That’s why we have gates – To keep out lolis
Anime isn’t quite the most family-friendly form of entertainment of late in the tanuki household since the 2 series I’m currently watching are Yosuga no Sora and Legend of the legendary heroes. The 2 shows have been (rather) aptly summarised as -
1) The show where kids are sexually active.
2) The show where kids are thoughtlessly murdered.
Hardly appropriate stuff to relax with after a tough day at work but the dark/heavy themes are greatly mitigated by the absorbing tales and storytelling as we have with YnS 07. Continue reading
It is said that more often than not, it's the genki ones with the problems
Episode 6 is testimony to FEEL’s powress in character-craft given how they managed to flesh out Akira so fully in 2 mere episodes. I enjoyed also how the revelations in this episodes shed light on Akira’s reactions in the previous ep. I had initially thought it was fear written on Akira’s face when she ran into Kazuha’s mother just before the miko dance. I now know it’s a pained helplessness which subsequently crystallised into miko tears. Continue reading
My path to financial ruin can be traced back to the Summer of 2007 when Zyl returned from Japan with the fable K-books trump collection. That box of concentrated bishoujo goodness subsequently ignited a frenzied love for 2D artwork that further led to a crazed acquisition of artbooks.
3 years later, K-books releases a new deck as if to rejuvenate our love for 2D art (not that there was any sign of a flagging interest actually). And an ambassador of bishoujo love, it is both my privilege and pleasure to share the Spade suit for the K-books trump collection 2010.
My favourites in this suit include
1. Ace of Spade (Ryouka)
2. Five spades (Asukabe Akira)
3. Queen of Spades (Kantoku)
I’m especially intrigued by Ryouka’s frilly work given my penchant for bishoujos in lace/ribbons. Asukabe sensei needs to bless the world with an illustration collection too. His soft rendering of bishoujo is clearly in the realm of the divine. Continue reading
Genki miko beats up tsundere ojou
Pardon the misleading title. There was no Kazu-Akira showdown over Haruka in Yosuga no Sora 05. (Though that would have been very welcomed). The battle take place, instead, on the tanuki bishoujos rankings where the Miko almost trumped the Ojousama. Very VERY nearly. Now, not wanting to be classified as manslut (cf: suguru), my current YnS bishoujos rankings are stabilised at( as before) -
1. Kasugano Sora (I don’t expect ANY movements for the rest of the series)
2. Migiwa Kazuha (Took a beating from miko chan this evening)
3. Amatsume Akira (Threatening to topple Kazuha).
Those who follow my YnS posts would know how much I luuuurve Kazuha. The near-breaking of the ironclad tanuki fidelity only goes to show how great episode 5 was. Here’s 4 reasons -
A. Amatsume Akira
Few things bring greater happiness to a tanuki than seeing to his beloved bishoujo receive the tender, loving attention she deserves. Kudos to FEEL for bringing out so fully the various facets/layers of Akira’s charms/struggles. Personally, I’m weak to kind, thoughtful bishoujos who put others before than themselves and Akira really hits the spot as she bathes with others in her warm light despite the looming inner darkness. Continue reading
If only it was ALL Sora…
And the mystery of the ‘extra’ blu ray episodes is finally solved. Yosuga no Sora would be presented in an omnibus format with overlapping ‘common’ episodes such that each volume houses a self-contained arc of a haremette.
Many thanks to animesuki forumer Snowgoon for the below info -
Blu-ray Vol 1. Kazuha route : Ep 1,2,3,4
Blu-ray Vol 2. Akira Route : Ep 1,2,5,6
Blu-ray Vol 3. Nao Route : Ep 1,7,8,9
Blu-ray Vol 4. Sora Route : Ep 1,7,10,11,12 Continue reading