Fullmetal Alchemis Season 2

  • Apr. 9th, 2009 at 6:36 PM
naanima: ([Misc] Fishbowl)
OK, just saw the first episode of Fullmetal Alchemis season 2. Um, you know how sometime you don't realise just how much you wanted something until you see it. Um yeah, OMFG! I have REALLY missed Ed and Al, and rest of the crew! EEE!

Now the spoilers So, about this whole second season... )

I don't know how I feel about this new series (need more watching), all I know is that I MISS the old series so very much.

Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann

  • Mar. 2nd, 2009 at 2:46 PM
naanima: ([TTGL] Simon + Nia)
Cleaning out files, realised I never posted my proper reaction to TTGL even though I wrote it down, so posting retrospectively.


I really love Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann, it kind of epitomes everything I love about Super Robot shows. The melodrama, the complete over the top action sequence, the CHEESE that somehow still manages to make me cry like a baby, and when it comes down to it the story is about a boy and his robot. The interesting thing about Gurren-Lagann is that its main character grows up from a child to an adult and eventually an old man. Simon goes through his emo-angst stage and keeps on fighting because the world is worth saving, and you know, that's something I have missed so very much, and it is something I don't think I can ever forgive Evangelion for, you know, perpetuating despair as the human default setting.

So, there are so many things I love about this series, but I think the sheer awesomeness of not admitting defeat, and fighting for because people are worth it makes me all sniffly and happy. Oh gods, I cried buckets during the last 2 episodes. Just buckets, poor Simon. Also, about the prologue in the first episode and the epilogue in the last episode; WHAT?! ) There’s so much I want to say about the series but mostly it involves me making happy seal noises and clapping; I love Simon, I love Nia, I love Kamina, I love Kittan (OMFG! KITTAN! *CLINGS*), I love Yoko (*SOBS*), and I want Leeron as my Gay!BFF. I just love the cast to bits, and half them breaks my heart, but there is hope and time heals all but god dammit *CRIES*.

I do have one question, why does Simon’s wardrobe gets more and more bondage-king like as the series progressed? I mean, dude, he was wearing the equivalent of a leather choker and corset nearing the end there. Not that I’m complaining, I’m just wondering.

Anime viewing

  • Dec. 31st, 2008 at 1:52 PM
naanima: ([Misc] Glomp all over you)
Natsume Yuujinchou made me cry. [livejournal.com profile] perseid, more, please? Will speak of it once I finish watching the whole series.


The plot is addictive, the music is amazing, and cast, well, I don't think I have seen/read anything with this many functional psychopaths/sociopaths with differing moral agendas and life ambitions, ever. It is kind of fantastic.

It is set in New York during the 1930s Prohibition era. There are several plots occurring simultaneously within the context of the series; one of its main tangents is the focus on several of the NY Mafia families dealing with turf wars, hates and grudges between the Families. The other deals with a TRAIN ROBBERY that is/was occurring! These two plots are tied together by the third plot of immortals (YES, immortals) OMFG! JUST HOW IS THAT NOT COOL IN ANYONE'S BOOK?! And I CANNOT reveal anyone because half of the fun for this series is TRYING to figure out what is/has/will happen. JUST SO MUCH LOVE!

The Gandors are my FAVOURITE GANSTA FAMILY! JUST OMFG! Claire and Chane are like Max and Miriel Ver2, if Max Miriel were knife wielding psychopaths, oh wait. Anyways, I need to re-watch this series again to fully appreciate the AWESOME-NESS of it.

One word of warning; this series can be rather violent and bloody. I mean it is about gangsters with machine guns, with immortals thrown into the mix, how can it not be bloody?

Yu Yu Hakusho; STILL one of my TRUE LOVES. OMFG! I forgot how nail-biting Kurama's matches always end up being. STOP PSYCHOANALYSING AND JUST KILL THE BASTARD ALREADY!

Anime Review

  • Sep. 30th, 2008 at 5:13 PM
naanima: ([Naruto] oh shit - morning after)
Spent yesterday (long weekend) catching up on anime.

Finished watching Ergo Proxy, Yukikaze and Karas. Strangely enough my brain is still operational and all OK.

Ergo Proxy AKA The End Notes to each episode is longer than the Reading List for my Philosophy units

Plot: C+
An interesting premise, however, it was dragged down by some truly confusing plot contrivances that was never explained nor shown properly. Though it held together well enough for viewers to gain an instinctive understanding of the overall plot if not the intricacies.

