More Bullshhh That I Did This Week

GYAD DAYUM CLASSES STARTED! WHEN WILL I BE DONE WITH COLLEGE AND BE ABLE TO GET AN ACTUAL JOB!?

In a year.

Oh…. Well okay then.

Here’s what happened lately:

I have been obsessed with this OP:

The song is Shojo S and the group is Sandal. It is an awesome song. I love this song. I want the song. I will thusly get the song. 0:35 seconds when the beat drops it’s awesome. The background music is done well. Look at the fucking actual video for the actual song:

I love the video. It’s great. Moving on.

Anyway, what else happened….Oh, I watched episode 3 of

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu 3

Here is my episode review:

Anybody notice the fountain in this scene? I pointed it out in the above screen shot in case you didn’t. Youve seen, I’m sure, statues where a boy is “pissing” water (aka the water is coming out of his dickhole) well this statue is shitting water, and that’s ten times better than pissing it. And throughout this scene, the amount of water it shits out constantly changes. I thought this was very funny.

Why, because you love shit?

No, because I love when there’s a scene with both a fecal…I mean focal point, (which in this case would be the conversation and the people involved) and something else retarded happening in the background. In this scene, most people will be looking at the characters, not at the shitting fountain. I myself didn’t notice the shitting fountain until the end of the scene (I obviously replayed the scene to see the shitting fountain). But Baka to Test does a lot of this. They have very small details that are funny if you pay attention enough to notice them. Like in one scene, part of Yoshii’s head falls off (like a broken piece of ceramic). Now, I’m not going to die laughing my ass off at this, but it’s pretty cool and I like that short of random ass shit. That’s it. That’s my review of the whole episode.

Back to

Bleach

So I’ve watched abot 50 episodes in the past 2 days (literally, I’ll be caught up probably by Tuesday…..in fact, I’ve been watching so much anime lately it’s almost ridiculous. I think I’ve been averaging about 15 shows per day for the past 5 days). So I have a new favorite character. It’s a girl (strangly, most of my favorites are girls). My past favorite character was probably Kenpachi, who is bad ass and awesome. He might actually still be my favorite, who knows, but I just watched episode 223, and it just amplified the awesomeness of a character whom I already thought was one of the best. I am talking of course, about Soifon (Soi Fon?), the captain of division 2.

Awesome silhouette picture, isn’t it? Soifon is a cocky bitch, but not the kind of cocky that is out there. Instead, she just has a cockyness that is almost……..covert? (get it because her division is the covert…..never mind). It’s almost a hidden cockyness, but she deserves to be cocky, because she knows what’s going on. Her entire fight with that guy (I don’t know who he was), she literally just observing him to get ready for an Espada, and then she’s like “Okay, so now I’m going to kill you, and you won’t even be able to tell.” And then she did it. BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM. She BAMs. Here’s another cool picture:

Wow, she’s like the James Cameron of “to be continued” screens (she has the top two, and James Cameron has the top two grossing movies worldwide of all time).

Let’s move on to

Berserk

Per Baka-Raptor’s request, I started watching Berserk. Now I’ve only seen one episode, as it’s very hard to watch multiple episodes in a row.

So I sat down and got to watching the first episode, which featured guy’s getting shot in the head with arrows, sliced in half……the usual (although less blood than I thought there’d be, which is where the manga comes into play after). Now, I like watching shows where people get sliced in half and shot in the head with an arrow or two. In fact, I’d say that Berserk has a lot of things in it that I like to see in an anime:

  • Huge bad-ass dude slicing people/demons in half with a giant sword, but not in a fake Bleach sort of way, but instead in a realistic kind of way (I’m not hating on Bleach, I love that show when it isn’t fillers). In other words, when you see someone like Ichigo slice a hollow in half, it’s not surprising, nor does it seem like a great feat. But when Guts from Berserk does it, it’s just bad ass and a show of toughness.
  • Huge bad ass dude.
  • Hints at a pretty good plot. Ex: the mark on Berserk’s neck. Questions have already been raised this early in the show. I like where this is going.

So why did I only watch one episode? Well, after watching an episode, I felt like I really, really had to hit the gym hard. I mean, watching Guts kill guys and shit makes me want to just bulk up. I realize I might sound like a huge fag, or a “bro” (they’re synonyms), but it’s kind of cold to go out in the woods and throw boulders like I usually do to work out (I don’t really do that at all), so I went to the gym, and hit it hard. By the end of this series, I might be able to lift a building (this is actually true). My triceps are sore just from typing this, I love it.

