The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya: No matter how small your existence may be, getting excited is still worth it.
Your friends are invaluable, no matter how crazy they might be.OTAKU REFERENCES HURR HURR
Clannad: Love is stronger than any hardship in this world.
K-ON!: You don’t need to be ambitious in order to enjoy something.
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya: You don’t know how happy you are with what you have unless you know what it’s like to live without it.
K-ON!!: Friendship lasts forever.
Hyouka: Even the tiniest hint of curiosity and effort can make your life worth it.
Love, Chuunibyou and Other Delusions!: It’s a-okay to be wacky if it makes you happy.
… uhm… The only thing funnier than loudly yelling a non-sequitur is… loudly yelling more non-sequiturs?Our everyday lives may, in fact, be a series of miracles.
Review I wrote over at the GLORIO blog, go read it!
K-ON!! Season 2 Blu-ray Collection 1 Review
When Bandai Entertainment shut its North American doors several months ago, K-ON! fans were a bit worried what would happen to the series second season. Bandai had just completed their archaic four volume season 1 release, but now the fate of the Sakura High Light Music Club was in jeopardy. Sentai Filmworks quickly answered the call, picking up the season 2 and packaging it in a more reasonable two volume set. Do the girls of HTT survive the transition intact or would we all have been better off if the license was left to die? Let’s see what’s under the shrink wrap.
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Humanity Has Declined Episode 5
Recap: A festival is held to celebrate the increasingly futile Human Monument Project and the discovery of a possible new electricity source. This causes the fairies, who die when exposed to electromagnetic waves, to leave Camphorwood. In the meantime, the Mediator investigates the ruins of a nearby city the UN would like to restore and Nana Mizuki shows up as some kind of robot cat girl.
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Total Eclipse Episode 3
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Recap: A group of pilots from nations overrun by BETA are gathered to test TSF at a research facility in Alaska. Ace American pilot Yuuya Bridges arrives and meets the team.
Thoughts: REBOOT! As expected, Total Eclipse has taken a very different feel after the time skip. You’re kind of tipped off by the real bullets being replaced by paintballs and the young looking (age to be determined) girl wandering around the base with an angry teddy bear. I guess I’m OK with that, despite the annoying little girl from Nepal with the huge chip on her shoulder. God I hope she works that out soon.
What I find more notable is the shift of focus to Yuuya. After two episodes of developing Yui she hardly appears in the episode, only saying a few ominous things to indicate that the two will probably not get along well. Will they be splitting screen time as co-stars or is this now his show? I suppose it’s too early to tell, but hopefully they will both get the development they need.
While I still think it has potential, overall I’m still not totally sold on Total Eclipse. It is a bit anticlimactic to go from watching your friends getting eaten by aliens to Super Robot Paintball. We’ll just have to see what kind of new conflicts and tension they can build with the new setting.