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    Post by mitsuki lover on 5/24/2017, 1:57 pm

    Monday previewed K-ON! with the Freshman Reception episode. Ritsu has a weird taste when it comes to titling songs: "My Love Is A Stapler" Laughing
    Yui is excited that younger sis Ui is going to be attending the same school so wants to make sure she
    tries out for the Light Music Club. And then the scene where they all find out, except poor Mio, that
    they'll be in the same class. I mean haven't we all felt like Mio when we're in a new class/school/town
    and don't know anybody.
    I really enjoyed it except right where Azusa(?) comes in to join the club everything started to go
    wonky. It lasted for only a minute or so but afterwards I checked to make sure it wasn't the machine and the disc. Turned out there was a bit of a scratch on the disc but it was still playable.
    I checked the other two discs and disc 1 had the same thing but to a lesser extent and disc 3
    didn't.
    I already contacted Rightstuf about it.
    Though since the rest of the disc...from what I saw...played perfectly I don't think this is anything
    to worry about at the moment. As I told Rightstuf I would contact them once I began watching
    if I find any more problems.
    I don't see any reason to replace it just for one part of one scene in one episode.

    Tuesday episode 15 of SuzukaStuck in Hiroshima and without much money Yamato decides to call home and tells Suzuka his dad can lend him the money to give to her so she can stay at a hotel
    overnight while he goes home.
    But when Yamato's dad comes he poo poos the idea and invites Suzuka to spend the night with the family calling his son an idiot for even suggesting she stay at a hotel.
    Yamato's family is very nice to Suzuka with his sister even lending her clothes to wear.
    Yamato talks to Honoka on the phone and tells her that they'll be back in the morning. This makes
    Suzuka jealous again and she asks if they can stay one more night so they can see the fireflies.
    The next night Yamato takes her where the fireflies are supposed to be but they don't see any
    for awhile. Then he shows her a bellflower and puts the lightning bug he finds in it and shows her
    how he would ask the girl he likes out.
    He is surprised when she seriously responds with a "Yes!" but later to hide her true feelings make
    like she was joking..
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 5/26/2017, 1:05 pm

    Wed. episode 17 of Akame Ga Kill and the most shocking ending since Scheele was killed by
    Seryu. This episode showed a bit more of Chelsea's background and also gave Korume amd Akame's
    backstory. It also revealed that Korume's 'sweets' were more than snacks for her.
    AFAIG with Chelsea the shocking part was not how she died but what the empire did to her afterwards by putting her head on the pike in the public square as a warning.
    Bols also dies in the episode,which was too bad since we never get to see his face and he seemed to be overall a nice guy (yeah as Chelsea points out he did participate in a lot of evil as a member of the Empire which is why he had to die).
    I loved the flashback scene showing the Jaegers eating together as it showed that Esdeath wanted them to be a family like Night Raid.

    The Akakill minisode was Lubbock trying to convince the others that a lame haunted house
    was really scary,but no one was convinced... Laughing

    Th. episode 19 of NOIR Mirielle and Kirika learn about the only copy of the book that
    has clues to NOIR is hidden in Austria but when they arrive at the location the old man who
    owned it tells them his private library with everything in it was burnt.
    They search it anyway and are met by Chloe who recites a part of the book. As she does they're attacked.
    After Mirielle is struck down in hand to hand fighting she watched unnerved as Kirika and
    Chloe keep attacking without regard to their own safety.
    Afterwards Chloe and Kirika start to repeat the litany at the beginning of NOIR but Mirielle
    calls out Kirika's name before they get to the end and she looks around stunned.

    Looks like next week we finally start to get to the truth behind Kirika.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 5/29/2017, 1:17 pm

    Friday episode 10 of AD Police after a near disaster Kenji is temporarily relieved of duty.
    He runs into Kyoko and asks depressed how anyone can tell the difference between what's real and what's fake. She plays two notes on her violin one really good and one really bad and challenges him
    to see if he can make out which was the fake one.
    Then she eases his depression by playing for him.
    At that moment a call comes in that Liam as been spotted at the airport and Kenji rushes off.
    Liam threatens the AD Police but also says he doesn't want to harm anyone but that he's under
    Mason's orders.
    Before the plane can take off Kenji shoots out the electronics system.
    A Genom exrc arrives to take charge of the situation and it turns out to be Saotomi.
    She kisses Hans and tells him she really does love him...