So what does this do to me? Well, this changes everything. I might have to revoke some laws that I made, because if anime can make me huge, then I would surly pull down [more] pussy. Holy shit, Berserk is so bad ass that it goes against anime.

One more thing.

Pani Poni Dash

See? I gave artist info.

I was watching this for some reason, and have decided that the character who I assumed was my favorite (Himeko) is actually not, and that Ichijou is actually my favorite. There’s really no contest here, and I don’t know what I was thinking with Himeko. I mean, Ichijou is so odd that it’s awesome, not to mention her eyes are always as depicted. If I ever met a girl with eyes like that, I would date her (yea right). I now must update the character page. By the way, it’s nearly impossible to find this anime subbed anywhere. I can find random parts on youtube (the parts not taken down) but not full subbed episodes. I can find the dubbed, and they aren’t really that bad, but the subbed are better. Pani Poni Dash is still awesome.

I guess I’ll leave it at that. I really just wanted to talk about the OP. The rest is kind of just bullshit. With school starting, expect the same amount of posts from me, because I have no priorities.

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Best Characters of Every Show I’ve Seen – Part XIV: “P”

That’s right, I have no “O”s…..well, unless you count the Japanese spelling of something like Spice and Wolf (which is such a good show that it isn’t even funny). Apparently I didn’t, so here is “P”.

Pandora Hearts – Alice

I literally just finished this today, Nov, 23, so I had to go back into my draft and add this. It was honestly one of the easiest decisions I’ve had yet. The only person who cam anywhere close was Echo, who was awesome, but not nearly as awesome as Alice was. I might even go as far as to say that Alice is one of the coolest female characters ever (most characters I’ve chose have been predominantly female for some reason…..probably because most male characters are never actually the main character (even in a Harem, they aren’t so much a main character as they are a reason for the girls to act like they do), and are all pretty much the same.

Alice kicks complete ass for several awesome reasons:

  • She loves meat. Like, almost as much as me. In fact, I watched an episode today, and immediately went and grilled 6 steaks (not lying). Being meat, they were all really good.
  • She likes to beat people’s asses. This is awesome.
  • From the second you first meet her, you can tell that she knows she’s the shit. She has that whole aura about her that immediatly makes you think, “This bitch is BA and she knows it.”
  • She’s a half tsundere.

That’s right, a half tsundere. Most people would argue that she’s a full tsundere, but in one episode, when Sharon tells her about romance, she remarks “What is this romance? Is it tasty?” She doesn’t really bottle her feelings of love for the emo stricken, stupid OZ, she simply doesn’t know whaat those feelings are……..ugh, okay that is exactly what a tsundere is pretty much……I can’t explain it, but as of now, she is a half tsundere. Anyone know if there’s going to be another season? Because there wasn’t any conclusion at all, and that leads me to believe that there will be one….I don’t know how I fell about the series, I’ll probably write a review sometime, and just talk more in depth about Alice, who is fucking great.

Pani Poni Dash! – Himeko Katagiri

Smart Idea: watching Pani Poni Dash!

Not Such A Smart Idea: Watching Pani Poni Dash right in the beginning of one’s anime watching career (not that it’s actually a career….that would be nice).

Pani Poni Dash deals heavily with parody, such as anime, and to tell the truth, Ididn’t get many of the parodies. Did this mean that I disliked the anime? Fuck no, I thought it was great. But I want to go back and rewatch it one of these days.

Himeko grabs the top spot for this anime because she’s….well….eccentric. She’s crazy, odd, and….well she’s a lot like Tomo from Azumanga Daioh. She’s just full of energy (like me most of the time). I wish I had a picture with her ahoge, which is her defining feature (its a thing of hair that sticks up). I like the ahoge because it pretty much has a life of its own. I can move and….stuff….uh…..I lost myself….I remember one episode where they pulled it off, and she suddenly had no energy. That’s a weird trait if you ask me! I love weird traits.

Himeko wins (I hope I didn’t misremember anything here.)

Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom – Cal Devens

I previously stated that she was my favorite character, and this is mainly because I found the characters to be kind of flat in this anime, but she was not. She was awesome. First and foremost, she defies the laws of time, as she transforms from a small, 12 year old, flat chested loli, into a tall, busty blonde, who kills people and looks like a 24 year old. Personally, I don’t like the small child form much, because she lived me dream of having a stack of wrapped burgers in front of her, and that cause jealousy. No, I like the older, killing machine Cal, because she’s almost bad ass.

Older Cal rides a motorcycle. She rides it, into a Chinese restaurant and kills everyone in there, even people on her side. Point one for older Cal.

Younger Cal cries and whines. Point down for Younger Cal.

