Archive for the ‘Maison Ikkoku’ Category

Ratings system: what is a masterpiece for you?

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

The aftermath of Tatami Galaxy got me into thinking I should rearrange and reorganize my method of rating anime series. I don’t give many series perfect scores, but I do like a significant number of series and I gave most of them perfect 10s. I realized that it just didn’t cut it with Tatami Galaxy, though. The experience of watching the series was like the first time I watched Honey and Clover. I was so involved with basically everything about the series, from abundant speculation to interpreting the occurrences of the series; I was also so involved with the characters themselves that I couldn’t help but cry freely during the final episode because all of them have grown, especially Watashi. It was simply then I realized that I would have given 11 for these shows just because they were so good, but that was supposed to be the reason for a perfect 10.

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[SFW] Let’s talk about hentai: Taimanin Asagi and the transcendence of love

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

For now, allow me to be irreverent.

One of the lessons in Yotsuba& is to learn from everything. I’m trying to do just that.

Why slice-of-life anime will never fade into oblivion

Monday, August 18th, 2008

I am currently celebrating the gifts of a four-day weekend: aside from the regular weekend, there are also two consecutive holidays, thus the absence of classes. It has been quite some time since I have been able to enjoy free time such as this: because of the break, I have been able to pick up on my reading and watching anime.


Maison Ikkoku – again?

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

Maison Ikkoku
Awesome. Just awesome.

I don’t often exhibit brevity in my posts, but the Maison Ikkoku manga was awesome, even more than its anime counterpart. The transition from friends to true lovers was more visible, and it helped that there was a confirmation of love for both parties. Of course, if you’ve read the manga, you’d know who I was talking about; if you hadn’t, however, you should read it right now. The scenes that were unsuitable for showing in television also helped in moving the plot forward as well as making it more smooth: this is, however, only a highly personal taste of mine. All in all, this work of Rumiko Takahashi was simply a masterpiece.


Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

Maison Ikkoku

Even when I was still in high school, there was something in Maison Ikkoku that I found to be highly inviting. I was just a budding anime fan back then; still, there was something inexplicable in that series that drew me to it. I decided back then to download it, but it would have had occupied about 16 GB (the entire thing) of my low-spec desktop computer: I did not have the space, so I kept on postponing on downloading (and consequently watching) it.