October 31, 2011

The first of several changes.

What a strange month of October. Bad health, self-inflicted partition errors, Qaddafi bites the dust, not to mention I am so in love with the Fall 2011 anime season. But, this post was meant to be a minor update on one of the changes to my blog, and I'd like to announce the new plan in regards to posting certain things: Wordpress will be the more extremely perverted side of things. A lot of this mostly revolves around stuff relating to 18+ stuff that's not appropriate for my blog here, which I want to avoid the Adult content rating as much as possible for Blogger. According to my observations of Wordpress-based hentai doujin scanlator teams, it seems one does not need to engage in that extra step of "you are about to enter a mature site" thing Blogger has, supposing you do make an 18+ blog.

I know it seems like a weird decision, but consider this an evaluation for myself: can I completely move to Wordpress, or can I not live without Blogger? I have a lot of fun memories here, while Wordpress.... looks awfully plain. Maybe that's where its strength lies...

Anyways, visit the Majikoi episode 02 uncensored pic above over at the wordpress post!

October 28, 2011

RE: the controversy, Unbalanced x2 Chapter 81

Don't ask, just read. Trust me, if you read Unbalance x2, this is one you don't want to miss. A warning, you might need to put your drink down and not eat anything before proceeding:

October 27, 2011

Fear sucks.

No, not the negative meaning... I mean literally XD

I figured while I'm finalizing my blog changes, why not have a laugh:



(This may actually be my first animated photoshop job. Granted I only edited 1 frame.... but I always worked on a standalone version.)

October 18, 2011

Mashiro-iro Symphony episode 01

She's happy about something. Well it can't be because she's lost... but wait, she's happy that her oniichan can find her anytime, anywhere. So... AKA she's happy to get lost? :P

My Fall 2011 lineup seems to be full of surprises. To me anyways, as... I basically had prior knowledge of only 3 series for Fall (that is not a sequel), so I consider this season so much more enjoyable due to the way I anticipate new episodes with much fervor.

Ben-to episode 01

One look at this photo, and the average viewer nowadays screams "Harem!". So sad. First of all, the loli clearly loves her meatball, the blonde with big ones is simply trying to give a face massage to the guy with her boobies, the silver haired beauty is posing for a gravure shoot, and the 2 girls on the right are so in their own little world... all of this on a single serving of food.

Ah, Bento. I don't think I've ever eaten such a thing before... if it was an already prepared food, it'd be from the Deli (not necessarily already packed for you.). That is somewhat the main reason why I just didn't know how a series would be like for these characters to fight over food, but then again, this is Japan, and Bento's are a regular item in stores.

October 8, 2011

Kyoukai Senjou No Horizontal episode 01: nice hairdo!

I just wonder, is my country's language really that good for magic attacks?

Throw this in with one of those that I knew absolutely nothing of prior to airtime. In fact, that Fall 2011 Anime Chart didn't help with it's picture of choice.

Thanks to CrowKenobi, mod extraordinaire at Animesuki, I saw the magazine scans and fell in love with Kimi-chan this series. Though my less than noble reasons are laughable, this episode was quite a fun enough ride that I ended up falling in love with a girl I hadn't seen before (but heard a lot of years ago).

Where's the nose?

First of all, Sensei (Makiko-chan!). Honestly I think she was nicely animated throughout the ep, and she got nice curves too :D As I mentioned earlier her voice was instantly recognizable, which I became a fan of after Mahoraba finished its run. Not to mention she tied her hair into a nice tail there (although I cringed when she cut pieces off lol). Not to mention she knows her stuff and seems smart, definitely my goddess.


Ahem to the actual episode, while I do find it funny that reactions across the web are very much mixed, I guess it is justifiable for first timers who didn't read accompanying descriptions that should have been included wherever the heck they downloaded it from. I honestly understood what I was getting into by reading what was described as a "dictionary sized synopsis", not to mention I hadn't known this was a novel or a manga or a game even, I really thought this was Sunrise pulling something out of their hat. But what's the surprise, novels seem like the new adapation nowadays. Not that I have a problem with that, as I don't read novels, so that gives me a rather fresh anime experience.

I swear she's got rocket boosters in that hair.

Now about the actual ep, I really like the action, if merely because it was centered around Sensei, but it did well enough in my opinion to keep me glued. Of course my bias is due to my enjoyment of the girls in bodysuits, but that's to be expected.

And that grin :)

The other nose-less anime (Code-E) I thought of. The reason why this came to mind was that this aired when my translator days were winding down, and a fellow fansubber I know worked on this series.

And the gifs:

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai episode 01 avatar gifs

And that blog-specific episode opinions will go up sometime later...

Neighbor's Club group icon poll results

And the winner is....
# 4

Fun fact: I must be the biggest pervert of Animesuki, having been the only vote for #7. Really guys, not enough skin? :P

Anyways, not a bad start to our first Neighborly activity, eh?

Poll results. I know we do have more than 12 members....

October 5, 2011

C3 episode 01: C3 P.O?

Aside from the Allspark, can someone remind where have I seen a box with a red eye on it before?

I guess that's why it wasn't named Cursed X3. There's only 3 C's on there. But only one of them to Fear. There's nothing to fear.... but Fear itself (or in this case herself). Cool tagline, ja? :P

Going into the Fall 2011 Anime season, this is one of the series I had no prior knowledge about. So I hear this is a novel, like a number of other stuff this season. Man, I missed the days when games and eroge were adapted like crazy. Don't tell me that market fell by the wayside...

