Archive for the ‘Air Gear’ Category

Typhoons, blackouts, mono no oware, and anime of course

Friday, October 6th, 2006

It just feels so damn fucking good to have electricity once more after a whole week of being without it. And yes, I just had to curse because it was difficult flourishing without it. (I was late quite often, and yes, I’ve cut some classes – my alarm clock is my computer.) The reason, by the way, why we didn’t have had electricity for the past week was that our country was hit by quite a strong typhoon that decimated and destroyed quite a few properties, and these properties (aside from electric lines), included houses, buildings, and trees. Much as I would have liked to post about anime, I couldn’t do so, because I couldn’t even watch them in the first place. I can only give general comments from what I gleaned from visiting forums intermittently. (more…)

After Haruhi … (hopefully) Onigiri ever after …

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Persistence really does pay off. After an anal amount of patience despite being constantly and consistently disappointed by Haruhiists and Haruhism, I finally managed to finish The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – and what can I say – it was pretty good. (more…)

On being moved by ‘stupid’ anime

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

Air Gear is supposedly a stupid anime. When I mean stupid, I mean it’s shounen-y, for teens and pre-teens, and doesn’t evoke thought at all. But stupid anime can move sometimes even more than blatant bathos of Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, for example. (more…)

Dark hues of violet and blue

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

After coming from a difficult exam, wondering what to do with my life, I walked around our dormitory’s supposed parking-space and watched the starless night sky in the heavens juxtapose and seemingly absorb a mountain of leaves hanging from a tree. The sky was a dark hue of violet and blue, and its soft contrast with the now-black leaves forming seemingly a mountain placated my quiet self that was in turmoil within. I guess that no matter how I told my parents that I wanted to shift, deep inside I was still the same: I was still turmoiled; my thoughts were constantly in upheaval, and I was just like Shuu (of Honey and Clover): I was drifting. Unlike Takemoto, however, I couldn’t even try searching for myself, so I just looked at the night sky and hoped that the inner peace that it gave me would last more than an evanescence or something fleeting. (more…)

Air Gear rocks.

Friday, August 11th, 2006

I try to be an intuitive writer. I try to stand for my description to write incisive and intellectual disquisitions on anime. I can’t stop, however, being a guy (yes, despite all my loss of MANLINESS from watching Honey and Clover) first and then trying to be a scholar-cum-pedant next (although I often fail at it, because I’m too lazy in studying for the most part). That’s why after I watch Honey and Clover, I watch Air Gear some time after. No, there’s nothing deeply profound about Air Gear: all it has are sketches of what humanity is like (when put on crack). I do find something in Air Gear even I couldn’t find in Honey and Clover: a whole lot of hot girls. I’m going to be totally honest and say that for their age, they’re all totally jailbait for us older guys (except for Ume, of course, who I assume to be for lolicons, and guys who are interested in her should be shot to death). Simca is roughly the same age as Ikki, and Ringo is too. They all look more mature for their ages, and they address different quasi-fetishes of the male viewers. (It is a shounen after all.) As I see it, Ringo is the megane-type, Simca is the hotandsultrygirlthemainheroisinterestedin-type, Rika is the onee-type, and the Mikan and Agito are the badass-types. They all look totally hot, and their breasts aren’t in disproportion with their bodies (they’re endowed but that doesn’t look absurd). It’s been a while since I’ve watched a show for the hot girls, and I believe I’m interested in this one because of Oh Great’s art (he was the one who also created Tenjou Tenge). One thing I do hope for this show is for it to end after 24 to 26 episodes, because I can’t watch hot girls forever. I do love the existence of plot and I do want to satiate my desires in learning more about life by watching great anime, but I just can’t pass up a great chance to BECOME A MAN AGAIN (ZOMG), and Air Gear is the perfect answer to that problem.

(Watching hentai is a different thing altogether, though. Yes, I’m not some castrated guru-wannabe. I get hard-ons looking at girls having sex. That’s even better when it comes to yuri. mmm … )