    Saturday episode 3 of xxxHOLIC Himiwari comes to Yuko to solve a problem that a friend of hers told her about. Girls at her friend's school have gotten involved in a game called "Angel"
    but as a result they believe the school has become haunted.
    Yuko sends Watanuki with Doumeki to check it out (even though 1. Watanuki can't stand Doumeki and 2. Doumeki can't sense spirits.) When they enter the schoolyard Watanuki smells something really rancid and notices a spirit surrounding the school.
    Heading toward the roof Watanuki sees three girls crying (but Doumeki can't any only hears
    Watanuki talking to himself a sign that the girls are actually spirits).
    Before Yuko can warm him Watanuki tries to help the girls only to find it a trap(fortunately Doumeki
    is able to help him before he falls to the ground). Then the snake spirit that was engulfing the school attacks the other one and eats it up. With Yuko's help Watanuki is able to destroy the snake spirit.

    Comment: Not only do Watanuki and Yuko wear copies of Chi's ears from Chobits but
    Yuko's two assistants read from Chi's book A City With No-One In It in this episode.

    Sunday episode 15 of Kiddy Grade ok I was wrong about the ending of episode 14, those weren't clones but Eclair and Lumiere. I think the clothes and shades drew me off. Anyways
    they attack GOTT HQ but Chief Eclipse is expecting it and has the remaining ES members on stand by.
    Tweedledee and Tweedledum chase Eclair(giving oppurtunity for a lot more Eclair fanservice! Very Happy )
    But she is able to evade or counter just about everything they throw at her. This prompts Tweedledee to state that Eclair has regained her memories of being the strongest member of the
    ES.
    Lumiere in the meantime is being chased by Viola and her partner and gets passed them only to
    find the finish line covered by Darver and Alv.
    Eclair makes it through to Lumiere and finds the injured Lumiere only be confronted by Alv.
    In the end though they arrive at Chief Eclipse's office thus fulfilling their destinies one more time.
    Eclair raises her side arm and tells Chief Eclipse:" I am no longer anyone's puppet!" and shoots.
    The blast sends Chief Eclipse out of the office.
    On the ground Tweedledum states that: "So, this is the end."
    to which his sister,Tweedledee replies: "No, it's the beginning of a new chapter."

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    Re: The Ubiquitous What Are You Watching Thread?

    Post by mitsuki lover on 5/31/2017, 12:57 pm

    Monday watched the live action Aeon Flux movie.

    Tuesday episode 16 of Suzuka, it appears that the news of Yamato kissing Honoka has spread.
    Suzuka is still feeling pissed at Yamato's behavior. Later at night because Ayano's gone Yamato decides to go to a convenience store and buy some bento for dinner but Honoka shows up with groceries and fixes him dinner.
    He decides the time is ripe to go further and tosses her on the bed and tries to make out, but she
    runs out.
    Next day at practice she doesn't show up.
    Yamato goes to her family shrine to apologize.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 6/2/2017, 1:12 pm

    Wed. episode 18 of Akame Ga Kill Night Raid reached its destination and splits up.
    Tatsumi and Mine are teamed up to scout one part of the city. Mine complains that they can't do any
    shopping on this mission to which Tatsumi reminds her of the last time she combined shopping with scouting! Laughing
    Akame is alone outside of the city when she is confronted by one of Minister Honest's Demons who turns out to be an old acquaitance from assissin school. They fight and he seems to get the upper hand but she allows him to grab her sword. He mocks her but the sword reacts and she tells him
    that it has rejected him. After he dies she tells him he was fortunate that he hadn't committed any
    serious sins.
    Lubbock is supposed to meet their contact but finds her being attacked by another of the Demons.
    He steps in and intervenes but a second Demon arrives and it's a one on two battle.It looks like they have the upper hand,but Lubbock tells them he actually succeeded in what he wanted to do since the spy was able to escape. He then uses his Imperial Arms as a spear to act like a lance and
    manages to kill the male demon. The female (which he flirts which...natch...) uses her ability to melt his defense shield but he has another trick up his sleeve as he has been using it to send knives around to attack her in the rear. In the end he apologies to her dead body because she was so cute looking.
    Tatsumi and Mine make it to the rendezvous area and meet up with the leader of the religion.
    He thinks they're a couple because of the way they argue! Laughing Laughing ....
    Next week it looks like Mine finally gets her revenge on Saryu for Scheele's death!
    (Also can't wait to see the reaction of Saryu when she realizes Tatsumi is in fact Night Raid...)

