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Friday, January 22, 2016

Anime Blog 97: 11 Eyes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/11eyes:_Tsumi_to_Batsu_to_Aganai_no_Sh%C5%8Djo

11 Eyes is a 12 episode shonen with 1 OVA.

The story follows Kakeru and Yuka, 2 childhood friends who are suddenly dragged into this "Red World" where strange monsters attack them. They find out that other students at their school are also dragged into the fight and that each one of them has a special power they can use in both the Red World and the real world. I'm not going to be able to go into much detail about the rest of the story because it gets quite complex and I don't want to spoil it for anyone who decides to watch this; that's why I always link to Wikipedia or a similar site :D Spoilers at your own risk there :D

This show has been on my list for years and I finally got around to watching it over the past couple of days. I couldn't remember what it was about or why I decided to watch it originally, I just had a picture saved on my computer. The picture made me think it was going to be a school-centered show with fantasy/paranormal aspects...WRONG!

I started watching this a couple days ago and all I could think was "And I wanted to watch this show why???" and by the last couple of episodes I kept yelling at the computer screen "WHAT THE F*** DID I DECIDE TO WATCH!!!!!?????"

It gets really crazy...wow.

And dear Jesus...the panty shots. It wasn't even just panty shots for ecchi purposes (at least to me they didn't feel that way) it was like the camera was just always at a panty shot angle. ALWAYS. Then people are randomly in their underwear for no apparent reason...just because. WOW. So many panty shots...just sayin'

But now that I finished it I can honestly say it wasn't that bad. It was weirder than I expected but it didn't end as badly as I was expecting it to by the later episodes. Also. Episode 13...

Episode 13 (the OVA) puts them in a "Pink World" instead of the "Red World" and everyone's powers suddenly become pervy...I have to say after such a serious show, I enjoyed a good laugh at the OVA :D

Also, Takahisa is played by Showtaro Morikubo, who is the guy who plays Shikamaru Nara in Naruto (I really like his voice!)--Takahisa is the guy who looks kinda like Inuyasha

So, art!

Kukuri, Kusakabe, Yuka, Yukiko, and Shiori
I also really like the opening song and I think it introduces the characters well:

video



Pros and Cons:

Pros:
  • Short
  • Good art
  • Decent ending
  • I like Yukiko :D
  • Interesting ideas thrown around about who the good guys are and are we really the bad guys?
Cons:
  • Gets weird...
  • There's a part that really makes you think, OMG it's that girl from School Days
That's about it!
**I totally liked Kakeru and Yuka together...excepting when she went School Days

Thanks for reading! Until next time,

~Kei

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Anime Blog 96: Moonlight Lady

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonlight_Lady

HERE'S THE HENTAI WARNING!!!!!!

Ok, Moonlight Lady is a 5 episode Hentai that focuses on Suzuna who is training to become some kind of priestess in her family. She has an arranged marriage with a guy named Koichi and then a bunch of really weird paranormal stuff happens. I vaguely recall a tentacle scene even though I have no idea how the heck it connected to anything! (I watched this in 2011 so forgive me if this is a short blog).

What drew me to this anime was the art. I saw a really pretty picture (that I will post for the art section) and it made me want to watch it...still not sure if that was a good or bad choice on my part...

I can tell you that although things got weird for a while there (really weird) it ended well and all-in-all I really enjoyed this show. Honestly if I could find all 5 episodes on DVD (in a store probably...I don't wanna go out of my way to find it) I would buy it...I saw a copy once but I think it was just the first episode...hmm...

But. ART!

Suzuna
Suzuna, Koichi, and Tomomi

Suzuna and Koichi


So, pros and cons:

Pros:
  • Does hentai go here?
  • Pretty art
  • Suzuna in her shrine outfit
  • Good ending
  • Decent story...although weird
Cons:
  • Does hentai go here?
  • Weird things happen...weird
  • Kinda confusing for a while there...more explanations needed!
Well that's all folks! Thanks for reading! Until next time,

~Kei

Monday, January 18, 2016

Anime Blog 95: Miyuki-chan in Wonderland

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miyuki-chan_in_Wonderland

Ah CLAMP. (Here's a Shojo-ai warning!)

Miyuki-chan in Wonderland has 2 OVAs: Miyuki-chan in Wonderland and Miyuki-chan in Mirrorland.

This anime is exactly what it sounds like. An Alice in Wonderland Parody...the catch being that all the characters are female and are lusting after Miyuki-chan (who I might add is a totally normal high school girl).

So I watched this over Spring Break 2012 with a friend of mine (because we were bored and a had a list of short animes for us to watch--this included Kachou no Koi and Kono Danshi Uchuujin to Tatakaemasu) and we were laughing our butts off and saying "poor Miyuki-chan!"

It's a short and easy watch at the least :D

So. Art!

Top Left to right: 3 cards, 1 card and white roses, Miyuki and the Cheshire Cat
Middle: Miyuki and then the Queen of Hearts
Bottom Left to Right: The March Hare, The Mad Hatter, The door Mouse, Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-dum (not actually sure which is which) and the Doorknob (2 poses)



Pros and cons:

Pros:
  • Alice in Wonderland parody
  • Interesting idea
  • Art wasn't bad
  • Ah CLAMP
Cons:
  • Alice in Wonderland parody (I mean really? Every anime does an episode...)
  • Poor Miyuki-chan
  • The Queen of Hearts freaks me out...
So there you have it! Short and Sweet!

Thanks for reading! Until next time,

~Kei