Thursday, August 21, 2014

Mizuiro Jidai 08 - Sad Girl in Snow



After a quick time skip of a couple of months from the Christmas party in ep 07, it's time for Valentine's Day and all the heartbreak, drama, and chocolate that go along with it. Watch out for some fairly obvious moralizing to the audience about proper student behavior and all that junk.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Saint October 25 - You must be hardened with fire!



Saint October's second-to-last episode brings us a battle royale with extra cheese, as all of the Goth Lolis face off against their greatest friends and greatest foes. Only the powers of true love, sadism, and masochism can save them now. And then things get really weird (even by Saint October standards) at the very end.

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If anyone's curious about the subjects of the dedication at the end of the ED, they were two of my fellow convention staffers who lost their lives in tragic accidents over the past couple of months. (Consult Google if you want details.) While they weren't exactly hardcore anime fans per sé, I felt they deserved to leave at least some trace, no matter how small, upon the anime world. I chose this episode rather than ep 26 because the last episode doesn't have the standard ED.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Strawberry 100% TV (Blu-Ray)

This isn't my release, just a little cross-promotion: Squiggy over at Tsundere-Rips has released a Blu-Ray version of Strawberry 100% TV 1-13. It's 960x720,* 10-bit(?), no OP/ED segment-linking, with FLAC audio just like the ReDone-MDC version. The subs are from my release, though edited in some way -- if I had to guess, maybe some of my more liberal lines have been changed? You may like it more, you may not, but I figured I'd at least make sure people knew their options. No Blu-Ray exists or has been announced for the Jump Festa or other OVAs, so no legitimate HD rips of them are possible for the time being.

*Remember, this show came out in 2005 and was made in 4:3; making the move to Blu-Ray doesn't magically make it 16:9.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mizuiro Jidai 07 - The Perils of Ancient Technology



Hmm, I wonder what Takako's talking about... Anyway, this episode of Mizuiro Jidai features backstabbing, poor communication, and laziness from catty girls who make Yuuko do their dirty work for her. Also, enjoy the capsule of pre-cellphone life, when teenagers had to navigate landline etiquette to contact their friends. Can't say I miss those days. Curiously enough though, Japan did stick with fax machines much longer than the West did, perhaps due to input limitations for kanji and such.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Saint October 24 - Their Darkest Hour



In this antepenultimate episode of Saint October, it's probably much easier to count the characters who haven't betrayed the Goth Loli Detective Squad and their cause. But despite all the defeats and setbacks, our heroines and one of their adult sidekicks are ready to storm the castle for the final battle.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Saint October 23 - Don't Turn your Back on the City


The Reverse Company means business, and that business is all-out war, taking it straight to the home front of the Goth Loli Detective Squad and their supporters. With the whole city turned against them, will any stronghold be safe?

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Mizuiro Jidai 06 - Ghost writin'



I remember a post in the old LunarAnime forums about this show, saying that "it's the kind of show that makes you want to do something else while you're working on it." While there may be some truth to that, here's Mizuiro Jidai 06 nonetheless. Yuuko gets tapped to carry her the burden of her class's Culture Festival performance on her back, with a nagging older sister behind her all the way.

I was able to get some stuff done on Saint October and a few other things while I was away for the July 4th weekend, so perhaps I can finally get that particular project done.

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