Archive for February, 2009

Winter 2009: The Home Stretch

Posted in Anime with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2009 by djwhack03


Greetings readers. So after many weeks of silence, I make my return to the blogosphere. I really haven’t had much to write about the past couple of weeks. I’ve had a bunch of schoolwork, and this season has been rather lackluster. So with some of Fall’s longer shows ending, and Winter having almost all <13 episode series, next season will pretty much be all new stuff. So without further ado, here’s my opinion on these shows in their home stretch.

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Burnt Out…

Posted in Uncategorized on February 11, 2009 by djwhack03

Regular readers of my blog (if you actually exist), may notice I haven’t written anything in a long time. Sure, it’s only been a little over a week, but I tried to consistently update this site every other day, or at least review the latest episode of ToraDora.

I don’t know what it is, but maybe I’ve just gotten tired of anime and writing about it. I originally started Hard Work and Guts so I could keep my creative writing skills from completely deteriorating, but I don’t really care about keeping it sharp anymore.

Maybe I’m already tired of this season. The only shows that I really care about are ToraDora, Gundam 00, and White Album. However, ToraDora has gotten predicatable, Gundam isn’t stupid enough nor smart enough to be entertaining, and White Album is just too slow. I’m already looking forward to next season, especially, Saki, Full Metal Alchemist 2, Hayate no Gotoku 2, and K-on.

Maybe it’s just a phase I’m going through. It’s happened in the past with other things I enjoy. Maybe I’ll get a review post or something done this weekend.

The Announcement of the Annoucement of Haruhi Suzumiya Announced: FUCKING EDITED

Posted in Anime with tags , on February 3, 2009 by djwhack03


So it’s finally official, Haruhi season 2 is actually being made and it coming out in April. This is especially surprising for me considering I was expecting a bullshit announcement. So I guess I didn’t have any good reason to be pissed off byNewtype’s last announcement. But the real question it, will this show be everything fans hoped for? I personally have faith in Kyo Ani, so I expect them to do a good job. The only show of theirs I didn’t enjoy was Kanon, but that was more due to the source material than the studio. My only concern now is that they will try too hard to make it live up to expectations.I’m worried that they may try too hard to pander to fans and end up with something shitty. But we’ll see what happens when it comes out. With Hayate no Gotoku, Fullmetal Alchemist and Haruhi Suzumiya season 2 all announced, Spring season 2009 looks to be one of the best ones in a long time.

EDIT: Looks like everyone jumped the gun, shark, and everything else that can be jumped. We’re not getting a new series, just a fucking rerun. Damn you Kyo Ani, damn you.

ToraDora Ep 17: Tarding Out

Posted in Anime, Episode Review with tags on February 1, 2009 by djwhack03


This week’s ToraDora brings us a new OP and ED along with some character development. I’ve already posted my opinions on the new songs in a previous post, and while my opinion on the songs themselves hasn’t changed, I really enjoy the animation that goes along with them. It has a heavier, more mature feel than the previous songs, which goes well with the tone of the past couple episodes and the general direction of the show. I also noticed that Kitamura makes very few appearances in the OP. It seems like he has been demoted from supporting character to minor cast. However, despite having a more mature OP, this episode had most of the characters going absolutely retarded. It’s one  of those things you need to see to believe.

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