*I feel like killing myself to write this entry all over again. What is wrong with wordpress!?!? I am to blame as well for not saving it first. T^T*
It is impossible to write back the exactly same one as I had written earlier. Rather, I am quite unmotivated right now since the whole thing is gone! *sobs*
Basically, this album is like a collection of the EDs for both the first and second season of the series; a few character image songs from the Character Drama albums; and a few other tracks that I have no idea whether it was newly composed to fit in this album or it's from other Rozen Maiden's albums.
What I really like about this album is the voice of Shimotsuki Haruka which sounds sweet and serene to me. The heavy usage of string instruments and choir singing gives me the cozy ambience. Yuu know, the one that makes yuu really wanna laze around either on the bed or comfy couch on a rainy day with a cup of hot chocs and a book.
Here's the list of the tracks.
01. Utsusemi no Kage (Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre ED)
02. Kanata Kara no Chinkonka (Suigintou's image song)
03. Pizzicato Hiyori (Kanaria's image song)
04. Midori no Yubi (Suiseiseki's image song)
06. Toumei Shelter (Rozen Maiden ED)
07. Chikakute Tooi Yume (Hinaichigo's image song)
08. Monochrome Sekai
09. Utsutsu Yume
10. Leer Lied
12. Hikari no Rasenritsu (Rozen Maiden: Träumend ED)
I'm sorry for the lack of updates from me and my partner, Shin have to keep this place alive on his own.
I will update but not really often and slow because I hardly had time to watch any anime.
Besides that, I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to Shin for bearing with me. Arigatou gozaimashita.
Thanks to all of yuu who visited here!
Comment: Seto no Hanayome - Ep18 - Now with 300% more quality and 1000% more eechi & hentai!!! @_@
That was the description I read when I first saw Seto available on Tosho, and I thought to myself, "Meh." It starts off pretty normal just like any other episode, but things start heating up during a particular scene, somewhere at the beginning which was a hint to what that comment was referring to(hehe)
Anyway, the show kicks off with Gozaburo announcing to the entire class that they will be going on a field trip to Kyoto. After arriving at their destination and visiting the Pure Water Temple, Nagasumi gets some rare alone time with Shiranui as San spends time with her family.
The entire family album consists of similiar images.
As they stroll the temple compounds, Shiranui shares some of her experiences traversing Japan as a transfer student as her occupation requires it, and manages to break into a smile, much to Nagasumi's surprise. Everything goes well until Maki, ambushes the pair and sprays water on Shiranui, in an attempt to make her transform into her mermaid form. As a sign of her strong will, Shiranui resists the effects of water, albeit with much difficulty. From the audience's point of view, it simply looks like she's getting horny. Yeah, there, I said it.
Wet Tsundere = WIN!
Angry, flustered Tsundere on verge of tears = WINx9001!
Maki's actions are interrupted and is caught by San, although at this point Shiranui assumes it was Nagasumi's plan all along and is mad at him. Moving on, after a really funny exchange between the trio sardine fish guys with the innkeeper and fanservice scene between Mawari and the class president, we finally arrive at the best point of the episode when Shiranui approaches San to discuss something.
So you see, Shiranui wants San's company so they can both attempt to keep their mermaid transformation even after making contact with water. With the utmost bad timing, both Mawari and Nagasumi walk past the room the pair were both in and overheard a conversation that sounded like they wanted to lez out or something.
If you know what I mean.
Mawari, being the self righteous person she is, takes it upon herself to stop their inpure actions (...) and barges in while they were training, so to speak. Then, after a spectacle that you can only see once in your life, Nagasumi quickly drags Mawari out of the bath and orders her to and I quote "Just look at me and not chase this any further" which surprisingly enough worked and Mawari obediently nodded her head as though Nagasumi confessed(sounded like he did to her). And thus, San and Shiranui's identities were kept safe.
An unusually moe moment from Mawari.
