2011 in Review: What Was Good and How’d I Do

Holy shit did I just unintentionally rhyme that title? Yeah, I’m the champ. Anyway, 2011 is over, and while I watched a few shows, I pretty much failed miserably at anime and manga (more so with anime and I’ll get to that later), but I did watch some shows. Let’s take a look at my New Year’s Resolutions from 2011, and see how I did (fresh off my 500K BANGOUT I might add):

What I Wanted To Get Done

1. I wanted to start and complete the following anime:

  • Birdy the Mighty Decode
  • Gungrave
  • Soul Eater
  • Darker Than Black
  • Tsubasa Chronicle
  • Kannagi
  • Eureka 7
  • Ranma 1/2
  • All Tenchi Muyo
2. I wanted to watch every single show that Rie Kugimiya has been in.

3. Continue doing P90X in order to get the perfect body that I should have because I’m perfect in every other way.

4. Get a job? Idk I had a job already. I guess I wanted a higher paying job or something.

What I Actually Managed To Do

Birdy the Mighty Decode was a good anime that I enjoyed a lot.

And that’s all I accomplished.

So that means that almost all of these resolutions will be pushed over to JOIN the resolutions that I am making for 2012. God damn it son!

Now for the best of 2011, starting with anime, and ending with Eye Sedso ISSS Awards (The ESIAs)

Top…idk…..5ive Anime of the Year!

5. Hanasaku Iroha

The fact that HanaIro is making my list is a testament to the small amount of anime I’ve watched this year. I’m honestly still backlogged to spring. That being said, HanaIro did make my list, and that’s because it was a very good anime. I was able to breeze through HanaIro without feeling bored. The characters and drama was well done and engaging, and of course the art and animation was fantastic.

4. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

A lot of people have PMMM as their number one, and while it’s style and dark plot in an otherwise happy, feel-good genre  were exceptionally done, I can’t put it higher than 4. It was amazing no doubt. I’ll usually consider anything that breaks the mold to be awesome, especially if a show is dark and tragic. I like that shit.

3. Fate/Zero

Okay this isn’t actually finished yet (on hold till April wtf!?!?) but I feel like it’s already got to be mentioned with the top anime of 2011. It’s the best thing to come along in a LONG time, and ufotable has proven to me once again to kick ass and deliver awesome, high quality shows. Saber is hot.

2. Steins;Gate

I loved Choas;HEAD (I’m pretty much alone there), and I was already pumped for Steins;Gate. Then I watched it and was subsequently blown off my ass by it’s shear awesomeness. Time Travel? Check. BAM moments? Check. A BATSHIT CRAZY MAIN MALE LEAD THE LIKES OF WHICH HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE AND WILL PROBABLY NEVER BE SEEN AGAIN!? FUCKING CHECK TIMES 9!

God this anime was great.

1. Nichijou

Favorite Character In The Show

One of the funniest fucking shows I’ve ever seen in anime. Up there with Gintama and Azazel-san. I LOVED Nichijou almost as much as flomu. I still haven’t released my review on it, which I will someday do (there’s a lot of drafts of half started reviews that I never finished). It had the EXACT comedy my body desires, and if there isn’t a second season at least 700 episodes in length, I will be upset (I’ll actually take any length). Best Anime of 2011 NO CONTEST.

Now for the fun stuff, talking about my God damn ISSS. First things first:

Stats

Bad news here, not only have my hits gone down a SHITLOAD to about 400 per day, but my top search is no longer CUNT. On the plus side, there’s a lot of boobs and sex as searches. Thank God. I do NOT understand the top search result though.

790 posts in about 3 years. SUCK IT. Also closing in on 10K Comments which is cool, but low considering the post output.

Funniest Commenter - Mushyrulez

Puns are a sure fire way to win this. Relentless puns.

Most Frequent Commenter – kluxorious 

No real contest here. Others have been more frequent of late, but klux is consistently by my side here. What a great wife.

Best Stalker – reinaq

Still got love for the OG of stalkers: notouchi

Best Gravatar – Canne

Kill Bill is the best movie of all time. So a gravatar will Kill Bill + Anime will pretty much win every time. Good luck beating it.

It speaks volumes when you read every single entry on Eye Sedso in one sitting. Still, I’ve got love for

Up & Coming - Sei

The image is so tiny. Oh well. Despite the fucking dyspraxia and dyscalculia, Sei still manages to comment in torrents of late. Smashing the shit out of everyone else. So to all of you slackers….STEP YO GAME UP!!!

And so, another year ends. It was a year filled with milestones and other shit. I can’t wait to have 2048329 classes next semester and lose even more time to watch anime. BLECH.

Have a Happy New Year guys! I’m about to get ready, go get fucked up at a seriously high class New Year’s Event (open bar and dinner but not really high class), and go DANCE MY FUCKING ASS OFF!!!!!!!!!!!

