Monday, May 24, 2010

Bungaku Shoujo no Kyou no Oyatsu ~Hatsukoi~

This is the preview for the movie of Bungaku Shoujo or Literature Girl. By the way, bungaku in Malay means 'my flower'. Just thought that I throw it out there. Seems appropriate with the shoujo theme going on.

This OVA/movie is based on the popular manga with the same title. I haven't read it though since it is shoujo and I don't normally read shoujo. The 17 minutes OVA is pretty much the preview of what to expect for the upcoming movie that is set to be released in 2009 winter which only titled as Bungaku Shoujo.

It is about a girl named Touko Amano who literally eats the pages of the literature book she is reading. She considered them as her meal. She can feel the emotions and what not of the story after she consumes it and it also kinda placed her at the scene.

She is the president of the literature club and the club has one more member, Inoue Konoha. Konoha is pretty good at writing thus Amano always tell him what she wants for a meal: something that has vault pole, bamboo blade and first love. So Konoha has to make up stories for her to consume at the end of the day.

This movie is produced by Production IG. I am not too thrill with the art. It certainly does not looks like the typical Production IG product. Having said that, as someone who loves to read myself, I am interested to see where or what the next adventure could be.

At the end of this OVA, they showed us a bird house which has been 'renovated' to be the place for the school student to tell the literature club of their love. I expect the movie would be using that as a story.

Not bad of a premise I must say...

art 6/10
story 7/10
sound 6/10
character 7/10
enjoyment 7/10
overall 7/10

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Nerdz On Hiatus

As you have noticed, it has been a long time since we have posted anything (except for kluxorious). It was pretty tough this year, to even watch anime, not to mention to blog about it. Final year in high school, all the drama and work have made it impossible to keep up with anime. The only anime I have seen was Detroit Metal City, and I thought it was the greatest thing in my life. It is incredible. Up there with GoldenBoy, one of the greatest comedy anime series I ave ever seen. Now that school is finally over (there are a couple of exams left, but still ^^) I can only say that I am back on watching anime. I don't know if I will be updating this blog, but there is a very big chance that I will. I applied for a position as a writer at THATanimeblog, and hopefully I will get it. If not, then expect weekly reviews, thoughts and other bullshit on this blog. Maybe I will even convince Hyperion (the other guy that wrote funny reviews with me, and also my better half when it comes to watching shitty ass fucking anime) to come back.

ps: I noticed that everywhere on the blogosphere it is now considered cool to have pictures in your here is one just for you, fuckers..

pps: i also noticed that our blog, didn't drop in visits in 6 months..i don't fucking get it...the same amount of people is daily reading this blog..i love you all


I remember taking a peek at the manga and thought it was meh and dropped it after the first few pages. When I saw that ufotable has produced the anime, I gotta see it if only to satisfy my curiosity.

Toriko is about a man (the manga was named after him) who travels the world in search of the most rare ingredients, be it a talking vegetables or an 8 legged fish. The ingredients obviously are for his dish.

In this Special episode, Komatsu, a head chef of a restaurant hired Toriko to catch the Galara Croc for his dishes. So they went to Baron Island to hunt it down. It was an epic showdown between the croc and Toriko. In the end, through the circumstances, they became something that akin to partner.

As expected of the show, the characters were nothing deep. They are no mysteries. Their personality and what not should all be taken at face value.


As the name suggested, he is the front man of this show. He craves for challenges to create the perfect full course menu. He kills all his foods bare handed and they aren't your typical food size foods either! You see, Toriko is a GAR chef who happens to have a very high skillz in hunting. When I said GAR, I mean he can sparks-fire-just-by-snapping-his-fingers GAR.


Komatsu is Toriko partner. He is the comic relief in this show but I don't need to tell you that. The picture above kinda self-explained what his role is. He wants to travel with Toriko so that he can improves his culinary skills.

The art and animation are nothing special. They are something we have seen before countless of time. They used really bright colors to emphasize the surroundings. Just look at Toriko's hair. The action sequences too did not impress me. They phailed to make Toriko as the kishin. He should have looked more menacing. The production took the easy way out but meh that happened all the time, even with Fairy Tail.

The seiyuus are okay in my opinion but again, they did not impress me. Neither did the OP or ED theme.

