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True Tears 04

True Tears 04

This episode wasn’t very eventful until the end, but Shin’ichirou is getting closer to Hiromi constantly. This is something I don’t really like, but will have to put up with anyways. Shin found out last episode that Hiromi wasn’t getting close to Noe to get to him but to get to Noe’s older brother. This makes Shin pretty sad and he starts to avoid Hiromi as much as possible. Avoiding someone you live with doesn’t really work out that well and typically only has you looking like a dick. So the majority of the episode Shin is a dick to Hiromi and when she finally asks him if he’s avoiding her he puts on an act about just being a little upset that she wasn’t truthful with him and that he is just fine but wishes that he had known the reason why she wanted to get close to Noe from the start. This conversation was kind of awkward and made me feel bad for Shin, but I felt worse for Hiromi because of how she reacted to it. She had been coming out of her shell more, talking to Shin and noticing him outside of the house, and now she has to try and deal with his mixed up feelings. In regards to those feelings, I have a bet that she knows that he likes her. (more…)

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Persona -tinity soul- 03

Confusing, confusing, confusing. The episode starts off with what I thought was a rape but turned out to be a forced shadow pulling. This shadow pull resulted in a destroyed karaoke room, a bunch of passed out / dead teens, and a bloody mess on the walls. We do not know what happens in the room but can assume that a persona caused the damage. The owner of that persona is most likely one of the two girls. One being immune to the drugs that evoke personas since birth (we find that out later) and the other having passed out immediately prior to the attack. This was something I missed. I didn’t seem to catch on that people that use personas take drugs in order to call on them, unless they are a natural like Shin and most likely his new buddy. (more…)

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Minami-ke ~Okawari~ 01

I must say that this wasn’t as funny as I expected it to be. While I do still love the characters and I did enjoy the episode, it was lacking the regular hilariousness. In my opinion, the art got better, but that fact doesn’t really matter to me because I was perfectly fine with the way it previously was.

This episodes basically is just the start of the new year and the gang’s little trip to an Onsen (I’m guessing that’s pretty much a hot spring place or something.) Mako-chan and Touma continually argued over their predicament over which side to enter due to their false identities. This confusion ends up putting Fujioka in the girl’s changing rooms. lol (more…)

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True Tears 03

True Tears 03

This show is just so fun. Shinichirou is becoming closer with Hiromi. That kinda irritates me, but, oh well, it was evident. He now regularly receives the red seeds from Noe at a stalker form of rate. Everywhere he goes he sees those seeds (foot locker, desk, book back, etc.). Shin’s stupid friend Nobuse is convinced that Noe loves Shin, but Shin says otherwise and that it doesn’t matter to him anyways. This makes me wonder because it is obvious that he has some feelings for her because when he sees her with the guy who is picking her up from school he is a little shaken. Turns out this guy is her brother. That made me so glad because when I saw her getting on that bike with him my own heart broke a little. I kept hoping over and over again that it wasn’t brother. (more…)

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One Piece “Water 7″

This was a big arc and a great one too. It’s fairly obvious that I am looking forward to Enies Lobby even more, and I finally made it there!

The Water 7 arc starts with the Strawhats going to Water 7 to set their pose but finding that it is the leading island on shipwrights and carpenters. The island holds the most skilled shipwrights in the world… and who exactly needs a shipwright? But that doesn’t really matter right now because everyone knows that Franky joins the crew, but not in Water 7, towards the end of Water 7 is when he actually starts caring about them. (more…)

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Persona -trinity soul- 02

This episode was a very interesting one. It focused primarily on Shin and his confusion over his new found power. Even though this power only comes out when he’s in trouble. After defeating the guy from the last episode he finds himself up against a lady with the same persona powers when reinforcements arrived. Shin is defending himself again and he doesn’t know how. Shin is also apparently a Natural Special A type according to that same lady

With the last night’s troubles still weighing his mind he makes his way to school only to find that he slept half the day away in exhaustion missing lunch. He meets a girl who he happened to have seen the previous day at a family restaurant having a fight with a guy. The girl is openly against “shadow pulling” which is a sort of drug-like fad that has taken ahold of the school. Upon meeting a regular shadow puller and friend to the open minded girl, Shin tries the act. It isn’t really a drug. It involves pulling the shadow out of somebody, which coincidentally is a persona. Even though the students can’t willingly emit their personas and typically don’t even get a full pull there seems to be some correlation between the power and the city itself (I think). Because the oldest brother shows enthusiasm in getting his younger brothers out of the city in the near future. He talks about how it is now is exactly like an event that happened 10 years prior (I’m sure we’ll find out what that is exactly). (more…)

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Ichigo Mashimaro

Ichigo Mashimaro

I guess another name for this show is Strawberry Marshmallow, but that doesn’t really matter. This show was absolutely hilarious. It’s about these four little girls; Matsuri, Ana, Chika, and Miu; and Nobue who is the 20 year old sister of Chika. Matsuri and Ana are both in 5th grade while Chika and Miu are 6th graders so that age difference isn’t that big, but the fact that Nobue, who is considerably older is able to hang out with the little girls makes me wonder if she had any friends her own age (she says she has friends, but I guess we never get to see them). The show is a typical slice of life comedy having no real plot or conflicts and just follows the lives of the 5 girls (mostly just the 4, but most always Nobue was bunched in the group). Matsuri is the sweet innocent girl and Miu who is the trouble making problem child tends to pick on her making lots of funny situations. But probably one of the funniest lasting jokes is how the character Ana is English but can’t speak English and won’t speak Japanese at school because she wants to convince her classmates that she is an English exchange student and only speaks English. (yea its a mouthful of confusing twsits there, but she only speaks to Matsuri in class under her breadth and comfortable with all the others outside.) The fact that she doesn’t communicate in class tends to stall the lessons a tad and all the blame falls on the innocent bystander, Sasatsuka, who is always told to go stand in the hall from even the most minor outbreaks whether or not he did anything or even if it was his fault. (ex: Ana messes up the song, Sasatsuka stands in the hall) (more…)

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