Hopefully I get some tonight.

I’m Calling It: Ushiro no Shindere-san Will Get an Anime

Good manga comes and goes, but great manga is a bit tougher to find. However, sometimes, you can tell something is gold right when you read it. Ushiro no Shindere-san kicks fucking ass.

Should I end this post right here? Honestly, I’ve said all that really needs to be said. There’s only 5 chapter or so out right now, but after that sentence, you should be opening a new tab on your browser, typing in “Ushiro no Shindere-san” or something in google. Find a site that has the translated manga (I used mangacity because I’m fucking awesome), and reading the shit out of this manga.

What? My words of fucking wisdom aren’t enough for you? Fine. I’ll take the time to write a whole fucking post about this manga. Thanks a lot.

First of all, would you LOOK AT THAT CAR!?

That things got some bad ass decaling. This brings me to my first point, which is the comedy and the art (okay, two points, whatever), but first I should explain wtf is going on in this manga.

It’s got kind of an odd premise. Personally, I’m not very blown away by the whole plot. It seems kind of meh, but then again, I’ve only read 3 chapters as I write this.

Basically, boy meets girl, kick kicks boy’s ass, girl breaks it to boy that if boy doesn’t admit to liking her and vise versa, they’re both gonna go to hell.

Kind of dumb. Still, a plot could be as dumb as Sarah Palin and I’d still like it if did everything successfully, which Ushiro no Shindere-san does do.

Let’s go back to exhibit A (those two pictures). To me, these two pages show off everything that is great about this manga. First of all the at is crisp and very well drawn. Not to mention the comedy. Comedy is good when you expect one thing, and then get thrown the other way. For example, You ASSUME that Miki (the girl with apparent white hair) has saved the small child who is stupid enough to play in a busy street (clearly her parents have not beaten her enough). However, rather abruptly, we find that she’s saved the child from a car only to be unknowingly standing in front of a speeding truck. And what completes this comedic scene is Miki’s facial expression. She wears a look of accomplishment, even though she’s about to get hit by a truck. What happens next? I’m not telling you.

If that shit doesn’t force you to go read FIVE FUCKING CHAPTERS, then let me tell you that awesome characters become involved, and kick ass. We sort of get a split personality disorder, except it really emphasizes the “split” in split personality (I made it seem cooler than it is, but it’s still pretty awesome).

Back to my title. I’m making the guarantee that this manga eventually becomes an anime. I’ll even go so far as to name the studio: J.C. Staff. It’s their kind of anime. I’m calling this now. Please hold me to it. (I could also totally see Rie Kugimiya as Miki, though I would rather not see her in this role [I would LOVE to see her voice Shiro-tama]).

Until then, read this shit (you’ll actually probably not even like it, but don’t worry, that just means you suck as a person and probably don’t deserve to live.

 

500K: About F*ckin Time

I mean….fuck me right? Even kluxorious beat me. That’s right, my wife beats me. I should call domestic affairs, but what kind of pussy admits to a woman beating them?

Let’s get on with this…

With this milestone, Eye Sedso enters a select group of anime related websites. This group, to my knowledge, includes just kluxorious. Guess what? It’s a failure of a number.

I wanted to hit 500K BEFORE I reached three years. I didn’t make it. But that’s not my fault at all. No. In fact, that’s YOUR FAULT.

So I’d like to say FUCK YOU to all my readers out there, for not visiting Eye Sedso enough. You should have this  ISSS, the only one of it’s kind remaining, up on your browser 24/7, refreshing it every hour. With new technologies such as smart phones and shit, this should be EVEN EASIER to do.

So what gives? You guys are shitty readers and terrible, terrible people.

Thanks for nothing.

Woah, woah, woah. Calm down a second. Can’t you take criticism without getting all bent out of shape? Jesus Christ I’m just saying, my views aren’t counted as hits, yours are. okay, how about this.

My 6 year anniversary is coming up (in 3 years). I want to have 1 million hits BEFORE then. If I somehow do manage to pull off the impossible and last ANOTHER THREE FUCKING YEARS, then I expect you guys to be there with me. Make it your FUCKING JOB (without pay of course so more like volunteer work), to visit my beautiful, awesome, supreme, yet humble site 68 times a day. Why 68? Because I don’t like the number 67 and 69 is too perverted (yeah right  like anything is too perverted for me).

Thanks for the shoddy work though. 500K is pretty sweet considering I expected Eye Sedso to last 1 or 2 weeks originally. I’ll try and make my posts less shitty too, but actually I probably won’t.

Oh, and considering the amount of hits, some fucking comments would be nice. I want to get like 100 comments on a post at least once in my life. Go fuck yourself Danny Choo nobody likes you jump off a bridge (a small one. I don’t like you but I don’t want you dead you know?).

Thanks guys.

