Sunrise is Sunrise is Sunrise (Update)

August 31, 2008

I mentioned in my one death is never enough post, that Sunrise is known to kill off characters to bring them back later. And I EVEN mentioned that I doubted Nunnally had really been killed off for good. Well at 20:27 of the GG subs for ep 21 of Code Geass: R2 it is reveled that they found Nunnally.  >_> Sunrise, you’ve ruined awesome deaths for me, forever.

(Update) So some people suggest that the comment of finding Nunnally might have been aimed at the 1 year gap between the two seasons when they found her in Japan. I’ll admit, it’s a possibility that’s what was meant.

Eternal Sonata First Impressions

August 31, 2008

At the 4.5 hour mark I have decided that ES is the simple-man’s RPG, stats aren’t important(there isn’t even MP), combat isn’t insanely complex. I mean there isn’t even inn’s or anything that you have to heal at, I’ve never seen, used or needed any kind of healing place like that, the potions the game hands out like candy is MORE then enough. I mean REALLY more then enough. The money you can make extremely easily, Mixed with the fact that you don’t need to buy much…… Lvling up comes often and increase your health noticeably again adding into the never needing to heal. But it’s fun, and looks amazing(AMAZING!!!!), the music is really good as well.   So ya, It’s not like any RPG I’ve played before, ^_^ But I like it.

One Death is NEVER Enough

August 30, 2008

What really triggered this for me was ep 7 of Zero no Tsukaima S3. While Season 3 has many things going for it, See pic below.

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Anime Stuck in Limbo

August 29, 2008

After reading about the rumors that Vandread might be getting the rumored sequel, I started thinking about other shows. More specifically shows that have been announced once, and then just disappeared off the face of the planet.

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Tales of Symphonia

August 28, 2008

I finally finished not only the Tales of Symphonia game for the GameCube (played on my Wii since I never owned a GC), but I also watched the OVAs for the show. And I have a few things to say about each. Mostly about the game, but a bit about the OVA.

Also since this post actually broke the 1000 word mark I’m going to try out what I believe to be a page break function. I’m also trying out the Publish on specific date/time feature, but that’s just for fun.

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Lucky Star OVA News

August 27, 2008

While the trailer itself is no where near the awesome of the ones for the original show. The REAL gold for this is on the official japanese site for it. They have some great pictures of the girls cosplaying. And I can’t pass that up.

Check Out: The Daughter of Twenty Faces

August 25, 2008

This is that section that I mentioned in my previous post. The idea, to show off a show from the current season or maybe a show from the past that I’m currently watching that isn’t already being blogged by everyone else. (So you’ll never see me mention Code Geass, Macross F or anything else that everyone is already blogging about in this section.)

Always make a good first impression

"My job is taking treasure away from the pigs."

Starting out I thought it appropriate to mention my current favorite show from this season. “The Daughter of Twenty Faces” also known as Nijuu Mensou no Musume. Is produced by Bones, so great animation is a given. The Twenty Faces character is based off of Edogawa Ranpo’s literary anti-hero. And in this version shows up as being much in the same style as Lupin the third if you will. But as the title suggests the story is not about Twenty Faces himself, but of his daughter.

Chizuko (voiced by Hirano, Aya) is an intelligent young girl who is currently in the care of her aunt after her rich parents died. The aunt has been slowly poisoning her food to kill her off without suspicion and inherit the fortune herself.  After hearing about the daring adventures and life of Twenty Faces, Chizuko wishes she too could live such an amazing life. And as the plot would dictate he shows up to save her from her aunt whisking her away to learn the joys of stealing precious art and running away from police. And it’s more then enjoyable watching.

Careful dissection of the OP can lead us to believe that Chizuko and Twenty Faces will be separated once she learns her new father’s trade. The ED animation appears to be there for the Hirano, Aya fans. And the setting of an Alternate Shōwa period for the show fits perfectly for the adventures of a master thief.

As I mentioned near the top, this is currently my favorite show from this season. The writing, animation, and characters make this show incredibly enjoyable to watch. And I can’t help but love this show. I really don’t want to give too much away, and can’t recommend it to be watched enough.

"In order to survive, what's important is to watch, listen, and think carefully."