Archive for November, 2008

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So Much Anime…So Much Time

November 13, 2008

Listening to: Ai wo Shiru Kisetsu by Yui Horie & Sakura Nogawa

It’s been a bit since I did a screencap/anime update I guess? But I guess this time I have quite a bit to talk about anime-wise.

Where to start, really? I guess with Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai. Honestly, what an amazing series, even better than Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. The outcome really took me by surprise, honestly. I couldn’t believe Takano’s role in the anime. I also couldn’t wait for Hanyuu’s appearance since she’s just too adorable (still though, Rika is a much cuter loli, hehe). I never was able to think of seiyuu Yui Horie as being able to be scary before, but when Hanyuu got angry, I was pretty scared. >_< The ending, though intense and breath-taking, was especially prodigious, the way everyone banded together in Rika’s time of need, the way Rika didn’t give up on believing she would break the time-loop, the way Hanyuu started to have faith…it was all astounding. I also watched the special for Higurashi (Nekogoroshi-Hen) which was okay for being a special. I just can’t wait until Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei!

Next, my good friend Angelo told me I should watch an anime called Claymore. I was very hesitant to watch this anime he recommended, you see, because the anime I tend to watch consist of themes such as moe, slice-of-life, fantasy, romance, loli, comedy, magical girl, school, and other such themes; Claymore, I knew, was nothing like any anime I had ever seen. Reluctantly I downloaded Claymore, and to my surprise, I was hooked from the very first damn episode and ended up finishing it in three days. The storyline was just completely amazing, the characters were easy to fall in love with, and the conflict was like none I’d ever seen. Not to mention that the animation was so beautiful that I didn’t take any screencaps; it was just one of those anime where the animation is so good that you just can’t take screencaps. The end battle between the almost-awakened Clare and Priscilla was enough to make me sweat. I plan on reading the manga hopefully sometime soon. Claymore was absolutely the best anime I’ve seen in probably two or three years. It showed me that it’s good to step out of the norm every once in a while.

Also I’ve completed a few more anime since my last screencap update. First I’ll describe Asatte no Houkou. It’s a story about a young girl named Karada who makes a wish on a wishing stone to become older so as not to be a burden on her older brother, but the wish comes true; Karada becomes older while her brother’s ex-girlfriend, Shouko Nogami, becomes the age that Karada was. This anime was just okay; nice animation and everything, but the storyline just didn’t capture me.

Next I watched an OVA called True Love Story, which I won’t even bother going into detail about because it just wasn’t that great. Today I finished an anime called Binbou Shimai Monogatari, which was about two sisters, Asu and Kyou Yamada, who are very poor; their mother died when Asu was a baby and their father left them because of gambling. The story is basically their day-to-day life and the incidents they encounter together as they struggle to make ends meet. It was an okay series with an okay storyline. Lastly I finished the second season of Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan. I wasn’t nearly as pleased with the second season (if you can even call it that) than I was with the first season. It just seemed entirely too rushed to me, but I took screencaps anyway.

Lastly I’ll go over what anime I am currently watching. The first one I started watching is ef – a tale of melodies. I’m very pleased with this anime, just as I was with ef – a tale of memories. I was very glad to learn that Chihiro is in this anime as well, because I became very attached to Chihiro-chan in ef – a tale of memories. I won’t be taking any screencaps for this series because it’s another of those series like Claymore where you just can’t. Next I watched the first part of the OVA for Seto no Hanayome. Even though I never finished the TV series for Seto no Hanayome, I still wanted to watch the OVA. I really liked that they did a spoof of Bruce Willis in it, as I am a huge fan of him. XD Lastly, I am also watching an anime called Nanaka 6/17. It’s about a girl named Nanaka Kirisato who, after getting into a fight with her friend, falls down a flight of stairs, hits her head, and because of the accident reverts to the mind of a six-year-old. I like it so far.

Anyway, enough ranting! Screencap time, starting with Asatte no Houkou.


the young Karada Iokawa


the adult Karada Iokawa


Karada dressed-up


a nice smile


adult Shouko Nogami


child Shouko Nogami


Shouko


Shouko and Hiro Iokawa when they were dating, a few years prior to where the storyline begins


Hiro at the start of the storyline

That was Asatte no Houkou; next is Seto no Hanayome Jin.


San from the OP


Luna from the OP


Mawari from the OP


Iinchou from the OP


Masa-san from the OP


Luna Edomae


Bruce Willis XD


rofl

Okay; now Binbou Shimai Monogatari.


