Archive for the ‘School Rumble’ Category

Something that should have had happened a long time ago …

Sunday, February 4th, 2007
Yakumo slapping Eri
Take THAT, bitch.

Is Yakumo finally stepping up to bat? (c205)

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

The second season of School Rumble ended some time ago, and most have been disappointed with the reset that both the producers of the anime series and Kobayashi Jin like to implement once in a while just to prolong the story (and consequently be able to mulct more money from it). Nothing much can be expected of the manga, also, because if something significant did occur, Jin would just press the reset button and everything would be back to what they once were. This would prevent any character development; I’m glad to say, however, that there’s been some noticeable changes in some characters, although these characters have never managed to move forward at all (IMO). (more…)

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 manga migration and ‘perfect’ anime endings

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

Rei Ayanami

I finally found myself a great Rei picture that has her smiling and having fun. Oh, if only Rei were like this – but at least there’s something to expect with Rebuild, right?

This is the problem when you lack disk space. Eventually, because of the lack of things one watches, one writes sparsely and without volume. Although a lot of people who have commented told me that I could obtain extra HD space or new HDs for a cheap price, you may have underestimated our poverty and our dearth of resources right now. Our family just has enough for its bare necessities; my parents pay for my Internet, however, because they no longer pay for my schooling – they only pay for my food, lodging, and Internet. We’re by no means rich, however, so obtaining a new HD is out of the question. I guess the only thing left for me to do is to purge my computer clean of everything: that is, I may delete all the anime I’ve been storing in my computer, just as what scottfrye does with his laptop. There are still good news, however: my new DVD writer has arrived from US given as a gift from my aunt, but my mom’s reluctant to send it here for fear of disrupting the fragile internal components of that technological innovation. What do I have now, then? (more…)

School Rumble Nigakki episodes 20 to 22

Sunday, September 3rd, 2006

It’s the first time in quite some time that I’ve lounged around watching anime and doing nothing else. It’s a great feeling; it’s somewhat a reminiscence of things past, of things that once were. However, I may have lounged around too much: I think I need some etidronate to counteract the pain I feel in my bones from reclining on my bed without a headrest. (more…)

On School Rumble licensing and the future of its fansubs

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

I may be almost a week late, but it was confirmed by Wannabe-Fansubs that they will not fansub School Rumble anymore. Thanks to hayase for pointing that out. To be different from her, however, I won’t do a rendition of a Jose Rizal classic character (our national writer must be THAT good to be published by Penguin Classics. Yes, that BIG and INTERNATIONAL publishing company). So far he’s the only Filipino in the past or present that had a work published and implicitly recognized to be an excellent work of art. (more…)

Why I don’t like School Rumble that much anymore

Sunday, August 6th, 2006

To be entirely honest, I really like School Rumble and its sequels: I’ve even written about these in the past. Until now, it still shines with its slapstick comedy and its comedy of errors (and misunderstandings). It’s probably one of the best anime in its genre. (more…)