Wednesday, May 4, 2016

My Wife is a High School Girl 07 - Climate Crisis Arrives



In this summer-themed episode of My Wife is a High School Girl, the main couple and their neighbors attempt to combat the heat with binge eating, with mixed results. Later, enjoy a sports-day segment with plenty of bloomer shots to complement this show's trademark laydown-panchira imagery.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Wind ~ A Breath of Heart 06 - I know now why you cry


This latest outing of Wind ~ A Breath of Heart manages the feat of combining two mostly-distinct stories into one half-length episode, involving a shopping not-a-date and a movie sorta-date. Also of note: the use of Edvard Grieg's "Death of Ase" as the public-domain soundtrack for the movie, and the random tricks people in the park are doing with their town-given powers for the sake of amusement. Nice to have a "people with powers" series without any tournaments or "confrontations with random thugs in a restaurant" scenes.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

My Wife is a High School Girl 06 - The Trouble with Travels


In this episode, Asami and Kyousuke try to get away from the city and all their prying friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family members for some alone time. Guess how many of these obstacles they don't encounter! But at least they have time for some unerotic asphyxiation play and reenacting a classic scene from Lady and the Tramp, albeit with an Asian twist on things.

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Wind ~ A Breath of Heart 05 - Regally Blonde



This episode of Wind focuses on "doomed to be a side character" Nozomi as she battles her weak constitution to compete in the Obligatory Sports Festival, albeit one marred by rampant special-power-aided cheating. At least Kazune City is probably free of PED and HGH scandals. Meanwhile, Mysterious Girl Hikari is skipping out on athletics, but she is participating in strange and arcane miko rituals.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

My Wife is a High School Girl 05 - I'M A-FIRIN' MAH LAZOR



If you've ever seen the above .gif and wondered where it came from, then you can wonder no more. Asami and Kyousuke's secret is found out by neighbors who have the high ground, and she resorts to feline firearms in a vain attempt to explain things away. Though I do like how Kuri the kitten is frequently used in this series, both in focus and as background. Later, we meet an old woman who for some reason might object to a 17-year-old girl marrying and having children, even though such things were probably completely normal in her youth.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Wind ~ A Breath of Heart 04 - Stray Cats Underrun



In another CG-filled episode of Wind, Makoto dodges some potentially lethal cuisine, learns a bit about his family's history with the city, and spends some time philosophizing about a cat with mysterious shopkeeper Hikari. Not a bad slate for a 12-minute episode.

Funny story -- the Static-Subs translation (which has probably not been as available as A-E's for a long time, due to BakaBT hosting A-E) for Hourglass of Summer 02 called Koutarou's best friend "Tsutomu" instead of "Takeshi" on several occasions. Clearly they were working on this series at the same time, and the team got their "VN adaptation MC's male best friend whose name starts with T" mixed up. It baffled me for awhile after I first transcribed SS' Hourglass subs, until I started working on both of these shows at roughly the same time myself.

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Monday, February 15, 2016

My Wife is a High School Girl 04 - Secrets and Lies



Happy Valentine's Day to all, or at least those of you on the west coast of the US where it's still 2-14 for another ten minutes. But despite significant amounts of booze, I bring you the fourth episode of My Wife is a High School Girl, where female empowerment takes a turn for the aggressive in the form of a fellow teacher who won't take no for an answer. (Whether she actually says the line pictured above is another matter.) But still, I never thought I'd have to research gravitational lensing effects for a romance dramedy anime in a distinctly mundane setting, but stranger things have happened.

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