Hugs and kisses, fuckin bitches.

^ I literally JUST made that up as I typed it. It’s got intimacy with a hint badassary. Fucking awesome quote gotta patent that shit.

Merry Christmas?

To celebrate….guess what I’ve started watching?

NOTE: I haven’t watched this clip yet, I’m only 1 4th of the way through Narutaru and so far, it’s a bit like pokemon….can’t wait for it to get all fucked up. Please no spoilers…..or I’ll FUCKING KILL YOU (emotionally).

I Just Came (MYSTERIOUSLY)

So

Fucking

Hard

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2011/12/21-1/riichi-ueshibas-mysterious-girlfriend-x-manga-to-get-tv-anime

As usual, I write a post requesting something, and low and behold, I get what I fucking want. This is the greatest news in the history of the world. Better than a clean bill of health and peace treaties, Mysterious Girlfriend X, the greatest manga ever, is getting a mother fucking anime, which I already am tempted to put into my top ten. God DAMN I’m so happy. I want to shout this news from a mountain, and buy everyone drinks and sex!

Unfortunately, I have no money, nor a mountain, so I am instead metaphorically masturbating with this post of happiness I can’t wait to give this anime a 5^^ even though it hasn’t even been made yet!!!! I hope it comes out by summer that would butter my bread!!!!

Most anticipated anime ever underrated this announcement, I’ve already forgotten about everything I’ve been watching this news is so exciting. The only news that could make this better is if it was announced that the Phoenix Coyotes would be moving to Hartford and becoming the Hartford Whalers.

Shout out to Sei for this awesome news.

I’m Sorry Shakugan no Shana, I’ve Been Cheating On You

I love you Shakugan no Shana, I really do. I think you have great characters, and your third season is sexy as hell, but the truth is, I’ve found someone more attractive, and I’ve been sleeping with her non-stop. I know you’re probably angry at me,  but realize, it’s not a problem with you. You’re still a great girl, it’s just… Fate/Zero….she provides me with so much more.

No. Don’t look at me with that sad face. I’m sorry, I truly am. I had no idea that this would happen. I mean, I was excited to see Fate, it’d been a long time, but I was always more excited for you, Shakugan no Shana. Things just…I put you on hold, watched 4 episodes, and then started Fate/Zero, and to be honest, I just would rather spend time with her than you.

I’m sorry Shakugan no Shana. But we need to break up, at least for a little bit.

Yours Truly,

Glo the Legend

Fate/Zero is Everything I Hoped For And More

From the second I heard about a prequel to Fate/Stay Night, I expected awesomeness. There was no way I could dislike a show with Saber. She’s one of the best female characters of all time (I don’t think she made my top ten, but top twenty for sure).

The OP is awesome, even MORE AWESOME PLAYED IN STRAIGHT PIANO!

Then I heard that ufotable was going to be behind it. Although I never stopped to think of it, there has never been a single production by ufotable that I haven’t thought was awesome as fuck. (Kara no Kyoukai, 2×2 Shinobuden, Futakoi Alternative…I think that’s it, but still…3 for 3.)

So now Fate/Zero becomes one of the most anticipated anime I’ve looked forward to in a long time, behind Shakugan no Shana III, which I started watching again and yes, it’s fucking awesome. Similarly with Shakugan no Shana III, I only just got around to starting Fate/Zero, and I must tell, you, after just 2 episodes, I can already tell that I’m going to regret not waiting to marathon this.

I've waited.....so long........so long.

I loved the first episode. It introduced us to all the players, and not till the end did it show the who got what Heroes. Besides those who were in Fate/Stay Night or the movie, I’m not really sure who each one is. I guessed that Rider could maybe be Hercules or someone, but his origin seems to not be Greece….or was it? I don’t have a clue. The identity of Caster is really stumping me. Anyway, that’s part of the awesomeness.

I’m gonna keep this short, because I’m all about short and to the point.

If you’re not watching Fate/Zero, or haven’t watched Fate/Stay Night, then you’re a piece of shit. You should probably punch yourself in the face with a knife. Or better yet, marathon Fate/Stay Night, and then watch Fate/Zero, which is the best show of the year, and I will say this, IT IS RIVALING SHAKUGAN NO SHANA III FOR MY FAVORITE OF THE SEASON (I’d actually probably put it in front right now, and you KNOW how I feel about Shakugan no Shana!)

The ED kicks serious FUCKING ASS TOO!!! (Piano version because I love pianos)

PS: Lancer is fucking awesome. He’s just the man. So is Gilgamesh. Did I spell that right? I don’t know. Do I care? Clearly not, or else I would have looked it up and not bothered writing this sentence explaining something that might not even be a mistake.

Engrish At It’s Best……Or Worst……Or……I’m Not Really Sure

Finally caught up on some anime and wanted to talk about Engrish after watching an episode of Shinryaku!? Ika Musume. I think you know the episode in question.

