January 20, 2013

Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru episode 01

That's one heck of a title. From now on I'll shorten that to Oreshura, which is the common way to shorten novels with really long titles these days. Maybe I ought to create a manga with a really long title, like "My older sister wears pantyhose and a miniskirt and dominates me every day and every night".... but that would most likely be shortened to "Minisuka Neesan" XD

Anyways, onto the episode, I gotta say this is one heck of a colorful anime. Which is actually not so bad to my eyes, it's the pleasant kind of colors and not the heavily bright colors that would be glossy reflective on a glossy screen.

January 10, 2013

Senran Kagura Episode 02 preview

At the time of this post, it didn't go live yet on the main site, but as usual my craftiness knows no bounds. Much of this was not shown in the preview after episode 01. (note: it can be accessed via this link.)

January 9, 2013

Anime site updates: January 9, 2013

Senran Kagura
According to the scriptwriter's twitter, in addition to a drama CD, it looks like Senran Kagura will have OVA specials. At least, the first volume will have one, which definitely sounds like Katsu-neechan will give her fondling hands a work out have a hands-on with measurements :D I believe there will be more than just one special though as each volume comes out.
(sources: Tokyo Anime news, Amazon BD listing, main site)

Vivid Red Operation
If you haven't yet, don't forget to check out the smattering of production art for Vivid Red butt Operation. I like original works, and I like it even better when the production staff isn't afraid to share a whole ton of stuff :)

Heads up:
-Pixiv has a Windows Store app for those interested.

January 7, 2013

Girls Und Panzer eps 1-10

I love girls, and I love pantsu I mean 'panzer'. And when the two ride together, it puts a smile on my face.
-mangatron, December 2012

I love weaponized girls. Be it Strike Witches, female knights, sword girls and mecha pilots, I just have a thing for them. And Girls Und Panzer took this to a new level by weaponizing the girls with one of my favorite military weapons: the tank. While I'm not getting into the obvious of how I came to like girls :P, my love for the tank started when I was a kid growing up in Germany. This was during the time when the American presence was strong in Germany, and in my hometown it was like a base at every turn. I so happened to live right across a motor pool, and if you don't know, a motor pool is basically a huge garage for military vehicles. I got to see almost every US Military vehicle possible, including the tank. The first time I saw that tank rumbling on the street, the sound it made as the treads were crushing the street beneath it, it was a sound I will never forget. And I'll never forget the first time I tried to climb a tank (M60), it was hilarious, as I thought the opposite of what Brody said in that Indiana Jones Last Crusade movie, and I thought "How does one get on this thing?" And I tried to climb the side of the tank (from the treads up), and I just couldn't do it. How embarrassed was I when I realized you are normally supposed to climb from the front XD, what I was thinking at the time was like a mountain climber, climbing via the most accessible stack of footholds (I had a big laugh when the loli twintail pres couldn't climb up). I truly enjoyed my childhood in Germany, highlighted by my once in a lifetime visit to the awesome US base Grafenwoehr. Thank you for the memories 3rd Armored Division!
Mipo-chan raises her cute butt as she climbs the PzIV via the front of the tank

And I've always associated tanks with males, the thought of girls having a ride never did cross my mind until I got into Anime, and why not, girls as mecha pilots is a great idea, so why not let them drive a tank. But tanks were laughing stocks in Anime, always mankind's first line of defense that always proved useless, and it wasn't girls driving them. It wasn't until one of my top anime arrived when I finally realized a Girl + Tank would really work.