    Th. episode 20 of NOIR. Mirielle and Kirika are trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together.
    At the same time a Soldats council is meeting and they decide that Altena has gone to far because she wants to revive a ceremony that will make her the new High Priestess of Les Soldats. Some how
    this involves Chloe and Kirika becoming the True Noir.
    After re-telling the beginnings of Les Soldats to Chloe Altena sends her off again the next day to
    finalize Kirika's induction. Meanwhile the council members decide to send out their deadly Knights of
    Paris to deal with Mirielle and Kirika.
    That night they are attacked and barely fend off their attackers.
    Afterwards Chloe arrives and congraduates them on overcoming their latest obstacle.
    She then asks Kirika to give her her gun.
    Kirika does so in an hypnotic trance and before Mirielle can do anything, Chloe shoots Kirika point blank.
    Kirika begins to fall but her memories appear to be unlocked as she remembers shooting Mirielle's
    family as a young child...
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 6/5/2017, 2:14 pm

    Friday episode 11 of AD Police Liam manages to escape capture but the squad forces him down over a floating nuclear plant. Hans decides to go into the central control room after him hitting
    Kenji over the head so he won't follow.
    He's barely able to stop Liam who has already started a melt down. But during the fight Liam changes into a full fledge Boomer.
    Hans is able to stop the melt down before it gets critical.
    Later he asks Kenji when he knew he was a Boomer,to which Kenji tells him what Kyoko had said.
    Meanwhile Mason is lying in an operating room looking weak and dying when a crate is rolled in.
    Upon opening it a canister is revealed with a man who looks like Hans...

    Saturday episode 4 of xxxHOLIC Yuko takes Watanuki to a fortuneteller. It's a rather nice
    house and the maid serves them tea while they wait. The fortuneteller is a young attractive woman
    who thinks Mokona is a cute plushie doll.
    After giving some vague readings Yuko thanks her and they leave.
    She tells Watanuki they went there so he would know the difference between a real and a fake
    fortuneteller, but when he objects she couldn't have been a fake,Yuko tells him about the method
    of cold reading she was using.
    She takes a handkerchief and it turns into a butterfly.
    They follow it until it lands near a non-descript house. A old woman tells Yuko she was waiting for them and remarks about Mokona that makes it happy.
    In the house she has Watanuki tell about himself as a device traces the form of a butterfly.
    Yuko asks about the weather and the older woman says it's going to rain but after that get
    better.
    Watanuki comes away from the expierence astonished...

    Sunday episode 16 of Kiddy Grade the first part of the episode deal with before
    the series actually begins. It shows Eclair recovering from some sort of facial surgery and not
    knowing who or what anything is. Lumiere takes her in hand and helps her. The second half deals with Armblaster's report to his superior about the events that lead up to episode 15. It's revealed that after the "death" of Eclipse a new chief was named and it turns out it was Eclair!
    Twelve new ES members have been chosen as well.
    Later the superior sends a copy of Chevalier...

    Comments:1) I put death in quotes when talking about Eclipse since as you know she is quite alive and well by the series end. So either Eclipse faked her death or recordings that Armblaster claim weren't tampered with were in fact.
    2) I think in either case by the end of episode 14 or earlier Eclair and Lumiere may have been secretly working with Chief Eclipse. The events of Episode 15 may have been a charade for the benefit of any spies.
    3) While they aren't shown it's quite certain the new recruits are in fact the Lumiere and Eclair
    clones just by the look of their legs!
    4)Finally interesting isn't it that it's ECLAIR of all people who was made the new chief...wither Chevalier worked behind the scenes to make it happen or Eclipse pulled strings.
    Again a sign that she's playing a rather deep endgame against her bosses among the Noblesse.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 6/7/2017, 12:59 pm

    Azumanga Daioh! on Monday. I saw the mini-movie dubbed and then episode 24 raw. Episode 24
    centered around Yaamamaaya's return.

