Light Novel Manga

Seven Seas Licenses: Kage Kara Mamoru, Zero no Tsukaima, Strawberry Panic, Et Alia


Seven Seas, the Kodomo no Jikan cancelling publisher, has just announced a crapload of stuff at Anime Expo, according to AnimeOnDVD. Here’s the whole list:

  • Dance in the Vampire
  • I, Otaku – Struggle in Akihabara
  • In God’s arms (yaoi) aka Kamisama no ude no naka (yaoi)
  • Strawberry Panic manga, light novel
  • Vamp!
  • Kage Kara Mamoru (light novel)
  • Zero no Tsukaima
  • Hatsuoki Shimai (yuri)
  • Voiceful (yuri)
Anime DVD Review

Disgaea Vol. 2: A Netherworld Story – Anime DVD Review


Did the second volume of the Disgaea anime restore my faith, or destroy it completely? That is the question…

Anime DVD Review

Suzuka Vol. 1 – Anime DVD Review


Suzuka combines teen angst with high jumping to create… Well, a teen high jumping angst anime. The first of its kind, as far as I know.

Manga Review

Hayate The Combat Butler Vol. 1 – Manga Review


Hayate The Combat Butler shows that while poor people might not have money, they do have super resistance to everything! Which is almost like a kind of super power.

Manga Review

Nodame Cantabile Vol. 5 – Manga Review


Nodame’s featured instrument for Volume 5 is the cello. Or is it the string bass? Either way, she needs to make a weirder face while playing it.

Manga Review

Kamichama Karin Vol. 2 – Manga Review


I just got through the Kamichama Karin manga’s second volume, and I’m glad to say that it doesn’t suffer from the same QC issues as the anime version. I think.

Anime Preview

Summer 2007 Anime Preview! Part 7!

Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpucho 2: Electric Boogaloo


This is the second season of that one anime I only bothered watching one episode of it. Reader response seemed to indicate that it got better. But I’m so backlogged as it is that I doubt I’ll be able to catch up, let alone watch a second season.

Soukou Kihei Votoms Pailsen Files


Soukou Kihei Votoms Pailsen Files features mecha and a ton of manly men. Just check out the promotional PVs.

A little too much testosterone for my tastes. Then again, why did I complain about Sky Girls anyway?

Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan 2


A lot of people didn’t like Dokuro-chan, but I loved it. It was from the same director of Jungle wa Itsumo Hare… and it featured tons of over the top violence! And fanservice! I think people just didn’t “get” it.

Anyway, I’m really looking forward to this one. Pi-piru-piru-piru, Pi-piru-pi!

Anime Preview

Summer 2007 Anime Preview! Part 6!

Zero no Tsukaima ~Futatsuki no Kishi~


I really liked the first season of Zero no Tsukaima. I hardly ever finish anime series. It’s like my weakness. But I finished Zero no Tsukaima, which shows you how much I liked it. Not much else to say here. I’m sure Louise will be just as tsundere, and the guy (I can’t remember his name, so I’ll just call him Yuji) will be just as… um, worthless?



According to Anidb, the title also means “Crazy For Death.” What!? It’s a period drama, which means I’ll end up saying I might watch it, then I won’t. I never like the art designs enough to chance these series.



I had enough patience to translate that Baccano! is about some kind of immortal life giving sake, and it takes place in New York. It’s based on a light novel series, and the illustrations look really sweet. Seems like the production values on this one are going to be high.

The New York of Red Garden was pretty funny, so I’m looking forward to how Baccano! does New York.

Anime Preview

Summer 2007 Anime Preview! Part 5!



Moetan is that series of Japanese books that teach otaku English. Or at least, crazy Engrish phrases. I’ve wanted the book for a really long time now, but I’m too lazy to get off my ass and order it. I think I could probably reverse engineer it to learn Japanese.

Anyway, now Moetan has an anime out this Summer. I believe it’ll be a laugh riot for all the wrong reasons. Subbed or unsubbed, I think this’ll be the anime to watch, at least for me, of the season.

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei


The English translation of the plot for Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei makes about as much sense as the original Japanese! But I really like the art I’ve seen so far. This looks like it might resemble NHK, with a guy trying to commit suicide (well, Satou tried once) and a girl trying to save him. Seems cool; I wanna see it.



Ooh, I remember reading about “Mono no Ke” when I was reading The Tale of Genji last Summer. According to this livejournal, Mononoke is spinoff from Ayakashi about a medicine seller who kills monsters (the mononoke) with a sword. But he has to find out about the history of the monster before killing it.

Sounds really interesting. I hope it keeps my interest, unlike the original Ayakashi.

Anime Preview

Summer 2007 Anime Preview! Part 4!

Sky Girls


Why do loli girls always make the best mecha pilots? I never saw the original OVA. Some people might find the whole mecha musume thing to be cute, but I think it’s kinda creepy. I actually think I remember watching part of the OVA, actually. But it was creepy, as I recall.



At first glance, Potemayo looks like a kid’s show. But I checked the story section of the website, and there’s a ton of kanji! From what I could read, it seems to be about a middle schooler’s love triangle?

The main deal maker for me is that this anime is being done by J.C. Staff, which is my favorite studio. The designs look pretty neat and colorful. So I’ll watch this, probably even if it doesn’t get subbed.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai


This is a continuation of the original Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni anime, which is licensed now. I never actually finished watching the original series, though it had me interested for a while. The resets got old.

I do give Higurashi props for making a pun for it’s second series, though.