Moefication

May 30th, 2013 | Filed under Anime, News

When one of my friends got a demo for Final Fantasy VIII, I was pretty excited to check it out. It seemed like a pretty cool game at the time. The summon for Leviathan was ridiculous, but it looked really nice. Ever since then, my mental picture for Leviathan looked like this:

Leviathan from Final Fantasy VIII

Curiously enough, two shows for the Spring 2013 Anime Season have characters named Leviathan: Zettai Bouei Leviathan and Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san.

Leviathan from Zettai Bouei Leviathan   Leviathan from Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san

They’ve mostly kept the blue motif, but my image of Leviathan is shattered forever.

Progress?!

Super Embarrassed

May 23rd, 2013 | Filed under Animated gifs

I’ve been enjoying Hataraku Maou-sama! a lot lately, so I thought I’d make some animated gifs.

An Embarrassed Sasaki Chiho from Hataraku Maou-sama!

An Embarrassed Sasaki Chiho 2 from Hataraku Maou-sama!

Haircut

Nov 18th, 2012 | Filed under Anime, News

As I was watching Natsuyuki Rendezvous, I kept wondering if there was a connection to Jormungand besides Ohara Sayaka voicing one of the characters.

Shimao Rokka Bob Cut from Natsuyuki Rendezvous   Shimao Rokka Short Hair from Natsuyuki Rendezvous

Sofia Velmer (Valmet) Long Hair from Jormungand   Sofia Velmer (Valmet) Short Hair from Jormungand

I recently realized that Valmet and Rokka both cut their hair quite a bit shorter. There has to be another connection that I’m missing somewhere… the game is afoot!

Nagoya

Nov 15th, 2012 | Filed under Anime, News

Japan’s birth rate is quite low these days, and I’ve thought about possible causes. I never would have guessed that Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun would lend possible insight into this situation.

"cock. It's atrocious" from Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

I happened to catch a subtle message on the whiteboard – “cock. It’s atrocious.” This subtle instance demonizing male genitalia for young, impressionable girls immersed in shoujo anime is quite curious. It makes me wonder if there are other such subliminal messages in other anime or if it’s just focused on young girls. This seems to warrant further investigation.

Guuzen

Nov 12th, 2012 | Filed under Anime, News

I was watching Joshiraku the other day, and I noticed that one of the scenes was made around the time that I was in Japan.

Marii and Kukuru visiting Akihabara from Joshiraku

Akihabara Joshiraku Ad July 2012

If I had watched Joshiraku before going to Japan, I would have tried to get the exact angle (this particular episode wasn’t out at the time).

Anime Expo 2012 Schedule

Jun 27th, 2012 | Filed under News

Death

May 28th, 2012 | Filed under Animated gifs

While there are some pretty decent shows out for Spring 2012, I like to rewatch certain scenes from Acchi Kocchi. Fun times!

DEATH from Acchi Kocchi

Spatulas

May 26th, 2012 | Filed under Spatulas in Anime

Spatula from Kimi to Boku. 2
Sadly, Kaname tends to act cold towards this spatula.

Spatulas

May 26th, 2012 | Filed under Spatulas in Anime

Spatula from Sengoku Collection
Nobunaga didn’t notice this spatula’s secret treasure.

Spatulas

May 26th, 2012 | Filed under Spatulas in Anime

Spatula from Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
Ia! Ia! Spatula Fhtagn!