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    Post by mitsuki lover on 7/21/2017, 1:13 pm

    Wed. episode 1 of Pilot Candidate noticed in the trailer for episode 2 they used the alternate title of Candidate for Goddess.
    Zero and the other two candidates arrive at GOA to start the candidate process for piloting the Ingrids.Zero gets lost after getting his haircut and winds up in the docking bay,where one of the
    Ingrids calls to him.
    The mechanic tries to stop him but she accidentally pushes him inside the mecha.
    She tries to yell explanations to him but he can't hear her...

    Th. episode 1 of Celestial Method Nonoka and her father return to their old home after the death of her mother only to find things changed. For one thing there's a UFO floating above the city.
    For another a mystery blue haired girl named Noel shows up in Nonoka's room telling her about a promise they made in the past.
    Also Shion asks Nonoka why she came back as she's thinking of apologizing to Noel.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 7/24/2017, 12:58 pm

    Friday episode 2 of Utakata, Manatsu turns out not to be a morning person as Ichika gets her
    up to go to radio exercise class. There they meet her friend Maki who introduces them to her new
    boyfriend Ryou. Ryou turns out to be a bit of a lech as he attempts to ask Ichika out, but she runs.
    Manatsu guides her to a place where Ichika can call on the power of the next Djinn: the moon Djinn
    Luna. Ichika uses Luna's power to illuminate the park and Kai sees it.
    He comes to Ichika's rescue and beats Ryou up.
    Maki comes and Kai stops.
    He realizes as he tells Ryou that she really does love him so he better behave in the future.
    Ichika and Manatsu use Luna's power to fly home...

    Note: It's established in this episode that Saya has been living near Ichika's family for at least the
    last six years since Kai and Sei mention it has been six years since the spell was cast. Probably meaning since Kai underwent his own trials at the hands of the Djinn.It's also established that
    Saya has some sort of connection to the fashion industry..

    Saturday episode 11 of xxxHOLIC Watanuki is upset when he learns that Himawari is out of town because he can't give her the rice ball he made for her.Doumeki eats it instead which makes
    him go full throttle Watanuki! Laughing
    A mystery blue hair girl arrives and takes the rice ball from Doumeki's stomach and he faints.
    Yuko tells Watanuki that he has to retrieve it before the sun goes down or...
    After a lot of the usual Watanuki/Monoka comedy routine they finally catch up to the girl, who
    actually wants to give it to him because she has a crush on Watanuki.
    But the Water Sprite from episode 7 shows up and tells her that she got the holidays all confused
    and Watanuki finds out the girl is actually an apprentice sprite.
    Doumeki is restored to normal and only later does Watanuki learn that Himawari had mailed his
    postcard in care of Yuko! Laughing Laughing Laughing

    Sunday episode 23 of Kiddy Grade Eclair and Lumiere take a wounded Chevalier and
    Drveger in search of safety but Alv keeps blocking their path. Finally they're shot down a
    hole in the corridor they're in but manage to lift the other two out before hand.
    It turns out they are in the same collector chamber that had dispersed Alv's body earlier and she
    uses the same process on them.
    Chief Eclipse attacks followed by the rest of the ES members.
    Their attacks seem not to do to much damage to Alv, but then a sudden surprise:the clones
    of Eclair and Lumiere return and do their part.
    While this is going on everyone is surprised by developments in the collection chamber ans
    Eclair and Lumiere reappear,with Lumiere in her adult form!..
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 7/26/2017, 1:13 pm

    Monday re-watched Last Exile raw. Labie goes to the races and a fight breaks out between
    the Silvana crew and a crew of another ship. To settle it the harbor master proposes a duel between ships. The boastful aristocrat who captains the other ship attempts to cheat by firing before the signal is given.
    Then it's the Silvana's turn and they win the duel sinking the other ship, which had a reputation of always fleeing in the heat of combat.

    Tuesday episode 24 of Suzuka Suzuka easily wins her bracket and moves on to the Nationals.
    Now everyone waits for Yamato. He's sure he can win even though he's not quite used to the new style of running.
    Unfortunately as he admits later he blanks out and comes in last.
    Not only that but he disappoints in the relay as well dropping the baton. At home he feels depressed. Suzuka brings some eggs over to poach and he tells her he would've confessed again if he had won.
    She runs out because memories of Kazuki.
    Miho comes by later and tells him Suzuka's missing so he goes out and searches for her as does
    Mikki...
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 7/28/2017, 12:49 pm

    Wed. episode 01 of Pilot Candidate while the others start looking for Zero, the link between the White Ingird and Zero is completed. He remembers the first time he saw 'her' during an Victim attack on his colony. She saved him when the shield over the colony partially failed and he was sucked out into space and nearly died.
    Victim attacks and the Ingrids are ordered out but Zero doesn't know how to pilot and so 'she'
    automatically aborts and lets him out dazed and confused.