Characterisation: A
Wow. Fully realised characters; a female lead that is smart, quirky and real (HAHAHA, excuse the pun. The female lead's character is called Real Mayer). Hell, she EXERCISES to stay fit. By the end of the series you gain a very comprehensive understanding of the characters, and while you may not like all of them you do pity them.

Yukikaze AKA Hey, A Molesting Plane and stuff NEVER explained

Plot: F+
The only reason it didn't get a F- is the because the last 2 minutes wasn't a complete failure.

Characterisation: C
I like angsty main characters; I just don't like angsty main characters with very little redeeming features. Surprisingly enough the female characters and Jack saved the show for me.

Karas AKA OMFG! An ACTUAL story that MAKES sense!

Plot: A
It gets an A because it didn't fall under the trap of BELIEVING itself to be too 'Oh, So PHILOSOPHICALLY smart, that NO ONE can understands our Brilliance’. I’m looking at you Yukikaze, you and your pretty and ATMOSPHERE but NEVER bothering giving a shit about your audience. Screw you.

Characterisation: B-
Too short to really like any of the characters. Relies very much on anime archetypes, though the lack of over the top angst and a semi-competent hero (who DOESN'T whine) makes the main cast bearable. It is the series' supporting cast that brings the show to a B- when it comes to characterisation. They were all so very interesting; from the girl who acts in TV commercials and dress up in fast food Mascot outfits to make a living to the detective with a body full of charms because he believes in youkai. There is just something so brilliant vibrant about each of the minor characters, like the animators and directors made an extra effort to make each of them unique and interesting. So, despite the cardboard cut-out of a main cast the supporting cast was absolutely brilliant.

In Conclusion
Overall, watch Karas for something a bit different, shiny and UNDERSTANDABLE. Watch Ergo Proxy when you have some time and don't mind working for your entertainment (liker READ all the notes the fansubbers leave you, or you know, read ALL the books or at least wiki the references to understand the LAYERS of plot intricacies). And finally, watch Yukikaze when you have nothing better to do, or you know, like watching pretty things on a visual level... though graphically speaking Karas is of the higher calibre.

I do want to spend some more time talking about Ergo Proxy but today is not that day.

Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone

  • Aug. 29th, 2008 at 8:18 PM
naanima: ([Naruto] Itachi's end)
I first saw Neon Genesis Evangelion over 10 years ago at the age of 15 (or possibly 14). The series might have been written by a self-indulgent suicidal depressive but it can’t be denied that it was a hugely influential series, introducing many to anime. The series was a truly inspiring piece of work, even if the series ending and the 2 films made me want to kill things and scream like a banshee.

Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, the first film in the tetralogy of Rebuild of Evangelion is a retelling of the first 6 episodes of the series . It has better quality animation, some very interesting directional changes that yields a much tighter plotline. And yes, enough changes were made that Shinji is a much more sympathetic character than he was in the series. The film reminded me why I fell in love with the series in the first place, you know, before the happy feelings turned into bitterness and hatred.

Shinji is positioned to be much less of an irritating twerp. His role as a child and a victim is shown in sharp relief; a boy that should have never been put into such a situation in the first place. I admit the directorial/editorial decision to cut out most of the whining helps greatly in the positive evaluation of Shinji’s character.

The plot, as I said earlier is much sleeker and presented in a less confusing manner. Though new viewers may still be confused by the overall plotline of the series, however, considering the series never bothered to clarify at all I really can’t summon any sympathy. Spoilers for those few who haven’t seen the series yet )

So, in conclusion, the first Rebuild of Evangelion film is pretty damn awesome. Better animation quality, more amazing fight sequences between the Angels and the Evas, a plot that is more clearly defined, and a main character that no longer makes me want to stab him repeatedly. I will be looking forward to the rest of the films with some major expectation (PLEASE LET THERE BE SOME KIND OF HAPPY ENDING!).

blogging, and noein

  • Jul. 12th, 2006 at 8:00 AM
naanima: (Strangely alien)
I am triple-chocolate-cookie and noodle filled! Hooray for me!