With his actions, he has regained Shiranui's trust, with the incident earlier in the day all but forgotten, leaving her somewhat impressed. Nagasumi earned 5 Love Points! Shin out.
Not to be mistaken for quality, the word QUALITY originated from /a/ and is used to describe images and/or screen captures from anime that horrendously poor and sub-par in nature from various aspects. Obvious signs of such QUALITY can usually be seen on characters, who usually have, and not limited to, distortions in facial features(non intentional), eyes that look into the wrong direction, limbs that are out of proportion and so on. QUALITY also applies to various environmental objects with odd perspective issues or as seen in Yoake Mae Yori Ruri Iro Na with what /a/ calls the QUALITY CABBAGE, which lacks resemblance to a real cabbage whatsoever. Signs of QUALITY can nowadays be seen in animes such as Naruto and Bleach, especially during filler episodes. More examples as follows;
If there's one reason why I like SZS a lot, it would probably be because of the twisted and inane nature of the main characters and how they are portrayed each week. For this episode, we are introduced to another 2 of the Pink Supervisor's students, first being Abiru Kobushi, the bandaged character so to speak, who is a suspected victim of domestic violence. The teacher is then asked to speak with her father regarding the matter and spots him shopping. Being the paranoid person that he is, the Pink Supervisor stalks him instead and watches as he makes purchases. As he enters a kitchen utensils shop, the Pink Supervisor immediately draws the conclusion that the father is buying things to abuse his daughter, no matter how unlikely these items can be used to hurt someone. The result? Every retailer in the district is informed about this matter, and they refuse to sell anything to Kobushi's dad and come up with weird theories on how the objects will be utilized to torture her.
We then shift our focus to Fuura, who has fallen into a tiger pit. While most people will be panicking and screaming for lives, Positive-tan remains ever so calm and at first insists it's a bad dream. Even after realizing it's not, she remains steadfast and states that it's okay to eaten alive, as did Buddha in the holy scriptures and claims she will become a god for doing so.
Just as Fuura is about to be attacked by the tiger, she is promptly saved by Kobushi, whom we discover actually got all her injuries when she interacts with the animals, mainly by pulling their tails. We also find out that she is also an avid tail collector. Haha, oh wow. On another note, the show slips in a parody on the Billy's Boot Camp exercise program featuring Kobushi's dad.
Yes, it's as gay as it looks.
As did the previous episode, we're introduced to the more interesting character in the second half, and this time around, we get to see Meru Otonashi, at first glance your typical shy soft spoken girl. Keeping in mind the show we're watching, it does away with the stereotypes and Meru-chan is actually a verbally abusive person, although she can only communicate through her cellphone, probably a representation of online flamers and trolls. While we've seen a glimpse of her nature in previous episodes, this time she goes all out and flames everyone in her class, sparing no one, well except for Maria, since she only owns a pager.
Meru's spot on analysis on Kaera's character.
If you notice the pockets in her blouse first, you're gay.
Sneak preview of future episodes?
Her SMS'ing tyranny is put to a stop when she swaps places with Fuura, whose location is out of coverage area. And if you deprive an obsessed person out of something, this is what happens. Without fail, Fuura steps in and says that Meru's current status is similar to that of her mother's during that time when, well...
The episode comes to a close as Fuura smack Meru in the head with a gigantic cross and calms her down with a little prep talk, although in truth it actually had a reverse effect, scaring Meru out of her wits. Another week of random fanservice and weirdness! Oh, do watch out for the Final Fantasy reference at the end of the episode. Shin out.
Initially I wanted to write a summary of the entire series instead of going through it by episodes because I'd reckon that lots of them had already finished this series. I changed my mind later because I want to focus a little on the music performed in the series.
Reading from the title, those who had musical background could have guessed that it's related to (classical) music.
