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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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Gintama – ep203: Repercussion of Effort

– there’s some obvious upgrades in terms of animation quality (let’s see how long they can keep this up.
– gosh, even though I’m following the manga as well, seeing it in anime again doesn’t reduce the enjoyment value.
– in hindsight, I’m berating myself for not expecting Gintoki to be the only one unaffected, what with all the diligence-only virus
– it’s like that Zombrow episode again! (in a good way)
– sadly, looks like that’s the last we’ll see of Bishoujo Kagura and Moe Kyuubei.
– on the subject of Kyuubei, consider the plight of her and Zurako. Now recall the episode where Gintoki and Hijikata visit the crazy mad scientist of a dentist… let that sink in for a while…
– wait, the virus only affects those who are diligent/ ambitious, hence slacker Gin didn’t get it, but then him getting BanKai means he has been training, so how come he didn’t zomgthisisnotmakingsense…

Any case, in a nutshell: Continue reading


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Gintama – ep202

It’s been barely a year and the cast is back! Right of the bat, the episode begins with the usual medium awareness dialogues that fans are already familiar with… but wait! What’s that, a white background? Those lazy animators, give us back our signature Still Image of the Yorozuya dammit!

If I wanted a series with emphasis on such plain backgrounds, I would have gone straight for Bleach.

Time is a funny thing. Especially when it comes to experiencing the occurrence of it as one perceives. What happens when an individual ‘wakes up’ only to realize that everything around him has changed much more than supposed to? Gintama opens its first episode with poor Shinpachi, who experienced what seemed like a Rip van Winkle effect going on returns to the Yorozuya to find that the gang are all no longer as he knew. As though he was like Fry from Futurama who has stepped into cryogenic freezing, Shinpachi steps into the new season as the only character who is ‘still the same’. To his astonishment, everyone he knew seems to have drastically changed. This being Gintama can only mean one thing: hilarious and crazy hijinks ensue! Continue reading


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[In-depth Review] Toradora!

[Synopsis] Thanks to the menacing look in his eyes, Ryuuji Takasu has a reputation as a dangerous delinquent in his school… even though he is responsible, generous, and dedicated to house chores. In his same class the petite Taiga Aisaka shares the same reputation, although more justifiably so. When one day Ryuuji accidentally discovers that Taiga has a crush on his friend Kitamura, he also reveals his crush on her friend Minori Kushieda to Taiga as well, and makes the unwitting promise to help her, the most aggressive girl in the school, in her attempt to build a relationship with Kitamura. And thus begins a tale of school life romance and drama, which became easily one of the most popular series of 2008 – and justifiably so. Continue reading