Random Bits #5: The End of Utaraji, Doujin Work, and I Want to be Nagi’s Pet.

9 06 2007

The End of Utawarerumono Radio

In an episode filled with Yuzu-nee’s “Yuzu-chan and Riki-chan are going to get mar…,” Yuzu-nee announces that the program is coming to an end for good by the end of June after running for about a year. (About two-three times as long as typical radio shows.) Aww… They run out of sponsors, perhaps? I mean, why else they would endorse Makabinbin (an energy drink for men… you know what I mean) in the program anyway? This mean we have about 3-4 more episodes to enjoy. Hope something exciting gonna happen in the last episode! Read the rest of this entry »





To LOVEる 39: Costume Mayhem

15 02 2007

Yabuki-sensei continues to deliver quality fanservice, in both the most blatant and the sublter way.

Rito, Mikan, and Lala go skating, quite an unlikely setup for skinny fanservice, eh? Well, don’t underestimate the writer! Lala is good at it already though it’s the first time she skates. Rito sucks royally, so he complains that he should not have come, but Mikan warned him to be careful of being alone because someone is after his life. This cues Eve to make an appearance…


How do you do?

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Mahou Sensei Negima 154: Electronic Warfare, Simplified (Catching-up Edition)

10 02 2007

Apologies for no Negima & School Rumble summary for a long while.

Chiu, Makie, and Iinchou gets transfered to a virtual space filled with water and fish. Donning Mahou Shoujo Biblion costumes, they wage electronic warfare with Chachamaru.

Preparing for battle, Chiu changes into Biblion Roulin(?) Rouge costume with her artifact. Read the rest of this entry »





Toloveru 38: Eve + Yuri = Yami-chan = Delicious

5 02 2007

As you might know, Cardcaptor is a fanboy of the stylish loli by the name Eve of the Black Cat fame. Now that Yabuki Kentarou decides to include her in the supreme fanservice extraordinaire manga Toloveru, Cardcaptor is overjoyed beyond words. Moreover, Yabuki-sensei gives her a slight hint of Yuri this time. What more can this poor man ask for?!? Read the rest of this entry »





Mahou Sensei Negima 153: Go! Negi-bouzu!

17 11 2006

In every shounen manga/anime/game that involves a motley crew of do-gooders storming a villain’s hideout, there definitely are scenes in which the hero’s friends would stay behind to hold care of enemies, saying cheesy lines like “Leave this to me” and allowing the main guy to proceed, This is basically what happen in this chapter. Read the rest of this entry »





From the Creator of “Jam it in!”: Doujinwork

14 11 2006

When I knew that the doujin artist who brought us “Jam it in!” is actually a professional manga-ka, I was overjoyed. His name is Hiroyuki, and he has been penning Doujinwork, a 4koma manga about a group of quirky doujin artists and their quirky interactions, and serializing it in Manga Time Kirara since 2005. In the summer, I picked up the two volumes of this work from a local bookstore, and they don’t disappoint. Read the rest of this entry »





Mahou Sensei Negima 152: I’ll snipe only you.

9 11 2006

Leaving the building, Negi and the gang use a Chao Bao Zi trolley as cover. But when Negi is about to hop to another cover, he notices that someone is on the other side. Jumping out with intention to attack, Negi discovers that the person is Sister Chakti and receives tidings that almost all of the magic teachers have been wiped out, and Chao is using some kind of special bullet that creates a barrier that make everything contained within disappear. However, before they can properly end their conversation, Chakti is hit by the bullet she is still talking about and disappears. (By the way, I think this is the first time we learn that Chakti is a teacher.) This prompts Kaede to alert everyone that it’s a handy work of a sniper. The gang follows suit by taking cover in the trolley. Read the rest of this entry »