Re-read some of my old (really, really, really old) blog entries. [livejournal.com profile] worldserpent, we have, apparently, being in some form of online communication since October 2001, and I'm pretty sure I read your blog before I ever made any contact with you. It is actually kind of bizarre to remember that one of the reasons communication between the two of us began was not because of an obsession with a shounen series, but rather a single-minded obsession with Yami No Matsuei. Huh.

Looking back, I’m really surprised that I managed to survive for two years without the “comment” function that livejournal provides. I have also come to the realization that if livejournal were to disappear tomorrow that’s a lots of people, fanfiction, reviews, politics, etc., that will disappear with it. So. Presently, in an act of ultra paranoia, I am in the process of saving as much data as I can. This will pass as soon as rational thought reassert itself.

Also watched some Noein: the problem with having read so much sci-fi (more like space-opera) and fantasy, is that about 95% of the time I can see major plot hooks, surprises, and so forth coming from a mile a away. I’d like to state that I called the identity of Noein as soon as he appeared in front of Haruko. It is a fascinating concept, and I love the design but -- he is no Marc Remillard.

Some day I’ll lj about how I perceive, time traveling, dimension hopping, and a combination of both in fiction… because you know, I’m not a physicist, no matter how much I read about worm holes and theory of dimensions beyond the fourth. Today is not the day.

ETA: [livejournal.com profile] i_smile, have you received anything in the mail yet?! XD.

Jun. 27th, 2006

  • 10:09 AM
naanima: (doing the hallucingenic dance)
Australia lost. Not happy.

Otherwise; FF12 is good, We ♥ Katamari is on drugs, and there is much anime.

Ergo Proxy is damn addictive and serves as much food for thought. I’d be lucky if I get a quarter of the literary, philosophical and scientific references it spatters throughout one single episode.

Ergo Proxy – girly squeal )

[livejournal.com profile] anarch_kitty, EPISODE 12 is NOT working! What CODEC do I NEED to make it WORK?!

Mar. 30th, 2006

  • 6:13 PM
naanima: (it's a flying pig!)
2 cups of wine and I'm feeling like I can float on air.

Ergo Proxy is so pretty. Really, really, really pretty. [livejournal.com profile] anarch_kitty I spent 2 hours watching it yesterday, and I honestly don't know what it is about but it so pretty and I can feel the depth. There's a message, it is just taking a very intersting route of narrative. The male lead is absolutely soul-suckingly fascinating. Me thinks there will be much screen capping of this series ony my part.


  • Mar. 25th, 2006 at 1:53 PM
naanima: (sharing is caring)
RL is busy and difficult.

KKM up to ep 60. OMFG! I see Murata/Conrad and Shori/Conrad! *headdesk* The only answer I have for this is my obssessive love of Conrad. I can’t help it, it is all those scenes between Shori and Conrad, and the damn scenes between Murata and Conrad. It is all the unsaid things in those scenes that make me all giggly!


  • Feb. 26th, 2006 at 9:42 PM
naanima: (athrun hangs himself)
Update report on life; still alive.

Pale Cocoon is pretty and manages to pack all the questions and explorations of humanity within half an hour or less. It would not surprise me if it was produced by the same people who produced the Blame anime clips.

Gankutsuou and the Clone Wars

  • Jan. 27th, 2006 at 1:50 AM
naanima: (Edmond Dantes)
Just finished watching Gankutsuou. Brain melting from ears, need to re-read Count of Monte Cristo. Either my memory is messing with me or some of Franz's hallucinations made it into the anime, and the really messed up sexualities is screwing with my mind. I'm pretty sure Eugenie was a lesbian and Franz was straight, dammit, need to re-read book to confirm. I am in love with the anime, will definitely blah about it once I have gotten enough sleep.

Other news: Watched all of the Clone Wars cartoon series, and omfg, it is really, really, really good. The Mace Windu episode kicks much arse, and seriously, it is no wonder Anakin turned, he just does not get a break.

Australia day was good, livejournal hates me, and RL is crazy. Sleep now.

ETA: The anime's version of the Count is so much more awesome than that of the book. His motivations and his thoughts are so unclear to the audience, I always thought that the book made him too easy to read. LOVE the anime!!!
naanima: (I feel pretty)
Task List: 1-Dec-2005
1. Compile power point presentation
2. Write 20 minutes speech (5 minutes done) - there come a point when one need to reconsider. Screw it, I'm gonna wing it.
3. Calculate expenditure of Marathon (3 more major cost out-put)
4. Write cheques (4 more to go - need to double check amount)

Initial D: Fourth Stage, episode 9 to um, episode 18. I love Initial D to little bits. )

Need more.

