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Lucky Star Ep 5

It's always the innocent ones
It’s always the innocent looking ones you have to watch out for

I hadn’t really planned to write much more about Lucky Star, but I have to say that this is probably the best episode so far. Not to mention that I’m danger close in becoming a rabid Kagami fanboy. Really. And I’m scared. Kagami’s is pretty much my favorite character out of all of them. Miyuki hasn’t appeared much, so she’s out of contention until we get a lot more of her on a consistent basis. Tsukasa is nice, in a eyes-glazed-over-with-potential-for-menace sort of way. Konata, well, of course she’s likable. But I get the feeling if some guy were to ask her out on a date which happened to fall on the same day of a major game release, well, let’s just say that he’d be standing at their meeting spot with a bouquet of flowers going limp from waiting so long. And somehow, I can’t help but wonder if she’d ever show in up the newspapers about parent leaving their kid in a car as they played video games.

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You’re doing it wrong. You’re supposed to say “Luke, I am your father”

So that leaves Kagami. Kyon to Konata’s Haruhi. And this episode did a lot to solidify her position as the #1 Lucky Star girl. From the sisterly picking cotton candy of Tsukasa’s nose to the damn cute reaction when the fish swam away to the damn cute teary-eyed reaction when she caught li’l Goldy. I wouldn’t say she’s moe. In fact, I don’t find anything moe about this show. But I still like it. Now, if y’all excuse, time to go build a shrine to Kagmi-sama.

kagami Kagami and Tsukasa

Kagami fishing Kagami's victory

Ack!She’s so…so…moe. I mean cute.

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Yep. She’s a one in a million girl*

* Ah jeez, now I’ve got that song by the Tubes stuck in my head.

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Manabi Straight! - Achieving your goals?!

The band

I’m glad that I’ve waited to basically marathon episodes six though nine of Manabi. Had I watched them one at a time as they were released, I know that my take would have been different on each episode, basically looking at the tree and not the forest. Its still an enjoyable show and the temptation to compare it to Azumanga Daioh and, now, Lucky Star is there. But each of these shows are different. With Azumanga Daioh, I picked up on feelings of nostalgia, I’m not sure what the outcome is with Lucky Star (Kagami rules - yes, even more so than Konata, but just barely. Twin tails ftw).

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Hataraki Man Ep 10 and 11

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Thanks to Arienai Fansubs for subbing this adult (no, not porn) show. I hope another season of this show comes. It’s one that I can easily recommend to people who don’t watch anime or think that’s nothing more than porn and robots. I’ve written a lot of notes (which I trashed) about the episode 10, trying to figure out what it meant to me. It focused on Hiro’s co-worker and occasional drinking buddy, Kaji. She’s the calm, always collected type (and the office beauty who seems to get away with things because of her looks).Everyone wonders how she can remain calm when the famous writer she’s working with is rumored to have been recently killed in a plane crash. We get hints that Hiro’s private life is starting to crash (a water pipe burst and flooded her apartment).

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Lucky Star Ep2

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I like part of the song and it’s the chorus part. The rest of it, I just don’t like. As for the show itself, I like it. This episode made me laugh, especially the part where Tsukasa was planning out a schedule and Konata was playing on the computer. I could easily identify with the two as that is exactly what I do. I make out a plan and just ignore it completely. It drives me up the wall and yet, I still do it. As for the rest of the episode, the randomness - dentists, Konata and the teacher, Hare Hare Yukai, Taniguhi Shiraishi was pretty good. It had me entertained and laughing for a lot of it. In the end, that’s all I really want out of this show. To be entertained.

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Nodame Cantabile Ep 10 & 11 - George meet Sergei

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Hey look, a box knife actually being used to cut a box!

It’s gotten to the point where I’m tired of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. I keep thinking of bad airline commercials and bad airline service. Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto Number 2 is very nice (I suppose that I’ll be checking iTunes store to see if they have it). I know I’ve heard Rachmaninoff before, but I don’t think I’ve given him much thought.

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Hataraki Man Ep 9 - Inspirational Man

Hiro gets a major assignment of her career when she gets put in charge of publishing a special edition of the magazine she works for. This edition covers the top 50 national leaders in business, education, etc. Unfortunately for her, she suffers a setback when one of the people, Mimura, she’s including in that suddenly dies from a brain hemorrhage at work. Like Hiro, he was a workaholic until he died at 45. Continuing with the theme of things going downhill, Hiro gets a, unheard of for her, cold and finds out that one of the five reporters working for her on this project is in the hospital (I wonder who has it worse, Hiro or the reporter). This reporter was interviewing 10 people, all of whom are now Hiro’s responsibility.

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