She looks like she's in jail. No wonder why she walked out.

Ahem anyways, back to the house which looks like a contender for Extreme Home Makeover after what this Fear did to it, I say this episode started rather well. It didn't start with a monologue'ish speech by the male protagonist about how his life has been or how dull it can ever be. I say the  focus of mystery was centered right there on the Allspark Thwomp block he just received.

Vacuum Cleaner Dancing. Girls, to us guys you aren't a chore machine anymore, you're an exotic dancer with a vacuum!

The rest of, or most of the episode shows us Fear-chan's fearless walk into town, and the eventual home makeover. Such a small girl using a lot of force on her actions, I suddenly grabbed my balls with a grimace on my face at the thought of a hentai doujin for this series XD I gotta say I enjoyed this episode, even though I saw most of only 1 girl, as knowing me, I do prefer if there's another girl or two :P

Personally I'm of the opinion that the OP should have been full of shimapanchira dancing like this shot. *ahem* *cough*

As the promotional material goes, you see 3 girls on the posters and such, but episode 01 showed us 2 of them, so hopefully MY PONYTAIL shows up soon, or else I'm going to laugh a laugh of a thousand men if she arrives in episode 05. Seriously, why is fate so cruel to me?

Next ep already shows something serious may be going down. Seriously, ironic that I was finishing up Front Mission recently, I tell you that woman got a Dasler Claw XD

Some avatars I thought of doing in the meantime.

October 3, 2011

Ani Site update: Oct 3, 2011

Dog Day's Season 2

See that October 2nd date? lol....

Well, in case you missed it, Dog Days get's a Season 2. What surprises me most of all was that I saw it coming almost 3 weeks ago and just let it slide (of course you saw 2 days later my connection was at its most crappiest and my health took a dive that weekend). As an observer, I am most ashamed.

My Dog Days image folder. You can see at that time I was raiding the site of it's chibi images (which is great stuff btw, if only it wasn't SAMPLED)

Boku Wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai

I was looking through the main website for the TV adapation of Boku Wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, and I saw that above pic. Of course it drew my attention :P but it was mostly Sena's legs sitting posture that amused me. She brought her knees up on her chair, which according to my astute observations, this is common among girls who are either insecure or absorbed into their current activity. Great use of characterization of the artist in regards to Sena's personality :)

Hidan No Aria

I was perusifying some online stores to see what I missed (no enlarged pic yet of Kanade's dakimakura?), and I saw the HnA merchandise. I bring this up because seriously, I didn't know Battle Mode Jeanne looked so good :D

It's not my fault she had very little screentime in that episode, not to mention underground in a poorly lit environment :P

Group Image icon poll for the Neighbor's Club over at Animesuki

So, in connection with the Neighbor's Club over at Animesuki, this is where you vote for the group image icon. Now I know it looks somewhat of a low selection, and that's mostly because I do not want a single character in the group icon, as I prefer it as 2 or more to give a "series" feel instead of a focus on a dedicated character.

Of course, this is me and my otherwise lame connection, so chances are you have something better. Now I would say go ahead and upload an icon of 200x180 pixels, but that would mean either posting that here in comments or over at the Group Discussion for the Group Icon Vote. I of course cannot add them to polls, so think of this as, both poll results and judging by the number of posts/comments for a user-submitted Icon image. Let's begin!

What shall be our new Group Icon picture?
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Free polls from Pollhost.com

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Thank you Summer 2011!

Easily the worst portrayed girl who was obviously the best girl of Summer 2011 :P

Well, what a typhoon. Flights cancelled, some parts of the city flooded... this time of the year is such a flight risk. But the Summer 2011 Anime season is coming to a close, gee I actually saw a Ika Musume second season ep out already... anyways, what a fun season. Except for idolamAster (which has one ep to go?), I finally finished my checklisted series (though I failed again in per-episode blogging due to my awful connection). But more so than before, this season saw me utilize Photoshop in more ways than I thought I could. Good thing too as I learned quite a few time-saving tricks, as well as hone those skills I grew laxed on over the years.

Another fine point is my poll votes doubled from last season, thanks guys! I wish I had better posts for you guys to read though, but I guess those short and sweet photoshops and what not were good enough. Funny too, as this season saw over 5,000 unique visitors to my blog, again I apologize if there wasn't much to read but it's a good start, ja? Let's see how it went:

Good things:
-Yeah Photoshop! In case you missed it, I went absolutely crazy over Mayo Chiki, some of it amateurish, some of it so real it's hard to tell.
-For once not all of my visitors came from Animesuki, as those photoshop endeavors brought in visitors from elsewhere wherever I posted those photoshops to.
-Thanks for voting on the polls guys! It seems to me there's quite a lot of fans of the big ones eh? This coming from a leg fetish...
The funny part about this poll, Option #2 had like 2 votes. After I posted my Q and A, well, I guess everyone wanted to see Kanade Strip Subaru lol.

Not-so-good things:
-Postponed plans to help translate the Infinite Stratos novel.
-Postponed plans to translate the Hidan no Aria manga.
-Health took a dive early in the season.
-Over the weekend of Sept 24-26, I suffered my first migraine in 2 months. Reason? For almost 3 weeks straight prior, I only got an average 5 hours of sleep (it was usually 4 or less). I may have laughed at sleep, but sooner or later it will catch up to ya...
-Palm Treo 750 fans will find I spent much of September working on the final Version 3.0 ROM. What a way to finally drive a nail into Palm's coffin.

Coming up soon, my favorite moments of Summer 2011 Anime! Look forward to that.