Asu and Kyou Yamada


Asu hiding


troubled sisters


Asu and Kyou at a festival


looking troubled again


from the last episode


full Asu


Kyou and Asu staring at the sakura tree


^_^;;


Kyou and Asu care about each other very much

Lastly, Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan 2:


DEATH


DEATH


DEATH


>__<


Dokuro-chan giving a thumbs-up


Dokuro-chan in her bikini


wow


strange things happen when Sakura is horny…


cute!


Zakuro


RANDOM HEAD

I’ll post another screencap update when I complete more anime as usual. Until then, see you later.

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ef – a tale of melodies.

November 13, 2008

Egao no Chikara by Mai Gotou
from the single Fermata

mp3: http://www.sendspace.com/file/f1sft6

hikaru kaze odayaka ni
kumo makara yureru

hibiki au oto ga kirameite
nakushikaketa kibou sae
kitto mitsukerareru hazu

anata no oto gyutto dakishime
tsunaida sono te wo hanasanai
wasurenai de taisetsuna koto
egao wa mirai ni tsuzuiteru

ochiru kage fureru te ni
natsukashii nioi

afuredasu namida oshi komete
tooku tooku sora no mukou
kitto tadoritsukeru hazu

anata no koe mune ni daite
shinjiru tsuyosa ni kaeteiku
wasurenai wa ano hohoemi
egao wa anata ni tsuzuiteru

kanashii toki mo ureshii toki mo
tsunai da kono te hanasanai
isshoni ikou kono mirai wo
egao de futari arukidasou

Romanized by oyogenai

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai

November 8, 2008

Taishou a by anNina
from the single Taishou a

mp3: http://www.sendspace.com/file/n2vzj1

anata no nakigara ni tsuchi wo kakeru
sore ga kinjirarete ita toshite mo
junsui na manazashi no kairaku ni wa
kakushi kirenai yuuwaku ga atta

doushite tsumi ga aru no darou
doushite batsu ga aru no darou

hone no saki wa amari ni mo shiroku
mugen ni tsuzuku yami wo sasotta
nanimokamo ga azayaka ni miete
sugu ni kieteshimau

anata no omoide ni kagi wo kakeru
sore ga soko na wareteita toshite mo
kuruoshii aijou no okusoko ni wa
osae kirenai shoudou ga atta

kakera wo hiroi atsume nagara
yume no owari wo matteita

tsumi ga aru no wa akirameteiru kara
batsu ga aru no wa motome sugiru kara
nanimokamo ga okizari ni sarete
mawaru mawari tsuzukeru

asa ga kureba waraeru darouka
ano hi no you ni waraeru darouka
nakushita mono wa nani hitotsunai to
negau negai tsuzukeru

Romanized by oyogenai

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai

November 8, 2008

S・A・G・A ~Rinne no Hate ni~ by Yukari Tamura
from the single Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai ~character case book~ vol.1

mp3: http://www.sendspace.com/file/xgxnrq

hakanai rinne no hane oto ga kikoeru
tokigakuru…tokigakuru…
“ano kanashimi ga mata hajimaru”

kodou to tomo ni kieyuku anata no kioku
nomareteku…nomareteku…
“kono inochi nado kureteyaru”

butai no maku wa ori te sangeki wo kurikaesu
kieteyuku sono koe wo Ah tori modoshitai no

kanashii S·A·G·A wo uta ni kaete watashi no mune de o nemuri nasai
hikari kagayaku sono deguchi wo motomete aragau

shinryoku ni kodama suru dareka no himei
kasanatte…kasanatte…
“sono yokubou ga mita sareru”

dare hitori nakama ga kakeru kotonaku
hitotsuzutsu…hitotsuzutsu…
“sono kakera wo tsunai de”

shi to iu tsuki wo utsusu minamo wo kaki kesu tame ni
eien ni owaranai Ah kono roku gatsu kara

itoshii hibi wo chikara ni shite hakanai inori mi wo musubu nara
akirame kaketa sono deguchi no saki wo ikitai no

omoi doori ni sase hashinai
sou, higurashi no naku koro ni.

kanashii S·A·G·A wo uta ni kaete watashi no mune de o nemuri nasai
hikari kagayaku sono deguchi wo motomete aragau

yagate umareru atarashii sekai kono tamashii ni kizan da kioku to
shinjiru kiseki te wo tsunai de tachi mukatteiku

kitto waraeru no…

Romanized by oyogenai

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai

November 8, 2008

Nanodesu by Yui Horie
from the single Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai ~character case book~ vol.1

mp3: http://www.sendspace.com/file/uxhygn

boku wa Hanyuu to moushi masu boku no sugata wa miemasen (nanodesu)
zutto mukashikara koko ni imasu dakedo Rika shika shirimasen (nanodesu)

minna no nakama ni haitte sawai de hashai de mitai na nanodesu
bukatsutte nandaka tanoshisou ii na ii na ii na!

