Friday, May 18, 2007

Negima live action.

You may or may not have heard about this, but it seems there will be a third Negima TV adaptation... and this one's live action. Oh boy. Thoughts? I dunno if it'll be good or not. If it is good, though, we better get the whole thing subbed. (I'm looking at you, Mahora...)

I'm running out of Negima pictures for relevant posts. I should stock up.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Pichi Pichi Pitch vol.5

Now that I've got through it again (this time, the official English translation), I remember how much everybody reading it with me hated Michal. There's seriously something wrong with this girl. For those that haven't read the last one, pick up on the hints in this; there's a reason that she feels empty enough to be as desperate for attention as she is. But come on. Maybe it's just that I'm a girl, but how much longer could you put up with this?

So, I'm asking my mostly male readership: read on and be the judge. Amagi Michal circa volume five: irritant or cute?

Amagi Michal, second arc love rival.

Cute, huh? Well, let's see what all she does.

*She allows the boy that she saved to keep thinking that she was the girl from his past. Now we all know how these childhood meetings go, and perhaps she was just trying to increase her chances. But even if he didn't find out in this volume (which he does), he would have found out some time.

*She does this even after she has seen many pieces of evidence that the actual girl is both right in front of her, and his girlfriend.

*She chains him in when he wants to risk his life - or when he just wants to have fun once in a while. If Michal weren't so sickly, she'd have Kaito forcibly attached to the house.

*"Oniichan, you're terrible!" What has her poor brother done? Why, it's suggest that she let Kaito go home. To his house. Where he lives.

*She sees that his memory is back - and instead of being happy, she's scared enough to try and force him to be with her.

*Not above blackmail, she starts taking off her clothes when he rejects her, and when that doesn't work, she threatens to jump off the balcony. If I hadn't read the next one and didn't sympathize with her motives, I would be screaming do it. As it is, I simply said it in my head.

*She's not that nice to other people, too.

This is my take. But I always seem to disagree with you guys. (Yandere creep me out and maids are hard to find appealing, for example.) So, what do you think? Are Kaito and Rihito saints for putting up with this girl, or do I need to put down the shoujo manga and realize she isn't that bad? (Although I could do that by reading the next book. I don't feel like it.)

The twins, however? They're cool.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Haruhi again.

What is with Anime News Network? You have to open the link twice before it actually lets you in. Something about an internal server error. Anyway, got some Haruhi news.

Sorry, it's not about the Shoushitsu anime. It's the ninth book, entitled Suzumiya Haruhi no Kyougaku (The Surprise of Suzumiya Haruhi), for those that didn't know. It seems that the book's June 1 release has been delayed, and they're not telling us why. Now, this isn't the first time a book has been delayed, of course. Still, you have to wonder.

No, I am not suggesting that they are attempting to release it in the fall, when CLANNAD TV is on and we are all wondering about the future, along with an announcement about the Shoushitsu anime. I am simply speculating such. Still, I just thought I'd share.

No, I have not suddenly begun to like maids. Sorry.