Bakemonogatari (Bakemono = monster, Gatari = story), also called Ghost Story, is definitely one of the best well-rounded, clever and brilliant anime I’ve watched IN AGES. This show made up big time for my watching Chaos;Head, an anime that really sucked which you never should bother watching – anyway, that’s for another post.
Bakemonogatari encompasses a vibe of Japanese culture mystery where humans must deal with the supernatural called oddities and aberrations – usually backed with puns and metaphors in relation to the real world – to conquer their struggles in life.
Plot: The first episode introduces high school student Koyomi Araragi catching a fallen Senjougahara Hitagi via slipping over a banana peel – and my, how dramatic and visually exhilarating that scene was. Araragi noticed right after that Senjougarhara was absurdly and inhumanely light.
Thoughts about what had happened made him want to know more about Senjougahara, so he asked their class representative Hanekawa Tsubasa while discussing what to do about the upcoming school festival.
Araragi figured it to be an oddity and decides to pay a visit to Oshino Meme, a middle-aged guy who’s supposed to be an expert in the field of apparitions. But right after leaving the classroom, he gets assaulted by Senjougahara.
Supposed to be quite a fun-to-watch teenage sex comedy between a perverted high school girl with sex issues and her uber-dense, boring and oblivious sex prospect classmate, this anime could be considered the better romantic comedy-type than that of just being full of petty green jokes. Here’s B Gata H Kei!
Plot: The story starts with a hyper-active fifteen year-old Yamada and her ultimate dream of achieving 100 sex partners one day. But despite her striking physique, beauty and confidence, she finds herself insecure and in-adept to handle the invitations and advances of the many remarkable men around her.
Unable to cope up with those she considers experienced, she decides to go after this boring and average guy in her class named Kosuda Takashi. Doing it for the first time with another first-timer like herself would be the best initial step in achieving her goal, so she thinks.
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May 24th, 2011
Just How Much Anime Have You Watched?
Spending ample time on anime forums, I can’t help but notice that most of the people there have Anime-Planet’s Anime List Stats as their post signatures. The stats measures all the anime you’ve watched – of course you have to select them manually – and Anime-Planet translates it to years, months, weeks, days, hours and minutes. I decided to try it myself, and I got:
Another nice thing about it is that you can organize your anime with it and keep track of those you’ve already watched, currently watching, those you want to watch, you’ve stalled, dropped and those you never intend on watching. The background is also changeable to your liking. I decided to put a fan-art of Saber from Fate/Stay Night in mine.
So, how much of your life is spent on anime? Lol!
I’ve also made a separate page containing a list of all the series I’ve watched and currently watching. Click here to take a look!
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Known for its reputation as “Persona 3 and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni‘s bastard child“, 11eyes may seem your stereotypical anime where the protagonists are taken into an unknown world were they must defeat the dark forces there to stop the nightmare. Thus, returning their lives to normalcy. Not quite – I say beware the red herring.
Plot: Due to his sister committing suicide when he was a child, Satsuki Kakeru has been living an empty life since. The only thing that kept him going is the company of his childhood friend Minase Yuka. And when their lovey-dovey relationship is about to open new doors, they get taken to a similar yet deserted world in which they call the “Red Night.”
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May 22nd, 2011
Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kira Trailer
One Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kira trailer down! This is for the 1st OVA to be released on July 21, 2011. Enjoy!
It seems the first OVA would be more like that of Higurashi Rei’s first episode, where everyone will just be in it for the fun – and none would be killed by another unsuspecting character who’s turned a screw loose. But who knows? I can’t say for sure. We’re talking about Higurashi, after all. Anyway, less than 2 more months to go!
LOL at 1:00 – I’m really thrilled to see Keiichi and Satoshi finally meeting face to face for the first time, but why the hell in a yaoi atmosephere!? Hah, I bet this is just one of those penalty games concocted by Mion.
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Oftentimes, we find ourselves watching anime without really paying much attention to the characters’ voices – “Yeah sure, as long as it’s Japanese dubbed with English subs I really don’t care. So let’s watch the damn anime and get it over with!” Among all the great and proud series I have watched, I never knew of the goldmine of humble talents behind the characters we all so adore and hate. And so I dedicate this post as tribute to their uber-greatness.
After watching series after series that all had a somewhat familiar voice in it, I started to wonder and tried to verify my speculations online. And thanks to MyAnimeList, I was able to do just that! And my, how it surprised me how little the world was for anime voice actors. I was practically watching different kinds of anime that had the same voice actors in it!
Does anyone still listen to local radio that much anymore now that NU107 is gone? Lol.
My brother just got his iPad 2 and one peculiar application he installed was “Japan Radio” in which it could stream US-based radio stations that play anime and/or Japanese songs 24/7. A great way to discover new anime and Japanese music artists!
Now this isn’t something new to offer to the world, but then it just hit me: “Why didn’t I stream anime radio stations then?!” And so I downloaded the needed files and streamed to my heart’s content. Finally, something new to listen to besides those ever-so-repeating songs on my iTunes.
The first promotional video for the prequel to Fate/Stay Night, named Fate/Zero, has finally been released! Originally a light novel released in 2006, it finally paved way for an anime adaptation. Type-moon sure caused a ruckus among the fans after its huge success with the original series and the alternate-route movie, Unlimited Blade Works.
Fate/Zero takes place 10 years prior to the original series when the 4th Holy Grail War was held.
Just like my uber-favorite Kara No Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners, the production is handled by Ufotable along with the wonderful and ecstatic music of Yuki Kajiura and her Kalafina. Having said that, I DEFINITELY WILL NOT MISS THIS!
Below is the first video ever to be released. Expect more!
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The 41st SM Supermall, dubbed SM Masinag, has finally opened its doors to the public last Thursday! Meaning, an emergence of catastrophic change of conveniences and inconveniences around citizens living within a 20-mile radius from Masinag. For people passing by Marcos Hi-way everyday to go to work, expect an increase in traffic. And those living near the Sumulong Hi-way and Marcos Hi-way intersection, expect an ultra-near place to hang out to! What’s best about it in my case, is that it’s just a 5-minute jeep ride from my house. Huzzah!
Disclaimer – This one’s not mine
The pictures posted here were taken yesterday – but my sister, her boyfriend and I actually went on the opening day to see what the ruckus is all about. And as to be expected, there was a swarm of excited shoppers and bystanders alike ravaging across every floor. The first thing we noticed upon entering was the center stage used for events where Juris was performing.