Category: Anime

Name change

By , November 8, 2008 2:05 am

Just popping in to announce a name change for the blog.  The original name was just ‘The Anonymous_object’ which is kinda boring since it’s just my nickname >_<

I have decided to rename the site to ‘Cool & Spicy’ as tribute to the excellent Shugo Chara! series ^^

Also, I know I haven’t posted much lately… I’ve been getting distracted lately.  Hopefully I will get the motivation to put up some new content soon.  Until then, this Amu-chan can hold you over.

Code Geass: R2

By , September 28, 2008 2:52 pm

R2 finished up today and the Internet is abuzz with discussion on the ending of this controversial series.

Warning: Spoilers ahead! Continue reading 'Code Geass: R2'»

Lucky Star OVA!

By , September 28, 2008 1:19 pm

It’s out ^^  As of this time, there are no subs out yet, but you can find the raw at various places around the interwebs.  Seeing as how I’ve been waiting for this for months, I decided to grab the raw and use my rusty Japanese skills to decipher the moon language used within. Continue reading 'Lucky Star OVA!'»

Super Dimension Fortress Macross Summary

By , September 24, 2008 11:22 pm

Rawr, it's a monster!

Well, the screenshot pretty much sums this series up…

Ok, just kidding but that is an actual screenshot from the series, no editing at all XD  I suppose the fact that Macross is 25 years old has something to do with the sometimes curious animation quality.  So why, you ask, would I be watching such an old series? Continue reading 'Super Dimension Fortress Macross Summary'»

Hayate no Gotoku! Summary

By , September 15, 2008 10:10 pm

This show is labeled as a “Love comedy” with a ridiculous premise of a high school boy, Hayate, whose parents rack up 150,000,000 yen of debt and then desert their son, leaving him to fend off the “とても親切な人たち” (Very Nice People) debt collectors… i.e. the yakuza trying to harvest and sell his organs.  While running away, he meets a hot headed little rich girl, Nagi Sanzenin, alone in a park.  While scheming a plan to kidnap and ransom her, he witnesses real kidnappers trying to capture Nagi and can’t resist chasing them off.  Nagi, unware of Hayate’s plans, thanks him for saving her.  As repayment, Hayate tells Nagi he wants her to “Go with him” and he “wants” her (for ransom). Continue reading 'Hayate no Gotoku! Summary'»

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Summary

By , September 2, 2008 7:23 pm

Over the holiday weekend I had free time so I watched Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.  When the series first aired in 2006, I watched episode 1 with a friend but I didn’t continue with it.  I’d seen so many images and references to it, I decided to give it another try.  Well, I think ‘wtf’ sums this series up pretty well.  Apparently, this anime is based on some doujin mystery games and the anime attempts to mix together various arcs which may make following the series somewhat difficult. Though not all of the arcs are directly connected, they all take place in the same location with mostly the same characters.  They are related enough that each can give more insight into the characters and each individual story.

Over the course of this 26 episode series, the various stories are told through different chapters and parts which are broken into arcs.  The arcs are told from various perspectives starting with question arcs which introduce the story but leave many questions unanswered.  Later in the series (and in between other arcs) an answer arc for that chapter is shown which tells the same story from another perspective and answers some of the questions about the mystery.  Sound confusing?  It is a bit, but not enough to get completely lost.  Of all the arcs, I think that the most interesting one is the Shion-Mion arc but I won’t spoil it by giving away specific details.

I will say that this series can be quite violent at times and people do die (it’s a mystery story, afer all).  The final arc, Rena’s story, I thought was kinda weak and ended the series on a less appealing note.  That’s not to say the series is bad, but far from perfect.  In the end, if you like murder mysteries you’ll probably like this series.  I liked it for the most part and will probanly watch the anime sequel, Higurashi no Naku Koroni Kai.

Final verdict: If you like murder, mystery, and lots of girls (killing people), you will probably like this series.

Scenes like this are not so uncommon in Higurashi

Scenes like this are not so uncommon in Higurashi

Kagami & Tsukasa PVC Hatsumoude Set Limited Edition

By , August 25, 2008 10:48 pm

I’m not really a collector of figurines.  As seen earlier, I don’t have many figures so due to my inexperience in such matters, I can’t really consider this a proper review.  Though I have little experience with figures, my love for Lucky Star overcomes all ;) Continue reading 'Kagami & Tsukasa PVC Hatsumoude Set Limited Edition'»

New DVD collection

By , August 21, 2008 8:12 pm

Since I’ve been pre-occupied with securing my Comiket 74 goods, I haven’t had a chance to finish up some doujinshi reviews I’ve been working on. Instead I thought I would post this new DVD arrival.
I think I’m one of the five anime fans that didn’t like The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi. I tried watching it while it aired but I lost interest around episode 7 or 8. Since I found a good deal on it and it’s become so absurdly popular (that must mean it’s good right? -_-), I decided to give it another chance. Maybe I can make it through the series this time!

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