Sunday, July 26, 2009

Yuri Mania 16: Kanamemo 2 and 3

Gokigenyou! Welcome to another episode of yuri-related posts. This week it's a double feature, sorta... Review of Kanamemo episodes 2 and 3! I'm going to try to not spoil it for anyone who wants to watch this time around. There's a ton of screenshots, so I won't dilly-dally with excessive text...

Kanamemo Episode 2
This is very reminiscence of Voltes V for me...

This episode starts off right after Kana just moved in from the last episode. She just woke up and by now everyone's on the job delivering the paper, real early. But Kana thinks they've been abducted by aliens...

So now it's up to the boss, Saki, to teach Kana what it is she'll be doing; delivering newspapers.

Hamster reading newspaper... More of Kana's imagination going crazy.

Hamster aliens! She's just not letting go of that alien thing. That's a running gag for half of the episode by the way.

Saki getting tired of Kana's alien remarks ^^; Very alien-like, or maybe Millia Rage (from Guilty Gear)?

That's the other plot... Kana needs to learn how to ride a bike. I don't blame her though; I never learned how to ride a bike until I was 15 years old...

Haruka explaining how heavy the newspaper that they have to deliver.

The following screenshots shows how messed up Haruka's imagination is... She's really hung up on Kana being a baby for some reason ^^;
Saki slaps here back to her senses with her Millia Rage/alien-like hair.

I won't say what happened here... let's just say Yuuki just lost her senses :P

Mouth to mouth? For someone who just fainted?

OH that explains it... Yuuki will perform the mouth to mouth to Yume in a more comfortable place in the portable washroom...

Looks like Yuuki's recovered well ^_^

Haruka just won't let her go!

But here is Haruka's competition comes stumbling along. Enter: Mika Kujiin, voiced by none other than Rie Kugimiya. And some folks would know that Kugimiya-san is quite popular for her...

...DERE roles.

That doesn't stop Haruka from stalking Kana... she is one crazy lady, I tells ya!

Looks like this will be one of those slice-of-life anime along with another slice of yuri added on. At least this is the impression I'm getting. Lots of cute moments which I don't mind. Lots of laughs too. Seems like with the new character, Mika Kujiin, coming into the fray will make it more interesting. You don't see yuri tsundere that often ^^;

Kanamemo Episode 3
The third episode begins with Kana coming back to school for the first time ever since her grandmother passed away. And also begins with the typical, "I'm late, I'm late" scene.

OMG... I share the same fetish as Haruka does!

This one's for Coco :)

Saki's cute smile attracts the shota population.

But in actuality, it's her business smile, hoping to get more subscribers. She's evil I tells ya! I can see why she's the manager... but how did she get the job in the first place? Not even Kana has asked why!

Kana's friends from the opening shows up, but they're as interesting as a slice of toast... at least in this episode anyway.

Here's the main event! The mysterious transfer stu... I mean, the tsundere transfers to Kana's school.

"I am not interested in normal human being!" ... Oops, wrong tsundere introduction...

Kana being attacked by Haruka yet again ^^; I never get tired of this just because it's a yuri attack XD

Wow... So they do admit Haruka is a pervert ^^;

Yep, this episode is about Kana mastering the smile. How very interesting, eh? Well it was kinda so-so, but there were some funny moments.

Kana's smile is that scary!

Not even a smile Haruka can love...

Maki doesn't like it either! On another note, I can see people using this screenshot to make parodies for other characters if they try... just like Ana Coppola's face from Ichigo Mashimaro.

Ut-oh... Kana's gained another stalker.

Ah yes, the #1 excuse stalkers use when they get caught ^^;

No loli panty shot for you! ...At least not until the DVD release.

Mika's deredere face after Kana calls her by her first name. Bright red!
Kana just pushes all the right buttons to make Mika blush beet red! ^^

But back home, Haruka still has the advantage to be near the #1 yuri target, Kana.

Kana finally develops her smile, just like all normal happy ending... but you'll have to watch the episode yourself what that smile looks like :P

So far it's a very mundane series, but I really like how the tsundere yuri is developing. And hey the next one is the mandatory beach/swimsuit episode. I'll be sure to put in all the yuri screenshots for the Yuri Maniacs ^_^

Otanjoubi Omedetou Aniki!

July 26th is my brother's birthday! Yep, our birthdays are 10 days apart. Though he's 6 years older than me... 5 years and 355 days to be exact :P "Aniki" means "big brother", by the way.

He's the one who inadvertently got me into anime back when I was really young. I can't even remember how old I was, but I know he was showing me Voltes V at a really young age. I can't even pronounce Voltes back then... I called it "wortel". For the non-Indonesians out there, "wortel" means "carrot" ^^;

He's got me into a lot of things later on too. Namely Inital D, and that got me into cars (a little bit) and some of its Eurobeat music, including MOVE who did the theme songs to Initial D. So which is why I'm giving him the latest MOVE album, Humanizer. Although neither of us played Kingdom Hearts, my brother's always been a Mickey Mouse fan (whereas I was a Donald Duck fan :P). When he bought me my present, the Ayanami Rei maid figure, he also saw this and I told him I'll get him this for his birthday. So hopefully he enjoys his birthday.

July 26th is also Lunamaria Hawke's birthday! Happy birthday Lunamaria ^_^ Which is why I used Lunamaria's picture on my cell phone whenever my brother calls me XD

Here are a couple of Lunamaria pictures to put up some of my otaku quota in my posts ^^;

Image from Gelbooru

This one is also from Gelbooru, but the artist has his own website... Do visit him to find other cute anime and video game girls drawn in CG!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Cospa and Me

You can never have enough protection... AT Field T-shirt, the Azure, the ring that wards off fire, and Imagine Breaker, that nulls any effects of magic and psychic powers. Just a sample of Cospa's anime-related merchandise that I wear everyday... The Imagine Breaker is a glove, so I don't wear that in summer ^^; The Azure is a ring on a necklace from the series Shakugan no Shana that the main character Yuji Sakai wore after he obtained it from Friagne the hunter. The AT field is from Neon Genesis Evangelion. Nothing can penetrate an AT field, except another AT field. I have quite a sufficient protection here :P

So yes, I'm one of Cospa's biggest customer. I love my anime related-shirts and items. If I had more money I'd buy every single shirt I see from them!

Below you can see me surrounded by my shirts while I wore my Shana windbreaker. Not really a good idea to wear a jacket during summer... I was sweating while waiting for my brother to get me a nice angle of me, my room and my shirts.

I'm using the picture above for the Otacool post over at

Here are the shirts without myself in it. I took out everything from my bed to make this all fit! I believe I counted 22 Cospa shirts. Do you have any?

A closeup from the side of my bed. Now you can see the Spice and Wolf shirt just below the window.

Close up of the ones on the bed.

Here's a full list of my Cospa shirts (not in any order):
  • Wing Gundam Custom Zero shirt
  • 2 Ayanami Rei shirts, one white, one black
  • SOS Brigade shirt
  • Haruhi Suzumiya concert shirt
  • 5 different Saber shirts, including Saber Lion and Saber Alter
  • Saber's Excalibur shirt
  • Black Rock Shooter shirt
  • Fuko shirt from Clannad
  • Kanu Unchou shirt from Ikki Tousen
  • Taiga Aisaka shirt from ToraDora!
  • Roberta shirt from Black Lagoon
  • Moyashimon shirt
  • 3 Shana shirts
  • Torch shirt from Shakugan no Shana
  • Spice and Wolf shirt
And this isn't even all of my anime shirts... still got a couple more from JList and freebies from DVDs.