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  • Once again, I’ll be in attendance at Montreal’s Otakuthon this weekend. My last (and first) time was in 2008; I was all set to go last year, but had to cancel at the last minute due to work. Expect more pictures of scantily-clad cosplaying females and more wacky free hug anecdotes.
  • I can’t believe I missed it, but yesterday was the day Britannia officially invaded Japan and unleashed Knightmare Frames on the world! Don’t know what I’m talking about? You oughta give it a looksie.

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Until the very end, Code Geass stayed true to its course, with characters far and wide clashing together to give us one last glimpse of the epic scope of the series before turning their attention to one man. One man who destroys worlds. One man who creates worlds.

"Don't make a beach trip OVA!"

"Don't make a beach trip OVA!"

Seriously, if you mean to watch Code Geass one day or haven’t seen the finale yet, don’t read this post! I can do without explective-filled hate mail, thanks.

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GIANT NEON FLASHING WARNING: Your weekly Koihime Musou fix is in here! I’ll only be discussing two shows today, but trust me, both of them pulled out quite a few surprising twists heading to home base.

Blade Grasp with 100 Brave = overpowered

Blade Grasp with 100 Brave = overpowered!

Guh, need to start going to bed early… Next week’s finale week and there’ll be a whole lotta blogging to do!

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Think I’ll start off by ranting and raving about Code Geass for the umpteenth week in a row? Ha! Let’s shake things up a bit!

Woopsie!

Bonus points if you can identify the anime without glancing at the tags. Clicky clicky for more.

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Sekirei (episode 10)

Seo is pimp.

A pimp is Seo.

As if I’m going to miss another episode after last week.

I was indeed expecting another nipple cavalcade but apparently Sekirei is going to play the tease card. Which is fine by me because, for once in its lifetime, I actually felt the plot shrugging awake and stumbling along, thanks to Seo who spends over half the episode explaining every detail of Sekrei‘s world for our benefit.

The Cliff’s Notes:

  • The capital is separated in four sectors each ruled by a Big Boss. The Big Boss of the North sector is the landlady. Hard to believe, I know… Until you see her spank Tsukiumi.
  • Speaking of everyone’s favorite Water Girl: in the world of Sekirei, no one is truly defeated until they are naked as the day they were born. I bet the high school chess club matches must be really intense.
  • Why is Sekirei so terrified of resorting to action and fighting? The fight scenes ain’t amazing but they’re still a hundred times better at adrenaline-pumping than the remaining 95% content the show regurgitates every week. Hell, Musubi has a cool ground punch near the end that almost made me mutter “fuck yeah”. Almost.

Code Geass (episode 21)

YES YOUR FRUITY MAJESTY!

YES YOUR FRUITY MAJESTY!

Incoming wall o’ text. You’ve been warned.

Whenever a show tackles the issue of collective consciousness and a pan-human melding thereof, the comparisons to Neon Genesis Evangelion and its controversial ending arise, with most commentators failing to address the questions that matter the most.

The Emperor’s all-encompassing plan was to use the Sword of Akarakaksha to initiate the Ragnarok Junction, thereby affecting the collective consciousness and forcing it — through the use of two immortal Codes — to revert to a primal, individual-less entity. Individuals are nothing but masks of that collective unconsciousness, C.C. claims, windows into the larger hive mind’s heart and soul, if you will.

In Code Geass it is Lelouch who rises up to reject that decision, and thank God it didn’t take him two drawn-out, poorly-animated black and white introspective episodes to get there, if you know what I mean. And you have to love that Lelouch doesn’t just yell “GARRR!” and punches Daddy’s lights out: no, he argues against his parents’s intellectual position. He believes that the lies and the deception that they disdain so much are tools with no intrinsic moral value whatsoever. You can cheat on your wife and lie, but you can also buy her a sweet gift for her birthday and hide it from her while waiting for the perfect moment to present itself. Removing individuality would remove not just conflicts but all possibility of healthy, caring interactions.

Hokay, enough Heideggering around. This is the kind of episode that makes or breaks a show if it airs too early; in Code Geass‘s case, I doubt many viewers will be put off by the preposterous turn into metaphysics the show took for the week, although it was still a massive disappointment to me. All that build-up over two seasons over the Emperor and his secretive plan? Bam, gone. The Emperor? Gone. Lady Marianne? Gone after a mere two episodes. V.V.? The lil’ bastard is loooong gone. And what in blazes can Schneizel pull out of his ass that’s going to top the Emperor’s plan of forcing the entire species onto a higher plane of consciousness by erasing individuality? Much like a twelve-year-old boy who’s stumbled on his older brother’s Playboy stash, I wonder if Code Geass hasn’t fallen prey to premature climaxing.

And that’s… pretty much it

Uhm, damn. Less overtime, more anime watching. I am hopelessly behind in watching all my favorite series except for those above and Macross Frontier and Koihime Musou. Not only that, but I’m cooking up a “shows I wanna watch” post too, which does not bode well considering my lack of spare of time. Ah, what I wouldn’t give for a Geass that let me forsake sleep entirely…

-Mr. K

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Mmmmm… the smell of the impending fall season has me so excited I almost forgot to watch the summer shows! Not that they’re all worthless, but if I can be brutally honest for a minute, aside from Someday’s Dreamers and Antique Bakery, the summer season has brought us little more than moe heroines tripping over their shoelaces for comic effect and buckets of bouncing boobs (now there’s an arresting image).

OH SNAP.

OH SNAP. Bismarck dishes out the burns like they're on sale!

More after the break, as usual, dear reader!

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Whew! I’m feeling a lot better today. Well enough, as a matter of fact, to make up for yesterday and spend some time discussing this week’s happenings, the blistering heat be damned. I’m also cooking up a preview post for the fall season, which is only a couple of weeks away. It’s a great time to be alive and a lover of huge animated tits.

Wait, what the fuck?

Let's play a game of "Spot The Anatomical Inaccuracy".

Let's play a game of "Spot The Anatomical Inaccuracies". I'm up to nineteen.

I, uh… Woooow. I’m torn between primordial terror and unwilling arousal. Thanks a lot, Sekirei. More below.

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