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School is tedious

That’s right, my test period at school is finally here.

It’s impossible…to keep blogging whilst studying and working at my new job.

I hope you won’t be disappointed and stop reading my blog…

So I’ll keep trying to post screenshots at least!

 

So yeah, I managed to finally get a job after being lazy for too long. Been ‘trying’ to get a job since a few years ago in order to satisfy my material ‘needs’. Now that I have a job, I’ll be able to satisfy most those desires, but hopefully soon I will learn to save my money. After all, I think there’s more value in spending money on something like long trips overseas than buying a whole lot of dvds/blurays.

That being said, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to completely stop buying those things XD

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Oreimo episode 7, mainly just screenshots

Sorry guys, I’ve had quite a lot going on recently so I haven’t been able to write up several posts. Also, I’m afraid I will be dropping episode by episode blogging on Bakuman. Mainly because I don’t really have the time for it, but also because out of the three I find it the most disappointing. That’s a personal opinion and I’m sure many of you love it (especially those who haven’t read the manga).

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Okay, back to Oreimo episode 7. From the rest of the series and what’s happened so far, we can notice a pattern going on: the series is damn good. Each episode manages to provide character development (or at least hints of it) and hilarious situations. Crossing the halfway point for the series, this episode has Kyousuke in for a little surprise at the beginning.

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We get all the joy of watching arguments between Kirino and her good friend ‘Kuroneko’. Always good to watch the two otaku fight XD.

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Also quite refreshing to reflect back on your own past heated otaku discussions!

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The World God Only Knows ep6: “I’m Ordinary?”

Sorry guys, I seem to have forgotten about this. Shame on me for putting Mass Effect 2, homework and Kaichou wa Maid-sama before my own blog :P along with random trips to IKEA and Officeworks to hunt for a new leather chair…anyway….

The second episode in the Kanon arc is here (a few days ago :P ) and it seems there will be a third, as the pink-haired idol is yet to be conquered. Soon after the episode begins, Keima who is by now the best pick-up artist in the world, uncovers the secrets behind the pop star and works out what makes her tick. After her disappearance last episode, everything is revealed and Keima initiates his strategic approach to win a place in her heart. It doesn’t seem all that hard at first, as she was the one who approached him first this time.

We are shown through the tough schedule Kanon faces, with photo-shoots, drama filming, fan service, interviews and concerts consuming her life, days on end. In the midst of all that, Kanon still manages to think of Keima constantly as the one who paid no attention to her despite her high-profile nature and looks that demand attention from everyone.

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Bakuman Episode 6: “Carrot and Stick”

Last episode cut us off right when the editor Hattori of ‘Jack’ answers Takagi and Mashiro’s phone call about their first ever manga submission, at the mere age of fourteen. We are now introduced into the world of editors, publishers and the relationships between them and the mangaka. In this episode, though we once again do not see Eiji or even Kaya, which is a bit disappointing, we are introduced to Hattori the editor. I was looking forward to this due to the fact that Hattori is a pretty cool guy, and for the most part he lives up to what he appeared to be in the manga. However, I personally am not too fond of the seiyuu voice as I had imagined his voice to be rather different. It kinda sucks when things like that happens, but I guess it’s not as bad as a complete defecation of the character in certain novel/manga-to-film adaptations (lol Hollywood…).

After their conversation with the editor of ‘Yueisha’ (copyright issues again I see :P ) the duo get quite excited, yet at the same time extremely nervous. Rushing back to their proudly completed debut work, they once again had negative thoughts about each of their own contributions yet adhering to their promise of not commenting on the other’s side.

This episode has a few nice touches including some flashback insight into Takagi’s past, which definitely helps the series with the character development it provides. Another interesting scene would be the reading of the duo’s Two Earths manga.

The episode also closes with a bang, a little something I had already forgotten…which is good! Ah, it’s quite cute XD

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Oreimo Episode 6

Opening straight away, the latest episode of Oreimo indicates to us what this episode is about: Tamura Manami, Kyousuke’s close childhood glasses friend. More specifically, after a short discussion with a classmate, we can see this episode deals with the relationship between the two close friends. The subject has always seemed quite interesting to me, moreso after the pointers in a previous episode regarding Manami’s feelings. After seeing Kirino’s friend Ayase appeared, I thought for a second that she could have developed into a love interest for Kyousuke, as unlikely as that would be. An intriguing prospect, but nonetheless shot down after Kyousuke managed to make her think he was some sort of ‘sister’s love’ pervert.

We see Kirino for the first time (I think?) in her school uniform!

Dakimukura from ‘amozon’!

This episode gives us a break from some of the intensity given in some of the previous episodes, with some really funny stuff. The grandparents are perverted, yet amazing (though I personally wouldn’t want grandparents like that…), allowing for some pretty hilarious scenarios, which I would imagine would be INCREDIBLY awkward for the characters.

The episode provided some nice insight into Kyousuke and Manami’s past as childhood friends, which is rather sweet and really supports a development of something happening between them as the series progresses.

We are introduced to Manami’s little brother, also known as ‘Rock’ who sports a ‘monk-like’ hairdo, which he thought would make him a complete badass. *cough* Funny kid, hopefully he’ll appear more than once in the series! Speaking of which, I hope Ayase returns…some series tend to accomplish something with a secondary character and then just throw them away. That’s totally understandable in some instances (The World God Only Knows for example, yet I do feel some might return later??) but generally, I feel that characters that have spent considerable screen time to develop character could be of more use.

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