[FFFpeeps] Shinryaku! Ika Musume S2 - 04 [720p][3C6AFB6D].mkv_snapshot_06.52_[2011.12.11_14.29.17]

First off all, thanks to Mushyrulez for finding a sub group that doesn’t include all of the annoying squid puns. I LOVE puns, especially bad ones. The cornier they are the better. But all of the squid puns in Ika Musume are just unenjoyable (I liked them for about 5 minutes before I got seriously annoyed). So now I refuse to watch any subs other than FFFpeeps, who do a good job.

On to the episode. I forget what episode it was exactly, but in it, everyone decides that it would be a great idea to learn English. They get the science girl (Cyndi) to teach them, and somehow they all learn how to speak perfect English in about 1 minute, which was funny. When I say everyone, I of course mean everyone except Eiko, who goes on to converse in Japanese, but everyone seems to have suddenly forgotten Japanese all together, and assume everything she says is an attempt at English.

What insues is one of the stupidest, best, worst Engrish segments in all of anime. The whole thing is in English. Every character is speaking it. Cyndi speaks it so well that it sounds like an American dub. In fact, I haven’t looked it up because that takes time, but the voice of Cyndi seemed to have completely changed all together. I’m pretty sure they just brought an American in to voice her during the English segment. Let’s say that Cyndi was still voiced by her Japanese voice actress.  If that’s the case, then her Engrish was very good, but she still sounded unenthusiastic and bland. She reminded me of a lot of English dubbed characters. In fact, I swear I’ve heard her before on some English dub. Maybe Pani Poni Dash or Azumanga Diaoh or something. I usually hate most female dubbed voiced, with the exception of Ryoko (Tenchi Muyo) who I liked for whatever reason.

I love Engrish, but I’m not sure how I feel about all of this. It was beyond odd. What surprised me was that everyone suddenly seemed to become actually retarded with this change to English, especially Cyndi, who decided to spin around like an idiot, expecting an alligator after Eiko thanked her for water (arigatou).

[FFFpeeps] Shinryaku! Ika Musume S2 - 04 [720p][3C6AFB6D].mkv_snapshot_07.40_[2011.12.11_18.51.51]

Cyndi, you’re a fucking idiot. I’m going to pray that Engrish never lasts this long again. It was too much for me.

Eye Can’t Believe It’s Been Three Years!

Eye Sedso was started three years ago today on the idea that I’d write some stuff for a few weeks, get board, and quit.

What the fuck went wrong?

Happy Day of Day of Reckoning

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My greatest happiness about this is that I now officially become an anomaly to Scamps 2 year death mark theory. I didn’t die. I didn’t fall off (err……debatable). And I didn’t give up on anime. That’s because I’m not a pussy. Then again, it is anime we’re talking about, so maybe that actually MAKES me a pussy, but either way, here I am.

So what should I type about? Honestly, I’m at a loss for words, not because I’m pumped for lasting 3 years (which I can honestly say, I really don’t give a shit about it), but because I have nothing really good to say. I didn’t even realize that the aniversery of the first ever ISSS in creation (Eye Sedso) was coming up until today (Dec. 5th). Let’s look at my shittiness with some Then & Now’s:

THEN: I had plenty of commenters, who would post periodically.

NOW: Who the hell are these people? They don’t even have avatars, so they’re not real.

THEN: I averaged a cool 1000 hits per day which was BALLIN.

NOW: 500 on a good day. Dropped off by half.

THEN: Wrote posts each month.

NOW: Write post each month.

THEN: Didn’t give a shit.

NOW: Don’t give a shit.

Well, at least one thing stayed constant. To be honest, I’ve got too many hobbies now, what with anime, manga, ceramics, following sports teams, being far too obsessed with the Hartford Whalers/CT Whale for my own good, playing MW3, working out, and reading, it’s been a task trying to fit everything in between my classes and work schedule. Currently I’ve just been reading manga every so often. But WHO THE FUCK CARES ABOUT WHAT I’M DOING!?!?!?!?!

This shitty website might be turning into a blog, I’ve got to stop that shit and get my edge back. That means saying things like “fuck” and “ball hair” for no other reason besides sounding like a low intelligence asshole, (which I’m actually not, but like to pretend I am).

Fuck you guys.

PS: CHRISTMAS MUSIC FUCKING SUCKS.

PPS: Now that November is over, I can continue writing that story thing. Once I learned that November was some type of writing month I stopped immediately, refusing to become part of someone else’s idea.

PPPS: I almost forgot to post this on December 6th. Made it by less than an hour.

PPPPPPPPPPPPPPS: I can’t stop reading books… Just finished Eon. The writing wasn’t the best, but the ending kicked ass can’t wait for the sequel. I think it would make a really kick-ass movie too.