Bakuman, episode 3: History Repeats

Sorry this is late, been battling a cold for the past week. But anyway, it feels like Bakuman’s still finding itself right now. Moments of energy and spark are all too often killed by mundane scenes where nothing really happens. I hate to admit, but part of this has been director, Kenichi Kasai’s fault. There are just too many scenes that are flat and lack any sort of dynamic energy. Maybe some of this is attributable to the source material, but I feel like there’s more that Kasai could be doing with this.

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Star Driver episode 3

It’s three episodes into Star Driver and there isn’t a sign of any answers yet. At this early stage all we’re going to get is more questions. Regardless of that, nothing will stop anyone from theorising, and thee sure is a lot of theorising fodder sprinkled in the episodes, with all it’s weird imagery and befuddling and slightly creepy metaphors. I’m going to leave the more racy symbolism for others to interpret; I’m only here for the bishies and the mecha fights.

I stil like these artisitic looking photos. Maybe I'll try stick one at the top of every post if the episdoe shows one.

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Kuragehime first impressions

This is the third of the anime I checked out. I decided I’ll blog Fortune Arterial, but please enjoy this anyway.

So I’ve thought about this for days, after I watched Kuragehime, and I can only come to one conclusion. I just don’t know. I don’t know if I like or I don’t. I’m not overly in love with it. I thought some parts were really amazing, but some parts grated on my nerves, and there still so much that the viewer doesn’t know, that I feel like I need more episodes before I can tell.

There’s bit and pieces I just really loved. The main characters comment about how what bonded them together was that even though they liked different things, they were deep down, nerds, and recognized that. The main characters knowledge about jellyfish, and the way she snuck in these scientific facts. The jellyfish we got to see was extremely cute. There’s of course the irony of thinking she’s come across the perfect women, only to discover he’s a man, which I found very funny.

I adore the detail put into the room, especially into her illustrations of different jellyfish.

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