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i know how you feel, Kanba - i was struck dumb by revelations too

The operative phrase here being ‘i want answers’. Indeed, ep 20 has offered a hell lot of them, along with more plot twists and other, er, interesting finds. Perfect gift for Christmas, this loot.

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MIA #1 MIA #2this familiar, girls?

Meh. Xam’d’s greatest strength has become its greatest weakness: the ‘what the hell is going on’ syndrome (WTHIGO). You can’t go ‘i dunno what’s happening, but FTW I DON’T CARE WOOHOO’ forever. Still, i think there’s a good chance of salvation, given the sheer amount of thought that’s clearly been put into this series. Although i’ve had issues with the frustratingly static motion in the past few episodes, Ep 19 serves to eradicate some of the irritation by speeding up some things. (At least Ishu and Raigyo have gotten a move on. Love his new outfit.) Not to mention the Ahm excuse-making, that was plain hilarious.

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Sorry for not updating for awhile again, chaos currently reigns at home (and for the next week!) because of major renovations and repairing leakages. I just spent the whole day with my mother searching for new hall and dining room lights, and my subsequent headache is being aggravated by having to stare at the laptop screen surrounded in total darkness. Looks like Xam’d is accelerating course again. Kakisu evilness, brainwashing, Haru awesomeness, multi-usage, one-eyed black tadpoles and more fill up the highlights of the past few weeks. Since i’ve noticed that alot of searches are about the ‘Regarding Enemies’ lecture that seems to have reappeared, i’ll use it as a context for the others. Also, i’d like to get rid of it asap, i’m sick of having to rewind the damn thing and hearing ‘Lazy. Lazy. Lazy. Lazy’ over and over and over AGAIN.
coming from him, that's a surpriseas if her waking up isn't creepy enough, she's now a mouthpiecebetcha didn't see that coming, Kakisu

I am….not pleased. No lame screencaps today, the crapness speaks for itself. Apologies in advance for the rant.


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There’s a surprisingly blah anime buffet awaiting me this winter, to which i have mixed responses. This, of course, depends on alot of factors. I say blah to this winter because

  • i didn’t watch season 1 of Birdy the Mighty Decode or Natsume Yuujinchou, both of which were reputedly awesome series, so my choices have been narrowed considerably
  • almost everything this season is a sequel, or else an adaptation of some game/manga/movie/novel/etc.
  • i’ve had enough of bloodbaths and pantyservice, and with these 2 factors Queen’s Blade seems particularly repulsive from what i could find
  • many of the new offerings seem to be yuri-flavoured; bad for me since i swing the yaoi way
  • no dorama-turned anime for me, thankyouverymuch, i wish to retain my fond memories of Winter Sonata and Bae Yong Joon
  • i had a case of eye-glazing because my mental faculties are underused, so i got lazy.

On one hand, it means i will become a grouch once the series i’m covering end. On the other hand, it means my workload has been cut by a sizeable proportion. Oh well, the least i can do now is to pick out the potentially better meat in the market for y’all, so here you go.

i'd share their enthusiasm if i could

EDIT: Added Japan air dates.

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I am so peeved that this thing comes out only once every 2 months. I shall send telepathic messages to the producers to beef it up to at least 13 eps and come out twice a week.

yeah, just like we think scholarlies like Light are innocent lambs

So, you may ask, why do i think this series is teh shizzle? For the simple reason that it cleverly spins a sci-fi tale which belies a larger, more pointed social commentary on discrimination in reality. MInor gestures or events at every turn suggest something more or less than innocence, once you remember that this is a story about interaction between androids and humans. On the other hand, this is the only series i’ve ever felt remotely intelligent enough to blog about so far. Just goes to show how miserably lacking in cerebral agility i am. Btw, Almost A Hero has a dated but awesome review of the previous 2 eps that i cannot resist plugging, i suggest you go check it out, especially since it compares Eve no Jikan with an earlier production called Mizu no Kotoba/Aquatic Language.

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Before i proceed, dear readers, i would like you all to stop doing the one thing that spikes my blood pressure:


Wildly fluctuating stats. ‘Nuff said.

apparently they forgot he merely took over their duty to destroy the house

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