Older Cal takes out her pocket watch, lets it play, and when the song finishes, she and whoever she’s trying to kill have a duel. She always wins (……).

Younger Cal was eager to become an assassin, and was a natural with a gun right off the bat, and even did a bad ass impression of Robert Di Nero from Taxi Driver. Okay, give a point to Younger Cal.

Older Cal is hellbent on misguided revenge. Definitely a point there.

Younger Cal is hellbent on misguided revenge, but wants Reiji to do it for her. What a pussy. Minus a point

Final Tally = OC: 3 YC: 1

Okay, so what does that mean? Nothing. That tally actually has no effect on anything, other than stating that I like older Cal more. They’re still the same character though, which means I obviously like how Cal grew up from an innocent girl into a cold blooded killer. What’s better than that? A lot of things, but it’s still an awesome concept. One thing with the watch….I’m almost positive that that’s from a Clint Eastwood movie. (I said this last time, yet got no answer….I really want to know).

EDIT: It was For A Few Dollars More (my favorite of that trilogy).

Potemayo -Guchuko

I know what you’re thinking, and yes, I actually did waste my time and I actually did actually watch this show. Why? Because it had Rie Kugimiya in it, and I will watch literally anything she’s in (why do you think I’m wasting time struggling through the shit pile that is Kanememo?) What did I think about it? It actually wasn’t as bad as I thought. I ended up giving it a mid range 4 (which isn’t good, but isn’t bad). Who was my favorite character? Well there are two options:

Option #1: Guchuko

Guchuko is a scythe wielding…..uh….furby? Let me explain that. Potemayo and Guchuko are both these weird creatures that came out of the main character’s fridge, and have no purpose except to me moe. In fact, the only reason I’m considering Guchuko for the top spot is because she is the only character that carries a weapon, and she cuts shit up. Not only that, but she also doesn’t like people, nor does she interact with them. In fact, she just shoots energy blasts at them from her worms or whatever she has on the side of her head. This makes her 12 times more bad ass then the next closest character to being bad ass in the show, and that character would probably be my other option. Other then that, she’s pretty much the tsundere form of Potemayo. This show would have sucked if not for the semi-decent comedy, which was pleasantly semi decent, and sometimes sexually humorous.

Option #2: Nene Kasugan

Guess who voices this character? Duhhh. Rie Kugimiya. And she has such an unusually high pitch for it two, but the character of Nene (who has the same name as the best fuckin Center ever) constantly changes her voice to do impressions, which are always perfect. She also kicks the shit out of her brothers, and even her mother, both mentally and physically. Hmm….who should I choose (If you looked at the picture, then you already know who I choose, but I’m not there yet).

Okay, Ichose Guchuko, because she just seems to hate people (except what’s her name, the girl who found Guchuko). This show probably had one of the stupidest plots ever made. At least it was moderately funny.

Puni Puni Poemi – Nabeshin

No, this isn’t some sort of typo, but who would have though that a character would appear TWICE on this list? Granted, this was a two episode OVA, but I think that it was the funniest two episode anything ever. Most people think it annoying, but I was laughing my balls off (they literally fell off. Luckily, I can re-grow my balls). The amount of 4th wall breakage, random ass shit, sexual humor, and more random ass shit, was just ultimately amusing for me. And Nabeshin was awesome, even though he wasn’t in much.

Top Ten Anime OP

Well, I finally got around to it. This has been a long time coming, I hope youtube doesn’t take down any of the videos that I put up. As I am writing this, I am listening to the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni OP, which is on the list, but where (mystery….suspense).

First I’d like to point out that an OP is more than just the song, it’s the visual effects, animation, premise….blah…..blah……….blahhhhhh.

10. Maria + Holic – Hanaji by  Yu Kobayashi

Although this is a new show, I loved the OP as soon as it came out (and the show too). There’s a lot of OP by the same production studio, Shaft, that are awesome. They always have a good way of mixing music and artistic, smart, cool animation. Frankly, I like the ED better. (I don’t have enough endings to make a top ten….only 2…..this is number 2 on that list)

EDIT: They took the previous video down, skip 14 seconds in that’s where the OP starts. Why take down an OP for copyright reasons? It’s not like it reveals anything. Gay.

9. Bleach – Rolling Star by Yui

Coincidentally, this song reminded me of a song I can use for my top ten endings list (take a wild wild guess). As for Rolling Star by Yui, the song is very good. I like to hear it. However, the animation sequence is nothing special, so it’s stuck at the bottom of this countdown.

8. Ergo Proxy -Kiri by MONORAL

I loved this show. I thought it kicked ass. I mean, look at the OP. I love the grittiness and choppiness it has. It matches the song perfectly, and does a good job of reflecting the anime, which is kind of dark. One of the best OP Eye have seen.