    Th. episode 2 of Celestial Method the first day of school for Nonoka and she is almost late,
    On the bus she meets Koharu. At school she tries to ask Shion about what she said at the bridge the other night but she just snubs her.
    After school Yuzuki overhears Nonoka and Kahoru talking and grabs the former.
    She decides to enlist her in her Anti-Disk Club, to help protest the presence of the Disk.
    When Nonoka asks why she hates it so much Yuzuki describes what life was like before.
    Nonoka decides to join the cause in good fun.
    Later when Noel meets her she tells her about the Anti-Disk Club and she also decides to join.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 7/31/2017, 12:52 pm

    Friday episode 3 of Utakata, Manastu meets the rest of Ichika's friends as they go to the beach.While there they visit the cafe managed by Satsuki's older brother. He needs help and so the girls volunteer.Later during their last swim Ichika looses the watch her father gave her. Satsuki's
    brother says such a watch is worth several hundred thousand yen, which shocks the girls and they
    try to look for it but fail.
    Ichika and Manatsu then look for it on their own with Ichika using the power of the Sea Djinn to find it.
    Everyone makes it home tired.
    Note: Saya notices Michiru's spiritual ability and decides she'll have to do something to make sure
    she doesn't ruin the testing.

    Saturday episode 12 of xxxHOLIC and yet another beach episode.The gang heads for the beach as Yuko has rented a beach house for the weekend. Of course Watanuki gets stuck with
    all the chores.
    He notices a blue flower in a blue vase in the kitchen as he's looking around.
    Later in the night he hears a noise and discovers a hidden room. A ghostly figure grabs him as he
    finds blue writting on a blue wall.
    His screams wake everyone up and Doumeki tells him he should have asked for help.
    The next day it's revealed the whole thing was Himawari's idea after hearing of an urban legend.
    She thought if Watanuki asked for help he wouldn't be so worried about swimming.
    But as Watanuki turns to look at the house again he sees a ghostly figure NOT Mokona standing by the window.
    I could say something about how sexy Yuko looks like in a swimsuit here..but I shall desist. Laughing

    Sunday episode 24 the finale of Kiddy Grade Lumiere reveals that her true power is
    Particle which is how she and Eclair were able to return. However using it is very taxing and she soon returns to her default child form.
    The battle against Alv isn't over yet and the GOTT is having trouble.
    Lumiere tries to use her Puppet power once more but doesn't have the strength.
    Eclair comes up with a plain by which she uses her power with the aid of Donnerslagen to give
    Lumiere a boost. It works but drains Eclair.
    The other ES members are able to finish off Alv.
    Drvger decides to go be with her daughter to the end but before she does she uses her power
    Transmission to heal Eclair.
    Later things are back to normal with a few differences: the commoners are now eligible for membership in the Galactic Senate and a inquiry into the events of the past few months has started.
    It ends with an epilogue where Eclaire states she will try not to repeat the mistakes of the past.
    Note, IIRC there is no such dialogue in the Japanese version. Will have to wait to see when I re-watch the sub some time from now.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 8/2/2017, 1:10 pm

    Monday episode 14 of Madlax for Raw Monday. I think I watched episode 13 the last time I did it,sooo...
    Any way Madlax forgets herself and starts wandering around the city. Vanessa follows to make sure she's alright. Lamelda takes this as her chance to get even with Madlax,but in a change Vanessa winds up protecting Madlax.
    Madlax finally recovers and defeats Lamelda emptying her sidearm before giving it back to her.
    She tells Vanessa she's hungry for pasta on the walk back home.

    Tuesday episode 25 of SuzukaSuzuka sits at the horii entrance to Honoka's family shrine and
    remembers back to when Kazuki died.Honoka finds her and tells her everyone is worried about her and that Yamato loves her. Suzuka runs off to the park saying she's going home.
    Yamato shows up and Honoka tells him where Suzuka went and he chases after her.
    Back at the apartments Megumi and Saotome tell Ayano and Miho not to worry as Suzuka and
    Yamato have done this before.
    Yamato catches up with Suzuka and they argue. Suzuka tries to run off but he catches her and
    they kiss.
    She tells him she doesn't want to go through that type of pain again and runs away.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 8/4/2017, 12:58 pm

    Wed.episode 02 of Pilot CandidateThe battle continues and Zero finally wakes up from his coma.
    But he's still confused and when he utters "WOMAN!" perplexes the nurses who respond: "Yes, we are
    that."
    Hiead and Zero get into a fight showing off their EX powers.
    The Repairer candidates are herded to safety but Kinza takes off on her own.
    She goes to her practice mod where she sings to it and tells it she hopes they get a good partner...

    Th. ep.3 of Celestial Method the girls are in an orienteering class. Shione is still not talking to
    Nonoka and when the latter tries to make friends tells her she hates her and will slap her if she uses her first name again.
    Nonoka does and Shione does.
    Later they hook up with Noel who joins their group; but when Shione disappears Nonoka goes after her only to have her reappear minutes later (she took another path).
    Noel goes looking for Nonoka.
    The others catch up with Sota's group and go after the two missing girls.
    Noel finds Nonoka at the old kindergarten and reveals she is really the Disk that Nonoka wished for.
    Meanwhile the others are shocked by Shione's revelation that Nonoka is really their friend from seven years ago that left them..
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 8/7/2017, 4:51 pm

    Friday episode 4 of Utakata Ichika's mom signs up Manatsu so that she can go to
    summer school camp along with Ichika. On the bus she meets ichika's friends Tomoko and
    Yuko.
    When they get to the camp the four girls and Michiru are assigned the same cabin.
    Manatsu is bored during study time and the teacher gets on her for not wanting to study.
    Later Yuko and Tomoko meet a couple of high school boys camping nearby and make a date with them; but during the night Tomoko disappears.
    Saya turns this into Ichika's next challenge.
    Using the Rain Djinn Ichika and Manatsu find and rescue Tomoko who makes them promise not to tell on what happened.