The video manga of Toriko. See that static image on the left? That's how Toriko should looked like when he went for a kill

Art 6/10
Story 6/10
Sound 6/10
Characters 6/10
Enjoyment 7/10
Overall 6/10

Denpa Teki na Kanojo: Happiness Game

After the high rating that it got in part 1, obviously I was looking forward for the second installment: Happiness Game.

Like the first one, part 2 started with a scene that will definitely got your attention: a highschool boy appeared to kill himself with a knife with two of his friends witnessing the deed.

And then the same sentence keeps on repeating on the screen: I want to be happy.

The story started with Juuzawa Juu being accused of molesting in the train by a couple of highschool girls who earlier received a picture on Juuzawa in their phones. He was saved however by Hikaru, Ame's sister (who looks a lot like Senna from Bleach: Memory of Nobody, only their hair and eye colors are different).

The next day, rumors about what had happened spread throughout the entire school and Juuzawa were annoyingly harassed. Ame was spot on with her analysis. Juuzawa wasn't the only one though. Hikaru received the same kind of treatment because she helped him out. The same goes for the Student Council President, Shiraishi-san. Gradually the harassment started to get out of hands.

With the help from Ame, Juuzawa found the proprietor. The leader of the "Happiness Club" is the member of the school's student council, Ayase, also known as Kuraki. She really was one screwed up fucker. She stayed in the house with her mother corpse rotten in the living room. She was actually taking her revenge on Shiraishi-san because she was the reason his brother killed himself (a fucked up family, ne?)

And you would think that's that. However this awesome show once again blow my mind with it's unexpected ending. It was fucking delicious.

Compared to the first episode, there is less action in this one which kind of disappointing but the way they handled the problem kinda erased my trepidation a bit because it was very subtle. Great example that fighting/aggressiveness cannot always solved problems.

Like I have mentioned, besides the usual cast of Juuzawa Juu and Ame Ochibana, we have several other characters:

Madoka and Kirishima are close friends who helped Ame with this case. They are both very good at fighting too just like Ame. Kirishima might not looks like it but she is definitely one sick chick. If Madoka didn't stop her, she would have killed without restrain. Besides Ame, I really like her a lot.

Hikaru is Ame's younger sister? Anyway, she has a bit of a crush on Juuzawa I think.

Ayase or Kuraki. One fucked up shithead.

However in the end, those characters are just fillers. In the end, it was Ame and Juuzawa that truly matter =3

They are the essence of Denpa Teki na Kanojo

I am so glad that the seiyuu for Juuzawa Juu, Yoshimasa Hosoya, did not forget his habit of 'tsk'ed/clicking his tongue whenever he gets annoyed. Good job for the rest of the crew too for the consistencies of not only the character designs but the voice acting as well.

Art 9/10
Sound 8/10
Characters 9/10
Story 10/10
Enjoyment 10/10
Overall 9/10

Kuroshitsuji OVA

fanart by muse33

This OVA which was titled "Sono Shitsuji, Kougyou" is the extra episode included in the DVD. It was released on September 30th.

The OVA was pretty much about the stage play the Funtom Company organized for the children. However, three days before the play Ciel received news that the performers were met with an accident thus couldn't make it in time for the presentation.

So what Ciel do when he is in a pinch? If you are familiar with Kuroshitsuji you know exactly what's coming:

And that's an order!

Obviously Sebastian will made the rest of the casts to rehearse Hamlet, including Ciel himself. Phailed... Anyway, as one would have expected it was a stretch of comedy and drama from the usual casts of the three servants, Lau and Ranmao, Soma and Agni, Undertaker, Elizabeth and Grell.


I bet we all can pretty much guess that the play turned out to be a total disaster but in a really good kind of way. I enjoyed it at least and was at awe when Sebastian attacked Ciel although it wasn't in the script because of the sudden improvement in animation.

The moral behind the story: revenge is wasteful. When the curtain falls down again, you'll be left with nothing. Thankfully though that Ciel has no intention of letting go of his revenge ^__^

At the end of the OVA, they showed us the preview for second season of Kuroshitsuji. Gintama anyone?

hell yes!!

Art 7/10
Story 6/10
Sound 7/10
Character 8/10
Enjoyment 8/10
Overall 7/10