Month: July 2009
So in a bit of foppery and whim this weekend, I had ended up reading a crapload of paleoconservative political theory. Now, I’m a bit rusty with my German history as it’s been like 7 years since I studied Europe between the Council of Vienna and World War I, but some synapses started firing. Obviously the Prussia part would make me think of Legend of the Galactic Heroes, but the real connection was thinking about the relationship of the state and the populace in both liberal and conservative forms. Note that when I say “liberal” and “conservative” I mean them in the classical way, rather than in the “Obama is an atheistic islamofascistic terrorist communist socialist liberal” way.
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So far the series has been pretty good. A lot of stuff happened because apparently this show is gonna only be 7 episodes so the plot is moving quickly. Shinnosuke was gonna quit the space academy because he realized Asumi likes Haruki. Haruki then went to study abroad in America’s NASA program. Shinnosuke then realized he still wants to continue “chasing” Asumi so he remains at the school. Out of everyone in the class 2 candidates get picked for going to NASA and it’s Shu and Asumi. Asumi of course loses to him but it looks like Shu’s got a weak body so he will die in space if he goes. This probably means Asumi is going to be the one to go now. In addition Kei almost confesses to Shu but then changes her mind last minute. I hope some confessing happens by the end of the series at least….only 2 episodes left!
Btw I just realized, why are so many cast members born in October?
Pandora Hearts is cool but I can’t help to think that it’s just one big bowl of fodder. Fodder for yaoi fangirls, fodder for me (see above image) and fodder for those who like to see action and violence. Otherwise nothing in this story makes sense. I’ve yet to read the manga because I’m afraid it’ll ruin the anime…but does the manga make sense? Cause the anime doesn’t. I mean first we’re fighting some black cat who was Alice’s pet, then Alice apparently was a human until someone killed her, then Nightraven is like this psycho shota who caused some kind of 3rd impact, then Jack Bezarius randomly appears in Oz’s body, and it all ends with Oz and Alice landing in the middle of some kind of conference causing everyone to shit their pants. Oh well I suppose as long as I get my Oz x Alice fodder (and maybe some Break x Sharon fodder, where are you Sharonちゅあん～!) I’ll probably keep watching this show. Too bad nothing else makes any sense.
I watched the original Nuku Nuku OVA years ago (on VHS, no less!) That one was a quick bit of slapstick fun. The second OVA (Nuku Nuku Dash) and the TV series? Not so much. Each has their own separate problems.
So I marathoned to catch up to Hanasakeru Oil & Wealth. For those who haven’t been watching this show in hopes that I’d write something about it, I will tell you what you missed. There was Eugene speaking Engrish all over the place to Kajika’s friends Japanese family. Rivalrly between Eugene and Li Ren as always. There were flash backs to Kajika’s grandma and here’s the thick of the plot: Kajika and Rumatie (however you spell that) are cousins. It turns out their grandpa had knocked up Kajika’s grandma and her step-grandpa only married the grandma cause he wanted the baby to have a daddy. Kajika doesn’t yet know this, but Li Ren does. So in one episode Rumatie’s like “LETS GET MARRIED” but Kanjika’s like “shouldn’t we do that after we fall in love?” and I’m like “EW INCEST WTF *throws furniture*”
Thank god I already know who Kajika’s gonna end up with. I do like Carl though and he’s voiced by Fukuyama Jun Not a fan of Mustafagene though. I know he’s like doing a lot for Kajika but his face expression always makes me want to punch him lol.