Episode 2 adds more entertaining comedy… but not better or worse than the last episode. More after the jump.
No one actually knew that K-ON!, a anime about a Light Music Club will ever be that popular? I was mistaken… Within a few days, we start seeing MADS (NSFW link) poping up and also a flood of new fanart just after the airing of the first episode. Of course it may not appeal to the Westerners, but obviously in Japan, it seems to appeal to them alot.
Not to mention, the ED is awesome… per se.
We got new news that additional episodes with new content would be added onto the reairing of Haruhi Season 1… making the total to 28 episodes and it has been confirmed in a interview. Unless Kadokawa is trolling us again, expect new episodes after the first 14 episodes finish airing…
01. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya part I
02. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya part II
03. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya part III
04. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya part IV
05. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya part V
06. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya part VI
07. The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya
08. Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody part I
09. Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody part II
10. Mysterique Sign
11. Endless Eight part I
12. Endless Eight part II
13. Remote Island Syndrome part I
14. Remote Island Syndrome part II
15. The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya part I
16. The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya part II
17. The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya part III
18. The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya part IV
19. The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00
20. Live Alive
21. The Day of Sagittarius
22. Someday in the Rain
23. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya part I
24. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya part II
25. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya part III
26. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya part IV
27. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya part V
28. The Disappearence of Haruhi Suzumiya part VI
As with life, all good things must come to a end. Clannad and Clannad ~After Story~ has ended up as a masterpiece which has exceed the level of Kanon (2006) in terms of storyline, music, and character development, but it doesn’t mean it doesn’t have flaws… just a few.
(Click Read More to read the review since it contains spoilers)
As we know, Key writes stories that have a period of happiness before making the reader or the watcher tragically crushed with a unpredictable tragic event happen to one of the characters. Don’t get me wrong, I like most of Key’s works like Kanon and Clannad and soon Air, after watching the anime adaptations by Kyoto Animation… but how this compare to other popular Shoujo anime and works? Yet’s find out, shall we?
With Clannad ~After Story~ almost done, it’s time to map out what I’m watching in Spring…. Not much… but it shouldn’t disappoint.
I’m picking up another Kyoto Animation anime again and this one is on Music and also contain comedy and Moe…. This is a adaptation of it’s manga, but not having read the manga, I don’t know much about it. We will find out on the first week of April, when it airs!
I only have watched one Episode already, but I became interested because it seems to be somewhat popular.
Our unlucky protagonist, Jin, uses the trunk of a sacred tree to carve a statue for a school project. When he takes it outside, to his surprise it begins absorbing the surrounding earth and transforms into, hold your breath on this one, a girl! So like all similar setups this guardian deity is pretty pissed that her tree was cut down and lives with Jin while she takes out her anger on squashing bugs….er, cleaning the “Impurities”.
Air/Air in Summer (Mid April/Early May)
Yes… I’m doing another Key/Kyoani adaptation, but this time, a one on a summer setting.
Yukito Kunisaki is on a journey, seeking a girl with wings who flies in the sky, as mentioned in a childhood tale. During this journey, he settles down in a small town, trying to make some money. There, he meets a strange girl named Misuzu. Misuzu quickly makes Yukito her friend and invites him to stay with her. Yukito decides to stay in the small town, and continue searching for the winged girl his mother had searched for in her life.
Thats all for Spring… It seems to be a lackluster Spring season, but oh well… maybe Haruhi Season 2 will come out next year then.
This episode contains 120% more “maid moe!”
It’s that time again… some more Haruhi-chan and Churuya-san…
Since I have found a blog post on Kyoto Animation wanting you to cry, here is my take on it.
I have only watch 2 of Key’s works (which have really good story line, music, and animation.) Clannad (2 seasons) and Kanon remake, I have to say that it did make me sad, but did not make me a emotional wreck. As you already know, Key’s stories have always been tragic, but at the end, they are still masterpieces because the way they tell the story. These stories are supposed to develop your emotions and also have a bigger impact at the end of the story. If we go though only happy moments, it’s not going to teach you anything. A person have to go though a time of sadness to become stronger.
Does Kyoto Animation and Key wants to take over the world and make everyone a emotional wreck? No… but I do recommend watching any of Key’s adaptations (AIR, Kanon, Clannad,etc.) who are interested in romance, school life, or slice of life anime to check it out, you won’t regret it!
Note that Kyoto Animation make other adaptations other than Key’s stuff…
Casting spells are fun…
Before watching the next heartbreaking episode of Clannad ~After Story~, since Haruhi-chan 7-8 and Churuya-san 4 is out, it’s that time again…
The question is yes, but the single DVDs are currently difficult to find due to the ADV fiasco happened early last year caused ADV’s licensed anime being difficult to find and also the current Economic Downturn we are in also put a strain on them as well. Luckily, FUNIanimation now holds the license of AIR TV and will release a full season box set on April 21, 2008 of this year (and it’s alot cheaper buying it instead of singles… even though I have the money to buy singles), meaning that I won’t be able to watch it until early/mid May due to alot of college work after the long reading week (aka spring break) and exams coming towards the end of the Spring semester. Once I receive them and start watching, I will start blogging on it as well.
Why are you interested in AIR all the sudden?
Well, after watching Kanon, Clannad, and currently Clannad ~After Story~, I gained interest in Key’s stories which are regarded as masterpieces… compared to other harem or visual novel adaptations I have seen so far. I also gained interest in some of Kyoto Animation’s work after watching Haruhi Season 1 (which is done very well) and Lucky Star. Also, I lost interest in most of today’s popular Shounen shows… because most of them are just not that great (yes, I’m looking at you, Naruto and Bleach).
After Clannad ~After Story~ ends, after three episodes… I’m going to have a period where I have nothing to watch except the episodes (until April comes!) I haven’t watched yet. Besides, I want to watch the dub version… because it’s alot easier to understand the story than just reading the subtitles that disappear after a few seconds before you even finish it.
Will you be watching the AIR movie then?
The answer is never… Toei Animation seems to botch up the story lines of every adaptation of Key’s Visual Novels so much that it’s not even funny… They should just stick to animating One Piece.
If you want to know more, the profile for this Anime is here.
Kotomi: It bends here.
Kyou: That’s a joke?
Tomoya: Don’t ask me.
Here is the mega review you have been waiting for… Kadokawa released two new Haruhi-chan episodes and rereleased Churuya-san Episode 1. More after the break.
What if we add this “Hyper Rainbow Bread” with
Akiko’s Special Jam… we will get… something very very bad…
Here is the third review of the Haruhi webcast series, Suzumiya Haruhi-chan Episode 4… We already got this far in 2 weeks?
Since Nyoron Churuya-san Episode 4 isn’t out, it will be posted separately.
Throwing paper airplanes may be fun… but Haruhi might not approve of that!
Here is the 2nd review on the Haruhi webcast series… Suzumiya Haruhi-chan/Nyoron Churuya-san Episode 3.
But you have to! (… hehe… If you didn’t notice, I’m a Ayu fan…)
Anyways… After Kadokawa trolled us about Haruhi Season 2 is being a rerun of Season 1 on April and BoatRoll’d us, they have finally release 4 episodes of Haruhi-chan and Nyoron Churuya-san. I don’t intend to review all the episodes at once since I have a very busy week, but two will do. The full summary and reaction after the jump!
(56k warning, alot of pictures)