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Kobato: Episode 2 October 13, 2009

Filed under: Kobato the Animation — Mari Agnes @ 5:51 am
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Another Kobato episode is out today! Ureshiii~! <33
Kobato Episode 2

This Episode
Kobato’s contemplating on the bottle Ioryogi had just awarded her and was thankful that she had passed the test given to her.  Meaning there’s a big chance in making her wish come true.  Once again, her innocent dawdling made the little blue fellow spat at her and bid her to start working her ass off collecting wounded hearts.   But the dense girl ended up asking everyone she met on the street resulting into a crestfallen Ioryogi.

Exhausted from her fruitless endeavor Kobato ran into a couple of young kids playing and ended up caddying for their game.  But then she bumped into Fujimoto after helping out another mister who was weary giving out tissue samples to the public.  Only then she realized that he was the same guy who saved her from before.

By some dumb luck she also met Sayaka sensei and thus, she found herself inside Yomogi school with the kids.  The comedy began when Kobato and Fujimoto met once again! Suspense! Watch it!  Very cute scenes after! ^^

Kobato got her first wounded heart collected, that which took her by surprise until Ioryogi told her the real score behind.  It was from the kid at the nursery whom she helped  cheer up unknowingly. She got a 100 mark from the magical fella as well for the accomplishment.

Random Babblings

The Ioryogi crawling out of Kobato’s bag reminded me of Sadaku breathing fire! Also whenever that fellow talks, I honestly hear Kurogane everytime!  Think about it, both of them were short-fused right and obviously the same voice.  Why do I have the feeling that Kobato is straying away from the manga?  A new character will appear in the next episode, probably from one of CLAMP’s works but is it not too early to butcher the promising anime story? :\

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Fairy Tail The Anime Kicks Off! October 12, 2009

A few minutes ago, one of my favorite manga serial’s anime adaptation went on air for the first time, 7:30 pm, Japan Time.  That was so exciting!  I never would have thought I could watch an anime in real time again considering my schedule but I’m so glad I made it!

Fairy Tail TV

This Episode

The premiere episode mostly focused on the manga’s first chapter which gave a little backgrounder about the legendary Fairy Tail as a guild and the introduction of  the two of the main characters in the story Natsu and Lucy.  Well, Happy included but does it count like one?  Thought not, but it plays an important role too! ^^;

It all started with the nauseated Natsu, motion sick caused by traveling from any transportation, in this case train.   He and happy came to a town where he hoped to find Igneel.  He came across Lucy who saved her from the cheap charm casted by the man claiming himself as the Salamander but was a phony as Natsu had confirmed it.

The blonde girl Lucy can into Harjion (?) for it is said to be famous for magical stuff stores but was dismayed to have found only one.  She was kinda insulted that despite flaunting of her natural charm wih the scrawny store keeper, a meager discount is all that she got.

Thanking Natsu, she paid for the food he and happy devoured gratitude.  She also told them of her desire to be a part of Fairy Tail to be lined up among the most famous mages.  The same wish made her accept the offer of the phony Salamander as he claimed to be a member of Fairy Tail and would help Lucy with her passes in.  It turned out that his group thrives on beautiful ladies and selling them as a merchandise for bucks.

Natsu overheard about the claim on Fairy Tail and that he cannot let pass.  He came to the rescue and found Lucy there too.  After a brief  wave of motion sickness again, he taught  the guys their lesson.  Lucy with Happy’s help tried to escape but as the flying transformation magic of the feline wore out, Lucy fell in the water where she found her stellar keys that fake mage had thrown.  She called for snooty Aquarius and she washed the ship onto the shore flushing Lucy and happy along.

Meanwhile, Natsu amazingly displayed his fire eating ability and showed a bit of his dragon slayer moves making a statement not to mess up with Fairy Tail’s name.  He sure saved the captive girls including Lucy, took care of the fake Salamander’s group but he overdid it a little throwing the port into chaos and right there and then the town authorities arrived.   Natsu grabbed Lucy and sped away asking if she want to join Fairy Tail and without a thought Lucy gave  him a resounding yes!