boku wa Hanyuu to moushi masu sugu ni auau shichaimasu (nanodesu)
nazeka Rika to wa erishi ga fukaku te kankaku RINKU shitemasu (nanodesu)

Rika tte tokidoki choppiri ijiwaru yasagurete imasu nanodesu
tarai mono wa iya tabenai de ahyaa!
karai! tsurai no de hyu~ jitabata

minna no egao ga kirakira suru
sonna mirai ni ikitai na
nanimo dekizu ni kanashikunaru
miteru koto shika dekinakute
hiriki na boku…demo koko ni iru nanodesu

boku wa Hanyuu to moushi masu suki na no wa amai monodesu (nanodesu)
SHUUKURIIMU ga suki suki daisuki! dakedo jibun ja kaemasen (nanodesu)

ENJIERUMOOTO no DEZAATO ze~nbu tanon de mitai na nanodesu
shuupafe tottemo oishisou ii na ii na ii na!

boku wa Hanyuu to moushi masu jitsu wa takano ga kirai desu (nanodesu)
tatari to ka kyoofu to ka chigau no desu! kanchigai mo hanahadashii (nanodesu)

komatta toki ni haauau shinagara minna no mawari wo patapata
nanimo dekinai gomennasai gomennasai
gomennasai…patapata…

shouwa gojuuhachi nen ryoku gatsu
sono saki no sekai mitaina
zetsubou igai no akarui mirai
shinjirukoto wa dekiru hazu
hiriki na boku…demo koko ni iru nanodesu

mou sugu jikan ga
mou sugu yattekimasu nodesu
wasuremasen
boku ga miteita koto zenbu

minna no egao ga kirakira suru
sonna mirai ni ikitai na
nanimo dekizu ni setsunakunaru
boku wa naze koko ni iru no…?
hiriki na boku…demo koko ni iru

shouwa gojuuhachi nen ryoku gatsu
sono saki no sekai mitaina
zetsubou igai no akarui mirai
shinjiru koto wa dekiru hazu
hiriki na boku…demo koko ni iru nanodesu

Romanized by oyogenai

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ef – a tale of melodies.

November 6, 2008

ebullient future (English) by ELISA
from the single ebullient future

mp3:http://www.sendspace.com/file/g0idzp

Love, I’ve got to feel it
If you put your trust in me
I know what my life would be
Oh, you are all I ever need

I try to hear what you say
So I pray
But you’re fading away
Don’t go and break my fragile heart
We won’t fall apart
‘Cause you’re my only star

I wonder why my tears come at night
Calling you, so like a little child
All the things you have in mind
I wish I could see your insides

I feel alone and empty
You’re far, that’s why I can’t bear to be
Move on, but it’s not that easy
Oh, don’t you know I still believe

No one can stand in your way
Here I stay
There’ll be another day
Won’t cry and get rid of scars
Always in my heart
Gotta find a way to start

How am I supposed to know what’s right
Missing you, and I do lose my mind
Just wanna be by your side
I will wait for your love and smile

I’ve been thinking of you, my dream…
Every time I take a breath, feel brand new
Open up your heart with my key
Oh, can’t you hear my heartbeat

My love, you’ve got to feel it
And if we put our trust in you and me
You know what our lives would be
Oh, you are the one I believe

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

November 2, 2008

why, or why not by Rekka Katakiri
from the single why, or why not

mp3: http://www.sendspace.com/file/t6y3oi

To get my happiness I had done everything,
but had done nothing to be blamed and accused of.
The sound of footsteps became louder every day,
Then I noticed the fact there was no time.

I was a believer in life to be myself always,
and was asking whether I would be alive.

Give me a reason why not to adopt in this way,
or judge me to be guilty of so many incurable sins.
Tell me why, or why not. Complaining way too much,
maybe I overlooked something fatal for me.

The whole world was at a complete standstill,
and I was in fetters at the mercy of the mob.
The silent warning became louder every day.
Then I kept pretending not to hear.

Its meaning had been in the eyes of beholder all along.
It had grown dark before I found a sign.

“Among the nonsense tragedies, what on earth are you looking for?
You only have to be honest to yourself and your own fate.”
Tell me why, or why not. Complaining way too much,
maybe I overlooked something fatal for me.

There is nobody who knows there will be nobody.
Except for me, the whole world has gone mad.

So what is forgiveness you are willing to withhold?
What is the well-being you are willing to make?
Now what? So what? Don’t you come interrupt me, oh please.
While I am interrupting myself.

Romanized by oyogenai