Star Driver – Episode 20

lol This scene should have come with one of the disclaimers they used in earlier episodes.  For those who are unaware, sucking venom out of a wound is NOT proper procedure.  If you have a cut inside or around your mouth, guess what, you just got poisoned too!  Secondly, there’s no way that you’re going to be able to catch all the poison before it starts seeping into the bloodstream.  Rather than wasting time, she should have just called the ambulance from the get-go.  I’m guessing that we’re supposed to assume that the medic’s shot + Keito magically (or maiden magically) sucking out enough venom saved Takuto.  Or the venom stopped its course in Zero Time.  Cause really he should have been dealing with some necrosis right thurrr.

Also, Camel Star (lololol the fuck kind of tough name is that) is stupid for choosing a snake to finish Takuto off.  There has to be a bigger animal on the island that could maul him.  Hell, even a dog would have done more damage.

I’m surprised the writers passed up a brilliant opportunity for Wako to see Keito down in Takuto’s crotch and mistake it for a “happy ending”.  I guess the Kiraboshi outfits and Keito molesting Sugata in his sleep are as close to scandalous as they prefer to be.  Or they used up their trope quota for the episode.


Ryouko’s Spiritual Case Files (Ryoko no Shinrei Jikenbo) Manga

Here’s a blast from the past series, courtesy of mangaka Shinohara Chie.  Ryouko’s Spirtual Case Files (not to be confused with the other Ryoko’s Case Files) began in 1987 and ran for four volumes. The story focuses on Ryouko and her fateful meeting with a man’s soul that takes over the body of her deceased cat, Pou.  The man has no idea who he is or what happened to his body, but knows for sure that it’s being kept somewhere in a comatose state.  At first Ryouko wants nothing to do with this new Pou, but agrees to help him after he protects her from malicious spirits that are drawn to her spiritual powers.

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Summer Wars: To OZ and Back

Pixiv Source

I watched this movie with high expectations.  Summer Wars was created by the same director who did The Girl Who Leapt Through Time 2006 anime movie, and I was hoping to be as captivated with this movie as the latter.  Although SW doesn’t reach the intense emotional level that TGWLTT did, this is a solid film with good balances of comedy, action and drama.

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Immoralist – Horie Yui PV (Dragon Crisis OP Song)

PV Link (Megavideo)

Ahh, I’ve been waiting for the full version of this song to come out!  Maybe it’s because I just watched Threat Level Midnight on The Office, but the fight choreography in this music video is making me laugh pretty hard.  I think Horie’s doing her own “stunts”, so I can’t knock the action scenes too harshly.  After all, who doesn’t want to kick someone’s ass and get filmed doing it?  Though she should have done a bit better on “hitting” the bad guys – some of those guys were a good foot away from her punches and kicks, but they’re flying back like she went Jackie Chan on their asses.  Oh, and I wish her hair was long like it is for the CD cover in the music video.

Edit: Video link fixed.

xxxHolic 213: The End

I’m grimacing as I type this.

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Freezing – Chapter 39

Aw, Satellizer’s hurr durr love expressions are adorable.

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Happy Lovey Dovey Day

Featuring my favorite pseudo-canon pairing: Tieria/Lockon in the doujin “きみのためならしねる”.