    Saturday episode 13 of xxxHOLIC. This episode revolves around a quiet girl in one of Watanuki's classes. She is usually very polite and considerate, but then Watanuki sees wings start to sprout on her. The wings make her change personality until she acts like a bully around everyone.
    Watanuki accidentally picks up a feather and when he gets back to Yuko's shop the pipe fox reacts
    negatively to it. Yuko warns him to watch his back.
    Later he and Doumeki meet the girl again and she acts even more aggressively. Doumeki tells her to apologize but she won't.
    Then the wings come off and start to follow Watanuki. The pipe fox jumps out and turns into its true form of a nine tails fox and attacks.
    Later Yuko reveals that it was a fallen angel, a spiritual parasite that feeds on negative emotions.

    Sunday episode 1 of Wish Upon The Pleiades Subaru is looking forward to the meteor shower.
    When she gets to the school's observatory it has changed into an arboretum and there's a strange boy there. They talk and Subaru goes out again. When she comes back both the arboretum and boy have vanished. She wonders if it were a dream, but it's too rainy to see the stars.
    Next day she's walking to school when she spots her friend Aoi and another girl.
    Later in school a strange blob creature seems to bounce all around her before stealing her compass.
    She chases it to a room that is supposedly guarded by a magic ward but when she gets inside she finds Aoi and three other girls all dressed oddly.
    They're surprised that she can see them and then explain that the blob is their president: an alien from the Pleiades cluster, and they're helping him find the parts of his spaceship's engine. But so far they haven't had any luck.
    Suddenly Subaru's compass becomes a rod and takes off with her.
    The other girls follow and after yet another failure,with Subaru's help finally manage to capture a piece of the engine but the boy from before shows up and takes it away.
    However a small piece of it has lodged on top of Subaru's head...

    Note:Aoi seems to have a grudge against Subaru as she accuses her of leaving her behind.
    Also: Itsuki FTW! Very Happy
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    Post by Almael on 8/8/2017, 7:54 am

    Alright, major summary to catch up on what I saw even if I didn't go through with them all.

    Re-Creators
    Anime/manga heroes are transported into our reality and cause a conflict of natural law which threaten to undo the universe.
    This one is in the vein of anime/manga creator type of show. It's so-so but might be something for hardcore fans I guess. The OP is nice and sounds familiar, like a put-together piece of several good ones. Not really worth watching but still leaning on the better acceptable side.

    Koi to Uso
    In a future Japan, it has become the law to marry off people when they come of age to a partner chosen by the system. A romance type of anime with an utopian background. It's so-so leaning toward the lesser side.

    Isekai Shokudou
    A restaurant which every 7 days opens its door to a fantasy world in many different places.
    50% of the time its about food the other 50% are short stories. I kind of like the short stories but it's just that. The show is very well drawn, quality is top and above today's average, but about the same as good ones 5-10 years ago (~NGE movies).

    Gundam Build Fighters Battlogue
    Meh, just another Gunpla show.


    Sagrada Reset
    The world turns out to be a dream world of a girl who's in a coma. I don't know the detail since I'm kind of on and off. And the show still continues. It remains dry but I guess it's not so bad if you like this kind of logic/mystery/detective/puzzle show. But even for me it's too dry most of the time despite of the actions.

    Vatican Kiseki Chousakan
    About Vatican miracle investigators. Basically, a detective show. The first story involves virgin mother which turns out to be a huge Nazi plot to revive Hitler etc. within support from within the church. This has blood and gore leaning toward horror.
    Edit: 2nd story is another bet between an angel and a devil, about the human heart. The devil puts his human son to the test by granting him 1000 wishes.

    Shoukoku no Altair
    Basically another version of Legend of Arslan, set in osmanian turkey with an european conflict. It's a different world and the map is disfigured. It's more toward the lower end for these kind of show and kind of more for the younger audience. But as such a show it's a good show, though.

    Shingeki no Bahamut - Virgin Soul
    Continues where the original show left of. Doesn't look much better but seems to be popular with the younger audience. It's so-so imho watchable but not really worth it.

    Knight's & Magic
    A mecha otaku is killed and is reborn in a medieval magical world which employs mecha used by knights. With his latent knowledge he revolutionizes the mecha world (without considering the consequences). This is probably the best show of the season and has the viewer numbers to show.
    Somewhat leans toward the younger audience, though. And it kind of reminds of classics or so the mixture gives me that impression.

    Konbini Kareshi
    This is the highschool romance show of the season I guess. But far from the level I would go for. Don't missunderstand it's not bad, just not good enough for me.




