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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[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


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[In-depth Movie Review] The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi

On the whole 2010 is a rather lukewarm year; a few good series here and there but none too memorable or generating that much of a hype compared to say, Code Geass R2 and Toradora of 2008 or TTGL of 2007. But well, that is until near the end of the year, with quite a few movie releases such as Unlimited Blade Works, Gundam 00, Nanoha and of course The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi. It’s been a long wait and it is finally available in Blu-ray (accept no exceptions!).
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[manga review] The Lucifer & Biscuit Hammer

No, the blog is not dead! Without further ado, here’s a review of a rather under-appreciated manga, The Lucifer & Biscuit Hammer.

The Lucifer & Biscuit Hammer is a somewhat misleading and underrated series. At a glance, Lucifer & Biscuit Hammer  appears to be another typical action series involving chosen individuals tasked to save the world. For one thing, the premise is rather similar to plenty of fantasy cliché. However, beneath the facade of a simplistic plot is an intriguing story about how the characters learn to love the world they live in.

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[In-depth Review] Kara no Kyoukai


“Everything in creation has a flaw. Humans don’t even need not to be mentioned. Air, intent and even time… my eyes here can see the Death of things.”

Synopsis: After awakening from a 2 year coma, Ryouki Shiki discovers that a part of her, formerly her other personality SHIKI, has been replaced with hollowness. In addition to that, she has gained the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, an ability that allows one to see flaws of everything. Using her talents, she works for the mage Aozaki Tohko together with her friend, Kokuto Mikiya, in order to learn to control her ability, and to slowly fill the hollowness within her. (courtesy of A-Source.com)

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[In-depth Review] A Certain Magical Index

Finished this series about a month ago, but only got round to writing a review recently.

Wait, scientific explanation for weird-coloured hair? In anime? What about loli-sensei's pink hair?

Wait, scientific explanation for weird-coloured hair? In anime? What about loli-sensei's pink hair?

Its very fascinating storyline, as summed up by its tagline “when the paths between Magic and Science cross, this Epic will begin”, was what initially drew me in. Unfortunately, A Certain Magical Index was far from being anything epic. Come to think of it, I didn’t actually see the paths between Magic and Science crossing.

Firstly, I have not read the novel, so it could be that the novel is really just like that and it’s not the fault of JC Staff. Besides, unlike Gonzo, JC Staff has been shown to be able to produce good adaptations with ToraDora! being the most recent example that comes to my mind and I’ve read the novel for ToraDora! so I can agree that it is successful. According to several fans, Index was actually a rather accurate adaptation of the novel, but I can’t confirm this, so I’ll simply restrict my review purely on the anime, disregarding adaptation issues. Continue reading


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[In-depth Review] Black Lagoon

Story & Characters: 75%
Probably among the darker anime I have ever watched, Black Lagoon is a story about outlaws, Mafia, the most hardened of criminals, social misfits, and such. There are absolutely no “Heroes,” so to speak, in this series. No main distinction between “good guys” and “bad guys” – it really depends on the viewer’s perspective. No noble ambitions, cheery qualms and such; just the simple but blunt and brutal concept of the survival of the fittest in a world with no laws and the only rule is anything goes, to survive and to win. Continue reading


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[In-depth Review] Minami-ke Season 1

Since Season3 just started, I guess it is an appropriate time to post my review for the previous seasons. First up, will be a short review for season1. Season2’s review coming up soon.

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Story
A very simple slice-of-life series about the daily lifes of the 3 Minami sisters and their interactions and relations with their friends.
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