    Tuesday episode 17 of Suzuka. One day after practice as Honoka and Yamato are walking home they come across an ad for the J'Pop Idol Nana's latest hit solo. As they talk it turns out that Yamato as never heard of her before. They go to a coffee shop to talk and Honoka calls a friend ,who she says wants to meet him.
    The friend turns out to be Nana herself!
    But because everyone in the coffee shop is gawking at them she suggests they go somewhere more private.
    It ends up to be a karaoke palace.
    As they talk Honoka gets embarrassed and leaves giving Nana a chance to tell Yamato how they became friends. It turns out she was beginning her rise to stardom in Jr.High,so everyone treated her
    with kid gloves.
    One day she got so frustrated she was going to light up in front of a shrine but the shrine priestess scolded her not knowing who she was and they got into an argument. Of course the priestess was
    Honoka and because she treated Nana like any other person they became fast friends.
    She encourages Yamato to sing and at the same time Suzuka and Miki are walking down the hall.
    Miki says it sounds like Yamato but Suzuka says he only knows songs about baseball.
    Then they see him through the open door with Nana and Suzuka gets irate because she thinks he's two timing poor Honoka!
    When they find out the truth she apologizes. By now Honoka is back and they are invited to join in.
    At one point both Suzuka and Yamato pick the same song.
    Later Nana and Yamato walk Honoka home.
    Nana says she will take a taxi, but as she and Yamato leave she scolds him because he is trying too hard to be a perfect boyfriend but knows next to nothing about Honoka!...
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 6/9/2017, 1:15 pm

    Wed. watched episode 19 of Akame ga Kill. Yeppers, the episode that has been long anticipated since Seryu killed Scheele. And so Mine finally gets her revenge. I think the problem with Seryu (aside from being psychotic) is that she talks too much. She starts to gloat about killing Scheele and feeding
    Chelsea's dead body to Koro,and that's enough to fuel all the ammo Mine needed to take her down,
    or as she tells Seryu: "Pumpkin is fueled by intense emotions..."
    In other words Seryu bragging about what she did to both Scheele and Chelsea simply pissed Mine off to the extant that she went nuclear on her.
    In a sense I'm glad it wasn't Tatsumi who had to take down Seryu since I really don't think he could have had what it takes to take down someone he could have considered a friend. Actually I think it's rather tough on Tatsumi to take down any of the Jaegers since he spent enough time with them to get to know them.
    I think he would have an especial problem with fighting Wave since the two of them seemed to have become close in Tatsumi's short time with the Jaegers.
    But that's just my opinion.

    Th. episode 21 of NOIR With Kirika's memories finally revived it's revealed by Chloe why Mirielle's family was ordered eliminated by Soldats: they were supposed to have handed her over to them when she was born but refused to do so.
    It's interesting also in Kirika's memories that not were she and Mirielle involved but also Chloe,
    as we see a young Chloe looking from behind a door as Kirika shoots Mirielle's parents.
    So it looks like the three of them were connected from the very outset.
    Later after Kirika survives an ambush in a cemetery she begs Mirielle to kill her then and there.
    Mirielle refuses and says the next time they meet she'll do it...

    Also watched the Kotono Misthuishi and Aya Hisakawa interviews. The latter was interesting in that
    apparently she and Houko Kawashima had become friends during the filming. She also mentioned
    how unusual it was that most of the production staff and all four main characters were women.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 6/12/2017, 3:39 pm

    Friday episode 12 of AD Police, Hans is revealed to be a Boomer and dies fighting the Genom
    Crop. Chairman. Everyone including Kyoko and Saotomi show up for his funeral.

