Tari Tari

This obviously slice-of-life series was a pain to finish for the reason that I was never a fan of slice-of-life series especially those that have a school setting. If I use that reasoning though, it’s like I’m denouncing more than half the population of anime series (since I also dislike shoujo). However, I do give credit to slice-of-life series if they manage to make me think of other things besides the usual idiocy and slowness that the series has. Tari Tari could’ve been better— I shall establish that now— but it does resonate with me in terms on how music should be loved because I am a frustrated pianist.

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Robotics;Notes 13& 14 – The Frau Overload

Partially back to writing episodic reviews though I’m writing entries once every two weeks. In addition, it’s only Robotics;Notes for this time since it’s my assignment on Population GO and I’ll be posting the unedited version.

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Under immense emotional and psychological stress, hikkikomoris are sexually active- at least they give the illusion they do. Or maybe that’s just Frau’s defense mechanism.

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Varied for a Reason

Picture 33This screencap has no relation to what I am about to talk about— actually it has some indirect correlation to it, but I am not quite sure if other people will perceive it from this post.

I have noticed that my blog is not as centered as people would perceive it to be. I will be honest to myself by saying that it has become slightly personal in the sense that there are posts drizzled with college decision problems & experiences, along with personal beliefs here and there. Yet, the otaku & writer side has continued to prevail amidst such posts, but it gets me wondering whether I am not getting as much “commenters” because I cannot stick to a topic.

Then it hit me.

My site’s tagline does make sense, A World of Infinite Possibilities. A person could be limited to talking about traveling or maybe food, but I know from my disposition that I cannot handle such constraints. Maybe that is how I see myself—filled with infinite possibilities. By being someone who continues to try new activities and gain experiences through college, I can show that the world is indeed filled with possibilities. In addition, I could continue satiating the otaku & writer side of me, because the world does not necessarily constitute a reality; it could also mean other worlds like the Internet realm or the TV-verse.

I think that is how this is supposed to work. Hopefully, it continues working.

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Fall 2013 Noitamina: Did I Just Break My Noitamina Rule?

Ailia’s Noitamina Rule — The viewer will only be interested in one Noitamina series in a season and that series is extensively followed. For example, between Bunny Drop and No.6, the viewer picks Bunny Drop to extensively follow for the duration of the season. In the event of dual interests at the beginning of the season, there is a chance that the viewer will give up on one series midway. For example, the viewer is interested in both Un-Go and Guilty Crown at the beginning. However, due to plot development, the viewer’s interest towards Guilty Crown diminishes and drops the series midway.

I started on Robotics;Notes first in case I would be able to write Population GO reviews for it. I appreciated the series for its pacing and its ability to distract people from the 5pb. presence prevalent in 5pb. Visual Novels turned anime. However, I realize that I am horrible with due dates, so I opted to not give my services this time.

MAL, on the other hand, decides to suggest to me to watch Psycho-Pass. Now I was hesitant at first because I have a Noitamina rule, but when Psycho-Pass’s reviews say that it’s similar to Ghost in the Shell, I was sold— completely.

Forgot to take a shot for Robotics;Notes

Forgot to take a shot for Robotics;Notes

After 11 episodes of both Robotics;Notes and Psycho-Pass (22 episodes in total), I have not lost interest in either, which is strange considering the last time I tackled two Noitamina’s, I dropped one after 6 episodes (a.k.a Guilty Crown’s beach scene). However, I get this strange feeling that I will be dropping Robotics;Notes midway through Winter 2013 season because of its plot development.

Factors Affecting Whether The Series Will Be Followed

Robotics;Notes

Psycho-Pass

~ Slow Pacing: Eleven episodes in and no explicit sign who the antagonist is~ Conspiracy: The series manages to piece information together in order to show that there is indeed some conspiracy on the island and not just weird occurrences~ Dream & Will Dependent: The series tackles the importance of continuing the dreams of others and that progress can only be done through one’s self and other like-minded/willed people. ~ Antagonist Development: The episodes were used to flesh out the personality and crime style of the anime’s antagonist~ Psychological Ethics: The last episode manages to point out that the system in determining who is good or bad is indeed flawed.~ Technological Dependence: Related to Psychological Ethics. The flawed system causes those working with such technology to be too system-dependent unable to act on will.

Commonalities

Genre: Science Fiction & Thriller (slight Psychological)

Theme: Heavy on the use of Technology

Aren’t tables amazing for noting differences? Therefore, I will start this Noitamina segment in case I find myself in the same predicament of following both Noitamina series in a season. It’ll be a comparison of what happened in both Noitamina series during a week.

Dennou Coil

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A high school classmate of mine suggested that I watch Dennou Coil, which was 4 years ago. After 4 years of arduous and serendipitous searching, I watched Dennou Coil in one sitting. Staying in bed while watching Dennou Coil at 3am can be considered hazardous and ill-beneficial to one’s health, but I didn’t mind because Dennou Coil was worth it.

You happen to move to a new city; coincidentally, another person also does. Coincidentally, both of you have the same first name. However, that person hates your guts and you don’t know why. In addition, you’ve met her brother who she is possessive about— and in a parallel word. Throw in a scientifically progressed world wherein glasses can be connected to one’s consciousness AND a conspiracy; voila, you’ve just found yourselves in Dennou Coil.

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