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Eight new cards

December 7, 2008

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As announced here are the next 8 cards for the anime top trump set. This time the featured studios are Madhouse Production and Studio Deen, both having a rather broad spectrum in story themes and in quality of their animation. In fact  I was pretty surprised about which basically different animes were produces by the same studio, because I never really took notice of the producing studio while watching anime until recently. Of course it’s quite natural for a big studio to produce on different quality levels and within different anime themes, but I just haven’t bothered to think about it until now.

Well, here are the links:

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Wallpaper Week Day 7

February 17, 2008

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Yeah, the ending of the first season of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni was quite cheesy, but I really liked it. Call me soft if you want, after all those “bad ends” I surely granted the people (or better pupil) of Hinamizawa this good one (which wasn’t good after all, but that’s a different season’s story). The fight between Rena and Keiichi as the grand finale with both of them strangely enjoying this showdown and its touching aftermath was just a great watch for me. Thus to this moment’s memento and because its such a nice homage to Fate/stay night I’ve added this wallpaper to my shuffle.

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My Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 11

December 23, 2007

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

One Girl to take me back in time
Two Yaka to brighten up my night
Three Sisters to let me laugh anew
Four Ghibli Movies to complete my set
Five sad Girls in the snow to make me care
Six Ghost Hunters to find my missing spirit
Seven Servants to lead me to the grail
Eight Hackers to put me in amaze
Nine Aquarians to lighten up my day
Ten Pupil to leave me in despair

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

And eleven People to alter my fate.

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New Seasons News

December 18, 2007

(Taken from ANN):

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Third Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Season Announced

RenaThe official blog for the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni franchise on the Japanese Animate.tv website has announced that a third season has been greenlit for production. The blog entry says that no details have been decided, but it also says that people can look forward to Higurashi no Naku Koro ni in 2008. A live-action film had been previously announced for 2008.

The first anime series based on the murder mystery visual novel software aired in Japan in 2006, and Geneon Entertainment released part of the series in North America in 2007 before it ceased in-house production and distribution of anime. The second season premiered in Japan in July, although its final episodes were preempted or cancelled on several stations in the aftermath of real-life assaults.

Source: Ultimatum

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What the heck? Thought this would be over after this season, but hey, count me in!

And on other news (also taken from ANN):

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New Haruhi Suzumiya Anime Series Details Revealed

YukiThe official Japanese website for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya television anime series has announced further details about the franchise‘s next anime project. In the spirit of the first anime series and the Haruhi Suzumiya science fiction comedy light novels that spawned the franchise, the announcement was made in a roundabout, cryptic manner.

On Tuesday, the site “disappeared” and began displaying a false error message that read, “The page cannot be found.” A second message then appears over the first message; it states that a computer program is starting up and prompts the user for a password. If the user enters “K,” “N,” “S,” “A,” and “K” (the initials of the family names of the members of SOS brigade, the main characters in the series) into the password fields and selects the radio button to the right, a fake xterm terminal session opens. A series of messages from “YUKI.N” confirms that the key to the “emergency escape program” has been found and asks for a final confirmation before starting the program. If the user hits the enter key, a new page opens that shows the character Yuki and lists the production credits of the new series.

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Well, they are messing with us again. I wish they would finally start with the new season, but the ride sure is fun. A detailed translation of the haruhi.tv website can be found here.

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Damn!

March 7, 2007

ANN posted at 2007-03-06 21:35 EST:

As I said: Damn!

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Second Season alert

December 7, 2006

for Higurashi no Naku Koro ni! Just Yay! (link)

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12-6-06 (4:52PM EST)—- Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Second Series

It’s that time of the month in Japan when advance copies of the big anime magazines start going out. A tidbit found in one unspecified mag confirms rumors on a portended second animation series for Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. No other details are available.

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I expect nothing less than a lot of fun, cuteness, blood and winking.

Mion/Shion & Rena

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

August 31, 2006

*kana* *kana* *kana*

I won’t get much into details of this series. It is nearly over (just watched episode 21 of 26) and other sites already do a great job blogging about it (Anime on my Mind, Memento). Just this much: It’s about a small village, peaceful at first sight but with a mystic past which influences the present (or better 1983, the time the story takes place). For some time now horrible murder take place each year during a special festival hold for Oyashiro-sama, the patron saint of the village. These victims are said to be “spirited away” by Oyashiro for crimes against the peace of the village. Keiichi Maebara, recently moved to the village, gets caught in these events together with four female classmates.
Special about this anime that it “restarts” after each 4-6 episodes with the same background story but with a new distinction of friend and foe. At the beginning of each arc the anime is pretty much like a harem comedy with much cuteness and moe, but with the progression of the story it gets more and more eerie and in the end at least some of the major characters get kill in a horrible and bloody way (often enough by one of the other major characters). Many questions raise through the first four arcs about how, why and by whom the shown events are driven and if they are of supernatural origin. The last episodes (which are airing at the moment) give some (maybe all) answers to these questions.
This anime might have some (or maybe many) story loop holes and the animation quality is mediocre at best, but I am really hooked on it and eagerly await each new episode. But be warned, it is 16+ rated (at least)!