Random Babblings

I can’t totally say about the animation quality because I can only manage an LQ streaming unfortunately but it sure is well written for the first episode.  It captured the fun mostly like in the manga but why is it that I am irritated by Lucy’s voice!  I like Natsu’s!  The seiyuu’s voice fits the role very well!  Happy’s? Erm, just fine, I guess.  Why do I like the ED Theme rather than the opening?

Anyways, this is just the first installment.  Meaning,, we have a lot more episodes to critic on!  Hoping the story would stay loyal in the manga as it is now!

Quick Update

Watch Fairy Tail Episode 1 (Subbed) [ HERE ]

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Kobato ~ The Premiere Episode October 6, 2009

Filed under: Kobato the Animation — Mari Agnes @ 6:44 pm
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I thought I wouldn’t have time to write about Kobato’s first episode which finally came in today after a long wait!  It took me three hours trying to wrap up my classes as fast as I could and so here are my thoughts.

Check out the episode here!

Check out the episode here!

A little overview:

The anime started with Kobato’s arrival on what appeared to be a park’s playground where Ioryogi, her mystical buddy stuffed in a blue canine toy, gave her a  pep talk pertaining the mission they are about to carry out.  Innocently airhead Kobato seemed to anger her usually cranky partner and always ends  up receiving the wrath and a blow of fire from the fellow.

As the day went on, she met different kinds of people under various circumstances: a lady on the run who missed out one of her garbage bags from a collision with Kobato, a situation which made her qualify for a flock of raven as prey.  Easily deceived by kind words, she almost got into trouble with two guys whom Iroyogi perceived to have an ill intention against her.  Fujimoto came in to her rescue, thus, the first informal meeting.

Fate must have really been at work since our heroine came to work at the very same food stand Fujimoto’s working at.  It so happened that she broke something from the  stand while trying to help out the kids get their  ball back.  She is awesomely clumsy!  The funny thing which happened next was that she was asked by a customer to do the nabe (hot pot dish) for them.  She had it all wrong and hey is chocolate even an option for the recipe?  Despite having been horrified by the way she made the dish, the customers and even her boss thought she had just created something that tastes out of the ordinary, thank goodness.

Her last encounter for the day is with an old lady sitting for a wailing baby.  Kobato tried to help but scared the baby even more until she gave out a very soothing song  fit for a baby’s lullaby.  On the process, people gathered to hear her sing.  And on a detour, Ioryogi finally gave her a winged bottle for her to use as vessel for the mission.

For the first time, I felt nostalgic thinking about Cardcaptor Sakura since this is a Madhouse production.  Cuteness is inevitable! True to their word,  CLAMP aided the anime to at least look much similar to what was being illustrated in the manga, though of course minor flaws are observed  from time to time, Kobato’s noticeably ragged and bristly hair for example.  Ohkawa is on the script if I’m not mistaken, so, Yay!.

Kobato’s voice suits the role perfectly in contrast with Fujmoto’s which is kind of unexpected.   I so  love Ioryogi’s best!  Kurogane? Haha, magnificent!

Kobato as an anime is really refreshing!  It has a balanced theme of comedy and the episode doesn’t have dull moments and considering the many events taking place in a matter of 20 minutes or so.  Nice!  I’ll try to watch it on real time if I could because I sense hope in this anime considering the not so great ending of both xxxHoliC Kei and Tsubasa Chronicle most especially.  Hopefully, the momentum could be kept.

Lastly, Maya Sakamoto really rocks!  I  love the Opening theme though it could have been better as I hoped but it matches Kobato’s character in a sense.  The ending is kinda slow, not that notable.

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Shugo Chara!! Doki [72] February 27, 2009

Previously…

Tadase and Amu met Kairi once again in a school related activity!  It’s so good to see Samurai Soul again! :3

This Episode…

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Amu's Taken By Force!

