While I was watching Air, something kept bothering me about Minagi Tohno. Kotomi is very similar to Minagi in many ways except the story line which is similar to Mai’s. Although there are differences in appearance with Kotomi and Minagi, their personalities are very similar with minor differences.
Last few days, I have been very busy… but tomorrow, I will try to do a post on Kannagi Episode 4 and also a editorial post on Kotomi and Minagi comparison… because these girls are vastly similar for some reason… and I keep thinking about Kotomi when I watch Air for some odd reason.
Also, last Friday, my parents picked up a new Unibody Macbook Pro for my sister for college from the Apple Store since they had a back to school promotion(same laptop I am using, but with different specs)… so now she went to the dark side like I did a few years ago when I got fustrated with my Dell desktop. Now she doesn’t have to bug me about not being able to play her Licensed Anime DVDs on her computer. Hopefully, she will enjoy it just like I always do and I will be assisting her with the transition.
If you want to know what model, it’s the 2.66 GHz model.
Lastly, I’m departing to Wisconsin on June 26, 2009 and won’t be back until July 7, 2009. Hopefully it will not delay any new content that is coming up (Haruhi Season 2 Episodes and the Clannad AS Kyou OVA) ¶
Shiori Misaka is probably the most unappreciated character in Kanon considering how many people like the other girls: Ayu, Nayuki, Makoto, Mai. Shiori that I felt after watching her arc made me appreciate her more because she is the most “down to earth” girl compared to the others in Yuuichi’s harem (although technically Kanon is not really a stereotypical harem anime.) The main reason why I also like Misuzu and Nagisa is they are vastly similar to Shiori because of their tragic endings and also they don’t have friends until the male lead comes.
There is many things I like about her… her rather cute appearance, her love for ice cream and hate for spicy foods, and her rememberable catchphrase “I don’t like people who say such things!” when Yuuichi says rude things about her. Beside from the point, her story is a rather tragic one and after watching it made me appreciate her more because what would happen if you were sick and your sister/brother forgot about you because they are afraid of you dying when they get too close to you. Yeah, that would stink a lot, but people need stay strong and have a purpose to live and helping others will… That what Yuuichi, as a jerk he his sometimes, helps to make Shiori happy and remend the relationship with her older sister.
If you like Misuzu and Nagisa, I see less of a reason not to like Shiori after watching her arc… unless you into more moe types, Shiori remains to be my most favorite Kanon character.
Fanart used in this post is made by moonknives. original source ¶
Sorry for the bad editing… but it serves the point.
Twitter is a popular microblogging website that people write 140 characters on what they are doing or share something on the internet… Recently, more people in the anime blogopshere are getting Twitter accounts and we also created one too… (just click the Twitter icon on the top right hand corner to view our timeline) and it’s popular in Japan. Recently, something is bothering me because I saw a headline that blogging is dead because of the popularity of Twitter and social networks… but does that apply in the Animeblogosphere… the answer is not really… for several reasons:
Posting reaction posts and news takes too many characters
Blogging about anime requires alot of characters, and simply summing it up with 140 characters won’t cut it… Also, Twitter doesn’t allow you to post any pictures of any kind, although you can share a link to it… but what if you want to post something interesting about it… You can’t do that with Twitter!
Twitter is too limiting
Yes, Twitter have it’s limitations, but it’s more limiting that you cannot categorize your updates by anime series or tag them… nor you can format your posts or have people comment on them. You cannot even embed a MAD or someone playing anime music on the piano due to the lack of HTML input.
Although Twitter won’t replace Anime Blogging by a longshot, there are advantages:
- Updates are instant: You can instantly share your blog posts to everyone and people might catch attention to it and read it.
- Share interesting infomation: If you find interesting blog posts, you can share it to others by posting the link in your update.
- Can potentially replace RSS and Anime Blog aggregators: Since updates on Twitter is instant, there is less of a need to use RSS and Anime Blog aggregators since you can follow the author of the anime blog and receive instant updates. There will be less of a need to use AnimeBlogger Antenna (which won’t index my blog posts) and AnimeNano to receive updates for blogs you subscribe to.
What is your take about anime blogging and Twitter? Do you think that Twitter will make anime blogging obsolete or help promote anime blog posts through Twitter? ¶
Since April 22, 2009, I have been tracking the blog traffic and in one month, the website received over 2000 visitors and 3641 hits… which isn’t bad for a blog that is a few months old… Not to mention, we have over 9 people who are following us on Twitter.
If you are interested in the full report, this report can be read here. (Requires Adobe Reader)
Poll 3 Results
Last 2 weeks, I posted a poll asking readers what Key lead heroine they like the most? Here are the results:
It seems that Nagisa is the most favorite and following that is Misuzu. The least popular female lead seems to be Ayu… Some people might find Ayu a bit annoying because she say Uguu~ so many times and also considering how Clannad ended a few months ago, no wonder… Even though I like all three leads, I seem to like Misuzu the most because she is the cutest/most moe as stated in several posts ago. ¶