED song as well... and i'm absolutely recommended this OVA to all people who stumbles upon this humble blog...

Flower ish moe! *omochiakeri-mode activated*

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Winter Series 09/10: Impression and Rant


Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
Producers : Silver Link
Approval : 4.5/5


quite funny and interesting concept thar- well i didnt follow its original story neither light novel nor manga, so i enjoy any kind of perception either it's filler or not... whats more, Mizuki's appearance are very identical with Louise [Zero no Tsukaima] in fact their chest and personality very contradict to each other and i already ghay over Hideyoshi~... character design actually seem typical, however the notion are quite original with a self miniature summon being into a skirmish clash between the class... anyways, we always sees the male lead being dense and thick head but this one a total idiot, fairly exclusive isnt it? generic OP and a funken ghay ED though i dont really hate it :P

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Producers : ZEXCS
Approval : 2.5/5


i'm not expecting much from this series since there isn’t any major plot involved and i just watch it for the lulz like how i treat Queen's Blade b4, 1st episode doesnt give me any impact because massive ecchi stuff without male lead is pointless for me at least- though girl obsession toward underwear are quite rare to see... for the time being this one still give me enjoyment to watch more, just dont kill the joy later... i must say that Minorin as Nayu works out very well :3

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Dance in the Vampire Bund
Producers : SHAFT
Approval : 4.5/5
[excluding episode 1]


episode 1 left me in despair! it was so funken wrong at any direction, with more than 10 minutes stuffing with unnecessary shit, oh please i'm not watching Vampire Bund made by SHAFT in first place for that crap- hoping for a more exciting kick-off but... well even the 2nd episode still far from manga, it's acceptable, the overhauled plot seem fine for me, just dont watch episode 1, it does not exist!... for animation style, SHAFT-wise nevertheless :3 moderately decent OP and ED, isn’t too bad but not great either...

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Producers : Brains Base
Approval : 4/5


firstly i thought this one are by Bones since the animation style quite alike but i'm wrong... i still new with Durarara's world, resolve around trendy and unique people and highlighting their viewpoint somehow reminds me 'Vintage Point' movie... i cant say much more than that for the 1st 2 episode but each character get enough time for a short introduction in progress... so far the headless rider quite intriguing me with boobs [?] :P

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Hanamaru Youchien
Producers : Gainax
Approval : 3.5/5


cute and cute and cute [overload warning!], that’s all i can describe from episode 1 plus a heartwarming comedy isn’t really bad for your health though actually i’m surprised this one are from Gainax... anyways this is another series i watch it for the lulz, still such an appealing concept to brings a male teacher in kindergarten but glad [NOT] this is not another Kodomo no Jikan, pedo-feast...

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Ladies versus Butlers!
Producers : XEBEC
Approval : 3.5/5


very familiar with character design plus its animation style [Kanokon?] despite this one are from Xebec, yeah i’m not fond with this studio... absolutely... and wtf with the freaking huge hair drill?... it’s not really a fresh one for story and concept i’d say, a lady vs butler, i’ve see that before Hina vs Hayate though each premise are obviously different... OP and ED also doesn’t tempt me much like another standard harem series, but in fact i don’t hav any guts to dropped this series caugh*nipplez- xP

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Omamori Himari
Producers : ZEXCS
Approval : 5/5


the most wanted manga to anime adaptation this year is here! episode 1 faithfully with original story though it has a bit satisfactory changing, Kuesu-Liz intro... and it seems like they already skip chapter 4 and more likely they’ll skip another short arc in future... for characters design i dont care much about Himari and Kuesu, they looks great though i still prefer Marta Milan's art, Rinko, i dont give a dam since i dont like her... bgm-wise and obviously likeable typical OP and ED song... Koshimizu Ami as Himari's voice cast surely fitting very well with her classical Japanese speech, Horo-like to make it obvious :3 ... Rinko = Nymph nuff said, for Shizuku... for gawd sake why not Fukuen Misato [Yami]!!?? щ(゚Д゚щ)

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Ookami Kakushi
Producers : AIC
Approval : 4.5/5


another fascinating series this winter, as it story progress gives me Higurashi vibes in fact both series come from the same creator, Ryukishi07 plus Peach-Pit who works on the characters design pulls up a new mixed moe plus thriller fragrant and executed well by AIC production... for me, the first episode proven its has potential to be a great series, but in the second episode, my expectation decreased... plot remains same, mediocre though its still early to judges more... OP and ED is wonderful however :3

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Seikon no Qwaser
Producers : Hoods Entertainment
Approval : 4.5/5


the censorship is completely ridiculous and frustrated, i wont mind fog etc but this one is totally no-no, but recently they just released the uncensored version... yeah my head blows, totally explicit content ! on the other hand, the animation are quite beautiful so does its characters design, great bgm, fitting seiyuu it just i greatly surprised Aki Toyosaki role in this series :P ... plot, i wont say much it still badass as manga...