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    Post by mitsuki lover on 8/9/2017, 1:17 pm

    So so far this season looks a bit meh is what you're saying? No real stand outs?

    Monday watched Samurai Champloo for my raw Monday view. Saw the episode in which
    Jin meets and falls for the woman whose husband sells her to a brothel to meet his gambling debts.
    Always the gentleman samurai, Jin tries to help her escape her fate.
    The secondary story was about Mugin trying to make money on beetle wrestling.
    Seriously Fuu's the only one of the three that has any marketable skills as a waitress.

    Tuesday episode 26 and finale of Suzuka and speaking of high school rom coms: this one took the full series for Suzuka to admit she even likes Yamato. And we don't even get to that until the very end when she takes him back home with her so she can have a little talk to Kazuki when she's visting his grave one final time. While she's at it she lists all of Yamato's bad qualities and the fact that they fight a lot, but she still likes him.
    The ending shows them walking to school hand in hand.

    Final thoughts: this was a really fun show with a lot of great characters. It was nice to watch a series that revolved around normal people for a change. Also Honoka may have been a better choice overall for Yamato than Suzuka,but I think Suzuka ends up being the right choice for him.

    Next week on to K-ON!
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 8/11/2017, 1:02 pm

    Wed. episode 03 of Pilot Candidate which is really the fourth episode since it starts with
    episode 00.
    The boys get through their orientation and physicals. The nurses find something odd about Zero.
    Hiead, Zero and Clay end up being room mates.
    The other Repairer Candidates want Kinza to go with them to check out the guys, but she reminds them they'll have plenty of time.
    Zero and the others get into trouble when they're late because they went to a off limits part of the
    GOA to watch combat practice...
    Next week the Pilot and Repairer Candidates finally meet..which means finally Kinza and Zero! Very Happy

    Th. episode 4 of Celestial Method Yuzuri is pissed when Nonoka reminds everyone they all
    wished for the Disk together. So Yuzuri goes back to protesting on her own,but later Noel joins her.
    Turns out her main reason for the protest is because she misses the fireworks.
    Sato has a long talk with Nonoka about leaving Japan to study abroad.
    He tells her Yuzuri has always been that way since the Disk appeared.
    Yuzuri and Koharu have a fight because the former is causing a disturbance in the parking lot of
    the latter's family shop.
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    Post by Almael on 8/12/2017, 12:24 pm

    Yeah, most show aren't worth not saying they are that bad. Besides it's now summer vacation in Japan.
    Code Blue season 3 just started so I'm served.
    Continuing the list:

    Atom the beginning
    In the end it's a collection of minor life stories and everyday life. It's ok. The only part that was a bit more interesting was the highschool rescue robot competition.

    Clockwork Planet
    Short lived story with unresolved parts. It does seem to be made for moe/tsundere and the like fans.

    DanMachi Gaiden - Sword Oratoria
    2nd season of DanMachi(Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka=Is it wrong to pick up girls in a dungeon)
    The story is retold from Ais Wallensteins (& Lefiya) point of view. Seems to be made for fans of the female characters. Didn't watch half of it. The thing I don't like is that there are suddenly a bunch of level 6 and some Lv.7 adventurers, where as before lv.6 was extremely rare such that's it's like a miracle to achieve it.

    Gin no Guardian
    The story got lost somewhere including me. It became a kind of other world game.

    Seikaisuru Kado
    In the end it turned to be more of an introduction to understanding higher dimension for average joes. The higher being turns out to be aiming for getting human kind to his dimension to harness their wealth of information & potential of creating more. He is opposed by an observer who was born as a human. She for some reason got a child with our protagonist. While he fights (distract) the being she uses the universe creation tool to fast forward time. As the fights ends their daughter shows up. Having become a higher level being (for some reason) she defeats him easily. And then appears to go her own way somewhere and all's well on Earth with everything given by the higher beings gone dormant/dead.

    Shingeki no Kyojin=Attack On Titan Season 2
    It ends with the realization that Titans are other humans and that there's the other human faction.
    Meh, didn't get far from what I said at the beginning.


    Musekinin Galaxy Tylor
    2000 years after Irresponsible Captain Tylor, the Earth Federation and Raalgon Empire are gone, presumely forming the Pan Galaxy Republic which has declined and so have many empires. Reincarnate Banjou picks up a frozen girl who's Goza 168th. The show does make a cameo scene from Bodacious Space Pirates.
    Totally meh. It's a parodist comedy in a short anime format. It may be something for (weird) japanese otakus but trash for me.

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    Post by mitsuki lover on 8/14/2017, 4:46 pm

    I haven't seen either Irresponsible Captain Tylor or Bodacious Space Pirates so have nothing to compare the latter to.
    Yeah Attack on Titan did reach meh! levels once the "big surprise" was unveiled about the Titans.
    Found out yesterday there was a sequel to Suzuka called Fuuka about Yamato and
    Suzuka's eldest daughter.

