My Anime Things

With apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein…

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Mech pilot teams filled with busty young lasses,
Tsundere maids wearing under-rim glasses,
Alien catgirls all tied up with strings,
These are a few of my anime things.

White cotton panties exposed in the sunlight,
Magical girls fighting monsters by moonlight,
Angel and demon girls spreading their wings,
These are a few of my anime things.

Robot girls, wrench wenches, girls-next-door, witches,
Monster girls, pirate girls, stuck-up rich bitches,
Elves, fox girls, goddesses, co-ed hot springs,
These are a few of my anime things.

When real life bites,
Rejection stings,
And I’m feeling sad,
I download a torrent of anime things,
And then I don’t feel so bad.
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Bike Witch

The ‘Kiki at 17’ ad was cute, but this is just cool.

(art by snatti; much larger version at artstation)

Kiki at 17

Missed this when it came out last year.

Vividgreen Operation

One thing that’s always bugged me about the opening credits of Vividbutt Observation is Wakaba-chan’s kendo scene.

She’s swinging her bokken more or less horizontally, which means she’s hitting with the flat of the blade (foreshortening distorts it, but at best it’s at 45° to the target). Much, much worse, the curvature of the blade says she’s holding it the normal way, but the edge is up, and she doesn’t look anything like Rurouni Kenshin (fortunately).

Head-cold Haruhi

I’ve been out sick the past few days, with my head a bit foggy, so in my more lucid moments I’ve just been playing Death Road To Canada (on Windows; I got sick of the crashes in the Mac version) and watching anime. For reasons involving low-braincell-count, I just rewatched the first season of Haruhi in broadcast order.

I hadn’t seen it in quite a few years, and I still haven’t seen any of the newer stuff (‘Endless Eight’ sounded so immensely tedious that I didn’t even try). One of the many things I’d forgotten since it originally aired was how annoying Mikuru’s voice is. Other than that, it was decent enough.

Maybe if my brain unfogs, I’ll watch something new this weekend…

Pingky: Momo

The previously-linked adorable I-8 cosplayer is Pingky aka Momo aka Shimon.

Bakuon!! OVA 2

Apparently there was an OVA followup to the series, released with a limited edition of manga volume 9. I don’t see a sub, but the 480p raw is available. It seems something’s amiss with Hayakawa…

Speaking of Steven…

What’s the headquarters for all Strike Witch forces?

The Pantsugon