Ikuto~! T~T

Adorable Chibi Lulu!

Episode 72: T”All Shook Up! The Grandmother Appears!!”

I can’t really write much about this episode for the week. I hardly caught up to it! T~T

Anyways, from what I’ve seen (not heard) Lulu’s granny came to Japan and her father and mother were trying to impress her all they could. Even Lulu was having a hard time putting up with her.

She went to the Royal Garden unexpectedly and the Guardians failed to please her… or maybe she was just lookig for a perfect friend for Lulu?? *not so sure bout this* She then drags Amu out and talked with her at the park reminiscing how Lulu was when she was younger.

Amu found herself at Lulu’s house and they went out together to some place where lots of food stalls could be found.  Takoyaki!!! :3

Okay, Lulu for some reason had this urge to call out the embryo once again. Or maybe her granny doesn’t favor much of her mom so… and she caught up with a girl that’s qualifies as a perfect prey! Didn’t get what the tranformation name is but she has the capactiy to turn everything else into Takoyaki but Amu easily talked her out of it and was returned to normal.

Oh and before that, Ikuto was really in a very sorry situation and the violin at last reacted with the gadget that was in the Easter lab! They possibly could have figured out his location already! Poor guy! T~T

Okay back to granny, she went back from where she came from (France probably) with Lulu and Amu seeing her through the airport.  She was really happy but left Lulu the strangest question ever… “What is your dream?” that, if I wasn’t mistaken. ^^;

Random Babblings…

I was having my voice lessons the moment I was watching this serie! I could hardly make out what was being said! But the next time, Ran, Miki and Suu’s having a misundertanding? What could possibly get them at peace with each other once more??

 

Shugo Chara!! Doki [71] February 20, 2009

Previously…

It’s Valentine’s Day and yet another filler about a girl named Yukina and her unrequited feelings towards a boy named Daisuke. Amu managed to create her own chocolates under the instruction of Lulu’s dad who’s a chef.

However, the thing which was supposed to be for Tadase went into the more rightful hands (in my own opinion) which is Ikuto’s! :3

This Episode…

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Ooops!

Kairiii~!

Amu-chi???

Episode 71:  The Arduous Path of Truth! Kairi Returns!

I’m not just so sure if it was  a school trip or what but definitely, Nikaido sensei, Tadase and Amu were there.

I did see Kairi sneaking behind Amu and Tadase until Miki made her way to him and Musashi.  He tried to restrain her to let the others know, however it’s too late, he’s found out! They ended up in a cafeteria *?* and talked for a while.

Kairi was responsible for conducting the kids’ training in there and he resolved to do his best confident of his abilities.  It just so happened that it is normal for kids to have this short span of attention and they started to make noise and have gotten restless to Kairi’s dismay. Tadase saw the paper airplane the teacher was holding and it gave him an idea. The Guardian charas rode on the paper planes towards Kairi on stage drawing the kids attention.

Later, while the three were talking, Kairi turned into a sour mood and excused himself. He had this brief talk with Tadase about Amu and Amu heard them alright.  She gave him a little lecture then!

The skies grew dark and the storm seemed to be approaching but a kid in the training camp had gotten lost as he ran after a rabbit!  Amu and the rest came to search for him.  She almost fell in the slope if not for Tadase. But they all were saved by Kairi from the falling logs!

Kyaaaah~! We’ve got to see Samurai Soul again! ^__________^

Fufufufu! Watch for yourselves to know more don’t want it spoiled much!

Babbles… Babbles…

Okay, I was a little late and too busy I was far away from the monitor to hear exactly what was being said… :( I hope I’ve gotten the details sort of.. right? *sigh*

Oh, and it’s about Lulu’s  granny next time! ^^

 

xxxHOLiC Shunmuki Part 1 February 16, 2009

Filed under: xxxHOLiC Shunmuki — Mari Agnes @ 4:40 pm
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What a great day!! Enjoy!!

*have to write more impressions later. gotta rush out for a bit!*

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Yuuko, A Dream??