    Friday episode 5 of Uta Kata the girls return to the beach to see some fire works.
    Satsuki meets a boy she knew in elementary school and he promises to meet her, but instead he
    takes off with Keiko.
    Satsuki goes off to find them and Manatsu and Ichika summon the next Djinn.
    It turns out the boy likes Keiko and Satsuki sees them kissing; Ichika and Manatsu also see it,but since they're using the power of the Djinn they can't reveal it to Satsuki.
    Later when they do meet her she tries to act all cool but breaks down and cries on Ichika's
    shoulders.

    Saturday episode 14 of xxxHOLIC Yuko and Watanuki go shopping and see twin girls.
    They act direct opposites even though they're identical. Later Watanuki runs into the older twin
    looking for her contacts. He tries to help but she tells him not to bother and he senses something wrong. He tells Yuko and she tells him that yes, the twins are human.
    Later Watanuki and Doumeki meet the younger twin at the fast food place she works at,and end up on a group date with her and her sister.
    The quartet go to the movies and the older twin wishes to end it and then something falls off her
    forehead and looks like blood spilling and her eyes go blank...

    Sunday episode 2 of Wish Upon the Pleiades so Subaru and Aoi seem to make up on the way to school. When they get there they both claim the same desk; fortunately Itsuki shows up with an
    extra desk,and then the other girls show up. The odd thing is that neither the teacher nor any of the others think it strange that they're all there.
    After much interruption the President tells the girls about the Fate Lines. This means that some time all of them had met which is why they keep meeting each other.
    Subaru goes into the observatory to return the key and meets the boy again. He says he's Minto and wants to be her friend.
    Much of the rest of the episode is Subaru learning to fly.
    Later the girls try to capture a part of the engine which turn out to be two separate parts but the same mystery boy takes them away from them.
    Back at the school the others reveal their meeting place and that they are going to be the Cosplay
    Club has their cover!
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    Post by Almael on 8/16/2017, 9:46 am

    It didn't think much of Fuuka and as a result didn't made the connection.

    Anyway, new shows I've looked at

    Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni ~with my smartphone in another world
    based on novels: Kami-sama made a mistake and droped something on Touya Mochizuki, killing him.
    As apology he is reborn in a magical fantasy alternative world, with super abilities as a bonus, and his smartphone to call Kami-sama or surf the net back home or access all information of both worlds plus godly search powers.
    Basically a culmination of all recent other world animes with a tint of ecchiness. Since when do (RPG game) slim disolve clothing (unless in a H game)? It's so-so ok. Dunno if it's worth it.

    Enmusubi no Youko-chan
    Meh.
    Another chinese anime. It seems a chinese company hired a japanese animation studio. Somewhat better than all that came before but it didn't get rid of the typical (crappy) chinese setting construct.

    Space Battleship Yamato 2202
    Remake of season 2. Same story but slightly different scenes. Same as the first remake only this time some of the designs are like from Yukikaze/Macross by a certain designer.
    Can't ditch it.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 8/16/2017, 1:13 pm

    hmmm...so as regards to Fuuka stick with Suzuka instead.

    Monday watched the finale of You're Under Arrest for my Monday Raw night.
    Funny how Animego ended the usual warning about video piracy with: "in other words:
    'You're Under Arrest!'" trying to be a bit too cute there.
    Anyways this is the episode where they finally end up busting the car theft ring, thanks to Miyuki
    not following orders but going with her gut instinct instead.
    btw: I read somewhere between the last time I saw it and Monday that Aoi is actually transgendered.Which makes sense because when I watched what I had the first time around I was wondering about why she looked a bit masculine when compared to the other women.

    Tuesday episode 1 of K-On! S 1. Yui starts her first week in high school and gets so nervous she actually misreads the clock and gets there early. She's inundated by requests to join various clubs but can't decide. Meanwhile Ritsu corrals Mio into joining the Lite Music Club, but they learn
    it's being disbanded because all the members have graduated.
    They learn this from the teacher the same time Yui shows up:instant impression:"She's a Ditz and a Klutz!" Laughing
    Eventually Tsugumi shows up and Ritsu nabs her to be part of the club even though her intent is to join the choir club(Mio wanted to join the literature club).
    They need one more to be the guitarist and keep the club going and Yui shows up because she wants to tell them in person she decided not to join; but Ritsu and the others decide to get her
    to join by playing for her.
    Afterwards she says they're really, really, really terrible but she'll join any way because they
    look like they're having fun.
    Now the only problem is to get Yui and guitar and help her to learn to play.

    The OP and ED are really fun. The OP has that entire Beatles thing going at one point (is Abbey Road the most copied/parodied album cover or what?) and as far as the ED the entire Goth thing
    was interesting. Though Mio really stands out with her being a melancholic and having black hair.
    (Ritsu btw is pretty much the Choleric of the group.)
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 8/18/2017, 12:57 pm

    Wed. episode 04 of Pilot Candidate the pilot candidates and repairer candidates finally meet.
    It gets awkward though when Kazuki...er...Zero accidentally flips MS'...er...Kinza's cap off revealing her
    cat ears. Laughing
    She runs out and the instructor tells Zero he has to go and get her or they'll both fail.
    The testing is about to begin when Wrecka tells the instructor that Roose is too fat and is given permission to leave,literallly dragging him behind her.
    Zero finds Kinza and has to literally carry her back but too late as the doors are locked.
    After Clay fails his test the doors are open and the instructor gives them what for slapping
    Kinza while Zero protests and gets punched out.
    They're up next...

