水曜日 Wednesdays' Wanderings

美しく最後を饰りつける暇があるなら、最後まで美しく生きようじゃねぇか ?


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Durarara! – ep4

Fate Stay/Night, Code Geass, now Durarara… is Celtic mythology becoming the new Greek or is it simply because Celtic myth is rarely used that it becomes very noticeable?

Either way, fabulous series is fabulous; liked the contrast with Baccano! – unique in its own right while retaining some of the distinct styles of Baccano!.


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“Ripples of the Butterfly’s Flight” – Durarara! ep2

The Nekomimi Rider

The anime adaptation of Ryohgo Narita’s Baccano! impressed me with its comparatively unconventional story style: how many unrelated characters are linked, and how this further causes a ripple of other events. The title of this post is thus my feeble attempt at referencing the Butterfly Effect, the metaphor based in the Chaos Theory. Durarara! being also by the same author, certainly shares some of Baccano!’s various elements and the production studio went as far as to have the opening theme’s animation done in the fashion of the former. Continue reading


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[Prologue to 2010] Sora no Woto – ep 1

The scene opens with a little girl crying, abandoned, in a rundown, desolated, wreck of a building. There, her tears are dissolved upon meeting the young lady in a military uniform…

Typical, classical setting it may be, but I was intrigued by the play of minimal colour against the black and white

That thus sets the series in motion with our young protagonist on a journey with the little trumpet clasped in her hand: Sora no Woto, episode 1!
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An Epilogue to 2009 [Part 1]

Okay, so I’ve blogged for slightly more than a year and this is the second round-up/summary article! Yeah, this year kind of lacked a punch. The prominent studio of this year seems to be SHAFT, establishing themselves with their now trademark post-modernist arts and witty dialogue. This fame is probably matched by Production IG, with shows like Higashi no Eden: simple character designs, but very detailed background. Kyoto Animation upped their stakes as the studio of moeblob shows but also suffering a certain notorious marketing strategy. Continue reading