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instead of Desperate Housewives, maybe you should try Desperate Noblemen

Many thanks to Kitsune for this much-awaited info. As ANN (and Saishin Anime Jouhou) tells us,

The Fuji TV television station has posted a 14-second commercial that announces the January 15 premiere of the Genji Monogatari Sennenki Genji (The Tale of Genji: A Millennium-Old Journal: Genji) television anime series.

I wonder what took them so long. Perhaps this is a sign. An EPIC sign. Trailer here. Let the tiny screen fool you not, CG screams ‘WATCH MEEE!!’

ALSO, i forgot to update in my winter ’09 post that the series will not be epic anime based on epic manga based on epic novel. It will be epic anime based on EPIC NOVEL. Now if that doesn’t get you to sit up during this long and dreary winter, nothing will and you will rot under pinecones of suck till spring comes.


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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FYI, i’ve just received the biggest shock of my life as i’ve accidentally deleted the entire content of my first 2 posts. All because i was fiddling around with the WordPress functions and trying to do the equivalent of the LJ cut, which operates entirely differently from the ‘insert more tag’ here. Oh well. Can’t live life without learning, can we. At any rate, i’ve duly learnt my lesson. I’ll try to salvage the other posts on Monday or so, but i don’t think it’s of much importance.

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To make sure i don’t forget, i’ve typed a list of everything i’m planning to watch.

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