Sunday, April 29, 2007

I knew Toei wasn't that good, but...

Check it out. Toei's released a chart that supposedly shows the TV rating success of all four Precure series. And by supposedly, I mean...

Listing everything that appears suspect would be quite a chore. The biggest tipoff: the most recent season has the best ratings. This would be a blindingly obvious clue for anything, but especially the one season that, in many friends' experience, the least people like? Seriously, now. Another point is that this most recent season is the only one where the climactic moments were accompanied by a spike in ratings. Not only that, all previous series' climactic moments were shown by a massive drop. Do they really expect people to believe that the population of Japan, for the past three years, would rather watch filler than something important to the plot? This isn't neurosurgery, people. (Although the Toei publicists that released this might need some.)

For the record, I don't hate Yes! Precure 5. I like it, even the parts that are blatant ripoffs of other, better mahou shoujo series. But it's not that good, and the Futari Wa series were anything but bad. Now, before I get less than six hours of sleep, signing off.

Go go sixtieth post since the move.

Friday, April 27, 2007

AIR got licensed, check it out.

I'm sure you've already heard about this, but ADV has licensed AIR TV and the movie. Too bad they're giving it a regular DVD release. One of my all-time wishes was to have AIR TV on prime time television and marketed to regular TV audiences. If anything, the right marketing with it would chase off certain people's perceptions, but yeah. Well, at least I'll be able to do another voice actor review. They'd better not mess up one of my favourite shows.

Oh, and Higurashi Kai comes this July.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

S-Strain DVD covers! (Bonus: this blogger reveals her secret talent.)

Nobody's covered this yet, although that's not surprising. Still, since I love S-Strain so much (although, as I must put in every post, the fanservice episode sucked), I must cover this even if it is late.

DVD covers! Personally, I think they look awesome.

In celebration, I looked for S-Strain fanart. Guess what. I have seen two S-Strain fanartists, and neither does it exclusively or nearly enough to post so often. So I decided to try my own.

Remind me never to plug my art accounts over here.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Excuse me while I fangirl.

So I've been busy with this random Kanon/AIR doujin game, sue me. Running around as Kano throwing giant magical stars at people is just too fun! But then it reminded me that I really should update my blog more often... Anyway. Galaxy Angel II Mugen Kairou no Kagi OP.

So pretty... and did I just see Ranpha? Anyway, preorders begin today, I believe. I should really play the first GAII...

Expected another Rune dance line, didn't you.

Sunday, April 08, 2007


So Jigoku Shoujo got licensed. Is it just me or are all the "unmarketable but well-liked" series getting picked up lately? Haruhi, Rozen Maiden, Higurashi... yeah, it's not just me. Now all we have to do is wait for that Nanoha announcement.

...yeah, news is slow lately, save for all the new series. I just made that post so I wouldn't forget how to use HTML.

Friday, April 06, 2007

The Odds: CLANNAD girls face off

Nagisa or Tomoyo? When Fall rolls around, which one will win? Who do you want to win? And for some of you, who do you want to lose so you can have her? The stakes are much higher than Ayu VS. Nayuki was last year, as the merchandising queen and the sequel heroine face off! I should really write sports columns.

Challenger One: Furukawa Nagisa

A sweet girl that has been away from school for a year, and wants to start up the drama club again. She was the main heroine of the CLANNAD game and movie. And she seems to like wearing cute nekomimi!

Points for: It's like last year's debate with Ayu and Nayuki; the latter might be on some covers, but the former is the undisputed heroine. Queen of the merchandise, biggest part of the OP for herself, the story that makes you cry the most. This would be no contest, except...

Challenger Two: Sakagami Tomoyo

There's her. A new transfer student with rumours all around her, she's tough, disrespectful and can beat any classmate up. She's also got a talent for cooking... someone please think of a tough-girl renai game character without a secret domestic talent?

Points for: Well, there's one. She had her very own H-game sequel. Everyone's been going around saying that the Toei-Kyoani duo (or just the latter, actually) has to animate every Key game (never mind that One: kagayaki kisetsu e already had its own OVA, didn't it?). How can they do so if Tomoyo doesn't win? If she does win, I bet either Tomoyo After will get its own anime, or it'll be referenced in an epilogue.

So... who do you think it'll be? Personally, I dunno. I just wanted to have some fun. (My bet's on Nagisa, but if I say it, Tomoyo might attack me...)