Monday, August 30, 2010

Halfway Through - Impressions of the Anime of Summer 2010

Weeks have passed since the beginning of the Summer 2010 anime season, and both Sunagan and I have been watching a lot of the currently airing shows (well, to be fair, Sunagan has. I've just been slacking and only been faithfully following a select few). As promised, here are our impressions of the seasonal shows so far.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fanmade Covers: Serial Experiments Lain and Eden of the East

So, this one day Omurqi and I decided to make some music together since we like singing and since we're only living 2 hours apart (it's only 40 minutes by car, but sadly neither of us has that kind of luxory... we most definitely are poor students...). We sang some crazy songs like the Azumanga OP, some were too difficult for the moment (like Spice and Wolf) and others we'll probably do when we both get the lyrics down properly ('Again' from Yui (fullmetal alchemist brotherhood OP) and the ending theme from Working!!). Aside from all of our failed attempts at making somewhat decent sounding music, we also practiced and recorded 2 songs that came out well in the end. We're both just amateurs so don't go into this expecting something professional, but I still think we did a nice job ;-). We hope you'll enjoy our fanmade covers!

Serial Experiments Lain:

Eden of the East:

And by the way, our 'first impressions post on summer 2010' wil be posted soon by Omurqi, so that you'll have something to look forward to ^_^. Lol.
That's all folks ;-)!

Monday, August 2, 2010

How Katanagatari’s 7th episode managed to piss me off

Katanagatari, that show with that unusual style of animation, the show that releases one episode a month. It’s a show with unique characters and conversations and even more extraordinary morals. I’ve come to love it unconditionally during the past six months for its distinctiveness in these features.

Then why, why does it feel like episode 7 slowly starts ruining everything?

The good, the average and the atrocious, July 2010

Back from France with a tanned skin and otherwise drained from nearly all my will to live, I’d like to present you with pride the meager harvest of this month. Fasten your seatbelts, for the ride will be short and intense due to the complete lack of internet during my stay in that incredible country with those atrocious toilets. Oh, and they still haven’t learned how to speak English decently, by the way T_T. I can speak French alright, but if the ticket machine in the Louvre just refuses to spit out my ticket for more than 30 minutes and they even have to fetch the manager to fix it, it sure would have been handy if they’d have just a basic vocabulary of the most widely used language in the world. 100 words or something would have been an excellent start. *Sigh*. Let’s just keep on dreaming.

Moving on to my watching activities, apart from finishing all airing series of spring 2010 it wasn’t all that much really. My daily average boils down to no more than 4.4 eps. I’ll be gone for 2 weeks in august as well, so I seriously doubt the possibility of an improvement in this statistic next month. Anyway, let’s start my watching log.