ETA: I need a Geddoe icon, and the Suiko3 artbook have this BEAUTIFUL pencil sketch of Geddoe but I CAN'T scan it I MIGHT DAMAGE the ARTBOOK! WOE! Can someone point me towards pretty Suikoden icons? My preference are Geddoe, McDohl, Mathiu, Odessa and Albert.

ETA2: And KIKA! and LUC! And Viktor! And Flik!


  • Nov. 29th, 2005 at 8:07 AM
naanima: (didn't mean to it is another regret)
RL: Have been sick, throwing up and what not, still kind of sick.

Fandom: Finished watching Honey and Clover… adjshgkhkngla! Can’t express clearly what I want to say, just can’t, so not even going to try. [livejournal.com profile] anarch_kitty, I don’t know if I want to cry or laugh, need the last two episodes like right now.

…Ok, I lied about the not talking about the series.

YUUTA! MORITA! OMFG! YAMADA! MAYAMA! NOMIYA!(Why the hell did you have to become important?!) And Shuu-chan and his THIRD OPTION! Why do I think he’s talking about himself?! *sobs* Oh Harada and Rika, were the two of you that BLIND?! *indecisive about whether to hit something or cry*


Moving on, KKM episode 56… [livejournal.com profile] anarch_kitty, you are evil, hate cliff-hangers. I think we are finally moving into the main plot, I’m kind of scared for the three brothers. Despite my fanatic ConradxYuri fangirl thoughts I do like Wolfram, and the thoughts of bad things happening to him or Gwendal, or gods-forbid-Conrad makes me all wobble-like. I’m not even going to think about the bad things that are going to happen to Yuri. The Shinou seem to be one of those people who firmly believe that you need to hurt the ones you love in order for them to grow. While I’m inclined towards that school of thought I still wobble at the idea of the boys getting hurt *WOBBLE*

Blade of the Immortal: Hurts.

KKM 49 - 55! OMFG!!!!!

  • Nov. 24th, 2005 at 7:40 AM
naanima: (loving smile)
Kyou Kara Maou: Episodes 49 to 55... OMFG! Conrad and Yuri are so DOING IT! (Or will be doing it.)

THANK YOU FOR FULFILLING MY FANGIRL WISHES! This is DIRECTED at episode 49! CONRAD is PSYCHIC when it COMES to YURI! OMFG! And Adelbert is Teh Angst Monkey! OK, I think I like Adelbert now, and here is WHY! )

The difficulties of being a Devoted and Loyal Fangirl )

Now, for Conrad and Yuri, AKA Conrad (and Adelbert) is a Psychic and Really good at catching )

And I'm like, 'OT3? (4?)' NOOO! DIE BRAIN DIE!

There were so many meaningful glances in episode 49. It can't be DENIED! Even Wolfram saw it!

[livejournal.com profile] perseid, you are obviously deluded in your wolframXyuri fangirl-ism. You sad, sad, sad child.

Sleep? What's that? I got like, 2 hours of sleep >_<

CONRAD! YUURI! OTP! THANK YOU!!! And a strange need for AdelbertxJulia fics -_-;;

ETA:[livejournal.com profile] nekomancy, the conrad/yuri fanfics are here. Enjoy.

Want more e21 and hnc

  • Sep. 26th, 2005 at 4:15 PM
naanima: (follow the moogle)
On all things that are anime/manga fandom; Eyeshield 21 and Honey and Clover are my drug of choice at the present time. And we shall never speak again of last Friday's test. Denial is a wonderful friend.

'Honey and Clover' and FMP and Bleach 195

  • Sep. 20th, 2005 at 10:18 PM
naanima: (caffine)
RL Evil. Death by RL.

On the fandom side of things: HONEY and CLOVER! Where are the FANS for Honey and Clover?! I have so much LOVE for this series. My SHOUJO love has been once again IGNITED!

There NEED to be Shuuji/Harada/Rika THREESOME fics! Except -
incoherent fangirling. Shoujo is my root. )

I just love this series. It is about unrealised love, realised love, broken hearts, second chances, moving on, not moving on; matters of the heart are never easy.

[livejournal.com profile] anarch_kitty, I WILL call on you once my EVIL assessments of DOOM are over and done with. Need more of this series.

