Summing up Winter Season 2011/2012

Completely idiotic protagonists who get turned into badasses or Jesus’es, funny horror scenes, unfunny comedies, meaningless robots, drama girls, magical bullshit and finally ever so present: hot springs.

That sums up pretty much everything, but I wouldn’t miss the chance to bash the series separately. They soo deserve it!

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Update on Winter 2012 Anime

Watching too many of these damn shows! Always trying to catch up, but then new episodes come out. *sigh*

And I have to admit, most of the series I considered ‘fine’ I’d describe with ‘meh’ now. Some of them I just struggle my way through, don’t ask me why, I’m mad and I might bite.

Anyhow, here’s what’s been going on:

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Collection update: Finally we’re getting somewhere!

My collection has reached the point when I can feel proud. My shelves look awesome now! Also I’ve finally made some photos of the DVD boxes that I was talking about lately.

So here’s a closer look at my shiny figurines:

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Top Opening Sequences of Winter 2012

It took shorter than expected, the spots were well deserved and I had only a bit of doubt. This time I’ve included shows that I don’t watch, just to make sure I don’t miss something good!

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Anime Collection Making: progress update

Just got the cases, I’ve ordered 20 Viva Elite Black DVD x2 14mm. I chose these because they don’t have any logos on the box, they’re completely clean. Also there are two slots for DVDs and finally, 14mm thickness (which is alike to PS3/X360 cases) so on display it’s easy to see each spine.

Above is the picture of my quick print&cut of the Samurai Champloo image in the case. Since my printer isn’t exactly the best and the photo was taken via phone, the quality isn’t too satisfying. Still, I’m honestly surprised how well it looks even though it was printed on ordinary paper!

Still, I want these to get more reflection so that means glossy paper, today I’ll hit printing shop so expect more images of my progress soon!

Finished making custom DVD cases for my future Anime collection!

So after seeing a display of custom PS3 cases for various games today, I got this idea to make my own collection of favourite Anime, starting with boxes that I made using PC game’s DVD template, some awesome wallpapers I’ve found + the official logos + eventually the text I added for english translation of the title. Now it’s all a matter of buying a bunch of empty game cases for PS3 or PC (can’t seem to find these..) and then going to a printing shop to get it done on a glossy paper and voilà!

Personally, I won’t feel bad about burning myself the DVDs with preferred subtitle group and quality, but if you consider yourself a rightful person who orders these ridiculously expensive Anime series online – custom cases are a way to go when your old ones get damaged or you simply want a new design for them. Anyhow, if you’re interested in making some of your own, here’s a link to the NeoGAF forums where I got the necessary templates from, plus all the information on how to print them.

I don’t mind sharing my own printable pictures, but atm I’ve got only preview of the boxes. I’ll be sure to provide what I’ve got so far though!

And here’s a preview boxes’ display made for my favourite series (atleast the ones I could find a fitting wallpaper for):

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First Impressions: Another, Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou, Rinne no Lagrange, Ano Natsu De Matteru, Area no Kishi

Whoa. The season was rather weak at the beginning, but now that I’ve checked rest of the shows, this looks so damn good!


It’s another mystery horror (Ha ha). So far it’s neither gore or crazy.. It just stinks with death and surely is mysterious to the bone. I must say I like that setting, after all I’d rather have a show with a nasty secret rather than another (…) one with brutal scenes of murder that make no sense until end of the serie. My point is, we had Higurashi, now it’s time for something fresh, and the first episode surely felt like something new, especially with all the creepy dismembered dolls appearing out of nowhere.


So the plot got me intrigued, I started wondering why is she ‘another’ and what it can mean. Then again, it doesn’t seem like the classmates can see her, which makes the protagonist seem like a special person who did something in the past that he doesn’t remember. But what? And why did they question whether or not he lived in this town before?.. MYSTERY! And I like that, everything so far makes sense, but I expect a supernatural twist.

Then comes the music and animation, both fit perfectly except for the opening sequence.. I can’t help it but think that ALI PROJECT doesn’t suit that type of a show, so that’s the only disappointment I can think of so far. Can’t wait for ANOTHER episode, haha I’m on a(nother) funny streak.

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First impressions: Kill Me Baby, BRAVE 10, Senki Zesshou Symphogear, Mouretsu Pirates, Recorder to Randoseru

Finally a glimpse into this winter’s season, nothing shocking here so far, but there’s a bunch of series left so who knows.

Let’s see what we’ve got so far:

Kill Me Baby

When I first saw it on the winter chart I thought it has some comedy potential, that it would have crazy characters, exaggerated and random scenes that I wouldn’t predict resulting in a burst of laughter. And what did I get? An Anime that’s WAY overextended to 20min per episode about the most cliche comedy scenes one could imagine in a show with a student assassin. If there’s anything that actually brought a smile to my face, it’s this part of the opening sequence, I could just sit here and unconciously evaporate my brain while watching it for 10 minutes straight and that still would be better than watching the actual show.

To be more precise, most of the comedy includes assassin instinct and the way she reacts to the sudden greetings etc. (Oh you wouldn’t guess that she actually attacks in that case, now would you), other than that it turns out she’s a scaredy cat, so there’s that. Finally we’ve got a ninja character who’s doing all the fancy stuff we saw in Naruto, but when it comes to showing how to do it, everything turns out to be a scam. So as you can see, very basic, elementary even comedy setting that won’t make you laugh out loud. I’ll keep on going with a high chance of dropping it anytime soon.

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Darker Channel: Kyubey (aka QB)

/人 ‿‿ 人\

Today’s Darker Channel takes a look at the terrifying yet cute Kyubey, and you should be warned that this post might convince you to make a contract with the devil and turn you into mahou shoujo (or something nearly frightening). For more Madoka Magica / QB images check out previous Darker Channel dedicated to the whole serie.

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