    Saturday episode 5 of xxxHolic Watanuki meets a fox spirit who runs a food cart. Later he and
    Monoka play a letter game when returning the empties to chase away the spirits.

    Sunday episode 17 of Kiddy Grade "Will The Real Eclair and Lumiere Please Stand Up?" should be the name of this episode since throughout it various red herrings as to which is the real pair.
    The ones we think were them turn out to be Alv and Dverger.

    P.S. the real Eclair and Lumiere are the ones on the airbike...right?
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 6/14/2017, 1:22 pm

    UFO Princess Valkyrie on Monday night. The girls go out to rescue Takuto from the Valkyrie
    Ghost. This was a pretty tender and melancholic one as little Val was pretty low after Valkyire Ghost
    took him away.
    Also watched the Chorus music video.

    Tuesday episode 18 of Suzuka. Yamato tries really hard in this one to be a good boyfriend for
    Honoka and get her a present. He even has Suzuka help her pick one out. Then Saotomi blabs the whole thing to Honoka about the present so she's not surprised. But she tells Yamato about knowing and the idiot of course has to hurt her feelings by going into detail about how he and Suzuka got
    it for her. And that was after Suzuka gave him the lecture about not saying too much!
    And so next episode is aptly called: Break up.

    Also I noticed when looking at the end credits that Colleen Clickenbeard plays Saotomi in the dub.
    Figures! Laughing
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 6/16/2017, 1:47 pm

    Wed. watched episode 20 of Akame ga Kill RIP Lubbock never going to get his wish now of being
    Najenda's boyfriend. This also shows that while Seyru may be a little psycho, she's nothing in comparison to PM Honest and his son Syaru. I mean those two are pure evil. Seryu on the other
    was suffering from a warped sense of justice ala Light in Death Note.
    The episode ends with Tatsumi in prison and Esdeath volunteering to "torture" him (meaning she's
    gonna do anything it takes to save him.)
    btw: I've begun to like the Jaegers as much as I like Night Raid...too bad they're on opposites sides.

    Th. episode 22 of NOIRKirika begins her journey to the manor. She arrives at the Soldats village that guards the entrance way. However the other faction has sent in men to take out the village and capture her. She gets out in time,but everyone she has met is killed or wounded in the
    battle.
    So the final arc has begun...
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 6/19/2017, 1:48 pm

    Friday episode 5 of Bubblegum Crisis, this is the one featuring the female Boomers who escape the space station and Priss befriends one of the survivors. Sad part was they only wanted to
    be able to be treated as human.

    Saturday episode 6 of xxxHolic, this was centered around a client of Yuko's who can't stop
    her obsession with the internet. Yuko forcefully breaks her of the habit, for the time being.

    Sunday episode 18 of Kiddy Grade, so the two masked girls were Eclair and Lumiere.
    "I'm Eclaire. Hi! there!"
    "I'm Lumiere."
    "We're your originals."
    The Eclair Clone tried to keep from falling back under the command of Alv/Eclair throughout the
    episode.

    So...when the switch took place it must've been right before "Eclair" (i.e. Alv/Eclair) shot Chief
    Eclipse through the window which would explain why she did it.
    I'm still wondering when they're going to reveal Chief Eclipse alive and well( I also still think that
    Eclair and Lumiere have been working for her secretly... )
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    Post by mitsuki lover Yesterday at 12:52 pm

    Monday watched episode 9 of Chobits raw. Chi goes shopping and buys some porn magazines for Hideki, while she's in the book store she finds a copy of A City With No-one and gets that
    as well. Later on Hideki learns of the urban myth about Chobits and wonders if Chi could be one.

    Tuesday episode 19 of Suzuka to be short and blunt about it Yamato pisses off nearly all the female characters that appear in this episode with the exceptions of Nana and his Aunt Ayano and
    cousin Miho!...though Megumi seemed to be pissed off on men in general (tbh she was drunk at the time).
    Honoka and Yamato break up but she calms down enough to accept his gift.
    Suzuka is pissed because he hurt Honoka's feelings; Saotome gives him a bit of a lecture on why
    he's such an idiot. In all a bad time for Yamato girlwise.

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