Oh, and episode 5 of Full Metal Panic! Second Raid!: Melissa is really hot in that dress. I love Sagara, and I so see the plot device! (But LOVE!)

Despite what this might look like I have been doing work. I’m just not sleeping much.

ETA: Bleach 195; KUBO TITE vs FANS
Fans = (- Infinity) + 1
Kubo Tite = Infinity + 1

KUBTO TITE WINS AT LIFE (and breaks my brain; even the fan artists lose).

Random anime thought, and thought process

  • Sep. 10th, 2005 at 11:36 PM
naanima: (play time)
Eyeshield 21 continues to be love. I adore every character on that show. Oh, sports anime how you make me so happy.

I’m finding the Bleach anime to be spotty at times. I do like it… I just feel that certain episodes can be shortened. Yes, it has taken me over 30 episodes to figure this out.

Kamichu is cute. I find the god who lives in the shrine kind of hot. It is his character design.

The Tsubasa anime series; still painful, however, in all the anger/pain/frustration I was feeling towards the anime I did come up with a new name for the series; Narcoleptic Princess. I like it.

In addition, something that give you an idea of my general thought process; I see the number ‘108’ anywhere, and I go SUIKODEN! GREMIO! NOOOOOOO! Leon SILVERNERG, you BASTARD! NOOOOO!

… I’m not kidding here.
naanima: (it is love)
Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid! OMFG! Be still my little fangirl heart. SAGARA! GUNS! ACTION! EXPLOSIVES! ♥ this series to pieces. So glad they decided to make a second series, they have definitely went the ways of action and plot. Not that I don't like the whole Chidori!Plot, but I'm really interested in the military side/Tessa's story, etc. In addition, I'm so holding out to see our favourite metal-plated psychopath to show up. As if Ganrou could be killed by a simple explosion (or a bullet or having his AS completed disintegrate... he's special that way.)

I really don't want the series to focus on the 'love' between Chidori and Sagara, PLEASE don't focus on the Chidori and Sagara relationship and exclude all else. I mean I adore the two of them but it is just so much more interesting when the storyline swings into the actual plot, and the action, omfg the action. It is so easy to forget (with the whole 'high-school' student thing) that Sagara lives in a world that is extremely dangerous, and death is a major part of it. Well, there's no way to ignore the death and mayhem by episode 4. OMFG!

Belated Gundam Seed fangirling.

  • Aug. 29th, 2005 at 10:52 PM
naanima: (YATTA!)
You know, I only came to the realization today that I never probably fangirled over GundaSeed, this post shall hopefully remedy that. So, finished re-watching the last eight episodes of Gundam Seed, I always forget the high number of body counts during the end there. The lack of awareness is mainly due to the fact that most of characters don’t even get a last line before they get killed. But damn I really love this series. Things I didn’t notice before but really should have: Not only does Cagalli goes into Seed mode, Lacus does it as well in the second last episode (or the last). Gods, I ♥ Lacus Clyne so much, whenever she's being all mature and leader-like I go into complete fangirl-mode, she’s just so cool.

Athrun and Cagalli are Meant To Be.

Kira and Cagalli are definitely siblings; both of them only notice hints when the hints are the size of a capital ship.

Athrun get hurts a lot. He also has Father Issues. And he likes to self-destruct his suits, not that I complaining or anything. It leads to Plot and Angst.

Yzak is cool. Dearka might just possibly be cooler.

Mwu! *sobs*

I really liked Nartele.

Fallay: Interesting character; I went from indifference to pity. An improvement.

Kira is a cool hero. Despite the Zen-creep factor.

And Lacus Clyne is God. This cannot be repeated enough.


  • Aug. 23rd, 2005 at 8:20 PM
naanima: (loving smile)
I keep on re-watching episode 40 of KKM. By the gods, the Conrad-LOVE in this episode makes me so happy. It use to be that I could observe the yuuri/wolfram-shippers with bemusement but now I can say with 101% HAPPINESS that I'm a complete and utter Conrad/Yuuri fangirl. The thought of Yuuri/Wolfram makes me want to gnaw through my own hands. I just don't see it, I mean what is the allure? I adore Wolfram (there's character development), and I love Yuuri, but the thought of the two of them together makes me wilt. I guess I'm just a Conrad-fangirl, mind you I knew he was my type of character from the first episode ^^


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