    Yeah I just realized it when watching this episode Zero's Kazuki from Dual! which is why
    I decdied to have some fun with it. Laughing

    Th. episode 5 of Celestial Method Shion and Yuzuri are still mad at Nonoka but for different reasons.It's finally revealed that the real reason behind Yuzuri's anti-disk movement is because she
    blames it on the accident that put her big brother Sato in the hospital
    Nonoka and Koharu try to get fireworks but fail. Instead they are able to recreate some of the
    Fall Festival form seven years ago.
    When Yuzuri sees it she runs and to where the others are and breaks into tears to apologize for
    being the one who was at fault for everything.
    Shione is still pissed at Nonoka and only will come if there's fireworks.
    Then Noel causes a miracle: the Disk starts sprouting fireworks!
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 8/21/2017, 1:53 pm

    Friday episode 6 of Utakata the half way point now.
    Ichika decides to go to the library for some Summer studying and Manatsu tags along but gets
    bored. She finally urges Ichika to stop studying and do something else.
    On the way out Ichika sees Sei talking with Saya and misinterprets what is happening. Trying to
    get away her beads get stuck and fall out.
    Later at the park it starts to rain and the girls get wet.
    Manatsu prods Ichika to use the next Djinn; Ichika finds herself flying above the clouds.
    At home ichika develops a fever.
    Sei comes by to return the beads (he fixed them) and Ichika daydreams under the covers.
    When he goes she and Manatsu talk before she falls back to sleep; her eyes turn eye for the first time.

    Saturday episode 15 of xxxHOLIC this continues the previous episode with Watanuki and the others considered about the older twin.
    Yuko tells Watanuki later on how words can affect people and he tells the twin to think positive
    about herself; she tries and seems to be going well.
    She even gets a job at as a waitress; but then her sister shows up and starts to critize her.
    Watanuki sees a web being formed around her.
    Yuko shows up and tells them that it's not just words one thinks about oneself that can do harm.
    She asks her if she wants her help and the girl agrees.
    Later Watanuki and Doumeki find out that she now has a more positive attitude after cutting her
    hair and making herself different from her sister.

    Sunday episode 3 of Wish Upon the Pleiades it starts with the girls trying to gather another
    part of the engine but being foiled by the mystery boy again.
    Subaru goes home to find her dad working on a defective engine from work.
    The next day she has cleaning duty and meets Minto again. They do some more talking and he
    encourages her some more.
    The girls practice when another part of the engine appears.
    When the boy shows up to get it it disappears; later they find it under the sea.
    They transform into swimsuits and dive.
    When they get there the pentagram looks different because the boy has joined them.
    He warns them to be careful but they don't listen and he tries to grab the engine.
    A large water sprout appears and they have to join together to fly over it. But find themselves
    floating peacefully in space.
    Just when they think they have the engine the boy grabs it again..
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 8/23/2017, 1:50 pm

    Had to look it up in Wiki to get some things straight but anyway on Monday watched epiosde
    28 of Gundam Wing this was a recap from the pov of Trieze and Lady Une.

    Tuesday episode 2 of K-ON! Season 1. The girls help Yui look for a guitar,unfortunately none of them have enough money for the guitar she wants so they go to work counting traffic.
    Is that an actual thing in Japan?
    Finally they have the money but it's still not enough; then Tsugumi uses her influence and gets the
    price reduced( turns out the store belonged to the Consortium that her father was the president of!)
    Next day Yui wants to show off for the rest of the girls but sheepishly admits to not having practiced being too scared to ruin the guitar.

    Fun fact it appears Yui has been a total air head since nursery school.
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    Wed. episode 05 of Pilot Candidate Zero's test. All goes well until the instructor starts to talk about Zero's phobia when it comes to weightlessness,and then Kinza has to bail him out. He recovers and then manages to ace the rest of the test with her help.
    Afterwards she drags him to the airlock and tells him to suit up if he doesn't want to explode.
    Then they go outside so she can get him some help on overcoming his fear of being weightless.
    This is the only way he'll be able to pilot an Ingrid.
    Later on Victim attacks again.

    Th. episode 6 of Celestial Method Noel is pumped about winning a trip to a hot springs even
    though she doesn't know what it is; unfortunately she only gets second prize in the raffle, the hot
    springs trip goes to Shione who doesn't care about it.
    Later Koharu gets some free vouchers to the same hot springs and invites Yuzuki and Nonoka along.
    Noel gets her wish finally as Shione decides to bring her with her as her guest.
    Sato gets conned into taking care of Koharu's family store as the girls go off.
    Shione and Noel end up at the same hot springs as the other girls but some how never run into each other.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 8/28/2017, 1:53 pm

    Fri. episode 7 of Utakata and now Ichika starts falling further into the darkness.
    Sei tutors her in the park but the papers start to blow away because of the wind.
    Ichika uses the next Djinn; but she's concerned that people see her when they land on top of the
    Buddha.
    Manatsu ensures her that when they are in their transformed state normal people can't see them.
    Everything seems to go well until the end when Ichika spies Saya.
    Her jealousy erupts and she uses the power of the Djinn to nearly cause Saya to be run over,
    but she stops herself in the nick of time; afterwards she vows never to use the power of the
    Djinn again.
    At the end Saya is seen talking to someone on the telephone.
    Comment: this series raises a lot of questions,e.g. who was at the end of the phone call that
    Saya was making and who exactly does she report to?