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Producers : A-1 Pictures Inc.
Approval : 3/5


The pace is... bedtime-story-like plus i’m not good to deal with this kind of anime honestly... well yes, the characters design are very familiar no matter what, i think it’s already become a fad because before this Seiken no Blacksmith- but this one looks more like a rip-off of K-ON! Yui - not good playing guitar to begin with / Kanata - suck blowing trumpet... i wont say about the rest, see it yourself... however with a beautiful setting plus an interesting concept, i’ll struggles for another few episodes plus this is Juri Aikawa debut as Kanata, will she be another Aki Toyosaki? :3

Thursday, January 14, 2010

To Love-Ru: Chapter 162.5 [After Story]

a storm without wind! that's how this chapter approached- eventhough its quite short, scratch that! a full color plus full of eyecandy is enough for me, but DO WANT MOAR!!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Poll Result: To-Love-Ru contest


i've closed the poll yesterday, well i'd closed it last month but too busy with stuff :P... anyway with the total 454 votes, the champ is clear, firstly i kinda surprised because i thought either Yami or Yui will win this but surely cant underestimate Lala supporters... the 4th place is obvious, this is not To-Love-Ru if Mikan are not there while 5th place owns by Momo, her late anime debut for sure is a huge step ahead... for the 6th place, heh Riko beat Haruna, trap ftw~ the rest no need to be mention, they all share quite same amount of votes except Risa without any vote...

well i'll think about the next poll title, not sure if its about characters or else but i wont start it in this short period... :3

dont mess with Momo

Friday, January 1, 2010

Best Anime 2009: Gaia Awards [+ updates]


Best Winter 2009 Anime: Kurokami
Honorable Mentions: Minami-ke -Okaeri- / Tower of Druaga -The Sword of Uruk-

i kinda forgot what anime i've watch back then... after do some homework, most of them is action kind, Regios, Shikabane, Yoichi... nevertheless, Kurokami pwnd more, the advancing from street battle to godlike clash (Utawa anyone?) plus i cant discard the lulz-ness of Minami-ke :3

Best Spring 2009 Anime: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Honorable Mentions: Phantom -Requiem for the Phantom- / Saki

the most overrating season of 2009 i'd say, full of awesome anime and K-ON! is one of them, well it's KyoAni that why... for me K-ON! was moe and fun but i think Saki is much better... Basquash come with unique and lulz concept along with nice song (Macross Frontier nuff said), Sengoku Basara's awesome starter but decline later on... also Hayate no Gotoku!!, Tears to Tiara, Senjou no Valkyria and many more but too bad the overhauled FMA blow the other series away and at least Phantom deserve some credit here :3

Best Summer 2009 Anime: Bakemonogatari
Honorable Mentions: Needless / Spice and Wolf II

for summer... a fucked up version of Umineko truly a huge letdown, Princess Lover! good starting point but the rest are mediocre and worsen... still have some fun series to watch like Taishou, Juden-chan and Yokuwakaru-... despite being the only summer series has yet to end, Bakemonogatari deserve this title... Horo sequel didnt appealing much since i'm bad at business and Needless fucked up ending ruined it all!

Best Fall 2009 Anime: Darker than Black -Gemini of the Falling Star-
Honorable Mentions: Sora no Otoshimono / Toaru Kagaku no Railgun

a closing curtain of 2009 also harem season in this year... Darker than Black back with Hei claiming Suou in his possession [j/k]... the conclusion of Asura Cryin' was nice but the studio who work on it doesnt really care about how fugly the animation is... harem-fest as Seitokai, Nyan Koi!, 11eyes and Kampfer... not to forget the lulz of Otoshimono, its manga are awesome for real while anime is not bad either as a mix up version for intermission inb4 2nd season [FUCK YEAH ASTRAEA]... i'm not into shoujo much so put Todoke aside... Railgun and Blacksmith, both are at the same level but i'd pick Mikoto over Lisa :P

Best Mecha Anime: Basquash!
Honorable Mentions: Asura Cryin'

2009 has no love for mecha series...

Best Comedy Anime: Seitokai no Ichizon
Honorable Mentions: Minami-ke -Okaeri-

i enjoyed Minami-ke most but Seitokai randomness are more loltastic especially petanko fad xD

Best Romance Anime: Bakemonogatari
Honorable Mentions: Nyan Koi!

i like romance but cant express how good it is, one of harem element cant be ignore... *flee*

Best Adaption [manga, visual novel etc]: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Honorable Mentions: Hayate no Gotoku!!

should i say it over again? this 2 adaption are faithful with its origin, nothing good that its original stories... well i'm bias toward any filler afterall...

Best Ending: Darker than Black -Gemini of the Falling Star-

aside from FMA and Bakemonogatari, only Kurokami and DtB left... i'm not fond much with Kurokami ending [yeah fillerzzz] so DtB owns the great ending for this year, unless Phantom can takeover best Spring anime from FMA :3

Best Fucked-up Ending: Pandora Hearts

fuck yeah! u got awesome manga plot, u got awesome character and u got awesome bgm! but it was easily predicted, Xebex fucked up it all!

