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The 12 Anime Days Of Christmas cont’d!!! (12)

23 Dec

Yay! Its the last day for The 12 Anime Days Of Christmas! I do have to say that I am proud of myself for sticking with it and doing a post each day. Yaaaay me!!! Granted I might have cheated a bit and wrote a few at a time but that still counts right?!?

Anyhow…

Happy Holidays!!!

Cowboy Bebop Merry Christmas!!!

 Happy Chrismahanikwansika To Everyone!!!

For the Twelfth Day of Chirstmas:

Honey and Clover

Honey and Clover
Season 1, Eps 4 “Actually, I don’t like Christmas all that much… … / The boy and girl are swayed”

Air Date: May 5, 2005

Episode: 24min

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Slice-of-Life, Romance

My Rating: **** (4:5 stars)

Takumi struggles with his feelings for Rika and his growing feelings for Ayumi. He later finds out that she is going out with Shūji.  Hagu also struggling with what everyone is expecting of her as an artist. Shinobu decides to invite everyone to a Christmas party which promps Yūta and Hagu to go out shopping where Hagu finds out Yūta basically hates the holiday.

While everyone is having a blast, acting like idiots and drinking their heads off, Takumi meets up outside the party with Shūji to find out where Rika is since he couldn’t get ahold of her. Shūji tells him that is off visiting her husband’s gave. (that whole arc is sooooo freakin sad!) Takumi and Shūji end up joining everyone back at the party but Takumi still has a cloud over him. The end of the night comes and Shūji takes everyone home leaving Takumi and Shinobu alone with Yūta passed the hell out. This is one of the times  that Shinobu actually acts like an adult and not a total dumbass when he ask Takumi to drink with him knowing that he is having a hard time. Awwwww….

Eps 9 “Did she notice? Why is it that I don’t tell her? / That brooch was so heavy”

Air Date: June 9, 2005

Episode: 24min

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Slice-of-Life

My Rating: **** (4:5 stars)

Shinobu being the sly dog that he is and still not being honest with himself about his feelings for Hagu, makes her this cute little brooch and leaves it for her with out saying it really was from him. This sets Yūta on a jealous spiral on if he should or shouldn’t tell Hagu that Shinobu was the one that left it for her. Ayumi also tells Takumi that she loves him and ened up creating the most akward moment ever between the two. Another random adult moment from Shinobu is when he helps Ayumi out this sticky situation.

Both Hagu and Yūta take on part time jobs for Christmas in the same district as where Ayumi’s shop is. Hagu ends up helping Ayumi in her shop while Yūta does deliveries. There is yet another Christmas party in this episode with the usual antics. Only this time its Yūta that is struggling with his feelings and still doesn’t know what to do about the brooch. Shinobu helps him with that by admitting he made it but lying that he didn’t make it for any reason. Like he made it because he liked her. Ass…

Eps 17 “What I don’t have is a destination… … / I don’t even know how I feel”

Air Date: August 11, 2005

Episode: 24min

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Slice-of-Life

My Rating: **** (4:5 stars)

Takumi is no longer at the Fujiwara office which sends Miwako into a depression. This prompts her to her a massage chair. Yeah don’t know how that helps with her ‘depression’ but whatever floats your boat… Ayumi is also depressed over the numerous proposals from her childhood friends in the family’s shops neighborhood. She ends up finding a way to turn them all down while still telling them that they will always be a part of her live and she wished them the best. Poor guys! After all that Hagu and Ayumi once again are selling Christmas Cakes in front of her family’s shop.

The group once again has their Christmas party and once again Yūta is depressed over his life which he thinks is a failure. (Can you see a pattern in this episode? This is the norm for most people around the holidays so its refreshing to see someone actually show it.) Later Yūta is admitted to the hospital after collapsing at the party. He ends up getting admitted for an ulcer thanks to his depression and stress. He has realized that he does not have goal or direction in life which is not helping him when he has been going to job interviews. He was even so depressed that his destroyed his art exhibit upsetting everyone around him even the odd old men from the school.

While at the hospital Yūta contemplates quitting school but changes his mind after talking with Mitsuko and Kazuo. This also gave him the courage to tell Hagu how he feels but is rudely interrupted when Shūji comes in with a handheld TV. As the group watches the TV the craziest thing happens! I wont tell you cause you need to see the episode and then see episode 18. So freakin funny!!!

The 12 Anime Days Of Christmas cont’d!!! (11)

22 Dec

Christmas Anime

For the Eleventh Day of Chirstmas:

Karin 

eps 19 “Christmas Eve Together Is So Embarrassing!!!”

Karin

Air Dates: November 3, 2005 – May 11, 2006

Episode: 24min

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Supernatural, Vampire

My Rating: ***** (5:5 stars)

Karin is not too happy about the holidays unlike her family which is enjoying every drop of blood from it since they say the stress, greed and loneliness from the holidays makes it even sweeter. While her family is making their own personal plans (mainly her brother who is lining up dates every hour), Karin struggles to find just the right gift for Usui while trying to figure out if she should tell him her true feelings. Unfortunately all that is going through her head is ‘romance with a human can only bring pain’ which her grandmother said to her at the festival. Maki also decides that she is going to knit Mr. W a present for Christmas to help profess her love! This gives Karin the idea to try and knit one for Usui herself. Karin ends up having a moment with Usui when she gives him her persent and doesnt have a nosebleed! I would say that was a successful holiday for Karin! :c)

The 12 Anime Days Of Christmas cont’d!!! (10)

21 Dec

AMG Christmas!

For the Tenth Day of Chirstmas:

Azumanga Daioh

eps 17 “Osaka’s Scary Story / Feeling Different / Running Teacher / Incredible Santa / Christmas Meeting”

Azumanga Daioh

Air Date:July 29, 2002

Episode: 24min

Genre: Comedy, Craziness, Slice-of-Life

My Rating: **** (4:5 stars)

This episode is the usual all over the place craziness normally associated with Azumanga Daioh. It’s close to the end of the year but not quite there yet so there is a lot of lead into the actual Christmas part.

First off there is the great debate of if a panda’s fur is white with black or black with white between Chiyo and Osaka. Then Osaka talks about something that scared her the other day which was a fart that did not come from her. Cause you now, that’s scary. See CRAZINESS! In class Yukari decided that she doesn’t want to teach English (even though she really shouldn’t be in the first place) and trys to teach math, fails, and then wants to have a PE class instead. She tries soccer and fails. Then she tries dodge ball which scares the crap out off Chiyo whose teammates goes down one by one lol! Yukari is later drooling over a year end sale on Matsuzaka beef and is dropping hints that she would like someone to buy it for her. Now this is where the ‘Christmas’ part comes in. Kagura in class gets into a argument with Tomo over Santa and wants to know if Chiyo still believes in Santa which she comes back with her dad is Santa! This sends Sakai over the edge! We all know how sensitive she is… This leads into who wants what for Christmas with Yomi wanting money and Chiyo wanting a star from the station squares tree. Next debate up is the existence of reindeer!

The girls end up going to out on Christmas Eve to sing some karaoke. You would think they would end it all on a happy note but, in Azumanga Daioh style, they end up fighting over who sings the best instead lol.

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