Bakemonogatari 14 – Tsubasa Cat Part 4

February 25, 2010 at 5:22 AM | Posted in Anime, Episode | Leave a comment
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Well, thanks to the great Korean subber CORAN , I had the pleasure of watching the 14th episode of Bakemonogatari, titled Tsubasa Cat Part 4, last night. Of course, this is just the 3rd episode in the Tsubasa Cat arc, as Tsubasa Cat Part 2 was dedicated to the relationship between Koyomi and Hitagi (an excellent episode, if you’ll recall). This episode felt very much like an in-between episode, like Tsubasa Cat Part 3, with not a whole lot happening plot-wise, but the conversations, as usual, made it an entertaining one anyway.
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Dance in the Vampire Bund 07

February 23, 2010 at 2:26 AM | Posted in Anime, Episode, Overview | Leave a comment
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Well, being the Shaft fanboy I am, I’ve been watching this show. The premise, of vampires outing themselves in order to establish a human-recognized society, seemed interesting enough. Of course, the economics of them paying off Japan’s entire debt is a bit ridiculous – a sudden injection of that much money into an economy would most certainly lead to hyperinflation, which, even in the presence of real economic growth, would be a very bad thing. With no knowledge of the source material, I found the story to be a bit cryptic. There are a lot of things going on behind the scenes that are only mentioned in brief. I’ve heard that the manga went deeper into the political intrigue, and I sometimes found myself wanting to see more of that.
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Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei 12

October 4, 2009 at 1:28 PM | Posted in Anime, Episode | Leave a comment
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It seems that Shaft decided to make the first two segments thematically similar. Hiding and the ways in which it can be counter-productive was the highlight of both of the first two segments. The first had a good take on Schrödinger’s cat. While the possibility for multiple outcomes exists if something is hidden, when someone hides something deliberately, it’s sometimes obvious exactly what it is he’s trying to hide. Eventually, everyone ends up in boxes, so that none of their potential is taken away. And Nozomu’s older brother Kei (the artist) turns out to have quite a… unique wife.

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Bakemonogatari 12 – Tsubasa Cat 2

September 26, 2009 at 4:12 PM | Posted in Anime, Episode | 7 Comments
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“We’re going on a date. No, that’s not right… Date… Would you please go on a date with me? What if you went out on a date with me? … Then let’s go on a date, Araragi-kun.”
– Senjougahara Hitagi, opening minutes.

A truly romantic episode. It had nothing to do with the title, but that ends up not mattering even a little bit. This episode provides us with a wonderful, deeply emotional finale to the TV airing of Bakemonogatari.
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Bakemonogatari 11 – Tsubasa Cat 1

September 22, 2009 at 1:05 AM | Posted in Anime, Episode | Leave a comment
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More artfully drawn and directed conversations, slapstick comedy, fanservice, and a flashback sequence with disturbing revelations about our new heroine.
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Bakemonogatari 10 – Nadeko Snake 2

September 12, 2009 at 7:32 PM | Posted in Anime, Episode | Leave a comment
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New OP this week, for the new heroine, as to be expected. Renai Circulation (or Romantic Circulation, I guess, if you translate it) sung by Kana Hanazawa, the voice actor for Sengoku Nadeko.
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