Best OVA Series: Shankugan no Shana S

rare breed, deredere Shana nuff said :P

Best Movie: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie Lagann-hen

fucking awesome! the overhauled yet remarkable battles! but Nia still die at the end u_u nevertheless TTGL is the masterpiece and the best anime series ever made :D

Best Sequels: Darker than Black -Gemini of the Falling Star-
Honorable Mentions: Spice and Wolf II, Hayate no Gotoku!!

there's so many choice and these are the finest i manage to picked considerately :3

Best Male Characters of 2009: Adam Blade (Needless)
Honorable Mentions: Ken Sugisaki (Seitokai no Ichizon)

Adam Blade awesomeness and loltastic stuff is doubtless, best actor ever nevertheless... and for Ken, your harem ambition are the best and please die immediately, NOW!

Best Female Characters of 2009: Nodoka Haramura (Saki)
Honorable Mentions: Horo (Spice and Wolf II)

fuuu~ Etopen! Nodoka is an angel in disguise nuff said... and the wise Horo never failed to amuse me... well Ange's role has been fucked up, being sabotage etc etc i still can restrain for now...

The Best Lucky Bastard 2009: Ken Sugisaki (Seitokai no Ichizon)
Honorable Mentions: Junpei Kousaka (Nyan Koi!), Yoichi Karasuma (Asu no Yoichi!)

again, die joo Ken!... Junpei being marked because of... all he can see is only Kaede... hellooo~ the twins dammit, the twins!!... also nothing great than being surrounded and live with Ikagura sisters...

The Best Imouto 2009: Nadeko Sengoku (Bakemonogatari)
Honorable Mentions: Kagome Ikagura (Asu no Yoichi!)

Nadeko imouto moexplosion is clear, so does Kagome... well it's not that Nadeko is an actual Koyomi's lil sister but close... omochikaeri level are rising-

The Best Loli 2009: Nymph (Sora no Otoshimono)
Honorable Mentions: Azusa Nakano (K-ON!)

Nymph is a total highlight for me at the end of 2009 lolies! the yet to fading K-ON! fad, Azusa still grab my attention... omochikaeri level keep rising-

The Best 'Trap' 2009: Natsuru Senou (Kampfer)
Honorable Mentions: Maria Shidou (Maria Holic)

Natsuru is a perfect trap after Riko... well Maria lost by default if his 'thing' still thar-

Best OP Song: GRANRODEO - modern strange cowboy (Needless)
Honorable Mentions: Stereopony - Tsukiakari no Michishirube (Darker than Black -Gemini of the Falling Star-) / Shikata Akiko - Katayoku no Tori (Umineko no Naku Koro ni) / fripSide - Only my Railgun (To Aru kagaku no Railgun) / Ayane - Arrival of Tears (11eyes)

Best ED Song: Asriel - Sequentia (11eyes)
Honorable Mentions: Eclipse - Futari no Yakusoku (Basquash!) / supercell - Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari (Bakemonogatari) / Needless★Girls+ - WANTED! for the love (Needless)

Best insert song: Eclipse - Moon Passport (Basquash!)
Honorable Mentions: Yousei Teikoku - Destrudo (Kurokami) / Sakurai Tomoki - My Tingling Nipple (Sora no Otoshimono)

Best OST: Needless
Honorable Mentions: Pandora Hearts / Basquash! / Umineko no Naku Koro ni / Kurokami

Basquash! place its name in all 4 music category, ofc they got my seal of approval :3

The Most Overrated 2009 Anime: K-ON!
Honorable Mentions: Saki / Bakemonogatari / Umineko no Naku Koro ni / Kimi no Todoke / To Aru kagaku no Railgun

The Most Underrated 2009 Anime: Phantom -Requiem of Phantom-
Honorable Mentions: Letter Bee

obvious overrated anime is obvious... K-ON! based on KyoAni factor, Saki based on Anime Saimoe Tournament, Bakemonogatari based on Hitagi, Umineko based on visual novel awesomeness but failed hard, and Kimi no Todoke recently based on Sadako and shoujo adaptation factor like how i saw in Ouran b4... for underrated i cant tell much how underrated it is but Phantom and Letter Bee deserve some attention :3

Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu - Endless Eight

owh please KyoAni! dont lowered yourself with the same level of Xebex (and DEEN recently) who already screwed up 2 of my favorite manga! Endless Eight is a nice arc to begin with but what the point to repeated it all over again for 8 times! they better not fuck up with 'Disappearance' Movie!

p/s: well it's all about my personal pick/rant, no big deal :3

Happy New Year! Welcome 2010!


massive post will come very soon especially about winter anime, now i'm kinda busy to catch up Umineko VN Episode 5, i closed the scripter without saving any reachpoint the day before yesterday and now i realize ITS FUNKEN FAR AWAY DAYMEAT! wonder how far it is? between the event before the 1st twilight to the 2nd twilight occur, fuuuu~ щ(゚Д゚щ)

oh yes i've removed the shoutbox :3

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