    Saturday episode 16 of xxxHOLICthe pipe fox is still large and giving Watanuki fits.
    Yuko says they need more spiritual energy than is available to get it back to its normal size again.
    She performs a ritual with some water and a vase; soon Watanuki and the pipe fox find themselves
    swimming in the water.
    When they come out it's in another place altogether, one with talking daffodils that can
    change size.
    There is enough spiritual power in the place to shrink the pipe fox back to normal, but Watanuki
    is told his task isn't complete.
    Going further he runs into the water sprite apprentice again and gives her a present; unfortunately
    her gnomish guardians attack again and they have to run for it.
    The rain sprite appears and puts everything to rights and they send Watanuki back.

    Sunday episode 4 of Wish Upon The Pleiades this episode revolves around Hikaru. In it it is shown that she doesn't finish anything that she starts. It's also revealed that her mother is an astronomer and her father is a pianist/composer.
    He composed a song to send to the Earth's twin Gleisse.
    The girls find the next part of the engine near the moon. They practice getting enough gees to
    take them out of Earth orbit.
    Hikaru leaves a message that she's going to the moon. Since she is an honest girl her parents believe she isn't lying and set up a way so she can hear the song.
    Half way to the moon the girls can hear the music.
    Hikaru and Subaru fall out of formation when the unindentified boy attacks again(they call him
    horn head for his cap).
    Hikaru dreams that they're on the moon and of course it's made up of all sorts of delicious cheeses,
    which Subaru begins to eat( Hikaru realizes she is dreaming and thinks the dream means that she
    subconsciously thinks Subaru is a airhead! Laughing )
    They get the engine piece and find themselves back in the club room.

    Ok....it's Minato not Minto...the boy in the conservatory...Minto's another anime altogether! Laughing
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 8/30/2017, 1:39 pm

    Monday watched Omamori Himari episode " Curiosity Killed The Cat" , it followed on
    Kaesu and Himari's big fight in the previous episode with Himari still feeling sick.
    She wakes up to find Yuto sleeping with his head on the side of her bed.
    She wakes him up and shows him a pill she can take to get better; however she also reveals that
    there are side effects.
    He imagines that she'll revert back to full demon cat mode, but promises to stick with her no matter.
    Himari swallows a big black pill and immediately goes into full on cat girl mode acting all kitenishly
    playful. In the doorway Shizuku mutters, " Idiot...you know!"

    The next morning when Himari has gotten back to normal Yuto goes to see Kaesu to stop the fighting between her and Himari.
    But it ends up with him and Kaesu having their own fight.
    In the meantime Himari has ordered a replacement sword, except the demon who delivers it
    has an unique way of doing so:She swallows it whole and then vomits the contents of her
    stomach up! Rolling Eyes

    Any way after Kaesu and Yuto make up Himari arrives to protect her "Young Lord" and brings the
    other demon with her who promplty upchucks all the swords she's gathered freaking out everyone...

    Tuesday episode 3 of K-ON! Season 1. The girls have mid terms but Yui is more into learning to play her guitar. Even when she's supposed to study she has to practice her guitar. This gets in the way of her studies for midterms and as a result she is the only one of the group to fail.
    This also means that she can't take part in any club activities until she's passed a make up test;
    which means if she fails again the club will be permanently disbanded since there're only four members and they need four for it to be considered a legit club.
    Unfortunately Yui is not good at studying on her own so Mio suggests a group study at Yui's house.
    When the rest of the girls get there they are surprised that Ui is so much more maturer and level headed than her older sister.
    Ritsu becomes a distraction and Mio sends her out of the room.
    Finally the midterms make up arrives and Yui acts like she failed miserably again making the others
    feel equally dismal.
    But then she shows them the test: she actually aced it with 100% !
    So now everyone can relax and enjoy the tea and sweets as well as the band.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 9/1/2017, 1:34 pm

    BTW: Forgot to mention that Rightstuf included Princess of the Empire as part of their one day
    Sci Fi sale... No
    Stupid of me. It was I think Wednesday or so.(Did I get the title right? It's book one.)

    Wed. saw episode 06 of Pilot Candidate, the boys get to team up with the more expierenced Pro Ing pilots. Zero winds up with Arts the youngest of the Pro Ing pilots and who is also the brother of one of the current Ingrid pilots.
    There's also a flashback to when Zero was younger and his mom was still alive,
    He cries because the other kids call him Zero instead of Rei which is his true name because kanji.
    When he's telling the story to the others in the elevator he begins to wonder if GOA has done something to their memories.