This series is adapted from the manga with the same title, by Ninomiya Tomoko. Before the airing of this (anime) series, I had read about this manga gaining popularity in Japan and receiving awards as well. I was highly interested with a little doubt on how it would be as I was pretty unconvinced on how did Tomoko-san managed to display the ambience and characters of the mentioned pieces in the manga.
However, I did not read the manga; not even watching the dorama adapted from it as well. I only picked up the series when Shin was telling how good it is, even for someone who do not has any musical knowledge. Taking his words, I watched the first episode and boy, I was hooked!
As usual, the first few episodes will introduce the characters bit by bit. It might be a little boring for those who find it hard to appreciate classical music but with the comedian scenes (mostly Nodame's unique reaction) injected into it makes the series alot livelier.
There were two pieces played in this first episode which are Mozart's Sonata in D Major for two pianos; and Beethoven's Pathetique. Both pieces were not alien to me as I had heard the former in Ouran High School Host Club (where Shiro played with the girl he likes - episode 6) while the latter was often played at the beginning of almost each episodes in Love Revolution dorama. I was even slightly trembling upon hearind the familiar tunes. There are other pieces used as background music but I can't recognize any of them thus I do not know the pieces. If yuu want to find it out, yuu can check it out at wikipedia. I will only mention pieces that are played by the characters most of the time.
Playing Mozart's sonata.
Another factor that made me really love this anime is the CG quality. It was impressive! It actually demonstrate all the accurate notes played on the keys, if yuu get what I mean. If yuu don't, best is watch the series yurself. X3
Yes! The episode I've been waiting for a long time coming finally gets released! Hinted in magazines like Newtype ages ago, we know that Louise's sisters will be introduced at one point of the show, embodying one of the anime female archetypes that one would identify with ease after a while. So indeed, we are introduced to not only the sisters but the entire family, including Louise's mother and father. Urk. Anyway, appearing within seconds of the first episode, we have, Eleanor, a bespectacled super tsundere(even more extreme compared to Louise and that's saying a lot) and goes to the magic academy to drag Louise back home in order for the latter to be betrothed.
No prizes for guessing what happens next...
With both Saito and Siesta in tow, we arrive at the Valière's mansion to be greeted by Louise's other sister, the soft spoken, gentile, sickly yet "healthy" (if you know what I mean) Cattleya who immediately peaks Saito's interest with her, uh, physique.
Vegeta, what does the scouter say about her tsundere level?
A walking pillar of turn-ons.
We then turn our attention to the melancholic Siesta, who comments on the lack of progress in Saito and Louise's relationship and that she is Louise's equal as women. She acknowledges her own
breast size extraordinary points and feels she has a fighting chance(you go girl!) The best part of the show is the encounter between Siesta and Louise in Saito's room when both of them sneak into his room. Well, I think this image best explains what happens.
Speaking of encounters, Saito himself gets himself into a bind when he accidentally walks into Eleanor's room. Uh oh. Moving on, after a word of advice from Cattleya, Saito walks up to Louise and expresses his love for her (awww) and they both start making out on a boat (woot!) Of course, just before they get to the "main event" the boat runs aground, and are surrounded by Louise's parents (whoops) Of course, being badass he is, Saito draws his sword with one hand and runs off with Louise with the other.
You lost me
He's pimp, that's what he is.
Good episode, simply because we get to see the entire family and that yuri scene. Also, we get to see more of the two sisters in later episodes(thank god), and judging from the preview, which looks to be another exciting episode as well. Shin out.
Wry yu take away animu?
For those who keeping tabs on the anime blogging scene, the ODEX vs ANIME FANS case in Singapore should not come off as anything new nor surprising. Their latest victim this time is a 9 year old kid, although it's not mentioned what he downloaded(probably the similiar stuff the others with caught with, namely Naruto, Bleach, D.Gray Man and whatnot. And you haven't noticed already, all Singapore based anime blogs are kinda slow on their updates these days no thanks to Odex. As fellow fans, we can only wish our brothers and sisters from the island republic the best of luck. Shin out. :<