Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Poll & Stuff

  1. Anime 124 votes (55%)
  2. Hentai - 75 votes (33%)
  3. TV-Shows - 13 votes (5%)
  4. Porn - 9 votes (4%)
  5. Movies - 3 votes (1%)
Well, the poll results are quite clear: You want Anime, big surprise. Many want hentai, which isn't that surprising either. Although .... can someone tell me how you can, er, enjoy hentai on the iphone ? Do you have a stand for your device or do you just tolerate the shaky pictures ?

Anyway, looks like I can release the occasional naughtyness in order to satisfy one third of my customers. Although - since hentai is technically also anime I could provide full satisfation by only releasing hentai from now on. ;)

Nah, just kidding. Mainly anime, maybe hentai.


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Lucky Star

From Wikipedia:

Lucky Star's story portrays the lives of several girls attending a Japanese high school named Ryōō with a very loose sense of humor. The setting is mainly based on the city of Kasukabe in Saitama Prefecture. The main character is Konata Izumi, an athletic and intelligent girl who, despite these attributes, is not in a sports club and has to resort to all-nighter cramming for tests. Her laziness at school is due to her love for anime and video games and lack of interest in anything else. The serialization began with the four main characters in their first year of high school: Konata Izumi, Kagami Hiiragi, Tsukasa Hiiragi, and Miyuki Takara. As the story progresses, they move on to their second and third years. However, the anime starts the story with them beginning their second year. The storyline usually includes numerous references to popular past and present manga and anime series.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Azumanga Daioh

Azumanga Daioh chronicles everyday life in an unnamed Japanese high school in Tokyo, following the trials and triumphs of six girls: reserved Sakaki's obsession with cute animals, Chiyo's struggle to fit in with girls five years older, Osaka's spacey nature and skewed perspective on the world, Yomi's aggravation at an annoying best friend, Tomo, whose energy is rivaled only by her lack of sense, and Kagura's efforts in sports and school. 

The story covers three years of tests, culture festivals, and athletic events at school, after-school life at the nearby shopping district, at Chiyo's large house, vacations spent at Chiyo's summer home on the beach and at Magical Land, a theme park. It is generally realistic in tone, marked by occasional bursts of surrealism and absurdity, such as Osaka's bizarre imaginings, Chiyo's ponytails being "unscrewed", and an episode featuring the characters' New Year's dreams.


Sounds boring ? Well, it ain't. It's extremely funny, although not stupid-funny. It's more weird-but-innocent-funny. All the fun lies in the characters, including the teachers (notably Yukari, Minamo "Nyamo" and Kimura). The humor used here is quite hard to describe, so just check out the numerous short clips which show off the general mood and style of this series very well.

Since the manga original got released as what western media would call "funnies" (like Garfield, Blondie, Dilbert, etc.) each episode is a collection of several short stories. So don't expect an elaborate epic storyline (or any story at all for that matter).

Anyway, this series is a classic. And it's highly recommended.
Enjoy !

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