    Th. episode 7 of Celestial Method which is the one I watched when I previewed it.
    Now it makes a lot more sense. Nonoka, Yuzuki and Koharu go to the cemetery to visit the grave of
    Nonoka's mother. Shione also goes to the cemetery to visit a family grave.
    There's a flashback to when the two of them met when they were younger and promised to be friends.
    Nonoka's mother shows them the stars on a telescope and they talk about seeing the meteor shower together.
    Later Shione is seen sitting in the park like she did when she was little when Noel comes along.
    She gives Noel a message to give to Nonoka: "I want to watch the meteor shower with you."
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    Friday episode 8 of Utakata this is the one where the girls go to the hospital to give wreaths to the patients. Ichika is teamed up with Michiru and Satsuki with Keiko. Ichika is given the room of a
    woman who used to be a florist but was forced to give up, even though she loves flowers.
    The woman is disgusted by Ichika's wreath and calls it trash.
    Ichika is angry and evokes the next djinn. Flower blossoms appear and the woman smiles, but it gives her a reaction.
    Michiru calls the nurse.
    Later the woman remembers who she is and who her sister is, but still Ichika feels sick for what she almost did again-cause someone pain and nearly kill them.

    Satruday episode 18 of xxxHOLIC Yuko is telling a woman client to "do it" as Watanuki stands by. Then from there the episode goes into a flashback as to how Watanuki met the woman in the first place: she walked off the sidewalk just as a motorcycle was going past and got run over.
    Watanuki saw it as he was at an equivalent of a dollar store to get some glasses for Yuko.
    Later at the hospital he gives the woman some flowers and then directs her to see Yuko.
    It turns out the woman has a compulsion to do things because she has a fear of success!
    Yuko gives her the glasses claiming that they're "magical" and to use them whenever she needs to make a decision.

    Sunday episode 5 of Wish Upon The Pleiades this one centers around Itsuki. The girls have to do a play for school and Itsuki has been nominated for princess, a role Aoi would rather have insread of prince.
    Itsuki tells Subaru that when she was younger she was a regular tomboy, and quite fearless.
    But one day she fell off a tree and hurt her head after climbing too far up a tree and falling.
    Her mother thought she would have a permanent scar,which is why Itsuki wears her hair in bangs.
    She tells Subaru this as they're practicing flying out of earth's atmosphere.
    The next part of the engine is found and they're set ahead of the others,but when everyone
    catches up to it it sends then to Saturn!
    To capture it they have to find a way through the rings which are as large as four earths combined!
    But once more they are interrupted and have a fight to capture the next piece,which they eventually do and wind up back on Earth.
    Afterwards the play is a success with Itsuki playing the prince and a chagrined Aoi playing the princess! Laughing
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 9/6/2017, 1:28 pm

    Monday episode 9 of Stellvia the great mission is about to begin and Shimpa still has doubts about her ability, but they have to be overcome soon if she's going to be able to do her best.

    Tuesday episode 4 of K-ON! Mio decides that the girls need a Summer Band Training Camp in order to be able to meet their goal. Of course Ritsu and Yui turn it into a time of goofing off.
    Even Tsugumi joins the other in having fun on the beach; her desertion finally convinces Mio.
    Later though she manages to get the girls together for a rough practice, with the two goofballs:
    Ritsu and Yui making it hard to get anything done.
    But they do manage.
    Later Ritsu arrives at Mio's house to show her pics of the outing including one of her sleeping.
    Mio wants to destroy the negatives but Ritsu reminds her that it's a digital camera!

    favorite quote: "The power of the cute compels you!" Ritsu and Yui after picturing Mio as a maid.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 9/8/2017, 1:17 pm

    Wed. episode 7 of Pilot Candidate, the games begin as Zero and Ars face off against Clay and his partner. clay's partner attacks Zero first and it looks like an easy win, but Zero pushes back.
    Kinza pushes his level up to high but the instructor tells her to lower it, as Zero needs to learn how
    to operate it manually.
    Half way through the instructor is called away by the administrator.
    They talk about the reason for GOA,and the admin. tells him that one of the current pilots made need to be replaced and ask if there's a candidate he thinks is ready.
    The instructor then shows him Zero's file.
    Back on the field Zero is thrown out of the arena and has limited time left before he's disqualified.
    The instructor tells the Repairer for the opponent to cut Zero's connection. She does, but
    everyone is stunned when Zero gets up and flies out to finish the combat.
    Meanwhile Clay is being yelled at for running instead of fighting.
    Outside the battle takes place between the Ingrids and Victim...

    Th. episode 8 of Celestial Method the gang decides to go to the Habuki Festival and make
    a planeterium for it. They each give a ticket to Noel but she says she can't go too far from the
    Disk or "Bad Things Will Happen".
    Shione is conned into helping the others with their project and sews a curtain.
    But Yuzuki's enthusaism for the project ends up with the entire thing literally going up in smoke.
    Later Noel tells Shione that she wants her and Nonoaka to be friends again so she can see their
    smiley faces again.
    Shione then remembers that Noel was the one seven years ago who had given her the message from
    Nonoaka.
    She meets her and apologies but Nonoaka says it's her that needs to apologize for the way she
    tried to forget everyone.
    They hug and resume their friendship.
    But as Shione lies in her bed she begins to think about Noel and tells Nonoaka the next day she's
    sorry but she can no longer be with her...

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