Cutie Kohane

The Bird Ladies!

Okay, finally am home! I’ve watched the video again and guess what? It was VERY GOOD! Love it and I want more!

I’m not gonna spoil everything especially that this is just an installment I just wanna point out several things that really was etched in my mind and the feeling it left in me.

I felt nostalgic even with just the thought of seeing HOLiC up and running again!  The animation quality is just superb and the way the story was stitched is really commendable.

I adore how everyone’s so cuute~! Yuuko, Mokona, Kohane, they’re just awesome!

I also like the part when Watanuki was so flushed trying to thank Doumeki for the first time!  And Yuuko as well, she hasn’t thanked Watanuki ever! This is the first! ^6^

However, I was really saddened on that flashback under the rain… Watanuki’s holding a dead cat and said… “I’m also gonna die like this…. alone.” Yaaaay! ( I stole my friend’s exact words! Fufufufu!) It’s really very helpful when you have some Japanese friend watching with you! Thanks Kay-kun! :3

And Quinn-chan was right, those bird ladies were not in the manga! It was supposed to be the book worms isn’t it? Or was I just confused and it’s in the Kei? But definitely it wasn’t!  Thanks to the fish food, their asses were saved!  Still the credit goes to Doumeki!

Lastly, I love the new Shunmuki Opening Theme.  It’s Suga Shikao’s “Sofa.”  Overall the opening was simple I can’t really qoute it but it left something remarkable!

Moeeeeeee! I want more!!! <3 <3 <3

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Thanks to Chibi Yuuto for the link! ^_____^

Can’t play the video? Double click on it and it’ll automatically lead you to the original site!

Edit…

Seems like Kodansha Ltd. requested the video to be removed from the Japanese site. Thank goodness there’s Youtube! ^^;

And I guess I found a better site! ^~^/

 

Shugo Chara!! Doki [70] February 13, 2009

Previously…

It was Rima’s really cute filler episode! First love? And she just turned into uhm… sorry I didn’t get her age but definitely it was her birthday!!! ^^

This Episode…

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Chocolate Dream!

Tadase x Amu

Chocolates from Heaven!

Episode 70:  I Hate These Stupid Chocolates!?

In preparation for Valentine’s Day, Amu’s Class underwent a special chocolate-making session under the famous French Chef, Lulu’s Dad, not to mention that there’s a contest on the V-Day itself!

Amu came into fancying lots and lots of chocolates Tadase would be receiving.  She definitely is not the best in cooking, rather it’s her weakness (reason why Suu was born in the first place) but she tried her hardest!

Yukina, a classmate had this huge crush on Daisuke on the same class but he openly declares to be hating chocolates.  Though discouraged, she kept trying to make the best chocolate she could for him.  But each time, she got turned down by the guy’s action.  Dejectedly, she almost gave up.

Lulu of course took over and so…Chocolate Dream appeared, spreading and turning things into chocolates and alluring people to eat chocolates.  However, she couldn’t make them a bit happier. Amu made her realize what she did and managed to turn her as she was.  That, in exchange of the chocolates she worked so hard for intended for Tadase.

Meanwhile, Utau was depressed for the fact that she couldn’t locate Ikuto and hand him her present.  There he was in an area drained out and wasted because of the X-energy from the violin with no one but Yoru and the cat friends as company.

Back at school, a Valentine’s special was being held…sort of a match-making game and finally the winners for the chocolate-making contest was announced.  Yukina did won and unexpectedly Daisuke cheered up on her too making her very happy!  He came to accept her chocolates in the end while Amu couldn’t give anything to Tadase because of the incident. Haha!

The good thing is,  Ikuto received the chocolates which came from heaven, the one that flew out of Amu’s pocket during the fight!  Moe! But poor him!

Random Babblings…

Poor Ikuto…! And how long will these filler episodes last?

Ah at least I see Kairi back on the next episode! Yayyy! Missed him! <3

Happy V-Day everyone!!! ^_____^