7. To LOVE-Ru – Forever We Can Make It -Thyme

Why did I like this OP so much? Well first of all the song is awesome. I really liked the song. Secondly, I thought it was a cool idea to have the credits written on an article of clothing, or a tag hanging from a bag, and it zooms in to show that. Most shows have the credits scrolling, which is boring. Also, the drawing is sketchy kind of, yet detailed, and that’s cool. (that was the shittiest explanation of the art work you could have). I also watched the video to the actual song…the girl who sings this is hot….she doesn’t really look asian though.

6. Lucky Star – Motteke! Sailor Fuku! by 4 Main Voice Actors of Show

Yes. BOOYAH! This OP is awesome! You can make fun of me all you want for liking this song, but the song, coupled with the cool scenes throughout this opening slots this in at number 6. I wanted to put it higher, but there’s so many good openings. I think Lucky Star was one of the few shows where I actually watched the OP every time without fail.

5. Pani Poni Dash! – Yellow Vacation, Roulette Roulette,  by The Voice Actors of the Show

Yellow Vacation

Roulette Roulette

Yes I know these are two different openings, but If I treated two openings  to two slots in this top ten,  I’d have two shows taking up a majority of slots. Therefore, since I liked both of these openings close to the same, I let them share a spot. Of the two, Roulette Roulette is my favorite one. This show is another one by Shaft, and as usual their OPs are artistic and different, and the songs are awesome too. I wanna re-watch this show. It reminds me of summer (both because of the music and the fact that I watched this during summer a while ago).

4. Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei – All Twisted Up Inside, Daytime Rumba by Kenji Ohtsuki and Voice Actors From the Show

All Twisted Up Inside

Daytime Rumba

Shaft is back at work making more awesome openings. As usual, these are artistic different. All I can say is that the songs are awesome, the animation is awesome, and the show is awesome (barely missed my top ten).

3. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni – Higurashi no Naku Koro ni by Eiko Shimamiya

Not only does this opening match the anime with precision, but it’s really just a fuckin awesome song. I actually played this in my spare time more than any other anime OP (except Lucky Star). The animation is awesome, flowers, then blood. Awesome.

2. Cowboy Bebop – Tank! by The Seatbelts

Finally, an OP that isn’t J-Pop, or J-Rock or something like that. It’s jazzzzzzz. And the animation shows that. The lines, the colors, the shadows. I actually watched this OP every time I watched Bebop. In a way, the opening reminded me of Spike, because both were……well….I guess you could call them smooth.

NUMBER 1

Samurai Champloo – Battlcry by The Kid

I watched this show around the same time a Pani Poni Dash! So it reminds me of summer. This anime didn’t only have a sick intro, but its soundtrack was riddled with hip hop. Let’s take a second and see why this anime will never be taken down from my top ten (most likely). Three things I love most in this world are hip hop, anime, and feudal Japan. This anime has all those things. It’s like they studied me, and made an anime for me. Fuck, there’s even an episode about baseball (one of the funniest/best anime episodes ever made). They make fun of Commodore Perry so bad it’s awesome. I don’t need to explain this OP though, it speaks for itself.

What do you think? Anything I miss? Anything you think is better? Anyone read this? Be merry, you just read something that Eye wrote.

EDIT: I guess I thow in some honorable mentions:

(The ones in BOLD were ones that should/could have been in the top ten)

  • Naruto – Fighting Dreamers OP
  • Inuyasha – Grip! OP
  • xxxHOLiC – Whatever the name of the song is OP
  • Elfen Lied – Liliad? OP (I don’t remember the name of the song, and since this is just honorable mentions thrown in I don’t feel like looking the names up. I thought this was a pretty good OP, and one cannot say it was not well made. Probably perfect for the show, and really cool animation. Is it bold though? hmmm).
  • Mahou Sensei Negima! – Happy Material (Electric and Regular Versions) OP
  • Love Hina/Love Hina Again – OPs
  • Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan (I keep bringing this show up…time to do a review on it I guess)
  • Excel Saga – OP
  • Ah! My Goddess – OP Bagpipes suck
  • Negima!? – OP (another Bang-shaft….get what I’m trying to say?)
  • Kemeko Deluxe! – OP
  • Shaman King – OP
  • Gintama – 1st OP (just picked this show up finished downloading the first 90 episodes torrent style. Liked the OP)

There that’s all the OP’s I like really. I think there was one from Ranma 1/2 that I liked, but I can’t remember which one (there’s a bunch) so whatever.